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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, US Virgin Islands, www.HillcrestStJohn.com, 340-776-6774.
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BARBADOS LUXURY VILLA. Stunning, private, fully-staffed, all-inclusive, West Coast, spa villa. Reserve 1 or all 7 bedrooms. Beach/ocean awesome panoramic views. 1 mile from golf, shopping & restaurants. Weddings also. 20% Harvard intro discount. www.lammbarbadosvilla.com, 914-589-6550.

Virgin Gorda, BVI: Spectacular beachfront villa near the Baths. Pool, gym, basketball, tennis, maid service. Four air-conditioned bedroom/bathroom suites. Contact Bernadette @ Smith’s Gore: 284-494-2446. Visit: www.solysombrabvi.com.

Central America Vacation Rentals

COSTA RICA Luxury Villa & Condo Rentals. Ocean Views, Beach Club, Concierge, Golf, Pools, Spa, Adventures. Jane@PapagayoLuxury.com. 305-600-0766. www.PapagayoLuxury.com. “Where Adventure Meets Luxury.”
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France Vacation Rentals

France, Paris-Marais: Exquisite, sunny one bedroom apartment behind Place des Vosges. King-size bed, living/dining room, six chairs, full kitchen, washer, dryer. Weekly maid service. WiFi. $1350 weekly. max@gwu.edu.

Normandy. Restored pressoir on sixteen tranquil hilltop acres. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, pool. 1.75 hours from Paris. Photos at: www.chateautivoli.com. Available June-October; $2,900/week or $8,000/month. 415-922-3070, geraldinam35@gmail.com.

Paris—1st. Heart of Paris, 5 min from Louvre, Seine, Marais. Published American author’s 1 bedroom fully-renovated, bright, fully-equipped, quiet apartment w/ elevator: harvard.paris.home@gmail.com.

Paris—13th: Bibliotheque, 2 bedroom apartment near Seine: www.frenchconnections.co.uk/en/accommodation/property/158162. 603-924-9535, glnward@gmail.com.

Charming cottage and studio on beautiful 14 acre grounds of 18th Century French country chateau. Heated pool, tennis, bicycles, garden, much more. www.chatvau.com.

Paris Vacation Rentals. Great prices, large selection, excellent locations, personalized service. www.VacationInParis.com, 800-403-4304.
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Paris 5th. Blue State Special. Elegant ground floor studio in 17th century building half block from Seine opposite Notre Dame. Free internet, phone, TV. Full kitchen. Sleeps three. rwolff@afroam.umass.edu.

Paris vacation apartments, hotel reservations, things to do, destination guide & more. Visit the new www.parisnet.com.

Paris—7th. Metro Vaneau. Elegant 900 sq ft 3rd floor 1BR apartment with open view, washer/dryer, elevator, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 4 w/ sleeper sofa. Weekly maid service. Located on quiet street, near Rue de Sevres and St. Germain. 1,100/week. 2 week minimum. kentbrittan@yahoo.com.

France, Provence: Charming hilltop village of Venasque near Avignon. Restored medieval house with apartments owned by H ’65 alumnus. Rooftop terraces, sensational views. $850-$1,500 per week period. Website: www.chezkubik.com. Padraic Spence, 413-274-6839, lilypadinc@aol.com.

Languedoc. Stunning views from rooftop terrace of beautifully restored medieval village house. Sleeps 4-7, WiFi, walled garden. Mediterranean, Carcassonne, hiking, vineyards. See www.caussi.com. 646-552-8661.

FRENCH RIVIERA. Beautiful townhouse in authentic village in the backcountry, near Gorges du Loup, St Paul de Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup, etc. Incredible views from all windows, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, well appointed. Sleeps 4. $1400/wk. greatfrenchrentals@comcast.net.

Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle epoque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,450. Call 617-491-0006.

Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. www.parisgrenelle.com. 207-752-0285.

Paris-Marais: Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Non-smokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538; www.acrossthewater.net.

Charming townhouse in exquisite Provençal village. At the foot of the Alpilles, in one of the most seductive villages of Provence, this is a renovated, artistically furnished stone town house with grand piano and original artwork. It is on a narrow quiet road that climbs to the old village. Must see photos: VRBO.com/300210.

Poet’s house, Dordogne River Valley. Two-bedroom stone farmhouse, ancient barns, rose garden, views, tranquility. http://www.vrbo.com/632234.

Burgundy. Harvard alumni-owned 18th-century village house overlooking historic chateau in the Burgundian countryside. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gourmet kitchen, cable, WiFi. 30 mins to Beaune. Bicycles available. Discover the best food, wine & historic sites. $1,500/week year round. www.franceburgundycottage.com.

Provence—A week of history, fun, food and enchantment. Join Sarah Brown, Columbia Ph.D. in medieval art history, who returned from academia to her kitchen, library and life in Provence. Let Sarah share her love and knowledge of the region with you and give you a taste of the many facets of Provence. Customized visits. Small groups. www.week-in-provence.com.

Paris vacation rentals in great locations. Rated Excellent by Trip Advisor. Use promo code: HARVARD14 when booking. Cobblestay.com, 800-608-6958.
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Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre and Luxembourg Garden. gam1@comcast.net, 609-924-7520.

Provence: Stunning updated farmhouse, Mediterranean/mountain views. Antiques. Lovely kitchen, gardens, pool. 609-924-7520. gam1@comcast.net.

Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

London, Regent’s Park— Modern 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment full kitchen in private courtyard. Very centrally located. regentpark@charter.net, 314-517-6420.

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 202-338-8973; MareeW@post.harvard.edu.

Italy Vacation Rentals

Luxury apartments located in the heart of Rome, two minutes from Spanish Steps. For information and photographs, please visit www.romeluxuryapartment.com.

TUSCANY: Private luxury villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens, www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com.

Beautifully restored 18th century Tuscan farmhouse between Lucca and the sea. Convenient to Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Private, 4+ acres of olive groves and gardens. 65’ pool. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical. Go to: www.vrbo.com/458345.
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Villas in Tuscany: Luxury self-catering & full staff villas with A/C in Tuscany for rent, www.tuscandream.com, 310-859-3494.

Tuscany: Just south of Siena, beautifully restored 11th C. Abbey set on 40 hillside acres of vineyards and rose gardens. 8 double bedrooms with 7 ensuite bathrooms, 3 kitchens, large marble pool, excellent staff—perfect for anniversaries and reunions. See photos at FineVillas.com, Abbadia listing, and call 917-287-1966.

Tuscany, Casole d’Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2BR, 1 bath apartment, free WiFi, garden/patio. All amenities. $650-$750/week. http://tinyurl.com/tuscanyapt. info@imagesoftuscany.com.
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Montepulciano, Tuscany: Spacious terrace/garden apartment in town center; 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Wine, culture & thermal baths. Day trips: Siena, Florence, Arrezzo, Cortona. $3,400/wk. Owner: 617-536-8560 skim@kotterkim.com. http://montepulcianorental.tumblr.com/. Harvard GSD ’77.

Rome. Breathtakingly beautiful art-filled apartment on via Gregoriana near Spanish steps. 2 bedrooms in a 17th century palazzo. Mariaceliswirth@yahoo.com, 212-360-6321.

Riviera: Italy/France border. Romantic, spacious, 3 bedroom flat with large garden and breathtaking Mediterranean views. www.ilvalico.eu.

Tuscan Sabbatical Retreat in the heart of Chianti; Long-term rental. For information and images, visit: sabbaticalhomes.com/84113.

Charming Tuscan Farmhouse for Two. In the heart of the Chianti Classico region. For information and photographs, please visit: VRBO.com/168839.

Tuscany, near Siena. Charming 1700’s farmhouse. Totally redone. Magnificent views over Ombrone valley towards Montalcino. Beautiful courtyard. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large shared pool, tennis court. For photos and further information, e-mail: Frank_Hartmann@Harvard.edu.

Beautiful holiday villas. Enjoy the country, city, beach. Tuscany: www.vrbo.com/170993. Rome: www.vrbo.com/239418. Calabria: www.vrbo.com/6673. Havenlink.Alessandra@gmail.com.

Tuscany: Ancestral Villa Sweeping views, olive groves, vineyards. Antiques. Updated kitchen, baths. Pool.609-683-3813, jetas5@comcast.net.

Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813, jetas5@comcast.net.

Other Europe Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips. pbalogh@pacificalawyer.com, or www.budapestbestapartment.com.