Villas of Distinction

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Villas of Distinction is a vacation rental company that offers luxury properties ranging from one-bedroom penthouses to 42-bedroom estates in more than 50 destinations worldwide. With over two decades of experience in the rental industry, they are experts when it comes to helping find the ideal getaway, be it a romantic retreat, family reunion, wedding or business trip.

 

After entering the details of your trip, including destination, travel dates and number of guests, you will be shown a list of available results that can be fine tuned by applying filters. These include rates, number of bedrooms, villa collections and special features, such as whether the villa is staffed or has direct access to the beach.

 

After selecting an option, you will be able to read a more detailed description of the property, discover different rates and see customer reviews. I particularly like the Travel Guide section featured below the property, which provides insight into the country and what to expect from a trip there. Items include Must-See, Activities, Golf, Beaches, Entertainment, Shopping and Travel Tips.

 

A feature that sets Villas of Distinction apart is the ‘Unique’ section that allows users to search for properties based on points such as ‘Celebrity’, ‘Private Island’ and ‘Historic Estates’. These offer a range of unique properties and locations around the world that would not be available to book elsewhere, yet provide those who can afford it a rare experience.

 

An obvious limitation to Villas of Distinction is the lack of available rentals in each location. The website claims that this is due to the strict vetting process that each accommodation goes through, however it means that choice is limited in comparison to platforms offering an equally luxurious selection of properties.

Pros
  • Range of filters to fine tune results
  • Travel guide provides insight into locations
  • ‘Unique’ section offers accommodation on private islands, historic estates and locations frequented by celebrities
Cons
  • Limited selection of rentals