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Meet the VíllaMía Team

Michelle Hughes - owner

Michelle Hughes, VíllaMía

Michelle is the owner of Mia Costa Blanca SL, including VíllaMía and Mía Cars.

With a BA (Hons) in Business Administration, Michelle always wanted to run her own business. After 13 years working in public relations in Wales, she moved to Spain with her son. Two years later, the opportunity arose for her to buy VíllaMía, so she jumped at the chance to build on an established business. Michelle has used her skills in social media and marketing to improve the business tremendously with her strengths. Her PR background has meant she is highly organised, works to tight deadlines and is used to juggling several things at once without getting stressed and still keeping a big smile on her face. Michelle spends time outside the office looking after her teenage son and lovely cocker spaniel, and she likes to let her hair down with friends. Some of her claims to fame have been winning a lovely legs competition in Butlins, Kim Katrell saying she wanted Michelle's Doc Martin's when working as an extra on a film set and through her PR work being splashed across hundreds of newspapers in the UK. Her idol is Richard Branson, and her only regret in life is not speaking to him at an event in London she was involved with, and he was at the following table!

Although living in Jávea, Michelle still likes to travel. Her favourite holidays have been a Mediterranean cruise, experiencing Las Vegas, and exploring Spain's excellent Seville, Salou and Estarti. Javea is great for easy weekends in Valencia and Alicante, which she makes the most of.

Michelle's favourite food is Chinese, but she enjoys eating out at various restaurants in Javea. On Sundays, she is happy relaxing by the pool with a book; her favourite author is Sophie Kinsella. Her guilty pleasure is Peter Andre, and she spent most of her childhood obsessed with Shakin' Stevens - although she may deny this!

As a Leo, she is independent and likes being in control, and still has bigger plans for VíllaMía. Her motto is to work hard, play hard, and anybody who knows her will understand she lives by this.

Julia Walsh - sales manager

Julia has more than 15 years of experience working in large multinationals as a Sales Executive before making the move to Spain in 2020.  Julia has also built up a successful property portfolio and previously worked on strategy for a family marketing business. She would regularly work during the day in the office and then be found with a paintbrush in hand in the evening.  More recently this has been expanded into luxury holiday rentals.  This experience enables great perspective and ability to support current and future clients.

Julia in her career delivered sales, marketing & strategic projects as well as managed customer and supplier partnerships.  She has extensive experience in sales processes, people management, and building relationships.  She looks forward to bringing this experience to support all our clients in the sales process bringing along with her passion for people and property.

Julia is highly experienced in sales and will join Michelle, and the Team to focus on developing the sales side of the business to meet new and future needs.

She moved to Spain with her husband and three energetic boys.  Outside of work, Julia is a busy mum that can be found in the local gymnasium or enjoying some yoga on one of the many beautiful beaches or enjoying a cocktail with friends.  Other loves include dining out at one of the many great restaurants, traveling, and watching one of her favourite programs, such as Selling Sunset!

Jenni Hyde - rentals manager

Jenni Hyde, VíllaMía
Jenni moved to Spain almost 40 years ago and started as a holiday rep in various parts of Spain, so she picked up the language, got her teaching exams, and set up a language school. After this, she went into property sales for eight years before translating and moving to VíllaMía almost five years ago.

Jenni goes to Australia about every nine months outside of work to visit her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Penelope. She is keen on fitness, is a regular Zumba goer, and walks her dog. Her favourite places are route 66, sailing around the Greek islands, and Cambodia is on her wish list.

Thai and sushi are her favourite foods, and she is often spotted with an Aperol spritz on a Friday - she has even scored every bar along the Arenal.

Victoria Suprun - administration manager

Victoria was brought up in Kazakhstan, where she studied English as a translator or a teacher. She moved to Spain in 2005 and is now married with two daughters.

Victoria has over ten years of experience within the property market in the Javea and surrounding areas. Full-time at VíllaMía, Victoria is the face of the agency and the first one you will probably be in contact with.

Highly organised and focused on work, she often leaves exhausted but would like to travel more to places like Switzerland and learn new languages.

Victoria has to start the working day with a cafe con leche and tries to stay healthy with salads and bread sticks, but pizza is her weak spot!

Callam Walsh - property manager

Callam has more than 20 years of experience managing UK businesses.  These included a Creative Marketing, web development/design & Print company, a property portfolio business, and, more recently, played a role as a partner in a Property Sales & Lettings business.  Callam spent ten-plus years with his wife building up a successful Creative business employing a team of designers supporting over 250 clients in maximising brand impact through graphic and web design, social media marketing, marketing advertising, and print strategies.  This experience was invaluable in developing business planning, relationship management, marketing strategies, and customer service skills.

Callam, in 2010, began to focus more on property management, taking on multiple occupancy sites for his portfolio, including a Victorian House renovation and then taking up a partner role in a Property Sales & Management business.  In his most recent role, he worked to build up a letting business from very few properties to many hundreds.  He successfully delivered new platforms within the company providing excellence in service and improved efficiencies in working to support all clients, from daily enquiries to monthly or yearly maintenance checks, including the processing of legal documentation.  He managed many relationships, including bringing in the right teams at the correct times to support all property maintenance requirements.  He has extensive experience in property development and management to support clients through all stages, from the initial finding of property to valuation through to negotiation and development.  He still manages his portfolio of properties today. This extensive experience and skills allow him to bring a natural personal touch to all our clients.

Callam is highly experienced and will join Michelle & the VillaMia Team to focus on developing the letting side of the business to meet new and future needs.

He moved to Spain with his wife and three boys in 2020 and is now happy to call it home.  Outside of work, Callam is a busy dad of three boys and loves to hit the road for a gruelling cycle ride or can be found in the gym.  Other loves include exploring the beautiful local surroundings and experiencing great food with friends.

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Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat - by appointment only
Avenida Libertad 9H (Arenal),
03730 Javea (Alicante), 

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VíllaMía offers a complete service, including rentals, sales and property management in Jávea, Moraira and Denia.
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