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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Nestled at the foot of the Bernia Mountains, this beautiful villa is a few mins drive from Calpe and its gloriously white sandy beaches

Casa Amaya is located in the middle of Maryvilla which is considered to have some of the finest panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the Peñon de Ifach. The sea is approximately 800m from the villa and the Puerto Blanco harbour is only 1 km away.

Incredibly spacious and elegantly furnished, the decor of Casa Amaya reflects traditional Valencian serenity of the villa´s design. There is secured parking for up to 3 cars.

The main house consists of 4 larger than average bedrooms, 2 double and two twin, one with en-suite shower room and another with a roof terrace affording spectacular panoramic views of the azure blue Med and surrounding mountains, a kitchen with cooker, fridge / freezer, microwave and kettle, a family bathroom / shower room, a separate cloakroom with WC and hand basin and a lounge/diner.

The spacious lounge / diner provides a cool respite from the summer sunshine.

From the lounge, steps lead into the centrepiece of Casa Amaya, a 50 Sq m BBQ terrace and courtyard adourned with a colourful array of plants and flowers, and enjoying day-long sunlight, the courtyard provides a perfect opportunity for secluded sunbathing, al fresco dining, or a sheltered, jasmine-scented evening under the stars.

In addition, access to the swimming pool from the courtyard can be secured, ensuring the safety of smaller children. From April, the impressively large pool basks in sunlight until 7pm and is complete with sun loungers and shower.

Casa Amaya offers -

* Meet and greet service - guests are met at the entrance to the Maryvilla urbanisation, taken to the villa and familarised with the accommodation and amenities.

* Welcome Pack on arrival - this will include everything you need until you can organise your first shopping trip.

* A weekly linen change

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Alicante 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Valenciana region

At the heart of the Costa Blanca, within the region of Valencia lies an ancient fishing village, now a tourist magnet by the name of Calpe.

Calpe sits in an ideal location, easily accessed by the A7 motorway and the N332 that runs from Valencia to Alicante. Calpe is dominated by the towering rock of Ifach which reaches to an impressive 332m and is now a nature reserve. The summit of the rock is reached by means of a tunnel through the rock. From here, magnificent panoramic views can be had. On a clear day, the island of Ibiza is visible.

Calpe has a wonderful mixture of old Valencian culture and modern tourist trappings, perfectly harmonising providing an ideal base from which to explore the local area or enjoy on the many beaches. Calpe alone has three of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the coast.

Calpe is a town rich in history and culture and its strategic position on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history.

Remains of Iberian tribes have been found around the town and later, the Romans founded a prosperous colony whose main activity was dried, salted fish. Christians and Moors lived peacefuly for a time but were subjected to attacks by pirates during the 14th-17th centuries. The peace of the 18th century enabled Calpe to regenerate and form the current tourist location.When it comes to sightseeing, the ancient town centre, next to the Moorish quarter is a good place to start. The old town walls and the church known as Iglesia Vieja are well worth seeing. This church is the only remaining example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture within Valencia. Alongside the modern Paseo Maritimo are the recently discovered remains of a Roman villa, once forming part of the Roman fish factory, known as the Banys de la Reina (Queens Bath). Overlooking the Mascarat ravine are the ruins of the Moorish Castle of Calpe and all over the local countryside are the typical rui-rau country houses, with arched porticos for raisin drying.

The town centre is also home to the Museum of Archeology and the Fiestas Museum.

Calpe has a wonderful modern marina that sits alongside the old fishing port. From here it is possible to take boat rides around the rock and to the nearby resort of Benidorm.

The port has a nautical club and facilities for yachting, windsurfing and water skiing. If its dry-land sports you want then the rock of Ifach offers climbing facilities.One of the best ways to glimps the local coastline is by means of the narrow guage railway that runs from Alicante to Denia, stopping at Calpe.

Calpe has several tourist information centres, all of which are very helpful and will provide you with information about the whole of the region.

Maryvilla

Access: Motorway A7 exits 63 and 64. National N332 Valencia, Calpe, Alicante, Altea - Alicante. Alicante airport "El Altet" 70km. Railway "Trenet de la Marina" Denia - Alicante.

Nature: The Peñon de Ifach (Rock of Ifach) nature reserve. If you're feeling fit there's a path to the summit. The Salinas: A natural salt lake with Flamingos and Herons.

Restaurants: 168 including traditional Valencia, Calpe, Alicante, Altean (typical dishes - "Cruet de Peix", "Putxero amb Pilotes", "Fideua"), Greek, Lebanese, Dutch, German, Indian, Chinese etc.

Sports: Sailing - Calpe yacht harbour. Max. 5m. Golf - Golf Don Cayo. Panoramic views of the mediterranean. 3078m, 9 holes, par 36. Urbanizacion Sierra de Altea. Club de Golf Ifach. Panoramic sea views from the clubhouse. 3406m, 9 holes, par 60. Urbanizacion San Jaime. Tennis - Calpe Tennis Club. 6 clay courts open to the public. Altea Hills Tennis Club. 4 clay courts open to the public. Mountain Walking - The "Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers". Twice a week with an easier walk on Saturday. Scuba diving - Puerto Blanca harbour. Urbanizacion Maryvilla. Specialized shop and diving club. Basetes harbour.

Fiesta calendar: January 5th - The Three Kings. The children receive their presents from the three kings at the Plaza Colon. March 19th - "Fallas" Giant papier-mache statues on satirical themes that are ceremonially burnt. June 24th - "San Juan" Hogueras de San Juan. Chapel of La Cometa. July 16th - "Fiesta de Carmen" in honour of the Virgin and in remembrance of fishermen lost at sea. August 5th - "Virgen de las Nieves". A centurys old fiesta with an impressive firework display. Offering flowers to the Virgin. October 9th - German Beer Festival. Beer and music with German bands. End October - "Moors and Christians" in honour of the "Santisimo Cristo del Sudor" patron saint of Calpe since 1682. Starts with an invasion of the beach by the Moors. Defense of the town by the Christians with a gun battle. The locals are members of Christian or Moorish clubs "filas" eg. Almogávares, Almorávides", "Templaris" and dress up accordingly. Spectacular firework display and parade.

History: Calpe has been inhabited since the earliest times and until recently has made its living from fishing and almond and olive crops. It occupies a strategic position on the coast (the Peñon and Mascarat pass). B.C.: Neolithic, Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians. A.D.: Romans, Visigoths, Arabs/Moorish until the 1254 Christian re conquest by Jaime of Aragon. The coast was attacked by North African pirates until the 17th century, accounting for the town walls and watchtower.

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Review 1-5 of 5

2 Mar 2014

4/5

"Great villa for a family reunion"

We had such a great holiday. The villa was ideal for our group of 4 adults and 4 children. We loved the courtyard area and spent most days by the pool. A car is an essential for reaching the best beac… More

18 Jun 2013

5/5

"Absolutely faultless!"

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Casa Amaya with my partner and some friends and I can say with absolute certainty we will be returning shortly.
The Villa is beautiful with stunning views and Calpe is the perfect holiday destination.
We enjoyed strolling to the bar at the end of the road and going to the marina just a little further.
However I most enjoyed lazing by the pool during the day and having BBQs in the evening in the gorgeous courtyard.
Casa Amaya had everything we needed and wanted and Calpe is now one of my favourite Spanish towns.

28 May 2013

5/5

"Villa Amaya in Calpe"

The villa Amaya in Calpe was really lovely. We stayed there for eight nights in May. The main house and separate annexe was great as my husband and I with son and grandaughter had some quiet time away occasionally which was nice. There was everything we needed and the outdoor living area was great for both breakfast and dinner. The villa is set on the side of a small mountain so looks pretty with lovely views. Due to the steepness of the road to villa it is definately a must to have a car. Roads very narrow and its very hilly. The beach in Calpe was a ten minute drive away but well worth a visit. The pool is large but has no shallow end so perhaps not ideal for several youngsters as would need keeping an eye on. Not a problem for us as only had one very young childfor a few days. The management team were wonderfully helpful and always avaiable for queries abd things like booking transport to airport for those without cars. If going to stay at Villa Amaya the only thing I would say you need to think about is getting there in daylight hours and get good instructions from owners. We got terribly lost when we first got to Maryvilla as the area is divided into many areas that do not seem logical. There are no street signs that make much sense initially, or street lights. Ok once you find it. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a lovely villa in a lovely part of Spain. As we were 10-12 people we found the kitchen on the small side but with so many sharing the cooking and clearing it was not too much of a problem.
There are steep stairs from car park to main door and again from house to pool so for anyone with mobility problems I would not advice this villa but for anyone else its a great place to relax and enjoy the views. Calpe itself is a very pretty little town with a good selection of bars restaurants and shops as well as the beach.

15 Mar 2013

5/5

"Fabulous Villa"

We (extended family , 8 adults 18-50 plus three grandcildren have rented this lovely villa for the past 3 years The accomodation, grounds and pool area are great. with lots of room to sunbathe in pr… More

15 Mar 2013

5/5

"Beautiful villa - wonderful views - a memorable stay."

I was very impressed with the villa - it had masses of room for all my family and friends. The views from both the roof top terraces were amazing and became our favourite spot for a pre-dinner glass of wine every evening. I was really pleased that we had 3 bathrooms which was a real bonus with 10 of us staying at the villa. It was also helpful to find a villa so well equipped for large numbers. A large swimming pool meant we could stay at home and relax when we didn't fancy the 10 minute drive into Calpe. You definitely need a car as the villa is not easily accessible by public transport but with so many interesting places to visit locally a car is a necessity anyway. I think the villa is a real find and I am already looking forward to my return visit in April.

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