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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; [...]

2017-05-01T19:17:53+00:00May 1st, 2017|Paris, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-02-24T17:04:38+00:00February 24th, 2017|Los Cabos|

Business is coming back for Minnesota's fractional real estate industry

Fractional ownership is a concept that's akin to a timeshare, but often comes with deeded ownership. Dreaming of a place at the lake, but don’t want to shoulder the ­burden of maintaining it and paying for it ­yourself? For some, co-ownership through an unusual model called fractional ownership is the answer. It’s a concept that’s [...]

2016-12-01T22:25:17+00:00December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The most expensive vacation of my life. And worth every dollar.

We loaded up the SUV with the family one early Friday morning over Labor Day weekend and began our journey from Las Vegas for our first Southern Utah vacation.  As we wound our way up through SR 14, just outside of Cedar City, we came upon these towering bright red, pink, and orange rock formations [...]

What’s So Special About Off-Season Travel?

By Kathryn Lynden | Travelog Well, I just returned from Cabo san Lucas, Mexico and what is so amazing about off-season travel is the access to everything. No Line at Customs To start there are no lines at Customs, you walk right through. Access to Everything Second, you can actually wake up in the morning [...]

2013-09-12T18:16:50+00:00September 12th, 2013|Los Cabos|

What's on your Bucket List?

By Kathryn Lynden | Travelog I recently have discovered the beauty of weekend get-aways.  I pack up my bag on Friday night and leave town for just a few days.  I come back to work on Monday full of stories and refreshed from getting out of the normal weekend routine.  Okay, I will admit, I [...]

2013-06-04T21:27:00+00:00June 4th, 2013|Travelog|

Elite added value to my real estate.

“Elite quickly and efficiently brought my Vineyard Estate home to a level it would have taken me much longer to achieve, and that includes rental revenue.  Guests love their experience here.  Elite added value to my real estate.” - Mike F, Owner in Sonoma County, CA

2013-05-10T14:18:37+00:00May 10th, 2013|Testimonials|

“It’s a wonderful dream, isn’t it?”

By Bill Bisanz | Los Cabos, Mexico Those were the words my companion uttered from the edge of the infinity pool at Las Ventanas mere hours after we arrived in Cabo. I followed her gaze past the white sand beach and into the glistening Sea of Cortez in time to catch a glimpse of a [...]

2013-05-01T16:52:29+00:00May 1st, 2013|Los Cabos|

The Ultimate Place to Play, Discover or Recharge

By Adrienne Clairmont | Los Cabos Ceviche. Deep-sea fishing. Horseback Riding. Jet skiing. Turquoise Jewelry. Amazing sunsets. Desert forest. Tequila. Golf.  Nightclubs. When asked what my favorite things about Los Cabos, Mexico are, I found myself struggling to narrow down the options to a concise list. Every time I visit Los Cabos, I find myself [...]

2011-12-21T18:18:25+00:00December 21st, 2011|Los Cabos, Travelog|

In Search of the French Johnny Depp

By Bill Bisanz | St. Bart’s During a recent trip to St. Barth’s, the French jewel of the Caribbean, we encountered at least two fellows that could have been the French incarnate version of the great American actor. The first, named Gael was reminiscent of Depp in Chocolat while Jacques was the spitting image of [...]

2011-12-21T17:59:20+00:00December 21st, 2011|St. Barth's, Travelog|

Lime Squash Anyone?

By Bill Bisanz | Barbados English, preppy, exotic, Rihanna were just a few of the thoughts that came to my mind prior to visiting Barbados. Located at the southeastern end of the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic Ocean, this independent state is one the most developed islands in the Caribbean and still has many ties [...]

2011-12-21T17:40:29+00:00December 21st, 2011|Barbados, Travelog|

Goats, Reggae and Sandcastles

By Bill Bisanz | Anguilla Anyone who has driven around Anguilla has probably developed the underappreciated skill of maneuvering around the goats that freely roam the island. And as you're supposed to do this while driving on the 'wrong side' of the road in this British Overseas Territory, you may start to feel a little [...]

2011-12-21T17:35:16+00:00December 21st, 2011|Anguilla, Travelog|

Setting Sail

By Edward Hoiland | Apostle Islands It only takes one good trip to catch the travel bug and once you got it there’s no stopping it! I caught the bug while sailing around the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. The fresh air, crystal-clear water and the gentle rocking of the boat captured my heart and [...]

2011-12-21T17:21:47+00:00December 21st, 2011|Apostle Islands, Travelog|

Love, Light & Gastronomical Delight

By Adrienne Clairmont | Paris   Paris is, without a doubt, one of the singularly most intoxicating places on earth. Without meaning to you can stumble into the world’s best Pâtisserie or Fromagerie and experience pure bliss with each bite that you take of the macaroon or triple-cream cheese. And of course, unless you are [...]

2011-12-21T17:14:58+00:00December 21st, 2011|Paris, Travelog|

Taking it All In

By Jacob Semling | Los Cabos Posted 11/10/2011 I was lucky enough to visit Elite's Cabo homes for my first ever trip out of the country!  Having travelled during the Minnesota winter, the first thing I noticed upon stepping out off the plane was the warm sea air. My first couple nights were at Palmilla [...]

2011-12-21T17:11:15+00:00December 21st, 2011|Los Cabos, Travelog|

My New Favorite

By Mark Stevens | Turks and Caicos In my first career I was blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the world and work with people from very different cultures. There simply aren’t words to describe how different the Monday event in Italy was to the Wednesday event in Tokyo. I have since left [...]

2011-12-21T17:07:39+00:00December 21st, 2011|Travelog, Turks and Caicos|

Running Shoes and Coffee

By Kathryn Lynden | Paris There are two things I could not live without.  A pair of running shoes and coffee. I have been blessed with the gift of travel, and my absolute favorite thing to do in any new city is to tie on my running shoes and hit the streets. I never quite know [...]

2011-12-21T17:03:54+00:00December 21st, 2011|Paris, Travelog|

A Relaxed Pulse on Life

By Laurie Flum | Los Cabos As I walked along the beach in complete awe of the calming waves and soft sands, I glanced back over my shoulder and found my footprints following me. At that moment I had a sense of accomplishment, not for the footprints that I saw in the sand but for [...]

2011-12-20T20:29:20+00:00December 20th, 2011|Los Cabos, Travelog|

Yacht Papa

By Bill Bisanz | St. Barts If I could do anything in life, I would sail around the world with my family and dog, experiencing the far-flung lands and cultures of the globe. Exploring the world with my kids and learning about foreign peoples, languages, history and food while travelling along in a floating house, inspires [...]

2011-12-20T20:24:30+00:00December 20th, 2011|St. Barth's, Travelog|
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