Category: Vacation Rentals

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

The Australian countryside is home to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife experiences. Parched, red desert sands stretch through the centre; the top end swelters beneath lush jungle canopies; and of course, the iconic coastline creates endless opportunities to surf and swim. It has all the ingredients to make up a [...]

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

With the Easter weekend fast approaching you’ll no doubt be weighing up your travel options for this year’s holiday treat. The hours of research needed to find the perfect destination and the right accommodation can be more than a little overwhelming. Hardly seems worth it for yet another tourist trap experience. What if you could [...]

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Mariek Anselme is the Co-Founder of A.M.A Selections, the new premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. Mariek currently resides in the South of France near Cannes. Although half French and half American by birth, Mariek grew up moving quite often and has lived in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. [...]

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

If there’s one style of accommodation that sets New Zealand on the very highest plateau of comfort, it’s its famous lodges, invariably owner-run and often found in stunning hideaway locations. Many have a historic pedigree, others having a more contemporary flair, but all offer ideal roosts for those planning to explore the country. Bridge & [...]

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

You’ve booked the chalet, the flights are organised, likewise the ski hire and lift passes. It’s all very exciting and soon you’ll be on the slopes having the time of your life. One aspect sometimes taken for granted is the actual location, the mountains. One of the great things about a ski holiday in the [...]

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

We all know that hotels and chalets have upped their standards to create ‘foodie’ experiences; guests now get the opportunity to take cookery classes, go out with the chef and source their own truffles, pick their own fruit and veg and, in some cases, receive a certificate about it for bragging rights back home. ‘Foodies’ [...]

Private ski chalet or luxury hotel? The pros and cons in a nutshell

Private ski chalet or luxury hotel? The pros and cons in a nutshell

On the face of it, let’s acknowledge that both options are rather good. Luxury status should afford you a high standard of accommodation, fine dining and excellent facilities at the very least. The differences start to show when it comes down to the service. The clue is in the title. A private ski chalet offers just [...]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the [...]

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

I sit, poolside, high above the stupas and spiraling towers of Borobudur, set back on the dense, lush hillside, of this Javanese valley. Framed by volcanoes, distant mist, and undulating paddy fields: calm and spiritual silence descends. We’ve arrived, via Jakarta, to a place rich in history, drop-dead smoldering beauty and untold promise. And this is [...]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly [...]

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

Win a fabulous 2 night stay in Malibu!

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Privé Luxury Rentals is giving away a free 2 night stay at their Modern Malibu Hills Estate in Malibu, CA the weekend of Aug 22 and 23 in the summer of 2014. This is the prime time to enjoy the perfect weather, surf, and beaches of Malibu [...]

Discovering the magic of Venice

Discovering the magic of Venice

Have you considered a trip to Venice this year? If you have, look up VeniceApartmentsItaly.com which offers a number of luxurious apartments in Venice’s historical centre, many with canal views. Apartments serve as a great alternative to hotel accommodation, offering greater privacy and independence, as well as more space, usually at a much more competitive rate. Among [...]

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

It’s a New Year and what better way to start 2014 than experiencing something fresh and new. This year, why not look beyond the tried and tested luxury hotels and bed down somewhere different. The home of eccentricity, we’ve scoured the breadth of Britain to give you our finest selection of the country’s unique and [...]

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

It is not easy organising holidays abroad and finding activities which will make everybody happy. The whole family is enthusiastic but each member wants something a little bit different. Arthur, five years old, is after loads of fun and is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower. But his sister Mary, who is nine, would like [...]

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Revealing its predictions of the 10 best holiday rental destinations in 2014, AlphaHolidayLettings.com believes that owners and agents letting holiday properties in Europe are in for a prosperous year with no fewer than seven European destinations dominating the top ten. However, based upon 2013′s visitor enquiry and booking trends, Dubai, a city renowned for its year-round sunshine, luxurious [...]

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

We take a look at some seriously attractive luxury ski chalets with price tags that won’t break the bank but will elevate you to millionaire status for the seven precious days that you are there. Skiing is definitely not a poor man’s pastime – everybody knows that – it’s pretty much a case of supply and [...]

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