Just because the summer is over does not mean that you have to curtail your wanderlust – early autumn is the perfect time for a holiday break.
The temperature is pleasant, restaurants and bars are not as busy and everything is less crowded. Even if it is just for a long weekend, there are stunning places to go in the fall. Here are some suggestions for perfect luxury autumn holidays in destinations with some of the best villas to rent around the world.
Luxury villa to rent in Zakynthos for an autumn holiday in Greece
The exclusive 3-bedroom luxury villa for rent in Zakynthos sits on the top of a hill and offers breathtaking views of the Lonian sea and Marathonisi (Turtle Island).
There is a large open space living room with a separate dining area, a modern, fully equipped family kitchen and three double bedrooms.
The private swimming pool (10 x 5 m) is surrounded by a lush garden with magnificent views of the Ionian Sea and the isle of Marathonisi. Outdoor spaces include several large terraces with dining areas, sunbeds, as well as chill-out areas for an afternoon nap and a large Jacuzzi. For true alfresco dining, there is a barbecue area and outdoor kitchen and there is a separate play area for children.
STAFF & SERVICES
Daily cleaning is included and other services, such as private chef, babysitting, personal trainer and or yoga instructor can be arranged at an additional charge.
Charming villa rental in Provence for a relaxing autumn break
This traditional 7-bedroom Provencal house for rent is located in Arles, a city on the Rhone River famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh.
There are seven bedrooms, two living rooms and a large kitchen with a central dining table as well as a hammam. The living room on the ground floor offers a piano, bar and fireplace.
There is a private swimming pool (10 x 3 m) and outdoor dining area
Holiday rental in Aix en Provence
Combining comfort and modernity with authenticity and tradition, this refurbished Provencal country house for rent with 7 bedrooms sits in a 5,000m2 private park close to Aix en Provence.
When you walk through the front door, you’ll be greeted by a large living room with a period fireplace and with direct access to the garden. The fully equipped kitchen has a dining area that can accommodate up to 14 people. In addition to the 7 bedrooms, there is an office and laundry room, a sound and video room as well as a chill-out room with piano.
This property is a true oasis of calm, with its lush gardens and the private swimming pool (14 × 5 m) is just right for cooling off after a long day. And if you need some quiet time away from all your friends, head over to the natural pond—you’ll feel like you’re in another world!
Autumn holiday villa to rent on the Amalfi coast
This beautiful 5-bedroom holiday villa for rent on the Amalfi coast is located on the seaside between Amalfi and Positano. From its privileged position, you will enjoy panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea. The villa has been refurbished with great care and attention to detail, so it offers all modern comforts while the original charm has been retained.
The 5-bedroom villa has been refurbished with great care and attention to detail, so it offers all modern comforts while the original charm has been retained. The living room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a stereo system and there is a large modern kitchen that is fully equipped. A flight of stairs down, you will find a relaxation area with a superb indoor heated pool with jets and chromotherapy and a steam room.
There is a terrace with an outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and on a separate terrace, you will find a covered outdoor dining area next to a summer kitchen and BBQ area.
A very unique autumn holiday rental in Marche, Italy
This refurbished holiday rental in the Sibillini mountains reserve near the hilltop town of Montefortino is the ideal place if you are looking for privacy, peace and quiet. Originally built in 1080 as a lookout tower, you will enjoy unrestricted views of the surrounding landscape and complete privacy.
The holiday rental consists of two integrated apartments.
The ground-floor apartment has been renovated with modern design elements that blend seamlessly with the original rustic architecture. There is a charming bedroom opening out to the garden via a large glass door. There is also a living room with kitchenette and a terrace with views of the surrounding mountains.
The second apartment is accessed via a short outdoor staircase. There is a dining room with a kitchenette which opens out to a terrace with amazing views of the landscape and the villages perched on the mountains. The apartment features 3 bedrooms including the master suite where you can enjoy a ‘Sleep under the starry sky’ experience by opening the large skylight window.
There is a panoramic pool area, with an 8 x 2.5 metres pool and a large sundeck with lounge chairs and a 6 seats jacuzzi. You will also have access to two kilometres of private trails with works of art created by international artists who are hosted at the property during the winter months. There are also many relaxation areas and quiet gardens for reading books, sip a glass of wine or simply take advantage of the superb views.
Luxury villa for rent in exclusive La Zagaleta, Spain
This beautiful 5-bedroom villa for rent in La Zagaleta sits in a hilltop position in one of the most exclusive golf and country clubs in Spain. The villa features incredible views of the surrounding countryside and mountains, as well as a gorgeous garden, indoor pool, Turkish bath, and outdoor pool.
The large windows and spacious outdoor areas create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. On the ground floor, there is an indoor swimming pool with direct access to the garden, wine cellar and utility areas. A flight of stairs up are the living areas with a fully equipped Gaggenau kitchen, living room and dining room and a terrace,
The outdoor areas include a large pool surrounded by a sundeck and there is a covered dining area with superb views of La Zagaleta.
Autumn breaks in a bohemian cottage for rent in Sicily
With stunning sea views and surrounded by nature, this beautiful 2-bedroom cottage for rent in Sicily is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Totally private with bohemian and rustic decor, this Eco-Sanctuary in the beautiful Pine Ridge Forest Reserve of Parco Delle Madonie offers a perfect escape for couples, families, or groups of friends.
The comfortable indoor areas are decorated with local works of art.
The large outdoor kitchen will take cooking and dining experiences to a new level (there is an indoor kitchen as well). There is an outdoor dining and lounge area, a natural pool and amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. And complete privacy.