New member seeking advice.

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain

Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain The Spain Expats forum is a dedicated community of people who have moved to Spain, or who are planning to. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss anything about moving to, & living in, Spain.

New member seeking advice.


Closed Thread
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 3rd August 2011, 07:00 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
KenH is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default New member seeking advice.

Hi Guys and Gals,

My Partner and I have decided to sell the house in the UK and travel Europe for a couple of years, maybe longer.
We plan to start by coming to Spain for about 6-8 months and improve on our language skills.
Now our initial thoughts are to make our way to the Cadiz area and find an appartment to rent for the 6 months.
Can anyone offer some advice on where we can look and what sort of price we should expect to pay for a 2 bed appartment.
We are also bringing our dog with us, I have been in touch with a couple of rental agencies and the dog doesn't seem to be a problem!!
We don't want to set up a rental agreement with anyone until we have physically viewed the properties, so are there any camping/mobile home sites around the area we can base ourselves for the initial period.
Any pointers or advice would be greatfully recieved.

Kind Regards
Ken.

Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 3rd August 2011, 07:25 PM
xabiaxica's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Xàbia/Jávea (so good they named it twice!) since 2003
Posts: 35,064
Rep Power: 121386
xabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond reputexabiaxica has a reputation beyond repute
11092 likes received
4881 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KenH View Post
Hi Guys and Gals,

My Partner and I have decided to sell the house in the UK and travel Europe for a couple of years, maybe longer.
We plan to start by coming to Spain for about 6-8 months and improve on our language skills.
Now our initial thoughts are to make our way to the Cadiz area and find an appartment to rent for the 6 months.
Can anyone offer some advice on where we can look and what sort of price we should expect to pay for a 2 bed appartment.
We are also bringing our dog with us, I have been in touch with a couple of rental agencies and the dog doesn't seem to be a problem!!
We don't want to set up a rental agreement with anyone until we have physically viewed the properties, so are there any camping/mobile home sites around the area we can base ourselves for the initial period.
Any pointers or advice would be greatfully recieved.

Kind Regards
Ken.
ooh sounds fun!!

have a look at page 4 of the 'useful links' sticky at the top of the spain page - you'll find links to national rental websites, so you can get an idea of what you can get for your money - & no, dogs aren't usually a problem in spain

I'm a long way from Cádiz, so can't help with campsites, but if you use google.es & put in camping cádiz you might strike lucky, if none of our posters knows anywhere


yes, campsites in spain are called campings!

__________________


Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus
Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 3rd August 2011, 08:23 PM
Alcalaina's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pueblo blanco in Cádiz province since 2008
Posts: 14,430
Rep Power: 98293
Alcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond repute
9561 likes received
7164 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Hi Ken

I live in the Province of Cadiz, inland about 50 km from the city of the same name, in a pueblo blanco. We sold up in the UK and moved here just over 3 years ago. It's a fantastic area and I really love it. The Costa de la Luz is much wilder and more open than the Mediterranean Costas and the tourist development is mainly low-rise and unobtrusive.

Are you looking for something in the city itself? It is more expensive than other towns in the area. I would expect to pay around €500-€600 a month for a decent 2 bed apartment there, maybe €400-€500 in other coastal towns (except for up-market touristy ones like Zahara de los Atunes), €300-€400 if you come inland.

There are plenty of campsites both on the coast and inland but as you may have heard, we occasionally get battered by strong winds so it might not be much fun in a tent! A camper van might be OK though.

Do let me know if you have any more specific questions about the area. I'm assuming you won't be looking for work (38% unemployment here, one of the highest rates in Spain!)

__________________
Read about life in the pueblo: La Vida Alcalaina
Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2011, 02:21 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
KenH is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Thanks for the useful answers guys, well the house has now sold 2 wks on the market and no chain involved either end so we are now in panic mode, boot sales, ebay, many trips to the tip....my god how did we accumulate so much unnecessary rubbish???

We have decided to travel down leisurely by car and base ourselves at Camping Roche - Conil de la Frontera for the first few weeks in one of their bungalows.


Last edited by KenH; 6th August 2011 at 02:24 PM.
Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2011, 03:20 PM
Alcalaina's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pueblo blanco in Cádiz province since 2008
Posts: 14,430
Rep Power: 98293
Alcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond repute
9561 likes received
7164 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KenH View Post
Thanks for the useful answers guys, well the house has now sold 2 wks on the market and no chain involved either end so we are now in panic mode, boot sales, ebay, many trips to the tip....my god how did we accumulate so much unnecessary rubbish???

We have decided to travel down leisurely by car and base ourselves at Camping Roche - Conil de la Frontera for the first few weeks in one of their bungalows.
Been there, done that - and we still managed to bring 60 boxes of books over!

Good choice of site by the way! It's gorgeous round there, one of our favourite winter walks is along the cliff then down to Conil harbour. When will you be arriving?

__________________
Read about life in the pueblo: La Vida Alcalaina
Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2011, 03:55 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
KenH is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alcalaina View Post
Been there, done that - and we still managed to bring 60 boxes of books over!

Good choice of site by the way! It's gorgeous round there, one of our favourite winter walks is along the cliff then down to Conil harbour. When will you be arriving?
Looks like we will be arriving 2nd week of Sept, just waiting on completion date before we can firm everything up!! Going to stop off on the way through with some friends in Bordeaux!!

Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2011, 05:22 PM
Alcalaina's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pueblo blanco in Cádiz province since 2008
Posts: 14,430
Rep Power: 98293
Alcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond reputeAlcalaina has a reputation beyond repute
9561 likes received
7164 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KenH View Post
Looks like we will be arriving 2nd week of Sept, just waiting on completion date before we can firm everything up!! Going to stop off on the way through with some friends in Bordeaux!!
Good timing, the hordes will have thinned out by then (not that it gets that crowded, the beaches are vast and plentiful) but you should still have several weeks of lovely warm weather - right through November if you´re lucky.

Are you into birdwatching? The autumn migration starts about then, you will see loads of eagles, buzzards and numerous other species heading back to Africa for the winter. It´s quite something to watch a thousand or so storks flapping overhead.

__________________
Read about life in the pueblo: La Vida Alcalaina
Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking Advice b.balkis Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 1 5th October 2009 11:48 AM
20 yr old seeking advice Em2008 Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 2 9th September 2008 05:29 AM
New member saying hello & seeking guidance chogsie Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus 8 24th March 2008 06:55 AM
New member any advice welcome thebex Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 4 5th October 2007 10:23 PM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.