There are thousands of vacation rentals in Spain, and a rental can be the most affordable way to stay in this popular European country. If you are staying on the coast, keep in mind that rentals further from the beach typically cost less than those overlooking the beach. Although your rental comes with a kitchen, the amenities included can vary; make sure yours has what you need. And your villa almost certainly comes with outdoor space; again this can vary in size. If you’re traveling with kids or you like to host parties, a larger patio, pool or outdoor space might be better. However, you don’t want to pay for more space or amenities than you need. Fortunately, it’s easy to browse villa listings online, and listings come with photographs, room specifications, amenities and furnishings details, and comments from other customers.