Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:8 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Computer Access, DVD Player, Dishes, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Lounge, Non-Smoking, Oven, Patio, Pets OK, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, VCR, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Golf, Ping Pong, Restaurants
Description:This toddler friendly Umbrian villa for 12 people is situated on the border of Umbria and Tuscany, 30 minutes from Cortona the famous Tuscan village and about 5 from Preggio, a wonderful ancient village which offers a couple of restaurants and a small grocery shop. nA kilometre of unpaved road in the middle of the woods leads to the gated entrance to the villa. From this point the panorama reveals the beautiful landscape of hills which surrounds this partly fenced property. nThe villa, immersed in total privacy and silence, was renovated in 2008 by an English family. Adapted to host families, this charming villa is equipped with toys and areas dedicated to the enjoyment of children and teenagers. The long infinity pool (17mts) has a separate shallow area for children. nAn annex has been transformed into a playhouse for children and in the villa the children can find various pastimes such as books, games and English videos. Externally there are comfortable patios and porticoes for the various moments of the day. One patio leading from the kitchen is furnished with a table for 12 and has a pizza oven and barbeque. Another magnificent portico is furnished as an external lounge area and enjoys the best views from the villa. The pool, visible from the portico of the villa, is reached by two different sets of steps. nThe internal areas of Casa Lazzari are constructed on various levels, organized to divide the living areas into separate rooms which are connected by corridors and steps. nThis comfortable Umbrian-Tuscan farmhouse is within easy reach of some of the most famous tourist attractions such as Cortona, Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia. Siena is just one hour and a half away. nThis beautiful Italian villa is also ideal for golfers with the splendid Antognolla Golf club 30 minutes away. Within a radius of 15 minutes there are lots of restaurants and trattorias where it is possible to taste typical Umbrian-Tuscan dishes. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nGround Floor nBedroom 1 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, SKY TV, DVD player, iPod player n1st Floor nBedroom 2 nTwin bed, En-suite shower nBedroom 3 nDouble bed, En-suite shower, SKYTV, DVD player, Wi-Fi access nBedroom 4 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and bath n2nd Floor nBedroom 5 nDouble bed, En-suite shower nBedroom 6 nDouble bed, En-suite shower nFeatures & Amenities n* Child friendly villa n* Computer n* Wi-Fi access n* Safe n* Flat screen TV n* VCR n* DVD players n* Satellite TV n* CD player n* iPod dock n* Fireplace n* Library n* Books n* Games n* Table tennis n* English videos n* Laundry room n* Kitchen: n* Ovens n* Hot plates n* Refrigerator n* Dishwasher nOutdoor Features n* Infinity pool n* Play house n* Alfresco dining n* Outdoor furniture n* Outdoor living area n* Pizza oven n* BBQ n* Gated property nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Once a week maid service for 4 hours n* Final cleaning on Saturday n* Normal use of hot/cold water included n* Up-to 330kwh/week electricity consumption nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Additional maid service n* Cook services n* Heating consumption n* Over 330 kwh electricity consumption nVilla Policies n* Maximum 12 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Small size pets allowed n* Security deposit to be held on credit card authorization by Luxury Retreats n* All services not included in rates are to be paid locally n* All rentals from Saturday to Saturday n* Check-in: Between 4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges) n* Check-out: Before 9am nGetting There n* Rental car recommended n* Transport available nLocation n* 5 minute drive to grocery store & restaurant n* 5 km to Preggio n* 11 minute drive to supermarket & shops n* 18 km to Umbertide n* 30 minute to Cartona village and golf course n* 55 km to Perugia Airport n* 90 minute drive to Siena n* 164 km to Florence Airport n* 236 km to Rome Airport n* 100 minute drive to Florence
Description:This truly beautiful Villa is surrounded by a large private property of about 9 hectares, and is situated amid secular trees, in strategical location in the heart of Chianti just 10 km from San Gimignano. 20 km away from Volterra 30 km from Siena, 45 from Florence, 35 from Pisa, 50 from Lucca, 60 from the seaside. Villa Dependence can accommodate together 16 guests (by requests additional beds will be provided) Both are furnished in a very sober and tasteful way, highly simple and elegant at the same time, respecting the rustic Tuscan style, but putting extreme attention to details, having resort to the most refined handcraft works (lime putty plastered and painted walls, valuable bathrooms and kitchen entirely in Carrara marble, warm floors in Impruneta Terracotta, exclusive terrace in Pienza Travertine, prestigious lacunar ceilings on the ground floor, comfortable wooden-beam ceilings on the first floor...). A special care has been taken to provide the villa with all modern comforts: satellite colour TV, telephone, independent heating, a laundry room, dish-washer, two refrigerators, one deep freeze and an ice-machine. Bed/bath/table linen are provided, except for swimming-pool towels. At guests' disposal garden furniture, as tables, chairs, sunshades, deck-chairs for the terrace, loggia and swimming pool. r n r nVilla (600 sqm. - 4): Gf: an entrance, a very spacious living room that opens into the outside loggia with table - a large dining room both with fire-place, only wc , a spaciuos kitchen. 1st floor: two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms ( shower) a living (with sofa bed on request). The kitchen is equipped with 6 burners-gas stove, fireplace, two refrigerators, one deep freeze, an ice machine, cooking utensils, pots, dishes. Guest Villa Ground floor: living room - double bedroom, - bathroom (shower) external laundry. First floor: double bedroom with en suite bathroom ( shower)- 3 double ( twin upon request) bedrooms - asmall bedroom with a bunk beds. All these bedrooms share 2 bathrooms ( shower).
Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:14
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, Computer Access, Deck, Dishes, Dishwasher, Internet Access, Laundry, Linens, Lounge, Microwave, No Pets, Oven, Parking, Phone, Shower, Stereo, Stove, Swimming Pool, TV, TowelsActivities:Biking, Golf, Horseback Riding, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Situated just minutes away from the cosmopolitan town of Lucca, this luxurious Tuscany country accommodation offers both the respite of the countryside and accessibility to shopping and culture. Anyone with an appreciation for architecture will enjoy the stunning design of this vacation rental in Tuscany, and the way that the original lines of the historic farmhouse and mill have been carefully preserved and enhanced with modern amenities. While the classic Italian gardens and swimming pool may provide diversion enough on a warm day, Lucca [10 minutes] and Pisa [20 minutes] both offer a wealth of museums and restaurants, should you have the desire to explore. For longer day trips, the stunning Ligurian coastal jewels of the Cinque Terre [112 km] and chic Portofino [142 km] are within reach by car from this Tuscany vacation villa in the countryside. n n[7000 m2] This luxury villa in Tuscany was originally a working mill and farmhouse. Both structures have been beautifully restored and transformed into a luxury accommodation, featuring simple lines and traditional materials such as stone, handmade brick, rough hewn beams, and terracotta. The villa, which is part of a three-home complex, is surrounded by typical Italian gardens filled with potted lemons, olive trees, pines, camellias, wisteria, roses, lavender, and rosemary. A small brook runs through the garden. The private swimming pool has an area for children and an area for advanced swimmers. An ornamental gazebo equipped with a dining table is located next to the pool. There is also a barbecue, as well as comfortable deck chairs and lounge chairs. n nVilla [400 m2]: The two-story Italian villa is furnished in a rustic, elegant style, featuring period furniture and objects d'art. n* Ground Floor: There is a dining room, a family room with a TV, an office, a kitchen, and a laundry room. n* 1st Floor: There are three double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms [all three with tub and hand-held shower head]. There is one room with two twin beds and an en suite bathroom [with hand-held shower head]. There is also a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom [with tub and hand-held shower head]. All of the villa's rooms include climate controls. nCottage [40 m2, one floor]: The ancient rooms of the old mill have been transformed into spacious rooms for everyday living. There is one double bedroom and one bedroom with a French double bed. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. There is one shared bathroom [with tub and hand-held shower head]. n nThis Tuscan villa is located near Lucca in the Vorno Valley. The nearest shops are in Vorno and Badia di Cantignano, both a three-minute drive away. There is a bus stop 100 meters from the property. There is parking available on the grounds for five cars. nPortofin 142 km nSiena: 135 km nCinque Terre: 112 km nFlorence: 70 km nPisa: 29 km nLucca: 6 km n nAvailable amenities: Private swimming pool [16m x 8m, open May 1st through October 1st], air conditioning, central heating, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, computer with Internet access, telephone/fax machine with computerized billing, stereo/CD player, satellite TV [English channels], alarm, barbecue, mountain bikes, baby bed [please request in advance], daily breakfast service, daily maid service [8 hrs/day, 6 days/week], manager, gardener, fresh pool towels, bed linens changed weekly, bath linens changed twice weekly. nExtra Services: Cook service is available on request. A food and beverage deposit of $1,700 will be required and the cost of meals will be deducted this deposit. The deposit for food and beverages is separate from the Security Deposit. Particular dishes and wines may be requested. Other extra services are airport transfers, grocery shopping prior to arrival, telephone/fax/internet usage, and laundry. Gratuities are not included. nNearby attractions: Just a short drive away, holiday guests will find tennis [10 minutes], horseback riding [15 minutes], and golf [30 minutes]. A drive to the Garfagnana Valley takes about 35 minutes, a drive to Puccini Lake takes about 20 minutes, and the towns of Vorno, Badia di Cantignano, and Coselli are a short walk away [approx. 15 minutes]. nPlease Note: n* Pets are not allowed. n* A car is recommended. n* This villa is part of a three-home complex. nMinimum Stay: 7 nCheck-In: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:10
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Dishes, Fireplace, Iron, Jacuzzi, Laundry, No Pets, Oven, Phone, Refrigerator, Sauna, Shower, Stove, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, Towels, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Massage, Movie Theaters, Swimming
Description:Villa lies in the very center and historical core of the town of Hvar. It lies only 20 meters from the main waterfront (riva), the sea and the promenade, where yachts and boats from all over the world dock in the summer. The magnificent Baroque stone balcony offers a breathtaking view of the waterfront, the boats in the harbor, Fortica Fortress, as well as Pakleni otoci, a group of islands that gives Hvar a special atmosphere. The villa was built in 1612, during the Baroque period, when Venice exhibited a strong influence on the entire Adriatic area. Today, it is under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. It was first owned by the well-known family from Hvar, which engaged in financial business. For a long time it was owned by the one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar. The villa, along with the Gothic house and garden was fully renovated in the period from 2007 to 2009, according to the instructions of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. The complex has a floor area of 450 mc2b2 on three floors, 5 bedrooms with bathrooms, a large living room with a library and fireplace, kitchen and dining room. The lowest floor houses wellness facilities (sauna, Jacuzzi, massage room) and a wine cellar. Beside the house, there is a large 200 mc2b2 garden with Mediterranean vegetation e28093 lemons, oranges, figs, lavender, rosemarye280a6, and, in the old Gothic house, which is an integral part of the garden, there is a heated 6x4 pool that can be transformed from an indoor to an outdoor pool by opening the roof. The house is staffed with a housekeeper and superintendent, who will make sure your stay in Hvar is as pleasant as possible. The house can accommodate 10 people. The rental price for a week amounts from 5 250 EUR to 14000 EUR Staying in this house, you will feel the history of the town of Hvar to its full extent, as well as all of the scents of the Mediterranean, the rhythm of the summer and entertainment, the flavors of Dalmatian cuisines and Hvar's renowned wine Plavac, the beauties of the sea and the magic of the secluded coves of Pakleni otoci. As a result, you will definitely want to return. PRICELIST IN EUR PER VILLA PER DAY 01.01 - 01.06. 14.09.-31.12. 01.06. e28093 29.06. 17.08.-14.09. 29.06.-17.08. 750 e282ac 1400 e282ac 2000 e282ac For Seasons I and II the prices are valid for a rental period of at least 7 days. In case of a shorter rental period, an additional 30% is added to the price. The change day is Saturday, check in at 17:00, check out at 10:00. For Season III number of rental days and the change day are not determined. Smoking and house pets are not allowed in. Basic services (included in the price): the use of all facilities e28093 swimming pool, sauna, etc. water, electricity, gas, regardless of the season bed linen e28093 changed once a week, if necessary more often towels changed on a daily basis soaps, shampoos, shower gel use of washing machine, dryer and iron daily cleaning final cleaning luggage delivery from the parking lot to the house and vice versa Sojourn Tax all fees and taxes Additional services (charged extra): served breakfast at the price of 15 e282ac per person food, drinks and similar services are organized as catering and charged according to the price list. It is possible to arrange a cook, but only for stays of two weeks and more. transfer from the airport or ferry port to the villa and back purchase and delivery of food and drinks to the villa wine cellar massage organization of excursions and the like car or boat rental other services upon arrangement Baroque House The main entrance with staircase and the water tank are located on the ground floor. The living room (45 mc2b2) with balcony door, two double rooms (27 mc2b2 and 20 mc2b2) e28093 each with a bathroom, hallway, WC and kitchen with dining room (35 mc2b2) and balcony door to the interior courtyard are located on the elevated first floor. The 200 mc2b2 garden is enclosed by a stone wall that is over two meters high. It is covered in Mediterranean vegetation (lemons, oranges, figs, lavendere280a6). There is also a dining table for 10 people as well as garden furniture with deckchairs by the pool. There are a hallway and three double rooms (50 mc2b2, 36 mc2b2 and 25 mc2b2) on the first floor e28093 each with its own bathroom. Medieval (Gothic) House It is connected to the Baroque palace on the ground floor. The first floor houses an indoor pool (approx. 25 mc2b2) with movable walls that can be opened, thus transforming the pool into an outdoor pool connected to the garden. The lowest floor houses the wellness facilities (40 mc2b2) (sauna, whirlpool, relaxation room, massage room, shower, WC and a small trim). Connected to this is a wine cellar with a selection of first class Croatian and foreign wines. All areas are heated and air-conditioned, as well as furnished with first class new or antique furniture. You have at your disposal refrigerators, ice machines, wine refrigerator, stove and oven, coffee machine, toaster, dishes, glasses, plates and everything you need for a pleasant stay. All of the rooms are equipped with LCD TV, satellite TV, telephone connection and wireless Internet. In the living room, there are an open fireplace, a library with a desk, DVD with home cinema and a safe. A housekeeper is at your disposal every day to clean the house and, if you wish, to serve you breakfast, lunch or dinner, and to help you spend a pleasant holiday.
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, DVD Player, Dishes, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Garage, Iron, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Patio, Private Parking, Refrigerator, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TV, UtensilsActivities:Restaurants, Swimming, Tennis
Description:This beautiful villa is newly renovated to a high standard, set on the edge of the Esterel with stunning views. It has a mature well kept garden with a fenced pool and patio and plenty of space for children to play on the lawn. n nThe house is open plan large and bright with double doors opening from the kitchen and dining room to the patio and sliding doors from the sitting room to the garden. There is outside lighting for the evenings and a dining area under an ivy clad gazebo with views of the esterel. n nThere is parking for two cars in the driveway. n nCannes is 15 minutes drive with its array of famous restaurants and shops. n nCapacity : 8 people nType : Villa - 6 Rooms - Detached - with floors - 140 sqm. nComposition : 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 WC. nFacing : South, Garden : 2000 sqm, American kitchen, Dining room, Living room, Terrace, Courtyard, Garden, Garage, Private parking, Private swimming pool, Shared tennis court, Petanque playing area. n nBedding : 2 single beds, 2 double beds, 1 children bed. n nServices : Linen provided, Toilet linen provided, Gardener, Housework included. n nAppliances/Equipment : Dishes and Cutlery, Cooking utensils, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Vaccum Cleaner, Iron.Fan, Central Heating, Fireplace. nMultimedia Equipment : TV, Video Player, DVD Player, Satellite/Cable, Stereo. nOutside Equipment : Garden dining furniture, BBQ, Sun Loungers, Sofa and chairs with coffee table. nView of : Countryside, Mountain.
Amenities:Dishes, Refrigerator, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Description:A tribute to style n nThis extraordinary, 400 square metre apartment boasts five bedrooms, four of which are en suite, and can accommodate up to 10 guests. It is located in one of Parise28099 most prestigious areas, and is impressively decorated with elegant and robust furniture, plasma screens and Bose docks in every bedroom. You may fear that with all that space comes a mountain of house work, but fear not- not only will you be provided with your own cleaner for those dark hidden corners, you wone28099t even need to work out where the kitchen is located. Guests are provided with a private chef at their dispense for around 4 hours per day, ensuring that pots and pans become a thing of the past. nYou may be tempted to spend the entirety of your trip in this magnificent apartment, and who could blame you? Every new room is an adventure, with gorgeous styles, beautifully-finished spaces and an atmosphere that is at once timeless and exquisite. Sink into the deep, plush sofas on the main living space, relax in front of the flat-screen TV and browse the wireless internet provided throughout the property. Done28099t forget to admire the little touches of culture adorning the walls at every single turn- from luscious, wooden-clad rooms, reminiscent of country homes, to calming swathes of cream, velvet and glass, this apartment marries French fancy with Asian influence to appeal to every wandering spirit. n nThe spacious dining room provides the perfect opportunity for hosting and socialising- and whoe28099d want to keep this property to themselves? Gather your friends and family around the large, inviting table, let the sunlight stream through the airy windows and bathe in the gorgeousness of Paris in your own private paradise. n nEach of the five bedrooms would satisfy the most demanding of travellers, continuing the international theme evident throughout the apartment. In keeping with the opulent and lavish furnishing, all bed sheets, bathrobes and towels are of the highest quality, provided by KingOfCotton, and the beautiful, creamy bathrooms are furnished with Rituals products. Despite its central location, guests for stays of seven days or more are provided with airport pick up, a chauffeur, and a concierge at their dispense 24/7 e28093 all included in the rent price. nAdditional services such as dry-cleaning and fridge-fill are available upon request. Please contact us for further details.
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:12
Amenities:Backyard, Balcony, Child Friendly, Dishes, Fire Pit, Fireplace, Iron, Pool Table, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV
Description:Kashmir - Exotic Luxury in Montecito n nNOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information. n nThe ultimate one-of-a-kind experience. nThrough private iron gates in an exclusive neighborhood near the upper village of Montecito, this spectacular 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home transports guests to a breathtaking resort inspired by Morocco and the Balearic Islands. nWith lushly landscaped grounds and architectural elements reflecting international sophistication, Kashmir is intoxicating. The Moorish style home rebuilt in 1968 was meticulously restored in 2011 with a unique blend of colors, fabric textures and eclectic design. The owner 's love of art, photography, music and fine furnishings is apparent throughout the property. Every amenity has been provided to assure a luxurious and flawless vacation experience. nThe entry, with black onyx-style flooring and gilded ceiling, welcomes guests into this unique home. In the living room, stately French doors and windows span the wall of this bright space, inviting the outside in. On quiet evenings, entertain around the 1904 Steinway Baby Grand O series piano, or enjoy the 60 flat screen TV while relaxing in front of the warmly blazing fireplace. nThe kitchen 's whitewashed walls and Italian statuary marble set the stage for an unprecedented gourmet experience. A massive center island offers front row seating to oversee the culinary delights being created at the commercial-style range and with the professional appliances and amenities provided here. Even the most meticulous chef will find every tool needed to create the most demanding dishes. A two-sided gas fireplace separates the kitchen from the formal dining room which seats 10 at the unique round table. nFrench doors from the kitchen and dining room offer immediate access to the fully enclosed central courtyard. This courtyard is truly the heart of this unique home with its sparkling pool, and plenty of seating on iron chaise lounges with plush new cushions. The nearby outdoor kitchen, with seating for 10 at a built-in banquette-style mosaic table, is a charming spot for a lavish sit-down dinner or a casual pool-party buffet. nFrom the kitchen, ascend stairs of exotic multi-colored hand painted Morrocan tiles to the posh Master Suite on the second floor. Crisp white walls are the blank canvas to this fresh contemporary room of black and white with crimson accents. A balcony, reached through massive wood doors, acts as a loggia to watch activity in the pool courtyard below. With the sun setting on the ocean views beyond, take refuge on the lounges or suspended rope hammock and melt into your dreams. nThe marble Master Bathroom is beautifully appointed with step-down bathtub with shower-head, mirrored vanity and views of the backyard. nNearby Bedroom #4, vibrant with colored fabrics and pillows atop extra long twin beds, is designed as a quiet reading den or cozy sleeping quarters. nDownstairs is Bedroom #2 (west) with a California king bed and French-door access to the private outdoor spa. The addition of a queen sleeper sofa makes it perfect for families with small ones that need to remain close. The California king bed in Bedroom #3 (north) faces the lush backyard, while more French doors offer immediate access to cool evening breezes or warm summer sunshine. nIn both downstairs bathrooms, light streams in through tall windows and reflects off cool marble to create bright spaces. Large open glass showers complete the picture for a spa-like experience. nAll the bedrooms, the living rooms, and the pool room have 50 or 60 flat screen TV 's with Direct TV. Music streams throughout the home from the built-in speaker system. nThe Pool Room, off the central courtyard, is a wonderfully versatile guest retreat. This stand-alone space with a private entrance can be used as a family game room, or as a 5th Bedroom Suite with a custom handcrafted California king day bed. The unique focal point of this entertaining room is the 1920 Brunswick tournament-sized pool table which was featured in a match between Minnesota Fats and Paul Newman in the movie The Hustler. Flanked by an abundance of large French doors on both sides, this room can be opened up to create a continuous flow from the pool courtyard to the large shady backyard. nThe outdoor landscaping was designed by renowned architect Eric Nagelman, and boasts massive boulders, native plants, and a seasonal creek. The park-like setting of the property speaks to the importance of preserving the natural landscape. During evening hours, the outdoor lighting is magnificent. After each sunset, gather around the large open sand fire pit, or sneak away for a private soak in the spa under the stars. nKashmir echoes of faraway places. Once inside the gates of this special property, you too, will feel worlds away. Visit again and again, as each stay promises to be a unique and memorable experience in luxury.
Location:Mustique, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:3 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:6
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, CD Player, Ceiling fans, Dishes, Phone, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach
Description:Buttercup House nMustique nSt.Vincent & the Grenadine Islands nButtercup House nAs its name suggests this beautiful, sunny villa sleeps up to 6 guests, but is also perfect for 2 and sits amongst mature, tropical gardens on one of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean. Full of character with colourful and interesting decoration this villa has been loved and lived in and is now available to rent, privately on Mustique. nA landscaped garden filled with palms and ntropical plants scent the air around the house and provide a natural, ndiscreet screen from the rest of the island. With 3 bedrooms and 3 nbathrooms this house is ideal for a family holiday but equally good for n2. Quiet and secluded with no TV this house offers a welcome respite from the rest of the world. With a resident maid and cook nButtercup House has been a very well kept secret on the island of nMustique. The notion of a house providing a place of retreat suits nButtercup perfectly. nViews over Bequia & St.Vincent Islands nThis 3 bedroom house has a variety of stunning features including a wrap around upper level balcony from where guests can swing in a hammock and look out over to Bequia and St.Vincent island and a furnished covered veranda around the lower level of the house. Built in classic colonial style from wood and local stone this house features louvre doors, windows, original careworn wooden floorsc382c2a0 is light and cool and designed to absorb the warm trade winds and aromatic sea breezes. nThe house has a phone, CD player and i-Pod not forgetting Syl, the cook from who's kitchen you will experience delicious local and mediterranean dishes throughout your stay. The house is located only 5 minutes away from the world famous Basil's Bar on the beach and Basils' shops selling gourmet foods and a selection of wine. nDelicious food & delightful views nThe secluded and elevated position of the house offers opportunities to enjoy the Mustique sunsets in total seclusion n. Buttercup House provides a variety of appealing dining options: the main garden dining area covered by a rustic pergola covered with wild mauve allamanda is accessed via the 2 sets of french windows in the main living room, an elegant table and chairs accompany the rectangular pool shaded by indigenous white cedar trees whilst Syl, will happily cater for you inside or prepare delicious Caribbean style picnics for you to take whilst you explore this beautiful unspoilt island. nButtercup House has its own vehicle, a 4-door Suzuki jeep for guests to use throughout their stay. nQuality wooden furniture & vibrant Caribbean colours nButtercup House has original polished wooden floors, walls built with nlocal stone and high wooden beamed ceilings. The paintwork is npredominantly white keeping the whole house light and cool inside. The nhouse has been decorated with an eclectic mix of tropical, local pieces nand traditional comfortable classic furniture. The sofas are large with noverstuffed cushions, the windows are wide and there are french nwindows opening out into the garden. The house has comfortable nooks and crannies nfilled with interesting shapes and colours and solid characterful npieces of furniture perfect for hiding away with a good book or even nworking, the house WiFi. n3 Romantic Bedrooms nButtercup House has 3 bedrooms, 2 with double beds and the third with a set of twin beds that can be made into a double. The bedrooms all have their own private en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and mosquito nets above the beds and are all completely different. All the bedrooms have tiled floors and french windows which provide access onto the balcony and invaluable natural air-conditioning. Each bedroom has its own style decorated with original pieces, framed prints and local rustic touches. nRelax in style outside Buttercup House nThe pool has an elegant paved area with 4 white canvas and woodenc382c2a0 sun loungers and a dining table and chairs for 4 set amongst mature potted palms and hostas. Relax after a swim and watch the exotic local birds enjoying the overflow from the pool. A rustic gazebo provides shelter from the Mustique sun and an ideal place to the enjoy the incredible sunsets on the island. The house is surrounded by a covered veranda populated by rattan couches, wooden benches and chairs all furnished with bright comfortable cushions nallowing guests to nsit back at any point through the day and just enjoy being in such a beautiful and relaxing place. nMustique nThe nisle of Mustiques' constant warm climate and nunspoilt landscape makes it unique and extremely desirable. nThe roads are unpaved, there are few of them, little signage exists and nall the telephone and power cables are underground. In essence Mustique nhas been developed in reverse, the properties are sophisticated whilst nthe landscape is unspoilt and serene and as a result has become one of nthe worlds great escapes. nEnglish is the most common language spoken nbut due to the international scope of the islands guests French, nItalian, German and Dutch are often spoken. nMustique Visitors nCovering n1,400 acres Mustique has several coral reefs at its waters edge and nplays host to a variety of beautiful wildlife such as herons, ntortoises, iguanas and a wide variety of tropical birds. The year round npopulation of around 500 live mostly in the villages of Lovell, nBritannia Bay and Dover. General history of the island dates back to nthe 15th century when Spanish sailors named the island 'Los Pajaros' or n'The Birds' as the islands resembled a flock of birds settling on the nocean. Originally the islands main export was sugar cane but this was neventually abandoned in the 19th century when sugar was sourced from nEuropean-grown sugar beet. Remains of the sugar cane industry such as nthe 'Cotton House' and sugar mill at Endeavour are the last physical ntraces of the islands historical past. nHorse Riding on Mustique nThe Equestrian Centre on Mustique offers the unique opportunity to nride along this unspoilt coastline and lush island landscape at only n100 USD per hour. The centre is open from Monday to Friday and rides nare scheduled at 9.30am and 3.30pm. nMustique Climate nThe Mustique climate is considered perfect by many with almost constant sunshine and tropical breezes to help cool you down. The sun is strong so caution is advised when sunbathing, there is low humidity with most of the rainfall between September and October. The temperature does not much vary from a constant 80F.
Description:This unique villa truly inspires Thai living. Surrounding nature and true tropical and exotic style. Privacy like this is truly rare. The villas comfort level is extremely high.Each bedroom has a large en suite bathroom with jungle and/or sea views. Three bedrooms have cathedral ceilings. The main villa living room opens to large patio with seating arrangements and dining tables. The master bedroom takes up the entire top level of the main villa and has wrap around balconies with sea views. In addition, each poolside bedroom has a living area and wrap around balconies as well and sea views. The poolside villas en suite bathrooms have a separate bath and shower. The fourth and fifth bedrooms are located on the same level as the living room in the main villa. Each bedroom is at extreme opposites with the kitchen and staircase to the master bedroom in between. Bedroom four and five also have an en suite bathroom with bath and shower incorporated as one. These bedrooms are a nice size and have nice views to a Japanese garden and a koi fishpond.The villa is serviced with daily housekeeping. All towels and linens are provided. Beach towels as well. The housekeepers have babysitting experience. Management speaks English and French. A chef is available on request. She can cook Thai cuisine to an expert level and some European dishes as well. Call Vacation Rental Planners or contact the owner directly for more information.
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:10
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Dishes, Dishwasher, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Iron, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Microwave, Oven, Patio, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Museums, Swimming
Description:A holiday in Italy while staying at this rental near the Maremma is sure to be among the best you’,ve ever or will ever have. Situated in the midst of oak, laurel, myrtle, and cork trees, this villa is situated on a large estate with a serene and peaceful atmosphere. There are great views, a shared swimming pool, and all the amenities needed for a fabulous vacation in Italy. n n(13 hectares) nSituated in the ancient Etruscan country on the border of northern Maremma and the hills of Cecina, this estate within the natural reserve known as Il Terriccio features four stone villas that date back to the 18th century. Each villa has a private outdoor patio furnished with a table and chairs. There is a private swimming pool (16m x 7m) that is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. A common covered patio features a barbecue and refrigerator. There is also a changing room with an exercise area, a kitchenette and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. Parking is available within the property grounds. n nGround floor: The entrance opens to a large living room with couches, chairs, satellite TV, and windows overlooking the surrounding landscape. There is a dining room with a table and chairs and the kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, American coffee maker, and dishwasher. There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. nMezzanine: There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. nFirst floor: A staircase leads up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has two 90 cm single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. nBasement: There is a room with a washing machine. n nThe estate is located four kilometers from Riparbella, a small town well known in Italian history. It is famous for its woodworking and the surrounding countryside inhabited with wild boar. As a result, Riparbella has a unique and delicious cuisine built around wild game, mushrooms, and other very traditional Tuscan dishes. In town, make sure you see the medieval church of San Giovanni Evangelist. If you feel like some sun and ocean breezes, the seaside is only 15 kilometers away-- on a clear day, you can even see the sea from this villa! Inland from Riparbella is Volterra, a true regional gem where you can capture that hill town experience in full. From the characteristic main piazza to the Roman ruins, Volterra has something from every century all the way back to Etruscan times. Wander along the Etruscan walls, dating from the 4th century BC, or purchase your own alabaster memento in a nearby shop. Visit museums, the exterior of a 15th century fortress (the interior is a prison!), or lounge in the Piazza dei Priori, one of the best town squares in the region-- and the site of many historic and often bloody events. To the north is Pisa-- known, of course, for its famous leaning tower. Next to the tower there is also the gorgeous Duomo, completed in 1350. nFlorence: 123 km nSan Gimignan 55 km nPisa: 50 km nVolterra: 35 km nSeaside: 15 km nRiparbella: 4 km n nAvailable Amenities: Included maid service (2 hours per day, 5 days a week), satellite TV, wireless internet connection (with additional fee), oven, microwave, American coffee maker, dishwasher, hair dryer, washing machine, iron, ironing board, shared barbecue, shared swimming pool (open beginning of May to end of September), pool changing room, parking. nExtra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning, the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. n* Cook service: upon request n* Internet connection: according to use n* Telephone: according to use nNearby Attractions: Riparbella (regional cuisine, woodworking), Pisa (leaning tower and Duomo), Volterra (Roman ruins, museums, fortress, Piazza dei Priori), San Gimignano, Florence. nPlease Note: n* There are three other villas on the estate that can be rented under the names Villa Riparbella –, Giallo, Villa Riparbella –, Blu, Villa Riparbella –, Verde. The entire estate can be rented under the name Villa Riparbella.