Timothy Dunn - Creating emotional escapes.
When I first started searching for vacation rental properties as a visitor to the region in the early 90’s, I was surprised by the poor quality of adverts, both in terms of images and descriptions. Several years later, having settled into Provence, I decided to turn my attention to creating an attractive and informative website, worthy of the delightful properties we promotes. I created Just Provence in 2008, which was the for-runner to Emotional Escapes. From its humble beginnings, Just Provence went on to develop an exclusive portfolio of luxury properties throughout Provence. Providing a service based on local knowledge and experience, the company reaches out to a discerning Anglo-Saxon audience.
Every property is visited, every property is photographed, and every property is described in a clear and attractive manner. This takes time and is often dependent on the weather, but we don’t cut corners. At Just Provence we are all bilingual, which we believe is a minimum requirement for this job. This ensures that we’re able to help you as though you were speaking with a local. This is what “local knowledge and experience” means and this is why we do more than just promote luxury properties: we offer a luxury service that we believe is unique.
We want our clients to spend their hard-earned vacation experiencing the best the region has to offer. Provence is a fantastic destination, fit for a truly memorable experience thanks to its Mediterranean climate, renowned wine production, famed restaurants, historical sites and impressive natural features such as the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Mont Ventoux and the Luberon National Park. We work with and recommend English-speaking service providers who organize tours and events, which help to capture the sights and sounds of this most beautiful region, and ensure that our clients enjoy a truly memorable escape in Provence.
Philip Steel – Joining Emotional Escapes
We were introduced to Emotional Escapes earlier this year and loved the beauty of the photographs and the enticing descriptions of the luxury holiday rentals in Provence.
We are a family of five looking for fresh challenges and opportunities. Instead of the sterile sites currently on offer we knew that using the Emotional Escapes website and principles of customer care we could show luxury London properties with style, character and in a unique way currently not available on the market.
The Just London team is made up for a family of five and joined Emotional Escapes just short of six months ago. We all have great enthusiasm for this enterprise and different roles to play. Even the two year old helps out when she can with the property descriptions on the website, although her grammar needs some improvement.
When we began, the first property we visited was an apartment in Knightsbridge overlooking Hyde Park. On a sunny morning we were met by the charming owner who showed us around the wonderful property. The property itself was in a very old traditional English building, a throwback to classic Britain (think Downtown Abbey). Afterwards we took a walk with our camera around Hyde Park to get some shots in the sunshine and had a little spot of lunch at The Serpentine.