At Britmums Live last year I visited the Wyndham rental stand and began talking to some wonderful ladies about James Villas and Wyndham rentals. I discovered that the logo I use for this blog was taken on a beach that is part of Wyndham rentals, who are the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals company. They have properties from more than 25 vacation rental brands, which includes James Villas. Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in approximately 600 unique destinations worldwide. That amounts to 10 million rental nights booked each year.
As I posed for my picture taking on the Wyndham rentals stand I never thought it would be me that would be picked, I never thought I would be lucky enough to win a holiday. The phone call to tell me I had been picked left me in complete shock, and to be honest up until I put the key into the villa door I was waiting for someone to turn around and say there had been a mistake.
We paid for our own flights to Portugal and chose to fly with Jet2. A relatively unknown to us yet we were pleasantly surprised. Plenty of leg room, the seats were as comfortable as plane seats can be and check in was really easy and straight forward.
The girls were excited and the second we stepped off the plane into the warm Portuguese air saw smiles spread across their faces that never left.
Our home for the next week was Villa Emilia in the Santo Antonio resort, Algarve.
The Villa has 3 bedrooms each with en suite and are all located on the ground floor. The sliding balcony doors allowed access to the pool from the bedrooms which provided a beautiful way to wake up every morning. Villa Emilia also benefited from well established gardens and lawn area which allowed the girls plenty of opportunities to explore and play games.
Our James Villa gave us the perfect base to visit the Algarve and the theme parks
Our James Villa gave us the perfect location
Our James Villa was close to the beach
Our James Villa meant we could go for a dip
Our James Villa was perfect for eating outdoors
Our James Villa saw us grow in confidence
Our James Villa saw our friendship grow
Our James Villa had the most perfect view
Our James Villa was the perfect family holiday
This day I love our James Villa Holiday