Plaza Pintor Gines Polop
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Attic apartment is situated in one of the traditional old houses in the picturesque Village of Polop (only 10 mins drive from Benidorm) which is a typical Spanish village about 12 klm from the beaches of Altea Albir & Benidorm and near to the historic mountain village of Guadalest. The apartment is approx 75 sq m with an open plan living/dining and kitchen area. One of the sofa's in the living room converts to a bed. The master bedroom is a spacious double room, there is a 2nd double bedroom. The large terrace has panoramic views of the mountains and is south facing thus benefiting from all year sunshine. The apartment is fully furnished and affords the following facilities central heating, fridge/ freezer, washing machine, dish washer, air conditioning. UK satellite TV & WIFI. There is on street parking nearby. Free WIFI is also available in a few of the local bars. Great base for Walkers Cyclists Climbers and Golfers in fact anyone who who appreciates the great outdoors. Send a message to check availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Costa Blanca Benidorm Altea Albir & Villajoy 12 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante Airport http://www.alicante-airport.net/ 40 km, Nearest railway: Benidorm (local) Alicante Alicante Main Line 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Valenciana region
The village of Polop is located inland in the Costa Blanca North in an area known as the Marina Alta. The local economy is based mainly on agriculture. The village is a delight to explore and perfect for a morning or afternoon ramble. The hill, where the old castle was situated is encircled by a medieval wall, and is a 'must' to walk up. Follow the Stations of the Cross to the castle remains and you'll be well rewarded with some fabulous views before you enjoy a cool drink at the café bar at the top. There you will marvel at spectacular views to Calpe, Albir and Altea on the coast and inland to Callosa and the Sierra Bernia Mountains. The area is dominated by the Leon Dormido - the Sleeping Lion mountain which lies behind Polop.
Places of interest and ideas of things to do in Polop
• Village Centre: take a wander around the picturesque old streets and charming church.
• Castle: walk up the hill to the old castle for some spectacular views.
• Market: Wednesday morning.
Quiet of Polop or hustle & bustle of the coast
• Polop can easily be combined with the nearby resort of Benidorm. It provides a perfect contrast to the busy, commercial beaches of Benidorm. So spend the morning exploring the village of Polop then head to one of the many nearby award winning beaches for an afternoon of sun, sea and sand!
• Spend a day exploring the nearby historic mountain top village of Guadalest. Here you will have panoramic views of the coast and mountains and can enjoy a boat trip on the turquoise waters of the lake.
• If you don't fancy cooking much you can enjoy a meal in Polop. There are many bars and cafes to choose from offering traditional Spanish and International cuisine. Then maybe head to the nearby water falls known as Fonts del Algar for a day splashing around in the crystal clear mountain waters and plunge pool.
15th to the 18th of August and the Patron Saint Fiesta around the 4th till 7th of October.
Local attractions are The stunning country side, walking, climbing, painting photography & of course the beaches and attractions of the local theme parks Terra Mittica, Terra Natura, Mundomar and of course the award winning beaches where water sports are available all along the coast.
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15 Feb 2014
"Great Place to Stay"
Just returned from a great stay at Plaza Pintor Gines. Very comfortable and spacious apartment with beautiful terrace and stunning views to the mountains. Ideal location for exploring the area. The owners are extremely helpful and we felt very welcome!
Thanks for your kind words..... We look forward to your next visit. regards Bill
4 Jan 2014
"Beautiful and cozy apartment in a breathtaking location."
We have stayed at this beautiful apartment in Polop de la Marina for 11 nights and we have thoroughly loved it. Bill, our host, has been ever so kind to us at all times and he is always there for any … More
Elizabeth. thank you very much, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the apartment & our village. We look forward to you,your parents family & friends visiting Polop again
15 Dec 2013
This is one of the best places we have stayed and we have been coming to this area for 15 years in the winter months essentially for the great walking. The apartment is very warm , welcome when the … More
Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Bill
10 Dec 2013
"like home but with sunshine"
We booked the apartment as we were visiting friends in the area and wanted our own space. It suited us down to the ground, everything you want plus the views. Polop great friendly village........ made us feel very welcome............... great apartment to use as a base ......... will def be back
Thanks steve look forward to seeing you again
30 Jun 2013
"The terrace just draws you to it"
We booked this traditional apartment as a base to explore the surrounding area and were very pleased when we arrived in the lovely Spanish town of Polop. The apartment has been tastefully decorated, w… More
Thanks look forward to your return
21 Apr 2013
"Nice to be in centre of genuine Spanish town."
Picked this apartment because it was away from the centre of Benidorm and wanted to stay in a smaller Spanish town. This turned out to be an excellent and wise decision. The apartment is at the top of a traditional building in the centre of town but has been very well modernised and has everything one expects for a relaxing stay. The piece de resistance is the outside terrace where the views are spectacular of the surrounding hills across the rooftops of the town.
A short walk down the hill brings you right into the town square where there are several bars all of which offer a friendly welcome. The apartment owners are extremely helpful and give plenty of advice on what to see locally.
This apartment can be recommended for anyone wanting to experience something different to the hustle and bustle of Benidorm, yet even that can be reached in under half an hour. The only thing to be aware of is the fact that there is no lift to the apartment so possibly not suitable for anyone with physical limitations; however, the views are worth the short climb for anyone else!
8 Apr 2013
"A beautiful apartment with breathtaking views"
We loved this apartment. It is located in the centre of the beautiful, unspoiled Spanish village of Polop and is close to all amenities yet is set back far enough to be very peaceful and relaxing. The apartment was pristine and the cleanliness was faultless. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and we spent many a happy hour sipping wine and nibbling tapas in the fresh air and sunshine. Within a couple of minutes you can walk down to the square where there are a number of bars and restaurants to choose from. We tried them all whilst we were there and received a friendly welcome in every one. The famous resort of Benidorm is only about 20 minutes away and is a complete contrast to the gentle, relaxed pace of Polop.
2 Apr 2013
I rented this apartment for a short stay near Benidorm with my family (including 2 kids, 2 and 4 years old). It was a great choice! Polop town is beautiful, with breath-taking views, beautiful architecture, relaxing place yet close enough to many other towns in the area with different attractions. The attic is fantastic, renovated beautifully yet keeping the essence of a historical building. Very well taken care of, clean, and with everything we needed. The balcony was a plus, from which we could enjoy even more the view. Bill was extremely friendly and flexible, and the kids loved the Easter eggs he left for them :).
I would highly recommend it to anyone (except people with disability, or family with very young kids as there is no elevator, but my kids loved the stairs!), much better than staying in the busy Benidorm (to my taste), still close enough you can visit it, but staying here will feel like a real vacation!.
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