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Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Sea View Cottage

A rare find. This homey Spanish two bedroom cottage has high ceilings and old wooden beams. It is set in tropical gardens with a pergola overlooking the beach. The living room has two sofas, one converts into a double sleep sofa, allowing this property to sleep 5 people. For entertainment and relaxation there is a small library, TV with radio + DVD player + free Internet. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second has standard single bunk beds (2). The cottage also has a dining room, kitchen, tiled bathroom with shower, and BBQ on the private covered terrace overlooking the sea with seating for 6+. The property has air-conditioning/heating as well as a wood stove. Choose hypoallergenic and/or down bedding. Both bath and beach towels are provided. There is a washing machine and iron+board for guests use.

About the property

Charco Cottages

Our unique BEACH COTTAGE sleeps 4 (3 beds), SEA VIEW COTTAGE sleeps 5 (3 beds + sleep sofa)

Both cottages are set in a tropical garden with glorious sea views and a pergola-covered patio. The sea laps at the pebbly beach on secluded Charco Cove, where we snorkel and swim. A Moorish lookout tower is at the tip of our cove. Both rentals have two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen & living/dining room, plus separate terraces equipped for al fresco dining and sunbathing. Rent both for a large family or a group of friends, or rent separately. Good trekking options start from the cove, lead to adjacent villages with magnificent Mediterranean views. There's good fossil hunting along local trails that wind through Moorish terraced agricultural lands where artichokes and almonds used to be cultivated. The skyline of Alicante, 25 kilometres south on the coast, is visible from the property. The cultural town of Altea, once the haunt of Picasso and Miró, is approximately 20 kilometres north. You can fly to Alicante or take the AVE (bullet) train from Madrid which takes 2.5 hours. If you are here for any length of time, Valencia is a wonderful destination, only 1.5 hours away by car.

Property Manager
Betsy Floistad
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Betsy Floistad

Betsy is tri-lingual thanks to her Norwegian father, American mother and having lived in Spain since she was 2. Betsy studied and worked abroad for 8 years in places far and wide, including Madrid, Oslo, London, Aix-en-Provence and Boston before she settled at Charco in 2001.

Betsy Floistad purchased this cottage in 1966

Why Betsy Floistad chose Villajoyosa

This place is unique. It is absolutely one of the last untouched enclaves along the Costa Blanca coast.

What makes this cottage unique

We accept pets and kids. The property is fenced. Free parking. Private access to the beach (just 50-60 metres away). You won't believe how nice it is here. Bring your kayak, your mountain bike or just your hiking shoes to take advantage of the region. Don't forget your water shoes for the rocky beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We stayed at the lovely , lovely Beach Cottage . Words cannot describe the stunning views and tranquillity of this property and it's "sister " property Sea View . The property had everything we required for our stay and I defy anyone not to fall asleep on the extremely comfortable rattan loungers .. Bliss !

Betsy is a delight, very friendly and helpful but not instrusive and her two dogs are adorable too. ( don't worry if you're not a doggy person , they are fenced off on Betsy's side )

With the beach just below the property it's perfect for a dip at anytime and rarely busy .

You need a car for this property and it's a bit of a bumpy ride for a short while ... BUT well worth it !

Close to the delightfully colourful, typically Spanish town of Villajoyosa with its's sandy beach and numerous restaurants , this is a place to relax , unwind and enjoy a lovely holiday ."
Jun 2017
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Available Rentals

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Check-in time: 4 p.m. (16:00) / Check-out time: 10 a.m. (10:00)
For clients wishing to rent for 1 month, special rates available; monthly rentals apply for max. 2 months:
2017 Low: 1,410€ / Mid: 1,915€ (all-inclusive)
NOTE: Monthly rates NOT available in PEAK SEASON

Baby cot with all bedding available (fee of 35Eur)


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bath and beach towels are provided. There is a washing machine and iron+board for guests use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Baby cot with bedding is available; 35€ rental fee. Baby high-chair, baby bath, potty and safety-net also available free of charge.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
40€ fee for pet.


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Sea View Cottage
average rating of 4.928571 based on 58 reviews

A little gem right by the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in the Sea View cottage, which has a lovely and authentic Spanish feel and offers all that you would expect. The covered patio is great for socialising, as well as sun tanning. The grounds around the cottage are gorgeous and well maintained. The tea house is a real treat, and perfect to enjoy sun bathing or meals with sea views and the sound of waves. As it was at the end of the season, the entire bay felt like our own private beach.

Betsy is very welcoming and extremely helpful. We look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you for the perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ever so much Rok! The feeling is mutual and we already look forward to next time!!!! Missing you all xxxx
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Un coin de paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Notre hôtesse, Betsy, nous a accueillis comme si nous étions des membres de sa famille. Souriante et prévenante, elle nous a mis à l'aise dès notre arrivée et nous a fait découvrir son royaume. Une maison d'une propreté impeccable avec tout le nécessaire dans un site merveilleux ! Nos enfants, mon épouse et moi avons vécu une semaine de rêve, bercés par le bruit des vagues sur les galets de la plage et guidés par les suggestions de Betsy pour la découverte de la région. La ville toute proche de Vila Joyosa possède tous les conforts pour les voyageurs, épiceries, restaurants, plage, etc. Les journées étaient chaudes et ensoleillées et les nuits fraiches et confortables. Nous avons eu un coup de foudre pour Betsy et son coin de paradis.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I rented the whole house for my family (2 parents and 3 teens). The property is beautiful and the beach is delightful. It filled up on the weekend, but was empty during the week. The water was very warm. Betsy was an excellent host.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastisk sted at holde juleferie

  • 5 of 5

3 uger i december i 2016. Huset var dejligt rent og rar at være i. Der var freske blomster i hver rum og seng var god med en dejlig stort dune, udsigten var extreme flot og der er en dejlig stor have hvor vores 2 små hunde kunne rende rundt i. Betsy var sød til at hjælpe med alt fra at få en parkringsbøde annulleret til at bestille bord på restaurant. Et sted vi kun varmt kan anbefale til dem det søger fred og ro og kun få min kørsel til byen. Vi tager helt sikkert tilbage.

Tak Betsy og Lise vh Kellie og Johnny

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness, where to start? I knew I was going to have a lovely holiday from the first communication with Betsy. A perfect hostess who goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and at home.

I have stayed in many places all over the World but can truly say that this has been one of my absolute favourites.

The grounds are gorgeous and my two little dogs had a wonderful time exploring and I was able to relax as the area is perfectly secure although they did enjoy teasing me by going a bit too close to one slightly steep bit behind a hedge.

The house is charming and beautifully furnished and had EVERYTHING one could possibly want.

Everything was of a lovely high standard including an extremely comfy bed, good bedding and wonderful pillows.

The gardens are beautifully maintained and the artistic touches added by Lise make them a joy to explore. My absolute favourite spot was the little table with the two red chairs overlooking the sea that was quickly named Cava Corner and was used every day for this purpose.

In summary, a perfect property in a stunning location with two of the loveliest hostesses one could hope to find and I cannot wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing stay at a very private beachside villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Betsy's villa with our 16 month old daughter, Matilda.

We are new to Homes Away but from the outset Betsy was quick to respond and clear to communicate with, alleviating any anxieties we had about the process and making the booking process, and travel planning, a breeze.

Knowing that the turning for the villa is tricky to spot from the road the first time, we kept in contact by text and Betsy was kind enough to meet us on the main road to guide us in. The road down is a little bumpy, but nothing that our little higher car couldn't deal with. There are two adjoined villas in the large grounds of Betsy’s house. We stayed at the one furthest from the sea but that still has a lovely view, including of the sea, from it’s own private terrace.

The villa is beautifully decorated, spacious and very well equipped with everything you need to make the stay very comfortable, including cooking utensils and crockery.

Overall, the location is pleasantly secluded on a raised outcrop above the small pebbly beach. While the beach isn’t private, the wider grounds of the property and pergola right at the edge of the path down to the beach, make and it feel a bit like your own private beach.

Betsy was a great help settling us in and she has lots of great local knowledge of the best beaches, restaurants and bars and shops. She really understood the needs we had with being on holiday with a toddler and had plenty of suggestions to make the holiday as relaxing as possible.

We developed a very enjoyable routine during our five day stay; stroll down for a pre-breakfast swim in the sea, a lazy mornings followed by lunch at a beachfront restaurant in Villajoyosa before heading back to the villa for BBQ dinner on our private terrace.

All in all it was a very relaxing and easy holiday and we look forward to hopefully returning with our extended family – booking both villas side by side - next year!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Water ski Benidorm
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Charco beach
Car: necessary

Our two cottages are a 20 minute drive to Alicante, a 5 minute drive to golden sandy beaches in El Campello or the ancient fishing town of Villajoyosa with its Thursday outdoor market, bodegas, restaurants of all cuisines as well as supermarkets for everyday needs. The Costa Blanca offers a variety of water and mountain sports. The lively resort of Benidorm is 10 minutes away. Charco Bay, protected by magnificent cliffs that frame the deep blue Mediterranean sea, provides an idyllic location for the ultimate relaxing holiday in either or both of our two charming cottages. Set in a lush tropical garden the cottages share private access to the beach and are havens of peace and tranquility. Al fresco dining on private terraces or in the shady pergola at the edge of the gardens offer unparalleled views of Charco Bay and its Moorish Tower. Amenities include flatscreen TV's with built-in radios & DVD players, free Internet, there's a satellite dish and dishwashers. The Sea View Cottage has a working wood stove.


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