Desperately Seeking Villa in Southern Spain
A view from the Finco de Lujo villa in Andalucia, available in early April.
Photo courtesy of Maxine Harrison
Another reader, Jane Purdy in England, needs urgent birthday vacation help:
"Hi, I am trying to book a luxury villa for a 40th birthday treat. We have small children. Wanted to go to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, but can't find any villas available!! Needs to be over the Easter holidays, around 3-17 april 2010. Please help!!!"
I don't happen to know offhand of any villas in the Canaries that are both appropriate to groups and available during your travel window, but if a different Spanish island might work for you, how about La Paloga on Mallorca? Mallorca may not be as warm as Tenerife, but La Paloga has a heated pool, is great for celebrations, and is available from April 8 - 17.
If mainland Spain is also a possibility, how about Finca de Lujo in Andalucia? It's available April 3 - 17 and is also superb for groups celebrating special occasions.
Both of these recommendations come from villa rental agent extraordinaire Maxine Harrison of Elysian Holidays, whom I trust not only because she has been on our annual list of the world's best villa rental agents since we first started publishing it four years ago, but also because she booked my own personal villa vacation in southern Spain (near Granada) two years ago. My sons were four and five years old at the time, and we had a ball. You can read all about it here.
Does anyone else have a last-minute villa recommendation for Jane? If so, please post it in the comment space below. Thanks!