Renting a villa is a great way to spend your holiday. Hotels can be kind of impersonal and they seem to look the same no matter where you are in the world. When you rent your own villa you have your own home and you may have staff to provide you with everything you require depending on how much you want to spend. The privacy of having your own home is worth the extra money.
Renting a villa in Montserrat in the Caribbean is a great way to spend your vacation. You can spend your vacation on the black sand beaches that were caused by volcanic activity in the area. You can spend your days relaxing on the beach, exploring the caves that are all along the shore, or go snorkeling or scuba diving on the coral reefs.
Rent a luxury villa on a farm in Italy for the ultimate experience. You can help with the harvest of olives or grapes, relax by wandering the trails on the farm all day, or try out any of the activities that are planned in the surrounding area. You can take cooking classes, learn about wine, and learn about gardening as well. Many villas come with kitchens but you will also find some that come with your home cooked meals provided by the owners of the establishment. You can expect to enjoy fresh seasonal vegetables, the daily catch of the sea, and locally raised meat that is cooked to perfection.
Barcelona in Spain is a great place to rent a villa on the beach. The beach has been voted one of the best in the world. The city combines the old and the new and it is full of exciting things to do. Be sure to take in the marvelous architecture of Antoni Gaudi, the Picasso museum, and stroll through the beautiful city parks.
Crete is the largest and most heavily populated island in Greece. It has the best of both worlds with beautiful beaches as well as a mountain range that you can hike. It is the perfect place for children. Elafonisi is full of beautiful white sand beaches where you can relax all day or spend the day swimming. The tallest of the mountain ranges is Mt. Ida and there is a cave called Ideon Cave that is considered to be the birthplace of Zeus. You can visit the cave and see where Greek Mythology had its beginning. Be sure to visit the capital of Heraklion and see the Heraklion Archeological Museum, and visit Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement.
The Algarve is Portugal’s southern most region and it is a great place to take a relaxing vacation. It was developed during the 1960’s and the area is filled with hotels, villas and fabulous restaurants. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, fishing villages and stunning golf resorts. You can spend your days relaxing in the sun, playing water sports, wandering through the villages or playing a round of golf. Rent your own villa to come home and relax in after your adventurous day in the sun.
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