Holiday Villa Finding Service

What is Rachel’s Villa Finding Service?

Rachel’s Villa Finding Service is a unique short cut to finding your ideal holiday villa in France or Italy.  As a villa finder, it is my mission to seek out your ideal holiday home on your behalf.  By choosing an expert to manage your search, you save time and view only the best rental properties. Furthermore, because I only source villas with  reliable owners and managers, you can book with confidence.

Why use a Villa Finding Service?

Although thousands of holiday homes can be found online, a villa finder is useful due to a number of factors:

1. Your search is managed from start to finish. 

Your personal villa finder is on hand to answer your questions and offer experienced advice at every stage of the search. The process is therefore informed and moves more quickly than if you do it yourself.

2. You have a better choice. 

A villa finder will sift out the best properties from the portfolios of a range of reputable contacts so you do not have to. Although many rental properties appear easily online via a Google search, a good villa finder will also have access to a personal network of reliable villa owners and managers with more hidden villas. Consequently, your villa finder will offer you a more targeted approach and better results.

3. You view only suitable villas. 

An experienced villa finder will offer a service which is bespoke, therefore they take time to understand what your ideal holiday home is really like. Consequently, you will be given a realistic expectation of the kind of places available within your budget. As a result, you will be offered only truly suitable villas which match your particular needs.

4. You save time. 

Rather than trawling through search results and sifting out unsuitable suggestions, a villa finder will do it for you. They will preview multiple listings and shortlist only the best for you to view. As a result, you free up your time.

5. You see off-market villas. 

A villa finder can connect you with a number of villa owners whose properties fall short of the Google radar. This kind of owner relies primarily on their personal network to bring in their ideal guests. In order to add those kinds of villas to your list for consideration, a villa finder with the right connections is key.

6. You save money. 

As an experienced villa finder, I can suggest ways to negotiate the best villa on the best terms so you can benefit financially. Depending on demand, a better price can be sought if the villa booking is last minute, offseason, under occupancy or a repeat client.

7. You gain knowledgeable advice. 

Each villa finder has an area of expertise and knowledge which makes them an expert. The knowledge you gain will certainly enhance or confirm what you may already know.

How does my Villa Finding Service work?

1. You tell me your basic holiday requirements.

  • Your holiday dates?  Per week. Changeover days depend on the destination.
  • The number of adults and children (ages please) in the party?
  • Which country and/or region of Italy or France?
  • Your budget?
  • Any particular requests? Cook service, facilities for children? Coastal or rural? Near shops? A heated pool, tennis court, private gym?
  • Your contact details?

2. A free initial consultation.

At this stage, I often suggest three villas if the budget and the wish list is compatible with the villas I know well. If you need more guidance on choosing a destination, if the requirements are complicated or require in-depth research then we can set up a call to discuss it.

3. The bespoke villa finding service offer.

Based on the results of our discussion and/or initial search, I will give you details about the kind of bespoke villa finding service I can offer you, including fees if applicable.

4. The villa search begins.

Once the search terms have been agreed, I contact villa companies, villa owners and villa managers on your behalf and email you details of my search results. We then discuss the options and either choose one to reserve or fine tune the search in order to target alternative villas which would suit you better.

5. Reserve the villa.

When you have chosen your villa, I reserve your week/weeks on option with the villa owner/company on your behalf, then send you their booking terms, conditions and contact details in order for you to confirm your booking directly. At that stage my villa finding service is complete.

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What makes my Villa Finding Service unique?


Due to my 20 years of experience matchmaking villas to guests, I have a unique mix of knowledge and contacts to tap into in order to source your ideal villa.

My villa network grows each year, consequently, my knowledge and therefore my service improves. I travel to France and Italy regularly and speak both Italian and French, therefore I can give you a personal take on each location and culture, adding to your overall enjoyment of your villa holiday.

Furthermore, as a mother with young children who goes on multi-generational holidays, when asked, ‘How can I find a large villa?’ or ‘How do I find a villa which is really special’, my advice has an added level of invaluable personal experience.