Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set in a superb mountain landscape overlooking the Gorgos valley of orange and olive groves and vinyards. This spacious villa, a family home for much of the year, has been refurbished to provide all facilities for a comfortable, relaxed holiday. It lies ideally between the lively resorts of Javea (5 miles), which has escaped high rise development, and Denia (7 miles). Both have a wide variety of restaurants, markets (for picking up bargains) and smart boutiques.
Wide terraces surround the villa and gardens to the south and west provide opportunities for al fresco dining, sipping local wine and watching glorious sunsets beside the floodlit pool. A full, covered patio, poolside dining area and outdoor BBQ kitchen with water and lighting makes outdoor living easy.
The immediate countryside offers rambling from the doorstep, whilst the Montgo (750 m) within its national park opposite, invites the more adventurous.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Javea 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante & Valencia 95 km, Nearest railway: La Xara 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
A south-facing sun lounge, 6 easy chairs and lounger coffee table, leads into an open plan lounge with archway to the dining room. Both are traditionally and tastefully furnished.
A brand new fully fitted kitchen includes a breakfast room with double French doors onto the patios.
The shower/utility room is well placed to use after swimming.
A master bedroom, with luxury en suite 'wet' bathroom and disabled facilities, faces the majestic Montgo mountain.
From the lounge a passage leads to a further two bedrooms and large bathroom offering a quieter part for children. All bedrooms have good sized wardrobes and dressing tables with drawers.
Casa Feliz has been newly refurbished to provide all facilities for a care free holiday. USB modem internet available on request.
|Further details outdoors||
There is total level access throughout the property, both inside and out.
Beside the pool is a covered outdoor BBQ kitchen, sink with water, light and an adjacent shady dining area. There are tables, garden chairs, 4 pool and 4 terrace loungers.
Palms, lemon, quince and nispero trees and various climbers etc can be found around the lawned garden.
Peaceful, elevated position lends itself to total relaxation among gorgeous open mountain & valley scenery.
There is an English speaking manager nearby. All linen is provided. The property is wheelchair accessible and adapted including the kitchen surfaces. The master bathroom has a 'bidet' loo as well as a normal bidet and wheel-in shower and shower chair. The swimming pool has a pool hoist in the deep end of the pool to enable disabled guests independent and easy access. There are roman steps at the shallow end making it easy for children too. An outdoor kitchen/BBQ and shaded loggia are located beside the pool for your greater comfort and enjoyment.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Javea and the surrounding hills and mountains are on the coast half way between Alicante airport and Valencia airport and is considered the most attractive and green hilly area of the Costa Blanca without the high rise tourism associated with areas much further South. It has been voted 'environmentally near perfect' by the World Health Organisation' with scenic rocky coves, wonderful beaches and dramatic cliffs.
The beautiful city of Valencia lies in an extensive plain devoted to market gardening and the cultivation of oranges & vines.Its architectural heritage reflect both a rich historical past and an ultra modern science city not
to be missed,only an hours drive away. Valencia hosts Amdericas Cup this year,First time the classic sailing race hasbeen held in Europe Sailing will take place very close to the shore line so spectators will be able to follow the action from the beach.
-- If you do not know the Javea area you will be surprised how green it is compared with the trip up from Alicante airport which is parched and arid in comparison. The surrounding mountains give the area a little more rainfall overall, but don´t worry, hardly any falls in summer and there are 320 days a year with sunshine.
---- The lack of high rise development (an historic accident) and nearby beautiful cliffs and coves has made it a special area for not only the British and other northern Europeans but also many from Madrid and Valencia. Whilst English is widely spoken, the facilities reflect this cosmopolitan mix with hundreds of bars and restaurants of all types but only one English style fish and chip shop (but still very welcome!). There are several discos at the beach in l'Arenal but go to one of the many bars or restaurants first as they don't get going until very, very late! However, taxis to and from the villa are available at all times of the day and night (only 5 miles). Our nearest restaurant which also has a separate bar/pub and live jazz is 100yds down our country road for those that prefer to walk!
....old town of Javea has many historic buildings set along narrow winding streets that all seem to lead to
the church and market square at the centre. Several times a year the town bursts into life with the colour and noise of aThe Fiesta, often including bull-running through the streets, and fireworks.
The port area is home to a local fishing fleet and a modern marina. Over the years it has also evolved into a trendy lunch and dinner destination with its waterfront restaurants and cafe bars. Dominating the fishing port is the modern silhouette of the Church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto, with it's awe-inspiring roof representing a
Javea can be split into three main areas, the old town, the port and the Arenal (with long and wide safe sandy beach).
---- The small old town of Javea has narrow picturesque streets with a fortified church and covered market in the centre. The small port is for fishing boats and pleasure boats (see the afternoon market stall with fish landed a few yards away) with shops, restaurants and bars next to the beachside promenade. The Arenal, south of the port, is where Javea's attractive sandy blue flag beach gently slopes into the warm sea. It has a long promenade that curves round this bay with many (single storey) shops, restaurants, bars and open air stalls next to the beach. Its lively at all times of the year until very, very late (with discoes starting at 11pm for those with a lot more stamina than us!). This lively atmosphere and great range of restaurants and bars is heavily influenced by the cosmopolitan mix of visitors (lively but not raucus!) with many from Madrid and Valencia in the summer or at weekends. There are many Fiestas in Javea and the surrounding towns and there is a good chance you will be able to see one in the summer as they are so frequent.
---- Shopping in Javea, the local fishing port and the sandy beach area at l'Arenal is very extensive and ranges all the way from open air markets with local produce through to designer shops. Several large local supermarkets have a wonderful range of the freshest produce as well as a huge range of other products.
---- Water sports, fishing trips, sea excursions, scuba diving and horse riding are available locally with many short and long walks along stunning cliffs and down to beautiful coves - some coves are also accessible by car - see the walking maps in the house. Our local mountain called Montgo (see photograph) is 2400ft high with a path to the top for the very energetic!
---- There are five golf courses within half an hours drive (nearest is 5 minutes), including championship courses. La Sella is perhaps the best known and is in a stunning location next to Mount Mongo (3 minutes drive).
---- The beautiful city of Valencia with its ancient buildings, museums, wonderful shopping and water based theme park is only one hours drive away. Also, one of Spain's largest theme parks, Terra Mitica, plus other theme based attractions are 35 minutes drive away and perfect for the the young (or young at heart!), Several towns and villages are certainly worth a day out including Castel de Guadalest - an amazing castle and village perched on a pinnacle high up above a beautiful lake