Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Can I book even though I'm not a chic nomad?
As soon as you book, you will automatically become one!
Do you personally stay in all of these places?
We have stayed in a number of them, are friends with many of the owners, and we plan to visit more. Remember, '1000 Places To Stay Before You Die.'
Why are you re-thinking hospitality?
We feel that we are not alone in our passion for design and travel and our desire to stay in visually stylish properties that are as heartwarming as they are different, with a genuine sense of place. Or, think of really small hotels with no traditional 'front desk' anymore. Don't they need a new name and a new way of finding them?
What does 'ephemere' mean?
It's a French word meaning transitory or short lived, often used to describe flowers or insects that exist for only one day. Places you come, stay and leave. One-night stands, so to speak.
Can I become a member or subscribe to receive discounts?
Soon. We are working on a 'members only' section where we might offer special discounts, among other things.
Where do I contact the property owner?
While viewing a particular property, you'll see the 'CONTACT' tab on the top right – that's where you can contact the owner directly.
Who is your webmaster or web designer?
We work with several freelance and in-house designers. Let us know if there's something particular you'd like to know and we will get back to you.
What's the difference between a vacation rental and a small hotel?
Vacation properties are privately owned homes, while our small hotels are really personal, intimate hotels or mini compounds where you might bump into other guests. Vacation homes are usually self catering, while very small hotels might offer some sort of food service.
Can I work for you guys?
Yes you can. Affiliate with us, and for each property that signs up through your website or efforts that we accept, you'll receive a $50 commission. It's that easy.