Readers Recommend

* French West Indies: Jim Hester, Sierra Madre: "Le Manoir de Saint-Barthelemy, Lorient 97133, Saint-Barthelemy; telephone 011-590-277-927, fax 011-590-276575, Internet Reconstructed 17th century Norman manor, plus cottages, in secluded garden setting about 50 yards from the beach. Delicious traditional French breakfast." Rates: about $59-$190.

* Georgia: Barbara Goldberg, Rolling Hills Estates: "Personalized Tours of Savannah, 521 E. York St., Savannah 31401; tel. (912) 234-0014, Savannah native Harriet Meyerhoff arranged a marvelous custom tour on our first visit--a wonderful way to experience the charm and history of the South." Rates: Vary by tour and group size; $80 for 21/2-hour walking tour for two, $100 total for four.

* Ireland: Dorothy Rozzi Belknap, San Diego: "Stonecroft Bed & Breakfast, Drumcliff, Donegal Town, County Donegal; tel. 011-353-73-23468. New stone house secluded at the end of a lane, a five-minute walk from Castle Donegal. View of Donegal Bay. Warm, kind hosts. Children welcome." Rate: about $22 per person.

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