5 Great Ideas for a Villa Holiday

5 Great Ideas for a Villa Holiday

If you are still wondering about the best place to head away on holiday this summer or looking to book something special for a winter sun getaway then I have some great ideas for you and your loved one in the form of villa holidays thanks to Clickstay.


I keep talking about one day making it back to Orlando in Florida, getting to visit Disney and Universal would be high on my list of must dos. While a hotel would, of course, be fine, I love the idea of renting a villa allowing you the comfort of a home away from home.

Many villas in Florida offer luxuries such as private pool and parking as well as those essentials of air con and wifi. What surprised me about the villas on offer in the Florida area most of all, was if you are willing to drive and don't mind sharing some amenities you can look at paying under £300 per week.


Thailand is a country I have heard so much about and is one I would love to visit one day. One thing I had never however thought about was staying in a villa while visiting this colourful and vibrant country. However, places such as Phuket have some gorgeous villa's offering beautiful scenery, pools and wifi.

As a place to stay Phuket offers easy access to everything you may want, from the bustling nightlife of Bangla Road, beautiful views of Phang Nga Bay and the ability to visit sights such as Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples, the Big Buddha and the must-see Phuket FantaSea show.

5 Great Ideas for a Villa Holiday


I feel a bit like I am just listing places I would love to visit, now but I have to admit Greece is on my bucket list as well. In fact, they have some gorgeous luxury villas in Athens that caught my eye, after all, who wouldn't love to explore the history behind this beautiful city.

There is so much do to and see in Athens, including, of course, Parthenon and Acropolis as some must visit ancient ruins, Benaki Museum which features treasures from the Bronze Age right on up to WWII. While Mount Lycabettus is the perfect place to capture views of Athens and if you are brave enough to venture up at sunset you won't be disappointed by the beautiful views.


Ah Italy a place of so many dreams, I mean where do you start? There is Rome, Venance and Florance and of course Pompeii a place that has interested me for as long as I can remember. For, me I think a villa would make the perfect place to be able to kick back and relax in after a long day exploring the amazing history of this beautiful country.

The only issue would be where to stay and what to see. After all, you can't see it on just one holiday.


I recently wrote about 5 things to do in the South of France and I honestly cannot think of a better way to relax while visiting this exciting area than renting a villa or apartment. For me renting a home away from home really fits in with the laid back vibe of this area.

So there are a few places around the world you could think about heading off to on a villa holiday, but what do you think about them, is a villa holiday something you would be interested in?

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This article has 106 comments

  1. candy

    Been to Florida and Greece and did the islands as well. Italy is on my list to visit next. Want to see Vatican City and travel down the coast and go to the boot. We just returned from England, Ireland and Iceland and had a wonderful time.

  2. Christy Maurer

    I’ve never thought of staying in a villa, but I am sure there are some beautiful options! I’ll have to check when I’m planning a vacation.

  3. Alli Smith

    I’ve always wanted to visit Greece. It’s such a beautiful place and I can imagine myself in a villa overlooking the beautiful sea.

  4. Mummy Times Two

    I would really love to take the children to Florida one day. That would definitely be a dream holiday for us.

  5. interNATionalcaty

    The good news is I’ve been to all 5 of those locations. The bad news is I never stayed at a villa. I need to change that ASAP.

  6. Sally Akins

    We always rent a villa when we stay in Portugal, but I definitely fancy trying a villa holiday in another country soon

  7. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I’ve never really thought about staying in a villa before. What a beautiful idea, as opposed to a hotel/motel.

  8. Rhian Westbury

    There’s so many options. I’d love to do more of Italy, I’m doing Venice and Rome in November but there’s so much more x

  9. Tori

    I’m doing my first villa holiday this year and I’ll definitely be checking out this website for future villa holidays!

  10. Heather Johnson

    I would love to stay at some sort of villa in a snowy place for the holidays. Of course, I would also miss my house, so maybe at Thanksgiving instead.

  11. Marcie W.

    Both Italy and France are very high on my travel bucket list and staying in a hostel is absolutely out of the question. A villa sounds lovely, especially if it offers a full kitchen since I would want to cook using local ingredients.

  12. Rhonda

    I’ve only been to Florida. When reading this I realized I need to travel more and soon

  13. Amber Myers

    Ooo staying in a villa would be amazing. I’d love to stay in one in France or Greece. Those are places I hope to get to soon!

  14. Sondra

    All of those places seem like a perfect getaway. Reading the list though I got excited when I saw Italy. The food is the best part I would say.

  15. Holly

    Oh my goodness, this is like my dream vacation bucket list…with the exception Florida but only because I live close and have been a gazillion times. Lol It is fun though. Great post!

  16. Ashvin

    I have never heard of Cickstay but looks quite useful. Thailand looks awesome and is #1 in my wishlist. Hopefully next year is the year I touch down in Thailand!

  17. Melanie Smith

    Greece is my dream since I was a little girl. I would love to go there soon! But my son always wants to go to Disney, so I visited Florida so many times. Italy is also on my list.

  18. lindsay bozek

    for some reason, I’ve never even considered staying in a villa 🙂 but now I think I’ll check it out next time I travel!

  19. Claudia Krusch

    Greece is one of my dream destinations. It would be amazing to go stay at one of the luxury villas in Athens.

  20. Kelly Hutchinson

    I have always wanted to visit Greece. It is just magical. I have never seen water any bluer.

  21. Pam

    My family was actually just talking about visiting Thailand in the future. I would love to stay in a villa in France one day too.

  22. Kristy C

    Totally agree with your list. I would love to vacation in any of the places you mentioned!

  23. buddy

    this is the best list of villa holidays.though it looks expensive but worth a try.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      It doesn’t have to be so expensive, I was really surprised at how much villas can cost yes you get those that cost £1000s but some aren’t bad at all.

  24. Elizabeth

    The next time we go on holiday we’re going to go on a villa holiday. We just did the package resort holiday and it definitely wasn’t for us!

  25. Tomi C

    I love renting vacation villas on our annual summer trips to Florida. I’d love to visit Thailand and Greece one day as well.

  26. Anosa

    I love the idea of renting a home away from home and wouldn’t mind any of these cities at the moment

  27. Ankita

    Wow, cool! These all look like some fabulous places to explore. My priority will be Thailand to see the bustling nightlife.

  28. L dove

    As a family of 6 I think we will be hiring a Vila for our first trip abroad next year. It’s so much easier for larger families but also better to have your own space.

  29. Mel

    You’ve chosen some great places – I adore Italy and I agree, it would be a great place to have a villa holiday. I’d definitely consider visiting Greece on a villa holiday

  30. Emily Leary

    I’ve already been to a few of the places on this list, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity, they were amazing! Thailand would certainly be my first choice for where to go next.

  31. Kita Bryant

    You listed some amazing spots! I have always wanted to visit Greece.

  32. Denay DeGuzman

    I’ve been to Florida, Italy and France, but I’m looking forward to traveling to Thailand and Greece. It would be fun to travel with a group and rent a fabulous villa at any of these gorgeous locations. 🙂

  33. Emely Roman

    I’ve only been to Florida. I am hoping to reach Greece next year.

  34. Chubskulit Rose

    Among your list, I have only been to Florida. I would like to explore Asia and Europe someday.

  35. Anna

    Nice list! I had good memories in France. really a nice place to visit and I like the food there.

  36. Lilinha

    I’ve never been on a villa holiday, but I would love to. They look so amazing!

  37. Matthew Warman

    You can’t beat a villa holiday. I love the freedom and privacy.

  38. margarette

    Really love to go holidays in those places. You’re a traveller. I love to see those places in time.

  39. Dannii

    We love staying in villas when we travel, as it’s a home away from home. That’s great especially when you have kids.

  40. ohmummymia

    We’ve never stayed in a Villa but it sounds like a good idea especially when you travel with family. I need to look into it 🙂

  41. Angela Bethea

    Me and my hubby loves to travel. These places sounds really lovely and beautiful!

  42. Jacinta

    I can’t decide which of these holidays is the best. All sound great.

  43. Robert Price

    Very interesting

  44. Ana De- Jesus

    Its funny you should mention it as I actually have a villa holiday planned next month in Italy and I can’t wait! I would like to go to Greece as well!

  45. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    This is an amazing round up! With all the holidays … and a baby on the way, I have to ask hubby for a good suggestion and help with this. xx

  46. Kiwi

    Thailand is truly on my travel bucketlist. My friends and I are planning a trip around going there and of course we want a nice villa to enjoy our vacay.

  47. Sandy N Vyjay

    All lovely ideas for a villa holiday. I would also suggest Bali in Indonesia, an exotic location with some idyllic stay options.

  48. Anneka Avery

    Iv always wanted to try a villa holiday!

  49. Jess

    Oh my gosh, yes to Thailand! We didn’t go to Phuket as it can be very touristy in the season, but it does look beautiful. We spent a few weeks in Changmai up north and I dream about going back every day! The food, the people, the scenery – everything is amazing. Let me know if you ever book.

  50. Anthea Holloway

    I would love to try a villa holiday and you have given some super tips. Thank you.

  51. Stephanie Usher

    For me it’s all about Italy, its one of my favourite places on earth! xxx

  52. fashionmommy

    I’ve never had a villa holiday as such, although we have family who have their own villa where they live in Spain. I guess I like the luxury of having your food cooked for you in an hotel.

  53. Louise

    Love these tips Sarah and now I live on the South Coast the ferries to France are only a ten minute drive away ?

  54. Jennifer g

    I’ve always wanted to visit Greece! It would be a really cool place to visit. These are great ideas!

  55. Stuart Dunlop

    Always wanted to have a villa in Greece – looks fab

  56. Kim W

    Great ideas. We rented a villa in Portugal one year. It had it’s own private swimming pool and air con. It was fantastic. And you get to know the locals better, without masses of tourists.

  57. Leo T. Ly @ isaved5k.com

    Florida is actually one of the places that I am planning to go. I planned a cruise trip next year the set sail from one of the ports in Florida. I am planning to visit Disneyland too while I am in the area anyway.

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