Hawaii: Aloha, Kauai
Koloa Landing Cottages, 2704-B Hoonani Road, Koloa, Kauai 96756; (800) 779-8773, www.koloa-landing.com. “Cute places, with flavor of old Hawaii and everything you could want for a beach getaway: towels, chairs, snorkeling gear, belly boards. Near historic Old Town Koloa; walking distance to Poipu Beach. Host and hostess Ellie and Bret Knopf are very helpful. The prices are great.” From $85 per night for a studio to $200 per night for a three- bedroom, two-bath house.
Ireland: pub and more
The Bosun, Monkstown, County Cork; 011-353-21-484- 2172, fax 011-353-21-484-2008, www.thebosun.ie. “Small, excellent guesthouse is attached to wonderful restaurant that is attached to a marvelous pub. Friendly staff. Fifteen minutes from the city of Cork on the River Lee; great location for exploring central Ireland.” Doubles $109, including breakfast and private bath.
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