Villas in South Korea

Villas in South Korea

Villas in South Korea

Stylish countryside and urban villas in South Korea

Visit spectacularly diverse South Korea and encounter dazzling cityscapes, shimmering beaches and breathtaking vistas in rugged national parks with lush foliage all located on the same peninsula. The 750 miles long South Korea peninsula is flanked by China on one side and Japan on the other. It takes a little over two hours to fly from the capital Seoul to Shanghai or Tokyo! With a range of gorgeous properties clustered in central areas like Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island and Gyeongju, you will find yourself within easy driving distance of stunning natural wonders, breathtaking scenery and historical sites situated within the gorgeous surroundings of national parks. The spectacular hikes of Bukhansan are just a 20 minute subway ride from central Seoul. Plan a perfect day trip to explore majestic peaks and rugged valleys and surround yourself with the peace and extraordinary natural beauty of Bukhansan National park which is a haven for hikers. Spend the day exploring nature before returning to Seoul for a chic, sophisticated dinner and rest at your stylish Seoul rental home away from home. Wake up the next day and enjoy all that the bustling metropolis of Seoul has to offer in terms of cultural heritage, stunning palaces and stylish boutique shopping.

Stunning island getaways for small groups

Several of the fully equipped, spacious and tastefully furnished island villas on Jeju Island have balcony views and a garden plus a pool and are located within easy driving distance of the legendary pristine beaches and coastal trails that are a paradise for hikers. This is where craggy islands are framed by lush vistas and where waterfalls gleam and sparkle in an unforgettably majestic volcanic landscape. Beach and nature lovers and hikers alike, will find Jeju to be an exquisite paradise with the hike up the 2000m Mount Hallasan offering unrivalled views over breathtaking scenery from the top of an active volcano. With a range of fabulous 2 - 10 hour hiking trails you will be able to see all of Jeju island from a spectacularly unforgettable vantage point before returning to your villa to relax.

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South Korea for history and heritage enthusiasts

South Korea has so much to offer lovers of spectacular heritage sites, palaces and temples. Head to the coastal city of Gyeongju and discover a rich heritage of cultural and historical sites and ruins dating back thousands of years. The gorgeous Bulguksa temple is a world heritage site, while the National Museum houses an astounding collection of artifacts that give visitors a unique insight into the region’s cultural roots. Be sure to visit Andong Hahoe folk village located 110 miles south of Seoul and 100 miles north of Busan and enjoy spending time in an intriguing, traditional village that has UNESCO heritage status where ancient local customs remain intact. The stunning Buddhist temples of old Seoul are a must see for history lovers!

South Korea for the stylish and fashionable

Seoul is a dazzling modern, metropolitan capital city that boasts an eclectic mix of modern, high rise architecture, pop culture, glittering night life, beautiful parks and exquisite historical palaces and temples. The vibrant city is a bustling urban hub, rich in museums and art galleries and replete with chic restaurants and stylish boutiques.The cool shopping district of Gangnam and the impeccable street style of Seoul’s fashionable inhabitants will suit the stylish and fashionable traveler with an eye for beautiful design and fashionable eateries.

South Korea boasts more than 200 types of kimchi on the menu!

Top 7 travel tips in South Korea

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

Marvel at the ancient pavilions and grandeur of this impressive, stunning historical palace situated in an exquisite compound that includes two museums, beautiful ornamental gardens and some of the grandest architectural sights in all of South Korea’s capital city.

2. Haendae Beach, Busan

Just 40 minutes by train from the dazzling coastal city of Busan and you will find yourself on the shimmering sands of Haendae Beach, considered one of South Korea’s most beautiful beaches famous also for exquisite sunsets. Try Sumininae restaurant for it’s delectable grilled eel and fresh caught clams and sip a sunset cocktail while enjoying the splendid ocean view.

3. Explore Seoraksan National Park

Consider rising early and taking a day trip to hike and experience the majestic peaks and rugged valleys as you surround yourself with the peace and extraordinary natural beauty of Seoraksan National Park situated 95 miles north east of the capital, Seoul. This natural gem is a top destination to view spectacular fall foliage in South Korea. The exquisite Beakdamsa temple at the highest point of the mountains provides an unforgettable backdrop for fall photography and is known for it’s thousands of stone pile formations.

4. Regional Culinary Delights

Enjoy world class street food in Seoul at the labyrinthine 5000 stall Gwangjang Market, one of the oldest traditional markets in South Korea where Tseobokki spicy rice cakes and mung bean pancakes are a must. Meanwhile Jeonju is regarded as the food capital of South Korea. Be sure to try the famous local rice dish called Bimibap! Umu is a delicacy and culinary highlight unique to the island of Jeju. This pudding is made from red algae harvested locally by women divers. Head to Jagalchi in Busan to experience Korea’s largest fish market where you can enjoy Korean sliced raw fish, a Busan speciality.

5. Busan Tower and Gamcheon

Busan tower in the port city of Busan offers a magnificent view of the harbor and the glittering modern architecture of the city while Gamcheon culture village is a revitalized, former slum where houses are painted in vibrant, bright colors where you can wander tiny, picturesque streets with steep stairways.

6. Rice Paddies of Darengi Village

In Dareangi Village, Namhae, about 90 miles south of Busan, beautiful green, heritage rice paddies nestle against the lush hillsides of Seoljeulsan mountain. Visitors can enjoy the rice paddy festival that takes place in spring where traditional farming methods are on show.

7.Visit Bukchan Hanok Village

Bukchan Hanok Village is a unique historical site in Seoul where about 900 houses built in the theatrical, Hanok architectural style retain their ancient 600 year old beauty. Bukchan has an ancient and magical atmosphere and is nestled in the picture perfect hills between the famous Gyengbok and Changdok palaces. Step back in time into this peaceful, historical gem hidden right amidst the modern day hustle and bustle of South Korea’s thriving capital city.

FAQs: Villas in South Korea

Which types of facilities can you typically find at the villas in South Korea?

Among the facilities you can find on Holidu, it can be said that the villas in South Korea have everything that travelers search for! Here, the villas generally have a variety of amenities, the most popular being: air-conditioning (82%), balcony (73%), and internet (73%)...Not bad, right?

How are the reviews for the villas in South Korea?

According to Holidu, most villas in South Korea receive a rating of less than 4.5 stars. If this criteria is important for your trip, it will be necessary to pay a little more attention to the scores.

Are the villas in South Korea suitable for vacations with children?

Judging by the Holidu database, 50% of villas in South Korea are suitable for families with children, it will therefore not be difficult to find the perfect villa for you and your family.

Are the villas in South Korea suitable for travelers who wish to take their pets on vacation?

Certainly! In South Korea, 41% of the villas accept them, 50% even have a garden!

Do the villas in South Korea tend to have an internet connection?

Certainly! According to last year, 73% of villas in South Korea have internet connection. It is therefore no problem, you will be able to access your emails and favorite social media sites at any time!

What is the average price for villas in South Korea?

According to Holidu, there don't seem to be many villas in South Korea that cost less than $100 a night.

Do the villas in South Korea typically come equipped with a pool?

For sure! Based on last year, a large portion of villas in South Korea are equipped with a pool. It's the ideal destination for you to spend the summer months! 45% even have a barbecue!

Are the villas in South Korea suitable for stays with a big group or better for an escape as a small group?

According to last year, 82% of villas welcome small groups of up to four guests. Approximately 73% of the villas here include at least two separate bedrooms. South Korea is the ideal destination for families of four!

At the villas in South Korea are you able to have a beautiful view and spend time outside?

73% of villas have a balcony or terrace, and 45% have a view, but since this does not represent the majority so availability can be limited. If this is important to you, you should start your research early, and use the filters to be sure to find the villa perfect for you. However, 50% of villas in South Korea have gardens, where you can enjoy the outdoors. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 45% of the villas have them.

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