YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY AT GRAN VISTA
This 3 bedroom house is located in the Gran Vista complex, arguably the best private urbanization in the Gran Alacant area. Nestling in the hills above Alicante Bay, this private complex has spectacular views over Carabasi beach and across to Alicante city and its castle (Castillo de Santa Barbara). The urbanization disposes of more than 30,000 m2 of garden grounds mapped out by small footpaths amidst the Olive and Palm trees. Nicely surrounded by green lawn you will find 4 swimming pools, (2 of which are for children), 2 tennis courts, a football playing area and playground for the young ones. The community has its own convenience store and restaurant/Coffee Shop. This stunning quiet community enclosed by separate entrance and exit gates benefits from 24 hours security (during summer) making a perfectly safe place for family holiday.
The house is tastefully decorated, fully air conditioned and nicely furnished. It has three floors with the ground floor being the middle floor which is directly accessed by the front parking/patio area located in the font of the house.
On the ground floor you find the Living room/Dining room, Kitchen and a full bathroom. The large lounge/dining area has all that you would expect from a living room 2 large sofas seating up to six people comfortably surround the coffee table (additional 4 stools under it), and a dining table with six chairs. The room is fully equipped with TV/Video, DVD with (CD player option), Satellite receiver, and telephone (incoming calls only).
A corner of this spacious room has been set aside as a work station with a desk. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with Cooker/Oven/Extractor, full fridge/freezer, microwave/toaster slot, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker and double sink. You will also find pots and pans, crockery, glasses and variety of kitchen utensils including cutlery. The fully equipped bathroom on this floor is fitted with a bath, shower, washbasin and bathroom furniture.
On the first floor which is accessed via an interior set of stairs there is the master bedroom over looking the living area through a wooden banister. It has a large queen size extra comfort bed and bed side table, a built in wardrobe and a large chest of drawers.
The lower floor can be accessed either via the stairs or via the back garden through the conservatory. It has 2 bedrooms, another fully fitted bathroom and a laundry & storage room. The second bedroom has 2 single beds which can be joined together to make a double one, bedside table, 2 built in wardrobes and drawers/cupboard unit. From this room you can access the small conservatory and the garden. The third bedroom has a bunk bed unit with wardrobe making it ideal for 2 kids or young adults. The laundry & storage room has a washer/dryer machine, and extra freezer (great for stocking up your kids’ favourite foods)
In general the house benefits from a lot of natural light due to its large windows. It should also be mentioned that the immediate large green area behind this house is often used by the near neighbors who set up sun loungers to sunbathe, making this a highly sought after property within the Gran Vista complex.
The Region: (Costa Blanca, Alicante)
You will find Gran Alacant in the Costa Blanca region. The ‘White Coast’ as it is translated is distinguished by its’ great white sandy beaches and lively resorts, running along the coast from Denia way up in the north passing through Alicante and continuing south to Torrevieja and beyond… Centrally located, it is an ideal place from which to explore the wide-ranging Valencian region. With Alicante as your closest city, other surrounding well known towns are Benidorm and Calpe to the north, and La Marina and Torrevieja to the south. The nearest local town to Gran Alacant is Santa Pola.
Alicante boasts some of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. Official sources have declared Spanish beaches as the most environmentally healthy in Europe. With an impressive array of Blue Flag Awards under its belt, it is not difficult to see why Spain and most notably the Costa Blanca have been voted the “best of the best”. Amidst some of the services like parasols for hire, life saving, first aid facilities and toilets, you will also find that the majority of these beaches are wheelchair accessible.
Bang on the centre of the city at the end of Alicante’s famous promenade you will find the ‘playa del Postiguet, or better still - the locals beach resort. Conveniently close to the marina and the centre, it is not surprising that this beach is very popular in spite of the always hectic parking facilities. Just a little north and considered one of Alicante’s best beaches is ‘la playa de San Juan’. Bordered by a long promenade leading to Campello and lined with bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours as far as the eye can see, this vast, soft white sandy beach runs into yet another one of Alicante great beaches - Platja Muchavista.
If snorkeling is your thing, then Cabo de la Huerta is the beach for you! You are not however limited to this one beach. Traveling south away from Alicante in the direction of Gran Alacant is Platja de Babel - an equally good beach to snorkel in and fish from its’ shore.
A mere 5 miles from Alicante centre and one of the closest beaches to Gran Alacant (2min drive) is Los Arenales Del Sol. ‘Our photos don’t do it justice’ is the usual commentary of our guests. This typical Spanish seaside resort is the summer home of locals from nearby inland towns like Elche. Beach shops, bars and restaurants boasting stunning sea views line the recently extended promenade. This lovely beach runs into the gorgeous, dune backed Carabasi beach. And if you consider ‘white bits’ unflattering, then ‘bare all’ right here as part of the beach here is a nudist beach! On the other hand, I guess I can only say – ‘You’ve been warned!’ Further south and approaching the near by town of Santa Pola from the East, you will find further wonderful beaches and all within an easy and flat walk away from the shops, bars and restaurants.
Gran Alacant can offer you the best of both worlds. Those looking for a relaxing holiday lounging by the pool, a bit of tennis for exercise and a quiet meal in the near by restaurant are well catered for. There is however plenty to do for those looking for something a bit more active or fun. The excellent motorway network ensures that near by surrounding areas and attractions are not sorrowfully missed. There is so much to do! A nifty 40 minutes away by car (just outside of Benidorm) is Terra Mitica, a theme park to be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike. In Benidorm, nestling in one of its hills is the superb fun packed water park Aqualandia which is next to Mundomar the sea life centre.
Although nightlife in Gran Alacant is quite low key, it is by no means lifeless. Numerous bars and restaurants (and more on the way) constantly entertain those who are quite happy to enjoy good food and a great bottle of wine. And for variety you may want to try some ‘tapas’ or even dinning at one of Santa Pola’s best restaurants – Moniatos and Polamar. On the other hand, the near by city of Alicante (15 mins) has a bustling night life catering for every taste.
Amidst all the facilities and services in the area you will find supermarkets, banks (with cash dispensers), Video/DVD rental, car rental, petrol station and even a local street market. And although we hope you will not need them, you will find doctors surgery, pharmacy and opticians.
A stones’ throw from Gran Alacant, less than a mile down the hill, is the above mentioned Los Arenales del Sol beach. The beach is never empty. Even in the ‘our’ winter you find people running or walking by the shore. And although the beach is prepared for the Easter Break it is in the height of summer that all types of water sports become available. If your priority is a healthy tan, then a few trips to Los Arenales beach is definitely a must!
Lastly, although worthy of mention is the fact that the short distance to the airport makes Gran Alacant a specifically good holiday base. You can be in your holiday rental accommodation in less than 15 mins from landing! And I hear you say – “Aircraft noise?” – “No problemo – Gran Alacant is not on the flight path!
Lower floor is a wheel chair accessible from the garden patio door which leads to the second bedroom and the second bathroom. The ground floor is wheel chair accessible from the main front door of the property which leads to the living/ dinning room, the first bathroom and the kitchen. The Top floor, which leads to the master bedroom, is not accessible for wheel chair.