Why spend your European vacation in a small, pricey hotel room when you can rent a private villa?
If the words “because I can’t afford it” are about to roll off your tongue, allow me to interject. While “villa” tends to be synonymous with “exorbitant,” infinity pools, panoramic vistas and private paths to the beach aren’t as out of reach as you might think. You just have to know what to look for, and when. To that end, here are five tips for getting your own exclusive country estate — if only for a week.
If, for example, you search on the Cyprus Villa Holidays website for properties that accommodate two travelers, you’ll turn up modest homes with swimming pools that cost less for a full week than some hotels cost per night — like a two-bedroom property with a pool in Cyprus, starting about $483 a week; and a three-bedroom home with a pool in Cyprus , also starting about $483 a week, or $69 a night.