Vacation Home Views – A look at the Best Vistas

ViewsThere’s no denying that location plays a pivotal role in the making of a vacation home. Unrivalled natural beauty can only be enhanced by thoughtful design – something that our vacation home experts take into account when they trawl the globe to find our newest vacation rentals. While walls do have to go up (for practical reasons!) there are clever ways to merge the outside world with man made architecture.

Below are our top picks for vacation homes with undeniably beautiful views.

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Home to over 400 miles of canal, there’s no surprise that Cape Coral is on this list! Having waterfront access is a feature that the majority of our luxury villas have in this area – but no other homes simply “do it” as well as Cape Coral 5. This stunning home allows guests to embrace the unspoilt calm of the canals, as well as captain their own boat along the waterways, all within the bounds of their own private vacation rental.

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The sunsets are truly remarkable here, with patio doors being flung open most evenings to welcome in the endless view and cooler night air. This doesn’t distract from the villa’s magazine-quality interiors, however, as careful planning has been put into every aspect of the home’s design, with 4 individually styled bedrooms and large, spacious rooms to relax in.

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Reunion Resort remains one of the most exclusive resorts in Orlando, Florida. While many vacation rental communities can feel over developed, Reunion Resort still retains a large amount of green scenery thanks to the number of golf courses and well preserved conservation areas. Among these homes one of the best views has to be at Reunion Resort 8, a unique 5 bedroom home nestled on the edge of a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

It’s easy to justify having a pool day at this villa, even with the surrounding excitement of Orlando. The ever bubbling spa and custom designed pool area are well deserved treat from a long day at at the parks with the view being a welcome accompaniment.

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The spacious interiors feel well lit, with care being taken to ensure there are enough spaces to relax for each member of a large party, a feature that can feel overlooked in cramped vacation homes.  If you’re looking for some alone time, the upper balcony offers an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by.

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Situated in the Virgin Islands, Tortola is a small slice of exotic paradise. While Richard Branson may be relaxing on Necker Island a mere 30km away, we would rather be sipping a cocktail on the patio of Tortola 8 and taking in the fantastic views. This 5 bedroom Caribbean vacation rental is a welcome retreat for those looking to get away from it all, with some of the best views in the world.

Tortola 8 has a scale of “epic” that is rarely found in vacation homes. Organic elements mingle with contemporary features throughout the home – heavy, wooden four poster beds sit in bedrooms equipped with all the mod-cons, while the large infinity pool seems to blend into the ocean beneath. Relaxed elegance is the only way to describe the home itself – it simply is relaxed and elegant!

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Direct access to the gardens is a given here and we’re spoilt for it. Memorable dinners can be had looking across the ocean and islands beyond, while taking in the scents of the surrounding flora and fauna. If you’re looking for paradise, Tortola 8 is sure to tick all the boxes.

 

Where To Go For Easter Sun?

Looking for somewhere to spend an egg-stra special Easter escape? Take a look at our round-up of the best family vacation destinations for guaranteed Easter sun.

Sunny Florida skies

Sunny Florida skies

Orlando

Hailed as the theme park capital of the world, Orlando never fails to amaze with its year-round sun and endless excitement at Disney World and beyond. Every year Disney throws an Easter extravaganza with an exciting itinerary of egg hunts, parades, character specials and family fun. And by Easter time, spring will have sprung at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival with its famous floral displays, character topiaries, gorgeous gardens and lively performances. Away from the theme parks you’ll find some of the best shopping and dining in the world, 170+ world-class courses, lively entertainment districts, the exciting Downtown Orlando area, gorgeous parks and lakes and easy access to Florida’s superb beaches.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Destin

If it’s a beach-based Easter escape you’re in need of, how about Destin? With an endless array of exciting activities for all the family, the Emerald Coast city of Destin has it all. Nestled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is famed for its powder-white beaches, emerald waters, first-rate golf and world-famous fishing. Wherever you stay in Destin, great shopping, theme parks and excellent dining options are all within easy reach. And what’s more, the recently opened Northwest Florida Regional Airport makes Destin easier than ever to reach. Each year on the Saturday before Easter Destin hosts one of the largest Easter egg hunts along the Emerald Coast. Many Destin vacation homes serve up stunning views of the sea, with easy access to the beach and plenty of space for any Easter adventure.

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Destin for Easter sun

Cape Coral

There’s plenty to put a spring in your step this Easter at this popular family holiday destination. Sun-soaked Cape Coral is jam-packed with things to see and do from natural attractions and an ecological park, to an action packed waterpark and thriving bars and restaurants. An Easter itinerary can be as lively of relaxing as you want. See wading birds, waterfowl and gopher tortoise at the various local preserves, or explore an elevated nature trail through a mangrove forest at Four Mile Cove Ecological Park.Take a chartered boat tour to explore Cape’s 400 miles of canals and waterways where you can swim with dolphins, take a fishing trip, or set sail on a sunset cruise. Action seekers can visit Sun Splash waterpark, Coral Oaks Golf Course, or indulge in some retail therapy at the many shops and farmer’s markets. Join in all the action or relax in the comfort of a luxury Cape Coral villa.

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Miami

Beautiful beaches, year-round sun and a lively party atmosphere make Miami ideal for an unforgettable Easter vacation. Hailed as one of the world’s most exciting holiday hotspots this fantastic Latin city is home to a vibrant Art Deco district plus endless museums, cafes, shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings. Easter in Miami is full of egg-stra special activities including one of the largest Easter events in the city, the Bunny Palooza at the Miami Seaquarium, the Jungle Island Easter Eggstravaganza, the Dino Egg Safari at Zoo Miami and much more. There’ll be numerous Easter Sunday masses in Miami, plus plenty of Easter lunches being served all over town. Miami villas make the ideal base for exploring everything Miami has to offer, with state-of-the-art amenities and plenty of space for Easter egg hunts and entertaining with friends.

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Laze in a Top Villas pool

Florida Keys

The famed Florida Keys are just a one hour drive from Miami, but they’re a world apart from the pace of Miami life. Comprised of more than 1,700 sun-soaked islands, this chain of tropical islands offers plenty of sun, sea and sand – and the most diverse and well-managed tropical sport fishing in the world. This Easter, hit the road along the famous Seven Mile Bridge before exploring colourful coral reefs, unspoilt beaches, endless water sports and great nightlife. If you prefer to laze the day away, why not spend the day sunbathing and swimming laps in your very own private pool.

For more information about any of these Easter destinations give our sales team a call on 08081636374 (UK) or +18442854836 (US) 

Top Villas of The Week

Throughout the week, new homes are constantly being added to our portfolio. Here you have the opportunity to see what’s on offer:

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Introducing a six bedroom villa, accommodating up to 12 guests and providing enough space for a family stay.

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Take a dip in the pool with the beaming Florida sun shining through and escape into your own world.

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The spacious kitchen in this new Championsgate villa, can cater for all needs and entice you to rustle up many gourmet meals.

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Treat yourself in one of our latest Cape Coral homes.

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Unwind under the night sky in a soothing private pool and hot tub. Welcome all your guests in the large outdoor seating area and enjoy a lovely natter.

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The open living space allows you to relax with easy access to the kitchen for a quick snack or to cook a family meal.

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Another Cape Coral addition is this villa with an exceptional pool area. Indulge yourself, appreciating the breathtaking canal backdrop whilst you relax in the pool. 

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Situated within the Caribbean region, one of our newest two bedroom Turks & Caicos townhouses.

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Dive into its spacious serene private pool for a nightly paddle or daily swim.

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Two new Reunion Resort condos have become the latest apartments on our website. Located in a prestigious resort, this three bedroom home accommodates six guests and presents colorful bursts throughout the decor.

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Featuring its own balcony, there’s the chance to sit outside, toast your drinks and have a chat with your loved ones.

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The living space is designed for pure comfort, where neutral tones offer a contemporary edge to the room’s styling.

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A more traditionally styled condo, our second latest Reunion Rental can house up to 6 guests.

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Including a spacious balcony area, there’s room for a spot of lunch or to admire the surrounding scenery.

A captivating vacation on Captiva

We’ve added some new ‘homes’ to our choices on the wonderful Captiva Island. These beach front luxury villas are most definitely worth checking out.

About Captiva

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One of Captiva’s white sand beaches

Perhaps a little about Captiva first. Captiva s the smaller of two islands – the other is Sanibel – that sit off the coast near Cape Coral in the Gulf of Mexico. You can drive over to the islands via the Sanibel Causeway and a bridge links the two islands.

They sit East/West rather than North/South which is why they are renowned for shells. Bascially for thousands of years the tides of the Gulf of Mexico have washed shells onto their shores. The islands are built on shells! And collecting shells is a favourite pastime for families visiting the island.

The sands are white and the sea is calm, sunsets are to die for. It doesn’t take long to realise why Captiva and Sanibel are so popular. Of course if shelling or lazing on the beach and swimming in the sea isn’t active enough for you, then there are plenty of opportunities to ‘mess about in the water’. There are no end of watersports to keep you entertained or you can hire boats from kayaks to other small craft; you can indulge in a cruise or stay on land and hire a bike.

Luxury villas on Captiva

Luxury Captiva villas

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One of the things that will really captivate you is our range of refurbished luxury villas built in colonial or modern styles and offering a superb vacation home from home.

Most have their own pools and many are only a few feet from the sea and have sea views. Upstairs terraces offer the perfect viewing galleries for the Gulf’s famous sunsets which will certainly delight. All of them are beautifully furnished and indulge your every need including outdoor dining areas. Well it would be a shame not to enjoy the wonderful climate.

Some of the villas have their own boating dock too.

When to go

Luxury Captiva villas

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This is Florida so the temperatures are good all year round. Why not invite your whole family for Thanksgiving? Some of the villas have plenty of space sleeping as many as ten guests.

Or what about adding it on to your week in Orlando? After a hectic week of full-on theme park entertainment, finish your vacation on Captiva? You can relax and recharge your batteries before heading home.

Our villas are easy to book online and at the same time you can organise car hire. Go on, we dare you!

Florida isn’t just about Orlando – Top Villas Top 5

We know that you love Orlando and all it has to offer. How do we know? Because of the millions of visitors every year attracted first and foremost by Disney World.

Once visitors decide on Orlando then they discover all the other amazing attractions including 5* resorts with luxury villas. No wonder it tops the list.

The glitz of Miami

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Down in the south east of Florida you’ll find the glamorous Miami. A great beach, fabulous bars, super shopping and wonderful Art Deco architecture. Not a million miles from the Everglades and other attractions such as the Seaquarium, Monkey Island and Butterfly World. So there’s plenty to amuse all age groups and some super luxurious villas to make the vacation just perfect.

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If you want a watery vacation, it’s Cape Coral for you. Located on the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico it is literally water, water everywhere! It’s the perfect location to charter a boat or hire a kayak or canoe and explore the water. Head over to the nearby islands of Captiva and Sanibel to go shelling or enjoy waterfront dining. And of course the luxury of waterfront villas.

Naples on the Paradise Coast
Also set on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples enjoys the beautiful climate here and a host of beautiful sandy beaches to lap up the sun. It’s got a great pier on the Municpal Beach where you can fish without a licence; the Everglades aren’t too far away and Naples itself offers many restaurants and shopping opportunities. For some outdoor activity try touring on a segway or getting in a round or two off golf.

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The island life for you? Florida Keys is a great venue with lots to do throughout this chain. Again you can really indulge in sea-based activities from sea sports to fishing or messing around in boats. There’s plenty of history and interesting attractions to visit from Ernest Hemingway’s House with his six-toed cats, the Turtle Hospital or the Spiegal Grove Wreck. Add to that sun-drenched luxury villas for the good life and it’s a vacation destination made in heaven.

Beach life at Hammock Beach

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Like resort life and all it offers in one place but need the beach? Head to Hammock Beach on the north east coast of Florida just down from St Augustine. Hammock Beach is a sister resort to the popular Reunion Resort in Orlando. You’ll find in-resort golf and a host of other activities on offer here.

There are fantastic luxury villas in all of these Florida locations and others to ensure that your vacation is tops.

Water and wildlife in Cape Coral

Down in the south west on the warm coast of the Gulf of Mexico, there are many places and attractions to tempt you… One of our favourites is Cape Coral.

If you’re thinking of heading off to Florida for your holiday this summer don’t forget it has more than just sunshine and theme parks to offer.

Cape Coral's waterways

Cape Coral’s waterways

Cape Coral which sits on the banks of the Calooshatchee River has more canals and waterways than any other city in the world – yes even more than Venice!  There are 400 miles of them for you to navigate and enjoy.

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Top 3 luxury villas in Cape Coral

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Take a look at the top 3 luxury Cape Coral villa rentals, available now at Top Villas.  Which do you prefer?

Cape Coral 1 – Luxury Cape Coral villa with Gulf Access.  This fantastic Cape Coral estate has 5 huge bedrooms and 3 beautiful bathrooms, a large heated pool with submerged bar and yacht dock.

Cape Coral 2 – Ultra luxury 5 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom Cape Coral villa.  One of the finest and most lavish homes in the area available for rental, this Cape Coral Mansion has it all. Beautifully furnished throughout with a huge pool and hot tub with fantastic views.

Cape Coral 3 – A beautiful 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home with sailboat access.  This luxury home is located on an oversized lot in Harbour Preserve – Cape Harbour’s most exclusive gated enclave.

Tempted?  Take a closer look at our luxury Cape Coral Villas and the rest of our luxury Florida villas too.