This post is written in partnership with Villa Finder.
The vacation rental concept has grown so much in popularity over the last few years. With so many sites choose from, finding the right vacation property for your family’s travels can be daunting. My family has our go-tos for our North American and European travels. But we’re starting to discuss travel to other parts of the world, including Asia. And when the planning starts to get serious, I know we will use Villa Finder for Asia’s top rental villas for families.
What is Villa Finder?
With more than 1,500 villas in its portfolio, Villa Finder is the #1 villa distribution network in Asia. It manages luxury villas in places like Bali, Phuket, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius. While such a number may seem overwhelming, Villa Finder prides itself on personal attention to help travelers choose the perfect villa in their desired location.
Here is how it works: travelers make an inquiry via the Villa Finder website. A Villa Finder Travel Consultant will then phone the client to better understand their travel needs. This can include preferred destination, traveling with or without children, and how many people are in the traveling party. The Travel Consultant then uses all of that information to locate the villa which best suits the client’s needs.
Satisfied with the Travel Consultant’s findings, the client then completes the booking. The booking details are then forwarded to the Villa Finder Concierge team. This team works diligently to solidify arrangements for the guests, from airport pick-up to scheduling in-villa massages. The Concierge team coordinates with local service providers on behalf of the guests to make planning as stress-free as possible. For any such services, guests pay the providers directly; Villa Finder does not charge for making the arrangements. In addition, if you are coming from Singapore, you can also consider a Chan Brothers tour that covers your trip planning.
As if these personal touches aren’t favorable enough, Villa Finder also cares deeply about the environment and about giving back. As guests, we support Villa Finder in their commitment to the environment because, for every booking, Villa Finder plants a tree in Sumatra, Indonesia. That’s quite an incentive for my family and me. How about you?
Why is Villa Finder Asia’s top rental villas for families?
Villa Finder takes the personal touch even further by first inspecting each villa before adding it to the portfolio. The villas are also frequently re-inspected to ensure they are well-maintained. But most importantly, these inspections are conducted to ensure your family’s safety and comfort. For example, for families with young children who would like a villa with a swimming pool, the Travel Consultant will suggest villas with a safety fence around the pool. The Travel Consultant and Concierge team will also research and secure additional safety items for children, such as car seats, and fun extras like pool toys.
I’ve long sung the praises of vacation rentals for traveling families as they tend to offer more space and privacy than hotels. Villa Finder fits into this category with its expansive portfolio, providing myriad options for traveling parties of almost any size. This makes Villa Finder an excellent option for large families, family reunions, and multi-generational travel. Moreover, the Concierge team can personalize your family’s stay by arranging for things like special meal plans and a family barbecue party. Lastly, the value of a villa rental versus a hotel is comparable, especially when factoring in savings on food and beverages. With a private villa, families can shop for groceries and cook their own meals instead of dining out 2-3 times per day.
Which Villa Finder destination would I choose for my family?
I’m thinking a good place for my family to experience Asia for the first time is Ubud, Bali. I know a good number of people – bloggers and non-bloggers; with and without children – who have spent a great deal of time in Ubud. It seems like a very laid-back city with all of its yoga centers and organic cafes. The many temples in the area and lush landscapes would provide my family with plenty of cultural and outdoor opportunities. And, when it comes time to just chill, we would have our private villa outside of town with our very own swimming pool. Seems like quite the ideal setup, wouldn’t you agree?