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Tucked away at the end of a street off Cathederal Oaks Road is the Knapp Nursery, one of the Goodland’s secret gems.

But new owners Celeste and Patrick Burns hope it’s no longer a secret.

The couple bought the nursery on February 1 and they are already making big changes. They brought the fruit trees back to the front, brought in some vegetables and enlarged the parking lot.

“We really want to encourage people to grow food first,” said Celeste Burns. “That’s what we promote first. All fruit trees and berries – the things you could share with your neighbors.”

Celeste said the purchase of the property was “meant to be”. She worked at the EB Stone Company in Northern California for 20 years before giving her leave last week.

The property, at 909 Carlo Drive in Goleta, graces three acres. In addition to fruit, avocado, citrus and vegetable trees, the nursery includes landscape and ornamental plants, hedges and a variety of trees.

Being a landlord never feels like a job, she said.

“We get to be in nature,” Celeste said. “My joy is teaching people how to grow things and be successful.”

She noted how expensive blueberries are in grocery stores, but that she can teach people how to grow them in their garden and eat them fresh, “so they don’t waste their time and money.”

“I have to teach you the right way,” she said. “It’s really gratifying. There’s something about nature and your hands in the ground. How gratifying to plant a tree and watch it grow.”

A worker waters the garden of the Knapp nursery in Goleta.
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A worker waters the garden of the Knapp nursery in Goleta. (Photo by Joshua Molina/Noozhawk)

She plans to have courtyards and a demonstration garden to show people how to grow food and plants in the area, which has lots of thick, clay soil.

The couple bought the nursery from the Caswell family, who owned it for 30 years after buying it from the original owner Doug Knapp.

Patrick Burns is a former journalist who also worked for the Santa Barbara Foresters as a coach, California Collegiate League commissioner, and in the restaurant industry.

“It’s a great local nursery,” said Patrick Burns. “We have a lot of space to do special things.”

A cardiologist announces his retirement

Cardiologist Harris Gelberg will retire on April 30. He has worked in the community for 40 years.

“I came to Santa Barbara from the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF after deciding that academic cardiology, while interesting, was not for my personality,” he said in a statement. “I wanted to have a more hands-on personal relationship with patients and benefit from direct efforts to improve their health.

Harris Gelberg

Harris Gelberg

Gelberg said 1978 was in many ways the dawn of modern cardiology, from imaging to the electrical nature of the heart to pharmacology. Modern science offers many ways to improve heart health.

“Santa Barbara has welcomed technological change with open arms,” ​​he said in a statement. “All good things must come to an end, and that includes my cardiology practice. I feel privileged to have been part of this medical community. Many good doctors and surgeons.

Patients will have many cardiologists to choose from to pursue their care.

“People ask me, why retire now?” Gelberg said. “I have decided to retire due to a confluence of factors. I want to engage in new activities while I am healthy.

House for Sale

The 11,547 square foot “El Fureidis,” also known as the “Scarface House,” is on the market for $39.96 million.
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The 11,547 square foot “El Fureidis,” also known as the “Scarface House,” is on the market for $39.96 million. (Photo from the San Luis Obispo Tribune)

The Montecito estate popularized by Hollywood and Al Pacino is up for sale.

The 11,547 square foot “El Fureidis” is also known as the “Scarface House” and where “Tony Montana meets his violent end in the 1983 Oliver Stone film,” according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

It’s on the market for $39.96 million.

According to Mansion Global, the 10-acre property includes a four-bedroom mansion designed in the early 1900s by architect Bertram Goodhue for wealthy New Yorker James Waldron Gillespie. A dining room has a barrel ceiling painted in 24-karat gold leaf and depicting a scene of Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis, according to Mansion Global.

Hope Ranch Estate on the market

Randy Solakian, Deanna Solakian Williams and Jessica McLernon of the Randy Solakian Estates Group, a team affiliated with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Realty, have listed a rare contemporary ridge-top estate on over two acres with magnificent views of the ocean in the exclusive community of Hope Ranch for $21.5 million.

A rare contemporary ridgetop estate at 4045 Cuervo Ave.  is listed at $21.5 million.
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A rare contemporary ridgetop estate at 4045 Cuervo Ave. is listed at $21.5 million. (photo added)

The residence, at 4045 Cuervo Ave., has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

“Offering ultimate privacy and unlimited potential, the home is an architectural statement rarely found in the Santa Barbara area with an open layout and impressive scale,” Solakian said in a press release. “The Hope Ranch community includes a private beach, bridleways and a security patrol.”

The home features panoramic ocean and island views, a bright living room with 20-foot ceilings, huge walls of glass, a full bar and double-sided fireplace, and a newly remodeled kitchen that opens up to opens to a sunken dining area and family room, according to a statement.

On the second floor, the master suite offers a private office, spacious walk-in closets, a gas fireplace, a large bathroom and a terrace with a private view with an integrated spa. On the ground floor, three bedrooms open onto outdoor patios with stunning views. The third bedroom is used as a media room. An adjoining two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest suite sits above the three-car garage with a separate entrance, wet bar, exercise room, and sauna. With its own gated driveway, the private two-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse has two charming living rooms with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, a kitchen, and a terrace with a private view, the press release says.

New partner and associate lawyer at Allen & Kimbell

Stephanie Porter
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Stephanie Porter

Joseph Billings
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Joseph Billings

Allen & Kimbell LLP announced that Joseph Billings is now a partner and Stephanie Porter has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Billings has practiced law at Allen & Kimbell for six years in the firm’s real estate and commercial departments. He primarily focuses on all aspects of real estate matters, including residential, commercial and agricultural purchases and sales, leases, title valuation, easements, boundary disputes, co-ownership agreements and land use. land, according to Elizabeth Ruehlman, for Allen & Kimbell.

Porter attended law school at Santa Barbara Law Schools. While in law school, she “gained experience in various aspects of estate planning and is looking forward to expanding her expertise.” Porter supports the community and sits on the Santa Barbara Barristers Board of Directors. His practice at Allen & Kimbell will focus on estate planning and trust administration, according to the press release.

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Stanton House hotel owners reveal plans for ‘accommodation pods’ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 05:00:00 +0000 The new owners of a well-known hotel in Swindon want to build five new ‘accommodation pods’ on its grounds.

They say the plans will help support “more independent and individual accommodation” at the Stanton House hotel.

According to the design and access statement, it results from the closure of the Honda factory in Swindon, which led to the house coming under new ownership.

The hotel is on the edge of Stanton Fitzwarren and is also in a conservation area.

Elements of the hotel are recognized as buildings of interest, but it is not listed.

The architects insist that the development will have no impact on the setting of the village, as well as the preservation of the context of Stanton House, and will have no impact on the main internal or external views of the national park.

They go on to say, “Due to its position and high quality design, the development enhances, provides amenities and services an area primarily used for operational needs.”

The design statement adds: “The new owners are committed to investing significantly in the refurbishment of the hotel to bring all areas up to current market expectations for a hotel in this location.”

It is expected that full investment in the hotel will take a number of years and it is hoped that the introduction of ‘Luxury Accommodation Pods’ will meet a ‘growing need for accommodation diversity’.

Each pod retains a small, partially private garden area where even low planting will provide some privacy and security, with each unit turned away from the neighbor to ensure amenity and no unopposed windows.

They would offer “an independent experience” at the hotel, with a kitchen, dining room, living room, powder room and bedroom.

The guest can also use the pods as self-contained accommodation or use hotel facilities if required.

Pod users will have full access to the hotel, will have level access and will be positioned at the bottom of the natural slope to avoid steps and steep inclines.

The conclusion that the developers say they believe the plans are appropriate for its location and does not negatively impact Stanton Park’s conservation area or open space.

They also say, “It is a ‘balanced development’ that respects social, environmental and economic requirements and provides high quality sustainable design with context and character, layout, form and amenities”.

To view the full plans, click here.

A 30-acre estate with Victorian-style stables, two arenas, guesthouses and more Sat, 05 Mar 2022 16:32:10 +0000
  • Shilstone is located three miles from the market town of Chagford in Devon. It is located in the beautiful Dartmoor countryside, with good access to the A30 dual carriageway, which is two and a half miles away. The A30 has links to the M5 and Exeter, less than 18 miles from the property.

    Local equestrian centers include Grange Equestrian Center (13 miles), New Hall Farm (27 miles) and Bicton Arena (30 miles).

    If you need a vet, contact Stringer Equine Veterinary Practice, which is less than two miles from your front door (five minutes), while if you fancy a day of hunting, go with the Mid Devon.

    Shilstone is on the market with Frankish Knight for bids above £3.5 million. Let’s take a look around us…

    This small estate is set in 30 acres. Next to the Grade II listed main house is a concrete courtyard surrounded by timber framed buildings. To one side of the yard is a three bay tool/hay store and to the other is the stable building, incorporating four internal boxes with lighting, individual heaters, rubber mats, drinkers, feeders and accessories. Victorian style around a central concrete. passage.

    From the courtyard, five-bar gates lead to a 60x20m sand school, with another arena on the other side of the courtyard.

    Around the yard and stables are a range of gently sloping post and railing grazing paddocks, incorporating two field shelters, water troughs and a spring.

    There is also a small enclosed garden, on the south side of the house, with a paved terrace, pond and shrubs and plants. Surrounded on one side is a traditional stone garden shed with a thatched roof.

    The kitchen doors open onto a paved terrace which takes advantage of the evening sun to create another outdoor dining area. Post and rail fencing separates the gardens from a large enclosure, from which there are views towards Castle Drogo and Chagford. Next to it is a wooded area. To the north of the property, beyond the forest and beside the road, are further enclosures in one of which is Spinster’s Rock – an ancient monument in the style of a stone circle. There is a voluntary agreement with Dartmoor National Park to allow limited public access to Spinsters Rock.

    The house has undergone many upgrades since it was last used as a farm. The reception rooms on the ground floor are large enough to accommodate receptions, while remaining comfortable for family life.

    On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, an office, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, a garden room, a cloakroom, a storage room and a pantry.

    Upstairs there is a master suite with dressing room and bathroom/shower, plus three further bedrooms and an attic/games room.

    There is also an entertainment barn, which has also undergone recent upgrades to provide space for parties or larger gatherings. The main space forms a modern “great room” with an adjoining catering kitchen and toilet. It is overlooked by a mezzanine gallery which offers more space and is currently used for a gym.

    There are two additional chalets that are part of the estate. The two gites are traditional semi-detached buildings which have both been recently renovated and have been used partly as bed and breakfast and partly for holiday rentals on a limited basis during the summer. They both offer similar high quality accommodation, each with its own garden and outside utility space.

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    ]]> Portobello cushion to a bed full of owners’ inspiration for €495,000 Thu, 24 Feb 2022 06:00:51 +0000

    Oakfield Place is a conveniently located cul-de-sac off Clanbrassil Street, around the corner from Bibi’s brunch, one of the many hotspots in this neighborhood.

    Bastible – recently awarded a Michelin star – its sister establishment, Clanbrassil House, and The Fumbally are others.

    No wonder a professional couple spotted the city-pad possibilities of number 8, then a 55m² (592sq ft) single-storey cottage with a Ber de G.

    There were two interior bedrooms, neither of which had a window, and you had to walk through the kitchen to get to the second bedroom, recalls one of the owners.

    Bedroom, hall and stairs to the attic



    Kitchen, living/dining room

    Kitchen, living/dining room



    “It was basic but had potential. Either you are the one who can see it, or you are not.

    Obviously they were. It came on the market asking for €350,000 and that’s what they paid in October 2018, according to the Property Price Register.

    They didn’t change its size, but they reversed the layout. They also reduced the number of bedrooms, the rationale being that the space was better used for daily living than an occasionally used guest bedroom.

    It was smart. The double bedroom is now at the front, where the living room used to be.



    Front bedroom

    Front bedroom



    The couple did all the design work, drawing inspiration from a million online sources, including Pinterest. They also did a lot of primary research and visited homes in this style to see what others had done, and this attention to detail shows it.

    They placed their living space in the back, where it feels really private and full of light thanks to the fact that it has been wrapped around the existing yard.

    In the kitchen area, they raised the ceiling level to accommodate taller than standard black units that were topped with wood. Designed by the couple, the sleek cupboards were made by an uncle, who runs Thomas Roe Kitchens.

    The open plan area is C-shaped and zoned to give a dining area large enough to accommodate a good sized table which overlooks the small north facing courtyard.

    The living room is at the back, where a sofa faces a wildly patterned wall, one of several projects completed during the various lockdowns. They bought the jungle print wallpaper online.

    Hidden away in a closet at the far end of the house is a small utility where laundry can pile up out of sight and where you can safely leave the window open to aid drying times, once the mercury rises a little.

    The attic

    The attic

    patio garden

    patio garden

    A small shower room elegantly appointed with matte black hardware is located between the bedroom and the living room.

    The couple also remodeled the attic, turning it into a multifunctional space that can accommodate guests when they come to stay. They say it was a godsend during the shutdowns when the two were working from home. It is accessed by a monochromatic carpeted staircase.

    The renovation saw the building rise up to a C1 Ber. Still measuring 55m² but now with an additional 13m² in the attic, he is asking €495,000 through Sherry FitzGerald.

    12 Sensational San Diego Vacation Rentals for Your Next Sunny SoCal Getaway Sat, 12 Feb 2022 13:36:49 +0000

    Boasting 17 miles of stunning coastline and spectacular 75-degree weather, sunny San Diego is one of America’s top beach destinations. Vrbo for Top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to this surfing paradise. Starting in La Jolla, we’ve included all desirable areas, such as Mission Beach and the downtown Gaslamp Quarter.

    As you might notice, Coronado didn’t make the cut because of its mandatory 26-day minimum stay for short-term rentals. While we wouldn’t mind spending a month or more in SoCal, all of our picks below have a minimum stay of a week or less, as you’ll see detailed on each listing. Check out these top-rated vacation rentals for your next trip to San Diego!

    1. La Jolla Beach Home

    2. A few steps from Windansea Beach, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home can sleep up to six people. Admire the ocean view from the rooftop terrace. There is a small office area and a garage for one vehicle. La Jolla Tide Pools are less than 1 mile away.

      Bedrooms: 2

      Bathrooms : 2.5

      Sleeping: 6

      Minimum night: seven

      Check latest price

    3. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

    4. Lower Hermosa House With Pool

      Just a few blocks from Windansea Beach, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home features a private pool. The yard is fenced and well behaved dogs are welcome. La Jolla and Bird Rock restaurants, coffee, cafes, shops and a Sunday morning farmer’s market are all within walking distance. Also check out nearby trails, caves and seals!

      Bedrooms: 3

      Bathrooms : 2

      Sleeping: seven

      Minimum night: Varied

      Check latest price

    5. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

    6. Apartment on North Pacific Beach

      Located in North Pacific Beach, steps from a swimming and surfing beach, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers ocean views from almost every room. The upstairs unit comes with a garage for one vehicle. Walk, run, bike or skate the miles of boardwalk. Watch the waves roll in from Palisades Park at the foot of Law Street or head to Crystal Pier for coastal views.

      Bedrooms: 1

      Bathrooms : 1

      Sleeping: 2

      Minimum night: Varied

      Check latest price

    7. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

    8. Mission Bay Beachfront Condo

      Located on the sands of South Mission Bay, this two-bedroom oceanfront condo offers spectacular waterfront views from its corner patio. Beach toys and a parking space are included. There is no washer or dryer in the unit, but there is a common laundry room. Markets, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

      Bedrooms: 2

      Bathrooms : 2

      Sleeping: 4

      Minimum night: 3

      Check latest price

    9. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

    10. Beachfront home in Mission Beach

      Hello Beautiful ! The living room of this beachfront home opens to the patio, which is right on the Mission Beach boardwalk. Get some sun and people watch all day, then fire up the gas fireplace, pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the ocean in the evening. This five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath vacation home sleeps 10 people. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the master suite. Parking is provided in the garage for two cars. There’s also a small desk in case you have to work – a nearly impossible feat in sunny San Diego, especially with the beach right outside your door!

      Bedrooms: 5

      Bathrooms : 3.5

      Sleeping: ten

      Minimum night: Varied

      Check latest price

    11. Mission Beach Bay Front Penthouse

    12. Mission Beach Bay Front Penthouse

      Looking for a little more privacy than being right on the boardwalk? This three bedroom, two bath condo is located in the new Bayside Cove area of ​​Mission Beach. Enjoy the sea air from the balcony or the seating area of ​​the small synthetic grass courtyard.

      The water is steps away, as are restaurants, while many other attractions are a short drive away. Two beach cruisers are included in the rental, as are beach towels and lounge chairs. One reviewer recommends checking out Sea World’s nightly fireworks from Bay Beach, which is about 50 feet from the condo.

      Bedrooms: 3

      Bathrooms : 2

      Sleeping: 8

      Minimum night: seven

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    13. Mission Beach House

    14. Mission Beach House

      Mission Beach and Mission Bay are within walking distance of this three bedroom, one and a half bath beach house. Enjoy stunning ocean views from its large patio. Watch the sun set over the Pacific from the second story balcony.

      Beach chairs, boogie boards and a cooler are provided. After a day at the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower and relax by the fireplace. A washer and dryer and a one-car garage are included. Plus, this place is pet friendly! Everything you need is within walking distance.

      Bedrooms: 3

      Bathrooms : 2

      Sleeping: 8

      Minimum night: Varied

      Check latest price

    15. Mission Hills House With Pool

    16. Mission Hills House With Pool

      Near Mission Hills Airport, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home sleeps up to 13 people. Highlights include the private rear pool and spacious deck and stunning views downtown from the upper patio.

      Bedrooms: 5

      Bathrooms : 4

      Sleeping: 13

      Minimum night: 3

      Check latest price

    17. Townhouse Gas Lamp

    18. Townhouse Gas Lamp

      Want to be closer to the action? Located in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, this vacation home is surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs, bars and shops. The convention center and Petco Park (where the Padres play) are nearby. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this surf-themed house can accommodate a group of 10 people.

      Bedrooms: 4

      Bathrooms : 4

      Sleeping: ten

      Minimum night: 12

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    19. Club Wyndham Harbor Lights Gaslamp Studio

    20. Club Wyndham Harbor Lights Gaslamp Studio

      Overlooking the famous Gaslamp Quarter, the Club Wyndham Harbor Lights resort sits just off Fifth Avenue. This studio suite has a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, coffee maker and microwave. Take advantage of resort amenities such as the communal laundry room, fitness room, and steam room.

      Gaslamp shops, restaurants, art galleries, cafes and nightlife are all within walking distance, while fSan Diego beaches and attractions such as Balboa Park, SeaWorld and Torrey Pines National Preserve are a short drive away. The San Diego Convention Center is less than a mile away and the San Diego International Airport is conveniently located nearby. If this unit is not available for the desired dates, there is several other suites available.

      Bedrooms: 1

      Bathrooms : 1

      Sleeping: 4

      Minimum night: 2

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    21. Condo on the ocean beach

    22. Condo on the ocean beach

      Scenic Ocean Beach is your classic laid-back SoCal oceanfront neighborhood. Known as “OB” by the locals, this surfer’s paradise is home to a wide sandy beach where you can swim, sunbathe, surf or fish from the pier. Beach towels, toys and a cooler bag are provided. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach condo may only be 600 square feet, but it can sleep five. Shops, restaurants, and bars are less than two blocks away, while the airport, Sea World, downtown, and the zoo are all within a 15-minute drive.

      Bedrooms: 1

      Bathrooms : 1

      Sleeping: 5

      Minimum night: 3

      Check latest price

    23. Point Loma Guesthouse

    24. Point Loma Guesthouse

      A little further inland in Point Loma Heights, this tiny guesthouse is only 400 square feet, but it offers panoramic ocean views from its large deck. The owners reside in the main house, which is separate and private. A friendly dog ​​also lives on this pet-friendly property.

      Parking is provided in the private driveway. A laundry is available for long stays. Sun loungers and a parasol are also provided. Shops, restaurants, bars, and surfing and swimming beaches are all a few blocks down the hill from Ocean Beach.

      Bedrooms: 2

      Bathrooms : 1

      Sleeping: 3

      Minimum night: Varied

      Check latest price

    TEND Services offers luxury rentals for the perfect Muskoka getaway Sun, 06 Feb 2022 13:41:11 +0000

    Misty Morning, a rental property on Lake Rosseau. Photo courtesy of TEND Services

    Whether you’re a local looking for a luxury vacation or a cottager looking for the perfect summer home, TEND Services offers quaint rental properties for everyone, from families and friends to corporate groups and couples.

    TEND Services has been providing concierge services in Muskoka and Collingwood for over five years, and as of 2021 the company also offers luxury rentals. Their dedicated team is made up of young entrepreneurs with personal and professional ties to the region. Andy Milovanovic, president and co-founder of TEND, grew up in a family cabin in Haliburton. He came to Muskoka in 2010 to teach wakeboarding and waterskiing before founding Muskoka Wake in 2011 and TEND Services in 2016. He knows the value of building memories at the cottage, which is why TEND aims to take the effort of experience at the cottage.

    “We’re really trying to make the Muskoka experience a truly hands-off experience for those who want it,” Milovanovic said. “We’re trying to improve it by trying to add some level of convenience or some added value that people might not find if they had to do all the work, entertain themselves, and prepare for visitors, on their own. same.”

    Milovanovic bought a cabin on Lake Muskoka in 2017 and has been renting it out ever since. The process gave him first-hand knowledge of the do’s and don’ts of property rentals. This, combined with the expertise of its team, has guided TEND in its mission to provide a seamless vacation experience.

    The <a class=dining room and living room of Misty Morning, a rental property on Lake Rosseau. Photo courtesy of TEND Services” width=”325″ height=”217″ srcset=”×200.jpg 300w,×683.jpg 1024w,×512.jpg 768w,×133.jpg 200w,×1024.jpg 1536w,×1365.jpg 2048w,×464.jpg 696w,×712.jpg 1068w,×420.jpg 630w” sizes=”(max-width: 325px) 100vw, 325px”/>
    The dining room and living room of Misty Morning, a rental property on Lake Rosseau. Photo courtesy of TEND Services

    Michelle Owens, Customer Experience Manager at TEND, said that based on feedback from their guests and customers, they have achieved this goal. A common theme among their reviews and comments is that their customer service is exceptional and sets them apart from other rental and concierge services.

    “The goal we had in starting TEND was to provide a one-stop-shop for any customer at any time, whether it was a tenant, concierge customer, or tenant seeking our concierge,” Owens said. “We are happy to say that we were able to fulfill that and more!”

    The TEND team encourages its tenants to request whatever they need, Owens said. They notify customers if they are unable to meet their requests, but they can almost always meet requests thanks to their skilled in-house staff and strong relationships with the local community and service providers.

    “Thanks to COVID, it has also been a pleasure to bring experiences and services to customers’ homes and cabins,” said Owens. “Many were unable to travel overseas and it was a pleasure to be able to bring a ‘vacation’ home, or have them rent a local cabin through TEND in Muskoka, and allow them to truly experience a vacation. “

    Shorewood, a rental property on Lake Muskoka.  Photo courtesy of TEND Services
    Shorewood, a rental property on Lake Muskoka. Photo courtesy of TEND Services

    Rentals can range from a week-long stay to a summer getaway. TEND also offers perks for longer stays, including tax breaks, rate incentives, or even other services like private chefs or revival classes. Customers can also collect money via the Ontario stay tax creditwhich gives Ontario residents the opportunity to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for vacations in the province.

    The TEND team is also looking to recruit more real estate partners this year. Chalet owners looking to rent can benefit from their expertise in property management as well as their wide range of concierge services, which are available to owners, tenants and other private clients.

    The kitchen at Purdy Place, a rental property on Lake Rosseau.  Photo courtesy of TEND Services
    The kitchen at Purdy Place, a rental property on Lake Rosseau. Photo courtesy of TEND Services

    “TEND is a service-based business first, so we offer everything from cleaning and property management to general maintenance,” Milovanovic said. “We offer private in-home chef and caterer events, as well as qualified service providers such as massage therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers, and more.”

    TEND’s number one priority is customer service, Milovanovic said, and they always seek to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of their clients and real estate partners. Muskoka is a place known for creating memories, so at TEND they strive to help their customers do just that.

    “We’re really trying to improve the experience for cabin owners, whether it’s the private owner or the renter,” Milovanovic said. “We’re trying to improve that experience so people can really maximize everything Muskoka has to offer.

    See some of TEND’s featured rental listings below. For more information, visit TEND service website.

    This post is sponsored by TEND Services.

    Charming cottage or party house? Short-term rentals are at the center of debate in Washington County Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000

    Pine Valley is a small unincorporated town nestled in the mountains north of St. George. Upon entering, one of the first things you see is an old pioneer church. Turn right on Main Street and a few blocks down is another pioneer building. The tiny house is one of three short-term rentals Mitzi Sullivan’s family operates in town.

    “It was a building that’s been around since… the late 1800s,” Sullivan said. “We think it was one of the wives of one of the settlers – a woman got this together place to itself.

    She and her sister, Linda, got into the short-term rental business in the early 2000s. It was a fun way for them to work together and earn extra money. They started in Park City and eventually moved to southern Utah to be closer to family.

    The cabin at Pine Valley sleeps two people. There is a living room, a small kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom, as well as a back porch that overlooks the mountains.

    “Most people don’t live in little cabins, but it’s kind of fun to escape to a minimalist little cabin where people had their lives 100 years ago,” she said.

    Washington County, which includes part of Zion National Park, numerous state parks, and hosts world-famous sporting events, has become a popular short-term rental destination.

    County data indicates there are more than 5,500 in all cities and towns. They range from Sullivan’s pioneer cottage to estates that feature multiple bedrooms, elaborate pools, hot tubs, and other amenities. Some are advertised for up to 30 people.

    Sisters Mitzi and Linda Sullivan stand outside one of their Pine Valley short-term rentals. They have worked together in the industry since the early 2000s.

    The county has received complaints from neighbors about “mega-houses” for things like too many cars, loud parties and bonfires. At a county meeting last fall, Pine Valley resident Rick Peetz described what it was like for him to live next to a short-term rental.

    “We were constantly swarmed by a new neighbor every week – between two and ten people living in a two-bedroom house,” he said. “There were one to five cars parked in the driveway and up to four ATVs that they pulled out and drove around their neighborhood endlessly.”

    Peetz said at the meeting that he considered moving out because of all the disruption, but in the end the rental landlord sold the property. He said if the owner had lived there he thinks things would have been calmer. Or at least he would have someone to talk to about his complaints.

    Julie Davies has written a book and teaches a certification course at Dixie State University and other schools on short-term rentals. She also owns a few out-of-state rentals. She said the industry grew very quickly and people signed up for it without really understanding what it takes to make one work properly.

    “I’m tired of seeing our industry disrupted by people who don’t know what they’re doing or don’t care what they’re doing,” she said. “Southern Utah is so beautiful and there are so many things to do. It’s a perfect place for short term rentals… But they didn’t have any real regulations in place.

    Saint George short-term rentals prohibited in most areas in 2015. Nearby towns have similar ordinances, but unincorporated parts of the county had minimal regulations until last year.

    In May, the departmental commission declared a moratorium on all new short term rentals. They said it was to control growth and develop regulations.

    In October, the committee approved stricter rules for these rentals – limiting the size of buildings and requiring people to have business licenses. The biggest sticking point is that they have to be a busy owner.

    Commissioner Adam Snow said the aim was to protect residential areas from large and loud groups.

    “Generally, I want to let the people who have the most freedom and freedom do what they want, as long as it doesn’t negatively impact their neighbors,” he said. « Short term rental [are] one of those who sometimes have a negative impact on their neighbors.

    The homeownership provision is an effort to reduce a small number of bad operators, Snow said, not necessarily his neighbor who operates one down the street or people like Sullivan. He is concerned about people who basically run hotels.

    Mitzi Sullivan Rental Guestbook

    Mitzi Sullivan checks the guestbook at one of her rentals in Pine Valley. She said she stayed in the industry because of the people she met.

    For now, rentals that do not have a business license and are not owner-occupied are run illegally. If a complaint is sent in about a rental, the county said code enforcement officials will work with the operator to bring themselves into compliance.

    Davies said she is against the current order because it is “unreasonable and unenforceable”. Now this will hurt people trying to follow the rules instead of stopping the problem. She wants there to be more education for operators, but she hopes the county will make adjustments to the rule.

    “Now is a great time for commissioners and city officials to put reasonable regulations in place,” Davies said. “And not get into a situation where it’s so unreasonable that the majority of listings continue to be illegal.”

    In Pine Valley, Sullivan’s three properties are grandfathered because she holds a license. But she had drawn up plans for a nearby piece of land she owns in Pine Valley to add another rental. She won’t be able to do anything unless they change the rules.

    Sullivan said she understands people’s concerns about the impact of neighbors. She lives in town herself – a few houses away from her pioneer home on Main Street. But she says most operators and guests don’t cause trouble.

    “Personally, for us, it’s always the people [who] come here to have some peace and quiet and be in the mountains, be next to nature,” Sullivan said. “That’s mostly why people come here.”

    Commissioner Snow pointed out that immediately after the commission passed the stricter order relating to these tenancies, it also approved a feasibility study. They are exploring how to potentially allow non-owner occupied residences to operate, such as including additional fees. He said they were trying to help neighbors on both sides of the fence.

    The best hotels offering self-catering accommodation from April 12 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000

    While hotels in England will not be allowed to fully open until May 17 at the earliest according to the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, following guidelines that single households can book self-catering accommodation from April 12, many hotels are pivoting to offer self-contained, self-catering options until they are able to fully reopen.

    From cute cottages set in sprawling country estates — meaning guests have the grounds in relative or complete privacy — to shepherd’s huts and chic townhouse residences, here are eight of the best for a hotel with a touch. …

    The apartments at 11 Cadogan Gardens, London

    Luxury apartment suites in a Chelsea townhouse

    (11 Cadogan Gardens)

    These six luxury apartment suites in a Chelsea townhouse overlooking Cadogan Gardens are Iconic Luxury Hotels’ first independent residences, behind Cliveden and The Mayfair Townhouse. One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments have fully-equipped Bosch kitchens, contemporary, cool interiors from Atellior — with botanical flourishes that pay homage to the Chelsea Flower Show — and Taschen books to flip through after shopping on King’s Road and Sloane Street.

    Bathrooms are stocked with Noble Isle toiletries and fridges stocked with breakfast treats, including Bread Ahead Chelsea rolls, eggs, and juice. Sitting right in front of 11 Cadogan Gardens hotel, apartment guests have access to Cadogan’s lush, private gardens and priority reservation for al fresco dining at Hans’ Bar and Grill.

    From £1,050 for a 3 night stay

    The Pavilion at Gidleigh Park, Devon

    Tudor mansion hotel Gidleigh Park is known for its 107-acre gardens, which include a woodland of bluebells, an area where the River Teign meanders under acers, manicured lawns and a kitchen plot filled with fragrant herbs, bordering the National Park of Dartmoor.

    Until May 16, guests have the rare opportunity to explore them in complete privacy, staying at the Pavilion, a charming two-bedroom thatched cottage that sleeps four people and a dog. It features wood-panelled interiors, interconnecting bedrooms with Vispring beds and cozy throws, two bathrooms, and a welcoming open-plan living room with kitchen-diner. There is a tennis court, a croquet lawn and numerous hiking trails through the nearby moors. L’Occitane amenities and a daily breakfast of homemade granola, Gidleigh Park pastries, local sourdough and jam made in nearby Chagford are included.

    From £1,692 for a two night stay based on two sharing, or £1,772 for a two night stay based on four sharing, with daily breakfast basket

    Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites at Beachcroft, West Sussex

    For bucket-and-shovel fun, the famous Beachcroft Hotel has four Beach Hut Suites, which overlook shingle Felpham Beach and the rolling ocean. Set along a seven-mile coastal path, hikers can walk west to Bognor Regis and east to pretty Littlehampton or head into the chalk hills of the South Downs. Inspired by traditional beach shacks, the dog-friendly accommodation features retro wall hangings, porthole windows, fish-print throw pillows, and wave-blue corner sofas.

    A main loft bedroom sleeps two adults, there’s room for two children in a second bedroom with bunk beds, and each cabana has a small shower room and private terrace (the place to sip welcome bottle of rosé wine). A direct continental breakfast is included, and champagne picnic baskets, boxes of fish and chips, and in-room dining can be arranged.

    From £275 a night, B&B and two bike hires, based on two sharing

    The treehouses in Chewton Glen, Hampshire

    New Forest Treehouses

    (Chewton Glen)

    For those who want a getaway full of adventure, Chewton ValleyAll 14 treehouses in the New Forest can now be booked for independent getaways. Sitting 35 feet high in the treetops, seating 2-12 people, expect spectacular canopy and valley views through floor-to-ceiling windows and back-to-nature luxury with heating marble floors, bathrooms and whirlpools. terraces in the trees.

    Each has a kitchenette equipped with a coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge, sink, microwave and daily breakfast basket. Don’t feel like cooking? There’s alfresco dining at James Martin’s The Kitchen restaurant, or take-out wood-fired pizza from the Walled Garden. Chewton Glen’s 130 acres of parkland are ideal for picnicking, and a marked walk leads through dappled woods to Highcliffe Beach. The hotel’s spa and swimming pool are also open from April 12.

    From £1,350 per night with breakfast basket

    The Gainsborough Bath Spa townhouse, Bath

    A large crashpad with a spa


    After a big crashpad with R&R spa? This three bedroom Georgian property next door and managed by The Gainsborough Thermal Bath the hotel ticks all the boxes. A Grade II listed townhouse in Bath’s spa district that sleeps five, it’s a heady blend of Georgian opulence and 21st century flamboyance.

    Decadent, free-spirited and colorful, the teal-hued master bedroom features a four-poster king-size bed, chandelier, silk wallpaper and copper tub, while others are decorated in lilac and pink and mix fringe curtains. with heavy wooden furniture and original fireplace details. The modern kitchen has a funky Smeg fridge-freezer, electric oven and hob, there’s a stone-floored dining area filled with plants, and in the living room, antiques rub against a Bang & Olufsen television, a Roberts radio and an Austen-heavy library. Best of all, guests have exclusive access to the nearby historic open-air Cross Bath for private baths in Bath’s thermal waters.

    From £1,530 for a two-night stay, including a bottle of champagne, welcome basket and fresh flowers;

    Lovers of the great outdoors will appreciate the laid-back atmosphere of this 17th-century mansion hotel in the Herefordshire countryside. Five Shepherd’s Cabins (aka The Lemore Lodges) and a one-bedroom Garden Room cottage have just opened on the 20-acre grounds. Intricate metal headboards, pom-pom woven baskets, wood-burning stoves, and butterfly-print blinds create a refined rustic feel. Each has its own outdoor hot tub and fire pit, and the cottage has its own enclosed garden.

    A breakfast hamper is included, barbecue and pizza packages can be ordered, and the hotel can host outdoor picnics, as well as dining in their greenhouse or futuristic POD. Near the village of Eardisley in Hereforshire’s Golden Valley, invigorating walks along Hergest Ridge and the Cat’s Back on the edge of the Black Mountains are easily accessible.

    Lemore Lodges from £149, with breakfast basket, The Garden Room from £199, with breakfast basket

    Guests missing the serene rooms and holistic wellness center, Como Metropolitan London can check into Brick Street Residences – 10 smart residences in a Mayfair townhouse right next to the five-star property. Each has two bedrooms, an open Lauren Nicholas kitchen, living room and two bathrooms. Spaces have plenty of natural light and calming, unpretentious interiors with a white-on-white backdrop covered in slate-hued sofas, deep blue rugs over wooden floors, and subtle contemporary art.

    The residences are centered around a courtyard that has secret garden vibes and a striking pergola by landscape artist Peter Curzon. Como’s well-connected concierge is just a phone call away to share local tips, arrange in-room spa treatments — the Como Shambhala unwinding massage is legendary — and in-room dining from the focused menu. on the well-being of the hotel.

    From £1,041 per night

    Baker’s Cottage is a two bed dog friendly cottage

    (Baker’s House)

    Famous Cotswold country house The Manor House is opening Ludlow Cottage in quintessentially English Castle Combe from April 12. The two-storey Mews Cottage has a high-ceilinged master bedroom with impressive original beams, and has space for two children on a sofa bed/additional bed in the large oak-panelled living room, which features an open fireplace and stained glass window.

    A small kitchen and spacious downstairs bathroom — complete with whirlpool tub and shower — make it feel like a home away from home, and there’s a small back garden, too. Next door is the brand new Baker’s Cottage, a dog-friendly two-bed cottage with natural-hued decor, a double and twin bedroom and a sofa bed, sleeping four adults and one child (plus a baby) and has a bathroom with an elegant freestanding bathtub.

    Ludlow Cottage is from £1,000 and Baker’s Cottage from £1,200, for a three night stay