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Private houses & villas

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There are times, especially when travelling as a group of friends or as a family, when hotel stays can become a little tiresome or you simply wish to have a place to yourselves. It is often hard to get family groups together as we juggle our commitments in today’s ever increasingly busy world. When you do manage to synchronise everyone’s diary, precious moments spent together in an awe-inspiring location can stay in the memory forever.

Many trips to Latin America tend to take in lots of different locations – there are just so many wonderful places to see, it’s hard not to resist the urge to pack in as much as possible. But perhaps towards the end of your journey you’ll need some down-time to unwind with your friends and family and an environment in which you can all be together with no-one else around.

We can recommend a number of really stunning private houses and villas in gorgeous locations – for getting your group together for that special celebration, perhaps or just over summer or Christmas. From a beautiful villa in the Galápagos, to a gorgeous Brazilian beach house on its own private island with speedboat and chef, we’ll be happy to recommend the right property for you, whatever the occasion.

As we have special relationships with many small boutique properties, we can often negotiate special deals for exclusive use of particular lodges or hotels. For example, if you and your friends love trekking but don’t want to be in a mixed group, we can arrange private departures just for you that cost very little more but ensure your own exclusive guide and some beautiful cosy lodges with en-suite bathrooms and your own chef, all to yourselves.

Brazilian beaches are quite simply stunning with thousands of miles of coast to choose from. Apart from a myriad of gorgeous small barefoot chic resorts and villas, you would be surprised to find out what great value it is for a family to rent their own private villa, not far from the small colonial town of Paraty on Brazil’s Emerald Coast.

We can arrange for the food shopping to be done for you and for you to be transferred to your coastal retreat by boat. All you then have to do is relax and explore the pathways through the forest that lead to gorgeous beaches and perhaps light the barbeque, although we can arrange a personal chef to do even that too.

Equally worth considering, especially if you have a wide mix of ages in your party is a visit to the stunning Galapagos Islands but based on land rather than on a yacht. You can still access many islands by private speedboat during the day and you have exclusive use of a stunning 5 bedroom villa right next to the Charles Darwin Research Centre with your own pool, garden overlooking the ocean and private chef. The perfect solution if you have older family members concerned about their agility on a moving yacht or very young children!

Wherever you would like to be with your family, friends and loved ones, we’ll find a wonderful location for you all to be together with no-one else around, making sure you have everything you need for any occasion.

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