The Simple Booking Process

Book in two easy steps, then kick-back and relax!


  >  Browse the site

We only offer properties that we've inspected and hand-picked ourselves, so you can be sure you'll be happy with whichever one of our 2,000 luxury villas you choose. If you've already chosen on a destination - happy days! If not, you can browse our holiday homes by country and region using the 'Destination' tab on the top navigation bar.

It's easy to filter your search results using the range of options on the left of the search screen. Use this to match by region, group size, budget, date and length of stay - as well as family considerations and the activities you'll enjoy. You can also filter our villas by facilities such as “swimming pool”, “coastal” or “pets allowed”.

Once you’ve scrolled through your results, you can start checking the details of each property. We know everything from the interior decor to the services available, as well as providing an online map to help you scout out the area. There are images of each property to get you excited, and the chance to read honest reviews from previous guests. Start browsing now!

  >  Use the Free Concierge Service

If you’re feeling spoilt for choice, let us do the legwork for you with our free Concierge service. Just fill in the form detailing your requirements and we’ll look up your dream villa or chateau! Our team of experts will shortlist the best properties for you (and we won’t rest until we’ve found you the perfect one). Not only that, we can help you tailor your holiday down to the last detail – airport transfers, maid services, tours, activities and even a fully-stocked fridge can all be prearranged.

  >  Contact the owner

If you’ve got specific questions or requirements, our ‘Contact Owner’ button on each property page lets you email the property owner directly so you can find out exactly how it can be tailored to suit you. Whether you’re inquiring about local attractions or wedding parties, they’ll be able to answer you quickly and comprehensively. Catering, services and tours are usually arranged easily, and you can keep talking directly with the owner after you’ve booked if anything else come to mind.


Once you’ve found the perfect place, just fill in the booking form to book directly with the owner. The owner then contacts us to confirm availability, and we’ll get in touch shortly afterward for the 35% deposit (usually in the next 24 hours). With rates set by the property owners, you’re guaranteed fantastic value for money. You can pay securely with credit card, debit card, or bank transfer, and once we've processed payment on behalf of the property’s owner your booking will be confirmed.

Full payment is due 12 weeks before the holiday. If you’re booking within 12 weeks of your dates, then the full amount is paid straight away.

You’ll then receive a confirmation email with details about your holiday and the owner. If you’d like to contact them for further information about the local area they'll be happy to hear from you - and who better to ask?

Get excited!

Once everything else is in place, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and start planning all the fabulous things you’ll do on your holiday. For more inspiration, just check out our rather wonderful blog.

And if you join the Oliver’s VIP member’s area, you'll be able to see your booking details at a glance and invite all your party members to join. You can use the booking chat-room to keep everyone in the loop in preparation for your holiday, as well as ramping up the anticipation just a couple of notches.

If you've got any more questions, try visiting our FAQs page or contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Need help finding the right property?

Free Concierge Service

We can help tailor your perfect holiday

  • We'll shortlist villas we think you'll love
  • We can recommend local restaurants, attractions and things to do
  • We'll help you organise catering, childcare or any extras that you need

We'll email you our suggestions - if you decide to book, we can do that for you

Free wedding consultant

Our resident wedding expert can help you organize the wedding of your dreams

  • We can assist with everything from arranging suppliers and catering to hotel bookings for guests
  • We'll help you with the booking process from start to finish
  • This service is absolutely free!