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Spain: Villa in the mountains

Villa with private garden and shared pool

Accommodation: The house has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and it can be reached through the original farmyard doors leading onto the courtyard. There is a lounge, with large comfortable Moorish style divan sofas and a log burner for cool winter evenings. There is a seating place in the courtyard for eating and a barbeque. Las Rosas is very close to the largest lake in Anadalucia which provides spectacular views for drivers, walkers and cyclists. The property is a 1.25 hour drive from both Malaga and Granada. It is also located on the crossroads between all the major cities in Andalucia, allowing day trips to Granada, Seville, Cordoba and Malaga as well as the towns and beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Price: Villa for up to 4 persons from 550 Eur/week

Portugal: Luxury villa

Luxurious villa with 3 bedrooms, kitchen and private swimming pool. Ideal for golfers and families, 5 minutes drive from Oitavos and Quinta da Marinha Golf Courses. It was recently very tastefully furbished and equipped with high end quality materials by an interior designer.

The villa can accommodate 7 persons.

Unlimited WiFi Internet and cable TV (sport channels) complimentary. Two parking spaces in the driveway. The apartment comes with its own private balcony, presenting its own unique view of Santa Maria Estate, an area known for its luxurious and stunning Villas.

The Villa is located in a very quiet and relaxing area of Cascais, 5/10 minutes walking from a 10 Km Ocean Front Cycle way with plenty of Sea Food and Portuguese Style Restaurants. You can find all the services you may need for your stay (Bakery, Supermarket, Banks, Hairdresser, etc.) in walking distance (5-10 min). Cascais’s Marina with its shops, bars, pubs and restaurants can be reached after ca. 20 walking minutes. Two Golf Courses nearby. Guincho Beach famous for surfing and windsurfing in ca. 4km. Lord Byron’s Sintra Town with its palaces and amazing scenery in ca. 25 km. Estoril known for its Casino is just 7 Km away.

Distance: beach in 5 km, Lisbon International Airport in 30 km, restaurant 2,5 km

Price: Accommodation: 1.350 Eur in September, 1.450 Eur May, 1.750 Eur June&July, 2.150 Eur August for 1 week (max. 7 persons)

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Tuscany: Rural villa with pool

Villa with 2 bedrooms

Price: from 700 Eur /week

Accommodation: Beautiful villa (renovated in 2008) with two bedrooms, dining room, fireplace, bathroom with shower, hair-dryer, large panoramic esplanade in front of the garden, kitchen area and a swimming pool.

Distances: beach 6 km, airport Pisa 100 km; Siena, Firenze, Pisa, Roma, Livorno in 50-200 km

Tuscany: Stonehouse with private pool

Romantic villa with pool situated in the middle of olive groves

The villa has two rooms: living room with kitchen on the ground floor and a bedroom with a bathroom upstairs. The terrace in front of the house is beautifully decorated and has a dining table for 4 people, a swing and other garden furniture, including 2 sun beds.
You must bring your own food or dine in the restaurants nearby (distance closest Restaurant: ca. 3 km). There is a barbecue area next to the house.

The location is both beautiful, because the little house is located on the hill in the middle of an olive grove and offers a beautiful view of the valley, other small villages, olive trees and sea. Almost every sunset is breathtaking.
At the same time the location is also terrible, because the house cannot be reached by a “normal” car.
Casa Viola is located in Buchignano, a very small village which is about 3 km from Camaiore – a city with shops, restaurants, gas station, church, etc. The road is asphalted, but still very bad. However: compared to the one kilometer without even the asphalt this is a luxury road … I thought that my car broke into pieces: (I didn´t drove a 2nd time up there, but left the car in Buchignano. Still, it was every time very exhausting to drive the 3 km up and back. But if you drive a SUV or a rented car, this should not be a problem anymore.
The nearest large supermarket is located in Viareggio, that is 9 km far from Camaiore and 12 km far from Buchignano. For the 3 km from Camaiore to Buchignano you need more time than for the remaining 9 km from Camaiore to Viareggio :-)
In Buchignano itself there are absolutely no stores/shops.
The beach in Lido de Camaiore is about 20 km away.
There are plenty of excursion options: Lucca (25km), Pisa (35 km), La Spezia (70 km) and if you want to drive more than 100 km / day Florence, Siena etc.

The owners have been friendly. On our departure day, we have asked them to drive all our luggage in their car to the village and that was no problem for them. However, we had to explain our concern 5 times because their foreign language skills were very poor.
Only one of her daughters was speaking German, but there has been no opportunity to speak with her, so that we cannot assess her knowledge. With the owners we spoke English.
The negative points are because of the poor foreign language skills, but because of the lack of cleanliness. Although we have noticed ourselves that spider webs have appeared over and over again (the spiders were always very busy during the night!), for the hand and bath towels that were not even on the first day very clean, I can see no excuse. Especially not when you consider that for the final cleaning 60, – € are being paid!
We have complained only about the miserable way to the cottage and the owners explained that it had been raining very heavily in the last few days, so that the unpaved road was “washed away”. This was already reported to the local police and should soon be brought back in order.

The pool is actually a large wading pool that was ALWAYS full of insects. We had to spend about 15 minutes each time with the cleaning of the pool before we could actually get into the pool.

None of the rooms is large, but very nice and cozy. The only negative point: the narrow bed. 2 adults fit only to bed when they sleep close embraced :)
I took pictures of the whole house so that you can make your own opinion about the whole arrangement and the size of the bed.

If you don´t drive a rented car or SUV, you should leave the car in  Buchignano and ask the owners to provide luggage transport with own car. From Buchignano Casa Viola can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes. However, please be aware that you have to climb up the hill which might be a little exhausting if the sun is very hot.
Otherwise one should use all the repellent methods (preferably all at once!) provided by the owners – We have never been attacked by mosquitoes as much as in Casa Viola: weather in the Caribbean, nor in Asia.
Casa Viola is equipped with a small refrigerator, stove, dishes, towels, soap, toilet paper, wood, etc. We have bought just a dish detergent and a sponge for the dishes.

Price: from 750 Eur/week for 2 persons

Sicily: Beach Apartment

The vacation house is located in Mazara del Vallo in the province of Trapani. It is 300 meters far from the Tonnarella Beach and 1500 meters away from Italy’s biggest fishing harbor. The building has been recently modernized.


Each room has a kitchenette (including kitchen items) with fridge, microwave, table, chairs, TV, internet wifi and independent air conditioning. The comfortable bathroom is equipped with shower, hairdryer and cabinets for personal belongings. The house has a beautiful solarium-terrace, which overlooks the breathtaking view of Mazara sea and its amazing sunsets (access is granted to all house guests).

You can cook your own dinner in your apartment, use the outdoor grill for a barbecue or go out for a fancy restaurant.

There is a big store in front of the vacation house where you can find everything you need at very good prices!

Distances: beach 300 m; harbor 1,5 km; Catania 280 km; Trapani 53 km

Price: 265-595 Eur 1 week accommodation for 2 persons; flight from Bucharest: from 150 Eur/person

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Sicily: enjoy the countryside

Completely independent and furnished studio apartment with heating/clima and all other modern conveniences, equipped kitchen, private bathroom, garden and swimming pool for common use.

Accommodation: The STUDIO APT has 25 sqm ground floor + 12 sqm 12 loft and is composed by:

1 double bedroom (loft), 1 dining room with kitchenette, 1 bathroom, extra bed available. The apartment has a modern & very well equipped kitchen with integrated fridge/freezer, electric hob, and all the modern appliances including LCD TV, air conditioning, bed linen and towels, shared laundry. It has its own terrace and a private entrance where you can relax while looking an astonishing landscape. The apartment shares a large SWIMMING POOL of 14×8 meters during the summer months. The pool is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and the Sicilian rolling hills. Maybe the neighbors horses will even stop by and say “hello” while you’re enjoying Sicilian summer at the pool area…

Distances: beach 15 km, Catania 115 km, Pozzallo 15 km, Modica 7 km

Price: 400 Eur in Oct, 450 Eur in Sep, 470 Eur in May&Jun, 500 Eur in July, 600 Eur in Aug; flight from Bucharest: from 150 Eur/2 persons

Completely independent and furnished studio apartment with heating/clima and all other modern conveniences, equipped kitchen, private bathroom, garden and swimming pool for common use.


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Spacious 1 bedroom air conditioned apartment in a managed complex with pool

Accommodation: This stunning new complex provides 5* luxury both inside and outside.

The air conditioned apartment is ideal for 2 but the 2 seater in the living makes it suitable for couples with young children. The studio is well equipped with TV, DVD player, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob. The 1 bed air conditioned apartment is situated in a prime location overlooking the swimming pool and tennis court.

Distance: beach 3 km, Larnaca airport 18 km, award winning Pyla Beach at 3 Kilometres

Price: from 995 Eur for 2 weeks; from 675 Eur for 1 week

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Zadar: Stone house with pool
Continent Europe
Country Croatia
Location Zadar
Brief info Stone house with swimming pool for max 4 adults & 2-3 children from 180 Eur/night


  • 2 bedrooms with bathrooms, living room and kitchen are in one place
  • air conditioning, heating, SAT TV, water cooker, fridge, freezer, parking place
  • barbecue, fireplace, oven, microwave oven, coffee machine,dish-washer, washing-machine

Distances: beach 70 m; supermarket 200 m; ambulance, bank, post office, drugstore ca. 500 m; airport 20 km

Price: from 180 Eur/night (for 4 adults & 2-3 children)

- 2 bedrooms with bathrooms, living room and kitchen are in one place
- air conditioning, heating, SAT TV, water cooker, fridge, freezer, parking place
- barbecue, fireplace, oven, microwave oven, coffee machine, dish-washer, washing-machine


Marseille: B&B with bay-side view

Apartment in beautiful architect-designed house with private pool in the garden and panorama sea view.



Accommodation: Apartment in villa, 44 m2, on the beach, close to the city center

The air-conditioned apartment is situated in Marseille. You can reach the beach after a 10 minute walk, the city center and the harbor can be reached in 5 minutes.  The room overlooks a small patio with table and chairs and offers a beautiful sea view as well.

Also available for guests: Table tennis, Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave and kettle in room, electriccooker, dishes.

Distance: beach 600 m

Price: from 500 EUR / week