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5 Amazing Villas for Under £500 Per Person


Planning the perfect holiday with family and friends doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, especially with James Villas. We know how important it is that you get to spend as much quality time with your loved ones as possible, and with our wide range of beautiful villas in stunning locations the world over, you’re guaranteed to find a villa holiday that suits your budget as well as one that lives up to your dreams. So take a look at our handpicked selection of villas that will make the perfect group holiday destination, all for less than £500pp!

Villa Rethymno Beach III, Rethymno in Crete, Greece

The stunning, stone terrace Villa Rethymno Beach III has it all. Set right on the edge of a beautiful sandy beach just outside of the town of Rethymno, where you can watch the waves roll in, and the sun set over the horizon, a sea view doesn’t get much better than this. Enjoy dinners on the terrace, or kick back and relax by the pool, to the soothing sound of the ocean lapping the shore. And if you’re travelling with kids, with a pool table and Playstation 3, they won’t have a chance to be bored!

From £166pp 4 people can stay at Villa Rethymno Beach III in the Crete for 7 nights departing 5th April 2015.

View of the pool at Villa Rethymno III

View of the pool at Villa Rethymno III

Quinta da Luz, Paderne, Algarve, Portugal

If you’re thinking of going away with a big group of friends, or taking the whole family on holiday, Quinta da Luz is the perfect getaway. Set in 12 acres of land with stunning sea views, this beautifully restored farmhouse combines traditional Portuguese touches with modern living. Relax in the luxury of your very own sauna, or take a dip in your private pool. Or why not challenge your family and friends to a little healthy competition with a tournament on the snooker table, or a game of table tennis.

From £386pp 8 people can stay at Villa Quinta da Luz in the Algarve for 7 nights departing 18th July 2015.

Our Luxury Villa Quinta Da Luz

Our Luxury Villa Quinta Da Luz

Villa Pine Retreat, Argaka in Cyprus

For somewhere to truly relax and unwind, head to Villa Pine Retreat in the heart of Cyprus’ beautiful Argaka countryside. Recline with book in hand on the sun terrace by your private pool, which the lush, mature gardens afford blissful seclusion and privacy, before gathering around the built in barbecue for dinner. Alternatively, if you fancy heading out to eat, you’ll find a variety of local tavernas dotted along the unspoilt coastline, or the charming town of Polis is a short drive away if you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping.

From £238pp 8 people can stay at Villa Pine Retreat in Cyprus for 7 nights departing 5th August 2015.

A view of the pool at our Villa Pine Retreat

A view of the inviting pool at our beautiful Villa Pine Retreat

Villa Elefante Tia, Javea in Costa Blanca, Spain

Another great destination for family holidays and getaways with friends is Villa Elefante Tia, situated in the ever-popular Costa Blanca region of Spain. While away the summer days in the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding your private pool, or enjoy dining al fresco around the built-in barbecue or on the terrace. And if you fancy a day of shopping and sightseeing, Valencia is a short coastal drive away and well worth a visit, with its modern architecture juxtaposed with its ancient walled city centre.

From £143pp 8 people can stay at Villa Elefante Tia in Costa Blanca for 7 nights departing 20th June 2015.

The view of the pool at our lovely Villa Elefante Tia

The view of the pool at our lovely Villa Elefante Tia

Villa Carabela, Playa Blanca in Lanzarote

The Canary Islands are always perfect for family holidays, and none more so than sunny Lanzarote. And when you’re staying at Villa Carabela, you and the kids are guaranteed a holiday of a lifetime. Spend your days relaxing by the side of your private pool, with your latest holiday read, whilst the kids have fun in the games room playing a game of pool. And later in the evening, everyone can gather round the built-in barbecue to enjoy dinner al fresco.

From £185pp 8 people can stay at Villa Carabela in Lanzarote for 7 nights departing 29th August 2015.

The pool at our stunning villa Carabela

The pool at our stunning villa Carabela

These five beautiful villas are just a few of the amazing holiday homes we have on offer around the world. For more inspiration, head to our destinations page, where you will find everything you need to know to plan your next big holiday with your family and friends.

*Please note: prices are based on occupancy stated for 7 nights villa only. Departures are subject to availability and change. Prices are correct at time of publishing and subject to change.


Amanda is a Marketing Assistant at James Villa Holidays.

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