Planning a long stay holiday can be a daunting task. Choosing your location and your type of rental are 2 major issues that should be at the forefront of any holiday itinerary, but they become even more pertinent when you’re planning a long stay retreat. Holiday planning should be enjoyable and straightforward, so take a look at these long stay holiday destinations to make your planning job easier!

Whatever your reason for an extended excursion, whether it’s to fulfil a lifelong goal, master a second language or seek inspiration for a project, pastime or potential long-term move, our list of holiday rentals cater to a diverse section of holidaymakers. Whether you most desire an authentic Spanish villa or a hill-situated cabin in New Zealand, search for the rental of your dreams and find it.

Long stay rentals in Florida

1 bedroom holiday villa in Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach

Throngs of holidaymakers flock to Florida’s coastline every year, and Florida rentals can cater to them all. Is it essential that you’re close to one of the state’s golf courses, like Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill in Orlando? Vital that you reside on the state’s milder southern peninsula? Imperative that you border one of Florida’s nature parks? You're covered in any case. So after choosing your perfect long stay rental, relax and start packing for your sun-drenched Florida stay.

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Long stay rentals in Spain

7 bedroom holiday villa in Golden Mile, Marbella, Costa del Sol

Whether you're developing your Spanish or in urgent need of some rest and recuperation, the impressive rental rates for extended holiday retreats in Spain will meet your needs. Piece together your long stay on the Mediterranean coastline, planning the finer details like your morning market runs, excursions to Sierra Nevada or Los Pueblos Blancos in southern Spain, or weekend breaks to Barcelona. Spain boasts the world’s greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage cities, and second-most World Heritage sites. This combination of history and vibrant, fiesta culture is beyond compare.

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Long stay rentals in Thailand

10 bedroom holiday villa in Lipa Noi beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani Province

Thailand is Southeast Asia’s most visited country for a reason. Perhaps owing to its popularity as a gap-year destination, holidaymakers in the millions travel to the small country, often with preconceived ideas. As a long stay holidaymaker, discover for yourself Thailand's diversity: explore its golden beaches, serene islands, and delicious cuisine, as well as its fascinating history. Explore ornate temples and intricately carved caves, or visit a spiritual retreat. Enjoy the contrast between the bustling Bangkok and Pattaya and the tranquil Ko Samui and Ko Lipe.

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Long stay rentals in New Zealand

4 bedroom holiday home in Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island

New Zealand is another country people have found easy to stereotype. The landscape is iconic, but a long stay rental in the country means you can really discover New Zealand. The South Island attracts adrenaline-seekers and Queensland is ideal for city-dwellers not ready to leave urban life completely. Mountain hiking, black water rafting and abseiling are a few of the activities you can perfect on a long stay holiday. However, New Zealand also has a distinctive cafe culture, full of friendly natives: explore the bars and restaurants of Auckland and Wellington.

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Long stay rentals in Greece

2 bedroom holiday home in Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi, Crete

Consider an extended rental in Greece a chance to retrace the country's astonishing ancient culture and explore its mountainous landscape and unspoiled beaches. Learning Greek, socialising with locals and embracing cultural customs become more achievable on a long stay break in central Macedonia or Epirus. Enjoy the medieval past of Rhodes and visit the stunning island of Crete, with its rugged coastline and mouthwatering cuisine. And, of course, visit the Acropolis in Athens, the birthplace of Greek –and arguably all of western – civilisation.

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