Saturday, 29 December 2012

Dream Ireland Holiday Homes 2013

Dream Ireland Holiday Homes are reminding people that they have great deals on New Year breaks at holiday homes and cottages all over Irelend.

It might be rather late however to arrange your New year break now, but not too late to book a self catering holiday rental in Ireland in 2013.

2013 in Ireland is the year of "The Gathering" - The Gathering Ireland 2013 will be a spectacular, year-long celebration of all things Irish. Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants and invite them home.

What is more you don't need "Irish connections"  other than those by air or or sea and road to get there.

So Dream Ireland Self Catering Holiday Rentals can be the perfect place to stay in 2013. For the last ten years Dream Ireland has been advertising a selection of their holiday homes on the site. like Holland Court — Lahinch & Liscannor,Co.Clare,Ireland  which  is located in the beautiful picturesque village of Liscannor, just three miles from Lahinch town. We offer a choice of two and three storey houses. Privacy and space are at an optimum with many houses retaining a separate floor for each of the two bedrooms. Or
Barley Cove Beach Courtyard Cottages — West Cork Located right by the beach at Barley Cove on Mizen Head, these cottages are a small cluster of 8 brand new holiday homes. Situated in the grounds of the recently refurbished, family run Barley Cove Beach Hotel (open seasonally), guests of the cottages have full access to the hotels' facilities including bar, restuarant, function room and outdoor decking area.

To find out more about self catering holiday rentals in Ireland  go to

Incidentally it will be a busy year this year, so book early and if you own a holiday home in Ireland don't risk leaving it empty  you can advertise it on the site for approximately €15 for the entire year. Find out more at

What about insurance: For a great selection of Travel Insurance products, car hire excess insurance and holiday home property insurance a grear site to visit is

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Book your 2013 Self catering Holiday Rental Now

2013 is just around the corner and with all this rain about, time to think of a break next year.

jml is a long established website for owners of self catering holiday rentals to advertise their apartments, houses, gites, chalets and villas.

There is a huge choice available with properties being advertised in Azores Baleric Islands Belgium Bulgaria Canary Islands Corsica Crete Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic England France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Madeira Malta Mauritius Morocco Poland Portugal Sardinia Scotland Sicily Slovenia Spain Switzerland Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates USA and Wales.

Renters book direct with the owner and save money on their holiday. does not charge booking fees or commission on bookings so the customer can keep within Budget and they make all arrangements with the owner direct.
Find out more Here

For the holiday home owner (the low cost villa advertising service ) is a very cost effective way of promoting their holiday rental. The advertising is exceptionally good value and works out at under 24p per WEEK (approx 20 cents) £12.50 that GBP Twelve pounds fifty pence FOR ONE YEAR including VAT or € / $ equivallent.

The property owner manages their own property online and submit their own details, prices, availability and 6 photos and change the information whenever they want to. The advertiser is therefore creating their own advertisement and maximising his/her rental income.

If you the property owner has their  own website, (as most do these days)  it is linked to It is very straightforward to use. The advertiser can pay by credit or debit card (via Pay Pal) and imediately create the property advertisement. Find out more Here,

So whatever you do in 2013 don't leave that holiday letting property empty.

By the way looking for insurance for your holiday home? Find a great choice of companies advertising here  

Sunday, 25 November 2012

What a welcome to England

England needs tourists, the Olympics visitors left many months ago and tourism needs to flourish. Last weekend a friend visited us.

She flew to London Luton, now that is not a welcome to England that you would expect. Had she needed a trolley for her baggage unlike most other airports where you put in a coin and get it back, you don't at Luton, they keep it.

My wife went to pay the rather high car park bill for 10 minutes, had she paid with a credit card she would have to pay a fee!

On the way back on Sunday afternoon, unless you drop someone off a 5 minute walk away from the terminal, you have to pay £1. What a difference at France's number 2 airport -Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur.  

Nice Airport photo
 If you are meeting someone, you will get several minutes FREE parking and dropping them, well you just drop them off at the "Kiss and Fly" so simple and very welcoming.

On Saturday they drove to Oxford, my wife had a great problem trying to see where the car park sign was actually pointing and after drriving round the roundabout three times thought it was down Castle Street and drove down there. Unforunately that is meant for buses only, so yesterday our big brother society in Oxford sent a demand for £30 with photagraphic evidence from three cameras. Maybe better signposting to the car parks would be better for tourists?

High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire is a town where there are empty shop units in the shopping centre and they need more visitors. Back in May 2011  I used to park in a car park close to the station. Putting in £5 in cash that would then run through till the next day.

On the 11th May I did this as normal. The machine drops down a ticket and you put it in a visable position inside the car by the windscreen etc. I did this, however somebody had just paid by credit card a couple of minutes before and the receipt was still in the machine. I obviously did not notice that my parking ticket and this receipt were stuck together.

On returning to collect the car later that day there was a parking fine attached to my car. £25 penalty. For a couple of months I tried battling this out with the authorities at Wycombe District Council, they would have none of this, I had displayed the wrong ticket and as you can see from above they look so similar. I even went to Bucks County Council Trading Standard and the District Councillor for car parking, but they would not move on it. In the end I had paid for 24 hours parking, but instead of it being £5 it cost me £30. I have never parked there since.

Wycombe District Council parking wardens are very hot on parking and I was told recently by someone working in a branch of a car parts shop that occasionally a customer has just purchased a new bike for example and needs st stop for a couple of minutes to load into the car. What do the friendly wardens do as the customer tries to get the new bike into their car, they issue a parking fine. Towns like High Wycombe need visitors, however the authorities are putting them off.

On a positive side however last Thursday they were not charging for parking in the Easton Street multi storey car park.

Marlow photo

Marlow by the Thames also comes under Wycombe District Council, however parking is excellent, you can park for periods up to an hour in the High Street and the other main shopping street West Street. Why High Wycombe has to be so different is such a shame as Marlow is a great tourist centre.  

Hopefully the Council does not greedy on parking and puts people off from visiting this town.
Update 3rd December 2012 - London Luton Airport again....

Flew in here by easyJet early yesterday evening. The full plane was on time, however no one about with steps to let passengers out. Approximately 10 minutes later they arrived at the airctaft's front and rear doors.

Went through passport control, plenty of officers and the "human" system was working much faster than the new automated sytem. Then went to collect the luggage. More than half an hour later it finally arrived. Seems like Luton Airport staff were asleep on an early Sunday evening in December. Hope they improve this very poor service when all the visitors fly in for Christmas.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Port Grimaud holiday rental Les Restanques du Golfe de Saint Tropez

Fancy a holiday in Provence in the South of France?

Les Restanques du Golfe de Saint Tropez, Port Grimaud is a Two-storey house with accommodation for eight persons. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

This very attractive two-storey Provence style house is known as 1 Maison de la Pinede. Located at the heart of the Cote d'Azur, in the leading resort of Les Restanques, which is situated on a hill, there are beautiful views of the Gulf of Saint Tropez. The estate comprises 25 acres of enclosed parkland of mimosa trees and pine woods, where the sole access is under 24 hour security, making the holiday environment safer for all residents.

The house is at the end of a terrace, providing more garden space and privacy. Within the resort the property is excellently located, being only a five minute walk from the resort centre, including the aquatic complex, hotel, reception, shop, restaurants and bars.

Nearby are the Mediterranean coast, with a large golden sandy beach, Port Grimaud and the historic village of Grimaud.

Port Grimaud, which is 1.5 miles from the resort, is a Venetian-style port and has an extensive range of shops and services. The Tuscan-like medieval village of Grimaud, located at a distance of five miles, is perched on a hill overlooking the bay of the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Spectacular views are available from this village of the region and coastline. Other interesting places to visit by daily excursion are Monaco, Cannes, Fejus, Hyeres, the Isles d'Or, the Verdon Gorges, Gassin, Les Issambres, Ramatuelle and the Corniche des Maures coastal road.

The aquatic pool complex, which is only a five minute walk from the house, has four large swimming pools (including a wave pool and artificial beach) carefully monitored by life guards. This complex also has two large water slides, jacuzzi, fountains, children's pool and lagoon area. Deck chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas are also provided free of charge.

The Mediterranean coast, with a large golden beach, is less than 2 miles away. There are many other beaches to chose from within a reasonable distance, including Guerrevieille Beach and Les Cigales Beach. Les Restanques has various children's clubs, available on a seasonal basis, to entertain and occupy children ranging in age between 3 and 18. These clubs are operated and supervised on site by qualified and licensed nursery/infant school teachers, childcare assistants and instructors. 

Activities for all

There is themed entertainment is provided each evening in the open-air amphitheatre over July and August. Discos for children and other events are also arranged during this period. Within the resort is a three acre lake and row boat hire is available.

There are two children's playgrounds, walkways, cycle tracks, football pitch for all types of field acivities, three full size flood-lit tennis courts, two volleyball courts, two beach volleyball courts, spa, archery range, boules pitch, table tennis, BMX bike arena and roller-skating/skateboard area. Bicycle hire is available close to the resort.

Nearby the facilities include a sailing school (1.25 miles distance), horse-riding (4 miles distance) and go-karting (1.25 miles distance). There are three 18 hole golf courses within a reasonable distance, Beauvallon (1.25 miles), Sainte Maxime Golf Club (6 miles) and St. Andreol Golf Club in La Motte (19 miles). Booking of tee times through the resort hotel reception is advised as discounts are available.

The owners highly recommend a trip on "Les Bateaux Verts", shuttle boats which travel at short daily intervals between Port Grimaud, Saint Tropez, Saint Maxime and other ports. This is a very enjoyable alternative to road transport and stunning views of the Gulf of Saint Tropez are available on these routes. Other activities nearby include the Saint Maxime Aqualand Water Park (3.7 miles), Frejus Aqualand Water Park (12.8 miles), diving, fishing, go-karting, gym, hiking, sea excursions, shopping, sightseeing, snorkelling, surfing,water sports and wind surfing. There are various established vineyards near the resort, the closest being in Port Grimaud, each providing wine tasting and tours.

Find out more Here and book your 2013 break NOW

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Chalet Buena Vista, Granada a new holiday letting at

Thinking of your 2013 holidays yet?. Well if you are planning ahead and want a villa in the sun that sleeps up to 10 people this one is for you.

It could also be good for 2012/13 for skiing nearby in the morning and beach in the afternoon or skiing all day.

Read on........

Chalet Buena Vista which translates to ‘house with beautiful views’. The house is situated in a privileged position on the edge of the Natural Park and enjoys panoramic views of the Park and Sierra Nevada mountain range. The historical city of Granada is excellent for tourism, With the Alhambra palace, Cathedral and many Churches,and side streets for Shopping fantastic leisure and night life.

It offers:

Sleeping accommodation for up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms

Washing machine | Satellite TV | Private pool | Shops nearby | Bars nearby | Restaurants nearby | Internet access | Microwave | Skiing | Lake nearby | Close to airport | Golf & DVD

This winter how about taking your skiing holiday here?  Winter skiing, Sierra Nevada ski resort is about a 30 to 40 minute drive with some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges On the drive there.when you arrive at the ski resort it has 80km of ski slopes,45 pistes,numerous off pistes routes,2 cable cars.12 chair lifts,and 5 ski lifts.It is normally open for skiing from mid November, to the end of April. it is also the most southerly ski resort in Europe.  
It is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and go to the beach in the is also a great place to visit in the summer with fantastic 360 degree views of Almeria, Malaga, Gibraltar, Mediterranean Sea, Granada city and well beyond and its well worth a visit if only for the then click sierra nevada summer or verano sierra nevada

To find out more visit the advertiser's page at jmlvillas the low cost villa advertising service

Monday, 27 August 2012

Cortijo Estacada the ideal self catering holiday rental property for several families to share near Seville, Spain

If you are looking for a Luxury 10 Bedroom Cortijo self catering holiday rental near Seville and Cordoba in Andalucia, Spain. This is the place to say at. It is a beautiful 18th century Cortijo set in 5 acres of orange groves and mature gardens, around which guests can enjoy a stroll.

There is also a beautiful garden ideal for large celebrations. The huge area of land means that there is no noise, giving you the perfect chance to escape and unwind with the family with all the amenities of the town nearby

The gardens have panoramic views over the Lora countryside and protected natural park The garden is well lit at night and the town of Lora Del Rio beyond - what a perfect spot to relax with a glass of something cold ! The large swimming pool has steps which slope gently down. Outdoor kitchen with further dining facilities is a fabulous area to dine al fresco, enjoy the view, play board games or relax with a cool drink whilst supervising the children playing in the pool.

As you enter the Cortijo, you immediately feel at home. Inside is comfortably furnished, a charming mix of rustic and modern. Needless to say the lovely farmhouse kitchen is fully equipped. It has a wonderful double oven with five gas burners, 2 additional ovens/hobs, 2 dishwashers, 2 large fridge freezers and a microwave, as well as plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware and coffee-makers. The large kitchen table is ideal for giving the kids breakfast while planning your day.

Ten double bedrooms, 5 with ensuite facilities makes Cortijo Estacada the ideal property for several families to share or for several generations of the same family to holiday together.

The sitting room has large comfy sofas, a flat screen TV and DVD player. The dining room is extremely spacious with extendable tables giving plenty of room for family dinners The games room has a wide array of toys, games, pool table, table tennis, PS2 - With so much to do and explore at Cortijo Estacada, you really wouldn't need to go elsewhere!

The details of this fantastic holiday rental can be found at the site here

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Still looking for a sumer holiday in or out of the sun?

If you are still looking for a summer holiday why not try contacting some of the owners of self catering holiday rentals who advertise at jml

The following countries are currently covered: Azores, Baleric Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Corsica, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Sardinia, Scotland, Sicily, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA and Wales.

Simply use the search system Here

If you are looking for someone to rent your self catering holiday rental this year or next it only costs £12.50 a year to advertise your property. Simply go to here. As simple as that.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Will they charge for using the toilets at Luton Airport next?

Luton Airport Departure Lounge early in the morning in July 2012
 I have been using "London" Luton Airport for nearly 30 years now and seen the transformation from a small airport with an old terminal building to the much smarter building that houses it now.

Unfortunately for a visitor arriving in the country the welcome is not great. The approach from the planes is not too friendly.

Once you have crossed the tarmac there is not much in the way of covered walways and if it is a summer like 2012, people get very wet.
You have to walk up and down stairs often before reaching passport control, why when it is meant to be a modern building. All the internal walkways could be geatly improved with bright posters or pictures. After all visitors have not arrived in some eastern bloc country prior to 1989, but in 2012 Britain the place where the Olympics are being held.

 Unlike most other international airports where you put a coin into the luggage trolley and get it back again, at Luton they keep it.

The person meeting you has waited half an hour in the car park and has to pay £7.20 for the priviledge (possibly higher than London Heathrow) and if he or she pays by credit card there is a surcharge on top.

When you are dropped off the person dropping you off has to pay a £1 or risk a fine for "Ilegal drop offs", to go through the Government security checks, they encourage you to pay for a "speedy clearance".

Once inside the terminal, if you go there early in the morning as I did on a Thursday in July around 7.30a.m there are so many people there you have to queue for the toilets.

In May this year easyJet said that "the infrastructure at Luton Airport must improve and old perceptions swept away". -"Passenger friendly terminal facilities – Reduce waiting times at security and immigration. Increase the number of stands to remove the need for bussing to planes, an improved terminal experience – more seating and retail on the way, not in the way."

The worry is that they will do a bit of tidying up and improving and possibly add further toilet facilities and do you know what, probably want to charge for using their "Speedy super loos".

Luton Airport needs to improve, but not by making its customers have to keep on putting their hands in their pockets every five minutes so the company running the airport can make larger profits.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Cannes self catering holiday rental available from 31st July

Now that the holiday rentals website is back in business after being "off the air" for a few hours today, we are pleased to promote this new arrival on the site.

A privately owened apartment with individual style and a superb view.

The apartment is located less than 1km from Palais des Festivals and located 150m from Cannes la Bocca train station - 3 minutes by train to the centre of Cannes.

This stylish apartment that sleeps four, situated on the Boulevard du Midi boasts magnificent, panoramic views of the Mediterranean encompassing the islands of St Honorat and Ste Marguerite as well as its impressive pool set within beautiful Italian gardens.

The Palais des Festivals and the famous La Croisette are a short walk away. Around Cannes are a number of medieval perched villages, including Mougins (about 10 minutes from Cannes once you get up to the autoroute), St-Paul-de-Vence, Antibes Old Town, and the famous perfume capital of Grasse.

There are also frequent boat excursions to St-Tropez, where every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm, there is a large open-air market in the beautiful Place des Lices. There is also a Provençal market just 2 minutes from the residence.

Places to see nerarby:

Grasse - 21km. Considered the world’s capital of perfume and was made “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” (town of art and history)

There are numerous old ‘parfumeries’ in Grasse, such as Molinard, Fragonard and Galimard, each with tours and a museum. An annual Fête du Jasmin or La Jasminade is held at the beginning of August.

Fact: Twenty-seven tonnes of jasmine are now harvested in Grasse annually.

Antibes Old Town - 14 km. The covered market (Marché Provençal) offers fresh products every morning except Monday, with a magnificent selection of meat, fish, cheese and vegetables.

Home also to the Picasso museum - for hardcore Picasso fans.

Cap d’Antibes is a beautiful and invigorating walk around the cape.

Mougins - 7km. Has a strong culinary history with such great chefs as Roger Vergé and Alain Ducasse having managed restaurants in the village. Both were synonymous with the restaurant L’Amandier, which is situated in the heart of the old village.

Mougins also hosts the annual ‘International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins’, or ‘Les Étoiles de Mougins’, an international gastronomic event taking place every September in the village.

The Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MMoCA) was opened in May 2011. Included in the museum are the works of Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Degas, Dalí, Dufy, Chagall, Derain, Lautrec, Yves Klein, Damien Hirst, (and so on.)

Fact: Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life living in Mougins (1961–1973), where he died.

St Paul de Vence - 26 km. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries, in particular Fondation Maeght - its collection includes many important 20th century artists including Bonnard, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger and Joan Miró (among others) *

Saint-Tropez - 70 km. Dubbed the ‘playground to jetsetters, fashion models, and millionaires’.

Tropezien beaches are located along the coast in the Baie de Pampelonne, topless sunbathing is now a usual way of sunbathing for both men and women - the Tahiti beach is now “clothing-optional”, but nudists often head to private, nudist beaches, like that in Cap d’ Agde.

It also hosts the most exuberant open air market in the whole of the Riviera; every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

And much more: Provencal gastronomy, wineries, bakeries, chocolatiers, and high fashion.

Things to Do:
•Beautiful beach 100 meters

•Jet ski rental 2 km

•Cannes Garden Tennis Club 2 km

•Diving courses 50 meters
•Water skiing 300 meters

More information at Here Holiday Rentals site 3rd July 2012

Unfortunately due to a technical problem with a BT Line this afternoon to the site's server, the site has not been working since approximately 13.00 on Tuesday 3rd July.

We trust the problem will be rectified very shortly.

The problem also effect, however many of the products advertised can either be found at  or at  or for Ireland at

We have been told that the problem has nothing to do with all the wet English July weather!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Living Spain and Destination France Summer 2012 editions now out

Just received the summer edition of Living Spain magazine and Destination France magazine.

Each magazine will cost £3.99 and they are very good value and full of intesresting features.

On the local south of France website we have been given consent to publish some of the articles from that region over the years.

This summer editions features Normandy, with a city guide to Lyon, and what is on "Rendez-vous". I like the feature about Art DecoPosters that cost £395 each and give a fantastic impression of how travel used to be and featuring south of France locations like Cap D'Antibes, Cannes and Saint Tropez. This is an easy way to buy one of these. Another is to go to the Sunday market at Villefranche Sur Mer just outside Nice.

Living Spain magazine features about buying a country farmhouse and Tarragona and its wines. 

Both magazines run jmlvillas and jml insurance ads in their directory sections. So if you are looking for more information about Spain and France, those seem to be the magazines to buy.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Prices at some Irish Holiday Homes are slashed for bank holiday

Just receved an emaily flyer from Dream Ireland, Ireland's specialist self catering holiday homes company.

They say that "Prices slashed for June Bank Holiday weekend" Well that is this coming weekend. It is referendum day in Ireland today and on Saturday 2nd June the bank holiday weekend starts. Just for a change the Irish bank holiday falls on the same day (4th June) as the British one because of the British late May bank holiday falling a week later because of the extra day on the 5th June for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. New Zealand also has a bank holiday, but it is easier to get to Ireland  if you are living in Europe.

For some ten years now Dream Ireland Irish Holiday Home self catering rentals have been advertised on so why not take a look at the section today? Follow this link

Friday, 18 May 2012

Is your holiday home rental in Spain, Greece or Ireland lying empty?

There is so much doom and gloom about (and that is not talking about the rather unpleasant weather in the south of England during the first couple of weeks of May) with news of uncertainty in Greece over their retaing the Euro, far too many properties empty in Spain and prices of property still very low in Ireland.

You might have a holiday home in one of these countries. If you have never considered letting it out to help pay some of the costs? (there are always costs involved even if you don't have mortgage - local taxes, maintenance etc).

Your holiday home might already be on the rental market, but you are not getting the bookings this year. People are watcing their money carefully before spending it on holidays.

There are solutions. One is to advertise it on . Oh no you say that means spending even more money. I have already booked advertising in this villa magazine and the Sunday something or other for 3 weeks and alltogether it has cost me a lot of money. Well advertising on won't exactly break the bank balance. Far from it. It costs about the same as 4 bottles of wine does in an average UK supermarket. Just £12.50 (that GBP Twelve pounds fifty pence) for ONE YEAR. That means the ad is there for all the year for thw world to view on the web.

There are plenty of information guides for owners and their guests as well.

If you are not getting the volume off booking that you got last year look at your prices. As stated earlier people are generally on much tighter budgets now and even though air travel, car hire and insurance are still very good value in many cases and even if the renter is coming from a country outside the Eurozone where exchange rates are good at the moment, they are concerned about extras when they arrive.

It is better to reduce your price a little than to leave the property empty. has been promoting self catering holiday rentals for ten years now. All the dealing are carried out between property owner and renter and all the owner has to do is to pay for an exceptionally inexpensive advertisement. You add your own description room, by room, what to do in the area, 6 photos and your prices and change details whenever you want at no additional charge.

So don't leave the Greek, Irish or Spanish holiday rental empty( or any holiday rental in other countries),but list it today HERE   

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Why not go away and try to find some sun?

We have just had a miserable bank holiday weekend in England with temperatures not even reaching double figures centigrade in many parts of England. There is a picture on the front of this morning's Independent with a couple walking under an umbrella (not the sun variety) on a wind swept Brighton beach.

Mind you it has not only been wet in England. Talking earlier to someone who returned from south west France on Friday after a ten day rained for eight of them!

So now is the time to think about a break. A weekend, a few days away. Temperatures on the early May bank holiday 7th May looked like this:

London 14, Edinburgh 10, Cardiff 12.  - Further afield Majorca was 20, Faro 19, Nice 18, Gibraltar 19, Malaga 22, Athens 24, Rhodes 25 and Barcelona 21. The UK forecast is for more rain this week so getting spring sunshine must be a priority for many people. the self careting holiday rentals site that has been in operation for 10 years has a great selection of self catering holiday rentals to chose from in numerous countries worlwide and we are always lokking for mor properties.

It does not cost a lot to advertise GBP£12.50 A year! We don't take commission on bookings so anyone renting a self catering rental makes all their arrangements direct with the property owner. Very easy and staightforward.

You then book your own flights or take your car.
 Find out more Here  Don't forget your travel insurance either......

Talking of travel insurance there are numerous advertising at - Worldwideinsure, Direct Travel, Syaysure for the over 50's, Endsleigh, Simple, Essential travel,, and that is only just a few of them. Find them all HERE 

There are numerous reasons for taking out travel insurance:

Holiday delayed?
Missed departure?
Lost your passport?
Personal money stolen?
Damaged your ski equipment?
Personal Accident?
Abandon your holiday before you leave the UK
Catastrophe — fire, flood, earthquake or storm
Medical Emergency — Hospital — Emergency Dental Treatment
Legal Advice
Kidnap & Ransom

You should ensure that you check the individual uinsurance company's terms and conditiona fully.

Finally you might be hiring a car

At the site there are now FOUR car hire insurance companies advertising - Economy Car Hire,, and Holiday Autos who have just celebrated  25 years in the business. They also offer Van Hire and Motorhome Hire. Details Here

The image to the left asks "Want to save £s,€s or $s on your car hire excess insurance?"

When you rent a car, you will find that your car rental agreement normally includes cover for Collision Damage Waiver - CDW (damage to the rental vehicle) and Theft. There is almost always an excess on the Collision Damage Waiver and Theft.You are however still liable for the Excess on CDW and Theft. When a rental car is damaged or stolen, the driver is asked to pay the first portion of the repair or replacement costs. This is known as the Excess.
Do you know that it could cost you £500 (approx €570 / $800) or more for any damage to your rental car? EVEN IF IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!

For a low annual or daily premium a car hire excess insurance company can provide excess insurance protecting the customer against excess charges whenever he / she rents a car

A Daily insurance policy costs from around £1.94 per day [approx $2.78 /€2.29] or with an Annual policy from around £38 a year [approx $63 /€44]

There are a great choice of insurance companies advertising on this specialist site for you to buy from.... 9 Car hire excess insurance companies to choose, Worldwideinsure,, Questor Insurance,, Essential Travel,, ProtectYourBubble and Odyssey insurance, from plus 2 Van hire ( and and 2 for Motorhome hire excess insurance (Questor Insurance and Worldwideinsure).
Find out more here today and don't leave home without your car hire excess insurance (and umbrella if the forecast is likely to be wet on your travels) Enjoy your break

Thursday, 3 May 2012

An ideal holiday rental for six in Menorca this summer

Temperatures today in the south of England on the 3rd May are around 7 degrees C. In Menorca they are currently at 18 degrees in Mahon the capital of Menorca (Minorca).

Wish you were there now?

There is a delightful 3 bedroom Villa with stunning views over the Med that also has a  hot tub.  It sleeps 6/7 people in 3 bedrooms. It has two bathrooms and is waiting for you to book it.

Maritimo, Calan Porter is in a sought after location as it has stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea  the beach below and the green valley to the right.

The property is within 5 mins walking distance to all the amenities and beach. Apart from the three bedrooms and two bathrooms there is a lounge area, fully fiitted kitchen. The terrace has a hot tub which can be temperature controlled. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from the hot tub along with the sunset.

Find out more here

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Looking for a self catering holiday rental in Menorca?

Well this could be the answer for your 2012 holiday. The property is Casa Paraiso, Cala n Porter in Menorca in the Baleric Islands.

This 4 bedroom  villa has just been refurbished to a high standard and is being let for the first time this year. The pool was completed in April 2012 and it is larger than the average pool 10 mtrs x 5 mtrs.

There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is an en suite attached to the master bedroom which has a jacuzzi bath, bidet, w.c & hand basin. The master bedroom has patio doors which lead out to the covered terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast overlooking the pool. Bedroom two has a double bed. Bedroom three has two single beds and Bedroom four also has two single beds. Bathroom 2 has shower, w.c. & hand basin. Bathroom 3 has a column shower, w.c. & hand basin.

The large kitchen comprises of hob, oven, microwave, large american fridge/freezer, washing mach & dishwasher

The spacious lounge has two leather sofas, dining table, satellite t.v. with selected channels, d.v.d & c.d. player. The lounge has patio doors that lead out to the terrace and pool.

The villa can sleep up to 8 so if you are two familes or one large one there is plenty of room.

The beach in Cala n Porter is in a safe secluded bay which is ideal for children. The crystal clear turqoiuse waters re ideal for swimming, diving, snorkelling or just relaxing on a lilo. There are two beach bars that offer take away food, tapas and drinks.

2012 Rental prices
02 June 07 June GBP £ 790 Week
09 June 28 June GBP £ 890 Week 
29 June 06 July GBP£  990 Week 

To find out more and prices for other rental periods please take a look here

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Ilha Armona Portugal holiday letting

Great new listing on the website at the low cost villa advertising service.

Beach House Armona Island, Ilha Armona, Portugal. This house for a holiday on the exotic island of Armona Views across Ria Formosa from terrace.

It offers: Sleeping facilities for up to 6 in 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom - Dishwasher - Washing machine- Microwave -Pets are welcome - There is a beach nearby.

The hoiday rental also has a TV and you will find Restaurants and a lake nearby. It is also close to the airport which is always very convenient.

To find out more and to secure your self catering holiday booking follow this link

Friday, 2 March 2012

Two bedroom Townhouse holiday rental with sea views and pool at Villa Martin Spain

2nd March 2012 - A new listing on holiday rentals website.

A stylish townhouse set in a peaceful part of Villa Martin, very close to a large private swimming pool with shallow children's area. Furnished to a high standard, the house has a lounge with satellite TV, Hi Fi, downstairs toilet/washroon, fully fitted kitchen and utility room.

The 1st Floor has two bedrooms, one with a balcony and sea views. Well appointed bathroom. From the landing, stairs lead up to a secluded roof top, perfect for dinner under the stars.... A short stroll away is the popular Plaza, with shopss, restaurants and bars. Blue Flag beaches are minutes away, as are three top class Golf Courses. The lively port of Torrevieja is a short drive away, with its promenades, sea front craft market, sea food and tapas bars. Alicante airport is 40 minutes.

Find out more by following this link and book your self catering holiday there today.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 starts wanted campaign for holiday rentals the on line marketing service for self catering holiday rentals has today launched a campaign on it's holiday home web sites for more properties for the 2012 season.

Numerous enquiries are being made as the idea of a self catering holiday rental can save a family a lot of money. has now been established over TEN years and thousands of people have taken holiday rentals advertised on the site and partners euro-rentals, English Cottage Rental, Scottish Cottage Rental, Welsh Cottage Rental, Villa Rental France, Cote D'Azur Rental and euro villa location.

Advertising costs are so low and it only costs for ONE YEAR £12.50 including 20% UK VAT. You can't buy a lot for £12.50 these days, not even a bottle of Champagne for Vallentines day which today is. 

So if you have a self catering holiday rental, the message is don't leave it empty. If you are already advertising it with other on line portalls, newspapers or magazines you are not actually "breaking the bank" by spending £12.50 for a year's advertising.

For anyone renting a holiday home, via two other websites in the jml Group, the renter can arrange holiday travel insurance, car hire and car hire excess insurance the property owner can arrange property insurance for that holiday rental.

Find out more about advertising here it could be the best move you have made recently.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nice Airport to have third passenger terminal

Nice Airport which is the second busiest airport in France is expanding again. Extensions were completed last year to Terminal 2 and a brand new rental car terminal was opened last summer. (More on that here).

I see that The Riviera Times sent out an email newsletter on the 25th January saying  "New terminal announced for Nice Côte d’Azur Airport".

According to the newspaper's report It will be Situated between the current terminal 2 and the Var river, T3 will primarily welcome low-cost flights operators, such as easyJet, who want to speed up their turn-arounds between flights.

The airport says the major infrastructure works will cost 80 million euros. The proposed completion date will be in 2018 and it will not be as luxurious as terminals one and two being that it will be for the low cost market. See the rest of the article Here

Remember for information about Nice, the south of France and Monaco including Juan Les Pins Jazz festival, Historic Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival and info on self catering accommodation in the area, take a look at