Are you ready for Nature?
From a Safari Camp in Tanzania to a Bohemian Cabin in The Patagonia our 10 most remote Boutique Homes completely immerse you in the beauty of Nature. See for yourself…
The Modern Desert (Palm Springs Then & Now)
Named to its list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized Palm Springs as one of only twelve destinations for architectural tourism, and Preserve America has cited it as an important architectural preservation site. For good reason.
We Visit Corsica
A journey we never tire of, Corsica’s old world, laid back style and natural beauty always brings us back. So, this summer we returned again to rediscover some of our favorite boutique homes and get some new pix, new detail and new perspective. From the scent of the maquis and colors of sea and sky, and the enduring charm of the sweet and slightly goofy goats and donkeys that roam everywhere, it’s a sensory delight every time.
70 Year Old Traffic Jam in Belgium
When you visit Belgium, don’t get stuck in a traffic jam! Around the town of Chatillon, Belgium, hundreds of cars were left abandoned 70 years ago and no one really knows why! This car graveyard continues to remain a mystery. MORE >>
It’s All in the Details
Let’s get personal; it all comes down to the details. Details are what set rental homes and small hotels apart from the usual hotels. It's what makes a home away from home when you travel to unique and exquisite locations. The quality of renting these personal homes and small hotels boils down to those little details. What's in a detail? For starters, it's a MORE >>
I’m the Train They Call the City of New Orleans
contributed by Terri Phillips
In the dark black dead of night we boarded the Southbound 59 at the downtown station in Memphis. The air was crisp and it felt like we were making our getaway. I pulled my hood over my head so no one would recognize me. The idling train engine was our soundtrack. We took seats upstairs facing each other and settled in for the eight hour ride. My son closed his eyes and I began to see the lights of the station move across his face as the train picked up speed. It would be his first trip to the Big Easy.
A Big Island
With the glow of the holidays fast receding and the polar express reminding you to shovel your way out yet again, no doubt dreams of warmth, escape and relaxation aren't far behind. So think big. Really big. Start with a Big Island Getaway from which you can explore the island's many charms. Earthy and elegant this is a private rural retreat with breathtaking views that will leave you wanting more. Designed to harmonize with the land, most homes incorporate local Koa woods and lava rock in appreciation of the unique natural beauty that is found only here.
Will The Real Brazil Please Stand Up!
So we all know that if you want to experience Brazil, you go to Rio de Janeiro right? Wrong! Sao Paulo? Wrong again! That's essentially like saying if you want to truly experience Los Angeles, you go to Disneyland. Or to truly get a feel for New York, all you have to do is visit Times Square.
Granted, Rio and Sao Paulo are absolutely incredible cities – unabashed gems of South America – and to make a trip to Brazil complete, you'll want to get a good taste of the color and the culture that exists there, but, if you want to experience the true Brazil, the real Brazil, the reason cities like Rio and Sao Paulo even exist today, you'll want to make your way away from the major cities and work your way towards the charming villages and seemingly virgin areas that dot the countryside. We here at Boutique Homes have tracked down an extremely unique property that absolutely fits that bill.
We love when cool creative people team up to showcase their projects! So we're happy to announce that Boutique-Homes.com has partnered with DestinationBCN to present a series of 13 stylish and affordable apartments in the heart of Barcelona, definitely one of the coolest cities in Europe and a must-go for anyone traveling to Spain in the near future.
DestinationBCN started as a side project 12 years ago by Anne Nijstad and Miklos Beyer, a designer and art curator respectively. After being hired to redecorate a friend's apartment for short-term rental, the pair realized that there was a market for travelers who were actively seeking stylish properties in Barcelona. Thus, DestinationBCN was formed. They are now the proprietors of 13 apartment rentals that have won acclaim from Mocoloco, Design Milk, LA Times and The New York Times, among others, for their sophistication and attention to detail.
Insider's Guide to Point Reyes and West Marin County
The owners of Wee Housie, a rustic rental in Inverness, California, have contributed an insider's guide to Point Reyes and West Marin County that's chockfull of great tips on where to eat, hike, explore, and relax. Check it out!
West Marin County is regarded as one of California's best kept secrets. Although it is home to two major national parks (the Point Reyes National Seashore as well as Tomales Bay State Park), it remains relatively unknown to the 8 million plus residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.