Problem with gold bars is you can’t spend your holidays in them 😉
You can always sell one and have a nice holiday somewhere, anywhere of your choosing.
Sure beats all the maintenance, community charges and taxes – and being restricted to returning to the same place over and over.
I would never put money abroad in a ‘holiday home’ now, only for permanent living/retirement. For me personally it just doesn’t make financial (or holidaying) sense any more.