For travelers seeking the retreat of a private residence with all the amenities of a resort, “a villa on the grounds of a hotel offers it all,” says advisor Judy Stein. “You have space for family togetherness, but when you need all the bells and whistles, they’re right there.”
Being on resort grounds doesn’t mean that villa residents will feel
crowded, though. Agency owner Wendy Davis recently booked a family at a five-bedroom villa at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany. “It was two kilometers from the main hotel,” she says. “You still get the true villa ex- perience, but you just dial the phone, and staff will pick you up and take you to the spa.”
Villas of Distinction
’s 2,500 residences span one to 42 bedrooms. Top spots include Italy and France, Punta Mita and Los Cabos in Mexico
in the U.S., and, in the Caribbean, islands such as the Dominican Republic
, including villas at expansive resorts.
Recently reopened in Puerto Rico
after an extensive renovation, Dorado Beach,a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
gives guests of its 63 residences access to its scalloped beaches, sprawling pool club, nature-focused spa, 11-mile recreational trail, and three golf courses.
in coastal Los Angeles County offers 32 villas with breezy indoor-outdoor living spaces. Residents can be transported via a golf cart to the 50,000-square-foot spa, tee up on the nine-hole golf course, or set out on a guided kayak adventure.