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Monday, 17 December 2012 20:02

Pinehurst Resort

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80 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, North Carolina USA 28374

Tel:  866 348 7064

Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst resort invites you to become part of its history and to experience southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, spa facilities, family recreational activities, and of course, any one of their eight pristine world-class golf courses. In addition to offering one of the finest golf experiences in the country, Pinehurst also provides world-class spa and tennis vacations, as well as fun-filled family vacation packages.

As the site of more championships than any other golf course in the country, Pinehurst welcomes the US Open and US Women's Open Championships in 2014.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:41

Villas de Santa Fe

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400 Griffin St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 87501

Tel:  800 438 2929

A city rich with cultural heritage, you'll find Santa Fe at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, located halfway between Taos and Albuquerque. You'll be quite comfortable in your fully equipped accommodation with easy access to the 12,000-foot summit at Ski Santa Fe where staff await your arrival in the Land of Enchantment. Meanwhile, in Santa Fe itself, which is within easy walking distance, you'll discover Spanish colonial art and the Native American history of the Pueblo and Navajo people, along with galleries, museums, world-class music, theatre and dance.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:32

The Resort at Port Ludlow

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One Heron Road
Port Ludlow, Washington USA 98365

Tel:  877 805 0868

Golf. Marina. Inn. Home.

The Resort at Port Ludlow is Washington's premier waterfront resort situated on the pristine shores of the Puget Sound, providing breathtaking views of Ludlow Bay, the lush tree-lined coast and the magnificent Olympic Mountains beyond. We are a Washington resort offering first-class, personalized service, luxury accommodations, outdoor adventures, and a myriad of amenities. The Resort is where families and couples make lasting memories. We call it The Last Great Waterfront Resort. You'll just call it unforgettable.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:25

The Resort at Port Arrowhead

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3080 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, Missouri USA 65049

Tel:  800 532 3575

Warm and inviting, the Lake of the Ozarks beckons. The Resort at Port Arrowhead is the ideal destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, golf outings and corporate travelers. Deluxe hotel lodging accommodations, fine dining, and countless recreation and adventure activities can be found at our Missouri resort.

A favorite among Lake of the Ozarks resorts and hotels, The Resort at Port Arrowhead is a top choice for families seeking to experience the best that Missouri resorts have to offer. We offer 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, waterfalls, and wading pools, as well as kids' activities from morning to night during the summer season.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:18

The Resort at Paws Up

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40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana USA 59823

Tel:  800 473 0601

The Resort at Paws Up is a luxury Montana ranch discretely nestled among some of the most breathtaking country in the world. Enjoy horseback riding or fly fishing or indulge in sumptuous spa treatments. What differentiates Paws Up from other Montana resorts is our commitment to luxury. We are a luxury resort offering first-class service and luxurious accommodations and amenities as well as fine dining. From our private homes and luxury tents to our attentive, anticipatory service, getting away to the wilds of Montana is no longer about roughing it.

Monday, 17 December 2012 19:12

The Resort at Glade Springs

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255 Resort Drive
Daniels, West Virginia USA 25832

Tel:  866 562 8054

The Resort at Glade Springs is set in the midst of a gorgeous 4,100-acre property in the lap of the Appalachian Mountains. This premier, pet-friendly, full-service West Virginia resort offers a mind-boggling variety of recreational activities, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and lodging accommodations for guests in West Virginia.

Monday, 17 December 2012 18:11

Amelia Island Plantation

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6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, Florida USA 32034

Tel:  904 261 6161

Amelia Island, only 13 miles long and less than five miles wide, is home to Amelia Island Plantation, a AAA-Four Diamond, 1,350 acre resort nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the marshlands of the Intracoastal Waterway. A commitment to nature and expansive amenities, including three and a half miles of beach, 23 tennis courts, a fitness center, full-service spa and salon, biking, 10 dining options and more, combine to create a true resort experience for guests.

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Monday, 17 December 2012 17:53

Two Minutes to Paradise

Privately-held property on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast holds high appeal for buyers

In Costa Rica, 95% of beachfront property is considered concession property and is governed by the Maritime Zone Law and other specific regulations. This property can be leased from the government, but never owned.

“With concession properties the government can come in at any time and say ‘We’ve changed our mind, you can’t do this anymore’,” said developer Bob Spence, owner of Spence Enterprises, LLC. “That’s what makes the Palms so unique.” 

The Palms Private Residence Club, located on Costa Rica’s popular Playa Flamingo, falls into the rare 5% category of privately titled beachfront property. The Palms is a private, member-owned residence club comprised of 32 two-bedroom Villas offering over 2,300 square feet of living space and all the services and amenities of a luxury resort. While many fractional purchasers could easily afford full ownership, they choose a Private Residence Club (PRC) for the advantages of resort amenities and services. 

Along with a variety of high-end amenities, Spence says the aspect of ownership appeals to buyers. “There’s no risk of loss, no surprise rules or changes,” he explains. Despite America’s recent economic troubles, Spence says business has started to pick up.

“The recession greatly affected our business - buyers either didn’t have the money anymore or they were afraid to spend because of what was happening in the economy,” Spence said “But the last six months have really ramped up. We’ve seen an increase of about 300% in interest.”

The Palms currently has five Villas and 6 fractional properties under ownership. Each Villa’s living room opens to a large terrace that’s only a few steps from the infinity-edged pool and white sand beach. The Villas sleep six people comfortably and owners can travel with a large family or a few couples.

"You can literally walk out of your villa and within two minutes have your feet touching the sand of the beach," adds Spence. "There is no other resort/real estate development in Costa Rica where you can do that."

Monday, 17 December 2012 16:42

Point Lookout Resort


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67 Atlantic Highway
Lincolnville, Maine USA 04849

Tel:  207 789 2000


Point Lookout Resort, an amenities-laden resort in Mid-coast Maine, was originally built as a different kind of corporate retreat, with 106 log-style cabins scattered over many acres of woods and hiking and jogging trails. the cabins, built by Cianbro Construction of Pittsfield, Maine, are more upscale vacation rental than rustic backwoods retreat - they're considerably larger and better-outfitted than most standard hotel rooms. Blending comfort with deep-woods serenity, they're available in 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom configurations, and all feature an oversized screened porch complete with Adirondack chairs for the perfect summer evening respite.

Cabin interiors delight with floors, walls, and ceilings of polished pine, air-conditioning, and deep leather chairs. Complete kitchens add another touch of home, with gas oven/range units and refrigerators.

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Top Tips to make luxury phuket villa holiday a memorable experience by Villa Getaways

(TRAVPR.COM) AUSTRALIA - Phuket, Thailand has long been known for its natural beauty, rolling hills, white sand beaches, sweeping vistas and luxury holiday villas. It also has a lot to offer if one is looking for a luxurious villa vacation with their family or corporate team. 

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Experienced villa consultants from Villa Getaways share some things to do for an exciting & memorable Phuket villa vacation.

Phuket Muay Thai Boxing: 
The passionate sport of Thai boxing is called Muay Thai, a fighting style that involves every part of the body including elbows, forearms and knees. Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport and is now gaining world renown as more and more international athletes flock to Thailand to learn this ancient martial art. If you don't mind the violence, it's well worth attending a Mauy Thai match for the drama, passion and traditional Thai cultural experience. Tip: Ask your villa manager for a personal recommendation on the best fight clubs and upcoming matches. A little local knowledge goes a long way.

Traditional Thai Massage: 
Nothing beats Thai massage for a wonderfully blissful pampering experience performed by trained masseuses (generally all Thai massage therapists are women) in a soothing environment. Thai massage is usually performed without oil. The client will lie on a massage bed on the floor wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing. The massage generally lasts two hours, during which the masseuse kneads and stretches the body, leaving you feeling totally relaxed. Tip: Villa staff can arrange for Thai massage and many other spa treatments to be performed in the comfort and privacy of your own holiday villa.

Phuket Market Experience: 
To discover the real Phuket, try visiting one of the numerous local markets. Thai markets are a myriad of exotic sights, sounds and tastes. Along with piles of multicolored fruits and herbs and displays of tantalizing Thai food, don't be surprised to find vendors selling crispy fried grasshoppers and worms! Dozens of markets take place in Phuket every day, rain or shine.

Thai Cooking Classes: 
If you adore the fiery flavours of Thai food and you'd love to learn the secrets of preparing these delicious dishes, try a cooking course at one of Thailand's traditional Thai Cooking Schools. A variety of courses offer options for beginners to experienced chefs and offer instruction in selecting ingredients, cooking techniques and achieving the perfect balance of flavours. Tip: Take advantage of the talented Thai chefs serving in your villa rental. Villa staff would be delighted to organise a personal cooking class where you can learn to prepare the very dishes you enjoyed at dinner.

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