Farmhouse rentals – Holly Tree Lake George http://hollytreelakegeorge.com/ Fri, 06 May 2022 10:00:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2021-10-12T112821.242-120x120.png Farmhouse rentals – Holly Tree Lake George http://hollytreelakegeorge.com/ 32 32 Summer rentals still available in the east https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/summer-rentals-still-available-in-the-east/ Fri, 06 May 2022 10:00:18 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/summer-rentals-still-available-in-the-east/ Memorial Day weekend is only three weeks away. It’s the unofficial start of the summer season and people are clamoring to secure their real estate in the Hamptons and North Fork in time for the warm weather. If you’re still in need of a summer rental, here are some of our favorites for summer 2022 […]]]>

Memorial Day weekend is only three weeks away. It’s the unofficial start of the summer season and people are clamoring to secure their real estate in the Hamptons and North Fork in time for the warm weather.

If you’re still in need of a summer rental, here are some of our favorites for summer 2022 — there’s something for every budget:

This is truly a dream property for any renter with deep pockets. This new three-acre estate has just become available for rental for different periods, from Memorial Day weekend to the end of July. The 12,000 square foot home was designed by James Michael Howard and overlooks bucolic farm fields and Mecox Bay. Highlights of the home include a two-story living room with a custom Scagliola fireplace under whitewashed ceiling beams, a library with hand-hewn vellum walls and a Soanian mahogany fireplace, and a dining room. dining with a fireplace and glass wall nearby. wine room. The house comprises a main wing with a large bedroom, a separate living room with lacquered walls and a bar area. There are also two changing rooms and bathrooms with a shared shower room — yes, they call that a bedroom! The property also includes a mirror pool with a spa, a cabana with an outdoor fireplace, and professionally landscaped grounds by Edmund D. Hollander that include orchards, meadows, and estate plantings.

Who to call: Gary DePerisa, The Corcoran Band

What it will cost: $250,000 to Memorial Day (Friday, May 27) to June 30, $300,000 for July 1 to July 23, $500,000 for
Memorial Day (Friday, May 27) to July 23

11 Acklerly Street, Sag HarborCourtesy of Douglas Elliman

Or: 11 Acklery Street, Village of Sag Harbor

This is an 1850’s whaling era cottage that recently underwent a major renovation and features marble bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, elegant crown molding and large Windows. Located within walking distance of the main street of the village, the house offers an open plan living area with a living area, a dining room and a large kitchen. Sliding glass doors lead to a newly landscaped backyard and brand new hot tub. There are two bedrooms (one queen and one twin) with a shared marble bathroom and powder room on the first floor, while the master suite is located on the second floor. A reading room could be converted into an office or used as additional sleeping space.

Who to call: Michael Brennan Douglas Elliman

What it will cost: $120,000 for Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

Courtesy of Penelope Moore

Newly available for August, this Scandinavian-style farmhouse is located near Sunset Beach, Goat Hill Golf, Perlman Music Camp and the newly renovated Pridwin Hotel. In addition to the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home, the 1.5-acre property includes a gunite pool and two-bedroom guest cottage, so there’s plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy. to visit. The home was completed in 2010 with 200 year old reclaimed heart pine floors throughout the main level. The living room, which has doors to an airy slatted Finnish entertainment verandah, also offers a Scana wood-burning stove with a slate surround. The modern kitchen offers lacquer style cabinetry, jade Caesarstone countertops and a penny tile surround. The master suite has large windows overlooking a tree-lined awning and a spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. The lower level offers a media-family room, a powder room and a wall of French doors that lead outside, where there is a pergola, a built-in grill-outdoor kitchenette and an outdoor shower.

Who to call: Penelope Moore, Saunders & Associates

What it will cost: $45,000 for August 1 to August 31

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The house at 23 Wood Drive in MontaukCourtesy of Town & Country Real Estate

Where: 23 Wood Drive, Montauk

This 3,000 square foot home offers ocean views from the open concept upper level. There is a dining room and a fireplace in the living room, as well as a chef’s kitchen. Each of the four bedrooms is en-suite. There are four and a half baths. The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the summer air.

Who to call: Karen Hogan of Town & Country Real Estate

What will cost: $12,000 from June 17 to June 30, $30,000 from August 1 to August 30 and $35,000 from August to Labor Day

The house at 195 Fairview Avenue in Montauk includes a swimming pool.Courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate

This five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home offers park views and is close to the beach. The large living room, family room, eat-in kitchen and dining area all open to the resort-like backyard where there is a swimming pool and hot tub. The second floor has three en-suite bedrooms with balconies overlooking the backyard and there are two additional bedrooms. There is also a game room on the lower level with a pool table and TV.

Who to call: Karen Hogan of Town & Country Real Estate

What will cost: $50,000 for the month of August, $25,000 for August 1 through August 14, and $30,000 for August 15 through Labor Day weekend

The swimming pool at 1435 Mill Road in MattituckCourtesy of Douglas Elliman

Or: 1435 Mill Road, Mattituck

This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home overlooks a 20-foot by 4-foot heated saltwater pool with a large sun deck and shaded pavilion. The oversized yard includes a fire pit. The house is located close to Breakwater Beach on the Sound, Mattituck Inlet, the shops of Love Lane and many North Fork wineries and breweries.

Who to call: Deborah Kusa Douglas Elliman

What it will cost: $25,000 per month for July and/or August

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7 dream rentals that offer space and style https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/7-dream-rentals-that-offer-space-and-style/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 01:15:22 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/7-dream-rentals-that-offer-space-and-style/ If you’re looking for a change of scenery or like the flexibility of renting, there are a number of comfortable properties currently available, some even fully equipped with modern furnishings and fittings so you can stress less on your next holiday. moving house. Whether you’re a young family looking to expand or a city worker […]]]>

If you’re looking for a change of scenery or like the flexibility of renting, there are a number of comfortable properties currently available, some even fully equipped with modern furnishings and fittings so you can stress less on your next holiday. moving house.

Whether you’re a young family looking to expand or a city worker looking for a temporary tree change, here are the hottest rental properties on the market.

Canterbury, VIC

24 Hopetoun Avenue, Canterbury VIC 3126

Don’t be fooled by the cute and quaint exterior, this four bedroom home is incredibly spacious. The renovated Victorian cottage is located in Canterbury’s Golden Mile and is perfect for a growing family.

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24 Hopetoun Avenue, Canterbury VIC

The open floor plan allows for great customization so you can easily make this rental a comfortable home. The property also features floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple skylights, and a travertine marble fireplace to create a welcoming atmosphere.

Tallai, Queensland

34 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai QLD 4213

34 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai QLD 4213

Now it’s a house on top of a hill that we would like to rent. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this modern mansion nestled in the Queensland bush is sure to do the trick.

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34 Glenrowan Drive, Tallai QLD

The four bedroom home is the epitome of a vacation home. Want to swim under the stars? You can enjoy panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline from this salt and magnesium pool.

Newtown, New South Wales

21 Watkin St, Newtown NSW 2042

21 Watkin St, Newtown NSW 2042

If you’re looking for that downtown lifestyle, this Newtown terrace might be the one. Both practical and stylish, it is located within walking distance of the cafes and restaurants of King Street.

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21 Watkin Street, Newtown NSW

With a clean palette of ivory, beige and black, this property is easy to match with your own furniture and decor. Spread over three levels, it has several living areas and a bright dining room just waiting for a housewarming party.

Whale Beach, New South Wales

Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach NSW 2107

Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach NSW 2107

Located a stone’s throw from the beach, this is a house where you can wake up to the waves. The remodeled beach house is fully furnished so you can relax and unwind on move-in day.

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Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach New South Wales

The three-bedroom house has an open-plan living-dining room which opens onto an outdoor patio with stunning sea views.

Hendra, Queensland

6 Goodwood Street, Hendra QLD 4011

6 Goodwood Street, Hendra QLD 4011

From sprawling lawns to the lagoon-style pool, kids will love this five-bed. The house, in a family suburb of Brisbane, is close to parks, schools and local shops.

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6 Goodwood Street, Hendra QLD

Whether it’s a weekend barbecue or a birthday party by the pool, this property has plenty of outdoor space for entertaining. The spacious bedrooms can easily be transformed into an office or a children’s room, making it a versatile multitasking place.

North Merricks, VIC

75 Merricks Road, North Merricks VIC 3926

75 Merricks Road, North Merricks VIC 3926

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This fully furnished home is perfect for those looking for a hassle-free change of tree. Surrounded by four acres of private grounds, the property comes with lake views and paddocks for that quintessential rural getaway.

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75 Merricks Road, North Merricks VIC

Home is the definition of comfort, from the outdoor fireplace to the farmhouse-style interiors. The best part? Two cute lambs, Ben and Jerry, will welcome you as their new roommate.

Avalon Beach, New South Wales

63 Palmgrove Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107

63 Palmgrove Rd, Avalon Beach NSW 2107

Located steps from Avalon Beach and local shopping, this four bedroom home is fully equipped with contemporary furnishings.

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63 Palmgrove Road, Avalon Beach NSW

The flowing floor plan takes advantage of the Avalon sunshine, as the living areas all share a sunny, green outlook.

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Escape to the countryside: UK cottage rentals will charm you https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/escape-to-the-countryside-uk-cottage-rentals-will-charm-you/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 09:23:29 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/escape-to-the-countryside-uk-cottage-rentals-will-charm-you/ P ing! There is another WhatsApp notification. These are the friends and family eager to fill their diaries for the months to come. Everywhere, it seems, people are making plans for the summer. And frankly, who can blame us after two years of tumbleweed? While precious OOO (i.e. Out Of Office) days are better spent […]]]>
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ing! There is another WhatsApp notification. These are the friends and family eager to fill their diaries for the months to come. Everywhere, it seems, people are making plans for the summer. And frankly, who can blame us after two years of tumbleweed?

While precious OOO (i.e. Out Of Office) days are better spent traveling overseas, weekends don’t require dipping into your vacation allowance or nearly as much planning – other than finding the perfect rental, ie.

The good news is that the UK is full of idyllic cottages that will let your obsession run wild. From thatched-roof Cotswold beauties and wisteria-laced honey-colored walls to coastal castles with epic views, they’re about as far from London’s concrete tetris blocks as you can get without setting foot on a plane. . But if you want to land the best spot, you’ll need to act fast. The upcoming Easter holidays have sparked a boom in bookings according to Staysure – up 175% from the same period in 2019 – a trend that is set to continue in the summer as UK travel picks up.

Whether you’re looking for a party venue for an invite-only festival, a weekend retreat for your family reunion, or simply looking for a country retreat for two, we’ve found the perfect cottages for your weekend getaway. end. Who knew paradise was right on our doorstep?

The Hoot, Cotswolds

Sleeping:15

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The Cotwolds in summer is England at its best. This is the version that visitors flock from all over the world to see, and we have the first dibs. Find the perfect perch at The Hoot, an old country house turned luxurious with seven bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining space, living room and a terrace with a barbecue and – wait for it – a hot tub that has sipping champagne under the stars written on it. It’s an independent offer, but forget the shopping cart that rushes through the supermarket. Instead, order snacks, breakfast and barbecue boxes, and gourmet treats ahead of time, ready and waiting for your stay. As for views? You can practically see as far as the Brecon Beacons.

From £1,500 per night based on a minimum stay of three nights, hillsidehangouts.co.uk

Highbrook Cottage, Wales

Sleeping: 4

Highbrook Cottage

Grab your crew and head into the hills for button-cute Highbrook Cottage, just across the Welsh border in leafy New Radnor. Pack your country best: The two-bed rental is a quintessential cottage, adorned with pretty floral and gingham furnishings against warm pastel walls with exposed beams above. There is even a wood-burning stove to avoid cold nights. If the nearby vineyard isn’t enticing enough, you’ll find a Gram-worthy waterfall nicknamed Water-break-tits-neck a short drive away through the village’s shops and cafes.

From £150, Wanderlist.com

Long White Cloud, Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire

Sleeping: 8

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Here for a while, not long? It takes just 40 minutes to get out of the hustle and bustle of London and into Bray, Berkshire, home of Monkey Island Estate. Here you will find six private residences, each serving refined stately elegance. Pack the largest option, Long White Cloud, which seats eight. The 19th century property offers four en-suite bedrooms, a private swimming pool and a jetty beside the River Thames. It’s the best of both worlds: enjoy the freedom, space and privacy of residences, knowing that luxury hotel hospitality and services are just minutes away.

From £1400pn subject to length of stay. Min 3 nights required on summer weekends, monkeyislandestate.co.uk

The Pink Castle, Ayrshire

Sleeping: 8

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Got little ones in tow? Watch their eyes widen in amazement as they lay eyes on the Pink Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland. The fairy tale rental is complete with turrets (one of which houses a sauna) and magnificent sea views to the Isles of Arran and Bute. Glasgow is a train journey away, but for a short break, nearby Largs has everything you need from a small town, including lovely shops and an ice cream parlor for the obligatory holiday scoops.

From £2,976, holidayhomes.co.uk

Thatched cottage, Cirencester

Sleeping: 2

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Free yourself from the gravitational pull of London and set up a satellite love station in the heart of the Cotswolds. Thatch Cottage, postcard perfect, is a wonderful idyll. The decor is eccentrically English: think plush velvet sofas, colorful rugs and a cream-coloured kitchen for leisurely breakfasts. Unwind with a soak in the tub overlooking the resident orchard or relax in the comfortable highball tumbler in hand. For supplies, the local main street is dotted with small shops and restaurants. Make your trip greener by offsetting the carbon emissions of your trip with Luxury Cottages.

From £1195 per week, Luxurycottages.com

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The 10 Most Luxurious Villas For Vacation Rental In Italy https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/the-10-most-luxurious-villas-for-vacation-rental-in-italy/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 16:41:15 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/the-10-most-luxurious-villas-for-vacation-rental-in-italy/ activities and interests destinations Europe Hotels and resorts Italy Holiday rents Show page contentHide page content Topiary & Tradition | Florence, Tuscany Villa Grottaferrata | Rome, Lazio Opera Glass | Rome, Lazio The yellow bench | Arezzo, Tuscany Rosemary Garden | Rome, Lazio Spicy Terracotta | Florence, Tuscany Sole and Mare | Florence, Tuscany Lemons […]]]>

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    • Topiary & Tradition | Florence, Tuscany
    • Villa Grottaferrata | Rome, Lazio
    • Opera Glass | Rome, Lazio
    • The yellow bench | Arezzo, Tuscany
    • Rosemary Garden | Rome, Lazio
    • Spicy Terracotta | Florence, Tuscany
    • Sole and Mare | Florence, Tuscany
    • Lemons from Sicily | Cinissi, Sicily
    • The garden path | Lucca, Tuscany
    • Deep Fees | Verceia, Lombardy

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    According to our readers, Italy is the number one international destination Americans are looking forward to visiting in 2022. With over 3,000 years of preserved historic sites, stunning scenery, enchanting arts, and some of the best food and wine in the world. , this popular country offers a little something to please everyone.

    Although these homes vary in size, Italian vacation homes are considered villas if they are either a country estate or an urban residence surrounded by an abundant private courtyard and a garden. We’ve included the best selections from the regions of Tuscany, Lombardy, Lazio and Sicily. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway with your partner, a family trip or the ultimate vacation with a group of friends, we have found a beautiful villa rental for you.

    Topiary & Tradition | Florence, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $3,602

    Topiary & Tradition, located just 15 minutes from Florence, is the quintessential Italian villa on our list. The land includes a perfectly maintained garden labyrinth of topiary hedges, encircling a stone statue. The courtyard is home to a Roman-style swimming pool and a shaded terrace with a full outdoor kitchen. Once inside, you’ll notice that every detail of this massive 12-bedroom home has been carefully thought out, with gothic chandeliers, a cozy library, and a huge stone fireplace. If you are looking for your ideal Italian vacation home, look no further!

    Bedrooms: 12

    Bathrooms : 12

    Sleeping: 24

    Rent now

    Villa Grottaferrata |  Rome, Lazio

    Villa Grottaferrata | Rome, Lazio

    Starting price per night: $1,803

    Villa Grottaferrata is an absolutely massive villa located near Rome. With 10 bedrooms, a family dining table and a professional kitchen, this house is well equipped to accommodate up to 20 people. Spend your days relaxing in the resort-sized pool, strolling the gardens or exploring the stunning architecture of this exquisite Italian vacation villa.

    Bedrooms: ten

    Bathrooms : 12

    Sleeping: 20

    Rent now

    Opera Glass |  Rome, Lazio

    Opera glass | Rome, Lazio

    Starting price per night: $1,395

    The Opera House villa is located in Monti, Rome, a central location for those wishing to explore the ancient city. The top floor is surrounded by huge floor-to-ceiling windows and glass ceilings, offering magnificent views of the city. However, do not spend all your time there! The lower level features marble columns and traditional artwork on the walls and ceilings, giving you the feeling of staying in a museum as much as a home.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: 6

    Rent now

    The yellow bench |  Arezzo, Tuscany

    The yellow bench | Arezzo, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $220

    Villa Yellow Bench is a 10 minute drive from Arezzo, located in the beautiful Tuscany region. This stunning 8 bedroom house has a fireplace, a large outdoor living area and a roof terrace overlooking the gardens and swimming pool. Elegantly blending traditional décor with modern amenities, this villa will be the perfect setting for your Italian adventure.

    Bedrooms: 8

    Bathrooms : 6

    Sleeping: 16

    Rent now

    Rosemary Garden |  Rome, Lazio

    Rosemary Garden | Rome, Lazio

    Starting price per night: $608

    The whimsical Rosemary Garden villa is located in Rome but is surrounded by beautiful greenery to isolate you from the busy streets. The interior decoration harmonizes with the floral atmosphere, giving the impression of truly being in a secret garden. This house is the perfect base for your adventures in Rome!

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: 7

    Rent now

    Spicy Terracotta |  Florence, Tuscany

    Spicy Terracotta | Florence, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $520

    Spicy terracotta is in The Case San Romolo, a magnificent city in Florence, Italy. This is a 16th century farmhouse, renovated into a charming holiday home, with sparkling chandeliers in every room. It is surrounded by a private garden offering panoramic views of vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy your meals in the cabana by the pool while overlooking the city. For adventurous chefs, book your own Italian cooking class in the traditional kitchen!

    Bedrooms: 5

    Bathrooms : 5

    Sleeping: ten

    Rent now

    Sole and Mare |  Florence, Tuscany

    Sole and Mare | Florence, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $236

    Sole e Mare, flowered villa in Florence, will make you feel immediately at home thanks to its neat and authentic decoration. With an abundance of outdoor seating, the owners recommend never eating indoors! Soak up all the greenery in this enclosed space.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 3

    Sleeping: 6

    Rent now

    Lemons from Sicily |  Cinissi, Sicily

    Lemons from Sicily | Cinissi, Sicily

    Starting price per night: $224

    Sicilian Lemons, located in Sicily, is truly an architectural marvel. Even though the two-bedroom home is a bit smaller, the modern details make this home spectacular. The private pool even cuts into the living room, giving the illusion of a seamless indoor/outdoor transition. The swimming pool is surrounded by a large, perfectly maintained green area, ideal for lounging and enjoying a limoncello.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 4

    Rent now

    The yellow bench |  Arezzo, Tuscany

    The yellow bench | Arezzo, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $220

    Villa Yellow Bench is a 10 minute drive from Arezzo, located in the beautiful Tuscany region. This stunning 8 bedroom house has a fireplace, a large outdoor living area and a roof terrace overlooking the gardens and swimming pool. Elegantly blending traditional décor with modern amenities, this villa will be the perfect setting for your Italian adventure.

    Bedrooms: 8

    Bathrooms : 6

    Sleeping: 16

    Rent now

    The garden path |  Lucca, Tuscany

    The garden path | Lucca, Tuscany

    Starting price per night: $202

    Up The Garden Path, located in Lucca, Tuscany, is a charming semi-detached guest house surrounded by gardens. You can explore the countryside, swim in the saltwater pool, or soak in the relaxing jacuzzi. For the ultimate carefree vacation, the villa owner would be happy to help arrange a personal chef or babysitting services.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 5

    Rent now

    Deep Fees |  Verceia, Lombardy

    Deep Fees | Verceia, Lombardy

    Starting price per night: $156

    The Fresh to Depth villa is located in the northern region of Lombardy, overlooking the Lago di Mezzola. This home has been furnished to take advantage of the picturesque lake and mountain views. The interior is decorated in a minimalist style for those looking for a convenient, distraction-free base (if you can stop looking outside, a hard thing to do)!

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 3

    Sleeping: 5

    Rent now

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    Abduction Suspect Arrested; missing teenagers; Rental Tzadik https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/abduction-suspect-arrested-missing-teenagers-rental-tzadik/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/abduction-suspect-arrested-missing-teenagers-rental-tzadik/ SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – Today is Tuesday, March 22. Start your day with KELOLAND On The Go with all you need to know about news and weather. A Minnesota man is behind bars this morning charged with kidnapping a South Dakota woman. Rapid City police are looking for two missing teenagers. Investigators hope an […]]]>

    SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – Today is Tuesday, March 22. Start your day with KELOLAND On The Go with all you need to know about news and weather.

    A Minnesota man is behind bars this morning charged with kidnapping a South Dakota woman.


    Rapid City police are looking for two missing teenagers.


    Investigators hope an autopsy later today will shed light on the body of a man found in the Big Sioux River.


    We have an update that we first brought to you on Monday on KELOLAND This Morning. Sioux Falls police are hoping the surveillance video will help them identify the person who opened fire outside the Eastway Bowl yesterday.



    Imagine what it would be like to live with something like that? This personal video of cockroaches at a Tzadik management property in Sioux Falls is not an isolated incident.


    The biggest fundraiser of the year for a KELOLAND animal shelter is coming up. Paws to Celebrate will take place on April 2 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.


    Download the KELOLAND News App to find the latest headlines on the go.

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    Radically rethinking vacation rentals for people of color https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/radically-rethinking-vacation-rentals-for-people-of-color/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/radically-rethinking-vacation-rentals-for-people-of-color/ LaTonya Yvette was stuck at home in Brooklyn with her two children for months when the pandemic hit in 2020, leaving her an exhausted single mother. “Everyone was leaving town. Everyone had somewhere else to go except us. There were so many people who looked like me who were in town with nowhere to go,” […]]]>

    LaTonya Yvette was stuck at home in Brooklyn with her two children for months when the pandemic hit in 2020, leaving her an exhausted single mother. “Everyone was leaving town. Everyone had somewhere else to go except us. There were so many people who looked like me who were in town with nowhere to go,” she recalls.

    Fast forward.

    This month, Yvette, a stylist and blogger with over 86,000 Instagram followers, and author of the memoir and “Woman of Color” guide, opens The Mae House, a vacation rental in Athens designed specifically for guests of color. .

    Anyone can book a full price stay, and their family will also use the house from time to time. But Yvette is also blocking times for black, indigenous, and people of color who need rest to stay — for free. “We deserve the space to rest. What does it take to redesign the wheel of short-term shared spaces? Especially in villages or towns where it’s so endemic?

    The Mae house – Mae is her grandmother’s middle name and her daughter’s name – is fueled financially and conceptually by Yvette’s second book, “Stand In My Window”, essays on the house due to be released in 2023. In researching her, Yvette immersed herself in the history of migration, how black Americans and people of color historically transferred power and land, as well as shared space. Soon Yvette, who moved often as a child, became interested in home ownership.

    “The more I wrote, the more complex my relationship with desiring the land and reinventing what I did with it in the world became,” she says.

    A vacation home of its own

    She set out to find a home in an overheated Hudson Valley real estate market. It had to be accessible by train as she was not driving. She didn’t want a wreck to be completely renovated or a cheap flip. The budget was tight. She started her search in Hudson, where she has friends.

    “Our location near the train in Hudson came in handy when LaTonya started arriving and needed rides! I became his cab driver,” says her friend Alexa Wilding, who has been renting from Hudson since 2017. When Yvette arrived at the station, she would let Wilding know she was ready to be picked up. “Best lyrics ever, especially during this lonely pandemic when we had barely seen each other,” adds Wilding. The two met in 2015 when Yvette was a stylist on Wilding’s music video.

    Eventually, Yvette landed in Athens, won over by a 173-year-old 4-bedroom colonial that reminded her of the homes and interiors she had pinned on Pinterest, especially the kitchen and courtyard.

    Yvette is acutely aware that she has “changed course generationally” and her children’s path by buying The Mae House. She is one of the first in her family to ever buy a house.

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    It wasn’t a wreck, but it wasn’t ready to move in either. “It needed TLC. The fence was down, things were broken, it wasn’t maintained. It really spoke to me,” Yvette says.

    “LaTonya has an amazing eye. She knows good bones, good quality, color and potential,” says Wilding, who has helped her connect with local support, including a BIPOC herbalist friend for The Mae House yard who “l lovingly helped identify what was growing on the land and helped her put a management plan in place.

    Yvette felt she would stand out as a person of color coming from New York – but also felt she would find possible safety in Athens. “I wanted to be welcome. I want to be part of this community. At the same time, what will make me feel safe in space? »

    She was comforted by the change that was brewing in Athens before her arrival. “Anytime you have a huge LGBTQ community on the waterfront, the flip side of that is you’re going to see people of color and black people coming in as well. It helped me feel safer knowing the community already existed,” she says.

    “What if I’m not here to get rich?” »

    Yvette is also acutely aware that she “changed course from generation to generation” and her children’s path by buying The Mae House, one of the first in her family to ever buy a home. Historically, there has always been a big divide between white and black homeowners, as racist real estate practices have put home buying out of reach for the majority of black families.

    Related: Changing Hospitality in the Catskills

    Yvette shared Mae House updates with her book editor; his two projects are inextricably linked. “The idea of ​​the book is to meditate on the house and how we make it. It became a really exciting opportunity to base the book on this project of buying this house and what it means – the idea of ​​ownership as a black woman,” says Chayenne Skeete, managing editor at Dial Press, an imprint of Random House. Skeete believes the book “will establish her as a thinker and synthesizer, someone who can pull together a lot of disparate things, not just telling his story, but making it relevant to the larger conversations that are happening.”

    Defining the mission of The Mae House was an exercise in reflection and synthesis. “What if we just offer a space? What if I’m not here to get rich? said Yvette, who couldn’t find any other vacation rentals with similar offers. It’s a surprise to her because sharing space is historically what black people do and have done, nurturing and caring for people for centuries. “It’s another way of doing it.”

    Yvette hopes to find BIPOC families in need of rest through an online application form. She is also building a community outside of her home, befriending neighbors and making it known that she has no plans to flip the house or rent it out exclusively; neither is good for any community.

    “I pay taxes, I go to the cafe. I took the ferry. I put more in this town. I’m here,” she said. She also forges relationships with the goal of offering local produce to her guests, including one with Sweet Freedom Farm in Germantown, which trains young BIPOC farmers.


    “Mae House provides respite from the overwhelmingly white, aggressive and inaccessible spaces that are constantly sprouting upstate. Truly accessible, all he asks of his BIPOC guests is rest. LaTonya has come up with a genius trade,” says Wilding.

    The summer before Yvette went to Athens, she spent $200 a night on a rental in Hudson that smelled of dog and smoke.

    “We were so happy to just be out. As a single parent, I understood how necessary it was, how much I attach importance to being able to say: “We are going on vacation! And [now] it’s part of our lives,” albeit in her own smoke-free home. “I don’t think I fully grasped what I did.”

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    Hundreds of people book Airbnb rentals in Ukraine – here’s why https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/hundreds-of-people-book-airbnb-rentals-in-ukraine-heres-why/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/hundreds-of-people-book-airbnb-rentals-in-ukraine-heres-why/ Despite the ongoing war with Russia, houses in Ukraine fill up faster than a seaside town during spring break. On Wednesday, popular Instagram account Quentin.Quarantino took to social media to announce an initiative to financially support families in Ukraine by booking Airbnb rentals. Within a day, hundreds of people joined the mission and booked an […]]]>

    Despite the ongoing war with Russia, houses in Ukraine fill up faster than a seaside town during spring break.

    On Wednesday, popular Instagram account Quentin.Quarantino took to social media to announce an initiative to financially support families in Ukraine by booking Airbnb rentals.

    Within a day, hundreds of people joined the mission and booked an Airbnb in the regions where Ukraine was most affected.

    “Yesterday I shared an idea to support Ukraine by booking rooms for rent on AirBnb,” explained the account, which is run by Brooklyn-based influencer Tommy Marcus, who raised 7 million on GoFundMe to help evacuate Afghan refugees. “24 hours later, hundreds of people are booking AirBnbs in Ukraine to send immediate financial relief to people in hard-hit areas. The response message from the hosts is so moving.

    Hundreds of people book Airbnb rentals in Ukraine to financially support families in the war-torn country.

    The San Francisco-based company has since come out in support of the initiative, revealing that it would waive all fees associated with those reservations.

    “We are so touched by the inspiring generosity of our community at this time of crisis,” Liz DeBold Fusco, Airbnb’s communications director, told The Post. “Airbnb is temporarily waiving guest and host fees on bookings in Ukraine at this time.”

    “We also encourage anyone interested in getting involved with Airbnb.org to visit airbnb.org/help-ukraine and support Airbnb.org’s initiative to provide housing for refugees fleeing Ukraine, by becoming a host or making a donation,” DeBold added. “To date, we’ve seen an overwhelming response to this effort, with over 357,000 visitors to this page.”

    The Airbnb homepage to search for accommodation in Ukraine.
    Airbnb’s homepage to search for homes for vacation rentals in Ukraine.
    Airbnb

    Airbnb revealed in the past two days alone that there were more than 61,000 nights booked in Ukraine, 34,000 of them by US residents.

    A flood of comments have since poured in as people share their experiences after booking an Airbnb to support the people of Ukraine.

    Alesia Burnazi, 27, who holds dual American and Albanian citizenship, has booked two Airbnbs in Ukraine, telling The Post she feels morally obligated to help.

    The Airbnb homepage when searching for accommodation in Ukraine.
    Hundreds of Airbnb accommodations are listed in Ukraine.
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    “No one deserves such suffering,” she said. “I couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing to help. My help is small, but everyone is doing what they can.

    Burnazi helped hosts Karina and Natalija.

    “Karina answered me after midnight. She was very touched and expressed her sincere gratitude. She told me that she and her family were in Kharkiv and there were no bombings at the moment,” Burnazi explained. “I wish I could say the same for Natalija, another host I booked through. I’m still waiting for a response from him.

    A conversation between Karina and Alesia, who booked an Airbnb.
    A conversation between Karina and Alesia Burnazi, who booked an Airbnb.

    Rob Mason, 38, from Leicester, England, wrote: “I booked an Airbnb in Kyiv for £15. Get money where it’s needed.

    He told The Post he was inspired to contribute when he saw Airbnb had lowered fees.

    “I thought it was a good idea to bring money to those in need,” Mason said. “I only had £15 ($20) but hopefully this will buy someone a meal or something.”

    Denis Cebulec, a model in Switzerland, also booked a stay in the capital Kyiv and let the host know his intention was only to show his support.

    “Obviously I’m not coming, I just wanted to directly support you with a small gesture,” Cebulec told host Irina. “I pray for you.”

    In response, Irina informed Cebulec that she would use the money for “human or military aid,” a screenshot of the interaction shows.

    A woman with a bag from the town of Bucha walks past a destroyed building on the frontline in the town of Irpin, Kyiv (kyiv) region, Ukraine, 04 March 2022
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    A man stands in front of a house destroyed by shelling in the town of Stoyanka, west of kyiv, on March 4, 2022.
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    “I really appreciate your heart,” Irina wrote. “Stay safe and come stay with us after the war. I’ll wait. We have almost a daytime air alarm in kyiv. I hope everything will be fine and that it will be over soon. »

    Another host, Oksana, responded to another person renting her Airbnb.

    “You have no idea of ​​its value now. We are all arrested,” Oksana replied. “I am with two children aged 3 and 6, hidden in the kyiv region. We have a cellar, with me another family with a 6 year old daughter and an old woman. . . together we will overcome this evil.

    “Just booked @Airbnb stays in #Ukraine,” Toronto native Jordan Markowski revealed on Twitter. “I’ve let the hosts know I won’t be showing up, but hopefully they can use the money to stay safe and buy what they need.”

    “Just booked an AirBnb in Irpin,” also wrote Alex Tabarrok, professor of economics at George Mason University. “My way of helping (if I can). In addition, the woman will be surprised. Stay strong in Ukraine.

    The total gross value of bookings to Ukraine was nearly $2 million, according to data from Airbnb’s ratings.

    Currently, the company lists more than 300 properties for rent across Ukraine.

    Meanwhile, on February 28, the home rental platform offered free housing to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.

    The move comes as Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced in a tweet on Thursday that the company would suspend all operations in Russia and Belarus as the war escalates.

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    Hancock County towns could restrict vacation rentals to ease coastal housing crisis https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/hancock-county-towns-could-restrict-vacation-rentals-to-ease-coastal-housing-crisis/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/hancock-county-towns-could-restrict-vacation-rentals-to-ease-coastal-housing-crisis/ Owning a vacation rental in Hancock County can be a lucrative business. A recent analysis by AirDNA, a company that analyzes data from short-term rental listings on sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, ranked Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island as one of the top 10 places in the country to invest in a home. […]]]>

    Owning a vacation rental in Hancock County can be a lucrative business.

    A recent analysis by AirDNA, a company that analyzes data from short-term rental listings on sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, ranked Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island as one of the top 10 places in the country to invest in a home. rental property.

    The largest town on the island’s so-called ‘quiet side’ ranks behind larger locales such as Maui and Joshua Tree, but AirDNA found rentals in Southwest Harbor enjoy an occupancy rate of 76 %, with an average price of $330 a night and can bring in an average of $73,000 in annual revenue.

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    Fayetteville council plans to extend deadline for short-term rentals https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/fayetteville-council-plans-to-extend-deadline-for-short-term-rentals/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/fayetteville-council-plans-to-extend-deadline-for-short-term-rentals/ Web monitoring For more information or to apply for an operating license for a short-term rental, go to: https://bit.ly/faySTRs FAYETTEVILLE — City officials are hoping that extending the time in which some short-term rental landlords must apply for permits will catch up with those who have yet to go through the process. Owners of short-term […]]]>

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    FAYETTEVILLE — City officials are hoping that extending the time in which some short-term rental landlords must apply for permits will catch up with those who have yet to go through the process.

    Owners of short-term rentals, such as those listed online on Airbnb and VRBO, must obtain a business license and building inspection to operate legally in the city, according to rules passed by the city council in April.

    City regulations classify short-term rentals as Type I or Type II. Type I rentals are homes with full-time occupants with one bedroom made available for overnight stays, or the entire home is made available to guests when its occupants are out of town. Type II rentals are residential units that accommodate full-time guests.

    Owners of Type II rentals must obtain a conditional use permit from the city, in addition to an inspection and a business license. Landowners normally have to obtain the permit through the Planning Commission. However, the council granted a “grace period” during which owners could obtain the permit administratively through staff, rather than having to go through a public hearing before the commission.

    The grace period was originally scheduled to end on November 21, but the board extended the period to February 21. On Tuesday, the council will consider extending the period again until May 21. If granted, the owners will have had a full year to get in compliance with the city.

    Council Member Sarah Bunch sponsored the measure to extend the deadline. She said she heard from four or five short-term rental owners and management companies who needed more time to bring their properties into compliance after an inspection.

    For example, having a chimney inspected and cleaned within the last year is on the building inspection checklist. If a homeowner finds a crack in a chimney, it could take longer than the Feb. 21 deadline to fix it and have the property inspected again, Bunch said.

    Bunch’s proposal would also provide a 60-day buffer for properties to go through the city’s process. As long as property owners apply before May 21, they could avoid having to go to the Planning Commission. So if an owner applied on May 20, then they would have a 60-day window to do the inspection, make the necessary fixes, and receive the license and permit to operate. The current municipal code requires property owners to complete the entire process by the February 21 deadline.

    This means that any short-term rental landlord who applies on and after May 22 would have to go through the Planning Commission.

    Bunch said she found that companies that manage multiple short-term rental properties in particular needed more time to get through the process. She also said she hoped to avoid hundreds of short-term rental applications going to the Planning Commission.

    “I think that should be more than enough,” she said. “By then we will have received sufficient training on this.”

    Planning staff estimate that there could be around 500 short-term rentals in operation in the city. So far, the city has received 423 applications, said Jonathan Curth, director of development services. Of the 423 submitted, staff approved 193.

    Of the 230 outstanding applications, 29 were revoked or canceled due to submission or duplication errors, and another 10 were denied for noncompliance with city regulations, Curth said. Twelve are still being processed and six more are pending but appear to be in the approval process, he said.

    This leaves a mixed bag of 179 applications that are under general review, awaiting repairs or installation of security features and follow-up inspection or have failed to submit documentation to collect and remit the tax. 2% sale on hotels, motels and restaurants in the city, Curth said.

    Requiring owners of Type II short-term rentals to obtain a conditional use permit was a Planning Commission recommendation that the city council eventually adopted, Curth said.

    Logan Humphrey, owner of Cohobnb, a local business that manages several short-term rentals in northwest Arkansas, said it would make sense to remove the conditional use permit requirement as long as properties comply. city ​​regulations. However, he said he was happy to hear that the city council would consider extending the application deadline.

    “I think it’s a great opportunity to let more people know about the order and be able to sign up,” Humphrey said.

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    Lovebirds are opting for local rentals this Valentine’s Day https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/lovebirds-are-opting-for-local-rentals-this-valentines-day/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 16:20:00 +0000 https://hollytreelakegeorge.com/lovebirds-are-opting-for-local-rentals-this-valentines-day/ Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to get cozy with your beau than with a romantic date that doesn’t involve transfers to the E train, TSA or canceled flights? New Yorkers received the memo, according to Airbnb research. They found that more people than ever are opting for second homes […]]]>

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to get cozy with your beau than with a romantic date that doesn’t involve transfers to the E train, TSA or canceled flights?

    New Yorkers received the memo, according to Airbnb research. They found that more people than ever are opting for second homes and short-term rentals within driving distance of their homes.

    “We’re seeing a surge in stays within 200 miles or less – which is basically a tank of gas – with locals rediscovering all that’s new and romantic within their radius,” spokesperson Haven Thorn said. from Airbnb, who noted that the platform also orchestrates romantic experiences like a couples photoshoot in Minnewaska State Park (boxed above).

    To help you score a home for the hottest winter day of the year at Uber-ing distance from your decidedly unromantic studio, we’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful love nests on the market right now. .

    Luxury Farmhouse Catskills, New York

    A roll in the hay at this Catskills farm will cost between $1,338 and $2,602 a night.
    Marc Mahaney

    If “gentle cascading waterfall” sends romantic chills down your spine, and if the words “built-in wood-fired pizza oven” warm your heart, then this luxury farmhouse nestled in Eldred, NY in the Catskills is sure to help you ignite that spark.

    The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home (above) has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a secluded grove of pine trees.

    Other features include a master suite with a plush king-size bed, exposed beams with a fireplace, a bathroom with a hand-chiselled Italian marble sink from the 1700s, and a veranda that overlooks a babbling brook.

    Valiant Valentine’s Farm costs between $1,338 and $2,602 a night.

    Zen Lake House Xcape, New Jersey

    Side by side of the lake house interior and a lake exterior.
    This mountaintop lakeside retreat in North Jersey includes a hot tub and plenty of space.
    Airbnb

    What’s better for a Valentine’s Day getaway than a hot tub nestled in an all-glass room overlooking a lake?

    Zen Xcape, a private getaway in northern New Jersey that describes itself as having “the rustic charm of a contemporary American lake house, the simple elegance of an Asian-inspired spa, and the sleek style of a loft New Yorker”.

    The three-bedroom home boasts panoramic water views, a five-burner stove, and, who could forget, a sunroom with hot tub. The house is perched on Wawayanda Mountain and offers breathtaking views.

    This lakeside love nest will cost you an average of $299 per night.

    Water Forest Retreat, Connecticut

    An exterior of the Water Forest Octagon.
    This water forest octagon is decidedly not of the UFC variety.
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    Love, like water, is deep.

    If you’re drawn to nature, the Water Forest Retreat (right) in Norwich, Connecticut is a great option. Make yourself comfortable in “The Octagon,” a yurt for adults that contains nothing more than a bed and a cozy electric fireplace.

    Who needs TV or Wi-Fi when you can look each other in the eye and the driftwood chandelier with “fairy” lights, seashells and crystals on the ceiling? The only problem is that the bathroom is in the form of an outbuilding. So prepare for cold and dark encounters with the unfamiliar wilderness if nature calls. The chance to have your partner’s undivided attention costs $120 per night.

    High-flying treehouse, Connecticut

    Relive teenage love fantasies at this grown-up treehouse at Bluebird Farm in Willington, Connecticut.

    Perched two stories above the ground, tickling maples and oaks on this 40-acre farm and animal sanctuary, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse will win you over with its rustic charm- chic. Make yourself comfortable by the fireplace or on the memory foam mattress.

    Cooking a meal is probably out of the question, with a small kitchenette and not much legroom, but take advantage of the expansive grounds, including a gazebo, country store, and farm animals. Note that no matter how much body heat you conjure up with your lover, it may not cover the winter cold. Homeowners warn that water pipes tend to freeze and there is no guarantee of heat.

    The treehouse starts at $129 a night.


    Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    If getting away from New York City — and the tri-state area — is priority #1, but international flights are getting you down, here are two domestic options on the sexy other side of the country.

    Love is like a rock, California

    Interior of the Joshua Tree property.
    This desert ranch will cost you at least a grand per night.
    Stay one degree

    A rock-hard exterior and a soft, private interior – that’s what this mid-century California desert ranch offers. If you’re willing to fly in from the East or live in the West, this unique and inherently romantic getaway is worth considering.

    Along with stunning views of the Joshua Tree Forest, the luxurious two-bedroom, three-bathroom home features a hot tub, wet bar, and vintage vinyl to set the mood. To keep warm on those cold desert nights, if your love isn’t heating up the scene enough, take advantage of the elegant Malm fireplace erected on the property.

    The rock abode will cost you between $1,074 and $1,650 a night.

    Amber Grain Fields, Montana

    Exterior shot of the Montana property.
    These modern and chic silos cost $1,475.
    Stay one degree

    If making love from the innermost cogs of a Midwestern farm silo or harvesting grain fulfills a lifelong fantasy, this home is it. Even if the cylindrical pieces of metal don’t immediately scream romantic getaway, these metal silos salvaged from Montana’s big sky are a one-of-a-kind luxury getaway you won’t soon forget.

    The “rustic and modern” style gives you the feeling of camping in Big Sky Country, but with the amenities you expect for a luxury stay. Silos feature “camping-chic” interiors, exposed beams, mid-century furnishings, and a king loft bedroom with high-quality cotton linens.

    The chance to live as a sexy farmer will cost you more than a wave of grain, starting at $1,475 a night.

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