Great places to stay and quick responses from owners
I was recommended the Owners Direct site by a friend and have subsequently used it to look for a last minute weekend over Christmas and a summer break. At first I was slightly worried about having to liaise with owners to work out availability. However, it worked really well and even in mid-December, owners were responded to my availability requests really quickly so it was very easy to narrow down choices over a 24 h period. We rented a gorgeous villa in Italy for a summer holiday - the owners (based in Edinburgh) were really helpful and every aspect of booking, getting directions and keys etc worked smoothly. We will definitely come back to the site to look for other holiday destinations as there is so much choice.