Category: Vacation Rentals

Sardinia wealth taxes

Sardinia wealth taxes

The government in Sardinia has  revealed that it’s planning to impose punishing wealth taxes on billionaire visitors such as Princess Caroline of Monaco  or Roman Abramovich (owner of Chelsea football club) who come to the island. Second homes  belonging to foreign visitors will attract a special council tax, and there will be  stiff new taxes
Villas of Morocco

Villas of Morocco

Live like a prince in Morocco! Villas of Morocco combines unparalleled services with a breathtaking collection of villas. Their unrivalled experience brings together the warmth of spirit that is at the heart of Moroccan home and culture, with a striving for excellence. Each of their villas needs to meet the highest level of comfort, style,
Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Looking for a place to stay when you’re next in Naples, FL?   Well, the only waterfront hotel in downtown Naples – the Bayfront Inn on Fifth (until recently a Comfort Inn) – has dropped its nationwide chain to go solo as a boutique hotel. Part of this transformation sees the addition of the Bayside
Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

One of the last family-run oceanfront hotels on the fashionable west coast of Barbados, Little Good Harbour is located in a tranquil fishing village just north of Port St. Charles. The accommodation consists of  a cluster of luxury cottages, nestled around a central swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. This charming island hideaway is  home
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel – developed by the Abu Dhabi based Aldar Properties – in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on the Dubai highway will not only be a landmark for the capital of UAE but also Dubai, the real estate hub of UAE. The hotel was opened last month with 110 rooms and 24
Be a Montana cowboy!

Be a Montana cowboy!

The ultimate Montana “cowboy” experience is a four-night package at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. This Relais & Château hideaway consists of luxurious  log and cedar cabins. For $3,870.80 per couple, you will get a luxury cabin (including taxes), meals, drinks and all on-ranch activities.   You will also be taken on an all-day
Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

The Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is proud to present their spectacular new villa, Wescamp. Wescamp Villa has breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean beyond and the magnificent grandeur of Table Mountain. All five rooms have spectacular views of the natural wonders that make Cape Town a paradise in a class of
Villa Dievole in Tuscany

Villa Dievole in Tuscany

This sixteenth Century villa was once home to Florence’s nobility but can now serve as your own private home from home in Italy. Your perfect Tuscan escape begins just outside Siena at Villa Dievole, which houses a very good winery, restaurant and outdoor bar with live music on weekends.
Grootbos

Grootbos

Grootbos is a 1,200-hectare nature preserve in the Gansbaai region of South Africa. The cottages here are built of local stone overlook Walker Bay, where you can fish for giant black marlin, tuna and crayfish. Lie by the water and  watch the whales  breach in front of you: you’re in the front row of the
Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Enter The Sunday Independent/Star Travel Club’s latest competition and win two nights for two sharing dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as a game drive, at River Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. To enter, post your details, including your Star Travel Club number and physical address and your answer to the competition question,
Celebrity New Year

Celebrity New Year

Ever wondered where the stars see in the New Year?   Well… whilst Lynn Redgrave is playing Scrabble with friends in Connecticut, director Mira Nair will be at the Taj Mahal in India and Jim Carrey with friends in Canada.   Supermodel Rachel Hunter stayed at Coral Sands in the Bahamas. Producer Russell Simmons, on
Cerulean Villa

Cerulean Villa

Why not take the family on a Caribbean dream  vacation at the airy, white, Moorish-looking Cerulean Villa estate on the island of Anguilla, about 4 miles off St. Maarten? It’s your’s for $42,000 from now through 30th April  2006 and $30,000 from 1st May to 13th November 2006. Price includes the villa, staff, breakfast and
Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star Fardeen Khan and his new bride have begun their honeymoon at as the the Royal Davui Island Resort on the island of Fiji. The resort consists of 16 private villas offering dramatic views over Beqa lagoon. Guests can explore the hidden undersea world of the barrier reef, go catamaran sailing, or thrill to
Amanyara

Amanyara

Amanyara is a new resort opening in March 2006. It is situated in a secluded corner of the Island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, and consists of freestanding, contemporary ocean, beach and pond pavilions and two, three-bedroom villas. The island itself is small but can be explored on a