Villa holidays are the answer to so many family holiday dilemmas.
Although staying in a hotel is nice, having your own villa offers much more flexibility in terms of your own space, a kitchen area (I do love having a fridge!) sometimes a washing machine as well as the freedom to live as a local.
Villas also often have the option of your own private pool and outdoor area to relax in.
Clickstay have over 44,000 villas around the world to choose from – in 80 countries – including Spain, Portugal, Italy, USA, Cyprus, Turkey, France, Thailand, Greece and also, of course, the UK.
There is an easy to use Search facility and there are honest reviews from previous guests so you can get an idea if the property will meet your requirements.
After browsing many of my dream destinations, I took a look at the properties in Italy.
We have holidayed there lots of times in recent years and are returning again next month.
Perfection at a price!
This villa is probably one for a special occasion (from around £4000-£7000 for a week) but wow – look at that view!
I love how most of the living space is outdoors and with a pool and a hot tub, some great memories can be made. From each of the terraces, you will enjoy stunning views, virtually a 180-degree view of the sea and mountain, towards the sunset direction.
It is just 500 metres from a beach and also near to the other beautiful towns in the area such as Amalfi and the Amalfi Coast and Ravello. There is space for a car or there is a bus stop close by. With all those tiny roads I would be opting for the latter!
Rustic charm and thermal baths!
Another option I spotted is a villa located in Contursi Terme, which is somewhere on our list for visiting when we are in the area in April.
Further inland, located in the mountains, this property is close to hotels where (for a small fee) you can languish in naturally occurring thermal baths. As it will be Spring when we are visiting I think we will appreciate a bit of heat!
Again there are beautiful views – especially from the bedrooms – and it also has a pool to cool off if visiting in the Summer months. It has plenty of rustic charm and character and looks like a great place for two small families to get together as it sleeps up to 8 people.
If you have your own property to rent out Clickstay offers great options too. For just a £1 listing fee you can add your property! They also take just 10% fee everytime they rent out your property. With over 12 years experience in villa rentals, you have the confidence they know what they are doing.
Where is your dream destination? Would a villa holiday suit your family needs? Check out the Clickstay website for more details.