Luxury villa rental agency Time & Place have tracked down some of the swankiest villas around the world. From the sweet side-streets of Rome to the charming elegance of Santorini and the beautiful landscape of Bali, get your flip flops at the ready and be inspired by these brilliant holiday rentals.


Bali – Villa Ka

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESThis paradise villa comprises 1,184 sq ft of pure luxury. The exquisite home comprises natural elements within the architecture and furnishings which blend flawlessly with the tropical setting. The villa uses the traditional Joglo design which is a collection of separate buildings and bungalows gathered around a blissful outdoor living space, including a stunning private swimming pool. The entrance to the main building is set with a beautiful lily pond, leading to an inviting living room which overlooks the pool. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped and best-of-all, features your very own private chef. 

The home comprises five bedrooms, each a private oasis with a unique natural stone outdoor bathtub.

From £857 – £2,430 per night.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathroom: 7 Sleeps: 10


Santorini – Michaela Residence

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESLocated in the must-see Akrotiti (‘Greek Pompeii’) the elegant Michaela Residence mixes classic white brick Greek architecture with luxe touches. Adorned with colourful artworks and elegant furnishings the accommodation is stunning both inside and out. The wooden ceilings and comforting fireplace also give the home a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The villa sleeps up to eight people with five bedrooms. The master bedroom on the upper floor is particularly stylish with a king-size bed where you can enjoy the sea views through your window while tucking in to breakfast in bed. 

Outside make the most of the picturesque courtyard lined with flowers and take a swim in the private infinity pool providing outstanding views over the sea.

From £993 – £1,490 per night.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 8 


Barbados – Bohemia, Sandy Lane Estate

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESThe elegant Bohemia villa is situated among a half acre of ridge land at Sandy Estate, and boasts incredible ocean views. The villa has five grand bedrooms as well as five bathrooms, and can sleep up to ten guests. The paradise home hosts an incredible 50ft horizon swimming pool, which is the perfect setting for taking in the idyllic Caribbean sunset. 

The interiors of the swanky pad are equally decadent with marble flooring throughout, coral stone walls, oriental rugs and fountains. Plus, the villa is equipped with entertainment facilities including a pool table and piano.

From £1,389 – £4,356 per night.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 10


Los Cabos –  Casa Fryzer

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESComprising 800 sq ft this impressive villa accommodates up to 18 people. Hidden within the super-exclusive Villas del Mar community of Palmilla this home is a modern-day palace and a truly special place to stay. The villa is fully packed with every amenity you could ever need, including a wine cellar, gym and cinema room. Outside you can relax in the massive infinity-edge pool and the elevated infinity Jacuzzi with striking views over the blue waters of Palmilla Bay. The home has been inspired by the haciendas of the colonial era, including grand archways and intricate stonework. The interiors of the villa radiate Old Hollywood glamour and a unique mix of art deco, Asian motifs and euro chic. 

The villa also includes an elegant indoor bar featuring a marble-topped counter, leather stools and lines of swish cocktail glasses – the perfect setting for a post-sunset nightcap.

From £7,713 – £11,570 per night
Bedrooms: Bathrooms: 8 Sleeps: 18


Primosten – Sirocco

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESIdeally positioned in a picturesque beachfront location, this sleek and modern villa is a truly chic Croatian escape. The super stylish villa boasts contemporary furnishings and minimalist décor which is complemented by the gorgeous Adriatic views that can be enjoyed throughout the villa. The swanky pad’s open plan design and large windows allows natural light to shine through the entire property, making for a bright and airy living space. The fabulous indoor pool looks immediately out to the sun terrace and the waterfront views, plus the sliding glass door allows you to open the pool up to the terrace or close the door for a respite from the heat. The pool area also features a sauna, the perfect spot for some quiet relaxation. Ascending the floating staircase you will find the villa’s four extravagant bedrooms which feature en-suite bathrooms, large beds, classic furnishings and access to a beautiful balcony.

This serene and elegant villa is a perfect choice for a relaxing and luxurious break in a striking location. 

From £813 – £1,804 per night.
Bedrooms: Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 8


Rome – Via del Corso

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESThis fabulous penthouse is a slice of luxury right in the heart of Rome. The splendid property features an exquisite rooftop terrace which boasts outstanding views over the city. The iconic Altar della Patria can be seen in clear view from the private terrace. The stunning glass roof over the living and dining rooms also allows for magical views, particularly at night when the city sparkles. The interiors are classic and fresh with neutral colours and chic furnishings, while the magnificent glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows flow natural light through the entirety of the property. The sophisticated penthouse features three wonderful bedroom suites, all with their own private bathroom.

A truly unique property in Rome with the most outstanding views.

From £1,157 – £2,005 per night.
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 


Bora Bora – Bora Bora One

SWANKY HOLIDAY HOMESBora Bora One is an experience you will cherish forever. The villa is a complete indulgence and the on-site staff will ensure your every need is met during your stay. Set among stunning grounds, this villa is your very own private 5* star resort, which is sure to make you feel like royalty. The 10,764 sq ft property features a private beach where you can relax on a sun lounger and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the sea. Overlooking the idyllic beach is a fabulous infinity pool. If a private beach and private pool aren’t enough you can also make your way to a nearby private island for the ultimate relaxation. The large villa comprises five gorgeous bedroom suites, each with their own distinctive character and a private terrace facing the lagoon. For meals you can chose between three different restaurants with delicious cuisine cooked up by your own private chef. The property’s private boat and captain are also available to whisk you away on further explorations whenever you wish.

This is the ultimate paradise escape.

From £7220-£9025 per night
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Sleeps: 10