No 9 Calle Velasquez
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern, privately-owned apartment was completed just few years ago. Situated on the top floor of a small, compact block of similar luxury units, the apartment's secluded south-facing terrace allows you to bask in the sun during the day and in the evening enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Sierra Bernia mountain range beyond Moraira. Although only a short drive from the wonderful, sandy beaches at Moraira and Javea, guests staying at the apartment also have their own key giving them access to a private, gated swimming pool complex. This makes it ideal for families since this area with its two full-size infinity pools (one perfect for children with its gentle, sloping entry into the water), showers, and small restaurant (offering free Wi-Fi internet access), provides ample space in which to relax in a luxurious, safe setting. This exclusive area is within easy walking distance of the apartment allowing children to play in a secure environment. The apartment is also near a small, local centre which has a supermarket, pharmacy, and excellent restaurants.
This apartment is ideal for couples, small families and those looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday yet having access to all necessary amenities.
Transfers from both Alicante and Valencia Airports can also be arranged if required
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cumbre del Sol 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 70 km, Nearest railway: Teulada 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The comfortably equipped lounge area, which is adjacent to the kitchen, is furnished with a relaxing sofa and chairs, coffee table, TV, DVD/CD player, books and games. The lounge has direct access to the private terrace area.
A modern, fully-fitted, American-style kitchen includes electric cooker with gas hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and an excellent selection of utensils, crockery and cutlery.
The light, airy bedrooms are of good size, one with a double bed, the other having twin beds. And both have ample storage space for clothes, etc. When required, we can also provide a cot at no extra charge.
The fully tiled, spacious and bright bathroom with its large, double-hinged window has a low-level WC, basin, and spacious walk-in shower area.
A hairdryer is also provided for the use of guests.
The utility area contains a new, full-size washing machine, iron and ironing board, and storage facilities.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has a spacious, separately illuminated terrace with seating and table to enjoy alfresco meals whilst admiring the dramatic views towards the Sierra Bernia mountain range. Guests are also able to make full use of the sun-loungers which we provide since this terrace is not overlooked and is totally private.
There is allocated car parking directly outside the apartment.
The apartment has air conditioning, the unlimited use of which is included in the rental price.
Guests are requested not to smoke inside the villa.
Linen and towels are included but please bring beach/pool towels. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before new guests arrive; however, additional cleaning/linen changes can be arranged for an extra charge.
Changeover day is normally a Saturday; arrival after 4:00 pm, departure by 10:00 am. However, please contact the owners regarding possible changeover on other days and times, as every attempt is made to be as flexible as possible so guests can take advantage of cheaper, mid-week flights.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
The Costa Blanca (White Coast) is now one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Europe, having a coastline of over 200 kms and made up of some of the finest beaches on the Mediterranean. Many of these beaches, including the ones around Moraira, enjoy a 'blue flag' status - the highest award that can be given within the EU. However, just a short drive inland and you'll find hillsides covered with terraced vineyards and lush-green citrus orchards, a legacy of the agricultural traditions of the area, and dotted with charming villages full of narrow streets and flower-filled squares.
The Costa Blanca region of Spain also has one of the best climates in the world as defined by the UN's World Health Organisation. Enjoying on average over 300 days of sunshine a year, summer temperatures rarely fall below 30C whilst winters are typically very mild with average temperatures around 18C.
Clues to the region's history are very evident as you explore its villages, towns and cities. Place names have their Arabic roots but it's the architecture which is most striking. Ancient villages were built on hilltops and always featured winding streets to aid defence against marauders. GUADALEST is a fortress village that dates back to the middle ages, perched at over 1500m on a mountain peak about 25 Kms inland from Benidorm; it is still only accessible via a tunnel passing through 15m of solid rock.
The inland areas of the Northern Costa Blanca are considered by many to be some of the most beautiful parts of rural Spain. Drive inland about 30 minutes from Moraira and you come to the JALON VALLEY which is an excellent example of this type of countryside with its natural beauty, lush vegetation and stunning mountain backdrops. The whole area is particularly attractive with olive and orange groves, vineyards and, early in the year, the wonderful scent of almond blossom.
For those seeking a more cosmopolitan experience, VALENCIA is about 1 hour's drive to the north. This is Spain's third largest city and offers superb modern shopping facilities as well as a wonderful, traditional fresh meat, fruit and vegetable market. Drive about 45 minutes to the south and you'll find BENIDORM with its unrivalled nightlife. However, other attractions at Benidorm include Mundo Mar Marine and Exotic Animal Park. The Park is home to a wide range of creatures living in a simulated natural environment with one of the highlights of the day being the amazing dolphin show. Next to Mundo Mar Marine is Aqualandia, which features a multitude of water entertainments. Finally, there's Terra Mitica. This spectacular theme park will transport you back to the Greek and Roman eras and has one of the biggest roller coasters in Europe.
CUMBRE DEL SOL (Mountain of the Sun) is an exclusive residential area only about 10 minutes drive from the small, pretty fishing town of MORAIRA. However, because of its elevation, the views from Cumbre del Sol across the Mediterranean are superb and on most days you can see the Balearic Islands. The local beach, Playa del Moraig, is about 1.5 kms from the apartment and is a small, picturesque cove used almost entirely by local residents. Facilities include a small beach-bar, toilets, and the hire of sun-beds and parasols. Elsewhere on Cumbre del Sol you'll find excellent restaurants, an international supermarket, banks, and a pharmacy; for the more energetic there are also tennis courts and a horse riding centre.
"Bienvenido" is not an unfamiliar word to the people of MORAIRA. It means "welcome" in Spanish, and it's a warm welcome you'll find here, in one of the loveliest towns of the Costa Blanca region. Originally, at the end of the 18th century when nearby TEULADA was a farming village, crops were transported by sea, embarking from the natural ports. As time went by, locals started to settle near their working places, dedicating themselves to fishing. Thus were laid the foundations of Moraira. Today, the system remains as it has for hundreds of years: the fishermen go to sea in the early hours of the morning to catch the produce, which is sold later that day by auction at the traditional fish market. This market has grown over the years and is now one of the most important fish markets in the region. Another ancient trade is that of wine making; a lot of the land around Moraira is dedicated to the growing of the Muscatel grapes with many local vineyards producing excellent quality wine. Today, visitors can still stroll among narrow, flower-decorated streets in the town or just relax in one of the many pavement cafes. The town centre is an attractive blend of the old and the new with a wide selection of boutiques, shops, bars and some excellent restaurants offering a wide choice of Spanish and international cuisine. Moraira's main beach, L'Ampolla, at the foot of the castle, is an ideal 'family' beach with lots of golden sand and excellent facilities while just 1.5 kms away is EL PORTET. Surrounded by steep hills, this sheltered bay with its gently sloping beach is perfect for safe swimming. A traditional weekly market takes place in Moraira every Friday. Besides buying fresh vegetables and fruit, you can find a large selection of other merchandise such as plants, leather goods, and many other products from local craftsmen.
One of Moraira's most important festivals is the FIESTA OF MOORS & CHRISTIANS, usually held in June. However, other towns in the area celebrate this festival at different times during the summer. Theatrically presented in impressive costumes, the townspeople are separated into Moorish and Christian filas (groups), and hold marches and mock battles which take place at various times and places throughout Moraira. The high point of this fantastic fiesta is the procession and firework display on the last day.
CALPE, with its numerous sandy beaches, is about 20 minutes drive away. Here you'll also find the majestic Rock of Ifach. It was originally called the 'Northern Rock' by Phoenician traders in order to distinguish it from Gibraltar. The volcanic Rock measures over 300 m high and is now a nature reserve. However, for those wishing to get a breathtaking view of the coastline, there is a path which takes you to the peak.
JAVEA, about 20 minutes drive away, is split into 3 distinct parts: namely, the old town, port, and beach area. The mediaeval old town is a maze of narrow winding streets, white fronted houses adorned with wrought-iron balconies and gothic style windows, and many ancient churches. The old town leads down to the fishing port and harbour; home to an interesting collection of bars and restaurants, many of them serving the catch of the day. Javea has many beaches but the main area is Playa del Arenal. And, as in Pamplona, bull running through the streets of the old town still takes place on an annual basis.
DENIA, about 30 minutes away, is the largest of all the local towns. However, the town, rich in history, has still retained a lot of its old charm; for example, the fishermen's quarter preserves its delightful cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings. There is an abundance of beaches near the town, many of them consistently winning the European 'blue flag' for safety and cleanliness. Denia's main focal point, though, is its impressive 16th century castle which dominates the town.
Within just a short drive from the apartment, you'll find a range of LEISURE ACTIVITIES to satisfy even the most discerning holiday-maker. For example, there are three excellent golf courses nearby with one of them, the Olazabal-designed course at La Sella, also offering tennis and squash facilities. In nearby Moraira and Javea, you'll also find diving schools and jet-ski facilities. However, for those wanting a more relaxing holiday, there are many scenic walks with the tourist office on Cumbre del Sol offering free guided walks of the area during the summer.
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2 Oct 2011
superb accomodation and excellent facilties.Ideal for quiet holiday or family holiday.
convenient for Moraira and surrounding areas,however,car essential.use Gold car excellant service and quality car.good rates.
Very professional handling,which gave us confidence that the apartment would be good and it was.
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