Based on a mention in a Jerry Hulse column about a year and a half ago, I contacted French Home Rentals for my two-month vacation in France this year. I rented a lovely four-bedroom house in the Dordogne region on an acre of ground with a beautiful valley view for only $320 a week. The local rep and his wife were terrific; had us to dinner and introduced us to all their friends. We also rented from them a three-bedroom condo a few feet from the ocean in Collioure five miles from Spain, for about the same price. Everything was terrific.
They have many other properties all over France for equally low prices. French Home Rentals, Marie-France Smith, 214-A Avenue de la Grulla, San Clemente, Calif. 92672, or phone (714) 498-6003.