HOLIDAY HOME IN PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO BEACH
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This bright, spacious apartment is very secure and is well-equipped to cater for all your needs. It is located on the third (top) floor and can be accessed either by stairs or by means of a lift. The South facing balcony is very private and is not overlooked.
All necessary amenities are immediately adjacent - bars, restaurants, banks, hairdresser, pharmacy, taxis and supermarkets. There is a taxi rank at adjacent La Zenia roundabout. There is also a bus stop , allowing easy access to public transport for anyone wishing to visit nearby Torrevieja, or further North to Alicante or Cartagena to the South.
The nearest local market is held in Playa Flamenca (approx a 15 minutes walk) every Saturday morning and is well worth a visit.
For those of you who like to keep up to date on all the big sporting events, Paddy's Point and Gogartys pubs will make sure you are not disappointed, and they are only across the road from the apartment. There is even a screen which can be watched while sitting outside enjoying the sunshine.
Nearby Torrevieja has many attractions such as its aqua park, boardwalk, market stalls, restaurants and lively night life. It also boasts a theatre which stages a variety of concerts and shows.
There are day trips from Torrevieja harbour to the island of Tabarca. There are also short boat trips (approx half-hour in duration) along the coastline from Torrevieja.
There are several excellent golf courses a short drive away including Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor. The La Zenia golf society arranges trips to many of the surrounding golf courses and will arrange club hire etc. if required. This group meets on the morning of golf trips across the road from the apartment at Gogartys pub. Paddy's Point also has a society which arranges trips to local golf courses.
Terra Mitica, the theme park in Benidorm (90 minute drive) is well worth a visit – tour buses will pick you up at La Zenia and take you there and back.
Airport taxi service can also be arranged if required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Zenia 600 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has two spacious bedrooms, each with two single (3ft) beds. There is a bed/settee in the lounge which comfortably sleeps two adults. There is a pillow and bed cover stored underneath. The bathroom is fitted with shower and bidet.
There is a lovely shared pool, with a toddler section, at the rear of the apartment. It is completely enclosed and very private.
|Further details outdoors|
The shared garden has a spacious swimming pool, with a separate toddlers section, which is very private and is rarely used by more than a few people at a time.
There is generous space around the pool, with fixed seating for those who might like to spend time in this area.
There is lots of available roadside parking.
The Valenciana region
The Costa Blanca, on the east coast of Spain, is one of the most beautiful regions of the entire Iberian Peninsula. It enjoys more than 315 sunshine days a year and an average temperature of 18-19C so it's easy to see why the World Health Organisation once named it as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. Thousands of foreigners have come on holiday here, fallen in love with the place and made it their permanent home.
Costa Blanca means white coast, a name taken from the endless miles of beautiful sandy beaches which stretch from the cosmopolitan town of Denia in the north to the popular tourist resort of Torrevieja in the south. The northern part of the region is mountainous, relatively green and peppered with groves of orange and olive trees along with colourful orchards of almonds and cherries. The much flatter and drier southern end of the Costa is famous for having the biggest palm gardens and salt flats in the whole of Europe.
It's a region which offers all things to all people. This is a paradise for golfers and gourmets, sun worshippers and serious party people, families and fun-loving 18-30s. There are big, brash beachside resorts with skyscraper hotels and all-night discos and there are delightful mountain villages where life seems hardly to have changed for centuries.
If you take a tour along the coast you'll find international tourist resorts inter mingled with traditional Spanish towns and villages. Start at Denia, a lovely town dominated by an impressive castle, where a bustling commercial centre and port blend comfortably with a thriving tourist industry. The next-door resort of Javea, reached by a somewhat hairy drive over the impressive Montgo mountain, is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca. It attracts visitors from all over the world along with wealthy "Madrileños" who buy second homes here to escape the blistering summer heat of the Spanish capital.
Next is the small and very pretty fishing port of Moraira with its modern yacht marina and hillside developments of whitewashed holiday villas. Calpe is a modern beach resort but has an attractive old quarter and the distinctive Gibraltar-style Peñon de Ifach rock which dominates the skyline for miles around. Then comes Altea which is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca with its steep, winding, medieval cobbled streets leading up to the blue-domed church and plaza which affords one of the best views in the region.
Just 11 kilometres south of Altea is the completely different world of Benidorm where tourists go to bronze themselves on the beach by day and party all night. Villajoyosa, next to Benidorm, is a different scenario again - a very Spanish town and resort which has been largely overlooked by foreign tourists.
The city of Alicante is the capital of the region and offers a wealth of cultural activities and fine beaches for Spanish and international tourists alike. At the extreme south of the Costa there's Torrevieja, favoured by international tourists (largely British), many of whom buy permanent or holiday homes here.
The main language of the Costa Blanca is Valenciano which is similar to Catalan although the locals won't thank you for saying it. English and the other main European languages are widely spoken in the main resort areas but if you venture inland don't expect the "natives" to speak anything other than Valenciano or the main Spanish language, Castellano.
The ancient sea port of Torrevieja is steeped in history. There's the "embarcadero romano", the old Roman docks at La Mata, and along the coast you'll see the ancient watch towers of La Mata and El Moro - used in the Middle Ages to warn the local inhabitants of impending attacks by Barbary pirates.
Visit the famous salt lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata, designated as National Parks - the "salterns" which are a nature reserve and home to 250 species of bird including flamingoes which never fail to delight visitors approaching the town for the first time. The salt works started to be developed in the 18th century when large amounts of salt were discovered in the lagoon. Today, the salt works in Torrevieja are considered to be the most important in the world, after the Dead Sea.
Of artistic interest is the famous "modernist" Casino on the seafront. The casino was built in 1887 with an impressive mozarabic-style hall and is now used as a cultural centre.
The Recinto de las Eras de las Sal is another historic site which was once an ancient salt yard but is now an open air theatre where the annual "Habaneras" international music competition is held.
The Habaneras is a celebration of the soulful, rhythmic music brought to Torrevieja in the 19th century through the town's sea trading links with Cuba. The festival is held in August when the town swings to the Latin American rhythms of the habaneras and international choral performances.
The town's main centre of worship is the Archipriestal Church, built at the turn of the last century. This is where the locals worship the image of their patron saint, the Immaculate Conception. In the municipal social and cultural centre at Los Angeles you'll find the Holy Week Museum and there's also the Museum of Salt charting Torrevieja's history of salt production and export as far back as Roman times.
Torrevieja as a town dates from the early 18th century when it was a fishing village built around one of the watchtowers that flanks the Costa Blanca coastline. This watchtower was called the "Old Tower" or la Torre Vieja, because of the bad condition that it was in, and this is where the village took its name from. From the very beginning, the people of Torrevieja have carried out three main professions; sailors, fishermen and salt workers.
The men from Torrevieja were ship builders and great sailors who transported wine, salt and flat roof tiles to America and the Phillipines. They had a long tradition of exporting salt to Cuba, and that is how the typical song-form La Habana came to us from the sailors of Torrevieja. These men used to do what we call "night fishing," where an artificial light was used to attract fishes like red mullets to the nets.
Torrevieja is located in the Spanish region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Beautiful sandy beaches, Europe's biggest salt flats bursting with bird life, historic sites and a huge variety of Spanish and international restaurants.just a very few of the reasons to book a holiday here.
Torrevieja used to be the home port of the largest fleet of sailing boats in the Mediterranean and still boasts one of Spain's best yacht clubs, with berths for 1,500 boats. In fact, the town provides first class facilities for lovers of all sports - there are golf clubs, a flying club, a variety of water sports and the municipal stadium with an athletics track, sauna and covered courts for tennis and a variety of other sports.
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22 Oct 2014
What an excellent place to stay,5 minute walk to beach and Zenia Boulevard for excellent shopping & dining.Irish bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.Can get a little noisy if sleeping in the front bedroom but don't let that put you off.Lovely communal swimming pool that we had virtually to ourselves the whole week.The apartment had everything we needed for our stay,just one little suggestion to the owners..... new pillows please :)))
Many thanks for the review and for the positive comments. Thanks also for letting us know about the pillows. We will ensure they are replaced. Delighted you enjoyed your stay in La Zenia.
17 Oct 2014
"Tommy's 60th Birthday holiday"
Tommy is a disabled gentleman who went to La Zenia to celebrate his 60th Birthday wth his two carers. Our flight didn't arrive til 11pm and it was around 1230am by time we got to the apartment to collect the keys from the keyholder. He was quite drunk when we met him as he had been waiting in the pub for us across the road and I felt we had caused a bit of an inconvenience by arriving so late - but he took us to the apartment and took most of his time explaining how to open the blinds!! He never said much else! We worked the rest out for ourselves when he had left.
A couple of the lights didn't work and the power fused if you had the kettle on at same time as oven or microwave...- but apart from that - the apartment was brilliant. We had to wash the dishes and pots etc before we could use them but that wasn't a big deal.
The apartment is on the top (3rd) floor of the building..accessed by a lift..and two security gates...which was great for Tommy and made us feel really safe! The balcony overlooked the supermarket and pubs across the road and the rear of the building overlooked the complex's pool and terracotta rooftops to the amazing Zenia Boulevard in the distance.
The location and position of apartment was great... 2 mins to pubs.. 2 mins to huge supermarket and local 'corner' shops. It is situated above the amazing Alejandro's with incredible food whose smells and aromas wafted up to the apartment each day! Paddy's Point Irish pub across the road is where we spent every night and the entertainment in there and the beer and the staff... were brilliant.
We had a 10 minute walk to the Orihuela Hotel resort where we relaxed by the pool which had a restaurant/bar in the complex. Also only a 15 minute walk to the beaches.. and to Zenia Boulevard shop/restaurant complex...which is HUGE and immaculate.
The keyholder - Steve, allowed us to stay in the apartment an extra few hours on leaving day as no one was booked in which was very helpful. He came back and collected the key (sober!) and was very pleasant indeed.
Would 100% recommend this place... Only downside were the pillows...too soft n floppy.. and problems when cooking due to power fusing...but we worked around that!! But everything else...great! We will definitely be back next year with Tommy!
Thanks very much for your review and for the many positive comments. We regularly receive comments about the apartment's central location close to the beach, restaurants, shops and Zenia Boulevard and also about how secure it is. I totally agree that the nearby Orihuela Hotel resort is a lovely place to relax by the pool or visit the restaurant and bar.
We will have a little chat with Steve, but in his defence, nobody has ever before commented on his drinking habits so I expect it was a once off. In any case, it sounds like you had a good lesson on using the blinds so no problems on that score during your stay!
We have also noticed that the bulbs sometimes do not work when we arrive and it is often just a matter of tightening the bulbs which seem to get loose when the ceiling fans are used. Steve would happily sort any little problems like that if you called him. I know what you mean about the trip switch and it seems to be a problem in Spain - for some reason, there is a limit to how many appliances can be used at the same time without tripping the fuse. At least it is only a matter of flipping the switch and reducing the number of appliances. I'm afraid there is nothing we can do to improve the power supply as it is the same all over.
Sorry to hear you had to wash the dishes and pots - once again, Steve would have dealt with that, but I will ask him to get his cleaner to check the presses in future.
And finally, I am happy to hear that Steve looked after you on the final day. He often allows guests to stay in the apartment an extra few hours if no one is arriving that day and this makes departure day a lot less stressful.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you back again.
By the way, the pillows will be replaced first opportunity we get!
1 Oct 2014
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. We come every year to this area and are so glad we have found a place to return to time and time again. The location is excellent and the cleanliness of the apartment was very good. Recommend it to all.
28 Mar 2014
"Great location,bed linen,pillows and towels very tired."
Great location,close to many quality Bars,Restaurants and the 'La Zenia Boulevard Shoppjng Centre'. Easy walking distance to the excellent 'La Zenia' beach down the recently re-vam… More
We are glad you liked the apartment, that you found it clean and that noise was not an issue. We have always driven into the complex to drop off luggage so the community of owners must have introduced a new rule in this regard. Sorry about any inconvenience caused. The side gate might have been better for dropping off the luggage - there is very little traffic but you would have to carry it up a bit of a slope to reach the apartment building. As regards the TV and the water heater, thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. We had planned to buy a new TV on our trip to Spain 13th April and we are glad to know about the water heater as we can deal with that also.
18 Feb 2014
Great value and location. This apartment was 5 mins from the beach and central for all golf courses,bars and restaurants. It was clean well equipped for all types of stay from families to friends. Great choice of bars and restaurants in area and 10 mins from La Zenia boulevard shopping complex which caters for all. Will definitely stay again.
19 Nov 2013
"Great location nice apartment."
Great apartment fab location larger T V would be good. Very comfortable and clean having a lift was good. Picking up keys and leaving them in apartment was great no hanging around
waiting on the keys to be picked up. Towels were very hard could do with being washed in comfort or renewed sooner.
Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you liked the apartment. We agree that we could do with a new television and we plan to buy one on our next visit to Spain.
26 Sep 2013
"The Perfect Break"
This is our second visit to the apartment and once again we were not disappointed. An excellent apartment/villa in a prime location close to all amenities and the beautiful La Zenia Beach. Clean, spacious and welcoming.
On arrival we found a bottle of wine, glasses and a welcome note from the owners wishing us a restful stay ... a really thoughtful gesture and much appreciated.
As mobility is an issue for myself this villa perfect as you access it via the lift and once inside the apartment everything is on the one level.
We will visit again, next year.
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your break. It's not often we leave the apartment the same day a new guest arrives so it was nice to have the opportunity to surprise a guest with a bottle of wine. Thanks for the kind comments in the review.
21 Aug 2013
"Fantastic Appartment! A return visit is a must!"
We had a had the best family holiday in La Zenia. Our appartment was perfect. Airy, bright and clean. It was on the 3rd floor and had a lift, perfect for the smallies in buggies. The communal pool was fab! We met some lovely homeowners of other appartments and they were great for tips on where is good to eat and visit. The pool was so clean and the lawns beautifully maintained. It was great being so central. Pubs just across the road. Beautiful restaurant below the appartment. La Zenia boulevard was amazing. Great shops, plenty for the kids to do., while we could relax with a beer or 2. The beach was beautiful about a 10 minute walk. the supermarket was across the road which was so handy. The only downside, on the day of departure we and the kids were awoken by very loud banging on the door with questions from Steve when we were leaving and he seemed to be under pressure to get others in who arrived the night before. It would be great if there was a spare set of sheets and towels, especially when you have kids. We will definitely go back. Loved every bit of it. Thanks Teresa
18 May 2013
"Just the job"
The apartment was everything that was advertised, would happily stay there again
The location was excellent for a few beers over the road and for the location of the beach being only a few minutes walk
The only downside I can mention was the slight confusion over the keys and time of check in, but I am sure this will have been sorted out and won't happen again as the letting agents was straight on the case so please don't let this put you off
Sincere apologies for the mix up on arrival day. Never before has a guest gone out for the day without packing his things and leaving the apartment ready for cleaning for the next guest. I'm glad Steve sorted things out for you and that apart from that you were very happy with the apartment.
17 Apr 2013
"Great Central Location"
This apartment overlooks central La Zenia, Gogharty's Irish bar is straight across the road, It is on the 3rd floor but the lift makes it easily accessible. We went for a weeks breaks to escape the cold weather and didn't regret it.
We organised a car and airport pick up from the key holding company J&S property services, where we were picked up at the airport in a minibus by Steve who then took us to our apartment and handed us our car, all for 175 Euros (no other fees and just top tank back up to what you have used) he also can organise golf for you! www.jands-propertyservices.com
The golfing is within 15 minutes drive away with a number of very good courses, you can also join groups at Goghaty's.
The beaches are very good about 5 minutes by car or a 10 minutes by foot. I would recommend Playa Flamenco where there are a number of lovely little coves and amenities close by.
I woudn't recommend Torrevieja, we went at night and didn't think it was a nice place!
The Lemon Tree Market (about 20 minutes drive) on a Sunday is well worth a visit, you can get a breakfast here and some really good bargains.
Zenia Boulivard is a great new shopping mall, about 15 minutes by foot, 5 minute by car up the road. There are lots of designer shops, restaurants, bowling and bars.
Eating, Gogharty's do a mean Bacon and egg Sandwich with a drink for 3.5 Euros, Old Asia Chinese is a must, and The Fairways at Villa Martin (Restaurant Mall) do a superb Fillet Steak.
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