Private Home

Thalassa Beach House \ Kimolos, Greece

I think the first image I saw of the Thalassa Beach House was on pinterest, and I knew immediately I had to stay there. To me, it represented the exact vacation I wanted to have... something somewhat off the beaten track but with all the amenities I wanted with the incredible bonus of being just steps from the beach. So we were pretty excited when we found out it was available for our visit to Kimolos island.

Check out this beautiful beach house (which was once a boat shed!) and see the full listing here.

436 Olancha \ Palm Springs

Steeped in history and rich lore (it was rumored to be constructed for the head of a major studio as a getaway for himself and his two mistresses), this 5 bedroom private home is located in an idyllic location in South Palm Springs - out of the wind with wrap-around mountain views in a quiet residential area, yet walking distance to many of Palm Springs' favorites. Built in 1948, this spectacular mid- century home has recently been renovated with all its systems upgraded to the modern era while paying tribute to its unique architectural origins and extensively decorated with exquisite vintage pieces from the owners’ private collection in harmony with its original design.

For more photos and booking info, click here.

Design Feature \ Joshua Tree Desert Escape

This lovely, minimal home has a raw industrial design that is big on glass, letting the surrounding environment be the feature in every room. It is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all... you can find it here on airbnb.

Dar Beida \ Private House Rental \ Essaouira

Built in the 18th century and constructed in traditional Moroccan style, the house is located in the center of Essaouira, a seaside town about 2 hrs from Marrakech. Lovingly restored and subtly decorated the rooms are spacious yet tranquil, providing a cool retreat from the outside world. Visit this website for more rental info.

Design Feature \ Scrubby Bay Farmhouse Villa

Nestled between the rolling hills of Annandale, a working farm and luxury holiday escape east of Christchurch, New Zealand, is a private guest house for 14. Remote, luxurious, magical. The subtle beauty of the design by architectural firm Pattersons only enhances the experience of this very special slice of paradise.

And to match this spectacular scenery and outstanding design is the photography by Simon Devitt.

The Modern Chateau \ Bonnieux, France

Having seen photos beforehand, I knew this was a unique place, but nothing could truly prepare me for experiencing this home. The rotating floor to ceiling windows allowed the surrounding environment in, with soft breezes carrying throughout the home. I love how the vegetation was left in its natural state, as if the house was literally placed from above. Yes, this is a special place indeed. Click here to see more photos of this stunning home designed by Studio Ko.