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Wildflowers and Rock Formations: Five Mountains and Parks for the Hiking Enthusiast

Some of the most beautiful sights, both at the top and along the way. Here are a small sampling of some of the most interesting paths in New England.

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California Vacation Rentals

The Beach in Southern California awaits you. Beautifully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhome with all amenities in Dana Point (midway between LA and San Diego). Beautiful sunsets, ocean views. Visit: Email:

Connecticut Vacation Rentals

Litchfield County. Gracious 1790 Georgian, newly restored perfection, sleeps 12, family reunions, retreats and seminars.,
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Hawaii Vacation Rentals

Oceanfront beach home on long white sandy beautiful Waimanalo Beach.

Maine Vacation Rentals

Spectacular waterfront cottage, on Penobscot Bay/Deer Isle. 4 bedrooms, beach access. Amazing sunsets. Pets welcome. Also available for fall. $1,800/week. 857-928-7275.

Islesboro Island house designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. 6 bedrooms, DR, LR, den, private crescent beach with tidal pools, swimming pool with guest house. Near town of Dark Harbor. Available August 1-Labor Day. Two week minimum.

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

Rockport. Step back in time at The John Gott House. This magnificently restored 2BR antique Colonial residence pairs authentic Americana with the sophistication of modern living. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical, especially for those with historic or literary interests. Weekly rates include daily housekeeping. Contact:,, 877-387-5783.

Atlantic Vacation Homes, Cape Ann. Discover the best selection of vacation rentals in beautiful coastal Massachusetts. Professionally-managed cottages, apartments, family homes and elegant estates in Gloucester, Rockport and the surrounding North Shore. Pet-friendly available. Contact us:,, or 877-387-5783.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Idiosyncratic, charming, comfortable, fully equipped summer home on Lagoon beachfront overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor, a spectacular site. 3 bedrooms (one a sky-light loft), 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, laundry and cable/wifi. Mooring for small boat. Photographs available. $2,600 per week plus cleaning fee. Michael Crampton, 860-558-4664, or Jennifer Reed,

Martha's Vineyard Horse Farm Bed & Breakfast. Information and availability:,,, 508-693-5300.

Wellfleet Cape Cod. Beautiful 7 bedroom near National Seashore, ponds, bike path and more. Available May, June, July, August 13 week, Sept and Oct. or Francesca at 508-523-4557.

New Hampshire Vacation Rentals

A quintessential New England vacation. Relax and unwind with your family this summer/early fall at our private lakeside lodge near Stark, north of the White Mountains. Sleeps up to 8. Modern amenities. Porch overlooking lake, private dock, boats. No pets/no smoking. Info on lake/area:, 202-320-8268.
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Squam Lake Beautiful contemporary lakefront home with dock and watercraft. 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths. Perfect for quiet family vacation. Available 8/18-9/8. $4,000-$4,500/week. Two/three weeks preferred. 919-929-8627 or

Utah Vacation Rentals

Largest Private Log Cabin in America. Timber Moose Lodge. Corporate retreats, reunions, families, weddings. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Vermont Vacation Rentals

Private Lakeside setting in Barnard, VT. Large stone fireplace, 40-foot sunroom overlooking lake. Unwind and unplug. Five bedrooms. Wooded trails, kayaking, swimming all right out the back door.
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Misc International Vacation Rentals is the academic’s premier resource for finding or offering a home to rent, exchange, sit or share worldwide . Discover trustworthy tenants and comfortable housing while on research, sabbatical or vacation. We’ve been proudly helping minds on the move since 2000—come see for yourself what a countless number of your peers have already been enjoying:
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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Escape to paradise. Ocean view 2 bedroom villa with pool on 5 acres of tropical rainforest in Nevis, West Indies. Spectacular views of St. Kitts. $3,200/week, email
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Tortola, BVI: Three-bedroom house 50 yards from beautiful Long Bay Beach. or 646-526-7111.

Central America Vacation Rentals

Top Vacation Rental. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 3 bedroom/4 bath, on the beach, near National Park, shopping, groceries, restaurants and public transportation. No car necessary.
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Croatia Vacation Rentals

Gulet cruises in Croatia: Luxury gulet charter in Croatia. Get the best possible Croatia gulet to charter.

France Vacation Rentals

Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle époque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call 617-491-0006.

PARIS. Marais—Louvre—St. Germain. Boutique vacation apartments. Professionally managed & privately owned by Pad à Terre (est. ’99). +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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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.

Paris—Marais. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Long-term rental (9 mo.), Sept.-May. 206-723-6538;

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

Languedoc. Charming house in medieval village, sleeps 4-6, stunning views. Vineyards, Carcassone, Mediterranean, hiking.

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: 703-973-7976.

Paris 16th: Sunny one bedroom, elevator, 5th fl. Perfect for sabbatical. Monthly only, $4150.

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,

Paris. Near neighbors: Musée du Louvre, Opéra, Vendôme Ritz Hotel (City Center). Sleeps 2. Furnished Studio. WIFI. 831-521-7155 Length stay fixes terms.

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. 1,250€/week. 1 week minimum.

Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau: heart of town. Two bedroom, WiFi, garage, patio garden. Great urban experience. $1450 weekly.

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. (Click photo to enlarge)

Paris 5th. Blue State Special. Elegant ground floor studio in 17th century building half block from Seine opposite Notre Dame. Free internet, phone, TV. Full kitchen. Sleeps 2+.

Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 307-733-8195;

Greece Vacation Rentals

ATHENS—Kolonaki. Acropolis views. Elegant penthouse. 4 Beds, 3 Baths, rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi, AC, W/D. Nearby museums, shopping and restaurants. Perfect for exploring Athens! Sleeps 2-8. Rent short or long term. Email: Cell: 011-30-693-240-0632.
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Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Harvard alumni-owned, beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips., or

Italy Vacation Rentals

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.
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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:

Rome-Frascati. Spacious villa surrounded by vineyards/olive groves. 5+ bedrooms, 3 full baths. Roof terrace with magnificent views. Daily housekeeping/breakfast included. 30 mins. to Rome by train. Perfect for groups 4-10, family reunions and touring by car!,, 516-767-7188 (NY). Ivy alumni owner.

TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

Beautifully restored 11th cent. Abbey on 30 hillside acres south of Siena. Features 8 double bedrooms with ensuite baths, formal rose gardens, excellent staff, and large green marble pool. Ideal for family reunions and weddings.
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Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1-bath apt, free WiFi, garden/padio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/wk., Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser. 
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Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels,
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FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES TOURS, geologist-led, Scotland, Iceland, Yellowstone, Big Bend.
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