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Company background…


Italy villa rental company, Bookings For You, is owned by Jo Mackay. After studying History at the University of Edinburgh, Jo joined the sales and marketing team at Procter & Gamble. In 2006,  Jo and her family purchased a holiday home on Lake Maggiore in Italy. Jo quickly developed a passion for all things Italian! A few years later, she founded Italian villa rental company Bookings For You.

Bookings For You initially focused on offering holiday villas and apartments in the Italian Lakes. But we quickly spread our travel wings. In 2011 we expanded their portfolio to include villas and apartments in Tuscany and Umbria. Further expansion followed soon after. We now also have villas to rent in Florence, Le Marche, the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Puglia. In 2017, we crossed the border and launched an exclusive range of villas to rent in France.

This Italy villa rental company now has over 200 holiday villas and apartments for guests to choose from. Our portfolio of villas in Italy caters for a variety of budgets, tastes and party size. We have also personally visited every property on the site. As a result, we can advise you on everything, from travel arrangements to where to eat in the evening.


You can trust this Italy villa rental company…


In 2014, Bookings For You were proud to become a member of ABTOI. The Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (ABTOI), is dedicated to raising the profile of Italy in Britain as well as promoting it as a multi-faceted tourist destination. ABTOI enjoys the full support of the Italian Tourist Board. ABTOI can boast almost 70 full members to date. Between them, they cover the full range of holiday services to Italy. This ranges from rail travel and skiing holidays to escorted groups and independent travel. It also includes activity specialists and tour operators as well as self catering accommodation providers such as Bookings For You.

In recent years, Bookings For You has received a number of awards recognising our excellent customer service. In 2016, we received a ‘Highly Commended’ from the Good Web Guide. We were also the proud winners of a bronze award at the British Travel Awards in the same year. Over 1.3 million votes were cast in these awards. We took home the Bronze Award for the Best Villa / Self Catering Holiday Booking Company in the small portfolio category.

We then won the 2018 British Travel Award for Best Holiday Villa Company which we were thrilled about. In 2019, we scooped a Bronze and Silver in the BTAs. And then, in 2020, we won Silver in the Best Villa Holiday Company category. In 2022, we won Gold for Best Travel Company for Italy Villa Holidays and Silver for Best Villa Holiday Company in the BTAs. Since these awards are voted for entirely by the public, they mean a lot to us. The company’s aim is to provide an outstanding service to their clients. These awards reflects our guests’ high level of customer satisfaction.


This Italy villa rental company will take care of you…


We are pleased to welcome international travellers. As well as English speaking representatives, Bookings For You has Italian and French speaking representatives.

Bookings For You is not a typical ‘9 to 5’ business. Recognising that planning a holiday doesn’t fit within normal office hours, we aim to be contactable every day of the week. We will also aim to be contactable both during the day and in the evening. We’ll do our best to answer any questions you might have about any aspect of your holiday. Rest assured, if we doesn’t know the answer, we’ll do the research to find it out!


Get in touch…


If you have a villa in Italy or France that you would like Bookings For You to manage or would like to hear more about the services we provide, please contact us.

Or, if you’re planning an Italy villa rental holiday and would like to know more about the holiday villas and apartments we have available, do contact us. Likewise, if you’re looking for a villa holiday in France. Similarly, if you would like advice on your travel arrangements, please contact us.

Bookings For You is owned by Jo Mackay. You can be assured of her personal attention at all times.