Vacation Rental Website Cross-Pollinate For Sale

After 17 years, Steve Brenner and Linda Martinez are selling their vacation rental website, Cross-Pollinate. The couple started Cross-Pollinate in 2000 as a way to manage the requests from guests they couldn’t accommodate in their hostel, The Beehive, in Rome. Over the years, Brenner and Martinez grew the business to include 500 private apartments, B&Bs and guesthouses in eight European …

Golf, Hogs and Family at a Tuscan Estate

A charming villa rental in Tuscany provides the base for a week of Tuscan adventures, from teeing up on a Tuscany golf course to meeting Cinta Senese pigs to making ravioli.

Umbria Villa Rental: Il Casale di Mele

Secluded yet easily accessible, Il Casale di Mele is the perfect setting, providing the tranquility of the countryside but within easy reach of E45 which leasds to many famous hilltowns as well as parts of Tuscany. Il Casale di Mele is a traditional Umbrian stone farmhouse built with all the modern conveniences that sleeps 6 + 1. Read more about …

FREE Guide for Renting a Villa in Italy

Everyone has a “dream of Italy”… and that dream usually involves renting a villa in the Italian countryside, Tuscany for instance. The award-winning newsletter Dream of Italy can help you make this dream come true with Dream of Italy’s Free Guide for Renting a Villa in Italy Villa.

Introducing the Book “Up at the Villa”

Here’s what people are saying about the book Up at the Villa: Travels with My Husband by Linda Dini Jenkins: Named one of 2009’s “Ten Travel Books I’d Give My Girlfriends” by Journeywoman.com “Anyone dreaming about renting a villa in Italy must read this book . . .” – Mario Scalzi, President, The Parker Company   “…Jenkins provides a window …

A Villa Rental in Umbria: Fattoria del Gelso

Fattoria del Gelso is one of three Umbria villa rentals profiled in the June 2009 issue of Dream of Italy: As the owners of Bella Italia, a successful Italian gourmet and ceramics store in Bethesda, Maryland, Suzy and Bill Menard found themselves spending plenty of time in Deruta, Umbria’s ceramics capital, sourcing imports for their store. In time it made …