Topanga, California (PressExposure) June 03, 2011 -- In our mission to revolutionize where you stay when you travel, we've expanded our collection of insanely chic vacation homes to include very small hotels to-die-for.
Imagine a herd of mountain huts designed as an alternative to camping next to the Okanogan National Forest, Washington; a collection of suites in a Medieval watchtower in Umbria; soaring tree houses in the woods in Sweden; and gabled cottages in an 18th-century gunpowder factory re-imagined by designer Marcel Wanders along the Amstel River, Amsterdam. Some are self-catering while others offer their own restaurant, spa and concierge service.
Say goodbye to underwhelming vacation rentals or routine 'designer hotels.' Upgrade to boutique homes and very small hotels, brought to you by the people who created Verana, a truly handmade hotel in the Mexican jungle.
With the same dedication to original design, dramatic setting and unique experience, Heinz Legler and Veronique Lievre have drawn together a thrilling cache of vacation properties from private homes and now mini compounds and very personal hotels in handy and far-flung world locations.
Boutique Homes is about more than visually stylish environment, it's an authentic collection of alternative properties that are as heart-warming as they are different. As we say, temporary homes for incurably chic nomads whether they're on family vacation, romantic weekend tryst or business trip.
We have added twenty very small hotels to the boutique homes collection, but rest assured we're adding as swiftly as you blink. We think the photographs speak for themselves..
Boutique-Homes.com is the latest venture by Heinz Legler and Veronique Lievre, the owners and creators of Verana, the handmade hotel. Located in Yelapa, Mexico, and launched organically in 2000, Verana has received international recognition from the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, and Wallpaper magazines for its sophisticated and inspiring blend of modern design, relaxed décor, and indigenous materials in a setting that celebrates nature.
Verana has recently expanded to include the Jungle Spa, a seaside day spa accessible by boat.
Been-Seen / Travel by Design, an online compendium of design, travel and culture, was launched in 2008.