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April 24, 2024

Best holiday home and country house rental providers 2024

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best holiday home, villa and country house rental providers for high-net-worth-individuals

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The world’s finest five-star hotels are familiar to jet-set high-net-worth individuals. But increasingly, these discerning travellers are seeking out single-use holiday homes, villas and country houses to bring an added level of comfort, exclusivity, privacy and security to their getaways.

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Best travel companies 2024

In order to find the best properties – ones that live up to their extremely high standards – HNW holidaymakers benefit from seeking the expertise of one of the best holiday home providers on the market, as featured in the Spear’s index. 

The companies spotlighted in the rankings below reflect world-leaders in their field and can provide everything from superlative ski chalets and grand châteaux to charming Cotswold cottages and St Tropez escapes.

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‘Our list of experts provide UHNWs with access to modish holiday homes and villas the world over — whether these be summer homes in Tuscany, beachfront hideaways in the Caribbean or stone-coloured Grade I-listed mansions in Oxfordshire. They also provide access to private chefs, butlers and concierge services to take care of every holiday whim.’

Ian Douglas, Spear’s head of research


Best holiday home and rental providers: new names to know

This year, Spear’s welcomes three new additions to the list, who join returning favourites including the two highlighted below: 

TJB Private Travel – New addition 

Started by superyachts guru Tim Johnson, TJB Private Travel helps an international host of wealthy holiday-goers to plan bespoke trips to far-flung destinations worldwide. The company offers a range of very fine villas, chalets, lodges and islands for private hire.

Read TJB Private Travel’s full profile on Spears500.com

Luxury Cotswold Rentals – New addition

Luxury Cotswold Rentals provides HNWs access to a hand-selected portfolio of some of the region’s most adored properties, which include charming cottages and Grade I-listed English country homes variously featuring boating lakes, tennis courts, swimming pools and acres of beautiful grounds. 

Read Luxury Cotswold Rentals’ full profile on Spears500.com 

Edge Retreats – New Addition

Edge Retreats connects high-end holidayers and HNWs to some of the world’s finest luxury villas, with options in 50 locations globally that include private estates, designer villas and ski chalets.

Read Edge Retreats’ full profile on Spears500.com

A prime holiday rental service, Le Collectionist brings together iconic and emblematic holiday homes, villas and chalets from locations including the most beautiful regions of the French Riviera, Corsica, the French Alps, Spain, Italy and the Caribbean. An exclusive concierge service sets Le Collectionist apart from its competitors.

Read Le Collectionist’s full profile on Spears500.com

Ultima Collection offers clients ultra-luxury private residences across Europe. From ski chalets to beachside villas, its hospitality offerings are designed to make jet-setting guests feel comfortable and pampered.

Read Ultima Collection’s full profile on Spears500.com

Methodology

In selecting and ranking holiday home and country house rental providers, the Spear’s Research Unit conducts extensive research of the market, including interviews with well-informed observers, industry insiders and of course the advisers themselves. These take place both face-to-face, and on video and telephone calls. Candidates for inclusion are asked to fill in a form to provide data and a description of their work and client base. In finalising its selections and rankings, the Spear’s Research Unit employs a proprietary methodology that includes a weighted scoring system. This takes into account factors including an adviser’s standing, reputation, client base, recommendations and testimonials, the firm they represent, their level of engagement with the process and certain industry-specific criteria.

Best holiday home rental providers: the complete list

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on The Spear’s 500 website. The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.

Find out more

To explore all the Spear’s indices, and to use our find-an-adviser tool to identify the private client adviser who is right for your specific requirements, go to the Spear’s 500 website.

To receive relevant research updates from Spear’s – and thereby give you and your firm the best chance of being included in future Spear’s indices – please register here. If you are an adviser featured in an index and would like to update your profile or provide additional information, please email research@spearswms.com. If you are not featured but would like to be, please fill out our form.

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