Post # 1
I hope you find this post. I tried to reply TWICE on the "Honeymoon Anxiety" thread, but it ate my post both times (not in moderation, just gone)… odd.
Anyway, we have had good luck with Homelidays, a site where owners can list their propoerite directy. They also allow people who have rented to leave ratings and reviews, so you get a little more insight, though we’ve rented places that didn’t have a rating yet due to being in a small town or new, and still had a great experience.
They also have listings for France, Spain and several tropical islands.
Here is the start page for Italy (you have to select a region first– or you can pick "Indifferent" to see ALL of the listings)
Post # 3
These are in the fantastic area of Trastevere in Rome… worth a look… http://www.reallyrome.com/
Post # 4
mr beanchar just reminded me of Vacation Rentals By Owner where we found a great apt in Perugia in 2005. They cover most of the world.
Post # 5
beanchar, thank you so much! (This is Amy H.) You are awesome to take the time to post — three times over, no less. I wasn’t registered on the board before, but now I’m on . . . .
I should have thought of http://www.vrbo.com since I’ve heard good things about them and they seem to have places everywhere in the world! I will definitely check out Homelidays and also Really Rome, too — thank you, carrieitly!