Traveling the world for a vacation may seem like an impossible dream right now, but eternal optimists as we are, this month’s LGBTQ Real Estate feature is focused firmly on summer dreamin’.
From the south of France to Mykonos and Sardinia — we’ve got the perfect European vacation villas ready and waiting. You just need to do your bit and get vaccinated. Our monthly real estate feature sees us team up again with Welshman Rhodri Ellis Owen and Canadian Jameson Farn at LGBTQ Real Estate to bring you some of the finest real estate on the planet. Based in the south of France, but covering properties all over Europe, the guys at LGBTQ Real Estate pride dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ sellers, buyers and their friends find their perfect property match.
Eze, French Riviera
Sleeping 10, this amazing villa, with stunning sea views, is tucked into the hillside overlooking the bay of Eze. The view not only captures the Mediterranean, but the surrounding cliffs of the bay as well, which are ancient and breath-taking.
Built up and wide, rather than deep, the well thought out design allows for more of the interior to face the Mediterranean. There are 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors on nearly every south facing wall open to allow the fresh sea air to flow freely. Inside, the decor is modern-chic, with a minimalistic approach. Clean, straight sight lines and lots of glass accentuate the open-concept layout. In the kitchen, high-end stainless steel appliances and functional granite countertops make meal prep a delight.
Outside on the terrace, gaze out towards the majestic cliffs and sea views from the relaxing comfort of the infinity pool or one of its surrounding lounge chairs. The villa comes with satellite television, Apple TV, Netflix, and Wi-Fi. If you’re feeling more social, there’s formal dining for eight, a wet bar, wine fridge, and a grand piano for the entertainer in your entourage.
What’s happening in Eze?
The villa’s coastal location makes navigating the surrounding area’s a breeze. Travel up the coast, and you’ll hit Monaco, Menton, and eventually, Italy. You don’t need us to tell you how glamorous and LGBTQ+ friendly this part of the world is. Get packing!
Super-stylish five-bedroom Mykonos villa, set in Agios Lazaros, next to the famous Psarou. It offers uninterrupted views of the sea all the way to the islands of Paros and Naxos.
Luxury, tranquillity, privacy, space and calm come as standard and it’s only 5km from Mykonos Town and a few minutes drive to the celebrity lair, Psarou Beach. If you prefer to walk, a private path leads – in about four minutes – to this marvelous beach.
Lower Level: Bedroom with king size bed, A/C, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, safe box, hairdryer, 47’’ smart TV, private access to outdoor lounge area with sun bed and jacuzzi, terrace view. Washing machine and dryer area.
Ground Level: Two bedrooms, each with king size bed, A/C, en-suite bathroom, safe box, 47’’ smart TV, hairdryer, access to balcony, sea view.
Bedroom with king size bed, A/C, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, hairdryer, safe box, sea view.
Living room with two large built-in sofas, 65’’ Smart TV, large window with amazing views of the sea and Psarou Beach: direct access to the swimming pool.
Dining area with large wooden table for 10, views of the sea and the swimming pool. Fully equipped kitchen with island bench and stools. Guest cloakroom. Storage room with refrigerator and freezer.
Upper Level: Bedroom with king size bed, A/C, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, 30’’ smart TV, safe box, hairdryer, access to balcony and sea view.
What’s up on Mykonos
This magical island is probably one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world. From piano bars to beach clubs there is not a corner of this island which doesn’t cater for LGBTQ+ visitors. Don’t forget to check out the infamous Jackie O’s and Super Paradise beach as well as its quieter but still very gay sister, Elia beach.
This is a charming, tasteful and exceptional 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom luxury villa rental with spectacular views of the impossibly emerald seas surrounding Sardinia and the archipelago of La Maddalena, and a short walk or drive to five different beaches, just above Porto Rafael.
The villa opens on to a lovely terrace with daybeds and loungers on a wooden deck around an infinity pool. There are several covered sitting and dining areas, as well as a covered loggia with BBQ and pizza oven.
This is a very warm property with beamed ceilings, stone floors, arched doorways, brick fireplaces and vintage wooden doors. The furnishings are stylish, with roll-arm sofas, and many antique pieces from Bali. Amenities include a sauna, private parking for several cars, air-conditioning, wi-fi, satellite TV and home theatre.
All on one level: Large living room with doors to terrace. Large kitchen with central table: rear terrace from kitchen, with steps to covered loggia. Guest cloakroom with shower.
Master bedroom with wooden floors, doors to terrace, dressing room and large shower, opening onto courtyard with sauna and outside shower. Double bedroom with en-suite shower and access from terrace (this room can connect with Master bedroom). Double bedroom with en-suite shower accessible from inside or from terrace at front of the house. Two double bedrooms with en-suite showers, accessible from garden. Independent apartment with a twin bedroom and shower.
For those seeking some epic night-life, look no further than the Costa Smeralda area which is a popular area for Italian stars of showbiz. Alghero and Sassari Pride events happen in the beginning of July, and both destinations within Sardinia are especially friendly to LGBTQ+ visitors.
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