Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Monte Alto was originally built by a renowned local developer for his mother, using timbers and roof tiles salvaged from an ancient church, features which give it its unique rustic charm. The house has been built in the traditional Spanish way, which means that except in exceptionally hot weather, the interior remains relatively cool during the day The house is situated within the Montgo national park and is ideal for a relaxed holiday in a quiet location, but still within easy reach of all the amenities in Javea and the surrounding area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arenal, 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 80 km, Nearest railway: Gata 15 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Monte Alto is a three bedroom villa set on a single level so would suit people with disabilities, although the house is not specifically adapted. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes with a safe fitted in the Master bedroom.
The main bathroom has a bath and shower with W/C and wash basin. The en suite bathroom has been refurbished as a wet room with spa shower, W/C and wash basin. The Kitchen is built in the traditional Spanish style with marble worktops throughout and tiled walls and floor. The dining room is at the centre of the house looking onto the naya through aTosca stone window and seats six. The sitting room is furnished with two settees and various occasional tables and chairs, TV ,video and stereo system and boasts a beautiful open fireplace - a ceiling fan provides welcome relief when the weather is very hot. The naya, also fitted with a ceiling fan, is fully enclosed with opening patio doors to let the fresh air in and is furnished with wicker sofa, 2 armchairs, ottoman and table and opens onto a balcony at each end for al fresco dining and relaxing. Ceilings in all rooms are vaulted, with exposed timbers. The Master bedroom looks out onto the small balcony, and is furnished with a double bed, with bedside tables either side, a built in wardrobe with safe, a chest of drawers, a 'tallboy' and various occasional chairs.
The 'ensuite' bedroom is furnished with twin beds, a built in wardrobe, a bedside table, ocasional chair and a small chest of drawers.
The en suite 'wet room' has just been completely refurbished and is fitted with W/C, wash hand basin/ cabinet, spa shower and stool.
The small bedroom is furnished with twin beds, a built in wardrobe and a bedside table.
|Further details outdoors||
The house is set in a walled garden most of which is set out to lawn, and is planted with a variety of trees and shrubs which provide welcome shade. Fruit trees provide some fresh fruit in season, and guests are welcome to help themselves to any fruit on the trees during their stay. Behind the kitchen is an enclosed patio with wash basin, built in barbecue and laundry room, fitted with a washing machine and clothes dryer rack. The 4m x 8m pool is below the naya and is surrounded by lawn with a paved area below the naya for sunbathing. 6 Sunloungers are provided.
At the front of the property is a large entrance area paved in local slate, with sufficient space to park 4 - 5 cars,
Owners keep all their private belongings in the garage when not in the house, so this is not included in the rental package.
Central heating is subject to a surcharge of Euros70.00 per week. There is a refundable (ask for conditions) reservation fee of 25% to secure the property for your chosen dates. The balance must be paid not less than 30 days before the start of the rental.
Letting periods are flexible, so please enquire should you require a letting period which falls between the usual weekly rental periods. We will consider long term lets up to 9 months.
The safe can be programmed to guests' chosen PIN number on arrival. It is a requirement that the safe is left OPEN and UNLOCKED at the end of your stay to enable any subsequent guests access. Should the safe be found locked, we will, in the first instance, try to contact you to obtain the PIN. However if it is necessary for our agent to attend to unlock the safe, we are charged €35.00 and this will be deducted from the damages/ breakages deposit.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
The Costa Blanca extends from Denia in the north to Torrevieja in the south. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, wall to wall sunshine during the summer months and its wealth of tourist amenities and attractions. Go a short way inland however and you will find the real Spain, with unspoilt villages, fantastic scenery and an altogether slower pace of life. Denia in the north has a large port area with Marina and fishing port. Ferries to the Balearic Islands depart from here. The sea front is lined with bars and restaurants and it is a great place to do a bit of shopping. One of the most visited attractions in Denia is the Castillo or castle, which was built in the 11th and 12 centuries and offers amazing views of the surrounding area.
To the south of Javea are the tourist resorts of Calpe and Benidorm with their nightlife, and tourist amenities. In summer Benidorm is the party capital of the Costa Blanca with 1000 retaurants and bars and 30 discos. For those with children, Benidorm also boasts 4 theme parks, ranging from Terra Mitica, for the 'wildest rides in Europe' to Mundomar Marine Exotic animal park, with dolphinarium and a host of other attractions. Aqualandia water amusment park will cater for those wishing for water based attractions.
Further inland is the village of Guadalest, perched precariously on the pinnacle of a granite mountain, and offering stunning views of the surrounding area and a wealth of history.
Whatever your tastes, the Costa Blanca has a plethora of attractions to suit.
Javea has been described as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Costa Blanca and the WHO has said that it has one of the healthiest climates in Spain with more sunshine hours than any other town in in the country. The town is divided into three distinct areas. The pueblo, approximately 3km inland is typical of the local Spanish villages and is a warren of narrow lanes bounded by traditional Spanish town houses. Most of the village has been preserved as it was and is a super place to explore. The village offers plenty of cafes and restaurants and there is also abundent shopping - the Thursday Open air market is a must at least once during your stay. The 12th century church and covered market at the top of the village are also definitely worth a visit.
The Puerto at the bottom of the hill from the pueblo is lined with restaurants and bars and is a lovely place to go for a walk. Fishing boats come in to land their catch most evenings and a small fish stall operates during the evenings in the summer. If you like fish straight from the boat, this is the place to get it. The majority of the Port is now given over to the yacht club marina and moored private yachts. Small sightseeing boats operate from the northern harbour wall during the summer season.
The Arenal beach area is where most sun worshippers and swimmers like to go. This is a beautiful sandy beach with a promenade lined with shops, restaurants and cafes. This area can get quite boisterous during the season but is a good place to enjoy the tourist attractions. If you prefer a quiter place to enjoy the beach, the Obispo beach to the north of the Port or the beach at Portixol, just south of Cabo San Martin, will provide what you are looking for.
Interspersed between the village, Port and Arenal beach are most of the apartment buildings, with Villas occupying the surrounding hills.
For golfers, La Sella golf resort on the Jesus Pobre road offers one of the best 18 hole courses in the region and is only 10 minutes drive from Monte Alto.
Horse riding is available on the Jesus Pobre road, and there is a go-cart track at Delfin Park, behind the Arenal beach.
Walkers are spoilt for choice with fantastic walks in the surrounding hills, at Portixoll and Granadella just a few kilometres south of the Arenal, and on the headlands of Cabo san Antonio and Cabo la Nao.