Experience a new standard of privacy and service with Villas by Relais & Châteaux: a carefully curated international collection of 600 unique home stays, combining refined hospitality with personal space and seclusion. Our luxury villas reflect the diversity of architectural and cultural heritage, boasting spectacular natural settings, often with private pools. From country cottages with hot tubs to beach houses, mountain cabins or house rentals with pool, our concierge will help find your perfect holiday villa. Explore unique home stays in the English countryside, rural and coastal Ireland, across France and Italy, and the huge choice of luxury holiday cottages, holiday homes and luxury retreats available in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Customise exactly what services and hospitality you require - from enjoying hotel amenities and room service to private chefs and even butler service, each of our luxury villa retreats offer a range of options for you.
A new standard in privacy
Relais & Châteaux presents a collection of 600 International luxury villas and unique home stays that defines a new standard in privacy and gives guests unprecedented and confidence, thanks to the fully customisable nature of the accommodation. Consider our luxury holiday cottages, beach villas, mountain cabins, house rentals with pool, luxury self-catering and lake cottages your own private hotels. Exclusively yours, they offer space and seclusion away from other guests. You are free to enjoy generous accommodation and amazing outdoor facilities alone, yet all properties are close enough to our hotels to ensure you can access our exceptional cuisine and other guest services whenever you need.
The most beautiful luxury villas
Relais & Châteaux offers the most beautiful luxury villas and holiday homes to rent in the world. Each property is not just aesthetically attractive, inside and out, but these villa luxury retreats have also been chosen according to a strict assessment of more than 300 criteria to ensure their quality matches our luxury hotels and restaurants. The Relais & Châteaux marque constitutes a guarantee that these holiday villas will meet your expectations, and provide a hotel-style experience in accommodation that feels like a home-from-home.
The ultimate local experience
We pride ourselves on embedding our hotels, holiday villas and luxury cottages within local culture - that means we are proudly part of a local area in a meaningful way, sympathetic and responsive to local influences and people, and dedicated to improving its ecology and sustainability. Each property reflects local architectural styles, history and heritage, often in incredible, unexpected places and situated within lush gardens and outdoor spaces rich with local flora and fauna. Along with our distinct culinary approach, which leans heavily on locally sourced ingredients, our holiday lettings truly embody the opposite of mass tourism and give our guests what we call true local ‘anchorage’.
Safe and secure accommodation
Our luxury self-catering villas and country cottages are safe and secure, with their own dedicated entrances. Each villa luxury retreat is deliberately situated separately from our hotels, so you feel independent, but their proximity means you can balance privacy with the feeling of being looked after, with daily assistance only a phone call away. It makes checking in and out supremely easy and gives you the freedom to choose when you want to be left alone and when you would like to enjoy hotel services.
Home comforts in luxurious surroundings
Our large holiday homes ensure you have ample room to relax and luxurious facilities to take advantage of. Among our quality assessment criteria are minimum standards in floor space, communal dining areas inside and out for convivial moments, fully equipped kitchens, and exclusive outdoor facilities including private terraces and gardens, cottages with hot tubs - and some cottages with private pool. Expect luxurious furnishings and bespoke decoration and artwork that reflect local culture and materials.
The proximity of our luxury cottages and holiday villas to our hotels means you can access our renowned dining facilities - and network of Michelin-starred chefs - whenever you choose. From in-room dining to bespoke picnics, and with private chefs and butlers available at some properties, you can be sure that you will benefit from our refined approach to food and drink, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients – some grown on site – along with local wine. Some 80 or so Relais & Châteaux hotels even keep bees and incorporate their own honey in the cuisine.
Alongside our luxury self-catering villas, many of our properties are able to offer additional tailored local experiences to ensure you make the best of your time away from home. From taking advantage of local gastronomy or wine-tasting experiences, to enjoying sites of historic and archaeological interest, fitness and wellbeing opportunities, garden tours, shopping destinations, watersports or wildlife spotting, your hosts are available to make suggestions on how to make the best of the local culture, and can often arrange transfers or make reservations for you.
Fully personalised vacations
The ultimate benefit of a Relais & Châteaux holiday villas is that everything is on your terms. From your choice of location and our wide selection of unique home stays, to how you spend your time and which of our five-star services you choose to access from the comfort of your private villa, it adds up to the most customisable vacation possible. Guests in our holiday homes to rent can plan their own activities as a group of friends or family, or use our babysitting services for that extra bit of freedom. You can even decide when and how often housekeeping visits to keep everything neat and tidy.
The Relais & Chateau promise
The Relais & Châteaux collection of 600 of luxury holiday cottages is the pinnacle of 60 years of experience in the world of five-star hospitality and an empathetic understanding of what guests need. Our exacting standards, developed within hotels and guest houses, has informed the development of a new generation of luxury villas and unique home stays that offers guests greater space, seclusion, security and privacy than ever before, yet you can always take advantage of our expertise and wider facilities whenever you like.
Book your dream villa
The Relais & Châteaux concierge team is at your service to help you to find and book your dream villa. Just a phone call away, tell our experts what kind of holiday villas you are seeking - whether country cottage, villa with private pool, beach villas, mountain cabins, riad or townhouse to rent - and we can do the rest.