Some points worth considering regarding making use of your property in the sun.
Consider how many weeks you intend to use the apartment/villa?
What time of year or season do you wish to use it?
Is it suitable for short breaks or more suited for longer rental periods?
If you have a large number of weeks where it will be vacant, perhaps a few rentals can offset any annual running costs.
If more regular rentals are a possibility this can supplement your income in retirement, with little effort on your part with a good management company to call on.
If this is something you wish to discuss we can facilitate this through our agents in Menorca and Nerja who would be happy to assist and are very well established and respected.