The Best Luxury Winter Holiday Homes In The World

Dec 21st 2015 | lifestyle | travel | Written by Will Jamieson

Once the festive season is over, and the winter blues truly hit, the overwhelming temptation to jet off for a change of scenery to gloomy days and dark nights of the UK takes hold. Have we got your attention? Good. From alpine chalets to Caribbean villas, we take a look at the most sumptuous (and expensive) holiday escapes in the world:

The Brando

How about Marlon Brando’s piece of Polynesian paradise? The actor stumbled across when filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962. The house sleeps four and costs from €5,500 a night.

Palais Bulles

This pad on the French Riviera sleeps 20 and costs €1,000 per person per night. Located in Theoule-sur-Mer, it's an eccentric arrangement of domes and bubbly rooftops, rather like the Teletubbies set, and there’s a 500-seat amphitheatre in the garden.

Cove Spring House

Jet off to Barbados and find your winter sun. Paradise is there for the taking; it will only set you back $25,000 a night in peak winter season... 

Cerulean Villa

Located in Anguilla, this villa has 9 guest suites, four "entourage rooms" and a staff of 18, from butlers to beach boys, permanently on hand to see to your every need.

Chalet Carl

This chalet in the Austrian Alps costs more to rent for a week than many people will spend on buying their family home, at €490,000 a week. Located in the mountain village of Lech, it sleeps 22.


It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte