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Haute Retreats is a world-class company, based in Venice Italy, an independent rental site that brings together the Best in the luxury villa rentals market in unique destinations, delivering memorable luxury experiences. Haute Retreats captures the very essence of a personal and exclusive travel experience by providing luxury villas to rent that guarantee a memorable vacation that meet high standards of a 5 Star Hotel.
“When you book a villa rental it iѕ not only the dеѕtinаtiоn in itѕеlf, but we рridе оurѕеlvеѕ оn реrѕоnаllу ѕеlесting аll оf оur locations fоr the соmрlеtе experience thеу hаvе to оffеr from the setting, villa manager, customer service, luxury facilities and amenities.”

Haute Retreats captures the very essence of a personal and exclusive experience by providing luxury villa rentals that guarantee a memorable and deep personal feeling for you and your party. Beyond relieving you of the stress of searching, suggesting and booking luxury villas, our team is customer centred and prides itself in providing each individual customer with the high class Haute Retreats experience that we are known and valued for globally.
With our unbeatable offers and diverse options across different locations, Haute Retreats by Sabrina Luxury Collection is your top choice for luxury villa rentals. The steps to planning an exclusive getaway are now very simple.

Our company is not listed in any of the large sites because we keep our service personalised and we don’t like to brand ourselves as a booking platform website we love to call us the hospitality brand. We are proud partners with . We launched in 2016 because we saw there were not sites where only ultimate villas and resorts where listed and the idea behind is to provide a collection of ultimate homes around unique locations where you can experience a luxury and memorable vacation. We love creating great connections with the professionals who welcome our guests in the different locations. We do our work with the heart of the real hospitality. Year by year we have raised and assist our guests with pride with one goal: exceed their expectations and create a memorable experience.

  Our unique luxury villa rentals service offers a premium value we offer you that exact home comfort you’ve always desired. We create also wonderful tailor made itineraries and experiences where we select unique activities, tours and luxury services.

We now live near Venice, Italy, in a small town with our two children, who were born here but lived in Costa Rica for four years and travel in USA. We have been meeting thousands of people, flying all over, driving miles/kilometres to always strive and provide the best travel experiences.

We are honoured to assist you with your travels.


Piccinin Sabrina CEO and Founder

Personal and Professional Life: Sabrina spent her formative years in Italy in a town 30 minutes from Venice, that is where she embarked on a career travel industry in 1993s. “During the 30s, my grandmother was the manager of a luxury hotel in Paris and my grandfather the bellman. This was a grand place where both the middle class and noble travellers chose to stay in this beautiful city. I was always excited to listen to my grandparents’ stories about their experiences while working there and all of the wonderful people they met. the queen of hospitality”. Sabrina started working for luxury hotels in Italy Venice area, Liguria Cinque Terre, the Lakes area and USA (Florida, Missouri and Massachusetts – General Manager and District Manager for Hyatt International) she was soon be known as “queen of hospitality”, she assisted celebrities like Sofia Loren during her career, politicians, top entrepreneurs, families from all over the world. She makes her guests feel at home wherever she works from. Sabrina has a passion since her early age, she had her first solo flight when she was only 16. After that between her hotels career and her studies, she is also an FAA commercial pilot with 650 hours of flight hours built in the USA, as a ferry pilot and explored from North to South, East to West USA. She moved and lived in Guanacaste, Costa Rica for four years, because she wanted to raise her children like Pieter Pan in Neverland and she gave a wonderful experience to them. She chose to live 5 minutes walking distance from Playa Conchal, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Central America. She decided to open a luxury property management company. She managed beautiful properties in the Potrero, Hacienda Pinilla, Flamingo and Reserva Conchal areas. Sabrina brought her experience as a Luxury Hotel Manager to the vacation rental market. Her skills include planning, knowledge of the 5 star standard of a luxury hotel, bespoke service during the holiday, check in and check out procedures, creating a memorable travel experience for you.

After traveling the four corners of the world as a successful luxury hotels general manager and the property manager for luxury villas in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, she is now back with her husband and her two children where she started her journey. She lives only 25 minutes from Venice. Sabrina loves the fact to live in between the Dolomites and the most beautiful city in the world: Venice. She lived many years in the USA, including Hawaii and Costa Rica, visited and traveled all around Europe and Central America (including Nicaragua).

Sabrina decided to strike out and created Sabrina Luxury Collection, a luxury travel brand, that includes Haute Retreats (exclusive private villas that are managed directly from the selected local teams and owners), Travel Luxury Villas (The official Blog), a hospitality/travel company that creates ultimate amazing Experiences in Italy and other wonderful destinations, giving her guests access to the most stunning properties and of course the ever “Dolce Vita” style not only in Italy but recreate the same hospitality atmosphere in each of property you stay.

Since its founding, Haute Retreats has become part of Upscale Living Magazine, St. Barts Blogs, Punta Cana Luxury Lifestyle and Clientele Luxury Partner.

Haute Retreats caters to different traveler preferences. The collection of luxury villa rentals has an unforgettable experience for everyone, from the cultural explorer to the trendsetter in search of the most popular destination. The collection also tailors to travelers in search of relaxation, a distinctly authentic experience, or those who enjoy coming back to the same experience.
Her vision for Haute Retreats experience is to be a unique luxury hospitality and destination expert that is the best company to experience the place and the time you travel.

“I believe that luxury is a state of mind and a lifestyle and this is reflected in our hearts” – Sabrina Piccinin

En los años que vivimos en Costa Rica… Gracias a la gestión siempre efectiva de empresa de Sabrina Piccinin, tuvimos la oportunidad de conseguir los mejores lugares de vacaciones en familia y con amigos. Unas villas espectaculares y con precios bastantes accesibles y competitivos. Recomendada 100% para planificar sus próximas vacaciones en cualquier parte del mundo.

Sabrina was great in helping us find a fabulous accommodation in the heart of Florence. She took care of every detail, followed up carefully and was very professional in every aspect of our interactions. Her standards are high, I highly recommend her and I plan to work with her again in the future.

My family contracted Sabrina to find villas for rent in Como on two separate occasions. She was very responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to do business with.
What I like the most about her is the fact she’s always on your side.

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The Sabrina Luxury Collection luxury travel brand was launched in 2012 when we lived in Costa Rica during a life-changing holiday of two weeks that became  four years life in the Pura Vida land.

When we arrived and lived there we realised we needed to bring and shared our experience in the luxury hospitality industry and luxury travel experience with the locals and to bring more discerning travellers in Costa Rica.

We loved Guanacaste very much and proud to call it home for four wonderful years. We saw that there were great luxury properties but few were offering a luxury experience to the travellers. In December of 2010 we launched Escape Vacation Villas offering the properties we were managing (at the beginning few beachfront apartments and than properties within Reserva Conchal resort and beachfront villas within Hacienda Pinilla) located in the Guanacaste area. We provided transportation to grocery shopping delivery to all of our guests and collaborating with the best professionals in the area. With Escape Vacation Villas we became the point of reference for exceptional properties and service in the Guanacaste area and we built an international reputation for exceptional service and always 24/7 on call service being also the property managers on site.

“En los años que vivimos en Costa Rica… Gracias a la gestión siempre efectiva de empresa de Sabrina Piccinin, tuvimos la oportunidad de conseguir los mejores lugares de vacaciones en familia y con amigos. Unas villas espectaculares y con precios bastantes accesibles y competitivos. Recomendada 100% para planificar sus próximas vacaciones en cualquier parte del mundo.” – Ariel Grullòn

We specialised in Costa Rica alone for four years, growing our team of experts there. Our repeat guests began asking us about suggestions for other destinations and if we could help them arranging their trips and vacations in other locations. So since we are experienced travellers, Sabrina Piccinin, the founder, worked in the luxury hospitality business for the last 22 years travelling and working in USA for Hyatt and Italy, we decided to launch Sabrina Luxury Collection in 2012 with few villas located in the St. Martin area. In 2014 we moved back to Italy (our home country) due to the fact that we wanted our children to attend the school in Italy. We became a point of reference for luxury travel. People reach us for suggestions about where to eat in Venice, where to stay in Costa Rica, what to do in Italy…and we are always happy to share our knowledge. Our office is located near Venice Italy, the setting is strategically near unique locations like Lake Como, Croatia, Tuscany, French Riviera that we travelled the last few years and always on the road to verify and inspect the villas and hotels listed in these locations for our clients. Sabrina the founder has more than 20 years experience in the luxury hospitality field, been a general manager for luxury hotels required her to always make sure to keep high standards in the properties she managed. check her profile here 

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