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12 Best Properties in Overseas Hotspots

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12 Best Properties in Overseas Hotspots

Looking for your ideal place in the sun? Look no further...


This week C&TH have found the finest properties in the most prestigious overseas destinations. Whether you are looking for a change of scenery to enjoy the sun or the opportunity to invest in a second home, we’ve found the best of the best on the market right now. From contemporary apartments to rural villas we have something for everyone in this week’s round up of  overseas hotspots…

Best overseas properties

Villa Mostaccini, Liguria

Villa Mostaccini Liguria Knight Frank

A beautifully restored 9-bedroom Italian masterpiece. This property is, without doubt, one of the most significant villas along the Riviera with its elevated and private position giving panoramic views over the town, over to France, and out to sea. Although extensively renovated the property still retains many original features with its high ceilings, open fireplaces, ornate archways and terraces. It has a professional kitchen that can cater for up to 200 guests, as well as offering separate guest/caterers apartment space perfect for large-scale entertaining. And what’s more, the home comprises more than 40,000 sq. m of private park, including a 15th century Watch Tower from which it is said Claude Monet painted some of his most famous works. Available through Knight Frank for €19.5m (approx.  £17.6m)

Villa Cannes, Cannes

Villa Cannes Christie's

This exceptional and contemporary 6-bedroom property offers buyers a rare opportunity to own a house in the heart of the Californie area, with breathtaking views of the bay of Cannes and the Esterel. This property is any jet-setter’s dream second home with its large reception and living areas opening onto terraces and immaculate grounds with pool and pool-house. This villa has the added benefits of an independent caretaker’s apartment, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, solarium, massage room, wine cellar, and car-port for 3 cars. What more could you want? Available through Christie’s Real Estate for €10m (approx. £9m)

Villa Daedalus, Mykonos

Villa Daedalus Mykonos

Located above Elia beach on international hotspot Mykonos, this stunning 6-bedroom villa offers breathtaking and far-reaching sea views over the Aegean Sea. The property has been luxuriously and elegantly decorated, and renovated to provide all the modern necessities for the most discerning homeowner. The rear of the property is made for parties with its large infinity pool and Jacuzzi alongside a modern dining area with a pool-side bar and BBQ. Where better to indulge in an unforgettable al fresco dining experience whilst enjoying the spectacular sea views. Available to rent through Beauchamp Estates from €12,100 per week.

St. Tropez

San Tropez Villa

A magnificent 5-bedroom villa located within a short distance from the centre of Saint Tropez. This new renovation of the villa has provided spacious and bright living accommodation, as well as giving each bedroom an en-suite and dressing room. Set in a stunning garden with incredible views over the sea, this property has all the holiday essentials including a swimming pool, pool house, wine cellar and even a boules pitch. Available through Knight Frank for  €13.65m (approx. £12.23m)


Villa Ibiza Sothebys

Located in the South of the Island, this picturesque 7-bedroom villa is the perfect home abroad for those who holiday with friends. Offering views over Cala Jondal, the villa is set in traditional Mediterranean landscaped gardens with an impressive fountain surrounded by orange trees. The previous owners have made the most of the property’s assets by adding solar panels to heat the main house and guest apartment water supply. The villa is most enjoyed when outside walking the gardens, taking a dip in the large pool or cooking up a storm with the built-in BBQ. Available through Sotheby’s International Realty for €7.35m (approx. £6.65m)

Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Quinta do Lago Portugal Villa

With picturesque views over one of Europe’s most prestigious golf resorts and within walking distance of a variety of leisure facilities and exclusive restaurants that offer spectacular scenery and fresh Mediterranean produce, this 5-bedroom property is in one of Portugal’s prime locations. Only 20 minutes’ drive from Faro airport, this stunning contemporary villa is surrounded by an immaculately landscaped garden. The real highlight of this property is the spectacular infinity pool which leads down to an external dining and entertainment terrace, kitchen and BBQ area. Available through Quinta do Lago Real Estate for €5.5m (approx. £5m)

The Beachfront Collection, St. Lucia

Beachfront Collection Villa St Lucia Caribbean

Designed by award winning architect Michaelis Boyd Associates, The Beachfront Collection at Sugar Beach is a collection of five luxurious properties, with exclusive access to a private beach with views of the Pitons, rainforest and the Caribbean Sea which can also be enjoyed from each property’s infinity pool. The collection of four and five-bed homes was built to showcase the natural beauty of white sand Sugar Beach, and they do just that. The ultimate luxury Caribbean homes – but be quick! Only 3 villas remain. Available through the Beach Front Collection, POA.

Villa 7 Samujana, Koh Samui

Villa 7 Samujana Koh Samui Thailand

Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence this year, Samujana in Thailand really does tick all the boxes for a luxury, indulgent overseas destination. There are twenty-seven unique private villas, ranging in size from three to eight bedrooms, each with ensuite. All villas feature private swimming pools, jacuzzis, landscaped rooftops, private cinemas, outdoor grills, fully equipped gyms, and more. With unobstructed views of the local surroundings these villas really are spectacular, and Villa 7 is one of the best on offer. Available through Samujana for $2.35m (approx £1.8m), also available to rent

Dorsoduro, Venice

Palazzo in Venice, Sothebys

Built by the ancient noble Orio family in the 14th century, this apartment is an exceptional piano nobile of an incredibly beautiful and historic palazzo. With gothic windows and extensive balconies looking onto the famous Grand Canal, this home is in the best location imaginable. The exquisite 3-bedroom property has been restored and furnished to the highest international level by Maison Brazet, whilst maintaining and enhancing its innately Venetian features. Spots like this rarely come onto the market, so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history. Available through Sothebys International Realty, POA 

Villa Putman, Morocco

Villa Putman Morocco, Christie's

Completely restructured and designed in 2001 by architect and interior designer Andrée Putman, this minimalist property is a masterpiece of clean lines and geometric forms. With 180-degree panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea, this one-of-a-kind 5-bedroom villa is arranged over six levels with spectacular sea-view terraces on every floor. The property boats the perfect space for entertaining as well as all the desired modern essentials such as a sauna, gym and infinity pool. Available through Christie’s Real Estate for €6m (approx. £5.4m)

Brickell Bay, Miami

Apartment in Miami, Brickell Bay

Located in the heart of Brickell this 4 bedroom penthouse offers stunning panoramic views of the bay below. Perfect for a weekend pad, the apartment is open plan and spread over one floor and offers the perfect space for entertaining guests. The resort style mezzanine hosts a heated whirlpool which is perfect for soaking up the warm Florida sun, and all penthouse owners have exclusive access to the 46th floor sky deck with pool, fitness centre and lounge, as well as 3 car valet parking. Available through Knight Frank for $3.4m (approx. £2.6m)

Cas Concos, Mallorca

Cas Concos Mallorca

This classic Mediterranean 5-bedroom manor house is in a beautiful setting amongst picturesque gardens with vast mountainous views. The property offers all the traditional features found in a villa of this specification; large fireplaces, beautiful tiled floors, typical stone walls and open plan living spaces. The idyllic scenery and position of the house are best enjoyed from the terraces to the rear of the property in the evenings with a large glass of Rosé. The property also offers a stunning outside pool and air conditioning throughout. Available through Engel & Völkers for €3.95m (approx. £3.6m)



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