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La MARQUESA; possibly the finest rental apartment in Villajoyosa.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Rooftop, first line, fine sandy beach, 3 BR, 2 B; 105 m2 plus 95 m2 terrace.

This penthouse or Atico in Spanish, is on the 8th and top floor and is shared equally with our own apartment. In 2014 we bought it and have used more than a year bringing it up to a modern top quality standard; we did the best money and our Norwegian and Spanish architects could come up with. The last 20 years we have provided accommodation to discerning clients in i.a Cannes who are prepared to pay for quality. We hope this apartment shall meet with your highest requirements.

The terrace has a glass and alu enclosure which gives you a free view of the sea, the beach, the harbour with the fishing boats, the lighthouses, the coast to Alicante and the distant towers of Benidorm. From the living room, the dining room and two of the bedrooms you may view what goes on in the beach and at the sea. The third bedroom called Captain's Cabin is to the back of the apartment and suitable for arranging for a desk and computer for those who stay long term.

The wall towards the beach have floor to ceiling sliding doors or doors that may be opened like an accordion to give direct access to the terrace and view of the beach and the sea. The dining room with its accordion windows is open-ended to afford the pleasure of dining al fresco on warm summer's nights overlooking the beach and sea. Large awnings are installed over the terrace to give shade from sun, wind and neighbours. The height as well as the unencumbered placement allow for cooling winds; if that is not sufficient, all rooms have independent air conditioning that may provide heating in the winter. Where the floors are not heated, they are of oak parquet. Water is produced by gas and electricity.

More Details
Registration Number : VT 446659-A

Harald Ingebrigtsen
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Harald Ingebrigtsen

I was born at Kirkenes in Northern Norway at a time when the Russian and Finns were fighting next door and half a year before the Germans occupied our country. My mother was foresighted moving south to the then peaceful Narvik-area. But how long was Adam in Paradise ? When peace finally broke out, I grew up a happy country lad enjoying the forests, the sea, skiing and farming. My subsequent schooling took me further south to Fauske, Minnesota, Sandefjord and then to Bergen where I got my Bachelor at NHH. Curious about the outside world, I spent a year in the Congo, a few years in Paris as a banker, two years in Stockholm as a business manager, in Odda and Sarpsborg in the heavy industry and finally 9 exciting years as finance director in then the largest offshore drilling company in Europe. When it was sold my architect-wife decided I ought to strike out on my own and become an investor/developer. Among the things I have enjoyed the most is buying, renovating and renting out apartments. This I do in Oslo, Cannes and Villajoyosa.

Harald Ingebrigtsen purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Harald Ingebrigtsen chose Villajoyosa

After more than a year of search up and down the coast of Spain, we had what the French call a "coup de coeur" when shown our penthouse apartment in Edificio Nuria. The previous owner is an engineer/architect and that showed. After together having renovated this first, we wanted to take a closer look at the other rooftop apartment. We had not seen anyone there at all and it turned out it had been vacant the last 6 years. The former owner was a French countess or "La Marquesa" as they called her. She lived out her final years here together with her somewhat younger Air France pilot in retirement. A colourful couple according to local gossip. The Marquesa is honored with her portrait over the bar in the living room and the Commandant à Bord with memorabilia in the Captain's Cabin aka double bedroom. The renovation had to be all encompassing and we were greatly assisted by our very capable local engineer/architect.

What makes this apartment unique

The renovation was accomplished in the spring of 2014 and we are thrilled by how spacious and light the apartment has become. We opened up the living- as well as the dining room to the terrace with floor to ceiling sliding doors and replaced the railing with glass and aluminium. Our view of sea, beach and town is unimpeded and unrivalled and the height on the 8th floor gives us privacy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villajoyosa in La Marina Baixa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Combined with wash room with clothes washer
  • Main bathroom with tub and hand held shower. Separate shower cabinet. Washbasin, mirror with overhead light, floor heated. Translucent light over tub and glass building bricks in part of wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 beds 200X90 cm each. Dunlopillo 20 cm each
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bed 180X135 cm. Mattress 20cm
    Captains Cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main Bedroom w/ 2 beds 200x90cm each. Dunlopillo mattress
  • Main bedroom with 2 beds 200x90 cm each. Dunlopillo 20 cm thick matrasse, Closets with large clothesrack, upper shelf for suitcases etc, three shelves, 4 drawers. .
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housecleaning during your stay may be arranged on request. If your group exceeds more than 6 persons requiring accommodation, we are only 300 meters from the Hotel Allon which we have used in similar circumstances.


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La MARQUESA; possibly the finest rental apartment in Villajoyosa.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic modern apartment with open views to harbour and old town of Vila Joyosa.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The apartment has great views with glass sliding doors and panels so it feels very open with uninterrupted views to the old town in one direction and the harbour in the other. Vila Joyosa is quiet and friendly. Favourite restaurant was El Guitarra. Ursula met us with the keys and we had a garage for the car which was a great bonus. The apartment was very clean with everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Thanks Harald and Ursula xxxxx

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in La Marquesa for two weeks over the Christmas period. What a brilliant holiday we had, the pictures say it all for the apartment and position along the sea front in Villajoyosa. The owner Harald kept in touch by email and we met his son whilst staying whom was very nice and helpful.

The apartment has everything you need and is lovely and quiet when in bed at night. All you can hear is the waves which is lovely as you get off to sleep, and in the mornings you lay in bed and watch the sunrise. Beautiful!

There are plenty of restaurants along the front and it's only a 10 minute walk into the town. The tram stops at a lot of places along the coast line and is always on time.

I could write a lot about the apartment and Villajoyosa but there is so much to say. to sum it up Brilliant holiday and would love to stay in Harald's apartment again.

Thankyou for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tina, Thank you for summing up your impressions from staying at La Marquesa. You do it a lot better and more credible than I can do ! We welcome you back soon ! Harald
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Himmel og hav for et nydelig sted...

  • 5 of 5

La Marquesa levde opp til alle forventninger. Lys og lekker med alle fasiliteter, en fantstisk terrasse og med fri utsikt over himmel og hav. Deilig strand rett utenfor døren og en rolig og avslappende atmosfære på promenaden og i gatene.

Anbefaler dette deilige stedet, og kommer mer en gjerne tilbake. Tusen takk for to herlige uker:)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the sea front. Beautiful large balcony, great for socialising.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment Beautiful location The Best

  • 5 of 5

This is by the far the best rental property I have stayed in , the apartment is simply stunning, beautifully decorated ,best of appliances ( nothing missing) a location a couple of hundred yards from a crystal clear sea and golden sand safe beach.

The owner is charming and helpful ( if in residence) and leaves no stone un turned to ensure his guests have a fantastic experience right down to a detailed overview booklet. Not 2 often your thinking of your next visit before you have even left.Home from Home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With guests like that there is no limit to our charm and helpfulness ! I love the Irish !
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Flott nyrestaurert toppleilighet på stranden!

  • 5 of 5

Leiligheten er rett og slett fantastisk! Det er en totalrenovert toppleilighet på stranden og på strandpromenaden i Villajoyosa. Den har alle moderne fasiliteter. Alt er lyst og lekkert. Terrassen er prikken over i´en. Den har direkte utgang fra to av soverommene, samt stue og spisestue, med sol hele dagen. Utsikten og soloppgangen over Middelhavet er formidabel. Kort avstand til dagligvarer, bakeri og restaurantene. Beliggenheten er meget familievennlig og rolig.

Vertskapet er forøvrig svært vennlig og imøtekommende. Dette er et sted vi kan anbefale.

Vi vil gjerne komme tilbake!

Hilsen Kristin og Ingunn m/familie

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
to the Baleares
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
up town
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
the N 332
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
just across a one lane street and a beach-walk
Car: not necessary

This part of Spain lives by tourism. Of this they are aware and do their very best to make us feel at ease and welcome.

Within an hour's drive you find one of the largest theme- and amusement parks in Spain, the Terra Mitica, the Aqualandia, the Magic Natura, the Go Cart course outside Villajoyosa and more to amuse the family and the junior members. If you can take them away from the beach and the free as well as paid amusements available ! While the kids wear themselves out on the beach, you may sit watching them from the terrace of your apartment; you may even holler and they hear you. The view is unfettered - and we provide binoculars for those who wish to have a closer view, be it of kids, beauties or trawlers coming home.

We could not stay in a fishing village and not watch the catch being brought ashore, displayed and auctioned off at a very sofisticated TV-, digital- and well staged manner. A must if you wish to see modern Spain at it's best. Here you may see any and all species you are going to be offered at the many good fish restaurants in town.

Talk about eating and drinking well ! We know Scandinavia, but also France, but we have now chozen Villajoyosa in part because life is comfortable, easy going, friendly and reasonably priced. Spain has adjusted to the "crisis" by lowering prices and wages. Therefore the grocery- and restaurant bills are way below what we have experienced elsewhere. In part this may be because this place is not overrun by foreigners; the spanish themselves set the tone in the supermercados, the weekly open air markets and the restaurants.

People are keen on excersising - and we do a bit of cycling, a two kilometer walk up and down the beach in the morning or during the weekend a 12 kilometer walk along the coast from Villajoyosa to an ancient moorish tower overlooking Benidorm, catching the tram back home. Do wonders for a bad conscience from a week of good living.

And have you opted for a longer stay, say, over the winter, you may, if you so wish, find places, associations, clubs, classes, restaurants and neighbourhoods in towns within half an hours drive where your countrymen and women congregate.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Villajoyosa, Alicante Province and Costa Blanca

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £442.33

INGVEST AS as lessor is registered at the Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turisticas de la Comunitat Valenciana, # VT-446659-A

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