For many European citizens, the possibility of living in a temperate country during the winter sounds like a dream and, in the era of hyper mobility and connectivity the dream can be transformed into a reality. It’s a matter of thorough planning and informed decision-making.
Among the most sought-after destinations, Spain is a country with a fantastic Mediterranean climate and culture, a delicious yet healthy cuisine, and reasonable prices for renting fully furnished houses for a long-term winter let. No wonder, it is one of the southern European countries with the highest presence of expats during the winter months.
The sunny southern Med and the Spanish Islands
The southern Mediterranean coast and the offshore autonomous region of the Canary Islands are ideal places where to start your research for a flat to rent in Spain. They are the regions with the best weather conditions - with minimum temperatures hardly ever falling below 10° C, beautiful beaches accessible throughout the entire year, and a welcoming local population composed of Spanish and international citizens.
The islands offer a wilder, more natural environment and possibly an even warmer climate compared to the mainland, while the Mediterranean coast has kilometres of sandy beaches alongside some stunning cultural gems, the legacy of the many different cultures that dwelled in the Spanish peninsula throughout the ages.
Thousands of furnished winter rentals across Spain, ready for you to move in
Rent a flat in Tenerife or Lanzarote to enjoy beach time all year round, to immerse in the quiet and beauty of the natural volcanic environment, and for stunning views on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Choose a winter rental in Granada, a melting pot of cultures famous for the Moorish influence in the architecture and lifestyle, and visit the stunning Alhambra. Or move to Valencia, famous for the delicious and internationally acclaimed paella, and for being regarded as one of the best places to live in Spain in terms of quality and cost of living.
There are several long-term rentals in Spain and, thanks to ever-increasing demand, there is a growing number of properties on the market classed as long-term winter rentals. Typically, these are fully-furnished apartments that are occupied during the summer months, when the holiday season peaks, but are left empty for the rest of the year. The owners and agencies will be glad to rent them out during the winter months.
In Spain, there are dozens of breath-taking locations to choose from, and hundreds of apartments waiting for you and your dears to move in. Start your research now, and you will soon be ready to trade the cold, northern European winter for a much sunnier Spanish one!