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FR162 Mas des Oliviers

Fr162

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 .

 

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FR120 La Maison du Vigneron

FR120

Testimonial 1

We found the house in immaculate condition with everything of the highest quality and spotless. Delia was excellent and her attention to detail was exemplary, she was helpful but also discrete and went about her work in a way that it was hard to notice she was there. Jerome provided excellent meals. The gardens were a blaze of colour and again in immaculate condition. The owners detail for design in this property was outstanding.

Testimonial 2

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!

Testimonial 3

We loved the Maison de Vigneron.  All was perfect – I can’t think of any thing that could be improved.

Testimonial 4

We had a wonderful week at La Maison du Vigneron. What a lovely house. Delia and Jerome were both wonderful.

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FR115

FR115 We are just home from a wonderful fortnight. It is hard to imagine a more perfect spot. Susan and Phil were a delight – nothing was ever too much effort. Our waistlines are all suffering from Susan’s delicious food. The maid, Denise, could not have been nicer or kinder. They all contributed to what was a glorious family holiday. As and when we decide to do it again PPA will be my first port of call for a suitable house. Thank you again to everyone at PPA for some wonderful holidays.

FR173 La Casella

FR173

Testimonial 1

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.

Testimonial 2

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.

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FR119

FR119

We enjoyed every day at FR119! Amazing house with beautiful interior – house was very conveniently located (close to a supermarket – motorway and St. Jean du Luz. We were very well looked after and got help instantly if needed.  The housekeeper was very lovely, hard working – I can highly recommend!

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FR163 Domaine St Jerome

FR163

Testimonial 1

Domaine St Jerome is fabulous. Stunningly decorated – a real labour of love and eye for detail in the restoration. And a glorious location.  The owner has done a wonderful job.

Testimonial 2

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.

 

 

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FR133 La Florentine

FR133

We had a great stay at La Florentine.  It is a lovely house and setting.  We loved it and would absolutely recommend it (and PPA).

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TH902

TH902 We had a very lovely relaxing few days at Villa Emikami. The villa was beautiful, well equipped and the children loved the pool. The estate the Villa is on, is very well kept & the staff very helpful. It is also very convenient to walk into Kata town to the restaurants & shops.
Although we didn’t walk due to my son’s post-op recovery, the beach is very easy to walk to (although the hill on the way back would be tiring). The beach is fantastic. The sand powder soft & plenty of space (at least when we were there anyway). The few hawkers who were selling things did not try any hard sell & did not hassle people at all.
The area of Phuket is great for families & there is lots for them to do – if you want to get away from the pool & beach! My 3 especially loved the elephant ride.
We had a great time & wished we had longer.
You & your staff at PPA were excellent at ensuring everything was organised efficiently & everything went according to plan & for that we thank you very much. We would definitely use your company in the future.

FR102 and FR104

Our stay at both properties, although quite different, was terrific and all guests enjoyed their time at FR104 and FR102. We also enjoyed all the interesting things available to do in the local areas.

Thank you for making the arrangements and we all feel that we would highly recommend the service of PPA.

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FR156

Testimonial 1 FR156

We found the whole domain absolutely ideal for a family such as ours – Grand-parents, their young and their young. It had everything to keep all ages happy. The swimming pool was immaculately maintained by Jean Louis Blanc – what a lovely, helpful man – and remained the focus of fun and games for the very young for most of the week who also enjoyed the huge well maintained garden space to run around in. For the older members of the family the Tennis Court – well secluded from those who did not wish to hear the the constant calls of “Net” etc. – provided much enjoyment. The table tennis also provided hours of pleasure and with the barbeque – also well maintained by Jean – Louis there was nothing lacking in terms of outdoor pleasure (other than, perhaps, a little more sun)

 Testimonial 2 FR156

As for the house we found it ideal for our family of twelve, comfortable, well furnished rooms, constant hot water and everything that we could wish for. As for the private cinema with masses of films it was the closest thing to heaven for the young in the evening and affording such a resultant  peace for the parents. We were well looked after by Antonia – the maid – who was always very willing and helpful to do what we asked of her. In the evenings we used the services of Isobel who cooked some very interesting both local and Asiatic dishes and, of course, like the others was very helpful.

 Testimonial 3 FR156

We all left FR156 with sadness after a great holiday. Perhaps I could sum up the general mood “ Book early next year to avoid disappointment” This is the third time that we have enjoyed the connection with Private Properties Abroad and all occasions the result has resulted in nothing but pleasure.

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FR147 Domaine St Jacques

FR147

Testimonial 1

I would like to tell you how much we all enjoyed our stay at St Jacques.  Everyone there was so kind and helpful, the house charming and the gardens wonderful. Would you pass on our thanks to all concerned.

Testimonial 2

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.

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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!!

 

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IT506

IT506 Just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had at IT506. The location is so fantastic for accessing many interesting tourist sites, and almost at the beach. Our hosts couldn’t have been more hospitable, and made us feel very welcome.

Thanks for your advice and help in organising it for us.

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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.

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IT510

IT510

Testimonial 1

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.

Testimoinal 2

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!

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FR134 Chateau des Aspras

FR134

We had a really wonderful time at Chateau des Aspras and would love to return one day. It is a very special place – even in a heatwave!

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.

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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.

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FR123

FR123

Testimonial 1

We received your post card re feedback on return from an extended holiday.As you know, we have used this property many times.  It remains as charming as ever.  The garden and pool are all well maintained and the cleaning lady (Valerie, this year) was very good.  We could not have enjoyed our stay this year more.

Testimonial 2

We found the atmosphere and design of FR123 wonderful, its pool one of the best and the garden setting in the midst of vineyards so enjoyable.  Our repeated visits over the years says it all.

Testimonial 3

The house was absolutely beautiful. Excellent taste to which we were all very susceptible.  It really was absolutely everything we had hoped for and much more in fact.  Can you please congratulate the home owner on her impeccable taste.

Testimonial 3

Fr123 was a very elegant house and garden, it is a lovely place and well equipped

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IT507 La Civettaia

IT507

Hello Private Properties Staff…  I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely experience at La Civettaia 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.

 

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FR155 La Grange de Lacam

FR155

Testimonial 1

We think the house is stunning and wonderfully comfortable. We also love the interior design and the art objects. It all works beautifully and we feel privileged to be here. The staff have been extremely helpful and hospitable. Isabelle has been terrific and Meg and Roy have helped us understand the parasols, garden arrangements etc. Naturally, given the size and complexity of the house, it has taken us a little while to understand its workings but we now feel like old hands. Please pass on our thanks to the Owners for their generosity as hosts, albeit long distance hosts, and assure them their house is in good hands and much appreciated.

Testimonial 2

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.

Testimonial 3

We very much enjoyed our stay at La Grange de Lacam earlier this month. The views are still breathtaking as ever and the house is as beautiful as it was last year.

Testimonial 4

Fabulous holiday, beautiful house, spectacular views and first class staff.

Testimonial 5

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.
 

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FR138 La Petite Galine

FR138

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

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FR131La Chesneraie

FR131

Testimonial 1

I just wanted to thank you all at PPA for providing my family, our guests and me with such an excellent house, near Aix, in August. We could not have had a better time nor been better looked after by Christian, Marie-Rose, and David, the chef. The house was more than comfortable, the garden and pool superb, and with tennis, shops and restaurants nearby we did not want for anything. And of course Tarquin and Indie, the two lovable Labradors, were the icing on the cake! Would you please pass on our thanks to the Owner for making her house available.

Testiomonial 2

We love the house!  Its amazingly beautiful.

Testimonial 3

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.

Testimonial 4

The villa was stunning.  The pool area and gardens in the rear were terrific. Many a nice glass of wine were taken there! We loved the nice couple taking care of us, the Chef was the gastric highlight of the entire trip, and I suspect we would have him prepare dinner more than twice if we were planning now.  It was absolutely beautiful in every way –  the architecture, decor, grounds, service! It is incredible that she shares her treasures (particularly, the artwork) with guests. What a visual treat for us!!!  I would return without hesitation, and would like to do so.

Testimonial 5

A great time was had by all. The help of the staff was a huge plus. Marie-Rose, Christian and David were all enormously  supportive in a quiet and most polite way. Everyone especially adored David and his cooking. So much so that we had him cook for us on each of our 21 days. He seemed happy to do the extra work and we were more than happy to enjoy his food and his company. I would have liked a guide to the highlights of the art collection. Maybe the owner might find this a touch pretentious but she has assembled a most impressive collection and I would have liked to know more about it.

 

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FR154

FR154

Testimonial 1

First, thank you guys for the help in preparing for the trip. It made the experience much smoother than it would have been otherwise. This is the third time we’ve used you over the years and you have been a valuable resource each time, valuable enough that I will continue to look to you first for vacation options and recommend that others do the same.

As to the house, this was likely the most pleasant stay we’ve had to date. The house itself is wonderful- a gracious pool, several comfortable outdoor sitting areas and just all in all remarkably pleasant- and it’s location at the foot of a pleasant little town and proximity to so many others made it an ideal jumping off point. And lastly, Marguerite is fantastic. She is warm, caring, helpful and a pleasure to be around. She took one of the guests to a hospital when he had an accident (worried that our lack of adequate French would be a problem), she was quick to help wherever she could with advice or problem-solving, and her cooking is superb. In short, she’s an ideal host.

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IT511

IT511

Testimonial 1

Our stay was absolutely fantastic.  This is an absolutely gorgeous villa!  The staff was wonderful and very accommodating.  The one thing I would suggest that you put in your materials is to use Google translate when communicating with the staff as we spoke zero Italian.  They were very happy to walk to the third floor where the computer is located.  I would rent this property again as it was so close to many points of interest.  We were there a week and still had not even scratched the surface.

Testimonial 2

First, thank you for all your help before the trip and during the trip/stay.  The villa was amazing and Antonella was amazing. The food was fantastic along with the service.  We can’t wait to make another trip and stay at the villa.

Testimonial 3

Thank you!  We had an amazing time, it could not have been better. Please let them know that the entire experience was magical.  The villa is so beautiful and we felt so privileged to spend time there.  Antonella went above and beyond to make the experience memorable and her cooking was outstanding.

Testimonial 4

Everything was wonderful! We had a marvelous time. The villa was very well-equipped and the rooms beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We loved all the outdoor seating areas and pools. Also, the owners had great suggestions, menus, etc for exploring the area.  Antonella was wonderful and a fabulous cook. All and all, an incredible experience! I would highly recommend Monte Muffiano!!

Testimonial 5

This is just a short note to say that we had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Monte Muffiano. The house is spectacular – our favourite in Italy – and Antonella and the staff were first class. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to them and the owners.

 

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FR108

FR108

Testimonial 1

I thought I would let you know that we had a wonderful week at the Chateau and found Vivienne and Alexi to be so wonderfully helpful in every aspect of our stay.  I’m sure they will feel we left everything in tip top shape because we did.  We really enjoyed our stay so much.

Testimonial 2

I just wanted to write and say what a fantastic week we had at the Chateau de Queynac.
The house is stunning, as are the grounds, and it fitted our two families perfectly. We loved the area, and had a great time canoeing down the Dordogne, visiting various beautiful villages and gardens, as well as the stunning caves at Proumeyssac. Particular mention to Vivienne who cooked the most delicious meals for us, and Alexi, who looked after us brilliantly. Thanks again and all best wishes

Testimonial 3

All good. We had a great time and the Chateau was wonderful.