5 useful tips for booking an affordable luxury villa vacation

5 useful tips for booking an affordable luxury villa vacation

‘Affordable Luxury’ is in demand. A term which was once deemed a sarcastic analogy, is now a buzz word in the luxury villa market. Luxurious living has always involved larger spaces and the provision of exclusive features such as personal service, technical mod-cons, desirable amenities, infinity pools, stunning art and stylish furnishings. However, those who enjoy the finer things in life are now enjoying luxury for less.  We here at Villa Getaways Luxury Villa Rentals can show you how to have the holiday of your dreams without breaking the bank. We’ve hand selected a collection of excellent villas for you. They all exhibit everything you would expect from a top-shelf luxury experience, but what they do lack is the price tag. Of course you might not find these properties in the most exclusive locations, but they still possess all of the amenities you would expect in a 5 star villa. How to choose your next affordable luxury villa vacation;   Forget Location, location, location; Choosing villas which are slightly off the beaten track is a smart idea when wanting to save money. Very often, you can find a charming villa in a beautiful and interesting location, where you can experience the real culture and personality of a region as opposed to hitting the more well-know tourist spots, which have high occupancy rates and therefore cost more. Share a villa with your friends or family! Gather a group of friends or your extended family and share the bill.  You’ll be surprised how affordable some of our top end villas become when you share the cost. Travel Off Season;  In Bali, the rainy season is from October through to March, and in Thailand the...
LA model Helen Owen talks travel & being social before Bali vacation with Zack Kalter

LA model Helen Owen talks travel & being social before Bali vacation with Zack Kalter

LA model and social media favourite, Helen Owen speaks to Villa Getaways from the aqua-blue vistas of Mykonos about travel, being social and keeping it real along the way. Its been an exciting time for Helen. She’s recently graduated design school and taken to life as a digital nomad. She’s been touring the Greek islands with US heartthrob, Zack Kalter, famously known for his appearances in The Bachelorette and The Bachelor in Paradise, and is now preparing to jet-set to beautiful Bali, thanks to Villa Getaways. Together they are a sophisticated couple with enough style and smarts to impress your grandma, yet plenty of pop to be cool with the kids. They’re at the forefront of digital brilliance adopting social media influence to create freedom in business and adventure along the way. Their Instagram accounts are slick and inspiring.  Check them out at: @helenowen & @ZackKalter Images;  from Zack and Helen’s recent trip to Myknos, Greece.    1. Where do you currently call home?  I’m in this awesome homeless-limbo where I just graduated college and now I am finally free!!! The past few months have consisted of traveling and not thinking too far ahead beyond my next adventure. After living in Los Angeles for the past 4 years under all the stress that comes with being in school, finally being able to float around and see the world seems to be my calling. But to actually answer the question, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where my family lives, so that will always be home, and I have a feeling I will be living back in LA in the near future. 2. Describe...
Jay Alvarrez Video “Girl of My Dreams” in Phuket, Thailand

Jay Alvarrez Video “Girl of My Dreams” in Phuket, Thailand

Jay Alvarrez has to be one of the worlds most refreshing social media personalities of 2015. He’s young, bold, creative, outgoing, adventurous and still seems to maintain a level of modestly with his approach to life and how he connects with his followers. Now he has shown the world how fearless he is in-love with ‘The Girl Of His Dreams’; The latest video to drop on his You Tube Channel. Featuring his model girlfriend and travel partner Alexis Ren, this 5 minute clip is now clocking over two million views (and growing!).  Villa Getaways Luxury Rentals Worldwide is honoured to feature our Phuket Villas in the clip and we even managed to squeeze a few words out of him before his next adventure! QnA with Jay Alvarrez VG:  What was your favourite part about visiting Thailand?  Jay:  The food for sure! VG: We’re all dying to know – how do you get some of those great shots of you and Alexis? Self-timer camera set-up? GoPro? How?? Jay: we usually just get the photos from random people who shoot them or friends haha VG: What 5 travel essentials would you not leave home without?   Jay: skydiving rig 5 pairs of board shorts camera gear passport A few pairs of shoes  VG: Travelling with a partner can reveal things about one another you didn’t know. What’s something about Alexis that travel has revealed? Jay: Ha, you do need your space at times! VG:  What are items remain on your bucket list?  Jay: BASE jumping  visit every country in the world surf bigger waves VG:  Finish this sentence; I Live Life To the Fullest Because..  Jay: of the fear of...
Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren’s Vacation Snaps With Villa Getaways

Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren’s Vacation Snaps With Villa Getaways

Imagine this… You are relaxing by the pool with the love of your life. The sun is warm on your skin, breathtaking vistas stretch out in front of you as far as the eye can see. You have a refreshing beverage in one hand, and a camera in the other… How would you tell a visual story? Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren show us theirs! They effortlessly show us how they relax on a romantic vacation, poolside at our stunning Phuket Luxury Villas. Yes, it’s #TheGetawayLife Photo review by Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren at Villa 4227 & Villa 4186 in Phuket   Villa 4227 offers surreal tranquility at one of Phuket’s most illustrious addresses. Boasting 180-degree sunset views over Kamala Bay visible from all areas of the garden and villa interior. Spacious enough for the whole family or large groups with 8 bedrooms, it also comes with 24 hour a day live-in staff to ensure your tropical escape is an unforgettable one. Villa 4186  is a stunning 5 bed villa with infinity pool, mesmerising sunset views over the crystal-blue waters of the Andaman Ocean Baan Santisuk is one of our exclusively managed villas! We have a special offer;  ‘Stay 6 Nights and Pay for 5 Nights only’ Promotion now until 30th of September 2015 VILLA GETAWAYS ....
5 Of The Best Beach Front Villas In Asia To Soothe Your Soul

5 Of The Best Beach Front Villas In Asia To Soothe Your Soul

Living next to water, even on a temporary basis, is beneficial for our health and well-being. Sea air is a tonic which Victorian doctors would oft prescribe to cure all kinds of ailments. Beach front villas offer easy access to the beach with sea and blue sky views – a blue space experience! The fresh sea air helps one enjoy a super night’s sleep lulled by the sound of gentle waves crashing on the shore. Not that you would need to be calmed off to sleep anyway; most of us who have experienced a day out on the coast sleep like babies, thanks to the ocean air’s natural lowering of blood pressure, stress, and the resulting mood enhancement. It may not have escaped your notice that living in blue space – near to the water – is what we strive to do when we take our vacations. The Romans were drawn to water with a passion for spas, but today’s pleasure seekers or those wanting inspiration strive to tick all the boxes with luxury living in an amazing beach front villa by Villa Getaways. Life’s a beach! Being on the beach is the best place to while away one’s vacation and restore much needed energy.  Wherever there is a great beach, people flock in multitudes. Having your own private luxury villa to stay in right on the beach saves all the hassle involved in getting there, ones energy is conserved for the real business of basking in the sun, playful relaxation and rejuvenation. If you’re the kind of person who loves the ocean, but would rather stay out of the...
Jay Alvarrez & Alexis Rene Vacations in Phuket

Jay Alvarrez & Alexis Rene Vacations in Phuket

Photographer and extreme athlete Jay Alvarrez and his model girlfriend Alexis Rene are making waves across the digital world with their epic adventures and steamy photography. They live an almost unbelievable, magical life hitting the world’s hottest locations with awe-inspiring photos to prove it. Follow @jayalvarrez @alexisren in Phuket this week  as they explore some great Phuket Villas by Villa Getaways in Thailand. #TheGetawayLife | View Jay’s YOU TUBE  The couples stunning Instagrams capture the essence of youth and living life to the fullest. Tropical adventures, smiles, love and puppies – What could be dreamier? It’s easy to feel envy, but these two are doing it with such a style and ease, that it’s hard not to feel greatly inspired by their love for each other and adventurous nature. Vacations in Phuket are perfect for romance! We’re honoured to be hosting them this week at a selection of our most exclusive properties. Phuket, both an island and a province is the largest in Thailand. Cradled by the Andaman Sea, and home to some of the most exotic nature and picturesque vistas you could imagine. Beautiful sandy beaches flank the West Coast, while the East Coast is covered with mangrove in the North and rocky bays in the South. The East Coast offers beautiful views of the nearby islands. Phuket offers the best in recreation and relaxation with a plethora or water sports, jungle safaris, delicious cuisine and pumping nightlife. Here’s a snap shot at some of the villas where Jay and Alexis will be basing themselves during their trip to the Thai province of Phuket.   Eden Rock Villa, Villa 4341 One of...