Thursday, June 23, 2016

Impressive Vacation Rentals Around The World

Yearning For An Unforgettable Vacation?
Travel across the world as we check out the most impressive vacation rentals around the world! It might be enough inspiration to plan your next well-deserved vacation! 
Wailea, Hawaii
This one-of-a-kind Maui getaway is just the vacation destination you have been dreaming of!  Owner and Architect Kyron Brimmer, designed this unique and modern 4 bedroom, 4 bath Hawaiian style home with the guest in mind. From pencil sketch to sustainable masterpiece, it captures Maui’s tropical climate and anticipates all of your needs.  Unwind from your adventures of the day, while lounging next to the salt water infinity edge pool and enjoy the impeccable view. Unwind in the warm water of the magical spa or choose to schedule a private massage pool side. Relax, this is Maui!
Must See Attractions: Makena State Park, Molokini Crater, Snorkeling, & Golf
Average Temperatures: 67-85° F
Best Time To travel: June-August
Cost Per Night: $1450/night

Florence, Italy
Stay in a piece of history at this unique and traditional Italian Villa!  This villa once was a watch tower in the Middle Ages and is located 400 m above sea level.  The property has been beautifully renovated and carefully furnished, combining antique and traditional furniture.  In a panoramic position with beautiful views of the hilly countryside around Florence, surrounded by olive groves, woods and meadows, this vacation home is one you will never forget. The outdoor areas are even more impressive with a lighted pergola, pizza oven grille, and stunning private pool.  A little peace of heaven in Florence is waiting!
Must See Attractions: Florence Cathedral, Piazzale Michelangelo & Piazza del Duomo
Average Temperatures: 50-87°F
Best Time To travel: June & September
Cost Per Night: $365/night
Caye Caulker, Belize
This spectacular solar powered, Eco-Friendly, waterfront home is surrounded by exotic tropical beauty directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere.  The Classic Caribbean style architecture sets this tropical home apart from the rest. It is nestled among lush Coconut trees, fruit trees and many exotic Travelers Palms. The well-appointed home has lovely, local handcrafted artisan furniture, elegant decor and artwork collected from throughout Belize.  The natural Mahogany wood craftsmanship throughout the home is simply stunning!  Casita Bella Vida offers a lovely off-grid home, powered by clean solar energy.  The house is a natural, sub-tropical sea island escape with its own self-contained rain catchment water system. Watch the sunrise and sunset out over the sea from the spectacular 30’ high wrap-around verandas or the roof top deck!
Must See Attractions: Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Great Blue Hole & Eco tours
Average Temperatures: 73-82°F
Best Time To travel: February-May
Cost Per Night: $200/night
Bali, Indonesia
Tirta Nila is a stunning new luxury beach house located right on the water in the Candidasa area of Bali's picturesque and unspoiled East coast. This exclusive four bedroom villa is far removed from the hustle and bustle of mainstream tourism and offers glorious seaside views of Bali's magnificent coastline and offshore islands. Here you will find a blend of contemporary tropical architecture and island-inspired decor with quality furnishings and fittings throughout. You will enjoy a private swimming pool, your very own elevated beach with direct access to the sea, and beautifully manicured gardens dotted with water features, including grand scale statues of the Buddha and Hindu goddesses. Staffed by a warm and experienced team, Tirta Nila is the perfect place to kick back and revel in five-star luxury in a location that is second to none.
Must See Attractions: Uluwatu Temple, Ubud Monkey Forest, & Gunung Kawi
Average Temperatures: 79-82°F
Best Time To travel: June-September
Cost Per Night: $690/night

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Island Dreaming!
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Dreaming of a tranquil island experience?
If you are in need of a little seclusion and serenity, make the trip to
one of these top islands for a rejuvenating escape!
Cayman Islands
This chain of islands in the Caribbean is made up of 3 small islands and is a British Territory. Most well known for its fantastic scuba diving and soft sand beaches, the Cayman Islands is a destination off the beaten path perfect for a peaceful vacation.
Islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman
Must See Attractions: Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, Seven Mile Beach
Average Temperatures: 77-85° F
Average Sea Temperature: 84°
Wettest Month: October
Cost Per Night: $130+
Turks and Caicos Islands
Compromised of 40 low-lying islands and cays southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are known for their uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs.
Must See Attractions: Scuba diving, sailing, & the nightly Island Fish Fry
Best Stays: Treasure Beach
Average Temperatures: 75-95° F
Average Sea Temperature: 80°
Wettest Month: October
Cost Per Night: $150+
Greece's largest island, Crete, is a favorite among those seeking something different.  Known for its fine sand beaches and the White Mountains, the island has a wide variety of terrain offering a plethora of activities and one of a kind views.
Must See Attractions: Ideon Cave, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & Chania
Best Stays: Hersonissos
Average Temperatures: 52-79° F
Average Sea Temperature: 60-80°
Wettest Month: December
Cost Per Night: $69+
A tropical dreamers paradise, St. Lucia just about everything.  From the mountains, to the rainforest and waterfalls, to the gorgeous beaches and fantastic diving sites, this little island has it all.
Must See Attractions: Sugar plantations, rainforest canopy tour, & Piton Mountains
Best Stays: Castries
Average Temperatures: 79-84°
Average Sea Temperature: 82°
Wettest Month: September
Cost Per Night: $315+
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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:
Best stays with the best views: Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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