The Luxury Travel Book - Luxury apartment & villa accommodation to rent in beautiful destinations
Our story began in 2012, when we started our city apartment programme. Susie has worked in the industry for over 30 years, and has spent many years travelling to our destinations. She loves exploring cities,and is not averse to relaxing on a beach on a Greek island either!
Susie is joined by her sons, Jamie and Freddie who, as well as being avid travellers, share her enthusiasm for providing a professional service, to ensure guests find the perfect home from home. We visit and inspect most of our properties and, where this has not been possible, we work with trusted suppliers with whom we have an excellent working relationship.
Our love of city apartments originated from many trips to European cities and staying in small (in size, but not necessarily in price) hotels in the city centre. On regular trips to Paris, several years ago, we discovered the joys of staying in an apartment at the heart of Paris’s St Germain, and have never looked back! Admittedly the apartment was literally just around the corner from the tempting outdoor food market in Rue de Buci, making it easy to pick up the few food provisions we needed, and close to an equally tempting choice of restaurants for dining out. There is no doubt that staying in a city apartment, not only gives you more space, but it immediately makes you feel like a 'local' as you settle into your home from home, and familiarise yourself with your neighbourhood. Our love affair with city apartments quickly expanded from Paris and Bordeaux, to Italian cities and towns, including Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucca, Siena and Positano. Then came Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin … London, Madrid, Seville ... and extending as far as New York, Cape Town and Queenstown.
We only feature destinations we know and love, and our villa programme has a definite bias towards Italy and the Greek islands! You will see from our villa collection that we also love the Balearic islands, Croatia and Portugal, and have a great selection in these destinations as well.
Our website features a calendar of cultural events in all the cities we represent to help our guests plan their trip, as well as recommended books and tours. We are able to arrange airport/station transfers, maid service and chefs, as well as many more concierge services, advice with tours and other local experiences.
We are a family business offering a personal service (and we don't mind at all talking on the phone, rather than by e-mail). We are always happy to share our expertise and local knowledge.
So have a look through our selection and be tempted!