Category: Vacation Rentals

5 top tips for fuss-free, fun-filled family holidays

5 top tips for fuss-free, fun-filled family holidays

Wondering how to budget for all the family vacation this summer? Or how to find the perfect holiday location and cater for an array of interests and selection of ages?  Don’t let that keep you from booking your perfect summer holiday; just think outside the box and consider a villa holiday instead! A villa can
Can green travel still be luxurious?

Can green travel still be luxurious?

The past couple of years have seen an enormous growth in green travel and eco-tourism, indeed it is now fairly fashionable to be going green. But can green travel really be luxurious? Absolutely. Long gone are the days of British green travel involving sitting in a field eating from a can of baked beans. Oh no, with the
Self-catering – the new way to experience a luxury break

Self-catering – the new way to experience a luxury break

Can a self-catering break compare to a stay in a luxury boutique hotel? Apparently so – and at a fraction of the cost. Times have moved on from the days when holiday cottages were booked from a brochure with just the star rating system and a postage stamp-sized picture of the front of the property to
The world's 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

The world's 4 most luxurious villa holidays, from VIP Villas

With so many holiday villas to choose from it’s a hard task finding four that can truly carry the word luxury in their description. This list courtesy of VIP Villas was narrowed first by destination because you may have a fantastic villa but, if the location isn’t just right, it can’t be called ‘luxury’. 1.
Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite name: Modernista Paseo de Gracia Agency: ChicRoom Barcelona Size of accommodation: 150 sq m Cost per night: from €760 What makes it special? Views over the modernist avenue Paseo de Gracia, original modernist elements from 1906 and its private spa. This 150m2 apartment has two rooms with one bathroom with chromo therapy system and
Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Longer, sunnier days and blissfully emptier slopes are no longer the only reasons to ski in March. Book a week in a selected chalet in one of the ‘big five’ ski resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Verbier, Meribel and St Anton through the independent ski holiday provider Powder White and you’ll receive a free iPad
4 luxury accommodation options in the Yorkshire Dales, UK

4 luxury accommodation options in the Yorkshire Dales, UK

The breathtaking Yorkshire Dales offer visitors an unforgettable holiday, short break or weekend away from the stresses and strains of daily life. Surrounded on all sides by stunning countryside, fantastic views and warm, welcoming people there is a vast choice of luxury accommodation available and below we have picked out a selection to tempt you:
Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

If you ever watched the film ‘The Holiday’ and thought about swapping your home for someone else’s, then read on. Luxe Home Swap is a site for savvy travellers where you can exchange your home for a short or long period of time with someone else, anywhere in the world. Swap with other stylish properties in major
5 luxury retreats in the Lake District

5 luxury retreats in the Lake District

The Lake District & Cumbria is a well known UK holiday destination with spectacular scenery and beautiful lakes and fells to enjoy. There are numerous things to do such as a lakeside walk around Derwent Water, a serious hike taking in Helvellyn, Skiddaw or Cats Bells, or perhaps a romantic boat trip along Lake Windermere or Ullswater. The
The most luxurious places to stay in London during the Olympics

The most luxurious places to stay in London during the Olympics

For those who have been lucky enough to get tickets the London 2012 Olympics the next challenge for most is going to be finding a place to stay. With many of London’s top hotels already be claiming to be fully booked I have decided to look into a number of different options which still have
Aikwood Tower: the epitome of understated luxury

Aikwood Tower: the epitome of understated luxury

Forty miles south of Edinburgh, set in the idyllic landscapes of the Ettrick Forest lies Aikwood Tower – a newly renovated 16th Century border peel tower set on the ancient hunting grounds of Mary Queen of the Scots. The surrounding area is fast becoming a hot spot for pheasant shooters and fishers in the know,
2 new luxury boltholes added to Sheepskin collection

2 new luxury boltholes added to Sheepskin collection

Stylish self-catering company, Sheepskin – which you may recall from my review of The Music Mill in the Peak District earlier this year – has expanded its collection into the Cotswolds with the luxurious Chescombe Lodge and has also added Nantwen a cosy bolthole for two in Pembrokeshire. Chescombe Lodge, an indulgent space for four
Win a week's stay in a luxury vacation rental

Win a week's stay in a luxury vacation rental

If you quite like the idea of winning 7 nights in a luxury vacation rental in Bali, Costa Rica or Italy, plus $3,000 towards airfares, get yourself along to the Flipkey blog where they’re running their own “flippin’ awesome vacation giveaway”.  (FlipKey, in case you’re not already familiar, is a vacation rental website owned by
Dewsall... for the perfect countryside Christmas

Dewsall... for the perfect countryside Christmas

Escape to the wild winter countryside of unspoilt Herefordshire and book your Christmas at Dewsall Court. This beautifully furnished, unique house has a relaxed feel about it so you can unwind as soon as you walk through the door. Surrounded by 1000 acres of Duchy of Cornwall land, winter walks can be part of the
The villa rental industry in 2012

The villa rental industry in 2012

When it comes to luxury, private villa holidays are difficult to beat. Imagine yourself lounging by the fountain in the courtyard of your Marrakesh riad… or skiing directly into your chalet in the Alps. Though the global economy remains in a tumultuous state, luxury travel seems to have escaped the brunt of the beating, and
The future of luxury travel

The future of luxury travel

Although the recent financial crisis has certainly much affected the travel industry, the luxury traveler is alive and well. But according to the initial findings of a current global research project for the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), their tastes are changing. Based on the predictions and identified trends in “The Future of Luxury Travel, A Global Trends