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Leah Shafer

Don’t Miss these Hill Country Destinations Near Boot Ranch

By Leah Shafer | October 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Don’t Miss these Hill Country Destinations Near Boot Ranch

Buying and building in Boot Ranch is a no-brainer if you’re looking for luxury Hill Country living with resort-like amenities and an award-winning Hal Sutton-designed golf course. Boot Ranch provides fabulous service amid the rustic beauty of ranch life and there’s something for everyone, from the 55,000-square-foot members-only clubhouse and village complex and 4.5-acre pool and […]

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Gorgeous Cape Cod Houses in Chatham, Massachusetts

By Leah Shafer | June 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Splurge vs. Steal: Two Gorgeous Cape Cod Houses in Chatham, Massachusetts

All of Cape Cod is beautiful, but the seaside town of Chatham, Massachusetts, is particularly charmed. With storybook houses and the landmark 19th-century Chatham Lighthouse, it’s a destination for many vacationers looking for peaceful relaxation and gorgeous surroundings. Located on the southeastern tip of Cape Cod, Chatham was first settled in 1664 by the English. […]

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Waco ‘Fixer Upper’ Properties Marketed As Trendy Vacation Rentals Through AirBnb, VRBO

By Leah Shafer | August 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Waco ‘Fixer Upper’ Properties Marketed As Trendy Vacation Rentals Through AirBnb, VRBO

If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, then you know their renovated homes are all near Waco, Texas. It turns out several of the owners of these monuments to shiplap and style showing up on popular rental services AirBnb and VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) as celebrity-designed spaces available by the […]

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Texas Grown, Texas Made Wines With Vineyard Ranch Designs in Celina, Texas

By Leah Shafer | August 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Celina, Texas, is an area of bucolic fields and green spaces that go on for as far as the eye can see. Back in 2003, Linda and Clark Hornbaker purchased 10 acres of open pasture in this area about 45 miles north of Dallas. With the rolling hills and peaceful countryside, Linda saw it as the family’s “garden of […]

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Find a Sweet Cape Escape with a Charming Home in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod

By Leah Shafer | July 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Find a Sweet Cape Escape with a Charming Home in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod

Every June, my family and I rent a cottage in Orleans, Mass., for a week, which is in the heart of Cape Cod. Our place is right on the bay, and we watch the tide ebb and flow from our large front porch. We just returned last week and the temperature was never above 80°. Last summer, […]

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HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment Is to Die For

By Leah Shafer | June 13, 2016 | Comments Off on HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment Is to Die For

If Paris is the city of love, then the Eiffel Tower is one of the most romantic landmarks in the world. Lots of people get engaged there, but what if you could do that, or renew your vows, in an Eiffel Tower apartment? Vacation rental website HomeAway has partnered with architect Benoit Leleu to design a […]

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