Short Descriptions of Vacation Rentals in France and Italy

France: in Burgundy

1.Chateau near Vezelay, 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom wing, near medieval art center of Vezelay in western Burgundy (about 1.5 hours drive southeast of Paris). Grand (about 2,700 square feet), five bedrooms (sleeps 11), plus a child’s room, with child’s bed, five baths, full kitchen (dishwasher, microwave), clothes washer, exceptionally furnished (many high quality antiques) and decorated, courtyard, barbecue. Weekly rent : €1,700 in June, July, August and September, €1,550 in April, May and October and €1,300 in other months. Photos, detailed description and map available.

2.Chateau near Vezelay, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom wing, near medieval art center of Vezelay in western Burgundy (about 1.5 hours drive from Paris). About 1,600 square feet, four bedrooms (sleeps 8), two baths, kitchen (dishwasher), stone fireplace, quality furnishings, central heating, clothes washer, terrace, barbecue. Weekly rent : €1,300 in June, July, August and September, €1,200 in April, May and October; and €1,000 in other months. Photos, detailed description and map available.

3. 15th Century stone farmhouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, near medieval art center of Vezelay in western Burgundy (about 1.5 hours drive from Paris). Just restored, about 1,700 square feet, three bedrooms (sleeps 6), two baths, kitchenette (dishwasher), stone fireplace, quality furnishings, central heating, clothes washer, terrace, barbecue. Weekly rent : €1,200 in June, July, August and September, €1,000 in April, May and October; and €900 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

4. 15th Century stone house with swimming pool, 3 (+ 2) bedrooms , 2 baths, near delightful town of Avallon and only about 10 miles from medieval art center of Vezelay in western Burgundy (about 1.5 hours drive from Paris). Recently restored, about 1,800 square feet, three bedrooms, plus two more bedrooms in dormered lofts (sleeps 8 + 5), two baths, kitchen (dishwasher and all other appliances), stone fireplace, quality furnishings, central heating, clothes washer and dryer, terrace, barbecue and swimming pool on about 10 acre estate. Weekly rent : €1,300 in June, July, August and September, €1,100 in April, May and October; and €950 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

France: in Provence

1. 17th Century, classic Luberon 4-bedroom, 2-bath stone farmhouse with swimming pool - large, fully-furnished kitchen/dining/living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, clothes washer and large and beautiful swimming pool. Also two other living units (three-bedroom and one-bedroom). On a beautiful wine estate near the hilltowns of Roussillon, Gordes and Menerbes. Weekly rent : €1,550 in June, July, August and September, €1,400 in April, May and October and €1,250 in other months.

2. 17th Century, classic Luberon 3-bedroom, 1-bath stone farmhouse with swimming pool – (on same estate as #1) fully-furnished kitchen/dining/living room, three bedrooms, one bathroom, large and beautiful swimming pool. Also two other living units (four-bedroom and one-bedroom). Weekly rent : €1,300 in June, July, August and September, €1,200 in April, May and October and €1,000 in other months.

3. 17th Century, classic Luberon 1-bedroom, 1-bath stone farmhouse with swimming pool – (on same estate as #1) fully-furnished kitchen, living/dining room, one bedroom, one bathroom, large and beautiful swimming pool. Also two other living units (four-bedroom and three-bedroom). Weekly rent : €1,200 in June, July, August and September, €1,100 in April, May and October and €950 in other months.

4. 17th Century 3-bedroom, 2-bath stone house with swimming pool - on 12 acre quince and wine estate about 6 miles east of Avignon, large and beautiful swiming pool, very lush grounds. It is a short walk on a path to the small town of Noves (for fresh bread, etc.). On the edge of the Luberon (an area of small, hilltop, stone villages), also near Avignon, Arles, la Camargue, St. Remy and Aix-en-Provence. Three bedrooms, two baths. Clothes and dishwasher, microwave, fireplace. Private terrace with barbecue. Weekly rent : €2,100 in June, July, August and September, €1,300 in April, May, and October, and €1,000 in other months. Other houses available on same estate: 4 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and two 2 bedroom apartments.

5. 19th Century 2-bedroom, 1-bath stone house with swimming pool - (on same estate as #4), two bedrooms, one bath. Clothes and dishwasher, microwave, fireplace. Private terrace with barbecue. Weekly rent : €1,800 in June, July, August and September, €1,200 in April, May, and October, and €800 in other months. Other houses available on same estate: 4 bedroom, two 3 bedroom, and two 2 bedroom apartments.

6. 14th Century Mill with two 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments with swimming pool - (on same estate as #4), each has about 810 square feet. Each has a living room with a sofa bed, television and telephone, a kitchen/dining room, a tiled bathroom, a separate room with toilet (“W.C.”), and two bedrooms. Weekly rent for each apartment is €1,600 in June, July, August and September, €1,100 in April, May, and October, and €750 in other months. Other houses available on same estate: 4 bedroom, two 3 bedroom, and 2 bedroom.

7. 18th Century 3-bedroom, 2-bath stone farmhouse with swimming pool, between Avignon and Arles, near the small, charming and un-touristed town of Graveson. Also near St. Remy, the mill of Daudet and the ancient Roman aqueduct at Pont-du-Gard. Three bedrooms, two baths, large kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room. Very tastefully furnished, clothes and dishwasher, beautiful pool. Large (about 1800 square feet) reserved yard, with barbecue grill, under beautiful (huge!) old trees. Apricot orchard across the driveway. Owners live in other half of the house (separated vertically) and are helpful and friendly. Weekly rent : €1,800 in June, July, August and September, €1,400 in April, May, and October and €950 in other months.

8. 17th Century 4 bedroom, 3-bath stone house with swimming pool near Sanary-sur-Mer, about 5 miles from the Mediterranean beaches at Sanary-sur-Mer, about 2700 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 baths, kitchen (fully funished - clothes and dishwasher, microwave, conventional oven), living room, dining room, fireplace. Swimming pool, private terrace with barbecue. Weekly rent : €2,600 in June, July, August and September, €2,000 in April, May and October, and €1,550 in other months.

9. 17th Century 3 bedroom, 3-bath stone villa with swimming pool near St. Tropez, about 4 miles from St. Tropez and the Mediterranean (Pampelonne) beaches, about 2200 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen (fully funished - clothes washer and dishwasher, microwave, conventional oven), living room, dining room, fireplace, telephone. Swimming pool, private terrace with barbecue. Weekly rent : €3,300 in June, July, August and September, €2,300 in April, May and October, and €1,600 in other months. There are also two one-bedroom (weekly €2,100 in June, July, August and September, €1,550 in April, May and October, and €1,100 in other months) and two studio apartments (weekly €2,000 in June, July, August and September, €1,400 in April, May and October, and €950 in other months) on the estate.

10. 17th Century 4-bedroom, 2-bath stone house with swimming pool near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - large fully-furnished kitchen/dining room, large separate living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, clothes and dishwasher and large and beautiful terrace and swimming pool. Additional three-bedroom house on same property. Just outside famous market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Weekly rent : €1,900 in June, July, August and September, €1,500 in April, May and October and €1,000 in other months.

11. 17th Century 3-bedroom, 3-bath stone house with swimming pool near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - large fully-furnished kitchen/dining room with fireplace, large separate living room, three bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, clothes and dishwasher and large and beautiful terrace and swimming pool. Additional four-bedroom house on same property. Just outside famous market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Weekly rent : €1,800 in June, July, August and September, €1,400 in April, May and October and €950 in other months.

France: in Côte D'Azur:

1. 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment near Nice in medieval stone outbuilding of 12th C. Saracen fortress in spectacular setting on cliffs above Mediterranean Sea about 20 miles west of Nice in the Côte d'Azur region. The weekly rent is €1,100 in June, July, August and September, €800 in April, May and October and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €800 in other months. Photos, detailed description and map available.

Italy: in Tuscany:

1. 18th Century Tuscan farmhouse with 4 apartments near San Gimignano, about 26 miles southwest of Florence, at Gambassi Terme. Farmhouse is at end of private road on wine, olive estate, with stunning views of the landscape all the way to the Appenine mountains, including San Gimignano’s towers. Four apartments have one, two or three bedrooms (sleep 2 to 7, or combine for up to 21), fully furnished, large fireplaces, clothes washer. Gambassi Terme is about 30 miles southwest of Florence and only about 4 miles from the train line (at Castelfiorentino) between Florence and Siena. One can park for free on the street in Castelfiorentino (also the location of the biggest supermarket in the area) and take the 35 - 45 minute train ride into the center of historic Florence). The weekly rent is €800 in June, July, August and September, €700 in April, May and October and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €500 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

2. 18th Century 6-bedroom, 3-bath Tuscan farmhouse, on same estate as #1. Six bedrooms (sleeps 15), three bathrooms, cell phone, clothes washer, barbecue. It stands by itself in the vineyards, olive groves and apricot trees (about 1/3 mile from the other farmhouse), and also has stunning views of the landscape all the way to the Appenine mountains, including San Gimignano’s towers. All new systems (plumbing, electric, central heating) throughout, exposed beams, traditional Tuscan tiles, clothes washer, etc. The weekly rent is €2,100 in June, July, August and September, €1,825 in April, May and October and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €1,500 in other months. Heat and all other utilities included. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

3. 12th Century Exquisite Villa, about 25 miles south of Florence (near Certaldo), view of San Gimignano’s medieval towers; WIFI, antiques and original art. About 4,000 square feet, five bedrooms (sleeps 10), four bathrooms, large kitchen with fireplace, two living rooms, central heating, large pool, garden, terrace. The weekly rent is €5,500 in June, July and August and September and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, €4,600 in April, May and October, and €4,000 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

4. 18th Century Tuscan house, with adjacent apartment, about 20 miles south of Florence (near San Donato), end of private road on organic wine, olive estate. House has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 3 baths; adjacent apartment has two bedrooms (sleeps 4), two baths. Large pool, gardens, terraces. The weekly rent for the house is €1,650 in June, July, August, September and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, €1,500 in April, May and October, and €1,200 in other months, while for the apartment it is €1,375 in June, July, August, September and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, €1,250 in April, May, September and October, and €1,100 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

5. 19th Century Tuscan Guesthouse, about 11 miles south of Florence (near San Casciano) on organic wine, olive estate, 5 apartments sleep 2 - 6 (for a total of 24 persons), studio, one or two bedrooms, central heating, large pool (shared with #6), gardens. Weekly rents : €600 - €1,200. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

6. 18th Century Tuscan farmhouse, about 10 miles south of Florence (near San Casciano), 2 apartments, one with two bedrooms and one bath, the other with one bedroom and one bath, central heating, large pool (shared with #5), terrace, garden. The respective, weekly rent for each apartment is €1,000 / €900 in June, July, August and September, €850 / €800 in April, May and October and and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €700 / €650 in other months. Photos, detailed description and map available.

7. 18th Century Tuscan farmhouse, about 17 miles south of Florence (near San Donato), end of private road. on wine, olive estate, two two-bedroom apartments (each sleep 4), each one bathroom, central heating, pool. The respective, weekly rent for each apartment is €1,100/€1,200 in June, July, August and September, €900/€1,000 in April, May and October and and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €600/€700 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

8. 12th Century Castle, about 20 miles south of Florence (near Tavarnelle), end of private road on wine, olive estate, alone on pinnacle of hill with panoramic views of several medieval hilltowns and castles. Beautifully furnished, with many interesting pieces, including full suits of armor, etc. Enormous, it sleeps 40 in 18 bedrooms and suites. Full services, including lunch and dinner, bar and maid service are included, as is a large conference room, common areas, etc. It is rented only as one unit (i.e.: for one private group at a time). Prices, photos, detailed description and map available.

Italy: in Rome:

1. Apartment in central Rome, near Baths of Caracalla and San Giovanni in Laterno. About 1050 square feet, sleeps 4, two bedrooms (one with one double bed and one with two single beds), living room, dining room, kitchen (with 4 burner gas range and gas oven, dishwasher, breakfast table) and one bathroom (with shower, bathtub and clothes washer), central heating, on 9th Floor (with elevator), balcony with view. The weekly rent is €1,500, except during holiday weeks when it is €1,700. The price includes all utilities and heat. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

Italy: in Umbria:

1. Two 19th Century Umbrian farmhouses, about 10 miles west of Orvieto and Lago di Bolsena (about one hour from Rome). Two three-bedroom apartments (each with one bathroom) and one two-bedroom apartment (with three bathrooms), central heating, terraces, barbecue. The weekly rent is €1,000 in June, July, August and September, €900 in April, May and October and weeks including Christmas, New Years and Easter, and €800 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

2. Six apartments in 15th Century Palazzo in Historic Center of Orvieto, one, two and thee-bedroom apartments, completely restored in 2004, fully-furnished, in Orvieto's beautiful, medieval center. Orvieto is one hour from Rome, two hours from Florence and near many other famous Umbria hill towns including Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, etc. The weekly rent is €1,000 for one-bedroom apartments, €1,300 for two-bedroom apartments and €1,600 for three-bedroom apartments. Photos, detailed description and map available.

Italy: Southern Italy:

1. Ten-Bedroom, 9 Bath Baroque Villa, about 3 miles from famous Greek temples at Paestum and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Villa has about 4,000 square feet, on three floors, with antiques and quality reproductions, air-conditioning, well-equipped kitchen, dining area for dozens, clothes washer and dryer, large courtyard with barbecue, 60,000 square foot private park-like gardens with exotic trees. About one-half hour from Amalfi Coast to the north and the Cilento national park, with miles of gorgeous beaches and roadless area hiking, to the south, beginning at Agropoli. Besides Amalfi and Positano, the exquisite islands of Capri and Ischia, luxurious Sorrento and Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples are near. The weekly rent is €2,500 in July and August, €2,100 in June and September, and €1,500 in other months. References, photos, detailed description and map available.

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