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Home Away From Home: Villa Holidays in Florida and Spain

There are hundreds of choices when it comes to renting villas this summer. One aspect of staying in a villa that many people particularly enjoy is that you can cook your own meals; self catering holidays are a great way to allow visitors to feel like they are really living in a country, rather than isolating themselves in a hotel.

Spain has it all relaxation, recreation, beaches, culture, water sports and the best villas to rent. Holidaying in the Balearics and Canaries cannot fail to enchant; whether you want to sit by the beach or eat tapas in a world class restaurant, this part of the world is the perfect holiday destination.

A popular choice amongst tourists, Almeria is an area steeped in history but yet lively and modern. The region has a desert-like landscape and this distinctive terrain is perfect for exploration. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range this part of Spain is known for its warm climate and boasts beautiful coastlines.

Desert Springs is a highly recommended villa resort in Almeria, which offers outstanding golfing experiences all year round. The resort is rustic red with ochre tones; covered in palms and cacti it is the perfect setting for a honeymoon.

Another top destination for a well deserved villa break is the magical home of vibrant fiesta, Andalucia. The proud owner of the longest coastline in Spain, this stunning region has sandy beaches, incredible mountain scenery and its world famous cultural riches, including Moorish palaces.  With huge, unspoilt areas of natural beauty this is the place to get immersed in the Spanish way of life.

Travel from bar to bar tasting some delicious tapas; you can get most of it for free if you buy a drink and it’s a great way to sample Spanish cuisine. For a real treat try the locally made sherry or Andalucian beer. Prepare yourself for afternoon naps, early tapas and late night drinking.

Villas in Spain are always reasonably priced and guests tend to get a lot for their money. What’s more, Spanish villas are known for their welcoming and friendly service.

Florida is also thought to be the ideal villa holiday location. Home to Disney World, you can ride white-knuckle roller coasters or get your photo taken with Mickey Mouse; Orlando has it all. Far from simply being a giant theme park, Florida has a lot more to offer, with dozens of smaller attractions all over the state ranging from museums and galleries to hands-on Discovery centres. 
Famous for its stunning beaches, Florida is home to lots of watersports, and you can even swim with dolphins; when you have had enough of Disney World wind-down at one of the many bays in the area.

Whatever you do in Florida, make sure it includes shopping. There are loads of shopping malls and retail parks to be found, offering designer labels, discount fashion and souvenirs to give to loved ones. Regional speciality gifts include hand rolled cigars, citrus fruits, leather belts, boots and hats. The nightlife in Florida is exceptional with both Walt Disney and Pleasure Island to choose from. People often go to dinner shows in Orlando or simply kick back and listen to some jazz.

Florida villas are world famous, with the popular Highlands Reserve offering golfers the chance to enjoy their huge 150 acre course, which is similar in design to the great Scottish courses.

A villa holidays are a great way to escape from the bustle of everyday life. Furthermore, having a villa allows guests to get more involved in local cultures; your villa will become your home away from home.

With privacy, space and excellent facilities, villa holidays are popular among large families. Spain and Florida are perfect getaway destinations, so book now for great summer deals.

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