Looking for a really high spec villa in august for the family..approx 10 people, not too rural..within walking distance to beach and resteraunts etc...greece, majorca, etc.....never booked a villa before so any suggestions would be great
We've used VRBO a number of times and have always found somewhere great to stay. I don't know Greece, but this place looks fantastic and if sharing the cost then not too bad... http://www.vrbo.com/299556
coco look at www.ownersdirect.co.uk. You'll find loads of really good places and usually car hire is included in the cost, which you can upgrade tp a bigger car within the package usually for much less than using alamo or other airport hire firms. `Always go for excess protection and crash damage waiver upgrade when booking to avoid expensive add-on so it protects your excess.
We've had some fabntastic places in Mallorca, Crete, Cyprus, over the last 20 years until our children were teenagers and while parents-in-law could go abroad with us- we split the cost equally per family group + flights were usually cheapest to Gran Canaria or Las Palmas in Mallorca- we went to the Puerta Pollenca area 3 years running [Villa Xinca Major/ Minor] near Pollenca townbut don't go anywhere on the beach east of the town as it is backed by,marshland and the mosquitos are awful + if you have a pool you don't need to be near the sea as beaches are often pebbles rather than sand.
We had some fantastic times, depends what your in=laws are like!!!
... the Monopoly Challenge Cup was always contested on these holidays.... Mrs A_T won twice, but I never did. Landing twice on a hotel on Vine Street has left deep scars.