Since 2012 Villa Finder has been taking the hassle out of this somewhat daunting process, providing each customer with a travel consultant to not only expertly cater each holiday maker with personalised advice for all of their needs, but also supply additional, sometimes essential, extras such as pool fences or car seats.
Since becoming a family we’ve realised how relaxing a Villa holiday can be, and recently how much we’re craving a holiday in a rental property. As much as we adore exploring and adventuring on our holidays, taking a relaxing family holiday to a villa sounds heavenly! Having a private, home from home environment, where we have a separate living space, individual bedrooms, outside area (plus a pool, yes please!) seems such a perfect way to truly unwind. Plus, the added benefit of being able to keep up a routine with the children and enjoy some adult time once they go to bed, exhausted from a day of fun together, with a glass of wine and a BBQ out in the balmy evening warmth sounds heavenly.
During our 6 month honeymoon we visited South East Asia and were blown away with its beauty. Promising ourselves that we’d return one day with our own family, having seen how well everywhere catered for children and families. But it did leave us scratching our heads as to where to start the process of booking a villa holiday, not knowing which properties would cater for our family’s needs and even where to find them in the first place!
Once the villa has been crafted to each family’s requirements, including adding in pool toys, meal plans and more, the concierge team really take the service up a notch. Offering optional extras like day tours, airport pick ups, or even in-villa massages, saving the customer so much time trying to blindly find these through a search engine with no background information to hand. This service is offered for free and payment made directly to the service providers.
Villa Finder has over 1,500 villas in stunning locations such as Bali, Phuket, Samui, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. The villas in Canggu, near Bali’s capital, offer serene relaxation amongst paddy fields and lush landscapes, but are within easy reach of lively Seminyak which has white sandy beaches flanked with trendy cafes one side and world class surf the other, something for families of all ages.
I love the idea of such a personalised service, as well as knowing booking with them contributes to the environment with Villa Finder’s pledge to plant one tree for every villa booked.
I know our hearts are set on a family villa holiday, the hardest part is choosing where to go!
This post is written in collaboration with Villa Finder, all views are my own.