For those of us who like to book villa rentals that offer a bit more than the run of the mill, and we admit we are in this category, my first question when booking is what’s the view like, how big is the swimming pool, what’s the décor like, do all the bedrooms have their own bathroom, were not near any all-inclusive hotels, or rowdy bars and restaurants, I know it might sound a bit snobby but as the saying goes you get what you pay for.

The ultimate ‘little black book’ of luxury villa rentals is now available to all with the official launch of UltraVilla, this month.   Not a bookings site, UltraVilla is a carefully curated directory of the world’s top holiday rental experts and the most exclusive villas, private houses, lodges, chalets, and apartments.   The ‘invitation-only’ members are hand-picked to join as the best of the best; to create a website that offers both the highest standards of service and a wide selection of choice, all under one trusted ‘roof’.




Founded by industry leaders Ileana von Hirsch of Five Star Greece, Madelyn Byrne of Paris Perfect, Andrew Loyd of Loyd Townsend Rose and Marina Gratsos of Carpe Diem Luxury Travel, UltraVilla launches with over 30 members who have access to some of the world’s most exciting and exclusive properties.


Search by destination, and whether it’s the dream of a small luxury lodge in Sri Lanka, the perfect beach villa in St Barth’s, a chic Paris pad, a Roman penthouse, a castle in Tuscany, a desert camp, or a ski chalet in St Moritz. 


You don’t have to register to browse the site; just to book, but registered users will enjoy early-bird booking offers exclusive to UltraVilla, as well as any last minute availability due to cancellations.