5 Convincing Reasons to Escape for the Holidays

If you can open your mind to the possibility of escaping to a home away from home, you’ll see that there are definite advantages to a holiday getaway.

If the idea of leaving your home during the holiday season sounds foreign to you, we understand – long-held traditions can be hard to break. But if you can open your mind to the possibility of escaping to a home away from home, you’ll see that there are definite advantages to a holiday getaway.

1. When No One Is the Host, Everyone Is Having Fun

The holidays can often be tricky to plan, especially when new families try to combine traditions. There’s the question of who hosts which meal, whose in-laws get to claim which celebration...needless to say, it can be stressful.  But when you spend the holidays in a vacation home, no one has to play host. You can invite everyone along – some villas can accommodate as many as 40 guests – and avoid any disagreement about who travels to whom. Everyone gets the opportunity to experience a new and exciting destination, whether it’s the hills of Tuscany or the beaches of Hawaii.

2. Gourmet Holiday Meals: A Far Cry from Your Standard Potluck

One of the greatest draws of a villa getaway is the all-important holiday meal. Many of our villa rentals come with a private gourmet chef, who will prepare you a traditional holiday meal with a gourmet twist or introduce you to the local flavors of the region: Jamaican jerk chicken, Bajan seafood, handmade Italian pasta. If your villa doesn’t come with a private chef, we can always arrange one for the duration of your stay, or you can replace one or several of your meals with cuisine catered by a gourmet food service. You get all the luxury of a five-star restaurant without having to leave the house.

3. Quality Time with Your Loved Ones, with No Distractions or Stress

If you’ve ever hosted a holiday celebration, you know that in addition to the time spent preparing for the party, most of the time during the get-together is spent bringing out food, reheating dishes, refilling drinks, cleaning up…the list goes on. Sometimes it can feel like you’re not actually present! When you stay in a villa rental, you’ll have access to the services of a full staff (chef, butler, housekeeper, laundress and gardener) who will take care of all the details, from serving appetizers on the verandah to crafting post-dinner cocktails on the pool deck. You can just sit back, relax, and actually spend time with your loved ones – ostensibly, what the season is all about.

4. Plenty of Leisure Space with Top-of-the-Line Amenities

A major advantage of renting a luxury villa as opposed to several hotel suites is that in a villa, you have plenty of common and private spaces for everyone to spread out in and feel comfortable. After the big Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s meal, parents can soak in the hot tub, children can play outside or in the games room, and anyone needing some alone time can retreat to the media room or library. Many villas even have extra cottages or suites for grandparents, couples, or families with small children who need extra privacy. Add in the incredible amenities – private home theaters, playgrounds, tennis courts, beach volleyball, pool tables and more – and you have one happy family.

5. New, One-of-a-Kind Family Traditions

Sometimes family traditions need spicing up, and a special getaway might be just what you need to jumpstart new traditions and create unforgettable memories. Maybe your stay on The Big Island will inspire a yearly Hawaiian-barbeque feast, or a memorable New Year’s Eve beach celebration will turn into a reoccurring bonfire party. The holiday season is already ripe for memory making, but a one-of-a-kind getaway can infuse the holidays with that extra bit of magic that turns good times into legendary family stories.


Are you interested in a renting a private luxury villa for the holidays? Contact us at 800.289.0900 to speak with a Villa Specialist who will help you choose the perfect vacation home for your family's needs.