With the shops already full of cuddly toys, faux flowers, shiny foil love heart balloons and novelty chocolates, it’s difficult to avoid the cutesy reminders of St. Valentine’s Day. Whilst we agree that you should appreciate the ones you love every day, the 14th February serves as a gentle (if not eye-catching) reminder that sometimes a grand gesture and a little effort goes a long way in declaring your feelings of devotion, appreciation and love. Whether it’s a budding new romance, or an enduring, steadfast commitment, these romantic retreats from My Private Villas are the perfect locations for spending some quality time together, without the distractions of everyday life.
Holy Deer (Rome) Sleeps 4
This majestic apartment is located in one of the most phenomenal locations imaginable, and with the most luxurious décor, and an extravagant feel, it is truly the most incredible location to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love.
Overlooking the iconic Piazza Navona and located within the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone in the centre of Rome, this opulent and grandiose apartment transcends believability and is steeped in a rich tapestry of Italian history, designed for Pope Innocent X and Lady Olympia.
The 17th Century classical Baroque décor is seamlessly blended with the 21st Century modernism, for a truly exquisite union of styles, but it is the attention to detail that truly takes your breath away. This luxury apartment for rent has all the accoutrements of a deluxe Italian apartment whilst having an inviting, cosy, home-away-from-home feel.
With so many incredible details, extraordinary history, divine design and captivating frescoes, this enchanting and mesmerising apartment will leave guests longing to return after having the most memorable of experiences and creating picture perfect memories to last a lifetime.
Palazzo Heureka (Venice) Sleeps 19
Located in one of the liveliest districts in Venice, Palazzo Heureka is the ideal location for couples wishing to be fully immersed in the history of this 16th Century building, in a perfect blend between contemporary design and Venetian architecture, and is perfect for a romantic getaway together.
Originally built during the transition between the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the architecture follows the typical Venetian style, split between two floors, with an elegant stone balustrade balcony, overlooking the waterfront entrance.
With its phenomenal location, enchanting gardens and captivating décor, Palazzo Heureka is a must-stay for anyone visiting Venice, and the ideal venue for a captivating, romantic break in the city of love.
Mosaic House (Lake Como) Sleeps 2
Nestled within the stunning grounds of Villa d’Este, Mosaic House is surrounded by incredible landscaped gardens and ten acres of enchanting parks, offering stunning views of the lake. The traditional, yet luxurious design of the house includes floral-themed fabrics and a neutral colour scheme which complements the modern amenities, ensuring guests will enjoy the utmost comfort during the stay.
Guests can while away the afternoons in the spacious living room, snuggled up on the sumptuous sofas and enjoying the vast windows framing the incredible view, overlooking the lake and gardens. The villa comprises a fully equipped kitchen where the chef can prepare lunches and dinners upon request, catering specifically to dietary requirements and personal preference. The outdoor terrace is ideal for alfresco dining and indulging in the Italian delicacies and authentic gourmet cuisine.
This beautiful retreat can sleep up to two guests in the well-appointed king size bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
Villa Alpha (Santorini) Sleeps 2
Villa Alpha is a glamorous, contemporary duplex property built into Santorini’s rocks, combining luxury facilities with traditional architectural elements, perfect for a luxurious holiday in romantic Santorini.
Featuring an enticing infinity spa tub on the terrace, designed specifically to enjoy the famous sunsets with a glass of champagne, and overlooking the ocean from this magnificent viewpoint, this villa is the ideal location for a couple seeking a romantic environment with a focus on comfort, style and luxury. Boasting a luxurious king size bedroom comprised of a freestanding black marble bathtub and walk-in shower this luxury villa offers a perfectly dreamlike ambience, making it ideal for a couple looking to celebrate love.
Guests staying at the luxury Villa Alpha will not only enjoy premium facilities but will also have a friendly and efficient concierge team on-hand to arrange experiences for an unforgettable holiday in Santorini.
Raiwasa Villa (Fiji) Sleeps 4
This awe-inspiring beachfront retreat is surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest and palm trees swaying in the breeze, creating an oasis of serenity where guests can escape to a private paradise and be pampered in unparalleled luxury. Guests will be in awe as their senses are enhanced by the unique sights, sounds and spectacular tastes of this idyllic haven. This world-class retreat offers not only a heaven-like exotic setting but also understated luxury with five-star comfort and tropical island lifestyle experiences.
Undeniably magical, Raiwasa Villa is one of the most exclusive luxury villas in the Fijian islands, and among the most beautiful private hideaways in the world. Stretching across three acres of tropical land, Raiwasa Villa is perched above the South Pacific on Taveuni Island, offering a magnificent 180-degree view overlooking the Somosomo Strait.
Flanked by beautiful palm trees, the three-sided infinity pool is ideally situated allowing exquisite vistas of the sparkling cerulean ocean waters and is the perfect retreat for couples to escape on a romantic getaway, and enjoy some quality time together.