Altos De La Bahia 148
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Situated in the highly sought after area, we are just 5 minutes walk from the closest beach and within walking distance of many shops, bars and restaurants or you can take a short bus ride to the centre of Torrevieja with all its bars and restaurants along the sea front. Torrevieja town has many attractions, such as the marina., the promenade, funfair and daily street market. There is an aqua-park, casino, tenpin bowling alley, shops and the 3 storey shopping centre all just on the outskirts of the town, as well as the Friday market, one of the biggest in the Costa Blanca.
The Costa Blanca offers a variety of golf courses. The three closest to our holiday home are Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor, though they are situated in the same area, they are totally different.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cala de la Zorra 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante or Murcia 35 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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
As you enter our home the lounge is to the left with 2 large sofa beds, coffee table, television and DVD player. To your right is the dining area with large dining table comfortable for 6. Straight in front of you is the american style kitchen with all the equipment you would need for your holiday.
To the rear of the dining area is a large wc and shower room with a corner shower. Behind this is the twin bedroom. The staircase leads upstairs directly to the sun terrace with its stunning sea views. To the right is the master bedroom with en-suite and patio doors to the terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a private tiled garden with surrounding plants. There is enough room to park 2 cars internally although there is ample parking outside the property which is safe and secure as it is a gated community. To the rear of the property is a utility area which can be accessed from the kitchen and is complete with washing machine. From the garden area you enter the house via 3 steps up into the beautiful front patio.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
The Costa Blanca - South-eastern Spain - Without doubt a huge majority of visitors who travel to the Costa Blanca each year do so mainly to take advantage of the sun, the sea and the beaches, It would be a mistake however to think that this is all the Costa Blanca has to offer, a quick glance at a travel guide of the area will confirm that there are a great many places of interest to visit and enjoy.
Exactly where the Costa Blanca (White Coast) begins and ends is not clearly defined but the region comprises approximately 200 km of coastline stretching from Gandia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, it also takes in a large hinterland with areas of mountains, sierras, river valleys and natural parks. The area to the north of Gandia is called the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast) and the area to the south of Pilar is known as the Costa Calida (Warm Coast).
The entire Costa Blanca region has a rich and distinguished history and many artefacts have been found dating back to the Neolithic Era. Lying as it does in an important strategic position on the Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Blanca has been invaded and occupied by various important civilizations including Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Carthaginians and Moors. Each civilization has left its own identity on the region and each has resulted in significant cultural and religious consequences for the indigenous population. Perhaps the greatest influences on the region were caused during the Roman and Arab occupations, which both moulded the areas subsequent history.
A different kind of invasion occurred during the 20th Century - that of tourism, and this has probably resulted in the most rapid and dramatic changes in the Costa Blanca’s history so far. A huge amount of development has taken place and the economy of the region has undergone sweeping changes. Towns and villages which formerly relied on fishing, agriculture and salt production now rely almost entirely on tourism and related industries and many new jobs have been created, increasing the wealth of the region and its inhabitants.
The main attraction for holidaymakers (especially north Europeans) is of course the wonderful climate, with over 300 days of sunshine each year and very low rainfall, it is the perfect location for a relaxing summer holiday or a well earned winter break. Sunshine is virtually guaranteed from May to October so it is not necessary to confine visits to the popular months of July and August. In the months of December and January the Costa Blanca normally enjoys some beautiful sunny days, so it is a great place to take a break away from the dismal weather of the UK and other north European countries.
The Costa Blanca has some of the best beaches in Spain and they are usually very well cared for and safe, there are a large number of ‘blue flag’ beaches and these are normally cleaned every day and will often have life-guards on duty during the busy summer months. Some of the more popular beaches can get busy during July and August but if you take some time to explore a little, you may find quiet and isolated beaches even during the high season.
Overall the Costa Blanca has much to offer holidaymakers and tourists of all types, fine beaches for sun lovers, ancient towns and cities for culture lovers and wonderful natural parks for nature lovers. Try a visit some time soon and enjoy a little of what the Costa Blanca has to offer.
Cala de Zorra is a small Beach, but Los Locos beach is one of 5 blue flag fine sandy beaches in Torrevieja and has all kinds of services (approx 20 min walk away).
This beach has car parking, red cross, lifeguard and special handicapped persons facilities, ice-cream stand, newstand, restaurants, bus stop, promenade & public phones.
You can practice here Windsurfing, watercycles, water tube and water parachuting.
Torrevieja is located in the Spanish region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. Beautiful sandy beaches, Europe's biggest salt flats bursting with bird life, historic sites and a huge variety of Spanish and international restaurants, just a very few of the reasons to book a holiday here.
The resort is just 35 kilometres south of Alicante's international airport, El Altet. Flights from London take about two and a half hours. The easy access to Torrevieja for foreign visitors and its wide range of facilities and attractions make this a popular year-round holiday destination.
The town is located at the southern end of the Valencian community and is famous for the two huge saltwater lagoons which surround it. These "Salterns of Torrevieja" are the second biggest in the world and certainly the largest in Europe. The lagoons have been designated as national parks and are an impressive sight, attracting more than 250 bird species including flamingoes. The flats have been used for salt production since Roman times and still provide salt for export worldwide.
In Roman times this area was well known for its outstanding port. The remains of the "embarcadero romano" (Roman Docks) can still be seen near the ancient watch tower of La Mata.
You won't be short of things to do and places to visit in Torrevieja whether you're a sports lover, food fan, history buff or simply a sun worshipper. There is a great evening market held in the town centre, around Avenida la Libertad and Paseo Vista Alegre, where you can find everything from local handicrafts and souvenirs to clothing, accessories including great leather items, shoes & jewellery such as diamond eternity rings and even engagement rings and diamond wedding rings!
This ancient sea port is steeped in history and you can still see many reminders of its colourful past. There are the "embarcadero romano", the old Roman docks at La Mata and along the coast you'll see the ancient watch towers of La Mata and El Moro - used in the Middle Ages to warn the local inhabitants of impending attacks by Barbary pirates.
Fiestas are held here most months of the year when tourists mingle with the locals to party in the streets in true Spanish-style.
Try to plan your visit around one of the many local fiestas which take place throughout the year so you can party Spanish-style. There's the feast of the Three Wise Men on the night of January 5th, it's carnival time in February, the Holy Week processions in April and the May Fair the following month.
But it's in the summer months that the biggest celebrations take place and the town never sleeps. June sees the burning of huge papier mache effigies in the street for the feast of San Juan. In July there's the feast of the Virgen del Carmen and the election of Torrevieja's "Queen of Salt".
One of the biggest festivals of the year is the "Habaneras" international music contest which takes place in August. Torrevieja swings for a week to the soulful rhythms of the melodies brought back from Latin America in the late nineteenth century when the town's salt trade with Cuba was at its peak. The festival attracts a live and television audience of hundreds of thousands of people. It's a great time to holiday here?but book your accommodation well in advance!
The town square is very picturesque. At Christmas it hosts a magnificent Nativity scene, which covers a large proportion of the square.
The Costa Blanca offers a variety of golf courses. The three closest to our holiday home are Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor, though they are situated in the same area, they are totally different. The oldest one is Villamartin, built in 1972, and was the host for the European Tour 1994.
The surrounding countryside has an abundance of orange and lemon groves. All in all, an ideal holiday destination for the whole family, at any time of the year.
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25 Aug 2013
We stayed at Altos De La Bahia for a week and loved it. The house is lovely, well equipped and safe as it is a gated community. We had everything we needed for a happy, stress free week, which isn… More
12 Jan 2013
"superb accomodation perfectly discribed"
Having stayed at Altos de Bahia for the past 2 years and going to book again this year I was surprised to read the review posted. We have stayed in Altos as a family and find it great. Torrevieja is a beautiful town/city and as anywhere Altos is a townhouse set in the subburbs of the town, anywhere closer is highrise apartment blocks. We find it the best of both worlds, quiet, peaceful child safe( being a gated community and an enclosed private property), but with many great bars, restaurant and shops within easy walking distance, and on other nights when we fancied the high life of Torrevieja with its fun fair and street markets it was either a long stroll or a short bus ride on the frequent and cheap bus. We personally love the beach 5 minutes walk away but again if you like the hustle bustle of a tourist beach, which again we enjoy a couple days of are holiday it is about 20 minutes walk or 5 minute on the bus. We have found this to be the perfect place with an easy choice of quiet or high life. I suppose if you want high life 7 nights a week then a highrise apartment in Torrevieja would be a better choice. From our point of view we prefer a bite of each and are looking forward to our 3rd 3 week stay in Altos. We feel so well looked after and such an easy booking system with no hidden costs unlike so many other places and can't wait to see Aidan and Moira again who have always made us so welcome
26 Oct 2012
We have just come back from a very disappointing two week stay at this house. On paper, given the description, this house was exactly what we wanted – 5 min. walk to the beach and “all the bars and restaurants along the seafront”. Unfortunately there is no useable beach within a 5 minute walk nor are there any bars and restaurants along the seafront within close proximity to the house. Torrevieja town, with all its attractions, is a good, brisk, 45 minute walk away. Fortunately, there is a bus that goes along the front to Torrevieja that runs every 40 minutes from October to March.
You most certainly need a car to stay here. As there are no bars and restaurants in the immediate locality we ate in a great deal – there was the next problem, without a car how on earth do we get all the shopping back from the supermarket which is a good 25 minute walk away, up hill, (5 litre bottles of water alone weigh a great deal!). There is a shopping trolley in the house but even with this shopping was an ordeal.
The kitchen is well equipped, the fridge freezer great, as was the water system, always plenty of instant hot water. There are not 2 bathrooms as stated in the advert, just the one and a shower room. The shower is extremely small, so small that if you drop the sponge you have to open the shower doors to enable you to bend down to retrieve it. The house overall is sparsely furnished and not very comfortable. The little table shown in the front garden is up on the terrace (with a broken parasol), and this is the only outside table there is. Obviously, when staying in a hot climate al fresco dining is one of the pleasures. If you want to serve nice meal outside, this table is totally inadequate, we had to put the serving bowls on chairs around the table as there was no room on it. We also had to buy a tray to enable us to take food up to the terrace as there was none suitable provided. There was no ground floor table outside or comfortable chairs and we found ourselves sitting on the front porch steps when we wanted to eat outside. There is not a solarium just a large balcony/patio.
The sheets provided were appalling – very thin and covered in bobbles. The bedding in the small bedroom was not clean and had to be changed before we could use the bed.
All in all very disappointing, had the description been accurate we certainly would not have stayed here, we really wanted to be within 5 minutes walk of all the bars and restaurants along the sea front!
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