Looking for the perfect holiday villa for 2023? We recently discovered that Vintage Travel has beautiful villas in all our favourite European destinations. Every single one of them comes with its own private pool. And because each villa is handpicked and personally visited by one of the Vintage Travel team, they’re all wonderful. Plus, you can book now with just 20% deposit!
Every Vintage Travel holiday villa has been handpicked by experts
Vintage Travel have more than 30 years’ experience in choosing that perfect holiday villa. Plus, they clearly understand what’s important to families. A private pool at every property is incredible, although we also like the close attention they pay to location. In a broad sweep, you’ll find Vintage Travel villas everywhere from the Côte d’Azur and Croatia to Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy and Greece. However, you won’t find them in places crowded with other people. Instead, you can look forward to unspoiled areas with authentic local culture and plenty of space to call your own.
Tailor your Vintage Travel villa holiday exactly to your family
Of course, every family’s idea of perfect is different when it comes to villa holidays. With that in mind, Vintage Travel can tailor each property in their collection to your individual needs. Anything from fenced pools and separate kids’ pools to baby equipment can be arranged for you, you only have to ask.
Some Vintage Travel details that make a difference
As well as making sure all the personal details of your villa holiday are exactly as you want them, Vintage Travel also pay attention to the details that make both holidays and your life a little easier.
- You can book your villa holiday with a low deposit of just 20%.
- You don’t need to bring or buy pool and beach towels, you’ll find them in your villa.
- All beds are made up with freshly laundered linen when you arrive. And bedlinen and towels are changed at least once a week.
- If you need anything while you’re on holiday, there’s a local Vintage Travel representative at every destination.
- You’ll also find a Welcome Pack waiting for you in your villa. Naturally, a bottle of wine is included along with other essentials like tea, coffee, water, milk, bread, preserves, pasta and sauce.
So what type of villa holiday do you have in mind? Are you craving Algarve beaches or outdoor adventures in Menorca? Perhaps you have your heart set on discovering stunning Croatia next summer? Maybe you’re planning a multi-gen holiday and need a larger villa – Vintage Travel have an excellent selection of those. You might even want a villa where you don’t need a car. Or maybe you’re open to persuasion? Before you decide anything, have a look at what Vintage Travel have to offer for 2023.
Find your perfect holiday villa in Spain
Vintage Travel in Spain begins with villas in Galicia, the north west of the country where the Spanish like to holiday. The region is world famous for seafood and Santiago de Compostela. However, it’s also the place for the ethereal Cies Islands, sometimes known as the Spanish Seychelles. Beach holidays without crowds are a local speciality and part of Galicia’s charm is how easy it is to explore.
You probably know Catalunya best for Barcelona. But this remarkable north eastern region of Spain should be equally famous for its pretty mountain towns and wild natural parks. And that’s before we even get to talking about the stunning Costa Brava, Mediterranean beaches and phenomena like the mysterious Ebro Delta. Get the feeling Vintage Travel villas in Catalunya are made for adventurous family holidays? You’re not wrong.
Visiting every single villa personally must be heavenly for Vintage Travel in Andalucia. The villas here range from impossibly pretty to gorgeous and authentically Andalucian is always a theme. You can choose from townhouses in Ronda or villas with lake views in exquisite El Gastor. And closer to the coast, Vejer de la Frontera is a great fit for teens who want to surf on the Costa de la Luz and hang out in Cadiz.
Discover authentic island life with Vintage Travel in the Balearics
Spain’s Balearic Islands are a natural setting for handpicked villas with private pools. So of course Vintage Travel have a wonderful selection in both Mallorca and Menorca. Although, considering how close these islands are, they’re completely different.
Menorca is a brilliant choice for active families. We can personally recommend kayaking round the coast with kids. And try to walk at least a little of the marvellous Cami de Cavalls.
Mallorca seems enormous by comparison to Menorca, and it’s the best loved Balearic with very good reason. Palma de Mallorca is one of the most beautiful island capitals in the world and its cathedral will take your breath away. Historic mountain towns like Valldemossa and Deia have to be visited at least once. And the drive to Cap Formentor is another must do. However, several Vintage Travel villas are close to Mallorca’s legendary cala, so you may just be happy with beach time.
Explore Portugal off-the-beaten track with Vintage Travel
Most families thinking Portugal for holidays, stop at the Algarve. However, Vintage Travel villas in Costa Verde and Minho in the north of the country could persuade you to think again. This peaceful region has fabulous beaches: vast, sandy and almost always uncrowded. It’s also the place to see time-stood-still towns and villages as well as a gentle, rural way of life that’s been unchanged for centuries. Although if you crave cities, dramatic Braga and historic Porto are both thrilling to explore with older kids.
For certain sun and some of the best surf beaches in Europe, family villa holidays in the Algarve have no equal. Thanks to a long, sunny season this is a great area for spring and autumn breaks with kids. Vintage Travel give you the choice of coast or countryside properties. Of course they all have private pools but many are also surrounded by large, safe gardens. And it’s good to know that you can still find pockets of peace in the very popular Algarve. We’re thinking of Ria Formosa or the magical barrier islands just off the coast at Tavira.
Find a sunny family holiday villa in the south of France
France is nothing if not varied and Vintage Travel holiday villas in France really reflect that. One thing they do have in common – apart from private pools – is how very French they are. If your heart’s set on the south proper you’ll find stunning country houses in Provence and elegant, sun drenched villas on the Côte d’Azur. Head to the south west for rural charm and beautifully restored farmhouses, never far from quaint villages and even quainter local markets. Then there’s the astonishing Languedoc coast for great swathes of beaches, historic towns and vineyard draped countryside to explore.
Make Italy the destination for a family villa holiday in 2023
Whether it’s your first family villa holiday in Italy or one of many, the heart of the country is prime territory for everything from historic cities to tempting beaches. Naturally Vintage Travel have extraordinary villas in Tuscany and Umbria, perfect if your dreams for 2023 include visiting Florence or Assisi.
Rome is the big noise in Italy’s Lazio region, but expect to be just as enchanted by the region’s medieval towns, lively beach resorts and dramatic countryside. Or go full beachy and make for Le Marche and its 180km coastline, elegant waterfront towns and unspoiled landscape of hilltop villages, rolling plains and impressive mountains.
Spend spring or summer on the Adriatic coast in Croatia
It’s said that the sea is so blue on Croatia’s Adriatic coast you can identify it from space. If you want to view it up close, Vintage Travel villas in Croatia stretch from Istria in the north to captivating Dubrovnik in the south. This is a great destination for island hopping adventures. Although it’s also amazing if history is your thing: Dubrovnik and Split are two of the most fascinating ancient cities in Europe. Alternatively, if you like to hike, sail or swim, you’ll be in heaven here too. And did we mention the weather in spring and summer is all about big blue skies and sunshine?
Plan your tailored villa holiday in Cyprus with Vintage Travel
Family villa holidays in Cyprus give you one of the sunniest countries in Europe to explore. They’re also the ones for fabulous Mediterranean beaches and lots of outdoorsy activity. Come in spring to go hiking with older kids in the foothills of the legendary Troodos Mountains. Summer is the time to laze by the sea – or your private villa pool – in the morning. Discover historic towns and cities or head into the countryside for the afternoon. Then end the day in a local restaurant learning why the people of Cyprus have a well deserved reputation for their warmth and easy charm.
Find your family’s holiday villa on the islands and peninsula of Greece
A mix of peninsula and island locations mean Vintage Travel in Greece covers all bases for family villa holidays. Kefalonia just off the west coast mainland is a great introduction to Greek island holidays for kids. Younger children will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and older ones will love the fact that you can still find deserted beaches here, if you’re prepared to walk a little.
The most famous of the Ionian Islands, Corfu has direct UK flights and one of the most interesting island capitals in Europe. Not called the ‘Garden Island’ for nothing, it matches a marvellous coastline with an amazingly lush, green landscape. We say amazing, because the hot sun shines here endlessly in spring and summer.
Tucked just off the south east coast of Lefkada, little Meganisi is a big-hearted island with a gentle pace of life that just right for family villa holidays. Relax, catch your breath and get to know the locals, they could not be more friendly and welcoming and their island is beautiful.
Crete is the largest and most southerly island in the Greek archipelago. So look forward to long hours of sunshine and a blend of waterparks, some of the loveliest beaches on earth, as well as mountains, gorges, fascinating cities and enough ancient history to fill a lifetime of holidays.
Lefkada sits right at the heart of the Ionians and many consider it to be the loveliest of this very lovely island group. And if you have water sport keen kids to cater for on your villa holiday, head to the Peloponnese Peninsula. It’s drenched in myths, legends and monuments but also the place for outstanding windsurfing and sailing.
Head to the stunning Lycian Coast in Turkey with Vintage Travel
Since we know Vintage Travel select all their villas personally, we weren’t too surprised to discover their villa collection in Turkey focuses on the spectacular Lycian Coast in the south. This stretch of the Aegean has everything from beach resorts and pretty towns to acres of sandy shores and villas with astonishing views are very much the Vintage Travel theme here.