Villa &apartment holiday rental websites
Homeaway* and Booking.com* are our favourites!
Holiday Lettings - loads of listings for all types of properties all over the world
Airbnb - offers hundreds of thousands of apartments, villas, town houses, rooms in houses, huts, boats, even caves and more. It sometimes gets a bad press but millions of people swear by it and we like it too!
iescape - beautiful range of handpicked accommodation all over the world with really helpful descriptions. Each listing has 'highs' and 'lows' and there is lots of information about child friendly options.
James Villas - villas in Europe, the States and the Caribbean with a section dedicated to villas in resorts if you want more of a hotel service
Travillas - specialising in villas situated on the Algarve, Portugal
Oliver's Travels - award winning company with 2,500 luxury villas in Europe and the Caribbean (and a few other palaces!)
Vintage travel - villas in Europe with some nice search choices such as 'near a beach', 'fenced pools', 'close to golf courses' and more
Simpson travel - beautiful, top end, villas in France, Mallorca, Corsica, Italy and Turkey
Holidaycottages.co.uk* - handpicked cottages across the UK on the coast, in the countryside and in cities. Accommodaiton for all budges.
Spain holiday villas - loads of Spanish villas and apartment rentals with a range of price tags.
Simply owners - good range of properties and a dedicated search for 'wheelchair friendly' accommodation.
Quirky Accommodation.com - this great little website has a range of really unusual accommodation including tree houses, helicopters, forts, boats and hotels with a difference!