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We have years of experience at European Escapes Villa Rentals arranging staffed or self catering holiday rentals of the finest european villas in the most popular areas: the Greek Islands, French Riviera, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria, Italy Lakes District, Italian Riviera, Amalfi Coast, Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Andalucia, Ibiza and throughout Europe

Some of our Staff and Client Favorite Villas.......

       France -  Cote d'Azur

Villa Mougins

Luxury villa with 9 bedroom 7 bath, sleeps 21, air conditioned, Cannes Mougins area, private pool (can be heated), private tennis court

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French Riviera. Cannes Mougins area: Vast luxury villa property, 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, in the residential area of Cannes Mougins in a landscaped park with a heated pool, pool house, clay tennis court, golf pitch and putt. Close to the medieval village of Mougins overlooking the bay of Cannes. Outstanding property, 20 minutes from the international airport Nice Côte d`Azur. Close by the very famous Golf Country Club of Mougins. Caretaker on premises in a wing of the villa. Interior - villa 800m2 on more than one hectare landscaped garden with large (17m - can be heated) swimming pool with a central islet. Pool house (60 m² with summer kitchen, bar, shower and toilet) Golf pitch and putt with 3 greens and 4 bunkers. 3 wings with different access to many salons and 9 bedrooms. Air conditioning. Pool Heating on request, extra charge. On request at extra cost: chef service, car and driver, full time maid service, tennis lessons, children activities, babysitting. A great villa for a large family or a large group to holiday with room to spread out, swim, play tennis on your private clay court, enjoy the vast grounds, practice golf, and to explore the French Riviera.

     Greek Islands  -  Mykonos

Villa Kanalia

6 bedroom villa, sleeps 12, In the fashionable Kanalia area of Mykonos, Unique villa with great sea views
More Details Islands. Mykonos. Outstanding villa in the Kanalia area of Mykonos, one of the most fashionable areas, and on the coast, with sea views facing west and sunset, and side views to Delos and Rhenia, (and Tinos island much further away). Quiet, peaceful location. Steps that lead down to sea level rocks. 2km from nearest beach. Sleeps up to 12 people, 2,700 sq.ft. in size, built with natural stone, overlooking the sea and facing west. About 3 miles to Mykonos town. Satellite TV, and Internet connection. Large swimming pool, surrounded by wood deck in front of the villa. On the side are outdoor dining facilities with barbeque and bar area. Two outside dining areas: one shaded, which connects with barbecue area and kitchen. Another dining table (in stone) is on the other side of sitting area. Separate pool bar. Patios on 3 sides around the villa. 2 story villa with large living room, nicely furnished, fireplace, (TV, stereo, CD player) connects with large dining area. The open plan equipped kitchen is behind a large bar (has oven/dishwasher, washing machine, all kitchen equipment). There are 2 double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Upper Floor: the master bedroom has double bed and circular tub in the bedroom, balcony, and ensuite bathroom, balcony has sea views. Another double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with shower. Annex: 2 extra guest bedrooms built under the pool, one with double bed, the other with 2 single built-in beds which connect and share a bathroom with shower, and a shady terrace which faces the sea and rocky coast. Included: Air-conditioning, Daily 2 hours of maid service. Area: Kanalia, Very beautiful location, in residential area with other villas. Distances: about 4 km from Mykonos Town, 2 km from nearest beach and 4.5 km from airport.

     Greek Islands  -  Evia Island

Villa Petros island near Athens
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom seaside villa, footsteps to nearly private beach
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Petrosseapath.jpg (93680 bytes)Greek Islands. Evia. This stunning seaside villa offers the Greek island life that travelers dream about, just footsteps from the sea and a nearly private beach. The inside is lovingly decorated and boasts 4 bedrooms, (3 double bedded, 1 twin-bedded) and EACH with sea-facing balconies with breathtaking views, the master w/ en suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms has its own private access (perfect for teens) and is joined to the house by a ground floor terrace and has its own shower room. The living area of the house boasts a spacious open plan living/dining room decorated with locally-made hand carved wood furniture and TV, stereo (cd), fireplace, and the fully-equipped kitchen separated by a cozy breakfast bar. The house has marble floors throughout and several antique carpets and many antiques furnishings to accentuate its charming, well-kept character. There are many balconies on both floors and abundant sliding doors to let in fresh sea breezes in summer. The grounds are lush and include many indigenous plants and flowers as well as an olive grove and even the ancient stone ruins from a classical port once located on this property. The property is gated and access to the sea is by a path just 20 steps from the house to a lovely cove (shared generally by only 2 other nearby homes, if any) ideal for afternoon dips before retiring for lunch on the verandah or at one of the near-by tavernas. Water-skiing boats can be rented in town just a mile away and even moored at the house. LOCATION: Evia is the second largest Greek island after Crete and still unspoiled by mass tourism. The house sits just a mile from Karystos a lively and authentic Greek fishing village of 10,000 inhabitants that has shops, restaurants, fresh seafood, and seaside tavernas, traditional bouzouki as well as two nightclubs. The nearby countryside offers a chance to go even deeper into real Greek life, with many small villages following their classical customs.

     Italy  -  Tuscany

Casa di Vera, Lucca region
6 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa, private pool, Sleeps 12
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Tuscany. Lucca region, Tuscany: Charming restored 18th century home, completely restored a few years ago. The interior of the house has been furnished very comfortably, and all of the bedrooms have air-conditioning. The property is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and overlooks a small man-made lake where fishing is possible. In the garden there is a pergola with a wood-oven and barbecue ideal for 'al fresco' dining. At the back of the house there is a large patio overlooking the fenced for child safety swimming pool (12x6 meters). The pool is surrounded by trees and lawns and, in a shady position, there is table tennis. INTERIOR: Grd flr: Well-equipped kitchen; storeroom; laundry; bathroom with shower room; living room with dining area. On the next floor are the 6 bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 with shower only. terrace with panoramic views. STAFF: Maid service is included in the price, 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. LOCATION: Lappato nearest village with shops 1 km, Capannori (nearest motorway exit) 12 km, Lucca 16 km, Florence 62 km, Pisa Airport 37 km, beaches 40 km. Separate room with sauna and steam bath in basement.

     Italy -  Lakes District

Lake Maggiore Villa

Lovely large villa, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with views of the lake, private pool, sleeps 12
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Lake Maggiore. Villa is situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore in the beautiful park of Lagoni di Mercurago. From many points on the estate, especially from the garden, it is possible to enjoy magnificent views of the lake and the medieval fortress of Angera on the opposite shore. There is a wonderful swimming pool (12x6 meters) in the garden where guests will enjoy lounging amongst the gorgeous scenery. Built in the 1960’s, it has recently been restored and refurbished in a modern style. The interiors are spacious and light, with a varied range of colors, although white dominates. The house has been featured in several magazines that specialize in architectural design. Villa consists of a main circular section, containing a very large sitting room that was once a ballroom, and two wings with identical hallways leading to a large dining room and the bedroom area. The result is a house with a spectacular structure. INTERIOR: Ground Floor: Entrance; huge sitting room; dining room; study; large kitchen; guest bathroom; staff bedroom and bathroom; covered patio furnished for outside dining. Left Wing: master bedroom with ensuite bathroom; double bedroom and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom. Right Wing: master bedroom with ensuite bathroom; double bedroom and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom. Distances: Nearest village with shops Arona 1 km. Stresa (nearest town and motorway exit) 10 km. Milan airport (Malpensa) 30 km. Staff: Maid service is included in the price 10 hours a week. Italys' lakes lie in a series of long, deep valleys running down onto the plains from the Alps, Lake Maggiore perhaps being the most elegant.

          Spain  -  Costa del Sol

Golden Mile Villa

5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath villa, private pool, Sleeps 10

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Spain. Costa del Sol. Marbella. Beautiful, modern luxury villa with air-conditioning throughout in a quiet residential setting on the exclusive Golden Mile, sleeps up to 10, just 1/2 mile from the center of Marbella and 1 mile from the beach with lovely sea and mountain views. The villa was completely renovated in the winter of 2003, it is all on one level and quite open and airy with large windows making the interior bright and pleasant. Golden Mile Villa is set on a private garden of 22,000 sq. ft. with swimming pool, furnished terraces including a covered terrace in the garden by the pool with outdoor dining table. The outdoor areas are all private and ideal for enjoying the wonderful climate of the Costa del Sol and the views. The interior is furnished to a high standard with special detail given to the décor throughout all the rooms. INTERIOR: Air-conditioned luxury villa: There are 5 double bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, an additional guest WC, a living room with fireplace, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. OUTDOOR AREAS: Large garden with lawn, swimming pool, covered summer terrace with dining area, furnished terraces, and parking. Further amenities include a telephone, air-conditioning, satellite television, VCR, stereo with CD player.

Villa San Roque
, Sotogrande
8 bedroom, 8 bathroom large villa, Costa del Sol, sleeps 14, private pool, near the beach, sea views, short drive to marina and close to Spain's best golf courses
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Spain. Costa del Sol. Costa del Sol southern part, Villa San Roque, 750 meters from the beach, is a large (8000 sq. ft.) lovely villa, with ocean views, which sleeps 14 in 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. Panoramic sea views as the villa is above the sea and set high, that include Gibraltar, the coast of Africa and the Sierra Nevada. This lovely, well maintained villa offers all the modern amenities in a grand setting, with 2 living rooms. INTERIOR: On the Ground floor: 2 large living rooms (both with fireplace), One with bridge table and chairs, library area. Smaller second living room also with large table and chairs. Modern fully equipped kitchen, Viking appliances, (microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.), comfortable and cool patio room, a dining room, and on this floor are 7 of the bedrooms (5 are double and 2 are single), 7 ensuite bathrooms, some facing the sea and all with phones, Satellite TV and wireless internet access. Upstairs is the spacious master bedroom suite with two queen size beds, ensuite bathroom with a shower and a tub, opens out to a very large furnished terrace with sweeping sea views. Basement: Home cinema room, billiard table, couch, chairs, DVD player, and CD player and snooker table and bar in the games room. Outdoor tables and lounges. Mature gardens. AMENITIES: Covered patio for al fresco dining, Satellite TV, (Sky with CNN, BBC and 60 English channels in the home cinema room; English channels are also available in the living room and in 3 of the bedrooms.) stereo, phone, 2 washing machines, 1 dryer, internet access, central A/C and heating, and lovely outdoor areas, with mature gardens, furniture and Private swimming pool (6m x 12m in length, 1.5 to 2.5m in depth) located in a large, totally private and mature garden of approx. 1000 square yards. Pool is open March to October. Parking for 6 cars. Nearest houses on each side at l00 meters. Included: 5 days per week of Maid service, and Cook: Cost of food extra: (regional Spanish cuisine only, choice of breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner). Gardener looks after the grounds and the swimming pool. Area: Seville and Granada: 2 hours drive, Tangier (Morocco) 1 hour by hovercraft. Distances: Marbella: 62 km, Gibraltar (airport): 18 km, San Roque: 10 km. Closest airports: Gibraltar 18 km, Malaga 110 km, Jerez de la Frontera 1 hour. There are 6 golf courses within a short drive from the villa, several world famous. Inquire for winter rates, November through February. The closest village is about 10 minute drive from the villa and offers restaurants, supermarkets. A light welcome meal for your arrival is included in the rent. Rent boats at Sotogrande marina. Take a ferry to Morocco from Tarifa, about 1 hour. There are nearby tennis courts, horseback riding, marina, as well as beaches with beach clubs that have bars/restaurants and children activities. Just a few miles from San Roque, an old Spanish town of 20,000 people.