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World Ski Awards & British Travel Awards
We've been shortlisted! Date: 28/07/15

Here at Firefly Collection we constantly strive to give the best service in the industry.   We are therefore delighted that we have been recognised in the industry by being shortlisted for not...

Morzine's latest luxury ski chalets
New for 2015/16 Date: 22/07/15

We are delighted to introduce two new fabulously appointed luxury ski chalets in Morzine for the 2015/16 ski season.   The White Valley Lodge, Morzine was just completed for the beginning of 2015...

Spotlight on: Lake Como
Mesmerising vistas & Italian glamour at its finest Date: 03/06/15

Nestled neatly in between the mountainous Swiss border and the fertile plains of Lombardy in Northern Italy, Lake Como has been synonymous with exuberant luxury and breath-taking scenery since the...

Unique Experiences at Firefly Luxury Villas
Ideas to create magical memories Date: 29/05/15

Staying at a Firefly Collection luxury villa is about more than just a luxury property. It is about the luxury experience and creating memories to treasure.   If you like to experience new things...

Best of: Luxury Villas Cote d’Azur & Provence
Discover our collection of breath-taking luxury villas Date: 27/05/15

Bordering the Mediterranean, the Cote d’Azur stretches along the coastline from the Italian border past Nice, onto St Tropez and beyond. This dazzling coast forms part of Provence and is renowned for...

Best of: Luxury Villas in the Country
Escape the hustle and bustle and relax. Date: 27/05/15

If you like to truly relax on your luxury holiday and escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy life, take a look through our collection of luxury villas in the country.   We have been...

Best of: Luxury Villas by the Beach
Secure yourself some summer sunshine Date: 26/05/15

Firefly Collection has an ever growing collection of carefully selected luxury villas ranging from quiet countryside retreats in Italy, 5-star hotel villas Greece, opulent party villas in Ibiza and...

Ibiza's Hottest New Villa
Villa Zia, Ibiza Date: 26/05/15

Firefly Collection is proud to add to its portfolio Villa Zia, newly completed ready for 2015.  This brand new luxury villa is located in the north-west of Ibiza and surrounded by idylic woodland...

Best of: Luxury Villas with a Chef
Take a gourmet adventure in your own luxury villa Date: 18/05/15

Doing the cooking and grocery shopping whilst on holiday is rarely on anybody’s wish list, especially for larger groups where catering becomes a major operation.   On holiday, there is nothing...

Chalet Shalimar, Zermatt
Newly refurbished ready for the 2015/16 ski season Date: 08/05/15

Chalet Shalimar, Zermatt is being newly refurbished ready for the 2015/16 ski season. Situated in the Winkelmatten area of Zermatt, Chalet Shalimar sleeps up to 20 people and is perfect for a large...

10 of Europe’s Best Luxury Ski Chalets in 2014/15
Our pick of the finest luxury ski chalets in the 2014/15 season Date: 14/04/15

Anna Sampson, Sales Manager at Firefly Collection picks her favourite Alpine retreats of the 2014 season. Read more for inspiration on the most exclusive and luxurious chalets in Europe.   BEST...

Introducing Villa Josephine, Lake Como
New to Firefly Collection in 2015 Date: 07/04/15

Firefly Collection is delighted to introduce the stunning Villa Josephine to our portfolio of luxury lakeside properties on Lake Como.   Listed in Vanity Fair magazine, as one of the greatest...

Skiing with Young Children
Our top tips to make skiing with children a breeze Date: 02/04/15

A skiing trip with small children can be a very stressful affair.   The logistics of getting children to and from their ski lessons can be a real challenge but get the basics right and the...

Luxury comes to Tignes
New luxury ski chalets arrive in snow-sure Tignes. Date: 01/04/15

Tignes has long been known for its world class high altitude skiing, which is linked to the neighbouring resort of Val d’Isere via the mighty Espace Killy ski area.   Unlike its glamourous...

Best of: Luxury Villas with Spectacular Views
Our selection of luxury villas with the best views Date: 28/01/15

Here’s our pick of some of our favourite luxury villas with the most spectacular views.   Perched high on the hill on the Côte d’Azur, on the south coast of France, overlooking the yachts and...

Spotlight on: Mykonos
Discover one of the most desired destinations in the world Date: 26/01/15

With an array of traditional white-washed cubic villas, picturesque Mediterranean beaches and welcoming tavernas, Mykonos is the jewel in the crown of the Cycladic islands. Located in the Agean sea,...

Think ahead to Christmas or New Year 2015
The rush for the best luxury ski chalets starts now Date: 14/01/15

As many of you seasoned skiers and snowboarders will know, the peak travel weeks of the winter ski season are Christmas, New Year and February half term, all of which are much sought after as they...

February Half Term Luxury Ski Chalets
Treat the family to a luxury ski holiday this February Half Term Date: 23/12/14

February Half Term Luxury Ski Chalets - Latest Availability. Here at Firefly Collection, we understand that family is the top priority. So now is the time to start thinking about treating the...

Best of: Ultra Contemporary Chalets
Check out our statement collection of ultra contemporary chalets Date: 22/12/14

Nowadays luxury is just not enough, it’s about making a statement. At Firefly we have a whole host of jaw dropping uber stylish pads that will ensure your guests are not only pampered to perfection,...

Our Favourite Luxury Chalets in Val d’Isere
The rise of the Val d’Isere super chalet. Date: 12/12/14

Val d’Isere is on the up. Not only is there a host of stunning luxury chalets to choose from, but there are also some new bars in town, to ensure your experience off the slopes is as good as your...

Breathtaking Luxury Villas on Lake Como
Firefly launches a new Lake Como collection Date: 11/07/14

Few places are as romantic as Lake Como, one of the deepest lakes in Europe, found 30 miles north of Milan and shaped like a wishbone, it has lured the wealthy and famous for many centuries. With...

Exciting New Properties in Val d’Isère
Check out our newest additions to the Val d’Isère collection Date: 02/07/14

A top international resort with some of the best skiing in the world and finest luxury Ski Chalets, Val d’Isère is certainly one of the big hitters in European skiing. Here at Firefly we’ve made some...

The ultimate experience in barefoot luxury
Check out our new villas on the Island of Vamizi. Date: 11/06/14

On Vamizi Island it’s not about the ordinary five star mods and cons, so don’t expect flatscreen TV’s or air conditioning – it’s all about barefoot relaxation and open airy rooms which catch the...

Fabulous new chalets in Meribel
Check out our newest additions to the Meribel collection Date: 04/06/14

Here at Firefly we're proud to introduce some exquisite new chalets to our Meribel collection.    From the beautifully rustic interiors at SHL Lodge to the bold and contemporary works of art at...

Italian living at its finest
Firefly Collection's luxury Umbrian villas Date: 29/05/14

Firefly Collection is excited to introduce to you the latest additions to our Italian collection.  A group of eight stunning 17th Century converted farmhouses situated on a private Umbrian...

Spotlight on: Courchevel
Get the low down on Courchevel Date: 23/05/14

There’s always a good chance you will spot a familiar face from glossy magazines or the TV in Courchevel. “Wasn’t that (insert name of billionaire socialite) in the restaurant?” and “I’m sure I’ve...

Spotlight on: Morzine
Take your family to the heart of the French Alps Date: 22/05/14

Some would say that Morzine is the perfect family friendly ski resort, due to its Alpine charm and first class facilities. It is - you could argue - neither too loud, nor too quiet. Lovely old...

Spotlight on: Corfu
Explore the unspoilt beauty of Corfu… Date: 22/05/14

It would be a big mistake to dismiss the Greek island of Corfu in your search for Mediterranean bliss. The truth is that most of this sun-baked, idyllic island remains utterly unspoilt and tranquil,...

Summer in the Alps
Have you ever thought about heading to the Alps in the summertime... Date: 16/04/14

Have you ever thought about heading to the Alps in the summertime? Amazingly, most people have yet to realise that there is a stunning, action-packed summer playground right on their doorstep. And...

Spotlight on: Val d’Isere
A look at one of Europe's most popular ski holiday destinations. Date: 15/04/14

Reviews of Val d’Isere rate it as one of the best mountain resorts in the world, and they’re not just talking about the excellent skiing. Well known for its stylish bars, first class accommodation...

Best of: Chalets with Playrooms
A selection of our favourite playrooms Date: 10/04/14

Ski holidays have always been popular with families and it’s important that everyone is kept entertained on and off the slopes. Whilst the adults can enjoy a spot of relaxation in the spa or...

Spotlight on: Cap Ferrat
Find the true spirit of the French Riviera… Date: 09/04/14

The thing about the ‘in’ place to go is that after a while its elusive glamour sometimes fades. But this is not so with Cap Ferrat. The spirit of the decadent characters who made the French Riviera...

Spotlight on: Bali
Learn more about the Indonesian island... Date: 07/04/14

A quick glance at any guide to Bali will dazzle you with images of serene Hindu temples, crystalline beaches and intense colours. It will also immediately get you planning a trip to this intoxicating...

Air Partner Private Jets – Fly in style
Take a private jet to one of our luxury holiday destinations Date: 03/04/14

Firefly Collection is delighted to announce our partnership with the world’s leading private jet company, Air Partner. Flying private jet with Air Partner is the perfect way to start and end your...

Necker Island - Now bookable by the room
Necker Island is available for individual bookings during April a... Date: 03/04/14

Necker Island, the exclusive private luxury retreat of Sir Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands, is usually only bookable for exclusive use, with the island taken as a whole. That’s we are...

Spotlight on: Verbier
Discover more about this up market ski resort in Switzerland... Date: 13/02/14

“I’ve just got back from Verbier” is one of those phrases guaranteed to annoy and impress at the same time. When someone says this, you just know that they have had a really great time. But what is...

Award Winning Luxury Ski Chalets
Firefly Collection's Winners Date: 19/12/13

Firefly Collection is proud to announce wins for several of our luxury ski chalets at both the World Ski Awards and the Conde Naste Johansens Awards for Excellence.  The World Ski Awards was held in...

Introducing Chalet Morzine
The latest addition to our Morzine chalet collection Date: 13/11/13

Chalet Morzine is a beautiful newly built luxury ski chalet, completed in 2013, and finished to the highest standards. The chalet comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests in over 350m2 of living space...

The world’s best luxury ski chalets
Sky's the limit... Date: 12/11/13

If you want your ski chalet to knock you off your feet with ‘wow-factor’, and to give you a luxury holiday you will never forget, then luckily for you, there’s a new crop of increasingly spectacular...

Experts in Childcare - Ski Chalets and Villas
Introducing Jelly and Ice Cream Date: 05/11/13

Firefly Collection is pleased to introduce our new partner, Jelly and Ice Cream, experts in providing childcare, allowing you to truly relax during your luxury ski chalet or luxury villa...

Romantic New Year Ski Break
Petite Marmotte Lodge, Courchevel 1650 Date: 16/10/13

Treat the one you love to a the perfect New Year escape at Petite Marmotte Lodge.  This little mountain hideaway is located right beside the piste and is available from 28th Dec - 4th Jan at a rate...

A stay less ordinary in Châtel
Chaletneuf du Tenne Date: 04/10/13

If you are fortunate enough to ski every year, it can be hard to find an extensive ski area, perfect ski chalet and also experience something a little different from the normal, luxury catered ski...

Enjoy the Festive Season in Style
Chalet Grace, Zermatt Date: 02/10/13

Turn Christmas into something extra special this year with a stay at Chalet Grace in Zermatt.   Who could resist relaxing in the luxurious suroundings of this world class ski chalet, taking in the...

New chalet alert!
Hot tub, sunny south facing views, 5 star service... Date: 20/09/13

Joining Firefly Collection - Luxury Villas and Ski Chalets for this season is luxury ski Chalet Digby, Verbier, sleeping 10.   Newly released, it still has availability for Christmas (£26,500), New...

February 1/2 term skiing
Still searching for a chalet? Date: 05/09/13

Luxury ski chalet, Chalet Solaris is located in the centre of Verbier and is available for February half term (16-23 Feb) at a rate of CHF 24,000.   Please speak to our sales team for more...

Newly renovated Chalet Lhotse, Val d'Isere.
Available for Christmas, sleeping 12 adults 4 children Date: 05/09/13

Rate: £41,900/ week, fully catered with 5 star luxury service and a whole floor dedicated to the spa area.

Shortest ski transfers in the Alps
The best resorts for a quick get away Date: 04/09/13

When considering a short luxury ski break or a luxury ski holiday with children, a short transfer time from the airport can really make all the difference to your enjoyment of the trip and to...

New Year availability in Val d'Isere
Chalet Kilimanjaro now available for New Year Date: 04/09/13

Luxury ski chalet Kilimanjaro has been renovated over the summer to sleep up to 10 people is available in Val d'Isere for New Year week at a rate of £32,500.  Call our sales team for more information...

Last minute deal on luxury villas in France
30% discount on all remaining September weeks Date: 04/09/13

Speak to our sales team for more details of these stunning villas - Villa Scorpio, Villa Les Sables and Villa Emerald

Les Voiles de St. Tropez
28th September - 6th October 2013 Date: 04/09/13

The 15th edition of Les Voiles de St. Tropez will be kicking off soon running from 28th September to 6th October 2013. Hundreds of amazing yachts will be taking to the water in style. If you want to...

Did you know?
Create your own customised ebrochure Date: 08/08/13

You can create your own customised ebrochures on our website to share with family and friends, of all the luxury villas or luxury ski chalets you might like to stay in.     Simply browse...

Sneak preview - Chalet de Glace
Brand new for 2013/14 ski season Date: 03/07/13

Chalet de Glace, Morzine - Sleeps 8 + 3   This brand new luxury chalet is in a spectacular setting with huge expanses of glass allowing you to enjoy fantastic views of the mountains.  Located...

Anyone for tennis?
Luxury villas with tennis courts Date: 27/06/13

With the Wimbledon Championships 2013 currently on, tennis fever hits its annual high.  Feeling inspired, people are dusting off their rackets and getting out on the court and warming up for...

New contenders - ‘best ski chalet in the world’
Luxury mountain living taken to new heights Date: 27/06/13

Just like super-yachts, each year sees the arrival of new ultra-luxury ski chalets which push the standards and levels of sheer luxury ever higher. Firefly Collection - luxury ski chalets...

New for 2013/14: Chalet de Glace, Morzine
Prices from £10,000-22,000/week Date: 19/06/13

New for 2013/14: Chalet de Glace, Morzine is located in a spectacular setting with huge expanses of glass, giving fantastic mountain views. In a ski in/out setting, fully catered and with private...

Spotlight on: Ibiza
Luxury villas in Ibiza Date: 13/06/13

For some Ibiza is known as a hedonistic party island with its laid-back vibe and cutting edge club scene. But there is so much more to Ibiza than that and much of the island is a million miles away...

Spotlight on: Côte d’Azur
Excellent destinations along this well-known coastline Date: 30/05/13

The Côte d’Azur, in the south of France, brings thoughts of delicious Provençal lunches enjoyed from luxury villas overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean sea, relaxing in the sunshine on the miles...

Find your own little piece of heaven...
Things are hotting up in the Mediterranean Date: 16/05/13

Read our latest newsletter to find out more about our heavenly luxury villas in the Mediterranean

Spotlight on: St. Tropez
A luxury world-class resort on the French Riviera. Date: 15/05/13

Think luxury villas and you think St. Tropez - it is a must visit destination for anyone who loves the Mediterranean.  Whilst almost certainly an essential destination for most A-listers, it would be...

Best for: Villas by the beach
See our favourite luxury villas for dipping your toes in the sea Date: 09/05/13

Here is a selection of some of our stunning luxury villas right by the beach.    Leave a comment and let us know where you'd stay?   Necker Island, BVI Roaring Pavillion, Jamaica Jiva Puri,...

Spotlight on: Marbella
Explore this fashionable European destination Date: 09/05/13

The wealth of opportunities available to you in glamorous Marbella is often under estimated.  Join the rich and famous, sipping cocktails and lunching in a trendy beach bar down in Puerto Banus or...

Firefly Collection expands to Greek Islands!
Watch this space for our luxury villas in Greece. Date: 08/05/13

We are very excited to include some more first class properties into our porfolio.  >> Villa Salina, Corfu in the well known up market village of Agios Stefanos, which comes with its own...

Best of: Cool Pools
View our favourite luxury villa pools Date: 02/05/13

We've put together some of our favourite pools from our collection for you to enjoy.     Leave a comment and let us know your favourite?   Bulgari Villa, Bali Necker Island, BVI Villa Olive,...

Spotlight on: Sète
Find out more about this little known destination Date: 02/05/13

Sète is a pretty fishing port in the South of France, also known as the Venice of the Languedoc region. Still a busy working port, visitors to Sète can enjoy strolling along ancient working canals...

Best gourmet experience – villas and chalets
Find out about Firefly Collection's gourmet villas and chalets Date: 18/04/13

For some, holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, skiing or relaxing by the pool in the sun.  For others, they are about all this but with a full gourmet experience thrown in. ...

Romantic ski retreats
View our romantic luxury ski chalets in France Date: 04/04/13

Do you feel like getting away skiing just the two of you but don’t fancy the idea of staying in a hotel?  These hidden treasures are the perfect solution for a romantic break, wedding anniversary or...

Châtel, France – the little known gem
View our luxury ski chalets in Châtel, France Date: 21/03/13

Châtel in France is a little know gem of a ski resort in the Abondance Valley, forming part of the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area which links with Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets and you can even ski...

St. Tropez this summer…
View our collection of luxury villas in St. Tropez Date: 20/03/13

With Easter soon behind you, your attention is likely to be turning to that much needed summer holiday.  Firefly Collection is pleased to offer a fantastic selection of chic properties on the French...

Firefly launches in Ibiza…
View our collection of luxury villas in Ibiza Date: 07/03/13

Ready for the beginning of the Ibiza party season, we’re very pleased to introduce some stunning new villas to our collection.   These party pads have so much to offer you may not even need to go...

Feb Half Term Special Offers on Ski Chalets
Huge savings on Feb half term week Date: 07/02/13

There is still some availability for February Half Term week at various ski chalets, many with huge price reductions.  Here are just a few to tempt you... Chalet Marco Polo, Val d'Isere -...

Luna2 Private Hotel joins Firefly Collection
If you thought you knew Bali, think again. Date: 19/10/12

We are delighted to welcome the spectacular Luna2 Private Hotel in Bali to the Firefly Collection.   What’s it like? Well to give you a clue, they describe it as the “cosmic launch-pad for...

Luxury Ski Chalets - Firefly style.
Finding your own private piece of heaven Date: 30/08/12

A ski vacation can be a tricky affair to get right. There are a multitude of factors which go together to make the perfect ski holiday, from the weather to the choice of ski resort and of course,...

Family-friendly luxury ski chalets
The secret to perfect family ski holidays. Date: 14/08/12

Ski holidays can be such a magical experience for children. For parents, however, it can be hard work dealing with all the logistics entailed. The queues to buy lift passes, the hassle of hiring...

New luxury chalets in Val d'Isère join Firefly
Our luxury chalet collection continues to grow. Date: 20/07/12

Without doubt Val d'Isère is one of the world's top ski resorts. The legendary Espace Killy ski area is simply vast and gives plenty of variety for all levels of skier. Whatever your standard, you...

Four new luxury ski chalets in Zermatt
Zermatt’s finest luxury ski chalets join Firefly Collection. Date: 13/07/12

Firefly Collection now includes the crème de la crème of Zermatt’s luxury ski chalets. We’ve searched high and low and sorted the wheat from the chaff to bring you four simply outstanding luxury ski...

Luxury Villas France
Find your perfect luxury villa in France Date: 12/07/12

The Côte d’Azur, in the south of France, conjures images of sparkling Mediterranean sea, sleek yachts, chic cafés and divine Provençal cuisine - and nowhere hits the mark quite like St. Tropez....

It's the details that make the difference...
That's the Firefly difference Date: 28/06/12

It's those little details, those extra touches of care and attention when the staff surpass your expectations that mean the difference between an ordinary chalet and a Firefly Collection luxury...

Take a 'flight' from Necker Belle
Glide over the reefs in a mini-sub. Date: 28/06/12

Take a flight with a difference on a mini-sub in the Caribbean?   Glide over the coral reefs in the specially designed mini-submarine available for daily charter for guests staying on Necker...

Firefly Launches Ski Resort Guides
Get the inside track on where to ski Date: 26/06/12

The Destination Guides give you the inside track on what each ski resort is like, where to eat and when to go.    Our ski resort guides help you choose which is the right resort for you and gives a...

Firefly Collection is on Facebook
Follow Firefly on Facebook and join the conversation Date: 26/06/12

I'm delighted to anounce that Firefly Collection is now on Facebook.    You can find our page by clicking on the 'Follow' link on the bottom menu. We will be posting news and pics of our...

Firefly launches Personalised eBrochures
Create a brochure featuring all your shortlisted properties Date: 26/06/12

You can now create a completely personalised brochure (PDF) which features all your shortlisted properties in an instant. Perfect for reviewing later when choosing which luxury villa or ski chalet...

The Firefly Collection is born
It's our birthday...but please, no presents. Date: 05/04/12

Welcome to the Firefly Collection.    We hope you like the new website. Here at Firefly HQ we love it, but it's what you think of it that counts, so please do share your opinions. We'd love to hear...