Monday, April 18, 2011

Luxury Properties ~ how to find them?

People often ask, "How in the world did you find this place?". It usually takes me several clicks into the depths of the World Wide Web to get WHERE I am going. BUT I have found a few helpful websites that lend me a hand along the way. These sites are great for locating truly special places.

AAA Four and Five Diamond Award Winners - Many of you know about AAA's diamond award system but may not think to check on their lists that change yearly! This is a great way to test out new properties without being the guinea pig, AAA has already test driven them for you.

Just a few of the 2011 Five Diamond Award Winners are

Destination Nexus - Exceptional Lodging and Activities. They search through every bed and breakfast, inn and boutique hotel so you don't have to.

Relais & Chateaux - All Around the World, Unique in the World ~ Our next Family Girls Getaway was found through this site!

Five Star Alliance - Search & Book the World's Best Hotels

Select Registry - A great listing of distinguished Inns of North America. Select Registry inspects each of it's 400 members Inns and B&B's so you don't have to. The Church Girls Getaway Weekend next weekend is a Select Registry Inn.

Time and Place - For something truly special check out Time and Place Luxury Vacation Rental Homes ~ Your Private Hotel! The Nantucket Lily Pond Estate is one of my FAVORITES! In the OFF SEASON splitting this estate rental by the maximum occupancy is a steal.

Beautiful Places - Luxury Villa Rentals and Epicurean Adventures

Vacation Rentals By Owner - I have rented through this site on numerous occasions and have yet to be disappointed - of course you have to weed through the rentals ~ it's kind of like the Marshall's of vacation rentals.

Few more - again sift through these sites for the gems they hide -

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