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Mar
06

What Every Mom Needs to Know



Hawaiian villa

Hawaiian villa

This is what’s on the lips of most moms these days: How do I know what to rent this summer?

And why shouldn’t it be. House rentals are the way to go if you’re a family and even if you’re a couple, sometimes that privacy, that kitchen, that pool and housekeeping service is what couples crave most. But when you’ve never been to the place and have little insider information, just how do you go about finding the dream villa, or perfect city apartment that will cater to your needs?

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Well, cue in the people at Travel and Leisure Mag. Nothing spells luxury and experience better than they do. So here’s their little black book of where to look and where to book the next time you need a place to go to. I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this! It’s like knowing someone in every country.

England

london perfect

london perfect

Need to go to London for work or pleasure? Want to show the kids the Tower of London? Then look no further than LondonPerfect.com.

Most of the 32 apartments and houses are exclusive, and they’re located in some of the city’s best neighborhoods (Kensington, Notting Hill, Chelsea, and Mayfair). The prices are hands down better than any hotel and you’ll feel like you’re home in one of these.

Spain

El Sol Villas

El Sol Villas

El Sol Villas: Andalusia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Costa Brava, and Ibiza—Owner Mary Vaira has scoured each destination to handpick this collection of haciendas, apartments, and castles (she also has several Italy listings).

Carmen de los Moriscos

Carmen de los Moriscos

Spain Select: More than 300 properties—chic apartments in Madrid; Mediterranean-facing villas in Ibiza—are hidden away in the country’s most beautiful corners. Airport transfers and pre-arrival grocery shopping are standard, and each villa is attended by a property manager who lives nearby.

France

Who doesn’t dream of going to France?

paris

paris

Guest Apartment Services Paris: This collection’s 60 stylish properties (many of them affordable studios) are located in historic neighborhoods, primarily Île St.-Louis–my favorite.

Ville et Village: The majority of Carolyn Grote’s 150 apartments, farmhouses, and châteaux are located in Paris, the Loire Valley, Provence, and the Riviera; she also has listings in Italy (Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, the Veneto) and in Barcelona. But beware, some of the city apartments don’t look that great.

Italy

bella italia

bella italia

Unique Properties & Events: Most of the 83 ultra-stylish properties from this London-based firm are exclusives. The portfolio concentrates on countryside estates and high-design beach villas in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

The Best in Italy: Countess Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda has more than 80 Italian villas on offer—many owned by her friends and relatives. She’ll also open up her little black book to guests for private experiences, such as behind-the-scenes access to the Palio di Siena horse race or a private tour of the Vatican.

think puglia

think puglia

Think Sicily: This is the one we’ve used three times now.  All 120 properties in Sicily and Puglia—set along the sea, in the countryside, and in town—are privately contracted. On-the-ground concierges and managers are available around the clock. The company recently expanded to the Ionian Islands, where it has 17 properties.

Croatia

Croatian Villas

Croatian Villas

Croatian Villas: U.K.-based Croatian Villas has more than 350 beautiful houses set along the water and on hilltops all over the country, from Dubrovnik to the Istrian peninsula, which many travelers call the  more affordable Tuscany. It also has listings in Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Oman.

Turkey

Simpson Travel

Simpson Travel

Simpson Travel: Founder Graham Simpson’s mission is to deliver an authentic Turkish experience. Of the company’s 35 villas in Turkey, 90 percent are exclusive. Villas are also on offer in Greece, Corsica, Majorca, and Mauritius.

Greece

greece baby

greece baby

Elysian Holidays: Outstanding personal service is the hallmark of owner Maxine Harrison, who has been in the field for nearly 25 years. Meals are often waiting for clients upon arrival, and activities might include scuba diving off the Greek island of Sérifos, or a cooking lesson led by chef Pierluigi Gentilini of Il Mulino di San Michele, in Emilia Romagna.

Five Star Greece: With more than 100 houses and estates around the country, Five Star Greece prides itself on authentic experiences, whether you want Mykonos nightlife or the simple life.

Hawaii

hawaii

hawaii

Hawaii Hideaways: About half of the 250 properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island are located on the beach. A small but dedicated staff based in each destination can arrange activities that include private yacht charters and excursions with chefs to local farms.

Tropical Villa Vacations: Most of the Maui-based company’s villas and homes—there are 43 in all—are within walking distance of the ocean. Owner Irene Anne Aroner personally draws up each day’s housekeeping schedule, while a former head concierge of the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is always on call.

Keep this list handy the next time you think about where you’re going to go. Remember, we’ve got the tickets and can get you there.

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