20 2013

Vacation Rentals With Private Chefs

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Want your very own Michelin-trained chef for a week? How about a fresh seafood barbeque at your command or impromptu Thai cooking lessons? These 10 TripAdvisor vacation rentals let you indulge in your very own private chef in locales that range from beachfront to country escape to mountain ski trip. Now that’s a vacation that cooks!

 

 

Villa Sanyanga – Phuket, Thailand

 

Villa Sayanga

Villa Sayanga

  • Seven bedrooms
  • Starts at $920 per night
  • Villa Sanyanga’s in-house chef, Lily, is regularly complimented in the villa’s TripAdvisor reviews for her great service and cooking skills.  Her and her assistant’s services are included in the rental rate, while the groceries are charged at cost price. Lily, a former Thai cooking teacher, specializes in Thai food but can also do a wide range of Western dishes. Bonus: she’ll also put on a poolside BBQ and happily provide tips on cooking Thai food.

 

 

Villa Tania – Bali, Indonesia

 

Villa Tania

Villa Tania

  • Three bedrooms
  • Starts at $485 per night
  • This is a staffed villa.  Breakfast is included in the rental rate, while lunch and dinner can also be arranged.  You have the choice of ordering from the villa’s a la carte menu (all food is then made in-villa by the private cook) or make requests.  The staff and chef will source all ingredients and prepare meals for the guests in the villa.  The specialty is Indonesian fare, but they’re great at anything from seafood and sushi to barbeque and vegetarian. Oh, and be sure to try the chef’s piña colada.

 

 

Heinz Julen Loft – Zermatt, Switzerland

 

Heinz Julen Loft

Heinz Julen Loft

  • Three bedrooms
  • Starts at $5,324 per night
  • The catered price includes full breakfast, afternoon tea, Perrier-Jouët champagne, a selection of canapés and a four course dinner with a changing wine pair every evening, plus an open bar. You’ll be served by a dedicated team consisting of a Michelin-trained chef and an experienced chalet host.  Bonus: guests here receive a day of gourmet ski guiding where a local guide will show you Zermatt’s best mountain restaurants.

 

 

South Point villa – Galle District, Sri Lanka

 

South Point Villa

South Point Villa

  • Three bedrooms
  • Starts at $500 per night
  • The private chef services come on top of the rental rate, but listen to what you get:  the chef at South Point specializes in seafood, including fresh lobster, crabs, prawns and catch of the day, in addition to a number of barbeque options.  Tummy grumbling yet? You have the option of ordering from a la carte menu of over 60 dishes or you can make special requests.  Seafood is purchased directly from the local fishing boats each day, while ingredients from the villa’s 12-acre plantation – including herbs, tropical fruit, tea, coconut and cinnamon – are used in a lot of the recipes.  Bonus: ask the chef for cooking lessons. They come at no extra cost.

 

 

Chalet 715 – Chamonix, France

 

Chalet 715

Chalet 715

  • Seven bedrooms
  • Starts at $457 per night
  • A chef is provided on an ad-hoc basis as requested during the summer months.  During ski season, a comprehensive catering service is included in the rates.  This includes a continental service with cooked options, afternoon tea and cakes after skiing and then a 3-course gourmet dinner from the experienced in-house chef. It’s a broad international menu but one night per week, expect local Savoyard cuisine with fondues, raclette and local meats.

 

 

Silent Waters villa – Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

Silent Waters Villa

Silent Waters Villa

  • Ten bedrooms
  • Starts at $14,500 per week
  • The Silent Waters in-house chef does continental, nouveau Caribbean and Jamaican cuisine.  And feel free to host a party. Dinners can seat up to 54 people and buffets can host up to 150. The chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner each day – services are included in the rate, but groceries are an additional cost.

 

 

Villa Falchi – Tuscany, Italy

 

Villa Falchi

Villa Falchi

  • Six bedrooms
  • Starts at $771 per night
  • As you can probably guess, the cuisine here is typically Italian and predominantly Tuscan, using exclusively local and fresh ingredients. Bonus: arrangements can be made for cooking lessons or demonstrations at the villa and a meal can be prepared upon arrival if you’d like.

 

 

Villa Cambaras, Cote D’Azur, France

 

Villa Cambaras

Villa Cambaras

  • Five bedrooms
  • Starts at $410 per night
  • The chef’s services at this 1830’s chateau near Cannes come on top of the rental rate and is tailored to the group’s request. Less time cooking means more time for Cannes.

 

 

Monarch’s house – St. Andrews, Scotland

 

Monarch's House

Monarch’s House

  • Eight bedrooms
  • Starts at $1,929 per night
  • Rates for Monarch’s House include your very own private chef for breakfast each morning, in addition to 3 separate 4-course dinners each week.  The focus is on local ingredients and the chef, who has worked at the property since 2001, tailors his menu according to which ingredients are available.  Sample dishes include Noisettes of Perthshire lamb, Grampian chicken, Fillet of Scottish Salmon, strawberry cheesecake, banoffee pie.

 

 

Luxury villa – Crete, Greece

 

Luxury VIlla Crete

Luxury VIlla Crete

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Starts at $170 per night
  • Rates for the private chef come on top of the rental rate and vary according to your requirements and requests.  You can order from a set menu or make special requests and the chef specializes in local cuisine created using local ingredients.  Bonus: the villa also offers a wine set menu, created to complement the chef’s various dishes and consisting of local wines.  And cooking courses can also be arranged at an extra cost.

 

To find more vacation rentals with private chefs around the world, head to the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals page and select ‘private chef’ in the amenities filter in your search results.  You can also filter by a number of other amenities, including private pool, private tennis courts, ocean or mountain views, fireplace, hot tub and more. TripAdvisor now features more than 400,000 vacation rentals around the world.

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