Books European Escapes is Listed in:
10 things to do that won't break the
by Margaret Johnson, May 4, 2007 Tribune
A vacation in
the south of France is not only for rock stars,
millionaires, movie moguls, or royals — it just
seems that way...the most economical approach would
be to rent a house and a car rather than a villa and
a yacht and spend each day exploring the region....European
4,000 properties in its portfolio in destinations
Greece...and you can phone the company for
descriptions or visit
March 21, 2004
most other major European cities, has a wide range
of apartments for rent, an option that many visitors
staying for more than a few days find more
appealing, and practical, than a hotel room...most
require a minimum stay...with European Escapes, in
www.EuropeanEscapes.com you search not by area
but by apartment size. A one-bedroom in Trastevere,
with a double sofa bed in the living room,
fireplace, TV and washing machine, was listed at
$1,200 to $1,300 a week, depending on the season.
New York Magazine, Cover Story, by Gail Greene,
Oct. 27, 2003
Winter Travel, 'Paris Review'
done the museum-and-monument marathon. On your next
Paris, rent an apartment, and give yourself time
to stop and smell the farmhouse cheeses...sites
worth checking out include
The Washington Post February 24, 2002
National Tourist Organization (212-421-5777,
www.gnto.gr) provides a list of approved firms
renting villas in Greece: Villa companies that offer
lodging on various islands include European Escapes,
(www.EuropeanEscapes.com), which will also
arrange yacht charters."
Kansas City Star February 24, 2002
"You and yours
can have the run of a stately residence...and best
of all, split among our three families, the cost of
this Tuscan jewel equaled what we would have spent
for a week at a family resort -- but we got more for
our money...European Escapes
(www.EuropeanEscapes.com) rents castles, as well
as other properties, throughout Europe."
The Washington Post
Sunday, April 29, 2001
Escapes, also in California, represents luxury
properties on the more popular Greek islands of
Santorini, Crete and Rhodes, and also on several
lesser-known islands. On the fashionable island of
Mykonos, for example, you can rent a six-bedroom
villa with private pool and steps to the sea for
$8,400 a week during high season. Info:
March 9, 2001
CNN Travel Correspondent
Tourists can rent a flat and live like a Parisian
--"Imagine waking up in
your own Parisian penthouse and looking out the
window to see the golden dome of Hotel des Invalides
gleaming in the morning sun.
Or rising to the sounds
of busy Paris streets as the booksellers open their
stalls on the banks of the Seine, and you head for
your own kitchen in your 17th-century apartment. For
the adventurous traveler, renting a flat can be the
key to transforming from visitor to local.
'You are not a tourist when you stay in an
apartment,' said Gourmet magazine travel editor Bill
Sertl, who rents apartments when he travels to
London and Paris. 'You
feel different, and that's something that you can't
buy. That's just a wonderful thing to take home with
CNN recommends specialists
European Escapes (www.EuropeanEscapes.com)
The Washington Post
About Travel," March 26, 2001
"Want to rent a villa?
Start with an experienced specialist such as
"European Escapes rents luxury properties and can be
found on the internet at
Geographic's Traveler Magazine,
"Here, how to
find your dream Umbrian villa:
offers panoramic views of Umbrian villas with
International Herald Tribune
"How to Find a
Great Summer Villa On-Line: Start Now
WHERE will you
be in August? The answer may be on your computer.
The Internet is chockablock right now with summer
rentals, from castles on private islands to
caravans. But log on soon; pickings will be slim in
a month. Visiting villas and other vacation homes
on-line is the next best thing to checking them out
in person. Many sites provide more choice than
rental brochures and more information on each
property. The pictures are often better, too,
enabling a prospective tenant to ''tour'' a villa
from home or office.
is a good bet. Their site lists
more than 4,000 properties, ranging from $500 a week
to $25,000. Rentals sell out so early that the site
is now featuring selected specials, from budget
options up to and including the
Villa de Valle in the French Luberon, a
five-bedroom house that costs $13,000."
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel,
reasonably priced villas in Umbria and Tuscany (and
throughout Europe) can be obtained from such
companies as European Escapes
Travel & Leisure,
rentals at European
Escapes - Villa & Apartment rentals."
EuropeanEscapes.com choose from
more than 4,000 resort and city properties in 13
European countries. You can subscribe to a monthly
newsletter that lists special rental deals."
Feb. 13, 1999
by National Public Radio)
rents villas, apartments, or holiday homes
throughout Europe, on any budget, from modest to
Frommer's Budget Travel,
us, both for the quality of their villas as
well as the reasonableness of their rates. We're
talking about European Escapes, a
long established firm that currently represents over
1000 properties all across Europe. A good number are
in the budget range, some starting as low as
$22. per person, per night.
This agency rents more properties in
Greece than any other American agency (the owner
is of Greek descent), so the rates for this region,
including some of the pricier
Greek Isles, tend to be excellent. In
Italy, the company can book everything from
apartments in Rome and Venice (starting at just $35
per person per day) to villas in
Umbria and the Amalfi Coast. Also available are
properties in Portugal, England, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland and the Czech
Greece behind closed doors
has fabulous choices in the best Greek Island
locations. Unbelievable style & comfort in
unbelievably beautiful homes."
I LoveEurope.com, 1999
Escapes has fine
villa and apartment rentals in Italy, Greece,
France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland,
Germany, England/Scotland, Ireland."
story), February, 1998
"Europe's Alpine valleys
are peppered with picturesque ski chalets for rent.
Like ski condos in the United States, chalets offer
skiers many of the comforts of home: a kitchen, a
living room and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.
Some are large enough for friends or several
families to share and divvy up costs. And some even
offer the ultimate in luxury: maid service, private
ski guides and personal chefs. But booking an
overseas chalet can be trying--especially if you
don't speak the language. For this reason, it's best
to book through a reputable stateside rental agency
stateside skiers can
easily book a dreamy European ski chalet by
contacting the experts at European Escapes, which
boasts a fine selection of Alpine ski chalets and
the expertise and experience to help you choose the
The Dallas Morning News
(Travel Section Cover Story)
Sunday, March 8, 1998
"High on Europe: An Amble through the Alps"
"Know before you go: for fine lodgings and apartment
rentals: European Escapes brokers villa and
apartment rentals in
Austria and many other European Countries.
Contact them at
The Washington Post Travel
November 19, 1998
"Whether you're seeking
self-catering lodging in Sicily or elsewhere in
webpage is a great place to start."
The Travel Agent Press,
"Travelers today have a
much stronger desire to more fully 'discover' their
destinations. One result of this knowledgeable,
discriminating traveler is that the field of
vacation villa and apartment rentals has experienced
tremendous growth of late. Travelers get to enjoy
the comforts of home while abroad, soak up the
rhythm of the life of the locals, and reap the
cost-saving benefits of having more space for less
money than a hotel, as well as a fully-equipped
kitchen to prepare meals. There are a number of
reasons why the vacation villa rental option is
advantageous to the traveler.
The most reputable agencies, such
as European Escapes, provide guidance and insight
and often many extras including color pictures,
directions, maps, restaurant referrals, travel
guides, travel insurance, and more. In
the recent past Conde Nast, Frommer's, and many
other travel industry leaders have covered the
increasingly popular villa rental travel option and
more than ever it pays off to deal with
experienced specialists such as those at
grateful words from our clients:
•Just had to let you know what a
wonderful vacation we had. The villa was
spectacular & the owner of the villa was
very accommodating. We had a wonderful
Mariana family, Canada
Villa Bibbiena, Tuscany, Italy
•We just returned from our European
holiday and Villa Daratso. We have never
been more pleasantly surprised to arrive
at a vacation villa as we were in Crete.
We were warmly greeted by the villa's
owners at the airport. In addition to
treating us to a wonderful dinner in a
near-by neighborhood restaurant, we came
home to find a fully stocked
refrigerator with all the basics for
snacks and breakfast for the entire
group. Aside from the beautiful
property, the highlight of our trip was
the day sailing trip that you and they
arranged for us....we have sailed in
many places throughout the world and it
was truly a special day that was not
rivaled by any other trip we have taken!
We sincerely appreciate your time and
•We loved Villa Fleuri, - the location
in St. Rafael was not good for the
Cannes festival, but otherwise we loved
the town and the house was perfect.
Everyone loved it.
Villa Fleuri, St. Rafael, French Riviera
had an absolutely wonderful holiday at Villa
Sambuco, the villa was perfect, it far
exceeded our expectations and was so well
equipped (possibly a faster coffee machine
was all it lacked!) There was ample space
for all 16 of us and the location was great,
the owner was very helpful and sorted any
problems straight away, 10 out of 10.
Villa Sambuco, Umbria, Italy
had a fantastic holiday, the villa was
lovely – the pictures on the website did
not do it justice! There was so much
space, especially around the pool and
they had put a gate up at the entrance
to the pool area so it was totally safe
for toddlers. Also the owner & his wife
were great and very responsive – eg,
when the air – con wasn’t working, they
came round to fix it straight away etc.
Really a great experience. Thanks so
much for your help
•Just to let
you know that we all had an absolutely fabulous time
at Villa Mermaid. The location was fantastic, the
views breathtaking and the Villa itself wonderful.
Thank you very much for all your assistance.
Robin Hillman family
Villa Mermaid, Lake Garda,
Kitzstein chalet was absolutely fantastic and we had
a great week skiing. We are very pleased with the
house and your service. We will certainly be in
contact for new reservation next winter.
Kitzstein Country House,
Dr. Gislason and family
Italy - We wanted show and tell but with a twist -
cooking lessons from a local cook right in our own
Italian villa. The dream became possible and
communal when we and 10 friends decided to rent a
luxurious six-bedroom vacation home for a week in
the Tuscan Chianti hills in late summer, still high
season, still expensive, but now shared ($5,100 for
the week, split among us). All around us were the
"stupendous views of the Tuscan countryside,"
described on the Web site of the rental company,
European Escapes. Boston Herald.
Greve Estate, Tuscany, Italy
have just returned from our trip to Italy and the
Boschetti property was fantastic! The pictures on
your site don't do it justice, actually. The owner
met us at the property and was very accommodating,
the housekeeper was very nice (and, by the way, you
can arrange to have her cook dinners for you on
Tuesday and Thursday). Thank you again for a
Villa Boschetti, Tuscany, Italy
•We got back
from Greece last week and had a
wonderful time at
Villa Petros. The villa is much
larger and nicer than the photos show. It
was a real luxury to stay there. Lefteris and
his wife were outstanding and extremely helpful and
kind. The beach was great and we had it virtually to
ourselves. The Greek people are wonderful. Karystos
is a very local fishing port and it was nice to get
away from the tourist areas. The villa was a
wonderful respite - Thanks for organising it. I will
check out European Escapes next summer for our
Villa Petros, Greek Islands, Evia
There were about ten of us global travel journalists
sitting in a bar in Melbourne when I raised the
question of where everyone was going to be spending
New Year's Eve 2000. I suggested Andalucia, Spain
and suddenly we had the makings of the world's best
Millenium Ball. The only question was: where were we
all going to stay?
Fortunately I found
you at European Escapes and all the rest of it just
fell beautifully into place. You
booked us an entire VILLAGE where 40 of us will be
spending a week telling 'war stories' from
Kilimanjaro to Kathmandu and partying like it's
a slice of Andalucian perfection.
And when the gypsies come to sing and dance with us
on New Year's Eve, we'll raise a toast in gratitude
to you for making this dream come true. Thank you
for your brilliant work in fitting the
perfect property to the eccentric needs of this
mad bunch of people.
With fond regards,
David Peevers, Travel
Lonely Planet Guidebooks
Casas de Castillejos,
just returned from the Kitzbuehel Alpenglow Chalet,
I wanted to tell you that we were very happy with
everything and heartily recommend the Chalet and
would like to stay there again sometime. Myself and
sons are all in the hotel business so we appreciate
a nice place such as this.
Lloyd Farwell, Former Senior Vice President, Hilton
family holiday in Kitzbuehel was the best ever and
we loved the
Kitzbuehel Alpenglow Chalet,
wanted to drop you a note about our recent trip to
Italy. The accommodations at the villa were
excellent. We had a great time there with the kids
and the rest of our family. The place is better than
advertised, very spacious, well equipped and
maintained. Three of the bedrooms had queen size
beds! The owners were pleasant and honest. Grandmon
came every night to feed the dogs and the chickens
and to water the beautiful flowers. This property is
a true gem. Thanks for your help in making this a
thoroughly enjoyable trip!
Casa Cassetta, Tuscany, Italy
was so wonderful.
I couldn't wait to tell you how perfectly everything
worked out and how totally ideal the apartment was.
The pictures really don't do it justice as you
really can't see how spacious it is. It is very
modern in design and feel and was very pleasing to
my architect husband. We had beautiful weather so
the outside terrace was such a bonus. We spent a lot
of time out there just savoring the warmth and the
rooftops of Venice.
had a wonderful time in Venice, and the Apartment
everything that we hoped it would be. The owner is
an excellent host. He met our party as promised and
immediately made us feel right at home. The
apartment was very clean, spacious and has a modern
kitchen with all the necessary appliances. With the
three bedrooms and extra living space we had plenty
of room for our party of six adults. It is superbly
located in the city. We were delighted with all of
the arrangements. Our overall experience with your
company and with this apartment was outstanding. We
look forward to our next visit to what I believe is
the most unusual and interesting city in the world.
It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Dave Chenette & family
Apartment Renato, Venice, Italy
to let you know that the property was perfect...my
family had a WONDERFUL time. Hope to rent it again
in the future..
Villa Limoncello, Amalfi Coast, Italy
villa was everything we had hoped for and the
keyholder was very helpful.
We had a great holiday. Thanks for your help.
Villa Limoncello, Amalfi Coast, Italy
for arranging our stay at
Antibes Mas Villa. We loved the house, it was
great and perfect for the family holiday; clean,
well furnished, good beds and the pool was great, we
swam every day and it was just a short drive to
beach, we recommend Antibes Mas to other people.
Antibes Mas, French Riviera
the most fabulous place, the people were wonderful,
and the villa was to
die for, pictures absolutely don't do
it justice, the owners even brought us gifts when we
left. An idyllic holiday,
Elaine, Agent, Travel of
had a wonderful time at the Ronda Country Villa
-- the house was spectacular and the setting
magnificent. Thanks for all your help in arranging
our terrific holiday - we'll be contacting you in
the future for our next trip.
Ronda Country House, Andalucia, Spain
•We're having a
great time here, Italy is beautiful and
Apartment is absolutely wonderful --
better than you said and better than we imagined!
Thank you for all your help, you'll definitely be
hearing from us again for future travel
Kelly Corbitt & Friends,
Castello Apartment, Tuscany, Italy
•Thank you for your wonderful work in the past
weeks, we wouldn't have been able to make this trip
and be here in this
beautiful apartment without you. Great
service and accommodations.
Roma Apartamente Coliseum (Italy) & Mykonos Villa
•Caldera View Villas
was the highlight of our trip.
Santorini was better the second time than my first,
and the difference was the villa you rented to us...
Caldera Villas, Santorini, Greece
•Portugal is wonderful, and
the villa is even better than the
Dina Teixera, Travel Agent
Villa Rotunda, Lagos, Portugal
•The Skiathos house
made our Christmas this year...Greece
in the winter was superb! We even had Christmas
dinner with the owner at his house. Thank you for
arranging such a wonderful and special trip for us,
and please send our thanks to Geoff and his wife who
were so terrific, just like you said.
Tina Manley, Professional Photographer
Skiathos Country Home, Greece
•You were really a lifesaver...I never would have
been able to find a hotel in Paris, much less an
for everything, and I'll be
recommending you to all my travelling friends...
Paris Promenade, France
•The farmhouse in
Tuscany was better than I dreamed. I
felt like we were living out "Under the Tuscan Sun"
in real life.
Villa Bellisima, Tuscany, Italy
•The Villa was
beautiful, we're already anticipating
the villa rental to get from you for our trip next
year. Thanks so much for everything you did for
Villa Vezio, Lake Como, Italy
•The Playa de Sol
Beach Apartments were the highlight of
our trip. We can't wait until next year.
Mrs. Sanford Lee
La Playa Hacienda, Costa del Sol, Spain
•Golf, sangria, sun, Spain, and
a beautiful home, we
couldn't have hoped for more...thanks for making our
trip turn out so great!
La Coma Villas, Costa Brava, Spain
•Thank you for everything
you did for me and my family, everyone
had a wonderful time at the villa in Syros.
Island Estate, Syros, Greece
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