|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The house features 5 bedrooms - 3 double rooms and 2 twins. It offers split level accommodation, ideal for 2 families sharing. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper level, accessed from a small hallway off the lounge area.
The other 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are downstairs off an entrance hallway where the door leads to the lower terrace and BBQ area.
The floors are tiled throughout and the rooms are tastefully furnished with pine furniture. The newly fitted American kitchen comprises of a dishwasher, hob, oven, combination microwave, large fridge/freezer. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the large open plan lounge/diner.The lounge has a TV and a DVD player but with the fantastic views and warm evenings its the perfect place to kick back, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the good life with friends & family.
We have strict NO SMOKING Policy. No weekend lets.
Surrounding Area: The villa has spectacular panoramic views stretching to the Albufera and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. The surrounding hillside is filled with orange and almond orchards and is perfect for walks or biking (very popular in the area). With the superb climate in the area you will find plenty to do outdoors. The villa itself is just a half hour from Valencia; a city where ancient and modern cultures thrive side by side. The port area is the headquarters for the prestigious `Americas Cup` Yacht Race which the city hosted last year and will again in 2009.
Villa Levante is close to the small town of Montserrat and just a 10-15 minute drive to either of the nearby larger towns of Torrent or Piccassent, which have Metro stations for quick,cheap & easy access to the city and the motorway (A7). The town of Cheste is just over 20 minutes away - home to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit for racing fans and the El Bosque Golf Course is also close by in Chiva.
Valencia: The city of Valencia the third largest in Spain, is a vibrant and beautiful city, proud of its historical heritage, clean beaches and fantastic fiestas. The city centre is just 30 minutes away, easily accessible on the metro, with the nearest station (Torrent Avinguda) only 15 mins away. A return ticket costs a little under 4euros and a great way to explore the city. Some of the examples of the citys wonderful architecture are within easy reach if you disembark at Colon station. These include the remains of the city walls 'the Torres de Serranos & the Torres de Quart', the cathedral complex, and the 16th century Lonja de la Seda(Silk Exchange) The Mercado Central(the Central Market) and La Estacion del Norte (The North Station) a large modernist building of avant-garde design, a great achievement for its time.
There are many wonderful beaches, with numerous earning the coveted blue flag. The city itself has its own beaches of Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa, which are connected by a sea front promenade. Both are readily accessible by metro from the city.
There are also superb beaches near El Saler which is close to the Albufera nature reserve.,itself a vast lagoon surrounded by rice paddy fields. The area offers many varied and beautiful nature walks. Fishing, however, on the lake is strictly by permit only.
Water & beach activities are a way of life in Valencia including sailing, surfing, kite surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing and just about anything else you can think of.
We had a very relaxed holiday, it's so peaceful and tranquil at the villa. We ventured into Montserrat on occasion for breakfast at El Dolcet cafe.
We did prefer to relax by the pool but we drove into Valencia and took the chidren to L'Oceanografic. What a wonderful day out we had. We also drove to Cullera and spent a couple of days on the beach there. Well appointed and spacious and we even had our dinner watching the Spain v Italy Euro game. Very entertaining!!
We shall be returning again.
The house was our excellent getaway from the hard working environment we left at home. The pool was very clean and was cleaned very regularly by a nice pool-lady (sorry, forgot your name).
There is enough space to park two cars in the shadow. A cool sea-breeze blows through the porch, making it easy to escape from the heat.
When the wind changed to an inland magma-hot wind, the pool was there to avoid drying up to a sun-bleached skeleton. Just wish we could've found the remotes for the A/C. Ah well...
There is enough to see in the nearby towns and of course there's Always Valencia to visit.
The house has a pleasant view on the Albufeira in the distance and at night the starry skies gave us a view we usually can not enjoy in the light-polluted cityscape that western Netherlands is.
The kitchen is modern, spacious and well-equipped. There is plenty of storage room in the bedrooms, so you can quit living from a suitcase whilst on holidays.
The road in the urbanisation is very bad in places, but as long as your keep your speed upwards of 30 km/h and avoid the bottomless pits that are scattered on the road, you won't notice much.
But I'm nitpicking: the house is great, the location is great, the showers (in the bathroom, I mean) are powerful and with a large enough fridge it is all you ever need to fall in love with Spain.
The only downside is: we had great problems adjusting to our usual work-rhythm back home and became a bit homesick for Villa Levante because of the great time we'd spent there.
Just returned from a short stay in this glorious villa!
Secluded, quiet, and stunning - the ultimate 'chill-out' getaway!
The house itself was clean, light and provided everything needed, including ample storage space. It was clean - which from past experiences of renting villas haven't always been the case.
The bbq area and pool were superb.
A true Spanish experience!!
Will be holidaying there again - definitely longer next time.
for those of you wanting an idyllic rural location, with your own enclosed villa with outside pool, superb accommodation and facilities, then look no further than Villa Levante. We have just had a weekk's break there and it was faultless. Only 20 minutes from Valencia airport, you are soon in your own peaceful world with excellent views out over the Mediterranean. The bbq area was used every day with fresh meat and fish being purchased from the local supermarket.
If you want the hustle and bustle of places like Benidorm, then Villa Levante is not for you. If however, you want to relax, soak up the sun, be close enough to a city and their excellent transport links to the centre of the city, then look no further that Villa Levante.
Definitely going back again!!!
Petit bilan des points faibles de la location :
- Papier toilette, il n’y avait que 5 rouleaux pour 9 personnes et pour 8 jours …
- Vaisselle excessivement sale (reste de nourriture sur et sous les assiettes ainsi que sur les couverts), il nous a fallu tout nettoyer. La passoire pour les pâtes était inutilisable tellement elle était cassée
- Pas de cafetière (il y a une espèce de bouilloire à l’ancienne qui fait du café mais l’endroit où il faut mettre le café était tout moisi !!).
- Tous les tiroirs du congélateur sont cassés, du coup c’est très compliqué de les ouvrir car on avaient peur que cela ne casse définitivement.
- La hotte ne fonctionne pas du tout.
- Au 1er étage tout fonctionne sur gaz, douche, évier et cuisson. Problème : cela ne fonctionne qu’avec des bouteilles de gaz, et comme la bouteille de secours est vide, c’est à vous de vous débrouillez tout seul pour aller chercher une bouteille neuve, vous devrez avancer le prix pour vous faire rembourser plus tard … attention les stations essences qui vendent le gaz ne sont pas à côté !! Où alors plus moyen de faire à manger et d’avoir de l’eau chaude à la douche et à l’évier … au choix !!
- Chambre 3 - 1 Double, en-suite bathroom
Dans la salle de bain l’eau ne s’écoule pas du tout ce qui fait qu’en vous lavant en fin de journée (1 seule personne évidemment afin que l’eau ne passe pas par-dessus le carrelage), l’eau est à peine écoulée le lendemain matin.
Les toilettes fuient et comme il s’agit d’un WC avec moteur, dès que l’eau atteint un certain niveau le moteur se met en marche régulièrement du coup la nuit s’est compliqué de bien dormir … dans cette même chambre une fenêtre (au dessus du lit) est bloqué et ne s’ouvre pas.
- L’espace Barbecue se restreint au seul Barbecue puisque le frigo et l’évier sont hors services et de toute façon vu l’état de saleté du frigo personne n’irait y mettre quoi que ce soit.
- Les lumières de la piscine ne fonctionnent pas.
- Des problèmes de rongeurs sont apparus sur la propriété, mais nous n’avons été prévenus que la veille du départ à 20 h 40 comme ça, pas d’annulation possible !
Tout cela est choquant comme le fait de devoir nous débrouiller tout seul pour le gaz, tout cela devrait être précisé au locataire avant son arrivée !!!!! et pas mis devant le fait accompli !!
Nous n’y retournerons pas.
Nous avons passé un agreable séjour a la villa, un endroit magnifique pour se reposer et se ressourcer calme et paisible.
La maison est équipée de toutes les commodités necessaires nous avons manqué de rien je la recommande vivement.
Villa Levante is located near the village of Monserrat in a rural urbanisation surrounded by orange and almond groves. The villa has over 220sq. m of living space and a large private garden of over 2000sq.m. with a private pool and large terrace set on the upper level to the property. There is also parking space and access at this level. The lower level of the garden also has vehicular access and parking and a terrace and BBQ area. There are lovely views overlooking the Albufera lake and the sea beyond. The village of Monserrat is a 5 minute drive and holds a weekly market and numerous fiestas. The larger town of Torrent is 15 mins by car, lively and busy and you can get into the city of Valencia on the Metro. There are numerous golf courses in the area, the Moto GP circuit in Cheste and Valencia also hosts the prestigious sailing tournament 'The Americas' Cup' not to mention the F1 European Grand Prix.
Golf: There are several courses available including El Bosque, Escorpion & Manises, or even a round at El Saler which was voted the 5th best in Spain in April 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine. Two newer courses are just a short drive from the villa. An 18 hole course in Picassent and a 9 hole Pitch & Putt near Torrent.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£216|
We require a deposit 50% of the total amount to secure the rental. There is also a damage deposit of €250 payable by Bank transfer (returned after departure by bank transfer subject to a full inspection of property and garden)
The rental price includes a full clean prior to your arrival, clean bedlinen and towels, (not to be used for pool or beach) for your convenience we also provide you with