Reviews

The thoughtfulness didn’t stop there, Patricia also had a Paris guide for my reference, as well as a hand-written list of suggestions for my stay. She was like having a personal concierge at the finest French hotel.
 - L.W. Houston, Texas
Local Host Patricia, Paris
Villa Alegria is a 5 star resort with a 7 star staff!
 - F.D. California
To everyone who makes the villa such a lovely place - thank you for such a wonderful stay. Your French hospitality was greatly appreciated and everything here in Provence deeply enjoyed. Beautiful weather, delicious food, great wine and wonderful memories!
 - K.L. Columbus, Ohio
Local Host Bruno, Provence
We had a fabulous trip in every respect...Jessica and team Hosted Villas were so organized and kept us so well attended to. I have NEVER worked with any group more detailed or thorough and trustworthy. Our Hostess, Kim, was the difference maker for our trip - she made it carefree and awesome! We loved her, she never disappointed and definitely was the VIP of the trip! Thank you for your stellar organization.
 - E.C. Austin, TX
There are not enough superlatives to use when describing the Hosted Villas team. Our local host, Liz, sets the standard for excellence. She happily saw to every tiny detail and made our trip very special. From putting up streamers and balloons for our 7 year old's birthday to enlarging photographs and displaying them for our arrival in celebration of our 10th anniversary, Liz made us feel extremely special. We can't wait for our next adventure with Hosted Villas. For people like us with limited vacation time, it's hard to express how precious it is to know that every detail will be handled by your staff to make each day special for us. From pre-trip planning to fielding questions and handling last-minute details on the trip, the Hosted Villas staff were amazing. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!
 - G.G. Chicago, IL
Where do I begin?! This was the best family vacation we have ever taken! 17 of us, 9 children, 8 adults. Every year we plan a family trip during the summer. We have done European cruises, Hawaii, and other beach trips. We have always said he wanted to rent a castle in Scotland so when we saw this one, we knew it was perfect for our family!!

It is difficult to describe Meikloeur Castle & the grounds..."this surely must be what Heaven is like!" I am still in awe of such beauty, everywhere I looked! 'Breathtaking' does not begin to convey this place of majesty, grace, charm, solitude, elegance, peace, and even fantasy for our younger grandchildren. Not only in the castle itself, but in the forest outside! I can honestly say each and every one of our family had a perfectly wonderful time. This truly was the trip of a lifetime!

It is hard to know where to begin giving praise! It is hard to believe this was Janice's first time as Local Host, because she was fantastic! There is not a thing she missed, or could have done better! She was sweet, kind, knowledgeable and willing to do anything we asked or needed. She went above and beyond in making sure every moment of our stay was perfect! She (and Mark) were quintessence! We truly appreciate all the villa staff's kindness, graciousness, dedication and hard work, and their making us feel welcome and at home. We'll never forget them and their part in our Summer in Scotland 2012 trip, along with all of the precious memories we made that will last a lifetime.
 - G.S. Fort Worth, TX
We had an amazing time. The villa is beautiful, as is the whole region. We enjoyed everything we did. Libbi is fantastic. We would all recommend this trip.
 - T.T. Toronto, ON
Wendy knows a ton of fun places to visit - a conversation with her sure beats just thumbing through a guidebook
 - A.H. Thornhill, ON
We loved Pascha, our Local Host who was very knowledgeable and helpful. The care-takers, Angie and Trevor were excellent and made our daily life a joy. No request was regarded as inconvenient for them.
 - J.D. Austin, TX
We all had a great time in France. The villa in Beaumes De Venise was absolutely fantastic. Everything about it was superb. Marcel did a great job showing us around and taking good care of all six of us and Corrine was loved by all. She was always there when we needed something and then seemed to know how and when to disappear.
 - R.M. Chesterfield, MO
I'd like to thank you for making our summer trip to Chateau de Queynac such a special one. We absolutely loved both the trip and the exceptional service, responsiveness and general excellence of Hosted Villas's staff both in the office and on site. The Chateau was impeccable and I have already recommended you to several friends, and we look forward to using you for future vacations. Thank you again.
 - S.L. Boston, MA
We're back from our trip and pleased to report that Chateau de Queynac was fabulous. The house was truly lovely and the setting was exactly what we had hoped. This was an important family trip, celebrating my father's 75th birthday and it surpassed my expectations in every way. We had outstanding support from Jackie, our local host, throughout our stay. Perigord was enchanting -- we ate our body weight in foie gras and spent warm summer afternoons canoeing down the Dordogne with the kids. We picked Chanterelle mushrooms in the old-growth forest where we picnicked with Alistair after seeing the amazing polychromatic cave paintings at the Font de Gaumes. I could go on and on. I'm not sure it gets better than that.

Again, thank you so much for all of your help and support in preparation for the trip...Can't wait until next year. We're just debating which other home we rent from you!

After renting two homes now from your company, I am truly impressed not only by the wonderful support you provide, but by the exceptional standard of the homes you rent. Clearly, by working with you we are ensured the highest standard in homes and local support.
 - G.G. Chicago, IL
We had a truly wonderful time at Campo dell
 - K.G. New York, NY
Thank you for all your help arranging our DREAM vacation! We had a wonderful time at Campo dell'Amato, so wonderful that we subsconsciously walked away with the spare key!... I want to tell you what a good host Liz was to us, as well as to our family and friends! She helped us on so many fronts, from touring around nearby towns, to taking us through local markets, to helping arrange dinners, babysitters, tennis, and even the next leg of my parents' trip down to Calabria! When she found out that John's sister, Marianne was pregnant (Marianne announced it to all of us during the trip), Liz gave Marianne a baby sweater that she had knitted and some booties - it really shows how much she cares about the guests. She is so friendly and fun to be with, and seems to know what we want before we even know:) Thanks again!
 - C. C. New York, NY
Your local people are a tremendous asset to your company. They were always available when we needed them, and seemed to anticipate when that would occur. Your Local Host was very helpful when it came to picking destinations for day trips, and seemed to know every back road and interesting site over a very wide areas; all of their suggestions were right on the mark
 - M. C. Oak Brook, IL
Dear Lauren -I had a long conversation yesterday with (client) and it appears that they had the most amazing time. As you had indicated, the photos of the villa did not do justice to the property and Teresa (housekeeper, cook) and Connie (Local Host) were fabulous. It seems this was the best family vacation they have ever had for a variety of reasons so a big thank you to you for your endless patience and efforts on behalf of the client.
 - F. D. - A Touch of Class Travel
We had a lovely time at Domaine les Palmiers this week. Thank you! We liked the house a lot--very comfortable and casual. And the views were incomparable (here I am referring to the view of the sea, and not the people who were sunbathing on the nude beach :)). Of course, as always, it's your people that are your real asset. This case was no exception. Jeanne was wonderful. She was gracious, helpful, and well-informed. Please tell her that the bouillibaise at Chez Bernard, which she recommended, was a real hit with our family. We also enjoyed the tour that Hosted Villas and she provided of Le Castellet and the the Souviou winery--thanks again.
 - D. W. Edina, MA
...I realize that I indicated prior to our trip that our group consisted of seasoned European travelers, however, we could not have survived our two weeks without Jackie’s assistance and knowledge. She is completely informed about the region and her suggestions for day trips were outstanding. Further, she has personal knowledge of restaurants within reasonable driving distance of our house, and without question, each reservation and appointment she made for our group exceeded all expectations… [she] became our ‘good friend in France’.
 - R. B. C. Alexandria, LA
 - M. D. Chicago, IL
Elizabeth was exceptional in every way. She was thoughtful, helpful and lots of fun at all times. We actually felt like we might have utilized her too much
 - R. S. Indianapolis, IN
 - D. W. Atlanta, GA
Thank you for all that you have done for us the past three weeks to make our stay in Cortona so special. Your helpfulness has run the gambit from the mundane: such as booking train tickets, shopping for our initial provisions and making dinner reservations; to the unusual: finding fly swatters, a great art teacher, a sweet babysitter and a charming cook who made fabulous food and taught us well; to the exceptional : finding the local cycling ride fro my husband, then finding the jersey he wanted and providing perfect directions, creating a gorgeous and quite delicious welcome buffet, making fabulous homemade lemoncello and taking the time to accompany my father and mother to the hospital.

There are numerous other things you did for us to ensure a pleasant vacation. I am ever so grateful to you. We’ll always remember our stay here very fondly and hope to return soon. Warm regards
 - L. W. La Jolla, CA
Our stay at La Casetta last week was outstanding. We are already talking about two weeks in the future. A substantial part of the success of our stay was our Local Host
 - J. M. Alexandria, VA
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time at Casa Janine and to thank you and your team for putting together such a great experience for us and our friends. Oliva was absolutely fantastic and we found the entire Hosted Villas experience to be exactly what we were looking for but weren
 - C.V. Seattle, WA
Perfect for families. Very casual and relaxed. And what views! Lovely home--private but convenient.
 - D.W. Edina, MN

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