Tailor made villa holidays and rentals wordwide 


Contact us to find you the perfect villa for your holiday from romantic cottages for two, to stately homes and luxury villas for large private functions or overseas weddings. Have a look at some of our unusual places to stay

Give us a call on 01728 748209, use the live chat or send an enquiry

Here are some stunning villas in The Caribbean now on sale for 2017

We can arrange flights and hire cars (some villas include a hire car, particularly around the Greek islands), or if you prefer to drive yourself, ferry tickets or train travel to a European villa. Self drive villa holidays to Europe are a great independent holiday option. If you are a fan of TV programme ‘The Durrells’ or love Gerald Durrell’s books then a trip to Corfu is a must! Villa holidays are particularly popular for families and groups of friends, some villas sleeping 16-18 people. If you do want something even bigger, we can source luxury houses, chateaus, haciendas or take over small hotels on exclusive use for family gatherings, weddings, etc. There are villas just for couples as well, so how about a romantic small villa for a honeymoon or even a larger villa (or several villas on the same complex) for a private wedding overseas?

Some villas come with housekeeping staff (villas with chefs are available in most destinations) and a welcome pack of essentials to get you started.

There are some ‘family houses’ further afield, such as in Africa or the Indian Ocean islands, which are fully catered for with all meals included, served in your own private house by your personal chef and you are accompanied by private safari guides and hosts during your stay.  These ‘safari houses‘ are very popular with families or friends and usually sleep up to eight people and have a private pool too – ask us about African safaris for families using these houses. Mauritius and The Seychelles have many options for villa style accommodation. Lots of large rural villas in Europe are converted farmhouses or even castles, often surrounded by vineyards and fabulous views of the countryside.

For family villas a swimming pool is usually a must and some are located close to beaches too. Ask us to check if you need a heated pool. Often bikes can be hired and some villas are part of larger resorts with kids clubs, shops, restaurants and entertainment on site or very nearby.

Several families travelling together can be accommodated in a wide range of villas that sleep between 8 and 16 people and often have poolside lounge areas, barbecues, TV rooms, wi-fi, jacuzzi and large gardens. Extras can often be requested such as high chairs, buggies, stair gates, cots, extra beds or even Playstation rentals to keep children occupied!

Rigoni Villa Apartments Ithaka

Rigoni Villa Apartments Ithaka

The Caribbean is a great option for family holiday homes and villas, you can even rent a whole island if you have a particularly large group of friends, such as Fowl Cay in the Bahamas. There are some stunning villas on Jamaica (not widely known about so ask us for a quote!) we can offer you four luxury villas in their own grounds with gorgeous views and facilities, live like a movie star, houses can accommodate between 6 and 20 guests, depending which of the villas you opt for. Barbados and the British Virgin Islands also have some gorgeous villa options. 

If you want to be close to a golf course then Portugal, in particular the Algarve region, is a good option. If food and drink is your thing, head for Italy or Spain. Great destinations for villa holidays for families and friends include Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, Cyprus or the Greek Islands. If you want a quiet villa or apartment for just two people but need to be in easy distance of bars and tavernas, try the Greek Islands (read Jules’ blog post about her cave villa on Santorini!) or a villa or cottage in the country villages of Italy. For couples (and honeymoons), many tropical resort hotels in places like Thailand and the Maldives offer ‘villas’ which are not self catering but often luxury room types using hotel services.

Book early if you are looking for a large villa as they are increasingly in demand and some do offer early booking discounts too.  Watch the changeover day as most are weekend to weekend, but some can offer 10 night stays, midweek changeovers or in the low season, long weekends.  If you need a large catered villa for the ski season, please book as early as you can as they are always in short supply! Private houses and ski chalets in the Alps and Lapland are stunning, what better way to relax after a day in the snow than in your hot tub on your balcony looking out over the winter wonderland around you!

If you like to be independent but still enjoy luxury surroundings on your holidays, a Villa is the perfect choice!  Villas (and ‘houses’) come in all shapes, sizes and styles and are available all around the world but most popular in Europe and The Mediterranean.  Your home from home, self contained and equipped often with modern kitchens, towels and bed linen provided, you just kick back and relax in the privacy of your villa.  There are often special offers on villas so check the offers pages or give us a call!

Ask us to find a villa holiday to suit you whether a large family or group of friends or a romantic hideaway, wherever in the world you want to go!

Give us a call on 01728 748209, use the live chat or send an enquiry

Understanding the client brief is key and both Mags and Julie do this very well. The ease of booking is great and nothing appears too much trouble. Quick response rate and friendly service. Menorca was suggested to us by Travel with Jules and they came up trumps! Our James Villa was exceptional, and larger than we even anticipated! The place was secluded and private yet only two mins from facilities and amenities. This was our third villa holiday booking with Travel With Jules and we are never disappointed.
Ambler Family – Menorca (Aug 2017)
September 4, 2017

We had a fantastic week in the Lake District. The weather was glorious, it only rained on one day with a slight shower as we were climbing Coniston Old Man but apart from that we were dry and even had blue skies (see photo) !! The cottage was also ideal, great location - co-op within 100 yds as well as a selection of pubs and cafes in the village and plenty of walks within a short drive - it was also very well set out and very tastefully decorated. I would highly recommend it and would probably go back.
Wright Family – UK Cumbria Cottage (Aug 2017)
August 14, 2017

We had a fabulous holiday to Corfu thank you! We opted for Kalami Bay in Corfu (home of The Durrells) Things we enjoyed most included; The little bay next to Kalami – Kouloura – had a great little beach and top taverna (Taverna Kouloura); Driving off the beaten track and exploring the little mountain villages, like Sinardes. High points provided spectacular views; Reading two Durrell books overlooking The White House! Thank you for making it happen we will come back to Travel With Jules again.
Clare & Gerry Sheehan – Corfu (June-July 2017)
July 28, 2017

Service from Travel with Jules was first class! You guys were great and helpful and patient…. All very good on the organisation side of things. The chef at the villa produced lovely food and the weather was great. The couple of trips into Rome itself went really well, the guide was a real star! The swimming pool at the villa was lovely and it was nice that they kept it open for us.
Italy – villa and Rome tours – Angus family (Oct 2016)
October 13, 2016

The holiday was great, and different from our usual - was great not to have a car! Some of it surprised us how much we liked things we hadn't tried! Villa Anatoli was just beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, in a brilliant location where we could walk to the beach and the harbour for evening meals and the view blew us all away. A lovely part of the the chilling out process. We are totally refreshed and had a great break - is it too early to plan for next summer?!
Island Hopping in Greece – Waine Family (August 2016)
August 13, 2016

Excellent correspondence & local knowledge prior to travel was very useful, Julie and her team were excellent throughout the booking process and whilst we were away. We loved the villa, the scale of how large the villa was didn't come across on the website pages so to see it in front of us was breathtaking! Thank you for a lovely holiday x
Portugal Villa- Holland & Hines family (July 2016)
August 17, 2016

The villa you found was absolutely perfect. It was peaceful but within walking distance of everything we needed. It was our best family holiday ever.
Waine Family – Kefalonia, Greece (August 2015)
August 31, 2015

Lapland, the activities and our log cabin chalet and the private chef was amazing, everything was perfect. The host we had was 1000% faultless to the point that the boys cried when they left and I think that was down to him more than Santa lol! Thanks again for arranging it all given the very short notice - we will be returning to you for future holidays.
The Prince Family – Lapland (December 2014)
December 29, 2014

We have used ‘Travel with Jules’ twice now over the last 2 years (last time to South Africa) and have been absolutely delighted with the very friendly, personal and efficient service which Jules has provided. On both occasions she has been able to distil our rather sketchy ideas into more coherent plans which she has […]
Wright family – Italy,Tuscany (September 2014)
November 2, 2014

Julie managed to find us the most wonderful villa on the gorgeous island of Lefkas (which we had never heard of!) that we would never have known about going through the normal route of booking a holiday ourselves. Everything worked like clockwork from the flights to the hire car pick up and to being met at the Villa by the owner himself.
Claire Ambler – Greece (August 2014)
August 26, 2014

It’s hard to find fault if Theme Parks and attractions are your thing! For this holiday as you know it was a bit of a compromise but the kids really enjoyed themselves which is all that matters. The luxury villa was exceptional – fully equipped and in lovely condition. A great location for getting to […]
Mark Dixon – Orlando, Florida (July-Aug 2014)
September 2, 2014

Our holiday to Greece was perfect. The cottage was great, the resort was very child friendly. Not too expensive and really nice beach. Thanks for finding it for us! (stayed at Marguerita Cottage in Stoupa)
Holden Family – Greece Peloponnese (August 2013)
August 27, 2013

Lets start by saying a big thank-you for all your help. Our idea of having a Europen adventure in the car (as an alternative to our usual sailing holidays) came last year after watching Micheal Portillo on the mountain trains in Switzerland and our desire to encorage our daughters interest in  history by visiting Rome. […]
Young Family – Road trip to Italy (August 2013)
August 27, 2013

Our honeymoon was everything it should be and more - the place was perfect, the administration and logistics went as smoothly as could be and we could not have been more delighted. Thank you very much: we appreciate your unique combination of very professional yet always relaxed and so friendly. We will start saving up for next year now!
Helen & Mark – Corfu Honeymoon (Sept 2012)
September 18, 2012

We contacted Julie with some guidelines such as general location and dates and she came back to us with lots of good options. The one we picked was perfect and we had a brilliant time - thank you for all your help and we will be happy to recommend your services.
Sennett Family – Scotland (July 2012)
July 30, 2012

Within days Jules had found the perfect villa, including heated pool, in a beautiful, non-commercialised part of Spain, and had booked everything for us – But better than this no-fuss full service was the expert knowledge Jules was able to bring to our holiday.
Davies Family – Spain (April 2012)
May 14, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

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February 17, 2016

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Venice Apartments

Enjoy the sights of Venice with your own private space to relax with one of our luxury Venice city apartments.

Family Safaris

As tailor made travel specialists, we are experienced in arranging all kinds of family holidays around the world and know that sometimes it can be a challenge to find something that suits everyone! We are also experts in African Safaris so let us create the perfect family safari for you!

Kefalonia Holidays

Tailor made holidays to beautiful Kefalonia - stunning beaches and coves, fishing villages & walking trails. Villas, cosy B&Bs and apartments. Ideal for families or couples.

The Durrells Life in Corfu

Live the life of The Durrell family as written in Gerald Durrells 'My Family and Other Animals' - tailor made holidays to the historical, literary inspired island of Corfu.

Literary Inspired Holidays & Travel

Travel writing has inspired people for many years to explore the world! Do you have a favourite book or film that makes you want to visit the locations it writes about?

New England Fly Drives

Fly Drive Holidays to New England give you the opportunity to experience old fashioned American hospitality in the many farms, inns and fishing towns in the region. Trek in the mountains, taste the Lobster and enjoy the colours of the Fall!

Cape Town Hotels & Beaches

Cape Town is a superb destination with a fantastic selection of amazing places to stay. From the waterfront and vibrant Kloof Street through Camps Bay down to the peninsula, fabulous food and wine with a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain.

Turkish Villas

A range of authentic, owner run villas and holiday homes in Turkey. Coastal, rural, pools and catered. Ideal for family holidays.

Villa La Tosca Bordeaux

Luxury fully serviced villa in Atlantic France - available for parties, weddings, private functions. Personal Service guaranteed.

California Homes

A selection of villas, houses and log cabins throughout California - come to us if you are looking for a vacation home for your USA holiday.

North Island – Seychelles

This private island in The Seychelles is accessed only by helicopter and combines barefoot luxury with a light ecological footprint. 'Conservation without compromise' is the theme here, on the ultimate tropical island getaway.

TV Travel Inspiration

Fed up of being an armchair traveller? Ask us about holidays to take you to the scenes of your favourite TV programmes and wildlife documentaries and follow the footsteps of the presenters!

Paradors of Spain

Experience the heart of Spanish heritage and culture in authentic Paradors - medieval castles, grand palaces and manor houses can be found all over Spain in cities, on the coast and in rural scenic locations.

Easter Holidays & Half Term

Easter Holiday ideas for families around the world. Villa holidays, sailing in the Med, cookery courses, elephant rides, safaris, snorkelling, kayaking, or why not hire a car and do your own tour?

October Half Term Holidays

Ideas for family holidays during October half term - make the most of the late sun in Southern Europe or venture further afield for culture, cycling, adventure, wildlife, city breaks ...

Ski Chalets in The Alps

Catered Ski Chalets in The Alps. Suggestions for gorgeous catered chalets with information about local facilities and resorts including Alpe d'huez in France.

Maradiva Spa and Villas

Maradiva Spa and Villas offers luxury accommodation with one of the best beaches on Mauritius. The Spa is stunning and a perfect place to enjoy therapies, massages, meditation, yoga, spas, saunas, hammams and more.

Azura Retreats

Azura retreats feature stunning luxury on Benguerra and Quilalea islands in the Indian Ocean off the southern coastline of Mozambique.

Fowl Cay Island

Experience the ultimate in tropical paradise getaways! Fowl Cay Island is a private 50 acre islands in the Exumas, part of The Bahamas.