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Want to know where we'd go if it was our money? Simply put, these are the most stunning & best value luxury villas you could hope to find.
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Like to start your day with a few gentle laps? Or maybe just somewhere where the kids can occupy themselves for a few hours!
Child-safe pools, trampolines and games rooms – our family-friendly villas have got fun times covered. Babysitting can also be arranged!
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Oliver’s Travels – Villa Holidays Specialists
Our love affair with villa holidays first began when Co-Founders Oliver Bell and Ravi Sabharwal spent the week at a crumbling chateau in the Dordogne with a group of their closest friends. As fate would have it, that holiday was the start of something special. It was the beginning of Olive’s Travels.
Today, we have over 2000 luxury villas, chateaux and holiday homes across Europe and the Caribbean – with more destinations launching continuously. So, whether you want a summer jaunt in Mallorca, a winter escapade to the South of France, or merely after a half-term bargain, you can choose between our luxury villas that will make you rethink the definition of ‘wow factor’. We have villas with pools, game rooms, in-villa cinemas, tree houses, villas with hot tubs and the list goes on.
We know that your holidays are precious, it’s what we all look forward to each year. So next time you go away, make an occasion of it and book something quirky and different. Ditch the overrated hotels and see what the villa holiday fuss is all about.
Why take a villa holiday
Villa holidays capture the essence of ‘home away from home’, so really, it should be a no brainer. You’ll be free from the constraints of staying in a hotel; there will be no more staring at the same four walls or waking up at the crack of dawn to bagsy a sun lounger – which truthfully gets tiresome after one day! But instead, a villa rental will open the realm of possibilities; having your own private pool where floaties are encouraged, rustic kitchens that were made to be used and enjoyed; bedrooms with panoramic views, gardens where kids can be kids without any disapproving looks and exclusivity unlike anything else. It’s the holiday dream come true.
Before deciding on the where it’s important to consider what you want from your villa holiday. Is it to relax around the pool, dining alfresco and the occasional sightseeing? Or you are looking for an actioned-packed cultural trip? Whatever you decide, it’s a good idea to bear your requirements at the forefront when discussing with our agents – they’ll need as much of your input to be able to match you with the perfect rental. Trust us, there will always be a holiday home to match. And who knows, it may end up being more affordable than you first thought (because on average our villas start at £39pppn!!). Bonus!
Where to take your villa holiday
When it comes to the ‘where’, there’s no drawing the short straw. While British tourists tend to favour the Balearic Islands, the South of France, Cyprus and Greece, the European gateway is open and waiting to be discovered.
Whether you choose an exotic villa in Morocco or cross the Atlantic Ocean to stay in a Caribbean villa, the same proves true – they all provide the same privilege of exclusivity, alongside luxury facilities.
Be it with family, friends or in the company of your partner; it’s one of the few times a year where you can de-stress and focus on family bonding, discover new exciting cultures and continue a lifetime love of travel.
Where to take your villa holiday may very well be the hardest part of the process, but when in doubt, our agents will steer you in any one of our destinations and recommend the ideal luxury villa holiday to suit you.
Britain & Ireland
Ah, the British Isles! Be it a staycation or a hop from across the pond, both Britain and Ireland are treasure troves waiting to be unlocked. Weather may not always be on our side, but the UK is still overflowing with magnificent luxury cottages with pools and hot tubs. Get-together in one of our party houses in Scotland; be close to the city with our houses to rent near London; pack the poncho before parking up by the British coastline and finally, ditch the kennels because Fido can come at stay at these dog friendly cottages in the UK!
Oliver's Travels now offers a variety of villa holidays in many more destinations. You're no longer bound to go to the Dordogne or Mallorca to enjoy our luxury villas.
Wether you're after a villa in Greece, a resort in Portugal or a stunning beach front villa in the Carribeans, we've got you sorted!
We are also launching our new destinations: villas with your private pool are awaiting in Turkey, Bali and Thailand. This isn't a dream, we've made it a reality!
Your villa holiday with us
First and foremost, you can anticipate a lending hand and a attentive ear from the get-go. As cliché as it may sound, our agents are some of the best in the business and have countless awards to match. They'll each take the time to find you the perfect holiday villa that meets all your requirements and beyond, they'll offer up any necessary advice and give you the inside scoop on your chosen destination and region.
Once you've booked, you can then make the most of our free concierge. Leading the concierge is Sarah, she can arrange tours and activities, childcare, fridge stocking, maid service and above. No request is too extreme and I’m sure we can all agree that there’s nothing better than having someone’s take care of the extra holiday niggles.
Fancy a dose of vitamin sea? Our villas in the Cote d’Azur will tick every box and then some. If it's peace and quiet that you're after, you can stay in a cottage in the Dordogne and take a slow-paced approach to rural France, or on the contrary, you might simply want to live out the French fairy-tale dream. In that case, our opulent chateaux for rent will provide the ultimate backdrop. Any villa holiday to France is sure to include a gastronomical fare like nowhere else in Europe, landscapes as far as the eye can see and wine you’ll be hard pressed to forget.
Take your Spanish getaway to new heights and stay in a high-end luxury villa in Mallorca or nearby neighbour Ibiza. But the fun doesn’t stop with the Balearic Islands, take to the Canary Islands and unearth the differences between Lanzarote and Tenerife that make these destinations so special. Alternatively, In the south of Spain, stay in one of our villas in Andalucía where you’ll live like a local or soak up the sunshine of the Costa del Sol. It’s all up for grabs in Spain.
Live la dolce vita for yourself with a stay at any one of our villas in Italy. A reputation of wholesome food, captivating history and culture in abundance, Italy will steal your heart and run away with it. For a relaxing retreat, whisk yourself to a Trulli in Puglia or if you'd prefer, absorb the rolling countryside of Tuscany. On the other hand, why not see Sardinia’s clear waters with your own two eyes? Or take pursuit and experience the very best of the Italian Lakes.