Property can be different. It can be for sale and it can be for rent. Of course, investments in immovable property when buying a villa are almost always good investments, but when you only want to have memorable vacations it's probably not you variant. But you can still rent a house or a villa. The offers of vacation property rentals are plenty. Still if you've decided to rent a house you should do it carefully not to waste you many on something that's not worth it.
You probably think that you'll be renting a vacation property only to get a little more privacy and to stay away from crowded places and noisy neighbors in the rooms next door - and this is all you need. Even if you suppose to stay out most of time enjoying the outdoor activities it all doesn't mean that you shouldn't be looking for the maximum comfort and amenities for your money.
First of all, you'll have to obtain the authentic view of what you are renting. There are lot's of tourist guides, brochures, web-cites, that will help you to find vacation property in any part of the world. Look for the photos of the house. The more there'll be of them the better. You need to see your future vacation house from the outside and inside. If there are only enthusiastic and colorful descriptions but the photos are very few - don't trust that information too much. And the descriptions should be filled not with the pathetic epithets but with the precise details. You don't need beautiful words and advertising - you need facts and a clear vision.
Ok, so the photos look great and you want to go there right at the moments. But not everything that looks good feels good. Check the list of amenities that you'll get renting the house. Find out what facilities and services you can't do without and without what amenities you'll manage quiet well - understanding your own needs will make choosing of a property rental easier for you.
Now the location of the house. It's up to one's personal choice whether you want a villa in the mountains or at the seaside. But there are couple of things that usually matter for everyone: how long you'll have to drive to the place from the airport and how far it's situated from all the attractions whether it'll be shops, night clubs, restaurants or historical sights. By the way renting property you should learn about all the activities that are available around because it's of course wonderful if you rent a beautiful and well-equipped house but once you can get bored from only hanging in it and around it.
So if you'll finally find a variant that seems to include everything you might need and the dates of renting are appropriate for you - you only have to communicate with the owner and discuss the detail with him/her. From the conversation you may find out something about the property that will make it additionally attractive for you or on the opposite learn about some things that the rental totally impossible. But let's hope that this time it'll finally be you perfect vacation property rental.