· As You Like It (415-380-9848, http://www.asyoulikeitrentals.com/ ). San Francisco area-based business is about 12 years old. More than 150 London properties; also rentals in English countryside, Paris, Ireland, Wales, Scotland. Minimum weekly rental; rates for London flats from $1,000 to $3,400-plus, with most in the $1,800 to $2,700 range.
· Farnum & Christ Travel (800-366-2048, http://www.farnum-christ.com/ ). Tennessee-based company is 20 years old. About 25 London flats and a handful of cottages in the Cotswolds. Minimum weekly rental; rates for London flats from $1,275 to $3,000, with most in the $1,500 to $2,000 range.
· Panache (781-383-6006, http://www.panacherental.com/ ). Massachusetts- based agency is seven years old. More than 200 Paris properties; many rentals also throughout France and in London, Venice and Scotland. Minimum five-day rental for 70 percent of Paris apartments, seven-day rental for others. Weekly rates for Paris apartments from $1,120 to $6,000, with more than half in the $1,120 to $2,000 range.
· France for Rent (866-437-2623, http://www.franceforrent.com/ ). San Francisco-based agency is 12 years old. About 45 Paris properties. Minimum weekly rental; rates from $990 to $10,000, with most in the $2,000 range.
· France: Homestyle (206-325-0132, http://www.francehome%20style.com/ ). Seattle-based agency is 12 years old. About 40 Paris properties, and houses throughout France. Minimum weekly rental; rates for Paris apartments from $850 to $6,800, with more than half in the $1,100 to $1,800 range.
-- Elise Hartman Ford