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It’s All in the Details

1_dispatch_modern-vacation-rentals-portugal-interior-9 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 small piece to a much larger whole. It’s an individual feature that gives you important knowledge of the owner, city, country, and culture. Everything from the most tertiary colors to the furniture describes personality, personal tastes, design aesthetics, and heritage. This is a type of intimacy a standard hotel simply cannot give you and one that can only serve to enrich your vacation experience. dispatch_modern-vacation-rentals-italy-13 In Gazzola, Italy you will find the Modern Classic House, and we just can't get enough of it! Neither can The New York Times, Elle Decor, and The International Herald Tribune, among other publications, that keep talking about it. This glass rectangular property gives you a taste of the home's creators, Mrs. Pecora, a designer who has lived in Italy, and her husband, Nic Bewick, an English architect. With contemporary and vintage slices, layer by layer creating a beautiful architectural property filled with ingredients such as 1950s vintage chairs and other pieces that were bought at garage sales in Los Angeles to objects designed by Mrs. Pecora herself. Here you can have your cake, and eat it too. dispatch_vacation-rental_design-bed-breakfast_sicily_italy_catania_int12 We love the Design B&B in Sicily, Italy. The playful, fun art decor creates facets of details that come alive and unite the charming Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art. Again, a creation that reflects its owners. Giulia and Alessandro work in advertising and graphic design, and unsurprisingly have made a world full of works from young artists, vintage furniture, 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, and psychedelic wallpapers that not only reflect their personality, but also mirror the way in which details can create a unique experience. In this case, it's an unusual and extraordinary art filled B&B. dispatch_modern-vacation-rentals-todos-santos-18 The details in Mi Casa, located in Todos Santos, Mexico, bring life to this charming casita. Yes, on the walls you will find mounted skulls of animals, and if you'll look out the window you will see chili fields and the Sierra Laguna mountains. Likewise, the modern design and moroccan pieces filled throughout this home will give you an unforgettable experience with a flair of the culture and surroundings within. dispatch_vacation-rental_holiday-house_liguria-italy_int13 We absolutely adore the quirky details at the Stone Village House in Liguria, Italy. The eclectic accessories mixed with the creative settings makes for one cool and comfortable home. AND the home's sustainable practices add to this property's uber unique, chic personality. dispatch_vacation-rentals_historic-boutique-hideaway_sicily-italy_int31 Do you want to feel swooned? The Historic Boutique Hideaway in Sicily, Italy will do just that. We can't get enough of its old world charm and contemporary elegance mixed with modern pieces. Here we found an Andy Warhol book with Marilyn Monroe gracing the cover, Phillipe Starck furnishings, a black lava wall, miniature hand hooks and much more that create a beautiful modern spirit coexisting with traditional Sicilian architecture. dispatch_modern-vacation-rentals-brazil-24 We adore the Bela Casa in Trancoso, Brazil. This side of paradise is  a renovated original Bahia house! The home is filled with pieces that tell a story, and is decorated with contemporary art, Brazillian craftsman furniture, and charming pieces collected by the owner to create a rustic and personal character.


The details are not just details, they create character, give the property life, and can make your stay unforgettable. It is truly a type of intimacy. So on your next adventure, make sure to pack Charles Eames words with you, "The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life."

 

By Anna Vorontsova

 

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  • Milan Balaban

    April 10, 2014

    My absolute favorite is Bela Casa. It reminds me so much of Santorini, Greece. The blue/white motif makes it feel like eternal summer, yet the minimalism and simplicity of design reminds us that we are “of nature”.

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