Holiday home in Lloret de Mar? Don’t book before reading this!

Book without the stress. Make your holiday dreams come true.

There you are, stuck at your computer, tensed up, nails bitten down to the quick, it’s clear that the stress of booking your next getaway is starting to take over.

There is always a lot of pressure on booking your next holiday, it’s a lot of money after all and you want to ensure you make the right choice. Is that villa in Lloret really as beautiful as in the photos? Is the rental agency reliable? Bottom line, is this the holiday home in Lloret that is going to give you the holiday of your dreams?

It’s always a good idea to get some help when making such an important decision. Holiday booking without the stress – can life really be that simple? Well, it can definitely be easier, faster and more efficient. Let us lend a hand with our helpful tips for booking the holiday home of your dreams in Lloret de Mar, without the stress.

8 tips to help you make the right choice

A well thought-through booking is often a booking that you will also be satisfied with later on. Check out these 8 handy tips to see how you can properly prepare for booking your holiday villa in Lloret de Mar.

Tip 1: Look at several rental agencies

When hunting for a holiday home, looking at several holiday home rental providers and platforms is always a smart choice. You’ll get a better idea of the market, as well as what is available for which price. You will also learn more about Lloret de Mar, its neighbourhoods and the types of holiday homes that you can choose from. By checking out several agencies, you’ll ensure that you have done good preliminary research into holiday villas and their surroundings.

Tip 2: Choose a registered rental agency

By choosing a registered rental agency you can be more confident that you’ll get what you signed up for. It can sometimes be quite daunting to book online, especially as it involves a lot of money and your holiday is at stake – you don’t want to arrive in Lloret to find a dilapidated house or abandoned building site. This kind of disastrous scenario can be prevented by booking with an agency that has a good reputation, such as Club Villamar, who are true experts of Lloret and its surrounding area.

Tip 3: Make use of the search and filter functions on booking sites

Several rental sites have so many different properties on offer that you can no longer see the forest for the trees. Even after selecting Lloret de Mar as your destination and inputting the dates of your stay, you find that there are still so many holiday homes available. In these cases, make sure to use the search filters and limit your choice by adding extra criteria so that you can be completely sure that the holiday homes you view are suitable for you and your travel group.

Tip 4: Always read the reviews

Many rental sites provide the option for guests to leave a review – make sure you read these thoroughly before you book a villa in Lloret. The best properties usually have many reviews from satisfied guests, but a good rule of thumb is to choose a holiday home that has three or more positive reviews. These reviews are also a great way to discover whether the description and photos match the reality. You can find out whether the beach is really ‘just a stone’s throw away’ or whether it is actually a 15-minute trek through the heat of the Costa Brava.

Tip 5: Let’s get visual (be sure to look through the photos/videos thoroughly)

It’s easy to fall in love with a few stunning pictures of the pool or the exterior of the property, but keep a level head and check out the other photos to make sure that the listing contains photos of all rooms (including all bedrooms, living room, kitchen, playroom, garden, etc.). This will give you a much better idea of the size of the property and whether it’s the right choice for your entire travel group. View the photos carefully and pay attention to the details. If you have any doubts about the listing, let the pictures “speak” about the unwritten details.

Tip 6: Be aware of what is included in the price and potential extra costs

Once you have shortlisted a few properties that fit your requirements and wishes, look further into each villa to find out what is and is not included. Is there free parking? Are housekeeping services included? Is the WiFi free? Is the pool completely private or is it shared? And last but not least, is there air conditioning in the villa? This is often crucial in the heat of the Costa Brava. Take a good look at what will or will not be included and which additional costs may be incurred. Some agencies also ask for a deposit so check carefully whether you have to pay this as well as when and how you are expected to pay (e.g. cash or credit card).

Tip 7: If in doubt, ask questions

Does your research still leave you with unanswered questions? Make sure you get in touch with the owner or rental agency online. It is better to get answers to your questions up-front than to be disappointed upon arrival. For example, if you only see a few photos of the holiday home online, request some more. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if personal contact is not possible, or the supposed answer is suspiciously vague, and it all starts to sound too good to be true, then let the alarm bells ring! Never let your well-deserved holiday go from being cost-effective to costing a fortune!

Tip 8: Read the booking Terms and Conditions carefully

Before you book and spend your hard-earned money on your dream holiday destination, it is of course important that you’ve read all the fine print in the booking terms and conditions. Take a good look at what the payment arrangement is (when payment is due) and also what the cancellation policy is (in the event that something comes up). Also check whether everything that’s included in the listing is actually included as well as what is explicitly not included and could therefore lead to higher costs. Finally, always find out what happens in the event of any unforeseen circumstances, such as damage to the property.

Alternatively, book like a headless chicken

Of course, you could also choose not to follow these booking tips and just select the first attractive holiday home with nice pictures in Lloret. If you’re more of a ‘he who dares, wins’ kind of person, you can of course take the risk and dive straight into booking. Perhaps you’ll even be lucky and immediately find a beautiful villa for a competitive price, but what if that’s not the case and you end up standing with your family at the edge of a rubbish dump?

Another alternative is to go too far in the other direction, really overdoing the research and hunting like a headless chicken for the right holiday home. You’ll eventually get so stressed that you actually need a holiday just to recover from the booking process, so let’s not forget that booking a dream holiday should be relaxing, exciting and fun. Set your budget and criteria in advance, search with a purpose, and as soon as you notice yourself getting overwhelmed by choice, seek help from the experts – they are here for a reason!

How to refine your search

Searching for the perfect holiday home more purposefully, effectively and thoughtfully, can make for a much more relaxing process and leave more room for you to enjoy the anticipation and excitement. Together with your travel companions you can sit at your laptop and browse all the beautiful holiday homes in Lloret where you could really imagine yourself jumping into the pool or enjoying a cold beer on the terrace.

No arguments, no stress, no laptops thrown in frustration, just simply choosing the best owners in Lloret by making use of search filters. When browsing the different options, don’t forget to look at the reviews and photos, then make a shortlist of properties you can investigate further. Relaxed booking really isn’t difficult, plus it makes your life easier and ensures that you are one step closer to your dream holiday.

Find everything you’re looking for in one place

To make life even easier, book with a rental agency that guarantees the best offers. You’ll get quality service and also find everything you’re looking for in one place. Club Villamar’s extensive range of holiday homes in Lloret de Mar ensures that your holiday dreams will come true.


Have you seen your dream villa on the Club Villamar website and have questions? Or would you like to receive more information about the stress-free booking of your ideal holiday villa in Lloret? Get in touch! As real experts on Spain we are more than happy to help!