When you think of holiday villas, you probably think of lying by the pool soaking up the sunshine. However, villas can also be great places to get cosy and relax in the cooler, winter months. If you travel to the Canaries or Florida over winter you may actually be spending your days soaking up the warm sun anyway! Here is our pick of great villas for a winter getaway, whatever the weather.
If the impressive Syrian Castle design of this wonderful villa isn’t enough, then there are a host of other features that will knock your socks off. The cosy living room has beautiful feature fireplace that burns logs or coal, perfect for a winters evening. There is Internet TV with over 40 channels so you can stay home and be entertained, plus WiFi throughout. Outside, the private pool can be heated at no extra cost. On the rooftop you will find a hot tub with some of the best views of the Mediterranean. Take your glass of bubbly up there and enjoy the stars twinkling above you. The villa also has a powerful patio heater so you can stay toasty if you want to sit outside, even on cooler evenings.
Florida is the perfect winter holiday destination. Known as the ‘Sunshine State’ this place has over 300 days of sunshine a year! This absolute cracker of a villa is located on Veranda Palms Resort, just 4 miles from the gates of Walt Disney World, but surrounded by stunning countryside brimming with nature. This large pool deck has lake views and if you are lucky enough you may even spot a deer or two bounding around at dawn. The pool and spa can be heated to a toasty temperature, so you can take a dip whenever you like. The villa has vented air conditioning that can also be used to keep the house lovely and warm. Comfortable living areas and lots of space make this the perfect villa to relax in.
Playa Blanca in Lanzarote is one of the best short-haul winter destinations you will find. It has two amazing marinas, luxury shops, fantastic restaurants and endless black sand beaches. It also enjoys great weather all year round. Temperatures in February are still a mild 18 degrees on average. This modern villa has air conditioning/heating throughout, a heated pool, children’s play area and an extensive garden with a shaded barbecue area, so you can cook al fresco, whatever the weather.
This superb 5 bedroom frontline golf villa has a large heated pool, air conditioning/heating and it is just a few minutes’ walk from Guadalmina Golf Club so it’s perfect for a winter golf trip. There is no need to hire a car when staying here as San Pedro with shops, resturants, supermarkets and the main bus route into Puerto Banus, Marbella and Estepona is just a short walk away. This is the perfect base for those looking for a relaxing Costa de Sol winter break near the coast and golf course.