Casa Afife

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Casa Afife

Region: PT – Portugal, Viano do Castelo, Afife

Accommodation: House

Casa Afife is situated in a rural settlement near the Atlantic Ocean in the northwest of Portugal – between Viano do Castelo and Caminha, a small town on the border to Spain. The neighbouring church had a significant influence on the design of the house: the house does not disturb the harmony of this religious place, but nevertheless boasts an independent character.

Hotel Gasthof Krone

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Hotel Gasthof Krone

Region: AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Bregenzerwald, Hittisau

Accommodation: Hotel

The traditional Hotel Gasthof Krone is centrally located at the village square of von Hiltisau in the Bregenzerwald. The typical log building from 1838 was originally a courthouse, but has been used as an inn for 170 years. At the beginning of the 2000s, architect Bernardo Bader carefully renovated the building with great respect for its old structure and extendet it with six rooms. What has been added in a modern way is clearly recognisable, but does not form a contrast, but a harmonious addition to the old. The finesse of the local craftsmen can be seen in every detail in the dining rooms and hotel rooms. 

Hygge Hus

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Hygge Hus

Region: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Föhr, Oevenum

Accommodation: House

Hygge Hus on the North Sea island of Föhr makes a traditional impression from outside – but inside it boasts a modern Scandinavian style and great attention to detail. Across its 140 square metres this house provides a large family-sized space for different activities.

Tinoshearts – House Y

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Tinoshearts - House Y

Region: GR – Greece, Tinos, Kardiani

Accommodation: House

Tinos Hearts House Y is located in Karidari, one of the most beautiful villages on the Greek Cycladic island of Tinos. The house is a modern interpretation of the typical architecture of the Cyclades with brightly whitewashed walls, cubic forms, a flat roof and puristic design language.

El Jardin de la Palapa – Veranda House

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El Jardin de la Palapa - Veranda House

Region: ES – Spain, Tenerife, Los Realejos

Accommodation: House

El Jardin de la Palapa is situated in the midst of a banana plantation on the north coast of Tenerife. This veranda house is one of three buildings on the 10-hectare property, which is laid out like a tropical garden. The house, built in the local style, offers generous space for two people over 100 square metres.

Odles Lodge: Aussenansicht

Odles Lodge

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Odles Lodge

Region: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Brixen, Plose

Accommodation: Apartment

The Odles Lodge, situated in the middle of the Plose ski and hiking area of South Tyrol on the edge of the Dolomites, is tied closely to nature. The building grows out of the slope and seems almost like it forms part of the landscape. The ground level is constructed of natural stone, the façade of quartered larch logs, and the roof surfaces are planted with greenery.

La Riserva

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La Riserva

Region: IT – Italy, Sicily, Noto

Accommodation: House

La Riserva holiday home near the Sicilian Vendicari nature reserve just south of the baroque town Noto offers wide views over the Mediterranean macchia shrublands to the sea 900 metres away. Elegant and archaic at once, this elongated building extends across the spacious property. The linear composition forms a contrast to the gnarled olive trees and prickly pears and simultaneously enters into dialogue with the surrounding landscape thanks to its walls of local stone and broad glass surfaces. 

Fjorde Sieseby

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Fjorde Sieseby

Region: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sieseby

Accommodation: House

Fjorde Sieseby Cottage is situated on a park-like property on the outskirts of Sieseby, widely considered the most beautiful village on the River Schlei in northern Germany. The building dating back to 1904 – the living area of the former farmstead – was converted into a holiday home within which a modern country house style meets a maritime flair. Vintage furniture, design classics, and works of art by Nordic painters lend the house its unique character. 

Cingle 30: Living indoor und outdoor

Cingle 30

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Cingle 30

Region: ES – Spain, Mallorca, Port de Sóller

Accommodation: House

Situated on a steep slope in the Mallorcan coastal village of Port de Sóller, Cingle 30 offers stunning panoramic views of the bay and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Consisting of a fair-faced concrete cube which extends out above a substructure of traditional quarry stone walls, the house appears to grow out of the terraced hillside.

Miramonti Boutique Hotel: Infinity Pool

MIRAMONTI

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MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel

Region: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Hafling

Accommodation: Hotel

High above Merano, MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel sits atop a sunny plateau by the edge of a forest. Established as a small inn in 1932, the hotel has been rebuilt and extended several times over the years. In 2012, Carmen and Klaus Alber bought the hotel and transformed it into a hideaway for nature and design lovers. 

Ferienhaus Dorf

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Ferienhaus zum Stubaier Gletscher - Dorf

Region: AT – Austria, Stubaital, Neustift

Accommodation: House

Ferienhaus Dorf is located in the centre of the ski and mountaineering village of Neustift in the Stubaital valley of Tyrol, Austria. From the outside, this modern timber building looks like a semi-detached house – in fact it is one large house that was built in a split-level construction with two gables. Across 260 square metres Haus Dorf offers space for up to 18 people.

Mozaikli Ev: Sitzecke mit Aussicht

Mozaikli Ev (Manzara Ayvalik)

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Mozaikli Ev (Manzara Ayvalik)

Region: TR – Turkey, Balıkesir, Ayvalik

Accommodation: House

The Mosaikli holiday home is a Greek stone house dating back to the turn of the last century and situated in the historic centre of the fishing town of Ayvalik. This fully renovated house offers 140 square metres of living space across two floors and also boasts a lovely secluded garden. On the ground floor, you will find a spacious room with a kitchen and dining area. From here you have access to the garden and the Hamam located in a new extension.

Zeytinli Ev (Manzara Ayvalik)

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Zeytinli Ev

Region: TR – Turkey, Balıkesir, Ayvalik

Accommodation: House

Lovingly designed rooms in Greek townhouses dating back to the turn of the last century – complete with beautiful panoramic views. This is what awaits you at the Manzara holiday homes of the Turkish harbour town of Ayvalik. One of these houses is Zeytinli Ev, situated in the historic town centre. A stately building with three floors and a garden surrounded by high walls, it offers plenty of space for a holiday with a big family or a group of friends. 

Wenefrieda

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Wenefrieda

Region: AT – Austria, Bregenzerwald, Schoppernau

Accommodation: House

Wenefrieda is a typical representation of the modern timber architecture the Vorarlberg province in western Austria is famous for. This longhouse-style holiday home with a saddle roof and wooden façade is based on the traditional buildings of the Bregenzerwald forest. The communal centre of the house is located on the top floor, which is completely lined with wood. The open living area with a sitting area by the fireplace and a library, a dining table with corner bench and kitchen block, extends over the entire floor and is lit from three sides.

see hotel ambach: ansicht hotel und see

Seehotel Ambach

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Seehotel Ambach

Region: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Caldaro

Accommodation: Hotel

Seehotel Ambach beams its guests back to the seventies. At the beginning of the decade, architect Othmar Barth, considered a pioneer of modernity in South Tyrol, created a complete work of art – merging architecture, design and nature – on the northern shore of Lake Caldaro.

Gutshof Fredenwalde: Frontalansicht mit Wasser

Gutshof Fredenwalde

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Gutshof Fredenwalde

Region: DE – Germany, Brandenburg, Uckermark, Gerswalde

Accommodation: Apartment

Gutshof Fredenwalde is located in the Uckermark, about an hour’s drive from Berlin. This heritage-listed estate is comprised of a baroque manor house, several outbuildings and a six-hectare landscaped park. The old farm buildings have been renovated and converted into holiday apartments. The four maisonette apartments in the former granary are characterised by the construction materials of the period, including fieldstone, brick and larch wood.

Maremma House, Tuscany
Panoramic views

A house like a ship floating in the wild, unspoilt landscape of the  Maremma region on the southern coast of Tuscany.

Haus Hirt
Alpine Spa Hotel, Bad Gastein

Your base camp for beautiful mountain adventures.  Modern spirit meets classic hospitality. Kids-friendly.

Cascine Crema
Holiday homes in Piedmont

Amidst vineyards & forests: a traditional homestead of historicstone houses in beautiful surroundings. 

Borgo Tranquillo
Italy, Mache

Breath taking views over the rolling hills. NEW: Heated infinity pool! 10 % discount on the last remaining Spring holiday weeks.

Discover: Berlin and its surroundings

The vibrant, pulsing metropolis of Berlin is absolutely worth a visit. There is always something to do or see to suit every taste: be it sightseeing, art & culture, concerts, sporting events or shopping. And with numerous lakes to discover in and around Berlin, nature lovers and especially water lovers will also very much enjoy their stay.

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