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Nothing compares to the feeling you get on vacation - that precious time you have to reconnect with your fellow travellers while discovering a new and exciting part of the world together. So, next time you go away, make an occasion of it and stay somewhere that's as different and unique as your chosen destination.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on offering luxury vacation rentals in Europe that are both quirky and bursting with character. Our vacation homes include opulent castles in France, cozy cottages in the UK, and quintessentially charming villas in Italy.

We'll be here to help you at every stage of the vacation planning process. Not only will our team of friendly travel experts help you to find your dream European vacation rental, but they'll also offer up their best insider knowledge in your chosen region.

On top of that, we have a dedicated free concierge service where you can organize au pairs, fridge stocking, a private chef and more to elevate your vacation rental stay. Every detail will be taken care of from initial enquiry to check-out - because you deserve the best vacation possible.

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

Read on to find out what makes our vacation homes in Europe so special, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our concierge team to learn more.

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

With over 15 years' experience combined with more than 5000 handpicked private villas, we have everything we need to ensure you have an extraordinary vacation rental. No two villas are alike, with each boasting its own unique character, heritage and personality.

Each of our destination experts has been in the vacation rental business for an average of 15 years. They've all lived in the destination they represent and visit on a regular basis, so they have all the insider secrets. Discover how we select the top 2% of vacation rentals.

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.

We appreciate that our extensive villa collection can be a little overwhelming for the indecisive. That's why we've curated a list of recommended European vacation rentals to help you find the one of your dreams.

Unsure what you want out of a property? Check out our list of award-winning villas to view the most popular and best-reviewed villas from the past 12 months. Each one 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 vacation rentals, locations and amenities to suit families, large groups, small groups, and couples. Our large villas, for example, are the perfect option for multi-generational families with kids, allowing them to play outdoors or splash about in the the swimming pool. Other amenities such as games rooms and cinemas offer another 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 lesser-known villages, beautiful beaches, and historical sites. We also cater to dog owners, offering a specific collection of dog-friendly vacation rentals.

Do you dream of spending your vacation lazing by a crystal-clear pool, cocktail in hand, with unrivalled views? There's no better way to unwind than by booking a villa with your very own private pool, and we've got plenty of options that allow you to do just that.

Many of our vacation rentals are located near gorgeous beaches. Some are even situated right next to the shore, boasting outstanding ocean views. If you'd love to wake up to the sound of waves lapping the shore, explore our portfolio of beach vacation rentals and villas.

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, while our concierge team can arrange additional services.

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 to ensure your comfort and privacy.

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 to help provide you an authentic insight into the lifestyles of the locals.

Ever wanted to live like royalty? Our breathtaking selection of elegant castles and chateaux provide a vacation experience like no other, found across the UK and France. Hand-picked by our knowledgeable destination experts, each one boasts ample style, character, and charm.

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 make it a great option for your European summer vacation. Take a look at our many French villas here.


Lavender fields in Provence

The UK

Often thought of for its rolling pastures, storied history and endearing traditions, the UK is 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, so you can visit the Cotswolds to enjoy chocolate-box villages and homely hospitality, or Somerset for 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 city of London. Hoping to get out into nature and scale some of the UK’s highest mountains? Head up north 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 adventurers of all ages. Take a trip to Mallorca to embrace the country’s fiesta-filled spirit and indulge in some beach days. Alternatively, the gorgeous Canary Islands are a great option for those looking to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - you'll be free to kick back in one of our Spanish villas surrounded by volcanic natural beauty.

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 upon miles of beautiful blue coastline, Sicily for rustic Italian charmTuscany to see some of the country’s most astounding artwork, or the Italian Lakes for a slice of amazingly affordable luxury. Whichever part of Italy you've set your heart on, our fantastic range of Italian vacation rentals will help make your trip 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 see and do no matter your age. If you’re hoping to experience this country in style, take a look at our luxury 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 offer the perfect combination for adventurous types but also those looking to relax.


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, a few pints of Guinness. Best of all, Ireland is renowned for its friendly people, so 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 across Europe and further afield.

  • CyprusMontenegroTurkey, Malta & Gozo are 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 fullfil your beach vacation dreams.
  • For a dose of guaranteed magic, we offer a great selection of villas with pools in Florida as part of your next 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. While you may be after a week or so away from the stresses of daily life, you could also be planning to celebrate a major life event - the kind that deserves a vacation rental less ordinary.

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. The young (and young-at-heart) partygoers may wish to browse through our list of luxurious party houses. 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 interested in trying out activities such as wine tasting or outdoor pursuits, we can help with that too. Some of our villas have also been handpicked specifically for their proximity to walking trails, vineyards, water-sports and other outdoor activities. And with our optional extra services like housekeeping, you won’t even have to think about cleaning up, so you can truly disconnect and recharge.

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

Why visit Europe?

  • Fascinating historical monuments, ancient ruins, precious artifacts, medieval stories and legends are near commonplace in Europe.
  • Whether you're after some hearty Italian dishes or something a little more sophisticated, it's a true foodie's paradise.
  • The continent's excellent transport links make renting a villa here so much easier.
  • Each European city has its own unique nightlife, buzzing with locals and tourists keen to enjoy their balmy summer evenings.
  • Every country is unique, from the hinterland of Northern France to the sparkling coastline of Croatia. You could easily book a European vacation rental every year and never get bored!

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 vacation ideas, you’ll want to keep this one in your bookmarks for sure!

High on vacation fever but short on ideas? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Whether you're after dog-friendly holiday cottages or vacation rentals with pools, simply head to our fascinating ideas page to find out more.

Do you have an eye for photography? Or simply enjoy looking at beautiful things? Our Insta collection contains vacation rentals that have been hand-picked for their aesthetic value. You're sure to find something worth double-tapping!