Now is the time to plan your next great family vacation

Posted: February, 27 2015

Many of the fondest family memories are created on family vacations when everyone gathers to share an amazing adventure together. If such a vacation is in your spring or summer plans, the best time to start preparing is now. Spring and summer is getaway time for family reunions, taking the grandchildren to see the wonders of Europe or knock items off your bucket list such as a villa in Italy or an apartment in Paris. Small & Elegant Hotels has many options for you, from traditional boutique hotel rooms to massive villas in the countryside, many designed with your family getaway in mind.

Check out some of our favorite options below, and as always, feel free to give us a call at 800.553.2582 or email at us at to learn more.

Villa Donizetti
Tuscany, Cortona Area
Rents by the week. Call 800.553.2582 for a quote.

A great getaway for a group of couples or a large family, this 17th century Farmhouse has been beautifully restored, with tiled floors, beamed ceilings and many antiques. With 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs, including a separate living room area with fireplace on each floor, there is plenty of privacy for a large group or 2 families. Bathrooms are modern and efficient. Downstairs living room and the fully equipped kitchen have French doors opening onto the garden. There is a covered patio for shaded outdoor sitting and dining as well as plenty of sunny locations for enjoying the spectacular view of the local countryside. There is a fully equipped kitchen and internet connection available. The house has 5 double bedrooms and 4 fully equipped bathrooms which have been recently renovated. The home accommodates 10 guests.

Paris, 6th Arrondissement
Starting at 380 Euros per night

Perfect for a young, smaller family, this 560-square-foot very charming apartment is in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres and just steps away from the Seine. It is hard to find a better location! Cafes, restaurants and wonderful shops are all around. Many art galleries are on the nearby Rue de Seine. Rue de Buci, a famous pedestrian street, is well known for its village atmosphere, with many cafes and restaurants. The apartment can sleep up to four guests and has a separate bedroom and two bathrooms. The small entrance corridor opens on the dining area of the main room. It features a dining table for four people. The fitted kitchen is opened on the dining area. The living area features a comfortable double sofa bed. A large sliding door separates the living-room from the bedroom.

Rome, near the Spanish Steps

Starting at485 Euros per night

A great apartment for a multi-generational family, this stunning penthouse features a living room with dining area and double sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, and three bedrooms: one master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with double sofa bed, and a third bedroom with two twin beds. A second shared bathroom is also within the unit. The apartment is quiet and full of natural light. There is a large terrace with a gorgeous view over Rome's most beautiful rooftops and monuments where you can sit at a large table with friends or family as you unwind after a day of exploring the city.


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