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The property is well situated as it's a couple of miles out of town, which we prefer. The development is very pleasant, and the large swimming pool is a big attraction for us. The apartment itself is well finished, with lots of little details that make it pleasing to stay in. The owner responds quickly if required. We have been going to Moraira for years, as it's such a lovely area to visit, and this apartment worked perfectly for us.
After a bit of random searching we decided that somewhere around Javea was our next destination. We narrowed the possible villas down to ten (all on Homeaway's website). My husband made the final decision which was based on pool size. What a good choice!
The pool is as big as it looks in the photos. Dave (the Orca inflatable) was waiting in the pool for us on arrival. What the information doesn't tell you is that the pool is very deep. Once I reached the narrowest part of the pool I couldn't touch the floor at all. My six foot son could stand on the bottom with his arms up and couldn't be seen. This means no fear about practising diving or silly jumps in.
The garden is lovely and well tended. There is some grass maintained by a sprinkler system in the morning. Don't leave large towels on the washing line overnight or they will get wet!
The villa was spotless and had everything you could need. We didn't use the BBQ as we were too lazy to want to clean it after. The main living/kitchen/dining area is very spacious. The bedrooms were of a decent size too. All of the bedroom windows had mosquito blinds which meant fresh air was still an option. There was an air conditioning unit in the living area and master bedroom. Fans were provided for the other bedrooms. There was a lot of wardrobe space if needed. We travelled light and used the washing machine and line dryer in the garden. There was an iron and ironing board but we didn't fancy ironing.
The wifi was good inside the villa and worked on the loungers by the pool.
The area was quiet and sometimes we forgot that there were neighbours either side. The house is in the suburbs. You do need transport as it is a few kilometres to the main town or beach. El Arenal is a gorgeous beach with everything you could need. The lovely restaurants meant that we didn't eat at the villa much.
Florence, the villa's owner, has been exceptionally helpful in dealing with our queries and always very prompt in replying. If we were in the position of buying a villa, we would be asking Florence to sell it to us today. It is exactly the type of villa with pool we would choose and in a fantastic locality.
The only word of warning is that there was rain in early August before we arrived leading to perfect breeding conditions for tiger mosquitoes. These pesky creatures don't wait till dusk and are about in the day. Bring your insect repellent and use the mosquito blinds.