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  1. Pauline

    Accommodations Italy - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    Italy is a popular travel destination with North Americans and people from Northern Europe. Brits, Scandinavians, Dutch and Germans flock to Italy for milder weather and sunshine. There are many vacation rentals in Italy - apartments in cities and towns, houses and villas in the countryside...
  2. Pauline

    Accommodations Italy - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for Italy. I start with agencies that represent several regions in Italy. Then I list local agencies by region. At the end are resources for farm stays - agritourism. Notes: Agency is based in Italy unless otherwise noted. See this page...
  3. Marta

    Accommodations France - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    You can find a wide variety and great selection of vacation rentals in France - chic apartments in Paris, dream chateaux in Bordeaux, family holiday villages, charming cottages on provincial farms and posh villas in the south of France. France is the number one travel destination in the world...
  4. Pauline

    Accommodations France - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for France. I start with agencies that represent several regions. Then I list local agencies by region. At the end are resources for farm stays - gites. Notes: Agency is based in France unless otherwise noted. See this page for larger...
  5. Pauline

    Accommodations UK - What to Expect in Vacation Rentals

    There are thousands of vacation rentals in all corners of England. The largest group of travelers in England are the English, heading out to the countryside for bank holiday weekends and summer vacations. Vacation rentals are usually of a good standard. Most are registered with the English...
  6. Pauline

    Accommodations England (UK) - Vacation Rental Resources

    This is a list of vacation rental agencies and resources for England. I start with agencies that represent several counties. Then I list local agencies by areas. (Separate pages for Wales, Scotland, Ireland.) Notes: Agency is based in England unless otherwise noted except for list of large...
  7. Pauline

    Campania & Amalfi Coast Summer in Italy, vacation rentals in Italy

    This month we profile Summer in Italy, an Italian-owned vacation rental agency that serves a mostly English-speaking clientele. They are best known for their wide selection of rentals in southern Italy, along the popular Amalfi Coast and the lesser-known Cilento Coast further south, making them...
  8. Pauline

    Tuscany Profile - Sant'Antonio Country Resort, vacation rentals in Tuscany

    For this month's profile we talked to Nico Pannevis, owner of Sant'Antonio Country Resort, an estate in the heart of Tuscany, near Montepulciano, with villas, cottages and apartments. Nico and Elena Pannevis It was a roundabout route that brought Nico Pannevis to Tuscany by way of Africa and...
  9. Pauline

    Accommodations Fragrance-Free Travel

    I am sensitive to the synthetic fragrances that have become increasingly popular the world over. These are the chemicals used in personal body products, laundry products, cleaning products, scented candles, and air fresheners to give them a “smell”. These fragrances are not regulated by...
  10. Pauline

    Cornwall, Marazion - 3bed/2bath house on the sea

    Cornish Gems - Seascape Size: 3bed/2bath, attached house on two levels Location: Marazion, near St Michaels Mount and Penzance in West Cornwall Link: https://www.cornishgems.com/holiday-cottages/seascape_3.html Date: September 2017, 1 week This is a fabulous house in a great location. The house...
  11. Pauline

    Cotswolds, Cirencester - 1bed/1bath cottage

    Character Cottages - Castle Mews 1bed/1bath Link: https://www.character-cottages.co.uk/all-properties/cotswolds-all/castle-mews Date: September 2017 - 3 nights We spent 3 nights here over a weekend in September. Castle Mews is a very nice cottage in a good location. It is small but well...
  12. Pauline

    Article Update on Vacation Rentals in Paris

    @Doru sent me the link to this article that gives a good update on the situation with vacation rentals in Paris. Paris Update - A Home in Paris, The Luxuries of Living in a Real Paris Apartment, September 27, 2017, by Adrian Leeds From the article: "The Paris city laws (at the time of writing)...
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