Mardi Gras is just a month away, which gives you just enough time to find that hotels are pretty much booked. If you’ve got big plans to celebrate Fat Tuesday in a historic party city like New Orleans or you want to celebrate tropical Carnival style in Rio de Janeiro, check out a private vacation rental home where you can have a fabulous celebration of your own.
Venice is one of the oldest cities to celebrate the Carnival season. The canals and floating structures have seen some of the best old-world festivities and new-world parties. Italian views are all picturesque, but the views from in-town in Venice are simply breath taking. This beautiful private home in Salute Dorsoduro will make you feel like you’re living inside an artistic film. Domes and steeples of centuries-old buildings are just on the other side of your bedroom curtains. This home sleeps six and has two full baths. Three living floors are filled with luxurious Venetian furnishings for a culturally enriching stay.
Trinadad and Tobago celebrate one of the longest Carnival seasons in the Caribbean. Just after Christmas, festivities begin and but the peak of the festival begins the Monday before Fat Tuesday. There are two full days of celebration, and the capital city Port-of-Spain is where the more intense action is. This ocean-side villa is the best of party life and seclusion. You’ll be tucked into a prestigious and well appointed vacation community yet near all the adventure. White sand beaches, world-class golf, and perfect weather are just steps from your door.
NOLA is the place to be if you’ve never celebrated Mardi Gras before. This 5 bedroom Victorian town house is perfect for bringing the whole gang. You’ll be right in the French Quarter in the heart of it all. The home is 3 blocks from Bourbon Street- the epicenter of Fat Tuesday. Secure off street parking is available, but you won’t need your car once you arrive. This home is just right for a week of indulgence. The front porch area is perfect for enjoying all of Mardi Gras week. Watch the pre-parties and visitors gear up for a wild night out. See parade participants gather and rush to their floats. And you’ll surely enjoy sipping mimosas the morning after the big party and watching the city turn back into a quaint artistic hot-spot.