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French Parks and Green Spaces

A list of gardens, châteaus, and national parks to suit varying tastes and interests.

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California Vacation Rentals

Sausalito Grand View Manor Home—Private & Serene. Enjoy the peaceful serenity & tranquility of this luxurious retreat with panoramic San Francisco Skyline and Bay Views. This exquisite Captain's Manor Home originally constructed in 1894 encompasses old world charm with the sophistication of modern living. Close to the Wine Country. Hi-Speed WiFi. Contact:
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Florida Vacation Rentals

Boca Grande. Charming house with detached guest house in historic district. Perfect for family vacations. Walk to beach and downtown. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large updated kitchen, dining room, screened-in porch, deck, and spacious fenced backyard. WiFi, Central AC. Guest house has library, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Dogs welcome. Available February/March 2019. Harvard/Radcliffe owners. 412-439-9660,

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Idiosyncratic, charming, comfortable, fully equipped summer home on Lagoon beachfront overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor, a spectacular site. 3 bedrooms (one a sky-light loft), 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, laundry and cable/WiFi. Mooring for small boat. Photographs available. Very reasonable rates for a lovely waterfront property. Michael Crampton, 860-558-4664, or Jennifer Reed,

Manchester-by-the-Sea, ocean view, private mowed path to Singing Beach. 10 minute walk to the village, harbor, two parks and the "T". 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sleeps 8. $3,700/week. Lower rates off season and by month. 978-526-1935.

TRURO PROPERTIES. Beautiful waterfront and water view vacation rentals. 508-487-0370.

CHILMARK OASIS. Hidden tranquility. Private beach, ocean and pond access and views. Sleeps 7. One week left, July 28-August 4. for pictures and cost.

Martha's Vineyard: Waterfront, private beach, perfect for a family. Central AC. Adult dogs OK. 1 mile from Vineyard Haven. Four bedrooms. 416-931-5000. Significant discount for 3 or more weeks.

WELLFLEET, CAPE COD—A house, not a cottage! 3 BR, great room, generous deck, screened-in porch, Wi-Fi, National Seashore beaches and ponds. $1,900/1 wk: $3,600/2 wks.

New Hampshire Vacation Rentals

IDYLLIC LAKESIDE RENTAL. White Mountain region. Pristine lake. Private lodge; dock, boats. Sleeps 8; families welcome. No pets/no smoking., 202-320-8268.

Franconia Notch Vacations. Offering Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals nearest to NH's Franconia Notch State Park & Cannon Mtn. or call 800-247-5536.
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Serene NH Lake: swimming, fishing, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, tennis. Weekly: 2 bedroom boathouse overhanging lake; secluded 2+ bedroom cabin. Private cove. Spring/summer/fall: $900-$1,300. or 603-835-2683.
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New Jersey Vacation Rentals

10 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, NJ, on beach. 570-287-0595.

New Mexico Vacation Rentals

Santa Fe. Architect's all solar electric, 3-bedroom, 3-bath house on 12.5 acres, 15 minutes to Plaza. Stunning views; non smoking; no pets; weekly. 978-369-2647,

New York Vacation Rentals

Lincoln Center. Live your dream and stay a month in our 1-bedroom apartment. Truly enjoy this cultural mecca! Visit: Email:

Rhode Island Vacation Rentals

Ideal for Family Summer Vacation/Reunions. Large historic summer cottage sleeps 18. 25 acre estate on Narragansett Bay near Newport. Private tennis court and beach, croquet lawn, two kitchens & two laundries. Weekly rental. 203-259-2750.

Vermont Vacation Rentals Killington's #1 slopeside address! Luxury rental properties. 802-422-3553.

Classic winter getaway! Barnard, close to Killington, Woodstock, x-country & downhill ski areas. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, large stone fireplace, sunroom overlooking lake. Great for groups, couples.
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Spotlight on France

Our friends at Let's Go Travel have chosen a list of gardens, châteaus, and national parks to suit varying tastes and interests. View their list of the most beautiful and most captivating to spend an afternoon, a day, or more than that. Click here to read article.

Amazing CORSICA. Luxury 6 BR, 6 Bath Villa with spectacular sea and mountain views. Easy reach to sandy beaches and historical Ajaccio. Contact: or call 914-374-2411.

Paris—Marais. Historic 17th-century, 500 sq. ft. apt on first floor, renovated, 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, brand new kitchen & bath, 2 private courtyards, high-speed internet access. 978-505-8300,

Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle époque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call 617-491-0006.

Paris—7th. Métro 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 Sèvres and St. Germain. 1,250€/week. 1 week minimum.

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 2+.

PARIS. Marais—Louvre—St. Germain. Boutique vacation apartments. Professionally managed & privately owned by Pad à Terre (est. ’99). +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. 207-752-0285.

South of France. Hilltop village above Nice near Vence and Grasse; two-bed two-bath house with spectacular views of Gorge du Loup; sleeps four. $1400 per week.
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Experience the real France. Emilie & Laura custom design your self-drive tour. Get daily itineraries and insider tips based on what YOU like. Immerse yourself in France.
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PROVENCE warm happy farmhouse surrounded by Côtes du Rhône Vineyards. 6 bedrooms.

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.

PARIS—MARAIS. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Nonsmokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538;

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie—(Midi-Pyrénées) Charming stone cottage perched high above the Lot River. In medieval village but set apart, tranquil gardens, private. Spectacular views. Fully equipped kitchen, dining on stone terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace. Sleeps 6. Ideal for family or two couples. Region special for hiking, biking, river sports, vineyards, markets, cuisine, caves with neolithic art. U.S $1700/week. AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER.

Provence Holiday Villas. 3 modernized, family-owned properties for rent.

Near St. Tropez, in Port Grimaud, a beautiful village on French Riviera: 4 bed, 2 bath house, fully appointed, sleeps 6-8, back patio on canal, small boat included with access to Med. 5 min walk to beach and restaurants. $1,600/wk spring and fall, $2,500/wk July and August. ’63 Law.

Languedoc. Stunning mountain views from charmingly renovated house in medieval village. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4 to 6. Visit wineries, Carcassonne, beaches, hiking.

PARIS: MARAIS/BASTILLE. Enchanting one-bedroom apartment on cobblestone pedestrian, gated passage. Parisian decor, full kitchen, 3rd floor. Sunny, central, quiet. Sleeps 2-3. Photos: 703-973-7976.

Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre, and Luxembourg Garden., 609-924-7520.

Loire Valley. Centrally-located, beautifully restored 18th-century stone barn on 10 acres in a quiet rural valley with stunning views of the countryside, yet only 10 minutes from Chinon. The Grand Chateaux/wine regions within easy reach. Fitted to the highest standards, gourmet kitchen, luxurious bathroom, all the comforts of home. Catered meals and culinary/wine tours available.
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Glorious Southern France (Alumni rates—please call to book early) Beautiful, spacious home in lively, enchanting village—voted France’s "most beautiful village"— restaurants, markets, vineyards, bicycling, swimming., 617-608-1404.

Red Savannah Villas. A stunning portfolio of luxury vacation rentals. Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Caribbean. 855-468-5555.
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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Tortola, BVI: 3 bedrooms, steps to Long Bay Beach. Snorkeling, sailing, tennis, more! 646-526-7111.

Royal Palm House, Nevis., 869-664-2902,
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Anguilla Elegant Seaside Villa. Unparalleled view. 60' porch, 4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite baths, A/C, all amenities. HMS grad. 404-295-0210. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 307-733-8195;

Greece Vacation Rentals

Athens. Kolonaki. Acropolis views. Elegant penthouse. 4 beds, 3 baths, rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi, AC, W/D. Nearby museums, shopping and restaurants. Perfect for exploring Athens. Sleeps 2-8. Rent short or long term. Email: Cell: 011-30-693-240-0632.
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Italy Vacation Rentals

Beautifully restored 18th-century Tuscan home between Lucca and the sea. Private, gated, 4+ terraced acres. Manicured gardens. 65’ pool. Convenient to beaches, Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical.
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Rome. Breathtakingly beautiful art-filled apartment on via Gregoriana near Spanish steps. 2 bedrooms in a 17th-century palazzo. Not suitable for small children., 212-360-6321.

Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1-bath apt, free WiFi, garden/padio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/wk., Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

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

Going to Italy? Let a Stanford alum who lives there guide and drive you. He’ll follow your lead if you wish or he’ll surprise you with discoveries he’s made over the years. Your wishes are his commands. Check out:

Beautifully restored 11th cent. Abbey on 30 hillside acres south of Siena. Features 8 double bedrooms with ensuite baths, formal rose gardens, excellent staff, and large green marble pool. Ideal for family reunions and weddings.
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Newfoundland and Labrador. Icebergs, puffins and whales. World Heritage sites, huge wildlife gatherings, award-winning local hosts. Escorted week-long, gentle adventures featuring people of the sea, wild days and comfortable hotels. Wildland Tours, 1-888-615-8279.

Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels,
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Yacht Charters

Crewed Yacht Charters, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England & Bahamas. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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