Renting in Spain.

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  1. simsy56

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    Now this is a first. As we are presently 'motor-homeless' we still feel the need for some winter sunshine. Have you any recommendations where we can rent a 2 or 3 bed anything from mid Jan to mid March 2016? Costa del Sol / Cadiz regions would be nice.

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    Craig
     
  2. GeriatricWanderer

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    I'm busy exploring the same.
    Loads of holiday rental websites.
    Google Earth will show you the surrounding countryside.
    Maybe not a good idea to commit to a 6 week rental without checking out the property and it's location.
    Happy hunting.
     
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  3. simsy56

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    So many web sites it's doing my head in!

    Craig
     
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    In previous years and in different places, I've used Owners Direct and Home and Away with good results.
     
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    Thanks for that, I am sure I have been on their sites.

    Craig
     
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    Prior to getting our MH we did this most winters from 2004. We had the same doubts as yourselves so what we did was to book the cheapest possible package holiday to the area we wanted (or even just a flight) and then hired a car and had a look at a list of properties created from the various rental sites inc EBAY. Had a drive round for a week to see what we liked. Its amazing how you change your mind when you see them in the flesh. We settled on a villa out in the campo between Ronda & Gibraltar which was advertised at £900 per week high season but got it for £21 per night for long lets in the winter. Unfortunately this villa has now been sold so no longer available.
    As said by GW above use Google Earth & Street View to sort the wheat from the chaff
     
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    Try Trip Advisor(y)
     
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    I would be keen to spend more time around Nerja - it seemed to have a lot more going on for itself than other towns along the CdS.
     
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    A lot of the campsites have chalets that cost only a euro or two more than a pitch.
     
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    We are currently renting and going out on our own excursions we pay 650 euro a a month total for a 2 bed apartment 100 metres from the beach at torre del mar 25c today and we can use the the parking which is secured good luck p's 6 months is not considered long term but persevere
     
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    Many Spanish houses are poorly insulated, with cold tile floors and inadequate heating. For winter occupation ensure the property is south facing

    Spain is a cold country with a warm sun!
     
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    .... and that's exactly what we've got booked for early next year. :)

    .............. and that's exaactly where we're going :)
     
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    Book a couple of nights for your arrival and then have a look whilst your there. We have just done 3 weeks touring Corfu and the Greek mainland and did not book anything but the car hire until we arrived...BUSBY..
     
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    If you were interested in the northern Costa Blanca around the Moraira area - which has a pretty good winter scene and climate, these are a couple of British-run local companies offering good value off-season villa rental that we've used successfully.

    http://www.villaspain.co.uk/

    http://www.villaservers.co.uk/

    I imagine there might be scope for further negotiation for a longer stay.

    But, as already mentioned by others, the nights can be cold when the sun has gone down and - unless modern build - villas are typically reasonably spacious but not well insulated so heating costs can be a tad high.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks guys for all your replies! Really appreciated.

    Craig
     
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    We are renting a one bedroon apartment on a secure complex in Mojacar Playa from Jan 10th for one month for £350 plus £45 for bills, electric etc, plus an optional €30 for one months Wifi.
    We do not usually stay in one place so long, so this is a toe in the water excercise to see how we get on.
     
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    Will you be driving your motorhome or car down there, flying down and a car rental or just flying down?
     
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    don't make a noise or play domino's late at night,or walk about in the apartment in high heels late at night, or play music as the Mayoress has banned all those activities on pain of large fines. :LOL:
     
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    Flying down , we have got to fly into Murcia instead of Almeria due to flight availability and our location, renting a car at the airport for the month, the property is being rented through Owners Direct.
     
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    Hi Sonny - we live half hour from TDM and are down there quite often for lunch - in fact were at Bar Tanit by the lighthouse only yesterday !
    Have to catch up with a beer one day!
    Were up near Competa.
     
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