Podcast Episode #13: Fractional Ownership in Florence with Italy Perfect

 Transcript with Show Notes Embedded: Lisa Byrne: The idea of fractional ownership is that you own a share in a property. Now, it’s not a timeshare, but you actually have deeded ownership in a property where you can stay for a month a year and enjoy feeling like a local. Kathy McCabe: This is Kathy McCabe. Welcome to the …

Nominate Your Favorite Italian Vacation Rentals

When my friend Madonna Finney (yes, that’s her name, combining my two favorite things – including the name of my dog Finney) and her husband shared a link to the Airbnb in Florence where they stayed this fall, I thought to myself, my gosh there are so many great vacation rentals in Italy that I don’t know about!! So now I am on a quest, …

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.