Sunny, non-smoking house within a gated community, two swimming pools, walking distance to the beautiful blue flag, La Zenia beach, with high speed Internet provided (broadband and WiFi).
Dogs are welcome! There's a patch of ground just outside the complex for the 'last thing at night outing'.
The pools, which are within the gated community, are a few seconds' walk from the front of the house in the beautiful community garden. You simply go straight out of the house and walk a few seconds' around the corner. There are usually sun beds available near the pools. If not, there are many reasonably priced outlets nearby for anything you need to enjoy pools and beach.
There is no need for a car. Everything's close, ie. within a 3-5 minute walk - pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, hairdressers and spas, stores including a pets store. The location of this property is fantastic. It's close enough for you to go out to places quickly and easily without needing a taxi home afterwards, but not close enough to be disturbed by any noise.
The new 'Zenia Boulevard' opened in Sept 2012. This is the largest shopping mall in the province of Alicante. You can stroll up there from the back of the house in 5 minutes. It's a open, 'shopping town' with many restaurants, colourful play area for children, mutli- coloured mini water fountains and occasional free open air entertainment.
If you want to play golf however there are over ten different golf courses all within a 30 minute drive (pardon the pun). The closest is Villamartin which would be about 5 minutes' drive.
Smokers: please be advised that I only rent to non-smokers.
Review by Adam Ressling, USA:
"As I've said in previous reviews I've tried to post, this property is clean, and cheerful, very well equipped, even has free WiFi, and this year 2015, it has satellite TV. It's in a great location, walking distance to everything, the beach included. The pools are lovely.
You can park a small car in the front yard securely and lock the gates.
We will re-visit and book this house. The owner couldn't have been more helpful.
You can contact me about this review. Just find me by doing a search online for my name Adam Ressling and you'll find my Facebook account. I've tried to post this review many times, but it's not accepted because I did not book through Holidaylettings, as my month-long stay was before it was advertised on there.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Zenia 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please read these accompanying notes:
2015: Satellite TV viewable on a new small flat screen TV, installed Spring 2015.
It's a non-smoking two bedroom house - upstairs there are a master bedroom (with balcony) with one double bed, and another bedroom with two single beds.
While the house is best suited to groups of four, please note that there is a comfortable sofa bed downstairs for a fifth person.
There is a large dining table that seats 6.
The bathroom upstairs is equipped with bath, bidet and shower. Items such as bathroom scales and hairdryer have also been provided for your convenience.
The bathroom downstairs is a 1/2 bathroom, i.e. has a washbasin and WC.
Note, if you bring a laptop, free wireless high speed Internet (WiFi) is available at the house, so you can watch uploads of TV programs that are available on Youtube, and listen to sports radio, the BBC news on the BBC website, etc as your tastes dictate.
It is possible to plug the Ethernet cable directly into your computer if you wish to be online upstairs in the master bedroom, if you would like to use the Internet wirelessly from anywhere in the house. The password will be in the information letter emailed to you before you visit.
There is a Canon Printer/Scanner/Copier and paper provided for your use. This is useful for printing out boarding passes!
There is a new halogen oven. It's easy and quick to use and to clean (it is self-cleaning - you only need to put soapy water in it and switch it on). The instruction booklet is inside it for use with various foods.
There is a clothes airer which is placed outside in the patio at the back of the house. There are no tumble-dryers at these houses, nor in many houses in Spain.
There is an airconditioning unit downstairs and ceiling fans upstairs.
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NOTES ABOUT THE PROPERTY
The house is within a secure gated community where there are few permanent residents as well as holidaymakers. For that reason, we ask for quiet between midnight and 8am please.
Please note that a collection of DVDs has been provided for your use during your holiday, along with a variety of novels.
~~~Please leave them there for the next holidaymakers to enjoy.~~~
There is free WiFi (wireless Internet) provided, so if you bring a laptop, you can watch favourite shows on Youtube or listen to newscasts or sportscasts on the Internet, as applicable. Please see above, for notes about how to use the Internet.
While children are welcome and La Zenia is an excellent location for family holidays, please note that there is not any equipment specifically for babies at the house - e.g. no high chair, or crib, etc.
***There is NO SMOKING in or around my house. This includes the garden, patio and balcony. Smoking anywhere on the property will result in the security deposit not being returned to you. I only rent to non-smokers. This has been made clear in the ad since it was first placed on this site Spring 2013.
If you are a smoker and want to rent or visit my house with non-smoking friends for example, I can assist you to stop smoking before your holiday. If you want to know more, you are welcome to go to my website, SchoolYourMind, because I can help you quit quickly and easily, by phone or Skype, using hypnosis and NLP techniques, before you leave for your holiday.
You'll only need to set aside four hours approx over four to five consecutive days to be free of tobacco.
CHECK-OUT and CHECK-IN TIMES
Check-in time is after 4pm unless you're informed otherwise (depends on the time of year).
Check-out time on your last day is 10am unless you're informed otherwise. (depends on the time of year).
On my website is a page where there are some video clips of the beaches nearby. Use the link provided below on this page. If no link is visible, just do an Internet search for a site called SchoolYourMind. The link will be at the bottom of the main page of this website.
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La Zenia is located on the Costa Blanca, just south of the town of Torrevieja and about 40 minutes' drive down the coast from Alicante. It is a great location for a beach holiday. It has everything for a great family holiday in the sun.
La Zenia is a small but busy beach resort. La Zenia's major attraction is its beaches which are set in coves but with the most wonderful sand and shallow waters ideal for families or anyone who just love to wade through and swim in clear, warm waters. Personally, my favourite attraction is the coastal path. Many runners and fitness-lovers walk, run or jog along the path to Cabo Roig.
There are many restaurants, bars, shops and good facilities due to the number of people who live here all the year round. There are many Irish bars including Paddy's Point and Gogarty's in the centre of the town. There are a lot of bars with TVs showing Sky Sports. Many cafes and restaurants offer all-day English breakfasts and sumptuous roast dinners on Sundays. Eating out is low cost.
Close to the house (about five minutes' walk) is a German pub that is very popular too. (You can't miss it - it has a giant glass of beer on its roof!)
There's a market on a Saturday along the same road from Zenia Boulevard where you can get lovely fresh oranges, strawberries, vegetables for salads and other locally grown produce. If you have a sweet tooth, the first stall has fresh baked goods.
In September 2012, the new commercial centre, 'Zenia Boulevard' opened.
It's very close to the house - literally just a few minutes' walk from the back of the house.
You can see it easily from the kitchen window of the house. It has many stores, restaurants and a children's play area. Occasionally there are free shows - dance, acrobatics, lights, and the like. There are lots of seats where you can relax and watch them without being in a restaurant or cafe, or you can sit and relax, watching the water fountains sparkling in the sun.
Zenia Boulevard is the largest mall in the province of Alicante. It is designed as 'a shopping town' and has more than 160,000 square meters of total floor area, 5,000 free parking spaces. It is open and supposed to be like an authentic Mediterranean city, with streets and squares where every day. Customers enjoy performances and free events there.
Children enjoy the playground 'Zenia Kids'.
A car isn't necessary for living at my house, however I will mention, for those of you renting cars, that the road access to La Zenia is very good. The AP-7 autoroute (motorway) comes down from Alicante airport and goes south to Murcia San Javier airport.
Also the N-332 goes directly through La Zenia and this also goes from Alicante airport in the north all the way down to Murcia San Javier airport to the south.
To the south of La Zenia is Cabo Roig, further south is Campoamor, Pilar de la Horadada, San Pedro del Pinatar and La Manga.
To the north of La Zenia is Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Residencia Los Altos and then Torrevieja.
La Zenia is a popular place where many people live all the whole year round, hence the all-encompassing amenities.
There is a water park ten minutes' approx drive from La Zenia, in Torrevieja. You can go diving with the local dive companies.
Golfing is popular. There are 10 or more golf courses within a 45 minute drive from the house.
IMPORTANT: If you would like to enquire about the house, PLEASE READ THE 'FURTHER DETAILS' BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PROPERTY DETAILS PAGE to be sure that you receive the reply. Thank you.