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Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Phone, Refrigerator, Shower, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Description:Hanoi Lucky II Hotel, a 2 stars brand new hotel, is located in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter Areas – the city centre. From our hotel , it just takes 1 minutes walking to Hoan Kiem lake (Returned Sword Lake), Water puppet theater, and St. Joseph Cathedral, some steps walking to night markets in Hang Ngang , Hang Dao street as well as Dong Xuan market. It is also near post office, banks, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. Hanoi Lucky II Hotel’s location is very convenient for visitors to go to the beautiful sites in the capital city, such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, National Ethnic museum ,Opera house, Army museum, Temple of Literature, West lake, etc. It is only 40 minutes from Noi Bai international airport, and 5 minutes by taxi from the train station to our hotel. With spacious and well-furnished rooms, Hanoi Lucky II Hotel offers you much more value than a 4 stars hotel. All the rooms in the hotel have wooden floor and brand new equipments. These include: IDD telephone, air-conditioning, safety deposit box, working table, night-lamp, cable TV with international channels, DVD player, refrigerator, private ensuit bathroom with comfortable bath-tub, hot shower, hair-dryer, coffee & tea making facility, complimentary daily fresh fruits and flowers, free private computers with High speed internet connection or Wi-fi are both inside the rooms and the lobby. Great value for those who wish to enjoy this impressive city. Come to Hanoi Lucky II Hotel, you will be satisfied with our professional services and our experienced, enthusiastic staffs.
Amenities:BBQ, Balcony, Beachfront View, Deck, Linens, Oceanfront, Patio, Pets OK, Towels
Activities:Beach, Museums, Restaurants, Surfing
Description:Escape to the beach with your entire extended family, group of friends, or colleagues, in this amazing 10 bedroom oceanfront home. You will have plenty of space with this multi level 10 bedroom home, a rooftop deck, oceanfront balconies, beachfront patio and sem-private beach/sand area, private spa, barbecue, and more!! This is a perfect home away from home, with great character. With 4 stories of bedrooms and living space, there is something for everyone, not to mention the great Pacific Ocean outside your back door. n nBesides the amenities of the home, you'll fall in love with the laid back beach town of Oceanside. The vast ocean views and sand, year-round beautiful climate and adorable downtown attractions make it the perfect setting for a beach getaway. After falling asleep to the sound of rolling waves, you'll awake refreshed and relaxed. Spend your days at the beach, or explore the other coastal attractions Oceanside has to offer. Check out the California Surf Museum, or take a stroll down the Oceanside pier at sunset. You could even take a sailboat out on the harbor! And when it comes to meals, variety abounds, no matter what you're in the mood for. Spend the evening in a cozy cafe, or enjoy a decadent meal at one of Oceanside's many quality restaurants. Your vacation rental is also ideal for whipping up a home-cooked meal. What could be more enjoyable than preparing a hot meal with friends and family while you sip a glass of wine and watch a gorgeous sunset over the balcony of your beachfront home? n nDuring your stay, this home will become yours, and your comfort and convenience is our top priority. There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean in one of the professionally decorated bedrooms. The home is stocked with everything you'll need at your fingertips - beach towels, linens - even spices and cooking gadgets. We want you to have everything you need to cook as much as you'd like during your stay! Our homes on the beach are where memories with family and friends are made! Need more inspiration? Check out some testimonials of others who have stayed with us - hear what they have to say about the experience, and don't forget to check out the photos guests have taken during their stay!
Amenities:Fireplace, Freezer, Full kitchen, Oven, Phone, Shower, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Badminton, Beach, Museums, Ping Pong, Restaurants
Description:Chateau de Court is an exquisite 18th Century country house, set in the midst of its own parklands, fields, and pastures in bucolic Normandy. The current owners have restored this grand monument of the Ancien Rc3a9gime with 21st Century standards of comfort and convenience, without yielding any of the chateaue28099s original elegance and charm. Here you will find all the magnificence and elegance of a grand French chc3a2teau with the comforts of modern convenience...magnificent reception rooms to welcome friends and family...each unique bedroom with its own luxurious ensuite bathroom...a fully-equipped kitchen and wifi. Country walks and bicycle rides in the fresh air, billards and ping-pong in the chateau, badminton and boules on the lawn. Well-situated to explore the sites that make France one of the most beloved travel destinations, you are within a few hours reach of Omaha Beach, Deauville and Mont St-Michel to the West...Paris, Versailles, and Giverny to the East...the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the South...and the plat pays of lesser-known Northern France. Only 160 km from Paris, well served by auto routes and trains, the Chc3a2teau de Courtomer is ideally suited to host you and your family and friends. On the grounds of the chateau, the Orangerie, with its 77 m2 (828ft2), is suitable for large cocktail receptions and dinners. The chateau is available as a self-catered venue. You and your guests will find the chateau de Court a congenial place to work or play. Start your day with a walk through the chateaue28099s 20 hectares of park and woodlands (where you may surprise deer grazing or admire the chateaue28099s herd of registered Limousin cattle). Breakfast in the sun of the e2809ccour de28099honneur. After a full day exploring the regione28099s rich heritage, returnto a cheerful fire in the library, a cocktail in the cozy e2809cfumoire2809d (an 18th-century gentlemane28099s den), an intimate dinner in the informal dining room (comfortably seating up to 10) or a grand dinner in the great dining hall. Follow that up with a game of billiards or around the piano in the grand salon. You and your guests will enjoy the traditional amenities of a grand French chateau - with the added bonus of luxurious en-suite bathrooms and a modern kitchen. In short our chateau will be your home in one of the most charming and historically important regions of France. Only 160km from Paris, well-served by auto routes and train, the chateau is ideally suited to host you and your family and friends. n This grand 18th-century country house offers you and your guests 12 bedrooms all with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The chateau includes a large dining hall and a smaller private dining room (comfortably seating up to 10), an entrance foyer with magnificent chandelier, a sweeping escalier d 'honneur with full-size portrait of the Marquis, two elegant and comfortably appointed salons, a charming library with working fireplace, a fumoir (18th-century gentleman 's den), a Catholic chapel in the main house and a rare 17th-century Protestant temple in the grounds. The grounds also include an orangerie, fitted with a handsome stone chimney and French doors, a glacic3a8re(an C18th ice house), a spring house once used as a laundry, stables, and an active farm. There are three conference rooms, a business centre, and wifi throughout the chateau and grounds. Ground Floor Dining Room: Large crystal chandelier and floor to ceiling windows with views out over the chateau ' 's fields and pastures and the rolling French countryside. Kitchen: Fully-equipped with new Siemens appliances: 2 electric ovens, electric cooktop, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators (one with side-by-side freezer), plate warmer and 2 sets of place settings. Direct access to both the large and the smaller dining rooms salon and caves. Dumbwaiter (freight lift) with access to large cold storage unit in the cave. Petit Salon: Elegant and comfortable, with large French windows opening onto the park. Grand Salon: Comfortable sofas and armchairs, sumptuous silk curtains, handsome paintings and engravings, grand piano, marble fireplace, French windows overlooking park and farmland. Library: Original book collection of the house, comfortable leather sofa, chairs, chaise longe. Marble fireplace. Fumoir: Intimate sitting room for small gatherings or time alone to work or read. The parquet floor, in an intricate star shape, is listed with the French Monuments historiques. Business centre: 2 printers, with fax. Photocopier and scanner. Fixed-line telephone. 3 desks. Double bedroom1: Double bed with en-suite shower and views of the French countryside. Double bedroom2. First Floor Bedrooms: All with exquisite views of the countryside and park. 4 bedrooms with double beds, 4 bedrooms with twin beds, and 4 bedrooms with single beds all exquisitely decorated. All rooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms. Grounds Area: The grounds span 365 pristine acres, of which some 20 acres are park and manicured gardens, the rest actively farmed. Outbuildings: Stables, guardian 's house, ice house, spring house, and rare C17th Protestant temple, also a listed monument on the national registry. n *Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only The closest train station is called L 'Aigle which can be reached directly from Paris. The closest international airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle, which is 160km away. The local town is just 10mins walk from the chateau and has two boulangeries (one with a wood-fired brick oven), a wine cave (where you can also buy the local calvados and cider for which Normandy is famous), an excellent butcher and charcutier, a mercerie (where the towne28099s hospitable mayor presides over sewing supplies), a pharmacy, a convenience store, a bank and a bar. On a Sunday, youe28099ll be able to buy locally-produced camembert and foie gras, fresh vegetables and locally-raised meat and poultry. Youe28099ll also note the 19th Century church with its stained windows of the saints of France and ornately carved altars. On hallowed ground outside the church is the obligatory war monument to the Francee28099s lost generation of 1914-1918, outside the mairie is artillery from the Battle of Normandy of 1945. A 15-minute drive away is the charming cathedral town of Sec3a9s, one of the oldest diocese in France. The twin towers of its 13th-century gothic cathedral, lit from within at night, are a luminous beacon for miles around. Today, Sec3a9s is a bustling small town with lively Saturday market. Bayeux: This lovely town combines the roots of Norman history with proximity to the D-Day beaches of World War II. The Bayeux Museum displays one of oldest and certainly most famous embroidered e2809ctapestriese2809d (it is actually a cloth, not a woven tapestry) in the world. The 11th-century tapestry depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and is said to have been embroidered by William the Conquerore28099s Anglo-Saxon queen, Mathilda. The soaring cathedral, dating from the same epoch, was built by Williame28099s half-brother, Bishop Odo. Numerous D-day beaches, museums and memorial sights are located along the Normandy coast, about 100km to the north of the chateau. Not just for history enthusiasts, people also visit the seaside and coastal towns of Normandy for the sandy beaches and excellent seafood. You will find the best oysters in Courseulles! Mont St Michel: Monastery and fortress, Mont Saint Michel rises from the sea just off the coast of Normandy: e2809clike a fantastical manor, like a palace in a dream, eerily strange and beautifule2809d wrote Guy de Maupassant. You can walk to Saint-Michel at low tide. The abbey was founded in 708, one of the first sites consecrated to the Archangel Michael. The abbey is a textbook example of medieval architecture and its gardens, where the intrepid monks cultivated vegetables for their austere meals. Youe28099ll eat richer fare in one of the harbor towne28099s many restaurants. Be sure to visit the boutique of the Mc3a8re Poulard, known to generations of French schoolchildren for her buttery cookies. Paris: The ultimate day trip from the Chateau is of course Paris. Only 1.5 hours on the train you can spend the day in Paris exploring the fast-paced City of Light and return back to the quiet French countryside for a locally prepared dinner and restful nighte28099s sleep. n Any amount of catering and/or maid service is available on request. Please enquire. n Complete with three fully-equipped conference rooms, a business centre, and wifi throughout the chc3a2teau and grounds, the chateau is ideally suited to host your business meetings.
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Conference Room, Internet Access, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Description:Welcome to Authentic Hanoi hotel. Hanoi Authentic Hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Hanoi's Old Quarter. 71 luxurious rooms are emphasizing refined glamour, timeless elegance and luxurious comfort, each room and suite is tastefully designed to create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Authentic Hanoi Hotel has conference room able to accommodate up to 50 persons. It is equipped with the latest technology to make any event a great success. Authentic Hanoi hotel also offer wonderful Gym which boats modern exercise equipments. It is perfect place for relaxation and physical exercise. Authentic in Hanoi will be easy to explore Hanoi old quarter - the 36 streets. Authentic Hanoi hotel located on the street named the great king of history – Ly Thai To, in the heart of the capital Hanoi thousand years of civilization and the ancient turtle tower, adjacent to the tourist attractions, Embassies, the vital organs of government, and commercial center such as, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple.Dong Xuan Market, Night Market.Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.Hanoi Opera HouseThang Long Puppet Theater Hanoi Church Temple of Literature Just 40km from Noi Bai International Airport, and 5km from Hanoi Rail Way Station.
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Computer Access, Dishes, Internet Access, Non-Smoking, Phone, Shower, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Massage, Museums, Shopping
Description:Welcome to Manila Venetian Hotel Manila Venetian Hotel offers 25 luxurious rooms and 12 suites, most overlooking the City of Manila and a block away In SM San Lazaro very near to the Cheapest Shopping destination of Tutuban mall . Each room is unique and individually adorned, sumptuously refined with European Style furnishings or reproductions of genuine Venetian fabrics of 300 thread counts soft beddings and a unique chandeliers designed each rooms. Many of the guest rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace, and all feature air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, PC outlet, WIFI connection, some rooms have mini bar, and walk-in closet. Bathrooms are decorated in Italian tiles. Non-smoking, ecological and well condition to whether you are coming to the Venetian on business or for leisure, we’ll pamper you in our spacious, 30sq. suites with elegant high back king-sized beds and fluffy duvets. The sunken living room is the perfect place to do business at your desk with high-speed internet . When it’s time to unwind, rinse off the stress of the day in your spacious bathroom with shower or a nice, warm bath. Then retire to your bedroom and stay in touch with world news, sports and entertainment on any of our international cable channels. Stressed minds and bodies can escape to the warm and relaxing environment of Fashionista Salon and Spa just go down on the ground of the hotel , where skilled personnel invest in the care and comfort of their clients. Refurbish your personal façade with the 60 minutes Swedish Massage or traditional Filipino Hilot, great for ironing out annoying aches, pains and general folding creases. The therapist will tailor the treatment to suit you individual needs. The therapy is said to promote better sleep, initiating celebratory kung fu moves and easing stress and tension. Manila Venetian hotel is located in Sta Cruz, Manila a district in the historic City of Manila famous for blending the comforts of modern times together with the cultural influences of colonial Philippines. The hotel is just 5minutes ride to LRT from Abad Santos Station going Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, and the breathtaking view of Manila Bay's famous sunset and the famous Mall of Asia. Guest will also enjoy easy access to historical landmarks like the Walled City of Intramuros embassies and museums. A stone's throw away from trendy shopping malls like SM San Lazaro and the cheapest shopping mall of TUTUBAN Mall. A mere thirty -minute drive is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport approximately 15 kilometers from the hotel. The hotel is manned by competent staff that provides service reflective of the warmth and efficiency of true Filipino hospitality ensuring a stay so comfortable, it's as if guests never left their homes. Taking care of business matters or visiting friends and family at nearby cities is easy. Our coffee shop Café Veneciano specializes in Filipino and Continental cuisine. Simple dishes yet superbly crafted and reasonably priced. Dinners will certainly be swooning with delight be it for breakfast lunch or dinner. And of course the rates can't be beat. Throw in Wi-Fi internet access from anywhere in the hotel, in the rooms the lobby or the coffee shop guests will truly experience a satisfying stay.
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Amenities:Cable/Satellite TV, Internet Access, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Golf, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping, Zoo
Description:Nestled in the lush and tranquil northern suburb of Emmarentia, Johannesburg, this Bed & Breakfast offers guests the perfect way to relax while still being close enough to the hustle and bustle of Africa’s busiest city and having complete peace of mind in our safe and secure environment. Wake up to the sounds of chirping birds fluttering in our urban forest.Working or visiting, you will find Rosebank, Northcliff, Parkhurst, Greenside, Sandton, Randburg, Fordsburg/Mayfair ...just a few kilometres from your home-base in Emmarentia. We are conveniently situated to several amenities and you’re sure to find one just for you. Wind down by taking a relaxing walk through the Johannesburg Botanical gardens or at the Emmarentia dam. Shop until you drop at the famous Sandton City shopping centre, filled with fine restaurants and the latest in designer wear or be enthralled by local artistry at the Rosebank Craft Market.Other places of interest and facilities close by include the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, the Johannesburg Zoo, the Parkview Golf course, Milpark hospital (a 24 hour facility), Gold Reef City and the Apartheid Museum – all less than 20 minutes away by car. Add to this many spas in the surrounding area and you’ll soon think about extending your stay!We invite you to experience unrivalled hospitality and excellent service – the cornerstone of what we offer guests at our B&B.
Amenities:Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Fireplace, Laundry, Oven, Patio, TV, Towels, Utensils, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Beach, Hiking, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing
Description:Nestling in a majestic place, CASA DA CONFRARIA offers you a peaceful and private setting in the heart of Portugal's enchanting Sintra region. The recently refurbished manor house, forty-five minutes from Lisbon airport, is situated in one of Portugal's most treasured areas, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the distant coastline, and the exotic Pena Palace. The picturesque old town of Sintra, with its 18th-century pastel-hued palatial facades, is only five minutes distant, and within another fifteen minutes you enter the colorful, bustling seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, with their lovely vistas and beaches. The Casa s two houses are individually and tastefully furnished in period antiques. The sitting room and the traditional dining room give CASA DA CONFRARIA a warmth and home-like atmosphere that is rare among luxury guest houses of its type. The terraced gardens are perfect for a quiet and relaxing visit. Hiking in the neighboring hills and sightseeing make your stay at the CASA DA CONFRARIA a memorable one.************************************************************************** UNIT 1: VILLAComprised of twenty rooms , seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, patio and garden. Sleeps eleven people. Possible extra beds for two to four children.Located on the top of a hill, Casa da Confraria is only a pleasant ten minutes walk from the nice town of Sintra, with access to all services, shops, museums and restaurants. 465 sqm plot with two houses, fully renovated and decorated in 2000 The villa is equipped with furniture dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Patio with tables, chairs and a fountain are some of the highlights we can find in the luxurious garden. Quiet, safe and with plenty of privacy, as well as beautiful landscapes. Good accesses to Lisbon, Estoril and five km from the beach area.Sintra itself is wonderfully beautiful, with two royal palaces and amazing courtiers' houses.******************************************************************************* Unit 2: FOUR BEDROOM HOUSEThe house of a ten rooms and four bedrooms has a kitchen with fireplace, living room with fireplace, dining room and a wine cellar downstairs. Upstairs we find a library, living room, a bedroom with closet and a bathroom. On the last floor are a suite of rooms, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom as well. The house comfortably sleeps six people. *****************************************************************************Unit 3: THREE BEDROOM HOUSE.This is separate house of ten rooms including three bedrooms, two with double beds, and one with single bed, sleeping five people. Including two living rooms, study, full bathroom, dining room, library, kitchen.********************************************************************************LOCATION:Casa Da Confraria could not be better located. The house is on a convenient, yet quiet street that is peaceful and adds to the historical splendor of the area. Not only is it an easy and beautiful walk to Sintra, and many of the regional palaces, it is a simple drive to see other national treasures of Portugal and is conveniently located for drives to Lisbon, the Algarve or up north towards Porto. Market shopping is also very convenient for food or for gifts that are unique to the country.The house is at the top of a hill, and at night, you can walk out the front door and see all the way to the sea. At the bottom of the hill, there is a natural spring where the locals fill their water bottles. There are plenty of restaurants, both down the hill to the main part of town and over in Sao Pedro, within walking distance from the house. Sao Pedro also has a market every second and fourth Sunday with a wide variety of foods and products for sale, including anamazing bread stuffed with chouri o made in clay ovens permanently installed in the square there. Getting it hot out of the oven makes it even more delicious. There is also a local bus that stops at the bottom of the hill and goes into another part of Sintra where there is a grocery store. ******************************************************************************REFERENCES CASA DA CONFRARIAEmails of the guests will be provided upon request.Dear Ben, I wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your rental home in Sintra. Because of our age, the things that we loved may not be what a younger group would search for and find. The many things we loved about our 4 weeks there in Oct-Nov. were: How helpful you and Paulo were. The weather. The way we could walk to everything or take the bus or train so easily to Lisbon or the coastal towns.Getting a bottle of water with the local people at the fountain at the bottom of the hill.The fabulous flea market on a Sunday that we could walk to.The wonderful food everywhere and coffee every day at our favorite pastry shop.The ease of getting money so close to the pastry shop. The coziness of the house and its supply of books to read.The fun and friendliness of little groceries and the helpful people when I didn't know something.The wonderful Dentist downtown when I broke a tooth. I haven't had a bit of trouble with it since then.The wonderful way everything grows so lush.The incredible rain storms which we loved. How the town gets decorated for Christmas starting the last weeks in November. Gorgeous! The Toy museum, the art museum, the castles and the bus ride to the Moors castle just for the fun of it on the way home from town since we had weekly bus passes. Best regards, Mary Lou Mayes We stayed at the Casa da Confraria in September 2004 for my wife's 40th birthday. We couldn't have been happier with the house and Sintra itself. The house was furnished with beautiful antiques and decorated with exquisite Portuguese tiles. There were two bedrooms, one on the first floor and one on the second with an adjoining room that I believe had another single bed. There were three sitting rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and two terraces - the higher one complete with fruit trees and a table for alfresco dining. The house is at the top of a hill, and at night, you can walk out the front door and see all the way to the sea. At the bottom of the hill, there is a natural spring where the locals fill their water bottles, and we did as well. There were plenty of restaurants, both down the hill to the main part of town and over in Sao Pedro, which is walkable from the house. Sao Pedro also has a market every second and fourth Sunday with a wide variety of foods and products for sale, including an amazing bread stuffed with chouri o made in clay ovens permanently installed in the square there. Getting it hot out of the oven made it even more delicious. There is also a local bus that stops at the bottom of the hill and goes into another part of Sintra where there is a grocery store. Sintra itself is wonderfully beautiful, with two royal palaces and amazing courtiers' houses. We were very comfortable in the house. The surroundings were elegant and the site manager extremely helpful. The owner even gave us the number of a taxi driver who picked us up at the airport in Lisbon and took us to the house. We look forward to returning to Casa da Confraria, having had such a lovely time there.Matt Flynn and Megan MoohaI have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Da Confraria (in both Casa Grande and Casa Piquena) on several occasions over the last 5 years. When my business requires visits to Portugal, it is the only place that I will stay within the entire country and I always ensure I take enough time to have a small holiday with family and friends because it is so idyllic and magical.Casa Da Confraria could not be better located. The house is on a convenient, yet quiet street that is peaceful and adds to the historical splendor of the area. Not only is it an easy and beautiful walk to Sintra, and many of the regional palaces, it is a simple drive to see other national treasures of Portugal and is conveniently located for drives to Lisbon, the Algarve or up north towards Porto. Market shopping is also very convenient for food or for gifts that are unique to the country.Both houses are beautifully appointed and easy to use with a full complement of modern appliances. The proprietor has a house manager who is very familiar with the area and quite responsive to your every need. He also suggests a driver who is also responsive and interested in ensuring you see the best of what the area has to offer. The combination of the setting and supporting manager and driver ensure that anybody staying will have a fabulous time.Many thanks Ben for offering this wonderful gem on the Atlantic. It's a true treasure.Barb FerneyhoughDear Ben,Just to let you know that we think often of our stay in your fascinating home, the Casa Da Confraria in Sintra. The house was ideally situated in the town, walking distance to so many wonderful sites and attractions. And, having a lovely garden to relax in after a busy day of hiking or sightseeing was definitely an added bonus.We do hope to come back one day --this time with our family, for another extended stay.All the best, MarilynSometime ago we had the pleasure of staying at Casa da Confraria.The view over Sintrais lovely...and the walk to the village centre is a pleasant walk down the hill. It is easy tofind when one knows where it is..but a puzzle for taxi drivers from Lisbon. However, your recommended driver was great and met flights in Lisbon ...There is parking close by...buta car is not absolutely necessary...the train is more convenient for trips to Lisbon.. The house is delightfully renovated and decorated in the period of its origin...Although therooms are typically small...they are very comfortable and there are enough rooms on threefloors to accomodate a family with ease...It is well-equipped with all necessary china,cutlery, utensils etc... The garden is especially inviting...on two levels with appropriateseating etc...We had some pleasant picnic lunches there... We were fortunate to have both houses (attached and sharing the same garden)..sowe had rooms that we didn't even use when all the family arrived...but we needed all the bedrooms. We very much enjoyed our stay in Sintra and Casa da Confraria...and highly recommend it for anyone wishing a delightful stay in Portugal.Anne Ratuski Canada We have a wonderful time at your house in Sintra. It is truly special place and most enjoyable one.Sasha AmbramskyI hope that you still remember us from last year, ) We hope that we can book your wonderful place as agreed.PessyWe just come back from a week at your delightful home(s) in Sintra. Can t say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The house are utterly charming jewel boxes. I walked through them all week marveling. I considered the house the highlight of the trip. We enjoyed many a meal around the big dining room table and set off the fire alarm a couple of times by accident with some homemade meals. Paulo was great!!!! Again loved your house.Lidsay ClareMy wife and I spend a delightful 3 weeks at Casa Grade of Confraria in Sintra, Portugal. Sintra is a wonderful place with grate historical significance. The great places to visit are national treasures.Charlie & Toni WirthI am freelance travel journalist and am traveling to Sintra in January 2005. I am planning on writing a story on your stunning town, its history, sites. I have just come across your beautiful Casa da Confraria whilst researching Sintra.Robyn LewingtonYour villa is wonderful. Thank you so much! What a perfect place to celebrate my birthday!Tessa BevinsSusan & I enjoyed your lovely hillside home in Sintra. The views from the front balcony were wonderful. We could see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. The house was charming and was everything we expected. We would definitely stay at your home again if we return to Portugal.JoAnn Taylor RiceWe absolutely enjoyed our stay at Casa Da Confraria in Sentra. The house is beautifully decorated, everything you would need for a short term house rental is there for your use. The location is very private yet close enough to the historical district for walking. I would strongly consider Casa Da Confraria in my plans if we ever get back to Portugal.Best Regards, John and Gayle DucaYes, we had a very nice stay in your villa in Sintra some years ago. We were 12 persons who lived in the two houses with good space. The house was very well equipped and we appreciated especially the garden with the cave in the rock. Sintra is a wonderful town and the house is very well situated. Your manager did everything to do our living comfortable. It is to be recommended.Lars Gunnar HjerneOur families rented both villas in Sintra know as the Casas de Confraria in the month of June for four weeks. We very much enjoyed our stay and found the villa to be well appointed and conveniently located for travel to Sintra, trains to Lisbon, along with the beaches. The villas were exceptionally well decorated and very comfortable. We would recommend this villa to our family and friends.Charles CariWe had a lovely stay at Casa Da Confraria. There was plenty of room and privacy for four couples and the kitchen and dining room were perfect places for us to gather after a day of touring. The property is conveniently located, a short and charming walk along a cobble footpath to the center of town. No need to get in the car and drive a long distance....Sintra is charming and full of history. Susan RoadyNorfolk, VAEmails of the guests will be provided upon request.
Location:Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Computer Access, Deck, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Lounge, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Beach, Golf, Museums, Tennis
Location:San Gimignano, Italy
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Disability Access, Dishwasher, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Oven, Patio, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster
Activities:Museums, Restaurants, Swimming, Wine Tasting
Description:Enchanting views over the Tuscan landscape is what this holiday villa is all about. Located in the quiet hills just outside San Gimignano, you and your fellow traveling companions will have every opportunity to visit the renowned hilltop town just over a kilometer away and even see its famous towers from home. This self-catering accommodation is comprised of four apartments so grab a group of friends and get ready fro a fabulous vacation! n nThis property is set in a panoramic location in the hills surrounding San Gimignano. It is comprised of six apartments, one of which is occupied by the owners and four of which are available to rent. The owners run a farming estate and produce wine that clients can taste and purchase. Each apartment features a private patio or terrace with a table and chairs. There is a shared swimming pool (7m x 14m) that is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Access to the property is via an unpaved but well-maintained road and parking is available within the grounds. n nUnit 1 (75m2) nGround floor: There is an open living room with a couch, armchair, and satellite TV. Directly behind is a dining table with chairs and an open kitchen corner equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, orange squeezer and dishwasher. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. nTwo steps higher: There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and access to the outside. There is also one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld shower. nLoft: A staircase from the living room leads up to an open gallery with a couch. nUnit 2 (40m2) This apartment is handicap accessible. nGround floor: There is a combined living and dining area with a couch, satellite TV, and a table with chairs. The open kitchen corner is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. nUnit 3 nGround floor: There is a combined living and dining area with a couch, satellite TV, and a table with chairs. The open kitchen corner is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. nFirst floor: A spiral staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a loft with a sitting area. There is also one bedroom with a 90 cm single bed and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. nUnit 4 (85m2) nGround floor: There is a combined living and dining area with a couch, satellite TV, and a table with chairs. The open kitchen corner is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. There are three bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and access to the outside. The third bedroom has a 90 cm single bed. There is a second bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and Jacuzzi tub and a third bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. n nThe property is located just over a kilometer from the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, which dates back to the 10th century. San Gimignano is one of the most visited towns in Tuscany and is full of life and things to do. You are steps away from the famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting tours, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants. Numerous celebrations and gatherings are held every year including a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights and play medieval games and have tournaments. Day trip destinations can include Volterra, Siena, and Florence. nPisa: 88 km nFlorence: 60 km nSiena: 48 km nVolterra: 30 km nSan Gimignan 1.2 km n nAvailable Amenities: Satellite TV, oven, toaster, orange squeezer, dishwasher, mosquito nets, barbecue, shared swimming pool (open beginning of May to end of October), parking. nExtra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning, the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. n* Breakfast service: upon request n* Heating: according to consumption n* Maid service: 15 euros per hour n* Washing machine (shared): 5 euros per cycle n* Wine tasting: upon request nNearby Attractions: San Gimignano (towers, castle, shops, restaurants, art galleries, annual festivals, excavations), Poggibonsi (train station), Siena, Florence, Pisa. nPlease Note: Unit 2 is handicap accessible.
Location:Castellina in Chianti, Italy
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Internet Access, Laundry, Pets OK, Restaurant, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Biking, Museums, Swimming, Tennis, Wine Tasting
Description:Il Cellese is set in the heart of the Chianti, one of the most emblematic and stately areas of the Italian countryside. Located between Florence and Siena, its undulating hills evoke the refined country life of antiquity while maintaining its beauty and balance. Along its extensive terrain, oak forests alternate with cypress, vineyards and centennial olive trees. Here, the best Tuscan wines and olive oils are produced.The Chianti is a lifestyle marked by the rhythm of the land and having a fascination With its tradition. Its prosperity still endures at present, as do the images that the great Renaissance masters permeated their canvases with, a piece of the Italian 'belle country' that embraces centuries of history and has miraculously remained intact since the Middle Ages. The country estate of il Cellese occupies one of the most privileged locations of the Chianti. But, ite28099s the fusion of its landscape, agriculture, its wines, its healthy climate, its history and its proximity to the most beautiful cities that make Il Cellese unique. From its spacious apartments, perched upon a hilltop, you can contemplate an invaluable historic heritage and simultaneously enjoy the hospitality of the estate. ts geographic situation offers the possibility of traveling, in little time, to cities such as: Siena, Florence, Pisa, Arezzo or Lucca, most of them less than an hour away. nSERVICES: n Swimming pool - The pool is 16x8 metres, at its shallowest it is 120cm deep and at its deepest it is 2.50 metres. It is open from the beginning of May until the end of September. n Wi-fi internet n Laundry - communal laundry facilities available on site including a washing machine and a dryer. n Restaurant - open 3 evenings a week for dinner (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) n Local Leisure - tennis, mountain bikes, ballooning, vineyard tours & wine tasting, Vespa rentals, cooking classes n Tennis - 6km away in the town of Castellina in Chianti. n Barbeque - a communal barbeque is available on site. n Distances - Siena 25km, San Gimignano 15km, Florence 45km, Pisa 100km, Rome 250km. n Approach road - 1.7km of unpaved road. n nCORTONA & LAKE TRASIMENO: A place of dreams nCortona is an Etruscan jewel of the past. The prevailing character of Cortonae28099s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (600 meters), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. The town's chief artistic treasures are two panels by Fra Angelico in the Diocesan Museum, an Annunciation and a Madonna and Child with Saints. A third surviving work by the same artist is the fresco above the entrance to the church of San Domenico. From Cortona you can travel to Lake Trasimeno, surrounded by charming villages, particularly Passignano, that appears to be locked between undulating green hills and the azure lake. Of note, Cortona was the setting for e28098Under the Tuscan Sune28099 by Frances Mayes. n nSouth of Siena nIn an area of ancient medieval battlegrounds and a landscape that changes with the seasons is where you will find the land of e28098Arbiae28099: Montalcino, the region of e2809cBrunelloe2809d, Pienza (home of Pope Paul II) and the Etruscan village of Montepulciano. Ite28099s about an houre28099s drive along the ancient road e28098Via Cassiae28099 toward Rome. n nSan Gimignano & Volterra nA road trip through Tuscany would not be complete without a visit to these towns. The rolling hills along the way are simply breataking and the trip will take you back in time. Volterra is renowned for alabaster. It is a city of stone with its narrow streets, looming towers and majestic palaces and fortifications made of yellow-grey fossil infused sandstone. San Gimignano has managed to conserve fourteen towers (of the original 72) which date back to the 11th & 13th centuries and has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and the location for some of the filming of Franco Zeffirellie28099s e28098Tea with Mussolinie28099. The drive is an hour or so. n nCHIANTI REGION: between forests & vineyards nWhile the Chianti region is famous for its wine, the area is also truly one of Italye28099s most spectacular. The undulating hills, dotted with cypress trees, stunning vineyards and ancient villages are stunning to behold. Just some of the smaller villages worth a visit are: Radda in Chianti, Volpaia & Lamole. At the end of a daye28099s drive in the region you may see villagers returning home along ancient dirt roads that were once part of historic battlegrounds, while the smell of flowers and lavender perfume the air and the sun sets on a magical day in a breathtaking land.