Last-minute villas from £258 per week

By Nick Redman, Evening Standard

Last updated at 12:28 25 June 2003


There's still time to book a fantastic villa

Stock market, job worries - and don't mention the war. Everything conspired to stifle summer villa bookings earlier this year. But by late April sales were underway.

"Easter weekend was when the negative coverage subsided," says Simon Rowlands at Villa Retreats.

Now in sought-after areas - the Balearics, Algarve, Costas - deals are vanishing as the school hols near. If you want somewhere decent, don't wait.

See our round-up below for the best villa rentals still available in Europe's summertime hotspots.

But before you book anything, read our in-depth tips for the perfect villa holiday.

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