The latest edition of Sanford Cohen's "World-Wide Home Rental Guide" lists hundreds of villas, condos, houses, castles in Europe (Austria, Belgium, England, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain) as well as Mexico (Acapulco, Cozumel, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta) and the Caribbean/Bahamas (Abaco, Anguilla, Cayman Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grenada, Jamaica, Paradise Island, Puerto Rico, St. Bart's, St. Croix, St. John, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Turks/Caicos, Tortola, Treasure Cay). Others in the United States (California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North/South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C.).
Cohen's guide contains thumbnail sketches of properties with addresses, rates. Here's an example: In Costa Rica, a three-bedroom/three-bath home with a swimming pool on Carillo Bay rents for $1,300 per week, including car and staff. (Contact Don Burlingame, 352 Somerville Road, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920.) Just outside Rome, Robert Pace is renting his two-bedroom apartment with a garden and swimming pool for $350 a week. (Write to Pace at Via S. Maria Della Speranza 11, 00139 Rome, Italy.)
Subscription rates for Cohen's guide (updated twice annually) are $18 per year, $30 for two years, $42 for three years. Write to World-Wide Home Rental Guide, P.O. Box 2842, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504.