Archive | August, 2014

The Best Virtuoso Amenity of 2014!

What says welcome to Santorini better than a 5-hour sailing tour in a Catamaran Yacht?

CollageOne of the best ways to really get to explore the Santorini area, this fun in the sun trip is definitely a special treat! All guests staying 4 nights or more at Canaves Oia Hotel are offered this exclusive Virtuoso amenity! This amazing tour starts with a roundtrip transfer from and provided by Canaves Oia Hotel.

Starting your journey from Ammoudi Bay, the yacht takes you towards the hot springs, located in a small bay in the “Palea Kameni”. The Palea Kameni is one of the two volcanic islands located in the Caldera. Baths in the water are heated by what remains of the volcano for an unforgettable hot springs experience!

The next stop on this fantastic tour begins by sailing close to Aspronissi and Akrotiri on your way to White Beach for an hour of leisurely swimming, snorkeling and lunch on 2

Right after your White Beach fun, the yacht will take you to the Red Beach for 30 minutes of swimming and snorkeling in another gorgeous part of Santorini. Your yacht tour then finishes in Vlychada and their private transfers will take you back to the hotel.

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I was fortunate enough to experience Canaves Oia Hotel’s exclusive virtuoso amenity while visiting Santorini and ended up being extremely pleased with the crew and the level of service Sunset Oia provides. Nothing describes 5 star service better than a wonderful tour with marvelous service!

For 2014, Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• American champagne buffet or room service breakfast daily
• Welcome gift: bottle of local Santorinian wine & fresh fruit
• Euro 80 Food & Beverage credit per room, per stay (not combinable, not valid towards room rate, no cash value if not redeemed)
• For Stays of 4 or more nights: Choice of 80 euro Food & Beverage credit per room OR one catamaran sunset tour any day during the stay

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The Charming Chanler: A Top Country Retreat

As one of the famous Newport Mansions, including The Breakers, The Elms, and Rosecliff, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, retains its spot as one of the best weekend getaways in Rhode Island. The first mansion turned hotel built on the Cliff Walk, this charming hotel set the precedent for the rest of the Cliff Walk properties as an idyllic country retreat location.


Just a few hours drive away from both New York and Boston, The Chanler at Cliff Walk greets its guests with a lovely display of flowers and greenery. With only 22 rooms, all individually decorated, to create “an intimate setting”The Chanler, is a favorite amongst the best Newport mansions for a relaxing break from big city living. Even in its original inception, as the summer home for Congressman John Winthrop Chanler and his wife Margaret Astor Ward, The Chanler displays a tranquil and cozy ambience that envelopes all of its guests as they stay there.

One of our agents visited this charming mansion recently and found the service at The Chanler to be “great” and a place where they “make a fuss about people”. The personalized attentiveness and care from the staff matches perfectly with the individually decorated rooms available at the property.


At The Chanleryou can choose to stay in a Manor room, an Estate room, a Signature room, an Ocean villa, or a Garden villa. Each one of The Chanler’s rooms are impeccably and uniquely decorated. We highly recommend staying at the English Trellis. One of The Chanler’s Garden Villas, the English Trellis focuses on gorgeous antiques and garden themes and enchants guests “with the double-headed shower, and a Jacuzzi outside & inside the villa”. Our agent and her guest had an absolutely wonderful time relaxing amongst the many pillows on the bed and were sure that the other rooms were just as fantastic.

Do you know what else is fantastic at The Chanler? According to our agent, the food at The Veranda, The Spiced Pear Restaurant and The Cliff Walk Terrace was “absolutely phenomenal. Every meal was superb.” The array of fresh seasonal items and fine wines added an extra breath of elegance to an already enchanting weekend.


Every day our agent awakened to an incredible atmosphere that fully replenished her peace of mind. Paired with the beach shores and the quaint shops of the Newport area, The Chanler  in all its glory is the solution to frayed nerves.

Visit The Chanler at Cliff Walk, one of the best country retreats in Rhode Island.

Click here for information about this fantastic property. 


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