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Post Written by: Andrew Harreiter

Posted: 19/11/20

With a year like 2020, it’s safe to say that you have probably never needed a holiday more. And, when it comes to getting away from it all, nothing puts the world on pause like your very own private villa retreat.

Our friends at luxury villa specialist, Edge Retreats, have been kind enough to hand-pick four of the best they have to offer.

These exceptional private residences exude lavish, secluded comfort, located in destinations of singular beauty, from the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket, to the magnificent Italian Lakes.

Accompanied by private jet options from ACC’s air charter experts, it’s the excuse you’ve been looking for to start planning your next getaway.

VILLA VERAI, PHUKET

Located on Phuket’s eastern coast is the exclusive estate of Cape Yamu, home to Villa Verai – a one-of-a-kind gem and one of the largest and most coveted luxury villas on the island.

Designed by renowned architect, Jean-Michel Gathy, the property’s enviable beachfront location provides commanding views of Phang Nga Bay from every room.

Featuring an interior that harmoniously blends traditional Thai influences with contemporary design, Villa Verai is a modern masterpiece, eloquently capturing the artistry of celebrated interior designer, Deborah Oppenheimer.

Within the villa’s palatial, fully furnished 4,500 square metres are six en-suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art movie theatre room and bay-view gym, elevating the ‘home away from home’ experience to a whole new level.

Take a stroll along Phuket’s silken sands, swim in the balmy waters of the bay, float in the villa’s infinity pool, or just relax in its inviting outdoor spaces, enjoying one of the most outstanding settings that Thailand has to offer.

EDGE RETREATS – WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Fully staffed
  • Direct beach access
  • Home theatre
  • Interiors designed by Deborah Oppenheimer

CHARTER A PRIVATE JET TO PHUKET

Direct private jet flights to Phuket for up to 13 passengers start from £140,000 each way, based on a Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long-range jet.

LAZY LIZARD, JUMBY BAY ISLAND

Undisturbed, reachable only by boat and without a car in sight, the simplicity of Jumby Bay has made the private island hideaway has made it a ‘must visit’ for those looking to get away from it all.

The Lazy Lizard beachfront estate elegantly fuses Caribbean and Asian architectures, creating a relaxed, secluded environment ideal for unwinding and enjoying time together with friends and family.

The villa features six beautifully appointed en-suite bedroom suites, each within their own separate pavilions surrounding the main house, which houses two sea-view master suites.

A spacious open-air living and dining room, contemporary kitchen, media room and office open onto a spectacular swimming pool set in the centre of the estate with a floating dining pavilion.

And, just a short stroll from the main house, is a flood-lit tennis court with pavilion and fitness centre.

Those searching for their very own piece of paradise could not ask for much more.

EDGE RETREATS – WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Private beachfront estate
  • Inspiring sea views
  • Spectacular swimming pool
  • Media room
  • Private chef

CHARTER A PRIVATE JET TO ANTIGUA

Direct private jet flights from London to Antigua for up to six passengers start from £80,000 each way, based on a Bombardier Challenger 650 jet.

VILLA PEDUZZI, LAKE COMO

Built in 1909, the Liberty style Villa Peduzzi has undergone extensive renovations, restoring it to its former glory while seamlessly incorporating contemporary features and amenities.

The property is located 881 metres above Lake Como and situated within 4.5 acres of sprawling alpine garden, providing unparalleled peace and tranquillity.

The south-facing villa offers breathtaking panoramic mountain and lake vistas and glorious sunset views, all of which can be enjoyed from the balconies of each of its nine double bedrooms.

The 1,231-square-metre villa also boasts seven bathrooms, as well as a drawing room, living room, dining room, media room, yoga & wellness room, infinity pool with contemporary pool house, and entertainment area.

For a taste of mountain life, the picturesque village of Pigra can be found just 300 metres from the villa’s gates, while a four-minute cable car ride from Pigra’s station puts you in the popular lakeside village of Argegno.

Villa Peduzzi – a classic mountain hideaway that epitomises Italian charm.

EDGE RETREATS – WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Fully staffed
  • Breathtaking lake & mountain views
  • Perfect for large groups

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights for up to 4 people from London to Milan start at £7,000 each way, based on a Citation Mustang very light jet (VLJ).

ST PETER PAVILION, BARBADOS

Meticulously renovated and refurbished, St Peter Pavilion recalls a golden era of sophistication and elegance, leaving behind the bustle of modern life and effortlessly whisking guests back to a more glamorous age.

Timeless luxury meets laid-back island-style living in this opulent homage to yesteryear – from the fabulous swimming pool, surrounded by manicured lawns with direct beach access, to the marble floors and coral stone archways – this property is truly one-of-a-kind.

The four air-conditioned bedrooms feature spacious, en-suite marble bathrooms, including the master suite, which opens onto its own trellised seating area.

The pavilion also boasts outstanding outdoor living spaces, making it, as one guest put it, “the perfect setting to do nothing; read, talk about thing you never get ‘round to, watch the sunset – and simply chill.”

And, if you are looking for the perfect venue to do just that, you’ve found it.

EDGE RETREATS – WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Outstanding sea views
  • Exceptional outdoor living areas and extensive beachfront gardens
  • Nostalgic glamour & timeless elegance

GETTING THERE

Direct private jet flights for up to eight people from London to Bridgetown start from £60,000 each way, based on a Embraer Legacy 500 and including a fuel, or from £75,000 non-stop each way, based on a Dassault Falcon 900 heavy jet.

ESCAPE BY PRIVATE JET

Our experts stand ready to assist with your private aircraft charter needs. For more information about chartering a private jet for your next holiday, or for any other overseas trips, get in touch with a member of our team: call +44 (0)1737 232 230 or request a quote online.

And for more information about booking exceptional private villas across the globe, visit the Edge Retreats website.

*All prices listed are estimates based on one-way flights only, excluding VAT, transfers, accommodation and dining, and are subject to availability and slots at time of enquiry.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entry and return from certain destinations may be subject to travel restrictions and quarantine periods – please consult the FCO website for up-to-date information.