Recent Europe reviews
"We had few amazing days with my husband and daughter in this apartment. The owner: Astrid is very kind and helpful. Prompt respond to Emails. Gave us detail map how to get to the apartment from the airport by public transport. The apartment: Small, but cozy and comfortable for few days stay. Very clean and updated. You will have everything you need for a pleasant stay. Very quiet building and street. Did not have any problems with noises in the building or from the streets around. The bed is comfortable, even the sofa bed was great. The location: Excellent location. Close to few metro stations. Walking distance to stores , coffee shops and restaurants. About 20 minutes walk to many places that tourists would like to visit. We really enjoyed the neighborhood. I would recommend this apartment to my friends and to everyone who need place to stay in Paris. Thank you Astrid for your hospitality!"Guest: Nadia G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014View listing
"We stayed at this beautiful cottage for two weeks over Easter and had such a wonderful stay. The cottage itself is incredibly beautiful and so well decorated - charming and homely and also very well equipped. The hosts were so helpful and friendly and recommended some fantastic things to do. The location is perfect - we'd never been to Normandy before so it was a bit of a stab in the dark, but we were close to so many fantastic places - Honfleur, Rouen, Deauville and the nearby Abbey in Le Bec Hellouin, which also has an amazing restaurant which is well worth visiting! We also enjoyed the local vide greniers (flea markets) and brought back some amazing french paintings and antiques. We will be back next year, and hopefully every year for a while! Such a beautiful place and whilst it was just my husband and I, it would also be great for a family with kids."Guest: Emma L. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 3, 2014View listing
Spain Travel Tips
Visitors to Spain Vacation Rentals
Spain attracts travelers who enjoy the sunshine and a great vacation vibe. The Spanish people are known for their festive nature where almost anything is an excuse to have a celebration. There are many age-old traditions such as bull fighting and the running of the bulls that still take place today. Festivals and events take place throughout the summer season, and visitors can join in and enjoy the celebrations. For those with an interest in art, culture, history and architecture, Spain offers a wide variety of museums and historical attractions. Outdoor adventurers can enjoy trekking and hiking in the northern Pyrenees mountains. Beach lovers can laze on the many beautiful beaches along the coast.
Traveling to Spain Villas
Spain has more than 30 international airports. The primary international airport, however, is Madrid. For flights from across the Atlantic and other parts of the world, you will most likely first fly into Madrid before connecting on to your domestic destination. If you are already in Europe, you can take advantage of the many low-cost airline deals that fly to the various smaller international airports. From London, for example, you can get direct flights to Ibiza or Majorca. In Spain, there are frequent domestic flights connecting the various cities. Once there, one of the best ways to get around is by bus. While there is an extensive rail network, it does not include stops in many of the smaller coastal towns. Car hire is easily available if you want to explore independently. The country roads are generally not too congested but city traffic can be somewhat chaotic.
Top Spain Travel Attractions
Spain has a little bit of everything: A rich cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife, excellent dining, beautiful beaches, outdoor adventures and much more are available. For a cultural experience, visit the vibrant cities of Barcelona or Madrid. In these cities, you can be amazed by the artistic architectural styles, visit beautiful cathedrals and ancient museums. A big part of the modern-day culture is football and it is an experience to watch one of the local games in the stadiums. Spanish people are generally friendly and you can soon find yourself as part of the crowd. Just make sure that you are supporting the same teams as your new friends.
Madrid is known for its excellent nightlife. Be prepared for an all-night dancing expedition if you do plan to head out. Most clubs only open at midnight and close when the sun comes up the next morning. The various coastal regions are a bustle of activity during the summer months. Spend the days lazing on the beach, enjoying a leisurely cruise sailing or fishing on the Mediterranean Sea. The islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza are known to be the playground for the rich and famous. If you want to do some celebrity spotting, this is the place to be. Spain has an extensive wine region and the majority of the wines are sold locally. Many blends and cultivars are unique to Spain.
Best Seasons to Visit Spain
Spain is known throughout Europe as a summer vacation destination. The peak travel season is during July and August as literally millions of visitors flock to the warm sunshine and beautiful beaches along the coast. Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate which results in long, dry summer days. The weather starts to warm from April and stays mild until early October along the coastal regions. Travelers who want to avoid the summer crowds can travel earlier or later in the season. If you want to experience the cultural side of Spain, then plan your travels around Holy Week which is the start of many festivals. Other events take place throughout the summer season.