Mountain holidays aren't just restricted to skiing and snowboarding in winter - Summer bring plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountain biking, hiking, lake swimming and watersports are among the opportunities for the energetic. Or if you're after a more sedate break, then there are lakeside beaches to relax on, flora and fauna for nature lovers, or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and the stunning scenery.
Have a break from the coast this summer and head for the mountains...
“Relaxing stay at Villa Esra” Lovely place stayed in area for the last 6 yrs at a 5 star hotel but first time at villa as long as you do not mind a good hill walk its great but if your unable to walk far not really suited as shop is down a good inclin
We stayed at Villa Esra for a fortnight in June and cannot rate the holiday highly enough. The villa more than lived up to the pictures and reviews and provided the ideal home away from home.
The go… More
Elaine. Thank you so much for your review. Some might think I've paid you. Would love you to join the Facebook page and share some of your holiday snaps.
Once again. many thanks
Karen and Ian
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
Had the most fantastic holiday re booked for 2013 cannot wait.Felt so welcomed villa was beautiful.… More
“Fabulous villa; picturesque location”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2012
Transfers to and from the airport were booked through the owners of the villa. This made smooth and easy start and finish to the holiday as there was no waiting around. This was a quiet family holiday… More
“Perfect!” Had a fantastic time in this great villa. We have stayed in many villas over the years and were particularly impressed with the size of the deck/pool area and the fact that there were plenty loungers/chairs.
We can't wait to return!
Back again for a second time and looking foward to the next visit.
Lovely, inviting, well-equipped home in a great, safe location, close to shopping & activities.
The owners are so very helpful … More
Apologies for the delayed response, missed this one... We try to be as helpful & responsive as possible to our guests, we know it is your vacation & it important to you & us as well.
“Comfortable accommodation and a great base for your Orlando holiday”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2013
Lovely villa and location. South facing pool is excellent for the winter months. Villa has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Close to attractions and near to good dining and shopping facilit… More
Very much appreciate the kind words.
“Pleasure in Savannah”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
Andy & Sue the owner's very helpful and nice people, from first contact they did
everything they could to keep us informed and help with the booking. Home is
lovely, nicely furnished and very welco… More
Your review is very much appreciated, we always try to provide as much assistance as possible & maintain the house to ensure it meets the needs of all our guests, Thank You Very Much.
“Wonderful holiday home in beautiful surroundings!” I stayed in this gorgeous house in October for a long weekend and loved every minute. The house is extremely well equipped and very beautifully renovated. The views from the house are incredible and t
“Absolutely perfect, peaceful, relaxing and great location.” This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and would do so again.
Its location is perfect, 50m from the restaurants and the beautiful sea front of the fishing village La Calleta.
“Lovely villa, excellent location, very peaceful but close to local amenities”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
Villa located very close to local restaurants, but also convenient for local shops. Nearby beach mainly pebbles/shingle, but great for snorkelling. Only 15-20 minutes drive to Playa Las Americas, gr… More
“Feels like home” It's a lovely house in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of the beach (100m) and supermarket (300m). Heaven for the amateur-chefs thanks to the amazing kitchen and lots of privacy and sun in the garden.
A perfect sprin
“Fantastic and well-equipped villa in a quiet neighborhood two blocks from the beach”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
We stayed in the villa for 10 days in June/July 2013 and had a fantastic time. We were two families from Norway with two kids each, aged 5, 5, 2 and 1. Every one loved the house.
The villa is quite b… More
“Beautiful house, excellent location”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We rented this villa for 2 weeks and we had a great holiday. The area is great, lots of nice restaurants, a quiet beach on walking distance and some some good beachclubs nearby (Puro beach and nikki b… More
“Brilliant” Third visit , really spacious house, excellent pool area, we spent so much time in the outside area. Well positioned house for parks, restaurants and shopping. Great value. Thanks.
“Lovely house in a good location for Parks, shops etc!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
Fantastic huge holiday house! Booking procedure/instructions on the house and arrival all went smoothly. The house was very clean and modern and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and… More
“Lovely property, well positioned”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Stayed for 6 nights prior to a Caribbean cruise. The weather wasn't the best, with very little sunshine and quite a bit of rain, but we were well positioned for access to Disney, International Drive,… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
20mins from Disney, 40mins from Universal meant this retreat really was the perfect place to make our base. The villa (or mansion!) was perfect. Lovely quiet location, which after the parks is a bless… More
“excellent hospitality in a lovely villa” Our stay in Rose Garden was one to be remembered by all members of our family.
John made a great effort to make us as comfortable as he could (we were 8!), welcoming us on the first day with wine, fresh grapes
Lovely Villa in a very quite location within a 10/15 min drive of Polis, the beaches and Marina. Car is essential. Easy access to the foothills of the Troodos for walking.
The garden and pool, whilst… More
“Beautiful Villa in the hills overlooking Polis”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
Rose Garden Villa is situated in the small friendly village of Perisisterona overlooking a valley and the sea with the town of Polis on the coast. It's rural setting made for a quiet and chilled out s… More
“Great for a family group in a quiet resort” Comfortable, spacious villa with lovely pool and grounds for relaxing in. Ideal for families/groups with older children (personal view due to the number of steps and open pool area). The resort of S'Algar
We have recently returned from a most delightful holiday, with three couples, at the "Yorkshire Rose" Villa. This villa boasts all the comforts of home and more, upstairs lounge, dining area and kitc… More
“Great family villa set in quiet resort with good local amenities”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2014
A lovely spacious villa with open plan kitchen/dinning area which further spreads to the living area and balcony so that the family can always be together (if they want to be). The bedrooms are on th… More
About the Property: Nestled among coconut trees in a Posh neighbourhood in the Coconut Capital of India -- Pollachi, the property boasts ample living and outdoor spaces for families traveling together on vacation or to attend weddings. Can accommodate 2 to 6 and max 8 ( …see more
“France as it should be- pleasurable, welcoming and unpretentious” I can say wholeheartedly that our stay in the house was fanastic. We loved the house, it was spacious and very well stocked with equipment. We loved the pool, BBQ and outdoor dining tab
Brian the owner provides a very personal and professional customer service. All of our email questions and phone calls received an immediate and well informed reply. The house is decorated and furni… More
“Everything supplied for a comfortable stay”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
The house is absolutely beautiful - the photos don't do it justice- and very well equipped. The large and fully-enclosed garden was a great bonus as we had our small dog travelling with us. What reall… More
“"Beyond my expectations, Great Location, Definitely will be back"”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
We stayed in this magnificent property early last month and used it as a base to take some memorable photographs and to play some holiday golf.
The House is very sizable and is perfect for 3 or 4 c… More
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th
Villa is exactly like the photos. Very modern & spacious inside. We stayed with 2 young children & it was ideal. Everyone loved the pool! Villa was very quiet but we were able to walk to Atlantico & t… More
“A very clean; well presented villa having a lovely sheltered pool”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
We were welcomed by Sasha, one of the property carers who showed us round & gave us information on how things worked ( there was a nice welcome pack to get us started ). Every thing looked in good con… More
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!
5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa wa… More
“Second stay at fabulous villa”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
The villa has all you need for a relaxing family holiday. It's clean, spacious, well kitted out and has a lovely pool and spacious sunbathing and dining areas. The location is great for beach, port a… More
“Fantastic villa and service.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
As usual we were not disappointed with the quality of this villa.
The villa is in a peaceful location with a few restaurants, bars and convenience stores within walking distance, although a car is e… More
“Beautiful Binibeca” Menorca is a beautiful island and an ideal holiday destination. The beaches are clean and tidy, and the water crystal clear. Nice and warm, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Binibeca is particularly beautiful with a gorgeous be
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Good family accommodation, fabulous pool and good local amenities”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
We stayed for 10 days as a family of 6 in August and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The Villa has lots of outside space including a wonderful pool and barbecue and everything you need to provide a … More
Thank you for a great review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Benimar Villa !!
Comfortably furnished villa, airy and spacious. Located on the outskirts of Almancil, minutes away from all the amenities and a short drive away from the beautiful Algarve beaches.
With 3 bedrooms, this villa is suitable for up to 6 persons. The ground floor consists …see more
“SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATIONS!!!” We are a party of 4 adults (2 married couples) from the Gold Coast in Australia and we had the absolute pleasure of staying in Villa 3 at Villa Brio for 2 weeks mid September 2011. The gorgeous photographs displayed on
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday to Villa 3 in Scala. This was a long awaited and very special family holiday and all our expectations were met and more. The views from the villa are s… More
“A Magical Place for a Family Holiday or a private Wedding”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2011
We used Villa's 3 & 4 to house our family of 13 for our Wedding on Kefalonia. The villas are supurb and truly breath taking. They created a truly magical setting for our special week. We found that th… More
“Amazing villa for a very special holiday” This villa is large, spacious & modern. Impressive gateway to Emerald Island gives a luxury feel with constant security presence on gates, area is very peaceful & exceptionally well presented & clean. Great f
This is the second time we have stayed at this villa and again we had a great holiday here. We loved the size, facilities and location when we stayed in 2014, but it has improved further since with a … More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad your return trip was just as good as the first. Look forward to seeing you in 2018. Pam
“Fabulous” Hi Both
Just wanted to mail you to thank you for the use of your lovely villa. We had a fantastic time and for the short flight it was the nicest place we have been too. My self and our friend Gary are well travelled people and we both
This is our 4th stay at Orka Village & 3rd in Villa 1. The Villa is in prime position on the complex. It is like our home in the sun, everything you need to make your stay very enjoyable. Very close t… More
“Superb Villa & Complex - Everything you want in a holiday”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
I stayed at Villa 1 with my wife and 2 sons (11 & 17). The villa is beautiful and comes complete with everything you need. The location of the villa within the complex is great and the pool is a mus… More
Glenn & Eve hi
Many thanks for the great reveiw and we are very pleased that you had a great holiday and enjoyed Orka village and our villa and hope to hear from you again !
Should you be looking for a very nice and very cheap family ski holiday we also have an apartment very close to the ski lift in Bansko Bulgaria and would be happy to give you a discounted rate.
Mark & Ruth
“An excellent villa in a great location”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2011
No 1 is a villa of the highest quality, it's position in the complex allowed for privacy when desired and an area on the other side of the villa where you can be sociable with other guests. The comple… More
This very popular villa is located in a slightly elevated area of Puerto del Carmen and has been furnished to a high standard with touches of an original oriental theme throughout. The villa has a bright and airy living/dining area with large sliding doors that open out …see more
“Fab experience” I just want to say this villa is absolutely perfect for a large group of friends and even 13 girlies! Location is excellent and villa is spacious and very clean!! Staff are there for you 24 7 if you have and problems or questions! The
“A unique Experience” 7 days to remember. 4m. from our living room is the infinity pool. 10m. from our kitchen is the beautiful blue water of the Ionian sea. Simply amazing. My wife and two kids spent the most beautiful 7 days of our family lives. We e
“Perfect for large groups” Wonderful villa for large groups, we were 9 adults and 3 children and this worked really well. Very clean, child friendly, taxis arranged, rep (Angie) spoke to us just after landing and was there whenever we needed anything .
I have recently returned from Sandhills with 4 girlfriends and we all went for a nice relaxing break away from husbands and kids. We wanted comfort, value and a relaxing time and got all of them. The … More
Villa Alethea is a 4 bedroom villa that sleeps up to 10 persons and is one of a three villa complex (Alethea, Iris and Hanna) which are totally independent and private from each other. They are located just outside the small village of Polimarchi. These traditional vill …see more
Welcome to Villa Giolanta. Your stay in this natural, tranquil place of the village Kamisiana will fill you with energy and relaxation.
Villa Giolanta is located in a quiet, greenery landscape which is surrounded by orange trees, olive oils, and cypress trees. In a dis …see more
“Great Vacation” We're just back from an excellent week of vacation at the villa !
It was luxurious, huge, with an amazing view so closed from the sea !!
The manager Fabrizio was so nice, very friendly people.
An extraordinary experience.
“Amazing, brilliantly appointed villa in one of the best locations in Barbados” This villa was awsome. My wife and I and two kids (18 and 12) have just returned from a fantastic two weeks at this super villa.
The interior decorating has clearly been
2 Bay Retreat is a privately owned 2-bedroom mews style holiday villa on the stunning Bay Retreat Villa development offering quality accommodation at a competitive price. The property is approx 4 miles from Padstow and close to seven of Cornwall's most stunning beaches …see more
Niro's Place, gorgeous beachhouse with private swimming-pool, full house staff, 4 air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms with private balcony and marvelous seaview.Romantic gazebo near the beach and hammocks under the coconot trees. Niro Properties is known as one of the be …see more
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving
“absolutely relaxing , great location and stunning Villa” Stayed in May with my family , 2 adults and 2 teenagers , firstly let me say the owners Jo and Mike who live nearby couldn't do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable. The villa is located nea
Our Villa lie on a magnificent location especially protected from the wind, with a heavenly view to the Aegean, the historical island of Delos and the colorful sunset. The unique location of the villa offers our guests’ privacy as well as convenience since the villa i …see more
“Everything you need for a relaxing holiday” This was our fourth visit and once again we found the property to be clean and tidy. There is ample space with two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets. The balcony upstairs and the patio downstai
“Lovely clean and spacious Pool Side Apt suitable for couples and kids”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
We stayed at 102 The Palms 11-18 June 2013 and do not have a bad word to say. Upon arrival, The apartment was presented immaculately and became a home from home immediately. The Ceiling fans were need… More
“The property had everything you need for a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2012
The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The four pools were also clean but there was a problem with the heated pool, which was quite cold. The grounds were immaculate and t… More
We are pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay. We are pleased that they had en enjoyable stay and found everything in the house welcoming and relaxing. We are, however, concerned that the pool is still cold and will pass your comments on. We try to improve everything that is within our capabilities.
“Great place to stay, home from home”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2012
Great accomodation, very easy to book with great communication. Very friendly and accomodating owners. The apartment is very well equipt and has everything to you need to make your holiday comfortable… More
We are delighted that you found everything to your taste and enjoyed both the house and the location. It is also helpful to know that our guests are enjoying the benefits of the double glazing. We try hard to ensure that our guests are as comfortable as possible.
This large townhouse offers a peaceful retreat with all the comforts of home. Close to the village of Luz with magnificent sea views, this property offers something for everyone from families to golfers
Casa Gaivota is situated in a quiet and enviable position, with fa …see more
Villa Nikos is one of three stone built Villas on a hillside above the bay of Rethymnon. It has 80 sqm of dwelling space on 2 floors, 3 air conditioned bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a terrace, a garden with lawns, an open fireplace and internet access (ADSL WiFi).T …see more
Villa Eden is located three kilometer away from the beaches of Nai Thon and Nai Yang and has 300 m2 of living area. Because of the slope, the villa offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.
You can reach both the beaches in just five minutes by scooter or …see more
“Absolutely superb villa with an equally fantastic host simply perfect !” From my initial contact with Jason (the villa owner) until after we arrived back home Jason genuinely could not do enough for us (a family group of 12) he worked really hard to m
Spent a week in Villa Vinales. The villa is lovely. Lots of character. Lots of outdoor space. The bbq and bar area where lovely, we spent most of our time there. Even coming back to
(our bar) as we… More
“Home from Home” Villa was absolutely beautiful inside and out; sparkling clean and well maintained. Had everything we needed for a weeks stay and was nice to have home comforts such as British Sky TV :) Plenty of room for our baby and all of his acces
Great villa. Very spacious with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lovely facilities including pool and all mod cons.
Welcome pack on arrival is a great touch and meant we could relax straight awa… More