3 Bed 2 Bath Det Villa A/C Heating, UKTV & Pool
FREE WiFi Internet & Phone with FREE landline calls to the UK and 7 other European countries.
This beautiful La Marina 3 bedroom/2 bathroom villa is set in its own spacious fenced grounds in a residential area with a private driveway and lockable gates.
We have furnished the villa in a contemporary style that complements the quality and finish of the property. There are three double/twin bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and all have the option of 1 Kingsize bed or 2 singles per room. Our standard configuration for the bedrooms is for the master bedroom to be made up with a Kingsize double, with the other two rooms as singles (as per the photos). If your requirements are different to our standard layout, please let us know when you book and we will be happy to make alterations. There are two bathrooms (one en-suite with bath, shower, WC and bidet).
We are committed to providing our guests with a level of luxury usually associated with a First Class hotel suite, including thermostatically controlled Air Conditioning and heating throughout the villa, plus a home cinema system with DVD, CD, FM stereo and is equipped with a lead to connect an MP3 Player/iPod. A satellite system with a good range of UK channels, including - BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC 3, BBC 4, BBC NEWS, ITV 1, ITV 2, ITV 3, ITV 4, UTV, CHANNEL 4, CHANNEL 5, FILM 4, MORE 4, E4, DISNEY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, EUROSPORT 1, EUROSPORT 2, CBS ACTION, CBS DRAMA, HORROR CHANNEL, CBS REALITY, HOLLYWOOD, HISTORY CHANNEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, FOX, FOX CRIME, FOX MOVIE, CALLE 13, SCI-FI, TRUE MOVIE , TRUE MOVIE 2, TRUE ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD NETWORK, CHART SHOW TV, BLISS, THE VAULT, POP, TINY POP, KIX, TELEDEPORTE, SKY NEWS, MBC MAX, MBC ACTION, MBC MOVIES, MBC 2, MOVIES FOR MEN, ADULT 1, ADULT 2, VIVA TV, INFO CHANNEL, ODISEA, NATURA, LA 1, LA CUATRO, ANTENA 3, LA SEXTA
And the following radio stations:
BBC R1, BBC R2, BBC R3, BBC R4, CLASSIC FM, PLANET ROCK, GOLD, BBC R N GAEL, BBC LONDON, BBC WS, RTE RADIO, BBC R5L, FM, BBC 6 MUSIC, BBC RADIO 7, BBC R SCOTLAND
The TV also has both SCART & Phono connections for external equipment such as Xbox, Playstation, digital camera/camcorder etc. An alarm system is fitted throughout the villa for your safety and security.
The villa has a private roof top solarium with dining table and chairs, enjoying a 270 degree view of the local towns and villages, with the Orihuela mountains in the distance. There is also a built in BBQ on the solarium allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the full al-fresco dining experience. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, digital ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. A washing machine, clothes airer, ironing board and iron are also provided in the utility area, which also houses the electric hot water boiler. A full set of linen and towels are provided for our guests use - although please bring your own beach towels!
The villa is protected by an alarm system and there is a good sized safe provided for our guests use. A twin retractable washing line is also available in the garden area. A selection of indoor & outdoor toys are available in the villa.
The villa is located in the most recently developed part of La Marina and forms part of a new development of only 12 properties with a large totally secure 10 metre x 5 metre swimming pool available only to residents and guests of the 12 private properties. A lockable gate in the rear garden provides direct access to the pool area, and the pool is visible from the roof terrace/solarium. The property is equipped with a selection of sun loungers and reclining chairs that can be used around the pool or on the sun terraces & solarium.
Please note there are new villas being built on the opposite side of the road from our villa. We hope this won’t affect the enjoyment of our property however these works and the timescale to completion is outside of our control.
Instant booking confirmation with a 24 hour reservation period is available for this villa to allow you to book both your flights and accommodation simultaneously, if required. Our standard online payment method is Credit/Debit card. However, if you prefer to pay by other means, e.g. Cash/Cheque, please send us a message when making your reservation.
*Please note that all bookings for this property include a "Meet & Greet" service, allowing you to head straight to the villa where one of our property managers will meet you to hand over the keys and show you around. We are confident the location and quality of this accommodation will help ensure a happy and enjoyable holiday for you and your family or friends when staying in La Marina.
Local Facilities/La Marina/Costa Blanca/Golf Courses
La Marina comprises of two separate areas with the village, around 600 metres from the sea and the urbanisation where the majority of the newer properties are built about a mile inland. The village has retained its Spanish feel, whilst down on the beach there is plenty of free parking just behind the famous sand dunes and pine forests at La Marina beach and also at El Pinet. They are both blue flag beaches and have all the amenities to hand along with a restaurant by each car park and a beach bar at the La Marina beach. Alternatively there is a restaurant just behind the La Marina beach called La Pinada that specialises in fish and grilled meats, but also serves snacks and drinks both inside and on its terrace. A local bus service is available throughout the main summer months between the urbanisation commercial centres and the beach.
Nearer to the villa there is an abundant supply of bars and restaurants to suit every taste and pocket, as well as supermarkets to supply all your needs for a stay here. The nearest and one of the most modern commercial centres in the area is only a 10 minute walk away. There are also a number of excellent Indian, Chinese and even a Fish & Chip restaurant with take away facilities, ideal for a lazy night in with a good movie or curry by moonlight on the roof top solarium.
There are a number of children’s play areas within a few minutes’ walk of the villa that include swings, roundabouts, see-saws and football goals and basketball hoops.
There is an abundance of wildlife close at hand with the Salinas de Santa Pola having one of the largest flocks of flamingos in Spain and the famous El Hondo nature reserve close by.
With mountains inland and salt lakes to either side the area has its own microclimate with little rain. The World Health Organisation recognises it as the healthiest place to live and stay in Europe.
No doubt, this fact played a part in La Marina being listed in the top 10 best emigration destinations by "Homes Overseas" magazine.
The Costa Blanca coastline is world famous for its excellent beaches and golfing facilities. However, there is so much more to do than just bask in the sunshine. This part of Spain has been occupied by many different peoples over the centuries, each leaving their own historical influences on the area. As a result, the region is home to some stunning cultural landmarks: castles overlooking the sea ancient villages impressive cities, all built and added to by many conquering races. There is also some stunning countryside, including the largest palm grove in Europe at nearby Elche.
So why not explore some of these treasures during your stay ? We would recommend hiring a car as there are so many places you could tick on a "must-see" list. We would include among them Alicante itself (more than just an airport!), Torrevieja, Elche, Orihuela and - especially for the kids, the theme park - Terra-Mitica. Around 2hrs drive north along the AP-7 is the city of Valencia, the 3rd largest in Spain, and well worth a visit. However, the real “must-see” of the area has to be (in our opinion), the tiny village of Guadalest, inland from Benidorm. Carved out of the mountain, access to the village is through one very small and narrow entrance, for easy defence in times of emergency a fascinating and truly unique example of local Spanish heritage.
As expected, there is an abundance of water sports available to try in the Torrevieja area. There are also marinas in Torrevieja and Alicante. For children there is an Aqua Park found in nearby Quesada, which also has a number of shops restaurants, bars, banks and the like to meet all your holiday requirements. There are many markets held in the local towns and villages, or a drive into Torreveija takes you to more sophisticated shopping. For a completely different aspect, the hills which back onto the Costa Blanca offer some superb walking, especially further north towards Benidorm and Denia.
Due to the excellent Spanish motorway network, Valencia is only a couple of hours away, which is ideal as Formula 1 hosts its urban based circuit in Europe (Monaco being the first), to be held in Valencia. The new circuit is based around the City of Arts and Sciences and the Marina area at Port Americas Cup. Surpassing Monaco and taking the lead as the new European Grand Prix, the race will be held around the Mediterranean port.
Costa Blanca Golf
There are several golf courses in the area although closest to the villa is the La Marquesa Golf Course of Ciudad Quesada, which is around 10 minutes drive away. Its wide fairways with large channels, lakes and obstacles will be to the taste of most players. It is an extremely comfortable course to play on and you will need to use all the clubs in your bag.
A little further on is El Plantio Golf Course, which is an unspoilt area of Elche. It is both interesting and fun to play on, being a filled with trees and 3 large lakes with a great variation of greens. It is planned to be much larger in the near future.
The villa is especially well located at the mid point of the golfing mecca that is the Costa Blanca North & South. Here, you will find easy access to the local courses, with an even greater choice being available via the nearby motorway network. The information pack provided in the villa gives details of green fees, course designer, course length etc, along with contact telephone numbers and email addresses for the following courses:
Alicante Golf, Alicante - Campo de Golf El Plantio, Alicante - Club de Golf Alenda - La Finca Algorfa Golf, Algorfa - Real Club de Golf Campoamor, Orihuela Costa - Golf and Country Club La Marquesa, Rojales - Campo de Golf Villamartin, Orihuela Costa - Club de Golf Altorreal, Molina de Segura - La Manga Club, Los Belones - Club de Golf Oliva Nova, Oliva - Club de Golf Escorpion, Valencia - Club de Golf La Sella, Denia - Club de Golf Manises, Valencia - Club de Golf Javea, Javea - El Bosque Golf and Country Club, Valencia - Club de Golf Ifach, Benissa - Club de Golf Don Cayo, Altea - Club de Golf Bonalba, Mutxamel - Marina Golf Mojacar, Mojacar - Club de Golf El Saler, Valencia.
Also via our golfing partners in Spain, we are able to offer a fully managed tee off time booking facility along with discounted green fees on the following courses:
Alenda, Alicante Golf, Bonalba, Campoamor, La Serena, Ifach, Javea, La Finca, La Marquesa, La Sella, Las Ramblas, Villamartin, Real de Faula, El Bosque, Oliva Nova, Mosa Trayectum, Hacienda del Alamo & Roda Golf.
To allow you to plan your break, all of the above information can be provided prior to your stay upon completion of your booking request.
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