Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Large Luxury Family Home With Private Tennis Court And Swimming Pool
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges with terraces sleeps 14 comfortably
This beautiful 2 storey villa is situated in the quiet leafy estate of La Canada. Just 10 minutes from the airport and close to local amenities and entertainment.
On the main upper floor, there is a large airy lounge/dining room with plasma TV with free view and DVD player, through sliding French doors the L- shaped terrace can be accessed .The terrace overlooks the delightful tree filled landscaped garden, large pool and tennis court. The terrace is partly covered, excellent in the heat of the day and opens for the evening or the cooler months and is furnished with cane furniture and dinning tables that seat 14.
Off the lounge is a beautiful designer kitchen fully equipped with 2 ovens, cooler draws, fridge freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. The kitchen is large, a great space for everyone to get stuck into the cooking, if you prefer to watch then you can sit at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine and offer advice.
On the same floor are 4 bedrooms with air-conditioning the master bedroom has a double bed and there is an en-suite bathroom with double sinks, bath, and separate shower. There are 3 further bedrooms on this floor 2 of them with double beds, one with bunk beds and a single bed with pull out bed and an additional full bathroom.
There is also a small office and toilet on this floor.
The ground floor comprises of a large and spacious bar/lounge, the large wooden bar is a great place for everyone to gather around in the evening and share a drink. There is a large TV sofa, plasma TV, and DVD player. The chimney in the room was built for cooking paellas it also serves as a barbeque. There is seating around the chimney. The room opens out on to a terrace and the garden though sliding doors. On the terrace is a gas barbecue, table tennis table, tables and seating for 14. The bar is equipped with a 2 ring hob, fridge and dishwasher. Off this lounge there are two shower rooms these act as changing rooms as there is direct access to the pool from them. There are a further 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two singles.
To the side of the house is a petanque/boules court.
The main floor rooms are air-conditioned the down stair rooms have fans. The house is centrally heated in the winter. There is free wifi and an iPod docking station.
The washing machine and tumble drier are on the ground floor and there is a rotary washing line.
There is secure parking for 4 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Saplaya (Alboraya) 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia 7 km, Nearest railway: La Canada Metro 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Valenciana region
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona,
Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, theLlotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. TheMuseu de Belles Arts de València houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works byVelázquez, El Greco, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The Institut Valencià d'Art Modern(Valencian Institute of Modern Art) houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.
Valencia's main festival is theFalles. The traditional Spanish dish, paella, originated in Valencia.
Valencia has a subtropical climate with very mild winters and long warm to hot summers.
Its average annual temperature is 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) during the day and 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) at night.
In the warmest month - August - the temperature during the day typically ranges from 28–34 °C (82–93 °F), about 23 °C (73 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is 26 °C(79 °F).Generally, summer temperatures similar to those experienced in northern part of Europe last about 8 months, from April to November.
Sunshine duration hours are 2,660 per year, from 150 (average nearly 5 hours of sunshine duration at day) in December to 314 (average above 10 hours of sunshine duration at day) in July.
Extracts from Lonely Planet Guide and Magazine
Valencia is both of Spain, and distinct from Spain. In Muslim hands for five centuries, its Christian European history has been shaped as much by Catalonia, its neighbour to the north, as by Castilla. The region's flag bears the red and yellow stripes of Catalonia and the mother tongue of many is Valenciano, a dialect of Catalan.
Valencia City, the region's capital, is famed for its nightlife, the wild Las Fallas spring festival and the stunning architecture of its Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
To the north, along the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), is a string of low-key resorts, plus the historic site of Sagunto. Southwards along the Costa Blanca (White Coast) stretch some of Spain's finest beaches. You can bar-hop and party in international resorts such as Benidorm, Torrevieja and the lively provincial capital of Alicante. Others, such as Denia and Gandia, still retain a much more Spanish flavour. Inland lies another world where mountains buckle and castles crown the hilltops: there's Morella, girt by its intact medieval walls; Xàtiva, with its own splendid castle; and Elche, with Europe's most extensive palm groves.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Dreaming of a sunny weekend dash to Europe? In this excerpt from Lonely Planet Magazine, we shine a light on the juiciest picks of Valencia, the Spanish city that checks all the summer city break boxes.
Often overlooked in favour of Barcelona, Valencia is a rich cocktail of impressive architecture, lively streets and nightlife, with a refreshing lack of tourists.
The labyrinthine historic centre is a great place to drink horchata (a traditional drink made from tiger nuts, sugar and crushed ice) and eat paella – Valencia is Spain's rice-growing centre, and paella was invented here. A summer wander through the old quarter reveals a Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance heritage, including the Unesco-listed 16th-century La Lonja (silk exchange), sheltered by a cobweb of Gothic arches.
But even more exhilarating is the futuristic vision of Santiago Calatrava's contemporary architectural masterpiece, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (the City of Arts and Sciences). Its IMAX cinema is like a closed robot eye, its opera house, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, like a Star Wars space station.
For a summer weekend away, the clincher is the sandy beach, and the chance to slow down to the laid-back pace of a seaside town. If you head to the city in late June, you might choose to join thousands of other revellers on Midsummer's Day at the Día de San Juan, when the year's longest day is marked by fireworks, street parties and bonfires on the beach. The city also takes sport seriously, earning its status as the European Capital of Sport in 2011.
Our villa is set in a quiet residential area in La Canada, with several bars, restaurants, and shops nearby.
Its close proximity to Valencia makes the villa an ideal base for exploring this historic city. Valencia is a city of contrasts, the wonderful old centre with its amazing food market where you can buy and savour the regional food. The beautiful plazas are the ideal place to stop for some wine and tapas. If you like eating out there are many great restaurants that I can recommend you try.
The recently built Science Park designed by Santiago Calatrava incorporates a zoo, marine park, science museum and opera house. This spectacular complex with its avant garde architecture is not to be missed. The bioparc is a new generation zoo conceived with the zoo-immersion philosophy, the visitor feels totally submerged in the wild habitats that have been recreated here. The marine park is home for more than 45,000 examples of 500 different marine species among which can be found sharks, Beluga whales, sea lions and manta rays. walruses, penguins. The park also has a spectacular dolphinarium and auditorium where they hold daily shows.
If you feel the need for a day at the beach there are several 20mins away.
Heron City a cinema and restaurant complex is 4km away, some of the films are in English, and there is also a bowling alley. The complex is pedestrianised so it's a great place for kids.
Valencia City offers plenty of further tourist further attractions such as: Turia Gardens (dry river bed that has been converted into a park with sporting & leisure facilities), Botanic Gardens, Tourist Bus, Art Galleries, Theatres, Night Life, Markets & Shopping. There are many top quality beaches in the Valencia area such as Malvarosa, El Saler & Sagunto. Valencia is also home to Valencia CF, Levante CF, Cheste Moto GP circuit & the F1 circuit.
Golf: There are several top quality Golf courses in close proximity to the villa.
El Bosque (30mins), El Escorpion (10mins) and El Saler (30mins)
La Galiana and Sergio Garcia's home course 'Club de Campo del Medeterraneo' are 1 hour away.
The Benicasim water park is 1hour 40mins away.
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6 Aug 2014
everything was there for our group consisting of various ages. The pool was a good size for all 14 of us to swim and play together. Tennis court was used by the more energetic amongst us. The lovely shaded area next to the pool was very welcome when the heat hit 40 one day! We cooked all our meals except one in the well equipped kitchen, or on the bbq. It felt like home from home. There was a red squirrel in the garden, which was a joy to watch and several species of birds in the trees which were new to us. The villa enabled those who wanted to relax to find a nice quiet corner to do so, whilst others could play and have fun. Excellent holiday villa for a large group.
18 May 2014
"Amazing luxury Holiday house for family vacation"
We spent a week with our family in this property and had an amazing time. The house is very well laid out and had all the amenities one could wish for to have an amazing and relaxing holiday. Very close to the airport yet not in a flight route so no noise. Close to Valencia and all kinds of shops for necessities. The swimming pool, tennis court, the BBQ just everything was very well kept and therefore a pleasure to use. For sure a big recommendation and we would consider coming back here.
24 Apr 2014
"The Wonderful Villa Maria Gracia"
The pictures don't do this villa justice, and the pictures are great. We are just back from an extended family holiday at the villa where, at one point 16 of us stayed in comfort. Everything had been thought about, from the management company who met us at the property with pre-ordered groceries to the laminated cards with the villa's address that we used for taxi drivers.
The villa is beautiful, homely, practical and extremely comfortable, with a traditional family home feel. With two huge verandas, gardens, boule petanque, tennis courts, swimming pool and competition sized ping pong table, there was more than enough of everything for everyone. We took advantage of being so close (10 mins) to the airport and didn't hire cars. Various trips either by metro or taxi (€20 and 15mins) to Valencia meant that the city was enjoyed both day and night, and Valencia is a fantastic, vibrant city. Our family ages range from 3 - 73 and the villa was perfect for all. Really well equipped kitchen, outside barbeque and for the brave an inside paella stove. I didn't realise how handy it would be to have a washing machine, dryer and sensible drying facilities, especially with a two week stay. The little village where the villa is situated La Canada had everything we needed from supermarket to restaurant to pharmacy, and there were contact details and directions for everything else in the house.
The owners were so helpful with all the arrangements beforehand and we will definitely be coming back. It was our parents' golden wedding celebrations and they even renewed their vows on the garden veranda after we'd enjoyed an open air feast. A very special time was had at a special place. Thank you for an amazing, wonderful time.
8 Feb 2014
"Fantastic holiday house"
Great house. Lots of space to chill and enjoy the sunshine. Brilliant for teenagers. Lots of activities available in the form of tennis,table tennis, squash, kwik cricket, boule and of course the pool. The kitchen is really well equipped. If you like cooking it is a real delight to work in; better equipped than our kitchen at home.
The owners are really helpful and the people who manage the house are always available to help with any query. They even did a shop for our arrival.
Valencia is a wonderful city with tons to do. The house is only 15-20 minutes from most of the main tourist spots so it is possible to go out on a culture or beach fest all morning and be back in 20 minutes for a siesta and swim.
Would definitely recommend the house and Valencia.
27 Jan 2014
"Not to be missed in Valencia at any time"
Stayed in La Canada for a week in October ...lovely time of year to visit Valencia. Sun,warm and quiet.
The property is exactly as you see in the pictures and has been beautifully modernized by the owners. It lends itself to relaxing with space , peace and activities in plenty both at the house and nearby. Ideal for city, airport and countryside.
We spent time biking both on the roads in the Valencia area but also in the nearby hills there is excellent mountain biking and with the temperature just right its a great time to get away from autumn cold in the UK.
Valencia as a city and region had some fantastic restaurants to try and plenty for all ages.
I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends and family.
A bit of a gem really!!
26 Jan 2014
"Lovely family house ideally located"
One of the reasons we chose this house was because of the amount of people it can sleep as we wanted to have my 50th birthday in Spain. (the overspill stayed at the Don Baco hotel 5 minutes away)
The house is a 15 minute taxi ride from the airport, 5 minutes from a well stocked supermarket and 30 minutes from the centre of Valencia (a must, especially the food market), which can be reached either by taxi of by direct train if you are feeling adventurous from La Canada, (10 minutes away)
The house itself has a lovely feel, modern kitchen, veranda half way round the top of the house to escape the sun and a large “party” room (which was ideal) with an indoor BBQ.
The pool is well maintained and has a fence all the way round to keep young children safe. Next to the pool is a large Tennis court large enough to play 5 a side with floodlights, it looks like the court has been designed for a local racket based game as it has two large wall with markings.
Apart from the above we found the house extremely clean on arrival and the communications with the owners/agents was fantastic.
A definite return journey is on the cards.
20 Jan 2014
"Great getaway venue for family and friends"
Our family of 4 and a friend's family of 6 spent a fantastic week in this Villa. About 20 minutes from the airport ( though no noisy planes overhead) it was well situated within easy access to the city centre as well as the surrounding beaches or foothills where there are good walking or cycling routes for the energetic. Valencia is a marvelous city with superb restaurants, and plenty to see and do. Most of our time though was spent in and around the Villa which has everything needed for an enjoyable holiday break. Spacious enough to comfortably fit our party of 10, everything needed is on hand - swimming, tennis, table tennis, boules, even Fronton.
18 Jan 2014
"The perfect location for a family holiday"
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in this delightful chalet with 12members of our family of all ages. The accommodation was of aver high standard and matched the owner's description in every respect.. The kitchen is large and beautifully fitted and equipped, and the bathrooms too. The bedrooms are comfortable and of good size. The living accommodation both inside and out is comfortable and well furnished, with a delightful bar area and barbecues both inside and out. The garden is delightful and of good size with plenty of shade from the palm trees or sun when required. The pool is of good size with a good sized paved area around it .there is a tennis court and boules area The nearby village of La Canada has a small supermarket and plent of good independent shops. There are several good small restaurants in the area. Should you wish to travel further afield, Valencia is a beautiful city with good shops and excellent restaurants, not exceptional market and many art galleries and museums. Altogether a perfect holiday destination.
18 Jan 2014
"Beautifully appointed villa, perfect for exploring the "real" Spain"
After visiting earlier in the year with friends for a fantastic week of golf in April at the championship courses of El Saler, and my personal favorite, El Bosque, I wanted to return to this beautifully appointed villa with my family to enjoy its superb swimming pool and tennis court, and explore the surrounding coast and mountains. We were not disappointed, the property is situated in extensive grounds in a quiet residential area, and we enjoyed swimming and relaxing, and even tried our hands at cooking the local specialty, paella! We took outings to the coast at Cullera and Bencasim, and got a feeling for the "real" Spain when we drove inland and explored the mountain area towards Teruel.
All in all, this is a really great property, well appointed, spacious, quiet and relaxing, and when you do want to get out and about there is lots to do and see including the fabulous city of Valencia with its gardens, museums, cafes and restaurants, not to mention its famous bars and nightclubs...but that's a different story!
18 Jan 2014
"Wonderful property set in lovely grounds"
Rather than write a traditional review I am pasting in a copy of a poem that our party wrote for the owners of this property summarizing the super holiday that we had there...
Now it is our time to go,
And we are sad to do so.
Fun and laughter we have had,
And the house has been truly fab!
Undoubtedly a really lovely family home,
Far from it we didn't need to roam.
It accommodated our every need,
And as many as we had to feed.
With everything you could ever ask for,
Rooms aplenty and so much more.
The kitchen is the best ever seen,
With a knife collection that's obscene.
The bar area added to the fun,
With many a game of table tennis to be won.
The tennis court was a major hit,
With the staggering wall next to it.
Many hours were spent by the pool and in the sun,
Squeals when the water shooter hit someone!
The unique alarm clock of sprinklers at dawn,
Outside the windows and on the lawn.
The delight of picking lemons from the tree,
And herbs from the garden went down beautifully.
We have to add the food shops in La Canyada were hard to beat,
With a fine selection of groceries, bread, fish and meat.
We planned to do all sorts of things,
But the house was so accommodating!
A terrace for every occasion,
We didn't need any persuasion...
...To sit in the late sunshine,
Enjoying a glass or two of wine.
The children have enjoyed being cheeky and free,
And for us it has been a pleasure to see.
Your Villa Maria Gracia has served us so well,
As with our smiles and laughter you can tell.
Thanks to you all we absolutely must give,
Three cheers to this house, it's the life we like to live!
We were a party of nine, four adults and five children, ages ranging from 3 to 10 years.
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