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Posted by Tom
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 - 09:16am


[above, l-r]: sunning next to our olive tree, dining room (for this author, an office), our front street

On the ground floor:
  • a dining room with exposed stone walls and beams
  • a remodeled kitchen with new appliances, including a clothes washer
  • a very large living room with vaulted stone ceilings, newly restored, and an immense working fireplace; the living room is furnished with lots of comfortable seating and is well-lighted for reading
  • an open two-level patio area for alfresco dining and relaxing

On the middle floor:
  • a bedroom with a single bed
  • a bedroom with a double bed
  • a bedroom with a double bed
  • a bedroom with two single beds and an attached bathroom with shower and W.C.
  • a bathroom with shower and W.C.

On the top floor:
  • a bedroom with a queen-sized bed
  • a large and very private terrace
  • a bathroom with shower and WC

[above, l-r]: sunning and eating terrace, top floor terrace, hallway with 19th-century tiles

This is what's called in the trade a "self-catering" house. If you're used to hotels, consider these differences: in a self-catering house, there are no maids to pick up your dropped towels; and the cupboards might be entirely bare. With self-catering properties in Europe, renters expect to provide everything, from salt and pepper to sheets. We don't go that far. We provide sheets. We provide towels. We try to keep enough salt and pepper in stock to keep you happy. But, still, you're mostly on your own. The first thing you do in a self-catering house is go shopping. We have a lovely supermarket a few minutes away by car. Buy toilet paper. Buy paper towels. Buy trash bags. Buy (now it gets interesting) a local wine. And local cheese. And local vegetables.

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