Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern Duplex apartment, with stunning views from the roof terrace of the picture-book old town in one direction and the mountains and Mediterranean in the other, is perfectly located for enjoying the delights of picturesque Altea. It is situated in the old town and is within easy walking distance of the magnificent Church of the Virgen del Consuelo, with its famous blue tiled Moorish domes, which can be seen from the roof terrace.
In front of the Church is a beautiful plaza lined with restaurants, cafes and bars, many with roof terraces enjoying spectacular views. From this point you can meander down through the narrow, cobbled streets towards the beach and promenade, as well as the 'new' town of Altea, enjoying a multitude of shops selling arts, crafts, jewellery and clothes. The Palau Altea, where you can enjoy live performances of music, opera, ballet, theatre etc. and of course flamenco, is also only a five minute walk from the apartment.
The apartment has been finished to a high specification, with furnishings to compliment. The property comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 double which has patio doors to a balcony overlooking the garden and pool, and 1 twin bedroom. The family bathroom, with bath, shower and bidet, is also on this level. On the level above is a utility room with a further toilet and washing machine/dryer, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining room. From the living room there are stairs leading to the roof terrace which is perfect for outside eating and drinking or simply for relaxing and taking in the stunning 360 degree views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Altea 600 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 65 km, Nearest railway: Altea 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
All main rooms benefit from air conditioning/heating - also two free-standing fans. There is a selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment as well as Satellite TV.
A large George Foreman Grill is included in the kitchen for healthy eating. There is a cool bag, ice packs and plastic picnic set for days on the beach.
For guests requiring internet, there are cafes/bars offering free WiFi and there are also a couple of local Internet Cafes - all a short walk away. Alternatively local 'phone shops sell dongles for use with your lap top.
|Further details outdoors||
There are garden tables and chairs both on the balcony and also the roof terrace. Four reclining sun chairs and two folding sunbeds.
This is a small residential apartment block consisting of 19 apartments, which has a small shared garden and pool which is ungated. It is not suitable for non-swimmers and young children. Guests are asked to enjoy the shared areas peacefully.
Bath towels and linen are supplied. We ask guests to provide their own beach towels.
We would like to stress that our apartment is on three levels, with marble stairs leading down to the bedrooms and tiled stairs leading up to the roof terrace, which may be unsuitable for the young or infirm.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Altea, nestling at the foot of the Serra Bernia on the mouth of the River Algar, has seen many civilisations come and go. Iberians, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims all left their mark and their influence. The name of the town comes from the Greek Altahia which means "I cure" and the name of the River Algar means "the river of health".
Altea, referred by Gabriel Miro as the "suntoasted town", has always captivated visitors, especially the artists, painters, writers, musicians, sculptors and singers who in the 1960's and 70's made the town a Bohemian paradise.
The Altea area enjoys many fiestas during the course of the year:
The Hogueras de San Juan (Bonfires of St. John). The festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival of summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is celebrated all over Spain but especially in coastal regions where many people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night.
The Castell de L'Olla in mid-August celebrates the feast of San Lorenzo where thousands of fireworks are launched over the sea.
In late September is the Fiesta of the Moors and Christians. The evenings come alive with the Moors and Christians parading down the High Street wearing beautiful costumes- jugglers, horsemen, skilled handlers with their birds of prey, belly dancers and much, much more.
The Church Square hosts a big New Year's Eve party with a stage erected next to the church and live bands singing and playing in the New Year.
These are but a few of the Fiestas.
Altea is divided into three different parts:
The long palm-fringed esplanade with its cafes and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by over a paella and a cold jug of sangria.
The bustling High Street, with the beautiful Town Hall at the heart, cafes, banks, shops and a daily indoor market selling fresh bread, fruit, vegetables, meat and wonderful seafood.
The pretty old town with its white-washed, sun-toasted houses and medieval cobbled, narrow lanes, all leading up to the Church Square and the magnificent Church of the Virgen Del Consuelo at its peak.
For days out there is much to see and do. Visit the historic town of Guadalest, rumoured to be the final stronghold of the invading Moors. The waterfalls of the Fonts D'Algar are also worth a visit.
The bustling town of Benidorm is 10 kilometres away with its blue flag beach, cafes and night-life. Here you can enjoy the Terra Mitica Theme Park, Aqualandia Water Park and Mundomore Tropical Marine Park.
Also, for golf lovers, there are three 18-hole golf courses on the outskirts of Benidorm.
Nearer still, the Don Cayo 9-hole golf course in Altea La Vieja is a 20 minute drive away.