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  • Refined Apartment and Neighborhood

    "My husband and I spent the month of October in this modern, well decorated, centrally located apartment. The photographs are totally accurate but do not tell the whole story. The kitchen is fully furnished with modern appliances and utensils. We cooked many meals there with produce from the neighborhood and meats and fish from two large local markets within walking distance. There is a bakery one block away. The security system for the apartment is impressive including a video phone to the front door of the apartment and there is a feel of community as you listen through an open window to the sounds of the neighborhood children and their parents sitting outside and talking at the close of the day. We took numerous day trips from the apartment to Montserrat, Figueres, Tarragona and other outlying areas. The starting point for day trips is Placa Catalunya which is an easy 15 minute walk from the apartment. The positive reviews of Chelo are completely accurate. She is professional, competent, friendly and seems to really care that your trip is successful. We would stay again at her apartment without hesitation."
    Guest: April Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Exceptional apartment in the heart of Florence.

    "This is a beautiful place, just as it appears in the photos. On the ground floor, it has the advantage as having no stairways to climb. That's right. No stairs. So it's a very short trip from the street to your room. This is a rarity in Florence. It is an outstanding apartment, gorgeously appointed with antiques, vaulted ceilings with natural light, and a very well equipped kitchen . Close to the street, there are occasional loud noises early in the morning when garage style steel doors are being opened, but it must be pointed out that the street is otherwise virtually silent, as it is a residential pedestrian walkway. Considering how close this place is to all the action in Florence (it is just steps away from the Medici Chapel, and the central marketplace), it is very private and quiet. There was a problem with the hot water when I arrived, but the owner resolved that for me. As seen in the photos, there is a spiral staircase to the upstairs bed. It is a bit precarious to take those stairs in the middle of the night, so I recommend leaving the bathroom light on at night, so you are not groping around in the dark. All in all, this was truly exceptional place which I would strongly recommend. When I return to Florence, I would definitely want to stay there again."
    Guest: Bruce H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
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  • Great Flat in a Great Neighborhood

    "When we arrived, Miguel, a very sweet gentleman and the father of the owner, greeted us. He explained everything about the apartment and the neighborhood. Although we brought shampoo and soap, they provided them along with clothes detergent. They even had some fruits and water for us to start off! All the wonderful things the other reviewers said - they are all true!!! Close to the beach, lots of restaurants, beautifully decorated yet very comfortable interior, and family oriented safe neighborhood. In the afternoon, you can hear children's voices with their parents on the street. We found this to be so pleasant and sweet. It is close to the subway station and a taxi stop is one block away. Taxis were quite cheap and always available, too. A big supermarket is 1 1/2 block away. When you buy fruit, you have to weight them and bring the sticker to the cashier. Otherwise, you would end up holding the line like we did the first time. (the mango is beyond thsi world). I would recommend this place in a heart beat with two thumbs up. Thank you Victor and Miguel! Your wonderful place and considerate kindness made our Barcelona trip so memorable. We will be back!!!"
    Guest: Steven W. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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Switzerland Travel Tips

Visitors to Switzerland Vacation Rentals

Switzerland is a scenically beautiful destination. Most of the country is dominated by the towering Swiss Alps which remain snow-capped for a large portion of the year. Traditionally, Switzerland is a destination that has a high price tag attached to it. It is the home of luxury watchmakers, elite private banks, and arguably some of the best chocolate in the world. It therefore tends to attract the more affluent traveler. The Swiss Alps have been the favorite skiing destination for royalty and celebrities for decades. The resorts are run with typical European efficiency which makes Switzerland one of the oldest and finest skiing destinations in the world. From the start of the season in December all the way through to April, many skiing enthusiasts flock to the various resorts in Switzerland. A large majority of travelers are from neighboring countries such as Germany, Austria, Italy and France, as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Switzerland Travel Attractions

Skiing in the winter season is undoubtedly one of Switzerland’s main attractions. There are many leading resorts which include well-known names such as Verbier, Davos and Klosters. Most resorts are actually villages that are located in the valleys. Each village generally has two or three ski areas on the surrounding slopes. Ski lifts and cable cars provide easy access to the slopes. Most resorts have ski schools where you learn to ski or snowboard or simply improve your skills. Most ski runs are groomed and range in levels from beginner slopes to advanced black runs. Depending on your skiing ability, you may want to choose a resort area that caters to your level of skill.

Throughout the year, there are many spas that offer beauty therapy treatments and relaxation in stunning mountain surroundings. You can visit for a day or weekend, or stay a week enjoying the hot mineral baths and pampering treatments. Many are located within easy driving distance from the ski resorts and can be accessed by buses and trains in all seasons.

When the snow melts, the Alps open up to a whole range of adventure activities. Mountaineering enthusiasts take on the highest peaks and casual hikers can enjoy exploring the lower slopes. In recent years, mountain biking has become a popular pastime and there are many marked biking trails on the mountains. There are also sections of the Rhine that have excellent whitewater rafting in season. Local outfitters run commercial trips for rafts and kayaks depending on your level of paddling skills.

Switzerland’s cities are incredible to experience. Museums, theaters, art galleries, and some of the most exclusive shopping in the world make them worth a visit. The two main cities are Zurich and Geneva which are located within relatively easy driving distance of one another. The surrounding lakes also offer many summer recreational activities.

Seasons to Travel to Switzerland Chalets

Switzerland is a superb destination to visit at any time of year. The season that you choose to travel in will depend largely on what your interests are. The ski season typically starts in December and runs through April, depending on the season’s snowfalls. The peak period for skiers is between late December and February. Spring is a particularly beautiful time of year in Switzerland and great for outdoor enthusiasts that don’t mind the remaining chill in the air. The summer days are long and warm, and perfect for a wide range of outdoor explorations.

Getting to Switzerland Vacation Rentals

For many European travelers, the easiest and most convenient way to travel is by train. High-speed intercity trains link all major towns and cities, and smaller conventional trains will take you to the villages and ski resorts. International airports are located in both Zurich and Geneva, and host a wide variety of international and regional airlines on regularly scheduled commercial flights.

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