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Waterfalling Estate in Big Island
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The Hawaii Mansion with not One, but Two Waterfalls

Scott Watson is an extreme sports junkie. In 2006, he was jet skiing along the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island when he passed by two beautiful waterfalls cascading down the side of a cliff near Nīnole. Ever imaginative, he immediately pictured a home on the land. Over the next several years, he turned his […]

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7 Malibu Mansions Worthy of an Epic Weekend Getaway

Ahh, Malibu. The Los Angeles-adjacent beachside hideaway of celebrities, Hollywood moguls, and other well-heeled homeowners boasts some truly incredible estates, mansions, and villas among its cliffs and coasts—places where living the good life is only the baseline. This is an area where the no-detail-spared home becomes reality. Ever wanted to serve an ace on your […]

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Tropical Dream Villa in Punta Cana
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You’ll Never Face Boredom In These Activity-Filled Dominican Republic Luxury Villas

Finding an unexplored vacation destination can be difficult when you’ve spent time in all seven continents like Laurent Fort, a senior manager at Luxury Retreats, has already done. To date, he’s lived in seven different major cities: Bordeaux, London, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Toronto, and currently, Montreal. This spring, Fort added a new city to […]

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Stan's gang at El Cano villa in Marbella
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One Travel Pro’s Rules For Making The Most Of Any Trip

Luxury Retreats market manager Stanislas Helou has traveled all over the world, often bouncing between Geneva, Cannes, New York, Crete, London, and Barcelona. His personal travel motto? Live as the locals do, especially when it comes to food and drink. “I can be happy with a €5 tapas dish from a street vendor in the […]

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An Idyllic Island Getaway On South Caicos

For Palo Alto couple Stephen and Debra Smith, the tale of their first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands more than two decades ago is as much about their adventure getting to the island as about the luxury villa at Sailrock that they would eventually buy. Back then, the tiny British Overseas Territory 500 […]