We flew to Malaga, Spain and had a nice larger rental car waiting. My son-in-law drove. He & I worked together before I retired 10 years ago and then as now he knew how to get around without getting lost. We called Mercedes [Local Concierge], our local connection, and she was there waiting when we arrived at Villa Dorado. It is a beautiful Villa with lots of room and we felt like royalty during the 2 weeks there. Mercedes was great and helped us with what questions we had. We had four great meals prepared for us by Rosa at the Villa and we ate out several times in Sotogrande.

All the food and items we asked for were there when we arrived. Also, Mercedes showed us how everything worked in the Villa which made it easy to be comfortable. There were five of us, myself and my wife of 49 years and our daughter, her husband and our 15 year old grandson. I spent a lot of time with our grandson and got to know him much better. We went to Gibraltar, Marbella, Granada and lots of beaches but what I enjoyed the best was being around the Villa and the pool!!

The maid service was great and the other maintenance people took care of the grounds and pool before we even got up in the morning.

The weather was great, warm but not too hot with nice breezes all the time. We also watched movies and my family played lots of games and cards. I could even watch Fox cable news and the Wi Fi internet was as fast as at home.

We all talked about this vacation and we all agreed that this was our best vacation because we could relax when we wanted to and we were together a lot. Catherine and Charlotte, the UK connections, were on top of everything to make things perfect for the two weeks.

I think I am the only member that lives in the United States. [Most of our Members are in Europe and Asia, but we have a few in the US] We have already booked New York for four days in September this year. I am sure this will be great also. We enjoy visiting New York and seeing the shows and just walking around. The New York property is on the 53rd floor with windows from ceiling to floor in a corner unit. We can’t wait to see it.

In summary, I had been looking for real estate out of the United States for investments. Hideaways Club gave me the best way to invest with up to 100 properties all over the world with dream vacations all over the world to boot. I feel this is one of the better investments that I have made as it has already gone up in value since I joined.

Before I retired 10 years ago I ran a Financial Planning and Investment Management Company so I think I know value when I see it. Keep up the great work!!”


Roy Henry of Ellisville, Missouri is a member of The Hideaways Club