California Road Tripping
When someone says road trip, I can be packed and ready to leave in 5 minutes. This might say something about where I’ve been,
more likely about where I hope to go. A full tank of gas, a good friend and a vague plan is my salvation. MORE >>
This newly discovered gem Casa Solo Pezo, Aragon, Spain by architects Pezo & Von Ellrichshausen is not only an exciting addition to our collection of vacation rentals, but is the first in a unique and ambitious project underway in a quiet and rural corner of Spain.
Cool Transportation in Big Cities
Planes, trains, and a flying podcar !? Whether an age-old tradition or modern invention, transportation shapes societies. Riding public transportation in a new city is a glimpse into what it’s like to be a local- the views, the smells, the noises, and the attitude of the people are all on display. Here we share some of the coolest transportation in big cities around the world for your bucket list.
A Village Reborn
Have you ever faced a daunting house project and said “I can do that!”? Or discovered something rare and beautiful that inspired a spirited artistic challenge in you? How about an entire village? MORE >>
Topanga For You
Our very own village in the sky, Topanga has been home to native tribes, hippies, a few notorious criminals, and artists and musicians of all stripes throughout it’s history and continues to attract an unusual assortment of characters to it’s rugged beauty, free spirit and sometimes peculiar local lore.
The Modern Desert (Palm Springs Then & Now)
Named to its list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized Palm Springs as one of only twelve destinations for architectural tourism, and Preserve America has cited it as an important architectural preservation site. For good reason.
Many say the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It is certainly the most lived in and center of the family’s day to day living, so we’ve put together an inspirational round-up of kitchens with character and style. While it’s defiantly one of the most difficult spaces in the …
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Adopt a Tree and get “Liquid Gold” in Croatia
With over a thousand islands in Croatia, which do you choose? One is quite special. Private and between Pasman and the Kornati Archipel, it is a beautiful, small, uninhabited island. The best part is you can rent Olive Grove, the only home on the south side, and enjoy the island to yourself! Not only is it in the bluest corner of the Adriatic, but it is also home to a …
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Tom McKinley’s American Dream
Tom McKinley’s photo-realistic architectural paintings combine our three favorite things, art, pools, and modern architecture. This California-based artist’s depictions of contemporary and mid-century architecture portray a quietly surreal world of uninhabited spaces.
An Oceanic Neverland
We discovered photos from a time in Santa Monica no one will be able to enjoy again, the majestic and sublime Pacific Ocean Park. This Space Age Pier was known for its glamorous rise and fiery fall.
Never Say Never Again
Have you ever wanted to feel like you were in a James Bond film? Look out the same view? Never Say Never Again because here’s your chance. Let’s pursue Largo to France as Bond did.
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It’s safe to say that Greece would be on most anyone’s “bucket list.” It’s an “important” destination and a significant cultural pilgrimage, but it’s also downright beautiful and full of life, tradition and celebration.
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Chic and Cheap
Small can truly be beautiful in more ways than one. Let’s consider the impact “less is more” has not only in design and price but also in concept. Yes, the properties below are all under € 700 a week, but this theory isn’t only about spending less. It is about better design through simplicity and utilizing the space available to get the biggest impact. We thought you would enjoy these homes that beautifully illuminate “less is more” at its best.
Shhh…Our Exclusive Special Rates
The beautiful White House in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has 20% off stays 4 nights or more. Relax by the sea and lounge around the infinity pool in this modern beach front home. Here are more of our latest and favorite specials. You won’t want to miss out on these special exclusive rates!
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It’s All in the Details
Let’s get personal; it all comes down to the details. Details are what set our rental homes and small hotels apart from the usual hotels. We want you to have a home away from home when you travel to our unique and exquisite locations. The quality of renting these personal homes and small hotels boils down to those little details. What’s in a detail? For starters, it’s a
World of Colors
For better or for worse, it’s no secret colors can make a difference between good and bad design. However, more often than not, colors are not only being chosen for its ability to define a space’s aambiance but also to define and shape your mood. It can do everything from enhance your feelings to modify the perceived temperature! The psychology of color is a big and fascinating design trend today. We would like to welcome you to the world of colors and the homes that take hues to the next level.
I’m the Train They Call the City of New Orleans
In the dark black dead of night we boarded the Southbound 59 at the downtown station in Memphis. The air was crisp and it felt like we were making our getaway. I pulled my hood over my head so no one would recognize me. The idling train engine was our soundtrack. We took seats upstairs facing each other and settled in for the eight hour ride. My son closed his eyes and I began to see the lights of the station move across his face as the train picked up speed. It would be his first trip to the Big Easy.
Long View Ranch: Kid and Pet Friendly
Round up the kids, load up the car and head to the countryside. And don’t forget the dog!
Start by reconsidering what it means to vacation and get away to something other than a sticky, overstimulating amusement park or a hotel that removes you from an authentic experience.
Vacation at The Farm: Back En Vogue
It starts with the drive, the scenery rushing by, morphing gradually, changing from urban sprawl then slowly to green. It’s a sensation that if you’re lucky, takes you back. Back to innocence, optimism…wonder and freedom.
A Big Island
With the glow of the holidays fast receding and the polar express reminding you to shovel your way out yet again, no doubt dreams of warmth, escape and relaxation aren’t far behind. So think big. Really big. Start with a Big Island Getaway from which you can explore the island’s many charms. Earthy and elegant this is a private rural retreat with breathtaking views that will leave you wanting more. Designed to harmonize with the land, most homes incorporate local Koa woods and lava rock in appreciation of the unique natural beauty that is found only here.