Ambling down a stone path surrounded by gently rolling hills, mature trees, and greenery, the last thing you’ll probably suspect is that you’re about to come upon an ultra-modern vacation villa. But that’s precisely what Villa Bianca is: a newly renovated six-bedroom luxury property available for holiday rental. As it is described on the rental site, “The villa’s vast open living areas connect the terraces, offering breathtaking views of the dramatic meeting of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The enclosed pool area contains a large pool, children’s pool, and Jacuzzi, as well as a bar and authentic wood-fired pizza oven BBQ, framed by comfortably shaded lounge seating.” The view indeed is breathtaking — both outside the villa and, it must be said, inside it.
The basic scheme is top-of-the-line: clean white walls, wood, and neutral colors: beiges, whites, grays. The rooms are livened up by colorful accents, with purple and blue being the predominant touches. Don’t miss the pool table, mini-football game, and theater room for those evenings you want to host a crowd and keep the party going; you also have DVD players, Wi-Fi, and games available for all ages. All rooms are air-conditioned (a welcome respite from the warm summer sun); four of the six bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Want to be pampered? You will be: all your linens and utilities are included in the rent, as is daily cleaning and even daily continental breakfast. Should you want a touch of extra luxury, you can opt for a chef to prepare meals, even a butler — or arrange for massage or beauty treatments. The motto of Villa Bianca seems to be, “Your wish is our command”; you could hardly wish for any better than this.