Holiday Hideout: 5 Outstanding Holiday Homes for a Secluded Retreat

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Whether you’re looking for a holiday home where you can visit anytime to unplug, wind down and reconnect with nature, or you just want a place to host your family and friends for your seasonal getaways, here are five holiday homes that promise privacy, tranquility and unmistakable luxury.

Idyllic four-home compound in Ibiza, Spain

Can there be a more popular holiday destination than Ibiza? While the epicentre of the Balearic Islands is known for its nightlife, for those on the search for absolute privacy and a one-of-a-kind countryside living experience on the paradise island will want to look to this exceptional property.

Located between Ibiza and Santa Eulalia, and less than 15 minutes’ drive from the airport, the town centre and a golf course, this secluded holiday home comprises a main house and three guest houses — totalling to nine bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, all with an exquisite interior design that’s been featured in magazines. There are also three swimming pools with a large outdoor kitchen next to the main pool, a tennis court, a plunge pool, and a beautiful garden filled with varying styles with fruit trees, instantly transporting you to a world of peace and tranquility with a unique dose of Ibizan charm.

Enchanted forest estate in Mississauga, Canada

Surrounded by over ten acres of land featuring a golf course and the Credit River where you can fish, canoe, kayak and, in the winter months, ski, this enchanting gated estate in Canada’s Mississauga area is perfect for families who enjoy being in the great outdoors.

With an asking price of HK$163,459,671, the house spans an impressive 18,000 sq.ft. that includes three stories and a walk-up basement. All floors come with concrete heated floors, and to provide sound reduction between different levels.

While there are seven bedrooms (and eight bathrooms), the master suite is a major treat. Not only does it have its own fireplace, it also has his and hers walk-in closets, a six-piece bath plus a separate powder room, and, not to mention, a walkout to the terrace overlooking the pool, ravine, golf course and river.

The second floor features a gym with an expansive space and ceiling high enough for golf swing practices, while the third floor provides additional bedroom space for guests. There’s also a recreation area and a walkout to the massive terrace and outdoor fireplace, where you can enjoy the unparalleled view.

Don’t worry if every family member has a car or two, as the estate comes with a heated two-car garage and other garages, offering five additional spaces for your car collection. You can also scoot down the private path in your golf cart, and enjoy the serenity that nature brings as you make your way to the private golf club.

A historic dream ski ranch, Aspen, Colorado

Aspen is, of course, a dream destination for any keen skiers, so having your own retreat in one of these mountains would be a real treat not only for you, but your family and friends too. The largest, most private lot currently listed on Aspen’s Red Mountain, Erickson Ranch has been with the family for 70 years and is now on the market for HK$139,119,436. Built in 2002, the 6,800 sq.ft. home is nestled within 12 acres of land at the base of the mountain, facing South and Southwest boasting unrivalled vistas from Independence Pass to Mount Sopris.

The residence has seven bedrooms, five full baths and a partial bath, with contemporary design and an elongated construction designed to blend nature and living into one.

Your own fairytale castle in Normandy, France

This charming 19th century castle is nestled within 40 hectares of lush greenery including the remarkable landscaped park designed by Belgian landscape architect René Pechère. With such enchanting surrounds, it’s no wonder the Château de Bouelles has been a popular destination for weddings, and it can be yours at the right price.

Located two hours from Paris and easily reachable through the A28 highway, the castle has nine bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is accompanied by numerous outbuildings from a hunting lodge to a guest house and a caretaker’s house. There is also a tennis court, a swimming pool with pool house and a gym, ensuring occupants get to enjoy a high quality of living.

An exclusive address on Denarau Island, Fiji

An ocean lover’s paradise just 30 minutes to the world-class surf breaks of Tavarua and Cloudbreak, this 41,742 sq.ft. oceanfront compound is located within a private gated community on Denarau peninsula — adjacent to a championship golf course.

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the South Pacific, the pavilion-style private retreat has a central open plan featuring a living pavilion with chef’s island kitchen, and six bedrooms — each with their own private decks — including two master suites, as well as a separate media room and study. Everything is beautifully finished with natural materials, along with a heated pool, fire pit and skate ramp for occupants to enjoy.

Cindie Chan