Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
HomesAway, the pioneer of luxury villa travel, has added more than 20 new European villas to its portfolio, answering a fast-growing demand for its unique brand of villa travel. With spectacular properties in France, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Croatia, the HomesAway experience is unique from all other villa rental companies. Each HomesAway property has been hand-picked by the company's award-winning Luxury Travel Advisors who employ their extensive regional knowledge when planning and customizing each client's stay. Onsite, all guests receive the insider insights and community connections of HomesAway's signature Local Host service, a personal entrée to the very best of every region. HomesAway's new luxury villas include the following:
(For information or reservations, visit http://www.homesaway.com or call 1.800.374.6637)
Château de Chenoix - Accommodates up to 14 guests in seven bedrooms. From $9,650 a week. Dating back to 1090, this estate combines historic elegance with modern comfort.
Château Esperance - Accommodates up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. From $8,200 a week. A perfect location to enjoy the riches of the Dordogne, Château Esperance stands high above the village of Ste. Mondane, overlooking the beautiful "Rivière Espérance" (the river Dordogne). 15 percent discount on bookings made before April 30, 2007.
Ile de France
Le Grenier - Accommodates up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. From $9,750 a week. Just a 30-minute drive or train ride to Paris, Le Grenier is a delightful 19th century manor house in a storybook, countryside setting.
Manoir de la Roche - Accommodates up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. From $10,290 a week. Tucked away in a lush corner of the Seine Valley near Givemy (home to Monet's house and garden) and five minutes from the beautiful village of La Roche Guyon, Manoir de la Roche is a lovely Norman manor house with steep, pitched roofs and tall, paned windows.
Bastide de Lavande - Accommodates up to 28 people in 10 bedrooms. From $22,000 a week. This exquisite, Provencal retreat is located in the prestigious area between Luberon and Foralquier and sits on 200 acres of lavender fields. Bastide de Lavande is equipped with a tennis court, a private swimming pool and many other recreational diversions.
Domaine des Muriers - Accommodates Up to 18 guests in eight bedrooms. From $18,100 a week. Built in 1840, Domaine des Muriers offers a serene, garden courtyard setting, surrounded by vineyards and golden fields of wheat and sunflowers.
Le Rubaud - Accommodates up to 14 guests in seven bedrooms. From $9,000 a week. Originally a priory, this remarkable 11th Century village home was built by the austere monastic order of Cluny.
Mas des Bories - Accommodates up to eight guests in four bedrooms. From $9,900 a week. Located in a walled enclave with a courtyard garden with olive trees, lavender and other aromatic plants, Mas des Bories is tucked away in one of the most authentic villages of the Vaucluse.
La Plaine - Accommodates up to eight guests in four bedrooms. From $7,200 a week. Owned by Academy Award-winning actress Louise Fletcher, the French farmhouse was built in 1832 and features an attached barn that has been meticulously renovated. 15 percent discount on bookings made before April 30, 2007.
Torre Atti - Accommodates up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. From $6,000 a week. This rugged stone tower was built by the noble Atti family in the late 1300s to defend their lands against the marauding Sienese and Florentines. The rooftop terrace looks over the now peaceful Umbrian hillscape, a richly hued checkerboard of olive groves, vineyards and fields of sunflowers.
Borghetto di Frontignano - Accommodates up to 17 guests in eight bedrooms. Cook included during high season. From $18,750.
This imposing villa complex in the rolling hills of Umbria is an ideal base for discovering the riches of the region. The villa offers panoramic views over olive groves, vineyards and fields of sunflowers.
Casa Celeste - Accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms. From $5,300 a week. Ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, Casa Celeste sits on 14 secluded acres.
La Veranda - Accommodates up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. From $8,900 a week. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe, La Veranda was built in the 17th century as a rugged farmhouse and barn and has since been carefully restored.
Villa La Rota - Accommodates up to 20 guests in 10 bedrooms. From $16,650 a week. Regally poised on the crown of a hill between Perugia and Todi, this imposing three-story villa welcomes guests with all the comforts of a five-star hotel.
Campo dell'Amato - Accommodates up to 13 guests in seven bedrooms. From $10,960 a week. A stroll away from the luxurious thermal spa of Fonteverde in San Casciano dei Bagni, Campo dell'Amato is a classic Tuscan villa recently restored with sophisticated simplicity.
Villa delle Colline - Accommodates up to eight guests in four bedrooms. From $14,200 a week. With Florence within 20 minutes and Siena within 45 minutes, Villa delle Colline is the perfect home base to explore Tuscan city and country life.
Il Lauro - Accommodates up to eight guests in four bedrooms. From $5,700 a week. Il Lauro is a typical 18th century Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by woods, olive groves and hedges and only 15 minutes walk to the nearest medieval town, Il Lauro offers a true Tuscan experience.
Casa Selo - Accommodates up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. From $5,600 a week. On the crest of a hill with spectacular views, Casa Selo provides a wonderful, family-friendly setting from which to explore Istria's abundance of enchanting medieval towns.
HomesAway has been described as one of the top villa rental companies by Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Virtuoso Life and Traditional Home Magazine, many among others. For information or reservations, visit homesaway.com or call 1.800.374.6637.
Maureen Poschman 970.925.8480