Ker & Downey specializes in personalized family-friendly safaris. After 25-plus years of planning and perfecting, we are finally sharing our top five picks for the perfect South African safari for the family.
Spend one week soaking in the tranquil beauty and rich culture of Colombia on this private Colombia Quick Getaway journey. From Medellin to Barichara, exclusive-use accommodations and personalized discoveries await you at every turn.
Escape to the remote reaches of Iceland on Ker & Downey’s Private Iceland Luxury Tour. Designed with privacy in mind, this unique getaway features private villa accommodations, personalized adventure, and unbelievable luxury.
Enhance your safari exploration with a stay in one of our favorite private villas in Africa. Each space is designed with guests of all ages in mind, and brimming with the comforts of home.
Sometimes it is hard to get away, but we all need a break once in a while. It’s easier to make that happen when you are in a place that is truly awe-inspiring. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite places to unplug with your family before, but here are even more places to unplug – with or without family. Amanzoe Private Villas, Greece Is there anything more idyllic than the Greek Isles? You’ll find complete tranquility at Amanzoe, Greece’s first Aman property and most exclusive getaway on the Peloponnese. Hilltops covered in olive trees, views of the turquoise Aegean Sea, […]
Ker & Downey’s picks for the top luxury villas around the world for your next private getaway. Belmond Rio Sagrado Villas, Peru Built to resemble a rural Peruvian village, the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is set among lush gardens along the Urubamba River, creating a tranquil hideaway in the Sacred Valley. Its two opulent villas rise out of a riverfront wildflower garden and can each accommodate four to six people. From there, your group can explore the Sacred Valley on horseback, indulge in a massage at the Andean-style Spa Mayu Willka, feed the hotel’s baby alpacas, or take the train to […]
When the only thing you need is sea views and sandy beaches, look no further than these luxurious beach villas. Itz’ana, Belize At the end of the year, Itz’ana will open its doors to guests. It’s located in Palencia, just miles from one of the healthiest and largest reef systems in the world. We recommend a stay in the two-bedroom beach villa. It has a beachfront deck with a private plunge pool that looks out onto the sandy beach and sea beyond. Trancoso Private Villa, Brazil Located in the exclusive gated community at Nativos Beach, the Trancoso Private Villa harmoniously […]
Whether you want to get away this holiday season or spend it with your entire extended family, these are our top villas for the holidays. Check out more of Ker & Downey’s favorite holiday villas here. Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Scotland The Killiehuntly Farmhouse is what modern design dreams are made of – a 17th-century Scottish farmhouse set on a 4,000-acre farm in the Scottish Highlands that’s been lovingly restored with hues of grays, bare wooden floors, curly sheepskins, and simple design. It’s the perfect retreat for a family getaway as the four-bedroom house can be rented on an exclusive-use basis and […]
Ker & Downey’s most notable villa vacation spots are ideal for the entire family. If you’re considering getting away, consider these villa vacations. Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman Take in the dramatic views from the private villa Beit Musandam, set on a stretch of beach that looks out onto the Gulf of Oman. A wine cellar, private gym, yoga studio, swimming pool and live-in butler round are exclusively yours, with activities on the tranquil Musandam Peninsula or in the comfort and privacy of the villa possible during your stay. Grootbos Villa, South Africa Nestled in the indigenous Fynbos landscape of the […]
In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world. The breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. It’s designed to draw the outside in. To begin with, an open layout with a wall of glass doors can be completely pushed open. This effectively blurs […]