This stunning hideaway in Andalucia, Spain, is perched on a hilltop with views over the Mediterranean all the way to the Moroccan coast. El Carligto, as the villa is called, sets a new standard for the private luxury villa rental, offering experiences to remember for life. Built on the site of a much older farmhouse, the villa maintains its rustic Andalucian roots but elegantly reveals modern comfort, unique sophistication and uncompromising eye for detail. Hand stitched Suzani tapestries, French and Spanish antiques, over sized indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and use of local, natural materials lend to the atmosphere of elegance while the sprawling interior, seemingly endless private terraces and beautifully landscaped garden spaces allow peaceful contemplation and leisure for all.
Convent SanFrancescu of Oletta is a magical place located on the island of Corsica in France. The Franciscan convent dates back to the Eighteenth Century. It was left in ruins and artist Candida Romero spent eleven years to restore the compound to its current glory. Nowadays San Francescu has a contemporary feeling while respecting the original functionalities of the convent. It is a lively place of artistic creation in all its forms (music, photography, dance, theater etc.). The monastery is available for hire and makes a wonderful place for photo shoots and movies.
A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful house in Brazil. Today an update on this house as I have some more images and information. The main news is that this beautiful summer house, which comfortably sleeps up to 8 people, can be rented. Casa Tiba is one of the rare houses that offers space and privacy. It is located in the best area of Trancoso, just a 5 minutes walk to the nicest beach. This hidden jewel is a bohemian chic house that mixes local material and furniture, commissioned pieces made by artists and craftsman. The open space allows the breeze to enter, and will stay fresh even in very hot season. The private infinity pool overlooking the luxurious nature is available to cool down on a warm day. More information can be found here.
This renovated traditional fisherman’s house is located in the historic town of Koroni in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Situated just below the historic Venetian castle, the house is in a peaceful spot right above a small beach. It is set one house back from the water’s edge, yet has stunning views across the sea to Mani and the mountains beyond. The 220 sq metre characterful house has been restored with great style with the help of an architect. Many walls have been removed to give the house a feeling of space, light and airiness which is so necessary in this hot mediterranean climate. The beautiful garden has fruit trees and terraces to sit out and enjoy the sea views or barbecue freshly caught fish. Is this your dream house? Then there is good news as this lovely home is for sale! You can find more information here.
Thanks Carey for sending me the images of your beautiful Greek home!
Years ago when we were in Palm Springs (which was part of our Californian road trip) we stayed in a small hotel run by a friendly gay couple with a gambling problem. In the garden there were lots of plastic pink flamingos and other bright colored Paraphernalia. Now there a lots of stylish places in Palm Springs such as Korakia Pensione, a stunning resort and spa nestled next to the mountains in the Palm Springs desert. The hotel, which was recently named one of the “Sexiest Hotels in America by Forbes Traveler, is crafted after a Mediterranean-style pensione. It blends the silhouette of Tangier with a whisper of the Mediterranean.
I regularly receive email from readers asking if the beautiful Ibiza or Formentera homes featured on my blog are for rent. These houses are often private homes and when I know if they can be rented I mention this in the blog post. If you are looking for a holiday villa on Formentera you can visit Villas Formentera, this company offers a selection of the finest and most charming rental villas on Formentera some of which are featured in these images.
Please know that properties on the islands are very expensive and so are renting prices. For more holiday inspiration you can also follow my other blog The Travel Files where I feature beautiful houses (and hotels) that are available for vacation.
I featured this gorgeous restaurant on my other blog The Travel Files today. But as I love it so much I want to share some pictures here on The Style Files as well. If you’d like to read more (+ see more photos) about Muy Mio just jump to The Travel Files here.