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CCRA's Vacation Auction

posted May 30, 2021, 6:40 PM by David Cardy   [ updated May 30, 2021, 6:46 PM ]
Center City Residents’ Association’s
Live Like A Local
Vacation Auction

We are thrilled that Philadelphia is starting to open up and soon we’ll all be living
our new normal. It is of the upmost importance that we all get back on track as
fast as possible. We are active in CCRA because we love Philadelphia, and
especially Center City South and West of City Hall, and we want to make sure
that we continue to make our neighborhood one of the best places to live and
work. Don’t you agree?

To keep up the momentum of years past, members of CCRA’s Development
Committee have created an incredible vacation auction. It features three homes,
one in Tuscany that accommodates 10, another in Bedar, Spain, accommodating
8 and the third in a cottage in Scotland (for four or six). All of the homes are
special, and they are situated in wonderful little towns, perfect for exploring.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, we invite you to get out
your checkbook and start bidding on CCRA’s Live Like a Local Vacation Auction.
Are you ready? Get set and start bidding.

Escape to a Villa in Umbria
Compignano, Italy
Accommodates 10
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Bring the family or gather a group of friends
Market value: $6,000

Starting bid: $3,000. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Invite your family and friends to join you at Villa Sassella, a private, five
bedroom/bathroom villa in Compignano, Italy. The villa sits on more than 60
acres with wonderful views. It’s only 40 minutes from the Pisa Airport, 90 minutes
from Florence and 20 minutes from historic Luca. Amenities that are not included
in the auction price include the services of Rosella, the renowned cook. She can
arrange tennis and/or Italian lessons and a local driver/guide, all available for
additional fees. Villa Sassella includes a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining
room, sitting rooms, a large pool, tennis courts and a game room. There are also
extensive gardens and an olive grove. You’ll see art and architecture, enjoy food
and fashion, and in addition to enjoying the amenities of this splendid mansion,
invest some time in a couple of day trips to explore the wonders of this historic
Italian village and its surroundings. Start your visit with a guided tour of the area
where you can get to know this charming city. If you’re into fashion, a shopping
trip to Florence. This might be the most wonderful outing. And eat lots of pasta.
Mornings can be spent touring and then you can meet up for dinner in your villa
and share experiences with the group while you plan out your itinerary for the
next day.

A Week at Casa Fuentecica
Bedar, Spain
Accommodates six
Three bedrooms, each with two beds and a bath
Market value: $6,000

Starting bid: $3,000. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Stay and relax at the luxurious Casa Fuentecica, nestled in a hillside overlooking
the Spanish town of Bedar, an authentic Spanish village in existence since the
time of the Moors.
The villa is within walking distance to a white hilltop village, which includes a
handful of bars and restaurants, a few shops, a bakery and a pharmacy.
Alternatively, the larger popular resort of Mojacar with its long sandy stretch of
beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive, offering a vast array of places to
dine, beach bars for imbibing and shops filled with treasures to take home, as
well as the fishing port of Garrucha.
Fly into Madrid. Start and end your trip there. It’s about a five-hour drive to your
destination. Take some time and explore Madrid both before and after your week
at Casa Fuentecica.

A week at Glen Mohr Cottage in Scotland
For Four People
Market Value: $2500

Starting bid $1500. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Spend a delightful week in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, known for its
magnificent scenery and outdoor recreation. The area is known for its
outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views. The cottage overlooks the
Sound of Sleet and the Isle of Skye. Local activities include climbing, walking,
fishing, mountain biking, sailing and photography. Whether you are joined by
family or close friends, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about life in a lovely
small coastal village hideaway. Live like the locals surrounded by great friends or
family. You’ll be close to some of the most famous whiskey distilleries in the
world. Available in 2022.