Villas from Merrion Charles

Each of the villas in my portfolio is known personally by me and is a home with its own particular style and charm.  Some properties are extremely luxurious and palatial whilst others are more modest yet romantic – each has been chosen for its own special appeal and qualities.  I’m proud to have such a fabulous relationship with all of my villa owners who are reliable, professional and lovely to work with.  All  the properties within my portfolio are in delightful and stunning locations and each has a story of its own.  My USP is my ability to carefully match each of my clients to the most suitable property.

Below is a small taster of some of the villas within my portfolio.

Villa Tavernaccia

nr Florence, Chianti, Tuscany

Perfect for larger family gatherings, close to Florence, the ultimate in stylish dècor with pool, tennis and excellent staff, Tavernaccia is nothing but the best and, as one client wrote, it is “Tuscan heaven”.

“The Villa is designed to the highest standards, location perfect (views of the Duomo from the pool!),  staff extremely nice and accommodating, and as always, your attentiveness and availability, are so appreciated.”

Podere dei Limoni

Maremma, Southern Tuscany

Magical for a couple on honeymoon and equally wonderful for a gathering of friends, Podere dei Limoni has enviable views, gorgeous interiors and staff who will look after your every whim.   

“It was all very easy. Everyone was reachable and I had one of the most relaxing vacations ever. Amanda’s staff at the house felt like family.”

With views to Monte Argentario, access to an exclusive private beach club, absolute privacy and easy access from Rome, Podere dei Limoni is great throughout the year.

Tombolino

Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

An excellent location for a wedding and gatherings of up to 18 friends, Tombolino is perfect in every way.  Situated in the heart of the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, Tombolino is exceptional inside and outside, private, spacious and oozing style and good taste.

“The one thing I can tell you about the villa itself is that it BY FAR exceeded every expectation  I thought I had – it literally may be the most beautifully situated and thoughtfully designed villa I have ever seen or visited.”

I have sent many clients to Villa Tombolino and the feedback has been none other than phenomenal.

Casa Codussi

Venice

A truly magical and secret Venice destination, Casa Codussi offers everything.  The perfect venue for a small wedding party with a superb guide and wine sommelier available to make one’s stay even more memorable.

“…the cooking was absolutely superlative.. the quality and taste is quite indescribable. ..And the house was flawless.”

Villa Roncone

Lake Trasimeno, Umbria

Spectacular views to Lake Trasimeno, impressive architectural design, pool to die for and really efficient and reliable owners for whom nothing is too much trouble, Villa Roncone works well for families or groups of friends.

“The villa was absolutely stunning, well equipped and spacious, whilst the layout was perfect for staying with friends.”

With access to a myriad of cultural sites Roncone is a great location for exploring both Tuscany and Umbria. It can’t get much better than sipping a spritz by the side of the pool as the sun sets over Lake Trasimeno!

Casa Fontana

Island of Ponza, Lazio

I just love this place – the house, the island, the sea and the food!

“Casa Fontana is a little gem – best position in the town…We didn’t want to leave.”

I have organised honeymooners here as well as family groups or several couples and it really does go beyond one’s expectations.  An early morning run here, an exploration by boat of the coves and mouthwatering pasta at Ristorante Acqua Pazza in town all add to the Casa Fontana ‘experience’.

La Corte di San Giacomo

Sicily

Extensive, lush gardens, superb pool and hammam, view of Etna, utterly fantastic owner and staff, and food to die for!

“WOW! What an amazing venue – honestly photos do not do it justice. The gardens, the architecture and interior design were spectacular. I felt like I was in paradise.”

La Corte di San Giacomo offers a truly splendid gathering for up to 24 people and is an excellent wedding venue.

Podere Cocceto

Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

With its spectacular view to Monte Amiata, its tranquillity, space and contemporary yet Tuscan feel, Podere Cocceto is superbly managed and clients just love the great cooking and concierge service provided by wonderful Antonella.

“The house is spectacular. I can’t thank you enough. I’m so happy to come here.  We are delighted.”

Top location for exploring wineries, cheese farms and hilltop villages of Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino.

Breakwater

Lake Como

State of the art, pied d’eau, extraordinary artchitectural design, gym, SPA and cinema plus the million dollar view, Breakwater is a more than magical venue to stay on fabled Lake Como.

“My breath was blown away on arrival at Breakwater”.

Enjoy a trip on the Lake in the Sunseeker Superhawk visting Villa Balbinello and gardens before heading back to Breakwater for scrumptious dinner accompanied by fine wines from the villa’s own cellar.

Casale Sant Andrea

nr Mercatale, Umbria/Tuscany border

An enchanting country home where guests can totally switch off and be looked after by wonderful Matteo and his team. Top of the range cook service, heated pool, tennis court just down the road and glorious furnishings and interiors by the absolutely charming designer and writer owner. Great location for exploring Cetona – city from ‘Under the Tuscan Sun”.

“It is so beautifully done, it was just heaven and we had a great time.”

Indeed, Casale Sant Andrea is so special that one of  my clients has now been there three times!

La Cappella

Liguria

Romantic and gorgeous, this converted chapel even as a mechanical roof that opens and the opportunity to sleep beneath the stars!

“We weren’t sure what to expect but when we arrived we found the most romantic love nest for 2 that anyone can imagine.”

Original, stylish, comfortable and with views to the sea, La Capella is indeed a magical hideaway for any couple!

“ It was all very easy. Everyone was reachable and I had one of the most relaxing vacations ever. Amanda’s staff at the house felt like family. Amanda was I knowledgeable of the area and helped us with things from as small as translation, to finding a gym or restaurant. We even had dinner with her in Rome. Merrion is the perfect concierge. As you begin your trip with her she helps fine tune what you are looking for and always feels accessible and honest. This trip has stepped up the travel game and I feel lucky to have discovered it.”

Albert Hammond JnrUnited States of America