Property: 9 luxury holiday homes you’ll never want to leave

Do you dream of owning a luxury holiday home? Whether your ultimate retreat is a historic house, a villa on the Med, a contemporary mansion or a cutting-edge apartment in an upscale resort, now you can take the first step in turning your dream into reality by perusing these beautiful big-budget properties. They’re all for sale, so start saving now …

1. Viceroy Residences at Ombria, Algarve, Portugal €906,100 (approx £781,140)

Algarve, Portugal. Photo:

A huge, two-bedroom south-facing apartment in a sustainable development surrounded by rolling hills, forests and rivers. The scheme is integrated into a five-star hotel and owners have use of all the hotel facilities, an 18-hole golf course, onsite restaurants and bars, pools, a spa, fitness centre and clubhouse, plus services such as a concierge, cleaning and maintenance. It’s being sold fully-furnished and if you opt to rent it out as a holiday let, a 5% annual return is guaranteed for five years. For more information, visit

2. Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, €1.4m (approx £1.207m)

Porto-Vecchio, CorsicaPhoto: Leggett International Real Estate
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica. Photo: Leggett International Real Estate

Currently under construction, this striking villa is due to be completed next spring, well in time for the long summer ahead. Includes four ensuite bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/living/dining room opening on to one of several outdoor terraces and a swimming pool, and enjoys sweeping views over the Mediterranean. Sandy beaches and pretty villages are close by, and the airport’s a 40 minute drive. Contact Leggett International Real Estate.

3. Tenby, Pembrokeshire, £2.8m

Tenby, Pembrokeshire Photo: Savills
A Huf Haus for sale in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Photo: Savills

If you’re looking for a seaside home with privacy, a pool and panoramic views but can’t face airport queues, how about this impressive Huf Haus? Built 10 years ago and planned to make the most of its cliffside setting and maximise light and space, it incorporates full-height glazing and an open plan layout and looks out across Carmarthen Bay to the Gower Peninsula and the Bristol Channel. There are four bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bathrooms and many energy-saving features. Through Savills.

4. Salcombe, Devon, £3.5m

Salcombe, Devon. Photo: Marchand Petit
Salcombe, Devon. Photo: Marchand Petit

The Pines is a recently refurbished Victorian residence perched high up above the sea in Salcombe, a thriving estuary town in the South Hams, an area renowned for sailing, water sports, coastal walks, sandy beaches and unspoilt countryside. The three-storey house includes five ensuite bedrooms, a large sun terrace, a bar/games room, and gorgeous landscaped gardens with a swimming pool and hot tub. Find out more from Marchand Petit.

5. Grasse, France, €4.25m (approx £3.665m)

Photo: Home Hunts
Grasse, France. Photo: Home Hunts

Monied buyers looking for a second home where they can unwind completely should book a viewing of this elegant, former perfumer’s mansion. In a peaceful location within an ancient olive grove in the French Riviera countryside and in easy reach of the centre of Grasse, the international capital of perfume, it consists of a five-bedroom main house, a two-bedroom guest house, a newly-installed pool, a pool house and a summer kitchen. Through Home Hunts.

6. Port Andratx Mallorca, €11.5m (approx. £9.913m)

Port Andratx Mallorca Photo: Eduardo Marquez/ Theory4
Port Andratx Mallorca. Photo: Eduardo Marquez/ Theory4/Engel & Volkers

There’s no shortage of top-end homes on Mallorca, but this one’s a rare find as not only is it in an incredibly private position right on the water but has a private jetty with its own mooring. Accommodation consists of a spacious kitchen/living room, a dining room, a bar, six ensuite bathrooms, sun terraces with beautiful vistas over the harbour and a lift, allowing you to save your energy for messing around on the water. Get in touch with Engel & Volkers.

7. Mykonos, Greece, €12m (approx £10.344m)

Photo: Beauchamp Estates
Mykonos, Greece. Photo: Beauchamp Estates

An infinity pool, sea and sunset views, an outdoor kitchen, entertainment room, lush gardens and numerous terraces are among the delights of seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom Villa Ariadni, overlooking the Bay of Ornos. The timeless, classic interiors were furnished by Italian designer Stefano Dorata who combined natural materials, neutral shades and soft textures in prioritising relaxation, harmony and symmetry. Contact Beauchamp Estates.

8. Ibiza, €11.8m (approx £10.172m)

Ibiza. Photo: Charles Marlow

Situated on a hilltop between Cala Jondal and Porroig, Villa Adastra is the highest house in the south of Ibiza and boasts some of the island’s best views. This wow-factor modern home has five ensuite bedrooms, a huge living room, a kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances, several terraces and an infinity pool surrounded by decks and covered dining areas. Although secluded, it’s close to restaurants and beach bars and only 15 minutes from the airport. Via Charles Marlow.

9. Six Fisher Island, Miami, USA, from $30m (approx. £23.556m)

Six Fisher Island, Miami, USA. Photo: Related Group

Three to five-bedroom apartments and penthouses are available off plan in this 50-unit condo complex on Fisher Island, an exclusive community off Miami Beach. The focus here is on wellbeing and the tennis courts, golf course, pools, multi-sport simulator and other facilities are only accessible to residents and members. Interiors of the apartments – which range in size from 3,800 to 12,000 square feet – are being designed by Tara Bernerd, but patience is required as they won’t be ready until 2026. Contact Related Group.

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