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Villa apartment Florence 2 to 6 people
Rental San Casciano in Val di Pesa, to approx. 5 mi from Florence - Florence Province - Tuscany
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5/5
Philippe G, 07/12/2015

This house was great! Lots of room, very clean and the owners were very helpful with information about the area. The house is situated overlooking a valley, we had dinner outside, with a beautiful view one night. Very quiet location but still very close to Florence. We stayed here one week and it was perfect for day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Montalcino etc.

5/5
Andrew S, 09/04/2014

The setting of the property is outstanding - on a hill surrounded by fields and woodland. Close to Sarlat, a ten-minute drive, the location is well away from the road, so there is no traffic noise and so the experience is one of peace and quiet. We had access to the swimming pool, shared with one other rental property on the site, and there are some lovely walks across the fields and into the woodlands. Xavier the owner is very friendly and the arrangements for our stay were well cared for. The booking process itself was very smooth. The furnishings in the property are basic but the layout of the property inside is generous with a large reception room and dining table in the kitchen, plus tables to enjoy eating al fresco on both sides of the property so that one could have both breakfast and our evening meal in the sun! Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Villa apartment Alba 2 to 5 people
Rental DIANO d'Alba, to approx. 1.9 mi from Alba - Cuneo Province - Piedmont
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5/5
Suzanne H, 06/02/2014

I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to spend a month here in the care of the Benevello family. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family. Little bowls of cherries, bouquets of fresh herbs and even eggplant carpaccio appeared outside my door from time to time. I was even invited to a family dinner one night with the guests across the hall from me. Arcoballeno is a little slice of heaven. We stayed in the lavender apartment. It has two balconies - one large one with an adjustable awning off the main living room and another smaller one off the bedroom. When the weather cooperates, you can see the mountains from the bedroom balcony. Both spots provide stunning vistas of vineyard and hazelnut tree-covered rolling hills and hilltop villages. And both balconies are wonderful places to enjoy morning coffee, breakfast or dinner al fresco after a hard day of hiking or wine tasting. A word about the internet service. The owners do their very best within their control to provide a stable internet service, but you must remember it's Italy and stable is not always a suitable adjective for internet here. I am a writer and therefore need the internet for research and communication. It was a challenge, but I adjusted. If I can, anyone can! They provide a reliable, state-of-the-art router. It's just that the phone company doesn't always do its share. The hike to Diano is a strenuous one, but necessary for preventing weight gain! And once up the hill, you will be pleasantly rewarded with even grander views, particularly from the Belvedere next to the church. There is a wonderful macelleria, a little grocery store and bakery in Diano. Ask Raffaella to recommend some of their favorite trattorie. One is Ristorante Nelle Vigne. Not too far away and a stunning view of the vineyards and, possibly, the mountains. Sunset from there is awesome. Ask to sit in the glassed-in section of the restaurant. Another one the locals love (and I whole-heartedly agree) is L'Osteria del Vignaiolo in Santa Maria - La Morra. Wonderful! There is a nice big fridge in the kitchen suitable for stocking up with fresh vegetables from the market and delicious salumi and cheese. Salad, salumi and cheese with a delicious dolcetto from Diano is a perfect light dinner after heavy Piemontese lunches you will no doubt want to enjoy. There is a washing machine for those long stays. Generally, clothes will dry quickly on the balcony. Bottom line - I've been coming to Piemonte for 15 years. This is well over my 20th trip and my first time staying in Diano d'Alba, therefore my first - but certainly not last - at Arcoballeno. I believe Diano is a great, central location for touring the entire Langhe, Alta Langa and Roero regions. You can pretty much be anywhere in less than 20 minutes. Alba is less than 10 minutes away, although we rarely went down from the agri, instead opting for the safer (and saner) road from Diano. Already planning our next trip here in 2015.

Cottage Vaison la Romaine 4 to 8 people
Rental ST ROMAIN EN VIENNOIS, to approx. 2.5 mi from Vaison la Romaine - Vaucluse - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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4/5
Petri R, 09/03/2013

Matched description, very nice, quiet location. Nearby, couple of small cafes/restaurant. Short drive to town. Very friendly and helpful owners. Though we didn't speak any French and they didn't speak any English, they helped us find and rent bicycles and even drove us to the shop to pick up the bikes! Stayed for one week, riding bicycles around the region.

5/5
Isabelle D, 08/03/2013

I spent two weeks in this house and loved my stay! The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, but the best of all is its location: it is directly on the water and only 15 minutes walk from downtown Saint Omer. It was very convenient, and very very quiet, and the possibility of going out with the boat and navigate the waterways freely is just fantastic. It's a beautiful place which was really worth discovering for me. The owners of the property were also extremely nice and welcoming.

5/5
Neil D, 07/21/2013

We Thoroughly enjoyed our time staying in this lovely cottage! Monsieur Lauweriere is the perfect host. Monsieur Lauweriere and his family showed us around the property when we arrived and made sure we were happy before they left. I have my own boat so were able to use a dinghy which was there when ever we wanted which was Great and allowed us to explore the area. Monsieur Lauweriere gave us a vey pleasent tour of the waterways around Le Marais Audomarois. It is a beautiful area, much like the Norfolk Broads in the UK, but in my opinion much better! There is lots to do, St. Omer is a lovely place to visit, easy parking in the lower end of the town (free!). Lille is around an hour away and i would recommend going there too. The cottage is at the end of a lane right next to the waterways, which are full of wildlife, swans, ducks, cuckoo's herrons and much more. The cottage is laid out on two floors, the ground floor being tiled You enter through a lovely and light and airy kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, coffee maker and all the plates etc and cutlery you'll need. The living room is equiped with an arm chair, sofa bed, tv with satellite and cable. The bathroom has a lovely shower, vanity unit and has a washing machine, there is a separate toilet. Upstairs via steep stairs there are two good sized bedrooms with view across fields to St. Omer. The beds are comfortable and provided with duvets pillows and extra blankets if needed, there is a tv in one of them. Whether you will be staying for a weekend break, or longer and visiting more of the area, this would be the perfect place to stay. Being only an hour away from the port of Calais and the Tunnel makes this a Great choice. The road from Callais is a breeze, i would recomend the Toll Road which only costs a couple of euros. Though we did go back to Calais on the non toll road which allows you to see more of the gorgeous french country side! Summing up, i would recommend, and indeed have done to friends and family, staying in this lovely cottage! Monsieur Lauweriere really was a great host, we shared a couple of beers in the garden there and although my french is lacking, as is his english we will be keeping in touch and will Definately be staying there again.

Cottage Siena 4 people
Rental Castelnuovo Berardenga, to approx. 15.5 mi from Siena - Siena - Tuscany
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5/5
Gail G, 10/09/2012

This is a lovely, peaceful retreat that exceeded expectations. Mr. Mattii was most accommodating, warm, and welcoming. The apartment was spotless (Cantina). The view from the property is stunning and it is wonderful to sit by the pool! I would definitely go back! I cannot think of anything that was lacking. The town of Montebenichi is most charming, too. The location of this property is very good for its proximity to the Chianti region, Siena, and the picking up the train to Florence (from nearby Bucine).

Apartment Colmar 2 to 6 people
Rental Masevaux, to approx. 37.3 mi from Colmar - Haut-Rhin - Alsace
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5/5
Marcel G, 12/05/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.We are very satisfied with this rental, we very much appreciated the kindness of the owners, the calm and the beauty of the place.
thank you
M grimaud

Cottage Colmar 5 people
Rental JEBSHEIM, to approx. 8.1 mi from Colmar - Haut-Rhin - Alsace
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5/5
Nadine G, 12/02/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.Very well received by Mrs Ufland
Nice house, clean, well equipped ...
And very calm ...

House Millau 4 to 5 people
Rental Salles-curan, to approx. 21.8 mi from Millau - Aveyron - Midi-Pyrénées
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5/5
Charline P, 11/29/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.Perfect location: a warm welcome from the owners. Without being intrusive, they cared for us and our three children. They even thought of the vegetable basket for the mashed potatoes! Great! The cottage is spacious, very clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is close (5-10 min walk) to the lake, beaches (think aquashoes and it will be perfect!), And playgrounds. The stairs outside were not a problem, they are part of the charm. I recommend this rental without hesitation!

House 2 people
Loulé - Algarve
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5/5
Dominique S, 11/28/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.Stay from 11 to 24 November 2017. Pretty and nice little house located in a very large park of fruit trees. It is part of a set of 4 rentals grouped together as a small hamlet, on the side of a hill. Espargal is located in the heart of the Algarve, no tourist site in this region is more than 90 minutes by car. We were looking for tranquility and calm, at this time of the year we were not disappointed with the sun and a mild temperature bonus. Although isolated in the nature, Espargal depends on Benafim to 5 km where one can find a small supermarket very well provided. Loulé is 20 minutes away. Idalecio, the owner, is very discreet but can help if needed.

Villa apartment Evian les Bains 2 to 6 people
Rental Publier, to approx. 1.2 mi from Evian les Bains - France
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5/5
Patrice S, 11/17/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.Very nice stay between lake and mountain. Recent accommodation and very well maintained. Bedding too firm for our taste.

Apartment Peschiera del Garda 4 to 6 people
Rental Peschiera del Garda - Verona Province - Veneto
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5/5
Stefano D, 11/17/2017
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  • Italian

This text has been machine translated.It was a great experience to stay with my family at Giorgio's apartment. His wife Paola is a great hostess, very attentive and ready to meet the needs of the guests.
The apartment is in a great location, both to reach the center on foot, as well as to the other resorts of Lake Garda.
Also, it has a wonderful lake view, with a large living area and spacious bedrooms,
well furnished and with a great WI-FI
I would highly recommend this apartment for a holiday on the beautiful Lake Garda.

STEFAN AND FAMILY

Cottage La Bourboule 2 to 4 people
Rental PRONDINES, to approx. 15.5 mi from La Bourboule - Puy-de-Dôme - Auvergne
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5/5
Raymond D, 11/10/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.The hirers are super nice and the inventory was very satisfactory, as well as the garden.

House Aix en Provence 2 to 4 people
Rental Les pennes mirabeau, to approx. 13.7 mi from Aix en Provence - Bouches du Rhône - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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5/5
Pascale G, 11/09/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.The most beautiful cottage I rented in France; comfortable, well equipped, nice place, friendly owners, respecting your privacy ... I will return!

House Avignon 4 to 5 people
Rental ROGNONAS, to approx. 5 mi from Avignon - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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5/5
Roberto P, 11/08/2017
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  • Italian

This text has been machine translated.We really enjoyed it and enjoyed the hospitality we received.

The owners really delighted!

Cottage Sommières 9 to 12 people
Rental Sommières - Gard - Languedoc-Roussillon
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5/5
Vincent R, 11/04/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.Brace of decompression for the biggest as the smallest during this pleasant, restful and convivial stay.
The quality of welcome and availability of Jean-Pierre and Maryse allows us to answer our various questions whether organizational or tourism.
The house and the layout are spacious and functional.
Address to discover!

5/5
Janina L, 11/01/2017
House Aix en Provence 2 to 4 people
Rental Les pennes mirabeau, to approx. 13.7 mi from Aix en Provence - Bouches du Rhône - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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5/5
Lauranne B, 10/29/2017
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  • French

This text has been machine translated.We were very well received by the owners during our stay. The accommodation and pool were top and the place quiet.
We had a great family holiday and we recommend this rental.

Villa apartment Fivizzano 2 to 10 people
Rental Fivizzano, to approx. 5 mi from Fivizzano - Massa-Carrara Province - Tuscany
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5/5
Sebastian S, 10/29/2017
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  • Italian

This text has been machine translated.For years we have rented holiday homes but we have never encountered so friendly and helpful owners like Piero and his wife. Always ready to help. Although we were 3 adults and 3 little girls, the grand living room, the comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living room, full kitchen and well equipped. The traditional and modern house at the same time. We had everything we needed, indeed, more than we needed. Also the pool for girls. Thanks Piero.
Great location for those who want to visit both Tuscany and Liguria and Emilia Romagna. Nice place to hike in the Apuane Alps, Massa Carrara, Cinque Terre, etc. A few kilometers away is the motorway for those who want to travel to more distant places. A short stroll away is a train stop to Lucca and Pisa.
At 3-4 minutes from the house, at Equi, there are famous spas and out the wells with the wondrous water for those who want to enjoy the thermal waters in the midst of the green mountains.
Congratulations to these owners who have the extraordinary habit of welcoming their guests !!!
Great place for holidays, a very comfortable house, but above allextraordinary owners. If we return to Italy, no doubt, we will spend a few weeks at Piero's home.

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