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Unread 6 Oct 13, 11:11 PM  
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This winter trip we will be on our own.

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I better cancel my annual leave then

I saw it that we were staying in a VERY small boutique hotel.

One with only 2 rooms.

We all came and went as we pleased, we each didn't use the other couples bathroom... That was a must in my eyes, and the day/night we spend doing the same thing together (MNSSHP) we both went in our own cars and only met up, accudentily, 1/2 way though the night to compare out trick or treat booty.
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I think it's probably easier with strangers than friends. Friends will expect more from you. Want to spend days together etc. With this arrangement it was clearly separate holidays.

But it doesn't appeal to me.
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From what I can see you had separate holidays and just shared a roof, it worked well for you as both of you had your own plans without relaying on each other, so why not if it helped you keep within your budget, the main thing is both couples had a great holiday with no hassles.

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Bingo

So I'll ask my question again.

Has anyone shared a villa with a stranger... I think that's what I said... I finished the red wine now and I think it's time for bed
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Don't think DW would like me calling her strange so I will have to say no, hope you enjoyed the wine.

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[QUOTE=Melvin Pearce;9038152]We invited a school friend last February to spend two weeks with us, as she was just getting over the death of her father.

Well never again, she had a free holiday on us, we took her out for 5 meals, and then she didn't want to take us for a cheap meal at Golden Correl on the last night.

This was after she had spent over $1,000 on jewelry for herself.

She said, I will have to come again next winter.

Guess what! A BIG NO.

I wouldn't mind she owns a three bedroom flat in St. John's Wood.

This winter trip we will be on our own.
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no you are not ! cos we will be there ...but not in your villa!
hope she is not a Dibber..she was definitely on another planet..

We have just had this en France...Terry's friend came, very welcome, with girlfriend and two 17 year old girls..so 6 to cook for for 10days
they did offer to cook twice but ...with all our food !
last day we went on an island trip and Terry made him pay for our lunch

I think the clue to this success for the OP is the fact that you were almost total strangers...so no expectations...only really sharing a kitchen...totally doing own thing, and occasionally bumping into each other! as you might anyway

I doubt this arrangement would present itself to many people because of the stranger aspect...and so not meeting in the first place to discuss such a venture
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Hey up.

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My question is, has anyone else ever shared a villa (or even thought about it) to keep the cost down.

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Bingo

So I'll ask my question again.

Has anyone shared a villa with a stranger... I think that's what I said... I finished the red wine now and I think it's time for bed
To answer all your questions.

No, I've never shared with a stranger to keep cost down.

No, I've never thought about it to keep costs down.

Reasons ... I don't like people I like my space for my family (yes, that can mean wandering about in my under wear not worrying about offending anyone) and keeping costs down for me isn't about giving up that space to save 375 on a holiday costing north of 7000

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