With socially distant vacation offerings and secluded, private accommodations being in high demand, here we share a selection of stunning private residences and resort villas around the world that are ideally suited to offer guests luxury seclusion and privacy.
COMO Parrot Cay Island Buyout or Private Estate Rentals
COMO Parrot Cay (pictured) is a private island resort in the Turks and Caicos, with 1,000 acres and a mile-long white beach. The resort features 8 private estates available to rent, tucked away in secluded spots on the island but with full access to the resort’s many facilities such as wellness and fitness classes, the COMO Shambhala Retreat spa, and full service dining. All private estates offer their own private pools and butler service, with many featuring private beach access as well. Point House, one of the private estates on island, is also available to purchase for $15 million USD. It is located on a private 1.72 acre space with direct access to a private beach and ocean. The 5,000 square foot three-bedroom villa is located a few minutes by golf cart from the main resort and is the last estate before the Rocky Point area, still on the resort side, with exceptional sunset views. For the ultimate private-island experience, guests can also opt for a complete island buyout for a maximum of 200 people starting at $178k per night during low season or $226k per night during high season.
Jamaica Inn – Ocho Rios
At the iconic Jamaica Inn, among its luxury accommodations are the beautiful and completely private one- and two-bedroom cottages, which are ideal accommodations for seclusion and social distancing. Tastefully decorated in a blend of Jamaican and Indonesian style, each cottage features a private infinity plunge pool, outdoor shower, and direct access to the sea. Guests can safely enjoy their accommodations alongside the resort's signature services and amenities, which have been updated with Jamaica Inn's new Pinwheel of Safety Protocols, enhanced guidelines addressing guests’ wellbeing across key aspects of the resort experience.
Viceroy Los Cabos - San José del Cabo, MX
Waterside Casitas (three or four-bedroom)
Located in the heart of San Jose Del Cabo on the Coast of Baja California, the beachfront property of Viceroy Los Cabos faces the Sea of Cortes and embodies the essence of water throughout its architecturally stunning design. For the ultimate luxury of space and privacy, guests can choose between the resort’s spacious three-bedroom (3,575 ft2) or four-bedroom (6,200 ft2) waterside casitas, that offers a home-away-from-home that guests will never want to leave. Guests will enjoy the sounds of crashing waves and unobstructed ocean views from the private rooftop terrace at their very own casita. An ideal setting for family or “quaranteams”, guests can see the ocean through the floor-to-ceiling windows in their spacious living space and also from the roof, where a swimming pool beckons day and night. The terrace has a grill and invites guests to wine, dine and entertain. Or simply lounge on their private rooftop deck. To
elevate the stay even further, each waterside castita comes with a dedicated Lifestyle Assistant to tend to every guest’s needs.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa - Palm Springs, CA
One or Two-Bedroom Villa | Presidential Villa
Perched in the midst of lush landscape in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa takes the Southern California desert resort experience to new heights. Guests of Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa can enjoy the naturally spacious property, which spans 45 acres of lush landscape. The resort’s 43 elevated villas offer an ideal setting for a physically distant vacation for couples and families alike. The one and two-bedroom casita-style accommodations are equipped with a private backyard patio area as well as a hot tub or firepit, offering guests the ultimate luxury of privacy and space. To celebrate, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is offering an exclusive “Retreat & Relax” villa package, which includes a 20% off discount along with a breakfast credit at Citrus Marketplace and Cafe.
Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale AZ
The crown jewel on Camelback, Villa Ventana is the highest home on the North side of Camelback Mountain in the world-famous Sanctuary Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The newly remodeled villa with two master bedrooms with full en suite bathrooms, guest bath, studio-style guest house with a bedroom, full bathroom and wet bar, plus an expansive suspended patio offer the ultimate luxury retreat. Perched high up on the mountain, guests can see Praying Monk, Pinnacle Peak, Four Peaks, and 270 degrees of breath-taking views! Guests can relax in a private heated pool tucked back against the mountain and a spa that sits on the edge of the deck overlooking the valley for perfect sunset viewing. The privacy and elegance of the home is unmatched, plus guests will have access to all resort amenities including room service, spa and fitness center, tennis/pickle ball courts, four pools, elements and jade bar.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas – Montego Bay
Reopening in September, the iconic Round Hill Hotel and Villas is renowned for its luxury accommodations, which include 27 award-winning private villas. Offering ideal open-air living spaces, each private villa is uniquely designed and evoke their own personality, from the ultimate in sophisticated luxury to classic, charming island living. Varying from 2 to 6 bedrooms, all villas are equipped with expansive bedrooms and living spaces, alongside private pools, luxury amenities and breathtaking views. Ideally suited to provide natural social distance-friendly havens for total relaxation, guests may also safely enjoy the resort's facilities and experiences, while retreating back to their private accommodations. Round Hill Hotel and Villas has also launched a new Villa Retreat package, which was carefully designed to limit face-to-face interactions aligned to new safety and cleanliness protocols that have been implemented, while heightening the guest experience and providing them with the freedom to safely roam the 110-acre resort.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman – Seven South
Located on Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is known for its beauty, luxurious amenities, and Seven South- the largest suite in the Caribbean. The suite features a stunning configuration and offers nearly 18,000 square feet of exceptional indoor and outdoor living space, perfect for travelers who desire an ultra-exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience. The accommodations include the 8,000-square-foot, three-bedroom Grand Cayman Penthouse and three fabulous adjoining two-bedroom suites which can accommodate 18 guests. Poised on the top-floor wing of the Ocean Tower, the expansive suite offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, a marvelous sight that provides guests with the feeling of being on top of the world. With so many divine amenities available, guests can encounter a unique side of paradise they never knew existed without ever leaving Seven South.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Su Casa
Redesigned by renowned and celebrated design firm Champalimaud, the five-bedroom villa and historical estate, Su Casa at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, embodies pure sophistication, a sense of wonderment and uninterrupted privacy. The former estate of historical figure Clara Livingston is an expansive five-bedroom 1920s Spanish style hacienda villa that spans 8,000 square feet along the bright blue Puerto Rican coastline. Designed to make guests feel the comfort of home, Su Casa features an open-concept floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing uninterrupted coastal views and bright interiors. The two-story villa can accommodate 12 adults across five bedrooms, each complete with a walk-in closet and a connecting spacious bathroom. The Su Casa experience includes a dedicated Embajador available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, its own private spa treatment room, Spa Botánico amenities and a media room complete with the latest electronics.
La Mamounia – Private Riads
Located in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco, just a stone’s throw from the famous Jamaa El FnaSquare, this legendary hotel first opened its doors in 1923 and has long hosted the “who’s who” of international royalty, politicians, celebrities and the jet set. Steeped in history, symbolic of traditional Moroccan hospitality and a classic example of the great age of grand hotels, La Mamounia is globally regarded as one of the most notable and desirable hotels in the world and offers three authentic riads featuring privacy, space and comfort. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house and La Mamounia boasts three for guests to enjoy privacy. Greeting guests with a patio, terrace and pool, guests will find complete harmony with a lounge on the left and a dining room on the right, while the bedrooms are rearranged around the central patio, creating a seamless, fluid interior. Families can travel together to stay in one of these riads, which offer 700 m2 of space and feature three bedrooms, including a separate Parental suite as well as three bathrooms all with beautiful oriental interior décor.
Troutbeck (Amenia, New York) - Garden House
Troutbeck is the award-winning full-service estate hotel located in New York’s Hudson Valley on over 250 acres of wild to manicured landscape. Historic details remain among contemporary updates and antique furnishings- as though collected over generations. The house, grounds and services all reflect a certain ease, promoting a social and relaxed atmosphere. The property's Garden House is a secluded hideaway overlooking the elegant and historic walled garden dating to 1916. Comprising of four spacious guestrooms, a living room, expansive outdoor terrace and balconies, Garden House is a short walk from the main Manor House and ideal for families and small groups.
Richstone Collection – London, South of France, Mauritius
Richstone Collection, known for its bespoke high-end private residential properties around the world, is encouraging travelers and families seeking to plan upcoming getaways to consider its three stunning villa and manor properties in London, the South of France and Mauritius as parts of the world begin to reopen, which offer private havens for those seeking to retreat in self-isolation. Responding to the current global pandemic, Richstone Collection has taken considerable new measures to ensure proper sanitary precautions are taken at each property to protect guests during their stay, implementing new health and hygiene protocols across the collection. Residences available for private bookings include:
- Templeton House
Recently restored and redesigned, Templeton House is an 8-bedroom historic mansion located in South West London, just a few minutes’ walk from the famous 2,500-acre Richmond Park. Set within its own 3-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the manor is equipped with an array of private amenities for guests’ personal enjoyment, including a dazzling spa and 25-metre swimming pool, cinema, tennis court and more. Complete with spacious living and dining areas and dedicated staff, Templeton House provides the ideal getaway to relax in comfort and seclusion with loved ones.
- La Bergerie
Located on the Terre Blanche Resort near Fayence, La Bergerie is an exceptional villa offering an idyllic hideaway in the South of France. While located in the heart of the resort, the villa is surrounded by woodland and golf courses and has its own extensive gardens. Guests staying in the main house and the adjacent guest house will enjoy private amenities including a swimming pool, pool house with fully equipped barbecue kitchen, cinema room, and ample living and dining spaces, as well as a dedicated staff team. The Terre Blanche Helipad is also a two-minute ride from the villa.
- Villa Charlotte
The newest addition to the Richstone Collection, Villa Charlotte is a breathtaking property within the Anahita Resort, home of the Four Seasons Hotel, on the paradise island of Mauritius. With views across the fairway and to the sea, the property sleeps up to 12 guests and offers private amenities including a gym, game room, firepit, 25-meter swimming pool, and access to all resort facilities including the spa, restaurants, golf courses, and private beach at Ile aux Cerfs. Dedicated staff are on site to ensure utmost comfort for guests.