Le Haut Marais

Among our most family-friendly Paris vacation rentals, Le Haut Marais is a light, modern apartment with a fantastic location at the heart of one of the liveliest and most attractive parts of the city. It makes an ideal base for exploring the French capital, with every comfort and amenity to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
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The height of Parisian style and sophistication, this 3-bedroom apartment features cool modern furniture, striking modern art and superb lighting throughout. The spacious living area benefits from floor to ceiling windows, from which there are views of the Parisian rooftops.

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After a day exploring Paris, sit back and relax in the comfortable living area, and enjoy the large high-definition TV, sound system and Wi-Fi access. The sleek open-plan kitchen area is equipped with stainless steel appliances, and shares the living room’s large windows and views.

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Three bedrooms provide space for six guests. The master bedroom comes with its own flat-screen TV and elegant pastel color scheme, reflecting the attention to detail evident throughout the property.

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Including the master, there are two ensuite bathrooms, each equipped with luxurious towels and bath products. The single bed in the third room can be converted into a double upon request.

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Located on the shopping street of rue Bretagne, the charming district of Le Marais is all around: there’s a variety of boutiques and art galleries right on your doorstep – not to mention some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.

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People-watch from a classic Parisian café or stroll down cobbled streets – the Filles du Calvaire metro station is a five-minute walk away.

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Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Villa Dream

Villa Dream certainly lives up to its name – it’s one of the best villas you’ll find in Ibiza. The villa was acquired in January 2001 and was developed according to original project plans by renowned local architect Luis Gascon.

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Since its purchase the property has been subject to major extensions and improvement, designed to enhance its exclusivity and authenticity by another internationally recognized architect Guillermo Bañares. The latest improvements have made the property fully habitable throughout the year and despite its proximity to the sea it can also be enjoyed during the winter months.

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When it comes to amenities, there are a wealth of welcoming facilities inside the villa, but it’s outdoors where things get really interesting.
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There’s a boat deck and a boat which can take up to 12 people on a marine adventure. If ocean life is not your idea of a good time, there’s no need to roam far from the deck of your gorgeous swimming pool. Pull up a comfortable sun lounger, pick up your favorite book or magazine, or plug in your earphones and drift off.

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If you need to keep up with a bit of work while you’re here, there’s a business center in the villa plus a bar for a relaxing drink afterwards! Remember you’re coming here to enjoy yourself.

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The property’s décor is minimalistic and soothing. The whites and creams throughout beautifully complement the deep blue of the swimming pool and ocean which is never far from sight. You’ll fall in love with the striking fireplace and wood finishes in some of the rooms.

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All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom. Air conditioning units, home automation, internet connection, Bluetooth and Smart TV with access to national and international channels, plus pay-per-view films. There are nine bedrooms in all accommodating a maximum of 16 guests, making this villa ideal for large family gatherings or groups of friends.
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Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Diosa del Mar

Fall under Costa Rica’s spell at the enchanting Diosa del Mar. Owned by two world-renowned artists, the five-bedroom oceanfront villa in Guanacaste features both beautiful sunset views over the Pacific and magazine-worthy interiors. The white sands of Playa Blanca are just steps away, and the surf of Playa Negra is a short drive from the villa.

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The heart of Diosa del Mar is a showstopping sixty-foot infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Relax by the pool in one of the lounge chairs, hammocks or on the daybed, or explore the sea with flotation devices and snorkeling equipment. There’s an outdoor shower for rinsing off and a gas grill for prepping dinner.
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In the evening, gather around the home theater or fireplace and browse via Wi-Fi, and stay comfortable thanks to air conditioning and ceiling fans.

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Gingerbread trim, beamed ceilings, white beadboard walls and dark wood floors give the villa charm and character, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer gorgeous ocean views. Low white leather sectionals provide plenty of seating in the living room, while brilliantly colored artwork is a unique, tropical touch.
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The dining room’s carved white chairs and striped cushions have a similarly relaxed, beachy feel, and a glass wall can be opened to let in the sea breeze. The modern kitchen pairs wood cabinets and counters with stainless steel appliances and beadboard ceilings.

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The five bedrooms at Diosa del Mar have king beds, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and ceiling fans, as well as the same whitewashed walls, high ceilings and charming detail as the rest of the house. Striped bedding is a crisp nod to the seaside setting, while upholstered headboards in painterly fabrics inspire sweet dreams.

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From the villa, it’s a short walk to either the white sands of Playa Blanca or a local restaurant. It’s a 5-minute drive to Playa Negra or the Junquillal grocery store, a 10-minute drive to church and a 30-minute drive to the Pinilla golf course.
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Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Masia Pairal

Step inside Masia Pairal and feel total calmness take over. Quietude is only interrupted by the abounding nature and tranquil waterfall on the home’s lawn.
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A large yet cozy classic Catalan manor, of over 250 years old, 10 bedrooms comfortably accommodates up to 23 people, making this villa an ideal rental to share with your extended family or friends.
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Drive up to the property and see that the lush green grass is lined with majestic trees. Lounge chairs and a relaxing daybed surround the sun-drenched pool. Alfresco dining with charming lanterns and pillowy seats provide the ideal gathering spot for sharing relaxing meals.

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Inside, the unique decor is a mixture of classic Spanish and touches of modernity. Cream white couches with cozy throws and hand-crafted heavy oak wood coffee tables epitomize the homes effortless elegance.
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Bleach white walls separated by classic french doors which give way to the home’s expansive backyard promise brightness from dusk until dawn.

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Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Amanoka

Amanoka is a lush villa in Jamaica inspired by East Asian splendor. The property was named after the Indonesian word for “peaceful home.” Many of the lush wooden features throughout the villa were indeed imported from Bali. Close to the outdoor museum Columbus Park that exhibits various artifacts from the Spanish colonial era, Amanoka is truly a marvel and a reflection of a global world.

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Whether you take a dip in the crystal blue ocean from the safety of your private white sand beach, enjoy a rally on the night lit tennis court, splash about in the infinity swimming pool or go for a jaunt in one of the complimentary sea kayaks, you will find no shortage of options at Amanoka. The villa also features a gym and a spa, both air conditioned. A home entertainment system, computer and baby equipment are also available for your convenience.

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While the furniture in Amanoka provides many plush spots on which to curl up, the natural wooden theme dominates the design concept. The dark woods, especially the decorative lattice, found throughout the house give it such an elegant ambiance. The kitchen comes fully equipped with center islands and the rental includes a full staff who will be happy to serve you during your stay.

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Amanoka can accommodate up to fourteen guests in its seven fabulous bedrooms. Each comes equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, TV and a direct telephone intercom to the friendly staff. The solid wood canopy beds will make you feel so regal as you retire for the evening.

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Whether you are dining at the seaside gazebo or reading your favorite book, the opulence at Amanoka creates a striking atmosphere. Top recommendations for a day trip include Dunn’s River Falls, the wondrous Green Grotto Caves and the historical Runaway Bay. Step into the beauty of Amanoka and wave your cares goodbye!

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Source:http://www2.luxuryretreats.com/

Windermere, Cumbria

Lake Windermere Lodge is a stunning modern lodge that offers spectacular lake views from its large floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The lodge lies in a highly privileged and enviable position directly on Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.

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The spacious and contemporary designed lodge accommodates 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms and has been designed to a very high standard.
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Lake Windermere Lodge has direct access to the lake via the boathouse and private jetty, which makes it ideal for fishing and boating enthusiasts, as well as those looking for some tranquil rest and recreation on the panoramic and serene waters of Lake Windermere.

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Lake Windermere Lodge is located on the eastern bank of Lake Windermere, a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque town of Bowness, where there is a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

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Manchester can be reached by car in about 1.5 hours, while London is about a 4.5-hour drive away.

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The nearest train station is just over a mile away at Windermere Rail Station and offers services to London Euston via Lancaster in just over 3 hours.The closest international airport is Leeds-Bradford, approximately 60 miles away.

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Lake Windermere Lodge will comfortably sleep up to a maximum of 10 guests via a choice of five luxurious en-suite bedrooms which are located on the first floor.

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The lodge offers an ideal setting and a perfect ambience synonymous with that of a designer ski chalet. The property has been designed using attractive Lakeland stone, an abundance of glass and several real oak pillars, creating a feeling of understated luxury, both inside and out.

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Source:http://www.thewowhousecompany.co.uk/

Villa Pima

Experience the best of the tropics at Villa Pima. From panoramic views across the turquoise water of Taylor Bay and a coveted location in the Ocean Point neighborhood to luxurious outdoor living areas and bright modern interiors, this four-bedroom villa puts the best of Turks and Caicos at your fingertips.
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Start each day with a coffee on one of the villa’s oceanfront porches, then move to a chaise longue around the infinity pool or the ocean-level sunbathing deck. Face off at the outdoor billiards table, serve up an al-fresco lunch from the grill and watch the sunset over the bay from a screened-in living room.
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Inside, you’ll find a fitness room, office, air conditioning for comfort and baby equipment for the smallest guests.

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In keeping with the property’s sunny yellow walls and lush grounds, the interiors of Villa Pima have cheerful Caribbean spirit.

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The living room has multiple seating areas, bright accents like lime-green chairs and a turquoise sectional and a charming wall of built-in bookcases. You’ll find the same shade of turquoise in the dining room, along with a natural-fiber rug and contemporary artwork.
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The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops and stylish tiled walls.
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Each of the property’s four bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. The master bedroom has a king bed, jetted tub, balcony access and an ocean view, and a second, similar bedroom also has a king bed, balcony access and ocean view.

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A third bedroom has a king bed, and the fourth bedroom has two twin beds and a view of Taylor Bay and opens to the patio.
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From Villa Pima’s location on the south coast of Providenciales, it’s a 15-minute drive to the grocery store, hospital and the town of Grace Bay, where you’ll find shopping, dining and nightlife. A 20-minute drive will bring you to the international airport.
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Source: http://www2.luxuryretreats.com/

Heather Rd, Beverly Hills

Accessed via a stone-paved driveway, 9555 Heather Road is the culmination of traditional style and star-studded pedigree, a true trophy estate secluded behind private gates. The home was originally built by Paul Williams for Bert Lahr, the Wizard Of Oz’s Cowardly Lion, in 1941, a period when Williams had had already established himself as the “Architect to the Hollywood Stars”.
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If these walls could talk, they would tell tales of famous actors, musicians, and public figures enjoying a lavish party but also of quiet evenings spent soaking up the night sky and surrounding Coldwater Canyon.

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Comprising the 7 bed, 7 bath main home are rooms that invite a full house, whether for family or pure entertainment. The interior was redone by a Ralph Lauren designer to emulate an estate in the Hamptons, yet there’s no denying that the home was built for year-round enjoyment of the Southern California kind.
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Your attention gravitates outwards thanks to the abundance of windows and upwards thanks to the high-soaring wood-beamed ceilings. Get swept away by the dual master suites, where dark hardwood flooring and neutral hues leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable.

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The kitchen charms with its rejuvenating white color scheme, built-in cabinetry, thick marble slabs, and all the latest appliances. Of special note is the wall-length glass door just off the kitchen, which opens up the entire kitchen and adjoining living space areas to the backyard.

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The architectural landscape speaks more like an elegant, residential park, with its tree-lined property enclosing lush grounds, stone walkways, and beautiful views.

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No wonder 9555 Heather Road has been chosen as the backdrop for numerous commercials. For the competitor in you, the property boasts a vintage, two-lane bowling alley, full-fledged game room, lighted tennis court, putting green, and a sports court. Or you can simply choose to lay out by the pool and spa. In addition, the property is only five minutes from all the amenities in Beverly Hills.

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Apart from the main house sits a 2 bed, 2.5 bath guest house with its own 2-car garage and private entrance. Just outside is where you’ll find a chic and stately dining area beckoning the finest of gatherings.

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With its stone patio, striking Roman-inspired columns, and ceiling fans overhead, the space creates a heavenly ambience reminiscent of a luxury hotel. Leave the curtains open to take in the beautiful landscape or draw them together for a more intimate affair. Cloaked in privacy and sophistication, this estate at the end of Heather Road presents a tremendous opportunity to not only own a piece of history but start your own story.

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Source:http://www.theagencyre.com/

Ultimate Ultramodern Seaside Getaway Villa With Restaurant

Located at the ocean’s edge near Phuket, Thailand, Iniala is a top-shelf luxury resort featuring three distinct private villas and a penthouse, as well as a number of amenities shared between all its guests.
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The owners of the property enlisted the help of several well-known architecture and design firms to create their masterpiece property, and Spain’s A-cero was chief among them.

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The company exercised creative control over one of the resort’s three villas, designed one room of another, and created a fantastic restaurant in the main building of the hotel.

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A-cero’s designs focus on connecting futuristic materials and construction techniques with the influences of nature, as well as establishing parallels with traditional Thai design and architecture.

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Inside the main villa, glossy white surfaces are interlaced with local wood varieties with shapes suggesting the sea’s waves.

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In the restaurant, warm lighting and carpeted surfaces help give a welcoming atmosphere to a compellingly modern space.

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The largest project in the resort overseen by A-cero is this luxurious villa, one of three different private dwellings which are part of the hotel property.
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This is undoubtedly the most modern of the three, with unconventional architectural themes based on the sea’s waves and an overall design principle of flowing surfaces.
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The villa contains three suites (two of which use A-cero’s designs and furnishings), a living room, and a dining room.

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The two beachfront bedrooms are named the “Seashell Suites” for their architecture, which wraps around two edges in a curving facade reminiscent of the smooth exterior of a shell.

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Each of these suites features a glass window wall facing the sea, protected from the view of others by the shell around the dwelling, and angular, unique French doors.

Source:http://www.trendir.com/

Phillippe Starck Gramercy

Here is an opportunity to own this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath contemporary duplex loft Skyhouse in the Gramercy Starck Condominium.
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Completed in 2008 and designed by the world renowned Philippe Starck, this home has hardwood floors throughout, over-sized windows and spectacular city views.

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It’s a gem with south-facing, approx. 32′ x 10′ terrace off the living and dining area for relaxing and entertaining and 2 south-facing balconies off of 2 out of the 3 bedrooms on the second floor.

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The beautiful master bedroom from which you can soak up these gorgeous city views includes custom walk-in closets as well as an en suite bath with an over-sized tub. The open custom kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances.

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Washer/dryer in the unit. This luxurious condo is close to parks, restaurants, and nightlife.

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The Gramercy Stark is a 24-hour doorman building, includes a tenants lounge, screening and game room, library. The fully equipped fitness center has a steam room and sauna. Enjoy that landscaped rooftop deck and cabanas.
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Source:http://www.goldcoastsir.com/