Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sea View Holiday Properties

We’ve just launched a new search category on our site – ‘sea view’.  In fact, we’re not quite sure why we didn’t do it before.  172 of our fabulous One Off Places have sea views!  A lot of people a very specifically looking for a holiday villa with a sea view, so now there’s an easy way for them to separate the wheat from the chaff, as it were.

So without further ado, here are some pics of some of our favourite sea view properties.  To view the full collection, just click here.

If you’re not fussed about sea views but want a specific type of property, then have a look here to view all our property types.

And if you know where you want to go, then head for our destinations pages.

Brand New Treetop House in the Scottish Highlands

One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of Treetop House which is opening for its first guests in April 2014.  It is a uniquely designed holiday house perched on a wooded hillside with panoramic views across Loch Broom and out to Scotland’s Summer Isles.


Treetop House has been beautifully designed to create a romantic and intimate retreat.  Inside you’ll find a luxurious living space including woodburning stove, sauna and luxury freestanding bath.  The views from every room are spectacular; panoramic seascapes and landscapes, dramatic Highland skies and waterfalls.


Tabitha Symonds, founder and director of, said of this brand new addition to the portfolio; `Treetop House offers truly out of the ordinary accommodation in on of the most spectacularly scenic parts of Scotland.  This is a flagship property for One Off Places`.


Treetop House is a ten minute walk from the centre of Ullapool, combining rural isolation with the village experience.  The house backs onto the Ullapool Hill Path network, and there are endless opportunities for climbing and mountain walking in the vicinity.  Golden sand beaches are nearby, as well as golf courses, castles, hill forts, sea kayaking and boat excursions.


Price from £900 – £1600 per week.  Shorter stays available during low season from £150 per night.  [NB Treetop House is perfect for two, but there is an additional, small, single bedroom if you wish to accommodate a third person.]

For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in Scotland, a windmill in France, a medieval gatehouse in Wales, a safari tent in Italy, a colonial villa in Sri Lanka; and a merchant`s house in Morocco; as well as eco houses, church conversions, train carriages, tents, tipis and yurts; visit

Our Top Six Greek Villas – Super Stylish, to Super Budget

Best for Style

Built and designed in 2005 by a renowned Athenian architect, the Olive House is an absolute gem on the ancient Greek island of Paros. This stunning house is set into a hillside and oozes style, both inside and out.  Sit on the terrace and enjoy the spectacular views across the Aegean sea.

Sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms.

From £1005 – £2015 per week.

Best for Decadence

Nestled within the olive groves under Mount Pantokrator, with panoramic views of the mountains and sea from the terraces and infinity pool, Villa Petalutha offers peace, seclusion and privacy in a truly memorable setting. Beautifully designed interiors, a pristine swimming pool, and beaches just 6km away.  Welcome to paradise.

Sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms.

From £1500 – £3600 per week.

Best for Rural Idyll

This is the rural idyll: a villa in Kephalonia surrounded by olive groves and orchards, set in a horseshoe of green hills with a view of the Bay of Sami and the island of Ithaca beyond.  Private pool in an acre of landscaped grounds.  5km from the beach.

Sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms.

From £1900 – £3250 per week.

Best for Eco Credentials

A seven acre eco-chic farm on the shores of the Ionian island of Ithaca. Perched on a hillside and with spectacular sea views, this organic olive oil producing estate includes four houses, each set into its own fragrant gardened terraces, a swimming pool and outdoor facilities. Massage treatments, yoga sessions, coffee shop and bike hire all on site.

Each house sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms.

£2050 – £3245 per week.

Best for Glamour

A luxurious house on a private estate, an infinity pool with breathtaking panoramic views over a sparkling blue bay, a tranquil village setting. Accommodation for 14 and luxurious interiors. Welcome to your own little piece of paradise.

Sleeps up to 14 in seven bedrooms.

From £3500 – £5900 per week.

Best for Budget

This simply furnished and characterful Venetian house is set at the back of Hydra town just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful coastline of Hydra. Hydra is one of the most unspoilt and interesting of the Greek islands and is a vehicle-free zone; step back in time and enjoy the slow pace of life.

Sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms.

From £250 – £400 per week.