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We bought a house in Spain!

You may have been wondering why I have not been writing much lately.  I have been very busy.  On January 31, 2019, we moved in our new house in Spain.  Yes!  We bought a beautiful house on the Costa Del Sol.  After much research and soul searching, we just could not resist buying our own house.  We love our life here in Nerja, Spain, have made wonderful new friends and really feel at home.  We plan to be here 6 to 9 months a year for at least the next 4 or 5 years.  

In the next few blog posts, I will walk you through the process of opening a bank account, transferring money from Canada to Europe, finding the best currency exchange rates, looking for real estate, obtaining a mortgage and buying the forever second home in Spain.  I will also discuss the tax aspects of spending more than 183 days a year.

In the meantime, take a look at our new house located halfway between Nerja and Frigiliana, a short 5 minute drive or 40 min walk between the two towns. The house will be rented for the summer months.  I have copied the link to the rental agency website who will be managing the property for us when we are not here.  On this site, there is also a virtual tour of the property if you want to see the whole house.  It is a beauty, with total privacy, incredible views of the Mediterranean, east, south and west terraces, two sunrooms, a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, in floor heating, fireplace and much more.  

Stay tuned in the days ahead for my blogposts where I will share everything I have learned in the process of buying property in Spain.

Here is the link to view the rates for your dates and book our house.

Here is El Gavilan, or Sparrowhawk in English. We are looking for a new name to make it our own.
The terrace conservatory on the ground floor where we entertain or lounge in the afternoon. Our guests also have access to this room and the full ground floor is equipped with a separate kitchen.
The west terrace. Perfect for sunset dinners.
Living room with the upper sunroom behind.
Fully equipped and very functional kitchen.
Master Bathroom.
The house has a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This is the master bedroom on the top floor.
Amy Lou loves the pool, the pond and the immense mediterranean garden. We count 23 different fruits trees garden designed by the previous British owners.
You can see the full length of the property along its wall and the beautiful sea views.


Newly retired Canadian in Spain for the winter months!

5 thoughts on “We bought a house in Spain!

  1. Wow, you guys, I am so happy for you both. What a beautiful house in what is obviously a “slice of heaven”.
    I seem to remember at your retirement party that I said that it was time for you two to “live your dream now” and that is certainly what has happened.
    Must say that we are are little envious right now as there is snow on the ground, and although the sun is out today, I am pretty sure it is now as warm as where you are!!!!!!!!!
    Take care
    We love you both
    G & Y


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