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September 2006   


Book into a big luxury hotel and you can guarantee it will have all the trademarks of plush accommodation all over the world? But more and more people are looking for somewhere a bit special to stay. Somewhere unique, that still offers the predictable trimmings of the five-star hotels - the quality linen, the huge comfy beds, the stylish décor, the gourmet food and the pampering. Which is why Unique Home Stays has hand-picked a collection of extraordinary, intimate accommodation that offers personal service and a bit of pizzazz in outstanding locations across the UK and overseas.

You can have a personal chef to conjure up bespoke culinary masterpieces, or arrive to a fridge-full of fresh local produce and fend for yourselves. So how about an infinity pool and a view to the foothills of the Sierras; an eco-design beach house in Australia; or a classic Moroccan villa on the outskirts of Marrakech? Rent the entire house exclusively for your friends and family, or choose a property where you can just rent a room. Here is just a small selection of our latest additions:


ALINGHI BEACH HOUSE, Agnes Water, Australia
Sleeps? 12-14
A five star eco-design beach house with private king-size bedroom pavilion overlooking the ocean.


In a gob-smacking location on the coast of Queensland, Alinghi is a leading example of environmentally sensitive architecture. An exotic, contemporary hideaway with state-of-the-art-facilities, everything in the house is ultra-modern and super indulgent. 

Every room watches the beach sunrise, the stylish living and dining areas open onto a terrace that overhangs the ocean, and the separate self-contained 'Bedroom Pavilion' gives romantics total privacy. Whether you come as a group of friends, family or a honeymoon couple, Alinghi will simply take your breath away.

How much? £2,660-£3,000 per week for the whole pad; £450-£650 per week for the Bedroom Pavilion.
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THE MARRAKECH VILLA, Marrakech, Morocco
Sleeps? 12
B&B or House Party accommodation in one of the world's most hip and exotic party towns.


Relax amongst the cool, classic architecture and stunning interiors of a Moroccan country house with carved cedar shutters, hand-polished plasterwork, polished stone floors and silk hangings. 

Set in a convenient, yet serene location, the villa is staffed by a maid, a cook and a gardener, so you won't have to lift a finger; all meals and an abundance of luxuries are included. All six double bedrooms are havens of style and comfort, and the villa is set in a 4-acre walled garden with a 65-foot swimming pool, terraces, palms and olive trees.

How much? B&B £50 pp/per night; exclusive hire including all meals and full service for 8-12 people £6000 per week.
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Sleeps? 17
A beautifully restored 17th Century Bohemian stone farmhouse only 75-minutes from Prague.


Getaway from it all in a typical Bohemian property with traditional stone and wood features adorning exquisitely designed rooms. Downstairs the former cowshed has been turned into a stunning dining room where you can sample superb Czech cuisine using local and homegrown produce. 

Make use of the secluded pool set in a Japanese-style garden and explore the idyllic National Park on the doorstep by foot, bike, cross-country skis or husky-sledge (in winter). There are five double bedrooms, one family suite, and a separate converted corn-shed that sleeps four.

How much? From £49pp per night for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
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DREAM HOUSE, Trieste, Italy
Sleeps? 6
Experience the luxury and privacy of a seafront villa nestled on the Trieste coastline.


Plunge into the swimming pool, enjoy views over the beautiful gulf of Trieste, and follow the steps from the villa to the rugged beach below. There are just three elegant, spacious double bedrooms with incredible panoramic views, luxury ensuites and private terraces overlooking the sea. 

How much? 120 per room per night from April-Oct; From Oct-April you can let the entire house.
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FINCA LA MORERA, Andalucia, Spain
Sleeps? 12
Sink into the Spanish lifestyle in a luxury farmhouse in the foothills of the Sierras de Salinas.


This beautiful 'finca' is laid out with pure luxury in mind; spacious living areas with log fires, large bedrooms with underfloor heating and five-acres of terraced gardens. 

Appoint a private chef to whip up traditional Spanish cuisine,  freshly pick your own ingredients from the fruit and vegetable garden, and choose fine Spanish wines, sherry and Cava from the well-stocked cellar. Take a dip in the infinity pool or the spring-fed 'alberca', and relax in the terraced gardens planted with lavender, rosemary and thyme.

How much? Exclusive hire from 3,000 per week
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Sleeps? 14-16
A 'Plush' manor that does exactly what it says on the tin.


Relax in style in a beautiful Regency house situated in a countryside hamlet just two hours from London. Impressive archways, pillars, and roaring log fires welcome you into the decadent luxuries of your setting. 

There are seven lavish bedrooms to choose from, each oozing with luxurious comforts, and you can make yourself at home in the rest of the house - the library, the farmhouse kitchen, the lounge, dining room, drawing room, patio, tennis courts and heated indoor pool.

How much? Exclusive hire, £6,000-£8,000 per week; weekends from £3,500
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MEDIEVAL MANOR, Warwickshire, UK
Sleeps? 10
Luxury self-catering accommodation in a heritage-listed Medieval Manor in the Cotswolds.


Set amidst two acres of lush gardens, this exquisitely furnished house has five bedrooms with king and queen-sized or four-poster beds, old-fashioned clawfoot bathtubs, fine elm panelling and beamed ceilings. 

Relax in the sitting room, library or study, throw lavish dinner parties in the dining room and enjoy a large olde English style kitchen. The property has its own tennis court, cricket pitch, traditional knot garden, orchard, wildflower meadow and vegetable garden.

How much? Exclusive hire, £2550 per week; 3-night weekend breaks £1800; extra nights £550
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RUTLAND TOWER, Leicestershire, UK
Sleeps? 14
A rural retreat offering a stay in the lap of absolute luxury.


Live the high life with maids, chefs, drivers and a helicopter pad. Arrive to a champagne and canapé reception, relax by the log fires, and retire to generous-sized bedrooms where Molton Brown toiletries wait by the roll-top baths. 

There's underfloor heating, a country-style kitchen, a home cinema, formal and informal lounges, dining room, snooker room and gymnasium.  But wait for it... the best bit is the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.

How much? Exclusive hire from £2400 per weekend, £3995 per week.
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For More Information Contact:
Sarah Stanley
Tel:  +44(0)1637 881183



This is a small selection of our unique home stays. Please see our website for more ideas and accommodation to suit you. We have properties in the UK, USA, Spain, South Africa, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, India, Greece, France and the Czech Republic.


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Launched in 2001, Unique Home Stays offers the crème de la crème of privately hosted accommodation that offers a unique alternative to run-of-the mill hotels. Having travelled the world, MD Sarah Stanley knew what she expected from top quality accommodation: Intimate and luxury hospitality, pristine homes oozing with character, excellent regional cuisine and comfortable bedrooms with all the trimmings. Today Unique Home Stays offers superior accommodation in over 100 homes scattered over 14 different countries. The properties include castles, priories, rectories, windmills, water mills, townhouses, coastal homes and even a house in the sea.

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