Stay one week in an Italian villa in a beautiful medieval village above the Tenna River Valley in the Marches region. The medeival stone house comfortably sleeps up to fourteen guests. Two outdoor terraces, one with lawn, barbecue and table for outdoor dining under a grape arbor, and a lower terrace features a swimming pool. The front of the property leads directly to the village piazza, a short stroll away. Saunter through town to a prize-winning restaurant, a choice of cafes and bars, food and shops. Sip cappuccino in the cafe in the town piazza framed by palazzos and a 15th century church.
Available October 2015 through March 2016, excluding December 15, 2015 through January 15, 2016. The winning bidder will pay 200 to 500 euros for cleaning and heating. The price of heating and cleaning depends on whether you use both floors of the villa, or just the ground floor, and the season of the year. There is also a refundable 350 euro breakage deposit.
On a lazy weekend in July or August, 20 lucky people will experience a delectable late summer afternoon at the beautiful west hills home of board member Susan Miner and her husband Greg. Gaze at Portland's stunning skyline while enjoying a sumptuous wine and appetizer array created by Regina Hauser and Ruth Roth and the live jazz artistry of Andre St. James. Surrounded by the camaraderie of friends, and pampered by your hosts, you'll feel miles away from the city's hustle and bustle.
On a mutually agreeable date summer of 2015. Call Ruth Roth at 503-481-0827 to arrange your West Hills Soiree.
Spend seven days and nights at Marriott's Phuket Beach Club on the renowned Mai Khao beach in Phuket, Thailand. A luxury two-bedroom/two bath apartment with a private balcony, full kitchen, and beautiful views of the Andaman Sea. Comfortably accommodates up to six people and is perfect for groups and families.
This luxury resort features three spectacular swimming pools and privileged access to the amenities of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa, including 10 restaurants and lounges as well as a tropical spa rated one of the finest in Asia. The resort enjoys 17 km of natural beachfront and is adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park and sea turtle nesting area.
Good for a seven night stay. Must be redeemed before December 31, 2015. Subject to availability. For best availability winning bidder should request dates dates by April 1, 2015. Contact Monique Eldridge at Friendly House to arrange your stay.
Eight guests will experience gastronomic bliss dining on a sumptuous four-course prix fixe dinner at Meriwether's Restaurant in NW Portland.
After dinner, you palates will be primed to wander down the street to Portland's famous Clear Creek Distillery where you will enjoy dessert, brandy tasting and a private tour. Clear Creek is the maker of world-clas eau de vie, grappa and liqueur for over twenty-eight years. Their spirits are served in the world's best restaurants and are appreciated by connoisseurs everywhere.
Enjoy a wonderful one week stay in a two bedroom, two bath luxury condo in the resort community of Neuvo Vallarta, with its sweeping views of the Bay of Banderas. This amazing apartment sleeps eight comfortably with a fully stocked kitchen, modern appliances and purified tap water. Two pools and a 1,600 yard private beach ensure that you have access to all the sunbathing and swimming you desire. Plus it's a short walk into town and only 30 miles from the airport.
Available March 15, 2015 to October 2015, December 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016, and March 15, 2016 to October 2016. Contact Janelle Nowak at email@example.com to arrange your Mexican Riviera stay.
Translation: a delicious Sicilian dinner for eight prepared by Friendly House's Executive Director and Italian chef extraordinaire, Vaune Albanese. Vaune will create a meal for you and seven guests that is certain to please. You will be served at Vaune's beautiful home with views of the Willamette River and Northwest Portland. Each course will be paired with an Italian wine . This is an evening you will long remember!
Must be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time in either August or September 2015. Contact Vaune Albanese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spend an unforgettable week in a Cottage by the Sea on Ireland's North Atlantic Coast. Coyne Cottage is located in Renvyle, Connemara in County Galway. The coastline offers gorgeous views and exceptional beaches and is stepped in Irish History. Coyne Cottage sits on 41/2 acres and is a stone's throw from the beach. The cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps five.
Ride the region's famous Connemara ponies, throw back a pint at the pub, play a round of golf, enjoy a scenic coast cruise. There is something for everyone in this magical setting. Experience Celtic hospitality in a cottage by the sea. Your friends will be emerald green with envy!
Good for a seven night stay. Available April 1, 2015 to April 1, 2016, subject to availability. Winning bidder coordinates travel dates with Friendly House's Monique Eldridge. House accommodates a maximum of five guests.
Like a fine bottle of wine aged to perfection, so is this favorite gathering place in Northwest Portland - Besaw's. Their ethos is simple, providing delicious, seasonal, and local food and drink with genuine warmth of heart. A local winemaker will host an intimate four course dinner for ten guests with Executive Chef Michael Uhnak.
Date and time to be decided by mutual agreement. Contact Cana Flug at Besaw's to make your arrangements.