Lucas Fox International Properties Ibiza office received almost double the amount of enquiries for holiday rentals during January 2013, compared to the same period last year.
During the past few years, growing numbers of tourists from both European and non-European countries have chosen to visit the Balearic island thanks to the profile Ibiza enjoys as a celebrity haunt and also increasing numbers of direct flights throughout the year. Almost 2.5 million tourists visited Ibiza and/or Formentera in 2013 with nearly half of them choosing to stay in villas or apartments. That figure is expected to rise in 2014, with more holidaymakers looking for ‘home from home’ luxuries and personal touches during their visit.
The Spanish government recently announced that Spain had regained its number 3 world tourism ranking, attracting more than 60 million tourists in 2013. The Balearic islands, which includes Ibiza, drew in more than 11 million visitors. The top destination was Catalunya which attracted 15.5 million visitors.
In anticipation of the surge in demand, Lucas Fox Ibiza has teamed up with Stay Ibiza, one of the island’s leading concierge services, with the aim of becoming the Ibiza’s premier short-term luxury rental agency. The new partnership will bring together an unrivalled portfolio of exclusive homes in some of the most desirable locations with a highly experienced team of professionals who will provide a dedicated, personalised service to clients throughout the year.
“Ibiza has always attracted the rich and famous but now the VIP market is definitely growing significantly” comments Stuart Glen of Stay Ibiza “The clubs play a huge part in this attraction and it seems that the VIP areas grow every year to accommodate the rising numbers. Lucas Fox holiday rental clients will now have the added bonus of being privy to many of our fantastic add-on service such as ‘at home’ catering, chartered boat trips, personal trainers, personal shopping, babysitters as well as club tickets and VIP entry. We are already seeing enquiries for summer rentals coming in thick and fast as January and February are traditionally the most popular months for booking summer holidays. Our advice is to book with us early so you get the best pick of villas in time for your visits in 2014”
Lucas Fox currently offers a wide range of highly desirable Ibiza properties to rent on its site, ranging from this spectacular designer villa in Es Vedra to this beautiful Ibicenco style country house in Santa Eulalia. Prices range from 3 thousand to 100 thousand Euros a week for the most luxurious properties, the majority of which offer sea or countryisde views, privacy, a high level of security and are within a short distance (often direct access) to some of Ibiza`s prettiest bays.
Lucas Fox Head of Business Development Jason Ham comments, “For some time now, we have been looking to find a partner to work with us on holiday rentals who can match the drive and professionalism of the Lucas Fox ethos. With Stay Ibiza’s long term experience in the luxury rental market, coupled with the Lucas Fox International Properties’ infrastructure and unrivalled international database of High Net Worth clients, we believe this new venture will be a huge success”
Lucas Fox is currently expanding its holiday rentals division to incorporate more properties within the region of Catalunya. Current rental properties include this magnificent seafront home and this designer 4-bed villa, both of which are first line on the Costa Brava.