Sun and a Mediterranean vibe, what could be better? A holiday in Spain is always dreamy, but why not make it even better. If you want to relax completely and in a private setting, you could consider renting a villa. Here are some tips that should help you.
Before you make a choice, you should be very careful and try to avoid fraud. Holiday lettings Spain are quite popular online, which means that you will find plenty of offers to suit your tastes. The way the villa is advertised is significant. Check the advertiser’s account of the advertiser and what date they joined the website. It is recommended that you go for advertiser’s who have been doing this for quite some time.
Google Maps can be a great tool in this process too. You should check the address and see if you can locate the property. Google Street Viewer is a fabulous tool as well because it is critical that the place matches the online pictures.
Communicate with the owner
If an offer looks too good to be true, that is because it probably is! When a price is too low, there might be something shady going on. Don’t book a villa unless you are very confident. Additionally, you should ask the owner all the questions you have. This will give you extra confidence and enable you to build a rapport.
The offer should have some personal information of the owner, such as their phone number. As a side note, it is usually better if they offer you a landline number instead of a mobile phone one. Call them and ask them about various details so that you can test their knowledge and confirm that they are who they claim to be.
Longer-term rentals for a holiday in Spain are increasing in popularity. From escaping for some winter sun – to enjoying a longer break while you look for a property to buy, a longer-term rental is ideal.
If you want to rent a villa for a more extended period of time, you should check various other details in addition to those listed above. For example, most long-term rental properties will include an inventory – a complete list of all the items that are included in the property. The inventory could contain items such as washing machine, fridge, blankets, and so on. Check this list thoroughly before signing anything, so that you are not left with a bill at the end of your tenancy.
If an inventory is not provided, you should make out your own. Then ask the landlord to sign it. This way, you can’t be blamed for any missing items.
Check also whether the payment of any utility bills will be your responsibility during your stay.
Paying for the villa
Paperwork is vital in this situation since we are talking about a relatively large sum of money. Document everything and keep copies of all correspondence. There should be a written contract, and you should read it carefully before signing. Avoid wired money transfers to individuals or companies that might be untraceable. It is generally safer to pay with your credit card or an online gateway such as PayPal.
Choosing the area
Spain has its popular destinations, but those areas are not always as easy on the pocket. If that’s what you seek, then of course you will expect to pay the going rate for your holiday in Spain and enjoy everything on your doorstep. However, if you wish to explore lesser known areas of Spain, bargains abound! For example, it will be more expensive to stay in Barcelona or Madrid because of how much the areas have to offer tourists. But also look at such areas as Almería or Extremadura, where the prices are lower but that can still offer an authentically Spanish experience for your holiday or longer stay. Remember too that peak season will always be pricier.
Author: Mian Azhar:-
I began writing as a professional on my personal blog and then discovered my true calling, which is writing about technology, news and gadgets in general. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2010. An industry watcher that stays on top of the latest features, extremely passionate about juicy tech news and everything related to gadgets. For tech tips, my email address is mianazhar.fx[at]gmail.com