Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a holiday in a villa that looks like the Kardashians would be delighted with? Luxury villas are justifiably expensive to rent, however, they can be affordable, and times, fantastic value.
Here are a few tips & observations that you might find useful;
Time your holiday if you can
There are six to eight peak rental weeks during the year in the Algarve, during July and August. A villa like Villa Goswami costs €9000 for around six weeks out of the year. It’s the same house all year round, so if you can visit in April, October, or other fringe months, when the weather is still beautiful you could have the same luxury for half the price
Often villa owners are happy to offer discounts for the security of having their calendar filled early in the season. It’s one less thing to worry about. However, July and August always rent, and the potential discount for these months is lowest
This is where the massive value can be achieved, assuming you’re compatible with those with whom you share! A two bedroom luxury apartment or town house may cost up to 25%-30% of a luxury villa. Several couples or families, or other group of adults splitting the cost means that the luxury home can cost you less than an individual property each. Beware, if you’re worried that you may not get on with your potential house sharers, then you’re probably better off going it alone.
Taking a multi-generation family group can also work out really well financially. Huge luxury villas have the comfort of loads of space. For those who like peace and quiet, you can find the right villa with sufficient private areas.
There can be great savings while on holidays
Dining and entertaining is much cheaper and more pleasurable if you’ve an amazing holiday home in which to enjoy the experience. If you stay in a hotel, you’re doomed to eating out, at meal times, or restricted to hotel and restaurant food. Apart from being expensive, it’s not always the healthiest option. Nipping into the kitchen to make a snack is very handy. There’s huge freedom in being able to prepare your own food. Added luxuries such as wifi are typically standard in upmarket villas.
If you get on well with the owner, you may be able to agree special deals for occasional visits during the year, and perhaps if you’re lucky enough to be able to do it, you might find a great deal for stays of two weeks or more during quiet periods. At UltimateAlgarve, we’re more than happy to reward loyal guests with special deals. You’ve a much better chance of agreeing a friendly deal with a private owner than a hotel group.