Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
We had searched for a house in Javea for 4 or 5 summers. We were looking for somewhere we could retire (my husband suffers from asthma and the Javea climate is one of the healthiest in the world). When we visited the villa "Els dos Caps" I just know that it was for us... a mature garden with large palm trees and oleander, a lemon tree, a local herb garden, a totally refurbished house and sea views from almost every room. The house has total reversible airconditionning (cool and heat).
The villa is ideally situated in the Balcon al Mar area. It is snuggled away between the stunning Cabo Negre & Cabo de la Nau. Its only 2 kms away from Ambolo beach and within easy walking distance from the nearest shops, hairdresser etc.
Although we have decided to rent out whilst waiting retirement, I have individually decorated each room so give a personalized, family feel to the property. My sister is an interior designer so she helped me a lot on choosing colours, cloth etc depending on the orientation of the rooms, the sunlight etc.
The sitting room is the room I love the best (after the master bedroom and its balcony overlooking the garden and sea!). It has a beautiful beamed ceiling and an open fire place. As the room is circular, you feel you are in a little ship out at sea!. TV, satellite and cable and DVD player.
The inside kitchen - as the 3 shower rooms - have all been fully redone out. The inside kitchen is very pretty and functional, with, yes another, lovely view! The outside kitchen is a blessing for those hot summer days and evenings when the family and friends just want to live outside by the swimming pool.
I do hope that you enjoy "El dos Caps" as much as we do. There is something magical about the place. We never want to leave and even just count the days before we go back there. As this is the first season we are renting out, your opinions and remarks are very precious to me. Thank you in advance for all the feedback you can give, and if you decide to stay in "El dos Caps", enjoy yourselves!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ambolo Beach 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 79 km, Nearest railway: Valence 110 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 3 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Beautiful views. 3 beds, 3 bedrooms. Reversible air con (hot/cold) troughout. . Log fire in sitting room.
Fully equipped kitchen (micro wave, dishwasher, clothes dryer). Private heated, secluded pool.
Outside kitchen. Solarium. 50m from restaurants etc. Wi-fi. Adsl. Satellite, cable TV. DVD. Flat screen TV.
100% electricity : 80% sustainable sources.
|Further details outdoors||
Very pretty mature garden. Very secluded.
Restaurants, hairdresser, supermarket - all at walking distance.
Private parking place. Mature palm trees, oleander and other luxurious Mediterranean plants. Local herb garden.
All linen provided from April to the end of October included in the price.
End of stay cleaning: additional 120€ if not done yourselves.
Bus stop nearby.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Costa Blanca is in the province of Alicante. It consists of around 200 km of Mediterranean coastline: beautiful blue & turquoise seas, rocky secluded creeks, long white sandy beaches, olive, lemon & orange groves, wild rosemary, oregano, sweet basil, thyme...When you arrive, wind down the car windows and just take in the beautiful perfumes and sounds of an unspoilt, earthly paradise. When you come once, you will come back...
The local food is excellent: fresh fish and seafood, lucious fruit and vegetables (grandma taste!), very good Spanish wines (the local white is very good and not expensive. For excellent reds, try the "la Ribera del Duero" - we discovered this an evening when I invited the family out to dinner and the restaurant couldn't take my credit card. They proposed I came back the next day to pay - it was the first time that we had gone there! I went to the nearest cash point and drew out the necessary amount. To thank us, we had a free wine tasting session. PS. The restaurant in question is "Temptaction", in old town, opposite the church....). In the local "Mercadonna" you have a very good selection of all the local delicacies, with an enormous fish market, fish delivered daily. You can also go down to the old port early morning to buy your fish and seafood from the fishermens's cooperative. (There is a very good, inexpensive restaurant just opposite. You can have a wonderful meal with wine for 10€ per person).
Javea is a family retreat. Even on the sandy beach front, in the new town, retired people sip their morning coffee and enjoy their aperitifs - lunch and dinner - with wee ones indulging in ice creams at the next door table. The night life is very good - the Spanish are permanent party people, especially on the sea front and there are some excellent cocktail bars and discos. The early evening (in Spain until 10 - 11) is of course, enjoyed by those of 3 weeks old to 80 years old. The atmosphere is refreshing, relaxing, invigorating.
There are some wonderful theme parks south of Javea near Benidorm : Mundomar, Terra Mittica, animal and bird parks. All well worth a family visit!
At apéritif time in the eveing the Spanish dress up and take an stroll. Like the "passagieta" in Italy, you will see those of all ages walking up and down the seafront to show off their latest attire, suntan, silhouette, baby...Conversations are gregarious, laughs arrive from left and right, the old and the young court one another...
Nearby towns include Gandia, Denia and Altea...Javea is unspoilt. Mainly thanks to the permanent British residents who are now on the town council and block all high rise building projects and "Benidorm like" constructions. The old town is undergoing a major face lift and will be stunning : visible roman walls, cobbled streets, a vast pedestrian area, the local covered market (open every day until 1pm) relifted.... Early evenings are a bliss, with swifts and martindales singing joyfully above you and the elderly seated in front of their houses chatting with neighbours and passers by.
A number of smallish resorts such as Moraira, Altea and Calpe are particularly popular with Spanish tourists. In contrast the high rise resort of Benidorm attracts some 5 million foreign and national tourists every year, the vast majority British.
If you wish to leave the secluded paradise of Javea, there are a lot of different places to visit. With children : the Terra Mitica theme park on the edge of Benidorm (avoid the town!) which is one of Spain's most visited tourist attractions. There is also "Mundomar " (seaworld) and other theme parks around Benidorn. All of this within easy reach of Alicante airport.
For those of you who wish to leave the beaches and the wild turquoise seafront, head into the stunning interior. Here you'll find one of Spain's great undiscovered gems, an area growing in popularity with walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and nature lovers in general.
The house, situated on the most east facing promontory of the town, is between the Cap de la Nau and the Capo Negre. The area, Balcon Al Mar, one of the most sought after, means "Balcony overlooking the Sea ". The villa has sea views from almost every room. You can see Ibiza on clear days with no heat haze.
The area is very calm and very secluded. All the houses are in local stone with large, shaded gardens and private swimming pools. You can walk to the nearest restaurants, bars, tennis courts, hairdresser, supermarkets... As the area is very residential, a car is needed to go into town - the new town and its nightclubs and bars, the old fortified town and its fruit and vegetable market, the port and its fish market.
Sandy beaches, snorkelling, water and jet ski-ing, all available within 10 minutes drive. The town has a lot of local festivities linked to Roman Catholic and Moor traditions.