Equipped to high standard, solarium , sun loungers English TV, WIFI
- English, French, Spanish
About Jim McKeown
We live in Co.Antrim in Ireland and the apartment is our holiday home in the sun. We spend most of our holiday time in Los Arenales and we are happy to share this lovely area with family and guests.
Jim McKeown purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Jim McKeown chose Arenals del Sol
We chose to buy this apartment because of its location, close to Alicante airport and close to the beach as well as being close to the beautiful cities of Alicante and Elche. Also because of the stunning 360 degree views of the sea and the mountains.
What makes this Apartment unique
Arenales is a Spanish village close to Alicante airport with its wonderful beach and promenade. In summer it is full of bustle with mainly Spanish family holidaymakers. In winter it hibernates with space to relax and ramble on the beach or the national park.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
well equipped ' home from home'
Communication with Jim prior to going was fast and efficient and the service managers met us on arrival at the accommodation. The taxi from the airport was only 14 euros but 20€ on the return when it was booked for us. Although, in the direct local area it is hard to get a taxi even when calling for one.
We had a wonderful, restful break mixing with the locals on the beach until 21h. There were few English speaking people and we needed to use a translation app, which added to the fun. Not a party place if that's what you're looking for; it's all residential with a few restaurants and ice cream bars. There's nightlife in Gran Alicante which is 10 minutes or so by car. This is also the best place for food shopping, as the local shop is limited and overpriced. Bus to Alicante was €1.50 and the bus stops are on the main strip. Those near to the apartment are just around the locality.
This apartment was in the middle of a complex and was facing the pool. It has a roof terrace which enabled us to have private sunbathing, easily dry washing
( there's a macine and powder) and we even cooked risotto outside one evening; there was a single halogen hob for this: it doesn't work until the pan is put on it. It was very well equipped for meals inside but also for beach equipment. The beach was less than 10 minutes walk going down but it's a steep walk on the return which may be tricky for people with walking difficulties . The air conditioning in every room was much needed, as it was up to 32° during the day and still 25° at night.
A big thank you to Jim for use of your homely property and also to Melinda the property manager who was very helpful too.
Many thanks Gina - welcome back anytime.
Arenals Del Sol, Alicante.
Lovely, well kept apartment, roof top terrace and communal pool. Quiet area. Free Wi-Fi in the apartment. Not too far from the beach, although a little hilly. Bus service available to Alicante, Gran Alacant and Santa Pola and only a few kilometres away.
Lovely weather and a relaxing time spent here.
Hi J - thanks for the review and for looking after the plants!! Welcome back anytime. Jim
Lovely quiet location for a true Spanish experience, lovely clean apartment.
Great apartment in a great area, just what we wanted a very relaxing break, loads of living space and a beautiful sun terrace on the roof, would highly recommended this accomodation
Thanks for the lovely review G&J - hope you will return in the future. Best regards - Jim
Good apartment close to beach
Property is clean and well proportioned. Walk to the beach is challenging as it is a steep climb. Bars and restaurants are many and varied. Beware no cash point in the area.
Thanks for the review - the cash point is beside the Tourist office and police office.
Best equipped apartment I’ve stayed in and spotlessly clean . Fab roof terrace for relaxing and watching the sunset . Swimming pool beside the apartment great for cooling down and lovely beach close by too . Thanks Jim really enjoyed our stay
Thanks for the lovely comments N.
Los Arenales village lies alongside a seven kilometre excellent, safe, sandy beach, ideal for relaxation 10 minutes drive from Alicante Airport. Arenales has a distinctive Spanish ambiance with its bars and resturants catering for locals as well as those with holiday homes. The two kilometre palm-lined promenade runs along the beach ideal for an evening paseo (or rollerblading for the energetic). The village has an excellent bus service to the bustling, beautiful Mediterranean city of Alicante(10 km) with its bars, restaurants, historic 'barrio', international marina and the spectacular castle of Santa Barbara and to historic Elche (12 km) with its palm groves and links to Moorish Spain. Santa Pola is also a short bus ride away whilst the multi-national Gran Alacant with its commercial centre, bars and restaurants is within walking distance. Los Arenales backs on to a large area of national park ideal for walks and hiking. There are 7 golf clubs around the area.
Other Activities: hiking , off-road cycling, birdwatching, nature rambling.
Golf: The Alicante area is dotted with golf courses.
Those closest to the apartment are:
Campo de Golf El Patino ( close to airport) tele.0034 965 189 115
Alicante Golf ( west of city) tele.0034 965 152 043
Club de Golf de Bonalba (north of city) tele 0034 965 955 955
Golf and Country Club La Marquera -( Rojales) tele0034 966 714 258
La Finca Algorfa Golf (Guardamar) tele 0034 966 729 010