Category: Vacation Rentals

New to southern Thailand: Casas del Sol in Koh Tao

New to southern Thailand: Casas del Sol in Koh Tao

With a desire to offer a refreshing new definition of the luxury beach bungalow experience, Casas del Sol has officially opened on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand. Created by Australian Interior Designer, Christina Saenz de Santamaria, Casas del Sol are five individually designed beach villas that offer self-catered accommodation in an ideal location of

Luxury Accommodation of the Year in the Scottish Hotel Awards

Earlier this month, you may recall we reviewed The Chester Residence in Edinburgh’s West End. News just in is that the hotel has been named ‘Luxury Accommodation of the Year’ and ‘Serviced Apartments of the Year’ at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011, held at the Thistle Glasgow Hotel. Graham Wood, co-owner with his wife Gillian,
Top luxury villas in Costa Rica versus luxury resorts

Top luxury villas in Costa Rica versus luxury resorts

There used to be a time in Costa Rica when vacation rentals were just a way to save money by families or friends traveling together, and packing in as many people as possible into a house. But not any more! In the last 8 years, there has been an explosion of high end, luxury villas
5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

5 great luxury Cape Town ideas

The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, put the city firmly on the map for many travellers wanting to explore the Mother City, opening the gateway for luxury travel in particular. As one of the world’s premier travel destinations, it is no surprise that Cape Town is hailed as one of
Special feature: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh, UK

Special feature: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh, UK

We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at The Chester Residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, where we stayed in a 2-bedroomed Mews Apartment (apartment 7/2 on Rothesay Place). The Chester Residence consists of 4 Georgian townhouses in a peaceful location and yet just a short walk from Edinburgh’s many attractions and shops. We arrived
New vacation home on Anna Maria Island

New vacation home on Anna Maria Island

Mintfish is the latest and exclusive vacation home from Pineapplefish Luxury Villas on Anna Maria Island. A fantastic and luxurious 4-bedroom waterfront rental home on Anna Maria Island, Mintfish enjoys an incredible waterfront location with spectacular views across Bimini Bay. A single-storey, spacious rental, the open plan living area has large picture windows looking out
5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

5 fabulous experiences in Mexico

The 6,000 plus travel advisors surveyed for Virtuoso’s annual Lux Report have selected Mexico as the number five international travel destination for 2011 – and for good reason. Mexico has long delivered incredible value and rich luxury opportunities to travelers worldwide. Here are five lavish experiences in Mexico sure to surpass the expectations of even
3 romantic getaways for the perfect UK Valentine’s Day

3 romantic getaways for the perfect UK Valentine’s Day

We’ve been contacted by Interflora who are looking for you to share your Valentine’s Day tips.  Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite. Romance by the riverside in beautiful Cumbria Kendal Holiday Cottages Ltd. has a luxurious apartment in Kendal, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, that opened less than 12
5 top tips for luxury travel on a budget

5 top tips for luxury travel on a budget

Many travelers dream of a luxurious holiday but believe they simply can’t afford it. In fact, there are many easy ways to extend your vacation budget, enabling you to afford more luxury than you might think. Here are some insider tips to get you started. 1. Flexibility Be flexible with your travel plans. Consider traveling
Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

The small town of Andermatt is regarded as an Alpine gem enjoying expansive views along the valley floor but as yet has remained relatively undiscovered. It is currently being transformed by Orascom Development into an exclusive international carbon free resort comprising a car free village complete with six hotels, 25 private villas, 490 apartments and
Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk
Predictions for the luxury villa industry in 2011

Predictions for the luxury villa industry in 2011

Luxury Retreats has previewed trends in the villa rental industry since it started gathering statistics at the beginning of the last decade, and views 2011 as a bellwether year for an overall upswing in travel. “Not only have we seen the luxury villa market bounce back from the deepest valleys of the recession, but the
Top 10 most beautiful villa rental locations on the French Riviera

Top 10 most beautiful villa rental locations on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has long been one of the most sought after destinations for those seeking the warm sun and azure waters of the Mediterranean. Since the mid 19th Century the region, when the region was ‘discovered’ by the Victorians, the French Riviera has been a playground of the rich and famous. Cannes Cannes, with
Le Chardon Mountain Lodges - Val d'Isere

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges - Val d'Isere

Val d’Isère renowned as one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the Alps. Having just returned from the resort, I can see why it is so popular. I stayed at Le Chardon Mountain Lodges in Val d’Isère; a brilliant location set in a truly picture postcard setting high above the main town. The transfer is
Win a stay in a magnificent villa at Elounda, Crete!

Win a stay in a magnificent villa at Elounda, Crete!

Remember Elounda Solfez Villas which I reviewed just over a year ago?  Well, now’s your chance to stay there, too! Participate in the “Go Solfez” campaign and you could win a 7 night stay in an Elounda Solfez three bedroom villa, for 6 people. All you have to do is subscribe to their brand new
New luxury destination on the coast of Mauritius

New luxury destination on the coast of Mauritius

xDomaine de Bel Ombre on the southwest coast of Mauritius launches as a major new tourist destination, offering a diverse range of activities, facilities and accommodation options for visitors who want to experience the authentic and natural beauty of Mauritius. Starting at the foothills of the rugged mountains characteristic of the south coast and tapering