Friday, May 28, 2010

Venice Bed and Breakfast

Floating between the sea and the lagoon is the very beautiful island of the Lido where Venice Oasis Bed and Breakfast and Residence is located. Thanks to the continual water taxi connections, this accommodation is easy to get to. Miles of golden sands offer something for everyone, including beach huts, a deckchair under an umbrella, or the dunes and the Mediterranean flora of the natural beaches. Oasis offers delightful hospitality at the right price.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Forest Park House in Northwest Ireland

The town of Boyle is situated at the foot of the Curlieu Mountains, on the main Dublin/Sligo N4 route. Boyle has many historical buildings and archaeological sites that have long been of national importance. The wonderful lakes of the area, Lough Key, Lough Gara and Lough Arrow attract fisherman from all over Europe, making this region very popular for angling.

Forest Park House is a purpose built, wheelchair friendly guesthouse nestling among the trees at the entrance to the beautiful Lough Key Forest Park. This accommodation is just minutes from Boyle and is located on the N4 route between Dublin and Sligo. Guests return time and time again.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rooms To Let in Manhattan, New York

Rooms to Let is a Greek Revival residence, circa 1840, which retains much of its original feeling. Standing on the front stoop you can watch the sun setting over the Hudson, and, if you are lucky, the QE2 may be passing. At street level you will see an ally way entrance, once a "horsewalk" that led to a two-story building at the rear. The stable disappeared many years ago, and what is left is a large garden which all guests are encouraged to enjoy. Sitting there in the evening, you can see the lights of The Empire State Building, a beacon to the north. Inside, the parlor floor is filled with antiques and paintings.

A curved staircase leads to the second floor where three rooms are available for guests. There are two large double rooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds. Both rooms have air conditioning, light, views and comfortable furnishings. The large modern bathroom is shared by the guests on that floor. I am a painter and the 3rd floor is my own pied-a-terre and studio. There is also a single room on that floor that shares a bathroom with me.
Rooms To Let is in historic Greenwich Village, moments away from the trendy Meatpacking District with its designer shops and fashionable clubs. Yet when you turn onto Horatio Street you are in a tranquil oasis. Near the magnificent new Hudson River Park, this part of the West Village is where you want to be in Manhattan. Although the location is central, it is a calm, quiet retreat from the action found all around.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Monterey Inn

Monterey is a coastal community located 115 miles south of San Francisco. This area is a popular travel destination for bed and breakfast visitors seeking both indoor and outdoor activities. While here stroll through the shops, boutique and galleris on Cannery Row or visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Experience fine dining or casual dining at numerous restaurants. Bed and breakfast visitors who enjoy the outdoors can kayak on the bay, scuba dive, beach comb, bike and more. Numerous festivals are held throughout the year including the Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring famous jazz artists from around the world.

The Old Monterey Inn Bed and Breakfast of Monterey, CA, is a historic, boutique hotel bed and breakfast inn which boasts luxurious rooms and suites perfect for travelers headed to the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel and those seeking bed and breakfast accommodations near Pacific Grove and Big Sur. Set in a beautiful garden, this 4-Diamond AAA rated Monterey bed and breakfast was recently awarded a position on the coveted Conde Nast Travel Reader's Choice Gold List and is a popular choice for those seeking a romantic honeymoon destination or a Monterey vacation. Golfers will enjoy this Monterey bed and breakfast inn's proximity to some of the best golf courses in the world. Recently featured on The Today Show as a romantic rendezvous destination loved by the editors of Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cascina Motto in Divignano Piedmont, Italy

Divignano offers bed and breakfast visitors outdoor activities, gardens, and historical sites of interest. Outdoor enthusiast can enjoy golfing at the famous Castel Conturbia golf course, area parks and gardens, horseback-riding, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, sports fishing and bicycling in the Ticino River.

The Cascina (traditional country house) is surrounded by a hectar and a half of land- lawn and garden, fruit trees, a bocce court, swings and a new swimming pool. Guests may stay in a separate cottage with a kitchen and bathroom or in the main house in a double room with a private bathroom. The bed and breakfast is located just 50 min. from Milano, 15 min. from Malpensa airport, 10 min. from Lake Maggiore, and 20 min. from Lake d'Orta.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Own This Beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Portland, Oregon

The Lion and The Rose is a Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast located in Portland, Oregon's historic Irvington District. Built in 1906 as a grand private residence, the home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lion and the Rose transports you to a bygone era of comfort and grace. This elegant Queen Anne Victorian offers six guest rooms and one two room apartment, each uniquely decorated and with their own private bath. The mansion has been updated with air conditioning, telephone and cable TV in each room, as well as data ports and wireless internet access.

The property is conveniently located near the Lloyd Center in northeast Portland. Shops, boutiques, theaters and restaurants are steps away, and nearby light rail whisks you to the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and downtown Portland.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Casa Laguna Inn - Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is a charming resort town located in Orange County offering visitor a mild climate, beautiful beaches, Cape Cod architecture, fun in the sun, nigh life, a variety of dining options, and more. The town is home to many artists giving the city an eclectic mix of beach and culture. Yearly art festivals of note include the Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters, and Art-A-Fair. Other attractions of note include whale-watching and touring the 18th-century mission at San Juan Capistrano.

Voted “Best in Orange County” for ten consecutive years by the OC Register. Terraced on a hillside in Laguna Beach, CA amid tropic gardens and flower splashed patios, Laguna Beach Inn exudes an ambiance of bygone days when Laguna Beach, California was developing its reputation as an artists' colony and hideaway for Hollywood film stars.

The mission style architecture of this Laguna Beach bed and breakfast set below towering palms framing views of the blue Pacific invites you to linger, to slow your pace to that of another less hurried era. This feeling will be reinforced as you take your breakfast or afternoon refreshments in the historic Mission House or on one of the many secluded patios.