Mar 14, 2024

Find Long-Term Rentals in Marbella: Tips To Find Long-Term Accommodation 

Linus Norman, CEO & co-founder of heimo

Marbella has become a favorite destination for people of all ages, from all over the world in recent years, not only for vacation but also for longer stays thanks to the opportunities of remote work. More and more people are spending extended periods in Marbella and its surroundings, often opting to rent accommodation for longer durations.

For anyone searching for a rental in Marbella though, especially for longer stays, it's no secret that finding something at a reasonable price can be incredibly challenging, time-consuming, and stressful. In this article, we'll share some great tips and advice for those seeking long-term rentals in Marbella in 2024.

🏡 Show That You're Open to Rent Long-Term in Marbella

The easiest (and often best) thing you can do to increase your chances of finding a long-term rental is to let as many people as possible know that you're looking for a place to rent. Often, we know someone, who knows someone, who either has a property to rent out, or knows someone who does.

One tip is to create a free profile and listing on heimo - a community-based housing platform for all-things housing in Marbella and other cities along the Costa del Sol. When you create your profile and set the location to Marbella, you automatically join Marbella's community. 

From there, you simply create your free personal listing, specifying what type of rental you're looking for, in which areas, and for how long. If there are matching listings or people, you'll be presented to them immediately and can communicate securely through direct messaging on the platform. 

You'll be able to get matched with owners and rental companies offering long-term rental apartments, long-term rental villas and long-term rooms for rent in Marbella.

If there are no matches at the moment, you can keep your listing for as long as you want, wait until something comes up, and you can easily share your listing with friends, family, and on other social platforms.

❌ Be Aware of Property Scams in Marbella

Property scams have been on the rise in recent years, and Marbella is no exception. Fraudsters can be found everywhere: in housing groups on Facebook and on major housing platforms - so be vigilant.

No matter how desperate you might be in your housing search, it's recommended never to pay anything upfront before seeing the property in person, meeting the landlord, and signing a contract. This can be challenging, especially if you're not in Marbella during your search.

A safer option may be to rent through someone you know, or someone who knows someone. On heimo, you can see complete profiles, connections, mutual connections, both on heimo and other social platforms, for you and the member listing their property for rent. It's a secure option for all parties involved.

Other ways to minimize the risk could be to ask someone you know in Marbella to attend viewings for you. You can also request a video call where the owner shows you around the property as well as their "nota simple"; a legal document validating the ownership of the property. You can also enlist the help of a knowledgeable property rental company and/or a lawyer to help clarify any questions. 

📲 Contact Property Rental Companies in Marbella

It's often wise to be open to contact trusted rental companies in Marbella to get help finding a long-term rental fitting your needs.

You can easily create a free service request on heimo, to get matched with recommended property rental companies in Marbella. Simply create your profile and your service request, fill in your preferences, questions, and any other information, and we’ll share it with relevant rental companies for you. You always choose whether to proceed and always have full control.

🔍 Find Long-Term Property Rentals in Marbella

There are various websites and platforms you can use to search for long-term rentals in Marbella. However, it's worth noting that on a lot of the major platforms today, there are many outdated listings for properties that are no longer available, and it's common practice that you need to call the owner instead of emailing to get any responses.

You can also find properties to rent in various groups on social platforms, but as mentioned earlier, there's a risk involved in that due to the increased number of property scams, so be careful.

You can find long-term rentals and recommended rental agencies in Marbella on heimo as well, all through Marbella's local community members and your personal connections. If you prefer, you’ll also get free assistance from us if you have any questions or concerns in your search of finding a long-term rental in Marbella. 

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you want any help or if you have any questions.

Best of luck in finding your long-term rental in Marbella! 🏡