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US Vacation Rentals

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

BIG ISLAND Oceanfront private home. 4bed/4.5bath. Mauna Kea Properties. One-of-a-kind getaway. www.konahomeaway.com.

Maine Vacation Rentals

Isle au Haut, the world's most beautiful Island. 5 BR/2BA Cottage overlooking Thoroughfare. Mailboat accessible 3x daily. Adjoins Acadia hiking trails. Lobster daily. MatHastings@aol.com.
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Maine Luxury Vacation Rentals by Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty www.luxurymainerentals.com.

Rockport: Spacious comfortable oceanfront family house. Breathtaking views. 4 BR, 3 baths. One month or 2 week stays. 6/20 to 8/1. gilmore.eliz@gmail.com.

Spectacular waterfront cottage, on Penobscot Bay/Deer Isle. 4 bedrooms, beach access. Amazing sunsets. Pets welcome. Also available for fall. $2,000/week. 857-928-7275. jgarrels@collaborative.org.

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

Martha's Vineyard: Vacation rentals and sales. Point B Realty. www.pointbrealty.com. Elise Ryan, Realtor®, elise@pointbrealty.com or 410-258-8237 (mobile). Daughter of H ’38/Adams House.

CAPE COD SUMMER RENTALS. TRURO, WELLFLEET. Large selection of vacation rental homes and cottages. Experienced in sales & rentals since 1961. www.thomasdbrown.com, 508-349-2700.
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Woods Hole, Buzzard's Bay. Beautiful sunsets. Waterfront, 4 acres, secluded. 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, new chef's kitchen. 2 miles to Main Street. $5,000/week May, September, October. $15,000/week June, July, August. 617-719-5955 (manager). rickbabette@yahoo.com.

Architectural Gem on Buzzard's Bay: Large private summer house. 8 ocean view bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 12. 1 hour from Boston, before Cape Cod bridges. Private beach, tennis, kids safe on bikes. Weekly rental: kbdoughan@gmail.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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TRURO PROPERTIES. Beautiful waterfront and water view vacation rentals. 508-487-0370. www.truroproperties.com.

Montana Vacation Rentals

View from the Deck. Walk to the Madison River, Montana. Close to Yellowstone. Abundant wildlife. Quiet. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 801-419-7289, DaveHall@BlaineCreek.com. Click here for more photos/info.
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New Mexico Vacation Rentals

Santa Fe. Architect's all solar electric, 3-bedroom, 3-bath house on 12.5 acres, 15 minutes to Plaza. Stunning views; non smoking; no pets; weekly. 978-369-2647, gmiskolczy@yahoo.com.

New York Vacation Rentals

Hudson Valley country estate. Converted barn on 24 acres. 6 bedrooms, pool, tennis court, hot tub, pond, stream, meadows, views and more. Less than two hours from NYC. $3,500-$5,500/week. 917-886-3581, brochure/information.

Canada Vacation Rentals

Nova Scotia: Rest, relax, rejuvenate. The Beach House sleeps up to 10. Fully equipped. Spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy. Short drives to numerous cultural attractions, parks, beaches, golfing, restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, reunions. Sophisticated living in a rural and small town setting. www.novascotiabeachhouse.com; 416-481-4096; liz@novascotiabeachhouse.com.
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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Enjoy the most stunning sunsets from my beachfront apartment! Book at https://www.caborojorentals.com/accommodation/haciendas-del-club-iv-306/
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France Vacation Rentals

Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre, and Luxembourg Garden. gam1@comcast.net, 609-924-7520.

Stunning, spacious and sunny house in a historical village in Provence, fully equipped and full of amenities for a group (indoor pool, sauna, games). https://www.lamaisonfarget.com/

Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. www.parisgrenelle.com. 207-752-0285.

Languedoc. Stunning mountain views from charmingly renovated house in medieval village. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4 to 6. Visit wineries, Carcassonne, beaches, hiking. www.caussi.com. susan@caussi.com.

South of France. Hilltop village above Nice near Vence and Grasse; two-bed two-bath house with spectacular views of Gorge du Loup; sleeps four. $1400 per week. Walter.loughlin@gmail.com.
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PARIS: MARAIS/BASTILLE. Enchanting one-bedroom apartment on cobblestone pedestrian, gated passage. Parisian decor, full kitchen, 3rd floor. Sunny, central, quiet. Sleeps 2-3. Photos: www.charmingparisapt.com. 703-973-7976.

PARIS—MARAIS. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Nonsmokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538; www.acrossthewater.net.

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. (Alumni Discount) Voted ‘most beautiful village’ in Southern France. Beautiful 4-bedroom home in lively, enchanting, medieval, artists’ village—restaurants, markets, vineyards, museums, bicycling, swimming. maisonsouthernfrance.com. 617-608-1404.

Normandy. Restored rustic pressoir on sixteen tranquil hilltop acres. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, 1.75 hours from Paris. Photos: see Chateau Tivoli East at: www.chateautivoli.com. Available June-October; $2,900/week or $8,000/month. Email: renshohet@comcast.net, or call Renee at 832-421-1040.

Paris—7th. Métro Vaneau. Elegant 900 sq ft 3rd floor 1BR apartment with open view, washer/dryer, elevator, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 4 w/ sleeper sofa. Weekly maid service. Located on quiet street, near Rue de Sèvres and St. Germain. US $1,610/week. 1 week minimum. kentbrittan@yahoo.com.

PARIS. Marais—Louvre—St. Germain. Boutique vacation apartments. Professionally managed & privately owned by Pad à Terre (est. ’99). www.pad-a-terre.com. contact@pad-a-terre.com +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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Paris-4th/Marais. Fabulous, elegant 1BR in the bustling heart of Paris. Windows throughout, views, light, elevator, fully equipped, sleeps 2. ecall411@yahoo.com.

Paris-Marais: Exquisite, sunny one-bedroom apartment behind Place des Vosges. King-size bed, living/dining room, six chairs, full kitchen, washer, dryer. Weekly maid service. WiFi. $1350 weekly. max@gwu.edu.

Paris. Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Lovely studio apartment. lefanion.com/paris.html 212-463-8760.

Paris—Marais. Historic 17th-century, 500 sq. ft. apt on first floor, renovated, 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, brand new kitchen & bath, 2 private courtyards, high-speed internet access. 978-505-8300, asluder22@gmail.com.

Italy Vacation Rentals

Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813, gam1@comcast.net.

Beautifully restored 18th-century Tuscan home between Lucca and the sea. Private, gated, 4+ terraced acres. Manicured gardens. 65’ pool. Convenient to beaches, Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical. www.luccavacationhome.com/harvard.
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TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens, www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com.

Riviera. Romantic 3-bedroom garden flat with breathtaking views. Menton 5 mins. www.ilvalico.eu.

Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, free WiFi, garden/patio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities, and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alum. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/week. www.airbnb.com/rooms/1410154, davidlswerdlow@gmail.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.

Going to Italy? Let a Stanford alum who lives there guide and drive you. He’ll follow your lead if you wish or he’ll surprise you with discoveries he’s made over the years. Your wishes are his commands. Check out: www.follow-your-nose.com.

New Zealand Vacation Rentals

Marlborough, New Zealand. Meet quintessential New Zealand. Charming light filled cottage in an acre of pretty garden. Own pool. Wineries at your doorstep. Sleeps 6. www.elizasgardencottage.nz.

Travel

Rioja wine country tours and holidays. Spain's best wine region" http://www.riojawinetour.com.

Honeymoons in wine country in Spain. Luxurious yet affordable trips. https://winetourismspain.com/honeymoons-spain/

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The world’s largest gathering of humpback whales! The largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America! 15,000 year old icebergs! 565 million year-old Ediacaran fossils! Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Dramatic vistas, local culture and cuisine, abundant wildlife, coastal communities. We can go on and on! Don’t believe us? Come discover for yourself! Join Wildland Tours for one or two gentle, 7-day, small group, escorted adventures led by local, knowledgeable tour guides. Enjoy exhilarating days and comfortable nights. Since 1984, our guests have been creating incredible lifetime experiences through the appreciation of our wildlands and oceans. We’re waiting for you! www.wildlands.com 1-888-615-8279.

Wine tours in Spain. Much more than wine tasting. www.winetourismspain.com

Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels, www.petersommer.com.
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Yacht Charters

Blue Expeditions. Bespoke. Great Barrier Reef. Itineraries for the discerning traveler. www.seethegbr.com
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Crewed Yacht Charters, Virgin Islands, Greece, Croatia, Newport & Bahamas. www.luxuryyachtcharters.com. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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