With the increased trend of travelers choosing to stay in a private home and traveling to domestic destinations, Villas of Distinction shares its top villa picks
Wilmington, Mass. (July 30, 2020) – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier luxury villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, is seeing increased bookings for this summer and beyond as consumers opt to stay in a private villa rental and travel to domestic destinations. According to Toby Babich, president, Vacation Rental Management Association, “Social distancing will become even more commonplace, especially in travel and tourism. Short-term rentals are the only true social distancing lodging option.”
“We are seeing a surge in interest from travel advisors, whose clients are ready to get out and travel, but who are seeking the comforts of home while having the peace of mind of staying in a private villa,” said Willie Fernandez, general manager and vice president for Villas of Distinction. “In addition to providing private villas, we have also worked with our villa partners to create enhanced, specific COVID-19 cleaning standards and provide more flexible cancellation policies.”
Here are five ultra-private villas that make for the perfect getaway as part of the “new normal”:
- Villa Salt Acres in Connecticut is situated on a peninsula overlooking Fishers Island Sound with a Tri-State view. This extremely private 8.68 acre waterfront estate features a 30’ by 60’ saltwater pool, private beach with pier and dock, tennis court and sauna so guests don’t have to leave the villa to be entertained.
- Villa Fredrics in New York is a secluded 2.3 acre waterfront property down a long meandering driveway in the Georgica Estate section of East Hampton. In addition to enjoying the evening sunsets from all angles of the home, guests will enjoy relaxing on the beach, going for a bike ride, kayaking, canoeing, playing in the game room, barbecuing or having a pizza party using the villa’s pizza oven.
- Forge Lake Lodge in North Carolina offers the ultimate Smoky Mountain escape. This lakefront villa has a private dock, boat dock and swim platform. After an exciting day of outdoor activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, mountain biking or just taking in nature, guests can enjoy the hot tub, game room or library.
- Chalet Cascada in Colorado offers ultimate privacy, and endless views of the ski mountain and valley from its unique location overlooking open space meadows. This villa is the perfect place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The comfortable living room is the ideal spot to gather with family and friends or watch a movie, and the expansive wrap-around deck offers the ultimate view to sneak away for morning coffee or al fresco summer dining.
- Alpenglow in Montana is a ski-in, ski-out contemporary villa on a private, wooded lot. Fire up the BBQ grill for apres-ski al fresco, or simply take in the sun on the private patio in between ski runs. With a custom ski room to store gear, guests can easily ski and stop. For decadent home-cooked meals before or after a day of playing and exploring, guests can put the chef’s kitchen to use.
Many of Villas of Distinction’s properties have adopted the Villa Rental Management Association’s cleaning standard for COVID-19 and its “Peace of Mind” policy provides flexible travel policies. For more information, visit VillasofDistinction.com or call 800-289-0900.
About Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is an award-winning, full-service premier luxury villa experience creator with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations worldwide including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Central America, the United States and many private islands. Many villas feature private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. The luxury villa provider has gained its guests’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds expectations. Since 1989, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home, and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas. www.VillasofDistinction.com.