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Country Vacation Home Rentals in France
Country apartments near Avignon in Provence, France are rented to visitors year-round and off-season rates are often deals. The two apartments on this property are linked to a castle which also serves as a winery, and are surrounded by spectacular scenary..
Photo by Gregory Hubbs

 Articles on Vacation Home Rentals Overseas
Budget Vacation Rental Apartments in Europe with Local Hospitality by Lies Ouwerkerk
Finding a Flat Overseas by Nicholas Gill 
Slow Travel: Settle Down in a Temporary Home by Pauline Kenny
Europe's B & B's, Rentals and Agriturismos by Rick Steves
Rent and Live in Nice Like a Local by Kelby Hartson Carr
Affordable Paris: Rent an Apartment Then Have Your Cake and Eat it Too by Joanna Hubbs
9 Advantages of Renting an Apartment in Europe by Jennifer M. Eisenlau
Rent a Gîte in a Forgotten Region by Pierre Epstein
A Gîte in Beaujolais: A Taste of Paradise by Anne Woodyard
Renting in the U.K. by Gary Loach
Short-Term Rentals in the Netherlands by Jennifer Colvin
A Rental Cottage on a Loch: Low-Cost Vacations in the Scottish Highlands by Janice Porter Hayes

 Vacation Home Rentals Websites Worldwide

Affordable Timeshare Rentals Located Within Luxury Resorts Worldwide is a trusted leader in the vacation ownership industry, featuring over 60,000 units across the globe. Our inventory also offers a wide range of timeshare rentals for vacationers wanting all of the privacy of a home rental with the added perks and amenities of a resort. Timeshares available to rent are located within popular resort brands such as Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Hilton, and many more. This means guests will be able to enjoy the 5-star services these brands are synonymous with, while not having to break the bank. Experience a week long accommodation complete with living room, balcony, multiple bedrooms, and stellar views by renting a timeshare.

Timeshare Rentals Dates: All year long
Depends on season and resort
Contact: SellMyTimeshareNow, LLC, 100 Domain Dr. Suite 105, Exeter NH 03833
Tel.: 877-815-4227

Villas in France | Gites and Chateaux – by Oliver’s Travels
With over a decade of experience in the villa rental industry, Oliver’s Travels offers the largest portfolio of chateaux, holiday gites and self-catered family villas in France. Choose from over 500 handpicked, characterful properties!
  Dates: All year long
Depends on season and resort
Contact: Oliver's Travels, Unit 6G, Clapham North Art Centre, 26-32 Voltaire Rd, London, SW4 6DH
Tel.: +44 (0)800 133 7908

Airbnb is a huge and rapidly growing database where apartments and rooms can be rented worldwide. The slick interface includes previews of most properties. It has over 800,000 listings in over 30,000 cities and over 190 countries.

Cuendet has the largest offer of individual villas for rent in Tuscany and Italy. The also offers villas and vacation homes in France, Spain, and Portugal.

Dream Villa Rentals is a website offering a great range of vacation properties to rent direct with the owners.

EuroGites (Country holidays in Europe). Gite organizations in 28 countries across Eastern and Western Europe have banded together and created an association for rural tourism. Their website is an easy portal to country-specific gite rentals.

Havens and Hideaways allows owners to advertise holiday home rentals and vacation rentals in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, South Africa, New Zealand, America and worldwide. Book through the owner and benefit from their local knowledge.

HomeAway is a database that lists over one million private apartments and homes worldwide, most with photos, full details, and prices.

Interhome is website where all listings are examined, scored, and quality-rated. The U.S. reservations office connects to a main-office computer in Switzerland for instant, accurate information on availability. Examples include Chalets and holiday apartments in ski resorts.

Novasol is one of Europe’s larger home rental companies with thousands of homes in over 20 countries.

Rent Villas has been in the business of renting apartments, villas, farmhouses, cottages, and castles in Europe since 1984. It obviously is biased towards the upscale customer, but does provide an enormous selection.

Stay Rentals is a multlingual site specializing in holiday home rentals, villas and apartments in Europe. Direct from the owners.

Slow Travelers is a site for those who wish to stay in vacation rentals around the world—apartments, villas, houses, cottages, cabins that you rent by the week. This is conducive to a more immersive, slower, type of vacation. You stay longer in one place and get to know one area in depth. is a site that helps you locate a villa holiday rental from the comfort of your own home.

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