Situated on the headland just South of Alicante on the Costa Blanca, our house is within the popular area of Gran Alacant. Conveniently placed adjacent to the communal swimming pool and gardens, the house is arranged on three floors and can sleep up to 6 adults. The local white sand beach is one of the best in Spain and has secluded sand dunes along with a couple of wooden beach bars and a watersport centre.. The beach is approx. 15 minutes stroll away down a winding road but it is possible to catch the regular bus or road train back up the hill.
In the local area there are a good selection of local and international restaurants and bars, shops,banks, supermarkets and a 24 hour shop. There is an extensive street market every Thursday only a few minutes walk away. There are several more complexes of bars and restaurants within easy reach by foot or the road train. The main Commercial Zone of Gran Alacant is only a few minutes by bus, and provides larger stores, restaurants and bars.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carrabassi 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 10 km, Nearest railway: Alicante 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, 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||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area as well as shower room and utility room. To the front is the living area with large sofa and single chair, coffee table, lamp and wall mounted LCD TV with many UK channels and DVD player with a selection of films. The sofa converts to a double bed, and linen is provided including pillows and quilts. In the large dining area there is an extending table with seating for six and a high chair. A dresser unit stores drinks glasses, books and games for your conveniance. The well equipped kitchen has everything you could need, with child safe induction hob, oven, combi microwave/grill, espresso and filter coffee machine and dishwasher. A door leads to the utility room housing the fridge freezer and washing machine.
The first floor has one large airy double room with balcony overlooking the pool, a small table and two chairs make it perfect for early morning coffee or lazy breakfasts. The second bedroom has a double bunk bed with single above. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes with lots of storage, and all towels and bed linen is provided including duvets for the cooler months.
The main bathroom is also on this floor with four piece suit and shower over bath. There is a heated towel rail, as well as storage and large illuminated mirror over the basin.
The accommodation is fully air conditioned with hot/cold super quiet inverter units, which provide all year round comfort. There is ample supply of solar heated hot water, which has electric back up heating.
|Further details outdoors|
The top floor houses the roof terrace/solarium equipped with sun loungers, table, chairs and barbecue.
To the front of the house is a large patio/garden with table and chairs which recline for sunbathing, or this area can be used as secure parking.
The communal pool and gardens are directly in front of the house and overlooked by the balcony and roof terrace for peace of mind.
The complex has varoius gardens to give a natural feeling and relaxing atmosphere.
Information pack in the house with instructions for all appliances as well as some local area information and community rules.
Swimming pool open all year round, life guard on duty June till September.
A 24 hour a day bus service runs from June till September between Santa pola and Alicante, via Gran Alacant, outside this period an hourly service runs from early morning until late evening. There are new Gran Alacant trains which run a circular routes around the area to connect all the area's together and is very cheap.
Due to the way in which UK satelite signals are transmitted in Spain, these cannot be guaranteed. Therefore the owner cannot be held responsible for lack of signal.
The Costa Blanca is well known for its micro climate which keeps avarage temperatures even in winter close to 20 degrees. The region has been popular with British and European holiday makers for many years now and the infastructure has been set up to cater for these tourists.
There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach and our key holders can arrange club hire, transfers and even discounted green fees.
Within easy reach by bus is the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Alicante. With superb shopping facilities, excellent restaurants, bars and nightlife, all combined with traditional Spanish charm there is something for all the family to do.
A walk up to the Castle of Santa Bárbara, or the lift, is a must to view the city and outer regions as well as learn some of the history of the city. In the evening, take a walk around the magnificient harbour and marina, maybe stopping off at one of the many eateries or just a bar. A link tram from Alicante will take you towards Benidorm and all it's nearby attractions. Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Aqualandia and Mundamor are but a few. There is plenty here to keep the family entertained.
Taking the bus in the other direction will bring you to the fishing town of Santa Pola. Small but perfectly formed, Santa Pola has a lot to offer. Well equipped beautiful white sand beaches branch out from the central harbour area, to the north are the quieter beaches, to the south you'll find the tourist beaches with many bars and restaurants as well as water sports. In this area you'll also find Pola Park, great to entertain the kids in the evening. From the Harbour take a glass bottomed Catamaran trip to the island of Tarbaca. A quaint settlement which is now a nature reserve.
Gran Alacant is a town which is built up of smaller villages or poligono's, each with it's own style and central area of shops, bars and resteraunts, all interconnected by an excellent bus and road train service.
With a vibrant street market every Thursday only a stones throw away, the house is well placed in this popular yet quiet area of Monte y Mar. Local amenities include, banks, supermarkets, pharmacy, shops, bars and restaurants of every variety. From traditional family run Spanish to a steak house or Indian, there is something for every pallet, and a different choice for every day of your holiday.
The main Commercial area of Gran Alacant is a short hop on the bus or train, here you'll find a large choice of shops, bars and eateries, as well as three hyper markets, a department store and later this year a bowling alley and cinema.
The local beach, Carrabasi beach, is a short walk away. Approached through sand dunes, the beach has an organic feel about it, yet has facilities including life guards, sun loungers, parasols, showers and refreshments from wooden huts. The beach has an area for water sports and is becoming very popular with kite surfers and wind surfers alike. Nearby Santa polar has a large wind surf school and hire centre.
Just the other side of the road from the beach is a beautiful nature reserve in a valley with excellent wildlife and plantlife to view.