International Villas and Hotels
Merrion has an exciting portfolio of villas and hotels in other destinations around the globe such as Morocco and Colombia. Please do contact her for further information on properties beyond Italy.
House of the Blue Balcony
This beautiful and historic colonial town house, restored to its original grandeur, provides a haven of tranquility in the centre of old Cartegena, Colombia’s cultural capital.
“The House of the Blue Balcony provides the perfect oasis of calm from which to explore the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating area.”
The House of the Blue Balcony was built in the sixteenth century. A beautiful colonial town palace, located right in the heart of the car-free city centre, it is just a few steps from the main piazzas and restaurants, on the same street as the Teatro Heredia and cathedral. The villa has recently been fully restored with great care by its owner – details right down to colour matching the paintwork to its original hues with the help of the National Restoration Institute.
Corral del Rey
Seville, Andalucia, Spain
A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Seville, Corral del Rey is a dream destination for a long weekend or as part of a tour through Andalucia – enchanting and an absolute must.
“Corral del Rey cannot be too highly recommended – stylish, intimate and relaxed – guests won’t want to leave!.”
At Corral del Rey every detail has been thought of to ensure not only the very highest quality of accommodation but, as importantly, friendly and efficient service where guests can totally relax in a uniquely intimate yet luxurious hotel. Seville is a magical and fascinating city, rich in history with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere where visitors can wander at ease and beyond Seville are all sorts of delightful places to visit such as Cadiz, Vejer and the beaches of Costa del Luz. Corral del Rey can also arrange bespoke tours with private guides to all sorts of destinations adding to guests’ experience of this delightful corner of Andalucia.
Playas de Buena Vista, Mexico
A unique property with Pacific Ocean frontage and a backdrop of
gentle hills, Casa Bina is a spectacular house in the most idyllic and secluded position.
“Casa Bina is paradise and perfect for families, friends and honeymooners.”
Set amongst eight acres of beautiful landscaped gardens on the impressive West Coast of Mexico, Casa Bina was completed in 2002 by the renowned Mexican architect Enrique Zozaya and is a Mexican-style hacienda with a main house and guest house. All the bedrooms enjoy lots of space and fabulous ocean views each with its own private terrace and hammock.
“ It was all very easy. Everyone was reachable and I had one of the most relaxing vacations ever. Amanda’s staff at the house felt like family. Amanda was I knowledgeable of the area and helped us with things from as small as translation, to finding a gym or restaurant. We even had dinner with her in Rome. Merrion is the perfect concierge. As you begin your trip with her she helps fine tune what you are looking for and always feels accessible and honest. This trip has stepped up the travel game and I feel lucky to have discovered it.”