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Holiday Lettings Direct - with no commission, no traveller booking fee - #BookDirect

Holiday Lettings Direct

Welcome to LetsLetDirect the NEW place to book your holidays direct with owners. We are new, but we're growing FAST, with over 1,000 direct holiday homes to date - and more being added every day! Our aim is very simple - to put you, the holidaymaker, in touch with the holiday home owners direct.

So far, we've got over 250 Algarve Villas and apartments, more than 600 Holiday cottages in France and around 400 English Country Cottages - and remember, all these holiday lettings are available to Book Direct with the owner.

Featured Holiday Properties

Weekends? Short Breaks? - or planning that Dream Holiday?

If you're looking for a quick getaway, a family vacation, or the holiday you've always dreamed of, hopefully we'll have something to suit your requirements. We currently have rental properties in the UK, The Algarve and in France, but will be adding more countries soon. What we're not going to do though is add countries before we have a sufficient number of holiday homes to provide a reasonable selection, as we know everyone likes to have more than one option to choose from.

Popular Destinations

Holiday Cottages France Brittany


With its rugged coastline, Brittany is often compared with Cornwall, with which it also shares very similar weather - and for foodie types, a focus on fish cuisine.

Brittany Cottages

Holiday Cottages English Lake District


Thanks to the recent foodie explosion in the area, Lake District holiday cottages are increasingly popular for short breaks, although still remain a great choice for active family holidays in the UK.

Lake District Cottages

Villas Praia da Luz Algarve


The popular seaside resort of Praia da Luz in Western Algarve offers beautiful beaches, great restaurants and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, which makes for a superb Algarve holiday!

Villas Praia da Luz, Algarve

Why Book Your Holidays Direct With The Owner?

Whilst most people know that traditional "rental agencies" such as English Country Cottages, James Villas etc charge a rental commission, and are generally more expensive than booking holidays direct, but many people don't appreciate that so-called direct sites like Holidaylettings, Owners Direct, Homeaway and now Airbnb, also levy charges on top of the rental price (in most cases charging both the owner and the traveller. Whilst these costs are less than the 20-25% charged by the agencies, they generally add around 15-20% to the cost of your holiday - for the exact same property, at the exact same time...

What's particularly irksome though, is that since these sites want their not-very-hard-earned cash, they do their utmost to ensure you cannot get in touch truly directly with the owner, so force you to communicate through their proprietry email system, and woe betide you if you try to include your email address or a phone number in there, as you'll get blocked!

So when we say book your holidays direct with the owner, we mean just that - all of our partner sites allow you to send an email enquiry which goes direct to the owners inbox, and phone numbers are shown for all listings if you prefer to pick up the phone. Some may call it "old-school", but we just think it's right - build a rapport with the holiday home owner, ask the questions you want to ask, create your perfect holiday ;-)