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Holiday like a World Cup star

14th June 2010 Print
Property 446831 in Dubai

As the World Cup kicks off and football fever hits us, why not follow in the footsteps of the England players who own luxurious homes abroad and book your very own place in the sun, for an A-list holiday like a footballer or a WAG. has thousands of affordable private holiday homes available to rent in footballers’ favourite destinations worldwide, meaning a star-spotting break is within reach, and you may even bump into some of the players while you’re there!

Head to some of the world’s most upmarket and prestigious resorts where current and ex-members of the England squad own properties, for example:

Barbados: Wayne & Colleen Rooney
The Caribbean: Rio Ferdinand
Dubai: Ashley Cole
Costa Blanca: Terry Venables
Malta: Gary Neville

Rent a luxury villa on the Westmoreland estate in Barbados to rub shoulders with Wayne and Colleen, but enjoy it for less by renting direct. Holiday homes typically work out up to 50% cheaper than similar standard hotels, plus you get way more space and privacy, which provides a truly exclusive experience. Choose from one of the rentals below for the chance to holiday like a star.

Below are some of the best footballer-style villas to rent on, the UK’s largest holiday rentals website with over 210,000 properties worldwide.

St James, Barbados
Who owns here: Wayne & Colleen Rooney
Luxurious five bedroom villa on Royal Westmoreland
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £833 per night
Spacious and beautifully decorated, the villa comprises of a fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor, indoor dining and living area, powder room and two bedrooms, both en-suite and each with their own private terrace with views of the lush tropical gardens. The villa is complete with an outdoor dining area perfect for breakfast in the mornings, as well as a dining gazebo by the pool. The living room opens onto a covered living area near the pool deck, wet bar and Jacuzzi. Property 413758

Turks & Caicos, Caribbean
Who owns here: Rio Ferdinand
Waterfront villa ideal for parties, weddings & celebrations
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £3,403 per week
Villa Sounion is a place where guests leave behind busy lives, as they become mesmerised by nature's beauty and slip into its gentle rhythms. The villa is luxuriously appointed with marble floors, stunning European artwork, a telescope to view the constellations, private dock on the sea front, fresh water pool, gas grill, air-conditioned bedrooms, high speed internet, state of the art media and international internet telephone. Property 78217

Who owns here: Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole
Holiday villa on Palm Island with pool and private beach
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £3,528 per week
Located on Palm Island this Dubai holiday villa has its own private beach and private pool. The villa has five bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and also offers a PS3, TV, DVD, and a laptop with video games, as well as an extensive DVD collection for all ages. Located close to the Emirates Golf Club and the Mall of the Emirates, this villa is perfectly based for a luxury Dubai holiday. Property 446831

Alicante, Costa Blanca
Who owns here: Terry Venables
Superb large luxury villa overlooking the Mediterranean
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16. From £3,719 per week
This magnificent luxury villa is set in the picturesque hills of Coveta Fumá, 15km from Alicante. It enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the sparkling Mediterranean, the surrounding hills and the nearby town of El Campello. The master double bedroom suite has a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. The large kitchen/dining room is equipped with all modern appliances and leads on to a sunny breakfast room opening on to the terrace and pool area. There is a spacious double aspect lounge which, together with the breakfast room, has stunning views over the sea. Property 3222

Who owns here: Gary Neville
Five star villa with large pool, sauna and games room
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12. From £1,488 per week
Villa Phantasia is a remarkable villa situated in an elite, quiet area, but only a five minute drive from all entertainment. Consisting of a large hall, lounge with fireplace, main bedroom with queen size bed, en-suite dressing room and bathroom, air-conditioning, TV and terrace with wonderful views. The property also offers a large games room with full size snooker table, pool table, air hockey table, table soccer, table tennis, dart board, and a small gym. Property 15516

Prices quoted are per property and correct at the time of going to press.

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