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Top Villa in Sosua – Dominican Republic

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SOSUA’S TOP LUXURY VILLA

Villa Windsong is a luxury beach front villa in Sosua, Dominican Republic. It is located within the gated secure resort community of Sea Horse Ranch and on the north coast. Wind Song is a fabulous compound for groups of 14+ guests wanting to experience that ultimate Caribbean beach retreat with their friends or family.

Lush tropical vegetation and countless palm trees blends perfectly with its secluded beach giving an exclusive and private setting for its guests. From the villa’s four luxury suites, airy interiors to its outdoor walkways and a beautiful swimming pool creates a very exclusive and a special place.

Villa Windsong enjoys great sea views, powder soft sand is only a few steps away from the villa’s lawn. The swimming pool commands spectacular view of the beach and the turqouise waters of the Caribbean. There is a gazebo a perfect place for yoga or meditation or can easily transform as your own private Coco Bar at sunset. Both the dining room and living room have open and airy luxurious ambiance. The fabulous gourmet kitchen is complete with everything you need and has an amazing direct view to the ocean.

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Exclusive Luxury Chalet in Davos-Klosters

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Chalet Maldeghem is a stylish Swiss chalet in Klosters close to Davos. Klosters is a picturesque Swiss village with an enviable snow record and home to the most exciting and thrilling off-piste skiing in Europe. This luxury chalet is perfectly positioned with easy access to the ski areas and Klosters’ great restaurants are just a few minutes stroll. The views from the property is sensational, with direct views of the exlusive resort of Klosters home to powder snow and an exclusive haven for VIPs and royals.

 

On arriving at Chalet Maldegem, you’ll be greeted with a Champagne reception on arrival. An outstanding staff will be at your disposal, your own private chef, housekeeper, on request your own personal mountain guide and massage therapist.

 

Chalet Maldeghem offers a great vacation in a lifetime. This private vacation rental is set out in three levels and can accomodate up to 10 people. There are 4 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms and one bunk bedroom all with fine linen. Around the property are exceptional ski areas for professional athletes and beginners alike. Michelen restaurants are just a few minutes away and access to Davos’ shops, spas, several art galleries, 2 museums and a casino is only a 10 minute drive.

 

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Lake Como’s Finest Villa Rental

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VILLA LA CASSINELLA

Discover the finest luxury villa rental in Italy’s greatest lake. The splendor of Villa La Cassinella matches with its mesmerizing private setting and unmatched views of serenity and elegance of Lake Como. When you stay at La Casinella, you will be inspired with its legendary beauty in the most romantic locations in the world.

 

The elegant villa is completeley renovated offering a unique mixture of highest quality Italian antique furniture, fine art and objects chosen from across Europe and modern amenities. It has 8 luxurious bedroom suites, an exquisite accommodation for up to 17 people. Views from the outside are breathtakingly beautiful with panoramic lake views, private terraces and dining area quietly situated beyond the tennis court. Adjacent to the fully heated outdoor infinity edge swimming pool – finished with 22-carat gold reflective tiles, lies the state of the art cinema and a spa style bathroom which services the fully equipped Technogym gymnasium. The house also contains a small kitchen to service the gym, cinema and the pool.

 

The villa is perfectly suited for a romantic luxury holiday, weddings or a family escape to the most enchanting lake in Italy.

 

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Miavana Nosy Ankao : A New Level of Luxury

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MIAVANA’S  LUXURY VILLAS & BLUE SAFARI

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Accessible by helicopter from Madagascar’s Nosy Be or Diego Suarez Airport. This new resort in the exotic Island of Nosy Ankao is set to fulfill your dream adventure and luxury holiday. The island of Nosy Ankao is famed for its diving spots, filled with astonishing wildlife, where reefs are mostly untouched and unexplored. Miavana offers pioneering ‘blue safaris’ where wildlife species coexisting with this resort is found nowhere else on this planet.

 

A vision of award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the 14 luxury Villas are strung out along the island, all with direct access to the white sandy beaches, crystal blue water and coral reefs. Each villa has its own electric buggy to traverse the island and transport you to the Village and Beach Lounge. Settle yourself in your own villa with an uninterrupted beach and ocean front view.

 

With its pristine Indian ocean setting, powder soft sand, firt class ammenities, brimming with land and aquatic wildlife, Miavana offers a new level of luxury tropical island adventure.

 

 

5 Tips to Save Money in your next Holiday

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1. Book Flights earlier
It is a rule that airline seats are more expensive as more seats are booked up. So the sooner you prep your travel arrangements the more you can save money. Better book airline tickets and accommodation when they are still cheapest, that means several months away from your vacation dates. Although you can save money from last minute bookings, it is wiser to secure your tickets earlier for more savings. Packages does not really save you money according to one travel expert.

 

2. Split the bill

The price of the villa can be really expensive, but if you can share the cost with your closest friends or relatives, the cost can be minimized advantageously. Unlike a hotel room, villa rentals are spacious so your quality space will not be compromised and some of our villas are capable to house even up to 30 people.

 

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3. Book not in the peak season

Travelling off season means lesser tourists and cheaper accommodation. Experiment and travel early May or August, these months offers great weather for beach holidays in destinations like Spain or Greece. Our villas in offseason offers fantastic rates that are 70% less than the peak season rates. October half term is a great time to book a holiday too and give you more savings.

 

4. Go to the local market

Shop for the freshest produce in the local markets and save money. Prepare your own meals. Villas have the most sophisticated kitchen a professional chef can admire. Socialize and bond with families or friends over barbecue or pizza. (bbq and pizza ovens are available in most villas).  Villa owners can give you tips where and when the local markets are open.

 

 

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5. Villas not hotels for groups & families

While you might enjoy a 5 star hotel, you can’t enjoy sharing a cramped room with four others. Booking multiple hotel rooms will only pile up the costs. Villas offer more space including a kitchen, pool, even modern amenities like a cinema room and ample freedom exterior or interior. Our wide selection of villas comes along with the most stunning landscapes, beaches, lakes or the Italian countryside. Some villas also offer early booking discounts, so keep an eye for them!

 

 

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Top 10 Family Villas in Tuscany for 2018

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What better way to spend an Italian vacation with your love ones, a private retreat in the Tuscan countryside, a beautiful setting, lounging in the pool or cycling outdoors with charming Tuscan towns to discover. Booking a villa makes all the difference, families enjoy privacy, peace and quiet relaxation. A holiday villa is much more spacious and comes along with the comforts of a home. You can prepare your own meals or enjoy freshly baked pizza from a hot brick oven. Our villas also comes along with other elements that makes your holiday convenient and truly a vacation you deserve.

Here are our top 10 choice villas in Tuscany suited for family holidays.

 

1. VILLA PALLAGO

Sleeps : 6 persons, Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia

Located in Grosseto, Villa Pallago is a beautiful stone Villa located on the hill, about 6 km distant from the sea. The Villa is easy to reach from the main road, quiet, withprivate entrance and fenced. The villa has a private tennis court also suitable for football, a children playground , horse riding grounds: sand and grass.

 

 

2. VILLA AGATHA

Sleeps : 12 persons, Monteverdi

This is a beautiful villa in a very reasonable distance to the sea in Tuscany for groups up to 12 persons. Very good value for the money. Kids will love the large park outside the house, with panoramic views, sun beds, table with chairs, table tennis and a Jacuzzi.

 

 

3. VILLA GIOTTINO

Sleeps : 10 persons, Siena, San Gimignano

This beautiful Tuscan estate is something everyone in the family will adore. Wide pool, surrounded by vineyards and fields. Built in the 18th century, this holiday villa offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a spacious living room with a large fireplace, and a dedicated TV room with wide screen television. Perfect for discovering the most beautiful art cities like Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Lucca.

 

 

4. VILLA PIO

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa near Peccioli

 The Villa is situated in the open countryside, very private, with a solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine. The garden is enclosed by an electric fence and Mediterranean shrub hedges to ensure total privacy and a sheltered carpark. Part of the pool is only 40 cm in depth and therefore ideal for children. Also a great base for visiting Tuscan cities.

 

 

5. VILLA SPONTINI

Sleeps : 11 persons, Pisa

Built in the 18th century, this large villa can accommodate up to 11 people. The pool and the garden offers magnificent wide view into the Tuscan Landscape. The villa owners also offer activities such as guided tours, cooking lessons, gastronomical tours, etc. The pool is also suitable for children.

 

 

6. VILLA CORONA

Sleeps : 18 persons, Pisa, Casale Marittimo

Immersed in the green of the land of Tuscany, Villa Corona is a large villa that can accomodate up to 18 people. With large pool, sommething that all can enjoy. It is also close to sea resorts in Marina di Bibbona, Castiglioncello and the Baratti’s Gulf not to mention wonderful art cities like Volterra, San Gimignano, Castagneto Carducci.

 

 

7. VILLA VESCOVINO

Sleeps : 12 persons, Pisa, Forcoli

Children will love this adorable villa in Pisa. Villa Vescovino is set in a garden of several kinds of fauna and flora, 100 acres of private woodlands and including its own private lake and children’s playgrounds. You can enjoy footpaths and quiet picnic sites.  The villa itself is lavishl decorated with marble floors, spacious marble or granite showers and 3 include free standing designer baths. The gorgeous swimming pool and outdoor area allow for complete relaxation and enjoyment in the Tuscan sun. 

 

 

8. VILLA  SORANO

Sleeps : 8 persons, Grosseto

Villa Sorano has a very cozy atmosphere, inside the house makes the holiday full of comfort and real pleasure. The views are terrific,  overlooking a picturesque countryside. Outside there is a large landscaped garden with 3 acres of sunflowers providing a breathtaking view of the countryside and a portable barbecue pergola. Only about 65 km distant from the sea.

 

 

9. VILLA  BARTOLOMEO

Sleeps : 14 persons, Florence, Bagno a Ripoli

Only 15 km from Florence, the villa is an ideal holida base surrounded by mesmerizing olive plantations, vineyards and forests, the ideal villa to live the Italian Dolce Vita. Cities in Tuscany like Arezzo, Siena, Lucca can be reached in a daytrip or half a days trip. There is much to visit in the surrounding area and many activities like wine tasting, museums, arts, cycling or mushroom hunting.

 

 

10. BORGO SANSOVINO

Sleeps : 24 persons, Lucca

Perfect for a gathering of family and friends, Borgo Sansovino is a home of such beauty, tranquillity and comfort that you will find it hard to leave. The hamlet is set amid gently folding hills near the town of Lucca, a gracious and luxurious Tuscan retreat for up to 24 persons. Inside there is a formal dining room, a kitchen for casual dining, a drawing room with fireplace and satellite TV, a music room with fireplace, a card and full-size billiard room, as well as a fully equipped gym. 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons why you must visit Tuscany

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Tuscany should be on your next bucket list. There is no doubt that the place is awesome and much loved among other places in Italy. While Italy has plenty of wonderful places to discover. Here are the main reasons why Tuscany tops it all.

 

 

The views are lovely

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Tuscany has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. While it is over emphasized in postcards, magazines, computer desktop, it is not worth the comparison to enjoy the serene landscape for real. Witness rolling hills dotted with signature Tuscan cypress trees. If you love wine, go to the source, visit excellent miles of vineyards in the Chianti. Tuscany also boasts of many popular attractions like the thermal hotspring in Maremma, theme parks, beaches and sight seeing trips in the countryside.

 

 

The food is superb

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No one can forget the gastronomic delights that Tuscany has to offer. Try mouthwatering tripe dishes, a famous classic in Tuscany. Lampredotto is one type of tripe dish sauteed in olive oil, onions, tomatoes and parmesan. The Panzanella, a cold salad of bread soaked in balsamic vinegar mixed with onions and tomatoes, fresh olive oil and basil. You can also try a simple Pizza Margherita, with its earthy aromatic flavors fresh from the oven.

 

 

The wine makes you sing

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Arguably Tuscany is hailed the wine region of Italy. World renowned Italian wines have come from this region. Chianti, Brunello di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or Bolgheri  are prestigious wines loved by collectors. The wine tours  will not just serve you a glass of wine rocking your tastebuds but you get to be served with fine food altogether.  Book a wine tour and taste your way to Tuscany, while learning about the history and the passion of the locals of its fine product.

 

 

Simply Great Art

Italian ArtTuscany is filled with immense artistic heritage. You can witness that in the works of art found in churches, architecture, museums, art galleries, piazzas and local villages. The notable Michelangelo from the High Renaissance was born in Caprese near Florence, a great example of how unparalleled Tuscany’s prize and love for art. You can buy local art works in the piazzas from really good painters or go to an art dealer for a higher price or simply spoil your eyes with little known works or famous galleries.

 

 

The people are warm and friendly

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Luxury Mountain Holiday Home in South Tyrol

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SOUTH TYROL’S LUXURY VILLA AICH

 

Located in Italy’s most spectacular mountain range, this beautiful holiday home offer a superb experience in the province of Trentino and South Tyrol. The area hosts to a number of National parks, wilderness area and nearby ski resorts. A favourite for all sorts of travellers people flock to ski, hike, climb or to just simply relax, rejuvenate in an unforgettable holiday. Enjoy the breath taking view of the Dolomites on a terrace with barbecue.

 

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Villa Aich spreads over 230 m2 and is surrounded by a friendly neighbourhood and Mediterranean landscape where you can enjoy your holiday with family or friends.

 

The villa was completely rebuild in 2016 in a modern architectural design, with contemporary furnishings and a cosy character. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology the house is classified as a category A climate house – a guarantee of the highest degree of comfortable living. Amenities include a whirlpool, infrared cabin, 3 bedrooms, 1 open sleeping area with four-poster-bed.

 

The ideal position of Villa Aich ensures a wide range of sports opportunities in the immediate vicinity: hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, surfing, sailing, tennis. The romantic wine village of St. Paul with its beautiful cathedral offers also attractive restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance of Villa Aich away. Bolzano, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice can be reached in a day’s trip.

 

 

Top Spanish Luxury Villa in Galicia

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THE DEZANOVE HOUSE – MODERN VACATION HOME

 

Galicia is located in Spain’s Northwest, just above Portugal and faces along the Atlantic coastline. Galicia’s landscape is mountainous and filled with forests. Apart from the vineyards and agriculture that the region’s economy is based on, it is also known for its fresh catch of seafood. As tourism bolstered for the past years, a number of villas and hotels have opened for holiday makers wanting to explore the region.

 

There are three international airports to reach Galicia, Santiago de Compostela airport (located in the capital), La Coruna Airport and Vigo airport. The best time to go is in the summer. While on holiday, you can’t miss to discover its beautiful beaches and craggy rock formations. Explore the Cies Islands and its coastal towns. Get to know history, culture, people, life in Santiago de Compostela. Sample the mouth watering seafoods in many restaurants while relaxing and enjoying its beautiful landscapes, scented with pine and eucalyptus that are ever present throughout the land.

 

THE VILLA

 

Dezanove House is a modern villa designed by one of Spain’s renowned architects. It is located in Galicia, close to a variety of restaurants and local markets. Within walking distance of the villa you reach a very nice, quiet sandy beach.

 

The house has 3 double rooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a living room and a study room. It is ideal for couples who crave a quiet holiday week or for families looking for variety, but also for rest.

 

 

 

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Top 5 Island Beaches in Greece

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With thousands of islands to chose from, holiday makers in Greece have plenty of choices of the best beaches to suit everyone’s personal preference. Calm blue waters and powder white sand best for lounging all day or shorelines dotted with markets, cafes and bars for party goers. Here are 5 of the best beaches in Greece for all kinds of beach people.

 

 

MYKONOS

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Mykonos is part of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece. Very popular for party goers with bars, dance clubs and hosts internationally acclaimed DJs. Most popular beaches are  Paradise and Super Paradise and Platis Gialos. There are many restaurants and transportation is easy. Parties ends at dawn if you are in the mood. If you want seclusion and privacy in your stay. We offer award winning villas in this spectacular island.

 

 

 

ZAKYNTHOS

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A well known summer resort, Zakynthos offers beach goers a great hub for swimming and sports like scuba diving. The waters are perfect crystal with warm temperate climate. The famous Shipwreck in Navagio beach is the most photographed beach in Europe with its exposed cove known as “Smugglers Cove”. Other beaches best to explore are Makris Yialos, Kalamaki, Marathonisi. Our beautiful villa in Zakynthos is perched on a cliff and offers an endless panoramic view of the horizon.

 

 

 

CRETE 

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The largest island in Greece, Crete has numbers of varied white sand beaches coupled with fantastic mountain ranges. Beach goers can choose the best spots for windsurfing, scuba or jetski or simply lounge to get that bronze. Best beaches are Balos and Elafonissi in Chania. You can also place your umbrellas in Heraklion, Rethymno and Lassithi. Our villa in Rethymno is a modern luxury villa and overlooks the Bay and City of Heraklion.

 

 

 

EPIRUS

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Epirus is located in Northwestern Greece, it is predominantly rugged and a mountainous region but is also home a to a number of beaches. Parga and Sivota are the two most popular beach places of Epirus. It is sandy and near to cafes and with less tourists for peaceful holidays. It is set on natural landscapes, on rocks and trees in the background which makes it all the more special.  Other popular beaches are Valtos, Lichnos, Bella Vraka, Ammoudia and Kastrosykia. We have 2 beautiful villas to rent in Epirus just a few meters from the beach.

 

 

 

PAROS ISLAND

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Best known for its traditional villages and stunning beaches. Sculpted granite rocks and swimming coves adds to the natural wonder of this island. The best beaches have long stretches of sand, best for honeymooners to walk on like Molos, Piperi or Ai Yannis. Younger people can go to Santa Maria beach or Chrisi Akti for water sports. Kolymbithres is the most popular with its granite rock formations and crystal waters. Two (2) of our villas in Paros are located in the most stunning spots in the island.

 

 

 

6 Best Destination for Winter Sun Holidays

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Want to escape from the miserable cold in winter? Here are 6 of the most popular destinations to soak up the sun, warmth and cocktails. Take a look at our best guide.

 

1. COSTA RICA

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Say goodbye to freezing temperatures and the cold weather months. Costa Rica offers sunshine, blue skies, sand and a host of activities to immerse on. Flights are happening daily making it an easy destination to escape winter blues. The country is filled with dense rainforests, superb beaches, exotic wildlife and rich tropical flora. Perfect warm waters makes it a major destination for surfers.

 

 

2. SEYCHELLES

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The weather is one of the many things that travelers love about Seychelles. Not too hot and always the perfect temperature for outdoor and beach activities all throughout the year. It can rain in December and January but really not that “rainy” to ruin your holiday. The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is far from the cyclone belt so storms are not posing as problems. Enjoy the most beautiful islands on Earth on your next amazing holiday in paradise.

 

 

3. BALI

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The tropical island of Bali is near the equator in the country of Indonesia. The climate is much loved by tourists. Average temperature is 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%. There are 2 types of season in Bali. The wet and dry season, wet season starts from November until April. The rain does not happen daily and are brief while you can still enjoy clear skies in between. December and January are the peak season. Avoiding crowds? Our luxury villas in Canggu are secluded and can offer you privacy and peace. It comes along with well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and unique local artwork, fully staffed.

 

 

4. MEXICO

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Expect pleasant weather in Cancun in the winter months. Temperatures are between 26 to reach 31 although not over 31 degrees. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula,  it borders the Caribbean Sea, and is famed for its beaches, resorts and nightlife. Peak season is from December to April. Airfare and accommodation prices soar by this time of year so it is wise to make your reservations in advance. Hurricanes are a major threat in late summer and autumn. Mexico is a convincing top destination to spend a holiday with its powdery white sand beaches, perfect weather, Mayan ruins and jungle tours.

 

 

5. TURKS AND CAICOS

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Turks and Caicos has pleasant warm weather all throughout the year. Recently the islands suffered a major blow by Hurricane Irma but the resorts are slowly building back to business. These islands do experience a rainy season, and hurricanes occur from June to November. Peak season starts from December to March. The islands have the most dramatic beaches, waters are warm and perfect for scuba diving. The famous 14-mile barrier reef is home to thousands of marine species, found in “Provo” or Providenciales island in the northwest Caicos Islands.

 

 

6. THAILAND

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Average temperature in Thailand is 27°C but it can get a little chilly in December.  Discover iconic temples in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital or head to Chiang Mai,  Thailand’s northern capital also home to elaborate Buddhist temples. The islands of Krabi, Phuket,  Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Kut are some of the islands with the most amazing beaches.  You can kayak around the beautiful rocks that jet out of the ocean. Discover excellent restaurants, expansive shopping markets even delicious street food.

 

 

 

 

 

Amalfi’s Top Holiday Rental

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CLIFFTOP LUXURY VILLA IN PRAIANO

 

One of the most attractive corners of this planet is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Everything is spectacular with its stunning scenery, historic ruins and sea cliffs dotted with beautiful colors of villages, villas and gardens. The allure of the Amalfi Coast keeps on drawing tourists from all over the world all year round. There are 13 municipalities in the Amalfi centered in tourism. Towns like Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano are just a few km apart and can be visited in day trips.

 

If you want to get away from the crowd get some peace and privacy. Masasette Luxury Villa – Our luxury villa in Praiano is a charming estate which spreads over approximately 1300 sqm and is located in the quiet village of Praiano. The villa’s superb location can definitely offer you the enjoyment of peace and quiet while enjoying the view over the sea and the Mediterranean greenery.

 

The villa owners can also help you plan boat trips and transfers apart from many other services they offer. Additionally, there are many operators that can help you with excursions. Enjoy the warm waters of the beach or take a stroll in the marina at night. Amalfi is also known for its great food and the limoncello liqueur from the lemons that locals grow in terraced gardens.

 

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The Best Luxury Hotel in Antalya

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LUXURY HOTEL IN THE BAY OF KALKAN

 

Hotel Villa Mahal overlooks the sea with the most romantic and beautiful setting along the Bay of Kalkan. Exploring the Mahal you’ll discover her bountiful assets at every turn. The mature gardens waft a variety of sublime scents across the air from the various plants, including lime, olive and fig trees.

 

Villa Mahal is winner of the Conde’Nast Johansens award for “Most Romantic Hotel” in Europe in 2007.

 

The hotel has a choice of 13 rooms all overlooking the bay of Kalkan, have bathrooms with shower, most with shower and separate tub, comfortable Visko Star beds, air-conditioning, internet access (Wi-Fi), iPod station, Molton Brown bathroom amenities, direct dial telephones, safe-box, mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers for use during your stay, along with other comfort amenities. Room and laundry service is also provided.

 

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Kalkan, Antalya – The Turkish Riviera

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BEAUTIFUL COASTAL TOWNS OF THE TURKISH RIVIERA

 

Antalya:

 

Located along the Turkish Mediterranean Sea, Antalya is a coastal town filled with innumerable delightful beaches, ancient ruins and jagged mountains. Antalya offers a lot of interesting places and to do’s for every age and taste. There are many ruins to explore like Hierapolis, an ancient city and popular attraction. Aspendos is the only ancient theater that is still in use today for major musical arrangements.

 

The Old Town of Antalya is one of the main attractions, you can shop for antiques, carpets, Turkish spices, and local crafts. A wonderful place to relax and unwind is the old harbour  where you can get some fresh air or dine alfresco. An enormous number of bars, cafés, restaurants, shops with amazing views extends to to the Bey Mountains and north to the Taurus Mountains. Food is superb, extremely cheap and tastes very good.

 

Kalkan:

 

About 3 hours from Antalya is the small peaceful fishing village of Kalkan. The town is more classy, laidback in style. Kalkan is located at the at the base of the Taurus Mountains and overlooks a perfect sparkling bay. The bay is home to excellent restaurants and a central beach, a paradise for swimmers. The town has been voted many times as one of the best destinations in Europe for a holiday. Definitely recommended for travellers looking for that rejuvenating sun and sea holiday.

 

Kalkan Bay is also home to our gorgeous luxury villa that clings to a cliff, listed by one of the most renowned US magazine as one of Europe’s 100 Sexiest Summer Villas. A high end villa offering contemporary interiors that take full advantage of the amazing sea views – and include entire walls of glass. Find out more

 

 

 

 

Tuscany in September

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THE BEST FESTIVALS IN TUSCANY FOR SEPTEMBER

 

Tuscany in September is filled with events and festivals. Apart from being a top spot for Renaissance arts, architecture and a beautiful place to spend the holidays, many festivals are also held in the region that you can take part of. Famous for its wines, Chianti and Panzano celebrates their wine festival with food, open air concerts, street music. The region boasts over 30 wines, some of which are internationally acclaimed. Locals take these festivals to heart. A variety of Tuscany’s bright colors, grand parades,  medieval costumes, fireworks and the aroma of Italian recipes awaits you for a fun packed trip in September.

 

Giostra del Saracino, Arezzo

The event is rooted from military training. This ancient game of chivalry (game on horseback) is held in Arezzo in the first Sunday of September (in the afternoon). The tournament happens in the Piazza Grande. Participants are dressed in costumes of the period while the town is filled with costume characters and the town’s ancient banners entering the square accompanied by the sound of trumpets and drums.

 

Vino al Vino in Panzano

Happening on the third weekend of September. The vintners of Panzano showcase the best of the region’s wines, exchanging their passion for winegrowing, wine making. The Wine Tasting event gives you the opportunity to taste the different styles of wines while listening to great music and sampling Italian food in a more intimate atmosphere. Panzano is located mid-way between Florence and Sienna and has a beautiful hill-top location with some of the most attractive views of rural Tuscany.

 

Festa dell ‘Uva, Scansano

The whole month of September is a party for the people of Scansano. Located in Maremma, in Grosseto, the entire town of Scansano is transformed to a host of wine tasting event weekend after weekend. You can watch farmers harvest grapes, truly a beautiful sight. The most distinguished cellars are opened to visitors. Sample a glass of fine wine served with a number of snacks made from local produce. Locals also showcase their crafts in the market where you can buy Italian handbags, clothes, shoes, cheese, handicrafts. There is also music, dancing, float parades, clown shows, theaters and concerts.

 

Palio della Balestra

A crossbow event rooted from Renaissance Tuscany. It is held on the second Sunday of September in the town square of Sansepolcro. It is an exceptional event where archers from Sansepolcro compete against their all time rivals, the archers from Gubbio (Umbria). The participants enter the town square in costumes, accompanied by the roll of drums and the sound of horns while the flag bearers launch their flags, bearing the colours of the ancient city quarters, into the air.

 

Cacio al Fuso

A cheese rolling competition happening in Pienza near Siena, Tuscany. Cacio al Fuso is an ancient tradition of the local countryside, participants get 3 rolls to get the cheese as close to its target. While the fun is brewing in the town center, the town features gastronomic delights and its famed Pecorino cheese. Locals showcase and sell their crafts and products. The fair ends with a ball in the main Piazza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury Mountain Hideaway in the Alps

5 star 10VORARLBERG’S CLASSY DREAM VILLA

 

Our classy Berg Villa is located in the mountainous state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. Facing a breathtaking view over the Rhein valley, the Swiss Alps and up to Liechtenstein!

 

Vorarlberg borders with the countries of Germany (Bavaria), Liechtenstein, and Switzerland and the Austrian federal-state of Tyrol. It belongs to the richest and the most well to do in Austria.

 

With its mountainous terrain, Vorarlberg offers various summer and winter activities. During summer, locals and visitors prefer mountain biking, cycling, hiking through trails or sailing through one of its many lakes like Lake Constance (Bodensee). You can get blown away by the beauty of its mountainous terrains of green mountains, crystal rivers and valleys filled with wild flowers.

 

In winter, there are a number of exciting ski areas around Vorarlberg. The staff at the villa can bring you to these ski areas on a shuttle bus. Thanks to the central location of the villa you can reach various well-known and attractive ski areas within 30-50-minute drive. These include the Arlberg, Montafon, Klostertal, Brand and also Damüls-Mellau. Stuben am Arlberg and thus to the largest ski resort of Austria and is just 40 minutes by car.

 

About the villa:

 

The villa can host up to 10 people, 5 bedrooms in total, with exquisite indoor swimming pool, heated all year round. The pool is located in the upper floor with direct access to a covered lounge area and a generous terrace with a lovely view.

 

The entire area remains totally secluded from the public gaze and the guests love to consider it as a wellness oasis for chilling and relaxation.

 

The house is elegantly constructed and equipped with stylish furniture, cherrywood parquet flooring and marble floors, living rooms with ceiling height of about 4 meter, brilliant chandeliers and wall lights, English wall papers and attractive fabrics create an exclusive ambience.

 

In the living room the stylish marble fireplace provides a romantic atmosphere.

 

All the three floors are connected by an elevator, making it unnecessary to carry drinks and groceries.

 

In the outdoor area, there is an idyllic swimming pond carefully arranged with natural stone walls and wood terraces. A few steps away from the villa is located the bathhouse with the outdoor sauna, an extra shower and a waterfall shower.

 

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