January..six in the morning. Sunshine creeping over the villas on Calle Trufa. Looks like it's going to be a lovely day doesn't it. We're a bit desperate for some sunshine and our thoughts have definitely turned to holiday plans. If yours have too, you might like to throw this villa into the mix; part of my remit as Domestic Goddess is to be in charge of renting it, and of course, my own blog is the best place to pimp! It's a 3 bedroom villa in southern Spain, nearest airport Alicante, about 40 minutes by car. Alicante is a 2 hour flight from Gatwick. Shares a community pool, has a patch of garden, a front balcony and a large solarium balcony on the roof. It's a short walk from a Plaza full of shops and bars and a short drive from golf and the sea. Drawback? You need to rent a car in our opinion; you can easily get a bus from Plaza to beach etc, but a car will of course, give you access to some amazing places, especially beaches. The villa is on an Urbanizacion about 15 minutes from the nearest town, Torrevieja - it has markets, fun fair, fantastic board walk, all the things you expect from a spanish town. Although when we last went, we managed to be there for a week without actually going into the town; no particular reason, just didn't get around to it! You can also go for a week without uttering a single word of Spanish if you need to - although of course, there's plenty of Spain to be experienced too. The rooms are doubles; one en-suite and there's a sofa bed and Zbed too..we have slept 13 for a party weekend. The Villa costs £125 per week to rent, plus a weekly cleaning fee. It's cheaper to fly on a weekday - we have no rules about what day rental starts and stops - and it's a pro-rata charge, so you can have as many or as few days as you like. If you've an interest, let me know - contact me by email from the button in the side bar. No obligation of course, just another option to add to your lists!
Edited to Add : the rental cost is for the villa, not per person. There is a seperate weekly fee for cleaning, payable in Euros, on site. Otherwsie I think that's the only thing I didn't make clear!