Vacation rentals

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Happiness is looking forward to your next vacation. After all, they help better your health & relationships, all while discovering a new and exciting part of the world. So next time you go away, make an occasion of it and book somewhere different and unique.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on luxurious vacation rentals in Europe that are incredibly quirky and bursting with character. Our vacation homes include opulent castles in France, quintessential seaside houses in the UK and Ireland, and lavishly charming villas in Italy.

We'll be here to help pre and post-vacation. Not only will our team of friendly travel experts help find your dream holiday rental, but they'll also offer up their best insider knowledge in your chosen region. We also have a dedicated free concierge service where you can organize au pairs, fridge stocking, chef-service and more. Every detail will be taken care of with finesse.

The perk of choosing to vacation with us is that all our vacation rentals have been hand-picked by our team. 

Gylen Castle, Argyll, Scotland

Gylen Castle, Argyll

 

 

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Vacation Rentals: Our Top Picks

Why choose Oliver's Travels?

We are passionate about our portfolio and about providing unique and characterful European vacation rentals where families and groups of friends can make unforgettable memories. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, our group of destination experts are extremely knowledgeable about each of the countries our villas are in; they also hand-pick each of our vacation rentals to ensure they meet the highest standards.

Take a closer look to the links below to see what makes them so special, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our concierge team if you want to learn more.

Concierge

We offer a free concierge service that can help you find your perfect vacation rental and ensure your trip goes smoothly. From fridge stocking and catering services to car hire and pampering, our concierge team will go out of their way to ensure your stay is extraordinary.

Why book with us?

With over 15 years' experience combined with a collection of more than 5000 handpicked private villas, we specialize in shaping extraordinary vacation rental for discerning travellers. No two villas are alike, with all of them bursting with their own unique character, heritage and personality.

The Oliver's Way

Our team of destination experts have been in the vacation rental business for an average of 15 years each. They have all lived in the destination they represent and go there on a regular basis. They're always in the know before everyone else and have the ultimate insider secrets. Discover how we select the top 2% of vacation rentals.

Exclusive villas

We have a collection of European vacation rentals that are exclusive to us, meaning you can’t find them anywhere else. Often the cream of the crop and handpicked for their location, family-friendly features and value for money, we think you’ll love them just as much as we do.

Recommended villas

We appreciate that our fantastic range of villas can be a little overwhelming for the indecisive. Fortunately, our list of recommended vacation rentals are here to help. Simply browse through our recommended properties until you hit upon the vacation rental of your dreams.

Award-winning villas

Unsure what you want out of a property? Check out our list of award-winning villas to view the most popular and best-reviewed properties from the past 12 months. Each of these properties has been given the stamp of approval by some of the most discerning vacationers out there.

Types of vacation rentals

We offer a range of different types of vacation rentals, locations and amenities to suit families, large groups, small groups, and couples. Our large villas, for example, are the perfect option for large families with kids who love to play outdoors or splash about in the the swimming pool. Other amenities such as games rooms and cinemas could also be a great way for friends and families to relax.

For adventurous couples on the other hand, our range of amazing locations offer the opportunity to explore new villages, beaches, and historical sites. We also cater to dog owners, as we have a specific collection of dog-friendly properties.

Villas with pools

Are you dreaming of a vacation filled with lazy days by a crystal-clear pool, cocktail in hand, with unrivalled views? What better way to unwind than booking a villa with your very own private pool? Take a look at our list of properties with pools to find your perfect place.

Beach villas

Many of our vacation rentals are located near gorgeous beaches. Some are even built next to the shore, boasting outstanding ocean views. If you’re keen on waking up to the sound of waves lapping the shore, head to our list of beach villas.

Family villas

As many parents know, finding family-friendly villas to hire on vacation can be a tricky task. Fortunately, most of our villas are very welcoming to families and come with a range of helpful amenities to make your trip as stress-free as possible. Take a look at our list of family-friendly properties to find out more.

Large groups

Our list of properties for large groups is full of spacious vacation rentals that are perfect for bringing friends and families together. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for an excuse to reunite with old friends, these stylish properties offer enough space for plenty of comfort and privacy.

Properties near villages

We offer a range of villas that are near to characterful villages. So, if you’re looking to get up close and personal with the cultures and traditions of different countries, these properties are all great choices and will give you an authentic insight into the lifestyles of the locals.

Chateaux and castle rentals

Our handpicked selection of elegant castles and chateaux are simply breath-taking. Each one is adorned with style, character, and charm - handpicked and approved by our knowledgeable destination experts. Discover our collection!

France

Calling all wine connoisseurs, art experts, food lovers, and general Francophiles! France is, and has always been, a fantastic vacation destination year-round. If you’re aiming for a picturesque winter getaway, France boasts an amazing array of ski resorts such as those in Provence-Alps. Meanwhile, the balmy weather of southern regions such as Dordogne in Aquitaine, makes it great option for a summer vacation. Take a look at our many French villas here.


Lavender fields in Provence

The UK

Often thought of for its rolling pastures, intriguing history and endearing eccentrics (who are more than partial to a pot of tea!) the UK represents a fantastic destination for lovers of all things quaint, quirky and undeniably British. Our UK vacation rentals are dotted up and down its beautiful isles. Visit the Cotswolds to enjoy chocolate-box villages and homely hospitality or Somerset to enjoy the country’s rural beauty and delicious fresh produce. The Midlands is a great destination for those hoping to find out more about the UK’s industrial past, and not forgetting the buzzing and culturally diverse capital, London. Alternatively, those hoping to get out into nature and scale some of the UK’s highest mountains should try heading up to picture-perfect Scotland.

Arlington Row in the Cotswolds

Spain

Known for being one of continental Europe’s most sun-soaked destinations, Spain is great for history lovers, poolside relaxers, and adventurous families everywhere. Take a trip to Mallorca to embrace the country’s fiesta-filled spirit and indulge in some beachy days. Alternatively, the gorgeous Canary Islands are a great option for those looking to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and kick back in one of our luxurious Spanish villas surrounded by volcanic natural beauty. Finally, Costa Blanca is a great option for those looking to soak up some of the country’s fascinating history. But don’t take our word for it, check out our vast collection of Spanish villas

Italy

Italy is much more than just the home of pizza (although its pizzerias are well worth a visit!). Head to Puglia to experience miles of beautiful blue coastline, Sicily for rustic Italian charmTuscany for some of the country’s most astounding artwork, or the Italian lakes for a slice of amazingly affordable luxury. Whichever part of Italy works for you, our range of Italian vacation rentals will help make your vacation one to remember.

The town of Montepulciano, Tuscany

Portugal

Portugal is another great spot on our list of European vacation rentals for those seeking sun and gorgeous views. The Algarve, located in the country’s southernmost spot, is a very popular destination for vacationers. With its whitewashed housessandy coves and an impressive range of local bars and restaurants, it offers plenty to do and see. If you’re hoping to experience this country in style, take a look at our amazing array of villas in Portugal.

Greece

Home to some of the world’s most famous archaeological sites and white-sand beaches, Greece is a go-to destination for both explorers of history and sun-seekers. Head to Corfu and explore the island’s old medieval lanes and gorgeous Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Alternatively, take a trip to Crete, Greece’s largest and most popular island for tourists. Its fine sand beaches and rugged terrain make the perfect combination for both adventurous types and those looking to relax. Just remember to book in to one of our amazing Greek villas before heading out.

Corfu

Croatia

If you’re looking for a European vacation rental with a difference, why not head to Croatia, a country which boasts gorgeous medieval cities and a range of exciting cultural events? From Zadar & Split in the Dalmatian Coast to the incredible Dubrovnik Riviera, the Croatian coast and it's islands are truly magical. 

Ireland

Merely a stone’s throw away from the UK, Ireland is a wonderful destination for vacationers looking to explore the ancient past of this fascinating country, as well as its literary heritagebreathtaking beachesamazing architecture and, of course, pints of Guinness. Best of all, Ireland is renowned for its friendly inhabitants. You’ll feel right at home as soon as you arrive at one of our fantastic Irish vacation rentals.

County Clare

Our other offerings

We also offer a range of amazing vacation rentals in other destinations in Europe and further afield.

  • In Europe we also have villas in CyprusMontenegroTurkey, Malta & Gozo; all great places for enjoying warm weather, experiencing new cultural activities and feasting on mouth-watering cuisine.
  • If you are looking for something more exotic, prepare to be blown away by our luxurious villas in MoroccoBali or Thailand - a true feast for the senses!
  • For something closer to home, try our villas in the Caribbean; Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia and Dominican Republic all promise to fullfill your beach vacation dreams.
  • Finally, if you're more into fullfilling your kids dreams, we also have a great selection of villas with pools in Florida for a magical Disney vacation, and we even take care of the theme park tickets for you.

 

 

Inspiration

If you’re still dreaming up your perfect holiday, our website is a fantastic resource to help inspire you. Firstly, what kind of vacation rental do you want to go on? While you may just fancy a week or so away from the stress of your daily life, you could also be planning to celebrate a major life event such as a wedding, important birthday or seasonal event such as Christmas.

Soon-to-be newlyweds should check out our array of fairytale wedding venues to ensure that your big day is extra special, or even our romantic villas for two for the much-anticipated honeymoon. Meanwhile, families looking to spend Christmas in some of the coziest, most festive houses in the world, should look no further than our handpicked winter cottages and houses.

If you’re looking for a particular type of holiday, our inspiration pages can help you to find the perfect fit. Young (and young-at-heart) partygoers, for instance, are encouraged to browse through our list of luxurious party houses.

With our optional extra services like housekeeping, you won’t even have to think about cleaning up in the morning! For those looking to spend most of their vacation next to a pool or beach, we have an extensive collection of beach vacation rentals and villas with pools.

If you’re more interested in activities such as wine tasting or outdoor pursuits, we can help with that too.

Some of our villas have been handpicked specifically for their proximity to walking trails, vineyards, water-sports and other outdoor activities.

Looking for some more inspiration? We’ve got plenty of places you can head to for advice, tips, ideas and guides on our destinations.Check the links below!

Why visit Europe?

• Europe has a rich tapestry of fascinating historical monuments, ancient ruins, precious artifacts, medieval stories and legends.

• It’s a food-lovers paradise! Whether you fancy some hearty Italian dishes or something a little more sophisticated.

• Europe boasts excellent transport links, which makes renting a villa here so much easier.

• Europe isn’t just interesting history; the nightlife is pretty spectacular too. Each European city has its own atmosphere, buzzing with locals and tourists enjoying balmy summer evenings.

Every country is unique, from the hinterland of Northern France to the sparkling coastline of Croatia. There is simply so much to discover you could easily book a European vacation rental every year and never get bored!

our blog

The Oliver’s Travels blog is your go-to resource to find travel guides, top villa collections and travel tips. Featuring plenty of helpful lists and holiday ideas, you’ll want to keep this one in your bookmarks for sure!

Ideas page

High on vacation fever but short on ideas? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Simply head to our fascinating ideas page to find out more.

Insta collection

Keen to find out what your next beautiful vacation might look like? Then head straight to our gorgeous Insta Collection. You may be tempted to spend hours browsing - you have been warned!