Monday, November 30, 2009

101 Addison Road - Manly Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, the largest city in Australia, offers bed and breakfast enthusiasts everything one can expect from a large metropolis, including shopping, fine dining, theater and more. Attend a performance at the famed Sydney Opera House, surf the waves at famous Bondi Beach or cruise around Sydney Harbor. Visit Sydney's famous landmark the Sydney Harbour Bridge or explore the Taronga Zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks or the Sydney Aquarium. Bed and breakfast travelers will also find countless museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Sydney or the Sydney Jewish Museum.

A Perfect Retreat

101 Addison Road is the perfect location for your Sydney holiday. This charming Victorian cottage circ. 1880 is located on a quiet street just a three minutes stroll to harbour and ocean beaches, excellent restaurants, al fresco cafes and much more. Guests can enjoy a spacious bedroom with French doors to the verandah with comfortable queensized bed and freshly-ironed sheets. A second bedroom is available with a double bed, should you wish to book this for friends or family. You would then share the bathroom.

A gracious private living room with TV/video, a Yamaha grand piano for the musician, games , numerous books, and good music. A tea/coffee bar and guest refrigerator is also available. A delicious healthy breakfast with quality teas and freshly brewed coffee is served each morning.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Historic Bayeux in Normandy, France

Historic Bayeux in Normandy

Bayeux is a historic city located in the lush, pastoral region of the Normandy in the northwest of France. It is centrally located to many attractions and features picturesque scenery. If you like the outdoors, you can enjoy golfing, horseback riding, sailing or swimming. Those interested in history or other cultural attractions will have many choices, such as the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the D-Day beaches, Mont St. Michel and a variety of castles and gardens close by. Festivals in the area include the anniversary celebration of D-Day, the Normandy Boreals Festival and the Christmas Market.

Stay in a Restored Farmhouse

La Foulerie is a historic, lovingly restored farmhouse in the Normandy region of France. It is the perfect base for excursions to the many interesting historic sights and beautiful countryside. The inn features three comfortable rooms with private baths. Each room accommodates two guests, the yellow room can accommodate one additional, the blue room three additional guests (for an extra 20 Euro per person). Guests can relax in front of the fireplace with a book from the inn's library or enjoy the gameroom complete with pool table, games, TV and DVD player. For a more active way of enjoying the area, the inn rents mountain bikes, which are a great way to reach many interesting places near by. La Foularie can accommodate and welcomes families with children.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Relax at the Old Thyme Inn - Half Moon Bay, California

Coast Community of Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a small coastal community located just 20 minutes from Silicon Valley and 40 minutes from San Francisco. Bed and breakfast visitors can enjoy roaming the quaint downtown area filled with shops or dining at the area cafes. Spend a day beach combing or examining area tidepools, pick strawberries at local farms. Half Moon Bay's big pumpkin festival each October draws crowds from all over the world.

Old Thyme Inn

Spend enchanted nights in Old Thyme Inn, an 1898 "Princess Anne Victorian B&B tucked in the seaside village of Half Moon Bay. This bed and breakfast is the ideal retreat from which to comb the nearby beaches or explore coastside shops and art galleries. A lush and fragrant English-style herb and flower garden provides a tranquil setting for romance, pleasant conversation beside gurgling fountains, or to simply slow down and gather your peace.

The Inn is furnished in antiques and the innkeeper's collection of fine art; it offers seven guest rooms, all freshly and uniquely decorated. Each room features a queen bed with featherbed and down duvet, sumptuous all-cotton linens, cable TV VCR, free wi-fi, and private bath. Some rooms offer a relaxing Jacuzzi-for-two and/or cozy fireplace. A delectable full breakfast is the perfect way to start your day, and don't forget afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bed and Breakfast in the Center of Amsterdam

Right in the center of Amsterdam

Location, location, location !!! Palace B&B is a minute's walk from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The Dam Square is just around the corner, so you can immediately experience the vibrant energy of Amsterdam the moment you step out of your room or suite. There's a huge luxurious supermarket in front of the palace for your groceries and breakfast- and lunch cafés surround the whole area.

Beautiful Rooms

This bed and breakfast has beautiful rooms and suites with high ceilings and very big windows. You can gaze at all the dynamism of the city from the vantage point of your room and enjoy Amsterdam's changing scenery. There is also a small indoor garden in this bed and breakfast and where the other rooms has a view. These comfortable rooms have wonderful private bathrooms all with modern facilities and thick luxurious towels.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gothic Quarter Bed and Breakfast - Seven Balconies

Seven Balconies has been Natalia´s family house for over a century. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, it is built on top of a Roman ruins. A walk through the Old Town, the site of palaces, churches, museums, art galleries, craft and antique shops, offers you a romantic atmosphere accentuated by street artists playing classical music.

In the last years new designers, fashion shops and all kind of trendy bussineses have taken over the area giving to the neighborhood a personality comparable to the Soho. You will also find bohemian cafes, bars where you can taste delicious tapas, restaurants with exquisit international cuisine and, of course, ourfamous paella.

Seven Balconies takes its name from the seven balconies that frame each one of the rooms. The charm and the warmth of the cozy place: tiled floors, old furniture, cotton linen and comfortable beds, will turn your stay into something special.

To get to Seven Balconies is very easy. All public transportation is nearby. The Ramblas, the most popular street in the city, with the Plaza Catalunya on one side and the sea on the other, is five minutes away.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Provence, France - Hotel Villa Vauban

Villefranche-sur-Mer, an unspoiled Mediterranean town, is located in southern France in the heart of the Cote D'Azur and only 10 km from Nice. The town welcomes bed and breakfast travelers with picturesque charm right on the Mediterranean Sea. Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the region. The town itself offers its historic Citadel, the Chapel Cocteau, museums, colorful markets and unique shops, selling wines, jewelry, perfume and more. To enjoy the breathtaking scenery bed and breakfast may wish to frequent the beautiful beaches, go fishing, hiking or swimming. After all that sightseeing Villefranche-sur-Mer delights with a variety of restaurants, offering regional specialties including fresh seafood.

Hotel Villa Vauban is recently re-opened after 16 months of renovation and improvement works to comply with current standards of Health and Safety. All rooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and room safes. The hotel is under English ownership and direction with an emphasis on an individual and personal clientele. Situated alongside historic 16th century Citadel, the hotel overlooks the beautiful Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer towards Cap Ferrat. The area includes two beaches, 20 restaurants, and bars within 5/15 minutes walk.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Canal Apartment in Amsterdam

Exciting Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an exciting, unique city that provides bed and breakfast visitors with historic 17th century architecture, the famous canals, lively nightlife and countless charming bed and breakfasts, all packed into a relatively small area. The city's compact size lends itself to touring on foot, boat or bike to the many tourist sites. While visiting, bed and breakfast travelers should include these Amsterdam "must-see" attractions: the Van Gogh Museum, the 250-room Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Artis Zoo, the Stedelijk Museum, the Royal Palace, the Dam Square, the Begijnhof, or take in local theater, fine and ethnic dining or explore the ecclectic selection of shopping in the Jordaan neighborhood or the Albert Cuyp Market, fleamarket. This exciting city has something for bed and breakfast travelers of many tastes.

Unique Canal Apartment

Canal Apartment in Amsterdam offers travelers a fully equipped, modern 100m2 ground floor apartment at the Prinsengracht canal in the center of Amsterdam. The apartment is located close to the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, the 9 little streets, the Westertower and the Modern Art Gallery Quarter of the Jordaan.

The apartment has two large bedrooms with two double queensize beds. A babycot is available, bedlinen and towels are supplied. The bathroom has a bathtub (jacuzzi) with shower, a hairdryer, there is a washer and a dryer. The living/dining room is in between the two bedrooms and has an open plan kitchen with a combined microwave/oven, fridge, dishwasher. There are two T.V.'s and a stereosystem with cd-player.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Amelia Island Williams House - Resort Living in Florida

Amelia Island is located in north Florida and is the state's northernmost barrier island. This resort Island offers travelers, golf, tennis, horse back riding on the beach, miles of nature trails and bike paths. The island is also host to a 50 block National Historic District with Victorian architecture, shops, galleries, fine dining and more. Vacationers can reach Amelia Island by air via the Jacksonville International Airport, which is 35 minutes by car from the Island.

Experience the ambiance of Amelia Island Williams House in the quaint seaside village of Fernandina Beach on beautiful Amelia Island. Just imagine a relaxing vacation or a celebratory romantic getaway. Your accommodations are elegantly decorated and designed to offer a serene interlude filled with romantic touches. A comfortable warm atmosphere awaits all who enter to share the unforgettable Amelia Island Williams House. Your hosts Deborah and Byron McCutchen invite you to come and relax in an era of times gone-by amidst crystal chandeliers, antiques and art. The innkeepers are dedicated to your enjoyment of the remarkable Amelia Island. Attention to detail will leave you wanting for nothing and feeling completely pampered.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ana´s Guest House in Barcelona, Spain

Historic Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona sits at the northeast end of the Costa Brava, Spain's gateway to the Mediterranean. Barcelona has managed to combine the best in innovative contemporary culture with a rich history and tradition. It is filled with landmark buildings and world-class museums. These include the famed Church of the Sacred Family, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, the famous tree-lined promenade cutting through the heart of the old quarter, the Casa Batllo and the National Museum of Catalonia. A half-hour flight east will land you on any of the Balearic Islands--fast-paced Majorca, rowdy Ibiza, or sleepy Minorca. Explore the Gothic Quarter, take part in the lively night life or visit the harbor of Port Vell.

Convenience and Charm in Ana's Guest House

Ana’s Guest House I and II B&B, is located in the heart of the Eixample. Constructed in 1915 has a typical Modernist Catalan style, keeping its original architecture. From its excellent location between the avenues Paseo de Gracia and Paseo San Joan, in just 3 minutes visitors can reach Sagrada Familia Church,Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas. With Ana’s as a starting point, you will be able to walk its streets, elegant stores, bars and restaurants, antique dealers, art galleries and museums.

The Bed and Breakfast offers a spacious atmosphere with ample natural light,with originals parquet floors and bow -windows in the living room, and comfortable, cozy and tastefully decorated rooms with balconies and flowers and views from its balconies of one of the most attractive areas of the city.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Brussels - The Capital City of Belgium - Rovignon Bed and Breakfast


The city of Brussels, capital of Belgium and home to the European Parliament welcomes visitors with a pleasant temperate climate and a host of sights and delights to entertain and a great deal more than the proverbial beer and chocolate. Narrow cobbled streets open suddenly into the breathtaking Grand-Place, with its ornate guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere. Bars, restaurants and museums are clustered within the compact city center, enclosed within the petit ring, which follows the path of the 14th-century city walls. Other Brussels landmarks include the bronze statue of the Manneken-Pis, The Royal Palace, Belvue Museum, the Natural Sciences Museum and the Royal Museums of Art and History. Children will enjoy the Mini-Europe science exhibit with miniatures of the Eiffel Tower, Berlin, Westminster and more, while adults may wish to visit the famous landmark called the Atomium, a giant model of an oxygen molecule.

Rovignon Bed and Breakfast

Rovignon Bed and Breakfast is located close to the city center, Au Rovignon is a XIXth century townhouse renovated in 1994. In close proximity to public transportation, it's an ideal place to stay to explore the capital of Europe. The world famous Grandplace is just 15 minutes away as are the European institutions or the atomium. Your hosts will be more than happy to assist you in your discovery of their city. A free map of the city and tourist information will be waiting for you in your room. For those who travel with their laptop, Au Rovignon is equipped with wireless internet. A full continental breakfast is included in the price. Children are welcome, your host family has three. As well, there are three cats on residence. The house is fully non-smoking.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Beautiful Niagara Falls - The Red Coach Inn

Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls is is located on the eastern banks of the Niagara River, nearly halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Visitors from all over the world come to view Niagara Falls and Niagara River. The town itself has numerous restaurants, shopping, and tourist activiites centered around the falls. Attractions include Prospect Point Observation Tower, Three Sisters Islands, Beaver Island State Park, The Wintergarden, Niagara Falls Aquarium, and Schoellkopf Geological Museum.

The Red Coach Inn

The Red Coach Inn has been welcoming guests to Niagara Falls since 1923. Overlooking the spectacular Upper Rapids, just 1500 feet from the American Falls, the Inn is Niagara’s most distinctive historic structure, with its English Tudor exterior and its warm English country ambience.

The inn offers luxurious two-bedroom suites, one-bedroom suites and guestrooms, each uniquely decorated with period antiques and reproductions. All spacious suites overlook the thundering rapids, and most have kitchens, fireplaces and canopy beds. All accommodations are air conditioned with private full bath, Jacuzzi jetted tub, telephone with voicemail and free long distance, free wireless internet, Bose stereo, television, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, luxurious European robes, hairdryer and Gilchrist & Soames amenities from England.

The inn's chefs create new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus each day, featuring Black Angus beef, pastas, “light” selections and the finest seafood available shipped direct from Boston.

The Grill Room, with its wood-paneled booths and wrought iron chandeliers, is warmed by a roaring wood fire in winter. In summer the outdoor patio, surrounded by a beautiful garden, is a favorite dining spot. The Rapids Room, an enclosed porch with leaded glass windows, offers a panoramic view of the majestic Niagara Rapids.

The Cruvinet wine bar has rich mahogany paneling with brass accents. It features an array of vintage wines by the glass, specialty drinks, flavored coffees, cappuccino and beers from around the world.

The cozy Fireside Room has an extensive library. It is a perfect gathering place for cocktails, an after-dinner drink, or for simply relaxing with a book by the fire.

The banquet rooms can comfortably accommodate parties up to 50 with picture windows offering spectacular views of the Niagara Rapids.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Perfect Getaway - Boyce, Virginia - L'Auberge Provençale

Boyce, Virginia

The small town of Boyce is situated about 1 hour and a half West of Washington, DC in the Virginia Wine Country and is also near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. It is perfect for those bed and breakfast travelers who are looking for a relaxing getaway. The area offers a great variety of outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, golfing, and even ballooning, but it is also well known for its numerous vineyards, antique shopping, historical homes and plantations, battlefields, museums and theaters.

L'Auberge Provençale

L'Auberge Provençale of the Shenandoah Valley is a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Getaway in the style of a quintessential French Country Bed and Breakfast Inn. Celeste and Alain Borel, innkeepers of this Northern Virginia Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn, have created a bit of Provence with award winning French cuisine, cheerful Provençale elegant suites and rooms, faux walls, Provençale fabrics and antiques to create an atmosphere of a true "Auberge." The Virginia Inn blends French country comfort with modern luxury and is located near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, Virginia.

Enjoy Virginia Wine Country as you savor their five-course menu, which blooms into seven, with herbs and vegetables grown in this Virginia Bed and Breakfast’s garden and a bounty of fruits in summer from our orchard. The award winning wine list will help set the tone for a romantic Virginia weekend getaway. L'Auberge Provençale of the Shenandoah Valley is ideal for a new or rekindling romance, a proposal, birthday, anniversary, or a special DC weekend getaway from the otherwise hectic world.

Travel the Virginia back roads during your stay at L'Auberge Provençale and enjoy antiquing, wine tasting, horseback riding, golfing, even ballooning near the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway area, or simply wile away the day in front of a cozy fire or on our spacious porch with a glass of wine, enjoying the simpler pleasures of Virginia Wine Country.

L'Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast beckons you to explore the growth of spring, the deep shade of summer, the brilliance of fall and the solitude of winter. If you can't spend a "year in Provence," then a romantic DC weekend getaway to L'Auberge Provençale Country Inn and French Restaurant to renew your spirit with superb French cuisine and attentive, gracious service that is the center of any true Auberge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Relax at Graycote Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is a coastal town set in the Downeast region of Maine. Bed and Breakfast fravelers visit Bar Harbor for its stunning rocky coastline, quaint seaside resort village, and access to Acadia National Park. This area has a little bit of everything to suite any travelers needs. Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car from Boston 268 miles or by a local airport, the Hancock County Airport or Bangor International Airport located only 50 miles away.

Graycote Inn

A retreat from the everyday. Open year-round. First Green Certified inn in Bar Harbor. The Graycote Inn is ideally located: on a large lot on a quiet side street, within easy walking distance of Bar Harbor’s restaurants, shops, galleries and ocean-oriented activities. All rooms have private baths and queen or king size beds, many with canopies, fireplaces and balconies. Rates are per room, per night for two persons and include a full hot served breakfast, and afternoon refreshments. Breakfast at the Graycote is a leisurely time to talk with your fellow guests and put the finishing touches on your plans for a busy day in Acadia National Park or in Bar Harbor's many fine shops and galleries. An hour before breakfast begins you'll find a coffee tray outside your door. The full, hot gourmet breakfast is served at your table on the sunny enclosed porch or in the formal dining room - in front of a fire in winter. Enjoy a choice of juices; hot coffee or tea; fresh fruit with a muffin or sweet bread; cereal; and a delicious hot dish such as blueberry or orange-pecan pancakes, waffles, a frittata, French custard toast, or Western casserole or breakfast burrito. The coffee is roasted right in Bar Harbor; the inn bakes its own breads and muffins from scratch every day. The Graycote Inn is a retreat from the everyday and your perfect home while in Bar Harbor.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall in Jeffersonville, Indiana - The Old Bridge Inn


Jeffersonville Indiana

Jeffersonville is located just minutes to Louisville Kentucky, offering visitors a country setting within minutes to major attractions. Local area attractions include antique shops, restaurants and the Ohio River. The Falls of the Ohio fossil beds are a short drive from the Inn along the river, as well as the Howard Steamboat Museum.

The Old Bridge Inn

Seconds to Louisville, Kentucky, this neo-classical was built by a prominent Jeffersonville family in 1836. The entire house, which has a fireplace in the parlor, is decorated with antiques and features five beautiful bedrooms, all with private baths and fireplaces, which can accommodate up to 18 people. Among the many amenities you will enjoy are a full breakfast and complimentary beverages. The inn is named for the old Big Four Railroad bridge which can be seen from the inn, spans the river and is know locally as the bridge that goes nowhere.

This National Register home is conveniently located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the Ohio River. The Falls of the Ohio fossil beds are a short drive from the Inn along the river, as well as the Howard Steamboat Museum. Louisville, Kentucky is just minutes away from the inn and Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum, Papa John's Stadium and the University of Louisville.