Villa holidays can be a luxurious option, but how do you choose the right villa ? Villa Finder have already researched the best villa rentals available in 13 countries across South East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. Each villa has been visited and ranked and regular check ups are also performed. Let Villa Finder take the worry out of your holiday villa rental.

[This post is sponsored by Villa Finder]

Why choose a holiday villa rental?

Having a private villa can be an amazing holiday experience, and a villa is ideal for a family or a group of friends. A villa allows you to be in your own space, offering privacy and security as well as personalised service. Your rental price may include services such as a daily complimentary breakfast or one breakfast for the first day of your stay. More luxurious villas may have a private chef included in the rate, or transport services to and from the airport, or a personal chauffeur. Villas offer opportunities to have an experience tailored to your exact requirement.

dining table at villa makasih
What a perfect spot for breakfast, or lunch or dinner, at Villa Makasih

Villa Finder also offer a concierge service that can assist you with all those little details that can mean the difference between frustration and relaxation. Use the concierge service to organise groceries on arrival, child friendly proofing of the villa, an in villa massage, restaurant and spa bookings, childcare….. the list goes on. 

No holiday experience could be more perfect than a villa holiday tailored to your exact needs.

Why use Villa Finder rather than booking direct?

Villa Finder has over 2000 villa rentals in 13 countries throughout South East and East Asia and the Pacific. They have strict requirements in place before they will add a villa to their list, in fact they say they reject 50% of the villas that they inspect. And it isn’t just an initial inspection that is carried out; Villa Finder performs regular inspections. This is particularly important in tropical locations where buildings can degrade quickly if regular maintenance is not carried out. During every inspection the Villa Finder team uses a checklist of 80 items including bedding, kitchen essentials, air conditioners, swimming pool cleanliness, outdoor umbrellas and daybeds are checked to ensure they are fully functional. They also check in and around the villa to make sure you don’t arrive to find you are next to a building site. 

pool outside villa crystal
The pool at Villa Crystal

Where are these holiday villas available?

At the time of writing, Villa Finder offers holiday villa rental in these locations:

  1. Indonesia (Bali)
  2. Thailand (Phuket, Samui, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, Krabi)
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Mauritius
  5. Maldives
  6. Cambodia (Siem Reap)
  7. Vietnam (Nha Trang, Hoi An)
  8. New Zealand
  9. Japan (Niseko, Hakuba, Nagano)
  10. Myanmar
  11. India (Goa)
  12. Laos
  13. Malaysia
  14. Fiji

Quite a list don’t you think? 

If that has left you overwelmed or perhaps confused, we recomnend you contact the team who will work with you to choose the ideal villa for your needs. The team is available 7 days a week and is fluent in 7 languages; English, French, Indonesian, Dutch, German, Chinese, Japanese and Italian. You can call a local number in 11 locations worldwide, including Australia, the US and the UK. Or if you are in Singapore or Bali, you can pop in and visit their office and speak face to face. There is no extra charge to have Villa Finder work with you to find the best fit for your requirements. 

bedroom at villa makasih
Sweet dreams in this beautiful bedrooom at Villa Makasih 2

Also, if you have a broad idea of where you want to visit and what size villa you want you can place a hold on a villa for free! There are no credit card details required and this option gives you 3 days to decide; a great opportunity to discuss the options with family and/or friends who are travelling with you. 

What if something goes wrong or I need to change my booking?

Some things are out of the control of Villa Finder, and just like any other booking we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance the moment you make your first expenditure on travel and accommodation. Read out tips on travel planning for our preferred insurance provider. 

pool outside villa accommodatin
The pool and garden at Villa Mannao

Villa Finder has a “Happiness Guarantee” which is their way of assuring guests who book with  them can expect the best possible, happy holiday experience. Most importantly if travel plans go awry, Villa Finder aims to be the one to call when the need arises and to always have a solution ready for all holiday-related issues, big and small.

The fine print

All of Villa Finder’s terms and conditions are clearly disclosed on their website, you can find those here. In summary, the not so fine print is as follows:

A deposit of 50% of the total price is required to secure the booking of your holiday rental. The other 50% of the payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival unless stated otherwise. All prices are in USD.

Deposits and balance payments are non-refundable unless stated otherwise. Should you need to cancel your booking, it is best to let Villa Finders know as soon as possible as they will always try to negotiate a refund with the villa owner. And of course, take out travel insurance!

All refunds are subject to an administration fee of USD200.

The rental prices include the following, unless otherwise specified in the Villa Specific Rental Conditions:

  • Use of a furnished and fully-equipped villa for the duration of the period specified in the confirmation voucher
  • Household linen, crockery, cutlery and electrical household appliances. All villas are privately owned, so decor, colors and inventories will of course vary.
  • Cost of water, electricity, gas (if any), air conditioning fuel (if applicable), pool maintenance (if any) and garden maintenance (if any).
  • Presence of Owner’s representative on arrival and departure for transfer of keys and other formalities.

Some final information about Villa Finder

Since 2012, Villa Finder has helped over a hundred thousand guests with their villa bookings, that is quite a record!

But that wasn’t enough to satisfy the team and so together with their partners, Villa Finder developed a program on behalf of their guests to achieve their goals of helping the environment. They call it “One booking, One tree”. That means for every villa booking made, Villa Finder plant a tree in the Sumatran forest of Indonesia. That forest now comprises over 6,800 mangroves. How great is that. 

So what are you waiting for, get online now, research the options and start dreaming of your perfect private villa rental

Have you enjoyed a villa holiday? What was your experience? If you haven’t yet tried a villa holiday, what would be your dream experience?