Category | Flat & Villa Rentals

Paris Perfect Rentals – Paris

Posted on 13 May 2014

During the planning phase before my recent trip to Paris, I decided that I wanted to find an alternative to a hotel stay by renting a luxury apartment. I discovered also known as “the wine apartments”


Coke Apartment – Amsterdam

Posted on 28 October 2013

After walking numerous kilometers (miles in US), I decided to hire a bicycle taxi to my flat from This was a great idea after quite a bit of walking with three bags of luggage. My taxi pulled up to a beautiful street on a canal. I was amazed with the location and appearance of […]


Zilker Vacations – Austin

Posted on 22 May 2013

If you are looking for adventure and fun for all ages, choose Zilker Vacations for your next Austin, Texas getaway. Why not stay close to it all in Austin, so you have more time for fun times with the family and friends. Zilker Vacations is your new vacation home away from home and will enable […]

The Lauren Berger Collection – Holiday Rentals

Posted on 02 May 2013

With sleek décor masterfully executed by the home owners and Lauren Berger herself, guests at Lauren Berger’s full service luxury rental apartments will feel as though they are staying in the chicest, most buzzed about hotel of the moment, but with all of the essential conveniences of home. High-speed internet, fully equipped modern kitchens, upscale […]

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Minilofts – Berlin

Posted on 28 October 2012

Berlin’s Minilofts are a great way to make Berlin feel like your home away from home while on vacation. However, I’m certain your home is not as chic, modern, and spacious as the Minilofts unless you are one of the loft’s innovative architects such as Britta Jurgens or Matthew Griffin. My miniloft helped my stay […]


One Fine Stay – London

Posted on 26 June 2012

Clanricarde Gardens by onefinestay combines a charming stay with an excellent location. The hotel alternative is in a perfect location. It is nestled near Hyde Park. A great display of classical Victorian architecture, which is illustrated perfectly by cornice and crown molding. A tasteful mix of traditional palatial accents with a modern twist. A beautiful […]


Paris By Heart – Paris

Posted on 19 February 2012

Paris by Heart began before the Internet age to help a French friend, and quickly mushroomed from one friend to another and one client to another simply by word of mouth. Starting with one classified ad, one apartment, and the first family PBH helped, it was strictly informal, with hand written letters and color photos […]


Beau Nash – Bath

Posted on 11 August 2011

Like a storybook playhouse on top floor of a private residence built in the 18th century, the Beau Nash Apartment in Bath Spa UK takes guests on a little fantasy trip into a veritable never-never land on the picturesque Circus. Beautiful patterned wallpaper, French linens in the bedrooms, a gorgeous grand sitting room with comfortable […]

Perfect Visit – Amsterdam

Posted on 19 March 2011

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies….”

We stayed in the most beautiful apartment in the center of Amsterdam, The Johannes Vermeer [...]


130 Queens Gate – London

Posted on 02 March 2011

130 Queens Gate Apartments in Kensington, is nestled amongst some of London’s finest locales, such as Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, The Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Art, and Harrod’s, to name just a few. It’s a beautifully refurbished 1870′s building, with 50 modern luxury apartments equipped with all the modern conveniences, like […]


Chagall @ Paris Luxe Apartments

Posted on 26 December 2010

Make believe that you’re a real Parisian and book this apartment called “Chagall” by Paris Luxe Apartments.  The art deco styled flat is named after the Russian artist Marc Chagall who was part of the Paris art movement and known for art work that was inspired from Belarusian folk-life. Mr. Chagall’s work portrayed a sense of optimism through […]

Special Apartments – Paris

Posted on 01 April 2010

When traveling to Paris people have a variety of different expectations.  From the dramatic, lavish, and often ‘grotesque’ feel of its landmarks, to the flirtation with romance, poetry and the arts, this is the city of enchantment. When I stepped into the Opera Garnier apartment I felt a wave of that incredible Parisian mystique. The […]


Swell Apartments – Seville, Spain!

Posted on 25 November 2009

By Jacqui Passfield Sevilla, the biggest city in Andalusia, is a must see city for anyone planning a trip to Southern Spain, and Swell Group´s Sevilla apartment is a must stay apartment for anyone visiting Sevilla! Tucked away in a quiet traffic-free side street, it is hard to imagine you are only five minutes walk […]


Paris Hideaways – Sheherazade

Posted on 17 October 2009

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone says, “It’s so European?” This airy 1 bedroom + extra living room with roll out couch / 2 bath apartment known as “Sheherazade” by Paris Hideaways is a good answer. Inspired by modern European décor and fused with Moroccan influence. The townhouse features a serene private garden, perfect for […]


Sunshine Came Softly Through My Window Today…

Posted on 04 April 2009

Swell City Guide visits the Swell Apartment in Montmartre, Paris