Owner Stories

Would you take your family to Thailand on holiday?

Paul has been successfully running Thailand’s premier villa rental company, Thailand Holiday Homes, for over a decade. Paul first started out in the industry by purchasing his own villa to rent out to tourists in Pattaya, Thailand, and he hasn’t looked back. He singlehandedly created the villa rental market in Pattaya and has also branched out into Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, Chiang Mai, Krabi and other popular Thailand holiday destinations, with nearly 500 luxury and handpicked villas, creating happy memories for thousands of guests over the years. Who better to ask for insider knowledge about a family holiday to Thailand?

Falling for Válor: One woman left everything behind for the quiet life in Spain

Many of us have returned from an unforgettable escape to exotic lands and fallen head over heels for the place we’ve returned from. We spend all day dreaming of the next time we will find ourselves there, in fact those memories keep us warm through those long winter months. But Spanish property owner Ginny, decided to make her dream destination her home. After she fell in love with the sleepy Municipality of Válor in Spain.

Segun explains why the peaceful province of Canneddi is the place to be in Sardinia

 I bought a place out here - with fantastic sea views, just a few minutes to the beach by foot - many years ago to relax and enjoy nature with the family.  Since 2006 I have carefully selected other properties with similar characteristics, most with fantastic sea views and all close to the beach.  I work directly with the owners and I know their properties well.  In fact, the area, including the land, pine forest and roads behind the gates, is jointly owned by all of us.  Sardinia has always discouraged sea front developments and banned it in 2005. Luckily, our community has been here for decades - close to the sea, immersed in nature, in an oasis of calm.   Over the years I've been fortunate to experience waking up to great sea views and going to bed having watched dazzling sunsets from a range of different properties across this area - some properties are a stones throw to the beach where you can hear the sea from your terrace; others, a few minutes walk to the beach, offer panoramic sea views and spectacular sunsets.  

Music and family fun in Florida with Villa Owner Ray

Music fans around the world have spent decades watching American musicians become the backbone to modern-day life, from the rock and roll of Elvis to the smooth sounds of the Supremes. However, one fan found himself so taken by the American music scene he decided to purchase a second property in the USA. “It was actually my daughter who talked me into it,” laughs Property Owner Ray Moore. “I was just going to buy another property in Aberdeen, but she made the point that if I bought property in Florida we could go on holiday, and I’ve always been a fan of America. So, everything seemed to fall into place.”