Penthouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This beautifully appointed apartment is situated in a private complex in the pretty coastal resort of La Zenia, which is a 10 minute drive south of the popular tourist town of Torrevieja.
The apartment comprises 3 bedrooms, comfortable lounge / dining / kitchen area, bathroom.
A south-facing balcony has sea views and overlooks the communal pool and jacuzzi. The apartment’s large roof terrace provides opportunity for private sunbathing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Zenia 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia (San Javier) 25 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
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Fresh linen and towels provided, however please bring your own beach towels
|Further details outdoors|
Internet access is available from the bar/restaurant at the front of the complex. There is also a WiFi connection available from the computer shop on the roundabout. You can usually connect to it from our balcony once you have set up an account with them (pop in and see them). They charge about 1 euro per hour.
Welcome packs at a cost can be provided on arrival.
English-speaking representative on hand to deal with issues.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Situated on the south east coast of mainland Spain, the Costa Blanca is renowned for its sandy white beaches and warm Mediterranean climate. With its beautiful sea and mountain views, orange and lemon groves and clear blue waters, the Alicante province is a beautiful part of the Costa Blanca.
The southern Costa Blanca has an average of 320 days a year of sunshine and maintains an average year round temperature of 24°C. According to the World Health Organisation the area has the "healthiest climate in the world".
Alicante is a coastal university city with an impressive harbour and a tree lined promenade. One of its main attractions is its ancient mountaintop castle (Castillo de Santa Barbara), although keen shoppers will revel in its quaint boutiques and grand department stores. Alicante, like most of the towns on the Costa Blanca, hosts an array of restaurants and bars with prices that won't break the budget.
Alicante has the best average temperatures for the coldest months in Spain – 18C in January. Average temperatures are as follows:
Jan - 18C, Feb - 17C, Mar - 20C
Apr - 22C, May - 24C, Jun - 26C
Jul - 30C, Aug - 32C, Sept - 32C
Oct - 27C, Nov - 20C, Dec - 17C
La Zenia is a beautiful Spanish coastal village with pine, palm tree and Bouganvillea lined streets. Its impressive large sandy beach is safe for swimming and monitored by life guards throughout the summer. The sea is warm and rich in marine life, making it ideal for snorkelling or fishing from the rocks. The sea slopes gently away from the beach, and the smaller beach, Cala Captain, has a shallow lagoon ideal for small children.
From the main beach in La Zenia there are several beautiful sandy coves accessed by road or via a lovely coastal walking path. In the summer months, La Zenia beach includes all usual facilities – bars, shaded sun beds, banana boat, jet skis and pedalos. The watersports are situated at the far end of the beach to avoid encroaching on the peace and quiet. All this is within a few minutes walk from the apartment.
Within La Zenia is a first class country club called Orihuela Costa Resort which welcomes all visitors, whether or not they are staying at its small boutique hotel. There is huge pool with large sunbathing and lawn area, loungers, tennis courts, basket ball area and gymnasium. The pool bar serves drinks, snacks and light meals, plus there is an air-conditioned restaurant. There is a small charge to use the pool or gardens.
The La Zenia Hotel, overlooking the beach, offers Saturday evening entertainment open to non-residents.
Other local amenities also within walking distance include bars, restaurants, beauty salon, supermarkets, banks.
With a car or using the local bus network, 3 golf courses, horse –riding, go-karting, aqua parks, ten pin bowling, a casino and a wide range of restaurants are all within a short drive. The golf courses within 10-15 minutes drive are Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas. La Finca (Algorfa) is about 20kms away.
Less than five minutes drive is Playa Flamenca beach. Playa Flamenca is popular for its extensive fresh fish market and large Saturday street market. It also has a major commercial centre which is the largest in the area with about 60 bars and restaurants.
Many other Blue Flag beaches and conservation areas are also close by, including Laguna de Torrevieja, Laguna de La Mata and Dunas de Guardamar.
Mar Menor is only about 20 minutes away by car, while Torrevieja is only 10-15 minutes drive.
A bus service within two minutes of the apartment allows easy and economical journeys into Torrevieja. There is a taxi rank or car hire facilities if required.
Torrevieja has, in recent years, grown to be one of the most popular and important centres on the Mediterranean sea for residential tourism. Torrevieja's seafront offers a lot of restaurants, markets, tapas bars and street cafes on the very wide promenade which is popular for evening strolls.
Enjoy Torrevieja's magnificent Friday market which sells everything from fruit and vegetables to housing accessories and gifts. There is an indoor market in the town centre open daily for fish, vegetables and meat. Fresh seafood and fish can be bought daily at the port of Torrevieja. A new Habernas shopping centre houses many international retailers including H&M, C&A, Zara and Puma.
Each month Torrevieja celebrates a different Festival, or 'Fiesta' with a riot of colour, tradition, music and dance, including la Habanera, a special rejoicing of Torrevieja's sailing history and early salt trade days with Cuba.
Local to Torrevieja are two large natural saltwater lagoons, known as "las Salinas", the largest in Europe. The concentration of salt in these picturesque lagoons helps to draw the moisture out of the air. This, combined with the very low annual rainfall, creates the unique microclimate with low humidity. With most days being sunny, and with an average temp of 18 degrees centigrade, make this area ideal for sufferers of rheumatism, arthritis and asthma. These lakes are also home to a host of wildlife including large flocks of flamingos.