About the home
This 3 bedroom house is located in the Gran Vista complex, arguably the best private urbanization in the Gran Alacant area. Nestling in the hills above Alicante Bay, this private complex has spectacular views over Carabasi beach and across to Alicante city and its castle (Castillo de Santa Barbara). The urbanization disposes of more than 30,000 m2 of garden grounds mapped out by small footpaths amidst the Olive and Palm trees. Nicely surrounded by green lawn you will find 4 swimming pools, (2 of which are for children), 2 tennis courts, a football playing area and playground for the young ones. The community has its own convenience store and restaurant/Coffee Shop. This stunning quiet community enclosed by separate entrance and exit gates benefits from 24 hours security (during summer) making a perfectly safe place for family holiday.
The house is tastefully decorated, fully air conditioned and nicely furnished. It has three floors with the ground floor being the middle floor which is directly accessed by the front parking/patio area located in the font of the house.
On the ground floor you find the Living room/Dining room, Kitchen and a full bathroom. The large lounge/dining area has all that you would expect from a living room; 2 large sofas seating up to six people comfortably surround the coffee table (additional 4 stools under it), and a dining table with six chairs. The room is fully equipped with TV/Video, DVD with (CD player option), Satellite receiver, and telephone (incoming calls only).
A corner of this spacious room has been set aside as a work station with a desk and computer. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with Cooker/Oven/Extractor, full fridge/freezer, microwave/toaster slot, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker and double sink. You will also find pots and pans, crockery, glasses and variety of kitchen utensils including cutlery. The fully equipped bathroom on this floor is fitted with a bath, shower, washbasin and bathroom furniture.
On the first floor which is accessed via an interior set of stairs there is the master bedroom over looking the living area through a wooden banister. It has a large queen size extra comfort bed and bed side table, a built in wardrobe and a large chest of drawers.
The lower floor can be accessed either via the stairs or via the back garden through the conservatory. It has 2 bedrooms, another fully fitted bathroom and a laundry & storage room. The second bedroom has 2 single beds which can be joined together to make a double one, bedside table, 2 built in wardrobes and drawers/cupboard unit. From this room you can access the small conservatory and the garden. The third bedroom has a bunk bed unit with wardrobe making it ideal for 2 kids or young adults. The laundry & storage room has a washer/dryer machine, and extra freezer (great for stocking up your kids’ favourite foods)
In general the house benefits from a lot of natural light due to its large windows. It should also be mentioned that the immediate large green area behind this house is often used by the near neighbors who set up sun loungers to sunbathe, making this a highly sought after property within the Gran Vista complex.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arenales Del Sol, 2km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
Lower floor is a wheel chair accessible from the garden patio door which leads to the second bedroom and the second bathroom. The ground floor is wheel chair accessible from the main front door of the property which leads to the living/ dining room, the first bathroom and the kitchen. The Top floor, which leads to the master bedroom, is not accessible for wheel chair.
Further details outdoors:
- The community has its own convenience store and Bar / Restaurant.
- Playground for the young ones.
- 24 hours security (during summer).
- For those who enjoy walking, there are a number of clearly marked footpaths in the Nature Park that surrounds Gran Alacant. Birdwatchers will also enjoy following the trails as there are many species to be seen at all times of the year. A little further a field there is excellent walking area towards Santa Pola lighthouse whose light can be seen most evenings from Gran Alacant.
- Carabassi Beach, running several kilometers from Arenales, is one of the loveliest and safest beaches on the whole of this coastline and is at the bottom of the hill just 10 minutes walking. You can also spend a day in the purpose made picnic areas (with barbecues) or eat at one of the many bar/cafes in the little resort town of Arenales Del Sol.
- You can also spend a full day at Tabarca Island 30 minutes away from Santa Pola by boat. It has many fantastic sea food restaurants and considered a favourite place for scuba divers.
Swimming pools and tennis courts are open all year around. However, swimming pools' life guards are only available during the summer months.
No Pets, No Smoking Inside the Property.
Please note that a 25% non refundable reservation deposit is payable on booking, and the balance is payable 8 weeks before your holiday. There is also a returnable damage deposit. For longer winter breaks, reduced rates are negotiable. LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY DISCOUNT UP TO 60% also available, please contact owner for offers. All prices include electricity, water and linen, except beach towels.
The Costa Blanca / Valencia / Alicante Province region
You will find Gran Alacant in the Costa Blanca region. The ‘White Coast’ as it is translated is distinguished by its’ great white sandy beaches and lively resorts, running along the coast from Denia way up in the north passing through Alicante and continuing south to Torrevieja and beyond… Centrally located, it is an ideal place from which to explore the wide-ranging Valencian region. With Alicante as your closest city, other surrounding well known towns are Benidorm and Calpe to the north, and La Marina and Torrevieja to the south. The nearest local town to Gran Alacant is Santa Pola.
Alicante boasts some of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. Official sources have declared Spanish beaches as the most environmentally healthy in Europe. With an impressive array of Blue Flag Awards under its belt, it is not difficult to see why Spain and most notably the Costa Blanca have been voted the “best of the best”. Amidst some of the services like parasols for hire, life saving, first aid facilities and toilets, you will also find that the majority of these beaches are wheelchair accessible.
Bang on the centre of the city at the end of Alicante’s famous promenade you will find the ‘playa del Postiguet, or better still - the locals beach resort. Conveniently close to the marina and the centre, it is not surprising that this beach is very popular in spite of the always hectic parking facilities. Just a little north and considered one of Alicante’s best beaches is ‘la playa de San Juan’. Bordered by a long promenade leading to Campello and lined with bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours as far as the eye can see, this vast, soft white sandy beach runs into yet another one of Alicante great beaches - Platja Muchavista.
If snorkeling is your thing, then Cabo de la Huerta is the beach for you! You are not however limited to this one beach. Traveling south away from Alicante in the direction of Gran Alacant is Platja de Babel - an equally good beach to snorkel in and fish from its’ shore.
A mere 5 miles from Alicante centre and one of the closest beaches to Gran Alacant (2min drive) is Los Arenales Del Sol. ‘Our photos don’t do it justice’ is the usual commentary of our guests. This typical Spanish seaside resort is the summer home of locals from nearby inland towns like Elche. Beach shops, bars and restaurants boasting stunning sea views line the recently extended promenade. This lovely beach runs into the gorgeous, dune backed Carabasi beach. And if you consider ‘white bits’ unflattering, then ‘bare all’ right here as part of the beach here is a nudist beach! On the other hand, I guess I can only say – ‘You’ve been warned!’ Further south and approaching the near by town of Santa Pola from the East, you will find further wonderful beaches and all within an easy and flat walk away from the shops, bars and restaurants.
The Gran Alacant / Gran Vista area
Gran Alacant can offer you the best of both worlds. Those looking for a relaxing holiday lounging by the pool, a bit of tennis for exercise and a quiet meal in the near by restaurant are well catered for. There is however plenty to do for those looking for something a bit more active or fun. The excellent motorway network ensures that near by surrounding areas and attractions are not sorrowfully missed. There is so much to do! A nifty 40 minutes away by car (just outside of Benidorm) is Terra Mitica, a theme park to be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike. In Benidorm, nestling in one of its hills is the superb fun packed water park Aqualandia which is next to Mundomar the sea life centre.
Although nightlife in Gran Alacant is quite low key, it is by no means lifeless. Numerous bars and restaurants (and more on the way) constantly entertain those who are quite happy to enjoy good food and a great bottle of wine. And for variety you may want to try some ‘tapas’ or even dining at one of Santa Pola’s best restaurants – Moniatos and Polamar. On the other hand, the near by city of Alicante (15 mins) has a bustling night life catering for every taste.
Amidst all the facilities and services in the area you will find; supermarkets, banks (with cash dispensers), Video/DVD rental, car rental, petrol station and even a local street market. And although we hope you will not need them, you will find doctors surgery, pharmacy and opticians.
A stones’ throw from Gran Alacant, less than a mile down the hill, is the above mentioned Los Arenales del Sol beach. The beach is never empty. Even in the ‘our’ winter you find people running or walking by the shore. And although the beach is prepared for the Easter Break it is in the height of summer that all types of water sports become available. If your priority is a healthy tan, then a few trips to Los Arenales beach is definitely a must!
Lastly, although worthy of mention is the fact that the short distance to the airport makes Gran Alacant a specifically good holiday base. You can be in your holiday rental accommodation in less than 15 mins from landing! And I hear you say – “Aircraft noise?” – “No problemo – Gran Alacant is not on the flight path!
How to get there
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- Cheap direct flights available from the UK to Alicante from Easyjet.co.uk, or Rayanair.com
Take a taxi to Gran Vista in Gran Alacant (10 mins – around 18 Euros)
Car (from Airport):
Exit the airport direction Alicante / Santa Pola, at about 1 km down the road exit to the right joining the N-332 direction Santa Pola / Cartagena.
Drive for about 5 Kms going through the tunnel and then take the second exit on your right to Gran Alacant. Directly opposite this exit on your left is the Gran Alcant Petrol Station (Gasolinera).
At the first roundabout continue ahead and up the hill until you come to a second roundabout. Take the first right and go passed the BBVA bank and shops on your right. Immediately after this block of shops and on your left you will see an enclosed Urbanization by 2 gates with a tiled sign - Gran Vista.
Car (From the Motorway):
From the A-7 and after you've passed the Alicante Puerto Exit; take the next exit direction Airport (Aeropuerto) / Santa Pola. By pass the airport on your right and head straight for the exit Santa Pola / Cartagena joining the N-332. Then follow instructions as indicated above.
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Activities near Gran Alacant
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
06 Sep 2012
Very enjoyable holiday. We found the house to be very clean and well equiped. Our boys aged 15 & 11 liked having a room to themselves with a TV. The house is spacious and the rooms a good size. It was also a quick walk to the pool without being too close for any noise. The pool area is very pretty and the pool is also large and we all enjoyed it but also having lifeguards on duty gave you peace of mind. Although the house is walking distance to bars and resturants we would recommend a car to go to the beaches nearby and also to visit the castle at Alicante although the bus transport seems very good.
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct - 31 Oct||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 495||-||-||Flexible|
|01 Nov - 14 Dec||1 Nov 12||15 Dec 12||£ 250||-||-||Flexible|
|15 Dec - 31 Dec||15 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 395||-||-||Flexible|
|01 Jan - 28 Feb||1 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Night|
|01 Mar - 30 Apr||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Night|
|01 May - 31 May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Night|
|01 Jun - 30 Jun||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Night|
|01 Jul - 23 Aug||1 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug - 06 Sep||24 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|07 Sep - 04 Oct||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Night|
|05 Oct - 31 Oct||5 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Night|
|01 Nov - 13 Dec||1 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Night|
|14 Dec - 31 Dec||14 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 395||-||-||1 Night|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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