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Recent Europe reviews

  • Perfect location, cozy and homey cottage, helpful owners -- just what we wanted!

    "I can't recommend this cottage highly enough -- especially for families with young children. I stayed for one week with my husband and two small daughters -- a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old. I was truly sad to leave -- it felt like it had become our home. Emmanuelle was responsive (and very patient!) to all my questions about the cottage and how it would work for my young children. (Such as could we leave the shutters open in their room in the August heat and not worry about an intruder? Not an issue because of the clever ways the shutters can be closed, she patiently explained -- and was so correct.) She even arranged for a travel cot for the baby to sleep in. She really went above and beyond what she needed to do to be helpful and make us feel welcome. Once we arrived, it really felt like we were staying in a home. The location also couldn't be better. Every morning my daughters and I would open the shutters and take big breaths of the sea air. So close to the market, the bakeries, the beaches, and the downtown. We didn't have a car and never missed it. We took the bus from the airport, walked the few blocks from the bus stop to the cottage, and walked everywhere else after that. Some other highlights: Fast wifi -- so we could stream youtube videos of french lessons! And listen to the BBC in the morning. Lots of helpful binders of information about the town. Useful leftovers from previous visitors -- such as beach toys, rain umbrellas, some very good books, and even a beach umbrella that we used every day. Regular communication from Emmanuelle checking in on our visit. Like other reviewers noted, the door and front windows do open right up onto the street and sidewalk. But even with two children, we were not troubled by the noise or the presence of people walking by. There seems to a courtesy rule that people walking by don't peek in! I put the pram in front of the open door and I never worried that my toddler would run into the street. Other reviewers also commented on the "coziness" of the cottage. Yes, it's small -- but that was part of the fun -- all being together. And there was a lovely park around the corner and the beach just down the road if anyone needed to get away for a moment of silence (often necessary with 2 young children). I really can't recommend this place highly enough! I already hope to return."
    Guest: Alison Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Amazing view and relax terrace

    "Thank you to Alex and Adele; the villa is located in a nice place with ocean view large living room and nice bathroom with hand Painted...wow! From villa you can visit Sorrento and Positano by car! Ciao Italia Mark"
    Guest: Alessandro L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 2014
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Scotland Travel Tips

Be Enchanted by Scotland's Beauty

Scotland's dramatic and seemingly ever-changing landscapes never fails to enchant visitors. The age-old cities embody the rich Scottish culture. The gentle rolling hills give rise to dramatic mountain peaks in the highlands. The rugged coastline is often shrouded in mist, making it simply magical. The nine different regions have many diverse attractions but some things they have in common are warm Scottish hospitality and stunning landscapes. Many people travel to Scotland cottages to experience the culture and beautiful landscapes. What they often discover is that there is so much to see and do, they end up wishing they could extend their stay a little longer.

Getting to and Around Scotland

Traveling from the U.S., you will arrive at the international airports in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Most often, you will usually have to route via one of the major European hubs such as London, Amsterdam or Paris. Once in the cities, it's easy enough to get around. The rail and road network is extensive and the public transport system pretty reliable. One of the best and most affordable ways to tour Scotland is using a rail or bus pass. Many Scotland vacation rentals are located in the historic city of Edinburgh which means that public transport can take you to see the vast majority of sites. If you've selected a more remote vacation home along the coast or in the highlands, you may need to hire a car and drive a portion of the way. Remember that in Scotland they drive on the left side of the road and that most rental vehicles are manual transmissions. If you want an automatic car, you usually have to pay a premium.

Scotland Travel is a Photographer's Dream

Characteristic of Scotland, especially in the summertime, are the vibrant colors reflected in the landscapes. Clear blue lakes are tucked between rolling hills dotted with wildflowers, and occasionally a majestic castle juts out against the horizon. The seasonal moods can be reflected in the contrasting light. On some of the backroads, as you capture the moment, you may get the sense that you have traveled back in time. As you tour historic and cultural sites, you'll find the people as fascinating as the rest of the country. There's always an interesting tale to tell and some fine whiskey to warm the bones. The annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of many events on the Scottish cultural calendar. The brightly colored kilts and marching bands are an incredible sight and the event is well worth attending.

Tourist Attractions in Scotland

When visiting Scotland, it's best to decide which area or interest you are going to focus on. The tourism authority is well organized and there are several themed routes that you can follow. Choose from beautiful castles and lochs, Scotland's historical sites, a world-famous whiskey route, magical isles and peninsulas, poets and pilgrims, golf circuits, national parks and a range of outdoor recreational activities.

For the active traveler, Scotland has some of the best mountain biking routes. Long and winding, they climb through valleys and forests with sections of thrilling single track and amazing country views. For a number of years, the mountain biking world cup has been held in Scotland, reflecting the quality of the trails. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy some whitewater fun on the rivers or a more relaxing canoe excursion on the many lochs. There are hundreds of hiking routes that can be enjoyed in the summer. In winter, the snow-covered peaks provide excellent skiing and snowboarding trails.

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