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Our French Villas

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Your passport should be a collection of stories. Not destinations.

When traveling abroad, you deserve an unforgettable experience that is uniquely yours. Feel the pulse of the local scene, see what the locals see, eat what the locals eat, do what the locals do. And at the end of the day, relax in a comfortable home away from home.

Hosted Villas is a collection of uniquely fabulous villas, castles, casas, chateaus and more. With locations in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Carribean, a Hosted Villas vacation will leave you with a memorable experience. With a group of genuinely interesting, friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts and Experience Managers, you will be left with an authentic, yet luxurious getaway.

From 2-bedroom apartments, to 15-bedroom estates, there is a level of detail and sophistication to every decision we make about our travel destinations. We appreciate the uniqueness of people and places and we know how to find the best of both. We are always adding more dots to our map.

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Quartier de Tranquilite

Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Children: YesMax Occupancy: 6
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Front de Mer

Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Children: YesMax Occupancy: 8
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Domaine Les Palmiers

Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6Children: YesMax Occupancy: 12
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Mas Fleuri

Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4Children: YesMax Occupancy: 8
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Chateau Esperance

Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 5Children: YesMax Occupancy: 10-12
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Eki Villa

Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 5Children: YesMax Occupancy: 8 adults, 2 children
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Call us today and let us host your villa vacation of a lifetime.

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A Concierge Tells. A Local Host Shows.

Imagine a vacation abroad with a friendly, knowledgeable Local Host who understands your passions, desires, and interests. Someone who can give you a vacation experience customized especially for you.

Our Local Hosts are what truly set us apart from the rest. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as your guides, we think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really know and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. They are in essence your guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter, and they guarantee that your Hosted Villas stay will be nothing short of brilliant, every time.

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Pascha, Provence, France

“When in the Provence, why not live like the French … After a traditional breakfast of croissants, strawberries, and coffee you would visit Vaison la Romaine and enjoy a guided walking tour of the old roman village and the medieval village. If you’re lucky, you might be treated to a dance or music festival in the antique amphitheater. The French have their main meal of the day at lunchtime, so be sure to reserve a shady place on the terraces/garden of one of the many gourmet restaurants in the village. Or, join in on an organized picnic on the river bank. After putting your feet in the fresh water and enjoying the quiches, salads, fruit, cheeses and wines you’ll feel refreshed and ready for an afternoon of winetasting. One of France’s greatest wine treasures is just around the corner, Chateauneuf du Pape. Châteauneuf-du-Pape roughly translates to “The Pope’s new castle” and, indeed, the history of this appellation is firmly entwined with papal history. You can have a guided tour of the wineries and the vineyards or just discover them on your own. Of course, your french experience would not be complete without a traditional game of Jeu des Boules at the end of the day. Still today, all generations come together in the village square to play, discuss, drink a pastis and discuss some more. The rules are easy, all you need is a set of jeu de boules and voilà.”

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Marianne, Dordogne, France

“The morning starts with a visit to two hectares of vines in the company of the owners Mr. and Mrs. Delbavie to their organic vineyard Le Domaine de la Voie Blanche. Discover their passion for the organic wine making process and their decision to undertake the rebirth of the vineyard on what had been traditional wine-growing territory in the middle of the Périgord Noir. Expanded using old vines of Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on the beautiful slopes of Montravel in the westernmost part of the Bergerac wine region, this is a vineyard not to be missed! Conclude your afternoon by the all important wine tasting.”

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Laura, Burgundy, France

“With my background in history and my deepening love affair with France I studied hard and trained as a tour guide. This involved visiting the myriad of châteaux and towns and learning their fascinating stories. I also went to wine school to hone my knowledge of the amazing Burgundy wines — but of course, tasting and studying the local vintages was not really such hard work! For 6 seasons I guided on luxury barges throughout Burgundy and the South of France where I could indulge my great passion for the Roman history, medieval social history and Châteaux that have defined this region throughout the ages.”

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Wendy, Paris, France

“There are endless grand places of course to see and visit, but there is real magic too in the simpler experiences like seeing the sunrise over the city from the hill in front of the Sacré Coeur, or sitting on a summer evening on one of the quais of the Seine river talking among friends. Hundreds of years of history surrounds you! There are a few practical tips for visitors to remember, for instance when you want a taxi you can’t often just hail one in the street, you have to go to a taxi stand or call for one. The Métro is fabulous, it gets you round town very quickly and there are plenty of maps in the stations to show you which line you have to take. You can buy a carnet of ten tickets, which are valid on any Métro, bus, or the new tram around the city. We also have rental bikes, the velib’, which are easy to use and a great way of getting around!”

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Alice, St. Tropez, France

“It’s not easy to describe a perfect day in French Riviera because every day of the year is perfect! In winter we have the finest ski slopes of Isola 2000 and Auron which are only an hour and a half of Nice. In spring, nature with its colors and scents wakes up with the Mimosa Festival in February in Mandelieu, the Violet in March in Tourettes sur Loup, the Rose de Mai in April and the city of Grasse, celebrates jasmine the month of August. But I love to walk in Nice with my camera – do the Promenade des Anglais with shades of blue of the Mediterranean so beautiful, enjoy the Promenade du Paillon with its fountains and greenery, go to the very colorful Cours Saleya Market where there are flowers, fruits, and vegetables in season, the specialties of Nice and soaps from Provence.”

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Annemieke, Provence, France

“If I had to pick one perfect day in the Provence, it would be a day in July when the Avignon Theatre festival arrives. Every year throughout the month of July, this theater festival hosts artists from all over the world. The whole city is turned upside down and there are performances everywhere – in the small theaters as in the streets. The best you can do is go to the city late in the afternoon, find a nice spot on a terrace, order a drink and a little snack and watch all the theater groups go by. It is like one big parade. This is a happening that is worthwhile for both grown-ups and children and it goes on from the afternoon till late in the evening. The atmosphere in town during this festival is indescribable, and you have to go there at least once in your life!”

 

 

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