Enjoy a twist on the traditional: vacation in a cave


A hidden gem with that “special something” is what we all seek to find when planning a holiday. And while traditional or modern decor and endless amenities flood your thoughts, don’t rule out mother earth’s natural architecture. A cavernous dwelling may be off-putting to some, but when you add a dose of cool luxury and quirky charm, caves can be more accommodating than you think.

From underground wine cellars, spas, lounges and swimming coves, a rocky cavern adds the perfect amount of character to even the most standard feature. But let’s not forget about comfort: the natural temperature promises a balanced atmosphere all year round with cool lairs in summer and cosy dens in winter. So remember, not all caves threaten with jagged edges and ceaseless dripping, they can be quite sleek and lavish.

With beautiful cliff-side villas lining the Italian coast, caves are often used as a romantic setting for an al fresco dinner. Or if you’d prefer to hide away in peace, plunge pools and calming lounges in candle lit coves are an ideal way to escape the outside world.

All in all, you may think a cavernous vacation rental sounds a bit wacky, but the organic beauty, peaceful environment and undeniable eccentricity is unbeatable and may just be the “special something” you have always been looking for.

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8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

Everyone has their own recipe for the dream holiday rental. For some it is a sun-quenched, beach side villa, or a chalet nestled between snow covered mountains and a picturesque village, and for others a secluded cottage in the beautiful countryside ticks all the boxes. Yet it is often the little (or big) extras that make a holiday home really extra-ordinary. So we’ve scoured the globe for some out-of-this-world amenities that really put the cherry on top your dream villa vacation.

1. A helipad for the flyer

What is more “celeb status” than arriving at your destination in a private helicopter? Gorgeous views, high-end luxury and maybe a few butterflies in your stomach make this amenity a top choice among vacationers.

2. A home cinema for the film fanatic

When lost in complete relaxation, who wants to leave their holiday home for a late night at the movies? With home-cinemas becoming a popular feature in villas around the world, there is no need to move an inch. From confectionary counters, beverage bars, surround sound systems and lush seating, your at-home film experience will top the charts.

3. Private tennis courts, basketball courts and golf courses for the sports junkie

For all the sports junkies out there, an ideal rental may consist of games and competition right in your backyard (or even in the next room over). You’ll be pleased to know there are many properties with professional athletic courts awaiting your use.

4. A private pier for the sailor

Fancy a boat ride without the chaos of a public marina? A seaside holiday rental with a private pier can be your little secret. Boat lovers or not, you’ll find yourself loving this special feature.

5. A spa for the pamper princess

Without a doubt, this is a favourite for those who are trying to escape their busy lives. From massages, to hammams and saunas, jacuzzis and indoor/outdoor pools, and even fully equipped gyms, a spa located within your rental exceeds most expectations.

6. Caves for the nature lover

Nothing beats nature’s architecture. Some vacation rentals, particularly cliff-side ones, boast beautiful outdoor coves perfect for a night-time, al fresco feast and romantic setting for you and your special someone – you cannot deny the ambience.

7. Music studios and dance floors for the rock star

If you prefer jamming out to a killer album rather than receive a peaceful massage, a property with a music studio or dance floor will sing to your soul and create a harmonic balance of energetic fun and rock roll bliss during your stay.

8. Star observatory towers for the astronomer 

What’s more romantic than staying in a remote location and gazing up at the stars? With top-notch equipment and unbelievable views, a villa with an observatory tower is a wish come true.

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Our Product Team have been on fire approving some amazing properties across the globe. In the last two weeks alone new vacation rentals from Switzerland, Italy, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, St Bart’s, New York and London have gone live. Get inspired…