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 at least 6 months a year!

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 our Villa’s website to take a tour, see the current rental rates and available dates.

Villa El Gavilan website

Here is El Gavilan, or Sparrowhawk in English. We are looking for a new name to make it our own.
The west terrace. Perfect for sunset dinners.
Our stunning seaview of the Mediterranean.
Master Bedroom
Living room with the upper sunroom behind.
Fully equipped and very functional kitchen.
The garden was designed by the previous owners. We have 23 different types of fruits.
Amy Lou in her flamenco dress given to her by a local seamstress.
You can see the full length of the property along its wall and the beautiful sea views.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kimberly B says:

    We are so happy for you guys… magnificent home


  2. Graham Smith says:

    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


    1. Thanks Graham and Yvonne. I hope that you can come and visit someday. This is your formal open invitation! See you in Vancouver this summer!!


  3. Valerie Hutton says:

    On my! What a wonderful event! Couldn’t be happier for all 3 of you. Fond wishes. Miss you!



    1. Thanks Val! Hope to see you this summer to catch up.


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