Villa Florence has been our Spanish home from home since 2003 and has never before been rented. It is located 4 miles inland (north) from the Mediterranean Sea on a sloping hillside which offers both stunning views of the sea and cooling breezes throughout the day.
Having 3 double bedrooms with en-suite with a further twin bedroom it is an ideal summer or winter holiday venue for up to 6 adults and 2 children. The forth bedroom with twin beds is ideal for 2 children as it is located on the upstairs landing close to the master bedroom. Occupants of this bedroom would share the bathroom of bedroom number 3 or the Master bedroom
On the first floor (one level up from road level) you will find a huge open plan living/dining room which is sumptuously furnished in a traditional yet modern Spanish style. Centrally located in the middle of the living room is a log burning fireplace, essential for those cool winter evenings. There is a modern wide screen TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, CD player and small CD library, a desk and two comfortable 4 seater settees . There is also a selection of family fun games .
Adjoining is the dining area with a beautiful table and 6 chairs along with a drinks cabinet and sideboard.
A separate bathroom is off the sitting room with w/c, bidet and washbasin.
The kitchen is fully fitted with an electric oven/hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker and all the kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery you could ever need. In the utility is an American refrigerator with ice water and ice making facilities, a hot water heater, washing and drying machines, George Forman Grill, liquidiser and plenty of storage space.
Alongside and accessed from the living area is a double bedroom (bedroom No 2) with King size bed, en-suite shower, wc, bidet and twin wash basins.
The living area and bedroom number 2 are independently air conditioned
A marble staircase leads you to the 2nd floor where you will find a small double bedroom with an en-suite including a jaccuzi bath with shower, wc and wash basin cabinet. A large landing takes you through to the master bedroom with it's king size bed, bedside cabinets, 2 drawer chests and a TV. French windows lead you out onto a huge balustraded balcony offering fantastic views of two inland lakes and the Mediterranean Sea not far away.
Off the landing and close to the Master bedroom is a forth bedroom which we describe as a studio because this is where Maggie did her painting. However there are two single beds which are ideal for 2children. There is no door to the landing but we do provide a security gate to be used as required.
French doors lead out onto the large terrace described above.
The Master bedroom and bedroom number 3 are independently air conditioned.
BABY. There is a cot and high chair for the junior family member.
Back on the first floor the front door gains access to a large upper terrace with outside dining facilities and a lovely wicker suite of settee and two arm chairs. Step down to a huge tiled terrace where you find a large private swimming pool.
A pool heater located in the garage below will maintain an ideal temperature of 28c degrees in the summer months (June to September)
NB. All other months, October through to May, it is very weather dependent as the heater uses the heat in the air to heat the pool. Cool air, especially at night (low tariff period), will not heat the water or maintain the heat. We will always offer advice regarding possibilities at the time of your enquiry.
However the jacuzzi can be heated throughout these low season weeks.
A few years ago we built a gazebo, BBQ, shower and relaxing area down the east side of the terrace which is great for outside dining or a cool place to enjoy your pre dinner cocktails and watch the setting sun. Alternative you could dip into the 6 person hot tub which is located under a canopy which can give shade from the sun or be in full view of the evening stars. Magical.
By the way, as the villa faces south you have sunshine flooding the terraces and pool all day, but also cooled by the prevailing south westerly breeze which springs up most days around noon and dies down early evening. Perfect.
There are the usual garden furniture of sun loungers, occasional tables, drinks refrigerator, BBQ grill and a large sunshade umbrella.
On the ground floor (road level) there is undercover parking for 2 vehicles plus a large garage for a further vehicle. An electric sliding gate gives access from the road and an added level of security.
An alarm system linked to a local security firm provides automated security for your stay whilst sleeping or away from the villa.
The villa is not wheelchair accessible.
There is La Marquesa ( golf course just half a mile away and numerous other courses within 10 miles of the villa. Two water parks approximately 1 mile and 8 miles (Torrevieja) will keep the children happy. And of course there's are miles of fabulous sandy beaches between Guardamar and La Matta offering varied sports opportunities, plus numerous beachside restaurants and actual beach bars serving chilled beverages and local delicacies (tapas). Great fun for children and adults and all just 4 miles from your villa.
Ciudad Quesada (Quesada City named after the founder Senor Quesada) is a relatively new urbanization created about 50 years ago and now includes hundreds of villas, apartments, town houses, shops, supermarkets, banks and estate agents plus a huge variety of restaurants serving all manner of international cuisine, gymnasiums, sports facilities including tennis courts, bowling alley, cycle hire and a crazy golf course. Off course there are also numerous tapas bars and cafes to be found throughout Quesada for whenever you are in need of refreshment
Whatever you want from a holiday we are sure you will enjoy the delights of our lovely Spanish villa, the surrounding countryside and the attractions as much as we have in the past 13 years.