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  • Beaune Vacances!

    "What a perfect spot in the heart of Beaune, central to much exploring by foot in town. Perfect parking spot luckily outside of apt. Didn't need my car, except for a few excursions, plus I had to fly into Lyon. Lovely to sit in the kitchen over looking inner courtyard with a glass of Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune courtesy of owners-merci! The living area very comfortable and a good spot to curl up when it rains with a book, cheese from the wonderful Hess store in Place Carnot and wine of course! The two sets of bedrooms are nicely separated by the living room. A great Perfect location to explore both Wed & Sat (bigger) markets, as well the brocante (antique/flea market). Handy for The Cook's Atelier (Bookable in advance on Rue de Lorraine) where I needed to be. Spacious light and airy apt, just as seen on-line. Well equipped if you choose to cook for yourself or have light bites. The owners were extremely helpful in providing information to get to apt as well as the many things to do in and around Beaune. There are many restaurants in Beaune, however, as a passionate cook I am often disappointed- hence a lesson at the Cook's Atelier. If I were to treat myself or being treated, dinner at La Ciboullette (Michelin Guide) near the Port of Saint Nicholas on Rue de Lorraine. Isabelle, the hostess is très charmante! La Ciboulette certainly gives you a welcome break from touristy food- who eats coq au vin or boeuf bourguignon in the middle of summer? I was hunting for the "Les Routiers" (truckers stop on Rue de Bretonniere), good reports from apt owners and friends- I couldn't find it (? directionally challenged). Caves des Madeleine has changed hands and the chef uses his own organically grown veg; the previous owner has a wine bar Dilettante with light bites such as salade de chevre chaud on Rue de Bretonniere (just as you enter the road off the peripherique on the left. I would recommend this apt for its ideal location. If you don't need to drive or much, the train station is so close. The owners are very helpful in suggesting car rental, etc. If you are driving, I suggest a picturesque drive along the Routes de Grands Vins, perhaps lunch in Santenay. I found Hotel Restaurant L'Ouillette, charming with patio over looking the Main Square; excellent food and wine bien sûr. Do book ahead if you want to visit Domaine Prieur Brunet- I missed out, plus it was a Sunday- dommage!"
    Guest: Zagtastic Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Great location and very comfortable!

    "We loved the apartment and it's location! The stairs were not a problem (we are 65) and the rue des rosiers is a wonderful location with great shops and restaurants in the area. The apartment is well furnished, cozy, and a restful getaway from the busy Parisian streets. We highly recommend it, and hope to stay here again."
    Guest: Bruce K. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 16, 2013
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    "Even before we traveled to Italy, the Katia, the Host of CASA BEL POSTO was in constant contact with us, giving appropriate information to make our upcoming stay more enjoyable. We had no problems finding the house because of Katia's explicit directions. Our family of four enjoyed the spacious accommodations and had plenty of room to spread out. Katia makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable and will provide as much, or as little direction, as you want in visiting Panicale and the numerous other sites of interest. The apartment LA ROSA was exactly as described on their website. And the FABOLOUS VIEW OF THE LAKE is Unic, something that You can't compare with all the other properties in that area. We realized infact that this was the unic VILLA in that location. CASA BEL POSTO has a UNIC and FANTASTIC LOCATION on hill between Panicale and Paciano. If You like to walk, You are in the right location...1 Km from Panicale and 1 Km from Paciano. What wonderful memories we took away with us. Hope to visit again."
    Guest: Lynn Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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    "My husband, daughter and I have just arrived home from an AMAZING adventure in Italy. We traveled for just under 3 weeks, with 5 nights in Florence. After spending endless amounts of time looking for the perfect VRBO apartment for Florence, we came across this listing and emailed Claudia, the owner. From our first contact with Claudia, I knew we had found our perfect home away from home. Cluadia could not have been any nicer, caring, or informative about her home and her beloved city of Florence. She was very up front about payment, deposit, cleaning fee, etc., and that made for very easy transactions. The apartment itself is an absolute dream. Every little detail has been thought of, and it is as though you are at home (but maybe much nicer.) The building dates back 1400 years, although from inside the apartment one would never know. The walls, floors, moldings, are all meticulously painted, with a pleasing and tasteful pallet of white walls and turquoise/green doors and trim. Gorgeous wooden floors are interesting and lovely to walk on barefoot in summer. Sun streams in to all of the rooms, giving the daytime a very nice freshness that is quiet and pleasing away from the touristy throngs that can overwhelm Florence in the summertime. Enough room for two to three couples, or parents with kids, friends, this apartment is large, and nicely laid out. The bathroom is very comfortable, with a fantastic shower that has lots of good water pressure, very important for my family with thick hair. The added 1/2 bath down the hall was a real bonus for obvious reasons, with more than one person living in the apartment. Claudia thought of everything to make our arrival comfortable. She had just bought the most beautiful fruit, peaches, strawberries, tuscan melon, and coffee, milk, bottled water, etc.. It couldn't have been more wonderful. We didn't need to go out that evening at all if we didn't want to, but of course we did. The LOCATION IS AMAZING. Down a wonderful little street, with great restaurants and boutiques, The Four Season's hotel is just down the street about a block away. We walked to everything!! The Duomo is only an extremely pleasant 10 minute walk away, stopping to check things out along the way. The town center, Ufuzzi, Ponte Vecchio, etc., are all within an easy stroll. Delicious restaurants are just out your front door, and shops, shopping, and all you could want are within a 5 minute walk. WE CAN NOT WAIT TO RETURN."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
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Portugal Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Portugal Vacation Rentals

Portugal enjoys some of Europe's warmest weather. The climate is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Because of its extensive coastline and many beautiful beaches, the favorite season to visit Portugal is summer. The weather starts to warm from early May and stays sunny until late in September. The peak travel season occurs during the months of June and July.

Stylish Portugal Holiday Rentals

Portugal is known for its vibrant and colorful lifestyle. Many of the vacation homes are apartments located in cities or seaside towns. Thin walls keep the homes cool in the summer heat and windows take in the beautiful coastal views. Many have beautiful gardens or overlook cobbled streets. As you open your window in the morning, you may get to smell the fresh coffee aromas brewing at the corner coffee shop.

Top Portugal Travel Destinations

Portugal's most popular summer destination is in the Algarve area. This region extends along the southern Atlantic coast of Portugal. It is known for its warm weather and vibrant holiday atmosphere. The main towns are Faro, Lagos and Tavira but the coastline is dotted with numerous small and welcoming fishing villages and towns. Many Europeans spend their summer vacations here lazing on the beaches and enjoying the warm Mediterranean weather.

Lisbon is the cultural and historical center of Portugal. It is a vibrant city that is a wonderful blend of old and new. There are several interesting museums that showcase the nation's history. On the city outskirts are several ancient castles and palace ruins from which you can enjoy great views over the city. Dining out in Portugal is a celebration in itself. Traditional dishes include fish and are often quite spicy. Portuguese food is known for its Peri Peri flavor which has a hot and spicy chili taste.

The northern part of Portugal is more rural. Major towns and cities in this region include Oporto and Braga. Oporto is famous as being the origin region for the strong fortified wine known as port. If that is to your taste, you can visit some of the local wineries and see the age-old methods of how port is produced. You may also get to sample a few different varieties.

Getting to Portugal

Portugal is located in the far southwestern part of Europe. It's only neighbor is Spain which surrounds the country to the north and east. Portugal also has two foreign island territories located in the Atlantic, namely the Azores and the Canary Islands. The main travel hub into Portugal is the capital city of Lisbon. The Portela International Airport is located just outside of Lisbon and linked to the city by rail and bus routes. The airport serves as a major travel hub for the rest of the country as well as the Azores and Canary Islands. There are regularly scheduled flights to Lisbon from most major cities in Europe. Several low-cost airlines operate flights from London to Lisbon as well as to Faro on the Algarve coast.

If you are traveling from North America, it may be worth your while to look into these alternative flight routings to find the best possible travel deal. The second major airport is in the city of Oporto. For travelers visiting this famous wine region, this will be the best airport to fly into. Once in Portugal, it is relatively easy to get around. There is an extensive road and rail network linking the various towns and cities. If you plan to hire a car, be aware that traffic in the major metropolitan areas can be quite chaotic. Outside of these areas, you can relax a little and enjoy the scenery.

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