Altea Old Town
About the home
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, 600m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Secure parking|
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.
We require 25% to secure the booking, this is non-refundable.
The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival, together with a refundable breakages deposit of £150, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
Air conditioning/heating is included in the price.
On arrival please pay 60 Euro in cash to the key holder for the final clean and laundry.
There is a lift in the apartment block.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
The Costa Blanca / Valencia / Alicante Province 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.
The Altea area
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.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Alicante which is 65 kilometres away. Take the AP7 motorway leaving it at Junction 64 for Altea.
For non-drivers, there are many shuttle services providing cheap, shared, return transport, resort hoppa, shuttle direct etc. If this option is chosen, we suggest booking a return shuttle to Hotel Kaktus in Albir (next town to Altea) and then calling a taxi (approx 10 Euro). This is far cheaper than a direct shuttle to Altea. Alternatively a taxi from Alicante Airport to the apartment will cost approximately 70 Euro each way.
Valencia Airport is approximately 120 kilometres and a 90 minute drive from the apartment, again on the AP7 motorway.
Activities near Altea
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
16 Apr 2013
We wanted to stay in Altea and be convenient to access the Old Town on foot. This apartment certainly fulfilled our requirements and provided immaculately presented accommodation with wonderful views over the sea, mountains and the town. With the weather getting better each day the only downside was our short stay. We'll be back!
16 Oct 2012
My fiancée and I stayed for five nights in October as part of a little road trip to Valencia, Denia and Altea, and were extremely impressed, both with the apartment and Altea itself.
The good stuff: The property itself is excellent, extremely clean, with two spacious bedrooms and a great, modern bathroom downstairs, a very comfortable living room on the middle floor with sofas, dozens of DVDs and books and an English Freeview system (for if you can't resist trash tv while you're away!), then a nice roof terrace above, with great views of the town and bay. The kitchen area is small but well-equipped, and there is decent air-con throughout (Altea had 25-30 degree sunshine, even in October). There's also a shared pool downstairs, but it's darn cold! Probably fine in the summer though. Unless you have a totally useless sat-nav like we did (it clearly wasn't my fault), it's only 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and once you get there the apartment block has secure underground parking and a lift up to the accommodation.
Best of all, the apartment is only a couple of minutes walk from the many amazing, great value bars and restaurants of the old town, and about a ten minute stroll up from the many amazing, great value bars and restaurants of the seafront promenade (see the theme?). Try the steak in L'Obrador in the lower square of the old town, it's excellent.
The less-good: Not a lot really, it's hard to fault somewhere where you've got a roof terrace, a pool and a nearby beach (albeit mainly stony), five minutes away from the breathtaking old town and with loads of entertainment for if the weather is rubbish or you can't be bothered to go out of an evening (there's a decent supermarket for do-it-yourself dinner supplies a few minutes away, and great bread shops just down the road, but eating out is relatively cheap anyway). If I had to be pernickety, it's a slight shame that the roof terrace is overlooked by the people walking along the street above, it would be nice to have a barbecue up there and, being that I am slightly obsessed with iStuff, I missed having wi-fi for the time we were there. I guess we would also have liked a sandy beach that wasn't a drive away, but I don't suppose it's fair to blame the owners of this apartment for that!
We would definitely recommend this apartment, and the area, I know we'll go back.
21 Aug 2012
If you want to be in an ideal location for the church square, town centre facilities and even the local beaches, this is your apartment choice. A very well maintained, easily cleaned apartment, with all the extra facilities you would need and a very friendly/helpful owner and team.
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|late spring||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|early summer||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||1 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||4 Nights|
|autumn||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 425||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|winter||1 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 13||9 Jan 14||£ 400||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|winter||9 Jan 14||1 Mar 14||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|Spring||1 Mar 14||1 May 14||£ 400||£ 70||-||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable £150 security deposit required with final balance payment.
Payment accepted by cheque or bank transfer, in GBP or Euro.
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