In the News

August 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

In an article on holidays to Cape Cod, is recommended for its choice of privately owned holiday homes.

Woman's Own

Shore things is featured in an article on British holidays. The website lists 38 holiday homes in and around St Ives alone, several of which overlook the gorgeous Porthmeor Beach.

A Place in the Sun

We're getting into rentals
A Place in the Sun has launched a new holiday rentals section in partnership with the leading rentals company

The Times

A two-bedroom stone villa in Cephalonia, Greece advertised on is included in an article on Greek holidays.

Daily Post

French connections
Following a stay at a property in Nord Pas de Calais in France advertised on, Sarah Batley writes about her travel experience and offers tips on what to do in the area. 

The article also appeared in the Chester Chronicle and the Flintshire Chronicle


Brits flock to beaches abroad after wash-out summer at home
According to figures released by, in the second quarter of 2012 Brits fled en masse to sunnier shores abroad. Following the wettest April and June on record, demand for beach holidays was strong, with the Cote d'Azur, Algarve, Majorca and Malaga among the top five most popular destinations for holidays in the second quarter.

The results from the report were also published on Travel Daily News and Breaking Travel News.

The Times

A five-bedroom house near Lisbon, available to rent on, is included in an article on how to enjoy a holiday in a vineyard.

The Honeymoon Project

A perfect honeymoon hideaway in the Dordogne
Following a stay in a fabulous house in the Dordogne advertised on, the journalist writes about the house and the surrounding area.

The Times

In an articles on Moroccan beach retreats, Julia Brookes picks the best from Tangier to Tiznit, including a three-bedroom house advertised on

The Sunday Times

Nigel Summerley writes about his holiday experience in Kissamos, Crete. He recommends as a good source for finding self-catering accommodation on the island.

The Sunday Telegraph

Explore the Croatian coast
Venture outside Dubrovnik for great value holiday homes on the Adriatic says Zoe Dare Hall. According to the supply of holiday homes in Croatia increased by 34 per cent this year in response to high demand from renters.

A Place in the Sun

Cote d’Azur named top destination for holidaymakers
More British holidaymakers flocked to the Cote d’Azur than any other international destination in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest holiday rentals market report from

The Independent

The towpath to enlightenment
Two houseboats in Amsterdam advertised on are featured in an article on canal boat holidays.

July 2012

Top Sante

A waterfront villa on the island of Elba in Italy, advertised on, is included in an article on secluded holiday destinations.

Readers Digest

My great escape
In an article on beach holidays in Cornwall, is recommended as a good source for finding self-catering properties in West Cornwall.

The Observer

Holiday ideas: tips and trips
In response to a reader's request, a fisherman's cottage in Antibes advertised on is recommended as a great option for those looking for a beach holiday in September.

The People

If Wimbledon has inspired you to pick up a racket, book a villa with its own tennis court. has many properties including a Victorian mansion in the Cotswolds where Fred Perry played tennis.

Which? Travel

The article reveals the little-known gems in France's least-visited regions and includes self-catering average prices based on data from

Kill the Boredom

6 Amazing British Beach Houses
If you’re looking for a popular beach resort or just a cosy retreat by the sea, the article features six of the best beach houses available to rent in Britain this summer on

Top 10 Family Friendly Blogs's travel blog, Go! Travel, wins the bronze award in the Top 10 Family Friendly Blogs category from

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun launches new holiday rentals section
A Place in the Sun has today launched a new holiday rentals section of the website, allowing visitors to search for overseas properties which are available to rent in hundreds of countries in partnership with

insideKent magazine

A glorious getaway to Devon
Following a trip to Redland House in Devon (, Donna Martin writes about the experience of staying in a holiday rental.

Daily Mail

France by chance!
A four-bedroom French villa advertised on is mentioned in an article on Cap Ferret holidays.

The Observer

Holiday ideas: tips and trips
In response to a reader's question about accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Joanne O'Connor recommends a two-bedroom flat available to rent on

Ibiza hotels
In an article on accommodation in Ibiza, is mentioned as a great website to find a good range of apartments and villas to suit all budgets.

AOL Travel

Twenty ways to escape the Olympics
A Greek villa available to rent on is mentioned in an article on perfect getaways to escape the Olympics.

County Down Spectator

Mediterranean escapes for sun-starved Brits
Four properties available to rent on are featured in an article on Mediterranean summer holidays.

Herald Express

Simple joys to be found in abundance along our shores
A list of the ten best British beach houses available to rent on is featured in an article on British holidays.

Daily Mail

Bring me sunshine
A Spanish villa available to rent on is mentioned in an article on gorgeous family villas.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

London hotels still aiming for gold
With only days left until the Olympics, originally sky-high hotel rates in London are plunging by up to 65% because of the Games on summer tourism has been dramatically overestimated by planners. If you're happy to self-cater during your stay, central London apartments bookable at this late stage start at £35 per person per night, according to

Sunday Mirror

In response to a reader's request for a spacious family villa in Spain, Travel Editor Marjorie Yue recommends a seven-bedroom villa near Alicante, available to rent on

The People

For those still looking for accommodation in London during the Olympics, has 700 apartments available, with prices starting from £35 per person per night.

Make your bolthole pay its way
With a surge in demand for villa rentals this summer, it makes sense to get your holiday home earning its keep, says property expert Laura Henderson. One of the top tips to maximise rentals is to build a profile on the internet on websites such as or Owners Direct.

Woman's Own

New villa hotspots
A villa in Tenerife advertised on is featured in an article on stylish self-catering properties.

Oxford Mail

Olympic deals
In an article on the London Olympics, renting a private apartment through is recommended as providing great value for money.

Woman's Own

Offshore beauties
A stunning chalet-style property on the island of Skye advertised on is featured in an article on affordable ferry-hop holidays across the coast of Britain.

Cheap Holiday Rentals
A guide showing the top holiday rental booking sites, including and sister site Owners Direct. Plus, tips on how to grab late deals and protect against fake villas.

June 2012

Easy Living

If you live in London and want to dodge the Olympic crowds descending on the city this summer - or you're even considering renting out your place - is a must-visit. Wherever you live, it's ideal for finding a great place to rent.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine is recommended in an article on holidays to Provence. The website has a great selection of villas in the area.

Expat Forum

Potential rental boom for would be expats
One in three British holiday home owners would relocate abroad mainly to escape the weather in the UK, according to results from a recent survey conducted by

The Move Channel

Hotel prices drive holidaymakers to rent property
Hotel prices are driving people to rent property, according to The holiday rentals website reports that global hotel rates rose by an average of 4 per cent last year, prompting 36 per cent of holidaymakers in the site's survey saying that they were considering cheaper accommodation instead, such as holiday rentals.

The Daily Telegraph

From cottage to casa to camping, summer holiday bargains abound is mentioned in an article on family summer holiday bargains. The website still has 494 children-friendly properties sleeping four or more available to rent in August in the West Country.

Mail Online

How much will it cost to get your home up to scratch to rent out during the London 2012 Olympics?
As the 2012 Olympics draws even closer, London property owners are still being told they can make some quick cash renting out their properties and rooms during the Games. A two-bedroom flat in Islington, according to holiday lettings website, could fetch over £3,500 per week, while a three-bedroom house in Newham, where the Olympic park is located, can secure around £2,200 per week.

Top 10 British Beach Houses
Two properties available to rent on are included in an article on top British beach houses.

The Guardian

Last-minute resorts
A unique cave house in Spain available to rent on is mentioned in an article on best summer holiday deals for 2012.

The Guardian

No contest
A villa near Málaga, Spain, with a badminton court, ping pong table and playing field available to rent on is included in an article on great places to try an Olympic sport.

Sunday Mirror

The article looks at how homeowners in London are getting ready to play host to the army of visitors expected during the Olympics. Rachel Baws, who rents out her two-bedroom apartment to holidaymakers via admits to have received close to 250 enquiries during the Olympic period.

Take a Break

Take a break ... in your very own villa
Great for families, couples and groups, hiring a holiday villa doesn't have to cost the earth. advertises a stunning villa in Antigua, available to rent from £929 per week.

The Guardian

Travelling economy
In an article on the best holiday deals in Greece, is recommended as a good source for finding lots of apartments and bargain properties in the country.

Irish Times

France, Cork and dogs in Kerry
In response to a reader's question about the best websites for finding a cottage or house to rent in West Cork, is recommended as a good source.

Sunday Express

Charming beaches with plenty of Sol
An apartment available to rent on is mentioned in an article on holidays to Costa del Sol.

Sunday Mirror

Wish you were here? Island retreats in Thailand
A luxury three-bedroom villa available to rent in Koh Samui on is included in an article on perfect Thai island retreats.

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