Once you've chosen a destination, the next big decision when organising your summer holiday is accommodation. If you're heading to Spain this year, then the choices of where to stay are pretty much endless.
In recent years, self-contained villas have become an increasingly popular option, combining the luxury of a hotel with the freedom of your own home. If you're thinking of renting your every own Spanish Casa, here are the main benefits you can look forward to.
Los Cristianos, Canary Islands, Spain
If you're used to staying in hotels or B&Bs, the freedom offered by a villa will be a real benefit. You can come and go as you please, cook whatever you want, have people round to stay and generally be the master of your own holiday.
Though your room won't be cleaned every day or breakfast laid out, you can really relax and enjoy your trip like never before. Kids can spend days exploring the local countryside and beaches, while adults can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet as they soak up the local atmosphere and get a real taste for Spanish culture.
Depending on the size of your group and the standard of accommodation that you choose, renting a villa can be considerably cheaper than staying in a hotel.
For starters, you can cook most of your meals at home, buy food and drink from local markets and spend evenings sat on your terrace or around your pool instead of out spending money in restaurants and bars.
When you consider the availability of cheap holidays in Tenerife and other Spanish destinations, the money-saving benefits offered by villa accommodation means you'll have even more spending money to play with.
If you're looking for a great location for your summer holidays, Florida, Spain and most of southern Europe are perfect and a villa can often give you the best possible choice of where to stay. It may take a bit of time scouring the internet for the best deals, but more often than not if someone is renting out their villa it's because it's in a great location.
Tucked away in secluded coves or down country lanes, the best villas will give you privacy, great value for money and fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.
Choosing a villa for your Spanish break is a great way to give you and your family a holiday with a difference. The freedom, value for money and novelty involved in renting a house of your very own will keep you coming back year after year.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post
Author’s Bio:??Jennifer Rhodes is a travel blogger with a thirst for adventure. Having??backpacked across numerous countries following the completion of a Leisure??and Tourism degree, she works as a travel consultant to offer advice to??those just starting out on backpacking adventures.