Why Hosted Villas

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.
 - L.W. Houston, Texas
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.
 - K.L. Columbus, Ohio
We had a fabulous trip in every respect...Jessica and team Hosted Villas were so organized and kept us so well attended to.
 - 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.
 - 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.
 - 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.
 - 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.
 - 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.
 - R.M. Chesterfield, MO
The Chateau was impeccable. We absolutely loved the trip and exceptional service, responsiveness and general excellence of Hosted Villas's staff both in the office and on site
 - S.L. Boston, MA
We had such a wonderful time, anyone who can go on this trip, it's an absolute must.
 - C.W. Denver, CO
We're back from our trip and pleased to report that Chateau de Queynac was fabulous.
 - G.G. Chicago, IL
We loved the house, the views and everything about it. Having a cook at the house was fabulous, especially with the younger kids; and the food she prepared was truly exquisite.
 - K.G. New York, NY
Maribeth [Local Host], what a fantastic asset you were to our trip!!
 - D.H. Macon, GA
Thank you for all your help arranging our DREAM vacation!
 - C. C. New York, NY
Your Local Host seemed to know every back road and interesting site over a very wide area. Her expertise about Civita made that day the trip highlight.
 - M. C. Oak Brook, IL
I frankly can’t imagine doing this kind of trip without the HomesAway back-up which was most beneficial to me, my family, and our friends who visited
 - J. A. R. Austin, Texas
Wow. The house is "OTT" – Over The Top – in the absolute best sense of the words.
 - V. F. Park City, UT
Hosted Villas helped us get inside the region and find things to do that we would have almost certainly missed on our own.
 - E. B. Seattle, WA - Former CEO of Expedia.com and CEO of IAC Travel
Hosted Villas offers the definitive villa vacation — that Under the Tuscan Sun, essential experience of a region.
 - S. M. - Founder of expedia.ca
Need the perfect solution to avoid staying in a cramped hotel room while overseas… The benefits (of Hosted Villas) are far more extensive than the com
 - C. O. M. - Traditional Home Magazine
I needed four different weeks planned for four different sets of guests, and I wanted each group to feel they had been part of something special.
 - E. L. London, U.K - The Wall Street Journal
Villa rentals can be risky… could be the vacation of a lifetime or a disaster. With Hosted Villas, there’s no risk, just blissfully happy clients.
 - N. G. - Avant Travel
The photos of the villa did not do justice to the property and Teresa (housekeeper, cook) and Connie (Local Host) were fabulous
 - F. D. - A Touch of Class Travel
Liz (Local Host)- Sharing your stories of Tuscany and introducing us to some of your favorite places made us feel like special friends...not just visi
 - J. M. Sarnia, ON
Again, thank you for all your help.
 - S. P. London, England
…Our host Laurie, was very helpful, especially when babies needed a visit to the pediatrician….
 - J.K. Concord, MA
We had a lovely time at Domaine les Palmiers this week. Thank you! We liked the house a lot--very comfortable and casual.
 - D. W. Edina, MA
Our group consisted of seasoned European travelers, however, we could not imagine our two weeks without Jackie’s assistance and knowledge. She became our ‘good friend in France’
 - R. B. C. Alexandria, LA
While we traveled each day on different excursions, we also took the time to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the house and its surroundings.
 - L. G. Chicago, IL
The house, of course, was magnificent. The interior was beautiful, the grounds were lovely and the setting was so peaceful. We all hope to return to this wonderful house one day.
 - M. D. Chicago, IL
I found an HV handbook left behind in a home we rented in Spain. What amazing insight into the region. Next time, I’m going with you guys.
 - J. P. Chicago, IL
We did not expect the wonderful detail and attention we got both from the Toronto office and once we arrived in Tuscany.
 - R. S. Indianapolis, IN
It seems all of Southern Tuscany knew our Local Host and what they should do to make her clients happy.
 - E. M. Potomac, MD
Sue showed us Provence so that we felt so very much at home and I know I left my soul in Menerbes
 - M. H. W. Denver, CO
We and our guests could not have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did.
 - H. D. G. Atlanta, GA
Our Local Host Laurie, was very helpful, especially when babies needed a visit to the pediatrician… Having her arrange the outing to Cetona the first
 - K. K. Concord, MA
The stay at Il Giardinetto was the vacation of a lifetime for us, and a major part of it was due to the pre-trip material, the support, and the care by Hosted Villas.
 - D. W. Atlanta, GA
Based on previous unpleasant travel experiences, it is always dangerous when you realize that your expectations have slowly crept up to the almost unr
 - J. E. N. San Antonio, TX
We just returned from Italy last evening. I wanted you to know that our stay was an "A".
 - E. M. Charleston, VA
The house was perfect and so attractive. We loved it and hated to leave. Thanks for helping me select the best place for us.
 - J. D. Atlanta, GA
Thank you for all that you have done for us the past three weeks to make our stay in Cortona so special. We’ll always remember our stay here very fondly and hope to return soon.
 - L. W. La Jolla, CA
Our stay at La Casetta was outstanding. We are already talking about two weeks in the future. We were able to experience the essence of the region and not just snapshots.
 - J. M. Alexandria, VA
Thank you so much for making our anniversary more special than ever.
 - C. M. Phoenix, AZ
You make me feel as though we have an angel watching over us to see that everything works out to perfection!
 - B. K. Evanston, IL
Many thanks for such a memorable trip, not to mention birthday celebration in Provence, which you and my husband secretly planned.
 - E. H. New York, NY
The accommodations were, of course, spectacular. But to have the assistance of such a knowledgeable and helpful local guide really made the trip.
 - C.V. Seattle, WA
Just a quick note now that we are home to thank you for a terrific trip. Everyone had a ball, and the arrangements could not have been better.
 - W. W. Boston, MA
Perfect for families. Very casual and relaxed. And what views! Lovely home--private but convenient.
 - D.W. Edina, MN
…Unfortunately our holiday has ended and we must face the realities of work etc.
 - L. D. London, England
How best to thank you for the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had, my trip to France and especially my time spent in Varangeville at the Manoir.
 - E.C. Atlanta, GA
…[We] wanted to thank you for the wonderful week that we spent at Le Prayal [near Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence]...
 - L. V. Toronto, ON
All details were well attended to.
 - D.D. Cleveland, OH
The wonderful house & location were made even better by the thoughtful assistance we got from our local host, Rachael.
 - E. J. Chicago, IL
Anne, our Local Host, was absolutely wonderful in every conceivable way.
 - S. E. H. Hunting Harbour, CA
Elizabeth, our local host, was nothing short of wonderful.
 - M. D. Chicago, IL
We wanted to thank you for the week we enjoyed at Le Moulin and for the wine safari. We loved the house.
 - D.W. Edina, MA
We loved the house… very well equipped and comfortable. I would definitely return to this area and this house. There is so much to see and do.
 - D. W., Edina, MN
The home was beautiful, Benny was outstanding, and all the preplanning paid off. I can't think of anything that I would change.
 - P. M. Bluffton, S.C.
We had a great time in Italy and our highlight was our Local Host and Il Lauro.
 - K.H. Yarmouth, ME
Lovely home, beautiful grounds, Maribeth was super helpful
 - G.A. Philadelphia, PA
We loved the villa, Patricia was so helpful, and enjoyed meeting Murielle (the owner) upon our arrival.
 - S.M. Cobourg, ON


Hosted Villas is a real company run by real people who love to travel. We have a 20 year track record of excellence and we are still growing. We are not a P.O. Box, Internet-only firm or listing agency.


Cooking lessons, bike routes, wine tastings, child care, language lessons, special diets... You name it, we've done it. Our familiarity with the regions allows for truly insightful, one-on-one, customized pre-trip Stay Planning.


Each Stay comes with a proprietary guidebook custom-researched for your villa and region. Each Handbook is jammed with off-the-beaten-track knowledge that you just won't find anywhere else.


Want to know the difference between renting an impersonal property and having a Local Host take care of you for a week? Got your eye on a particular villa? Let us know.  We'll arrange for you to speak with a past guest, who will make sure that you get all of your questions answered.



We’re picky. Our luxurious, comfortable, charming private homes are visited frequently and maintained like fine hotels and are set within the most sought-after regions in Europe.


Guidebooks and articles can’t match the insight and connections of someone who actually lives there. Our Local Hosts become your local best friends, sharing their insider tips and passion for the region with you.


"I’m not sure it gets better"; "I am truly impressed";  "I have already recommended you to several friends";  "We will be back again and again." Our guests' rave reviews speak for themselves.