4 or 3 bedrooms villa rental, 3 or 2 bathrooms, heated pool, wifi, sleeps 6-8,
SALLY AND MIKE HARRIS
About SALLY AND MIKE HARRIS
We live in a tiny quiet rural village in South Devon, UK, with many animals including donkeys, chickens and ducks. We had hoped to buy a second home for many years, and made several unsuccessful house-hunting trips to Spain. We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful thatched farmhouse that we love and we wanted to find a special property that we could make a true second home in the sun. We tried to avoid a new unit on a pueblo style urbanisation at all costs! Since first owning La Marina in 2006 we have had great fun and satisfaction improving the house and garden to create our ideal holiday home. Since we first bought the property we have made substantal improvements to the villa, including extra bedrooms, new bathrooms and kitchen. We also added pool heating, air conditioning and many other home comforts. We have tried to make it our real second home. As our work at home is very seasonal, we usually stay in the villa in Autumn and Spring, the wonderful climate means that we are able to really enjoy the outdoor life whenever we are there.
SALLY AND MIKE HARRIS purchased this Villa in 2006
Why SALLY AND MIKE HARRIS chose Moraira
We initially stayed with friends at their house in Moraira, we loved the area so much, that 2 months later we had bought Villa La Marina. Moraira had everything we were looking for that was lacking in other Spanish Costas. This beautiful working fishing village has a friendly village atmosphere, wonderful scenery, no high rise building and plenty of local character. Our villa, with great sea and mountain views is a very short stroll to the beaches, shops, and restaurants. We rarely use the car there. We are very happy to see our children enjoying the freedom of this charming village – a friendly and safe place. Only 2 hours from the UK. A great location to explore SE Spain – About an hour to stylish Valencia or Alicante, 30 Minutes to Benidorm with theme parks, shopping, golf courses, or up into the hills to see rural Spain too.
What makes this Villa unique
Location, location, location. Villa La Marina boasts fabulous panoramic sea and mountain views that many guests comment on and remember. It is in an ideal position to walk into the village or to the the beaches. The villa and garden, designed with a great deal of thought and enthusiasm – we are a family of keen gardeners and artists, enjoying refurbishing this traditional villa. The heated pool, terraces - with both sun and shade, table tennis, with a new barbecue and many outdoor dining spaces mean that guests often spend most of their stay at the villa. It has been furnished in eclectic style with Moorish furniture and decorations that you see only in the Mediterranean. It is very private and safe villa in a totally walled garden with electric gates at the end of a cul-de-sac.
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We had a wonderful week at La Marina, the Villa is in a superb very quiet location with an easy walk to the shops and the two local beaches. The Villa was very clean and is extremely well kitted out and maintained. The balcony area overlooking the pool is fantastic for relaxing drinks and meals and we enjoyed lovely sunsets over the far reaching sea views. The BBQ area near the pool provides another fab eating place and the pool was warm and clean. There are lots of excellent places to eat in Moraira and the information in the Villa will guide you to the best places, we had a couple of fun evenings at bar Saxo, the live music there is excellent. Overall we had a fabulous stay and could not fault the stunning villa, we will definitely return.
Wonderful property for an extended family holiday
Extended family of eight, ages ranging from 2 to 70, got together to celebrate grandads birthday.
The villa had everything we needed and was perfect for what we wanted.
The heated pool was a winner with everyone, despite it being a bit chilly in April. Plenty of space for everyone to get together and to enjoy personal quiet moments.
Easy walk to the town and beach. The walk back is a bit steep especially when you’re pushing a buggy but it gave the legs and lungs a good workout.
Moraira is a lovely location and the villa was perfect.
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that everything worked out so well for your celebratory holiday, and we look forward to your next stay with us.
Lovely villa in a superb location
This was our second visit to Villa La Marina, we stayed for three weeks again. We love the location, easy walking distance to the marina, the town centre and to El Portet beach. The heated pool is a godsend in winter. The kids play for hours whilst I can relax with a book by the pool!
Lovely comfortable beds too with, I believe new mattresses were put in shortly before we arrived.
Great WiFi and plenty of English tv channels which you do need in the winter months.
It sound like your holidaywas a great success, and we look forward to your next visit.
Anther fantastic stay at this beautiful villa!
We spent a week at the villa with our son (aged 2) and both sets of grandparents. As with our previous trip, we had a wonderful time. The villa is ideally located for both Moraira and El Portet beaches and we enjoyed many evenings on the beautiful terrace sipping cava. Sally and Mike have been excellent hosts and German and Almu were very attentive once we were there. We'd highly recommend it!
Thank you for your kind review Lucy, it is always great to get feedback on our guest's experience of our villa. September is a lovely time to be in Moraira.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your latest holiday at La Marina, and look forward to your next stay.
We were a party of 7. Two families with teenage children. I honestly cannot fault this beautiful villa, so much so that we had already decided to return bext year before the week was over!
The villa is spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. They have thought of everything. A very spacious villa and pool area means that everyone can have there own space. The terrace is fabulous with a view to die for! Just a 10 min walk into Moraira where we found some super restaurants and an especially nice Gin bar. We have already earmarked several new ones to try next year too. In the opposite direction is a 10 mins walk to a beautiful little beach which was very family friendly with a lovely little cafe for a coffee in the morning. Sally and Mike couldn’t be any more helpful, from recommending transfers from the airport to day trip suggestions. Looking forward to returning.
Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that you are returning next summer with your family.
We love the fact that the majority of our guests now regularly return to stay with us, enjoying the villa and Moraira as much as we do ourselves. Welcome to that club!
When we got to the Villa we had a lovely welcome pack waiting for us which we were grateful for as we arrived late. The Villa was exactly what we wanted. The Kitchen was very well equipped, the lounge was a good chill out area as was the veranda with its great sea views. All of the bedrooms were light and airy with good Air Con. We loved the pool, we couldn't get the children out of it.
We will always remember Villa La Marina and would like to thank Sally and Mike for being such great hosts. You have a lovely Villa in a lovely part of Spain.
Mick & Lesley
Thank you for your kind review of Villa La Marina.
It sounds like you had the great family holiday that you were looking for when you first booked to stay with us.
We have tried to ensure that the villa has everything that we, and our guests are likely to need whilst there.
Every year we try to make improvemets to the villa, and are already making plans for the 2019 season.
We look forward to your next visit.
Moraira is an unspoilt traditional fishing village located on the Costa Blanca that is only around a 1 hour drive from Alicante or Valencia airports. Moraira has been sympathetically developed, retaining all the old Spanish charm. It is known as the jewel of the Costa Blanca. There are many fine restaurants, bars, and shops. The town has a blue flag award-winning, clean and safe sandy beach, as well as another lovely sandy cove at El Portet. There are many excellent golf courses nearby.
Golf: -Club de Golf Ifach, Moraira, 9 holes
- Club de Golf Jávea, Jávea, 9 holes.
- Club de Golf la Sella, Denia, 18 holes
- Real de Faula Golf Club, Benidorm, (2 courses) 18 holes each.
- Club de Golf Oliva Nova, Oliva, 18 holes,
- Club de Golf El Saler, Valencia, 18 holes,
- Club de Golf Don Cayo, Altea, 9 holes,
- Club de Golf Bonalba, Muchamiel, 18 holes,
- Club de Golf San Juan, San Juan, 18 holes,