Our story began in 2012 when we started our city apartment programme. Susie, our founder, has worked in the industry for over 30 years and has spent many years travelling to our featured destinations. She loves exploring cities and is not averse to relaxing on a Greek island beach either!
Susie is joined by her sons Jamie and Freddie who, as well as being avid travellers, share her enthusiasm for providing a professional service to ensure guests find the perfect home away from home. We visit and inspect most of our featured properties, and where this has not been possible, we work with trusted suppliers with whom we have an excellent working relationship.
Our love of city apartments originated from many trips to European cities and staying in small (in size, but not necessarily in price) hotels in the city centre. Several years ago, during regular trips to Paris, we discovered the joys of staying in an apartment at the heart of Paris’s St Germain and have never looked back! Just moments from the deliciously tempting outdoor food market in Rue de Buci, our apartment was also close to an equally tempting choice of restaurants for dining out. There is no doubt that staying in a city apartment not only gives you more space, but it immediately makes you feel like a 'local' as you settle into your home away from home and familiarise yourself with your neighbourhood.
Our love affair with city apartments has quickly expanded from our original collection in France and Italy (Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena and Milan), to Spain (Barcelona, Madrid and Seville), as well as London, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Dubrovnik, Athens, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York.
We only feature destinations we know and love, and our villa programme has a definite bias towards Italy and the Greek islands! We particularly specialise in luxury properties located on the Amalfi coast and in Tuscany, as well as villas located the Greek islands of Santorini, Paros, Antiparos, Mykonos, Corfu, Paxos, Hydra, Syros, Crete and Kea. You will see from our villa collection that we also have a passion for luxury properties located in the Balearic Islands, the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain, the Croatian coast and islands, Provence, the Côte d’Azur and the elegant seaside town of Biarritz, France, as well as Comporta and the Algarve, Portugal and the eclectic city of Marrakech, Morocco. Further afield, we have spent a couple of Christmases in sunny Cape Town, South Africa and can highly recommend this as a destination during the winter months in Europe. We also feature a tantalising selection of beautiful villas in Queenstown and on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. More recently, we have visited the south coast of Sri Lanka and have a growing portfolio of beautiful villas to offer there.
Many of our villas are ideal for weddings and other special events. We also work with wedding planners, so please contact us if you require more information and villa recommendations.
We love to promote local services in all our destinations enabling clients to fully enjoy and get the most out of their stay. The many extra services we can offer range from airport/station transfers, maid service and chefs, to city tours, recommendations for art exhibitions, visits to local markets, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Our blog is full of tried and tested experiences we have enjoyed ourselves.
We are a family business offering a personal service (and we don't mind at all talking on the phone, rather than by e-mail). We are always happy to share our expertise and local knowledge.
So have a look through our selection and be tempted!