Friday, May 20, 2016

European Vacation Tour!

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Pack your bags, it's time to tour across Europe! 
If traveling across Europe for a couple weeks has been on your bucket list, 
there is no better time than now to plan your tour!  Here are the must-see stops on your tour!
Must See Cities: Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Pisa
Must See Attractions: The Vatican, The Colosseum,
St. Peter's Basilica, Cinque Terre, Livorno, Le Ville di Ravello, Sentiero delgi Dei
Average Summer Temperatures: 70-80° F
Cost Per Night: $41+
Must See Cities: Paris, Nice & The French Alps
Must See Attractions: Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, & Musee National Marc Chagall
Average Summer Temperatures: 60-75° F
Cost Per Night: $30+
Must See Cities: London, Plymouth, & Brighton
Must See Attractions: Buckingham Palace, Palace Pier, Mayflower Steps
Average Summer Temperatures: 50-70° F
Cost Per Night: $59+
Must See Cities: Berlin, Frankfurt, & Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Must See Attractions: Berlin Wall, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, Zugspitze Mountain
Average Summer Temperatures: 71-81° F
Cost Per Night: $29+

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The World's Most Expensive Vacation Homes

 Live A Life Of Luxury At The World's Most Expensive Vacation Homes!

Ever wonder what it would be like to live like the rich and famous?  Then open up those pocket books and spend your next vacation at one of the world's most expensive vacation homes! For most of us, that is just a dream, but feel free to take a peek anyway!

Price: $18,750 - $34,375
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10

Sleeps: 20
Best Features:
Set on 1.3 acres of land, including a private beach. 

Price: $5,900 - $10,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 7

Sleeps: 14
Best Features:
Located on Hibiscus Island, with waterfront pool and private dock.

Price: $28, 875-$31,765
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6

Sleeps: 16
Best Features:
A 60ft outdoor pool and spa overlook the Red Mountains. 

Price: $14,290 - $39,290
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8.5
Sleeps: 14

Best Features:
Zen-like atmosphere with views of Marigot Beach and Bay.

Price: $18,750 - $20,625
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 11
Sleeps: 30

Best Features:
Set on 70 acres of pure seclusion. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

National Parks and Summer Stays!

Summer is inching near us! You know what that means?  No more snow, no more boots, no more school!  Instead, warm weather, summer vacation, National Parks, burgers and buns!  Ah, we can just smell the yummy goodness of burgers grilling and the bonfires smoking!  Go explore the outdoors and then get your grill on near some of the top National Parks in the United States!

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Opening Date: May 2, 2016
Best stays for outdoor grilling: Jackson-Hole, Wilson, & Teton Village
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park, California
Opening Date: Most entrances open now
Best stays for outdoor fun: Mammoth Lakes, Groveland, & Twain Harte
Yosemite National Park
Accommodations Near Yosemite National Park


Everglades National Park, Southern Florida
Opening Date: Main park entrance open now--Check park website for updates on fire/smoke season. 
Best stays for outdoor dining: Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach,  & Sanibel Island
Everglades National Park
Vacation Homes Near The Everglades

Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee
Opening Date: Open now--With some road closures. Check: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/seasonalroads.htm
Best stays with the best views: Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Smoky Mountain Vacation Rentals

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Private Island Escapes

Imagine yourself on your own island adventure!

Does hopping on a jet to your own private island sound like the perfect escape from reality?  Let's make that dream come true!  You can, in fact, rent your own private island for a well-deserved vacation (or longer).  Let's kick back, relax, and check out these fantastic private islands available to rent!

Bird Island, Belize
Our first adventure of the isles takes us to Belize!  South America is known for it's fantastic year-round weather, snorkeling, and breathtaking beaches.  This private island is located just a short boat ride off Placencia Village, and yes the transportation to and from is included!  Snorkeling here is a must as this island is located inside a protected coral-reef making the water crystal clear.  This unique island is also solar powered, making it even more tranquil for your well deserved getaway!

Indonesia
Next up on our island voyage, let's head East to the islands of Indonesia!  This absolutely amazing private island is the epitome of luxury!  Prestigious, modern, and Eco-friendly, this home is a hidden gem that lies within the pristine group of Thousand Islands in the Java Sea.  Not only do you have the entire island to yourself, you also have access to a private chef and butler service.  A new menu is created each day to suit your taste and is made with the freshest tropical ingredients of the Indies! If you want to unwind and kick back, you have the choice of two white sand beaches, or if you want to be more adventurous, you can take out a kayak, water ski, or snorkel through the gorgeous waters. 

Nuasjarvi Lake, Finland
Our final stop of our island adventure, is Finland!  The Northern European country of Finland is set along Sweden and Russia as well as the Baltic Sea.  This stunning island offers a majestic feel, almost movie like, in the middle of Nuasjarvi Lake. The island and lake are full of outdoor adventure, from fishing, to jet skiing, to golfing, to snowmobiling, there is simply so much to do! The home on this private island is one of the most modern and luxury accommodations in the area, offering beautiful lake views from nearly every room. With your own private sand beach and dock, you can start your day right on the water!  You may not want to leave this private island escape!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Eco Friendly Vacations - Farm to Fork Ecotourism

Ecotourism is on the rise around the world, as people are seeking to be more environmentally friendly.  Sound like a good idea to you?  Why not spend your next vacation at an eco-retreat?  Learn about sustainability, farm to table practices, holistic healing, health and wellness, and so much more!  Hike through beautiful trails, canoe through crystal clear waters, and eat fantastic farm-fresh foods.

Mondovi, Wisconsin
Farm to Fork Organic Eco-Retreat, Mondovi, Wisconsin
One of our favorite and unique listings, Farm to Fork Organic Retreat and River Adventure, is located along the Buffalo River in Wisconsin, just south of Eau Claire and East of Minneapolis a couple hours.  This secluded retreat offers 15 acres with wooded trails, organic gardens, kayaking, canoeing, frisbee golf, sauna, and a workshop offering a variety of classes.  The 4 acre organic garden offers guests the experience of how farm to table works, with the pleasure of seasonal eating!  Seventy percent of the food served is grown right on the property, with the rest sourced by other local farmers.  This great escape offers a quarter mile of private river frontage along the Buffalo River, making it a perfect place to paddle away in a kayak or take a nice swim to cool off!  The retreat also offers natural, homeopathic practices with health and nutritional consultations.   If you want to get away from it all, while learning about self sustainability and holistic practices, you have to give this place a try!

Stay tuned, we have more fantastic eco-friendly and organic vacation destinations coming your way!  If you want more information on our ecotourism options, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their eco-friendly vacation!


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Friday, March 4, 2016

Family Spring Break. It's Not Too Late!

Are you and the kids going stir crazy?  You are not alone!  If this winter season is dragging along, it just might be time to get out of the house, and make some spring break memories together!  Here is some inspiration for a last minute family spring break vacation!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Head south of the boarder to Mexico!  For a ton of family fun, Puerto Vallarta offers a laid back atmosphere with great beaches and numerous activities.  Explore a real pirate ship, swim with the dolphins, go zip lining through the jungle, hit the water park, or rent a paddle board and and enjoy the waves!  This is a great family destination, with activities that kids and adults adults alike will love!
Puerto Vallarta Vacation Condo Perfect For Spring Break!

Breckenridge, Colorado
Hit the slopes this spring break in Breckenridge!  The entire family can enjoy an outdoor adventure in the mountains.  Join the child ski and snowboard school, ice skate around the arena, ride the Alpine Coaster, hop on the new zip line,  or head to the children's museum to warm up!  Breckenridge sees families returning year after year; come see why!
Ski In/Out Breckenridge vacation condo

Destin, Florida
One of the most popular Florida Gulf Coast vacation destinations, Destin is a top pick for a family spring break!  If beautiful emerald water and soft-sand beaches sounds like a place you want to be, look no further!  Destin has been highly ranked for having some of the best beaches in the world, and has no shortage of fun activities for the family.  Destin will not disappoint you!
3 bedroom vacation condo in Destin, Florida

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Last Minute Spring Break Trips

Decide you really need a last minute spring break trip?  We don't blame you!  While spring break has begun in some parts of the world, most don't start until March, and go through the end of the month.  Leaving you just a few weeks to plan you trip!  There are still some fantastic last minute spring break trips available, but don't delay!  They will be gone before you can say "spring break".

Panama City Beach
Where's the party at?  Panama City Beach!  If you are looking for a hopping spring break, head to PCB!  With miles of pristine white-sand beaches, gorgeous blue-green ocean waters, and endless opportunities for fun, you won't be disappointed. Tip: There are many lively beach parties during spring break, check the schedule here www.pcbeachspringbreak.com.

Here is a fantastic 2 bedroom condo in Panama City Beach that sleeps 8!  That's just $213 a person for an entire week!  Such a great deal, and a fantastic condo with oceanfront views!  The complex offers an adult only pool and hot tub, lazy river, fitness room, bar and grille, and much more. This is the perfect place to come home to at the end of your fun-filled days!
2 bedroom Panama City Beach vacation condo
Myrtle Beach
This is a great spring break destination for both families and college kids looking to have some fun.  There are many family friendly complexes that offer kid-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy.  If you are looking for a more lively time, there are also areas of Myrtle Beach that are more for the "here for the party" spring breakers!  Whichever type of spring break you are on, you will have a wonderful time in Myrtle Beach soaking up the sun and having loads of fun!

This family-friendly vacation condo in Myrtle Beach is perfect for your last minute spring break trip!  With kid pleasing amenities like a lazy river, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, and an oceanfront restaurant.  There is also a spa, if you need a relaxing massage, fitness center to burn off all that vacation fun, and a convenience shop in case you have forgotten anything!
2 bedroom vacation condo in Myrtle Beach
Virginia Beach
Miles of adventure are awaiting you in Virginia Beach!  With soft sand beaches, a 3 mile boardwalk, hiking trails, nature walks, golf, and numerous water sports, Virginia Beach has it all.  Come with friends, bring the entire family, we promise there is something for everyone in Virginia Beach!

Grab the whole family and head to this great 6 bedroom waterfront pool home in Virginia Beach!  Enjoy the private outdoor pool overlooking the inter-coastal way, watch the sea life play from the comfort of your deck, shoot a round of pool, and walk to the beach.  This private vacation home has everything you need to make your spring break in Virginia Beach fantastic!
6 bedroom vacation rental home in Virginia Beach

Looking for a different destination for spring break?  Perhaps Miami Beach, Mexico, The Bahamas, or Europe.  Don't worry, we have you covered!  We have over 70,000 vacation properties world-wide, making it easy for us to help you find a great last minute spring break trip.  Not sure where to go?  Contact our Travel Specialist! We love helping our customers find the perfect place for vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 70,000  vacation rental properties in over 103 countries and 6,600 cities.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California