Pointhouse Suites \ Sunshine Coast \ Canada

Located on the rugged coastline of the Sunshine Coast, the modern estate of Pointhouse Suites is situated on a south facing point in Sargeant Bay, backed by west coast forest and 180 degree views of the open Pacific. The largest of the Pointhouse residences is nestled into the granite rock face on the water's edge, with stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows in every room. Perched on a moss covered bluff, the architecturally designed guesthouse features sweeping expanses of glass that blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. Wood burning fireplaces, luxury linens, spa-bathrooms, expansive decks and outdoor jacuzzis make this the ideal place to relax and enjoy the awe-inspiring landscape in a beautifully designed home in one of the most pristine coastal areas of British Columbia.

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*images via contributor Christie Graham

Ursulino Valletta \ Malta

Set on a quiet, cobble-stoned street facing the monastery of St Ursula, Ursulino sits gracefully among Valletta’s beautiful Baroque buildings. Formerly a 20th century family townhouse, it began a new lease of life as one of Valletta’s loveliest boutique hotels in 2015 and has retained its original art nouveau charm. An eclectic art collection focusing on Valletta’s city-scapes in all styles and colors decorates the walls of the communal areas, while the seven contemporary rooms feature pops of bright colors and Maltese-style tiled floors; sleek bathrooms are equipped with Molton Brown amenities.
Among this boutique bolthole’s special features is its rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of Valletta’s skyline, including Fort St Elmo and the Grand Harbor. On balmy, sunny days - and there are many in Malta - you can enjoy a continental breakfast up here (we loved the Sicilian sweets).

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*Images courtesy of Ursulino Valletta

Thirtyseven Gozo

Two decades ago, fashion industry professionals Patti and Giuseppe bought an abandoned 400-year-old farmhouse in the sleepy town of Munxar in Gozo. Today, the property has been transformed into a luxurious rural retreat filled with beautiful objects from their travels around the world. Their spectacular taste shines through in carefully selected furniture within the uniquely decorated rooms and suites. There are 10 in total, ranging in style from contemporary pop art in the Marilyn Monroe-inspired loft to oriental glamour in the Shanghai Junior Suite. The authentic limestone building is divided in two parts – the original house and a new, more modern wing – and across the boutique bolthole are two pools and pretty plant-filled courtyards looking out onto Gozo’s countryside. Combining down-to-earth rustic charm with bespoke luxury, it’s no wonder A-list celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose to stay here when filming in Gozo.

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Riad Anata \ Fez \ Morocco

Riad Anata is a 5 room, Adalusian-inspired guesthouse ideally situated in the renowned Fez medina. With 4 floors and 5 color-themed rooms, there is also a rooftop terrace and a lower lounge, all beautifully decorated. The boutique guesthouse is run by Valerie, the owner, and her lovely staff that anticipate your every need. Relax in the lounge with one of the books from the library, or cool down in the plunge pool on the rooftop, taking in the sights and sounds of ancient medina.

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Masseria Moroseta \ Ostuni, Puglia

Located just 3 km from the idyllic Puglian coastline, Masseria Moroseta is a stunning white stone farmhouse nestled in a 5 hectare olive grove just minutes from the infamous city of Ostuni. Built using traditional techniques and local materials, the masserie was modeled after ancient fortified farmhouses that are characteristic of the Puglian countryside, yet with a unique design element that is modern and pared down. With a central courtyard, the 6 bedrooms (2 suites and 4 rooms) have their own outdoor seating area, while the communal salon and veranda overlook the large pool with incredible views extending to the Adriatic Sea. The ultimate in affordable luxury, Masseria Moroseta will be at the top of your list for a relaxing holiday!

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Agrotourismos \ Mallorca

Mallorca is the perfect mix of countryside, ocean, forest and mountain ranges. And what better way to experience that than by staying at an Agritourismo! We loved Monnaber Vell, a 13th Century Estate once a monastery that was successfully converted into a stunning property with 15 beautifully decorated rooms. We also thoroughly enjoyed Hort De Cas Misser, an original Mallorcan home dating 300 years with 8 spacious rooms stylishly decorated,  surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit orchards. Both were the ultimate in serenity and relaxation!

Hort De Cas Misser \ Mallorca, Spain

Situated at the base of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, S'Hort De Cas Misser is an original Mallorcan home, surrounded by gardens, olive groves and fruit orchards. There are 8 spacious rooms stylishly decorated in traditional Mallorcan style with beamed ceilings and beautiful views, some having a private terrace. Perfect for relaxation, this is truly a noteworthy place and radiates its own special traditional charm.

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