Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa Alexandra is located on the outskirts of one of Spain's hidden gems; the beautiful historic town of Xativa, once the capital of Valencia and the birthplace of the Borgias.
The town offers an excellent choice of restaurants and cafés complemented by a variety of smart modern shops, beautiful architecture and tree lined avenues. The old town is a sight seeing delight; from the splendid cathedral and medieval castle which sits high on a mountain overlooking the town, to a local market twice weekly and a nightlife that buzzes with friendly family atmosphere on the weekends.
On the doorstep of the villa there are several scenic walks with lovely mountain views, Bixquert tennis club with a bar and restaurant as well as the luxury of being well connected by the towns excellent
railway station which provides only a 40 minutes journey to Valencia. And if it's a beach you are after, then a 30
minute car ride takes you to the gorgeous sands of Travernes or Gandia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gandia 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia 75 km, Nearest railway: Xativa 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Alexandra is set over two levels, this spacious villa boasts 4 double bedrooms two with en suite, a further family shower room, ample dining area and a fully equipped kitchen ready to provide al fresco dining in a relaxing rural setting.
The main indoor living space features a large bright family room with double doors opening onto a balcony all tastefully decorated and furnished. With enough seating for a number of people, two very large comfortable settees and an armchair complement a matching coffee table, cabinet and Tv stand upon which a sits a 40' flat screen with access to British Freeview.
The dining and kitchen area gives a spacious open plan feeling. The dining table seats 8 to 10 people overlooked by a kitchen that generously comprises all major appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, oven and hob as well as all the cutlery you will need.
With a beautiful and incredible retro 70's suite including a super king size bed, wardrobe and dressing table, bedroom 1 also contains a separate single bed, en suite bathroom and private entrance to the property grounds. There is also a ceiling fan, and being on the ground floor the room is easier to keep cool during hot nights. It also provides extra privacy from the main area's upstairs making it ideal for those within the group to find a little peace and quiet.
Upstairs, bedroom 2 has a spacious feel, comprising a queen size iron frame bed, tastefully fitted wardrobe with bedside tables a chest of draws and an ensuite toilet with shower room.
Across the hallway bedroom 3 finds itself with a built-in wardrobe fitted cupboards and queen size bed.
Right next door, bedroom 4 is perfect for the kids or those who don't mind sharing. A fitted wardrobe, chest of draws and bedside table provide storage with 1 standard double and 2 single beds in bunk bed form occupying the main floor space - all decorated in a relaxing colour.
Each of the upstairs bedrooms house remote control air conditioning units to keep you cool, as well as an outside blind, easily pulled down and perfect for those who wish to sleep in!
|Further details outdoors|
Heading to the rear of the Villa is the conservatory or games room, where not only will you find a huge array of holiday reading material but another TV / DVD player, table and chairs and our pool & snooker table that brilliantly flips over into air hockey. Needless to say this is great entertainment for the whole family. Large sliding double doors then open out onto the patio and garden area.
Perfect for al fresco dining, surrounded by mountains and looking out onto a lovely landscaped garden that is just great for kids, the exterior of the property features a well maintained 10 x 5 metre swimming pool as it's centrepiece along with a barbecue and all the outdoor furniture one would expect for a group of up to 10 people.
In addition to this we have a full size table tennis table complete with four bats and loads of spare balls, this and a huge selection of DVD's is just perfect to keep everyone entertained.
A car is essential when renting the villa.
Excellent 3g internet signal so call your sevice provider for roaming charges.
We also have a very helpful and excellent representative on hand by the name of Annette who manages the upkeep of the property. She will assist you on your arrival, take you through the information pack and answer any queries you may have during your stay at the villa.
Currently there are no railings around the swimming pool meaning those with very young children should be take extra care. Temporary/removable railings are something we are looking at providing soon. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
The city is wonderful and offers so much to see and do. What first strikes you is the relaxed atmosphere of the people, compared with the hustle and bustle of Madrid. Valencians seem to make the most out of every second of the day, perhaps this is a side-effect from living so close to the beach, or generally the Spanish way of life, but I feel this laidback lifestyle is particularly special in Valencia as the city and people pull off an elegance and refinement unlike any other urban seaside destination.
There is a huge mix of styles and designs, a surprise around every corner ranging from the medieval buildings of the centre and the Baroque mansions and palaces around Gran Via to the modernist train station and markets and, of course, the stunning avant-garde structures of the City of Arts and Sciences and the America’s Cup Pavilion.
Obviously the warm climate and sea breeze is a lovely change to a standard British summer! It is a treat to spend the weekend on Malvarrosa beach soaking up the holiday atmosphere, as well as a few rays!
Xativa is a beautiful, lively town of approx 30,000 inhabitants, the old capital of the Valencia Region. We had never heard of the town until my sister came to live here, she originally intended to make her home in Denia, but was persuaded to have a look further inland and discovered this hidden gem, we came out for a visit and immediately fell in love with the place.
The Town, originally Roman, was founded because of it’s unlimited supply of fresh water which is provided by natural springs, you will often see people filling their water bottles from one of the many fountains. The historic old town is fascinating, particularly the castle ruins which is serviced by an excellent tour. From the beautiful Basilica houses to some of the effigies that are paraded through the town on Good Friday, something not to be missed. At Christmas the tree and Nativity Garden stand for the 12 days and are never vandalised, something that would be a miracle in the U.K, the festivities conclude on the 6th Jan with the festival of the Three Kings, a lovely festival for the children. Then, in March is the Spectacular Fire Festival, when the most incredible paper mache effigies are built and then burnt, all this in the middle of a busy town.
On summer evenings the atmosphere is one of family and community, people of all ages out until very late enjoying life, certainly the older residents of Xativa are not worried about strolling around the town at midnight.
The surrounding countryside is very green, the mountains offer a a breathtaking backdrop to the orange and olive groves which are abundant here. There are lovely walks through quiet areas and rivers full of fish. Birdlife is varied and some are very pretty, a visiting friend, counted 22 different species in one morning while sitting in our garden. All this and only 30 mins drive from the sea. I could go on about the place forever, but don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.
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9 Sep 2013
"Well managed, well stocked and well located Villa"
Our two families enjoyed a fantastic fortnight at this well-appointed villa. That pool is as nice as it looks in the photos and was perfect for the kids (11 & 9). Xativa came to life during the Fira d'Agost when we stayed, has plenty of amenities and is well-positioned for exploring. Resorts with good beaches/restaurants and mostly Spanish visitors, a decent water park and Valencia (recommend Metro Park & Ride) are all about 45 mins drive. The likes of Les Rotes nr Denia (good snorkelling) and Altea are also in range should you wish to venture down the Costa Blanca. Communications from Alex were excellent. Both he, plus Annette in Spain were very helpful and friendly. We would thoroughly recommend Casa Alexandra.
5 Sep 2013
"Wow- Look no further!"
From our 1st show of interest, throughout, communication with the owner couldn't have been better- and in such a friendly manner, with all our requests, ie. for our toddler, being sorted immediat… More
12 Aug 2013
"Great house, fantastic location, would heartily recommend!"
Great house with lovely pool. Good location, not overlooked, clean house , well fitted kitchen and very useful second fridge to keep the drinks cool. We had a party of nine an these all fitted easily… More
15 Jul 2013
"Perfect and very private"
We stayed at Casa Alexandra last year in peak season and found everything to be as you would expect from a private villa, including a private, secluded swimming pool. Although tucked away up in the hi… More
9 Jul 2013
"Great effort by owner to ensure an enjoyable stay."
Everything about the holiday was enjoyable. The place was very nice with a lot of varied activities not too far away. The house itself was so well equipped for 3young boys with a pool ideal depth and … More
30 May 2013
"Exceeded our expectations"
Everything about Casa Alexandra was wonderful and the amenities provided were as advertised. The owner and his contact in Xativa and gave us a tour of the Villa wee extremely helpful, friendly and professional.
21 Feb 2013
"Spacious well equipped house with lots of character."
We stayed at the house in September 2012. This is a lovely leafy area with lots of good walking on the doorstep. The house was very clean and the swimming pool immaculate. We recommend the 15 minu… More
19 Jan 2012
"Dream Holiday Villa and surroundings"
6 of us spent an idyllic holiday in this lovely villa and beautiful surroundings.
The interior was very comfortable. A very nice dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The bathrooms consist of walk-in-showers, toilet and wash basin. Water pressure was excellent.
Outside the most wonderful pool and area. Pool was great for swimming or just to laze in and have fun. Also a gas bar-b-cue which was very good. I in particular liked the garden - so spacious and so very green. Plenty of trees where you could just take a chair and book and be completely on your own.
There are some lovely walks outside the villa and one that leads to crossing the river with a real family run spanish bar for drinks and lightly cooked snacks or just take your own!!! This is out in the open under the trees.
The town of Xativa is very interesting - plenty of restaurants and coffee shops and also night clubs. And always felt very safe at night - very family orientated town.
We all had a great holiday and would go to the villa again and would recommend to friends. And of course the weather was absolutely wonderful!!!!
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