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Our 6 favorite villas for your summer vacations in Europe

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

The beginning of this year has not been the easiest and we feel the need to get away from our daily lives. With summer fast approaching, it's the perfect time to book your next vacation in Europe. Story Tailor has selected some of our best partner villas for your custom stay. Whether you want to go with your partner, your children, your friends, to the sea or the nature, you just have to choose the destination!

For a stay for two: Villa Sivota - Greece

Located near the picturesque village of Sivota, just a five-minute walk from the beach and out of sight, this villa has everything to please. The area, nicknamed the "Greek Caribbean", is full of bays, lagoons and small secret coves, some of which are only accessible by boat. The house has one bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The minimalist and uncluttered interior design will make you feel comfortable, while maintaining the luxury of your own private cocoon. The highlight of this property is undoubtedly the rooftop infinity pool and the breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea and its islets. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand. You can also have breakfast on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the sound of the waves in the hammock in the shade of a 60-year-old pine tree. A true corner of paradise for just the two of you.

The + : The sunrise and the exceptional view on the sea from your King-Size bed.

For a stay with kids : Villa Praia - Portugal

Would you like to rent a villa but enjoying the services of a luxurious 5 star hotel? On the edge of the cliff, just a few steps from the beach and the restaurants, bars and facilities of VILA VITA Parc, you will find Villa Praia. VILA VITA Parc is a 5-star resort in the Algarve with a private beach, ten restaurants, a Sisley Paris spa, seven swimming pools, a kids club and a crèche for the little ones. There is something for everyone! The Praia villa, with an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is decorated in a refined and contemporary Mediterranean style. It can accommodate up to 10 guests and consists of a large living room, 4 spacious bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, a large garden and a sunny rooftop terrace. A concierge service is also available.

The + : You can enjoy all the hotel facilities while staying in your private villa. You get the best of both worlds!

For a stay with friends : Kamari House - Greece

This 180m² architect-designed house is located on a 4000m² plot on the island of Paros in the Greek Cyclades. It is located 5 minutes from the bay of Farangas and the charming fishing village of Aliki, an ideal starting point to explore the Cyclades. The property consists of a main house with a large living area, two beautiful bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, and a guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom. Special attention has been paid to the design, both inside and out, to make the villa as welcoming, pleasant, minimalist and comfortable as possible. The roof terrace, with its lounge area, is the perfect place to contemplate the view of the valley, the island of Antiparos, the sea and the stars. During the day, you can lounge by the pool and relax in peace.

The +: The owners, who have a great sense of detail, will be available during your stay at Kamari House and will ensure that you make the most of it.

For an authentic stay : Villa Monaci - Sicily

The 150m² villa, located on a hilltop, is the most exclusive of the Monaci delle Terre Nere estate in Sicily. It has two suites, three bathrooms and two living rooms with convertible sofas that can accommodate up to 8 people. The large private garden around the house allows you to enjoy the fresh air and offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. At Monaci delle Terre Nere, everything is centered on nature and respect for the environment. You can walk through the 25 hectares and visit the farm to understand the identity and philosophy of Monaci. The estate's restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu prepared exclusively with fresh products from its organic farm. And there is no shortage of authentic experiences! From traditional Sicilian cooking classes, wine and olive oil tasting, horseback riding through the vineyards and countryside, trekking on Mount Etna, yoga sessions, holistic massage and cultural evenings, everything is designed to make your stay pleasant and relaxing.

With family or friends, it is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life and recharge your batteries.

The +: The extraordinary breakfast with Sicilian bread, homemade pastries, jams, cold cuts, honey, cheese, eggs and freshly squeezed fruit juice.

For a nature stay : Villa La Mente - France

This charming Provencal house is located between La Garde-Freinet and Grimaud, 20 minutes from Saint-Tropez, and enjoys a magnificent view of the surrounding hills. With its 4 air-conditioned double bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, the villa is perfect for a stay in the countryside, with family or friends. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful living room and a large garden with a swimming pool and barbecue. You will just have to settle down on the deckchairs and enjoy the calm of the Provencal countryside, lulled by the song of the crickets. From the house, you can easily reach the numerous hiking or biking trails to explore the surroundings. Ideal for a stay in a relaxing environment!

The + : Villa La Mente is offered exclusively by Story Tailor.

For a multi-family stay : Villa Prestige Calvi - Corsica

Are you going away with several families? The Villa Prestige Calvi and its 400m² is perfect for your group escapades on the Island of Beauty. It has four double bedrooms with bathrooms and a fifth bedroom with two single beds. The spacious living room and kitchen are carefully decorated in a refined style. The incredible 180m² terrace and the infinity pool offer a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Calvi. In addition, you can enjoy all the facilities of the 5-star La Villa Calvi hotel. The establishment offers unforgettable experiences and its restaurant will delight the taste buds of gourmets.

The Villa Prestige Calvi? We say YES!

The + : Villa Calvi is part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux label. A sure value for your stays.

Have you fallen in love with one of these villas? Contact us now to create your customized stay in Europe for this summer!

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Cover photo credits: Vila Vita Parc - Villa Praia

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