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Charming Luxury Villa in Sardinia Ready for Romance

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The streets of Alghero are impossibly postcard-pretty—winding alleyways with cobbled pavements, colorful buildings, and a stunning view of the azure Mediterranean Sea. My husband and I are sipping cocktails alfresco, in one of the many bars lining the old town wall. There's a reason why we picked this spot; the same reason all the seats around us are taken, and that crowds are gathering along the wall overlooking the calm water: the sunset.... Read More

Family-Friendly Luxury Villa in Sonoma Wine Country | Black Sterling Villa

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Set on six acres of a working Friesian Horse ranch, Black Sterling Villa overlooks the Sonoma Valley and its sprawling vineyard landscape. The privately gated luxury villa is only seven minutes from downtown Sonoma Plaza and a 30-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge, despite its markedly rural setting. The ivy encrusted facade gives it an antiquated and hidden feel, adding to the appeal of this family-friendly, Northern California abode.... Read More

A French Villa So Grand it Could Make Napoleon Jealous

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located amongst some of the most prestigious vineyards in the French countryside, Château de Varennes is a palatial, 17-bedroom luxury villa, oozing with 18th century elegance. That doesn’t mean that it is antiquated, however. After 300 years of being tucked away as a family heirloom for the aristocratic Truchis family, it has been renovated to include a modern kitchen, twelve bathrooms, designer interiors, and a stunning pool. The While the Chateau is available to rent for professional or personal occasions of all sorts, the grandiose spaces and attentive service will make it feel more like a stay in a five-star hotel.... Read More

When in Tuscany Live as the Medici's Did at Villa Poggio Bartoli

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Villa Poggio Bartoli, like many Italian buildings, is filled to the brim with centuries of torrid stories and intriguing historical elements. First built as a defensive outpost during the rule of the Medici's, the luxury villa later became an elegant country home, famed for its hunting prowess. Though its days of harboring nobility are long past, Poggio Bartoli seems to be frozen in time in its grandest age of elegance.... Read More

Bring the Family to this Luxury Villa in Indonesia Mere Miles From an Active Volcano

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

For many people, vacationing with the in-laws is about as pleasant as pulling teeth. Villa Sapi in Lombok, Indonesia may be able to help ease some of the pain with intriguing amenities and distractingly serene surroundings. Created by Architect/Builder David Lombardi using many local materials, Villa Sapi’s two buildings are designed with functionality elevated above form. Lombardi designed the luxury villa to function in an eco-friendly manner, with solar water heating and lighting, as well as use of recycled rainwater.... Read More

Where the Stars Will be Staying During the Sundance Film Festival

Jan 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Tons of incredible talent will be showcased at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah come January 17, but the event also seems like an excuse for the rich and famous to take yet another vacation. With gorgeous vistas and white slopes aplenty, Park City offers some of the best skiing in the country—and for the celebrities attending Sundance, this is a time for them to get some press while lounging in the best luxury villas in the area.... Read More

 
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