Category: Vacation Rentals

Special feature: Fisherman's Retreat, Seahouses, England

Special feature: Fisherman’s Retreat, Seahouses, England

Last year  we stayed at Coastal Retreats‘ five-star self-catering Fisherman’s Retreat in Seahouses in Northumberland  in the north-east of England. This traditional coastal hideaway is a 17th Century grain store in the oldest part of Seahouses, a traditional British seaside town famed for its picturesque harbour and fish and chips restaurants. The property can sleep […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Unparalleled service from The Executive Connection Get the low-down from Dolce Vita magazine Discover the Caribbean’s finest with Definitive Caribbean Luxury villa rentals from Villas of Distinction

St. Kitts Vacation Club from Marriott

St. Kitts Vacation Club from Marriott

A new vacation club from Marriott, which shares its facilities with the St. Kitt’s Resort and the Royal Beach Casino, has opened in the West Indies with one quarter of its proposed 88 villas. The villas have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, king beds and oversized soaking tub, full kitchens, and separate living and dining […]

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

The Japanese-style residence that goes by the name of Stargroves Villa, on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, is in fact owned by Mick Jagger.   The 6-bedroomed beachfront property offers wonderful views of scattered islands for a typically weekly sum of $16,000. Now you can truly can get satisfaction by relaxing like a […]

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. in The Sunday Times Top 100

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. in The Sunday Times Top 100

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. has over 150 properties across the island of Mallorca, with 40% already sold for this season.  The company  contines to improve standards in luxury villa rentals working closely with its suppliers and listening to  its customers’ feedback.  It’s perhaps no surprise, therefore, that  it made it on to The Sunday Times Top […]

Westin is heading for Avon, CO

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas are to come to Avon, Colorado in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced. The  former will be a 235-room full service hotel and resort facility and is  already under construction, slated to start operations for the 2008 ski season. This […]

Anantara Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Anantara Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Anantara Resort Palm Jumeirah is one of two prestigious new Dubai properties added to the Anantara family, set to open in early 2007. The property, while featuring cutting edge contemporary architectural forms and design, will incorporate Anantara’s signature look and feel and impeccable service to ensure the maximum in luxury for its guests. The resort […]

Premier Cottages 2007

Premier Cottages 2007

The new 2007 brochure from Premier Cottages arrived in my post today. Premier Cottages is a dynamic association of cottage owners that was established 9 years ago and today represents more than 850 cottages in the UK & Ireland. To request a copy of brochure, simply telephone +44(0)1271 336050, fill out  the form here,  or […]

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo is a luxurious lakeside retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. A mixture of glass and concrete, these uniquely-designed three-level apartments combine the expertise of architects Mason and Wales with the interior design know-how of Jewell Cassells. Adding to the sense of space are floor tiles that continue from inside to outside, and balconies with views […]

Ski Verbier

Ski Verbier

The 2006/2007 Ski Verbier brochure is out. They have sourced four beautiful new chalets for the forthcoming season: Chalet Cheyenne, Chalet Chineur, Chalet Entre Ciel et Terre and Chalet Dahlia.   For those who prefer to travel beyond Verbier, the back of the brochure has a “further afield” section, courtesy of sister company CV Travel.

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The […]

Scottish salmon fishing on the Bighouse Estate

Scottish salmon fishing on the Bighouse Estate

Roxton Bailey Robinson are offering the discerning traveller the chance  of a fishing  stay on the Bighouse Estate, an area of around 60,000 acres in the wilds of northern Scotland. The week-long experience includes fully catered accommodation at a luxury lodge at the mouth of the River Halladale. The area is currently enjoying record numbers […]

Paris Luxe Apartments and the Da Vinci Code

Whether visitors want to embrace or escape Da Vinci Code mania in Paris, they can book in advance and reap the rewards of incentives with this  ultimate hotel alternative. The new ParisLuxeApt.com website lets visitors experience Paris their way. The photos, lifestyle property descriptions, objective reviews, mapped locations, and other essential information will make visitors […]

Gallery Residence, Istanbul, Turkey

Gallery Residence, Istanbul, Turkey

A former textile store has been converted to a luxury boutique hotel in Nisantasi, Istanbul’s hippest district. The all-suites Gallery Residence is a unique alternative to hotels, apart-hotels and serviced apartments. Owned, created and run by the architect Yalcin Saglikova, the hotel’s name and concept are inspired by the world of art. The hotel’s  twenty-one […]

Anns Hill in Bridekirk on the edge of the English Lake District

Anns Hill in Bridekirk on the edge of the English Lake District

A new luxury  self-catering establishment has opened near Cockermouth in Cumbria.   The 18th Century Anns Hill is situated just outside the Lake District National Park, away from some of the touristy parts of the county, and has just been given a five-star  classification from Visit Britain. One of the highlights of the newly renovated […]

Ritz-Carlton's new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

Ritz-Carlton’s new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

The currently uninhabited island of West Caicos will welcome a new resort in early 2008. Construction of a 125-suite boutique resort is underway with more than half of the villas in phase 1 already sold. The island is just 20 minutes by boat from Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The West Caicos Reserve will […]