It’s that time of year again. Summer is drawing to a close and autumn has arrived, bringing with it an unwelcome drop in temperature and the undeniable need for more knitwear. If you’re tempted by the idea of more sun, don’t be afraid to plan ahead – when it comes to a family holiday or weekend away with friends, renting a villa somewhere exotic needn’t mean you break the bank.
Destination is an important decision. With Spain voted Britain’s favourite European holiday destination, for years many people have been buying property there in order to enjoy more regular and cheaper holidays.
But as the Guardian asserts, “collapsing property prices” are hitting property owners hard. According to the newspaper, “The Bank of Spain says official house prices have fallen 17% since 2007, but many observers believe that the market is much worse than that.” As a result of this, researching villas to rent in Spain is often the more financially viable option. If an occasional Mediterranean getaway is what you’re after, there are many available properties in a variety of stunning locations, providing luxury accommodation and a unique holiday experience.
If you’re looking for Majorca villas to rent, holiday companies can offer you various deals for self-catered week long trips including flights, saving you money and the hassle of arranging things separately. Spain is home to an abundance of vibrant culture, with peaceful, historic locations as well as great nightlife, meaning that there’s always something new to explore (as well as the siesta if it all gets a bit too much).
It’s not just Spain that’s a popular choice for travellers abroad – so is Turkey, which hosted over 31 million tourist visitors in 2011. Villas in Turkey offer the same freedoms as described above. Furthermore, the Aegean coast is a stunning part of the country with many properties along it, allowing the chance for holidaymakers to delve into Turkish history and culture, and experience breathtaking landscapes right on your doorstep.
When choosing accommodation, it’s important to consider the group’s wants and needs during the holiday. Renting a villa allows for greater freedom – rather than being stuck in a hotel room, there’s far more to explore for you and your party, and you can indulge in the privacy of your very own home away from home. Similarly, self-catering means that you can be in control of meal times and choices, creating a relaxed atmosphere and allowing for more daily variation.
Renting a villa abroad is a popular and enjoyable holiday retreat. Package deals mean that for very reasonable prices, travellers can experience a holiday the way they want – escaping into a blissful Mediterranean haven all at the same time.