Category: Vacation Rentals

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel is known as ‘the millionaire’s playground’ but what can you really get for your money? I have been holidaying in Courchevel since I was a child, and now, selling it as a ‘go to destination’ for my high net worth clients, I have seen it evolve over the past 20 years, today, you can […]

5 things to look for in a ski chalet this Winter

5 things to look for in a ski chalet this Winter

It’s almost that time of year again for the age old dilemma of where to go on your ski holiday; so many choices; should it be catered, self catered, hotel or chalet, or maybe even an apartment? If you’re choosing to go down the chalet route this winter (a route which is becoming increasingly more […]

Why stay in a hotel when you can rent an apartment?

Why stay in a hotel when you can rent an apartment?

It is no secret that vacation rentals have become increasingly attractive to travelers compared to traditional hotels. Today, more travelers than ever have stayed in a vacation rental as an alternative to a traditional hotel during the past two years. But what about you? Ask yourselves why a hotel when you can rent an apartment? […]

"St. Moritz of the Orient" - Japan's Niseko ski resort

“St. Moritz of the Orient” – Japan’s Niseko ski resort

Niseko was coined the “St. Moritz of the Orient” by insiders in the 1960s, but the area still remained seriously under the radar until the ’90s. Now 2014 Niseko is the place to be this coming season. Think Champagne powder, night skiing and snow rafting, or maybe a reindeer sledge followed by a dip in the hot springs. […]

4 money saving tips for post-Summer sun in Andalusia

4 money saving tips for post-Summer sun in Andalusia

While summer in sunny Andalusia lives out its full term and autumn arrives sublimely, we’re all aware of the abrupt, unofficial end of summer that comes with the close of August and the children’s return to school. For those with a bit of flexibility, September and into October is possibly the best time of year […]

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

There’s a competitive streak afoot in the luxury ski chalet world – it was ever thus, every year, someone with more money than a lottery winner ups the ante, adds a new “wow” factor feature to an already amazing residence and raises the bar, newly defining what constitutes the ultimate luxury accommodation. There are no […]

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Kat Judge, along with her husband Al, runs the chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays based in Morzine, France. They offer truly exceptional catered Alpine chalet holidays to their guests. Ever since Al and Kat met at a fancy dress party in Stoke Newington in 2006, they talked about moving from London to the Alps to […]

Top tips for the perfect holiday house party with friends

Top tips for the perfect holiday house party with friends

Who doesn’t love a party? And I’m pretty sure anyone reading A Luxury Travel Blog likes travel as well… A growing segment of the upward trend in private vacation rentals is down to group travel for friends and families looking for that special place to celebrate that special occasion – or simply any excuse for […]

5 of the best ski chalets for a Summer holiday

5 of the best ski chalets for a Summer holiday

When the snow melts, revealing a lush green world and totally transforming the vistas that had skiers giddy with excitement, a whole new world awaits the summer visitor as the mountains metamorphose into a playground for activities of a different kind, which don’t all have to be energetic, the roof of the world is a […]

The ultimate guide to Paris Fashion Week: the best places to eat, drink and sleep

The ultimate guide to Paris Fashion Week: the best places to eat, drink and sleep

When it comes to fashion, we will always have Paris. The City of lights wears a merit-worthy crown as the queen of the fashion world. Paris is the last but certainly not the least of four major fashion weeks that take place during the fall. Paris is always final and definitive voice of the season […]

Short stay: Three Glens, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Short stay: Three Glens, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

At the start of our mountain bike / island hop adventure in Scotland, we stayed at the Three Glens – an eco-getaway in unspoiled Dumfriesshire, overlooking the village of Moniaive and with beautiful 360-degree views of rolling green hills. This luxury eco house benefits from ground source and solar thermal heating, with an air heat […]

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Ok, you’ve made your pile through sheer talent, skill, luck, inheritance and you’ve acquired the des res of your dreams, would you want to rent it out to the hoi poloi? One can only guess at the motives of the following celebs who have done just that, do they have an urge to demonstrate to […]

Advantages of the long term luxury let

Advantages of the long term luxury let

Everybody loves a summer holiday and rightly so. But this same fact sometimes makes a quality, immersive stay in an enriching location somewhat elusive in these peak months, when even a supposedly “off the beaten path”¯ location can become a bit too well tread. Particularly for the Baby Boomer generation and parents with an “empty […]

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: Luxury Bali Beach Retreat, Bulung Daya, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: Bali Luxury Villa Collection, Bulung Daya Location: Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 480 square metres with a garden of 3,500 square metres Cost per night: from $550 per night What makes it special: Leave stress behind in this luxury beach retreat set in a pristine wild landscape, far from the crowds, with a 33 metres long […]

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada's best lodges

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada’s best lodges

Canada is a country that evokes a sense of untouched landscapes and pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife, where pure mountain air blows across crystal clear glacial lakes. There is no better way to experience this tranquillity than with a stay in a luxury lodge, and Canada has some indulgent options for those looking to do […]

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

A luxury lodge nestled in a spectacular New Zealand mountain backdrop

Tucked away behind large private grounds and with a breath-taking mountain backdrop is Mountain Range Luxury Lodge. Even though the lodge sits just on the outskirts of the Lake Wanaka, New Zealand township, when at the lodge you feel like you are a million miles away from anywhere. Lake Wanaka and the Wanaka township is […]

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