Sunday, 17 January 2010

Reasons to plan and book a D.I.Y. holiday

Reasons to plan and book a D.I.Y. holiday:

Deal with the owner:
By booking directly with an owner you get and can enjoy a more personal service. The owner will have a more detailed knowledge of the area and can offer a personal advice on how to make the most of your holiday when staying at their holiday homes. After all, who better to give advice on how to holiday in their property than the owner?

Good value for money:
Direct booking with the owner bypasses the agents, and their additional charges on top of the rental income, so you can save some costs.

More flexible:
You get much more flexibility when booking direct with the owner, your stay is less regimented than staying in a hotel. Generally most villas are self catered so you can eat what you like & when you like. Also, unlike a package tour, everything can be booked at your convenience, so you can choose the best flights and transfer time, often benefitting from the recommendations & advice of the property owners.

More spacious:
Private holiday villas or apartments give far more space and privacy, find a property just right for your holiday party and choose either a large single accommodation or several smaller apartments either linked or on the same complex.

Personal and bespoke holiday – just as you would choose yourself:
By choosing and booking your own holiday, you will get a holiday to suit your requirements exactly.

Contact links for direct holiday search websites:-
        The Holiday Let      >The Holiday Let - Directory of overseas property to rent<
        Perfect Getaways   >Perfect Getaways - Foreign holiday accommodation<
        FreeIndex               >FreeIndex - Advertising directory<
        Swap-and-Stay        >Swap and Stay - Owners holiday home exchange directory<
        Owners Direct        >Owners Direct - Villa and Apartment holiday rentals<

Or contact the owners of:
        Casa Flores, Mallorca.

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Saturday, 21 May 2005

Cala Dor holiday apartment and villa accommodation

New quality holiday apartments and villa in Cala Egos, near Cala D'or.

After identifying a need, Andy and Sarah Rosser made the huge decision to invest in a house, they set the personal aim to provide quality accommodation for couples and families holidaying on the Balearic Island of Mallorca.

Having enjoyed their first family holiday in 2003 with their first daughter Abigail on Mallorca in the small village of Cala Egos (the neighbouring village to Cala Dor), they decided this would be ideal for similar families.

Cala Egos despite being a small village has all the facilies families need and provides a friendly personal atmosphere; also being direct on the coast it has access to many sandy coves and beaches, Cala Egos was ideal for families both young and old.

Over the next 2 years Andy & Sarah searched looking at many properties before finding the new build complex of Marina Dor 3 complex, this small complex of twenty 3 bedroom houses each with their own private walled garden and shared use of 2 large pools plus a smaller pool feeding 2 waterfalls.

The houses were ideal for their vision of providing great family holidays; the house provided 2 living & dining rooms giving the unique ability to use as seperate 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, perfect for families holidaying with friend or relations who may want their own personal living & eating space yet still being in the same house. Having found the perfect complex they chose one house near the shallower childrens pool, again trying to cater for families with children, the garden & patio overlooked the swimming pool allowing children  to be watched from the comfort of the garden.

The targets set by Andy & Sarah were to provide a personal touch and homely touch to their holiday accommodation, with the house they could provide flexible 1, 2 and 3 bedroom accommodation in either apartments or 2 storey house. The furnished and fitted the house to be child & family friendly and ensuring all important home from home fittings were included, the house was named Casa Flores (Spanish for House of Flowers) after the pretty gardens & plants.

Marina Dor 3 complex showing Casa Flores just left of centre

Andy & Sarah stay in their own apartments backing up their belief in their own accommodation, the resort, complex and house/apartments are great for families.

Visit our website for more information and photos of our apartments and also Mallorca island ( and

A website providing a little more information on Cala Egos and Cala Dor from a parent & family perspective is the Small Families Website, pay a visit for some additional information.