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Villa apartment,2 bedroom,Private pool,Hot tub,Free WiFi,epic views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Fully equipped, self catering; local beaches; cul de sac location,

Tourist Board Registered VT-447460-A to comply with the law of the Communidad Valenciana.Newly professionally covered naya furniture for 2015! See photo 24New Hot tub cover, co-ordinated to garden furniture for 2016! New sofas for lounge 2016! Situated by El Rafol D'Almunia, Costa Blanca, this 2-bedroom apartment sleeps 4 .The villa has a private pool, hot tub, gardens & terraces. With panoramic views of mountains and the sea, the apartment is 40min from the main resort of Benidorm, & 30min from the city of Gandia. Adding the fact that the closest beach is only 10min away at Deveses, the apartment makes for an excellent starting point for all your holiday needs. It is also within 20min of some wonderful blue flag beaches and at least 3 international golf courses. The house is built into the mountain itself and so keeps beautifully cool in summer, and nicely warm in winter. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult when in the area outside of the apartment (the mountainside, the steps, pool, etc). Welcome pack for all visitors. We have 3 well behaved, friendly & vaccinated etc, free range cats, not allowed in apartment.

TV for watching Freesat British TV, DVD and videos

Internet connection availble

Golf, cycling, watersports: We are situated near to at least 3 International Golf Courses.

Water sports are available from Javea, Denia and most of the local beaches - anything from hiring a pedalo to snorkeling and scuba diving.

Bike hire available in most beach resorts. There are many cycle clubs locally, too.

We now offer internet access. Hard-wired for security with cable connectivity in the hallway. Spanish isp broadband connection.

Hiking, wlaking and climbing: This area is popular with walkers, hikers and rock climbers. For the adventurous with the appropriate training and mountaineering gear, try scaling or climbing the Penon D'Ifach in Calpe - the 'rock' that goes out to the sea! The less adventurous can stroll part of the way up using the footpath!

Orba has a 'tree tops' assault course! About 10 minutes drive away, this is an organized tourist attraction. Details in the information folder in the apartment.

More Details

Gail and Steve Gordon
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, we speak a little French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Gail and Steve Gordon

Steve, Gail and Robert started their spanish adventure in 2007. 'Casa Rosina' has been a labour of love for us all since then. This is not our first holiday rental experience, we rented 2 cottages in Norfolk for 6 years before long term renting these and making a move to bring our own brand of relaxed holiday rentals to Spain. We are a quiet family, happy to be on hand to help and advise if needed, but maintain a low profile and respect the priviacy of our guests at all times. Our spanish adventure has made us many new friends across the globe and each year when we open our doors once more, we are still excited about what the year will bring. Steve's work as a design engineer means he spends periods away from 'Casa Rosina' at which times, Gail and Robert hold the fort. Robert is a student at the University of York during term time and Gail is a former lawyer who switched the court room for the play room when she had Robert and became a supervisor at a charity playgroup in Norfolk. Her full time job now is caring for 'Casa Rosina' and its' guests. At present, the family includes 2 well behaved cats, Benito and Bali .

We are proud to be registered with the Generalitat Valenciana office of Tourism, Alicante.

Gail and Steve Gordon purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gail and Steve Gordon chose La Marina Alta

If you are seeking a truly relaxed holiday, in a friendly environment, with stunning views across the mountains and the sea, look no further. Read our reviews, they speak for themselves!

Now Tourist Board registered in the Communidad Valencia, a legal requirement for all rental properties, whether hotel, self catering or b&b, we are proud to be a part of the Spanish Tourist Board quality control, which assures you, our guests, that we offer the best service possible.

Our aim is to provide real value for money but quality too. This is something we never seem to find when we go away and something which we aim to do here at 'Casa Rosina'. Our guests tell us that we certainly achieve this and it is our aim to continue always to do so and to remember that for each new guest, this is a new experience for them and we never forget that and extend the same warm welcome to all, be it at the start, middle or end of our season.

The apartment is very well equipped and is cleaned between guests to a very high standard. We could go on but just suggest you read a sample selection of the reviews.

We don't have a website, but we do have a friend;y and lively facebook group which you are welcome to apply to join without obligation. Search for "Casa Rosina Spanish Villa Apartment" on facebook and ask to join.

What makes this villa unique

The hot tub and a virtually private pool in a villa at a mere fraction of the cost of a complex appartment rental, the facilities of which are used by many.

Free WiFi - just log on and away you go! No restriction on useage and you can couple up tablets lap tops and smart phones to it. Even access skype to stay in touch with your family for free during your stay. Please respect the law and do not download illegally from the web. Thank you.

We assure you of a warm welcome and will do all we can do make sure your holiday is memorable for all the best reasons!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve, Gail and Robert, we had a really nice time her! The pool and the hot tub are fab. also, the cats are just the nicest most affectionate cats you will eve meet. Chip, Benito, Bali, Steve , Gail and Robert are amazing hosts! Thank you xx
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in El Ràfol d'Almúnia in La Marina Alta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with separate shower cubicle as well as an over-the-bath shower head. Bathroom towels and floor mats supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Main bedrom has a large 4 door wardrobe with side shelving and bedside cabinets. 2nd bedroom has shelving within a cupboard, railing for clothes, dressing table with drawers, bedside cabinet and a 5 drawer bedroom chest. There are hooks with hangers on behind the door for clothing that will not go into the other cupboards. Teddy bear can be provided upon request! Bed linen supplied More interior and exterior photos can be seen at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55067655314
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This is a mountain property and is accessible via a steps from the pool terrace, as such is not suitable for people who cannot navigate stairs. No smoking in the apartment, but it is permitted in the garden and on the terrace.Ash and butts must be put in water! The apartment also benefits from a glazed Naya, or conservatory, with comfortable furniture to seat 4, also a coffee table and views across the Med! All floors are tiled, but for your comfort, rugs beside the beds are provided in the winter months. Calor gas heaters available for chilly winter nights. Owing to location, this apartment keeps beautifully warm in winter and cool in summer. Unusually for Spain, there is mains drainage and water supply. Gas for the water is piped to the house and is not bottled, so it is possible to enjoy all the comforts of home away from home. There is a BBQ provided for your use and ample seating at the large 4 seater table on the pool terrace to enjoy outside eating. Sunbeds & coffee tabl


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Villa apartment,2 bedroom,Private pool,Hot tub,Free WiFi,epic views
average rating of 4.952381 based on 128 reviews

Casa Rosina - The perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Casa Rosina and definately not our last. Everything is exactly as it should be.

The accomodation is spotless. Everything that you need is there for you to enjoy. Swimming pool, Sun terrace, barbeque,sunloungers, TV + DVD and a fantastic selection of DVD's for you to watch, films suitable for all ages. Thats if you can find the time which I highly doubt you will.

Did I forget to mention the Hot tub? What an amazing experience laying in the tub at midnight watching the stars and drinking bubbly. I can highly recommend it. The kitchen area has everything that you need as well. Again everything is spotlessly clean.

The well maintained gardens are begining to flourish thanks to the time and care spent by the owners Steve and Gail, and the views from Casa Rosina are simply stunning.

There is so much to do in the area around the villa and all within an hours drive. Mondomar animal park in Benidorm is fantastic value and a greta day out for all ages. The Dolphin show is a must. Take a packed lunch as the food and drink can be a little pricey.

Oceanografico Marine Park (maybe not spelt correctly) in Valencia is a definate NO GO. Over priced over hyped. Your bags are scanned on entry to make sure you have no food or drink so you can be charged sky high prices for refreshments. The park is poorly laid out, difficult to find and not a patch on the much cheaper and far more enjoyable and far easier to find Mundomar who even provide a picnic area. Car parking at the underground car park at Oceanografico cost 9.70 Euro for 4 hours. Parking is free at Mundomar.

Del mar restaurant in Moraira is a must too, not the cheapest place to eat but a real fine dinning experience. Denia is also well worth a visit.

Back to Casa Rosina which has it all, the hosts Steve and Gail bend over backwards to make sure that everything is perfect. They are a mine of information which they are more than happy to share to make sure your holiday is perfect in everyway. They can recommend places to visit places to eat and things to do.

I am off now to book for May next year, This time I will be taking my grandaughter(4), she will love it at Casa Rosina.

Finally if I could be very bold and make just one suggestion to the hosts Steve and Gail, Please do not change a thing, perfection can not be improved.

A big thank you from Mark & Amanda.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you both for the great review. We do not plan to change anything, but will make small improvements as we go and are always open to suggestions on how to improve your stay at "Casa Rosina". The Hot Tub is everyone's favourite, a real treat anytime of the year! We have been so pleased with our garden, which has been a terrific amount of hard work for us over the past 2 years. The lawn is shaping up, after dying on us during this long, hot summer which seems to be showing little sign of ending! Some heavy rain in September, much needed, rescued the lawn and the odd showers at night and the odd cooler day have helped - and I do mean the odd cooler day! Today, another 24C, sun and wispy clouds. Our son, his pal and Steve have been in the pool this week (a bit chilly for me though!). We still haven't put the central heating on in the house and have all of the windows open. It is still t-shirts and shorts weather! We have more plans for the garden, by the pool pump house, but need lots of time and the ground to soften before we can make a start - so, really, during the winter we are hoping to make a start on that last corner of our paradise!! Glad you enjoyed Mundomar. We love it! There are nearly always money-saving vouchers in the apartment for our guests to use at Mundomar and at many of the other local tourist attractions. We have had mixed reviews from our guests about Oceanographic, which we have yet to visit. We have also been unable to find any money-saving vouchers for this attraction. Can anyone help us here? The same applies for the Biopark in Valencia (new, state of the art zoo), just amazing animal encounters, but pricey and no picnics allowed. We love it, though! Parking in Valencia can be expensive. There is a good, regular and reliable train service from Alfafar, with free parking and it's only 1 stop to Valencia Nord (right next to the bull ring). Here's to next May, Mark and Amanda. It pays to book early, because if last year is anything to go by, we will, by the end of February, be 90% booked for the season, May to October inclusive. See you in 2010!
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Holiday getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxed holiday. Casa Rosina is a lovely apartment so nice to know we had a very comfortable place to come back to after a long day out. We had every amenity we needed and more. We received a very warm and friendly welcome on our arrival with a lovely welcome basket, what a lovely thought thank you Gail, very much appreciated. There is a beautiful pool area with loungers looking over a fantastic view from the mountain and a hot tub for your use. I can't write this without mentioning "the boys" they are two of the friendliest and lovely cats Bali and Benito. Gail thank you to you and the boys for adding to the enjoyment of our break. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend Casa Rosina to family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Norma and William for the wonderful review.It was my pleasure to meet you both and Steve is sorry he missed you! needless to say the cats are missing the attention from you both and I am missing hearing about your days out and the fun you both had. We are always happy to be on hand to chat to our guests and to advise them on places to visit and bars to go to, but, equally, we know how precious holiday time is so if our guests don't want to chat, that is fine also! It is always good to know that our efforts in the apartment are appreciated. Fully re-decorated for 2017, we have tried to make a few improvements, too, to the soft furnishings and fittings. Keeping the whole property in good order is a matter of pride for us and we are always trying to make improvements where we can. The welcome pack is our "thank you" to our guests for choosing "Casa Rosina" for their holiday. There is nothing worse than arriving after a long trip , hungry and thirsty, and there is just nothing to eat or drink in the apartment and so before you can even unpack you have to think about going out in the car to get food and drinks! Everyone needs to unwind after travelling. I really hope you will both return to visit and we would gladly welcome recommendations. Gail xx
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Total Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Have the most amazing time, peaceful and quiet. Gail and Steve amazing hosts couldn't do enough for me. Apartment wonderful and clean. Couldn't recommend enough and I will definitely be going back. Thanks so much xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure to welcome you to Casa Rosina, Trudi. You came on recommendation of a previous guest and we are delighted that you, too , were able to enjoy all that Casa Rosina has to offer. The peace and quiet, away from the stress of busy working and family lives, is something our guests all seem to cherish. You would be welcome to return anytime either on your own, as on this time, or with family or friends. We hope to see you again very soon. Gail and Steve xx
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Fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Gail and Steve are brilliant hosts helping with places to eat and things to do. We had the pool to ourselves the whole week. Spotless apartment Really well equipped for all our needs. Location is stunning with amazing views from the Nyia and the pool. Lovely relaxing holiday. Easy to get around but you do need a car. Fantastic Chineese in Pego. Visited Calpe Denia Javia and Gandia all within easy reach One of the best apartments we have stayed in. Would definitely recommend visiting

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We try to be discreet when our guests are using the pool but we are on hand if you need tips to make your stay more enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness and we would be delighted to welcome you both back to Casa Rosina. So glad you got to enjoy some of the Moors and Christian fiestas in Pego It was a pleasure to meet you all Gail and Steve
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Lovely apartment in an idyllic setting!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the apartment from the 4th July to the 11th July, although continued to stay with the owners for a further 2 weeks extending my overall holiday time to a total of 3 weeks. The apartment was clean and well maintained, with 2 spacious double bedrooms and a large kitchen/living area. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a lovely welcome hamper to ensure we had food for breakfast.

In a relatively remote location on the side of a mountain, the surrounding views across the planes were outstanding, extending to the sea and the nearby urbanizations. Evenings spent in the hot tub with a glass of sangria over looking the scenery were definitely a highlight!

The group had ample opportunity to explore the surrounding areas. We visited numerous places throughout our stay, my favorite of which included Guadalest, Gandia, and Moraira, all of which boasted superb views and the opportunity to explore the local history of the area. From seize tunnels dating back to the Spanish Civil War to the Ducal Palace of the Borgias and the San Jose Castle in Guadalest, there’s definitely something to interest everyone. And with Benidorm less than an hour away, a trip to Mundomar, the marine animal park, or Aqualandia, the water park are easily doable! There are also plenty of restaurants to sample paella and tapas, my favourite of which was Bar Daniels, which I would highly recommend! I would definitely advocate this property to a friend, the welcoming atmosphere with the relatively private location, combined with the opportunities to explore make this a perfect location for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, it was a pleasure to host you with your friends in the apartment and then to have you stay on for an additional 2 weeks with us upstairs. Your enthusiasm for the history of Spain is infectious and it was a joy to hear you interested and excited about the places we know and love here on the Costa Blanca. You are a true Historian, and your love of your subject was apparent to us both. Spain is richer in History than many realize, it is not just a seaside getaway, although our local beaches are, we think, the best in Spain, with miles of sand, clean seas and wall to wall sunshine! Bar Daniel in Pego is just the best place for tapas, with L'om in Pego great for Paella and El Nou Portet, Orba an amazing dining experience and good value for money. Wibbit is not for the faint-hearted, a bit like "total wipeout" in the sea but for those with stamina and the young and young at heart, it is a "must do" when in Calpe. For r&r, the hot tub, the terrace and the pool cannot be beaten, and although we have said it before, we never tire of the views from our mountain. We hope we will be able to welcome you back to Casa Rosina. It was our pleasure to have been able to share some time with you during your Spanish vacation.
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Splendid view from a very nice house

  • 4 of 5

Lot of space, very clean. Attractive swimming pool and Jacuzzi which are welcome when you come back from the beach.

Affordable distance from Valencia and Alicante and 20 min drive from Denia and Javea which are the most beautiful surrounding places.

Gail and Steven are lovely owners and they will host you perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure to host you all. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we would welcome your return. Our surrounding countryside and coastal area is largely unspoilt and the views from the villa apartment are wonderful and we never tire of them. Valencia, our primary city, is steeped in history and rich in architecture. Gandia, home of the Borgias, Denia with ancient castle and the port town or Javea are contrasting places to visit. We hope to welcome you back for another holiday in the future. Gail and Steve
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
piscina bar + 2 other, rafol D'Almunia
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
junction 62, AP7, Ondara
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bella Vista and Piscina bar + 2 others
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Ideally situated for touring Costa Blance coastal towns of Denia, Javea, Oliva, & Spanish market towns of Pego, Denia & Gandia. Large Shopping Mall at Ondara, at junction 62 of AP7, approx 15 minutes drive away. Nearest unspoilt, sandy beach 10 kilometres from villa apartment. The typically Spanish village of Rafol is part of 'The Rectoria'. Mountain location is ideal for walkers, with panoramic sea &mountain views from the pool terrace & superb sunset views from apartment, terrace & gardens across Mediterranean

Benidrorm for nightlife & bars a plenty a comfortable 40 minutes away. Historic Gandia, truly a Spanish resort, around 30 minutes drive away.

Safari Park El Vergel is 10 minutes away - lions, elephants, tigers, seal & bird displays daily.

Pego wetlands for bird watching & hiking 10 minutes away

3 International Golf Courses locally

Pre-historic Caves at Val D'Ebo & Benidoleig a short breath-taking mountain drive away.

Moorish towns, castles & churches locally


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in El Ràfol d'Almúnia, Javea, Moraira and Denia Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 8
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 10 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Security Deposit of £150/200 euros This is to cover loss & damage to the property & it's contents. This is returnable at the end of the stay after inspection & hand over of the keys, if all is found to be satisfactory. oven/cooker and BBQ cleaning charged at £25 each if not left as found. Hot tub use for adults only. Must weigh under 15 stone to use the hot tub. We charge £30 "toddler" surcharge for children staying under 6 years of age, for the expected excess cleaning owing to sticky fingers of walls, windows, doors etc.

We do not charge for the odd broken glass/plate as we expect some breakages of this nature.

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