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Sandra and Peter

SANDRA & PETER: The Founders of SPL Villas

Sandra and Peter took their first villa holiday over 28 years ago, travelling to Lanzarote with their family. They loved the space and privacy that their holiday villa provided them and so they kept returning. During their time in Lanzarote, they built up an expert knowledge of the island and the villa holiday market. Harnessing this knowledge, they successfully launched Villas We Trust in 2017, and, following this success they expanded the team and the company in 2020, with the introduction of SPL Villas. They remain an integral part of the business today, offering their advice and assistance to the team and our customers alike.



I first joined the travel industry after finishing university almost 20 years ago and have never wanted to work in any other sector since. I have been extremely fortunate to have travelled the world within various different roles, visiting destinations that otherwise I most probably would never have seen. There are so many beautiful places to visit and I am proud to be involved in sharing some of them with you through the villa holidays that we offer. I truly love taking family villa holidays, having travelled away with friends initially, but more so with my family of late.

TOP TRAVEL TIP: Try the local food within your holiday destination. There are so many culinary delights to explore, so make sure you try as much as you can.


I love Croatia, it is stunningly beautiful and full of heritage, so anywhere you choose to visit, you will not be disappointed. This villa is located on the Island of Brac, an easy ferry ride from Split. If you want a villa holiday to get away from it all, yet still have everything you need, then this villa will not disappoint.



I joined the Travel industry at the tender age of 18, firstly selling the USA and the Caribbean, and really enjoyed visiting these destinations. Villa holidays have been my holiday of choice for over 25 years , and I have worked in the villa sector for over 14 years now. There are not many places that I have not personally visited. I love the freedom that a villa holiday provides and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultures and local way of life. I feel very fortunate to talk about villa holidays on a daily basis, it’s more of a passionate hobby than a job!

TOP TRAVEL TIP: Take advantage of booking cooking classes or having a private Chef come to your villa , we have many villas that offer this service.


This traditional villa is set in the middle of a village , with a local taverna within walking distance. With breath-taking views over the crystal clear sea, Villa Lucas has all you need for the perfect villa holiday. Relax around the pool, or spend time in Rethymno at the beautiful harbour and people watch with a glass of wine.



I have been in the travel industry since 1994 and previously worked for a major high street travel agent where I gained most of my experience and expertise. Before joining SPL Villas, I was working for an independent family run travel company where I enjoyed compiling complex worldwide itineraries. When not endeavouring to deliver the best memories possible for my customers, I am either enjoying the sun or longing for its return.

TOP TRAVEL TIP: With the majority of our villas having a 4pm check in, explore the local restaurants and enjoy a local lunch, before arriving at your villa.


I love visiting Turkey and have taken many family holidays to this destination. This villa is wonderfully spacious, private and offers superb sea views. With local amenities and the beach close by, it is perfect for a family villa holiday or with a group of friends.



I first started working in the villa sector of the travel industry 17 years ago and have been a passionate advocate of villa holidays ever since. I have travelled with my job all over Europe and have stayed at some of the most wonderful villas in some of the most incredible destinations. I love taking a villa holiday with my family and friends and I have stayed in the majority of the destinations that SPL Villas feature.

TOP TRAVEL TIP: Book in advance to ensure you get the villa that you want, availability goes quickly and you don’t want to miss out!

FAVOURITE DESTINATION & VILLA: Mallorca, Spain - Casablanca Carbo

I have had many wonderful villa holidays in Mallorca with friends and family. Pollensa, Cala San Vicente and Alcudia are perfect destinations for a villa holiday, with warm weather, friendly locals, beautiful family beaches and great cuisine to be found there. I love this villa as it has stunning sea views and it isn’t too far from the beach, the shops or the restaurants and cafes.


I first started working in the Travel Industry in 2012, when I worked overseas in France. Over the past 10 years I have had the opportunity to visit some incredible destinations and experience some amazing countries. Villa holidays are the perfect way to spend time as a couple, family, or group of friends. Some of my favourite holiday memories are those spent with family in villas and its now my job to help you create special memories on your own villa holiday!

TOP TRAVEL TIP: Can’t decide on which destination to choose? Whether its discovering Puglia or some winter sun in the Canaries, take a look at our Blog for some inspiration!


Greece is perfect for a summer holiday, with warm, crystal clear waters to swim in and traditional Greek villages to explore! The luxurious Villa Zoe in Zakynthos is one of my favourites, with incredible views of the sea, a huge swimming pool and an alfresco dining area for BBQs with your family & friends. Villa Zoe is 2km from Zakynthos Town, where you can explore the Greek Taverna’s and experience some fantastic food and hospitality!

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