Aparments, houses and Gites come in all forms and sizes, from rural rustic, to luxury upscale. They come with kitchens, which if you have an issue like Celiacs do, comes incredibly handy, some have pools, some have a farm attached, the selections are endless.
First we visited Hinterstoder Austria, a small alpine village where my parents still rent out the two apartments where my sister and I lived before . About 800 sqft, we had two bedrooms, full bathroom, living area and a quaint dine in kitchen. An incredible mountain view from the balcony and the house is located right next to a river.
To give you an idea, here is their listing, a family of four can rent this apartment for as little as 350.00 Euros a week. A bargain.
Our second holiday home was near Cognac in France, where we rented a Gite for a week.
A rural location meant for a relaxing week. The place itself had a pool which we shared with two other families (great for the kids). Well equipped, we had breakfast every morning, lunch and dinners a few times as well.
Mostly salads and cheeses, but a couple of times we actually cooked full meals as well.
France is a bit more expensive to rent place at, this Gite was 750.00 Euros a wekk.
There are plenty of sites to find Gites in France, such as these tow. Book early if you want the good ones. No matter what the economy does, Europeans take holidays....
For a complete, worldwide selection of holiday rentals, check this site out....
As I said, it is not for everyone, you gotta cook your own meals, do the dishes, be somewhat social (quelle horreur pour moi), but all in all, we really enjoyed our holiday.
So much so, that Victoria is waxing on about a gluten free Gite in France. You know, cook your own meals, but she will bake her breads, cakes and such and even wants to offer gluten free High Tea. Vhat? Who will serve all that? Me? Oh no.
Maybe we have to hire Manuel for that:
THE HOUSE IS LOCATED NEXT TO THIS RIVER
VIEW FROM OUR BALCONY
MORITZ THE CAT
RELAXING BY THE RIVER
UP THE MOUNTAINS
THE POOL IN FRANCE
GITES DE BRIVES, COGNAC
ISABELLA WATCHING CARTOONS IN FRENCH
KIDS SHOULD RULE THE WORLD. NO WARS.
THEY DIDN'T HAVE THAT MUCH FUN AT THE BAKERY