About us

Our story: why Clickstay and direct bookings

Clickstay is one of the original and trusted direct bookings holiday rental sites. Use us to find vacation rentals with no booking or service fees: you save money by booking directly with owners. Our goal: to make the world's best direct bookings site, matching renters and owners whilst providing a secure, easy to use payment system.

We're established...

Started as Villarenters in 2003 we were one of the first holiday rental sites with secure online payment. We changed our name to Clickstay in 2014 as we're more than just villas and hundreds of thousands of happy holiday makers have stayed in one of our holiday rentals. We're one of the UK's most trusted platforms - but we're not sitting still.

...And we're changing...

We believe the existing model from Airbnb, Vrbo and others is broken: they control communication, squeeze owners and charge over the top renter service fees which can increase the cost by as much as 25%.

We want change: we want to make it as easy as possible for owners and renters to find each other, get in touch and book. And all whilst getting rid of renter service fees - making holidays cheaper and giving owners their fair share.

...to deliver the best direct bookings site we possibly can!

We've relaunched as 100% direct bookings: renters book directly with owners and agents with no service fees. Our secure payment system and clear booking contract means both parties can be confident of a great experience.