A quaint little fisherman's cottage in Cornwall isn't everybody's idea of heaven. So for them, there's Beachmodern (07929 205727; www.beachmodern.com), a new company offering spacious (sleeping up to 20 people) and- crucially - modern, catered or self-catering holiday accommodation in Bude. Properties can be rented for weekends, short breaks or per week and cost from ₤ 200 in mid-season.
This swish, five- bedroom, five- bathroom "residence" on Miami's exclusive Palm Island is a Villazzo villa, a new concept that promises to combine the privacy of a luxury villa with the services of a five-star hotel. You simply rent the villa then add whatever hotel-style services you need- airport transfers, staff, and so on- as required. Access to a guest relations manager and a concierge is included in the rental price as is maid service. This particular villa costs from ₤ 38,000 per week but there are less expensive options in Miami, Marbella, St Tropez and Aspen. Further information on 001 305 777 0146 ; www.villazzo.com.
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