Sunset over villa balcony, by the pool

James Villas

Living the Luxury Lifestyle


Luxury – a state of great comfort or elegance. On holiday, we all seek out a little added luxury to make our time away extra special. Whether you’re demanding the best of the best from every aspect of your time away, or just want to sample a touch of the high life without breaking the bank – the Luxury villa experience ticks both boxes for comfort and elegance.

Don’t get us wrong, the whole villa holiday experience oozes the exclusive feel (even those without the price tag to match). But when personally handpicking Luxury villas, our Product Managers focus on the deluxe criteria the property meets and how luxurious it feels or all of your senses!  Let us guide you through what it takes for a villa to make it into our Luxury collection…

Stylish interiors

Stylish interior designing in open plan dining room

Villa: La Estrella, Costa del Sol

Apart from a stunning setting (which is absolutely essential), we take a good look around the inside too. Among the great joys of staying in our Luxury villas is the chance to experience some of the most stylish interiors around, from sleek, contemporary minimalism to the ultimate in opulent comfort.

On arriving you will have the impression that a professional has worked their creative magic on this special place. Stepping in, the villa will have to radiate style. The small but all important details are always at the forefront of our minds when choosing luxury spaces for you to stay.

Escaping the heat of the day will be a breeze. The living areas are spacious and relaxed with plenty of seating, whether you want to sit back and watch a film, read a book, or even take a siesta!

Living and dining facilities are simple, elegant and uncluttered, but you still get all the mod cons and high tech touches you’d expect. Chill out with a film on one of our flat screen TVs, tune into the local or English satellite programmes, or fill the villa with music via the iPod docking station and Bluetooth speakers.

View Villa La Estella here.

Stunning outdoor spaces

Al fresco dining in front of a luxury, modern villa

Villa: Ylenia, Kefalonia

Pad across the cool floor to throw open the doors and reveal the most enchanting of panoramas. Stepping straight out onto your balcony to take in the view while you drink your morning coffee is pure bliss. The view from our villa bedrooms paint a natural picture, where sparkling sea views or sweeping mountain vistas are perfectly framed without interruption. Every last detail is considered to ensure your complete relaxation – making the very most of the space and the views.

And then of course there’s the pool at the centre of your holiday. The whole experience of staying in a stylish private villa with a spectacular swimming pool is pure luxury. So sit back, relax, and indulge on the sumptuous sunloungers or dry off from a dip with the plump pool towels.

View Villa Ylenia here.

Luxury destinations

Powder-white sands and palm trees against a backdrop of calm azure waters. A yacht sails across the horizon.

With such fabulous surroundings, leaving your villa could be a tall order. But we promise it will be worth it! Our Luxury villas are positioned in some of the most beautiful and desired destinations.

Indulge in your castaway dreams and enjoy a true sensation of escapism in the Caribbean. Waking from a peaceful sleep to the gentle swishing against the bow of a passing yacht, there’s a delicious sense of anticipation over what another blissful day on one of these islands might bring.

Or closer to home, the striking beauty of chic European spots mean luxury villa holidays are not as far away as you might think.

Beautiful bedrooms

Cream walls and turquoise bedding in a luxurious master bedroom

Villa: Serenity, Zakynthos

Whether you are slipping out of bed early to watch the sunrise over your own private pool, letting the kids clamber in to join you for a morning cuddle, or falling into it feeling wonderfully full and content after an evening of dinner and drinks – the king size beds in our Luxury villas make it a place of true tranquillity. Soft pillows, high quality linen and a beautifully appointed room all make for the type of nights sleep only possible on holiday when you feel everything has slotted into place. Even in a top end hotel you might be sharing a room with children, but everyone gets a bedroom to themselves on your luxury villa holiday! What’s more, with one bathroom per two bedrooms, there’s no fighting over who’s spending too long in the shower either.

Waking up in a beautiful room with the sunlight streaming through the windows has to be the best way to start the day. So the bedrooms should always be a serene sanctuary that lets you wake up blissfully at your own pace. It needs to be bright, airy and relaxed. Those hot, sultry nights are cooled down too, with free unlimited air conditioning in the bedrooms so you get a restful night’s sleep.

View Villa Serenity here.

Breathtaking entrance hall with an imperial staircase

Villa: Amaria, Barbados

Experience the exceptional with over 260 magnificent properties on offer in our Luxury range across beautiful destinations. Take a look at what’s included but remember no two villas are the same. Explore each villa and you’ll discover those added details that make them unique.

Rebecca Blakeburn

Rebecca Blakeburn is a Senior Communications Executive at James Villa Holidays.

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