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Eating Healthy in Turks and Caicos

With a New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your next resolution. The three most common New Year’s resolutions are eating healthier, getting into shape, and losing weight. While all three go hand-in-hand, the first step should always be eating healthier. Once your body starts receiving proper nutrients, you’ll have more energy and a desire to work out, which will eventually lead to losing weight. Eating healthy is easier said than done with a week-long vacation scheduled on the most beautiful island chain in the world: Turks and Caicos. Tropical vacations usually lead to over-indulgence of rare snacks, sugary beverages, and hearty home-cooking. That’s why Elite Destination Homes is here to help with your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier. One of the easiest ways to eat healthy in Turks and Caicos is to cook your own meals in one of our luxury Caribbean villas overlooking the stunning Atlantic Ocean. Healthy Turks and Caicos Restaurants The easiest way to eat well in the Caribbean is to research the best health-conscious Turks and Caicos restaurants. Nearly every restaurant in Turks and Caicos has a healthy option or two, but most cannot match the menus at these three mainstays. [...]

A Rejuvenating Escape to Taos, New Mexico

Escape to tranquil Taos, New Mexico this autumn for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury vacation far from your tiresome daily routine. High above the uniquely historic creative arts community of Taos rests the Zen House, a 4,600 square foot adobe-style sanctuary. Autumn is the best time of the year to visit New Mexico’s high desert because this longtime artist community comes to life with music and art festivals. Elite Destination Homes provides guests at the Adobe Zen House with complimentary concierge services to ensure that your stay is as relaxing and pleasant as possible. The Zen House: Unmatched Beauty and Serenity The well set Adobe Zen House rests in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain valley, overlooking the city of Taos. The scenic drive to town takes 10 minutes, yet it seems within arms reach from the estate. The property is encircled by emerald mountains and breathtaking unharmed desert wilderness. The interior of this massive adobe palace features hand-carved tables, cabinetry, and furniture with giant horizontal wooden beams on the tall ceilings. The Zen House was featured on Sweet Retreats, a television program centered on the best vacation homes in the United States. The highlight of the home is the [...]

Hole in One! 3 Paramount Los Cabos Golf Courses

The time to book a flight to stunning Los Cabos is now. The winter crowds are dispersing, the temperatures are rising, and the golf season is heating up. Look no further for your next Los Cabos luxury vacation, because world-renowned Elite Destination Homes has the premier rentals in coastal Mexico. Our lavish rentals are always a short ride from dozens of the world’s top golf courses. Los Cabos, on the south end of the Baja Peninsula, has breathtaking views of the marine blue Pacific Ocean and the gorgeously eroded bluffs. Choosing where to stay in Los Cabos is easy: Casa Mar y Estrella. Deciding where to play a round of golf is difficult. That’s where we come in. PUERTO LOS CABOS No Los Cabos luxury vacation is complete without a round of golf at Puerto Los Cabos. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, this 27-hole masterpiece has premier Sierra de la Laguna mountain and Sea of Cortez vistas. Hitting your Titleist out of one of their sandtraps will feel like a day at the beach. Every last hole has panoramic views of the ocean. No other course can match the majestic beauty at Puerto Los Cabos. Casa Mar y [...]

Hunting Down 3 Local Cafés You Must Try in Paris!

A vacation to Paris, France, may end up being the most memorable trip of your lifetime, and with dozens, if not hundreds, of sights to see you’ll want to make every stop, sip, and bite count. Luckily, Elite Destination Homes has spectacular vacation apartment rentals doused in luxury and charm, right in the heart of the greatest city on Earth. To make your vacation with us even more memorable, here are three unmissable local cafés worth every penny. LE PELOTON CAFE A hidden gem if there ever was one, Le Peloton Café lies on a quiet, historic street only 500 feet from the Seine River. This unpretentious, hip café aims at making the best espresso in Paris, and perhaps the tastiest waffles you’ll ever consume. What Le Peloton lacks in posh and capacity, is made up in fresh, quality ingredients, and fast and friendly service. Their flat white coffee will still be on your mind long after you’ve returned home. The first thing you’ll notice when entering this superb café is the rousing aroma of the fresh-made waffles. Indulging in the cheese and ham waffles might be the best decision of your life. Le Peloton is also walking distance from [...]

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 [...]