Who we are

House of Wonders is a unique and unusual Company.

It was founded in 1994 by a group of friends with a love of travel and a passion for beautiful architecture. The idea was to restore historic buildings in exotic destinations and use the houses for holiday rentals.

The business has now grown into a fully licensed travel Company and has become the leading specialist in holiday rental houses of historic or architectural interest in exotic locations around the world.
The Company owns and manages houses but also offers other interesting properties to those in search of something special.

House of Wonders never recommends a property that has not been visited by a member of the Company.

For more information or to simply get in touch with us, send an email to this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


  Nigel V. Brown

He is supposed to be the business brain behind the Company.
Born in England, Nigel, has lived all over the world and is the only person we know who can draw a map of Africa on the back of an envelope with every border, country and capital in its right place.
Nigel is English and speaks French, German and Italian.

Francoise Pilois-Brown
Managing Director

Born and raised in France, she has been living in Italy (on and off) for just over 20 years. Since receiving a degree in Hotel Management, Tourism and foreign languages, she has traveled and worked around the world, mostly in the travel business. Her passion is for primates and she is the volunteer representative for Southern Europe of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Don't ask for Francoise... everybody knows her as "Pilou".
Pilou is French and speaks English and Italian.

Pilou is now general manager of our office in Aix en Provence.

House of Wonders has its own representatives in several locations, in others it relies on the local house owner or their representative to receive the guests.
Our specialists will help you to find the best accommodation to meet your budget and needs.

Our European travel operators licence and guarantee
RCS Aix-en-Provence 510 808 330 00011 - APE 7911Z - TVA FR 87 510 808 330
RC professionnelle c/o Generali