Best Family Villas for a Christmas Getaway
One of the most difficult parts of organizing a vacation, especially for an extra special occasion like the holiday season, is finding the ideal luxury vacation rental that will suit the entire family. Enjoy a memorable family vacation this year at these magnificent and opulent rentals, including beachfront homes, Tuscan retreats, and mountain retreats with wonderful private spa amenities.
Greensleeves Villa, Barbados
The stunning Greensleeves villa is the ideal vacation getaway for families who want to unwind on the beach in the exquisite seclusion of their own tropical paradise. It is located on Barbados’ spectacular west coast.
At the entryway, golden bamboo-framed Mongolian temple doors lead you over a Japanese water garden filled with vibrant koi. Hummingbirds and whistling frogs have a lush haven to themselves thanks to the greenery and tropical flora.
Families will appreciate the villa’s roomy two-bedroom children’s wing, which includes a jungle gym and fantastic bunk beds. It also has a separate kitchen with a living area and adjoining nanny quarters.
A large, charming park across the street with a private floodlit tennis court is available for some physical activity, as is the white sand beach in front of your luxury villa, which is ideal for water sports like snorkeling.
Your every need will be satisfied throughout your stay thanks to the helpful and friendly personnel, concierge service, and airport meet-and-greet service, in addition to on-site spa treatments and activity reservations.
Villa Leopoldo, Venice- Italy
This holiday season, combine culture and the magic of Tuscany at this stunning estate from the 19th century that is tucked away on the most picturesque hills above Florence. Children will like its storybook appeal, which is only 15 minutes from Florence’s center, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities during the Christmas season.
The estate was designed by Florentine architect Leonardo Pasqui in 1874 and meticulously restored to its former splendor in 2007 by an American couple with a sizable family, therefore their careful consideration of family-friendly amenities.
Two spacious living rooms in the villa are furnished with antiques, frescoes, Impruneta terra cotta floors, plush but comfortable sofas, a Koch & Korselt piano, and a sizable fireplace.
The gorgeous infinity pool at the villa is flanked by a well kept lawn and rose, lavender, and rosemary shrubs. In addition to a full kitchen, a balcony in front of the dining room allows you to eat outside on warm days. The pool house also contains a changing space, shower, and WC.
Florence is also incredibly charming over the holidays, offering a charming backdrop against which the family may study the Renaissance, Italian art, and Christmas customs.
La Datcha, Val Thorens- France
The breathtaking La Datcha Chalet is the ideal place to stay for families who want to be active over Christmas both indoors and outside. The large 1200 m2 chalet, which is situated in the French resort of Val Thorens, is now available the week of December 23. It offers a staggering array of private amenities as well as breathtaking views of the mountains and resort.
Take the magnificent chalet’s lift to travel between its five storeys, which have eight roomy ensuite bedrooms, comfortable communal areas with large south-facing windows, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a hammam, a sauna, and a gym.
The chalet has personnel available for the duration of your stay to guarantee you have the ideal family ski experience. Additionally, the chalet has a fantastic chef who can provide delicious holiday meals.
La Rive Farmhouse, Franschhoek-South Africa
Spend this Christmas touring South Africa’s breathtaking Western Cape with your family while soaking up the sunlight, beaches, and gorgeous nature. The lovely six-bedroom La Rive farmhouse is the ideal family headquarters in the area, located in serene and gorgeous Franschhoek.
The children will enjoy playing on the huge, open patios and cooling down in the pool while the adults unwind with a refreshing glass of local white wine. Additionally, there is a “hidden” garden on the property with numerous paths going to different alcoves, benches, and lawns.
There are lots of family-friendly activities in the region. You can take the kids to Babylonstoren farm, which is nearby, where they can stroll through the gardens, observe traditional farming methods, feed some animals, and you can sip some of the farm’s wine while they do so. There are numerous animal sanctuaries close by, and Cape Town is only a 30- to 40-minute drive away.