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By the pool at Villa Tjitrap in Bali
Homes Travel

Indonesia: A Travel Diary

Diana Soler is a Market Manager with Luxury Retreats and an expert in high-end travel, having been to 12 countries and visited more than 20 luxury villas around the world. Traveling with her husband and another couple, she recently took her first trip to Indonesia, soaking in Bali & Lombok’s culture, food, and top-notch service. […]

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Monkey Hill villa in Barbados - pool
Homes

Celebrate the good life at Monkey Hill Villa

Luxury means a lot of things. To Alfie Best, it means privacy and security. When you’ve spent your career in the spotlight, the best kind of vacation you can enjoy is one that features complete anonymity. And it doesn’t hurt if that anonymity can be enjoyed on a colorful island in the Caribbean surrounded by lush gardens and […]

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Torre Bisenzio in Umbria, Italy
Homes

5 Ways You Can Live Like an Italian

What is it about Italy that makes us dream? There’s a part of all of us that wishes we were eating pasta and gelato and drinking wine on a balcony in Rome every night, but for most of us, that can only happen on vacation. While you count down the days until the next time […]

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Homes

Get the Look: Provence Style Living Room

There’s no place quite like Provence. The intoxicating scents of lavender and rosemary mingle in the air amongst orange and cherry blossoms, wild daffodils and lily of the valley, while the area’s many fruit trees bear almonds, peaches, apricots and figs. From wild thyme to olives, grapes or honey, this land is so bountiful and […]

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Hacienda Clark in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Homes People Travel

Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

Kirsten Schneider is a VIP Villa Specialist with Luxury Retreats. That means she helps some of the world’s most discerning travelers find the perfect vacation rental home. Kirsten’s job includes having in-depth knowledge of the top villas in Luxury Retreats’ extensive portfolio. To truly serve her clients’ needs to the best of her abilities, she needs […]

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Casa Bri Bri in Costa Rica
Homes

The Power of Simplicity at Casa Bri-Bri

She had an idea to buy a small hotel. He needed to be near the sea so he could surf. And they both agreed that when the time came to start their family, they could not imagine leaving the house early in the morning and not seeing their child until six in the evening. So […]

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Stone Manor villa in Malibu, California
Homes

The 10 Best California Villas

They say California is always a good idea. We think it’s a great idea. There’s so much to do and see – amazing beaches, fantastic restaurants, some of the country’s best people-watching – that it can be hard to decide how to spend your time. Between Malibu, Beverly Hills, and Palm Springs, the Golden State […]

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Ocean Views from Villa Delfine in Malibu
Homes

5 Private Terraces With Breathtaking Ocean Views

The five senses define how we take in a moment, a place, or a memory. Sometimes while traveling a certain image can imprint itself on our minds, we’ll take it home with us and never forget it. If you had the chance to stay somewhere with an unforgettable view right in the backyard, would you take it? From the Pacific Ocean […]