We have a fantastic range of accommodations in the most popular beach holiday destinations and beach resorts. Many of our holiday lets aren’t much more than a few hours' flight time away, but once you're out there, they'll feel like a whole world away. Ah, how we love to spend time on the beach when we're on holiday. Nothing can beat that moment you first arrive, when the hot white sand pushes up between your toes, the sea shimmers invitingly, and the warmth of your surroundings seems to ebb your cares away with the outgoing tide.

Our choice of self-catering beach holidays and beach rentals offers a real home away from home, where you can come and go as you please. Find a beachside villa or cottage and there'll be no trudging for miles, struggling with wayward windbreaks and bulky cool boxes. And if swimming, surfing, or playing sports is your thing, a beach rental from us means all the equipment you need is right where you want it to be—just blow up your lilo or pull on your wetsuit and hit the water.

Being close to the sea is good for the mind, body, and the soul, and nothing soothes you quite like the sound of the waves. A great beach holiday is perhaps the one time you can lie back and truly relax. Time doesn't matter, and if you've decided that you don't want to move, then nothing and nobody can make you do it. Got your towel, sunglasses, a big fat juicy paperback, and a long, cool drink? That's all you need for a perfect flop-out fortnight. -Why make things more complicated than that? Then as the evening draws in, you can savour a few local delicacies in a choice of nearby bars and restaurants, have a romantic stroll along the shoreline, watch the sunset, or just people-watch from a cafe terrace.

Choose one of our lively beach resort rentals and you can enjoy a vibrant nightlife scene and dance until the small hours. At the end of the day, your comfortable beach villa or beach apartment will be waiting for you. You'll never be too far from the sea, the sand, or the action. Give your batteries an overnight recharge, and you'll be rejuvenated and ready to do it all again the next day.

On the other hand, your idea of top beach holidays may mean digging in rock pools, hunting for crabs, building a world-classn sandcastle, or burying Dad up to his neck while he's asleep. The beach has always been the perfect family-friendly holiday destination, guaranteed to entertain restless toddlers or image-conscious teenagers intent on topping up their tans. We also offer beach holiday rentals in the most wonderful walking and wildlife destinations, if getting away from it all means something a little more energetic than a day of sunbathing. A really great beach holiday is all about freedom: freedom to relax or explore, to sleep or to swim, to pose or to play.

You may just want quick and cheap beach holidays or short breaks, or you may want to indulge yourself a little and splash out on a luxury villa with an unforgettable sea view. Browse through our beach holiday lettings, and you can be sure that by booking through Owners Direct, you're talking to the property's owner, saving yourself time and money. Simply choose the sort of holiday you deserve and decide where and when you want to go. We'll offer a list of options to suit both your needs and your pocket. The choice is all yours.