How to Plan Your Perfect Villa Vacation

Villas of Distinction is a AAA Travel partner and they are thrilled to offer an incredible portfolio of world-class escapes designed to transform your vacation into something truly extraordinary. With over 2,500 villas in more than 50 destinations worldwide, the hardest part can be picking the perfect villa in the perfect location. Villas of Distinction has dedicated Villa Specialists and an award-winning Concierge Team who are here to help, and we’re outlining some tips to help you get started planning your perfect villa vacation.

Eden at Sugar Hill – Holetown, Barbados

Choosing the Right Location 

Sunset Water Villa with Pool at Joali – Raa Atoll, Maldives

First, consider which region will work best for your vacation. Are you dreaming of palm trees, pristine beaches, and proximity to championship golf courses? Perhaps Jamaica, Florida, Barbados, the Caribbean, or the Dominican Republic are right for you. Want to enjoy your annual family ski trip from the comfort and privacy of your own home? Consider a slope-side mountain home in Breckenridge or a townhome close to the lifts in Park City. Planning an unforgettable honeymoon to a bucket-list destination? Venture to the luxurious Maldives or soak in stunning views along the Amalfi Coast. Let us know your thoughts, and we can help you settle the details.  

Finding the Right Villa 

Leila – Tuscany, Italy

Once you decide where you’re going, we’ll help you narrow down the perfect villa for your group. If you’re traveling with young children and need cribs, shallow-end pools, or kids’ clubs, we have the place for you. Perhaps you’re planning a multi-generational trip and need a home that has plenty of private space, communal areas, and accommodates limited mobility – No problem. Want to bring your furry friend with you on vacation? There are options for that, too. Solo travelers or small groups might prefer a one-bedroom luxury apartment in the heart of Paris, with views of the Eiffel Tower. Large groups or destination weddings, on the other hand, might be held at a 14th-century Tuscan estate or a 17-bedroom chateau in France’s Loire Valley. 

Adding the Experiences 

Pioche Ski Home – Deer Valley, Utah

A villa vacation is about more than just the villa – it’s about the entire experience. Perhaps you’d like to have a private chef prepare dinner on your last night, or you’d like to celebrate a big event with a fireworks display. From Hawaii to Europe, no request is too large or too small. Let us take the stress off and arrange your activities, from golf tee times and spa treatments to dinner cruises and guided tours. You can even add special experiences without leaving your villa, like private cooking classes, wine tastings, and local music or dance. Some villas come equipped with a full staff dedicated to making your stay exceptional, while others might include a personal butler or housekeeper. You can always choose to arrange additional services if they’re not already included in your reservation.  

Last-Minute Tips 

Le Mangabey 1912 at Four Seasons Nevis – Pinneys Beach, Nevis

Villa vacations – like any great vacation – require careful planning, and Villa Specialists and Concierge Team are experts in helping you craft the ultimate escape. Of course, there are some things to consider on your end, as well. Here are a few of our favorite tips for villa vacation planning: 

  • Are you heading out of the country? Make sure that your passport isn’t too close to expiration, and if it is, renew it early to ensure the smoothest travels. 
  • Villa experiences, like excursions and getaways, allow you to dive into the local culture and experience your destination to its fullest. They also are best reserved in advance, so be sure to reach out to your personal Villa Concierge, and they’ll be happy to help you arrange the perfect experiences. 
  • Take care of car rentals and expedited transfers before you travel. Again, your Villa Concierge will be happy to assist you with private airport transfers, car rentals, boat charters, and more. 

The art of a villa vacation is that it’s always the right fit. No matter who you are traveling with or how you vacation, let our villa experience exceed your expectations. Take advantage of incredible villa values and remember that it’s never too early to start planning your perfect villa escape. Reach out to your AAA Travel advisor today and click here to learn more about Villas of Distinctions and current offers.