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The Beach Less Traversed: Discover New England's Hidden Gems

Looking to escape to New England’s rocky coast this summer but hoping to avoid the thousands-strong crowd with the same intention? Here are a few alternatives that’ll exceed your vacation expectations.

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

Pristine bayside cottage in Milbridge, ME. 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6. Dock, 2 kayaks, beautiful setting. $1500/week. 207-373-0730;

Kezar Lake, Lovell, ME. 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, sleeps 5. Beautiful mountain/lake views. 2 kayaks. Private beach. Marina & golf course nearby. Harvard '63 owner. June: $1,200/week; August, September, $1,500/week. Photos: 207-422-3000.

Lubec Photo Workshops. Lubec, Maine—Low-key week-long photo workshops, or intense 3-day master classes in Maine's easternmost town. Glorious days, cool nights, and wonderful photo ops way off the beaten path. Experience Down East Maine:, Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Camden, ME: Beautiful 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 1850 home, in town, near ocean, for weekly rental Summer 2017.

NANTUCKET: DIONIS 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 decks, beach, early ferry reservations. 530-574-7731,
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Cape Cod. Charming cottage colony on beautifully landscaped grounds in a quiet residential Hyannis neighborhood, in easy walking distance to Keyes, Kalmus, and Fortes beaches. Studios up to three BR cottages. Lovely secluded pool, playground, daily housekeeping. Wedding parties/guests and reunioners welcome. Visit or call 508-775-9111 for info and reservations.

OSTERVILLE, OYSTER HARBORS Summer Rental. 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms. JULY and/or AUGUST. $35,000 a month. References and deposit required. For photos and more information, please contact:

Great Neck, Ipswich, MA, for family of four; walk to association beach; by month or season, June-September. For details: 978-356-7723.

Nantucket home: In town, sleeps 6, AC, pool, tennis., June, August, September availability.

Martha's Vineyard, Chilmark, secluded, rustic vacation house, $500-$1650 weekly, 617-868-3018,

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. Mooring for small boat. Photographs available. $2,600 per week plus cleaning fee. Michael Crampton, 860-558-4664,

Cape Cod. Architectural gem. Cathedral ceiling, 3BR, 2 baths, deck. Pleasant Bay, Lakes, Ocean. June, September.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Spacious and charming 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath air conditioned home water view, private beach, gourmet kitchen, private master suite. Now booking for summer. Owner. 508-627-1638.

Nantucket Island, on the 'Sconset bluff, steps from the village, the perfect spot for a wedding, reunion, retreat, or vacation, removed from the bustle of town. For details and contact info, visit our website: Co-owned by Harvard alum.

Cape Cod Oceanview Realty. Real Estate Sales, Vacation Rentals. Serving all Cape Cod. Book Now! 508-255-2069.
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Private lodge 2 hrs. from Hanover, NH. Info on area: Sleeps 8. Dock, boats, porch overlooking lake, magnificent views. No pets/no smoking. 202-320-8268,

Weathersfield, VT Farmhouse for rent. June-July $3500 month.

Stowe, Vermont. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 12 acres.

US Vacation Rentals

Florida Vacation Rentals

Boca Grande: Two-unit townhouse steps from beach, fabulous views of Gulf. Each unit 2 bedroom, 2 bath, identical floor plans. Rent one or both. All amenities. For details:, 586-255-0889.

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

Honolulu, 900 sq. ft. designer condo. Ocean and Diamond Head view, beachfront building, walk to Waikiki. Sleeps 2. Monthly $3500-4500. VRBO #755571.

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.

Hampton Bays. Beaches, pool, tennis, 4 bedrooms. June 20K, August, 28K.

NYC Upper East Side. June 1-Sept 15. 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths. Doormen. Garden. Gym. Laundry. Transport.

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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Seaview Homes. One-to-five-bedroom, fully equipped vacation homes and villas in St. John—some with pools/spas, all with outstanding ocean views. Email: 888-625-2963, 340-776-6805.
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Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, United States Virgin Islands. 340-776-6774. $185-235/day.

Tortola, BVI: Three-bedroom house 50 yards from beautiful Long Bay Beach. or 646-526-7111.

Croatia Vacation Rentals

Luxury Croatia Gulet Cruises offer a unique way to spend your holidays. Rent a luxury vessel with a crew and cruise 1,200 islands in Croatia. More info at

France Vacation Rentals

PARIS OPERA GARNIER, 750 sq/ft elegant top floor apartment, views, short/long-term. Owner managed.

Paris 6th:

Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre and Luxembourg Garden., 609-924-7520.

Paris-Marais: Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Non-smokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538;

Paris vacation  apartments, hotel reservations, things to do, destination guide & more. Visit:

France, 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.

Normandy. Restored pressoir on sixteen tranquil hilltop acres. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, pool. 1.75 hours from Paris. Photos at: Available June-October; $2,900/week or $8,000/month. 415-922-3070,

Paris 16th: Large, sunny, one bedroom, elevator, near shops, Metro Mirabeau. All creature comforts. $1450/wk, two week minimum.

Burgundy, Cote d'Or Wine Country. Luxurious 18th Century village house overlooks historic chateau in French countryside. 30 minutes from Beaune and Burgundy's best vineyards. 3 bedrooms, large salon, gourmet kitchen, 2 baths, washer, dryer, WiFi, satellite HDTV, stereo, DVD. Sleeps 6. Private garden. Perfect for hiking, biking in countryside. 6 bicycles provided. U.S. $1,500/week. Available April-November. W. Kenneth Thompson,, 802-453-7855.

Provence. Charming country home, medieval village near Grasse. Overlooks Mediterranean, 1 hour from Nice Airport., 30 minutes to beaches. Sleeps 6, pool, Wi-Fi, culture, golf, tennis nearby. Maid service available. 1 week minimum. Online photos. Rental by Owner. CONTACT:

Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau: Heart of town. Two bedroom, quiet, steps to shops, restaurants; garage. Perfect for exploring. $1,450 weekly.

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. Luxurious, large,sun-filled belle epoque 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.

Languedoc. Charming house in medieval village, spectacular views. Mediterranean, hiking, vineyards, Carcassonne., 646-552-8661.

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

Paris, Provence, Tuscany & London—Haven in Paris: Boutique Vacation Apartment & Villa Rentals. Central Paris, Panoramic Views. Full amenities and unique experiences. 617-395-4243;; e-mail:

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.
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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 three.

Paris—7th. Metro 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 Sevres and St. Germain. 1,100/week. 1 week minimum.

PAD-A-TERRE PARIS SINCE 1999. High-end pied-a-terres in only the best parts of town. MARAIS-LOUVRE-SAINT-GERMAIN. +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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St-Cirq-Lapopie—(Midi-Pyrenees) Charming stone cottage perched high above the Lot River. In medieval village but set apart, tranquil gardens, private. Spectacular views. Fully equipped kitchen, dining on stone terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace. Sleeps 6. Ideal for family or two couples. Region special for hiking, biking, river sports, vineyards, markets, cuisine, caves with neolithic art. U.S $1700/week. JULY & SEPTEMBER DATES AVAILABLE

Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

Central London. Selection of private houses and apartments with supporting concierge service.

IRELAND: Seeking a Dream Vacation, Sabbatical or Golfing trip in Paradise? Storybook cottage in quiet seaside town of Fanore, Co. Clare has every modern convenience, panoramic vistas of sea and mountains in the heart of the Burren. Unchanged landscapes, world class golf, traditional music scene, local pubs, and views that will change your life.,

Cornwall, England. 1600s antique stone cottage in quaint fishing village. Modern appliances, weekly rental. Sleeps 4. Contact:

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 202-338-8973;

Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.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

TUSCANY: Private luxury villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy, 2 BR, 1-bath apartment, free WiFi, garden/patio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/week. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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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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Florence—heart of city. Luxury apartments for rent by Harvard Alumnus. Walk to all major sites and best restaurants from this historic palazzo. Tell us your class year and get 10% off.

Beautiful, classic, Tuscan villa for up to 12 near Firenze and Siena. WiFi. Pool.

Charming Tuscan Farmhouse for Two. In the heart of the Chianti Classico region. For information and photographs, please visit:

Rome: spacious, stylish, renovated apartment. Walk to St. John Lateran and major sights. WiFi. Elevator. Two bedrooms, two baths., 212-867-0489,

Florence. Stunning 14th century villa in the Florentine Hills set amongst vineyards and olive groves. 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, meticulously maintained. Renaissance views. 20 mins. from center of Florence. $5,000/week; weekly rental only. Harvard alumni owner. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813,

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:

Spain Vacation Rentals

Beautiful house in Barcelona. Stunning city views. Garden, swimming pool. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. AC. Parking. Victoria +34 620294556 and Carla +34 618601051.


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Newfoundland and Labrador Icebergs, puffins and whales. World Heritage sites, huge wildlife gatherings, award-winning local hosts. Escorted week-long, gentle adventures featuring people of the sea, wild days and comfortable hotels. Wildland Tours, 1-888-615-8279.

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

Wine tours. Spain's leading food and wine travel company. Luxury holidays and honeymoons.

Sri Lanka Tours. Skiz Fernando '90 takes small groups on a cultural odyssey of his homeland.

Traveling to Harvard soon? Why travel inns, hotels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, etc, when you can travel Bettina Network Hedge Schools? To learn more, visit: or call 617-497-9166. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Crewed Yacht Charters, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England & Bahamas. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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