Villas in Spain
Are you looking for some warmth for your next summer holiday in a villa? Spain, with it’s beautiful coastlines and warm sunshine could be the perfect destination for you. Its coastlines entice sun worshippers and surfers, whilst mountain lovers can ski in the Sierra Nevada or go trekking in the lush peaks of the Pyrenees.
The climate can vary considerably, from typical sunny Mediterranean weather in the south to the cooler north coast and the fresh mountain air of the Pyrenees. Madrid can be very hot in midsummer, with the southern regions fanned by the wind from Africa and the Balearics fanned by gentle sea breezes.
Every region of Spain and its islands has its own identity, from cosmopolitan Catalonia to the spirit of the Moors in Andalucia. Interhome offers the best villas in Spain from the sunny south coast to the green north.
Not only is it the perfect destination for a Summer break but, with its rich history and vibrant lifestyle, Spain is ideal for a cosmopolitan city break. A weekend staying in an Interhome apartment, exploring the sights or shopping in cities such as Barcelona or Madrid could be just the exciting break you need – any time of the year!
Many of Spain’s cities offer art and stunning architecture, such as Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, and the streets are always buzzing with activity. This is particularly true during local fiestas, with traditions ranging from tomato fights in Valencia and bull running in Pamplona to dancing horses in Menorca! After relaxing on the beach, why not head inland and explore the stunning mountain ranges and colourful countryside.
You are always sure to get a warm welcome from your Spanish hosts! Sample the delicious local cuisine – tasty tapas or a mouthwatering paella – and wash down with the finest Rioja wines or sangria. Spain has one of the best selections of stunning Spanish holiday villas, apartments and even mountain chalets for your next Summer or Winter break. You will be sure to find the perfect self-catering holiday homes for rent in Spain with Interhome!
Spain: The best villa destinations
Here is a list of the top 3 villa destinations in Spain to make the most of your holidays.
- Villas in Costa Blanca: On the beautiful Costa Blanca are beautiful seaside villas with all their own character
- Villas in Costa del Sol: Perfect climate, beautiful, extensive beaches, and Mediterranean culture characterize the Costa del Sol
- Villas in Costa Brava: On the beautiful Costa Brava you will find long, wide beaches, but also breathtaking, small bays
Your holiday home in Spain
There is a large selection of self-catering holiday rentals in Spain to choose from, in some of the most popular Spanish locations. Choose a stunning luxury villa in Spain with its own pool or maybe a stylish apartment in a central position or close to the beach. Go on holiday with your entire family or take your friends and rent a large villa in Spain.
Explore the beautiful cities together, or go hiking through the beautiful forests that this country has to offer. If you want a completely relaxed holiday, go for an apartment or family holiday home outside of the city or maybe near the beach? Interhome offers a variety of holiday lettings in Spain that will ensure you have a lovely holiday.
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Catalonia as a choice for your holiday property in Spain
In the northeast of Spain you will find the region that for many people represents modern and artistic Spain. Catalonia is a special region with its own language, culture and identity, but also has beautiful coastlines, which the Costa Brava is best known for. Renting a cottage or apartment in Spain gives you the chance to get to know this special region.
Catalonia on the Mediterranean Sea
You know Spain for its many beautiful Costas and a holiday home in Spain on the Mediterranean coast is a great holiday choice. Take the whole family away for a well-earned break and you will find an extensive selection of child-friendly holiday homes in Spain. The Catalonia coastline is 600 km long and the Costa Brava is perhaps the most famous part of it. The Costa is known for its rocks and rugged appearance.
At the same time you can also explore famous and beautiful seaside resorts such as Blanes and Lloret de Mar. These resorts focus on a combination of sun, sea, beach and entertainment, but the Costa Brava also has plenty of smaller bays offering a taste of peace, quiet and space. South of the Costa Brava you will find the Costa del Garraf with the laid-back Sitges being the most well-known resort and the Costa Dorada with famous tourist magnets such as Ampolla and Salou. Just down below Catalonia is the Costa Blanca, where you can take an equally memorable beach holiday.
The Catalan countryside from your cottage in Spain
Catalonia has some beautiful mountain regions. There is, of course, the impressive Pyrenees on the French border, but also the Catalan Coastal Mountains are particularly stunning. Why not head to the village of Cadaqués and take a walk to Cabo de Creus? You will experience a challenging coastline with cliffs, coves and islets. With your holiday in Catalonia, you can enjoy different surroundings and head in many different directions!
Enjoy the culture in Catalonia and Barcelona
Just by eating the local cuisine, you can experience the cultural richness of the region. Wherever your holiday home in Spain is located, good food is always close by. In Catalonia it is even more apparent. That is why the Catalan El Bulli was named as the best restaurant in the world for many years. With simple dishes in particular you can often see the quality of the kitchen. So surprise yourself with the delicious combinations of fish, meat, tomato, olive oil and garlic.
A range of cultural highlights can be seen, with the archaeological treasures of Tarraco, the Theatre Museum Dalí in Figueres and the historic city of Gerona. And not forgetting the amazing Barcelona. From football fan to Gaudi lover, everyone wants to visit at least once in their lifetime. Visit the Casa Milà and the Sagrada Familia and immerse yourself in the ubiquitous Catalan modernism. Staying in a house or apartment in Spain makes it all possible.
Villa rentals in Spain
Wake up in the sunshine, relaxing by your own swimming pool. Spanish villas can be found in the most beautiful places throughout the country. Renting your own self-catering villa is the best way to spend quality time with friends and family. In the privacy of your own villa and spending your days at your own leisurely pace.
Whether you want to rent a villa in the city centre or choose from the various private family villas in Spain, there will be a property that suits your holiday needs. Interhome offers a vast range of holiday villas, especially in those sought-after beach locations and popular coastal resorts, such as those around Malaga.
The town of Malaga itself is a rather underrated seaside town with archaeological remains dating back to the Phoenician period and the famous museum devoted to the city’s most famous resident, Pablo Picasso.
Take a look at our villas with pools or our villas close to the beach. The most popular properties can be found in coastal resorts on the Costa Blanca, Costa Daurada and Costa del Sol. Imagine yourself relaxing on the terrace, splashing in your own pool and then watching the sun go down whilst sipping a glass of the local Sangria. Why not try a villa holiday in Spain with Interhome?
Spanish cuisine or self-catering?
Prepare a tasty paella with the family in a well-equipped kitchen in your holiday home and enjoy a delicious glass of Sangria at the same time. Get your holiday off to a good start in your Interhome villa’s welcoming kitchen. Spain is great for visiting beautiful cities during the day, such as Barcelona or Malaga and in the evening enjoy some relaxing time on the terrace or in the garden. Are you ready for a memorable holiday in Spain?
Self-catering Holiday Homes to rent in Spain
You can rent a variety of holiday properties; you will always find a great selection of holiday apartments in Spain in some of the most beautiful locations. If you are in search of some sun, want to explore some vibrant cities or even walk in the mountains, Spain can offer endless possibilities for that perfect self-catering Summer or Winter holiday.
From rugged coastline in the North of the country to the soft sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, city locations or the quiet inland countryside, Spain has a variety of locations where you are sure to find the perfect holiday home for you and your loved ones.
Madrid is one of those cities you can drop in on at any time, and always find something exciting going on. It is worth remembering Madrid gets rather cold during the winter time, and it can have snow.
However, Madrid is full of treasures and even the main railway station, Atocha, is worth an hour of your time - the interior of the station is spectacular. As a matter of fact, arriving by train, is one of the best ways to visit Madrid. Self-catering rentals in Madrid are good value for money when you compare them to the cost of staying in any other type of accommodation.
From the main station in Madrid, you have direct access to the metro system. Modern day Madrid is well served by the metro, and travelling around is easy. The stations are conveniently located close to many of the tourist hot spots such as Puerto del Sol. From Puerto del Sol, there is only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor which is the main square in Madrid. This is where you will find the tourist information office, and as the residents of Madrid say: “All roads in Madrid lead to the Plaza Mayor”. From here, you can easily make up your own walking tour of the Spanish capital.
Just ask for a map of Madrid, and get ready to do some serious walking. However, many of the best things to do or see in Madrid, such as Cathedral Segovia, are located nearby.
Eating out in Madrid can be expensive even though there are plenty of tapas bars around. When you are looking for somewhere reasonable to eat, it could be worth checking out the Museo de Jamon. This is not a museum of ham, it is a chain of restaurants scattered across Madrid, a well-kept secret with the locals. A three course meal with wine, will cost you less than in other restaurants in Madrid. Why not do what the locals do? Order a plate of cheese and ham, and take the weight of your feet for an hour. A self-catering holiday in Madrid, should be a holiday you do not forget in a hurry.
City breaks in Spain? Are they good value for money?
City breaks in Spain are good value for money. It does not matter if you are coming to party in Madrid, or going rambling in Barcelona, self-catering rentals in Spain represent excellent value for money.
This is a great country to visit at any time of the year, and you will soon realise how much there is to do and see in Spain. Are you not completely decided where to go for your next holiday? You can take a look at Interhome’s amazing last minute deals to Spain for inspiration.
Popular cities to visit in Spain
A Holiday Home in Barcelona
Holidays to Spain may include taking a city break to Barcelona, which is a different experience from taking a break to Madrid. In Barcelona, you can easily jump on public transport and be at the beach in a matter of minutes.
Barcelona has four main beach areas located close to the city centre, and the most popular one is Barceloneta. It can get crowded during the summer months, but visit at any other time of the year, and a walk along the beach is a real pleasure.
No visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the Sagrada Familia, but you should not ignore the Cathedral de Barcelona. It is a Gothic masterpiece, and a wonderful place to walk around. When you are visiting Barcelona, it is worth investing in a metro pass.
Distances between sites are further apart than in Madrid, and if you want to visit Camp Nou, home of Barcelona FC, i is a bit of a hike from the City Centre. Camp Nou is well worth a visit, and guided tours of the stadium run most days of the week.
Las Ramblas is the main shopping and restaurant area. Ultramarinos is one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona, and surprisingly for a major city, it is rather inexpensive. Unlike some other tapas eateries around, it serves up vegetarian as well as seafood tapas, and the atmosphere is always vibrant. A holiday home in Barcelona could give you immediate access to the Las Ramblas district.
If you have limited movement, you will find that Barcelona is user- friendly. The metro system's purple line has a lift on all stops, and the best things to see or do in Barcelona are located along the purple line. Accessibility in Barcelona is, in general, better than other cities you are likely to visit in Spain.
City breaks in Spain? Are they good value for money?
City breaks in Spain are good value for money. It does not matter if you are coming to party in Madrid, or go rambling in Barcelona, self-catering rentals in Spain represent excellent value for money. This is a great country to visit at any time of the year, and you will soon realise how much there is to do and see in Spain. Are you not quite sure what to decide or where to go for your holidays? You can take a look at Interhome’s cheap last minute deals to Spain for inspiration.
Holiday home, holiday house or villa in Spain
If you are planning to rent a house in Spain, you have a wide choice of both destination and accommodation. For example, you can rent a holiday home or apartment, or you can choose to rent a villa in Spain. One thing is certain, renting a house in Spain is like renting a house with sun guarantee!
It is not just the climate that attracts us to Spain, it is also a very diverse country with an enormous wealth of landscapes, culture and activities. Spain is known for its Costas, or coasts. Especially the Costas on the east and south coasts of Spain are very popular with holidaymakers looking for sun.
On the North coast we have a wide range of holiday homes in well-known seaside resorts such as Lloret de Mar and Blanes on the Costa Brava. In the south of Spain, the Costa del Sol, which literally means 'coast of the sun', attracts many holidaymakers every year.
The Interhome holiday homes and apartments on the Costa del Sol nearly all have a (private) swimming pool! Does your next holiday home have a pool?
Holiday homes on the Spanish Costas
From the cosy Northern Spanish costas to the authentic south and from the nicest cities to the most idyllic islands, Interhome offers you the most beautiful holiday homes in Spain.
The Costa Blanca is a popular holiday destination. With famous places like Benidorm where there is plenty to do until the early hours of the morning, or authentic fishing villages such as Jávea, this Costa offers something for everyone. Many low-cost carriers fly to the various airports in Spain, which makes booking a flight and matching with a holiday home easy.
Andalucia, Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz
Andalucia is Spain. At least it embodies the classic image of Spain that many people have from books and films. Sherry, bulls, flamenco and the Mediterranean art of living, it seems to have been invented in Andalucia.
If you book your holiday home in Spain in this region you can head in so many different directions. You go to the south coast, the Costa del Sol or the Costa de la Luz, or you can had inland, with its closely interwoven Roman, Moorish and Spanish culture. Andalucia will stay in your veins and you will definitely want to come back.
The Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz
Andalucia has two important costas. The Costa del Sol lies on the Mediterranean Sea and flows into the Strait of Gibraltar. The Costa de la Luz is situated on the Atlantic Ocean.
The Costa del Sol is best known as a destination for sun, sea and beach, with famous seaside resorts such as the glamorous Marbella, the never sleeping Torremolinos and the more subdued Nerja. With your apartment in Spain on the Costa del Sol you can choose a place that completely suits your personal taste.
But do not forget that beautiful Costa de la Luz. Less known to foreigners, but even more so to Spaniards. The beautiful white beaches, such as Tarifa, can easily compete with those of the Costa del Sol.
Natural beauty in Andalucia
Andalucia is home to an incredible amount of natural beauty and sometimes even close to the beaches, such as the Doñana National Park. There you will find the beautiful marsh delta of the Guadalquivir with a multitude of animals, including lynx, wolves and mouflons.
The climbers and hikers amongst you will plan their holiday home in Spain not too far away from the Sierra Nevada, the mountains in the south and east of Andalucia with its many peaks above three kilometres. Wherever you go in Andalucia, the landscape will not bore you.
By the way, would you like to take your dog to Spain? Definitely do, because a beautiful holiday home with the dog in Spain is easy to find.
Sights and culture in Andalucia
In a country where the Romans, the Moors and the Spanish Empire have stamped their civilisation successively, you can expect beautiful architecture and other cultural influences. Although there are many places, from Cadiz to Ronda, where you can admire beautiful architecture, the cultural highlights can be found in the three major cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba.
Whether you visit the Alhambra, the cathedral of Maria de la Sede, the Roman bridge and Mezquita in Cordoba, it is all equally impressive. So find your holiday home in Spain near this city triangle and you will experience a holiday in Spain that is full of cultural highlights.
The mainland or a Spanish island?
Renting a holiday home in Spain is not only about the mainland, but also about the many islands that can often be visited all year round because of the warm and sunny climate.
Discover our holiday homes on Mallorca and Ibiza, where you can enjoy a nice terrace in the centre of the city to eat tapas together. The beaches in Spain are beautiful and there is also plenty of evening entertainment, making a holiday in Spain for a family, especially with teenagers, also very interesting.
Holidays in the Balearic Islands
Near Valencia, and then about 200 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast you will find the beautiful holiday islands of the Balearics. Of course everyone knows the famous Mallorca, but also the smaller Menorca is very special and should be considered if you are looking for a holiday property in Spain.
Beach holiday on the Balearic Islands
Of course, a jewel in the Mediterranean Sea and with beautiful beaches, it is inevitable that Mallorca and Menorca are ever popular with sun worshippers. Mallorca has lovely well-known resorts such as El Arenal and Playa de Palma.
Besides excellent beach facilities and water sports, you also have every opportunity for 'après-beach'. Menorca also has gorgeous beaches, which are gently sloping and therefore ideal for small children. For example, think of Cala Macarella. With its circular bay Cala Macarella is perhaps the most beautiful beach on the island.
Being active on the Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands are also ideal for sporting activities such as cycling or hiking. Especially on Mallorca, the roads are good for cycling and there is a beautiful mountain range for some stunning trekking, the Sierra de Tramuntana.
On Menorca you can visit the Barranco D'Algendar with its walls, sometimes 50 metres high, while from the Tramontana mountains you can even see Mallorca in clear weather. You will not easily forget that beautiful holiday home with pool in Spain.
Culture and Sightseeing on the Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands were inhabited long before our era. The Romans conquered the archipelago in 123 BC and built cities like Palma and Manacor, but long before that there are archaeological finds, such as at Torre d'en Galmés and the bay at Cales Coves.
After the Roman Empire, with the Moorish occupation and the final annexation to the Spanish Empire, there is such a lot to visit and admire, such as the medieval town of Alcúdia or Valldemossa on Mallorca and the cathedral in Ciutadella on Menorca. As a lover of great culture, if you choose to stay in the Balearic Islands, you will have a great time from your holiday home in Spain.
When thinking about going to Spain for your holiday, the Canary Islands are definitely worth thinking about. Very popular destinations here are Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The Canary Islands have the advantage of a climate with good weather the whole year round.
When looking for a good holiday destination outside high season, a stay on one of these islands would be a good choice. It will be less crowded and there is still plenty to do. If you want to experience the local culture or fiestas, both Tenerife and Las Palmas have their famous Carnival festivals in February/March.
Imagine the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near Africa as a huge mountain area with kilometer-high volcanoes and mountains. Some peaks and volcanic cones are so high that they rise above the water.
These peaks are Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, volcanic islands that form the Canary Islands together with lesser known islands such as La Palma and La Gomera. Thanks to their wonderful climate, beautiful beaches and nature and the almost alien appearance of the volcanic landscape, the Canary Islands are a wonderful choice if you are looking for a holiday rental house in Spain.
Black and white beaches in the Canary Islands
The Islands are also known for their many beautiful beaches, some of which are small and quiet, and others are bigger tourist attractions. You can find white beaches and dunes in one area, and not that much further away, you can find a volcanic beach with black pebbles and lava stone.
This makes it the perfect destination for your beach holiday in Spain. It is not only the beaches that make the Canary Islands so attractive, La Palma, La Gomera, Lanzarote, and Tenerife all have their own magnificent national parks.
The volcanic landscape in the Canary Islands
You will find lush forests, such as one of the few remaining primeval forests worldwide at La Gomera. You can also take a boat out to sea and marvel at the dolphins, pilot whales and sometimes even sperm whales. But most special are probably the extraterrestrial landscapes that are proof of all the volcanic natural activity.
In National Park Timanfaya you will literally feel the heat coming from the ground in some places. The Pico del Teide on Tenerife will fascinate you as well as the black El Golfo beach on Lanzarote with its flooded crater with poisonous green coloured water.