New York, NY (PressExposure) November 25, 2011 -- Those seeking a luxury travel experience far beyond the amenities that a five star hotel can offer are turning to high-end villa rentals as they provide the ultimate in luxury including privacy, space and service in stunningly beautiful surroundings. Top villa rental expert Laura Blair of In Villas Veritas has noticed a dramatic increase in villa rentals in Europe and the Caribbean over the past decade, particularly this year over last.
In Villas Veritas represents over 200 properties in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States that are all hand selected by Laura Blair, who visits every single property prior to representing it, to ensure they meet her exacting standards. She has often stayed in these properties to get to know each individual villa and its surroundings inside and out. Blair, who was raised in Europe and spent an extensive part of her life traveling, is fluent in French and Italian. Her extensive list of personal contacts in these regions makes her the go-to source for all long and short-term villa rentals. Blair's clientele expect the best and trusts her expertise and longstanding track record to deliver the most exceptional properties, service and overall experience.
Here are three new and lovely additions to the In Villas inventory in the Languedoc, Provence and the Riviera, all recently visited and stayed in by Blair.
1- Villa Vista - Villefranche sir Mer - The French Riviera
Villa Vista is a new and luxurious modern villa, located in the exclusive Domaine de Castellet (home to the wealthy and celebs like Tina Turner, eg), just minutes from Villefranche or Beaulieu sur Mer. Villa Vista has the most fantastic panoramic views over the peninsula of Cap Ferrat, Villefranche and the coast and Mediterranean sea. Beautiful landscaped gardens and multiple levels of terraces all take advantage of this marvelous location and views. As well the interiors have been designed in ultra modern style and comfort with all the latest technology for the many amenities including a revolving turntable car port, integrated audiovisual and sounds systems and an internal elevator.
2- La Fraissinede - Carcassonne - The Languedoc
La Fraissinède is an extraordinary country residence in the heart of the Corbières, incorporating modern style with the ambience and proportions of an ancient wine cuvee (wine storage). It offers an amazing setting and views, six double en-suite bedrooms, open-plan entertaining spaces, terraces, a tranquil courtyard, a tennis court and large heated pool. The mysteries of the Cathar country, sparkling Mediterranean beaches, the walled city of Carcassonne and the languid Canal du Midi are all within 30 minutes. Outdoor pursuits on the doorstep include mountain biking, walking and horse-riding. the owners have spent 12 years lovingly restoring this virtual ruin into a masterpiece of functionality, beauty, design and comfort. With everything from gardens to indoor and outdoor playrooms, TV rooms, cinema room, tennis court and spacious public rooms that are wonderfully welcoming, this house is a treat for family or friends sharing and indulging together while also allowing for so much privacy with all the various nooks and settings both indoors and out to appeal to all needs.
3- La Cascade - Gordes - France
This unique, contemporary property lies in an exceptional location among over 12 acres of quiet, magical and preserved land just 5 minutes above the village of Gordes, in the heart of the Luberon, with the most awesome wide open views over Gordes and the whole Luberon valley. The views are simply mind blowing and the main villa, pool house and cottages all take advantage of this splendid panorama. The property has been designed for maximum space and privacy with only two bedrooms and bathrooms in the main villa, two more bedroom suites in the pool cottage and one more in a guest cottage. All have a terrace. There are multiple living areas and dining areas both inside and out and on many levels. This villa works well for those wanting the maximum beauty and views that Provence has to offer, privacy and all the modern technology and comforts including air conditioning throughout, large flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and Wifi throughout, to name just a few of the amenities. As well the beautiful, heated infinity pool/jacuzzi with cascading waterfall into larger pool below offers truly a swim with a view!