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Recent Europe reviews

  • A perfect spot for a quiet retreat

    "I vividly recommend staying at the cottage in Bantry. My stay there was enormously enjoyable. The house is spacious, airy, full of light and, above all, peaceful. As a writer, I just needed an inspiring place where to create and the cottage was perfect for that purpose. It was so relaxing to have a chance every day to face the Bantry Bay and feel a direct contact to nature, isolated from everything else. The private beach is so handy and pretty. The views from each room are excellent and the colours and sounds of the bay are breathtaking. The house is perfectly equipped. The owner and caretaker were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Bantry village is a three minute drive and from the house it is possible to take very pleasant walks. Other villages and towns are not far and can be easily explored. I am definitely going to stay in this cottage again."
    Guest: GF Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "The location of this apartment could not have been better for our first visit to Paris. Outside our door was a lively area filled with cafes, bakery, grocery store, restaurants, etc. Perfect for those evenings when you don't want to wander far. We were two blocks from the Seine, two blocks from the metro, walking distance to plenty of interesting places. From the apartment, we heard kids playing in the street a few times, just like any neighborhood. We never heard noise or music from local establishments late at night....and we slept with windows open. The apt was fully furnished. The shower was wonderful. The only negative we had was that you can't see down to the street, only over rooftops. There were times we wanted to look out and see if people were wearing jackets or not before we headed down those two flights of stairs with our overwalked, tired feet. Small price to pay for all the pluses that come with this sweet place on Rue Dauphine in the magical City of Paris."
    Guest: LoisNJim Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • A Great Place to Stay!

    "After looking at every feasible place with 35-45 miles of Avignon, we chose this villa in Vers Pont du Gard, and it met or exceeded every expectation. A quiet location with security and privacy behind locked gates. An amazing kitchen for those who like to shop for food and cook French meals, plus a grill just outside. Two tables inside and two tables outside for a place to dine. A very large shower and bath/jacuuzzi area with twin sinks. Two comfortable sleeping rooms with plenty of storage. A comfortable area for TV, DVD, Internet and WiFi. A five minute walk takes you to a local grocer, bakery, and wine producer. Nearby there are a variety of attractions to satisfy every interest and to keep you busy, plus there are a wide selection of restaurants to please almost anyone. What's not to love about this villa?"
    Guest: Sally G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 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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