Family villa holidays

Why Villa Finder could be your best summer holiday idea this year

Last updated 9th May 2024

Planning a family villa holiday in Europe this summer? Then we can highly recommend Villa Finder for their range of handpicked and affordable holiday homes in all the sunniest places.

Since 2012, Villa Finder have been providing happy villa experiences for families, borne of understanding the specific requirements around travelling with children, especially young ones. Each villa on their platform has been inspected and verified to meet the high standards they expect to create the perfect family summer holiday setting, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

They’re socially conscious too – giving money back to the communities where their properties are based, and planting a tree for every booking.


Mediterranean summer vibe, Villa Finder

Curated villas are the smart choice for summer 2024

Villa Finder personally curates each one of their villas to ensure they’re high-quality, well maintained, and provide everything guests need for a comfortable, well-appointed stay. Whether booking an ultra-luxurious villa, or a more affordable one, Villa Finder guarantees a great experience in all their villas – and you’ll receive the same level of service no matter what.

Giving you privacy, space, and the opportunity to truly spend time with your loved ones, renting a villa through Villa Finder might just be the best family travel plan you ever had.


Villa Finder curates all their family villas

Villa Finder concierge service lets you relax even more

You never know what you might need when you’re away, and you also may want help with making arrangements for your trip. Villa Finder offer a 24/7 concierge team to deal with requests or issues, taking the stress away from unexpected scenarios, and providing assistance where it’s needed.

Whether you need advice on activities or days out suggestions, help organising transport, toys and babysitters, or even some support to plan a special celebration, Villa Finder concierge service is invaluable. And it’s multi-faceted, so you can request anything from a birthday cake to helicopter transfers, and the team will make it happen. Think of concierges like personal assistants on call from the moment you book, at no extra charge.

Understandably Villa Finder concierge service is very popular with families and it’s one of those benefits which may not seem that important at time of booking, but ends up being a stand-out perk.


Villa San Lorenzo, Grosseto, Tuscany

Italy and Spain are our top picks for Villa Finder holidays this year

Practically nothing compares to summer in Europe, which is probably why Villa Finder has such an extraordinary range of villas in some of sunniest, beachiest European destinations. This summer we very much like the look of Spain and Italy for a family villa holiday and Villa Finder delivers beautifully from the Amalfi Coast to the Balearics.


Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Why the Amalfi Coast is Italy’s summer star

The Amalfi Coast, with its steep cliffs, beautiful coastline and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, has all the ingredients for a perfect family summer holiday with a dash of sophistication. It’s also a great all-rounder for family holidays as Villa Finder offer villas here ranging from one bedroom to an extra-spacious 12-bedrooms: ideal for multi-gen breaks this summer.

Beautiful as it is, there’s also loads for families to do on the Amalfi Coast from lazing on gorgeous beaches to hitting amusement parks, taking boat trips or exploring  museums, picturesque villages and walking trails, suitable for even the most junior hikers.

Many Villa Finder villas in this part of Italy come with ocean views and pools. Plus they vary in style so you can choose to stay in a charming, foliage-shaded traditional villa with balconies overlooking the sea, or just as easily opt for a sleek, modern home.


Villa Zen from Villa Finder, Tuscany

Choose Tuscany or Puglia for countryside, coast and culture

The rolling, verdant countryside is what many people think about when they envisage an Italian villa. Visions of enjoying vibrant food on a shady terrace while the sun shines and your family makes beautiful memories are the kind which can sustain us through a long cold winter. So why not make those visions reality with Villa Finder properties in Tuscany or Puglia?

Tuscany, home of Florence, Chianti and Montepulciano, is where Villa Finder has properties oozing countryside charm and off-the-scale relaxation potential, as well the chance to easily dip into culture, history and authentic local life.

Of course, Tuscany is famous for its grand villas and Villa Finder has several of those, but you’ll also find properties for smaller families and a wide price range to suit almost everyone.

Puglia sits in the southeast, in the heel of Italy’s boot, with a share of both Mediterranean and Adriatic coastlines. This is the region Italian families like for summer holidays, favouring it over the far busier southwest. It’s also the region for Alberobello and its quaint Trulli houses, as well as the fairy tale white city of Ostuni, historic harbour towns, elegant lido and remarkable marine parks. No surprise that Villa Finder’s properties here are broad-spectrum too, ranging from beachfront villas to modern takes on Puglia’s traditional architecture.


Villa Torres, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

Why plan a family villa holiday in Ibiza this summer

Ibiza is a special place, with its beautiful light, soul-feeding beaches, and nightlife attracting visitors from all over the world.

The coastline is lined with hiking, horse-riding, and bike trails with ocean views, hippy markets are great for shopping and children’s workshops, and there are plenty of waterparks for those times when nothing will do except rides, slides and chutes.

Villa Finder offer properties all over the island, ranging from large family apartments to traditional finca to ultra-luxurious contemporary villas.

Stay in the southwest for amazing sunsets and easy days out in Ibiza Town with its lively waterfront and charming old town perched on a hill. Alternatively, choose the area around San Jose and San Miguel in the north where pine forests and sparkling clear waters are a bit of a theme. Or there’s best-of-all-worlds Santa Eulalia, in the east for a chilled vibe, great restaurants, buzzing marina and near neighbours like Santa Gertrudis: the loveliest village in Ibiza.


Villa Son Gili, Mallorca

Make this the summer for a family villa holiday in Mallorca

The largest Balearic island, Mallorca has long been a holiday favourite for its list of family-friendly attractions, Mediterranean beaches and stunning scenery. So of course you’ll find Villa Finder in all the best places here, particularly the island’s north and centre where it’s less touristy.

The mountainous northwest, home of Soller, Valldemossa and Deià, is where to go for epic views and an authentic Mallorcan vibe. Kids will especially like the century old wooden train which stills runs through the mountains from Soller to Palma. And mountains don’t mean you miss out on coast. In fact, Mallorca keeps some of its loveliest beaches in the north like Playa de Muro, Cap Formentor and Cala Deià.

Pollença is another historic northern town to steal your heart with its narrow medieval streets, restaurant lined squares and the legendary Carrer del Calvari staircase: 365-steps up to a pretty little chapel and a view which more than rewards you for the climb.

Take a look at the entire Villa Finder Collection and start making summer plans