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Scotland: Romantic retreat at Abbey on the Shores of Loch Ness


One of the most unique apartments in the abbey and one of the few with no direct neighbors – once the ‘secret writing room’ of the monks with magnificent Gothic arches and vaulted ceilings, unique stained glass & high chapel ceiling in the bedroom and fantastic original tiles in the entrance vestibule, now a fully-equipped 65m2 apartment in luxury & style! Enjoyment from the first moment, and very close to all services of the abbey… the cloisters are leading around the inner garden to both, the Club Lounge with a full-sized snooker table, towards the shores of Loch Ness & into the abbey gardens as well as into the atrium of the Abbey Church with pool, sauna & steam room in the former chapel with Highland Views.

The apartment features luxury from the fluffy bathrobes to the washer-dryer… here its warm & cosy at any time of the year & the Boathouse Restaurant in the abbey grounds caters for you as well … ENJOY now for a couple of days or weeks!

Located in the heart of the Highlands on a private peninsula with cricket pitch, tennis court, beautiful parkland & a golf course nearby, the abbey is located at the shores of famous Loch Ness beside the Caledonian Canal!

The idyllic village of the Abbey with all catering & shopping facilities and with its famous multi-level locks is close by and located at the southern shores of Loch Ness. The village offers a bus stop with regular buses to Inverness and Fort William.

Many castles, whisky distilleries, and a variety of outdoor activities (mountain-biking, quad bikes, water sports, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, golf, hunting, horseback riding) are just on your doorstep.

Day trips to the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, Glencoe and to many other HighlandHighlights as well as all three coasts … or see famous Urquhart Castle in about 10 minutes, the LochNessMonsterExhibition at Drumnadrochit in 15 minutes… and the capital of the Highlands, Inverness in only 40 minutes by car…

Golf: A typical Highland Country Golf Course with 9 holes, but played on two occasions, and thus with the feel of a 18er. … only £ 18 per round / £ 25 per day / £ 60 weekly ticket (2011) … positioned in a fantastic location surrounded by The Highlands!

Distance: Airport Inverness 60 km, barpub 200 m, golf 300 m, restaurant 100m

Price: from 690 Eur/week (depending on the season, price can go up to 1.090 Eur/week)

Perugia: old style apartment in the city


In a tiny piazza within Perugia’s historic center, this apartment occupies a floor of a magnificently preserved medieval palazzo. Wonderfully romantic, this part of town has changed little since the 14th century. This spacious apartment is ideal for those who want to experience the grandeur of a bygone age.

The impressive vaulted and frescoed ceilings of the apartment are worthy of a museum. A collection of antiques and the two fireplaces create an aura of refinement.

The city’s exciting medieval center radiates from Corso Vannucci, 50 yards  away. All manner of shopping and dining choices are close at hand. The Italian University of Perugia and the University for Foreigners of Perugia are 300 yards away. On the last weekend of each month, a colorful, outdoor antique market takes place in Piazza Italia, 50 yards away. In July, the Umbria Jazz Festival plays host to the world’s best artist for 10 days. Mid-October brings the Eurochocolate festival that effectively turns Perugia in to an open air pastry shop for a week.

Distance: Parking, bus station and train station are all just a few minutes walk away.

Price: from 435 Eur/week

Perugia: apartment in the city center


Bright and comfortable apartment of 40 sqm, perfect for 2/4 people, in the historical center of Perugia, next to the beautiful church of St. Ercolano. It is located on the third floor (no elevator) of a historic building, in the center, a few steps away from the minimetrò.

It is the ideal base to experience the life of a medieval center and discover the art of Perugia and other beautiful towns of Umbria.

Recently renovated, it has an entrance hall, kitchen / living room with double sofa bed, TV, double bedroom, bathroom with shower. Every room (including the bathroom) has windows that make the apartment very bright. Wi-Fi is free of charge.

How to get there: by train to Stazione di Perugia, take the minimetrò (exit Pincetto) or a taxi (5 minutes). If you arrive by car you must take into account that the Old Town is a restricted traffic area so you need to leave your car in one of the two neighboring parking fee (Market Hall, The Bridles) or free of charge and in strategic places just outside the restricted traffic zone.


Distance: airport 20 km, next restaurant 200 m

Price: from 435 Eur/week depending on the season

Casuta de piatra situata pe Insula Verde

Situata pe Peninsula Mizen, locul cel mai sudvestic al Irlandei, si restaurata de către arhitectul local, aceasta casuta oferă toate facilitățile moderne, păstrând insa farmecul original al unui „stone cottage”.


Casuta ofera cazare pentru maxim 4 persoane. Eu o recomand pentru un cuplu sau o familie cu copii (exista si pat de bebelus si scaun de copil).

La parter se afla livingul cu bucatarie deschisa si baia, iar la etaj/mansarda 2 camere: un dormitor cu pat dublu si un dormitor cu doua paturi single; ambele ofera o  priveliste superba asupra Oceanului Atlantic si a naturii inconjuratoare. Din dormitorul dublu se poate vedea noaptea lumina farului de la Fastnet Rock, cunoscut drept „The Teardrop of Ireland, the last sight of Ireland for emigrants sailing to America.”

Cel mai interesant loc al casutei este insa, desigur, terasa care este dotata atat cu o masa la care ne asezam pentru a lua servi micul dejun, cat si cu paturi de plaja pe care te poti relaxa sau face plaja daca ai norocul sa prinzi una din rarele zile fara precipitatii. Atat terasa cat si casa sunt inconjurate de o bogata vegetatie, care (desi nu foarte
ingrijita) ii da un farmec deosebit.

Daca cerul este senin sau chiar insorit, recomand bancuta situata strategic in asa fel incat florile si tufisurile din jurul casei sa nu obtureze vederea spre ocean si natura inconjuratoare.

Si cum pozele spun mai mult decat 1000 de cuvinte, trec aici si link-ul catre pozele din Irlanda:


Distante: Crookhaven 8 km, Schull 25 km, Cork Airport 125 km, Dublin Airport 393 km

Pret: 635-935 Eur/saptamana, in functie de sezon (nu se inchiriaza iarna)

Maramures: Haus in Botiza

Großzügiges Haus mit exklusivem Interieur und außergewöhnlicher Atmosphäre


Die Unterkunft ist ein beeindruckendes, traditionelles Haus, das in einem parkähnlichen, weitläufigen Gelände neu aufgebaut und dabei an heutige Ansprüche angepasst wurde. Mit 180 qm Wohnfläche bietet es viel Platz in großzügigen Räumen: 1 Schlafzimmer, Schlafmöglichkeiten für 2, 1 Badezimmer, 1 WC

Auf einer Anhöhe, umgeben von Laub- und Obstbäumen, fasziniert das Haus durch seine Winkelform und die umlaufende Terrasse. Die Aussicht ist grandios und nichts stört ihre Ruhe. Im Erdgeschoss sind Diele, Küche, Speisekammer, Speisezimmer, Bibliothek und Gäste-WC. Ein großer, offener Wohnraum, ein Schlafbereich und das Bad befinden sich im Obergeschoss. Das Haus ist sehr individuell eingerichtet. Die hochwertige Ausstattung wird ergänzt durch Antiquitäten und Kunst. Eine Gemäldesammlung und die Bibliothek mit ihren Büchern und einer Sammlung von Tierpräparaten und Trophäen prägen den Charakter des Hauses. Das Haus wird mit einer Holzzentralheizung beheizt, darüber hinaus gibt es einen traditionell gemauerten Ofen im EG und einen Kaminofen im OG. Das benötigte Holz ist vorbereitet und im Preis enthalten.

Entfernung: Bukarest 535 km, Baia Mare 170 km, Sighetu Marmatiei 38 km, Botiza 2 km, Borsa 30 km

Preis: ab 545 Eur/Woche für 2 Personen (oder 107 Eur/Nacht, min. 3 Nächte)

Ireland: from 430 Eur/week
Cottage near Dunmanus Bay

Accommodation: 1 bedroom cottage, 1 shower room, sleeps 3 people
This cottage is a converted stable building with all modern conveniences on the inside, but preserving its historic character on the outside. It is situated in the walled courtyard/garden of a Georgian hunting lodge dating back to 1826. The property stands on 17 acres of garden, paddocks and heather covered hills. A short walk leads onto a hill, where the stunning views over Dunmanus Bay and the rugged landscape unfold and where a bench allows the visitor to sit and enjoy the magical sunsets. The cottage is a heaven for animal lovers with both pets and farm animals roaming. The setting of the entire property is unique and utterly charming. Tranquility is guaranteed, but it is also close to everything the area has to offer.
The ideal location to explore and come back to your home away from home.
Upstairs in the cottage you will find a large open sleeping loft spanning the entire length of the building. Through the large roof lights you can watch the star studded sky from your bed, if you wish. The loft is furnished with a double and a single bed. Radio alarm clock and stereo, hair dryer as well as a few little things to make you feel welcome are supplied. Bed linen is supplied. The laundry room is available for your use.
The cottage overlooks the walled courtyard of the main house. It has its own patio and garden equipped with everything you need for the warm summers day. This cottage is also a
working farm with lots of animals roaming around: dogs, cats, 2 donkey, hens, ducks and sheep. So you better be fond of animals.
Rock Cottage is located near Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork. Within easy driving distance is Mizen head, the most southwesterly point Irelands and several sandy
beaches with stunning views over the Atlantic. You will find lots of things to do, weather you visit the Sheep’s head way for hiking through miles of breathtakingly beautiful landscape or prefer Water sports, Golf or maybe Whale watching or cruises to the islands, all available locally. The area has charming little towns and villages with festivals, country markets and music in the evenings in the local pubs. Only a few miles from here you could indulge in some serious pampering and visit the Natural Therapy centre for a Seaweed bath or an Indian Head massage and lots more.
The Good Things cafe cookery school provides excellent cooking classes.
Distance: Cork airport 90 km, beach 7 km
Price:    430-650 Eur/week (low/high season); June: 480 Eur/week
Electricity and central heating charges are calculated from meters on departure.
Beautiful Romania: vacanta la tara

Redescoperiti natura intr-un mic sat situat in inima muntilor Carpati, acolo unde se impletesc traditii germane, maghiare si romanesti.

Cazarea se face in case taranesti care au fost restaurate cu multa dragoste. Restaurantul de exemplu se afla intr-o fosta sura.

Se pot inchiria case intregi pentru 2-8 persoane sau doar camere/apartamente. Pretul porneste de la 60,- Eur/noapte pentru 2 persoane.

Activitati: excursii pe jos sau cu bicicleta, tir cu arcul, badminton, inot, cules de ciuperci, citit, echitatie, plimbari cu trasura, tamplarit, activitati pentru copii etc.

Pe o raza de 100 km se afla orase care merita vizitate precum: Sighisoara, Medias, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Brasov etc.

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

Orlando: 5 bedroom villa

The villa is located in the ever popular resort of Windwood Bay. There is an abundance of restaurants and stores close by and a Publix grocery store less than a mile away. For any golfers, there are the prestigious ChampionsGate, Omni and Reunion Resorts within a few minutes drive. Disney and all the other attractions are just 15 to 20 minutes drive away. 



Accommodation: This villa is an elegant and beautifully appointed spacious home with 4000 square feet of living space. It has a sumptuous master king suite, 2 queen suites and 2 twin bedrooms. The pool area has a large extended sun drenched deck and also has an amazing Hydra-Jet Spa/Hot Tub.

The open plan living area has a 50 inch HDTV with theater surround sound and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need. The upstairs den is a great place for the kids to hang out and has a Playstation.

Distances: Walt Disney World 6 miles, Closest Grocery/Shopping/dining 2 miles, Orlando International Airport 28 miles, Universal Studios & Harry Potter – 20 miles

Price: 325 USD/night (1.820 USD/5 nights including lodging tax)    

            additional cost for pool heat and hot tub heat: 125 USD

There is also a $550 refundable security deposit required, which is refunded shortly after your departure.

Firenze: apartament 2 persons

Bright apartment with large terrace next to the Old Bridge



Accommodation: Apartment 22 sqm. 1 bedroom and kitchen, 2+1 beds, in the historical center

Apartment fully renovated and very nicely and functionally furnished. Provided with kitchen / living room with sofa bed and 1 bedroom. Located on the fifth floor, it offers exceptional peace and light, certainly not common features for accommodations in the historical center. The large terrace of 12 sqm. with table and chairs offers the unique opportunity to enjoy outdoor meals and whenever you like while being a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a large and comfortable shower (120×70 cm). Safety is guaranteed by a security door and the whole apartment is air conditioned for total comfort. A 26-inch LED TV, a hairdryer and an iron complete the equipment of the apartment. 

Price:   525 Eur*/week/2 persons

            *Flight from Bucharest to Italy is not included and estimated at ca. 275 Eur/2 persons (low cost)