Villa rentals in Spain, Italy or Israel can be a surprisingly affordable accommodation choice for travellers on a balanced budget. If you have a big group of friends or family, divide the rental fee by the number of couples and compare the result to hotels' prices in the area. Chances are, the prices will be more or less similar, yet you will get so much more space, comfort and luxury when renting a villa.
Villas, be it in Costa Brava or Eilat, are not just large houses; villas are meant to be shared by big families and friends. This is why all villas have multiple zones for socialization and for rest, several bedrooms and bathrooms, a big kitchen, a garden and a swimming pool, and more often than not a sea shore or a mountain range nearby.
In high season it is virtually impossible to rent a villa just a few days in advance. Because renting a villa purports organizing a holiday for a large party and paying a few thousand euros for the rental, it is highly recommended that you look for a villa in advance to fulfill all your requirements and wishes. Also note that often villa owners permit check-ins only on specified days of the week and limit the minimum duration of stay (usually no fewer than 7 nights).
No praise is ever enough for early bookings: many rental agencies and owners offer "early bird" discounts for reservations made a few months before the expected check-in date. Discounts may also be applicable to bookings for longer than 3 weeks.
Top summer picks for villa rentals include villa rentals in Costa Brava, right on the Mediterranean coast, or at exclusive locations, for example, in a 15th century castle, where queen Juana once lodged.
The most demanding guests, who have utmost luxury and comfort in mind, may consider a possibility to rent a villa in Israel - in Caesaria, Herzliya, Eilat вЂ“ and stay in exquisite countryside residences and sea shores. In wintertime, chalets at ski and snowboard resorts are particularly in demand. For example, you can rent a house in Whistler, just steps away from Whistler-Blackcomb Olympic trails.