Here are eight Mandarin Oriental addresses to aspire to this summer!  

Hand-picked private homes in some of the most exclusive destinations in Europe are now part of the Mandarin Oriental group’s slew of sensational stays.

If like us, you’ve stayed at a Mandarin Oriental property (my favourite is the one on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris), then you’re probably a fan of the famed fan.

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Each Mandarin Oriental property has a fan designed to capture the essence of the location as well as symbolise the oriental roots of the group. This one is from the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai. Image: Shutterstock/Arnold OA Pinto.

The group that’s known for offering an exquisite experience in exclusive addresses, has now announced a brand-new branded collection of the world’s finest luxurious private villas and mansions. They promise that these will be handpicked for their outstanding quality and sought-after locations, and provide exceptional service and experiences in keeping with the legendary hospitality of the brand.

Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes is being launched across Europe in partnership with StayOne, ‘the like-minded community allowing luxury travellers to experience the finest one per cent of homes’. You can pick from a Georgian-style manor house in a 600-acre private estate in the heart of the Cotswolds, to idyllic beach-front villas in the South of France and the Balearics, including a jaw-dropping villa on its own private island!

A home with a view like this can be yours this summer.
A home with a view like this can be yours this summer. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

What makes the offering even more enticing is the impeccable service provided by a team who have been meticulously trained by Mandarin Oriental and who have exceptional local knowledge and insights of each destination, ensuring a truly exclusive experience for guests.

Mandarin Oriental and StayOne have worked together to identify and select only the finest homes in the most popular leisure destinations, each having been subject to a rigorous quality and safety checks, befitting of the Mandarin Oriental brand. The homes have been selected to suit different customer needs with the best locations chosen for secluded intimacy, family-friendly attractions, and party scenarios.

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The lap of luxury and insider access, what more do you need for a luxury vacay?Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

What to expect when you check into a Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Home

Exceptional homes:

Inspected by StayOne and Mandarin Oriental to ensure the utmost quality and safety standards, as well as prime locations within top leisure destinations.

Exclusive homes:

Only accessible via the Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes platform.

Dedicated personal concierge service:

From initial booking right through to departure, a dedicated concierge will be on-hand 24/7 to assist with pre-arrival requests and to arrange local experiences and transportation.

Private, on-demand culinary experiences:

An in-house private chef approved by Mandarin Oriental’s culinary experts will design bespoke menus based on your preferences and local seasonal produce.

Luxurious housekeeping:

Daily service that meets with Mandarin Oriental’s exacting housekeeping standards.

Family-friendly experiences:

Special arrangements for children of all ages with amenities/equipment and customised child-friendly local experiences.

Thorough hygiene and safety standards:

All homes undergo rigorous health and safety audits, including increased hygiene awareness in response to COVID-19, overseen by Mandarin Oriental’s risk management team.

Luxurious amenities:

From opulent bathrobes to sustainable bamboo toothbrushes, a suite of amenities unique to Mandarin Oriental will form part of the villa experience.

Exclusive benefits for Mandarin Oriental regular guests:

Special experiences are provided for members of ‘Fans of MO’; the group’s guest-recognition programme.

The globally respected Mandarin Oriental, which operates 36 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries, is one of the first luxury hotel groups to extend their offering to the private home environment and provide a tailored holiday experience for guests. They have launched with these eight hand-picked homes and plan to extend the collection to many more soon.

Ibiza, Spain

Tagomago Private Island

This villa is the sole residence on a stunning 148-acre Mediterranean private island, just minutes by boat off the east coast of Ibiza. The island is a protected area for local birds with fantastic walking trails and a historic lighthouse. Rental includes private boat transfers and access to water sports. Sleeps: 10 guests.

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The villa on Tagomago Private Island is comfortable and chic. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

The Palms, San José

A breath-taking clifftop escape, surrounded by pine trees and olive groves offering spectacular, 180° views of Ibiza. Situated on the quieter south-west coast of the island, often favoured by those seeking a little more privacy. The villa boasts a large infinity pool, outdoor fitness area and giant chessboard. Sleeps: 10 guests.

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The Palms, San José gives you the Ibiza vibe straight from the sofa! Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

Villa Lagarto, Jesús

A newly refurbished property within a premier gated community overlooking Ibiza Town. The villa offers a quiet haven, minutes from the best nightlife with uninterrupted views all the way to Formentera. The view can be enjoyed from various sunlit terraces, alfresco dining areas or the stunning infinity pool. Sleeps: 8 guests.

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Style and sumptuousness combine at the Villa Lagarto Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

South of France

Villa Oxygen, Grimaud

Perched above the bay of Saint-Tropez, this is a truly peaceful and contemporary luxury retreat, perfect for families within the private, gated community of Domaine of La Baie. The large swimming pool is surrounded by a beautiful sundeck overlooking the bay. Sleeps: 10 guests.

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Letting the sunshine in at Villa Oxygen. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

La Maison vue de Saint Jean, Èze-Mer

This magnificent villa sits atop the heights of Èze in the French Riviera. With stunning 360° views of the surrounding landscape and the medieval village of Èze, it’s just 15 minutes from Monaco. The beautiful, terraced gardens feature a large infinity pool and jacuzzi whilst the villa itself is flooded with natural light. Sleeps: 12 guests.

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With a view like this, will you even step out? Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

Mallorca, Spain

Villa Puesta del Sol, Port d’Andratx

This cliffside villa offers magnificent views off the west coast of Mallorca; minutes from the exclusive Port d’Andratx, considered one of the loveliest harbours in the Mediterranean. Breath-taking sunsets can be enjoyed from every bedroom suite or whilst bobbing in the large infinity pool. Sleeps: 10 guests.

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Wait for the spectacular sunset in this gorgeous space. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

Ca’n Miquelet, Deià

An enchanting private oasis in the heart of the Sierra Tramontana, a World Heritage Site, this traditional Spanish villa is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. Sitting on the hilltop above Deià, a Mallorcan town famous for attracting literary and musical talent, the estate comprises 32 acres filled with orange, grapefruit and olive trees and offers some of the most spectacular sunsets on the island. Sleeps: 8 guests.

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Enjoy fruit orchards and food for thought at Ca’n Miquelet. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

The Cotswolds, UK

Cirencester Estate

Nestled in the heart of a 600-acre estate within the charming town of Cirencester, this grand Cotswolds manor has been tastefully constructed in Georgian style, offering a magnificent country retreat with all the modern comforts. The well-groomed grounds include a heated outdoor swimming pool, private lake with sauna and yoga deck, tennis court and hidden outdoor bar. Sleeps: 20 guests.

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Feel to the manor born at Cirencester Estate. Image: Courtesy Mandarin Oriental.

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Peter J. Bates in conversation with Jill Kluge, CMO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group