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Traveling to Costa Rica During “Green Season”

Tourists from across the globe have been woefully ill-informed for decades about Costa Rica’s “green” or “rainy” season, lasting annually from May to mid-December. People have hung onto the misconception that this stunningly beautiful country is a wet, muddy washout during the green season (Costa Rica’s winter). Yes, it does rain significantly more in comparison to the “dry” summer season, but the green season is exponentially more affordable, uncrowded, and colorful. Thanks to intricate, documented weather patterns, rainstorm arrival times are easily predicted in Dominical Costa Rica. Tourists take full advantage of significant discounts every green season at some of Central America’s most luxurious retreats – that’s where we come in! Elite Destination Homes proudly presents Casa Big Sur, a 9,000 square foot paradise overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean and the breathtaking southern coast of Costa Rica, including the natural Whale Tail at Marino Ballena National Park. The Green Season As mentioned above, the green season lasts from May to mid-December. Rain totals in Dominical Costa Rica are significantly lower than other tropical regions with rain totals barely reaching into the teens (inches) during May, June, July, and November. The green season weather patterns are easily foreseeable: each sunny morning [...]

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 [...]

Hidden Gems of Turks and Caicos

Escape to the world’s top island getaway with a week-long stay in one of our luxury Caribbean villas. Elite Destination Homes has nine breathtaking oceanfront villas in stunning Provo, each more beautiful than the last. Seek out these hidden gems when you’re not soaking in an oceanview pool, relaxing in an outdoor chaise lounge with a cocktail in hand, or taking a dip in the Tiffany Blue waters of the Atlantic. Avoid any possibility of running into large tourist crowds with lunch at da Conch Shack, an outdoor adventure with Froggie’s Ultimate Adventures, a kayak ride on Chalk Sound, and cocktails at Las Brisas Restaurant. Da Conch Shack & Rum Bar It’s nearly impossible to upstage da Conch Shack’s dramatic Atlantic Ocean vistas, fresh-caught seafood, and Caribbean charm. Eat lunch in the white sand under a tall palm tree overlooking the turquoise ocean on their outdoor patio. Order a cocktail mixed with Bambarra 8-Year-Old Rum, blended in Turks and Caicos, with your cracked conch or fish tacos. Patrons can pick, polish, and take home a beautiful conch shell for no extra charge. Froggie’s Ultimate Adventures After lunch at da Conch, head west to Froggie’s Ultimate Adventures for a once-in-a-lifetime ATVing [...]

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 [...]

A Vacation to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

5 of the Top New Year's Resolutions you can do while on vacation in the Turks and Caicos 1. Lose Weight and Eat More Healthfully Providenciales is noted for its culinary sophistication and offers a variety of healthy options any menu. Another fantastic option is utilizing the gourmet kitchens featured in our villas and go to Graceway Gourmet for any healthy grocery needs. Graceway is an upmarket type of store right in the heart of Grace Bay. Graceway Gourmet features a great selection of meats, fish, produce, plus all the other necessities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks. The store also has a complete wine and spirits selection, and of course, ice cold beer for a relaxing day on the beach on the water. There’s even in an in-store deli, salad bar and coffee shop.   2. Exercise More Enjoy yoga on the beach or Providenciales is home to a world-class gym called Wrightfully Fit. Grace Bay Beach also provides a great opportunity to start getting into shape. At over 12 miles of beach, it’s perfect for walking and jogging, as well as some activities can only be experienced in the Turks and Caicos. A great workout for your core, [...]

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 [...]

3 Reasons to Rent Casa de la Playa

Finding the perfect vacation rental in Mexico can be difficult. You’re flooded with amazing possibilities from all over the country, but no worries, Elite Destination Homes has you covered! Our beautiful Casa de la Playa is your destination vacation and home away from home. You’ll find that this luxury villa in Los Cabos will satisfy every need, whether you bring your family, a group of friends, or your special sweetheart. It’s time to embark on a journey to Los Cabos when learning about our top 3 reasons to rent Casa de la Playa. Beachfront Access Experience a private beachfront access like never before at Casa de la Playa. Not only does this rental have a pool and hot tub for all your water needs, you’re only steps away from the sea. Head down to the coast during the day to soak up some much-needed rays or at night for a fun bonfire on the beach. Courtesy of this rental property you'll have access to an amazing fire pit and semi-circle seating right on the beach! Watch spectacular colors dance across the sky morning and night or enjoy a bottle of wine and spend quality time together on the beach. Near Nature [...]