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Quinta Das Oliveiras – Loule – Algarve – Portugal

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Ensuite,  Heated Pool,  Outside Barbecue
Quinta das Oliveira is situated within a 14,000 msq plot of land on top of a hill with an air-conditioned living space of 400 msq. This stunning 4 bedroom property has wonderful panoramic views over the Algarve coast and Atlantic Ocean. The villa is situated just 20 minutes from Vilamoura golf course and Faro airport.

The entrance hall with tiled floors looks through to the living room with fireplace, this room is equipped with a wide screen TV, DVD and has double doors facing south which lead out onto the main terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

There is dining inside for 8 or meals may be taken out onto the terrace. There is a fully equipped kitchen and an outside stairway which provides access down to the cinema room and a separate games annex.

This villa is located near Santa Babara de Nexe which is delightfully situated in an elevated location and enjoys spectacular views towards Vilamoura in one direction and Tavira in the other. You are just a few minutes drive from Loule, a charming inland town which was once a Roman settlement and where the remains of a ruined castle can still be seen in the old quarter. An indoor market is held here 6 days a week, which is excellent for fish fruit and vegetables.

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Casa Seis Fuentes – San Miguel de Allende – Mexico

5 Bedrooms and 6.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10)

Casa Seis Fuentes is an absolutely beautifully renovated 300-year old casa with original three-foot thick adobe walls. Its location, only three blocks from the Jardín, the main square, is perfect as it offers guests an easy walk to many shops and restaurants. Casa Seis Fuentes is spacious and bright and throughout this wonderfully decorated house are many antique furnishings. Everything has been done to ensure guests’ comfort and all the very nicely appointed bedrooms have a bathroom en suite, TV, separate volume control for the house stereo system, mini kitchen, fireplace and a private terrace. Other terrific features include a home theatre with a huge screen, fully equipped exercise room, a wine cellar and a lovely rooftop terrace with spectacular 360-degree views of the city and comfy chairs around a table under a pergola. This fully staffed house has been featured in Architectural Digest.

Like so many great Mexican casas, Seis Fuentes has a series of enchanting terraces with flowing fountains and a large loggia with a fireplace as well as dining and sitting areas. It looks out to the beautifully landscaped courtyard, which has a heated pool with a wall fountain. The charm and style of the colonial period combined with every modern convenience makes Casa Seis Fuentes one of the most sought after houses in San Miguel.

First Floor

  • Living room with a fireplace, electronic piano and French doors opening onto the terrace
  • Dining room with a bovéda ceiling, gas fireplace and French doors opening to the terrace
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast room with a beamed ceiling and French doors opening to the terrace
  • Loggia with a wood burning fireplace and sitting and dining areas
  • Powder room
  • Blue bedroom with a king-size bed, gas fireplace and bathroom en suite a shower. Doors open to a walled private terrace with a fountain.
  • Yellow bedroom with a king-size bed, gas fireplace and bathroom en suite with a tub and shower. Doors open to a walled private terrace with a fountain.

Mezzanine (up a few stairs)

  • Bedroom with twin beds, gas fireplace and bathroom en suite with a
    tub and shower. Doors open to a private terrace.

Second Floor

  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed, gas fireplace and a huge, grand bathroom en suite with a circular tub in the middle of the room, a
    fireplace and shower. Off it is a dressing room and a large office
    with a computer, fax machine, day bed, bathroom with a shower and a
    private terrace.
  • Bedroom (guest master) with a king-size bed, gas fireplace and
    large bathroom en suite with a tub and shower

Lowest Floor

  • Home theatre with a huge screen, DVD player and comfy chairs
  • Gym
  • Wine cellar

Top Floor

  • Roof terrace with a large round table, armchairs, potted plants and a
    pergola

Amenities
High speed Internet access, heated pool, fax,
Vonage telephone system (free calls to
USA and Canada), water purification system, TVs
with VCRs, DVD, garage, wine cellar, 10 fireplaces, exercise room,
electronic grand piano, music system throughout the house, cable to
plug iPod into the sound system and ceiling
fans. All bedrooms have a TV, separate volume control for the stereo
system, mini kitchen, fireplace and
private terrace. To welcome guests to the house, the staff provides
margaritas, soft drinks, beer and guacamole with salsa and chips. As
part of my service, I am happy to arrange roundtrip airport
transfers, tours, day and shopping trips, advance grocery shopping,
the first couple of meals at home and massages and fiestas
(mariachis, piñatas etc.) at the house.

Staff

House managers (English speaking), Carlos, the wonderful English
speaking houseman, cook, two
maids, gardener and two night watchmen. They work six days weekly
and are off Sundays. The staff will prepare and serve breakfast and
guests have a choice of either lunch or dinner.

Services Available at an Additional Cost

Cook and maid service on Sunday

Notes

  • Heating for the pool is included.
  • Smoking is not permitted indoors.
  • The price of food and beverages is not included in the rental price. The weekly
    cost is about $150 to $175 per person. It’s best to
    advance Carlos enough money for 2-3 days shopping at time. He will give you the bill, which will include any taxi charges for
    shopping.
  • For Sunday arrivals, as the staff is off, there is no dinner service
    but welcome hors d’oeuvres and drinks are provided.
  • There are two small residents at the house: Alice, a very
    private rabbit, and Claudio, a very social and friendly miniature
    rooster.

Distances

Dolores Hidalgo is 30 minutes, León International Airport and
Guanajuato are 1 hour and Mexico City is 3.5 hours.

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The Muirfield – Naples – Florida

Our beautiful 5 bed 3.5 bath South facing home is situated at the end of a long lake and has been furnished to the highest standards by a European Interior Designer. Tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, the house sleeps up to 12 people and includes a state of the art gourmet kitchen and ample entertaining space. Indoor dining includes a formal dining area for eight, a breakfast table for six, plus seating for four at the breakfast bar. Outdoor dining easily accommodates 12.
This 4,600 sq ft home with 3,100 sq ft air conditioned living space is the ultimate in luxury .The home comes with an air hockey table and 2 bicycles for your use. Further bikes are available to rent locally.
Screened in 40ft x 67ft deck, with gloriously sunny south west aspect and panoramic long lake views. Cool off whilst sunbathing in the pool on the 6ft x 6ft sunshelf.
Large heated spa with vigorous air jets seating 8 in comfort.
Four European sun loungers, 3 seater outdoor sofa, 2 armchairs, 2 stools, occasional table, plus outside dining for 12 in the shaded outdoor dining area.2 ceiling fans, dimmable halogen ceiling lights and 2 zone audio entertainment.
Poolside landscape lighting
Watch the pelicans feeding in the lake whilst you relax on the deck, enjoying magnificent sunsets every night or cooking the evening meal on the 3 burner BBQ grill with additional side burner

• 5 double bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. Sleeps 10 in spacious comfort
• Large heated pool with swim jet and heated spa
• Two public championship golf courses in resort
• Complimentary membership of Lely Resort’s Newest Members Only club, the Players Club & Spa
• Easy access to the beaches of Marco Island and Old Naples fine dining and shopping
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Venetians Palms – Naples – Florida

Luxury villa with large heated pool by a picturesque lake in Naples, South West Florida with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sleeps a maximum of eight people. Our new luxury family home furnished with no expense spared is situated in a private gated community with southwest facing screened lanai and a larger than average pool with heated spa. There is a shaded patio area outside the lounge doors that is ideal for BBQs and alfresco dining with seating for eight. The master suite has a king-size bed, corner bath and walk-in shower and has a pool/lake views. Bedroom 2 has a luxurious queen-size bed and shares a bathroom with the twin-bedded third bedroom. The fourth bedroom offers a queen-size bedroom with its own bathroom. All linen, towels, dishes, etc. are provided. The villa is fully self-catering.

Naples’ elegant 5th Avenue with its fabulous shops/restaurants and pier is only an eight-minute drive. There are more photos available in the gallery or upon request.

4 bedrooms, 3 bath executive villa
4 miles from Naples beach
Sleeps 8+baby
Spa adjacent to pool
BBQ
Home Theatre
TV/DVD
Cable TV
Washer/Dryer
Internet Access Available

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La Colina – Punta Cana – Dominican Republic

5+ Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 12)

Located in the most beautiful part of Punta Cana, La Colina is a treasure – on every level. It was designed for one of America’s most esteemed decorators and her husband, who is an equally renowned antiques dealer. Working with their architect, the owners fused their love of Palladio and of southern houses, where main living spaces are often on the piano nobile (2nd floor). The result is a luminous and classically proportioned two-story house made of coquina and hand-troweled stucco. Every inch – inside and out – is visually glorious.

Stone columns covered in creeping fig and draped with lavender petrea lead to the graveled and lushly planted entrance courtyard with a large fountain against one wall and a pair of graceful circular staircases leading up to of the two deep porches on the 2nd floor. Together they flank the 30’ x 50’ living room, which has Monticello style triple-hung windows on both sides. Opening to a height of 8 ft., they allow the almost constant Atlantic tradewinds to flow through the high-ceilinged room and for ocean views. Hidden off to one side of the house is a spectacular Palladian style guest house and a heated pool with broad steps at each end, which was designed to be large enough to reflect this graceful building in its water. Surrounding both houses are wonderfully laid out exotic gardens connected by stone paths. Though the décor is beautiful and full of great objets, the house is very cozy. It is proof, as one of the owners said, “Comfort and chic can coexist.” And at La Colina, they do in spades.

As the owner’s travel schedules have increased, they are unable to spend as much time as they would like at La Colina and so, for the first time, this fantastic house is available for rent. Several friends, who have stayed there, agree other than to play golf or swim in the ocean, there is no reason to leave the property. Guests are met at the nearby airport and from then on, they do not have to lift a finger. The superb staff of five, which includes an excellent majordomo and cook, is as meticulous to detail as are the owners. Making La Colina even more wonderful is that all meals, which are served in various locations around the house, and all drinks are included so guests really can focus on total relaxation and having fun. The majordomo will even drive guests in the La Colina’s SUV and 6-person golf cart. Across the road from the house is a small sandy beach and there are larger ones nearby as well as tennis courts and a world-class golf course designed by P.B. Dye.  For residents of this tropical paradise, who include a very chic clothing designer and his philanthropist wife, an internationally famous singer and a former ballet superstar, this small and very secure enclave is a true retreat.

Ground Floor

  • West porch with a sitting area and dining table seating 10
  • East porch with a sitting area and 2 dining tables for 6 each that can be pushed together
  • Powder room
  • Kitchen and pantry
  • Library with a 50” flat screen TV and lots of DVDs
  • Office with a computer with high-speed Internet access and fax
  • Lavender bedroom with a four-poster canopied king-size bed and bathroom with a tub and shower
  • Yellow bedroom with Biedermeier twin sleigh beds set in the center of the room, rare early 19th c. wallpaper panels and bathroom with a tub and shower

Second (Main) Floor (accessed by interior and exterior staircases)

  • East porch with several sitting areas, a table for 4 and a view across the garden to the ocean
  • West porch with a dining table seating 10 and sitting area
  • Large living room with two sitting areas with French doors and triple-hung windows on both sides
  • Bar with a fridge and icemaker
  • Powder room
  • Master bedroom with a canopied king-size bed, French doors opening to the porch, dressing room and large bathroom with a tub and separate shower

Guest House

  • Loggia with a sitting area
  • Small kitchen with a sink, fridge, icemaker, and 2 burners
  • Powder room
  • Green bedroom with a canopied queen-size bed and bathroom with a shower
  • Pink bedroom with a canopied queen-size bed and bathroom with a shower

Studio Cottage (2nd floor accessed by a coquina staircase with a thumbergia covered archway)

  • Large, airy room with a beamed and pitched ceiling. At one end is a table, easel and painting supplies and at the other, a sitting area with two twin day beds. French doors open to a balcony with an ocean view. Separate w/c with a sink and separate tub. This charming room is best for teenagers or a nanny and child.

Amenities
All bedrooms have air-conditioning, telephone, screened and louvered French doors and bathroom en suite; computer with high-speed Internet access; fax machine; satellite TV; DVD with over 400 movies; ceiling fans in every room; herb and vegetable garden for fresh produce; pool/beach towels and i-Pod sound docks

Staff
Excellent and very nice staff of 5 indoors and gardeners. Pablo, the majordomo, speaks English fluently and has been with the owners since the house was built.

Notes

  • There are 4 adorable and happy dogs (1 large and 3 medium) who live at the house. They roam around the walled property by day and Pablo takes them away in the evening. They don’t pay much attention to guests and don’t enjoy the pool. However, should guests prefer, the dogs can be kept in the staff house.
  • The house is available for either Christmas or New Year’s week but not both.
  • Other than something to read on the plane, no need to bring any books as the house has the best collection of biographies, novels, memoirs and great “coffee table books.”
  • Two things guests love: each morning the majordomo walks through the gardens with a basket collecting fresh eggs from the free-range chickens for breakfast and when guests are in the room above the kitchen, in the morning oranges are squeezed manually juice rather than using a noisy electric juicer.Pamela H. Murdock – More Photos

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