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Media Coverage

BeautifulPlaces has been featured in these publications:

 

ATOD Magazine - a taste of dawn

March 2017
A CURATED EXPERIENCE
IN WINE COUNTRY

A Brand New Way to See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Places. BeautifulPlaces is the first “villa company” in the world that focuses on epicurean luxury travel to wine regions and beyond.
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Showboats International

January 2017
Batu Villa, Off-The-Water-Oasis
Renowned for spectacular sailing, the British Virgin Islands also offer some extraordinary experiences on land, far from the resort crowd.
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Clientele Luxury

Winter 2017
Resort Registry
The Winter issue of Clientele Luxury Global features BeautifulPlaces Beach House in Anguilla.
View Article >>

   

Vanity Fair UK

November 2016
On Golden Pond
Cabin Fever - The Boathouse, Lake Kora

Live like the Vanderbilts at Lake Kora, one of America's legendary Great Camps, set in the pristine wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains.
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Robb Report

July 2016
North American Summer Getaways
to Forge Lasting Memories

New York: Lake Kora
Prefer lakes and forests to hills and prairies? Set out for Lake Kora in the Central Adirondacks, where a sprawling compound stands on carefully preserved land once owned by the Vanderbilt family.
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Bloomberg

June 2016
Summer Like a Vanderbilt in a
$15,000-a-Night Great Camp

Pup tents not required.
Read Article >>
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Clientele Luxury

Spring 2016
Resort Registry 2016
BeautifulPlaces listed in the Resort Registry as a Leading Luxury Villa Rental Company. Featuring Golden Pavilion - Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Forbes

March 2016
10 Exciting Villas To Book Now
Villa Carneros, in the appellation of the same name, set in a 100% Pinot Noir vineyard that produces a few hundred cases of single-origin wines for Attune.
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The Province

January 2016
Sonoma a rising star
Napa Valley’s little sister deserving of just as much love.
Read Article >>

   

Conde Nast Traveler

December 2015
Travel Specialists
Conde Nast Traveler "The Experience Makers 2015"
Once again, Conde Nast names BeautifulPlaces one of their top villa travel specialists.

   

Clientele Luxury

Fall 2015
Villa Manzu, Costa Rica
Featured Exclusive Cover Shot, Private Sanctuary Villa Manzu
Within the lush grounds of the Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica sits Villa Manzu, a completely private sanctuary created for the most sophisticated guests.
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Haute Living

August 2015
Sonoma Villa:
Where Caitlyn Jenner Had a
Girlfriends' Weekend

The photo of the backs of Caitlyn Jenner and her BFFs taken during a girlfriends’ getaway in Sonoma blew up the Internet. Haute Living has learned the details of the villa featured in the August 9th episode of “I Am Cait” on E! The gorgeous spread, located close to Glen Ellen, is called the Vineyard Knoll Estate and is just one of the many amazing properties in the BeautifulPlaces’ portfolio.
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Clientele Luxury

Summer 2015
BeautifulPlaces|Lake Kora
Featured Travel Destination
Designed by noted architect John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives, et al), the Main House is the hub of Lake Kora, the last of the historic Adirondack Great Camps on 1,000 acres in upstate New York.
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About.com

June 2015
15 New Things to See and Do in New England This Summer
Rent Lindsley Estate for an Exclusive Getaway
You won't find a more amazing vacation rental in the Berkshires than this historic estate in Lenox.
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Town and Country Travel

Spring/Summer 2015
Best Villa Experts
Town and Country Travel names BeautifulPlaces one of top ten villa experts in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition.
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Travel and Leisure

February 2015
Best Villa Rental Agencies
BeautifulPlaces named one of the Best Villa Rental Agencies in US & Canada. These days, many villa rental agencies double as personal concierges, organizing private tours of museums, hands-on cooking classes, and more. These experts have you covered.
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Los Angeles Times

January 2015
California: Feast on foie gras with these wine-country rentals
Vacation rental company BeautifulPlaces has a new gourmet perk for guests who rent one of its country homes in California's wine country: a four-course foie gras dinner.
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Robb Report Home & Style

July 2014
Great Escapes: Sag Harbor, New York
Guests of this shingle-style residence enjoy both privacy and proximity to activity, thanks to the home’s location in a secluded section of the Hamptons that is only a few miles from Southampton and East Hampton.
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Departures

July/August 2014
Return to SPLENDOR - Lake Kora feature article
"Once a private playground for the Vanderbilt family, a century-old estate in the wooded wilds of New York’s Adirondack region opens its doors to all for the very first time."
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Shermans Travel

June 2014
5 Splurge-y Treehouse Hotels for a
Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

California’s TreeHouse, located in Sonoma County, made entirely out of stone and wood, is situated in the middle of the forest, taking the concept to its most literal meaning.
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Robb Report
Home & Style

May/June 2014
Great Escapes: Punta Mita, Mexico
Those seeking the seclusion of a stand-alone villa for their Mexican sojourns will find no shortage of thoughtfully designed properties available for rent. Casa Papelillos would easily accommodate a wedding party or a generously sized gathering of family or friends.
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Evasion - Canadian TV

May 2014
Dream Villas
Myriam Wojcik takes us into the region of Sonoma, at the heart of many wineries. Program: good wines, good food, beautiful countryside and villas where life is good.
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Wall Street Journal

January 2014
Lake Kora: An Even Greater Camp
Lake Kora, a 1,000-acre retreat created around 1900 in New York's Adirondack Mountains, has gotten a bit of an upgrade. The "great camp" was originally owned by Timothy Woodruff, Theodore Roosevelt's lieutenant governor.
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Travel and Leisure 2014

January 2014
Best Villa Rental Agencies
California - Beautiful Places: The Sonoma-based agency specializes in northern California’s wine country, with 35 handpicked properties that range from vineyard cottages to hilltop estates.
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Instinct

January 2014
Romance in Sonoma: A Perfect Proposition
What could set a more romantic scene for the proposal of a lifetime better than a cozy villa tucked into an 80-acre vineyard estate possessed of a private lake, a gravel beach and its own windmill?
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Robb Report

August 2013
What's Hot: Villa Rentals for Your Late-Summer Early-Fall Getaways
Villa Nel Bosco is an ideal base from which to enjoy the Napa Valley’s fall crush.
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Visit California

June 2013
Beautiful Places in Sonoma County
24-hour Wine Country Escape
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Wall Street Journal

March 2013
We Are Sonoma County
The Dream Weaver
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Travel and Leisure

March 2013
T & L's Global Guide to Villa Rentals
40 All Star Villa Agencies
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Conde Nast Traveler

March 2013
Ahhhh, Privacy - 5000+ Dream Villas
Foolproof Villa Vacations. BeautifulPlaces included again in the list of 41 experts who hold the keys to dream houses (and castles and cottages) at your favorite destinations worldwide.
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Conde Nast Traveler

February 2013
Dream Villas Around the World
We've rounded up 41 of the best villas around the world, hand-selected by the world's top villa specialists. Featuring Cavedale Ridge.
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Modern Luxury - Brides

January 2013
Diamonds From the Deep
How can I give my girlfriend her ultimate dream proposal?
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Luxury Travel Advisor

January 2013
Sonoma Wine Country Announces Valentine's Day Offerings
Get Romance Rates at Vineyard Knoll Estate, the setting for the 2012 Sonoma episode of ABC’s show The Bachelor.
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Family Travel Magazine

January 2013
Boston School Vacation Travel Deals
If you are considering a staycation or trip to the Boston-area for school vacation, here are some great deals and promotions.
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Caviar Affair

Winter/Holiday 2012
Luxury in Residence
Ever dream of finding a valuable treasure while scuba diving? BeautifulPlaces has created a $100,000 Diving for Diamonds tresure hunt at Villa Harmonie on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Inside Sonoma

October 2012
The Perfect Gay Getaway
With a slew of breathtaking properties all over Sonoma County, BeautifulPlaces, offers its clients the opportunity to tailor the escapes they want with whatever level of privacy, discretion, and luxury they desire.
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Gadling

October 2012
How To Stay In A Castle On Your Next Trip
When trying to make your travels extra special, the accommodation can really make or break the ambiance of your vacation. Vacation rentals can help with this by allowing you to stay in all types of unique properties, from the bizarre to luxurious and historical castles.
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Recommend.com

September 2012
BeautifulPlaces Sends Travelers to Sonoma for Thanksgiving
BeautifulPlaces offers luxury villa rentals and epicurean adventures year-round, but this November it’s offering three farm-to-table Thanksgiving feast packages for a scrumptious Sonoma villa getaway.
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JetSet Magazine

August 2012
Beautiful Places
Featuring some of the most spectacular and opulent villas in wine country and beyond, BeautifulPlaces takes private upscale service as seriously as they do their breathtaking accomodations.
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M Home Magazine

August 2012
Family Fun in California Wine Country
When we think of wine country, most of us think of wine tasting, fine dining, and spa retreats. While these pleasures can still be injoyed by grown-ups, there are a bevy of kid-friendly activities and accommodations available for those who want to take the kids along.
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Boston City Guide

July 2012
Nantucket Island | Where to Stay, Eat and Shop
Harborview Place featured as the perfect luxury cottage rental on Nantucket.
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HGTV - House Hunters on Vacation features BeautifulPlaces Villas

June 2012
Let's Show Our Moms the Wine Country
Three of BeautifulPlaces Sonoma Valley Villas are featured in the June 8th episode.
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BeautifulPlaces in Beautiful Sonoma Valley

May 2012
Welcome to Sonoma - Press Democrat Article.
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Ravishing Vacation Rentals

May 2012
Featuring St. Helena Farmhouse.
From historic villas to stylish contemporary beach houses, AD presents a portfolio of spectacular homes away from home.
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Villas with Amazing Modern Architecture

March 2012
Featuring California Dreamin' in Sonoma.
Traditional stone farmhouses may hold a certain appeal, but if you're more apt to head to MoMA than to the Met, and if you're more into Mondrian to Michaelangelo, these fantasy villas are for you. Sleek, stylish, and ultramodern in design and décor, they take minimalism to its maximum potential.
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Mustique Made Easy

March 2012
Caribbean Connection
When BeautifulPlaces, the international villa company, expanded into the Caribbean, they sent me to Mustique to experience the island and select villas for the company’s rental portfolio. Here’s what I discovered: Mustique will surprise you!
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Rent Sonoma County Mansion Seen in "The Bachelor"

January 2012
ABC's "The Bachelor" features Vineyard Knoll.
The producers chose Vineyard Knoll, because it had the amenities they needed: Several bedrooms, views of the winery, and, of course, a fabulous pool and spa. What’s great about the property is that anyone can rent it. Fans of shows should note that it’s currently available on Valentine’s Day. But, Ben is not included.
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Another turn for Sonoma on HGTV

November 2011
House Hunters on Vacation' episode will feature trio of luxury homes.
One lucky family gets a dream vacation in a luxurious home of their choice.
The properties are all managed by BeautifulPlaces, a Sonoma-based luxury-travel service with an epicurean bent that rents out sumptuous homes in sought-after spots.
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NBC Today Show

March 2011
Vacation villas you can afford!
Conde Nast Traveler’s Kate Maxwell reveals great vacation rental properties around the world that offer better rates than booking a hotel.
Watch Video >>

   

CBS Early Show

March 2011
Save on hotels: rent a home for your vacation!
People staying in someone else's second home rather than a hotel is white hot right now; Peter Greenberg offers tips.
Read Article >>

   

The Daily Meal

March 2011
Luxe Villas With Private Chefs
Beautiful villas around the world that come with private chefs.
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AOL Travel

February 2011
Exclusive Resorts Making a Comeback in 2011
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Ocean Home

February 2011
Golden Gate Escape
Read Article >>

   

Jetset Extra

January 2011
Casa Sebastiani: Under the Sonoma Sun
Read Article >>

   

Luxist

January 2011
BeautifulPlaces Adds Nantucket's Harborview Place to Luxury Portfolio
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Luxury Travel Advisor

December 2010
Nantucket Nice: Exclusive Villas for Rent
BeautifulPlaces now exclusively represents Harborview Place, an enclave of prime real estate on Nantucket.
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Conde Nast Traveler

December 2010
Our Favorite Villas Worldwide
Sometimes you feel like staying in a villa with posh old-world charms—and sometimes you don't.
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GTN Instinct

November 2010
The Ultimate Swine and Wine Getaway
Great pork, fantastic wine and one of the most beautiful settings in America…what could make for a better getaway?
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Marin Magazine

October 2010
Bon Voyage/Appétit!
Wine Country cooking classes give you take-home kitchen skills
Read Article >>

   

UrbanDaddy

August 2010
Caving and Hot-Tubbing in Sonoma
Read Article >>

   

Frommer's Guide

2010
Napa & Sonoma Day by Day
30 Smart ways to see wine country
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Passport Magazine

August 2010
A Resort of Your Own

   

Conde Nast Traveler
concierge.com

August 2010
One-of-a-Kind Villas
Villa Andrea, Glen Ellen, California
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CNN Travel

July 2010
Have Kids, Will Travel
California wine country -- with kids?
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Conde Nast Traveler

June 2010
Conde Nast Traveler top villa agent list for the 4th consecutive year.
Villa Rental Guide - A Castle for a Night
A villa with it's own wine cave.
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The Snob

May 2010
Power Issue - interviews with 7 leaders in the luxury segment including the President of BeautifulPlaces
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Virtuoso Life

May/June 2010
High Five

   

Peter Greenberg Video - AARP

April 2010
Budget Travel Tips: Save Money With Vacation Home Rentals
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Napa Sonoma Magazine

Spring - Summer 2010
Living The Life

   

C Magazine (California Style)

April 2010
Haute Homes

   

Indagare

April 2010
Family Friendly Wine Country
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Travel and Leisure

April 2010
Best Villa Rental Agencies
The top agencies for renting a European villa.
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Modern Luxury

March 2010
Book a Villa, Skip a Wait List
Those booking a villa from a select group in wine country and the Bay Area will receive a bottle of Screaming Eagle upon arrival!
Read Article >>

   

Virtuoso Life

November/December 2009
Vineyard Villas

   

Conde Nast Traveler

June 2009
Affordable Villa Vacations

Read Article >>
   

California Home + Design

June 2009
Summerhill Villa featured as minimalist getaway in Wine Country.

Read Article >>
   

Black Ink - American Express

June 2009
The exclusive magazine for American Express Centurion Members selected BeautifulPlaces' for its Summer Rentals feature.

   

Peter Greenberg Worldwide Blog

May 2009
Villa Rental Tips From a Weekend in Sonoma
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Ventura County Star

April 2009
Cafe Society: County restaurants creating their own stimulus packages.
One promotion even touts a dine-and-stay package featuring the culinary landmark that is the private dining room at The French Laundry near Sonoma.
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Taste SF

March 2009
The Ultimate Wine Country Getaway.
Read Article >>

7x7 San Francisco

February 2009
Upside of the Recession: Killer Last-Minute Getaway Deals
Read Article >>

   
Robb Report Vacation Homes - August/September 2008

Robb Report Vacation Homes

August/September 2008
Eye On Napa Valley, California

   

Robb Report

July 2008
Ultimate Villa Vacations

   

Conde Nast Traveler

June 2008
Affordable Villa Vacations
Read Article >>

   

Luxury Travel Advisor

April 2008

   

Food & Wine Magazine

December 2007
How to Experience Sonoma Like an Ultra-VIP
Read Article >>

   

USA Today

September 21, 2007
Foodies savor 'authentic' experience
Read Article >>

   

Conde Nast Traveler

June 2007
Worldwide Guide to Affordable Villa Vacations
Read Article >>

   

Gentry Magazine: South Bay

May 2007
Miraval

   

CNBC

May 1, 2007
Richer & Richer: Vacation Retreats
Read Article >>

   

WCBS

February 7, 2007
Anthony Dias Blue's Lifestyle Minute:
Napa and Sonoma in Style

   

Virtuoso Life

January/February 2007
10 Trips of a Lifetime:
#3 Live the Winemaking Life

   

Travel+Leisure

June 2006
Special Report: How to Rent a Dream Villa
Read Article >>

   

Forbes.com

June 2, 2006
Last-Minute Summer Rentals
Read Article >>

   

DiabloMag.com

September 1, 2005
High Life

   

SFGate.com

August 28, 2005
Hilltop Aerie
Read Article >>

   

NapaRegister.com

February 24, 2005
Vacation Homes in Ag Preserve?
Read Article >>

   

Forbes.com

September 10, 2004
Fall Rental Guide 2004
Read Article >>