Country Manors Alternative Offer

New York, NY 01-27-2003—The Country Manors easy-to-use web site offers an exciting European alternative to high-end summer rentals in the Hamptons, Fire Island, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as exposing the affluent and seasoned American traveler to a more genuine European travel experience.

Europeans have long known about the pleasure of self-catered and villa vacations. Well-heeled and veteran European travelers often forgo the reliance on hotels and catered travel. Instead, they chose to rent upscale, self-catered properties and enjoy a much more genuine vacation experience. It goes beyond visiting a region or town - it is living there. Knowing where the post office is, the cheese shop, the bakery, the flower market, enjoying the rhythms of daily life.

Finding the right property is easier than you might think. Country Manors is the first to centralize the viewing and booking of upscale properties with a wide range of options, locations and prices. Country Manors has 4,000 high quality self-catered properties that are featured on their exclusive web site filled with pictures and accurate descriptions. There is also a category selection of fully serviced European villas. Click on and casually browse through the site and discover upscale, unique and charming properties.

Country Manors offers properties in various regions and cities in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal as well as Great Britain and Ireland. Options range from a stone villa with woodlands in the south of France, a farmhouse in Normandy, a converted church in Umbria, an oceanside estate in Sicily, and an 18th Century hacienda near Sevilla.

Whether it is avoiding hours spent trying to find the perfect summer rental, enjoying a reunion with friends or family, or simply visiting and getting to know a region in Europe, Country Manors offers a property that fits your unique vacation needs. With weekly rental prices ranging from $242 (off-season) to $8,000 (the average weekly rental price is $1,450) travelers can expect to be greeted on arrival by the owner or key holder who will always be close at hand in case you need help or advice. In addition, Country Manors European English speaking staff are available by phone during the visit for assistance. Properties are inspected on a regular basis to ensure quality and cleanliness.


Country Manors is marketed by Cuendet of Florence, Italy, a company that has been in the travel and hospitality business in Europe for nearly 30 years. Cuendet and its sister companies offer nearly 40,000 vacation properties for rent. It is a subsidiary of Cendant.