Here at James Villas, we like to remember that we were once a person. We still hold the family-run business values of James Villas founder, Jim Needham, who started with a big idea and spare bedroom-office. Jim started James Villas in 1985, turning the hobby of renting out his Lanzarote property into a business.
From a single villa, James has gone from strength to strength, now offering guests over 2700 villas in more than 50 fabulous destinations across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and America. Although, the first ever James Villas employee is still here today!
We are the UK's leading villa holiday specialist and we love what we do. We are proud of our reputation and passion for offering the very best villa holiday experiences.
Our owners since 2010, The Wyndham Group, provide us and our guests with continued protection and peace of mind, with the James Villas ethos very much still at the centre of everything we do.
* Calculated on actual figures from 2002 & estimated figures between 1984 and 2001. Updated 31 October 2016.
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James Villa Holidays is the UK number one villa specialist, with over 30 years 'experience. We've handpicked each of our 2700 villas in more than 50 destinations, so you can be sure it is up to our high standards. Plus our ABTA and ATOL bonding guarantees extra peace of mind.Learn More