The Year of Family First Villas

Traveling has always been about families, but in 2010 we saw the unit treated with an extra degree of concern and respect. Perhaps it was the economic climate or some other unknown factor, but family-friendly villas have shone in our collection this year. Here are just a few…

The Year of Putting Family Privacy First
Vacations are most often about family anyways, but so far this year we've seen an onus put on family-friendly villas offering privacy for the best use of quality time. Villa rentals are perfect for families to begin with (and we've seen an overall jump in the villa rental industry this year as well) but these ones have something just that bit extra special:

Villas We Recommend:

Greatview, Jamaica: Peaceful and secluded, this home is almost famous for its otherworldly staff, ready to do anything and make your family getaway that much more memorable. Get more info on Greatview.  

Fustic House, Barbados: Set on 11 private acres and boasting a ferngully-like lagoon pool, it'll be feel your family was shipwrecked on the most luxurious of tropical islands. Get more info on Fustic House.

Campo Rinaldo, Umbria : Run by a noble Italian family, this estate (on which there are 4 villas) is perfectly private and all-encompassing. Kids will love exploring the gardens and homemade pizza parties at its outdoor brick oven. Get more info on Campo Rinaldo.

Horizon of Gold, Maui: With room for up to 12, your extended family is welcome to stretch out at this amazing villa in Kapalua. The huge outdoor area is perfect for families that love to hang out in the fresh air. Get more info on Horizon of Gold.

Villa la Gran Tortuga, Mexico: Set on a pristine beach in a quiet and exclusive community of just a few villas, this classic Mexican palapa home is an oasis close to all of the Riviera Maya's best activities. Get more info on Villa La Gran Tortuga.


If you're interested in trying out any of these villas, let us know! For more information, contact us at 1-877-993-0100 (North America), 1-514-393-8844 (International) or E-Mail

By Heather Whipps

Formerly our in-house copywriter, Heather blogged regularly about our different locations around the world. In addition to blogging about dream vacation ideas, Heather also wrote about our different Caribbean villa rentals, luxury maui vacation rentals, and our various European locations, such as our villas in Italy and villas in France. Heather's extensive knowledge about travel and vacations was a huge asset to both the Luxury Retreats team and all our readers here on the blog. You can find a full archive of Heather's travel and vacation writings by following the link below.

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