For a weekend or annual vacation, it’s never easy to find the vacation rental that meets our desires and our means. Here is a list of sites on which to search for the best chalet for your winter holidays in France , the house of your dreams for your summer holidays in Europe, or the perfect unusual accommodation for a weekend in the west .
Abritel, vacation rentals around the world
Abritel is a reference site in vacation rentals around the world . With more than 2 million properties listed, you will find apartments, houses or villas, and even small cabins for your stays with family or friends . It is possible to contact the host for more information, but be careful to book via the site and not directly , as may sometimes be requested, in order to avoid scams. This is the ideal site if you are looking for houses with a large capacity.
Booking.com, houses, villas, B&Bs and hotels all over the world
Formerly reserved for the simple rental of hotels, Booking.com has opened up the possibility for the owners of apartments or holiday homes to offer their property there . Whether you are looking for a vacation rental in France, New York, Spain or Italy , you will certainly find what you are looking for. Apartments or villas , you will probably spend hours looking for the rare pearl. I use Booking.com a lot to book my hotels when I travel, for example during my road trip in Iceland to look for pensions with kitchen, or during my trip to Greeceto find rare gems at the last minute.
The platform offers the possibility of searching by type of goods, according to the services offered, the prices, according to the comments… It is the most complete service currently on the net.
You should also know that comments on Booking.com are secure , and only people who have rented the property can leave a comment.
Belvilla by Oyo, seasonal rentals in France and Europe
For holidays by the sea or in the mountains, in France , Puglia or Austria , in a house with a swimming pool, in a castle or on a boat, Belvilla By Oyo offers nearly 40,000 holiday rentals in 20 countries located mainly in Europe .
With its 40 years of experience in seasonal rentals , it is one of the players you can count on. Rentals are verified and customer service can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Like Booking, customer comments are secure and satisfaction at a fairly high level since the average is 8.4/10.
Less well known than Abritel, there are beautiful products and some unusual accommodations. The Bellevilla platform offers free cancellation conditions (be careful to read the conditions carefully) and during the Covid period, this is a significant advantage.
Airbnb, rental between individuals
We no longer present the services of Airbnb, which offers services ranging from homestays to luxury villas, all over the world . In addition to rentals, the platform now offers experiences such as a photo shoot, a food tour or a wine tasting. These allow you to meet the locals. When you travel alone , it’s interesting.
We are moving further and further away from the concept of renting between individuals from its beginnings, and I find that a real shame. The platform nevertheless remains one of the best known for booking weekends or holidays.
Sportihome.com, Sport & Adventure rentals between individuals
SportiHomeis a UFO in the middle of all these offers since the platform offers you to rent accommodation between individuals according to your centers of interest around sport and adventure .
Hiking, kitesurfing, running, climbing, the range of sports is quite wide. You will find more than 10,000 sport & nature holiday rentals in Brittany , Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and everywhere in France.
Gîtes de France, seasonal rental specialist in France
A historical site for the rental of gîtes and bed and breakfasts , Gîtes de France offers more than 70,000 accommodations in all regions of France . More than a booking site, it is a label that offers the security of a property appraised before being rented. For short stays or long holidays , you will find properties in town as well as in our remote countryside, and even accommodation for telecommuting.
Locasun, vacation rentals by the sea and the mountains
Locasun is an online travel agency specializing in vacation rentals in France, Spain and Italy . Here you will find apartments, houses, villas and campsites for holidays by the sea, in the mountains and in the countryside. You can already look at the offers for summer 2022 .
In winter, it’s an agency that rents a lot of apartments in La Toussuire and Le Corbier, where I’ve been going every winter for a few years.
Other sites for renting apartments in the mountains
There are other sites for booking vacation rentals by the sea or in the mountains. Among them, I can cite Sunweb ski , the number 1 booking site for mountain vacation rentals .