If your idea of a perfect holiday involves privacy and home comforts during your time away, a villa is sure to meet your needs. Whether you opt for a luxury pad with a private pool or a hot tub with views to die for, or a quaint house in a medieval village, villas can provide you with a memorable holiday experience. Let our guide to villas help you choose your ideal holiday property. We’ll show you the types of villa that best suit your needs, suggest some inspiring locations, and even offer tips on when to book for the best prices.

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For a true year-round destination it’s hard to beat Tenerife. If you choose one of the luxury villas in Tenerife you can enjoy warm temperatures by the pool whether it’s Christmas or the summer holidays. Our guide looks at Los Cristianos villas, which offer easy access to restaurants and nightlife, but wherever you choose villas in Tenerife will never be far from great views and a refreshing dip.

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Looking for your “Villa Italia” dream escape? From the citrus groves and baroque cities of Sicily, to the vineyards and picture-perfect towns of Tuscany, Italian villa holidays are a great way to experience the country in memorable style. Let us inspire you with ideas of where to book your Italian villa, along with advice on the types of accommodation on offer.

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From the glorious white-sand beaches, to mystical temples and lush rice paddies, if you think of an image of paradise you'll probably find it in Bali. Staying in a Bali villa allow you to slow down to the local pace of life, dipping in the pool during the midday heat and heading to the island’s restaurants and bars when the sun goes down and the temperatures drop. Let our Bali villa guide inspire you.

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With its white-sand beaches, dramatic mountains and quaint towns and villages, Sardinia offers a memorable slice of Italy that's distinct from the mainland. Sardinia villas allow you to stay in some of the prettiest spots along the coast, close to fabulous dining spots but with the added perk of privacy. Check out our guide to Sardinia villa rentals and be inspired to visit this beautiful Mediterranean isle.

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Long considered a favourite holiday spot for sun-loving Brits, Mallorca offers year-round sunshine and plenty more. If you’re thinking of booking one of the many luxury villas in Mallorca, our guide will show you some great options. You’ll find plenty of villas in Mallorca with pools, and while the temperatures drop a little in the darkest months, Mallorca is a pleasant escape from the UK winter.

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Blessed with Venetian and Byzantine architecture and well as a delightful coastline, Corfu has been a favourite holiday spot for Brits for many years. Corfu villas allow you to make the most of the island’s small size, taking a dip in your private pool in the midday sun and exploring the attractions when the heat drops a little. Our guide to Corfu villas for rent will show you when and where to bag the perfect villa holiday for you.

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A top holiday spot for British visitors, Benidorm has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday. Villas in Benidorm can put you in the heart of the action, or just far enough out to enjoy the sunshine away from the crowds. Our guide will help you choose the best location for a Benidorm holiday villa to suit you, and offer tips on when to book your trip in the sun.

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It may be the stuff of romantic movies, but renting a Tuscan house for your next holiday needn't be a fantasy, as our guide shows. From medieval houses in the delightful hilltop town of Montepulciano to rural getaways among the region’s famed vineyards, staying in a Tuscany villa allows you to taste the best of the region’s food, wine and scenery.

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Whether you plan to hike through the rolling landscapes of vineyards and medieval villages, or embark on a wine-tasting adventure, Tuscany villas are a great way to base yourself in the heart of this delightful region of Italy. Our guide to holiday villas in Tuscany will provide you with ideas on where to find your holiday villa, and includes properties with added perks such as pools and gardens.

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Ideal as a winter escape from the British winter or as a summer hotspot, the Algarve offers sun and fun for all tastes. Algarve villas allow you to have the comforts of home while staying as near to the action as you like. Let us inspire you with our guide, covering luxury villas in the Algarve, villas by the beach, and even those in the Algarve’s hidden but enticing interior near the town of Bensafrim.

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The classy, quiet sister island of Majorca and Ibiza, Menorca is the perfect destination for those wanting to unwind in the sun, or for a sophisticated mix a bit of walking, culture and seafood. Villas in Menorca afford that much-needed privacy; take a look at our guide as we show you options that include luxury villas in Menorca, whether they’re by the beach or within a short hop of the island’s best eateries.

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Ibiza is famous as a nightlife spot and rightly so, but there’s a lot more to this sun-kissed island than clubs and all-night bars. Villas in Ibiza allow you to explore the island’s natural beauty while unwinding in the comfort of your pad. Our guide to Ibiza villa rentals helps you navigate the choices, whether you opt for one of the villas in Ibiza town or a rural getaway in the hilly interior.

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With its dramatic, volcanic interior and its many miles of beaches, Lanzarote is a memorable holiday destination that keeps many Brits coming back for more. Villas in Lanzarote offer the chance to explore the island's lunar landscape and find its secret coves, while having the luxury of a well-equipped place to call home. Lanzarote villas with pools are especially popular thanks to the year-round warm weather.

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Whether you're inspired by the historical treasures of Ancient Greece or the locations and the oh-so-catchy soundtrack of Mamma Mia!, Greece is a country that offers relaxation or exploration in abundance. Villas in Greece allow you to enjoy perks such as pools and kitchens while placing you in some of the most beautiful locations. Let us inspire you to choose your perfect Greek villa holiday.

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The 4-mile stretch of deep-gold sand might be what Puerto del Carmen is best known for, but this Lanzarote resort has plenty more to entice you. There's an impressive range of villas to rent in this beautiful town where you can shop and party till you drop, or simply enjoy the views, work on your tan and indulge in fresh seafood.

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