If you’re looking for a starter holiday home, apartments for sale in Spain offer tremendous value for money. Investing in an apartment is the best way to take the plunge, in buying an overseas property. Spain is one of the most visited destinations by foreign tourists, with approximately 82 million of us visiting each year. Why do we choose Spain? Blistering sunshine, picturesque beaches and its ideal for families, couples and groups of friends to go to. It’s basically a one stop destination that has something for everyone. Apartments in Spain for sale are in all the top resorts offering stylish accommodation suitable for solo buyers, couples and families.
The advantage of buying your own apartment in Spain is endless holidays whatever time of year and whenever you need to escape the daily grind. It’s just a matter of sorting out your flights, getting on the plane and you’re on your way to a few days or weeks of relaxation. Affordable Spanish apartments are found in traditional and modern styles and designs covering every budget. Sometimes families buy several apartments together in a block of apartments, so they can holiday together, but have their own space. This is a great way of maintaining your own privacy but allowing you time away in the sun with loved ones.
There are various sizes of apartments for sale in Spain including studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms. Usually, more than 3 bedrooms are duplex apartments in Spain for sale, and offer lots more living space with around 4 bedrooms. If that is not big enough opt for penthouses for sale in Spain which are sprawling apartments usually over 2 floors, and serve up large living areas with at least 4 bedrooms plus. These apartments offer magnificent views normally of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous beaches and coastline.
Luxury apartments for sale in Spain are something else! They offer different layouts and different amenities on complexes, however, the following is fairly standard for most luxurious Spanish apartments.
They generally start from 3 bedrooms upwards and offer luxurious interiors serving up stunning views in the most sought after locations in Spain. Some are set in hillsides overlooking the Med with panoramic views of Spain’s beautiful coastline. If you want an exclusive apartment in Spain for sale this is the one you need to choose, it has to be luxury all the way. These amazing properties are not cheap, you wouldn’t expect them to be would you! And as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for” For those of you who can afford the price tags that come with these elite penthouses for sale in Spain, you are in for a treat.
Ultra large living spaces in the lounge and bedrooms with huge terraces, serve up spectacular picturesque views. Large double sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms are the norm. Floor to ceiling windows allows light to flood in to the apartment, bringing in cloudless skies and the blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea. Would you like a Jacuzzi on your private terrace? You can have it, in most luxury apartments in Spain for sale, a private Jacuzzi is standard. Imagine a relaxing evening in your Jacuzzi in absolute privacy, pure bliss! The kitchens are sleek in design with high quality fixtures and fittings and modern appliances. The bathrooms offer space with modern bathroom suites and luxury fittings. The master bedroom may have a large separate dressing room offering spacious storage areas.
Generally garages are provided with room for parking with a couple of parking spaces put to one side for you. There are also handy storage areas where you can keep your belongings. The complexes themselves offer extensive landscaped gardens, some have fountains and seating areas where one can meet with friends. There are large communal swimming pools and children’s swimming pools with terrace areas for sunbathing and relaxing. There are sandy beach like areas within the complexes. Some complexes may have exclusive club houses for owners also. Often there are beaches nearby with upmarket bars and eateries, sports facilities including golf courses which are in abundance in Spain.
Whichever type of apartment you choose in Spain, you can be assured it will provide a delightful holiday home or permanent residence. If you are interested investing in apartments in Spain as an investment, you couldn’t pick a better country or property type. These properties can be rented out and will provide high yield rental returns. Spain has tourists visiting throughout the year, yes the summer season is most popular but, with its Mediterranean climate the country attracts visitors all year.
The southern east coast is where the temperatures get high, plus the Balearic Islands. Spring and autumn times are pleasant and are a great time for sightseeing. The summers are excellent for beach holidays and making the most of the glorious sun. As the winters are mild, escaping to Spain means you can enjoy pleasant temperatures away from the bitter cold of winters in the likes of the UK. Spring times, the temperatures are around 20°C with the summer months reaching a high in August of 30°C or more. Even the coolest months of January and February see temperatures not dipping below 16°C or 17°C. Whatever time of year you want to visit you can, and don’t forget Christmas and New Year in Spain. Although Spain doesn’t celebrate Christmas quite the same as the UK, it’s still a festive time and it’s a great way of experiencing other cultures celebrations and festivals.
Golf is a popular pastime in Spain and golf enthusiasts flock to the different locations across Spain, where there are superb championship golf courses. The weather is a massive attraction for golfers who descend on Spain to play their favourite sport and it’s not only golf they go to play. All forms of sports are available such as tennis and horse riding, the list goes on and on, plus a wide selection of watersports too, of course.
Whilst there are plenty of good hotels in Spain, you often find tourists opting to stay in a private rental property. Depending on the size of your party, depends on the size of apartment you can rent. If there are a group of people you can either choose a large 4 bedroom duplex or penthouse to rent, or you could rent several apartments within the same block. This means you are on the same complex and also have privacy. Rental apartments in Spain are a great purchase for those who just want an investment.
If you are thinking about buying an apartment for sale in Spain as a holiday home, you can use it yourself and rent it out when it’s free. This way you get the full benefit from your investment, a holiday home and you have a tidy rental income coming in too. This income will help you greatly with the yearly communal fees that you will need to pay for your apartment on a complex. This fee is split between all owners on the complex and covers communal cleaning, gardening, lighting, swimming pool costs such as cleaning and pool chemicals. If the complex is large you may also find there is a communal gym, children’s area, small shop for essentials and café or bar area.
Some complexes are small and cosy with not even a swimming pool on site, possibly because it’s very close to a beach. These complexes are inexpensive to maintain and the communal fees are minimal. It all depends what you are looking for in facilities. If you like to socialise and meet other owners or you want your children to make friends, always choose a complex with lots going on. This can also make renting you apartment out more popular. Mostly you will find that complexes are close to beaches and an array of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions, including historical sights. Once you have chosen your preferred resort it’s easy from there to choose the right Spanish apartment for sale for you and keep in mind, if you decide to rent your apartment out, consider what holiday makers are looking for in a great holiday and I’m sure you will have plenty of rental enquiries.
Rental companies and management companies offer a reliable service of looking after your property for you. They can make rental bookings, clean before arrivals and after departures, provide a welcome pack and check your property for any breakages. Obviously if you are not there, you need this service and there will be a fee, but it’s worth it for your property to be looked after. If you decide to make the bookings yourself just remember to add on a returnable fee if there are no damages or breakages. At the end of the rental the management company can check your property for you and email a report. If your apartment is not rented out, but you want it checked once a week or each month they can provide this too at a small cost.
When we go on holiday we feel better for a number of reasons. Number one, we are away from our stressful lives and work commitments, number two, we can relax and unwind in a chilled atmosphere. Last but not least number three, the sunshine and Mediterranean environment offer us much needed escapism. We spend our days on the beach, sightseeing, eating al fresco, discovering a delicious Mediterranean diet and we can’t help but feel great. Now, if that’s how we feel on a two week holiday, imagine having this feeling as often as possible by owning your own apartment in Spain – food for thought isn’t it!
There are some amazing resorts in Spain and the most popular are found on the south eastern coast of mainland Spain and also on the Balearic Islands. Spain is one of the most population destinations for holidays especially for the Brits, who wants sunshine and safe beaches for the little ones. Many of the resorts have safe, clean beaches with good facilities and these have been awarded the converted Blue Flag award. This prestigious award is given to help families choose the best resorts and beaches which are most suitable for families with young children. Often the waters here are gently shelving allowing small children to paddle in safety. When looking for your ideal Spanish apartment for sale, look for Blue Flag beaches as a bonus to your holiday home.
Spain is a popular destination too because it’s a short haul flight from the UK. Daily flights from the UK and a whole host of other countries, arrive to all areas of Spain but mainly to the south east coast and the Balearic Islands. The Costa del Sol, Costa Calida (southern Spain) and Costa Blanca are particular favoured holiday destinations, along with Majorca and Ibiza which are part of the Balearic Islands off the coast of the mainland.
From London, UK to the Costa’s is only a 2 hour and 30 minutes direct flight. You may think flying to the Balearics take longer, but a good 10 minutes is shaved from the journey. As these resorts have many international airports to choose from, you will find that most transfers from the airport to your chosen destination is usually an hour or even less.
Choosing to invest in an apartment, duplex, penthouse or a luxury apartment for sale in Spain, offers you the chance to enhance and enrich your lifestyle for the better. You, your family and friends will benefit from many holidays throughout the year and long weekend breaks whenever you get the chance. For now it’s a holiday home, but maybe later on, it’s somewhere you could retire too or spend vast amounts of time in. Prices are affordable and will fit most budgets, if you want to buy but feel apprehensive about it, buying an apartment in Spain is a smaller investment to make. Once you have bought, you will upgrade your lifestyle forever.