For even the most discerning traveler, we think a villa vacation sets the right tone—that’s if the villa is done right. Here’s one company that does it correctly, BeautifulPlaces, a luxury vacation home rental service.
Last month, BeautifulPlaces welcomed a brand-new, four-bedroom property into its fold. Appropriately dubbed California Dreamin, we think the villa will live up to its name. This Sonoma home sits on 20 acres and has 180-degree views from its mountain-top location. The infinity pool and terrace, which are accessible from every room in the main house, caught our attention. Oenophiles Delight: The villa has its own wine cave carved directly into the mountain.
Inside, you will find 5,100 square feet of space. A granite fireplace is shared between a den and reading room, while the high ceilings are matched by 10-foot-tall windows that look out over Sonoma.
Other notable amenities include five full bathrooms and two half-baths, a Jacuzzi spa, outdoor shower, radiant heat floors, outdoor grill and a separate 800-square-foot guest house (perfect if your client’s security entourage is in tow!).
BeautifulPlaces makes it a point to match the right villa to customers. Travel advisors work directly with its staff to find the best fit. Together, the advisor and BeautifulPlaces craft custom experiences and itineraries to enhance the travel experience.
One of our favorite arranged experiences is the Epicurean Treasure Hunt. BeautifulPlaces arranged this excursion for a group of couples; each one spending the day exploring Sonoma before returning to the villa with local produce and wines to create a California-inspired meal. Other experiences have included a day with a chef, an early morning hike and an afternoon with a professional photographer.
Insider Touch: BeautifulPlaces professionals are all local, meaning they have the scoop on what’s hot (think family-friendly vineyards, places for the best stargazing, the most delicious local breakfast and more).
In addition to Sonoma, BeautifulPlaces has villas in Napa, Marin, Mendocino, Palm Beach, the Bahamas, France, Italy and Mexico.
Luxury travel advisors should contact Villa Reservations Manager Sarah Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org; 707-996-0266).