Sunny, non-smoking house within a gated community, two swimming pools, walking distance to the beautiful blue flag, La Zenia beach, with high speed Internet provided (WiFi) and Satellite TV which includes English and Spanish channels - BBC, etc, five movie channels and radio .
Dogs are welcome! There's a patch of ground just outside the complex for the 'last thing at night outing'. There is a special beach in La Zenia where everyone lets their dogs off the leash so that they can run, play and swim freely. Ask us for directions if you're bringing four legged members of the family. (By the way, the main, public, beaches require dogs to be on a leash. There are signs up where they don't allow dogs.)
The swimming pools, which are within the gated community, are a few seconds' walk from the front of the house in the beautiful community garden. You simply go straight out of the house and walk a few seconds' around the corner. There are usually sun beds available near the pools. If not, there are many reasonably priced outlets nearby for anything you need to enjoy pools and beach.
There is no need for a car. Everything's close, ie. within a 3-5 minute walk - pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, hairdressers and spas, stores including a pets store. The location of this property is fantastic. It's close enough for you to go out to places quickly and easily without needing a taxi home afterwards, but not close enough to be disturbed by any noise.
The new 'Zenia Boulevard' opened in Sept 2012. This is the largest shopping mall in the province of Alicante. You can stroll up there from the back of the house in 5 minutes. It's a open, 'shopping town' with many restaurants, colourful play area for children, mutli- coloured mini water fountains and occasional free open air entertainment.
If you want to play golf however there are over ten different golf courses all within a 30 minute drive (pardon the pun). The closest is Villamartin which would be about 5 minutes' drive.
Smokers: please be advised that I only rent to non-smokers.
Review by Adam Ressling, USA:
"As I've said in previous reviews I've tried to post, this property is clean, and cheerful, very well equipped, even has free WiFi, and this year 2015, it has satellite TV. It's in a great location, walking distance to everything, the beach included. The pools are lovely.
You can park a small car in the front yard securely and lock the gates.
We will re-visit and book this house. The owner couldn't have been more helpful.
You can contact me about this review. Just find me by doing a search online for my name Adam Ressling and you'll find my Facebook account. I've tried to post this review many times, but it's not accepted because I did not book through Holidaylettings, as my month-long stay was before it was advertised on there.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 toilet only|
|Nearest beach||La Zenia 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
La Zenia is located on the Costa Blanca, just south of the town of Torrevieja and about 40 minutes' drive down the coast from Alicante. It is a great location for a beach holiday. It has everything for a great family holiday in the sun.
La Zenia is a small but busy beach resort. La Zenia's major attraction is its beaches which are set in coves but with the most wonderful sand and shallow waters ideal for families or anyone who just love to wade through and swim in clear, warm waters. Personally, my favourite attraction is the coastal path. Many runners and fitness-lovers walk, run or jog along the path to Cabo Roig.
There are many restaurants, bars, shops and good facilities due to the number of people who live here all the year round. There are many Irish bars including Paddy's Point and Gogarty's in the centre of the town. There are a lot of bars with TVs showing Sky Sports. Many cafes and restaurants offer all-day English breakfasts and sumptuous roast dinners on Sundays. Eating out is low cost.
Close to the house (about five minutes' walk) is a German pub that is very popular too. (You can't miss it - it has a giant glass of beer on its roof!)
There's a market on a Saturday along the same road from Zenia Boulevard where you can get lovely fresh oranges, strawberries, vegetables for salads and other locally grown produce. If you have a sweet tooth, the first stall has fresh baked goods.
In September 2012, the new commercial centre, 'Zenia Boulevard' opened.
It's very close to the house - literally just a few minutes' walk from the back of the house.
You can see it easily from the kitchen window of the house. It has many stores, restaurants and a children's play area. Occasionally there are free shows - dance, acrobatics, lights, and the like. There are lots of seats where you can relax and watch them without being in a restaurant or cafe, or you can sit and relax, watching the water fountains sparkling in the sun.
Zenia Boulevard is the largest mall in the province of Alicante. It is designed as 'a shopping town' and has more than 160,000 square meters of total floor area, 5,000 free parking spaces. It is open and supposed to be like an authentic Mediterranean city, with streets and squares where every day. Customers enjoy performances and free events there.
Children enjoy the playground 'Zenia Kids'.
A car isn't necessary for living at my house, however I will mention, for those of you renting cars, that the road access to La Zenia is very good. The AP-7 autoroute (motorway) comes down from Alicante airport and goes south to Murcia San Javier airport.
Also the N-332 goes directly through La Zenia and this also goes from Alicante airport in the north all the way down to Murcia San Javier airport to the south.
To the south of La Zenia is Cabo Roig, further south is Campoamor, Pilar de la Horadada, San Pedro del Pinatar and La Manga.
To the north of La Zenia is Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Residencia Los Altos and then Torrevieja.
La Zenia is a popular place where many people live all the whole year round, hence the all-encompassing amenities.
There is a water park ten minutes' approx drive from La Zenia, in Torrevieja. You can go diving with the local dive companies.
Golfing is popular. There are 10 or more golf courses within a 45 minute drive from the house.
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