Food For Thought
It’s undeniable – one of the most enjoyable parts of a holiday is indulging in the local cuisine. The iconic Michelin Guide is a fountain of knowledge for gastronomes all over the world and is definitely a source of inspiration for all discerning travellers seeking the best creations from celebrated chefs worldwide.
Here you find our selection of luxury properties from My Private Villas located near Michelin-starred restaurants.
CASA DE OLIVEIRA, COMPORTA, PORTUGAL
Portugal – and Comporta in particular – has been on the cover of most travel magazines in 2019, as a destination ready to be discovered. The charm of this well-protected natural reserve is in the long stretch of white sand beach and the low-key, relaxed atmosphere pervading the area. Set amongst the pine trees, the minimalist four-bedroom Casa de Oliveira is the perfect place to relax and unwind in this unspoilt destination. Foodies will love that Comporta is only an hour away from the delicacies of L’and Vineyards, the Michelin star restaurant in the Alentejo countryside.
4 bedrooms, up to 9 guests
MAS MATEU, COSTA BRAVA, SPAIN
Spanish Costa Brava is a gourmand’s heaven, and the beautiful Villa Mas Mateu, one of Southern Europe’s leading equestrian estates – which can host up to 36 guests throughout its villa and guest houses – is located right in the heart of it. The celebrated El Celler de Can Roca restaurant is less than an hour’s drive away, and in this radius, there are at least another 12 Michelin star restaurants! The owner personally knows many of the chefs and can assist with booking your unforgettable dining experience.
16 bedrooms, up to 36 guests
MAS PRIVATISABLE, PROVENCE, FRANCE
Thinking of Provence sparks images of lavender fields, honey-coloured stone farmhouses, and lush Mediterranean greenery. Guests will find all this and more in the lovingly-restored Mas Privatisable, which offers six bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, a cinema room and a gym, all surrounded by a stunning garden. The villa is managed by the same owners as the Michelin star Cicada, la Table du Hameau, an absolute must-visit restaurant for lovers of Provencal flavours.
6 bedrooms, up to 13 guests
BAYVIEW, CAP FERRAT, FRANCE
With one of the best views of the French Riviera, Villa Bayview is a stunning property showcasing a cutting-edge, contemporary design. It features five elegant bedrooms all with access to the terrace, and boasts fantastic communal areas both inside and out, including a pool and spacious landscaped gardens. Its location allows guests to sample the best cuisine of the area, from Alain Ducasse’s sumptuous Luis XV in Monte Carlo to the nature-inspired Mirazur in Menton, which has just been awarded its third Michelin star.
5 bedrooms, up to 10 guests
CHALET ORMELLO, COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
The exclusive resort of Courchevel boasts more restaurants with Michelin stars than any other ski resort, making it a haven not only for ski enthusiasts but also discerning foodies. A few steps away from Bellecote piste in Courchevel 1850 – the most fashionable village of the resort – Chalet Ormello offers luxurious accommodation for up to 15 guests who can enjoy its indoor pool, Jacuzzi, spa, gym and cinema room, and take advantage of all the glamorous amenities on offer in the resort, like the delicious three-starred restaurant Le 1947.
9 bedrooms, up to 15 guests
THE NEST PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, ROME, ITALY
The name of this luxurious apartment in Rome is particularly apt, as it is perched on top of a beautiful building in the most fashionable street of the Eternal City. The Nest Penthouse apartment offers five elegant bedrooms, a lovely terrace with glimpses of the Spanish Steps and a truly enviable location that allows guest to sample the best that Rome has to offer. The apartment has a concierge service to assist with booking everything from tours of unmissable ancient landmarks to a table at La Pergola, the first (and still only) three Michelin star restaurant in the Italian capital.
5 bedrooms, up to 10 guests