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National Parks In the US You’ll Want to Visit

There are so many national parks to visit in the US, and when you vacation with Elite Destination Homes you’ll be in for a treat! Our United States locations are close to many national parks that feature beautiful panoramas and fantastic options for hiking. As we’re wrapping up National Parks Week, there is still time to spend at one of our excellent destination vacation rentals! Here are four fabulous parks you’ll want to visit when spending time at our luxury vacation homes. Yellowstone National Park Primarily located in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park is home to the very first national park in America. This park remains one of the most popular locations that people enjoy visiting. From the otherworldly like hot springs to the mudpots, beautiful waterfalls and geysers. You’ll love spending a day or two just exploring all that there is to see! When you visit Yellowstone don’t forget to check out our stunning Garnet Lodge, in Jackson Hole, where you’ll be close to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. The Great Smoky Mountains The Smokies are a sight to see in the morning, capturing their nickname due to the rolling fog when dawn breaks, you’ll want to capture the beauty [...]

3 Essential Items for your Beach Vacation to the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a magical place, with lush palms and vibrate flowers, where the ocean breeze and waves dance along the shoreline, this stunning beauty ultimately makes for an unforgettable getaway, and when you stay at one of our luxury Caribbean villas, you’ll find more than just the gorgeous views and lovely abodes. Packing for your vacation can seem tough at times, you never know what you might need when you head to the Caribbean, but here at Elite Destination Homes, we’ve got you covered, with our three essential items to pack for your beach vacation of a lifetime. The Right Clothing Everyone has to pack when traveling and it’s important to know how to pack for the places you’re staying. In the Caribbean, the temperatures are tropical and with most of the days being humid, having the right fabrics is crucial. Fabrics like rayon and synthetics don’t allow clothing to breathe, which can increase sweat and keep you warm. Breathable fabrics like cotton and linen are ideal for the Caribbean. As many items with these fabrics are lightweight and tend to wick moisture, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire day in what you’re wearing, plus clothing like this [...]

Whale Watching: Best Spots in Mexico!

It whale be a good time Whale watching in Mexico has become a top-rated event that takes place from November to April when California Gray Whales migrate South to warmer waters of the Pacific. You’ll find that when traveling to Mexico this time of the year you’re going to want to spot some of these majestic animals. When you reserve one of our fabulous luxury villas Los Cabos is known for, you’ll be in for a treat especially when it comes to catching a glimpse of these ocean creatures. Luxury Villas Los Cabos Some of the best views of potential whale sightings are from the windows of our very own luxury villas located in Los Cabos. As many of our rentals in Mexico allow beach access or views of the ocean, you’re going to want to book one for your stay so you can hang out in your private oasis while keeping your eyes peeled on the water for these ocean beauties. Beach View If you’re planning a day at the beach, opt to go to one of the South West beaches near Cabo San Lucas. The direction of these beaches facing South-West tends to have more sightings of whales [...]

3 Things to do in Paris in the Wintertime

When thinking about a trip to Paris, France many people imagine the soft breeze of the spring and warm summer air, but one of the hidden gems of Pairs is that vacationing during the wintertime is unbelievable. Not only will you experience a stunning winter wonderland, but you’ll also get to experience the city without as many visitors. Plus, there are still plenty of fun things to do when you book an elite Paris getaway. Here are our top three favorite things to do in Paris when it's cold outside! Ice Skating on the Terrace Paris and winter activities like ice skating go hand and hand, and there are lots of locations to skate. One of the most notable areas is the first-floor terrace of the Eiffel Tower. Featured with lovely winter decor, you can skate here until February 18, 2018. Don’t forget to check out The Cacao Corner where you’ll be able to warm up with tasty beverages such as hot chocolate. Lots of Chocolate! With Valentine’s Day coming up and the month of love, Paris makes for an unbelievably sweet getaway for two, especially when you stop at a cute cafe, pastry shop, or chocolatier. Sipping hot chocolate on [...]

Tips for Finding the Best Luxury Property Management Co

You’ve had your second home for a while now, and you’re starting to think it’s a good time to rent your property, but you’re just not sure about who the best luxury property management company is. Or you might be in the market for finding a new property management partner. There are a few things you’ll want to keep an eye on when searching for a leading luxury-focused management company and we’ve got all the tips and tricks you could need to reevaluate and benefit from your next luxury property management company. 1. Services To start out, we’re guessing you didn’t buy your stunning second home just for it to sit there or spend weeks if not months managing it yourself. You most likely purchased to invest in it somehow, whether you have been working with a management company for a while or you just want some return on this investment, with our professional management team, you’ll be able to acquire that return and more successfully. You’re also going to want to have someone who you can trust will service your home properly and take the stress out of your busy and hectic life. With a top luxury property management [...]

Head South this Autumn for a Dream Vacation

Summer is winding down, and fall is just around the corner. With temperatures beginning to cool-off slightly south of the border, it’s time to think about planning your dream vacation. When working with our leading travel experts on vacationing to Los Cabos Mexico, you’ll find lots of luxury rental options to choose. Once you’ve selected your desired home, planning for your vacation can begin! Here are three reasons to travel to Mexico this fall season for a magical getaway you won't forget. Fall Travel in Mexico Each season in Mexico offers a different experience to travelers; wintertime sees an influx of visitors as many people from colder climates travel south to warm up for a few days or a few weeks. Spring brings a simple but peaceful time because the busy season is dwindling and temperatures begin to climb again. Summer is bustling with activities in and around towns especially along the coastal locations like Los Cabos Mexico. Although all of these times of year are renowned for heading south, for frequent travelers, they often will say that fall is truly the best time of the year. It’s also a perfect time for your dream vacation with your loved one. [...]

How to Choose your Vacation Destination

You’ve made the decision to travel, but you’re honestly not sure where you’d like to go. The beginning of your planning is going to start with a destination for a vacation with family, friends, couples, or even yourself! With rentals that span the entire globe from Europe to Central America, we’ve got plenty of options for you to choose from - but what if all the rentals look AMAZING - what do you do now? We’re here to help you choose the best destination home for you and your budget. Let’s Ask Some Questions! First up, how does one choose a destination when everything on the market, sounds like so much fun? It’s time to ask some serious questions to help narrow down your selection of locations.   Question 1: City, Beach, or the Countryside? This inquiry alone will help you immensely. Are you looking at the city as an option for a travel spot? Nothing is better than New York City, the Big Apple; you name it - New York has it. Plus, it’s playground is a lot larger than you imagine it to be, even on the small Manhattan Island, the city dominates. Want something a bit more [...]

Experience New York’s Leading Destination Home

New York City is a vibrant and welcoming destination to visit year-round. You’ll want to spend warmer days traversing the greenery of Central Park, venturing to the cutting-edge lower east side to see what’s new or strolling to a relaxing bistro in the upper west side. On cooler days you might think about revamping your wardrobe at the Shops at Columbus Circle, enjoying a Broadway show or pampering yourself at a spa.  There is truly everything here in NY to do when you vacation at Central Park Place. Elite Destination Homes is here to make your vacation to the Big Apple worth every penny. Location, Location, Location You hear it all the time, location is everything in New York, and when you stay at One Central Park, you will have the finest.  Located in the Trump International Hotel on the corner of Central Park Place and Columbus Circle you’ll find your New York vacation home base.  Here in the heart of Manhattan - the most densely populated of NYC’s five boroughs - and adjacent to Central Park, this magnificent structure provides every comfort and convenience. It’s truly an unbeatable location for a vacation getaway in New York. You’ll discover your [...]

Family Friendly Homes at Elite Destination Homes

Elite Destination Homes isn’t just for couples or groups of friends. Bring the whole family and experience a fantastic vacation with everyone! No need to leave the kids at home with a babysitter, let them join you on your getaway of a lifetime. Here are our favorite family-friendly villas to enjoy your Elite rental.   Orlando Family Vacation Ready for your Florida vacation? Our Lakeland Estate is perfect for families! Not only does it have four bedrooms, accommodating up to nine people, but one of the bedrooms is a kids room. It will be hard to pull your children away from this rental; the kid's room comes fully stocked with PS4 console and games, bunk beds, and there is a full basketball court outside. Plus, this estate is only a few minutes away from fun in Orlando. Experience Legoland, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Seaworld (15-45 minutes depending on location) when staying at this fantastic home.   The Rich Coast Our Casa La Big Sur is located in Costa Rica and ideal for families or gatherings. Designed with beautiful coastline views in mind, everyone will enjoy the coast when visiting. On 9 acres of land and gated, this home [...]

Art & Culture on a European Luxury Vacation

Europe is one of those places where history is embedded in every corner, and France is not an exception. Your Elite Destination Homes retreat would not be the same if you did not immerse yourself within the art and culture while staying in Paris. When you choose to stay at one of our destination homes; Le Triomphe, Rue du Four, or Rue Saints Peres, you will have all that you need to enjoy the sights, sounds, and lifestyle of a Parisian. Below we have listed a few must-see museums to experience the rich traditions and artwork of the past and present during your European luxury vacation. MUSÉE d’ORSAY If you want to get a taste of artwork from late 1800's through early 1900’s, this is the museum for you! You will be enthralled to walk through 60 years of art history from Impressionism all the way to the Pont-Aven School. That means, Van Gogh, Courbet, Manet, and Monet. This beautiful museum is set within its architectural feat, an impressive metal and glass structure which once was an old train station. We recommend that you enjoy a sip of coffee and a treat from their onsite café. Petit Palais This little [...]