Best For Reconnecting With Your Family
Casa Privada (pictured above): For families seeking to reconnect, Portico recommends Casa Privada for your spring escape, a private oceanfront villa complete with private beach, pool and two ocean kayaks. Just minutes from the surf town of Sayulita, this four-bedroom oasis comes fully staffed with a butler and chef there to deliver groceries and prepare authentic Mexican fare fresh from the local market. Explore the neighboring Los Veneros beach club with your private golf cart or unwind in the privacy of your home with an in-residence massage. DON'T MISS: whale watching from your private beach or on a boat tour as these beautiful animals migrate to Mexico from November to March.
The World Is Your Family's Classroom
Villa Liberty, Rome: Located in the heart of Rome just outside the Villa Borghese gardens, the zoo and the National Gallery of Modern Art, the three-bedroom Villa Liberty comes with a view of the garden, private courtyard, a covered loggia off the dining room and a knowledgeable on-site concierge. He or she will act as your local tour guide, translator, troubleshooter and will help your family take advantage of all the educational and cultural opportunities Rome has to offer. DON'T MISS: a trip to the Coliseum followed up by an excursion to the Trevi Fountain where you can throw coins into the water.
Best Family Ski Trip
762 Holden Road, Beaver Creek: Snuggled within the exclusive mountain community of Bachelor Gulch, 762 Holden Road boasts wide-open spaces and tons of activities well suited for families. With 5 bedrooms including an 8-bed bunkroom equipped with individual flat screens, home theater and popcorn machine, kids rec room and outdoor pool turned hot tub (during the winter months), Portico's Beaver Creek ski chalet has enough amenities (and neighboring nannies) to ensure that parents get a vacation, too. DON'T MISS: the free chocolate chip cookies distributed every afternoon at 3 pm at the base of Beaver Creek mountain.
Best Kids Club
Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes: Just minutes from Los Angeles, this celeb-worthy getaway provides the pampering one would expect for the Hollywood A-list for the entire family. Escape to one of Portico's 4-bedroom oceanside villas at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, boasting three ocean view pools, a golf course, trails for hiking, biking and horse-backing riding and an award-winning Tide Pool Kids Club. Whether your child wants to learn how to live like they did in the old West, search for buried treasure, act in a play or musical or roast s'mores at night, Terranea has a range of fun activities for kids with every interest. DON'T MISS: touring Catalina Island where you can parasail, zipline through the trees and go on a glass bottom boat tour.
Best For Family Reunion
Sea Island, Georgia: For a languorous vacation, seaside towns hit the mark. Gather your family and spread out in your own 4-bedroom southern cottage along the Gulf Coast. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests, Portico's Sea Island residences are perfectly suited for your next family reunion. Easily accessed from most major metropolitan hubs, these elegant cottages come equipped with a game room, ice cream parlor, kids' movie theater and full access to the celebrated Cloister Hotel amenities and beach club. From an advanced Equestrian Center and Tennis Club to three championship golf courses, there is no shortage of activities for tots and adults alike. DON'T MISS: sipping a glass of sweet tea while strolling along the island's 5-mile beach during sunset.
For more information about Portico, visit www.porticoclub.com