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The Luxury Travel Book adds new villas to its collection

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 25 August 2022

As September is fast approaching, it's the perfect time to start planning a getaway following the mad summer rush. Whether it's a coastal break in the Algarve, a medieval tower in Puglia or beautiful property on the Côte d'Azur, The Luxury Travel Book has something for every traveller. See below for the hottest new villas in the most unbeatable destinations...

Villa Armação de Pêra, Algarve Villa Armação de Pêra, Algarve
This luxury villa to rent on the Algarve is located at the heart of Armação de Pêra, a resort situated on a large sandy bay, around 15 kms to the west of Albufeira. Built at the turn of the 20th Century, and used as a family summer home for nearly 80 years, the villa is now a listed historical building and a famous landmark on the Armação de Pêra coastline.
Moorish influences, including geometric designs on the shutters and ceilings, are reminders of the region’s rich history and, although renovated, the villa has retained many original features, including the wooden floor, a spectacular staircase and antique chandeliers.
Despite its central location and luxurious interiors, the secluded villa offers a unique and authentic holiday escape. In the main house, the large kitchen opens to a living and dining area, with a beautiful terracotta terrace in a spectacular seafront setting. The terrace has both direct access to the beach and the historical town centre, combining the traditions of the Algarve, from the pretty historic church square it overlooks, to the flavours of the beach front restaurant below the villa.

For more information, visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/portugal/algarve/resorts/villa-armacao-de-pera.

Villa Galatone, Puglia Villa Galatone, Puglia
This luxury unique villa to rent in Puglia dates back to the 15th century when it was built as a fortified tower to protect the property from possible attacks from the sea. In the 17th century, the medieval tower was transformed into an impressive manor house, retaining the original ornate Baroque architecture. Surrounded by a huge estate of 4 hectares, including vineyards and centuries’ old olive trees, it offers guests the perfect holiday destination for yoga and nature retreats, as well as those interested in the culture, history and the traditions of the area.
Inside the medieval tower, there are numerous Baroque decorations, frescoes, arches, and various noble emblems of the property’s history.  Outside, in the park-like grounds there is also a private swimming pool (12 x 4m). The mild climate in winter means that guests at the luxury villa rental in Puglia will enjoy the outdoors in all seasons. Within the grounds fruit and vegetables grow all year round, including a charming citrus grove, decorated with columns. There is also a chef on site at the villa, who can be requested during guests’ stay, or just for special evenings. The property also has a natural cosmetic project which produces handmade soaps
The luxury villa to rent in Puglia is located close to the three Baroque towns of Galatone, Galatina and Nardò, an area rich in history, with many historical residences, palaces and "masserias".  Guests will also be just a short drive from the sea on the Ionian coast, and its white sand beaches. The beach resort of Santa Maria al Bagno is situated in in a particularly lovely location with a beach enclosed on three sides by the village's shops, cafes and restaurants. Guided tours can be arranged in the "Cenate" area of Nardò, between the sea and the town, known for its historical villas.
Other activities include cycling, horseback riding on the beach, boat rental, bicycle rental (classic or electric), yoga classes, cooking classes, and olive oil and wine tasting among the various well-known masserias of the region, all of which can be arranged.
For more information, visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/italy/puglia/resorts/villa-galatone.

Villa Stazzo, Sicily Villa Stazzo, Sicily
This luxury villa to rent in Sicily is situated on the outskirts of the fishing village of Stazzo on the coast, between the hilltop town of Taormina (36 kms) to the north, and the city of Catania (24 kms) to the south. With wonderful sea views from its terraces, the villa benefits from direct sea access, as well as a large swimming pool (6 x 20m).
The accommodation of the luxury villa rental is on two levels, both accessed from outside. The rooms on the first floor are reached via an imposing, external staircase, with a spacious entrance hall leading to the living and dining area,  and kitchen, as well as 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The ground floor has a second living room with dining area and kitchen, as well as 3 further bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a games room (table tennis, table football and punch bag).
As well as offering a relaxing holiday by the sea, this luxury holiday villa is perfectly placed to explore the lovely local area. Mt Etna’s park can be reached in under an hour. Acicastello and Aci Trezza  are historic, pretty fishing villages on the coast within a 20 - 25 minute drive south, which are worth visiting too, as well as a boat trip to Lachea island.

To find out more, visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/italy/sicily/resorts/villa-stazzo.

Lungarno Soderini, Florence Lungarno Soderini, Florence
This luxury apartment to rent in Florence is located in the authentic Oltrarno district just a 12 minute walk along the River Arno to the Ponte Vecchio, and the Palazzo Pitti. It is also just a 10 minute walk from the lovely Piazza Santo Spirito, with its Monday – Friday market.
Entrance to the apartment is accessed up 12 easy steps to the first floor of the building. The luxury apartment rental in Florence has been renovated throughout, including original frescoes, and furnished in a vintage 1950’s style, with parquet flooring and beautiful fabrics and curtains.  The sleeping area is located to the back of the apartment away from the road, with two bright double bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms with shower, as well as a smaller study which can be converted into a third double bedroom, also with en-suite bathroom.
The spacious and light living area benefits from wonderful views from the four main windows over the Arno River. There is also a large stylish open plan kitchen, and an elegant dining table. The owners of the luxury villa to rent in Florence can also arrange cooking classes here on request, or arrange relaxing dinners. The owner here can arrange cooking classes for visitors.

For more information, visit https://theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/italy/florence/resorts/lungarno-soderini.

Villa San Giovanni, Amalfi Coast Villa San Giovanni, Amalfi Coast
Situated on the coast, just 1 km from the picturesque village of Praiano, and a 4 minute drive (or 15 minute walk) from the beach at Marina di Praia, this luxury villa to rent on the Amalfi coast is also just a 6 minute walk from a local beach with a restaurant, and the famous night club L’Africana. A further 6 minute walk will bring you to another restaurant, Il Pirata, in a lovely cave-like setting. Praiano is also renowned for its stunning sunsets.

As well as a very convenient location, the luxury villa rental offers many facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool (photos to follow), and a magnificent indoor pool with jets and chromotherapy, and a steam room. There are furnished terraces for relaxing outdoors, and a patio, with tables, chairs, and sun umbrellas, ideal for having breakfast while enjoying the views. The interiors of the villa have a modern design, while still retaining the charm of the original house.  The comfortably furnished living room has a flat screen satellite TV, and the large modern kitchen is very well equipped. The five bedrooms all have private bathrooms, and there is air conditioning throughout the property.

To find out more, visit https://theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/italy/amalfi-coast/resorts/villa-san-giovanni.

Villa des Artistes, Côte d'Azur Villa des Artistes, Côte d'Azur
Situated just a 6 minute drive from Antibes, this beautiful property to rent comprises three luxury villas in a quiet park-like setting, on the Côte d’Azur. The 1.5-hectare hilltop location offers privacy, and wonderful Mediterranean sea views, as well as the views of the Alps in the other direction. The bay of Cannes is within an easy drive with its high end shops and restaurants, beaches and the famous La Croisette.
The main villa here is designed in authentic Provençal style, with 750m of living space, while the other two villas are more contemporary. The three villas are all connected at basement level, where there is a large garage (for at least 10 cars) and also a hammam, a massage room, cinema, large games room, bar, French/American convertible billiards, table football, a TV, and a bar with fridge. There is also a fitness room: rowing machines, treadmills, electric bike and gym ball.
Outside, there are large terraces and landscaped gardens, as well as a swimming pool for each villa, allowing guests to enjoy their private space. There is also a large shared terrace, with a fountain, seating and a summer kitchen with bar, barbecue and plancha. The luxury holiday villas to rent Côte d’Azur are perfect for an extended family, or group of friends.

Visit www.theluxurytravelbook.com/Luxury-Villas-&-Apartments/france/south-of-france/resorts/villa-des-artistes for more information.

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