Conde Nast Traveler Names BeautifulPlaces Liza Graves Top California Wine Country Villa Vacation Expert For Fifth Year in a Row

April 04, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
(Sonoma, CA) Liza Graves, co-founder and COO of BeautifulPlaces was named top villa rental specialist by Condé Nast Traveler magazine (April 2011) for the California's wine country for the fifth consecutive year. Graves was one of only 44 travel specialists in the world to earn the distinction and the only one recognized for her expertise on the California wine regions of Napa and Sonoma.

Each year the editors of Condé Nast Traveler conduct a rigorous vetting and selection process. The final list represents the top international villa rental specialists offering the finest in service, exceptional properties, local destination expertise, and dependable business practices.

Also featured in the magazine's April issue was BeautifulPlaces' villa, Stonefield. Hailed as a "Villa for the Chef in You", the home with an ultra-gourmet kitchen ("who needs the French Laundry?") is located a few blocks from the town square in Sonoma, California.

"It is a singular honor to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler known the world over for delivering truth in travel," commented Graves. "At BeautifulPlaces we specialize in personalizing the travel experience by carefully matching guests with the right villa and by creating custom food and wine experiences for them using our local connections and expertise."

About BeautifulPlaces

SAVOR LIFE! BeautifulPlaces ( has created a new dimension in travel offering guests an authentic lifestyle experience in a variety of prime destinations around the world – the wine regions of Northern California, France and Italy…the resort areas of Mexico, Palm Beach, the Bahamas and, most recently, Nantucket. In addition to a select portfolio of villa and estates rentals, BeautifulPlaces' concierge division handles all personal arrangements; plans custom itineraries; creates exclusive experiences and hands on activities for guests; and provides insider tips about the destination.

BeautifulPlaces represents the finest international real estate with properties to suit all tastes from mountain top architectural wonders to classic historic villas to lush vineyard estates to charming family homes. Unlike hotels, a villa stay ensures the utmost in privacy, security, and a relaxed informality for an ideal vacation.

For reservations/information call 1-800-495-9961