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Dec 30th, 2001, 03:24 AM
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Sammy
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Oceanview but NO Close-view of People?- Looking for Special Accomodations in Warm Locations...

I am trying to find very special types of accomodations in warm locations throughout the world.

The first three requirements, being near-to and having a view-of the ocean or
sea with a porch, lanai or yard with a table and chairs, are obviously quite
ubiqutious. It is the following additional requirements that are quite special
and make it difficult to find:

1. I do _not_ want to see people swimming, or lying, sitting or walking along
the beach or a pool. This means that:

-I don't want to have to pass through the beach or pool area (or encounter
swimsuit-only clad people on their way to either one) in order to get to and
from my accommodation

- I don't want the view from my accomodation to include such sights

(if they appear sufficiently distant, such as the people in the Sheraton Waikiki
Webcam do (http://hawaiilive.sheraton-hawaii.com/sw-cam.cfm ), it would be
okay.)

Basically, I want as much as privacy as possible, however:

2. I also won't feel comfortable if I am totally isolated.

I realize that many of the isolated homes could very well in actuality be as safe,
if not safer, than many of the resorts and hotels but it's just my nature that I
get scared at night if there aren't other people nearby. Even when there are
other people, if all of them in the immediate vicinity are asleep, I can get
very scared upon hearing unfamilar noises.

(Nonetheless, if anyone has any isolated accomodations to recommend, I'd be interested in
knowing of them as I may want to suggest them to others and you just never know if I might
want to try one of them myself one day, perhaps going with several other people.)

Perhaps there are some villas or
cottages that would afford me the kind of privacy I am looking for but are
enclosed within a gated resort or community that has 24-hour security or at
least some people who will be 'up and about' throughout most of the night, such
as some of the cleaning or cooking staff.

If in certain areas it is not possible to have an ocean-view w/ the other requirements, then I would settle for being near the ocean and having at least a partial view of the sky and at least some pleasant foliage.

I am interested in knowing of all of types of accomodations that would meet my
requirements: hotel rooms, condominiums, apartments, villas, cottages, etc.
While I am most interested in short-term rentals ( 1-3 weeks), if anyone happens
to know of any long-term rentals and even properties for sale that would fit the
bill, I would be interested in knowing about them.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance to anyone
who may reply with helpful information.

Happy holidays,

Sammy
 
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Dec 30th, 2001, 11:21 AM
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I don't know if this matches your thoughts, and it isn't in Africa, I couldn't tell from your post whether you were specific about a destination.

But I have always wanted to visit ANSE CHASTANET in St Lucia in the Caribbean. I can't tell from the websites I have found what the exact views are from the rooms though but you could probably find out.

If you are looking for this accommodation in a particular country, please let us know.
 
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Dec 30th, 2001, 08:39 PM
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Sounds like you are an agent trying to get together a portfolio of accommodation!
 
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