VILLA & APARTMENT RENTAL
A home away from home
Our Partner Villas can be found all over Italy, Sicily, Spain and France.
A villa, in foreign terms, is a free-standing single family dwelling and can range from Rustic and Modest, to Grand and Luxurious. Many have historical significance and have been renovated internally to accommodate modern conveniences and comfort.
They can accommodate from 2-20 people. Villa rentals are typically from Saturday to Saturday. The cost of a one week villa stay will vary according to the season, with the months of May-September being the most costly. Prices vary from approximately $1,400 to $18,000 US dollars per week. Most villas are priced between the $3,800-$8,400 range.
Renting a villa gives participants the chance to “live” abroad for a short while and really feel at home in a foreign land.
During your villa stay, you may partake in cooking lessons, excursions to nearby towns and of course lazy days at the pool with your loved ones. We also rent apartments in cities to give our clients a more at-home feel upon request.
When choosing our villas and apartments, we ensure:
- The villa will not be too isolated. If it is, you will need to enlist the services of a private driver or rent your own vehicle to get around.
-The villa owner or property manager will give a 24 hour access number in case of an emergency.
- Directions for how to get to the nearest town or city in case you are in need of something particular.
- Help in understanding all of the extra fees involved in your villa rental before you depart the US. Often times, a cash deposit is required upon arrival to cover laundry services, security etc.
-Arrival at the villa while there is still daylight. Sometimes extra steps and uneven pavement can prove to be a challenge to maneuver with luggage, children and elderly family members.
- It is also a good idea to ensure that household basics such as bathroom tissue, towels and cleaning supplies are included in your villa rental price.
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