About Us

I would recommend that any property owner with a truly special home to rent should try a listing on One Off Places. I particularly like their selective approach when it comes to which properties they choose which distinguishes them from some of the larger rental sites. 
I also think the look of their website reflects the quality of the houses that are listed. Muchas gracias Olly & Tabitha!'  
Guy Hunter-Watts, owner of El Tejar in Spain

One Off Places was set up in 2007 by Tabitha Symonds.  Why?  Because she had spent many years searching for her perfect holiday property and thought it was time to share her secrets!  Historically, we have found that the properties we seek are being swamped by the mass market “two bedroom apartments in resorts” and thousands of properties which all look the same as the one next door.  Between us we have travelled all over the world and have stayed in hundreds of unique properties worldwide – from the simple charming cottage, to a jungle lodge, a rural finca and the odd exquisite beachfront dream house amongst others -  now we want to try and make these places more accessible to the discerning holidaymaker.

Low cost airlines and the ability to book each component of your holiday online means you have much more control over your holiday booking these days – you don’t have to rely on a travel agent to find what you want.  We don’t focus solely on exclusive or luxury properties – we offer a wide range of property types and prices to suit all budgets.  If you are looking for a property with a difference, away from the mass market resorts, then look no further – One Off Places will have a property to suit you! 

Tabitha has worked for over 20 years in the travel industry and is an experienced independent traveller.  She has worked in adventure travel, for a prominent environmental charity and for one of the UK and US's leading adventure travel, gap year and volunteer organisations.  Tabitha is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has travelled extensively, particularly in Latin America and Africa where she has organised and run her own charity expeditions.  Her perfect one off place?  A shepherds cottage in Spain, on top of a hill, surrounded by fields of sunflowers.  Although if you ask her tomorrow, it'll be a South American jungle lodge, a Cornish yurt or a Turkish cave house....

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