nouns go, “villa” is one that sounds particularly expensive.
Tag the word “rental” alongside and suddenly it’s affordable.
Whether you’re planning to get the
gang together or want to spend your time abroad somewhere that
feels more homely than a hotel, these villa rental companies will
ensure you get what you need.
Start planning that group getaway…
The Thinking Traveller
Specialising in luxury villas in the Mediterranean regions of
Sicily and Puglia
The Ionian and Sporades islands in
Greece and Corsica
in France, The Thinking Traveller has villas
exclusive to them (so you won’t find them listed anywhere else
online). If you’re a little last minute, search by the tab “summer
’19 availability” to avoid the heartache that is falling in love
with somewhere that’s already spoken for.
Tuscany Now & More
Sip wine. Eat cheese. Repeat. We can’t think of many summer
scenarios that surpass dining al fresco under the
Tuscan sun on the terrace of your private villa. To help
realise the daydream, Tuscany Now & More has a
plump portfolio of properties to choose from. It offers a dedicated
English-speaking concierge team and experiences such as truffle
hunting and cooking classes available in house, so you’ll have a
hard time narrowing it down to just one.
Hand-picked places and premium villas are baited words for
holiday makers seeking a bespoke break. With an emphasis on France,
Italy, the Caribbean and well-heeled rural Britain, Oliver’s Travels – which was set up in 2003 by pals
Ravi Sabharwal and Oliver Bell – gives us great comfort when
booking a getaway with friends.
James Villas robust offering – 3,000 properties (and
counting) across 60 countries – from “classic” (think quirky
cottages) to “signature” (showstopper homes for those who demand
more from their holiday) means that agreeing on somewhere to call
home for the next 10 days is easier than you’d expect.
Mr & Mrs Smith
For a slick stay, Mr & Mrs Smith luxury villas in Tuscany and
the Balearics promise private-home perfection. Lap it all up from
the comfort of your hopelessly chic living space – where fully
stocked kitchens and Aesop bath products are considered standard
amenities. Those seeking the privacy of a villa partnered with the
perks of hotel-style service can choose from Smith’s hotel villas
From the “super swanky” to “smaller houses”, Scott Williams properties run the gamut in their
offering. A French chateau neighbouring an art museum or a staffed
house in Morocco (with a tennis court, just in case) are easy to
arrange. In fact and combination or permutation can be catered to –
heated pools, live-in chefs, skippered yachts, personal trainers…
you name it.