A few years ago we chose the plot, designed this villa and had it built. An investment in a different currency towards our retirement. We rent it out directly ourselves, with no middle-men, and no commission. Every year when we visit we replace consumables, bed linens, towels as needed. Then we paint anything that is not pristine. We have a local management company that take care of the villa, pool, gardens etc.
Our intention is to create a comfortable vacation home. We seem to succeed with at least 50% of our guests returning year after year.