Luxury villas direct from owners

"Welcome to the luxe version of Airbnb"

- The Times
Explore our destinations

We connect you directly with villa owners and professional property managers.

Why use The Villa Collective to book a luxury villa?

Only top-quality properties

We take the stress out of your search by being selective about the villas we feature. We filter so that you don't have to.

Find the best deal

Book with the most direct and knowledgeable person with whom to make the booking and negotiate the best market rate available.

Verified villas & trustworthy hosts

Unlike the mass market booking platforms, we verify all our villas and only work with experienced owners and the best property managers.

How it works

Explore our collective of private luxury villas in Europe's most sought-after villa holiday destinations.

From the Cote d'Azur to Corfu, we have the perfect destination to suit you and your family.

We understand what you expect when booking a luxury villa and have tailored our platform accordingly.


Local representation

Each property comes with local management so there will always be someone on hand with expert knowledge of the villa.

Fully staffed villas

All our villas offer maid services and if a cook isn’t included it can often be arranged by the host to give you the holiday you deserve.

Booking flexibility

If you’re unsure which villa to choose we are on hand to recommend the best option and personally refer you to the most appropriate host.

About The Villa Collective


The Villa Collective is very much a product of our age: an online platform for luxury villas, connecting discerning travellers directly with owners and managers with properties to rent in Europe's top holiday destinations.


The concept was devised and created by father-and-son team Richard and Nick Cookson, Richard having co-founded CV Travel, one of the original luxury tour operators, in 1972. The Villa Collective harnesses their considerable experience to create a curated portfolio of luxury villas which can be rented directly from owners and managers.


The format draws on the increasing appetite for travellers to book holidays direct with the villa owners while also working with agents or ‘professional managers’ with a direct line to them.



The platform provides a cost-effective way for villa hosts to connect with new clients, allowing the website to offer a broad selection of villas across multiple destinations without compromising on the knowledge of each villa and the region in which it is set.


We extend a warm welcome to The Villa Collective. Whether you are the owner of a beautiful villa, a professional manager in need of additional exposure or a holidaymaker in search of that perfect escape, we aim to provide the answers you need.

Book direct with the owner or manager
Best price from the most direct source
All villas approved and verified