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7 Nights in Shanghai and “Chinese Venice”
A priceless experience!
Hotel, meals and sight-seeing in cosmopolitan Shanghai and scenic Suzhou for your family (of up to 4) will be arranged and paid for by your gracious local hosts, Group 4 student Joy Cheng's family. Adventure into China, with the assurance that an in-the-know fellow Waring family will be your guide! You will have unique access to food and attractions that typical tourists only dream of! There will be a lot of fun planning going in to this trip. Yew-Cheong Tham (a Waring parent) will be available to help coordinate between you and the Chengs and to help with any auxiliary trips you may want to take while in China. You'll need to bone up on your chopstick skills, so some of the planning should be held over dinner at the Thams.
Winner will be responsible for flights and visas. Take advantage of a direct Boston to Shanghai flight, or incorporate stopovers to make the most of this travel adventure.
Backyard Summer Bash!
Summertime and the livin' is easy! Throw a backyard bash for your all of your friends and neighbors featuring delicious local shellfish from the Ipswich Shellfish Company, local ale from the Ipswich Brewing Company and music from Waring's very own Bereaud family band. Package includes $1,500 of shellfish of your choice - oysters, lobster, mussels and clams - perfect for a summertime clambake. Wash it down with beer from the Ipswich Ale beer truck that will come to your house loaded with two kegs to beat your summer thirst. This is a party everyone will be talking about!
A one week stay for four at Generations Resort Riviera Maya Mexico
Value - $18,000.00
Prepare for an unmatched experience in service and amenities at this AAA Four Diamond award-winning all suites, all butler, all gourmet & premium liquor inclusive beachfront resort. Groups of all kinds will find their personal heaven in the premier luxury offerings of the resort. Located right on the stunning Riviera Maya, Generations features 144 suites, Gourmet Inclusive cuisine and amenities, and a stunning natural setting where daily adventure awaits.
This package features a luxurious ocean front two bedroom swim up suite that comfortably sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children. Enjoy all the wonderful details that this suite has to offer, including a master bedroom equipped with a king-sized bed and Jacuzzi for two, a second bedroom with two double beds, a living area with a double or single sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 8, smart TV, contemporary bathroom with a glass enclosed shower, and a premium minibar. Step within your balcony and jump right into your very own private pool or cool off with a refreshing rinse in your private outdoor shower.
This vacation package is being offered without blackout dates, so check your calendar, pick your dates and don't miss the chance to bid on this luxurious Mexican vacation.
A romantic getaway at the White Barn Inn & Spa in Kennebunk, Maine
Value - $1,500.00
The White Barn Inn & Spa is an award-winning hotel, restaurant and spa that has been a landmark in Kennebunk, Maine for 150 years. The 26-room inn offers guests supreme levels of quality, luxury and service: rooms, suites, waterfront cottages, a swimming pool, massage and spa treatments, and convenient access to fine shopping and art galleries in the charming coastal town of Kennebunkport.
The White Barn’s celebrated restaurant offers unforgettable AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star fine dining in Maine. The inn has received numerous accolades, including Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Award, placing it in the ‘Top 500’ list for the last five consecutive years. Condé Nast Traveler has described the White Barn Inn as “One of the great places to stay and eat in the world”
This getaway package is being offered without blackout dates and is fully customizable to suit the winner’s wishes with a hotel credit of $1,200.00. Choose your number of nights, room type, dining & spa options to suit your whims! A champagne & gourmet treats gift basket rounds out this amazing auction item!
A one week stay in a Basque-style Country Villa - Arbonne, France
Value - $2,000.00
Perfect for multiple families, located in the charming countryside of Arbonne, this cozy farmhouse offers the tranquility and privacy of country living, while being just minutes from the vibrant, and cosmopolitan town of Biarritz. Spend your mornings buying fresh Basque style treats from the local bakery in Arbonne, and your afternoons in Biarritz taking tea at Hotel Du Palais and exploring the picturesque Cotes de Basques. From here you are just a short car ride to Spain, so why not enjoy tappas in San Sebastian for dinner or take in the Guggenheim in Bilbao?
The ground floor features an open floor space that provides lovely views with gorgeous cathedral ceilings and a large fireplace. Unique antiques collected over the years, and views of your own cornfield, give this farmhouse a flair unlike any other. It is truly a hidden world of art and sophistication. Huge French Barn Doors open to the terrace and a luxurious pool great for entertaining adults and children alike. There are three generously sized bedrooms on the ground floor (all 28m2), two full beds that sleep two and one with a set of twin beds. Similar to the living area, the bedrooms' large doors open to a beautiful view of the gardens. Upstairs, the Master boasts its own private bath and changing boudoir.
Available September – May, concierge service is included. Say “Oui” to this wonderful opportunity to discover this exceptionally special home in this very beautiful region.
Getaway weekend for up to 9 people in Vermont Farmhouse!
Value - $1,200.00
This charming, cozy but spacious Vermont Farmhouse offers a base for hiking, biking, skiing, x-country, snowshoeing, fly-fishing, kayaking, tubing, swimming and more. And for those who just need a break, a stunning and peaceful spot for walks, hammock time, cooking, or just taking in the view. Truly a four season paradise!
A perfect girls weekend or a delightful getaway for couples (but large and kid-friendly enough for 2 families) the home has been renovated and outfitted with all in mind. A vibrant, comfortable living room hosts a piano, abundant books, games, puzzles, bluetooth speaker, and a turn table. A delightful screen porch for morning coffee, afternoon naps or romantic dining. In the barn, a gameroom offers ping-pong and foosball during the milder months.
Weekend selection to be based on availability of the house. Thinking about a family reunion or a special birthday? Then think about grabbing this terrific auction item and head to the Green Mountains!
One night in the Hôtel de Glace, Québec
Located only 4 km from the north end of Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover every winter. The only ice hotel in North America, Hôtel de Glace has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults, its crystalline ice sculptures its 44 rooms and suites, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. A real work of art made of ice and snow, the Hôtel de Glace will offer the discovery of a fascinating world.
This package includes a regular room at the Hôtel de Glace including the Nordic sleeping bag for the night. A room at Valcartier Hotel on the same night as your stay at the Hôtel de Glace (luggage, shower, etc.) A welcome cocktail served in an ice glass, access to the Nordic area's hot tubs and sauna under the stars, breakfast, Winter Activities Passport (Access to the snow slides, Snow Rafting and Ice Skating Paths), access to the indoor/outdoor pool of the Hotel Valcartier Spa (14 years old and more), 10% off on other activities on site. All gratuities included. Reservation is for 3 adults.
Must be used between January - March 2018 (operating dates to be determined by Hôtel de Glace).
Great auction items that your student will be glad you won!
Mrs. Cahill's Famous Lunches - a Waring tradition! A week of lunches lovingly prepared by Mrs. Cahill. You know that your child will receive a week of fresh, delicious and nutritious lunches. Your child will be the envy of the school!
Rising Junior - What is on every high school junior's mind? Getting that driver's license and preparing for the next chapter - college! This auction item has what every junior wants and needs to get ready for both. Triad Driving Academy in Beverly is providing all classroom instruction, driving lessons and road test preparation (an $800 value), Prometheus Tutors in Beverly has included their most popular SAT/ACT Test Prep Bootcamp class (a $1500 value) and Waring's own college advisor extraordinaire, Linda Crosby, has hand-picked 5 of the most useful and popular college search guide books. This amazing package has what it takes to get your rising junior on the road to success!
International Dinner Party - Invite your child's entire grade to a wonderful home-cooked Asian feast, stress-free! We will provide dinner, beverages and dessert as well as meal set-up and clean up. You can be free to focus on the fun details, like decor and music. Instant, fabulous birthday or graduation party (or anything else). We will come to your venue, or you can opt to hold your event at Waring's House.
Senior Star - Take notice if you have a current junior embarking on their senior year! This auction item will keep the spotlight shining on your soon-to-be senior all year long. We start with a VIP parking spot at Waring school to be used by either parents or student all year long. Next we add a senior portrait photo session package with professional photographer Jason Grow. Then we top it off with front row seats at graduation along with a $200 gift certificate to Henry's Market for an easy graduation dinner at home. It all adds up to a great senior year and a graduation experience par excellence!