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We absolutely loved our stay at IT511. Everything was wonderful and Antonella was the best!……..2018

We had a wonderful time last week at IT511.  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

Just to let you know that our troupe of 13 had a wonderful time again this year at IT511. 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

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We had a very successful stay at Les Puys and all went  smoothly, mainly thanks to the delightful Samira who was most helpful, flexible,  easy going and patient. If the property remains on your books next year, I would be interested in renting it again…………..2019

The house was very comfortable and Samira was charming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay………………2019

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Many thanks once again for helping make possible another very happy family holiday. If there is a place in ‘holiday heaven’, it must surely be a place like La Maison du Vigneron!………..2019

We had a fabulous time and would love to return. We enjoyed so many activities – running, cycling, kayaking, wine tasting. It is such a great area. This was our fourth trip with PPA, and you never disappoint………2019

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


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We had a fantastic time at FR175.  The house is extremely comfortable, well-equipped and the grounds, garden, tennis court and pool all maintained to a very high standard. The house staff were very professional and helpful. We had a truly wonderful holiday………….2019

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We had a fabulous time. We loved La Meridiana – 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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We had the very best week at Chateau des Aspras. The space in and out was perfect for every age….and there was so much to do for young and old. Good food and Pierre was so nice, relaxed with early supper for the three little ones. All the staff were lovely. Great comfort….I hope to be able to take it again!………….2019

Our week with the family at Aspras was as enjoyable as ever. Pierre is an excellent chef and most helpful and of course his English speaking is a plus………..2019

We had an excellent holiday at Chateau des Aspras. The staff looked after us wonderfully. It was perfect for our family composition of us, our children and grandchildren. The food was very good. We discovered a route to the local river where we could swim which was good fun and cooling for all……………2019

I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what a lovely holiday we had at Chateau des Aspras, we really could not have enjoyed it more. All four staff were delightful and did everything they could to help us. The food was delicious , it was a real treat for us all. My husband said that it was one of the best weeks of his life and none of us would disagree with him……………..2019

We had a lovely holiday. The young people found lots of new experiences and parents as well nearby rock climbing, river swimming etc. The facilities at the house were also excellent and we made full use of these. The house was very comfortable and the staff made us feel very much at home…………2019

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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We have had a lovely time at La Grange de Lacam again. It is such a lovely house with the most gorgeous views and beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the delicious vegetables and herbs from the garden for our meals, harvested some plums and made jam from the greengages and blackberries…………2019

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

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

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





It’s our second evening at La Casella and I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for being so brilliant yet again. The house and gardens are absolutely exquisite – there is a wonderful “feel” to the place, James and Pascale are relaxed, charming, extremely professional and James’ cuisine is to die for. My American friends are beyond thrilled, the children are in seventh heaven and we couldn’t be happier.
You’re fabulous at what you do……….2019

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 Gardiens) 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


We had a really lovely time at FR170. Marie Helene was incredibly helpful, and an excellent cook too.
Thanks so much for everything…………2019

We did so enjoy our stay this summer and have been making many of the recipes taught to us by Roseline.
We are already wondering if you have availability next summer………………2018

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



We had such a lovely holiday at Chateau le Soulac. Perfect, so wonderful, the house exceeded all expectations. We agreed that it was the most relaxing holiday ever. The food was outstanding. We are recommending it to all our friends……….2019

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We have done many villa holidays in our time but we were unanimous that this one, IT504 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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We are safely home and thinking about our holiday, and Monviel. We have returned with batteries recharged, and are full of happy memories of another fabulous stay. We had three generations, and various toddlers in tow, yet everyone managed to relax, and that’s all thanks to the slice of paradise the owners have created. We all love the design and decor of the house, and are so appreciative of the very high standards, from the perfectly stocked kitchen and pool area, to the very comfortable beds and linen.  And, of course, those marvellous views are at the forefront of our mind: from the views of the hay bales from the terrace up at the main house, to the views across the fields from the pool, and the views from the bedrooms.  And we loved hearing the Church bells ringing at 7pm, just in time for (another) glass of wine! This is a very special haven, one which has given us all a host of happy memories as a family, as well as allowing us to relax. With thanks galore to all your team for yet another perfect PPA and La Grange holiday!..……….2019

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

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The house was ideal for us (ie not too big for a family of 4), nicely furnished in a traditional cosy style and everything worked well.  The gardens are beautiful and the pool area magnificent. Beatrice (who is lovely and well organised) and team provided a great service……………..2020

We had a wonderful time at Les Geais, our 5th trip I believe and it did not disappoint. We love our time there and were well looked after by Beatrice once again, it was wonderful to see her. Otherwise from our point of view we dearly love it there, and the garden is a highlight as always,  it feels like home when we return, and I am sure we will be back there before too long…………2020

The villa was charming and in a lovely location with good restaurants etc on our doorstep. The village was lovely. Beatrice was extremely helpful and went to a lot of trouble to make us feel welcome and comfortable.  The gardens were beautiful and really make it an exceptional property. We would happily return and recommend it (and your business) to friends.  It’s in a wonderful area and would be particularly great for anyone that enjoys road cycling or hiking………………2020

Thank you for the most wonderful holiday at Les Geais.  I don’t think you will be surprised when I say that we had a super time  in this gorgeous property set in a smashing location……….2019

Our seventh stay here, and as ever we had a lovely relaxing time, look after beautifully by Beatrice and Sonja…..2019

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

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I just wanted to drop a note to say what a fantastic time we had back at Domaine St Jacques. It really is an amazing property and we were incredibly well looked after by Bruno, Cecile, Marion and David. Bruno is a really very good cook. Thank you also for ensuring very smooth logistics……………2019

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

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

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This was our second visit to FR121, and once again we have been so happy there and we love the house.
There has been special request that we should, if possible return again in 2020!…………..2019

The area, as you know, is fantastic. Being in immediate proximity to so many cool little towns and within an hour of Marseille, the coast, Arles, Chateauneuf du Pape, etc- hard to find a better located spot. The house works well for multiple parties, with at least three discrete areas where folks can retire to work, read, talk, etc. And the amenities are excellent, particularly for a long term stay- the tennis court, bikes, game room, and a wonderful pool all make it a very pleasant place to retire for an afternoon. The owners and those who work for them- Marjory the housekeeper and Daniel the gardener- were VERY helpful, all of them. Very accommodating, and just generally pleasant to deal with. The entire lot of them were warm and welcoming, which makes a big difference to how comfortable one is in someone else’s home…………….2019

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. The 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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This was our third trip to France with PPA, and once again we had a wonderful time. The property has clearly been developed to a high standard, and is very well equipped – particularly for those who would like to spend a lot of their time at the house, and do their own cooking. Having two kitchens was great. Hount Dessus gives the feeling of being a very well loved home away from home for the owners. The housekeepers were very pleasant, helpful, and not intrusive. Driving in the area is a joy. Local markets were a highlight of the trip for us. The owners had provided some notes on these (and other facilities such as supermarkets) which were really helpful. Our PPA holidays have made many happy memories for our family, so a big thank you for that………………..2019

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 again in the future…………2018


Thank you for a fabulous trip to FR119. Everything went very smoothly from the moment we landed. We have never had such a competent housekeeper, the house was extremely well equipped and all the facilities were excellent. Thank you PPA for all your help and organisation, it really was a great holiday……………..2019

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We had a wonderful 2 weeks at La Chesneraie and all my guests much enjoyed their stay there. Christian and Marie Rose looked after us all very well, as did David the chef who produced delicious dinners. We would certainly recommend the house to others and we hope we might be able to return one day……2019

We had a fantastic time! Christian and Rose- Marie were lovely and  very helpful. Chef David is fantastic and he was a delight to work with. He was very accommodating with our food preferences. We were very impressed with your company’s attention to detail, and thank you again for your assistance……2019

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

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

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

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We had a wonderful stay at La Florentine, the house itself is beautiful, decorated impeccably with fabulous fabrics, and the staff were simply delightful and so helpful………..2019

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 pool.  It was great also that we were only a short, albeit rugged, walk into Aix itself………….2018


Having just returned from Marrakech yesterday I would like you to pass on our very sincere thanks to the owner of MO801 for giving us the opportunity to stay in their beautiful home.  The villa is absolutely enchanting with its lovely gardens and olive groves, and my husband and I, together with the rest of my family,  enjoyed  every minute of our holiday there.  Agoram and his staff looked after us superbly and Fouziya cooked us the most delicious meals. I would also like to thank you and your colleagues for making all the arrangements which ran very smoothly and for all the efficient and helpful information you gave us prior to our visit…………..2019

We just wanted to let you know what a splendid time we had, and how well looked after we were by fantastic team on site. It’s a phrase often bandied around but this really was an unforgettable holiday and the memories will be treasured forever.  The quality of the cooking and the produce at the house was really remarkable, absolutely delicious and the olive oil quite divine.. and I have some experience in this field as we run a catering company!

Once again, many thanks to PPA for organising everything and making sure everything went so smoothly…..2019

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 The holiday was magnificent, for several reasons. La Bournaguet, as you know, is in a stunning location with a fabulous garden and court and pool. So private, yet close to exquisite sites. Bedrooms and sitting room fabulously comfortable. But what was particularly excellent was the hands on support we received from Mary-Bel and her team. NOTHING was too much trouble — we had air conditioning units delivered to get us through the heatwave, advice about vineyards and places to see as well as useful practical information. I think the owners have clearly got the property managed in a very professional way and we felt at home there, but also well supported. Thank you too for finding Chef Guy  to shop and cook, as with a house this size it is incredibly helpful. He is an excellent chef.

There is nothing I can suggest that would have made the holiday even more wonderful. So nice to be in France, in a French owned house, staffed by people who know their region and are supremely helpful. So, thank you for what I think must be our eighth Private Properties Abroad holiday!………….2019

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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This is the third time we’ve used you over the years and you have been a valuable resource each time, so valuable that I will continue to look to you first for vacation options and recommend that others do the same. As to the house,  Chateau de la Baude, 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 its 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……….2017


Mas le Vaquier is an absolute treasure in every way. The house itself is lovely, the facilities are top notch and the location simply breathtaking. We were also looked after with charm and efficiency by Paul. We had a wonderful two weeks here and would have loved to stay longer. We will be back!…………….2020

Would definitely love to return to Mas le Vaquier. Paul the gardien was brilliant and your service has been extremely proficient……………2019

What a fantastic and most comfortable house. Paul and Lydie, the house staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble…………2019


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We had such a wonderful time at FR115. Susan and Phil were wonderful, the shady tennis court was great in the mornings, the huge swimming pool was perfect in the afternoons. Perfect accommodation for a multi-generational group from teenager to 80 year old………………………2019

This was our second visit to FR115, and we enjoyed it just as much. It an extremely comfortable house, great for the family with plenty to keep them busy, and Susan and Phil are fantastic. Travelling with a baby was made so much easier as the house had everything we needed. Thank you!…………..2019

We went out on a high this year, FR115 was the absolute perfect venue, made doubly so by Susan (and Philip, of course!)   I wanted to thank you, and your wonderful team, for always being so efficient and on hand to help – we’re all most grateful. We’ve had 16 wonderful years in amazing places and consequently have wonderful memories, thanks to you and your team……2019

Had a lovely time, extremely comfortable, perfect for our needs.  The Gardien 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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I wanted to say how much we and our guests loved Isabelle — quite a special place! We are certainly interested in 1 or 2 weeks for next year should they become available……..2019

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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Having just returned from La Berl’u, I have to say that everything was perfect from our point of view, both in terms of your service to us from start to finish and also as to the quality and location of the villa.  Not one complaint!  We had a great holiday………..2019

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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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

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!……..2017

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………..2017

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


We loved our time at Mas du Destet. It is a fantastic house in a fantastic setting.  Great pool and good to have a tennis court .  Special call out for Pascal and Angelique who could not have been more friendly and helpful – they even took us out for an afternoon to show us local sites etc.  Angelique’s cooking was also superb. We would highly recommend it as a house and destination and may well return!……………………2018

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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


I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know what a wonderful holiday we have had staying in Mas des Oliviers.  Everything was seamless and it would not have been so great without the invaluable help of Mimoun, Elam and Guy.  The house is very pretty and thoughtfully organised.  The staff were kind and so helpful and the fortnight worked well.  Guy’s cooking was delicious and a big treat for me not having to think about meals for everyone every day. All in all it was a very special fortnight.  Thank you………2018

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 nothing we could fault.

We thought the position was superb and that apart from its 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



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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Oh!! We cannot begin to tell you what wonderful memories (and many pounds) we brought back with us from La Civettaia.

We will do everything we can possibly do to get back to that beautiful home with Hilly and Cristian. We are glad to report that there is not a single thing we can think of to improve the property or our experience. Hilly and Cristian were delightful and thought of every want before we knew there was one. They were so charming and professional and gently resisted our efforts to adopt them into the family. As locals, they were so helpful setting up or tracking down a wide variety of restaurant and activity requests with terrific recommendations or bookings.

The house and pool area are brilliantly laid out to accommodate the 11 of us – which is not an easy thing to do. Except for a few sessions catching up on work, we rarely stayed inside, but it was well outfitted so that we could have stayed indoors if needed…………2019

Thank you for a most fabulous holiday, it was complete heaven. We are already looking at dates to return in 2020. Hilly and Christian are marvellous hosts, great company and looked after us so well…………2019

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



We have now returned from a wonderful holiday at Domaine les Laurons, it really was a very special 60th birthday treat for all the family. Many thanks for the part PPA played in enabling us to enjoy such a fantastic holiday…..2019

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Just to let you know that we returned yesterday from our third stay at Mas des Firmins and it was as good as ever. It is a most agreeable venue and the owners made us feel very welcome. All our guests returned home having had a very good holiday indeed!…………….2019

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


Just to let you know, we had a marvellous week at Villa Cielo, and loved the villa, which had the most amazing views…..2019


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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

Wow! Everything you could possibly want! Renovated in the best possible taste, quality beds, wonderful pool, and the house stayed cool even in the heatwave. Cathy was lovely and terrific at looking after us. We will definitely be returning next year…………….2019

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!)…….2017

Luxury Villa Holiday Rentals


Thank you for your post card which was waiting for us on arrival home this afternoon.  We have had a really lovely family holiday at La Petite Galine– 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

Private Properties Abroad

I have lead small group tours to Italy and France for several years and have used many different booking agencies for vacation villa rentals. This year I rented the beautiful Chateau de la Baude in Provence through Private Properties Abroad. Their customer service was excellent. Their staff communicated with me every step of the way, going above and beyond to keep me informed and help me navigate the ever-changing COVID protocols. I highly recommend this team of professional women. Take a look at the selection of luxury properties they offer and consider them for your next vacation rental … I’ve already booked again for 2022!