Sep 272011
 
Costa Blanca Walking holidays

Last week we were pleased to welcome a couple from Edinburgh who had booked to stay with us for a week of late summer sunshine. Brian and Ruth are keen hill walkers and hikers, and wanted to spend some time in nice weather preparing themselves for a walking challenge that awaited them after their return to Scotland. During conversation, it emerged that both Brian and Ruth are doctors back home in Scotland and were both [...]

Sep 152011
 
Five Years On, and loving it!

  This week marks the five year anniversary of our arrival in Gandía as the owners of Villa Florencia – also known now as Gandía Casa Rural.  We were originally attracted by the beauty of the area and the prospect of running our own guest house and bed and breakfast business on the Costa Blanca and that initial appeal still holds good today, five years on.  Much has changed in that time, both in the [...]

Jul 192011
 
Spanish self-catering holidays

Welcome Guests Return! We are always glad to see previous guests come back to us, and so it was particularly good to welcome back Marie, Anton and their daughter Jana. They had stayed with us two years ago when they were taking a touring holiday in Spain, and this year they wanted to make a return trip. They were going to be visiting some of the places they went to before, but also some new [...]

Jul 112011
 
Self Catering Holidays

  Back in April we received a booking from an Italian lady who wanted to make a reservationfor ten days for her extended family, to include her husband and herself, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, her parents and four children. A group of ten people in total – the perfect number for a whole- house rent! After some correspondence, it was decided that they would rent the whole house on a self-catering basis and would provide [...]

Jun 152011
 
Property hunting in Spain

Property Hunters in Spain We received a booking request back in 2010 for a 5 week stay in May and June this year from an Australian couple wishing to relocate to Spain.  Not a common background for a property hunter in Spain, you might think, although we have had other Australians staying with us in the past on a similar quest.  At present, the Australian dollar is strong, as is their property market, so Australians [...]

May 262011
 
Driving holidays in Spain

Driving holidays in Spain Taking a vacation in Spain is a wonderful experience and one that will leave you with many remarkable memories. The best way to see this wonderful country is to travel around to all the major towns and cities and experience the Spanish culture. The easiest way to do this is to book a self-drive holiday and arm yourself with a detailed map of Spain and travel to places that you have [...]

May 042011
 
Southerners in Search of Springtime Sunshine!

Easter Saturday saw the arrival of Joan and Mike, desperately needing a dose of Costa Blanca sunshine after a long British winter. Joan and Mike currently live near London, but originally hail from South Africa and have therefore been accustomed to a much milder and sunnier climate than they have been experiencing in England for the last decade! They were looking forward to relaxing in the gardens and swimming in the swimming pool – and [...]

Apr 282011
 
Easter Sunshine In Spain

Family Holidays on the Costa Blanca Stuart and Linda, along with their 10 month old daughter Katy, booked in to stay with us for 8 nights in our self-catering apartment over the Easter period. They wanted to have a combination holiday that took in city, beach and countryside so decided that making Villa Florencia their base would be the perfect solution, and they often made use of our evening meal service when they returned from [...]

Apr 132011
 
Motorbike Friendly Accommodation Spain

Is it a Motorbike …. Is it a Car?? Well, neither really – it’s a trike!! We received a phone call on Thursday asking if we had vacancies for the next 2 nights from a couple who live in Elche, and who were thinking of visiting our part of Spain for a couple of days to explore the area and make the most of the sudden improvement in the weather. Sue and Frank were particularly [...]