The 5 Best Private Estates To Book For Your Next Holiday

The 5 Best Private Estates To Book For Your Next Holiday

April 10, 2024 by

By Phebe Wahl By Phebe Wahl

For an exclusive escape, nothing beats booking a private estate. We rounded up a few of the best around the world, sure to suit any sensibility.

At this Mallorca property, the estate’s in-house chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND

At this Mallorca property, the estate’s in-house chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings.

FOR THE SUN WORSHIPER

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah

Imagine booking an entire island to yourself for the ultimate Maldivian private paradise. The possibilities are endless at the exclusive 5-acre UNESCO haven of Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah. Accommodating you and up to 21 guests, this extraordinary hideaway features a 62-foot private yacht, a dedicated dive center, an opulent spa, the chic Beach House and seven luxurious bedrooms. The island is frequented by a resident pod of dolphins, adding a touch of natural wonder as you enjoy your morning coffee.

Book an entire island accommodating you and up to 21 guests at the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.  PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Book an entire island accommodating you and up to 21 guests at the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

FOR THE FOODIE

Son Fuster, Mallorca, Spain

This magical property is sure to please even the most discerning gourmands. The estate’s inhouse chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings. The property boasts a variety of enchanting dining settings: Enjoy breakfast at the pool house, lunch on the terrace with breathtaking mountain vistas, a serene picnic under the palm trees or a romantic candlelit dinner in the courtyard. In between meals, adventure awaits. Less than 25 minutes away by car is Palma, offering a vibrant old town to explore or an evening savoring the city’s famed restaurant scene. The picturesque villages and beaches of Mallorca’s northern and western coasts are a mere 45-minute drive away. Additionally, the harbors at Soller and Palma are gateways for embarking on a yacht charter to discover the island’s stunning coastline.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

FOR THE ART LOVER

Casa Santiago Botero, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena’s hidden gem, Casa Santiago Botero, offers a blend of historic charm and modern luxury in its five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa, accommodating up to 12 guests. Located in the heart of the Walled City, this exceptional property also serves as an art haven, featuring original masterpieces by renowned artist Fernando Botero. With expansive living areas and plush accommodations, each room provides a private retreat with high-end comforts and en suite facilities. The villa’s lush private courtyard with a swimming pool creates a tranquil paradise, ideal for relaxation or entertaining under the Colombian sky.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

Nestled within the enchanting confines of Cartagena’s Walled City, this extraordinary villa boasts original paintings and sculptures by the famed late Fernando Botero.

FOR THE NIGHTLIFE LOVER

Can Nemo, Ibiza, Spain

Discover the unique blend of vibrant nightlife and serene tradition at Can Nemo in Ibiza, a sanctuary perfect for excitement and tranquility seekers. Located near Cap Martinet and the quaint village of Jesús, this exceptional six-bedroom villa is just a stone’s throw from the beach and a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town, known for its prestigious harborside dining at Pacha and Nobu. While Ibiza is famed for its world-class dance and beach clubs, the island retains a surprisingly traditional charm, with its sienna-red soil nurturing olive orchards, picturesque whitewashed villages, and secluded coves and beaches. Can Nemo, perched on a hilltop, offers stunning panoramic views of the ocean and Formentera, an idyllic spot for a day charter lunch, seamlessly arranged by the villa’s concierge.

Located near the quaint village of Jesús, this six-bedroom villa is just a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town.  PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Located near the quaint village of Jesús, this six-bedroom villa is just a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town.

FOR THE STYLE-SETTER

Rue Galilée Apartment, Paris

Need a posh pad for the Paris Olympics or fashion week? Nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle, this exquisite 1,720-square-foot apartment on Rue Galilée, just moments from the famed Champs-Élysées, offers luxury and convenience. Renovated by a top-tier design studio, it comfortably houses up to six guests across three bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, featuring walk-in showers or bathtubs and ample storage. The living area, boasting over 13 feet in ceiling height, is a testament to modern luxury with a fully equipped open kitchen, central island and bespoke contemporary furniture. Located on the first floor with elevator access, this apartment is a haven of sophistication in the heart of Paris, perfect for those seeking an upscale urban experience.

This exquisite Paris apartment on Rue Galilée is nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
This exquisite Paris apartment on Rue Galilée is nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS













The 5 Best Private Estates To Book For Your Next Holiday

April 10, 2024 by By Phebe Wahl

For an exclusive escape, nothing beats booking a private estate. We rounded up a few of the best around the world, sure to suit any sensibility.

At this Mallorca property, the estate’s in-house chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND

At this Mallorca property, the estate’s in-house chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings.

FOR THE SUN WORSHIPER

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah

Imagine booking an entire island to yourself for the ultimate Maldivian private paradise. The possibilities are endless at the exclusive 5-acre UNESCO haven of Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah. Accommodating you and up to 21 guests, this extraordinary hideaway features a 62-foot private yacht, a dedicated dive center, an opulent spa, the chic Beach House and seven luxurious bedrooms. The island is frequented by a resident pod of dolphins, adding a touch of natural wonder as you enjoy your morning coffee.

Book an entire island accommodating you and up to 21 guests at the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.  PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Book an entire island accommodating you and up to 21 guests at the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

FOR THE FOODIE

Son Fuster, Mallorca, Spain

This magical property is sure to please even the most discerning gourmands. The estate’s inhouse chef curates exquisite menus using ingredients sourced from the estate’s farm and local surroundings. The property boasts a variety of enchanting dining settings: Enjoy breakfast at the pool house, lunch on the terrace with breathtaking mountain vistas, a serene picnic under the palm trees or a romantic candlelit dinner in the courtyard. In between meals, adventure awaits. Less than 25 minutes away by car is Palma, offering a vibrant old town to explore or an evening savoring the city’s famed restaurant scene. The picturesque villages and beaches of Mallorca’s northern and western coasts are a mere 45-minute drive away. Additionally, the harbors at Soller and Palma are gateways for embarking on a yacht charter to discover the island’s stunning coastline.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

FOR THE ART LOVER

Casa Santiago Botero, Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena’s hidden gem, Casa Santiago Botero, offers a blend of historic charm and modern luxury in its five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa, accommodating up to 12 guests. Located in the heart of the Walled City, this exceptional property also serves as an art haven, featuring original masterpieces by renowned artist Fernando Botero. With expansive living areas and plush accommodations, each room provides a private retreat with high-end comforts and en suite facilities. The villa’s lush private courtyard with a swimming pool creates a tranquil paradise, ideal for relaxation or entertaining under the Colombian sky.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS

Nestled within the enchanting confines of Cartagena’s Walled City, this extraordinary villa boasts original paintings and sculptures by the famed late Fernando Botero.

FOR THE NIGHTLIFE LOVER

Can Nemo, Ibiza, Spain

Discover the unique blend of vibrant nightlife and serene tradition at Can Nemo in Ibiza, a sanctuary perfect for excitement and tranquility seekers. Located near Cap Martinet and the quaint village of Jesús, this exceptional six-bedroom villa is just a stone’s throw from the beach and a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town, known for its prestigious harborside dining at Pacha and Nobu. While Ibiza is famed for its world-class dance and beach clubs, the island retains a surprisingly traditional charm, with its sienna-red soil nurturing olive orchards, picturesque whitewashed villages, and secluded coves and beaches. Can Nemo, perched on a hilltop, offers stunning panoramic views of the ocean and Formentera, an idyllic spot for a day charter lunch, seamlessly arranged by the villa’s concierge.

Located near the quaint village of Jesús, this six-bedroom villa is just a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town.  PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Located near the quaint village of Jesús, this six-bedroom villa is just a brief five-minute drive from the pulsating heart of Ibiza Town.

FOR THE STYLE-SETTER

Rue Galilée Apartment, Paris

Need a posh pad for the Paris Olympics or fashion week? Nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle, this exquisite 1,720-square-foot apartment on Rue Galilée, just moments from the famed Champs-Élysées, offers luxury and convenience. Renovated by a top-tier design studio, it comfortably houses up to six guests across three bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, featuring walk-in showers or bathtubs and ample storage. The living area, boasting over 13 feet in ceiling height, is a testament to modern luxury with a fully equipped open kitchen, central island and bespoke contemporary furniture. Located on the first floor with elevator access, this apartment is a haven of sophistication in the heart of Paris, perfect for those seeking an upscale urban experience.

This exquisite Paris apartment on Rue Galilée is nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
This exquisite Paris apartment on Rue Galilée is nestled in the prestigious Golden Triangle.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS