About Doorways

The Doorways Difference

We specialize in a few countries, and we know them really well. 

Ever since Kit Burns launched our Italian division in 1994, Doorways has been uncovering more and more of Europe's best kept secrets. We have tracked down villas in England, France, Italy, and Spain where guests can be close to world-famous music festivals, take cooking or painting lessons, hunt for truffles, take part in a wine or olive harvest, or simply lounge on their terrace overlooking the sea.

We know our villas and their owners personally. 

Our staff is constantly visiting and revisiting our vacation homes so we speak from personal experience. We'd love to let you in on secrets you would never guess from a website description, such as which owners love to invite guests over for dinner or which pools and terraces look even better when you get there than they do in the photos.

We customize trips as much or as little as you need. 

In addition to developing relationships with our villa owners and key holders, Doorways has also become familiar with other service professionals in the regions that we represent in order to further enhance your experience. Just imagine how much a hot-air balloon ride in Chianti or a private chef for a special evening has the potential to surpass your expectations.

We offer insider information so that you can live like a local. 

Doorways caters first and foremost to travelers who want the opportunity to live as the locals do and to enjoy the freedom to make their own day-to-day choices about where to go and what to see or do. Our years of experience have taught us that the most valuable service anyone can offer this independent traveler is information about every aspect of their trip. In addition to the trip documents you receive, you are given access our combined years of experience and the wonderful feedback we receive from our other customers.

We are proud to deliver first-rate service with a personal touch. 

Repeat clients and referrals are the core of Doorways' business for a reason. We are committed to giving you the time and attention it takes to help plan a vacation where you will have an ideal holiday — and you will love us for our thoughtful advice.