Located in the charming Greek countryside of rolling rocky hills lined with ancient stone walls and dotted with olive trees and herbaceous shrubs, this stunning new villa fits perfectly into the serene environment with its azul pool, white walls, and use of stone and natural materials. Designed by local architects, the house is minimalist, yet comfortable, furnished with vintage furniture and warm textiles. The stunning home is ideal for both families and couples, having a large communal space with kitchen, dining room and living room and 3 bedrooms with ensuites separated from each other for maximum privacy. Take in the incredible views of the valley and surrounding islands from the rooftop patio, or lounge on the large terrace surrounding the pool - each aspect of the home was designed for maximum comfort and relaxation to reconnect with nature and each other.
Nestled among the scenic rocky boulders located just one mile from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, sits 2 nearly identical new homes. Both modern homes each have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open concept living/dining area and a stunning deck and hot tub perfectly situated to take in the spectacular surrounding views of the desert. Blending into the natural surroundings, the homes offer a nod to the mid-century style, and are artfully finished, each with slightly different takes on dessert decor. Having thought of every convenience both inside and outside the home, it is the perfect retreat for couples or families to take in the desert at any time of year.
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This enchanting boutique hotel is superbly located on the infamous white sand beach of Tulum. Reflective of its natural surroundings with a design mantra of natural simplicity, the tranquil hotel feels more like a guesthouse with its welcoming feel and laid-back vibe. Although NEST is newer on the Tulum scene, the high attention to detail, incredible service and chic style that fits seamlessly with the inherent rustic, bohemian vibe of Tulum, has quickly made it one of the favorites among those in the know. Whether it's hanging out in one of the minimally decorated rooms, eating a tasty meal from the beachfront restaurant, or relaxing in one of the beautifully decorated stylish nooks or beach beds, this stunning hotel is the ultimate beachfront haven to enjoy Tulum.
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This beautiful 16th century house is located right across from the historical Convent of San Bernardino de Siena in the colorful colonial town of Valladolid. The former home of Coqui Coqui founders, Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato, Mesón de Malleville lovingly opens its doors to guests in the spirit of warmth and family. The couple renovated this beautiful colonial house yet maintained the original moorish tile floors, walls and high ceilings with wooden beams from the 1600’s. Here, Malleville and Bonato raised their two children and received friends and family from all over the world. It has been a well-lived house always full of joy and love. With this mind, the couple decided it was time for their home to be open to the public and thus Mesón de Malleville was born.
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This modern, 2 bedroom home is located in Rock Reach, a private community of 320 acres near Joshua Tree characterized by expanses of heavily weathered boulders, along with ancient junipers, stunted desert oaks and resilient piñon pines. The extensive use of glass in the beautiful home is ideal for taking in the panoramic views of the untouched surrounding high desert. The main area is open concept, allowing guests to share the living space, dining area and kitchen that opens via a wall of sliding glass doors onto the large deck. Beautifully furnished in Mid-Century decor, it is the ultimate space to relax and take in the expansive views. The unique design of the Blue Sky Building Systems Prefab home allows the steel and glass home to be "placed" within the boulder valley, creating a unique hideaway that absolutely must be experienced.
Located at the crossroads of surf breaks, rice paddies, the mystical hills of Ubud and cosmopolitan Seminyak, The SLOW is an eclectic mix of architecture, sound, food and art. The multi-faceted stay incorporates boutique accommodation, all-day dining and drinks, art and local culture, and interactive retail. Gravitating around the Owners' personal art collection, the overall design feels luxurious, boho and rustic at the same time, with tropical plants at every turn, comfy sofas dressed in gorgeous textiles, raw concrete flooring and rustic rugs.
Perched on a rocky hill at the edge of Rimrock, the black sprawling home has expansive views of the impressive high desert terrain and an ever-changing sky. With a large enclosed pool and deck out front and a second enclosed deck in the back, there are multiple areas to enjoy the stunning landscape and surrounding valley. The main living area features an open-concept design with a kitchen, dining area, and multiple sitting areas, all of which enjoy unobstructed views. The 3 bedroom mid-century home also features a large games room with pool table, couches, sauna, 60" TV and 2 large glass garage doors that open directly to the back deck, creating the perfect place to relax and enjoy the indoor/outdoor living space.