House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
New luxury contemporary idyllic retreats, securely nestled within the peaceful 5 star Altea Hills urbanisation at the base of the Sierra Bernia mountains. (see www.costablancadirect.co.uk).
Both bright, air-conditioned apartments have large terraces with stunning sea views across the bay of Altea whilst the larger penthouse features a spacious solarium on the upper floor.
In addition to the large communal pool and landscaped gardens, our guests have access to the fantastic facilities of the 5* Pierre et Vacances Altea Hills Hotel including 4 outdoor lagoon pools (plus 1 heated indoor), tennis courts, restaurants, spa and beauty centre (charges may apply).
Within a 10 min drive you can discover the old town of Altea, several 'Blue Flag' beaches, Greenwich Marina with its restaurants, bars and PADI diving school and the beautiful Don Cayo golf course. For the children, many world class theme parks are also on your doorstep.
Both spacious units have lift access and are beautifully furnished in a contemporary style. They include 37" wide screen satellite LCD TVs, DVD players (including films), PlayStation 2 or 3 plus games & WiFi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 58 km, Nearest railway: Altea 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Both apartments have a large furnished terrace, accessed from the lounge and master bedroom.
The penthouse apartment has an outdoor sofa with armchairs and coffee table and there is a further patio set and sun loungers on the solarium. The solarium is also equipped with a BBQ.
The 2 bedroom apartment has a table and chairs on which to enjoy the terrace.
The landscaped garden and large communal pool are private to this complex. The pool has a separate shallow area for children to paddle in.
The Altea Hills Resort & Spa Hotel has 4 further lagoon pools including a walk-in children's pool and a heated indoor lap pool.
The hotel also has tennis courts, paddle courts, a squash court, gym and spa (charges may apply).
Access to the urbanisation of Altea Hills is security controlled, with further remote controlled gated entry security to this residence.
A "Meet & Greet" facility is included in the rental cost.
Children are very welcome at both properties although care should be taken with youngsters near the open staircase to the solarium in the penthouse.
The beach towels supplied are solely for use on the apartment sun loungers.
The apartment can be accessed by wheelchair users from the lifts in the car park. The solarium in this penthouse is wheelchair inaccessible due to stairs, however the sun and view can still be enjoyed from the spacious terrace.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
The province of Alicante, Costa Blanca on the east coast of Spain has reputedly one of the healthiest climates in the world with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Winter daytime temperatures seldom fall below 10ºC and can in fact be high enough for sunbathing. At the height of summer average temperatures are around 30ºC but they can reach 40ºC in the middle of the afternoon!
To the north, the province includes the popular resorts of Gandia, Javea and Denia and to the south it extends to the development of Torrevieja. Around here marks the beginning of the Costa Calida.
A number of smallish resorts such as Moraira, Altea and Calpe are particularly popular with tourists. In contrast the high rise resort of Benidorm attracts some 5 million foreign and national tourists every year, the vast majority British.
Until the 1960s Benidorm was a sleepy fishing village, yet today in Europe only London and Milan have more skyscrapers than this mega resort.
A very short drive or brisk walk downhill brings you to the SH Altea Hills Resort and Salux Hills Spa with its four outdoor lagoon pools (plus one heated indoor), restaurant, café, tennis courts, health and beauty centre, set within a spectacular tropical setting. All of these facilities are available for either residents or guests staying in Altea Hills (charges may apply).
To keep the kids happy (and adults too!) there are plenty of theme parks. Terra Mitica Amusement Park and Rides, Mundomar Marine Animal Park, Terra Natura Wildlife Park and Aqua Natura Water Park are all near Benidorm (only 20 mins away). There are also two safari parks (Vergel and Aitana) in the Alicante area.
The area boasts many award winning 'blue flag' beaches a short drive away (awarded for their clear water). The lovely stretches at Altea and Calpe are particularly noteworthy. Calpe is only 9km away and is ideal for families as it has a long sandy beach and children's play areas.
Other attractions nearby include Altea old town (4km away), wine tasting at Jalon and the waterfalls at Fonts de Algar. Breathtaking views at Guadalest village, ‘hanging’ castle and lake are just 25 min away. The towns of Denia and Javea are also well worth exploring.
The stunning old town of Altea, with its narrow cobbled streets, has designer boutiques, art shops and a magnificent blue domed Church. In front of the church lies a beautiful plaza lined with restaurants and cafe/bars.
The large market that takes place on the seafront promenade of Altea each Tuesday is one of the biggest of its kind on the Costa Blanca.
This is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and sports enthusiasts. Behind the apartment sits the Sierra Bernia mountain chain which offers beautiful hiking paths and old remains of the Moorish times. The back-country of Altea offers bikers and hikers endless options. There are two water sports centres serving Altea. Both offer diving (PADI), windsurfing, fishing, boat cruises and sailing. The Luis Campomanes Marina (the port of Altea) is only 5 mins away and is also home to many impressive yachts and cruisers, bars and restaurants.
There are 8 superb golf courses within half an hour of the apartments and many more within a 1 hour drive. The Don Cayo course (5 mins away) is a 9 hole course with spectacular views along the coast. Further afield there is a selection of 18 hole courses - including the challenging championship Nicklaus designed course at Villaitana, Benidorm (one par 72 championship and one par 62), the Olazabal designed La Sella course (near Javea), and the Ballesteros designed course at Oliva Nova (near Denia). There are also 9 hole courses at Benissa (Ifach) and Javea. It is always advisable to book tee times.