So you’re looking to spend some quality time slowly exploring Spain but yet experience a genuine side of the country, then vacation rentals in Spain might be your answer. In addition toÂ hotels,Â hostels, beachfront resorts,Â vacation rentals in Spain are available for a range of budget and preferences.
If you’re looking to experience Spain in a relaxing and leisurely pace, then vacation rentals are a great way to do so. In fact, for larger groups or family vacations, renting an entire home or villa may be the best way to go. Finding a suitable vacation rental does not need too much planning or research. Your best bet would be toÂ consider these points firstand then start searching ourÂ vacation rentals engine for a suitable fit.
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When booking accommodation, what is the most important factor that comes into consideration? For many, it’s location. Whether you are looking to explore a wine region, a beach town or a city, the location of your hotel or vacation rental is everything. It needs to be accessible, well-connected to conveniences or at least in a location that suits your needs.
So the first step when hunting for a vacation rental is to look at the location of the property on a map. From Google Maps, you can easily get a feel of the location of the property in relation to the following:
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- Arrival/departure airports — will you have to stay overnight in a city in order to make your flight?
- Public transportation — if you’re not renting a car, then is the property easily connected to the city of airport via bus or train?
- City/town/village center — is it close enough to supermarkets and shops for grocery shopping?
- Your must-see/do list — is there anything of interest to see and visit nearby? If you’re keen on visiting a particular city, you need to make sure the property is close enough for a trip there.
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Vacation rental in Spain can be costly, with prices ranging from €500/month to €20,000/ week depending on standard, location and facilities. There are different types of properties that cater to various needs — from rustic country houses in the mountains to futuristic modern homes by the sea. When deciding on your budget, it is important to ask yourself these questions:
- How much would you otherwise spend on a hotel for the same duration of stay?
- How many people are you traveling with? You can get some deals by renting a larger place and splitting the cost with your travel mates.
- Will you be renting a car? How does that cost affect your overall travel budget?
- Will you be preparing your own meals? How much will you save on meals if you’re cooking?
- Are you going to be staying at the rental every night, or will you be doing overnight trips in other areas?
- What other plans do you have for the trip that might be costly?
If you’re going to be spending at least a week in your vacation rental property, then it should have most of the amenities you require for daily living. Making an amenities list will give you a clearer idea of what type of vacation home in Spain you’re looking for. Some items to get you started:
- TV/DVD — especially for families with children
- Hot water — this is essential for winter
- WiFi — for work
- Air-conditioning or heater
How many people?
For those traveling in a group, the capacity of a vacation home has to be taken into consideration when hunting for your accommodation. If there are 10 of you, then you need to make sure there is enough room for everyone to be comfortable throughout your stay.
Unlike a hotel or hostel, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your vacation rental property, so you have to make sure you’re clear on the size and configuration of it.
Besides finding out the number of people that can sleep in the house, you need to know how many bathrooms there are, how much parking space there is and how big is the living area.
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