Bonjour - My husband, Sam Gish and I just joined Survive France...this looks great! We are Francophiles, have been to most regions of France about 45+ times but live in Philadelphia. We just lost our 19 year old cat baby...and are heartbroken. The good news is that we now will be able to spend a month or more at a time on our visits to France.
We are Airbnb Superhosts - have been for 6 years and love it! Here's a link to our site with pictures and reviews:
We also just came back from house-sitting in Aix-en-Provence in April.
And are set for a home exchange in Bordeaux and will be in France for the month of August.
Sam and I spent many years in the restaurant business - he was a fine dining Maitre'd, manager and wine steward/sommelier and I was also a wine steward and bar manager. One of his jobs as restaurant manager was in a Trusthouse Forte hotel, where he was on call once every few weeks.
So between managing restaurants, hotels - and now Airbnb - we know the responsibility and the hard work it takes to run a Gite...and we know you also need a break!
We'd love to run your place for you while you are gone - perhaps a few weeks or even longer. And, if you wanted to come to Philly and stay here while we are there - we have an 1853 year old house in the city! Philadelphia is 1 1/2 hrs. south of New York and 2 hrs. north of Washington, DC. Very conveniently located for seeing the East coast!
We are animal lovers, farmers market lovers and part of a CSA for over 20 years (community supported agriculture), love good food and wine! I shop the markets and Sam does the cooking. He's an incredible home cook...
Merci encore! Susan & Sam