Who wouldn’t want a chance to enjoy the most romantic city in the world? Spend ten days in a charming two-bedroom apartment located in the 17th arrondissement, seeing what it means to live in an authentic French neighborhood. Furnished in a cozy and relaxed style, this 75-square meter apartment has been recently remodeled with rooms that face a quiet courtyard. Start your day off with a visit to the local baker for some fresh croissants, shop for groceries at the organic market, then sip a café au lait as you people watch. Head to one of the many signature French bistros in the area for dinner and see why some Parisians never leave their neighborhood!
Get the best of both worlds—the quiet life and the big city lights—as your nearest metro stop is around the corner, and can take you anywhere you want to go. Walk to the Opera and l’Arc de Triomphe for some irresistible eye candy; check out the iconic Tour Eiffel, Champs Elysees, and Parc Monceau, and visit all the areas that have made this one of the most beloved cities in the world. Spend your end-of-the-year holidays in Paris for a romantic Christmas vacation, or visit in the summer when the birds are singing and the gardens are in bloom… your choice! Either way, you can’t go wrong; as Audrey Hepburn used to say: “Paris is always a good idea!”
Dates to be arranged by mutual agreement. Available for ten days from August 4 to September 8, 2017; November 17, 2017 to March 1, 2018; July 2018 to January 2019 (including end-of-the-year holidays). Apartment located one flight up—no elevator available. Sleeps four: one double bed, one sofa bed in study/bedroom, one sofa bed in living room.
Score big points with the family as you enjoy a one-week stay for four in this well-appointed, one-bedroom Squaw Peak condo, just a short walk to the “Funitel” and minutes from Squaw Valley’s 4,000+ acres of winter sports terrain. Head to the mountain for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and more in this year’s gorgeous powder and then relax at the newly renovated Village at Squaw Valley, which boasts over 20 restaurants and cafés, numerous shops, ice-skating, spa, and more. Ride the cable car with the kids for truly breathtaking views from the mountaintop pool, go for a dog-sledding run in the valley, or ride the kid-friendly snowmobiles on the village circuit. There’s something for everyone (even you non-skiers) during Ski Week – so grab your parka, get your hot toddy mug ready, and score your own slice of Tahoe fun.
Dates to be arranged by mutual agreement. Available during Ski Week 2018; stay must be completed by April 2018.
Spend six fabulous nights in a luxury two-bedroom condo at Ocean Dream Resort, Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic. Cabarete’s magnificent sandy beach lies naturally between sea and mountain, creating a charming haven for the entire family. Known throughout the world as one of the best spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing, Cabarete is the perfect place to grab a little R& R or take advantage of the countless outdoor activities: hikes to waterfalls, ziplining in the jungle, wildlife tours, and more.
The amazing weather, delicious food, fabulous shopping, and endless water and outdoor activities make this the perfect vacation destination. Make lasting memories on your next island vacation!
Limited availability between June 15 and September 30, 2017 or June 15 and September 30, 2018. Must be used by September 30, 2018.
An annual favorite, the Trustee Barrel is sure to please all wine lovers, from the casual sipper to the deliberate connoisseur. A varying selection of delectable wines will delight—and may surprise—you. Our wine-savvy trustees—and in-house sommelier—never fail to deliver and we hope you enjoy this year’s selection!
Entice your senses as you take a journey through Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast to the rich, spiced cosmos of this African feast. You’ll be treated like royalty as you enjoy a beautiful, family-style meal in the newly renovated home of Aaron and Stephanie Ross.
Get ready for bold flavors and signature dishes stretching from east to west coast. Start your meal off with Kenyan style samosas, fried yucca root, and Senegalese beef dumplings. Senegalese leek and potato soup, and the mains—the popular chicken yassa with rice, vegetarian mafé, Katsumbari and a fish dish from Kenya—will make you keep coming back for more! Dessert of fresh beignets, Ivory Coast style, and mendazi will bring a sweet ending to your amazing meal. Fragrant spices and vibrant colors will make this an Instagram-worthy meal. A riveting drum xshow to entertain the eyes and ears will precede dinner, whetting your appetite for what’s to come. With nine companions joining you, this is sure to be a night of delights!
Dinner for 10, to be held on October 7, 2017.
Spend the perfect weekend in the charming town of Saint Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Kirby family’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow has a private feel, but is walking distance to St. Helena’s picturesque main street, with its wide variety of excellent restaurants, welcoming galleries, and eminently browsable shops. Take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and try biking, hiking or a round of golf… or get adventurous with a hot air balloon ride! Visit some of Napa’s famed wineries for an enticing afternoon treat or bring the kids out to see Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga and feed the goats. You’ll be perfectly positioned to discover (or rediscover!) all that Napa has to offer.
You will also enjoy a full day of complementary access to the renowned Meadowood Resort, including a hearty collection of amenities such as golf, tennis, croquet, swimming, fitness and spa. Head north for a weekend full of fun and quality family time, just a short drive away!
Stay includes two nights. Children welcome. Dates to be arranged by mutual agreement. Stay must be completed by May 2018.
Prepare to be transported on an intoxicating journey across the ocean to a distant land. The aroma of cumin, saffron, cardamom, and turmeric will tantalize your senses, hinting at the exquisite spread of Afghan and Persian food you will enjoy at the Misaghi residence. Served in multiple courses, your meal will take you on a journey down the Silk Road, from Tehran to Kabul.
Take a caravan into traditional Persian and Afghan delights as you savor Iranian Barberry rice with saffron chicken; a popular Afghan lamb stew, served with challow, cumin-infused Afghan rice; fresh naan and slow-cooked daal; and a delicious yogurt starter with mint and cucumber. Your taste buds will sing out and your eyes and ears will rejoice as you are entertained with Afghan and Persian music and dance performances. Your group of eight will be sure to enjoy this captivating evening where you’ll learn the true meaning of hospitality.
Wine and dine with the newly appointed Consul General of France, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens in the official French residence. Set in a beautiful location—on a hillside in the Parnassus Heights neighborhood of San Francisco—the house features a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings. Built in 1902 by the architect T. Patterson Ross, this house has been the official residence of the Consul General of France in San Francisco since early 2014. Enjoy the house and a truly unforgettable gourmet French meal, crafted by Chef Emmanuel Poulard. With great food, wonderful wine, and fabulous conversation, you will appreciate every minute of your sophisticated evening with the Consul General of France.
Dinner for 9 to be held before September 30, 2017.
Don your rose-colored glasses and visit the City of Lights in style as you stay for a week in a beautifully appointed, Haussmannian apartment in the 8th arrondissement. This glamorous apartment—and the surrounding neighborhood—has everything you could wish for in a visit to Paris. Have your petit déjeuner next door at the famous Eric Kayser bakery, then stroll down the street to explore the wonders of the Elysée Quarter. Famous sites such as the Madeleine, Place de la Concorde, les Champs Elysées, and Parc Monceau are all just a short walk away. Treat yourself to a dinner at Dominique Bouchet, window-shopping along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and dessert from Ladurée, where the macarons are world famous.
Featured in Marie Claire Maison and Remodelista, this lovely pied-à-terre features a spacious layout with two bedrooms, a modern kitchen and bathroom, and a gorgeously renovated living space full of light. You’ll also have all the amenities of home— washer and dryer, flat screen TV, multi-zone Blu Ray player, an office, and wifi—to keep you comfortable as you explore one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Take your cue from Thomas Jefferson: “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.” Don’t miss out!
Available from January 2017 to January 2018, booking arranged through management company.
Be voted “best friend of the year” as you choose seven lucky friends for a special evening with the San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year, Michael Cruse. Michael will pour a selection of sparkling and still wines from his personal library, including the highly sought after Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs—“the sparkling wine that no one can get.” Spend the evening relaxing over a perfectly paired multi-course meal in the Piedmont home of fellow EB parents Jaime Araujo and Stéphane Bezian. Be sure to bring your curiosity as you discuss the craftsmanship involved in making these uniquely Californian wines with an expert. This will be a night to remember with fabulous wines and sure to be excellent conversation!
Dinner for 8 to be held on either June 10, 2017 or October 14, 2017.