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Casa Rosa is a characterful, well equipped villa with a lovely pool in a tranquil setting. We were met on arrival by the owners agent, a very pleasant gentleman who showed us around the villa. My husband have stayed extensively in villas in various parts of the world and I have to say that the welcome pack was one of the best, if not the best, we have ever had. The pool was lovely and clean and of a reasonable size. However, having very young grandchildren, I do have to say that the pool, although great for us, is too deep for young children to stand up in.
Although the nearest village of Lliber was within walking distance, one really needs to drive to nearby Jalon for diner since any eateries in Lliber seem only to do lunch. Bistro Selene in Jalon was superb.
The owners of the villa were very prompt with any correspondence and were extremely helpful. If you want peace, quiet and relaxation then Casa Rosa is ideal. My husband and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time there.
The cassita is very well presented and maintained, and is situated about half a mile from the small village of Murla which has a small local shop and a bar/restaurant. You'll need a car (or a large taxi budget) if staying here, and if you want a holiday let with everything on your doorstep, then this may not be for you. On the upside, you'll be staying somewhere with beautiful uninterrupted panoramic views and plenty of peace, quiet and privacy. Other than the property next door (also belonging to the same owner I think), the nearest building is several hundred yards away, and these two properties have been designed in such a way that you don't see and hardly hear your neighbours.
The open plan ground floor kitchen/lounge/diner is fine for four people, especially as there are two very pleasant outdoor seating areas in addition to the pool area. It's nicely decorated and well equipped, and the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom are similarly well appointed and tastefully decorated. The third "bedroom" is more of small hallway to the upstairs with a single bed in it and no privacy, so being the fifth guest staying there would probably be a bit of a short straw for most visitors, but for our family of four, including two older teenage kids who shared the second bedroom, the upstairs accommodation was ideal. There is only a single aircon unit upstairs, by the entrance, and while this is more than adequate for keeping the upstairs space cool, you'll need to keep the bedroom doors open at night if you want the benefit of it, which may not suit everybody.
The garden is well kept, and there are fresh figs, lemons and limes to pick as you need them, and abundant birdlife sharing the surroundings (we saw Woodchat Shrikes, a Southern Grey Shrike, Hoopoe, Booted Eagle, Sardinian Warblers, Spotted Flycatchers, Stonechats, a flock of Swallows zipping round us as we used the pool, and a Little Owl at night). There is plenty of choice of places to eat and drink in Alcalali and Jalo (10-15 minutes by car) as well as decent supermarkets, and good beaches at Arenal and Denia, both about 40 minutes away.
The only problem we had was that the electricity was out when we arrived due to recent bad storms, and while all the surrounding properties had this restored the same evening, we were still without it the following morning because the smart meter needed to be reset. This was sorted out promptly enough, and otherwise, we had a fantastic stay.