High quality vacation havens to celebrate the holidays

It may be the height of summer, but it’s not too early to plan your holiday getaways. Whether your ideal vacation haven includes surf and sand, or a country home warmed by a blazing fire, High Retreats and its collection of over 1,800 villas in 83 destinations around the world can make your Christmas travel dreams come true.

High Retreats not only offers the best in accommodation in the world, but also the best in service. Having spent over 22 years in the luxury hospitality business, Haute Retreats Founder and CEO Sabrina Piccinin has a remarkable ability to assess the needs and desires of the world’s wealthiest and most experienced travelers. “We are very strict about which villas are on the Haute Retreats list,” said Piccinin, born and raised in Italy. “Our vetting process, which focuses on appearance, amenities, locations and service, is what makes our name worthwhile, and we work hard to maintain and constantly grow the trust people place in the name Haute Retreats.”

This trust extends to partners of Haute Retreats, such as ONEflight International, the provider of ultra-luxury jets that gives Haute Retreats guests easy and lavish access to villa properties around the world. Haute Retreats guests can book private jets for parties of all sizes, from smaller jets (six to seven passengers) to mid-size aircraft (up to nine passengers) to large cabins (up to 15 passengers).

With such easy access, those keen on winter travel are encouraged to plan ahead. Here are seven recommended high vacation havens for celebrating the holidays:

La Dacha Cabo San Lucas do ILocated on the Pacific coast at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, this luxury mansion is ideal for those who need to escape the gray winter days. This brightly colored villa reflects its sunny location (350 days of sunshine per year) and is the perfect holiday gift for offshore fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Offering plenty of space for the whole family, this chic 10-bedroom home is steps from the beach where you’ll gather every evening to watch the setting sun and possibly sing some Christmas carols.

High Retreat Casa del Faro Punta Mita

Casa del Faro Punta Mita is DDesigned to entertain, this classic Mexican estate boasts 18,000 square feet of space and is ideal for family gatherings. Located within the private gates of Punta Mita, Casa del Faro’s full staff will fulfill all of your vacation wishes. Enjoy the services of a chef and butler and privileged access to Punta Mita resort amenities, such as the St. Regis Resort Beach Club, Kupuri Beach Club and Pacifico Golf Course, so you don’t have to. to name a few. Be sure to ask for your kitchen to be pre-stocked with your holiday favorites… eggnog goes just as well with a sandy sunset as it does by the fireside.

Chateau de Villette, France

Chateau de Villette, France do ILocated just 40 minutes from Paris, this 17e century, the classic French chateau is a vacation dream come to life. One of the most important historic houses in all of France, Château Villette (featured in The “Da Vinci Code” film) was designed at the same time as the Palace of Versailles. It sits in the center of a huge wooded-style park and includes lakes, stables, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a chapel. Ask your 24-hour concierge service to schedule a shopping excursion in Paris. It will lead you to the most ideal Parisian boutiques, allowing you to elegantly mark each one on your holiday gift list.

Haute Retraite Chalet Perle Courchevel, France

Chalet Perle Courchevel, France

Chalet Perle Courchevel, France is for those whose ‘vacation’ means snowy slopes, Chalet Pearl Courchevel is ideal. Just 50 meters from the chairlifts, this magnificent villa offers stunning mountain views and can accommodate 14 people. Celebrate the holiday season under vaulted ceilings that can easily accommodate the tallest Christmas tree. Pamper yourself and your guests with one of Chalet Pearl’s many spa treatments, then bask in the large heated pool with cascading waterfall. A top-of-the-line BOSE music system lets you blast your favorite vacation tunes across nearly 10,000 square feet of five-level living space.

High Retreat Chateau Serra Malibu

Serra Castle, Malibu

Serra Malibu Castle is whereOffering the best of the city and the beach, Château Serra Malibu features a mix of luxurious French, Italian and Spanish designs to create an “old Hollywood” vibe that makes guests feel like movie stars. Build your Christmas tree in the grand foyer or equip each of the eight bedrooms with its own. Scour nearby beaches for sand dollars and seashells and don your own seaside-inspired holiday decorations. Leave last-minute holiday shopping to the hip boutiques of Santa Monica. Your 24-hour concierge service will be happy to guide you to the best. This property has an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool, a large lawn, a cinema room, a fireplace and a tennis court.

Haute Retreat Villa Hawksbill, Turks and Caicos Islands

Villa Hawksbill, Turks and Caicos Islands

Villa Hawksbill, Turks and Caicos Islands is a private beachfront villa located along the white sands of Grace Bay that includes various buildings and is ideal as a multi-generational retreat. Ten suites can accommodate 20 people. Offering activities for all tastes (kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and golf), this villa is accompanied by a professional private chef who will be happy to prepare a Caribbean croque en bouche or your cookies favorite holidays. An infinity pool, hot tub, and balcony with fireplace are the perfect spots to take in the ocean views.

Haute Retreat Castello di Vitigliano, Tuscany

Vitigliano Castle, Tuscany

Vitigliano Castle, Tuscany is wherene of the most exclusive properties in Tuscany, Castello di Vitigliano exudes authentic, elegant charm and is an ideal location for a Thanksgiving family reunion. Hire a local chef to whip up a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast to enjoy at one of the many restaurants, and pair the meal with local Chianti wines made just steps from the villa. This luxury estate features a wellness center, on-site chapel and sleek contemporary design in each of its 9 bedrooms. Just 29 km from Florence, you can jump into holiday shopping by taking a trip to the city’s many luxury boutiques.

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