About the Staff
Mary Vaira, the president and owner of El Sol, is fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico and Argentina for over five years. While attending the University of Colorado, she spent her Junior Year in Madrid. Ms. Vaira has traveled extensively in Spain as well as France and Italy.
Prior to forming El Sol Villas, Ms. Vaira served a full career with the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration as an intelligence analyst. Her last twelve years she was the public information officer for the Mid Atlantic Region. Prior to DEA, Ms. Vaira was an intelligence analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency stationed in the American Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is married to a Philadelphia lawyer.
Nancy Adams, the vice president, is an attorney licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to joining El Sol, she taught business law at Lasalle University and practiced law with a Philadelphia law firm. She has traveled extensively in France, Italy and Spain. She is married to a physician and has two grown children.
About Bye Bye Bride
Bye Bye Bride is a new venture focusing on destination wedding villas, honeymoon villas and venues throughout the world. The company was started by Mary Vaira and her partner, Nancy Adams. Both women have operated El Sol Villas for the past ten years. El Sol is a premiere luxury villa rental agency focusing on Spain with villas in Italy and France. El Sol has been recommended for the last five years by Conde Nast Traveler as a premiere agent for villas in Spain. Recently, El Sol was recommended by Sherman Travel as one of "The Best Rental Agencies" for Villa Vacations.
Both Mary Vaira and Nancy Adams travel to Spain, Italy and France three to four times a year to inspect properties and hotels that El Sol offers. In doing so, they also become familiar with the areas where villas are located, local restaurants and other sights and activities popular in the area.