Amenities:BBQ, Balcony, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Deck, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Garage, Hot Tub, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Microwave, Mountain View, Non-Smoking, Patio, Pets OK, Pool Table, Steam Shower, TV, VCRActivities:Snow Skiing
Description:Located on the Big Wood River in West Ketchum, this delightful 7,500 square feet. Adirondack style home is inviting, warm and rustic, and certain to please guests with its attention to detail and high quality throughout. Winter guests will enjoy the year round hot tub and can ski to the River Run lifts on a groomed path, and arrive in about three minutes. Summer guests may relax on the huge patio, enjoying the mountain views and the Big Wood River. This five bedroom, five and a half bathroom vacation home has a king bed in the master suite, first and second guest rooms, a queen and double bed in the third guest room and a king, two queens and twin bunk beds in the fourth guest room, all of which can accommodate up to 12 guests.Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, wood burning fireplace, TV's, DVD players, Jacuzzi tub and steam shower, balcony, sectional sofa with deluxe entertainment center, game tables, pool table, walk-in closet, laundry room, private hot tub, BBQ grill and parking garage. To help maintain the beauty of this property, we are not able to permit smoking. Pets may be allowed with prior owner approval and payment of an additional deposit. Cleaning fee could apply if less than seven nights.Photos are representative of the property and may differ from the actual unit that is reserved.
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:14
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, Laundry, No Pets, Pool Table, Shower, Steam Shower, TV, VCRActivities:Gym, Snow Skiing
Description:The Gidlow Residence, one of the most Snowmass luxury vacation property, this newly remodeled 6 bedroom offers all the comfort of home, with that personal touch that makes it so unique. Each room is different and all the space offered in the common areas make it easy to circulate and enjoy each others company without feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy indirect access to the slopes, a private out-door hot tub, and a media room, all of it thought through to make vacation all the more relaxing. It features indirect ski access - ski out 100 yard walk to the end of street, direct ski in back to the house, fireplace, 55Plasma TV, private bath with jacuzzi tub, steam shower with two shower heads, 15 LCD screen TV, private stackable washer/dryer, private gym located off of the master bedroom with treadmill, elliptical and weights, 52 TV in the living room with DVD and VCR, digital cable, large wood burning fireplace in the living room, Gourmet kitchen with surrounding granite bar and 8 barstools, formal dining room seats 8 people, billiard room with full size pool table, CD sound system and 27 TV, 2 large decks with Outdoor hot tub and Weber gas grill. Bedding include 5 king beds and 2 twin beds in office with loft above.Photos are representative of the property and may differ from the actual unit that is reserved.
Bedrooms:12 Bathrooms:11 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:22
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Deck, Fire Pit, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Internet Access, Lounge, Steam Shower, Swimming Pool, TVActivities:Gym, Swimming
Description:This spectacular retreat is located in the prestigious Gimlet area of Sun Valley. Set on expansive grounds full of mature aspen, cottonwood and evergreens, this one of a kind retreat comes complete with outdoor swimming pool, ponds, multiple waterfalls, 2 hot tubs, fire pit, private gardens and enough outdoor lounge area to suit your entire group. Recently remodeled, this residence has been equipped with the latest in appliances and entertainment systems. The must sees of this property include: the fantastic gourmet country kitchen, baby grand piano, the gym and the amazing media room complete with theater size screen and full wet bar, also an amazing outdoor fireplace with built in seating. Gas-start fireplaces are found throughout the residence. The formal dining room seats 10 and the living room is large and cozy. The master bedroom takes up an entire wing and when you see the master bath, complete with enormous walk in closet, oversized steam shower, air tub, large plasma tv with surround sound and private sun deck, you may never leave your room. This residence also boasts a library, three office areas and five laundry facilities throughout the property. The main residence has seven bedrooms and eight baths while the guest house, that sits adjacent to the main property, has three bedrooms and three baths. There is a final caretakers home, situated to the right of the home which features 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, a small loft area and its own kitchen. This is truly a one of a kind Sun Valley Vacation Residence that you shouldn't pass up.Please note: Owner reserves the right to charge a $10,000 a week Peak Surcharge for an unlimited number of weeks.
Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:22
Amenities:BBQ, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Full kitchen, Garage, Hot Tub, Lounge, Microwave, Oven, Patio, Pool Table, Refrigerator, Shower, Steam Shower, TVActivities:Snow Skiing
Description:Hood Park Manor is undoubtedly one of Mountain Village's finest estates. With commanding views of the Mount Wilson range and Palmyra peak, this ski-in/ski-out home has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and three half-bathrooms spread over the main residence and guesthouse. The recently built home has immaculate, classic finishes and contemporary furnishings, which combine to give the feeling of a warm modern mountain retreat.A grand wooden front door opens into the formal entrance of the home on the middle floor, which features the main kitchen, dining and living areas. Just beyond the front entrance to the right is a large kitchen and lounge area with huge glass doors leading out to the patio. This kitchen is made for entertaining in style, with granite countertops and the very best appliances from Wolf, Subzero and Viking. There is also a butler´s pantry off to the side of the kitchen with extensive counter space for meal service. There are three dishwashers in the kitchen and pantry! The kitchen shares an open plan living space, which has couches, a flat-screen TV, a breakfast table for six people, and a small desk area. Beyond the pantry there is a half-bath and a service entrance from the outside. Out on the main patio, there is an impressive summer kitchen complete with Viking grill, a fridge, chopping board and icemaker all set in subtle sandstone. There are extensive seating and lounging areas on the deck, overlooking the ski run, Hood Park and the surrounding mountain ranges.Back inside the home, on the left side of the home's main entryway is a large dining table, with seating for 13. The dining room also has a fireplace and a door leading out to an intimate patio and fireplace for pre-dinner gathering. Straight ahead of the main entry, the hallway opens up into the main living room. A large gas fireplace is the centerpiece of this room, and is surrounded by sofas. There is also a card table in the corner of the room. Cathedral ceilings and huge glass windows reveal stunning views of the San Sophia range to the north and the Mt. Wilson and Palmyra ranges to the south. The spectacular views from this home are showcased from every room. Glass doors lead out onto the south-facing front patio, where there is a large round hot tub overlooking the ski run. Beyond this impressive living room is a wet bar area with granite countertops, a wine fridge, icemaker and dishwasher. There is also a comfortable lounge area with leather sofas and a flat-screen TV. This area also overlooks the patio and hot tub. A hallway down the side of the bar leads to a VIP king suite with walk-in closet, private deck and en suite bathroom. The bathroom has two sinks, a steam shower and tub. This suite also has a gas fireplace. A second VIP king suite is situated beyond the wet bar, at the far east end of the home. The second VIP suite has all of the amenities of the first, plus double glass doors leading out onto the main patio. Between the bar and the second VIP suite is a ski room, which leads in from the patio. There is plenty of hanging space, as well as boot and glove warmers. There is another half bathroom across the hallway from the ski room.The master suite occupies the top floor of the home. Just beyond the main entry way is a large staircase that winds up the left. There is a loft area at the entrance to the master suite where there is an open office area with two desks and a Dell printer/copier. The master suite has a king-sized bed, a private deck, and breathtaking views of the ski resort. No need for a ski report from this suite!! The master bathroom is exquisite, with separate vanities, a jetted tub, a steam shower and an open dressing room.The lower level of the home has an additional four guest suites - three king suites and one bunkroom, with four twin beds in total. All bedrooms have a private bathroom with steam showers. Two of these king suites also have a tub. All bedrooms at Hood Park Manor have a flat-screen TV and cable. Downstairs there is also a large living room with a pool table, flat-screen TV, gas fireplace and sofas. Additionally, there is a north-facing patio with a second hot tub on the lower level. There is also a laundry room with two washers and two dryers and a chef´s kitchen with a full oven, range, and commercial-size fridge and freezer. There is also a large garage on the lower level.Separate to the main residence is a guesthouse with two queen bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, a cozy living area with a gas fireplace and a full kitchen. The guesthouse also looks over Hood Park and the ski run. This would be a great place to house your pilot, nanny, chef, or just overflow guests.
Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:6 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Child Friendly, DVD Player, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Full kitchen, Internet Access, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Oven, Pets OK, Playground, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Fishing, Swimming
Description:Six Bedroom Private Villa Tuscany Coast r n r nVilla Talamone is a totally unique villa, in a magical position overlooking the clear blue sea of the Maremma. Originally an ancient watch tower, the villa has been fully restored and the spectacular panoramas can be enjoyed from its terraces and from the swimming pool below. A walkway leads down to the sea shore and the villas private sun deck. n nThis wonderful property is in such a romantically beautiful position that a James Bond movie was recently filmed here. The views of the Tuscan coastline are absolutely superb, as is the scenery all around, with the clear blue sea and azure skies contrasting perfectly with lush green countryside, and lovely harbours, and fishing villages dotting the landscape. r n r nA private road leads to the property, once you have recovered from the spectacular views you can enjoy the interior of the villa. On entering on the right hand side there is a little dining room with fireplace, table and chairs from which you access two of the villas lovely bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite). On the left of the entrance corridor there is a fully equipped kitchen and further double bedroom also with ensuite bathroom. r n r nFrom the corridor steps lead to the first floor of the villa where there is a luminous lounge with gorgeous views and air conditioning. At one end is a sitting area with settees, armchairs, satellite television, Dvd player and fireplace and at the other a dining table and chairs, as well as a little kitchenette. This lovely room opens onto a terrace furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco and sunloungers, an absolutely spectacular spot for relaxing or dining al fresco whilst enjoying the magnificent sea views stretching as far as to admire the Tuscan islands of Giglio and Montecristo on the horizon. r n r nIn another wing of the villa reached via a little staircase from the small ground floor dining area, is the ancient watchtower where there is a characteristic bedroom with fireplace, four poster bed, and on the level above reached by wooden stairs a small shower room and dressing area. From here there is access to a little terrace at the top of the tower. r n r nClose to the main villa is a lovely annex which is fully air conditioned and has a sitting room and two further double bedrooms (one with four poster bed) each with ensuite shower room. r n r nThere is plenty of space for relaxing at the villa, the panoramic terrace is a wonderful spot and from there steps lead to a further terrace area below where there is a swimming pool (6m x 4m) surrounded by wooden sun deck. It?s a joy to dine alfresco and enjoy a barbecue whilst savouring the beautiful sunset. The villa even has its? own walkway leading down the rocky beach and sea shore, where there is a further sun deck and from every angle there are gorgeous sea views. r n r nThe area is a popular playground for the rich and famous with gorgeous yachts moored in the harbours next to traditional fishing boats and the countryside is rich in flora and fauna, the renowned national park of the Maremma is in fact close by and can be explored on foot, horseback and bike. The town of Fonteblanda is just over 1 km away and has a variety of shops, and facilities. When you can tear yourself away there are many interesting towns to explore within easy driving distance, as well has a host of pretty beaches along the coast. r n r nDETAILS r nGround floor: Little dining room with fireplace table and chairs > Double bedroom (which can convert to a twin on request) > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, basin, bidet and w.c. > Kitchen with cooker (6 gas rings), oven, fridge /freezer, dishwasher > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath / shower, basin, bidet and w.c. r nFirst floor: Living room with dining table and chairs, settees, armchairs, fireplace, satellite television and Dvd player > Kitchenette with 2 ring hob and fridge > Panoramic terrace. r nTower wing: First floor bedroom with four poster bed and fireplace, small shower room on level above. r nAnnex: 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Sitting room > Air conditioning throughout annex. r nGeneral facilities: Air conditioning in lounge > Ceiling fans in bedrooms (main villa) > Swimming pool > Terraces > Washer/dryer > Barbeque > Wi Fi Internet access in main villa > Fly screens > Maid service 6 days a week > Mid week linen change > Pool towels provided > Chef and extra services available on request > 1 km to the town of Fonteblanda >
Description:Just steps from the beach in the village of Lorient, Villa MNR is a hidden treasure, a masterpiece of interior design and tropical landscaping. Ideal for families with children or a group of friends sharing the St. Barth experience together, this home offers places to gather and places to find quiet seclusion. nArriving guests often gasp at the unexpectedly grand vision before them when they first step into the property. Children will be especially astonished. Grassy lawns and a vast ipe deck surround the placid waters of an 8- by 20-meter pool. A ladder leads up to a treehouse hidden in the broad branches of a ficus elastica. Turtle doves and tortoises wander the yard in search of fallen fruit from the mango tree. Seven different structures ring the meticulously tended yet natural-looking garden, offering five bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to plentiful common spaces. Exhibiting a design philosophy based on the crucial interaction between the textures of chosen materials, a muted color palette and carefully selected artworks, Villa MNR is not just an island idyll, it is a design achievement. nThe main house of the property is an 18th-century French manoire shipped piece by piece from Normandy to St. Barth in the 1980's by the property's previous owners. When it went up for sale in 2006, Cristina Rodriguez, an accomplished designer from Barcelona, saw the enormous potential in the land's unique combination of convenience and seclusion. She decided to integrate the old manoire house into her vision, to respectfully update this treasure and transform it a loft-like main house for the kitchen, dining and living areas. Removing the upper floor and front wall of the house created an impressive sense of vertical dimension and revealed the classic beauty of the high, timbered ceiling. This space opens onto the garden and deck giving the kitchen, dining and living areas a real sense of integration with the outdoors, while the soft gray tones convey a sense of shaded retreat from the tropical sun. nEach of the five bedrooms offers a different design or furnishing surprise. One has a small, private garden space of its own, beside another is a fountain and whirlpool bath. Children will beg for the bungalow with the foosball and ping-pong table sets. The ensuite baths offer Boffi fixtures and rain head showers or, in two cases, bathtubs designed by Piero Lissoni. The kitchen and dining area are mirrored on the outside of the manoire house by a huge outdoor barbecue and table. In the open pavilion beside the pool, decor of polished concrete, sucupira wood and sisal create an atmosphere of soothing relaxation. In ways both overt and subtle, conscious and subconscious, this home's deliberate and ingenious details of design never cease coaxing us into the right frame of mind for a perfect holiday. nSibarth is proud to offer its guests this secluded oasis of rare design, Villa MNR.
Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:20
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Backyard, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Dishes, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Linens, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Ocean View, Pool Table, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, VCR, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Casino, Diving, Fishing, Golf, Horseback Riding, Massage, Ping Pong, Rafting, Shopping, Snorkeling, Surfing, Tennis
Description:This spectacular exclusive Caribbean resort villa in the Dominican Republic was lovingly designed and constructed over a 15-month period by an award-winning American architect. Having sailed over 200,000 miles offshore, including a circumnavigation of the Earth, the owner sought a tropical Caribbean retreat in a stable, friendly country with regular non-stop air connections to the outside world. Completed in late 1997, this island getaway property was developed with one goal in mind: to create the most spectacular home on the north coast island resort of Hispaniola, Dominican Republic. Over 200 skilled artisan craftsmen shared in the process and the result, both in terms of exotic materials and fabulous beach location is nothing short of magnificent. nSpread over 10 acres of gardens, pastures and lawns, the private luxury villa allows individual guests to enjoy privacy in any one of a dozen exquisite locations while accommodating groups of up to 16 with ease. Whether you desire an unforgettable family holiday, executive retreat, spectacular wedding reception, romantic honeymoon getaway or luxury golf vacation, Villa Lazy Heart and its wonderful staff will provide the finest villas in the Caribbean. Here, it is ... Paradise found. nThe master suite is located in its own cottage, a few steps from the main house for convenience, but set apart for privacy. The cottage features a luxurious king sized bed, his-and-hers bathrooms and a dressing room. Mahogany doors open onto a covered wraparound terrace, furnished with hammock and rocking chairs overlooking the sea-- the ideal spot for reading a book, sharing a bottle of wine at sunset, or receiving a massage or pedicure. nOther sleeping accommodations include: the guest casita, a pool-side cottage featuring two bedrooms with queen sized beds, each with a large bath and wraparound terrace, the tower bedroom suite, with its two balconied bedrooms and full bath that provide stunning sea and garden views, as well as a cozy bedroom with private bath just off the villa 's great room. The final structure is an ocean-view, pool-side cottage featuring two spacious suites, each with generous bath and dressing area. nIn addition to the ten full time bedrooms, an eleventh sleeping space is located in a charming nook, which has one extra bed that can sleep one person, adjacent to the game room. In all, there are 11 separate sleeping areas and ten full bathrooms. All linens and towels are of the best quality. nThe kitchen, in many ways the heart of the private villa, is a lovely space, open on two sides to gentle trade winds. The spacious, 35 ' x 22 ' great room is the perfect place to entertain, with its elegant yet comfortable ambiance, a variety of amusing coffee table literature, and functioning fireplace. There are several indoor and outdoor dining venues, including a beautiful picnic table overlooking the sea. nThe 20 ' x 26 ' game room houses billiard table and entertainment center with 30 satellite TV, VCR, and stereo system. TV/VCR 's are also located in several other bedrooms, and the villa boasts a fine selection of current and classic movies as well as an extensive library. nNote: To get to the small private beach area, there are many stairs and would not be suitable for small children or persons with mobility issues. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nBedroom 1 e28093 Master nKing size bed, 2 En-suite bathrooms one with tub and one with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Dressing room, Ocean view nBedroom 2 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Ocean view nBedroom 3 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Ocean view nBedroom 4 e28093 Pool Suite One nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries nBedroom 5 e28093 Pool Suite Two nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries nBedroom 6 e28093 Tennis Suite One nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries nBedroom 7 e28093 Tennis Suite Two nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries nBedroom 8 e28093 Upper Mezzanine nQueen size bed, Shared En-suite bathroom , Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Toiletries nBedroom 9 e28093 Lower Mezzanine n3 Twin beds, Shared En-suite bathroom with room 8 , Air conditioning, TV, Toiletries nBedroom 10 e28093 Living Area nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditionoing, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries nFeatures & Amenities n* Satellite TV in selected rooms n* Cable TV n* Air conditioning in all bedrooms n* Wi-Fi n* Fax machine n* Printer n* Surround sound n* iPod dock n* DVD/VHS players n* Entertainment room with games n* Full size billiard pool table n* Full size ping pong table n* Cocktail bar nOutdoor Features n* Heated pool n* Heated Jacuzzi n* 600e2809d secluded semi-private beach n* Clay tennis court (lighted) n* Twin backup electrical generators nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Manager n* Host/Butler n* Personal Chef n* Housekeeping and laundry n* Gardeners and security n* 24 hour Maintenance n* Concierge n* Tour horses, complimentary riding nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Fully stocked bar with bartender n* Gourmet meals n* Baby sitters n* Spa treatments n* Mandatory meal plan nVilla Policies n* Maximum 22 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets are not allowed nGetting There n* Rental car recommended n* Transfer available nLocation n* 5 minutes to Shopping n* 10 minutes to Golf Course n* 80 minute drive to Airport nAdditional Information nThe Villa Meal Plan - includes all meals while in residence. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by our gourmet chef and served by our staff. nUpon arrival, you will be welcomed with cocktails and hors 'd oeuvres. nBreakfast, lunch and dinner menus are set based upon the personal preference of our guests along with any dietary requirements and restrictions. Breakfast normally include choices of cereals, breads, fresh fruits, juices, eggs, omelets, pancakes, milk, coffee, and other local fresh items. Dinner can include an array of fresh vegetables, salads, homemade desserts along with a main dish such as steak, lobster, fish, chicken, pork, shrimp, and just about any other local dish when available. nDinner is based on theme nights and is set in a variety of locations. Examples of our theme nights include but are not limited to our Pool Side or Backyard BBQ, Authentic Pig Roast Night, Surf & Turf, Italian Night and our popular Dominican Style Dinner Buffet which will introduce you to authentic and delicious Caribbean dishes. nThe Meal Plan also includes a generous supply of daily snacks, wine at dinner (Limit 1 bottle per 2 adults/night), one starter case of Presidente beer (each case contains 24, 12oz bottles) and 2 liters of Rum Brugal. nOpen Bar - The bar is stocked with a variety of liquors such as vodka, scotch, gin, whiskey, rums, beer and mixers. The bar is always open and available to guests while in residence. There is a onetime Open Bottlee2809d charge of cost 15%. Guests that require special brands of liquors need only advise us at least 72 hours prior to arrival. nNearby attractions and activities : n* Diving and Snorkeling n* Wind and Kite surfing n* Deep Sea Fishing n* Horseback riding n* White water rafting n* Golf courses n* Ocean World and casino n* Four Wheelers and Dune buggies n* Catamaran tours n* Colonial city tours
Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:18
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Balcony, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Coffee Maker, Computer Access, Conference Room, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Elevator, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Phone, Refrigerator, Sauna, Shower, Steam Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, Video Game Console, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Golf, Gym, Restaurants, Wine Tasting
Description:The manor house of the medieval village, Finocchieto's foundations date to the fourteenth century. Recent renovations have taken the historic house to a level of great comfort without compromising the original integrity of its design or spirit of its old stone walls and rustic ceiling beams. nDownstairs is a carefully stocked library and reading room with a fireplace and chess table for indoor entertainment. Next door to the library is a state-of-the-art media room with a large screen HD television, surround sound system, as well as a Playstation and Nintendo Wii with your choice of games. nDownstairs is the estate's barrel vaulted, historic cantina next door to the wine tasting room with an antique grape press. The collection of crystal from Colle Val d'Elsa is specifically chosen to enhance Tuscan wines. nIn the northern wing of the manor house is the conference facility and ballroom for fifty. The room is wired to provide power connections for individual notebooks, etc. nOutside two sets of French doors from the dining room is the dining terrace. The space offers shade in the morning for a pleasant breakfast, as well as the perfect sunset view and lantern-lit ambiance in the evenings. nThe state-of-the-art teaching kitchen is designed to prep meals for large groups and accommodate up to fifteen observers for cooking lessons. The attached family kitchen is for guest convenience. nThe main floor of the manor house also offers several sitting rooms. The large, elegant living room offers several seating areas around a fireplace and a Yamaha grand piano. nThe manor house is wired with a central music system with wall controls in individual rooms as well as the greater gathering spaces. It is possible to attach a personal iPod at any of these outlets or to adjust the channel to receive various local radio stations or music from the central CD hub and iPod dock at the bar. nThe manor house includes accommodations for up to eighteen guests in 9 elegant suites. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nBedroom 1 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi, Steam shower, Sauna, Fireplace, Mini fridge, Sound system, Wet bar, Private balcony nBedroom 2 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi, Fireplace, Mini fridge, Sound system nBedroom 3 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini fridge, Sound system nBedroom 4 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini bar, Sound system, Private balcony nBedroom 5 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini fridge, Sound system, Sitting room nBedroom 6 nKing size bed, Pull-out sofa, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini fridge, Sound system, Sitting room, Elevator access nBedroom 7 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini fridge, Sound system nBedroom 8 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Dressing area, Mini fridge, Sound system nBedroom 9 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Mini fridge, Sound system nFeatures and Amenities n* Mini fridge n* Satellite TV n* DVD players n* Nintendo Wii n* PlayStation 3 n* Xbox n* iPod docking station n* Home Theater n* Computer n* Wi-Fi access n* Air conditioning n* Ceiling fans n* Washer/Dryer n* Telephone n* Fax machine n* Heating system n* Alarm system n* Child proof villa n* Baby equipment n* Gym n* Fitness equipment n* Indoor Jacuzzi n* Kitchen: n* Microwave n* Toaster n* Coffee maker n* Dishwasher n* Coffee grinder nOutdoor Features n* Shared pool open from May 1 through October 15 (weather permitting, both dates are flexible) n* Alfresco dining n* Benches and sitting areas n* Outdoor charcoal BBQ n* Sporting equipment nStaff and Services nIncluded: n* Chef service for breakfast n* Housekeeping n* Wait staff n* Gardener n* Pool /Spa attendant n* Villa manager n* Concierge nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Chef service for lunch and dinner n* Spa treatment n* Driver n* Additional staff n* Private yacht rental nVilla Policy n* Maximum 18 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets are not allowed n* Voltage adapters included n* Weddings accepted - maximum 150 guests n* Security deposit required nGetting There n* Rental car recommended n* Transfer available nLocation n* 5 minute drive t n* Buonconento n* Grocery Store n* Restaurants n* 15 minute drive to Montalcino n* 30 minute drive t n* Siena n* Hospital n* 60 minute drive to Golf Course n* 75minute drive to Florence Center n* 90 minute drive to t n* Rome n* Pisa n* Beach n* Florence Airport n* 150 minute drive to Rome Fiumicino Airport
Description:Beachyhead is the place to be when staying in Plett! This sought after location is popular as Beachyhead road runs parallel to the popular Robberg Beach. Beachyhead 61 is therefore in a wonderful location with beach access just across the road. Spend leisure time on the beach and then just walk back to the villa to lounge in the pool courtyard. Downstairs are the four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two front bedrooms and TV lounge open onto the deck. There is a lovely courtyard with swimming pool and deck on the same level as the bedrooms. Upstairs is a super open plan living area with front and back patio. There is a sitting area with fireplace, dining table in the centre and kitchen. This living area opens onto a front patio with sitting area, barbeque and outdoor dining table. Light and fresh with the ideal location and fantastic value for money!--> n-->-->--> nPlettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of the census of 2001, there were 29149 population. It was originally named Bahia Formosa (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers and lies on South Africa 's Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town. Middle and Later Stone Age nCaves in Nelson 's Bay Cave and Matjies River Cave at nearby Keurboomstrand indicate they were inhabited for over 100 000 years by Middle Stone Age man and then later by ancestors of the Khoisan, who were possibly the same people who traded with the Portuguese survivors of the San Gonzales shipwreck. Their tools, ornaments and food debris can be viewed in these caves, which are still being excavated. nModern nLong before Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape, Portuguese explorers charted the bay in the 15th and 16th centuries, the first being Bartholomew Dias in 1487. Ninety years later Manuel da Perestrello aptly called it Bahia Formosa or the Beautiful Bay. The first European inhabitants were 100 Portuguese sailors marooned here for 9 months when the San Gonzales sank in the bay in 1630. The survivors built two small boats which they used to link with a passing vessel. A stone that they left behind on Beacon Island, known as the Van Plettenberg Stone, is now in the Cape Town museum. In 1763, the first European settlers in the Bay were stock farmers, hunters and frontiersmen from the Western Cape. A stinkwood navigational beacon was first erected on Beacon Island in 1771. The original was a square block of stinkwood, inscribed with the latitude and longitude of Plettenberg Bay and erected to enable mariners to check their location. It was replaced by a stone one by Captain Sewell in 1881. The bay housed a barracks for the Dutch East India Company in 1776. The Governor of the Cape, Baron Joachim van Plettenberg, renamed the town Plettenberg Bay in 1779. In 1869 it was bought by St Peters Church and used as a rectory for the next 70 years. Today it is presently privately owned. In 1787/88 by Johann Jerling and the Dutch East India Company, erected a Timber Shed, the remains can still be seen and are preserved as a National Monument. A whaling station was built on Beacon Island in 1910, but was closed down in 1916. Parts of the iron slipway are still visible today. A hotel called The Beacon Isle Southern Sun Hotel now stands where the whaling station used to. nEcology nPlettenberg Bay hosts one of the largest seagull breeding colonies along the South African coast at the mouth of the Keurboom 's River, named after the indigenous keurboom tree. The Robberg Peninsula is home to a large Cape fur seal colony, seals can often be seen in the surf off Robberg Beach. Local vegetation varies from Cape Fynbos to Knysna-Amatole montane forests further inland. Southern Right whales are a common sight in the bay during their breeding season from July to December. Bryde 's whales frequent the bay throughout the year being the most sighted during the summer months. Humpback whales migrate past during July and December. Killer whales (Orca) and Sei whales are occasionally sighted. Whales can be viewed from various viewpoints in the town as well as from Robberg Peninsula. Plettenberg Bay also boasts 3 species of dolphins which visit the bay throughout the year, these being the Bottlenosed dolphin, the Common dolphin and the endangered Humpback dolphin. There are many pelagic birds in the area as well as the endangered Oyster catcher which live along the shores. A distinctive flower-shaped sea shell called a pansy shell is endemic to this part of the coast, and is used as the symbol representing the town. Looking for these shells on the beach is a popular activity amongst visitors and locals alike. Robberg Peninsula is maintained as a nature reserve, allowing visitors to see many of the area 's local plants and animals. nIn December 1977, the area was impacted by an oil spill from the Venpet-Venoil collision, which occurred 60 km offshore when two supertankers collided. nClimate and geography nPlettenberg Bay is typified by an extremely mild maritime temperate climate with very few rainfall or temperature extremes. It is located within the Knysna Afromontane Forest biome, containing temperate gallery forest, supported by the mild temperatures and high, even distributed rainfall. Here follows the records for the closest climate station just to the east in the Tsitsikamma: nMaximum/minimum temperatures: January: 23 °C/17 °C, July: 17 °C/10 °C, rainfall: 945 mm per annum. The bay is defined on the southern end by Cape Seal at the terminus of the Robberg (Afrikaans for Seal Mountain) Peninsula, separating the bay from the open Indian Ocean. It is one of the southern cape coast 's typical J-shaped bays, which is formed by wave action eroding the shales of the Bokkeveld Group between the weather-resistant headlands composed of the Table Mountain Group, both of the Cape Supergroup geological sequence of rocks. To the north, the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains keeps the moisture on the southern slopes of the mountains and prevent the temperature extremes of the interior reaching the bay. nTourism nTourism is a thriving industry in this area, starting in November when teenage school leavers are the first to descend upon the small town for what is commonly know at Matric Rage, followed thereafter by various waves of arrivals from abroad as well as other parts of South Africa. The infrastructure of the town struggles to cope at the peak of the summer season, with traffic congestion and booked-out restaurants common from November to January. The greater Plettenberg Bay area (known as Bitou) is also home to Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world, and the free-roaming primate sanctuary called Monkeyland, among many other tourist attractions. Bloukrans Bridge Bungy at nearby Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bridge-based bungy jump in the world, and attracts adventure seekers from all over the globe. n--> -->-->-->
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