Category: Vacation Rentals

Cornish port offers the perfect base for a luxury holiday

Cornish port offers the perfect base for a luxury holiday

Situated in mid Cornwall, the Georgian port of Charlestown makes the perfect base for a Cornish holiday. Ideally place for visiting the whole county, whether you are looking for an activity filled break or relaxation and recuperation, everything you need is close at hand. For outdoors enthusiasts, there is access to The South Coast footpath
Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed

50 Nights in 50 Months with Oakwood

Oakwood celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with an array of exciting celebration campaigns centered on the theme of trust. One of these golden anniversary campaigns include the “50 Nights in 50 Months” contest, where visitors to the specially designed Oakwood Asia Pacific microsite can stand a chance to win 50 nights to be used

Luxury rental company creates Green Village on Anna Maria Island

The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, is a new development soon to get underway on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Island, created by the owners of the luxury vacation rental company Pineapplefish, Mike and Lizzie Thrasher. The Village will consist of 8000 square feet of retail space, including café and beautiful gardens, for Islanders and
Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Following a very successful property development in the UK, for their own home and with a keen eye for interior design and their love of everything old-Florida, British couple Mike and Lizzie Thrasher took all of their ideas and leanings to the USA. Here, they have turned some of the most wonderful buildings on Anna
Exclusive to A Luxury Travel Blog: 30% off at Elounda Solfez Villas

Exclusive to A Luxury Travel Blog: 30% off at Elounda Solfez Villas

We have a special booking code for readers of A Luxury Travel Blog who’d like to stay at the fabulous  Elounda Solfez Villas on the island of Crete (see special feature here). Valid until 31st October 2010, the code gives you a massive 30% discount on their usual rates for their 3-bedroom villas – and
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Exclusive excellence from Royal Villas Europe Just over 1hr from Geneva Airport: Chalet Chocolat Luxury and iconic wines from Penfolds South America’s first luxury camp: Patagonia Camp
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Craving for Travel: Celebrating Life’s Moments Check out the luxury spas portfolio from Johansens Rollable travel shoes (!) from Spare Pear Boutique chic from Villa Elena, Sicily
Minoan Trail competition from Elounda Solfez Villas

Minoan Trail competition from Elounda Solfez Villas

The wonderful  Elounda Solfez Villas on the island of Crete – which I visited in person and ran a special feature on earlier in the year – is running a Minoan Trail competition.  Solve the riddle on their website and you could be on your way to winning a fabulous 7-night stay in one of
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Virgin Holidays and Hip Hotels: vhiphotels.co.uk Swedish gourmet traditions from Grythyttan An idyllic farmhouse in North Cornwall Paradise in Goa from The Leela Kempinski Goa
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive  La Posada Villas with pools
New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

A new boutique holiday cottage has just opened in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. With Molton Brown cosmetics, beautiful decor and the option of a private chef, Moorland View offers “wall-to-wall luxury.” It’s made for lovebirds: romantic touches include a log fire, scented candles and a vintage copper bath for two. Complimentary membership of Bovey Castle
New opening: luxury apartment between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

New opening: luxury apartment between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

As regular readers will know, the last couple of months have been a particularly busy period for me as my wife and I have set up a new company, bought a luxury riverside apartment and kitted it out for holiday lets, all with a view to opening this coming Easter. The hard work has finally
Kendal Cottages: self-catering / vacation rental accommodation in the UK

Kendal Cottages: self-catering / vacation rental accommodation in the UK

As some of you will already be aware, the blog has had to take a bit of a backseat this last couple of months as I’ve been working on embarking on a new venture – Kendal Cottages – offering luxury vacation rental accommodation in the UK.  This week was a significant one  as we exchanged
Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Last October we were honoured to be the first guests ever to stay at the newly opened Elounda Solfez Villas. Situated high upon a hillside overlooking Elounda, this small group of properties raises the bar on self-catering accommodation to an entirely new level and comes with a stunning view over the whole of the Bay

A New Year... a new venture

Many of you will have noticed that posts on A Luxury Travel Blog have been rather thin on the ground this last month.  This is because I’ve been rather busy behind the scenes with something altogether different, but at the same time related.  We are in the process of buying a luxury self-catering property (that’s