For those looking for a charming and rustic beach break Lombok is a great choice, but forget what you remember from your backpacking days – Lombok now rivals Bali for first-class style...
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Private Villas in Asia
A luxurious private villa that comes with its own discreet staff is the perfect solution for families, couples looking for the height of privacy or groups of friends who need to recharge and truly relax. Ampersand have got some fantastically stylish options in Indonesia filled with local curios. Sri Lanka offers families great value in extremely well-appointed properties, steps from powder-soft sandy beaches. Here are our top 10 favourite exclusive-use villas to rent in Asia:
Sira Beach House
20 Middle Street
It doesn't get much better than 20 Middle Street boutique hotel in terms of location, history, integrity of the refurb and the level of taste. Set in the very heart...
The Anandita is the embodiment of “tropical paradise”. It is a fantastic four bedroom villa shrouded in luscious gardens and colourful flowers – frangipani, bougainvillea and towering palm trees –...
Originally built in 2001 but completely re-designed and renovated in 2011 by a leading interior decorator, Habaraduwa House has the pedigree and allure to make it Sri Lanka’s most exceptional...
Malimbu Cliff Villa
This luxury four-bedroom villa is a fantastic choice for those who want total seclusion, utterly sublime views and chic, contemporary interiors. The villa is fully staffed with a villa manager,...
This delightful property rests on a promontory overlooking one of the prettiest beaches on the island. The property comfortably sleeps 10 people: there are three bedrooms in the main house...
Surrounded by green and spacious grounds, Villa Mary is part of the Pantai Lima Estate on Pererenan Beach in Southern Bali, 25 minutes from the nightlife of Seminyak and 15 minutes from the...
Accommodating up to 8 guest, Ivory House is a blend of Dutch colonialism and contemporary living set a few kilometres from the historic city of Galle and elevated to overlook...
Austin Powers, eat your heart out! The five-bedroom Villa Sapi is a masterpiece of design backed by white sand Sira Beach with its sensational sunset views. Prestigious neighbours in the...
Perched above a spectacular white sandy bay with views across coconut palms and turquoise waters, Cove House is a stylish beach villa exemplifying the best of tropical luxury. The lavish...
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