FAMILY VACATION EXTRODINARE
Submitted: September 6, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
Where to begin? How wonderful our one month holiday with our daughter, son-in-law and three beautiful grand-daughters. Very modern
kitchen equipped everything you could possible need. Five burner gas
stove, refrigerator, & a dishwasher. Lots of lovely dishes, glasses for every possible need, wine, champagne, after dinner, and everyday.
As I like to cook, the kitchen was perfect with lots of wonderful stone counter tops which Gerard had created. Gerard and Louise have transformed these mid-1800 stone houses into modern and comfortable homes without loosing the unique feeling of their history.
The house, which I prefer to refer to as a 'home' was everything we could have asked for and more. Louise was very helpful in everything possible. She operates a true "5 STAR" rental property.
We did not lack for a thing. Also she stands out as a wonderful concierge. Whenever we had questions or needed help with directions she was right there with the answers, directions and maps.
Our 14 year old grand-daughter was with us for the full month and the
4 and 8 year old joined us for two weeks along with their parents. They loved the gardens, pool and collecting land snails which we latter
prepared for dinner. A very long process, four days to be exact, but it was fun and very rewarding. Our 8 year old learned how to ride a two wheel bike with the help of our German 14 year old neighbor. He was very patient with her and now she has accomplished she had given up as hopeless. She was born to ride horses, which she does quite well, now she can do both. Our 14 year old runs track in school and she found the village and waterway perfect for her daily runs. She even read a few books during the month.
My husband was able to relax which is a first for him on vacation.
He had a wonderful, no stress holiday and managed to read 8 books from the wonderful house library. Something he never finds time to do back in the USA.
We frequented the outside markets, ate some of the best cheeses, drank wonderful wines and enjoyed wonderful local foods.
As for me, it was a dream come true. What more can I say! It was
Thank you Gerard and Louise for opening up your hearts and homes.
Your efforts in making your Stone Houses so inviting and comfortable are a true credit to all your hard labors. We can't congratulate you enough, they are all simply beautiful!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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