Once a upon a time, (all good stories start like that), my partner and I were on holiday sitting on a sun drenched beach. As usual our minds wandered to statements like ‘Why can't we do this all the time?’ ‘Why do we cram in pleasure into a 2 or 3 or weeks holiday a year?’ ‘How could we make money to make our dreams a reality?’ After kicking it around the answer was simple. Why not buy a holiday home abroad? It appeared to have lots of advantages. We could use it when we wanted too for weekends or holidays. We could offer it to family and friends and or even go with them and spend some quality time together. We could winter in Spain. We could rent it out to help pay the mortgage. The list advantages seemed endless.
Where to buy? After much debate we finally decided on Spain since it has lots of sunshine, with temperatures ranging from a minimum/maximum of 7C/21c in the spring to 16C/34C in the summer, 10C/23C in the autumn and 2C/17C in the winter. It enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. It has miles of beaches, lovely food, lot's of green golf courses, friendly people and the flights from the UK are reasonably cheap. Another huge benefit was perceived to be the fact that a great many of the Spanish people speak English. A major factor was the long list of activities and facilities the area offered.
We settled finally on the Costa del Sol to purchase our property. We simply felt it was right for us. Spain is a vast country and if you purchase a property you have to ensure the area is right for you, after all we are all different. This Costa is Spain's best known coastline and is 99 miles long stretching form Nerja in the east to Gibraltar in the south west. It has a population of 1.2 million and very important for rentals some 8 million plus tourists visit each year. The scenery is dramatic, the coastline being backed by high mountain ranges. The coast is green and lush and the area virtually had everything on our wish list
Eventually we traveled to Spain, the end result being that we purchased a property at Casares Del Sol and we have had several enjoyable trips there this year.
The journey from concept to reality took some 2 years and we decided to share the experience with others considering embarking on a similar life changing path.
Kevin Gale owns Click Rent Stay in which he advertises his Spanish Holiday Villa along with hundreds of other similar properties.