from £61 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £61 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
A rare opportunity to rent half a villa, while the owner is not in residence.
Peace & Tranquillity, Rest & Relaxation near Moraira.
With a very private Pool and gardens,
This property is for ADULT COUPLES ONLY! ( Same sex allowed )
SORRY NO CHILDREN.
The apartment has just been renovated to a high standard,
walking distance to Restaurants a Supermarket.and to Baladrar beach.
Sorry we can not accommodate Children. South facing for all day Sunshine throughout the year.
GPS 38 40,59,69N
Welcome Pack, Cleaning, all Linen & Pool towels are included in the price.
ALL LITERATURE, TELEVISION AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ENGLISH ONLY
“CASA SOLANDRA” REVIEW: June 2015
Review June 2015
This is a lovely apartment both inside and outside and it is very peaceful and private. There is somewhere to relax in the sunshine or in the shade all day.
Under a very large parasol there are 2 very good rattan sun-loungers with the most comfortable mattresses (3½ inches thick) we have experienced anywhere. A large covered area in the garden provides good shade, where there are 2 rattan armchairs with thick cushions, 2 garden relaxer 'chairs', a very large solid table and 4 dining chairs. We ate our meals there every day looking out across the valley and hillside beyond with pretty villas and their gardens, interspersed by lots of trees. Penon de Ifach can also be seen (But no views of the sea). It is very quiet and the birds can be heard singing from dawn till dusk.
The barbeque area is well equipped with coals, firelighters and even a kitchen sink.
Inside everything is really nice. The kitchen is also well equipped and the work area is new and clean with plenty of cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils etc. There's also a large table & 4 chairs and other seating. It was really nice not having to go out shopping as soon as we arrived as water, milk, eggs, bacon, bread and a few other little things were in the fridge, and a bottle of wine. Tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, cooking oil, kitchen roll, cling-film, foil, were all in the cupboards. Washing up liquid, dish cloths, tea towels were all provided, along with liquid soap in the kitchen and bathroom. There is a cool bag & freeze packs, and even an umbrella and a torch. The fridge/freezer is a good size, clean and new as is the gas hob, full size oven, microwave, kettle & toaster.
In the lounge the sofa is comfortable and the furniture etc. looks new and clean. We didn't use the TV and electronic gear but there were DVDs and books along with a floor standing fan and lovely views from the windows.
The bedroom contained a dressing table, a cane sofa, bedside cupboards and a very comfortable 6' wide bed (2 x 3' mattresses side by side on one base. There were clocks, bedside lamps, hairdryer, a fly screen on the window, and remote controlled air conditioning.
There is a large hanging wardrobe plus a wardrobe with large shelving. Also plenty of hooks throughout the villa for hanging things up.
Jenny is so helpful and great to deal with.
If there is a downside (These things may not affect everyone)...
There are quite a lot of steps.
We had a lot of insect bites (We are told that some years they are not a problem and some times they are).
If you were planning on cooking much there is not a lot of space for that and for washing up.
These minor things do not in any way detract from the fact that this is a lovely place to stay and we would not hesitate to return.
Bernard & Stella (Sussex, England)
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante or Valencia, Nearest railway: Benissa|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Valenciana region
Moraira and Calpe are ideally situated between a coast with both sandy beaches and rocky coves, and the mountains of the Marina Alta. The climate is ideal both for holidays and all-the-year-round living. The World Health Organisation has identified the northern Costa Blanca as having as near to an ideal climate as possible, being neither overwhelmingly hot in summer nor unpleasantly cold in winter. Average temperatures range from the mid-eighties (26-29C) in the high season to the low sixties (15C) in the middle of winter, and even in winter the average number of rainy days is around only five per month."Wedged between forest-clad hills and Blue Flag beaches, this welcoming, picture-postcard resort is friendly, fun and made for a family sun-and-sand holiday."
Tucked between Javea and Calpe, pretty Moraira is a huddle of sugar-white buildings wedged into a picturesque sandy bay. Take a closer look and you'll see the town has a few tourist trimmings, with a gleaming marina, smart new waterfront and smattering of modern plazas. Yet beneath this spruced-up exterior, Moraira remains traditionally Spanish, with a romantic, central cobbled square and pace of life that's still distinctly unrushed. Here, sitting at an outdoor café, it won't take long to shrug off those 21st century stresses and let the Spanish way take over. If you need something to help you along, grab your swimming togs and park yourself on one of the town's four appealing sandy beaches. Just a few minutes' lounging and swimming at these Blue Flag beauty spots are sure to get you in a full-on, holiday frame of mind. When you've had your fill, stroll along the seafront to see the golden-stone watchtower overlooking the waves. Built in the 18th century, it's a fascinating reminder of when the area was targeted by marauding Barbary pirates. Luckily, the pirate ships are now replaced by sleek yachts and boat trips ferrying holidaymakers to local resorts – Calpe or Alicante anyone? Talking of days out, there's much to entice you away from Moraira. Travel to the cliff top fortress at Guadalest, play golf. Alternatively, drive into the pine forests framing the town and feel your heart lift at the wonderful views. Back at base, feast on the day's catch at a harbour side fish restaurant and finish with a nightcap overlooking the beach, the whispering waves providing your own private lullaby.
Both Moraira and Teulada have festivals throughout the year and it is worth checking with the Tourist Information for details of these and other events. Also both places have an abundance of restaurants to suit any culinary taste. There will be some suggestions in the villa for you to consider.
Take a trip down the coast road to Calpe and onto the fishing port. Here there are some of the best fish restaurants in Spain. Most of the restaurants offer a “Menu del dia” which is the menu of the day. Always look for these as these are usually the best value way to eat in the area.
Flea markets and wine tasting in the Jalon Valley are highly recommended, or a little further afield Europe's largest palm forest at Elche.
For children (when not in the pool!!) there is a permanent fairground in town with many children's attractions, open daily till late during most of the year. Attractions like: Terra Mitica Theme Park, Aqualandia Water Park and Mundomar Sea Life Park in Benidorm, a half hour drive away.
There is an International Go-Karting at La Font Santa Track a few minutes drive away, suitable for all levels including dual seated cars for those with young children.
The nearest nine hole golf course is a 10 minutes drive away, but there are 8 other courses within an hour's drive from Moraira:
Club de Golf Ifach, Moraira, 7 kms: 9 Holes;
Club de Golf Javéa, Javéa, 8 kms: 9 holes;
Club de Golf La Sella, Denia, 20 kms: 9 holes;
Club de Golf Oliva, Oliva, 35 kms: 18 holes;
Club de Golf Don Cayo, Altea, 20 kms: 18 holes;
Club de Golf Bonalba, Muchamiel 70 kms: 18 holes;
Club de Golf San Juan, San Juan, 70 kms: 18 holes;
Club de Golf El Saler, Valencia 100 kms: 18 holes.
Outside of Moraira - Teulada one of the most interesting places to visit is Guadalest some 30 minutes by car into the mountains. Guadalest is of Islamic origin and at the time of its construction was considered a very valuable fortification. It was conquered y Jaime I and given to Vidal de Sarria whose family owned it up until 1335 and then later to Prince Pedro of Aragon. The now almost non-existing Castle of Saint Joseph, which can be seen in one of the rockiest points of the cliff, played an important part in the structural defence of the old city. It was originally constructed in the XII century, was reformed in the XV and in XVI centuries, was affected by an earthquake in 1644 and left to what it is nowadays.
The Castle – The street which leads to this area is called De La Pena and is extremely pretty. The most outstanding characteristics are the white-washed houses, the amount of flower pots that decorate each house, the variety of craft shops with its leather objects. The street ends with a long staircase where there is a door carved out in the rock where you can go into an older part for around 3 euros. At the end of this street is the Town Hall where there are dungeons dating back to the XII also carved into the rock. This is the highest and oldest part of the village where you can still see the local church of the Virgin, a bell tower built into the rock and the Castle of Saint Joseph mentioned before
The Arrabal – on the side of the cliff where the almost two hundred inhabitants have decided to make newer living quarters, leaving the “castle” for the tourists.
Having visited the town drive down to the reservoir and experience the tranquillity of sailing on the water in a solar powered boat.
Moraira is on the coast, part of the municipality of Teulada, situated about four miles inland. In earlier times the centres of population were situated away from the coasts to offer some protection from marauding pirates and invaders - Romans, Moors, Berbers etc. Moraira developed as the fishing port for Teulada, and both the lookout tower (Torre-vigia) on Cap d'Or overlooking Moraira's El Portet beach, and the Castle are reminders of the past.
In more recent times this quiet and peaceful fishing port has become a busy yet pleasant resort, which can perhaps best be summarised by what it doesn't have. There are no high-rises, no large hotels, no package tours, and no large and noisy nightclubs. It is simply a small yet busy town with many shops, restaurants and bars, surrounded by whitewashed villas nestling on the tree-covered hillsides. It has a large and multi-national resident population, and therefore remains lively throughout the year. Its popularity can be judged by the very large number of visitors who return year after year.
Moraira has four beaches, each very different in character from the others. The beach of El Portet is the northern most of these, being situated at the end of a sheltered shell-shaped bay, quiet with clear water and a gently sloping seabed, being ideal and safe for swimming. The town beach, or L'Ampolla, is a large sandy beach with a play area and restaurants. Platgetes is quieter and partly sand/partly rock; and L'Andrago is a boulder beach, ideal for snorkelling. Both to the north and south of Moraira there are many secluded bays and coves well worth exploring. Calpe has two beaches both blue flag with lovely golden sand lots of bars and restaurants also play areas for children. Great for sunbathing and swimming.
Watersports that can be enjoyed include swimming, snorkelling, scuba-diving, jetskiing, windsurfing, and for the less energetic, sunbathing. The three main beaches are all European blue flagged, and zoned and lifeguarded so that various activities can be enjoyed safely. Other sports include walking, climbing, cycling and horse-riding.
Javea itself is a small, historic town , free of high rise buildings offering a relaxing holiday and contact with a friendly and forthcoming local population. Javea old town is steeped in history, with tosca stone porticoes, gothic bay windows, wrought iron window bars and balcony railings. The Arenal area is the commercial and tourist part of Javea .
Within 7 minutes drive of the villa is Javea Golf Club situated between Moraira and Javea and is open all year round. The course is a 9 hole, par 72 and 3,035 metres. The course is easy to play and relatively flat. Other facilities include: driving range, putting green, heated swimming pool, club bar and restaurant.
La Sella Golf Club is 15 minutes drive inland near the village of Jesus Pobre. The course has 18 holes, par 72 and is 6,029 metres. The course although flat has many trees and water obstacles. This is a private members club open to the public. Facilities include: driving range, putting green, motorised trolleys, club bar, lounge bar, restaurant and swimming pool.
Both Javea and La Sella clubs have tennis and squash courts. Within a half hour drive north in Oliva is Oliva Nova Golf Club, designed by Seve Ballesteros. This testing course 18 holes, par 72 and 7,051 metres. The club has a shop, driving range, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre.
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