Penthouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
New luxury contemporary idyllic retreat, securely situated within the peaceful 5 star Altea Hills urbanisation at the base of the Sierra Bernia mountains. This bright, air-conditioned penthouse features a spacious solarium on the upper floor in addition to a large terrace with stunning sea views across the bay of Altea. (see www.costablancadirect.co.uk).
In addition to the large communal pool and landscaped gardens, our guests have access to the fantastic facilities of the 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. This spacious penthouse has lift access and is beautifully furnished in a contemporary style. Features include a 37" wide screen satellite LCD TV, DVD, PlayStation 3 & WiFi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Our penthouse features 3 bedrooms and a double sofa bed so that it can sleep 8 people with ease.
The master bedroom suite has a comfortable king size bed and en-suite bathroom. Patio doors lead to the terrace with stunning sea views. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and boasts a private balcony with mountain views. Bedroom 3 has twin beds and a travel cot if required. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, fine linen and towels.
Both the master bedroom en-suite and the family bathroom have a contemporary bath/shower with wc and bidet.
The kitchen is fully equipped with every appliance that you could need. It has granite work surfaces throughout.
There is a separate utility room housing the washing machine, clothes airer and ironing equipment.
The lounge has two leather sofas, includes a dining area with 6 seat table (extendable up to 8) and features a glass wall opening onto the terrace which is also comfortably furnished with an outdoor sofa set overlooking the Bay of Altea. Home comforts include a 37” LCD TV, DVD (including films), PlayStation 3 (plus a great selection of games) & WiFi. An open stairway conveys you to the large solarium with sun loungers and patio furniture.
The apartment has blackout shutters / blinds on all the bedroom windows.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has a large furnished terrace, accessed from the lounge and master bedroom. It has an outdoor sofa, armchairs and coffee table with sun loungers and a further patio set on the solarium. The solarium is also equipped with a BBQ.
The landscaped garden and large communal pool are private to this complex. The pool has a separate safe shallow area for children to paddle in. The 5* Pierre et Vacances Hotel has four 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.
Access to the entire area of Altea Hills is security controlled, with further remote controlled gated entry security to the apartments themselves.
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 Valenciana 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.
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24 Jun 2013
"Superb Penthouse Apartment in Lovely Location"
We stayed for 2 weeks in the El Cielo penthouse apartment at Altea Hills and had an absolutely splendid holiday.The apartment is in a lovely location, high up in the hills with superb views down the v… More
2 Jun 2013
Found this on Coasta Blanca Direct web-site and it certainly met up to the luxury description!
The location & views are stunning in Altea Hills, everywhere in the estate very clean. Three good sized bedrooms & all the amenities you would require. Little things like "Sky" that works to free wi-fi excellent coverage help.
We took the AVE train from Valencia to Madrid, had fantastic time, but was great to come
back to our Penthouse.
Excellent places to visit like Denia, Altea Old Town, Alicante Castle & Benidorm
10/10 for this accommodation & location!
20 Aug 2012
"an absolutely dream appartment"
The appartment is probably the best I have stayed in. I can only describe it as a show home: the decor and furnishings are beautiful. The sofas both in the appartment and on the terrace were so comfortable; something that doesn't occur very often! There were lots of 'nice' touches such as hand soap in the bathrooms; dishwasher tablets and washing machine powder in the kitchen/utility room. All my dealings with the owner Ed were simple and straightforward. His manager Barry was extremely helpful and I am sure had we had any problems, which we didn't, he would have have been on hand! Although we went to Altea at the height of the season the appartment 'complex' was extremely quiet as was the pool area. Altea Hills is in a superb area and is close to obviously Altea as well as Calpe and Benidorm. When we next visit this part of Altea which we certainly will I will definitely be asking Ed if I might borrow his appartment again! This guide suggests I should write what I liked least. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave as it was a perfect holiday.
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