And the Winners Are... Top 10 Villas of 2016

Time to play favorites. We’re recognizing our top villas this year – the favorites range from a Florida family home to a French estate.

Before we bid farewell to 2016, let’s take a look the year’s favorite villas. The numbers – and reviews – are in. With incredible locations and luxury extras, it’s not hard to see why these were the most popular villas this year. Maybe one of them will be your next villa vacation!  

Here are our top 10 villas of 2016, in no particular order: 

Canoe Cove, Jamaica 

2016 guest review: “Totally comfortable and warmly decorated. People will love this place... the view, the furnishings, the staff, the design, the athletic facilities. A truly spectacular villa!” 

Canoe Cove

Canoe Cove

Petite Plage 4, Saint-Martin

This contemporary beachfront villa with an extra-large, extra-luxe pool and terrace has always been a staff favorite. And now, guests are catching on, too. Bonus: It’s still available for Christmas, if you’re looking for last-minute getaway for your holiday celebration! 

Hawksbill, Turks and Caicos

Hawksbill guests discovered one of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos this year – right from the luxurious outdoor living spaces at this 10-bedroom villa. 



Allegra, Italy 

2016 guest review: “The kindness of the house cook accommodating my two kids was amazing. You truly helped make this a very memorable and special vacation for all of us and we thank you! I am ready to plan another trip!!”



Bastide de St Martin, France

This 11-bedroom renovated 18th-century estate offers a rare experience for a villa in France – it includes an in-home chef. Bon appétit, indeed! 

Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay, Hawaii

It’s pure Big Island bliss at this private waterfront villa, which is part of the Mauna Lani Resort. Which was ranked one of the world’s top resorts by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers this year. 

Casa La Laguna, Mexico 

2016 guest review: “All of the staff were great. They truly have hospitality in their heart. All the meals and drinks were well prepared and presented beautifully. The housekeepers and outdoor staff were like ninjas – always around but never in your way.”

Casa La Laguna

Casa La Laguna

Ski Dream Home, Utah

This ultimate ski house offers direct trail access to Deer Valley, one of the top-rated resorts in the U.S. – what more could you want? A heated pool with grotto? You got it! 

Ski Dream Home

Ski Dream Home

Beauclair, Florida 

We just added Orlando villas to our collection this year, and you loved them – especially Beauclair. This top-seller features themed kids’ rooms, private pool with waterfall, and golf course views. 

Darsena 20 at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

The main draw here is golf – the adjoining resort boasts three championship courses. But the beach, pools, spa, and equestrian center don’t hurt either. 

And there you have it! As you can imagine, these villas will fill quickly for 2017, so don’t wait to book one. Or, see all villas and plan your next getaway.