In our series of homeowners in the spotlight: this is Tonya, inspiring homeowner of the holiday home Los Almendros. In the series ‘homeowners in the spotlight’ we want to introduce a new homeowner to you every month, and share their personal story with you. Read Tonya’s story here!

“I am Tonya, 52, mother, adventurer, traveler, optimist. I have worked in the travel industry for almost 15 years and then I was a riding instructor for about 15 years. I had my life on track and in order until I was confronted with a serious health issue in the fall of 2017. My life was turned upside down for quite some time, but I have overcome my condition. Although being seriously ill changes a lot, it also brings you something.”

In Tonya’s case, when she’s better, she decides to turn things around completely, chasing those dreams she’s secretly cherished for years. This takes her to Spain, Andalusia to be precise, where she finds her ideal home in Salinas. The adventurer decides to settle here. She buys the stately property, which is surrounded by olive and almond trees, the latter being the namesake of the house. After many odd jobs, refurbishing, painting and cleaning, with a lot of help from friends and her father, she moved in permanently in 2021.

Via, via, we get to know Tonya, and decide to ask if we can also include her holiday accommodation in our range. What attracted us to this house was the interior, the very stylish decoration and furnishing. The private swimming pool with honesty bar and the possibility for Tonya to provide meals during your stay, from breakfast to dinner; top holiday. In addition, Salinas is located on the border of three provinces (Málaga, Granada and Córdoba), making day trips to the different wind directions very easy to do.

After a day out it is wonderful to come home to the very easily accessible Los Almendros, or as Tonya says herself, “In Los Almendros we laugh all the time. Here you can swim, sunbathe, walk, rest or just celebrate. Eat tasty and healthy food, but also enjoy a delicious glass of Spanish wine. Los Almendros: where you can be yourself.”

Are you inspired and can’t wait to stay with Tonya? Book your stay at Los Almendros here!

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