Need a bit of a break? Looking to book a short stay somewhere? Forget hotels - take a short break in a holiday home that suits your needs.
Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.
Select a country from the list below then browse through the properties on offer. Set up your own shortlist to can track of the properties you like the look of, then simply contact the owners to make a booking. It couldn't be simpler!
Ratnakara is an exclusive and private five bed villa built on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The property is set in 1.5 acres of land on top of a small hill overlooking a quiet bay approximately 1km from Dondra Head Lighthouse. The house is ensures a get away from it al …see more
“Relaxing, wonderful stay with all the trimmings :-)”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
We stayed at Ratnakara for only 3 nights and wished it could have been longer! The villa is wonderful and charming on a grand scale. It sleeps 10 with enough space for privacy if you are travelling wi… More
“most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 10 May 2013
My girlfriend and I only spend a couple of nights in this amazing villa and had the entire place to ourselfs. This had defnitiely been the most luxurious stay in Sri Lanka and we couldn't help ourself… More
“An amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2013
We were fortunate to be the first guests to stay in this amazing property, which is spacious, well laid out with an great pool too.
The staff are very attentive to your every need and nothing is to… More
The villa is set in one of the most desirable and peaceful community, ideally located in a serene and exclusive Residential area. At this property, you will infuse every moment of your life with the elegant signature touches, services and soul that have made this place, …see more
Perfect stay, everything you needed was at the villa and manager and owner are very helpful. Staff are brilliant and location was amazing, very quiet and not far from town or shops, local tesco was 10… More
“A Beautiful Villa, with friendly staff and owner”
Reviewed 19 May 2011
A group of 7 of us rented this villa in April 2011 for a week and had a wonderful time; the villa was the icing on top of our holiday.
The place was kept seamlessly cleaned throughout the time; staff… More
Absolute beach font villa with al luxury and private staff for your housekeeping and cooking wishes. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden you will be able to relax in one of the Bale's (typical balinese relax hut) or plunch in the infinity swimming pool . As the fr …see more
Ocean Villa is the perfect luxury family villa. The villa’s vast living areas, infinity pool, panoramic sea and sunset views, together with amazing staff make it the perfect holiday villa.
The villa is ideally located on the Bukit to access Bali best white sandy beac …see more
I was nervous about booking the villa as it had no reviews, but after speaking to the owner I decided to proceed. I glad I did, we loved every minute of it. The first thing you will notice when you ar… More
Cross country skiers can ski straight from the door and both cross country and alpine ski centres can be found just 20 minutes away by car in both directions. All of the cross country ski routes double up as mountain bike routes in the summer, with bike hire widely ava …see more
We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information t… More
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's great to know you had such a wonderful time over there in the gorgeous Tatra mountains. I just wanted to let people know that we now have WiFi at Tatras Lodge. There's a 2.5gb allocation per holiday with the option to purchase more if needed.
“Great accommodation, great holiday, highly recommended!”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
We really enjoyed the Tatras Lodge accommodation as well as the area (High and Low Tatras). The communication with the owner and a key holder was just great (friendly, kind and caring people!)
“Fabulous house in fantastic location, will definitely return.”
Reviewed 4 Feb 2013
Stayed at this amazing house in August of last year with another family, 6 children in total ranging in age from 7 to 12. They spent most of the day in the small river at the back of the house, pick… More
entire villa - 4 bedrooms en -suite -air conditioners- overhead fans - 4 poster beds - mosquito nets - high ceilings - garden views - swimming pool - large garden - tropical breakfast included - fully staffed - english speaking - free wi-fi 24/7 high speed - h …see more
We had such a great time at Villa Kos. Asanka was so accommodating and helped us with everything we wanted. The food was amazing, the place was spotless, and any time we needed to get somewhere, there… More
Your praising review and generosity to the villa team means so much
Delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Sri Lanka
Hope you will return again soon
Many thanks George ( villa owner )
“Perfect holiday villa in Hikkaduwa”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We stayed at Villa Kos for a week and we couldn't have asked for anything better. Asanka picked us up at the train station, on arrival the first thing you see is the gorgeous garden and the amazing po… More
We are trilled you decided to stay at villa kos after your adventures around Sri Lanka.
The team are beaming at such high praise
Asanka says it was a honour to have taken care of you and your guests
Really hope you will return soon
Thanking you George ( villa owner )
“PERFECT RELAXING PLACE”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
Our family stayed at Kos villa last week and really did enjoy it.
This beautiful villa is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, the kitchen has everything what is needed, the AC and vans are wo… More
We are delighted to receive your 5 star rating,
Also your kind words about Asanka who with out him the villa would not be a success.
Much appreciated your generosity to the villa team and drivers
Kind regards George
Villa Frangi is in an ideal location at the south end of Sanur, Bali.
Close to the beach and shopping, we are in a quiet location - giving you space to relax and unwind.
Our villa is perfect for families travelling with children or for groups travelling together who …see more
We were not expecting what we got when we booked this villa. We walked into heaven!
This villa is amazing! It was clean, spacious, welcoming, great value for money and we had such an amazing stay. Pu… More
Welcome to our beautiful Bajan villa, Westshore, an exquisitely built beachfront villa, finished to very high standards.Just a few kilometers North of Holetown, near Weston, this beautiful beach villa makes a perfect vacation home. It's located on one of the most attrac …see more
Our stay was a pleasure from start to finish.
We were greeted at the airport by the recommended taxi driver and again at the villa by Julianna and Lianna. Julianna ran us through all of the basics of… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
We spent an amazing week at this beautiful beach villa on Westshore, St. James. The house is very spacious, comfortable and adequate for two families to share. The views were like a dream Caribbean po… More
“Definitely the place to stay.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
We spent an amazing, relaxing week at this beautiful beach villa in St. James. The house is tucked away behind an electronic gate down a private drive. The beach is on your door step and the views fro… More
Located on the first floor (lift access). This two bedroom penthouse apartment is perfect for couples or a family, with flexible bedding configurations available. The master bedroom has king bedding, ensuite with spa bath & separate shower. Second bedroom has a queen or …see more
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward) …see more
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquires.We had a very early arrival time … More
Dear Grace and Peter,
Thank you for this review which Robin and I really appreciate.
I am updating my updates and it is bringing back many happy memories.
Wishing you and yours everything of the best,
The Guesthouse Matijevic is a newly redecorated house, positioned in a pinewood forest, about 200 meters away from the sea. The guesthouse is located on the south side of the island, in a lagoon called Jagodna. This is small and quiet place, located under St. Nikola's h …see more
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the major …see more
Our converted farmhouse lies in the valley of the Aso river, 20 minutes from beaches at Pedaso and 45 minutes from skiing in Sibilini mountains. We have two comfortable studio apartments with all facilities.
For those who like to self cater there is use of an adjacen …see more
“A perfect place to get away from it all and explore a beautiful region”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
The property has been beautifully renovated and two self contained apartments have been installed which open onto poolside. The service was fantastic and very friendly.
The breakfast was great featur… More
Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you again.
“A MEMORABLE VACATION IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY SIDE LOCATION, WITH HOSTSMAKING YOU FEEL LOKE YOU ARE AT HOME.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2013
We had a very warm welcome and found our apartment very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A few steps to the pool and garden with Olive,Persimmon and walnut trees. The views of the surr… More
Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again here soon!
“A lovely base to explore a lovely area.”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
We found this a delightful and secluded base from which to explore this lovely area. The owners were both welcoming and accomodating and you would be hard pressed to guess that previous residents of o… More
Thanks for your kind comments. We listen to our visitors to ensure that we maintain standards for the next guests. We look forward to seeing you again!
This area is excellent for walkers as there are many scenic walks. There is fishing and swimming in the lake at St Germain Les Belles with a cafe/restaurant overlooking the lake and beach. There are many concerts and Art Exhibitions in the summer months. Also inter …see more
“A typical French gite at the edge of a friendly village.”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The gite is on the outskirts of a village with local shops (bakers, butchers, grocers and a small Casino supermarket). A bigger supermarket could be found 10 mins away. We enjoyed a meal at the local … More
This is Rasta Villa Guest house with 4 bungalows to choose from, all ocean views
Born an Bread in Portland and I still believe its one of the most beautiful place in the world. Lush greenery, peaceful ambiance , some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Many …see more
Luxury Thai-Bali villa included a main house with 2 rooms (300sqm), modern kitchen, large living room, video room with 60 inches screen and more than 1000 dvds available. Each room has is own bathroom and dressing.The master bedroom is facing the pool and offers 45sqm s …see more
The new apartments TUBEJ (ski to door) are located in the fantastic village of Ravne, on centre of valley Bohinj in Triglav National park on 720 m of altitude.- bedroom - relaxing on large duable bed.- living room - 25m2 with kitchen - all new equipment, LCD SAT TV, DVD …see more
The garden villa, Villa Jardim has been remodeled in the Indo–Portuguese style that is unique to Goa, with a veranda and terrace over looking the stunning infinity swimming pool, and the peaceful garden rich in flora and fauna. The villa offers stylish comfortable acc …see more
We had the best private stay in this most beautiful house in Goa. Service an accommodation is awesome - with a great private touch. especially the food is the best and cleanest in Goa even the five st… More
“The perfect vacation”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
We stayed in the villa Jardim jan 2013. 2 couples and an infant. Overall the stay exceeded our expectaions. Since we had a small child we hung out around the house a lot. Sometimes we ate breakfast, l… More
“Total Relaxation in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2011
Myself and my wife stayed at the Villa Jardim in April 2011. The owners and staff were very welcoming and attentive to our needs at all times.The Villa is of top quality specification with luxury seco… More
With its high-vaulted ceilings, traditional freezes over the windows and doors and inlaid floors, Siyambala House can best be described as a modern take on the Sri Lankan vernacular. It is light, airy and, at more than 4,000 sq ft, very spacious. The covered terrace ben …see more
We spent a wonderful week in Sri Lanka with Siyambala House as our home from home. Nalaka and his staff looked after us extremely well. Day trip to Yala National Park is worth the 3 hour journey each … More
“Amazing, beautiful, stunning place”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
Thank you for an amazing stay, our group loverd every minute of it. Superb stunning villa in a great location with amazing views of the lake. Nalaka was a superb host and couldn't do enough for us, as… More
“Perfect Location, Good Quality finishing and Excellant Staff”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2011
We travelled as a group of 10 to celebrate a birthday occassion. Property was excellant, in very good conditions, great location and perfect for a relaxing break. Staff are very friednly and accomodat… More
This is a homely and comfortable lodge set in the beautiful Tarentaise Valley - right at the centre of the massive Paradiski ski area.
In Winter, the lodge is offered as a cozy, catered ski chalet and is perfectly placed for skiing the Paradiski area of Peisey Vallandr …see more
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2013
Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a special menu and adjustment… More
Thank you so much! We loved having you all to stay - your enthusiasm and absolute love of skiing was infectious and we really enjoyed your ski stories around the dinner table at the end of every day. Great that you were able to ski the back country right to the door of our chalet! Awesome! We're so pleased you like the look of the chalet - we've worked hard to make it homely and relaxed - with a bit of style thrown in! We'd love to have you back again for some more deep powder skiing and great conversation.
“Excellent 5 star quality with amazing hosts!! Best holiday experience!!”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2013
What an amazing chalet!! First class service with personalized touch and exceptional food. They cater for everything including vegetarian food ( which is a huge bonus!!) that is absolutely delicious! … More
Thanks so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you enjoyed our vegetarian dishes. You had some great snow while you were here - what a way to start snowboarding!! Come back for more anytime. xx
“More than we ever expected - a truely wonderful experience.”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2013
Renato and Jodi, for newbies in hospitality, have surpassed what others have tried to do for years. Their personal attention to every detail from our on-line enquiries, to booking and to a personal gr… More
Thank you so much for your lovely words! We couldn't have asked for nicer guests than you to start our season off! So relaxed and happy - we loved having you to stay! Please do come and visit us again - next time we'll be welcoming you back as friends!
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. WE HAVE 7 BEDROOMSMore activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia with …see more
This beautifully converted garden building sits in the grounds of the main house and provides a charming cosy getaway in beautiful rural Sandhurst. The accommodation comprises of a stable door leading to a tiled hallway and en suite bathroom with shower over the bath - …see more
Chez Dar Ma is a newly renovated traditional riad on three levels with 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) that can sleep 12. All rooms face onto a sunny central courtyard. The riad is beautifully decorated and has a relaxed, cosy inviting feel. The riad is fully-e …see more
We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the o… More
“Home from Home - without the work!!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, h… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best re… More
Luxory Casa Torre Le Volte is located on the first floor of the most ancient tower in the city. It is a historic residence registered in the Cultural Heritage. The atmosphere that you breathe is unique. It's a bit like being plunged into the history that each and e …see more
This huge beautiful apartment was a wonderful, comfortable home during our visit in Perugia. The furnishings and decoration are full of character and beauty. The details of Loriana's renovation are… More
"Casa Conti di Sotto", is a small ,private,rural house with 7 independents houses, renovated in 2015 between the green Mediterranean maquis and marvellous undulating landscape at only 10 minutes from the best beaches and reef of Tuscany, just in front of Elba Island. …see more
We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. … More
“A true Mini Paradise - The best holiday ever!!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Casa conti di sotto is a truely magical tranquil destination, with the perfect combination of relaxation and activities onsite. We stayed for two weeks for our honeymoon in the gorgeous 'Villa Mimosa'… More
“Fantastic Tuscan experience”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2011
We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Guilia at Casa conti di sotto. It is rural and authentically Tuscan. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the owners have thought of everything to m… More
MyHome-Thailand homestay-holiday villa is ideal for couples and families with children and teenagers wishing to spend their holiday together for the reason that this house works much better than a hotel. It is ideally located near Kanchanaburi city center in a green, …see more
“Better facilities and more relaxing than a hotel”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2011
As fellow holiday rental owners on this site (Chiang Rai - Thailand), we always try to book a holiday rental when travelling, over and above a hotel room. This is due to the extra facilities and perso… More
Elegant two storey house with a lovely sculpture garden. Outdoor terrace with seating for eight. Swimming Pool. Dining room. Living Room. Office. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Two staff live on site and look after guests. Around the house and garden you w …see more
This is an excellent property to stay in. The house and grounds are beautiful, there are Shona sculptures everywhere. The house s yours to use with living room, dining area, office. The internet wir… More
The perfect secluded escape to the country with the best lake views in the whole of the cotswolds, a completely hidden sailing lake, so bring your boat (no motor boats allowed) and relax.
Recently refurbished beautiful new England lakeside lodge with uninterrupted view …see more
The apartment is situated in an enviable location of Ladies Beach where you are only a couple of minutes away from the beach front and a 20 minute walk along the breathtaking coastline into Kusadasi city centre.
Kusadasi is very close to many famous historical sites: …see more
Casa Nora is the only full service 'Bed and Breakfast' style inn of its kind in El Yaque. Included in all pricing for accommodations are the following:- Unlimited access to all indoor and outdoor chill out spaces - A hearty and delicious breakfast served on ou …see more
The house is fully contained with air conditioners in each bedroom and the living room. It also boasts a dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove and sleeps six comfortably. There is one king bedroom, one queen plus two single beds in the living room which could be utilised for c …see more
Marley's is just a dream! The setting is just gorgeous, the staff so lovely and friendly, the food and service supurb and our whole stay just wonderful. Our family learnt so much in our stay and the s… More
“Terrific place ideally located as we returned from Australia”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at Marley Beach Villa. It was a fantastic end to a memorable holiday.
What made it even better was the attentiveness of the staff, without being obtrusi… More
“Wonderful little haven in paradise”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2014
We spent nearly 2 weeks at Marley's and enjoyed the experience immensely. The house is beautiful andwas perfect for us, the beach location great and the staff attentive and helpful. We were taken tuk… More
Villa Vista is a luxury spacious villa, five minutes drive from Gocek, the marina and the beach. The villa benefits with a large pool&jacuzzi, outside bar and pergola which makes it ideal for al fresco dining with glorious views of the bay. As well as the marina and the …see more
Villa Vista was a perfect location for our group of six couples. After a week touring Turkey we were delighted to spend a relaxing week at the villa. On arrival we were greeted by the staff and made t… More
Hello. We welcome you in our house and propose you a charming bedroom with a bed 2 places and access to the bathroom. Comfortable, quiet, the French-style breakfast is included as well as the linen. Close to all the conveniences: City center, Supermarket, Bakery, Restau …see more
A one bedroomed luxury apartment funished to a very high standard with private swimming pool. Panoramic views of mountains and vineries from Calpe to Javea.
We are offering complementary breakfast, daily room service with fresh towels and change of sheets twice a wee …see more
“We think we have found a little piece of paradise here, total chill-out!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
This has been our third visit to 'Gemstones' and we have already booked again for next year. We awake refreshed in a comfortable bed and make our way to the upper terrace where breakfast is served. … More
Reviewed 8 Oct 2011
I stayed at this apartment with my husband and two children who are 5 and 11 it is a lovely and spacious and extremely clean.
We had breakfast catered for us every morning with a selection of lovely … More
“Fantastic place to stay with a very warm welcome”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
We have stayed at this apartment several times now and keep going back because the welcome is great, the apartment is lovely, comfortable and well equipped, the pool is fabulous and you even get your… More
About our Studio:L'Escapade de Marijac is a Chambre d'Hôte (Bed and Breakfast). Situated on the first floor of converted barn dating back to at least the mid 19th century, the charming room features oak beams and beautiful views. This first floor studio bene …see more
“A Great place, immaculate room and lovely peopl, Lyons is a perfect place to unwind, highly recommended.”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
I stayed for just under a week with Alex and Shirley who done their best to make my stay enjoyable. The room and place is unique and immaculately turned out. Lyons and the surrounding area is a great … More
Sleeping eight persons (6 + 3) in the ultimate luxury and privacy, Hibiscus Villa blends harmoniously into the natural landscape of exotic Malaysian Borneo. The villa is breathtaking. Built with relaxation in mind, it boasts large open living spaces both inside and out. …see more
The villa is situated in northern Umbria, 3 kms from the village of Pozzuolo and 10 kms from Castiglione del lago and the Trasimeno lake. It's located in a hilly position. The property is suitable for groups of max 18 persons. There are in total 7 bedrooms / 14 bed …see more
The apartment is located at the 3rd floor ( no elevator ) in a building from the 8th century at only two minutes from Piazza Bra where you can see the Arena the symbol of Verona, five minutes from Erbe square and Juliet's house .You will find a cozy atmosphere: a w …see more
This Super Luxury Villa borders the famous Negombo Lagoon. Exceptionally large with over 4,500 sq feet of living space and built on half an acre land leading straight to the lagoon. The sea is a hop across from the Villa, too! The Villa comes with all the creature comfo …see more
perfect villa,perfect pool,perfect location to both Negombo and Colombo,perfect staff to meet anything you require,ideal place for a luxury holiday,what more could one ask,THANKYOU. Sri Lanken people… More
“Sri Lanka and the Lagoon Villa are both places one dreams of visiting and we now have”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2012
Lagoon Villa is the perfect place for a relaxing stay whilst visiting Sri Lanka, not just because it is spacious, well cared for and beautiful, but because it includes being looked after by a lovely S… More
“Beautiful villa, fantastic service.”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
We stayed at the villa for 5 nights as part of a weeks holiday in Sri Lanka and it was a wonderful experinience. The villa is spaceous, decorated to the highest standards with amazing views of the la… More
Beautiful, modern, spacious Villa which also includes B&B accommodation, with fabulous oceanfront position and amazing views. This villa has accommodation for up to TWENTY-ONE guests. Rent one B&B room or rent the entire villa. . Two spacious, oceanfront Family Beac …see more
First and foremost, I must say, Mrs. Paula and her staff were a delight!! The food was delicious, and we were met with a sense of hospitality that is rare and almost never found in a hotel or resort. … More
Thank you both so much for staying with us. I know where you came from to stay with us and the day-to-day stresses that you both must endure and I can say that it really warms my heart that we were able to provide you with the kind of vacation that returned you with new vigour. Yes, we do value our guests and we really enjoy looking after them and making sure they have everything they want, that we are able to provide. I can say with all honesty that we are really looking forward to seeing you both again. I went up to the Komune Beach Club the other night with a couple of guests and thought of you both. Warmest regards from me and all the crew here at Villa Puri Purnama and we all wish you the very best of the Season and for the New Year. Come back soon........Paula, Isa and all the staff.
“very quite environment, friendly staff”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
myself + 11 other friends had very comfortable stay. the place is in avery quite environment away from the city. we stayed in two studios beach front , everything like new condition very clean. we onl… More
Thank you so much for the review. It was really great having all of you to stay. You certainly all seemed to enjoy yourselves at our villa and enjoy the breakfasts that Putu cooked for you each morning!! I think the pancakes were a big hit with all of your travelling companions. Please do come and stay with us again. Maybe you didn't realise that there is an additional toilet close by the main living area! I look forward to hearing from you all again soon and having you to stay with us at Villa Puri Purnama. Warmest regards from us all, Paula, Isa and all the crew.