Residential mobile home parks in Spain | Not camping
There are two main reasons why a dedicated residential style mobile home park like the 5 star Park La Posada is so different to a joint camping/mobile home park.
1) The licence for the joint park is more than likely for normal camping and the number of static mobile homes allowed on the camping site could be restricted. Camping sites also tend to allow sub letting which means you can have different holiday makers next door every two weeks. On Park La Posada there is no subletting
2) When the Spanish go camping they like to party so at Easter and throughout the summer it will be very busy, very noisy and you will have children and dogs running around. Do not expect the noise to stop at midnight either. The other thing to consider when looking at a camping site with the view to buying a mobile home is the fact that when the facilities are needed most such as the swimming pool in the summer you will share the facilities with a lot of people who are on a camping holiday and plan to only be there for two weeks.
On Park La Posada it is only the owners, their family or guests coming and going and they become part of the mobile home community as soon as they arrive. The reception looks after owners and their family and guests alike. So different to a joint camping site.
Very few camping sites have a totally dedicated section for mobile homes which means that once someone books into the site as a camper they are free to walk around the site as they wish. The children on the park are also free to do so as well. It is after all a park dedicated to holiday makers.
Not so with dedicated residential only parks.
The facilities are there for the residents only and so you know that you will be sharing the facilities with like minded people who have also moved to Spain to live. They are not there for a week or a fortnight. That is important because top class park should always offer their residents top class exclusive facilities. Park La Posada is a top class park. You will know in the morning that there will be a sun bed by the pool for you. You do not need to reserve your sunshade or a table for lunch. You can look forward to relaxing with friends and neighbours. You will be part of the same community all year round. New friends to enjoy life with.
When looking at looking at different parks on the Internet check first as to whether it is a camp site/mobile park or a residential style dedicated mobile home park being offered.
If the park allows camping you have to accept strangers will be on the park at all times. Some sites have up to 200 camping pitches. On the dedicated residential parks the residents have remote controls that allows them to come and go as they wish and nobody can just walk in. The parks are 100% exclusive.
Camp sites will also have many different nationalities staying on them where as on the UK style parks all the residents are British and so a community spirit develops. This is an important factor as you will find making new friends so much easier. You will become part of an established community. The back up that offers is priceless. The park also has dedicated staff in the office just to look after the residents.
The first question should always be when being shown a new park “does the park also allow camping?”. If yes then you at least now know the drawbacks. It could well allow sub letting which means you could have different neighbours living next door every two weeks as well as the campers. Not so with dedicated residential parks.
Resale mobile homes on mobile home only parks are ideal in that you can see exactly how the park is and you will get to see how the community is straight away. Not a tent to be seen, only contented residents. That is so important if living in Spain is your dream. You will have friends and neighbours at the same time.
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BUYING A RESALE MOBILE HOME
The process is very easy. First choose from the homes on sale on our website, the homes you would like to view on a visit.
If a home ticks all the boxes during your visit you simply make a purchase request.
If the seller agrees to the sale we then arrange for a legal sales agreement to be drawn up and signed by all parties. This service costs just 200 Euros and it also includes a home check of the boiler, air-conditioning, cooker, fridge and freezer by the park engineers just prior to completion. Paying for this service takes the home off sale straight away.
A 10% deposit is then paid into a "Client Account" within 14 days and remains there until the completion date which will be on or before three months after an offer has been accepted. .
Just prior to the completion date the home is checked, we take possession of the home, and you will be advised to make the final payment to the seller. Once it is confirmed that the payment has been made the home is then yours.
No wonder resale mobile homes are so popular.
BUYING A NEW HOME
Buying a new mobile home or a custom-built Park Lodge Home is just as easy. It simply involves different processes. For UK manufactured mobile homes we recommend Willerby/BK Bluebird and Regal Leisure Homes.
Both manufacturers display show homes at various mobile home shows throughout the year, so you can always get to see the latest models. Regal Leisure also have the big advantage in that they are not far from Yeovil our UK base, which means we can easily arrange factory visits.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can start designing a home best suited to where it will be going. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window?
To help you design your home we allocate a project manager to you. He will arrange a visit to the factory in Alicante so you can see for yourself all the choices you have. You can even start with a model already designed such as “The Windsor” and alter it to suit you.
No two Park Lodge Homes will look the same which means you can make the home into something special to you. You will also not be paying so much money to transport the home to the park as it will already be in Spain. This means more can be spent on the home itself.
New UK mobile home or custom built Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on either park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported.
WHY COSTA DIFFERENCE?
The name Costa Difference was chosen for a reason back in 2005. Costa as in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, and Difference because we want to show the difference between dedicated genuine residential mobile home parks and tourist camping sites that also allow mobile homes.
Making a difference is all down to being passionate in what we do. We are also working with park owners who share our passion. The result? We are showing two wonderful residential mobile home parks that are without doubt the best retirement parks that Spain has to offer.
Having chosen to represent residential parks only we are now tasked by the park owners to help people see for themselves if living in Spain is really for them. Spain does not suit everyone which is why that aspect of what we do is so important.
So where does our service start? We think that perhaps it has already started with you reading this and all the other information we have provided online. Maybe you now have some questions for us? If so please feel free to contact us and ask them.
Once you feel that you have found all the answers the next stage is to seriously think about coming on a visit to see a residential park and the lifestyle the residents enjoy.
On a short-dedicated visit you will have a golden opportunity to talk to residents you meet whilst on the park. Asking them questions at the time is a great idea because you will be hearing about their genuine experiences.
The Costa Difference way is very different. Our testimonials come from the residents themselves face to face. They have all gone through the same experiences. Started by asking questions, then came on a visit. After that it is back to the UK with plenty to think about.
If you do the same and moving to Spain becomes your dream, then we are going to be with you all the way.
There are many “Costa” companies on the internet selling everything to do with Spain but there is only ONE Costa Difference Mobile Homes in Spain. To find us again easily why not bookmark this page. We are at your service.
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