Category: Vacation Rentals

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Exploring Barbados from your luxury villa base

Located in the eastern Caribbean, there is little question as to why Barbados is such a popular location for holidaymakers seeking a slice of heaven.  When you team that with a luxury vacation rental property you really are looking at creating the holiday of a lifetime with memories that will endure forever.  From one of […]

10 best luxury retreats in Cape Town

10 best luxury retreats in Cape Town

Often referred to as South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town has become the destination of choice for holidaymakers, families, couples, honeymooners and many other travel groups. This city lies along the coast, boasting not one but two oceans. Home to iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Long Street and Robben Island, world-class […]

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

Top 5 reasons to book a luxury ski chalet

For some, booking a hotel when they go on vacation is the only option that crosses their minds. Force of habit often means that some do what they’ve always done when they’ve gone away. So, The Hotel Splendide it is. Don’t get me wrong, staying in 5 star hotels is an indulgence and often a […]

Andalusian insights: the luxury of silence

Andalusian insights: the luxury of silence

“Let us have the luxury of silence,” Jane Austen, “Mansfield Park” With constantly beeping phones, demands from offspring, the rhythmic ping of notifications and constant hum of home technology, it can sometimes feel like we are being constantly attacked by the gnat-like pecking of noise. Our lives are faster and fuller than ever before and, […]

5 reasons to choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation

5 reasons to choose holiday rentals over hotel accommodation

With a plethora of great hotel and self catering options to choose from, it’s often hard to know which to go for you when deciding on your next holiday. So what are the advantages of choosing a self catering holiday villa or apartment over a hotel break for your next stay away? Value for money […]

The Lodge, Verbier

5 of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets

Five-star opulence is just the beginning at these five luxurious ski chalets. Expect exclusive locations, impeccable service and amenities that put them a cut above the rest. After an exhilarating day on the piste, you could be coming home to your own private spa, dance floor and open fire. When you stay at one of […]

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Disney World has always had global appeal, the much-loved cartoon characters brought to oversized life are popular with children and adults alike. There is probably not a parent on the planet that hasn’t had the heartstrings tugged by a kid that just wants to see Mickey, Pluto and friends.  To be fair, it is a […]

Why Croatia is becoming the next luxury villa destination

Why Croatia is becoming the next luxury villa destination

Sitting in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia was missed as a holiday destination for many years. As if it were invisible, people were unaware of the stunning scenery, temperate climate, crystal blue waters and long sandy beaches.  However, Europe’s best-kept vacation location secret has finally got out, and with real gems like Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia has […]

Julia Roberts Split Croatia

Julia Roberts in Split: the latest in a long list of celebrities who can’t get enough of Croatia

Croatia, officially the world’s best country of 2017, has been attracting a long list of celebrities, with the latest being Julia Roberts, accompanied by her cinematographer husband, Daniel Moder. The beautiful famous couple elected the incredible city of Split as their chosen Croatian destination. Meanwhile, Croatian luxury travel agency VIP Holiday Booker has experienced an […]

Top 10 luxury things to do on your Orlando trip

Top 10 luxury things to do on your Orlando trip

A holiday to Orlando is high on many people’s bucket list. With such famous sites as Disney World and SeaWorld, it is easy to see why. This is prime luxury holiday territory, so it is little wonder the desire to go to town is high for many travelers. There are so many fabulous things to […]

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

Short stay: The Rosebery Aparthotel, Clerkenwell, London, UK

When attending the World Travel Market, I stayed in a studio apartment at The Rosebery from Supercity Aparthotels. Situated on Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell, the accommodation is within easy walking distance of two Underground stations – Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines) and Chancery Lane (Central line). This meant I could get to […]

Dubrovnik luxury villa in Croatia reasonable price

Top 6 destinations for an affordable luxury villa in Croatia

Did you know that on 2nd November 2017 Croatia was voted the best country in the world in the 2017 World Country Awards? It is also ranked in the Rough Guides’ top 20 beautiful countries in the world; although this is not surprising given its vast range of incredible sights, which include wonderful beaches, charming […]

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Short stay: Chestnut Cottage, Arbor Holiday and Knightcote Farm Cottages, Warwickshire

Our latest stay was at Chestnut Cottage close to the wonderfully-named village of Bishops Itchington – a VisitEngland 5 Star Gold Award property located just a short distance from the M40 motorway in Warwickshire, and listed on the Premier Cottages website. Premier Cottages’ collection features almost 1,000 four and five-star self-catering cottages across the UK. […]

Villa Samudra view of beach

12 incredible beachfront villas in Bali

Everyone’s talking about Bali right now and no wonder – it was voted TripAdvisor’s number 1 destination for 2017 and, for sure, the never-ending coastline of sandy beaches is one of the reasons why. We’ve already explained why renting a villa in Bali is the most popular type of accommodation so now we’re going to […]

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Top 5 Easter holiday ideas for families

Sadly the Summer holidays are approaching an end and the nation has the prospect of the cooler winter months ahead. Therefore I think there is no better time to plan some exciting activities and family adventures for some of the next big holidays in 2018 to look forward to. The sheer pleasure of knowing you […]

Villa 1880 Batu Belig

6 unique holiday villas in Bali that offer something extra special

Bali is home to an abundance of holiday accommodation in all shapes and sizes, with everything from budget hotels to 5 star hotels and resorts. The often popular accommodation choice, however, is to rent a luxury villa in an area best suited to your type of trip – and there’s plenty of villas in Bali, […]

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