Some of our favourite ingredients for the perfect house party: A rooftop terrace for a drinks party, al fresco dining next to a private pool, a team of staff including an opera-singing chef and a chauffeur who also happens to mix the perfect cocktail, a private beach and a music room with a grand piano for an impromptu jamming session. We select just a few villas in Europe and the Caribbean that are perfect for a very special house party.
Villa Poligono, Mallorca
Awakening only to the bells jingling on the necks of local sheep, this feels miles from civilisation with a mountain backdrop feel offering a bona fide villa retreat, with beaches, restaurants and bars close by. The villa team provide excellent, Mediterranean food and the extensive grounds with yoga area and private tennis court mean you are free to make as much noise as you wish, without fear of interrupting anyone.
Domaine des Coteaux, Provence
Your own personal vineyard complete with tasting facilities, private chef and attentive team on hand to help take care of your every need. With panoramic views of rolling hills, the Domaine de Coteaux is a luxury staffed villa that sits high above the surrounding vines, olive groves, apricot orchards, lavender adn sunflower fields in complete privacy.
A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired party palace, this villa boasts off-the-scale luxury, entertainment room, home cinema and media rooms and three vast terraces…historically used as a drinks party roof top terrace, a dance floor level and a chill out terrace … A 48 foot infinity pool with its own pool bar couples with a spa pool to create a hub for day time festivities …and there is even a piano for more musically minded guests.. Sleeps 10, but could host a couple of hundred as long as they don’t all need a bed!
Palm Beach, Mustique
Tommy Hilfiger’s palladian beach front estate takes quintessential Caribbean architecture and turns up the volume.. Brand new to the rental pool and offering guests a beachside swimming pool, tennis courts, a recording studio, piano, home cinema and a staff of 10, this is not for faint hearted party animal! The villa itself offers a sophisticated and dramatic back drop to any celebration and swallows up the 16 guests it can sleep…if you need room for more, Palm Beach Cottage is available for rental separately and sleeps another 6…
Binicalaf is a 200 year honey-stoned traditional finca located 10 minutes from the scenic port of Mahon on Menorca. The estate comprises 300 acres of private grounds, including steps to a private beach, gated swimming pool and, in addition to the main house, several cottages. The staff includes daily housekeepers, estate manager and full-time chef. A private boat and skipper can be chartered exclusively for exploring the
Il Cocceto, Tuscany
You could while away a week in this hidden corner of the Val d’Orcia blissful solitude with just the sound of birds flying over the surrounding vineyards to break the soothing peace. The house itself has interiors designed by Ilaria Miani, subtly combining rustic chic with modern convenience. All six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and it is fully air conditioned. For those for whom solitude is just too much, high speed WiFi ensures connection to life back home and, should you feel the need to venture out, the world-class wine regions of the Val d’Orcia, including the Brunellos of Montalicino and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, are within easy reach. Best of all is the outside dining area which is perfect for parties as the sun sets over the stunning Tuscan hills.