Donna and Alan’s story
We first fell in love with Benalmadena; Costa del Sol twenty five years ago and regularly brought our two children out here for holidays with a dream of someday moving here. Thirteen years ago our dream came true. We had come to a cross roads in our lives and decided to bite the bullet and do what we had always dreamt of doing.
So, we rented for six months, before deciding to buy our home, to ensure that we could settle here and capture living the Spanish life. We went through all of the difficulties and anxiety of relocating and that is when we decided that we could help others going through similar experiences. As our children settled into school and we began our new life, we set up our rentals and management business, Rentals Benalmadena.
I have been coming on holiday to Benalmadena for many years. I moved here from the UK in 2006 with my partner and our two children and have been working in rentals for the majority of that time. I therefore have an in-depth knowledge of Benalmadena and offer a professional but personal service to each of my clients.
I think I must have been 15 years old when I vowed that "one day" I would live in Spain. Well, here I am many years later and it is all - and more - than I imagined it would be. To wake up in the mornings with the sun shining is enough to put most of us in a good humour. To be able to go for a walk on the beach after a day’s work, or turn a corner and there is the sea, shimmering against the clear blue skies.
When we first arrived in Benalmadena we rented a property. This gave us the freedom to explore different areas and decide if we wanted to make Spain our permanent home. If you have decided to make the "big" move, I hope it is all you dreamed it would be! If you are here on holiday or a short stay, may it be pleasurable enough for you to want to return.
James Castile story
Mel and Donna have been friends for nine years and often collaborated with their respective businesses. In 2011, they decided to merge; running the two businesses together and now in 2015, with a large portfolio of property listings and clients, they decided to create a brand new business using their maiden names - James and Castile.
Together, with Donna’s husband Alan they run a successful property rental, sales and management agency offering the peace and security of friendly, honest advice whilst managing and maintaining properties giving both the owners and tenants peace of mind and hopefully bringing confidence in the real estate industry.
And here we are with twelve years of experience and knowledge under our belts, helping others to bring their dream to life.