Looking for a villa for next year but there is SO much online, it's sending me doolally. Thought I'd try mumsnet instead to see if anyone can recommend somewhere.
So, we are looking for:
- Beach holiday in Europe- early August for sunshine. - villa with a pool that will sleep 9 (5 bedrooms) - two families - preferably with a housekeeper who possibly would prepare breakfast. - walking distance to the beach and (crucially) a selection of restaurants/ beach bars. - ideally £4000 per week total. (Could push up to 5)
I think that's a healthy budget but all of the villas I fall in love with are around 8-10k per week which is just too much. We are looking for a 'luxury' type place. We went to the Caribbean earlier this year and the villa was perfect but flights were extortionate and really drove up the cost of the holiday, we also only had one restaurant/ bar nearby so spent money on cabs. (Really don't want fancy restaurants, just chilled places we can go with the five children aged 5-10)
Anyone? I'm hoping just one person will think 'I know exactly the place'!!
You also get some lovely villas on golf resorts in Spain and Portugal that are very luxurios and contemporary and very reasonably priced. However you would probably need car hire unless you were happy to stay at the on site restaurants and club houses.
Villa Parade have a load of nice Villas -I have stayed in Mallorca with them 3 times at different villas and they have always been really clean and as seen in pictures-I think most of the Mallorca ones are around old town Pollensa or Puerto Pollensa so within walking distance of cafe's and restaurants.
I think they also do other countries now so worth a look at the website.
magenta - your links are the nicest I've seen and I love Mallorca (met DH there!!!) it's still that 'short drive' that bugs me. We want to wander to a bar and wander home a bit tipsy- am I being far too picky??
Bonsoir- have sent you a pm. Please send it to me, I know I will weep.
Interesting that you think of them as huge, luxury! I thought I was going mad and that my budget wasn't as healthy as I'd first thought!! I agree that Marbella has some perfect places, we used to stay at The Marbella Club which was perfect (they have villas within the hotel complex) but it doesn't have a happy association for DH now.
I'm off to bed now but will continue looking tomorrow. Did you see my Grenada link?? I just want that again but without the ten hour flight!
ponders- please don't send yourself mad looking like I have!!! St tropez property looks lovely but our one downside to our Grenada holiday was not being able to just walk out in the evening to a selection of restaurants.
I am realising that my budget is too low maybe for this dream property (and also that the price in Grenada was fantastic- all of the furniture was designer, beautiful pool, just perfect really) and I guess there aren't that many large properties near some life/ small towns.
I think I hoped some mumsnet ter would come along and say, ' this is our place, ten grand?? Yes please'!!! It still sounds like a lot of money to me for two weeks- when I think about how much we rent our London flat for... I do know its not the same thing but.... Forgive my waffling!!!
I know we could get a nice resort holiday for £7000 (I'm guessing flights will be about 2k) but that's not what we want.