February 2, 2023 4 min

Our Team’s Expert Recommendations For Choosing The Perfect Villa

BY Yours™

Over and above its inbuilt and high-end specs, what makes a villa special is personalizing it to align with your unique tastes and inclinations.

As you look through several curated luxury villas, it is often hard to pick between one and the other. Most luxury properties come with standard specifications that make either one of them a good pick. But, how do you pick just the right one for you?

There are important considerations that need to be borne in mind to ensure you make an informed and worthwhile purchase. Read on for valuable tips that can help you make the most rewarding real-estate decision.

1.   There’s a reason why location matters so much

Location, location, location- that adage holds immense significance when selecting your next luxury villa. Consider factors such as proximity to amenities, the level of safety in the area, and the general ambiance of the surrounding region.

Some may prefer the serenity and seclusion of picturesque countryside, while others may opt for the vibrancy and convenience of being close to shops, restaurants, and other cultural attractions. You might also want to take into account the nearest emergency services in instances where you expect to travel as a group that needs this or look for family-friendly properties surrounded by activities for everyone.

There’s also the added consideration of how much time it could take you to get to your luxury villa- while some may prefer the long drive that leads up to the property, others may want to get there as quickly as possible. 

Ultimately, it is essential that you choose a location that aligns with your personal preferences and lifestyle, and what you expect to do while you are holidaying at your luxury home.

2. If it is too good to be true, it probably isn’t true

Luxury villas are almost always defined by their features and amenities such as ample space, high-end specifications, and fittings. Contemporary villas also often incorporate smart and energy-efficient technology, which contributes to their cost.

So, be cautious when encountering villa projects that are available at unusually low prices. It could be because they are in need of an upgrade that could come as a surprise to you. Some of these projects may have hidden concerns that make the estate not live up to your expectations, and may not have the same level of quality construction, amenities, and finishes as you might have originally expected.

At YOURS, we know that expectations have to match reality, and this is why our team is committed to deeply vetting each villa that you co-own. We take great care to ensure that you will never have to be surprised by anything but pleasantly, when you invest in your new second home.

3. Amenities could be a game-changer

Good, thoughtful amenities aren’t just an add-on but an integral part of the overall luxury villa experience. From a private pool to a state-of-the-art gym and tennis courts to home theaters, these facilities are designed to elevate your standard of living and help you experience a vacation in several different ways.

It is also worth considering the potential for upgrades in the future, as your preferences and needs may change over time. A well-designed and versatile space allows for adaptation over time, and the ability to tailor the villa to your individual tastes and requirements.

When thinking about investing in a villa, do consider what amenities are non-negotiable, and which ones would be good to have. This will significantly narrow your pool of options and help you make a more considered decision.

When evaluating amenities, take the time to meticulously examine the interior and exterior, looking for any sign of wear and tear such as damaged flooring or deteriorating paintwork. Also, check to ensure that all appliances and fixtures are in proper working order, as they play an integral role in upholding the functionality of the villa. At YOURS, we help do this for you.

4. Ease of maintenance matters, particularly when you live elsewhere

Maintaining villas and estates is an art, and needs due consideration when making an investment of this nature. Vintage properties might need regular upkeep, while newer ones may continue to need upgrades as you choose to add more features.

Have you considered the idea of co-ownership when it comes to owning a luxury villa? When co-owning a villa, its maintenance becomes a shared responsibility, and when you co-own with like-minded individuals, you can expect these synergies to pay off as well. 

Moreover, since homes away from home aren’t always occupied, co-owning allows the villa to be used to its full potential, while also being maintained and managed just as lovingly by every co-owner.

5. Get to know your neighbourhood

Location plays a vital role in helping you decide which luxury abode is the best to invest in. The infrastructure surrounding these properties ultimately determines the value of land and its possible returns in the future. Moreover, every individual could have varying preferences when it comes to what kinds of neighbourhoods they want to spend their time in.

It is always recommended that once you set your mind on one location, you travel within various neighbourhoods there to see what you prefer. After all, you will be spending a significant amount of your downtime here, and you’d want it to be perfect.

6. Verify the Legalities

When purchasing a luxury villa, especially in a location where you do not reside, it is imperative to ensure that all documentation is in order. This includes everything from title deeds to zoning permits and licenses. 

Not only is this a legal requirement, but it will also save you from potential headaches down the road. When you work with a reputable curation and management service, their legal teams can guide you through the process and ensure that everything is above board. 

Most importantly, once your heart is set on one villa, do consider how you’d like to personalize it. Are you an art connoisseur? Do you like to host people at home? Do you need your quiet space within the villa? Personalizing it to your tastes will ensure that you always feel welcome at your new home.

Our goal at YOURS is to help make some of these choices and considerations easy for you, while also making luxury home ownership simpler. We’re here for you every step of the way, and welcome you to take the first step by looking through our listings, and reaching out with what piques your interest.

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