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This rental rate is for your exclusive use of the house for up to 7 guests. Situated on an African game farm only 16 km (tar road) North of Parys and one hour's drive from Johannesburg International Airport (easy access off the N1), this charming venue offers guests a c …see more
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
A tranquil setting on a 4000ha Game Farm in the Waterberg district, with more than 23 species of game. Close to Nylsvley Conservation Area! Abundance of bird-life, that makes for great photographic opportunities. We offer horse riding! If you wish, Betsie can prepare …see more
10 minutes from Torquay
Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road
Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong.
2 bedroom, 180m …see more
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
‘Armonija’ is a newly finished house at the outskirts of the beautiful village of Qala. The house is situated just above one of the many beaches to be found on the idyllic island of Gozo.The house is minutes away from the ferry terminal and five minutes drive from Q …see more
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
A country holiday with all the modern comforts, the two bedroom Lake View Farm House is a separate dwelling on the working Noordewier "North of the Weir" Farm.
The self-contained house is the perfect place to stop overnight between Melbourne and Sydney, or stay a littl …see more
Ta' Vitor Farmhouse is situated 5 minutes away from Mgarr Harbour in the beautiful village of Ghajnsielem. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance from the local village shops, church and restaurants. Plenty of activities for everyone all year round such as …see more
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do not do it just… More
“Superb holiday location for a relaxing break in the sun.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
Just a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed staying at Ta'Vitor on Gozo. The house was one of the best that we have ever rented abroad, that nice mix of a traditional Maltese Farmhouse building with … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
When I booked "Ta' Vitor", i hope that it would be as good as the description and photos appeared - I was delighted that it was even better that I hoped for when we got there. Teh farmhouse is well ap… More
An expertly converted 200 year old stunning farmhouse. It is bursting with original features such as mangers, wooden beams, arched ceilings, flagstone floors, lofts and patterned floor tiles. It is a gem, set on high grounds, with 3 large terraces enjoying an extensiv …see more
We enjoyed our stay in this luxury accommodation.
Thanks to Laura and her Husband who tried their best to make our holidays perfect.… More
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
We stayed in the farmhouse for two weeks in June. We were a family of seven ranging from 7 months to 70 years old and the house was simply perfect. The house is full of character and was fun to explor… More
“One of my best holiday”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
We spent a one-week-holiday in this property in June. It is an old, but renovated in an authentic stlye and it's so beautiful, clean and comfortable for ten people, too. The house and the garden lokk… More
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As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated po …see more
As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to.
Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mou… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Huge estate, completely private and very safe”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
When we decided to visit Oman (2 adults and a 2 year old daughter), we looked at available vacation homes in Oman and were surprised that there were very few. We were also not sure if it would be safe… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
Towalla Pocket is a self contained hideaway on a grazing farm surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Secluded, ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in a quiet verdant environment. This is a high rainfall area and always green with abundant birds, the occasio …see more
Holiday home for the family or a romantic getawaySecret Garden, in the heart of the Margaret River wine district, is a very special place and has given great pleasure to the friends and family of the owners. They have now decided to make Secret Garden available as a hol …see more
Me and my partner stayed here with another couple and 3 friends. It was an awesome time, lot's of space. The place is fully equipped with everything you need you just need to being your food. It's abo… More
“The perfect winter getaway”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
This place is pure magic in winter, when it's raining and the smell of the bush wafts in. The house itself it spacious and there was plenty of room for our girls weekend. We drank good, local wine whi… More
“Breathtaking scenery, but without reception”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The amazing scenery coupled with the sounds of the great outdoors make for an exciting getaway. Accommodation is luxurious without being too over the top, and creates a friendly and cozy environment f… More
It is an ideal base to explore Andalusia as the Alhambra in Granada, Ronda and Malaga are all in easy reach. That said many people arrive with packed agendas planned only to shut the gates and lose themselves in their own tranquil oasis with pool, fountain and lush sub …see more
I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our firs… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave that review. We are delighted that you had such a great time staying at Finca Fenix. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best Mark & Kim
“A hidden gem in the hills”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2015
Great place to chill fantastic hosts who will cater for all tastes accordingly.
Close to amenities but far enough to escape an enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.… More
Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark & Kim
“An undiscovered gem....”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2012
45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous.
To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect h… More
Located in San Lawrenz, Gozo, Perla is ideal for that romantic getaway or much needed family holiday. Located amid stunning countryside and close to world renowned diving facilities, this property caters for all tastes. Perla benefits from large pool and deck area, free …see more
Il-Marhab farmhouse is a typical early 17th century farmhouse in the medieval village of Xewkija, the oldest village in Gozo.It comes with a superb swimming pool (14 x 8.5m, one of the largest private pools on the island), huge sundeck area (over 100m), built-in-barbe …see more
I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12.
the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully e… More
Vale de Milhanos is a genuine farmhouse located on the soroundings of the Guadiana Valley Natural Park, at Serpa, Alentejo, Portugal - probably the most sunny and nature intact landscape in Europe. Specially renovated to receive guests that are nature lovers and enjoy c …see more
Located on a hill country sheep and beef station in Tiraumea, North Wairarapa.
Come for the peace and quiet of this remote area, the seasonal farm activities or take part in various other on farm activities including walks, tours, or gardens.
Children will love the va …see more
Deupur Homestay is a project for all those who would like to experience Nepali culture and the typical village life as a guest while also helping as a volunteer in a diverse range of projects. The village of Deupur is located only 8km east of Kathmandu and can be reache …see more
WELCOME TO TA' RENA – BY JULES “The first time I walked into Ta Rena, the entrance blew me away! A limestone staircase led me to a living space adorned with sunlight and double doors leading to a pool terrace. Here, I met the most spectacular view. Miles of …see more
We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundi… More
“Perfect base for staying in Gozo - a real home from home!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2012
We have just returned from staying at Ta' Rena for 11 wonderful and HOT days! Ta' Rena is a real home from home and an ideal base for travelling round the island of Gozo and for trips to Comino and M… More
“Wonderful location, wonderful views!”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
We had a fabulous stay in Ta Rena in early April 2012 and I'd recommend staying here to anyone!
The house is arranged on three floors (2 bedrooms on the ground floor, the main bedroom (ensuite), … More
Quinta do Ruperto - a tradiitional Portuguese farmhouse - has been tastefully updated and restored to maintain it's original character and charm - using natural materials. Quality, comfort and al fresco dining make for a wonderful holiday.
A high standard of quality fi …see more
We are just back from a week at La Quinta do Ruperto and it could not have been better. The Villa is quiet and very private, you are not looked onto by anything. The house is surrounded by private gar… More
“Fantastic time had by all staying at the Quinta Ruperto!”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2013
We had a great time on our trip to Portugal and the Quinta Ruperto was a great place to come back to after a day on the beach. It had everything we needed - it was clean and comfortable with added bon… More
This farmhouse has been tastefully converted into a 3 bedroom accommodation with beautiful old patterned tile floors and high ceilings. The kitchen opens out to a combined dining room and living room, which lead to the patio and pool area. There is a separate sitting ar …see more
Il-Marhab farmhouse is an authentic early 17th century farmhouse in Xewkija, the oldest village in Gozo. It is within walking distance to the picturesque pebbly beach of Mgarr ix-Xini, the first natural port of Gozo.You enter through the main stone arched hallway with p …see more
Located on a farm dedicated to the cultivation of the vine, also they are dedicated to the breeding of animals (Canarian black pig, chickens, hens, ducks, goats ...)
This area is ideal for walkers and people who love nature. Vilaflor is the highest town of Spain and cl …see more
Serenity is a recently - restored farm cottage incorporating many features such as a lovely traditional architectural features and a beamed ceiling. Designed as a romantic and stylish retreat, it boasts 3 bedrooms, a well equipped compact kitchen and you very own privat …see more
Stay on a farm with horses, goats and sheep, Experience farm life while staying in a large modern apartment with all facilities only 50 minutes from Melbourne city.
Interact with the animals on the 20 picturesque acres of quiet and peaceful surrounds.
Suitable for coupl …see more
This 100 year old finca has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated, On the ground floor you all find an open plan fully fitted kitchen, diner, sitting room, a separate smaller lounge with open fireplace, large laundry and store room and toilet. Upstairs there …see more
A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outsid… More
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
Kattinakaru is spread over 100 acres or pristine forest and virgin landscape. With cascading waterfall, small water streamlets, rich fauna it offers a wonderful experience for trekkers and nature lovers. Throughout the year, Kattinakaru enjoys pleasant weather with mist …see more
Inyamazane & Forelwater - two prime trout fly-fishing venues in Mpumalanga offers pristine natural beauty, clean crisp air, cool weather, sunny skies. Situated in the heart of the Highlands Meander on the picturesque escarpment of Mpumalanga, just a mere 2 hours drive f …see more
Escape to The Rock House for a romantic getaway for two, or gather with friends and family.
The house is lovingly crafted from local stone and recycled timber and features rendered whitewashed walls and wrought iron furniture made in our workshop on the property.
Sit …see more
Charming fully furnished rustic house with a terrace, functional kitchen, large living room, three bedrooms and an internal open to sky courtyard
A property is a 3 bed Estate spread over a 2 acre having splendid views of the hills
The Villa is fully furnished residen …see more
The White House Bed and Breakfast is a fully self-contained and beautifully furnished 4 bedroom air conditioned house set on 43 acres with magnificent views to the distant mountains. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a generous living area, and three bathrooms. The White …see more
Vivenda na montanha, vistas únicas, 100% privacidade, ouve pássaros em vez de vizinhos. Conforto e comodidades, de cozinha equipada totalmente 50m2+lavandaria (maq. roupa e estendal), sala com bilhar e 3 qrt (1 crianças), varanda panorâmica, 1 suite c/ jacuzzi e sol …see more
A stunning property in Andalucia, set on the edge of the natural park of the Almejera Mountains, only 15 minutes from the beach. 5 mins from historic, white washed mountain town of Competa.
Finca Los Pinos offers a large 3 bedroom Villa farmhouse, a separate 4 bedroom …see more
What can be said about this property and its owners that hasn't already been said.
The property is simply stunning both in terms of what you get for the money and its location in the mountains. Th… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was delightful having you all to stay. you are very kind and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Wow Wow Wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
Wow wow wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be, we had a fantastic week and couldn't thank David and Sarah enough. The friendly personal touches you provided certainly added to the amazing expe… More
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the natural park right on o… More
- REPOSE - BACK TO BASIC - HOLIDAY HOME - RELAX IN SPAIN - FULLY FITTED - FARM - BY YOURSELF OR TAKEN CARE OF - SPACE - WALKING - SWIMPARADISES IN MOUNTAIN RIVLETS - BIRDS - SPACIOUS VIEWS - DESIGN - WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY - UNKEMPT NATURE - REST - HONEST ECOLOGICAL FAR …see more
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside views and othe …see more