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Tour This Unique Vacation Rental in Italy

August 11, 2016 • By

This may be the most stylish vacation rental ever…

Take a tour of this beautiful traditional trullo in Italy from the Oliver’s Travels website, one of the best-edited holiday rental companies I’ve ever come across.

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A trullo is an ancient, round house with a conical roof primarily located in the Itria Valley in Italy’s Apulia region.

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House Envy, Interiors, Vacation Rentals

Tour this Swiss Vacation Rental with Mountain Views

February 3, 2016 • By

Tour this Vacation Rental with Switzerland Mountain ViewsToday’s Vacation Rental is a modern/rustic timber house with 360-degree views of the snow-covered Swiss Alps. (Think you’ve got snow where you are? Ummmm, no…)

Outside, there’s crisp mountain air, hiking, skiing. Inside there’s a clean-lined, modern Swiss interior by a famous Swiss architect.

(Are you feeling a bit like a character in a Bond movie? Because I am…)

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Tour this Luscious London Micro Hotel

January 13, 2016 • By

Today’s stylish vacation rental is actually a tiny, two-guestroom hotel called 40 Winks.

(My dad used to always say he was going to catch 40 winks, just as he would lie down on the sofa for a nap…)

This lovely house was built in 1717, so it’s almost 300 years old. It’s quirky, eccentric and playfully glamorous. The kitchen is completely over the top!

Scroll down to see more of this dramatic space…

Take a tour of this United Kingdom Vacation Rental with a Theatrical Vibe - 40 Winks. Grace, glamour, art, and design can be found here - so magical!

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House Envy, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental Iceland’s Black House in Borgarnes

December 2, 2015 • By

It’s time for another stylish Vacation Rental of the Week!

Traveling to Iceland any time soon? Want to get a little closer to the North Pole? Or taking a break in the middle of your work week and just want to daydream about a perfect little black cottage under the Northern Lights? Well, check out this holiday rental in Iceland…

Vacation Rental of the Week: The Black House Borgarnes Iceland

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House Envy, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental – Kauai, Hawaii

November 4, 2015 • By

Kauai is one of my favorite Hawaiian Islands. Mr. H and I spent most of our honeymoon on nearby Lanai, but I’ve been to Kauai several times.

Kauai is home to the famous St. Regis Princeville Resort and (at least part of the time) to Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler and a host of other stars. It’s also a favorite getaway for Rob Lowe, Ben Affleck and hunky beach bums in general.

But I’m here to tell you about a charming, upscale surf shack that you can rent for a self-catering holiday.

Just steps from Poipu Beach and Brennecke’s Beach, this bright, colorful and beautifully appointed Kauai vacation rental is so much fun. This is the epitome of laid-back beach style. So grab your board shorts and let’s go.

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Vacation Rental: Cottage in Asheville, North Carolina

October 28, 2015 • By

This week’s Vacation Rental is in Asheville, North Carolina, one of my favorite places to visit. This holiday home is in the Great Smoky Mountains with a spectacular view – but just ½ hour from downtown Asheville with its restaurants, bars, shopping, festivals and of course, the famous Biltmore Estate.

Just look at how adorable this place is.

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Vacation Rental in Asheville, NC

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