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Rentals Specialists since 1996, European Escapes has earned numerous accolades
from major media and our many clients.
Here are just some of the comments about European Escapes from our Clients, Major Media and European Tourist Board Recommendations:
|At European Escapes, European Villa Rentals, we realize that your trip to Europe may well be the dream of a lifetime. We take pride in making your travel dreams become reality with the ideal villa rental. That's how we've become a leader in the vacation villa rental industry -- by providing our clients with the superb accommodation that allows them to savor their time abroad. Our fine property portfolio, combined with our service and knowledge, is why we have thrived on word of mouth referrals, repeat clients and positive press comments over the years. Our experience and expertise with providing clients the ideal holiday homes has earned us extensive positive press and publicity, as well as numerous praises from our clients.||We're proud to have been featured in international travel magazines, major metropolitan newspaper travel sections and leading online travel outlets, as well as to be recommended by every European nation's tourist board in which we rent villas and holiday vacation homes. Below are some quotes from some of these articles, but what we're the most grateful for, are the thousands of satisfied customers who have told us how staying in one of our villa rentals was the highlight of their trip. Below are some samples of what the travel press and some of our many delighted customers have said about us:|
Years of excellence, experience & positive press
European Escapes Press & Client Comments:
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 Escapes has 4,000 properties in its portfolio in destinations such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece...and you can phone the company for descriptions at or visit www.EuropeanEscapes.com...
Rome, like 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 California, 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.
You’ve already done the museum-and-monument marathon. On your next trip to Paris, rent an apartment, and give yourself time to stop and smell the farmhouse cheeses...sites worth checking out include EuropeanEscapes.com
"The Greek 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."
"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."
"European 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: www.EuropeanEscapes.com."
Paris, France (CNN) --"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.
Commercial Appeal 2001
National Geographic's Traveler Magazine, March, 2001
"Here, how to find your dream Umbrian villa: European Escapes offers panoramic views of Umbrian villas with detailed information."
"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.
European Escapes (www.EuropeanEscapes.com) 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,
Travel & Leisure,
The Savvy Traveler, Feb. 13, 1999 (sponsored by National Public Radio)
"European Escapes rents villas, apartments, or holiday homes throughout Europe, on any budget, from modest to most luxurious."
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Nov. 1999
"...one company has truly impressed 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.
Other goodies? 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 Tuscany, Umbria and the Amalfi Coast. Also available are properties in Portugal, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
I LoveEurope.com, 1999
Snow Country Magazine (Cover
story), February, 1998
"Whether you're seeking self-catering lodging in Sicily or elsewhere in
Escapes' webpage is a great place to start."
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Some 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 time.
•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 effort!
•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.
•We 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.
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
•The 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.
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.
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 wonderful holiday!
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 travels.
Dear European Escapes,
Having 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.
Our family holiday in Kitzbuehel was the best ever and we loved the
Just 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!
Just to let you know that the
property was perfect...my family had a WONDERFUL time. Hope to rent it
again in the future..
Spetses was 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,
We 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
We're having a great time here, Italy is beautiful and the
Castello 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 accommodations.
Thank you for everything you did for me and my family,
everyone had a wonderful time at the villa in Syros.
Taste of our Travel