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. On regular trips to Paris, several years ago, we discovered the joys of staying in an apartment at the heart of Paris’s St Germain, and have never looked back! Admittedly the apartment was literally just around the corner from the tempting outdoor food market in Rue de Buci, making it easy to pick up the few food provisions we needed, and 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 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 specialize in the Amalfi coast and Tuscany, and 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 love the Balearic islands, the Costa del Sol, the Croatian coast and islands, Biarritz, the Algarve and Marrakech, and have a great selection in these destinations as well. Further afield, we have spent a couple of Christmases in sunny Cape Town, and can highly recommend this as a destination for a winter holiday. We have also more recently visited the south coast of Sri Lanka and now have a growing portfolio of beautiful villas to offer there as well.
Many of our villas are very suitable for weddings and other special events. We work with wedding planners as well, so please contact us if you require more information and villa suggestions.We also love to promote local services in all our destinations, to enable 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!