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We absolutely loved our stay at Le Bournaguet! The house and garden was lovely, as was the pool area and the tennis court. And all the different areas for  dining………………2016

All of us had wonderful, super time, the house is perfect for our family………………2016

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FR134 Chateau des Aspras

FR134

We had an excellent week at Ch Des Aspras.  The children particularly loved it and there may be a few swimming aids that we left at the pool and we are pleased to donate them to the existing collection for future guests. The staff were great and very friendly and helpful……………..2018

 

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FR117 Hount Dessus

FR117

Many thanks for your email. We had a lovely stay at Hount Dessus, the house and gardens were lovely .  We had a fantastic stay and look forward to using ppa properties again in the future…………2018

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FR146 Les Geais

FR146

Dear Pamela and all the team at PPA
Thank you for your postcard.  I think you know before I say anything that I enjoyed another lovely visit to Les Geais.  It is a super property on the edge of a gorgeous village, I feel very much at home there and would have liked to have stayed for a few more days – especially as the weather was improving when we left!  I hope to be in touch again soon to fix my next visit………2016

FR170

FR170

I have to let you know how utterly delighted we were with our trip.  It is the most beautiful house, Roseline is an absolute treasure, the surroundings were wonderful and the way you had set us all up was second to none.  We could not have been happier.  Everything was even better than the website, pictures or your descriptions!!  It was comfortable, clean, beautiful, perfectly managed and kept.  It was fabulous to actually be in someone’s home and not a “rental property” – this made all the difference and was exactly what I was after.  So a huge thank you for going above and beyond of fulfilling the original brief.  I think Roseline made the difference too – her and her daughter brought a wonderful feeling and their cooking was TO DIE FOR!!  We have never eaten so well!!  My husband came back to LA convinced he’d put on several pounds but he’d in fact lost them – just goes to show what proper food can do for you even if you do eat mountains of it!!

I really cannot thank you enough for ensuring that we had the perfect house for what we wanted, for ensuring we were so well and so seamlessly set-up and organized and for providing us with a marvelous holiday.

We shall return to FR170 and PPA will always be our first port of call for another house – we trust you implicitly as we know you fully understand a brief and have so beautifully and thoroughly investigated any options.

A huge thank you from at least 14 people!

Again, thank you for your impeccable knowledge, professionalism and depth of understanding………………2016

Thank you so much for this.  I have to let you know how utterly delighted we were with our trip.  FR170 is the most beautiful house, Roseline is an absolute treasure, the surroundings were wonderful and the way you had set us all up was second to none.  We could not have been happier.  Everything was even better than the website, pictures or your descriptions!!  It was comfortable, clean, beautiful, perfectly managed and kept.  It was fabulous to actually be in someone’s home and not a “rental property” – this made all the difference and was exactly what I was after.  So a huge thank you for going above and beyond of fulfilling the original brief.  I think Roseline made the difference too – her and her daughter brought a wonderful feeling and their cooking was TO DIE FOR!!  We have never eaten so well!!  My husband came back to LA convinced he’d put on several pounds but he’d in fact lost them – just goes to show what proper food can do for you even if you do eat mountains of it!!

I really cannot thank you enough for ensuring that we had the perfect house for what we wanted, for ensuring we were so well and so seamlessly set-up and organized and for providing us with a marvelous holiday.

We shall return to FR170 and PPA will always be our first port of call for another house – we trust you implicitly as we know you fully understand a brief and have so beautifully and thoroughly investigated any options.

A huge thank you from at least 14 people!  Again, thank you for your impeccable knowledge, professionalism and depth of understanding…………….2017

 

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IT510

IT510

I write from a sunny and wonderful IT510. The house – with its stunning views and the fantastic Laura – has surpassed our expectations in absolutely every respect!  We have all just returned from a absolutely fantastic time  and I wanted to thank you and the owners for so kindly allowing us to rent the house.  Superlatives are now used with gay abandon – almost everyone and everything is iconic or legendary! How wonderful then to find IT510, the photographs and description of which are so understated and only begin to tell the story. It is an absolutely magical place which surpassed our high expectation in every respect!

The views are simply stunning. And at the very centre of the view is Siena which, I have long felt, is the finest small city in Europe, let alone Italy. And the views encapsulate so well the culture and unrivalled attractions of Tuscany.

Laura and Paulin were simply outstanding and nothing was too much trouble; they added mightily to the enjoyment of our stay! They clearly have a great pride in, and empathy with, IT510. Laura was very well organised, very kind and very knowledgeable not to mention producing a succession of excellent dinners. I should add that Fatima, who kindly assists, was also most kind and helpful. We all felt lucky to have such a brilliant team looking after us……….2016

You will not be surprised to hear that – for a second year – we all had an absolutely fantastic time at IT510.   IT510 is as close to perfection as one can get – the stunning view of Siena alone makes it a place apart. We cannot thank the owners enough for allowing us to take the house and grateful to Pamela and all the PPA team for making it all possible and dealing with all matters in such an efficient and seamless fashion!……………….2017

IT521

IT521

We had a most enjoyable holiday at IT521 . The villa has been beautifully restored , is very thoughtfully and comprehensively appointed and is positioned in quite a magnificent setting .

The house keeper Samuela was most helpful and discreet . Also the Tuscan chef team again very professional and charming . Should the situation permit and IT521 be available would very much enjoy hosting friends and family again in 2019.  If you could please extend our gratitude to the owners that would be much appreciated ………..2018

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FR131 La Chesneraie

FR131

We love the house!  Its amazingly beautiful…………..2016

The house was fantastic- the grounds, the house itself and the location were all perfect. And Christian, Marie Rose and David (the chef) were all a pleasure to work with and very helpful. Couldn’t recommend the house or the help we had any more……………2016

We had a very pleasant and happy family stay at La Chesneraie.   The villa was large with plenty of room for everyone – plenty of clean linen and towels – cleaning excellent – staff couldn’t have been nicer and our evening meals cooked by David throughout were excellent…………..2018

Had a lovely time, house was perfect……………2018

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FR163 Domaine St Jerome

FR163

To give you some feedback on the property, I would say that it exceeded our expectations based on the photographs. The standard of decor throughout was to the highest standard. The plentiful supply of towels was much appreciated. Cathy, who is the main contact, was not only great fun but extremely conscientious in making sure we had all we needed. We would certainly look to rent this property again (if we can’t buy it!).  Thank you for all your help……………2017

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Domaine St Jerome, it is a very special place in a fantastic location. Everyone was rather sad to leave; my brother-in-law came for the first weekend and loved it so much he came back the following week!  I just wanted to reiterate that it was a really special holiday.  Your agency looked after us very well. The house, pool, tennis court and gardens were pristine. The location easily accessible from London and absolutely stunning. Kathy was so helpful and welcoming. We did not want to leave, and may be back next year!  A very special place indeed……………….2018

 

 

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FR110 Villa Isabelle

FR110

We had the most wonderful holiday again this year, thank you very much for all your help! We would very much like to go again next year, could you register our interest please? It went way too quickly and Laura and Nick were absolutely wonderful!!…………..2016

 

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FR155 La Grange de Lacam

FR155

Just a quick note to let you know what a wonderful time we had at La Grange de Lacam – the barn has been beautifully restored and extended. We loved the beautiful views from the terrace to the Dordogne Valley, the staff were all particularly helpful and friendly (Roy even came one evening at very short notice when we could not get the BBQ to work).  We made good use of the lovely vegetable garden for our lunches and suppers and very much enjoyed the dinner on our first evening at Relais de Castelnau with the gorgeous view towards Loubressac – thanks again for making the reservation………………2016

We hugely enjoyed our 2 week stay at this beautiful house!
It is a beautiful calm and cool house, with beautifully decorated rooms and lots of bathrooms.
We especially loved the house because of the lovely indoor and outdoor seating areas used at different times of the day; for morning, noon and especially for evening sundowners on the balcony. Every day we used the kitchen garden for its herbs, vegetables and fruit, and the enormous kitchen is packed with everything that you could possibly need. The bedroom sheets were also lovely as was the huge pool and wonderful view.
Kaia looked after us so well when we needed her and she is font of all knowledge in regards to the area.
The house was what we dreamed of and more, Thank You so much for our lovely restful time there…………….2017

We hugely enjoyed our 2 week stay at this beautiful house!
La Grange de Lacam.is a beautiful calm and cool house, with beautifully decorated rooms and lots of bathrooms.
We especially loved the house because of the lovely indoor and outdoor seating areas used at different times of the day; for morning, noon and especially for evening sundowners on the balcony. Every day we used the kitchen garden for its herbs, vegetables and fruit, and the enormous kitchen is packed with everything that you could possibly need. The bedroom sheets were also lovely as was the huge pool and wonderful view.
Kaia looked after us so well when we needed her and she is font of all knowledge in regards to the area.
The house was what we dreamed of and more, Thank You so much for our lovely restful time there………..2017

Just wanted to thank you all so much.  We loved La Grange and had a really lovely time. The house was beautiful and so well equipped…just what we were looking for. The children also were so happy there which made the holiday so easy…………..2018

 

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IT504 Casale Santa Maria

IT504

We have done many villa holidays in our time but we were unanimous that this was the best ever.  Bianca, Maria and Georgio were wonderful. Bianca is a stunning cook.  Maria (and Irene) on our last night were always efficient and jolly.  And Georgio was outstandingly helpful The house was simply lovely, beautiful surroundings and great swimming pool and tennis court.  I do hope we will return one day.

Thanks for all your help in the planning……………….2018

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FR121

FR121

We had a great holiday at FR121. The house and grounds are very attractive and comfortable, with lots of sport and games available, a bonus with young teenagers to keep entertained. Pristine new tennis court was a joy to have on site. The pool area is very pretty with shady and sunny areas and enough reclining chairs for everybody. Many nice places to eat outdoors and happily, lots of chair cushions

It is such a picturesque area with charming villages all around, great for morning exploratory jaunts. Cucuron has a stunning center with enormous pond and allees of plane trees, restaurants down the length. Everyone enjoyed  it all very much and we had wonderful weather during the day………..2018

 

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FR138 La Petite Galine

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Thank you for your post card which was waiting for us on arrival home this afternoon.  We have had a really lovely family holiday – ages ranging from 1st birthday during the week and over 60! – the villa is beautifully equipped for everyone – high chair, travel cot, paddling pool etc…….Overall a HUGE SUCCESS – thank you to you and all your team……….2016

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FR115

FR115

Had a lovely time, extremely comfortable, perfect for our needs.  Guardien was very helpful………..2018

We had a lovely week – the house was absolutely beautiful without being so beautiful that it was not also very comfortable. Susan and Phil were very good and looked after us all very well………….2018

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FR133 La Florentine

FR133

We had a lovely stay and the house is even better than the photos! Everyone was very comfortable and we made good use of the tennis court and the swimming bath.  It was great also that we were only a short, albeit rugged, walk into Aix itself………….2018

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MO801 Villa Ezzahra

We so enjoyed our stay at Ezzahra.  It was wonderful that Miriam was still there ten years later.  The household runs so smoothly, seamlessly everything happens.  The staff are incredibly discreet, and very attentive at the same time. Badr the head butler was very helpful and always smiling.  The food was very good as were the local wines.  I would like to provisionally reserve Villa Ezzahra for next year. We spent a very happy time there with family and friends……….2017

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FR120 La Maison du Vigneron

FR120

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Thank you again, for a blissful week at La Maison du Vigneron.  Being there is as close to holiday heaven as it is possible to imagine.  We all had a lovely time working hard at doing as little as possible,  really enjoyed doing various walks around the village………2016

Just to let you know we had a wonderful time at the house, everything worked perfectly.  Delia was very helpful and efficient and Jerome cooked us some wonderful meals.  Thank you and your team very much for making all the arrangements for us.  Hopefully you can organise something for us next year!…………….2016

 

FR162 Mas des Oliviers

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Thank you for the postcard which arrived on our return after a simply wonderful week in Provence at the Mas des Oliviers.  There was really almost nothing we could fault.

We thought the position was superb and that apart from it’s convenience to Les Baux, St Remy, Arles and other interesting villages and towns, that particular spot was simply lovely, with glimpses of the Alpilles from the garden. We loved the water features and the huge walled pool with its excellently equipped poolhouse, where we had lunch almost every day.  We had wonderful weather and were able to eat under the huge shady plane trees every evening with Guy in charge and Mimoun and Ehlam serving.

Guy was absolutely key to the holiday.  We all enjoyed his delicious meals, his friendly discretion and understanding. The caretakers were very good  too…we hardly knew they were there, but beds were made in the morning and they served almost every meal……it is all accolades from us….a memorable dreamy week in Provence ……2016

 

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IT501 La Meridiana

IT501

We had a fabulous time. We loved the house – beautifully designed and filled with lovely things – a real pleasure to spend time in. Throughout the week I would notice another beautiful thing perfectly placed and enjoy it.  The sundial of course the magnificent centre of it all – what a work of art.  The grounds and gardens were stunning – I never tired of looking at the olive trees with the blue flowers beneath them as well as the gardens more generally.  The pool was great – tastefully designed and just the right size for us.   Geovanna was really lovely – kind and friendly, cooked beautifully and just very welcoming and helpful.

So thank you so much to you for facilitating and to the owners for allowing us to enjoy their beautiful house. We hope very much to return next year if it’s available when we are ready to sort dates………..2018

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IT507

IT507

Hello Private Properties Staff…  I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely experience at IT507 last week in Tuscany. It was truly a piece of paradise!! Hilly and Christian were the absolute best!!  We look forward to our next visit!! Again, many thanks for such a great recommendation………2016

 

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IT511

IT511

Just to let you know that our troupe of 13 had a wonderful time again this year at Monte Muffiano.  The house is magnificent – ideal for a group of our size – matched only by the views, the pool, and the attraction of the surrounding hilltop towns – and we were well looked after by Antonella and her ladies.  Thank you for your recommendation!…………….2016

We absolutely loved our stay at Monte Muffiano. Everything was wonderful and Antonella was the best!……..2018

We had a wonderful time last week at Monte Muffiano.  The Villa is elegant, relaxing and magical.  The landscape is unbelievably beautiful.  We had a marvelous time and so appreciate you and your staff for answering all of our questions and concerns in anticipation of our trip……………2018

The Villa, location, size, attention to detail, decor, grounds, exceeded our expectations.  The group includes some couples that go first class everywhere they go, expense is not an issue and they were impressed.  For many of us the best time of our 2 weeks in Italy was spent at the Villa and on the many patios. The staff was excellent.  We quickly found out, we were eating in the best restaurant in town.  They were very patient with our poor Italian………..2018

 

FR171 Mas des Firmins

FR171

Absolutely beautiful house, wonderfully equipped, fantastically clean and perfectly suited to our needs with great hosts and a lovely cleaner ……and we will certainly go back to the house – we loved it……………..2018

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FR147 Domaine St Jacques

FR147

We just returned from our week at Domaine St. Jacques  –  WOW!  This is the fourth property we have rented from Private Prop. over the past years and have always loved each house BUT this one (and I hesitate to call it a house – it was so much more than that) was beyond amazing.  I had 5 other couples that I’d invited so was a bit nervous not having seen the house beforehand and to say we were all blown away is an understatement.  It is lovely beyond description and the staff of Bruno, Cecile and Patrick were kind, helpful and fun to be with.  We will never be able to duplicate the week we had there and want to let you know that you and Priv. Prop. have the best home that exists.  We’re telling everyone about it…………………2017

We had an amazing time at Domaine St Jacques and we would recommend the villa wholeheartedly. Not only is the house extremely comfortable, with every facility discreetly provided and much attention to detail, but the garden and grounds are wonderful as well, giving a lot of space for everyone. The staff were also absolutely charming and added to the enjoyment of our stay. For our mixed age party (79 years down to 4 years), the comfort of the villa, coupled with the tennis court, pool table, table tennis etc was perfect. It was a great week and we are very grateful to PPA and the owner for making sure everything was perfect for our arrival……………..2018

We have just returned from our stay at Domaine St Jacques du Couloubrier and could not have been more pleased: with the property and with Bruno and David.  Bruno is extremely knowledgeable and very, very helpful and fun to be around and the food was great.  He makes certain the house guests are well cared for which we found reassuring with 15 people from various countries staying with us.  David also was thoughtful and responsive to our every request…most importantly the trips to Nice Airport.  Please let the owner know how pleased we were with the house and Bruno and David…………2018

 

FR173 La Casella

FR173

I wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay at La Casella. The house and gardens ar‎e stunning, and the whole atmosphere was wonderfully relaxing. In particular James and Pascale were absolutely brilliant, taking care of everything with skill and diligence. We were lucky enough to have James cooking every evening and all his recipes were imaginative and totally delicious.   All in all another excellent holiday and thanks to Pamela, you and everyone at PPA…………….2017

We had the most wonderful time at La Casella.  The house was beautiful and felt very much like someone’s home rather than a holiday home.  James and Pascal (the Guardiens) were amazing and couldn’t have been more helpful if they had tried – they certainly are the USP for the property – nothing was too much trouble.  We only wish that we had decided to use them for evening meals more than just on the last night as it really was the perfect relaxing way to end a day in the sunshine rather than heading out to a local restaurant.  The service they gave made it more small boutique hotel rather than holiday villa.  Couldn’t recommend them more if I tried !  We were sad to leave (apart from when the rain started to fall on our way to the airport)  but would hope to revisit at some point.  Thanks for all your help in planning this special trip………………..2017

We absolutely loved our time at La Casella and are so grateful to you and the wonderful team at Private Properties Abroad for all your help with the arrangements.   ……… thank you so much again for all you did for us.  The six months at La Casella were truly life-changing…………………..2018

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FR140 La Berl’u

FR140

Dear PPA, We loved our stay at La Berl’u. Everything was perfect.  Mick and Amanda welcomed us very professionally. The house’s facilities were comprehensive and well thought-through. We are thinking of re-renting for longer next year……………2016

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FR153 La Grange de Monviel

FR153

We had an amazing stay.  the owners were very accommodating. The house was beautiful, immaculately clean and very well equipped. We would definitely stay there again………….2018