Rass Mandal – Santa Fe Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Author: , January 31st, 2018

Rass Mandal - Santa Fe Gay Friendly Vacation Rental

Rass Mandal is a unique adobe vacation residence situated on a mountain range of pine forests with spectacular views. Entering brings you to another time and presents a serene and inspiring atmosphere for all. The house and grounds of more than 10 acres offer abundant locations for quiet time. There are numerous hiking & mountain bike trails immediately accessible, some of which take you directly to the center of Santa Fe.

Rass Mandal was built by a direct descendant of the daughter of King Akbar of India, sister to Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal.

It was also featured on HGTV’s House Hunter’s on Vacation with initial airing on June 22nd 2012.

Upon entering the home you encounter a large domed circular living room complete with a fireplace, eastern antique furniture and beautiful views looking out to a pool. This space is ideal for group sessions, gatherings and entertainment. Off to the left of the living room is the dining room and kitchen area. The dining table has room to accommodate 12 and is a great area for entertaining and formal meals. The kitchen is open plan and has a Moroccan style fireplace and a very comfortable breakfast nook ideal for bird watching. Behind the kitchen is a queen size bedroom and a bathroom, secluded from the rest of the house with its own private entrance.

To the right of the living room are guest quarters, each room offers views overlooking the grounds and the entire Santa Fe valley. The master bedroom is complete with a fireplace, a large meditation/work area, beautiful bathroom and sunken Jacuzzi with views. Additionally, there is a 2nd story observation deck that provides expansive views over all of Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains and beyond. The house is not air conditioned but given the cool evenings it is not actually necessary. Fans are provided should they be desired.

Heading outside, there is a large private pool with waterfall, hot tub and sauna. The pool is heated during the summer months (June 1st – September 30th) – however it is 35,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times. Generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at 78 F in July and August but ranges about 74F – 76F for June and September. The hot tub is kept at 104 F. All this is surrounded by a deck and patio ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation. There is also a gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings.

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Monte Placido Vacation Rentals – Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Author: , December 17th, 2016

Monte Placido Vacation Rentals

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Welcome to Monte Placido Vacation Rentals. This tropical hilltop paradise is a secure gated residence comprised of 6 individual rental homes. Each home offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the forested mountains and the coconut groves below.

Our elevated location offers constant soothing breezes and very few mosquitos. The homes have fully equipped kitchens to do your own cooking or a personal chef can be provided (maid and linen service included). Each home is especially designed with a verandah for privacy from neighbors. The homes are airy and spacious, comfortable for both inside and outside living.

Monte Placido Vacation Rentals’ tropical and botanical gardens are busting with an explosion of colorful flowers. Enjoy the infinity pool virtually cascading into the sea with its cabana and barbecue. From our pastoral setting we are just a short 15 minute drive from bustling and fun Las Terrenas with its beach bars and restaurants, late night Latin dancing galore.

We are located in Samana Province on the North East of the Island. It is still is a very well-kept secret with its pristine and undeveloped beaches, reefs, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching whales and more. SHIVA’S CAVE is our yoga retreat center that can also welcome Latin dance camps, special events and wedding parties up to 25 guests (see our website). Full catering for events/groups or a hired chef for a special individual lunch or dinner are optional and on request (inquire).

We offer complimentary continental breakfast on the 1st day. The owners live on site and they are always available to help out with every little detail and make sure that their guests enjoy their getaway.

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Woods Resort, Guerneville, California – Featured Gay Accommodations

Author: , April 7th, 2016

Woods Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The Woods Cottages & Cabins at the Russian River is the perfect answer for a rejuvenating, relaxing and slightly “spirited” escape to the Sonoma Wine Country.

The Woods, a Russian River Hotel that is centrally located in downtown Guerneville, is situated between the tall, swaying redwood trees and the hypnotic flow of the splendid Russian River for the ideal getaway! Watch our video!

This Russian River Hotel is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, dancing and live entertainment. Enjoy wine tasting and tours along the Russian River Wine Road through the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley appellations. Enjoy varietals including Sauvingnon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and a wide variety of dessert wines.

The Woods Resort, Russian River Hotel, offers cottages, free-standing guest cabins and multi-room suites with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, private balconies and stunning views of lush redwood forests. The resort has one of the largest swimming pools in the area and has full sun all day long. With an outdoor fireplace, stone fountains and romantically lighted landscaping, your stay at The Woods is guaranteed to make you forget the chaos of the real world.

The Woods Resort has a wireless Internet workstation available for guests in the lobby …and is an ideal venue for Russian River weddings, conferences and private parties.

Your hosts at this Russian River Hotel, Michael and Verna, are veterans of the local customer service industry with a familiarity of all the area has to offer in the way of recreation, adventure, wine tasting, dining, spa treatments and entertainment. They are happy to help you plan an exciting, memorable stay at the Russian River.

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Relaxing at Bangkok’s Pool in the Sky

Author: , April 1st, 2013

Carlos Melia - Sky Pool, Bangkok, ThailandCarlos Melis reports in from an amazing rooftop pool in Bangkok, Thailand:

Just have to say that I am obsessed with the sky pool at the 25th floor of The OKURA Prestige Hotel in Bangkok. Great views of the Bangkok Skyline. This morning I spend an hour contemplating the views and swimming a few laps. Work HARD relax HARDER.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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