THE `BOTANIC GARDEN´OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

THE `BOTANIC GARDEN´OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

I was so curious and excited about exploring Sri Lanka that I did not mind starting one Saturday morning from Munich with a flight through Daho, Qatar to Colombo with Qatar Airways and land there early morning the next day. It was the first time that I was travelling towards East so far and I thought actually it is this wonderful feeling of travelling to a far destination that one can grant as a present to oneself; as it enhances the feeling of freedom and escaping from the known to an unknown, getting away from the every day routines and Read more »

UNIQUE CRUISE EXPERIENCES THROUGH EUROPE’S INNER WATERWAYS

UNIQUE CRUISE EXPERIENCES THROUGH EUROPE’S INNER WATERWAYS

Exclusive and luxury hotel barge cruises are among one of the most extraordinary experiences for travellers who wish for a unique journey, where you can have a true recovery from everyday life’s hurry and numerous inputs. Whether you book a charter with your selected friends or family or you book your own cabin and enjoy meeting new people during your holiday; the hotel barge cruises of European Waterways offer you to curate your genuine story.  These voyages allow you to travel without having to move from one hotel room to the other while you discover more than one city and Read more »

The concept of ‘SERVICE’ in a Vacation Villa and its link to LUXURY TRAVEL Trends

The concept of ‘SERVICE’ in a Vacation Villa and its link to LUXURY TRAVEL Trends

As a prejudice most people hesitate to spend their vacation in a rental villa, because they do not expect to get sufficient services assuring full relaxation and be provided with the elements of luxury.  These are most of the time travellers who have never experienced a holiday in a vacation villa that suits exactly their needs in the desired destination. Studies however show that clients who try a villa rental vacation with an expert travel company, usually tend to repeat it and their probability to prefer hotel accommodation decreases by at least 50%. Why settle for a holiday with a Read more »

PATMOS – A Paradise in the Aegean Sea

PATMOS – A Paradise in the Aegean Sea

After having been spending my holidays for over 20 years in Cyclades Islands like Paros, Tinos, Syros etc. – this year Patmos has attracted me for the second time. Patmos belongs to the island group of Dodecanese and is surrounded by many small, still very authentic islands such as Lipsi, Leros, Ikaria, Marathi and Arki. This attractive island Patmos is easy to reach via Samos or Kos as well as from Athens, for example, with the Blue Star Ferry Boat. Patmos offers dream beaches and the very interesting Chora, the Old City placed over a hill which beholds the renown Read more »

Exploring South Africa

Exploring South Africa

Finally I had the chance to improve my knowledge about the southern part of Africa. Namibia, Botswana and Simbabwe were very well known to me and for a long time I had been longing to travel to South Africa again. I flew to Cape Town via Zurich with a friend. We spoiled ourselves by preferring the comfort of BC, as our flight was over night and we wanted to rest and be fresh on our arrival. And so it was! Absolute right decision as we had a very comfortable flight and were ready to explore Cape Town when we landed. Read more »

Wonders of Canary Islands – a nourishing experience !

Wonders of Canary Islands – a nourishing experience !

Mid March 2017, we have taken a week’s journey to inspect our villas in Canary Islands and meet our house owners. We find it important in vacation rentals business to inspect properties in our programme regularly to maximize client satisfaction. My colleague Ms Elke Brandstätter and me started our journey on 14th March by flight from Munich direct to Tenerife – a 4,5 hours flight. 1st Day – TENERIFE Our first destination Tenerife is the largest of the 7 islands. Upon landing at the international airport Tenerife-South,  we received our rental car from Sunny Cars. The road from the airport is directly at the Read more »

VACATION RENTALS MARKET – DISRUPTOR IN TOURISM INDUSTRY

VACATION RENTALS MARKET – DISRUPTOR IN TOURISM INDUSTRY

While vacation rental business is disrupting the traditional accommodation solutions in hospitality, high-reach vacation rental portals are threatening the traditional vacation rental companies, who have been enjoying an exclusive and trustworthy dialogue with their loyal clientele. Vacation rental or villa rental term is used for the renting out of a furnished apartment, house, or professionally managed resort-condominium complex on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to hotel accommodation. Empty properties can be transformed into mini hotels with minimal effort and massive reward. By matching unused or spare assets to potential demand, the sharing economy is easy to use, Read more »

DOMIZILE REISEN FINE RENTALS – “VACATION VILLA RENTAL” EXPERT STORY

DOMIZILE REISEN FINE RENTALS – “VACATION VILLA RENTAL” EXPERT STORY

Helga Erber experienced her first house rental adventure by offering an accommodation solution in her own house to the Japanese television team during 1972 Munich Olympics. This was the opportunity to accumulate sufficient capital for her to finally actualise her dream to start her own small travel agency. Following her short maternity leave, she founded the company DOMIZILE REISEN in 1986, now a renowned 30 years expert vacation rental travel agency in Europe. At that time she was member of a well-known Munich artist family, where her passion for style and design has flourished. There she had opportunities to meet Read more »

Spiti Lia at Tinos island in Greece – a CONDÈ NAST journalist´s review

Spiti Lia at Tinos island in Greece – a CONDÈ NAST journalist´s review

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In September 2015, the New York based journalist CHRISTINE MUHLKE @ CondéNast visited the Greek island of Tinos to write an article about food and wine. She stayed in our vacation villa SPITI LIA and this is her short review: THE HOUSE Spiti Lytras could not have been more beautiful. We loved every element of the well-appointed décor, and felt right at home. (How fun it was to see it on the cover of Greek Elle Decoration when we were in the Athens airport!) Our only fumble was locking/unlocking the door at night – which we never quite mastered. Read more »

Customer Review

Customer Review

Feedback from a very satisfied customer, about his vacation in the Villa di Sorrento in  Campania, Italy. Dear Mr. Mattejat, even though we already returned from our holiday two weeks ago, we did not want to miss out on giving you feedback on our great holiday in Sorrento. To begin with; we had a wonderful two weeks which we enjoyed very much! The house has a fantastic location, the reception of Serena Aiello was perfect and very friendly, the rooms were in an immaculate condition on the day of arrival. All facilities matched the description of your home description. The arrival worked Read more »