• Family Holidays: The Reign of Spain

    Posted on 07 August 2017

    Villa rental company The Luxury Travel Book has also spotted a trend toward family city breaks. “We have noticed an increase in bookings to Spain, mainly to our city apartments in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. We are getting family enquiries for half-term in particular, from parents wanting to take their children on a cultural holiday. Christmas and New Year are also popular for family holidays to cities.”

    Travel Weekly
  • Where to Rent the Poshest Holiday Homes this Summer

    Posted on 07 August 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book: Family-run, with everything from castles and windmills to palazzos and houseboats.

  • Travel & Leisure: 30% off a 7 night stay at an Apartment in Paris

    Posted on 07 August 2017

    An exclusive operation vacation offer for T & L readers: Paris: 30 percent off a three-bedroom triplex from Luxury Travel Book, a collection of stylish villas and apartments with access to concierge services.

    Travel & Leisure
  • European Summer Festivals

    Posted on 18 July 2017

    Rock en Seine Festival, Paris, 25 - 27 August 2017 The Luxury Travel Book has over 140 properties in the capital, including Pont Royal, 7e, close to the St Germain des Prés and the Musée d'Orsay.

    Travel Writer's Alliance Bulletin
  • A swoon-worthy e-cache of Holiday Rentals

    Posted on 14 July 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book curates a stellar selection of city and villa getaways.

    FT: How to Spend It
  • Six Photographs

    Posted on 03 July 2017

    Go Off the Beaten Track in Paris with The Luxury Travel Book's latest 'Behind the Scenes' city offering.

    About Six Photographs
  • Go Off the Beaten Track in Paris with The Luxury Travel Book

    Posted on 21 June 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book has announced the third instalment of its ‘Behind the Scenes’ concierge service, set to launch in Paris this summer. Following the success of their ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours in Venice and Rome, this latest offering will allow guests to bypass the usual tourist traps and discover charming corners of the French capital usually only frequented by the locals.

    The Arts Shelf
  • Wedding Venue Consultation Service

    Posted on 13 June 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book, a carefully curated collection of privately owned, new and historic properties, is proud to introduce its new Wedding Venue Consultation Service. Featuring Villa Arcachon (Bordeaux), Villa Megalochori (Santorini), and Villa Es Cubells (Ibiza)

    To Have and To Hold, Scotland
  • Discover Rome’s Culinary Heritage this Summer

    Posted on 13 June 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book, a carefully curated collection of privately owned, new and historic properties available to rent, is pleased to announce that their popular ‘Behind The Scenes Food Tours’ are set to launch in Rome. Following on from the success of their Venetian tours, the range of cookery classes and food tours in the Italian capital are sure to delight italophiles and foodies alike.

    The Green Pebbles Magazine
  • Cool Croatia: top places to stay

    Posted on 27 May 2017

    Villa Hvar: This luxury villa in the centre of the ancient town of Hvar... the highlight is a lovely courtyard garden, perfect for alfresco dining, with a little pool.

    The Times online
  • Hire a luxury villa for your destination wedding with The Luxury Travel Book

    Posted on 08 May 2017

    If you’re on the lookout for a truly stunning destination wedding venue, then The Luxury Travel Book can help, thanks to their new consultation service…

    Love Our Wedding
  • 9 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations brought to you by The Luxury Travel Book

    Posted on 08 May 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book share with us their favourite honeymoon destinations. Feast your eyes below!

  • Exploring Cape Town

    Posted on 08 May 2017

    After looking around we found this place through The Luxury Travel Book – If you’re planning a holiday any time soon, I’d definitely recommend taking a look as it worked out cheaper than staying in the nicer hotels in the area, was definitely much nicer and undoubtedly more private!

    Fleur de Force
  • Paris Getaways

    Posted on 21 April 2017

    Springtime is the perfect time to visit Paris: be charmed by The Luxury Travel Book's selection of centrally located apartments, complete with Parisian themed offer for any bookings made before 31 May 2017.

    The Good Web Guide
  • Venice for Foodies

    Posted on 10 April 2017

    Venice is a magical place. It’s impossible not to fall in love with its waterways and cobbled streets - but finding a decent meal is often a challenge. Now, holiday rental company the Luxury Travel Book has come to the rescue with its 'hidden gem' food tours.

    Sainsbury's magazine April 2017
  • Put them on Speed Dial

    Posted on 10 April 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book with everything from castles and windmills to palazzos and houseboats

    Tatler Magazine May 2017
  • The Luxury Travel Book launches Wedding Venue Consultation Service.

    Posted on 27 March 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book launches wedding venue consultation service. The new service will perfectly pair Bride and Grooms to be with the Wedding Destination of their Dreams

    Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings
  • Sun Salutations in Santorini

    Posted on 20 March 2017

    The Luxury Travel Book's Villa Eros is a recently renovated private villa located on the highest point of Santorini's caldera. The villa sleeps 10 in 5 en-suite bedrooms with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. There is a huge outdoor space complete with pool, jacuzzi and a terrace, perfect for morning sun salutations

    Irish Tatler
  • Fantastic Views in Dubrovnik

    Posted on 13 March 2017

    Three of the Best Villas. “It’ll cost you, but, blimey, the views” are worth it, says Jeremy Lazell in The Sunday Times. Dubrovnik Harbour is a seven-bedroom townhouse situated on a hill above its namesake on the Dalmatian coast. It has a pool on the terrace with great views over the old town and sea.

  • Fleur De Vlog

    Posted on 06 March 2017

    I would highly recommend using The Luxury Travel Book to find accommodation as we found it very hard to find good accommodation elsewhere (especially in the Camps Bay Area), and the service was brilliant.

    Youtube Channel
  • Europe's 50 Best Villas

    Posted on 27 February 2017

    Quinta das Oliveiras, Algarve: Kids will love the cinema and games room, parents will love having two meals a day cooked by the chef. Dubrovnik Harbour: Dubrovnik Harbour has a gym, a pool terrace, and shaded terraces galore with stupendous views over the old town and out to the sea.

    The Sunday Times Travel
  • Hvar Good Time

    Posted on 27 February 2017

    Nothing beats a week spent in jewel of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. The Luxury Travel Book have properties throughout Europe as well as properties in Morocco and Sri Lanka and each of them is, without exception, of the highest standard.

    Absolutely London
  • 10 Jaw Dropping Wedding Destinations

    Posted on 23 February 2017

    Here at Bridebook we were lucky enough to meet with travel experts, ‘The Luxury Travel Book‘, who gave us an insight in to their top 10 favourite places in the world to get hitched.

  • For the height of luxury, take a peek inside this ski chalet in southeast France.

    Posted on 23 January 2017

    The four-bedroomed Chalet Savoyard is nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Villarabout in the French Alps. The newly built ski lodge is finished in old timber and stone, with deep balconies for enjoying the pristine Alpine air and majestic views

    Sunday Express Magazine and on-line
  • Behind-the-scenes Venice

    Posted on 15 January 2017

    There is no better way to explore Venice - or taste its food - than in the company of a local, and three new personalised, gastronomic tours from the Luxury Travel Book offer exactly that.

    The Times - 50 Best Holidays in Italy
  • Visiting Venice

    Posted on 09 January 2017

    Venice-bound travellers concerned by stories of tourist-trap restaurants and overpriced, mediocre fare can breathe a sigh of relief with the arrival of The Luxury Travel Book’s new hidden gem food tours.

    FOUR magazine
  • Marry Abroad in Style

    Posted on 03 January 2017

    The most exclusive locations to pick: Villa Arcachon, Bordeaux. Megalochori Caldera, Santorini La Residenza of Masseria Pettolecchia, Puglia

    Wedding Ideas magazine
  • Experience Venice like a Venetian with The Luxury Travel Book’s New Behind The Scenes Food Tours

    Posted on 05 December 2016

    Venice-bound travellers concerned by stories of tourist-trap restaurants and overpriced, mediocre fare can breathe a sigh of relief with the arrival of The Luxury Travel Book’s new hidden gem food tours. The luxury apartment and villa rental company is offering guests of its Venice properties a series of ‘off the beaten track’ personalised gastronomic activities, hosted by native Venetian and Master Sommelier Giorgia.

    The Arts Shelf
  • The Luxury Travel Book's Greek Finds

    Posted on 18 November 2016

    Founder, Susie Marquis writes, "Following a recent trip to the Greek Islands, we have come back fired with enthusiasm for Greece as one of our top holiday destinations for next summer!"

    The Good Web Guide
  • Following Lizzie and Philip Deignan’s stay in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa

    Posted on 15 November 2016

    Then it was on to Cape Town where they were blown away by The Luxury Travel Book's Bakoven Penthouse with its ocean views.

    OK Magazine, 14.11.16
  • Diamonds in the Rough

    Posted on 04 October 2016

    “What really sets Tuscany apart from the rest of Italy in terms of truffles is the variety,” explains Susie Marquis, industry expert and founder of

    INLondon Magazine
  • Lot 10: A three-night stay in an apartment in Seville.

    Posted on 13 September 2016

    Ultratravel 2016 Silent Auction: bid for a life-changing holiday. Lot 10: A three-night stay in an apartment in Seville. Donated by The Luxury Travel Book.

    The Telegraph Ultratravel
  • Where to Stay during Fashion Week

    Posted on 13 September 2016

    Some ideas of where to stay in London and Paris during Fashion Weeks this month

    Mi Business Mag
  • Fresh Picks | King of the castle

    Posted on 22 August 2016

    Steeped in history, Castello Fiorentino’s origins date back to the 13th century when a powerful Longobard clan from the Val d'Elsa, the Conti Alberti di Certaldo, chose this as the site for their castle. Built during the first decade of the 16th century, The Luxury Travel Book’s Castello Granduca has been the residence of many Tuscan Grand Dukes.

    FOUR Lifestyle
  • Villa Fiesole, Tuscany

    Posted on 08 August 2016

    Forty-five minutes outside of Florence sits this glorious villa, which is the epitome of escapism.

    Gentleman's Journal, July/August
  • Fairytale Break.

    Posted on 24 July 2016

    La Vita è Bella. Castello Fiorentino in Tuscany, Italy, dates back to the 13th Century.

    The Sunday Mail Glasgow
  • Cala Xucla, Ibiza

    Posted on 17 July 2016

    Cala Xucla, Ibiza. Best for sun worshippers. Situated down a winding road on the north of the island, this six-bedroom villa has four doubles and two twin rooms split between the house and an annex - and it's pure heaven.

    The Sunday Telegraph, Stella Magazine
  • New Santorini villa

    Posted on 15 July 2016

    Boutique travel company, The Luxury Travel Book, just unveiled a new villa in a village on the Caldera, high up in the cliffs of Santorini.

    Amuse Online
  • The Big City Guide: Venice

    Posted on 21 June 2016

    Early morning, and everything is quiet, and perfectly still. Up on the 'altana' (a traditional Venetian roof terrace) of this old canal-side property, I find the perfect vantage point to survey the neighbourhood of Castello ...

    BInspired Magazine - Brussels Airlines Inflight
  • Fab New Honeymoon Ideas

    Posted on 14 June 2016

    The Luxury Travel Book: Santorini. Fabulous villas ideal for couples.

    Wedding Ideas Magazine
  • Camps Bay Penthouse, Cape Town

    Posted on 14 June 2016

    Camps Bay Penthouse, Cape Town. This ultra-luxurious penthouse is the epitome of opulence and style, with a glistening all-white interior, with silver accents.

    Hero and Leander Online
  • Luxury Villas in Ibiza: Villa Es Cubells

    Posted on 24 May 2016

    Over 300 years old but resolutely fresh and stylish, Villa Es Cubells features interiors by the likes of Philippe Starck and Ron Arad, and contemporary art by Mimo Rotella, Robert Raushemberg and more.

    The Telegraph Online
  • The World's Best Swimming Pools

    Posted on 24 May 2016

    The Luxury Travel Book’s Lions Head in Cape Town. Lions Head in Cape Town property was built with a specific brief of creating an “inside/outside” house.

    Hero and Leander Online
  • 60 Best Secret Beaches in the Med

    Posted on 14 May 2016

    Cala Xuclar. Gather the gang and book Cala Xucla to get away from it all, in 30 acres of private pine forest just a three-minute stroll from the beach. Details Seven nights’ self-catering cost £7,893 for 12.

    The Times Online
  • Gourmet Getaways including Truffle Hunting, Cheese Making, Sausage Making and More in Tuscany

    Posted on 09 May 2016

    The Luxury Travel Book, a carefully curated collection of privately owned, new and historic properties, is offering a host of wholesome gourmet activities at three of its traditional Tuscan villas. Depending upon guests’ preferences, truffle hunting, wine tasting tours, olive oil tastings, sausage making and cheese making are all now available.

    Virtuoso Sounds Online
  • Culture and the Costa

    Posted on 04 May 2016

    Sail overnight from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Bilbao or Santander, then speed along to wonderful Seville, the capital of Andalucia, where unmissable sights include the cathedral and its bell tower, the Giralda.Don’t miss the Barrio Santa Cruz quarter, made up of countless tiny streets lined with trendy bars and shops. Stay at the Apartment Alcazar in Seville, a three-bedroom duplex in a 19th-century listed building, in the heart of the city. A seven-night stay costs from £1,529 for up to five people,

    Mail online: Culture and the Costa
  • Astonishing Holiday Rentals Around The World,Part I: Castello Granduca, Tuscany

    Posted on 04 May 2016

    This splendid 16th century castle on the Tuscan Coast has been the residence of many Tuscan Grand Dukes over the years. The grand 10 bedroom property has furnishings and décor of a late 16th century noble Tuscan style and houses seven suites. This makes it the ideal property for gathering friends or family and whisking them away for the week. The castle also boasts an impressive dining room, an outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi as well as beautiful gardens and views.

    Hero and Leander Online
  • Astonishing Holiday Rentals Around The World,Part 2: Windmill Lilac, Santorini

    Posted on 04 May 2016

    This very special two-bedroom holiday villa is a converted windmill, situated in the countryside in Santorini. It is close to two other windmills, Windmill Green and Windmill Blue, which are also available to rent. Two or three windmills can be rented together for larger groups. The nearest beach is just a short stroll away. Access to restaurants, supermarkets and the famous caldera view are only 10 minutes’ drive away.

    Hero and Leander Online
  • Penguins: Where to See Them

    Posted on 04 May 2016

    Penguins: Where to see them... More information on Boulders Beach can be found on the Cape Town Tourism website and accommodation in Camps Bay from the Luxury Travel Book.

    Travel Unpacked Online
  • Top 10 Luxury: Private Apartments

    Posted on 04 May 2016

    'The Luxury Travel Book' is a selection of luxury private properties available to rent in the heart of many of the world’s most beautiful cities. As well as beautiful properties, 'The Luxury Travel Book' specialises in personal service and local knowledge, helping guests ‘stay like a local’ and immerse themselves in their surroundings. Susie Marquis, Founder and Owner of 'The Luxury Travel Book' has over 35 years’ experience in the industry says: “We use our many years of experience to hand-pick the very best properties available and to provide a personal and bespoke service. One of the nicest holiday pastimes, in addition to sampling local food and wine, is to take in an exhibition or discover another side to a destination on a tailor-made tour or by visiting hidden gems known only to locals.”

    The Luxury Travel Bible
  • My Favourite Places: Freddie Marquis of The Luxury Travel Book

    Posted on 18 March 2016

    If you're planning a city break and want to live like a local, we suggest you head to The Luxury Travel Book with its selection of luxury apartments and villa accommodation. The company only features destinations that it knows well and loves with a definite bias towards Italy and the Greek islands, both city and countryside retreats. Here, Freddie Marquis chooses some favourites from this stunning portfolio of holiday rentals.

    The Good Web Guide: Freddie Marquis, The Luxury Travel Book
  • Luxury Villas in Greece: Mykonos, Villa Tigani

    Posted on 15 March 2016

    Sleeping eight, Tigani Beach villa is one of the more distinctive holiday homes in Mykonos. Set on a hillside with views of Lia Bay, its most striking external feature is a seawater swimming pool that stretches the entire length of the property. Additionally guests will find colourfully decorated rooms, fireplaces and private terraces in each bedroom, and walled gardens with olive trees and cacti. A week's rental costs from €5,635 through The Luxury Travel Book

    The Telegraph Online: Luxury Villas in Greece
  • Top Five Property Rentals

    Posted on 26 February 2016

    With the summer and Easter holidays approaching Susie Marquis from The Luxury Travel Book has compiled a list of her favourite family villas and city apartments in Europe and Cape Town. Families staying at The Luxury Travel Book properties will revel in Greek drama at one of the largest Greek theatres in Italy, see elephants and lions on safari in Africa, explore the canals of Venice and visit the Colosseum in Rome, build sand castles on the safest beaches in Mallorca and play kings and queens in the Royal Palace of Seville.

    Virtuoso Sounds Online: Susie Marquis, The Luxury Travel Boo
  • How to Spend It: Sailing in Croatia (and where to stay)

    Posted on 09 November 2015

    The mystery islets hidden within the Adriatic’s archipelagos are now ripe for discovery – aboard new Croatia-based yachts, says Julian Allason

    Financial Times: How to Spend It
  • Planning a short break in Bordeaux? 6 not-to-be-missed experiences

    Posted on 12 March 2015

    Recently nominated as the Best European Destination 2015, this vibrant and elegant city is often neglected by tourists who, if they haven’t been to France before, will opt for the larger and more easily accessible city of Paris. However, since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Bordeaux is becoming one of the main destinations to visit in France, especially for those interested in French culture, architecture and history … and, of course, food and wine.

    A Luxury Travel Blog - Not to be Missed Bordeaux Experiences
  • Sicily: a tantalising combination of food, wine, history and culture

    Posted on 10 February 2015

    It is hard to think of anywhere that food, wine, ancient history and culture can be found in such abundance as in Sicily, from its cities right down to the smallest villages. Every season offers chances to participate in ‘sagre’ local festivals, to taste local delicacies, enjoy cultural events in ancient Greek amphitheatres, admire colourful ceramics and flowers, or even attend a traditional ‘palio’. Here are some suggestions for catching some memorable festive experiences if you are in Sicily over the next few months.

    A Luxury Travel Blog - Sicily
  • My Favourite Places: Jamie Marquis of The Luxury Travel Book

    Posted on 01 February 2015

    The City Apartment Book has an impressive portfolio of luxury holiday apartments and villa accommodation in some of the most beautiful cities and destinations in the world. Whether you want to live like a local for a long weekend or somewhere to unwind for a week, you're bound to find something here. With so much choice, what do you choose? Jamie Marquis shares some personal favourites...

    The Good Web Guide - My Favourite Places: Jamie Marquis
  • 6 original ways to explore Paris on foot

    Posted on 14 January 2015

    Even if you are a regular visitor to Paris, you may well be enticed into enjoying one of these special walking tours, each offering the chance to gain more knowledge while, at the same time, exploring this wonderful, and very walkable, city. Here are six original ways to explore Paris on foot.

    A Luxury Travel Blog - Original Ways to Explore Paris
  • Re-live your Summer villa holiday with these enticing cookbooks

    Posted on 16 October 2014

    One way to continue the memories of summer is to indulge in one of these relatively new cookbooks, all of which, with tempting recipes and lavish photographs, evoke the atmosphere of warm and relaxing Mediterranean days.

    A Luxury Travel Blog - Summer Cookbooks
  • Best Sites for Group Holidays

    Posted on 04 July 2014

    Oh there's nothing like a group holiday to bring out the logistical quirks of warring nations, yes getting ten to twelve people to decide on dates, locations, villas that are amenable to the needs of all and sundry, not to mention budgets (HOW MUCH?), can cause a headache you'll need another holiday to get over, but at least one thing's for sure, we can make the process a little easier, by bringing you our crop of the best sites…

    The Good Web Guide - Best sites for Group Holidays
  • The Luxury Travel Book: Summer Holiday Availability

    Posted on 30 June 2014

    From the richest pickings of what's left this summer, here are some examples of fabulous properties still available for various dates throughout July and August. Founder, Susie Marquis gives us the lowdown.

    The Good Web Guide - Summer Holiday Availability
  • Live Like A Roman

    Posted on 01 May 2014

    Susie Marquis of The City Apartment Book knows all about staying in Rome and here she recommends some favourites ...

    The Good Web Guide - Live Like a Roman
  • Stay in Style: Interview with The Luxury Travel Book’s Susie Marquis

    Posted on 05 December 2013

    Luxury travel is one of the world’s biggest growth industries, and along with that growth comes a new urgency for picking out the finest places to stay around the world. Fortunately, today’s privileged traveller doesn’t need to guess before they book an accommodation; with the help of services like The City Apartment Book, they can make sure they’re getting a truly wondrous residence for their trip.

    Luxury Branded - Interview with Susie Marquis

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