These places redefine “luxury villa”…

If you’re going on holiday with family, friends, another couple or just like a whole lot of space, privacy and freedom – nothing beats your own villa. Your own private pool, full living room and kitchen make life pretty blissful. After all, with multiple people comes multiple hotel rooms, and the cost starts to add up really fast. Airbnb can be an excellent option for sharing properties all over the world, but for even less hassle, and a bit more luxe, these incredible properties from TopVillas are as good as it gets. It’s like home away from home – but maybe better.

Tongson Bay 3274, Koh Samui

We’re already sold by the picture. This is a fantastic deal to stay in an over the top, gorgeous villa with views of The Gulf of Thailand. Yes – you get views too. With airport transfers included and an in-villa Thai chef available to make mouthwatering dishes all day and night, we don’t know what you’re waiting for. We’re looking up flights now too!

Price: From $435 / £320 per night

Sleeps: 6

Link: Tongson Bay Villa

La Croix Valmer 9, France

This gorgeous property has its own private, heated pool and is only 0.5 km from the nearest beach, making your daily decision of pool or beach a particularly tricky one. With St. Tropez just 20 minutes away, this desirable villa is the perfect place for a group holiday. If you have nine other people you enjoy enough to go on vacation with, this can actually turn out to be a pretty good deal, as far as luxury villas go.

Price: From $1266 / £932 per night

Sleeps: 10

Link: La Croix Valmer

Brac 11, Croatia

This well located, traditional villa makes for a lovely summer getaway on the charmingly cool Croatian Island, Brac. Laze by your own pool, jacuzzi or beautiful terrace.  Brac’s popular and unique beaches are a must, if you can tear yourself away from the confines of your peaceful villa. It’s also fun and easy to do some island hopping and explore the other gorgeous Croatian Islands. Luxury villas such as this one for just $300 per night are a total steal.

Price: From $300 / £227 per night

Sleeps: 8

Link: Brac Villa

Turks & Caicos 108

This private property located in a private community is the ideal place to escape the rest of the world and relax. The crystal blue waters make for an incredible back drop when dining on your own terrace or chilling in your private infinity pool. Yep, you’ve got one. With direct beach access and complimentary use of the private tennis courts nearby – a game of doubles followed by a swim could be the perfect combo!

Price: From $500 / £367 per night

Sleeps: 4

Link: Turks & Caicos Villa

Aspen 13, USA

Take your next ski trip to the next level. This beautiful luxury villa feels like your own private ski lodge. After a day of hitting the slopes, you can venture home to relax by the fire or soak in the outdoor jacuzzi. If skiing isn’t enough, the properties private large pond is perfect for skating if it freezes over in winter. If not, there’s some world class fly-fishing nearby. It’s pricey, but it’s Aspen.

Price: From $3272 / £2,407 per night

Sleeps: 11

Link: Aspen Home

Villa Shambala, Bali

Located in Seminyak and just 300m from the Oberoi beach, this stunning villa makes for a ridiculously wonderful Bali stay. You can fully relax by your private 19m pool and soak up the rays in peace. With its own staff there are options to have a personal chef cook your meals, while an in house masseuse and or babysitter handle the rest. Find some friends and get booking. £88 per person per night is not bad…

Price: From $1200 / £888 per night

Sleeps: 10

Link: Villa Shambala

Poppi 1, Tuscany

This dreamy Tuscan villa sits in the heart of the Casentino valley and has spectacular views from every angle. Pick up some local Tuscan wine and relax by your own private pool whilst feeling like there’s not another soul nearby. With its own built in pizza oven, you may as well have some fun and try and make your own – after all, you are in Italy. As far as luxury villas go, this is tough to beat.

Price: From $450 / £334

Sleeps: 10

Link: Poppi Villa

Cotswolds 14, England

Stay in a luxurious, modern 3 story lake house while enjoying the inimitable charm and beauty of  the English countryside. With a large terrace overlooking Huntsman Lake and full indoor wood burners, it’s the perfect place to cosy up with family and friends no matter what the weather is doing outside. And in the UK, it just might be raining!

Price: From $800 / £606 per night

Sleeps: 12

Link: Cotswolds House

Cabo 28, Mexico

Watch the glorious sun set over the sea from your own private pool at this spacious villa. With access to two resorts close by, you can achieve the excellent combination of luxury resort holiday with private villa holiday, depending on what you’re in the mood for that day – or if you need to escape your friends for a few hours.

Price: From $1000 / £738 per night

Sleeps: 12

Link: Cabo Villa

Santorini 3, Greece

In classic Santorini style, this alluring luxury villa sits in a top location with stunning views that stand out even more juxtaposed with the crystal blue pool. The unique island makes for a glorious holiday destination, and when staying in a villa like this one, you may actually begin to wonder if it’s all a dream. Fortunately, it’s not!

Price: From  $1234 / £908

Sleeps: 8

Link: Santorini Villa

What are your favorite luxury villas?