This charming house, fully registered and licensed with the Spanish Tourist Board, has been lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated to the highest standards. Situated in a prime position at the heart of Altea's historic center, our townhouse is perfectly situated for enjoying both the beach and old town of Altea. The antique front door leads you into a delightful haven of peace and tranquility. The unique private courtyard bursting with exotic palms and aromatic plants is perfect for alfresco dining, bbq's or just relaxing with a good book.
The living room is furnished with a comfortable sofa and a round, wooden table to work and dine indoors. Above is a bookshelf stocked with a library-grade selection for your private enjoyment. You will find kitchen cabinets stocked with all that is required to feel right at home, both to savour wines in quality glasses , or enjoy family meals.
The finest linens and towels compliment the comfortable bedrooms and deluxe bathroom.
An extensive selection of English books, DVD¨s and Cd´s is available for guests as well as information on points of interest and local attractions. Free Wifi available. and English / Norwegian satellite television.
The house offers air conditioning, heating and double glazing throughout.
We are more than happy to arrange airport transfers and any shopping requirements prior to arrival.
We are offering a 15% discount for all spring bookings for stays until the 31st May 2015
The commercial part of town offers a daily food market, boutiques and a palm-fringed esplanade lined with restaurants and cafes serving a variety of dishes to suit your every taste and whim of the moment.
Altea boasts not just one but two harbours, the picturesque old fishing harbour and the marina with its Club Nautico, which includes an excellent restaurant.
On Tuesdays between 08:30 and 13:00, Altea holds an important street market , and visitors flock from all over the area to purchase fresh, locally grown produce and a variety of artefacts.
Although most of our guests seem more than content to while away the day relaxing and enjoying the easy lifestyle associated with Altea´s old town and beach, there is a multitude of things to do in the surrounding area. Due to Altea´s cultural status (it is home to a Conservatory and a University of Fine Arts) there are many art galleries and antique and craft shops, selling items unique to the area, as well as a contemporary concert hall, the Palau de la Musica.
Along the many sports available ranging from watersports to hiking and climbing, there are also attractions for children and the young at heart. A twenty-minute drive away, you have a choice between the water-themed park Aqualandia, Terra Mitica, the largest amusement park in Spain with thrilling rides based on the five antique civilisations of the Mediterranean area, and the very popular Mundomar Dolphinarium.
For night life, Benidorm is a mere 11 kilometers away.
City life in Alicante (45 mins) and Valencia (1 hr 15 mins) is offset by the stunning Costa Blanca mountain scenery, home to the ancient monastery village of Guadalest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 55 km, Nearest railway: Altea|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Both bedrooms have air conditioning/heating and double glazing. Fitted wardrobes.
The main bedroom on the first floor has a double queen sized bed with high quality mattress .
The second bedroom on the second floor has two single beds and direct access to the top terrace.
Bed linen and towels are changed every week.
The designer kitchen is fully equipt and coffee, tea and spices are supplied.
Ask about our special discounts for longer winter lets
Payments and Deposits:
A 'rental deposit' of 250€ or currency equivalent, must be paid at the time of booking. The balance is payable eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the rental period. If the booking is made within eight (8) weeks of the rental period, full rental payment must be received.
We do require a refundable “security deposit” of 250 € which must be paid before taking possession of the house.
The refundable security deposit will be returned to you directly after the house has been inspected and no damage has been incurred. If damages are incurred during your stay, any such costs must be paid by the guests. These payments may be deducted, but are not limited in amount to the security deposit.
These 'rental and security deposits' may be increased for longer rental periods.
There is a cleaning charge of 60€ for 2 persons and 80€ for 3 0t 4 persons.
Situated about 7 kilometres north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca, Spain, the pretty coastal town of Altea has often been called 'the artists capital of the Costa Blanca', as the narrow streets of the old town are lined with the workshops and galleries of the artists and potters who have made their home there.
The picturesque town of Altea embodies both modern and old Spain. It is one of the most charming places on the Costa Blanca; sheltered by mountains and overlooking the sea. Altea old town itself has long been recognised as the Bohemian centre for musicians, artists and writers from all over Europe.
The old town is set on a hill above the waterfront.
Calle Santo Domingo - in the heart of historic Altea: To get acquainted with Altea, you should leave your watch behind you, and roam the streets at your leisure. Stepping out of Calle Santo Domingo and turning left takes you to the Church Square - the focal point of the Old Town, and home to the landmark blue and white dome.
Terra Mitica, for those who like theme parks at about 10 km away just outside Benidorm Described as "fun for the family" , Terra Mitica is the first real theme park in Spain. It is not an amusement Park. but a theme park that recreates the lost civilisations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands. Its main rides take you back to the myths and legends of these ancient cultures with state of the art technology, special effects, animatronics and digital imagery. The Maze of the Minotaur and the Colossus are part of the attractions here.
2. Callosa is about 15 km.away. The route is extraordinary, with a backdrop of orange and nispero groves lining either side of the route. Close to Callosa d'En Sarrìa is its Nature Park, where the Fonts d'Algar are situated. The Fonts are known as the "Font de Fonts" (Spring of all Springs).
The road to the Fonts from Callosa is well signposted. On leaving Callosa you will see to your right a wonderful view of the valley's water canals and greenery of the Nature Park.
The Fonts themselves are a series of small springs which merge to form a beautiful waterfall and small lagoons of the "Fonts d'Algar" proper. There are lots of footpaths to explore and you will find many natural pools, all fed by the D'Algar waterfall. On a hot summer day the springs is an interesting alternative to the beach, as the spring waters are a steady 18°C. You can swim and relax in the shade of the trees.
The Fonts D'Algar has its own restaurant, plus barbecue and picnic facilities.
Guadalest is surrounded by the Aitana, Serella and Xorta mountains and has been declared a 'Monument of Historical and Artistic Value'. It was founded by the Moors in 715, and comprises a little village within a large castle on a rock It then became part of the domain of Teodomiro and Tarik. In 1238 the town was conquered by Jaime I , and the various counter attacks from the Moors were beaten off. The Moors rose up again in 1248 under the command of Alazraq but were defeated and expelled from the kingdom of Valencia. In 1275 a ruling was passed that any Moor wishing to change his place of abode must have prior permission from the Christians.