Villa living began in Roman times as grand country houses for the upper classes. Villas were often productive estates, almost villages in themselves.
Villas became walled, fortified, and even more self-sufficient, as the empire collapsed, and later many working villas became monasteries.
A Villa from the Renaissance onwards increasingly came to mean an upper-class country house, rather than working estates. Over time, the word villa has come to mean a free-standing house in its own gardens.
If you looking for an upscale garden property in Germany, Southern Europe, Latin American, or the North American West Coast, it may be listed as a villa.
Villa in Binz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Villa Schwanebeck in Binz, on the island of Ruegen, Germany welcomes you to a wonderful stay in their comfortable rooms and suites with excellent amenities including cable TV and seating, some with minibar and WiFi. With a location just 50 metres from the long sandy beach your are perfectly situated for the best holidays at the Baltic Sea, and they feature a wellness suite with sauna, large whirlpool jacuzzi, massages and pleasant relaxation areas. Villa Schwanebeck serves a rich buffet breakfast in the morning, it's the perfect way to start the day, and in the evening the restaurant nourishes with the most delicious dishes, come for an unforgettable stay with a great team, it's all here.