Villas of Distinction

Thousands of Luxury Villa Rentals in 50+ Destinations Around the World

Villas of Distinction

Are you looking for an incredible experience? Turn to Villas of Distinction and imagine the possibilities. Perhaps an Italian cooking class at your cozy farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside? Sipping wine as the sun sets over your beachfront Caribbean villa? A family vacation in Mexico within reach of the Mayan ruins? Your personal chef preparing a full-course dinner while you zipline in Costa Rica? With thousands of villas and estate homes in the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico and the United States, the company takes renting a villa to the next level by providing a host of options, exceptional service and exclusive value-adds.

Hotel Tip

Upon your request, your favorite foods and beverages can be prestocked in the kitchen, and a private chef is available to prepare all your favorite dishes.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Nov 2007

Virtuoso Amenities   

For 2019:

  • $200 USD equivalent Concierge Services Credit, once per stay. (Credit can be applicable towards Car Rental, Chef Services, Grocery Pre-stocking, etc. Services available will vary per Villa location.)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant

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For the most part we were pleased

By: Bobbie

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

Our Concierge, Judith & and her assistant in training, Jenna, were prompt in greeting us at the villa. Went over everything quickly; probably too quickly, as just arriving and a full day of travel, we were not grasping everything she told us. Needless to say, we did have questions after she left. Like how to use the phone to contact her with our questions. We never heard from her again. It would have been nice for a courtesy follow up call after 2-3 days, to make sure all was well. It took me 4 days to figure out to use the cell phone provided and I left her a message. I never heard back, but she might have called, but I was unfamiliar with how to retrieve voice mail. Judith could have called through out the day or evening and would have eventually reached us. Or she could have stopped by.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Baker


By: kelly

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2015

Beautiful Villa with fantastic view. Some unnecessary red tape at check in time! Lovely Lunch at their restaurant
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Our Trip Rocked!

By: D. and John

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2016

I expected to be comforted by using a group like Villas of Distinction to confirm that the cottage we rented would be of high-quality and we were not disappointed! Our cottage was just spectacular and even better than advertised, which is saying a lot because the online photos were amazing. If we can use Villas of Distinction again, we will!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Walters

Outstanding as always.

By: Rich from SA

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

Henya is the best. My trip was outstanding based on her excellent advise and arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff


By: Betty & Allen

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2017

We loved the accomodations. Everyone was very pleasantly surprised. The luau was close to our condo and easy to find. The condo was well equipped. The grocery store was within walking distance as was the pool. We had access to the beach and workout room. It was a beautiful Hawaiian setting.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Beauiful home

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017

The villas were beautiful and we definetly had the best private beach on the strip. I loved everything about the house, yard and of course the beach!! Kayaks and paddle boards were a hit!! The staff was nice, service was good and food was delishhhhhhh!!! Thanks again for an amazing time!!
Travel Advisor:  Dyana Thomas


By: Turks

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Had a wonderful trip made so much better with the help of the Villas Concierge. Would definitely rent a house from Villas of Distinction again!
Travel Advisor:  Caroline Chandra

Sapphire Seas Beach Estate Maui

By: sms

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2017

Sapphire Seas Beach Estate Maui provided the dream location for our trip to Maui. The home more than suited the needs of our party of five. The kitchen was properly supplied for use by our outside chef, the location was convenient and the rooms were comfortably appointed. The true gem of this home, however, is the backyard. With a nice sized pool and hot tub, outdoor seating and dining, and beach access, you are treated to a magnificent sunset every night. It makes you want to never leave! This home was a vacation dream.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska
Not Recommended


By: Sixpack

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Once we got to the house, our stay was phenomenal. Tremendous facilities and wonderful women who took care of us. But dealing with the people at Villas of Distinction was a distinct pain. They would not provide a detailed invoice. They would not tell us the exact address of the house until a week before. They changed the 2 private parking places in our contract to One. They told us that if we arrived 2 hours late, we would have to find other accommodations. Fortunately our wonderful travel agent was able to straighten them out. They required full payment to be wired almost immediately, including a $2000 deposit 6 months in advance of our stay. The deposit was not automatically returned until we asked for it nearly a month after we left. We would not use this company in the future
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Mexico 2017

By: Todd C

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

The villa was beautiful, the location was perfect. The staff and services provided, particularly the maid service and cook, was fabulous. They both made things feel like a completely spoiled version of home.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin

Villa Aiola

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Villa Aiola is a spectacular gem located in the Val D'Orcia with convenient access by car or train to all of Tuscany. This served as our home base for two weeks while we visited Florence, Siena, San Gimimnano, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Pienza, and more. The staff were all wonderful and attentive. We will be back for sure.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Nichuals


By: Turk

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Volpaia is a wonderful village and the Villa Is specatcular
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

Tryall Family Vacation

By: Asheville Alan

Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

We took the whole family -- kids, wives, grandchildren for a "celebration" of our 70th birthday year. Stayed in the Sea Grass Villa (previously known as Villa Arrabella), which was wonderful, on six acres. Large, six bedrooms, nice size pool, easy access to beach and golf on property. The staff was fabulous -- 5 full time for our 9 guests. The team was led by Sheldon, who never missed a beat. Chef Damion was great -- delicious 3 meals per day. And they seemingly effortlessly accomodated varying tastes and needs -- food allergies, vegitarian, and little kids. They wouldn't let us lift a finger. A great venue.
Travel Advisor:  Rob Clabbers

Villa Estrella

By: 10 Grands

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Perfect in every way--from staff to meal prep and everything in between--a magical week in paradise !!!
Travel Advisor:  Patsy Sowa
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Well done!

By: Jojo

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The villa was perfect for my extended family. The accommodations were lovely, the villa had all the amenities and a lovely caretaker and manager. They were warm and welcoming and available but never obtrusive. The villa was central in location so we used it as a base for day trips. It was delightful to come back to the pool for a swim after exploring the hill towns in hot weather. The description and photos online were accurate though the travel times to the cities were underestimated.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz
Not Recommended

Villa Cavalcanti in Chianti

By: Joy & Bill

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

Our villa turned out just fine in the end, but there were several disruptions along the way. We had 3 separate agents from Villas of Distinctions due to turnover...information was not communicated between the agents and they requested last minute items. The contact information for our villa was not correct - two people hung up on us because they only spoke Italian, and the emergency phone number for Villas of Distinction (Saturday service) did not answer. We arrived to find 'estate auction' notices on the property and vacant buildings, but thanks to our driver who spoke Italian and finally reached someone, our villa was not part of the estate sale and was in a well maintained section of the estate. Pictures for villa Cavalcanti depicted the villa exactly as it was.
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Not Recommended

Some house problems

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

The Adorno villa is absolutely beautiful in a perfect setting. The bedrooms are. Dry large and comfortable . The staff could not have treated us better. However, they have a septic problem that needs to be addressed. One bedroom had such a sewage smell, we eventhad to more our granddaughter to an open den for the remainder of our stay. Until this problem is solved, I would recommend another villa on the property
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Italy Trip

By: Frabizzio Family Trip

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018

Two separate Villas, one, villa Allegra was outstanding - location, quality of the residence, local support, all exceeded description and was excellent. Would highly recommend to others. First class and met the level of distinction expected for the cost. Second villa, Villa Stella, was less distinctive but acceptable. Did not match description on website. Moderate accomodations for EU standards, would not recommend in future for several reasons. Benefit was that it included cleaning service during week. Expensive for what was included, great view but interior is dated, not well equipped, nice pool. Land locked outside of town of Amalfi, must have a car.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

Family Vacation Dreams Really Do Come True!

By: Minna

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Villa Cenote del Mar was everything we had hoped for and more! The staff was superb, Chef, housekeepers, concierge, gardner aka pool and beach groomer, night watchman - everyone went above and beyond to make our stay unforgettable! The pool's unique configuration was perfect for our four year olds; the beach though somewhat rocky was located in a cove enclosed by a coral reef and a perfect launching point for the kayaks, longboards, fishing and snorkeling. The villa was well maintained, the ensuite bedrooms spacious, beautifully appointed and each with a stunning view. This villa could accomadate larger groups, was more space than we really needed but we enjoyed every amenity and luxuriated in the roominess during our stay!
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Pullman Trucco
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By: Claire

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2019

Villa was beautiful, clean, well staffed. The staff were very attentive to you’re very need The food was mediocre at best. Asked for tenderloin med rare for Christmas. Well done for everyone. Went off premise for meal great. Went on premis for beach party food great. Even though I loved the house and staff I would not go there again to pay a lot of money for 18 people for mediocre food and I think I am being kind. It cost 13K in food and extras for this trip Way to much money for food like that
Travel Advisor:  Joni Bialzak

Good villa rental company

By: World Traveler

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2019

Villas of Distinction was easy to work with and represents some great properties.
Travel Advisor:  Dottie DeSisto

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