01954 261 431 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm | Sat 9:30am - 1pm)
Home About us Destinations & villas Car hire Flights Travel insurance Holiday essentials Information FAQ Blog

Sous le Chêne
Côte d'Azur - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Sous le Chêne property details
Sleeps 1 - 8
25 August   Now from £2,434

Mas des Oliviers
Côte d'Azur - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Mas des Oliviers property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
25 August   Now from £3,450

Casa das Pintoras
Vila Praia de Ancora - Costa Verde and Minho
View Casa das Pintoras property details
Sleeps 1 - 9
25 August   Now from £2,222

Château des Vignes
Var - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Château des Vignes property details
Sleeps 1 - 12
25 August   Now from £3,282

Sant Jordi
View Sant Jordi property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
25 August   £1,946
Now from £1,295

Les Lavandes
Var - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Les Lavandes property details
Sleeps 1 - 8
25 August   Now from £2,964

Casa de Sequiade
Barcelos - Costa Verde and Minho
View Casa de Sequiade property details
Sleeps 1 - 12
25 August   Now from £3,090

Ca'n Paner
View Ca'n Paner property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
25 August   £1,098
Now from £ 999

View Marvil property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   £1,576
Now from £1,275

Punta Bazar
View Punta Bazar property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
25 August   £1,998
Now from £1,595

View Serelleta property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   £1,646
Now from £1,425

Casa do Eido da Devesa
Ponte de Lima - Costa Verde and Minho
View Casa do Eido da Devesa property details
Sleeps 1 - 18
25 August   Now from £3,496

Torralba d'en Salort
View Torralba d'en Salort property details
Sleeps 5 - 8
25 August   £3,190
Now from £2,095

Mas du Val
Côte d'Azur - Provence and Cote d'Azur
View Mas du Val property details
Sleeps 1 - 8
25 August   Now from £3,812

Ca'n Gató Vives
View Ca'n Gató Vives property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   £1,796
Now from £1,395

View Oliveira property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   Now from £1,374

Huerta Atienza
View Huerta Atienza property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
25 August   Now from £1,898

Es Mirador
View Es Mirador property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
25 August   £1,776
Now from £1,365

Casa das Pedras
Boliqueime - Algarve
View Casa das Pedras property details
Sleeps 1 - 10
25 August   Now from £5,440

La Casa de Oia
View La Casa de Oia property details
Sleeps 1 - 5
25 August   £1,990
Now from £1,795

Can Cirilo
Palafrugell - Catalunya
View Can Cirilo property details
Sleeps 1 - 7
25 August   £2,220
Now from £1,999

Costa Brava - Catalunya
View Níspero property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   £1,374
Now from £1,175

Il Ciocchetto
View Il Ciocchetto property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
25 August   £1,338
Now from £1,138

El Carmen
View El Carmen property details
Sleeps 1 - 8
25 August   Now from £2,098

Casa do Santa
Vila Verde - Costa Verde and Minho
View Casa do Santa property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
25 August   Now from £1,374

Istria - Istria
View Helianthus property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
26 August   £1,498
Now from £1,198

Mar Bona
Costa Brava - Catalunya
View Mar Bona property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   Now from £2,620

Villa Tamariu
Costa Brava - Catalunya
View Villa Tamariu property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   Now from £2,690

Motovun, Istria - Istria
View Klarici property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
26 August   Now from £1,154

Messinia - Peloponnese
View Paleokastro property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
26 August   Now from £1,274

Villa Tara
Lanzarote - Lanzarote
View Villa Tara property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   Now from £2,118

Sivota - Lefkada
View Menta property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   £1,876
Now from £1,545

Sivota - Lefkada
View Tentoura property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   Now from £1,545

Lefkada Town - Lefkada
View Galini property details
Sleeps 1 - 6
26 August   £1,676
Now from £1,325

View Votsalo property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
26 August   Now from £2,054

View Flisvos property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
26 August   Now from £2,054

Casa Antonio
Lanzarote - Lanzarote
View Casa Antonio property details
Sleeps 1 - 2
26 August   Now from £1,498

Vathy - Ithaca
View Eos property details
Sleeps 1 - 4
26 August   £1,926
Now from £1,447

Mas Gras
Costa Brava - Catalunya
View Mas Gras property details
Sleeps 1 - 15
27 August   Now from £4,238

HOME | Wow Houses

Wow Houses

Wow Houses - Villas with a Wow factor...

Wow Houses

Our portfolio of properties ranges from ancient, historic houses in rural areas to modern day contemporary homes, all perfect for exploring the region and experiencing the local way of life.
We believe that all our properties are great. Amongst them there are a number which have the 'Wow Factor'.
Some companies define this as luxury properties with all mod cons. To us, the Wow factor is more elusive. Each Wow house below has been chosen for a different reason, be it for the view, the location, the uniqueness of the interior...

If you are searching for a villa with a Wow factor, take a look at the properties below and call our knowledgeable team on 01954 261431.

Outstanding location

Baldregat | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 4

The Tramuntana Mountains are one of Mallorca’s most emblematic sights and it is here, nestled in the wooded hillside of the Ca'n Bosc Valley, that one finds Baldregat in what is, without doubt, a unique location offering privacy, tranquillity, panoramic sea views, against a backdrop of soaring mountainside where birds of prey such as eagles and hawks regularly circle and swoop around the rockface.

Click Here to View Details

Heart of gorgeous Roman Town

Ca'n Torres | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 8

Properties of this quality and specification in such an exceptional location are rare indeed. Recently renovated to the highest of standards, it is a great privilege to include this magnificent town house in our Mallorca portfolio. For several generations the home of a much-respected local family, Ca’n Torres nestles in a typical, narrow backstreet of atmospheric Pollença within easy walking distance of all amenities including the celebrated central square and some of the island’s finest restaurants.

Click Here to View Details

Style, Space and Scenery

Es Mirador | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 2

Just outside the sleepy country town of Campanet we came across what is, without exaggeration, one of the most appealing hideaway cottages we have ever discovered on Mallorca. Discretely tucked away in a wonderfully private location towards the end of an unmade country track, Es Mirador is a perfectly positioned, thoughtfully appointed and comfortably furnished property offering everything needed to provide the ideal holiday base. For honeymooners seeking a post-nuptial oasis of calm, or anyone simply seeking a restful, relaxing escape in what one might call the ‘real’ Mallorca, this place is very hard to beat!

Click Here to View Details

Truly a delight to discover!

Es Pujolet | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 8

Es Pujolet is a gem - a real ‘hidden secret’ in one of Mallorca’s most attractive ‘hidden’ corners! Nestling on a gentle rise in the land, private and serene with dramatic far reaching views across a rolling rural landscape of ancient olive and almond groves to the sea, this substantial and imposing country house enjoys one of the finest locations of any in our portfolio. This is an area of Mallorca that will surely surprise many, not only for its extraordinary beauty but because it is always a pleasure to discover, in an often frenzied and frantic modern world, that such relaxed and appealingly unspoilt places as this can still be found!

Click Here to View Details

Walk to Two Beaches

Sa Marina | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 12

'Privileged' is the only way to describe this splendid property: privileged in terms of style, décor and its excellent facilities but, perhaps most of all, privileged in terms of location. Tucked into pretty countryside on the outskirts of Cala d'Or, Sa Marina sits in private grounds of nearly nine acres and is just a few hundred metres walk from two of the prettiest cove beaches to be found on the east coast. A long time favourite with Vintage Travel guests for its gently shelving, family friendly sands, Cala Sa Nau is many people's idea of the idyllic Mediterranean cove, however its lesser known, but no less attractive near neighbour, Cala Mitjana, which can be accessed only on foot or by boat certainly must not be overlooked. Each of these beaches is easily reached via nearby country paths.

Click Here to View Details

Timeless style in a superb location

Sant Jordi | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 6

Comfort and convenience are rarely found in such great measure. Hidden away in a typical narrow backstreet behind a classically unprepossessing Mallorcan façade, this gorgeous three storey town house enjoys a marvellous location in the heart of historic Pollença, one of the Mediterranean’s most iconic towns and a place where the charm and atmosphere of days gone by still resonates strongly throughout the buildings, squares and picturesque cobbled streets. A perfect choice for anyone seeking an authentic island experience, guests at Sant Jordi will not fail to feel part of the fabric of this vibrant and culturally rich part of Spain where the pace of life (and friendliness of the people) seems to have remained unchanged for centuries.

Click Here to View Details

Views to Menorca

Serelleta | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 4

Perched on the wooded hillsides above the Ca'n Bosc Valley Serelleta enjoys far reaching views across the neighbouring island of Menorca.

Click Here to View Details

Spacious Country Chic

Son Genet | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 10

Everything about Son Genet oozes quality. A seamless blend of old and new with the original, centuries old, farmhouse stylishly renovated and very sympathetically extended to provide extremely comfortable, roomy living space across two levels. The eye-catching interior decorated with great care and style, remains tastefully in keeping with the property’s pastoral location and origins. Exposed stonework, wooden beams, local ceramics and colour washed walls abound.

Click Here to View Details

Simply one of the finest locations in Pollença

Sueños de Siller | Mallorca, Balearics | Sleeps 8

Newly built to the most exacting standards we cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful property. The quality of design, décor, furnishings and facilities found here is amongst our best in Mallorca… and to call this an enviable location would certainly be an understatement!

Click Here to View Details

All This...Just for Two

Bolara | Istria, Croatia | Sleeps 2

Bolara is also one of the most incredibly spacious properties for two that we have come across. Originally conceived as a two bedroom property the owner decided that he liked the space so much that he would leave it as a one bedroom house and maybe, one day, add another bedroom. Or maybe not. He’ll see how he feels!

Click Here to View Details

Winner "Best property in Croatia"

Maslina | Istria, Croatia | Sleeps 6

Built of the finest reclaimed Istrian stone this spacious, award-winning property enjoys the most privileged, elevated position overlooking battalions of neatly manicured grapevines and olive trees belonging to the celebrated local vintner Franc Arman. Spreading out before you from the grounds and numerous terraces is a breathtaking sweep of hills overlooking the Mirna Valley which begin at the Adriatic Sea and are punctuated by the hilltop medieval strongholds of Groznjan, Buje and Oprtalj. Unquestionably, this is quintessential Istria.

Click Here to View Details

House and view amongst the best in Istria

Scarlett | Istria, Croatia | Sleeps 8

For a spectacular, immensely impressive location Scarlett is hard to beat. Built of traditional Istrian stone, this fine property enjoys a privileged hillside position at the end of a short unmade track, about 4km from the outskirts of Motovun, perhaps the most iconic and celebrated of Istria's hilltop towns. Breathtaking views from the house, pool and grounds encompass the famous old medieval citadel itself together with a swathe of the vineyards and truffle-rich, forested slopes that line the Mirna Valley. This is exactly the sort of a vista to which many aspire but few can match.

Click Here to View Details

Art Deco town house in riverside location

Rive Droite | Brittany, France | Sleeps 6

Rive Droite is an outstanding ‘one of a kind’ property conceived by a master glassmaker and with more than a passing reference to the Art Deco style of the 1920’s. In a truly exceptional setting overlooking the picturesque quayside of the river Aven, it is only the briefest of strolls from the heart of the much-loved artists' town of Pont-Aven, with its many galleries as well as good amenities.

Click Here to View Details

Chic Provençal Style

La Demeure de Gilles | Provence and Cote d'Azur, France | Sleeps 12

Chosen for its stylish interior and hidden location in the heart of the pretty village of Caromb, La Demeure de Gilles is the perfect choice for a 'Wow' holiday in Provence.

Click Here to View Details

Spectacular Provençal Views

Le Pastre | Provence and Cote d'Azur, France | Sleeps 6

With its pale yellow façade delicately reflecting the sun’s rays, and views from the swimming pool terrace stretching across the Luberon valley towards the fabled Mont Ventoux, Le Pastre is the quintessential Provençal rural hideaway, yet only a short stroll away lies the quaint village of Montfuron.

Click Here to View Details

Spectacular Setting

Soulages | South West France, France | Sleeps 8

Stunning views surround Soulages and in fact, one group of guests described Soulages as a 'little slice of paradise'. They had planned to do a lot of sightseeing whilst on holiday but were so ‘seduced by the sheer beauty and tranquillity of’ the house and its setting that they simply stayed by the pool relaxing, returning home refreshed and re-invigorated. We feel that they have so aptly summed up Soulages, there is little more we can say except why not experience it for yourselves?

Click Here to View Details

Exceptional Facilities, Space and Setting

Tournesol | South West France, France | Sleeps 16

Sitting in four acres of spacious grounds, this smart country retreat in the heart of the Tarn countryside enjoys sweeping views encompassing rolling hills, woodland and the fortified village of Salvagnac. Its spacious grounds comprise open and covered terraces, lawned garden, meadowland and orchard, and a private tennis court as well as the swimming pool. All in all an attractive choice for large groups.

Click Here to View Details

Beautiful renovated Mansion overlooking Ropa Valley with golf course nearby

Arhondiko | Corfu, Greece | Sleeps 9

We feel very privileged to be able to include such a distinguished residence in our programme. Originally owned by an aristocratic family some two hundred years ago, Arhondikó, meaning mansion, is an impressively grand villa with a unique and fascinating history. Photographs in the library show two gentlemen in front of the house - one is Constantinos Karamanlis, the first Prime Minister of Greece in modern times; the other is the former owner of the property who was his close confidante.

Click Here to View Details

Romantic retreat

Amfitriti | Crete, Greece | Sleeps 2

Amfitriti is an ideal choice for a couple seeking a romantic break in an attractive private setting. The decor's vivid and pastel shades create a charming cleverly designed contemporary, open space. Amazing sea views make relaxing on the balcony and around the pool a delight and it is only a short walk to the local taverna (or why not order a home delivery and enjoy dinner on your terrace under the stars).

Click Here to View Details

Stunning sea views

Hlazeika | Kefalonia, Greece | Sleeps 8

A striking and elegant property, Hlazeika enjoys stunning sea views from its terrace and infinity edge pool ( wth roman steps) across to the shimmering blue waters of the ocean below. Surrounded by rolling hills, and situated down a private lane, impressive Hlazeika ticks all the boxes. Skala's 13km long sandy beach and village is a ten minute drive, and there is a shared tennis court 800m and a handy local taverna 600m away, worth a stroll when the sun goes down.

Click Here to View Details

Singular, stylish country hideaway - included in Sunday Times top 100 villas!

To Throni | Kefalonia, Greece | Sleeps 4

A truly unique retreat designed by Maria, our favourite interior designer, with an elegance and quirkly individual touches that delight the eye. Only 300m from Foki beach, To Throni has fabulous sea views, a relaxing peaceful environment,and a generous sun terrace to relax on. It's also close to pretty Fiscardo port, with plenty of tavernas and shops to enjoy, if you can tear yourself away from this stunning country hideaway!

Click Here to View Details

Romantic hideaway for 2!

Fotini Kalivi | Skopelos, Greece | Sleeps 2

An excellent choice for a couple seeking a peaceful, romantic holiday in a serene and very private setting. Extensive grounds complemented by stunning views surround this recently renovated cottage, it is definitely off the beaten track, yet close to Glysteri beach and Skopelos town.

Click Here to View Details

Stunning setting, stunning interior, stunning pool

Casa Milly | Tuscany, Italy | Sleeps 12

Quite simply, one of the most beautiful houses we have viewed. Casa Milly has everything you would wish from a Tuscan villa: a glorious setting just outside of Lucca and close to the historic Lucchese Villas; an beautiful interior that is both elegant and comfortable, and where you immediately feel at home; and a sublime exterior of lawn, olive trees and lavender bushes, covered terraces inviting you to relax and a pool that sparkles under the Tuscan sun.

Click Here to View Details

Spectacular Views and Immaculate Style

Casale Seano | Tuscany, Italy | Sleeps 14

This lovingly and sensitively restored country home, originally a medieval monastery dating back to 800 AD, sits within six acres of private land and boasts stunning south-facing views across the verdant Niccone Valley. A beautifully decorated and furnished interior is complemented by wonderful outdoor living features such as the vine-covered dining terrace and the shaded poolside lounge set.

Click Here to View Details

Breathtaking Tuscan Views from Large Infinity Pool

La Limonaia | Tuscany, Italy | Sleeps 10

Within an olive grove on a south-facing hill, this newly restored home enjoys an idyllic Tuscan setting tantalisingly close to the beautiful walled town of Lucca with its Romanesque architecture and wealth of restaurants. As the house is cleverly divided into three interconnected living areas, mixed groups wishing to holiday together will find a good level of privacy and independence is possible at this property.

Click Here to View Details

Stunning Volterra views and understated luxury

Villa Giovannini | Tuscany, Italy | Sleeps 18 - 22

Superb 360 degree views of rolling Tuscan countryside are the order of the day at this beautifully restored country home. It sits perched atop a hill across the valley from picturesque Volterra, an important Etruscan town long before Roman times, and a delightfully atmospheric place for a stroll or an evening meal.

Click Here to View Details

Spectacular Umbrian views, and only an hour from Rome

Villa Martinozzi | Umbria, Italy | Sleeps 8

A train of cypress trees meanders along the lane to this newly built country home, whose every detail has been thought through for superior comfort and style. The vast enclosed garden includes covered terraces and an infinity pool and there are spectacular views towards the beginnings of the Lower Tiber Valley.

Click Here to View Details

A 7m Long Kids' Pool

Casa Cahombo | Algarve, Portugal | Sleeps 14

Perfect for groups with lots of children as there is plenty at Casa Cahambo to keep them happy and entertained, including one of the largest children's pool we have seen. At your disposal are a large private pool, separate 7m x 3m solar-heated children's pool, several huge sun terraces, various covered and open dining terraces, an in-built barbecue, ample lawned gardens and a lovely poolside games room that is sure to inspire impromptu pool, table football or PlayStation tournaments!

Click Here to View Details

Large Party? Not a Problem

Casa da Montanha | Algarve, Portugal | Sleeps 16

This very attractive and welcoming country house is spacious, exceedingly well proportioned and beautifully kept. It is the ideal choice for large groups as there is plenty of space both inside and out for all party members to enjoy their holiday. All bedrooms have their own en suite facilities and the rooms are spread over two floors in the house, with a couple of rooms in the garden for those seeking extra privacy.

Click Here to View Details

The Perfect Panorama?

Casa de Baixo | Algarve, Portugal | Sleeps 8

The breathtaking panoramic views enjoyed from Casa de Baixo can certainly compete with the very best in our portfolio - uninterrupted vistas which stretch all the way to the coast (some 14kms away). An ever changing panorama to be enjoyed from the gardens, terrace and the house throughout your holiday.

Click Here to View Details

Exceptional comfort and convenience

Casa do Sol | Algarve, Portugal | Sleeps 12

The convenience of this location, choice of facilities on offer and quality of finish to both the interior and exterior makes Casa do Sol, without doubt, one of the most impressive properties we have discovered on this privileged coastline. There is, in fact, so much to admire it is difficult to know where to start! Spacious, thoughtfully designed, comfortably furnished and decorated with extreme taste and care, the house sits in beautifully kept, private grounds that are home to a lovely private pool, separate (heated) children’s pool and private all weather tennis court. Further additions to this already impressive list of attributes are eye-catching views to the Atlantic Ocean from the grounds and many rooms, the sandy, blue flag beach of Olhos d'Agua within 1.5km, golf within 2km and a selection of excellent amenities including a large supermarket and several restaurants within walking distance.

Click Here to View Details

Style, space and convenience

Solar da Montanha | Algarve, Portugal | Sleeps 6

Within walking distance of several traditional restaurants and cafés this impressive property sits overlooking beautiful countryside between the typical Algarvean villages of Bordeira and Santa Barbara de Nexe. Beautifully landscaped with flowers, ancient oak trees and stately palms, the fully enclosed grounds offer privacy and tranquillity within a relaxed rural setting. Imposing wrought iron gates open onto a traditional Portuguese cobbled driveway which weaves its way through the well-kept, lawned gardens where shaded, furnished terraces invite leisurely outdoor meals whilst appreciating the country views and markedly slower pace of life.

Click Here to View Details

Chic living in the heart of Vejer de la Frontera

Casa Luz | Andalucia, Spain | Sleeps 6 - 8

In the heart of the quintessential hilltop ‘pueblo blanco’ of Vejer de la Frontera on one of the charming cobbled streets that wind their way through the town’s dazzling white facades, ancient buildings and atmospheric squares, this beautifully restored town house offers stylish living within elegant, innovatively designed accommodation that is just a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bustling street life of one of the Costa de la Luz’s most picturesque and historic centres.

Click Here to View Details

Stunning Views

Cortijo Alcornocosa | Andalucia, Spain | Sleeps 8

A beautiful house and absolutely stunning views! Our representative in Andalucia, Debbie, has personally heard people saying "Oh wow!" when they see it for the first time.

Click Here to View Details

Stylish Villa in a Prestigious Location

Villa Marta | Catalunya, Spain | Sleeps 8

This is not the sole reason that Villa Marta qualifies for the 'Wow' factor. This exquisite property has been lovingly furnished and decorated by its Catalan owners, with particular attention to the delightful pergola covered dining terrace affording the most jaw droppingly beautiful views of the tiny bays of Aigua Blava and the shimmering Mediterranean stretching as far as the eye can see.

Click Here to View Details

Unique Beachfront location

El Castillo de Playa America | Galicia, Spain | Sleeps 9

Stunningly positioned atop its own private headland at the end of Playa America’s impressive sweep of golden beach, touching the sand on one side and lapped by waves on the other, El Castillo de Playa America is the distinctive landmark that has for so many years caught our eye as we have visited and holidayed on this picturesque stretch of coast. Its imposing tower and eye-catching stone turrets are dramatically silhouetted against the shoreline and create the enticing image of a fairytale-like castle on the beach.

Click Here to View Details

When it comes to proximity to Kalkan, it cannot be much better than that enjoyed by Lykia View – just 625 metres from Old Kalkan!

Lykia View | Kalkan, Turkey | Sleeps 8

Plus, two restaurants ‘on the doorstep’, close proximity to 2 beach clubs, a short stroll from Kalkan harbour, not to mention those amazing sea views, this property has it all!

Click Here to View Details