About the home
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,, 5km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, 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.
Smoking is not permitted in the house.
25% Reservation secures the property.
A refundable breakages deposit of £250 is required when you confirm and pay for your booking, to be refunded within three weeks of your departure ( subject to satisfactory property inspection)
No pets are allowed without prior agreement of the owners.
Full terms and conditions will be provided on request.
Long term lets are available during low season (31st October - 1st April) at Euros1000 per month. All utilities bills to be paid by lessee. In the case of long term lets, a refundable security deposit equivalent to 2 month's rent will be required to cover cleaning, damages/ breakages and unpaid bills. Rental to be paid monthly in advance.
Long term rentals will only be considered after production of satisfactory references and are subject to different terms and conditions ( available on request)
The Costa Blanca / Valencia / Alicante Province 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.
The Javea / Montgo area
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.
How to get there
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Javea is approximately an hour's drive by car from either Alicante or Valencia airports both of which are served by scheduled, charter and low cost airlines from the UK. Car hire is plentiful and cheap and can be arranged at the same time as booking your flights or via online agents such as www.holidayautos.com or www.carjet.com.
Buses run from both Alicante and Valencia to Javea town centre, and taxis can also be arranged from the airport. The Mediterranean coastal motorway is easilly accessible from both Valencia and Alicante airports with two exits serving Javea and the surrounding towns and villages. The nearest railway station is at Gata de Gorgos, about 15 minutes drive from the house.
Activities near Javea
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
28 Oct 2012
We found the villa to just as described in the details and more. We seemed to relax the moment we arrived and barely moved in the 9 days we were there.
It is a villa with a very traditional feel and felt like a home. The kitchen was very well equipped, including a coffee percolator that you use on the hob, so you don't have to miss out on a decent coffee while on holiday.
The sunbeds had lovely comfy cushions and were the most comfortable we have had at any villa we have visited. There are also cushions for the plastic outdoor chairs and a big umbrella. The pool is great and my husband even managed to use it in October as the weather was pretty good. There are a number of places to sunbathe and a lovely terrace shaded by a big tree if you like a little bit of shade.
Probably the best part of the villa for us was the naya. We had a couple of cloudy days and we could sit comfortably in the naya with some doors open and still feel as if we were out in the open. Of course the nights were starting to feel chilly once the sun went down and we spent every evening in the naya. There was a scrabble board and a pack of cards available, which was great for us.
We ate in most of the holiday, my husband making use of the barbecue more than once. We found that the prices in the numerous supermarkets of the area were very good, and the alcohol amazingly cheap! There was a bottle of white wine (I think it was called Lyria) that was pretty good and only cost 1.64 euros.
I would happily visit this villa again.
22 Aug 2011
First impression when we arrived in the drive way… Wahoo! Second impression when we entered the house…Wahoo! Third impression when we look around and found the swimming pool and garden… Wahoo! The whole house is furnished with traditional features which is a good change from our modern home and still very comfy. We wanted something different and traditional and we got it.
There is a bedroom (that we did not used) with a very nice new en-suite bathroom that is perfect for family with older children or relatives as it is separated from the over 2 bedrooms. Kitchen contained everything we need to cook holiday meals! We had BBQ almost everyday with a glass of chilled sangria... We loved eating on the terrace on swimming pool side and listening the insects noises from the pine trees. The kids loved to be in the conservatory playing with their toys or watch a DVD in the cool living room when was to hot to be in the garden. Swimming pool was great (gardener coming very often to take care of it) even greater to refresh ourselves between relaxing-roasting periods on the garden bed chairs. Careful hungry mosquitos at night! need to prepare the rooms before bed time with spray!
Javea is a pleasant little city with nice narrow streets. The sandy beach is on the small size for this time of the year, very busy approaching the sea but we always manage to find a little space for our sandy castles! The sea was blue clear and water warm, a real treat. Maybe Denia was less crowded.
In Javea there is a street market on the Thursday (clothes, fruits and veg, olives, ham and yummy churros! Busy but a lovely market. Shopping facilities are very good and the way back from beach. We arrived during the Jazz festival but we did not find the venue!!! Too bad Spanish spoken!
After a couple of attempt in different restaurants (not ranking our expectations for the price given!) we did find a great one (the last day!) serving tapas on the stick… ask for “mirtella” chupitos -left hand side down the stairs that go to the Church in the city centre.
Overall we did have a great time, and we already miss the Montgo Mountain and its little cloud attached to it.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|1 Nov 10||24 Dec 10||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Dec 10||3 Jan 11||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jan 11||1 Apr 11||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Apr 11||1 Jun 11||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 11||1 Jul 11||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 11||1 Sep 11||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 11||22 Sep 11||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Sep 11||15 Oct 11||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Oct 11||31 Oct 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||22 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Sep 13||15 Oct 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||24 Dec 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jan 14||1 Apr 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
RENTAL RATES HELD AT 2011 PRICES
A 25% deposit will be required to secure the villa for your required dates. This is refundable in full, if you wish to cancel, up to 30 days before the start of your booking. The balance of the rental is required not less than 30 days before the start of your booking. £250 refundable damage/ loss deposit required with final balance payment (refundable within 14 days of departure, subject to satisfactory property inspection)
We can accept payment by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros
10% discount for parties of less than 4.
There is a surcharge of €70 per week if central heating is required.
Cleaning and laundry after the rental period will be charged at cost.
Seperate terms and conditions apply for rents of more than 30 days. Terms and conditions on request.Enquire now
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