As a principal (and co-founder) of a luxury villa business, I have the good fortune to select and stay at fabulous multi-million dollar villas around the word as part of my job description.
Below are a few my favorite places to stay:
For the late summer months, hands down, I choose La Jolla, California. Who can argue with 72 degree weather, a quaint downtown with a myriad of bistros and coffee shops where one doesn't even need a car? What's more, how does it get any better than to be right on the gorgeous Pacific Ocean!?
My pick of the villa to spend my time while in La Jolla is on the link below:
In my younger days, I loved to ski and while I was never a Black Diamond kind of guy, I can tough my way down most ski trails and I am absolutely at my finest by the fire in one the great lodges that dot Lake Tahoe.
During the ski season I hang my hat on this recent addition to our villa inventory...where I can even include my 40 best friends (should I ever want to, lol).
For Springtime, I take off to the charming hidden Mexican treasure of The Riviera Nayarit. There I visit any or all of the 16 little towns that make up the area, each with its individual flavor.
However, the place I stay, "hands down" is in the villa at Punta De Mita, that enjoys all of the privileges of the nearby Four Seasons and St. Regis.
Finally, for early Summer, how can one ever beat a private Greek island with accommodations designed to mirror a typical whitewashed village, complete with two award-winning restaurants and a 5 Star Spa?
My villa pick is one of the exquisite villas on the little known island of Amorgos.