Kyoto is great for seeing authentic and historic Japan and there are loads of nice Kyoto hotels to choose from. But this one is my favorite. Let me show you why.
Farmhouse vacations are great experiences. And with farmhouse décor all the rage, you may think you know what a farmhouse is supposed to look like. Let’s take a tour of some unique and special farmhouses available to rent for your next holiday. Is this what you expected?
In honor of Kentucky Derby weekend, I’ve put together a bit of silliness. Take a peak at these crazy Kentucky Derby hats – and some super stylish Lexington and Louisville vacation rentals that match. Let’s start with this classic confection with pastel accents… The super sweet color combination reminds me of the stylish Lexington vacation […]
Are you a fan of dark romance? More Jane Eyre than Jerry Maguire? More Brönte than Bridget Jones? A heart-shaped box of chocolates is not your ultimate fantasy. You need myth, mystery, roaring fires and windswept hair. You need a romantic getaway to a Highland castle! Well Rover’s got you covered. Here are 9 amazing […]
I love Moroccan decor – the colors, textures and patterns. So Morocco has been a dream destination for a long time. This year I finally decided to plan a trip with friends to immerse myself in Moroccan design and shop the souks of Marrakesh. If you read regularly, you’ll know my favorite kind of getaway is a house […]
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. A trullo is an ancient, round house with a conical roof primarily located in the Itria Valley in Italy’s Apulia region. Trullo’s were […]
Today’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 […]
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 […]
It’s been a while since I wrote a Vacation Rental of the Week post while sitting in the apartment I’m writing about. But I’m doing just that right now. Today’s the day we leave our charming attic apartment in Venice, Italy. This home stay was everything I had hoped it would be. The selection process […]
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 […]
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a castle? Such over-the-top properties may seem out of reach, but did you know that with a little planning, you can rent a castle for less than a hotel? I’m serious. You could totally do this.
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.
Want to experience what it was really like to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home? Here’s your chance. Schwartz House was a LIFE Magazine Dream House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, a historic fishing town. The interior walls are done in Wright’s signature brick and cypress and there […]
October might be the best time of the year to visit Central Park! And for this Vacation Rental of the Week, we are heading to Harlem… We’ve found a magnificent townhouse that is perfect for groups, families or even a simple romantic weekend getaway. The space can accommodate up to 9 people.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for our Stylish Vacation Rental of the Week! This week I discovered a luxury retreat in London Bridge, and I can’t wait for you to see it. If you’re planning a trip to London, consider this house for your holiday home stay. It’s stylish, sophisticated and located near South Bank, which […]
San Antonio is an excellent getaway in October or November. Fall temperatures have finally drifted out of the triple-digit range and the locals are ready to whoop it up outside: the party lineup includes Oktoberfest, the post-Halloween Day of the Dead and the International Accordion Festival. (I know, right?)
In honor of the official first day of Fall, this week’s Vacation Rental is located in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee – a great spot for “leaf peepers” who want to settle in and stay a while. This holiday home is 41 acres of country living, just off the beaten path. .
How about a quick getaway to sunny San Diego? Here’s a vacation rental that will make you want to start packing. This newly-built contemporary beach home features a Penthouse Suite and gorgeous panoramic views, including a breathtaking overlook of the Pacific coastline.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for our Stylish Vacation Rental of the Week! Today, we’re off to a themed vacation home in Orlando, Florida. This is a fun family getaway if you’re thinking of taking the kids to see Mickey. Each room of this holiday home is an adventure… with themes including the moon, a deserted island, a majestic forest […]
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for our Stylish Vacation Rental of the Week! Today, we’re heading to a luxury beach house retreat in Venice, California. If you’re planning a trip to sunny SoCal, consider this beach house rental for your holiday home stay. It’s bright, sophisticated and perfectly located near the famous sand and surf, as […]
Immersed in the peaceful Italian countryside, Cascina Serenella is a stylish vacation rental consisting of a traditional farmhouse, fully restored and surrounded by private gardens. You’ll find an orangery, an orchard and a vegetable garden as well as a unique sense of style. This charming home stay can accommodate up to 12 people at once, […]
Have you ever considered a house boat as a vacation rental? You may now after you see this unique holiday home! The Red Grouper is a one bedroom, one bath floating house located at Stock Island Marina Village. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, its the perfect way to experience Key West by water. […]
This week’s stylish vacation rental is Pixie Nook, a charming, 300-year-old luxury cottage located in Cornwall, England. Designed with indulgence in mind, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the hot tub and wake to the sound of bird song at this romantic self-catering holiday cottage squirreled away on Bodmin Moor. Jewel hues, upcycled vintage finds and bold Designers Guild […]
This fully-equipped, self-catering vacation rental is in Porto, Portugal and features flexible living spaces and modern design. The floor plan in this holiday apartment is unique, and there are four others nearby that feature a similar style. So if you’re traveling with a larger group, consider renting more than one.
It is Wednesday, which means it is time for yet another Stylish Rental of the Week! Today I’m featuring a boutique boat house rental located near Oakham in Rutland, United Kingdom. The Dragonwood Boat House was designed solely with romance in mind and saw local craftsmen come together with Harlequin interior designers to create a traditional Victorian bolthole […]
So, it’s Wednesday, which means it is time for another stylish “Vacation Rental of the Week” day. Every Wednesday, I’ll show you a beautiful apartment, condo, villa (or something even more unique) that is available for rent in some interesting part of the world. This week’s stylish holiday rental is an amazing duplex in the […]
I’m so excited about my latest vacation rental that I’ve decided to reinstate Rover’s “Vacation Rental of the Week” feature. Stay tuned for a stylish new holiday property every Wednesday! This particular apartment embodies everything good about renting a home away from home. First of all, the house is in a perfect location. Tucked away on […]
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This photo of GLAMPING – vintage Airstream SAFARI is courtesy of TripAdvisor What better way to celebrate your independence than to get away from it all in a stylish Airstream Safair? This is vintage Americana at its best — AND you’ll be staying in Big Sur, no less. What’s more classic, more ruggedly American, more […]
As you know, I love renting houses, villas, apartments – heck, even barns if they’re stylish and fun – when I travel. Here’s one I haven’t personally rented yet, but I sure am tempted! This charming little home is called a “jewel box for two” on the Boutique Homes website. I’ve become a big fan […]
So, it’s Thursday, which means it is “Stylish Rental of the Week” day. Every Thursday, I’ll show you a beautiful apartment, condo, villa (or something even more unique) that is available for rent in some interesting part of the world.
Staying in someone else’s well-appointed flat is slightly voyeuristic. And somewhat freeing, too. Choose a vacation rental and for a night or a week, you can live like someone else – an antiques dealer, a party girl, a musician, a banker. You’ll eat in his kitchen, buy groceries at her local market and explore the […]
And then, there is my ongoing love affair with hotels. Classic, vintage, tiny, eclectic, minimalist, baroque, quirky or even bizarre…there is nothing like a hotel with a unique sense of place to take you out of ordinary life and into vacationland fantasy. My theory is: book on an off day, book off season, book through […]
Castles, windmills, yurts and renovated churches were all mentioned in the email I received yesterday from Holiday Lettings, a Tripadvisor company. So were tree houses and house boats. I’m a big fan of the quirky stay – and I spent the day dealing with my husband’s dental surgery and an impending snow storm — […]
Yesterday, I decided to participate in an Olioboard Challenge on the decorating and mood-board creation site, Olioboard.com. I don’t always have to time to play with their site, but when I do I can lose myself for hours. It really is like virtual shopping and virtual room design, all in one. They post challenges every […]