When booking your holiday rental, you receive a personal attention from our Destination Specialist or directly from the owner. We fully engage with you in advance in the finer details of your experience and guarantee no booking fee and the best rate on the market.

Unique Properties, Unique Stories

“Unique Retreats” is more than just a collection of fine rental properties, it is a collection of stories which you, our guests, can connect with. Our quest for quality properties and refined service exemplifies our mantra for your enjoyment.

You ~ Our Guests

It is not about luxury any longer, what is fundamentally important to us is that our properties are about soulful and emotional stories that create connections and deeper experiences for you as guests. It has to be rare, unique, intimate and authentic!

Popular destinations

Here’s a selection of our most popular destinations

A perennial favourite and no wonder!
One of the world's go-to destinations!
Lake Como
The Lakes
Italy's secret getaway for the rich & famous!

Featured properties

Every one of our properties comes with a unique story

Why book with us?

  • Handpicked selection

    Our portfolio is strictly on invitation and we have personally inspected each property to ensure our standards are met.

  • Exclusive membership

    Earn points with each booking, get benefits and redeem them with enticing experiences during your holiday.

  • Unique stories

    Each of our properties has a unique story for you to be a part of. Discover yours!

  • Best rate guaranteed

    We also accept payments with Amex, Visa , Master cards and more and do not apply a booking fee.

Villa Shambala ~ Bali

Kirana Villa - Thailand

Our service

Experience the finest homes & most personalised service

our service

One-of-a-kind homes & personal service from the experts. Are you a discerning traveler, do you want that special experience? Then Unique Retreats is the company of choice for you!

With Unique Retreats you can select a specifically designed unique home with an amazing story that will suit your individual needs and bring that “je ne sais quoi” to your trip.

Not everybody has the same dreams, goals or affections. Some of our guests love drinking chilled cocktails from a villa set right on the beach and swimming across an infinity pool as the sun sets across a silent sea. Others prefer to be set back in the hills overlooking thousand foot vistas and drinking red wine from local vineyards. Let us help you tailor that special experience.


We are grateful to receive the feedback from previous Guests about our service and the properties. It means a lot to us all!

Our collections

Pick your holiday theme and browse our portfolio. You can also speak to one of our Destination Specialists for greater insights.

Lake Living

Lake Living

Lake Como and Lake Lugano are two lakes very close together on and across the Swiss border. Lake Como is Italy's most iconic lake and famous for its celebrity owners.


Wedding Venues

More and more people are getting married abroad and for good reason. Travelling is more extensive and life's experiences becoming more varied.


Beach Holidays

On or near the beach! Perhaps with a little kite surfing, scuba or deep sea fishing too?


    Unique Rural Retreats

    Luxury rural retreats provide quiet space in beautiful surroundings. Local wines, fresh foods, far vistas and country lanes.


    Family Holidays

    With the baby boomers and Gen X now seeing growth with extended families, villa holidays are a great way of enjoying celebrations to the full.


    Pet Friendly

    More and more people are traveling with their pets. We know most people won't fly with their pets, but car travel is on the increase and we want to let your pet getaway too!

    Inspire me!

    More than a blog, our “Inspire me!” magazine brings detailed and hands-on experiences, insights and inspirations in the most sought-after destinations.

    Thailand’s Remarkable Rivers

    Thailand’s rivers have played a significant role in shaping the habitat and livelihood of the people in Th…

    Health and wellness experiences in Thailand

    Thailand is the ideal destination for anybody seeking a health and wellness holiday. The south-east Asian countr…

    Thailand’s traditional sports

    Thai people are great sports enthusiasts and sports fans. Thailand sports play an integral part in the life of e…