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A country villa in the beautiful Albaida Valley.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Kitchens, 2 Lounges. Sleeps 11

VILLA CLARA is in a beautiful hillside location, 300 metres from the village of Almiserat and 600 metres from Lloc Nou de San Jeroni. The villa is on 2 floors and can be rented as a whole or as two separate self contained apartments, each with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. The villa is surrounded by 1000 square metres of natural forested hillside, gardens and fruit trees. 2 large balconies furnished with wooden tables and chairs are perfect for dining outdoors. The pool is a magnificent 11 x 5 metres and maintained on a regular basis.The pool is closed from October till April. The pool area has a huge terrace, furnished with loungers, tables, chairs and umbrellas. The views from the house and pool are wonderful and look over the pine trees and orange groves to the other side of the valley.

Guest Book ----- Hi Claire: 'We really enjoyed our stay in the villa. It was the best equipped house we've ever had.

We discovered the whole region, always with a nice sunshine on our faces.

I would just like to say that the villa was fantastic ( as were Sylvia and Alan ) and having stayed at many places over the years booked over the internet i can honestly say the pictures - particularly the pool area - looked beautiful but still didn't do it justice . anyway thanks again and hopefully will be out there again some time....

Guest Book ----- Dear Claire : 'We have had a lovely week at your Villa, very relaxing and just chilling by the pool. It was more than our expectations. The views spectacular!!

Your Villa will be highly recommended to all our friends and family and we would certainly love to go again (we really didn't want to come home).'

Hi Phil!

We had a great time in Spain. Thank you. The house was very well situated for us climbers, pretty close to our favourite crag.

Guest Book ----- Dear Claire: 'We had a fantastic time. It was so relaxing. The villa was lovely, clean, well equipped and Sylvia made us so welcome. We even had a bottle of wine and some supplies on arrival. We made good use of the pool and the sunshine. In fact the villa and its surroundings were so lovely we barely felt the need to go out.'

More Details

Claire Conroy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Safor in Valencia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Poolside - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Downstairs lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is a single Air Bed that can be inflated electrically if needed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is seating all along one side of the pool terrace. Travel Cot and High chair available at no extra cost. Lots of the latest DVDs. The library contains a huge selection of books.


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A country villa in the beautiful Albaida Valley.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

A Perfect Getaway Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal place for getting away from it all! Tranquil, peaceful and in a beautiful setting overlooking a traditional Spanish village and a lovely green valley. We would highly recommend this villa if you need to recharge your batteries and escape all the hustle and bustle of a busy life. The rooms and décor are of a pleasant and acceptable level and very clean. Steve and June (who met us on arrival) were most welcoming and extremely helpful—thanks. The swimming pool was excellent and most refreshing, and is in the sun all day long. Lots of books to read—thanks—and many dvds watch.

Unless there is a fiesta on in the village, then this may not suit those with teenaged children, though there is plenty to do and see within a short driving distance. The beaches of Gandia are beautiful and there are plenty of shops and places of interest, but again you need to drive. However, to be honest we spent most of our time at the villa simply enjoying the peace and quiet.

Thank you Phil and Claire for offering this villa for rent, we shall return again!


  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

we spent very good holidays in a very beautifull place and well kept.for those who love tranquility in a small pleasant village,all with what everyone up .... the sun ;-)the beach of Gandia for sunbathing and fun day and the beaches of the evening in Oliva for partying at the beach's 20 or 30 minutes by car.AFTER SEEING IF THERE IS YOUNG PEOPLE...

if your are a little curios will do a tour in small villages in the area,they are all very nice..

important : if you want to buy some food when you arrive saturday, know that,there is a supermarket open until 9 pm has VILLALONGA. it's very well and very easy to go well !

every time that we needed,especially for the pool, steve was there in the day. super !!but as everything was going very well whe have not seen a lot !! ;-) in the house,it does lack really nothing ..there are everything to. Really we are not disappointed our holidays.

and for the rest it does not matter because we are in holidays this is the main,KEEP IT SIMPLE;

thank you Steve,thank you June

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointed to say the least!

  • 2 of 5

Overall impression can only be one of total dismay. My mother booked this for two weeks vacation thinking it may be her "last holiday" and wanted it to be special. As she resides in Spain we had to travel over to transport her here.

After a disaster trying to find the place we were met by June and Steve otherwise the "holiday" would never have commenced.

We were quickly shown around and left by the friendly managers. We were to find the reason for their hasty departure very soon. Casa Vernisa is where parents had set their minds on staying on the lower floos for ease as mum is recovering from operation. This was unhabitable due to overwhelming smell of damp and not heated at all apat from a heater June and Steve had left in both apartments. They also left an extra throw for parents bed due to cold. We later discovered this to be very damp and covered in black mould. Concensus on 1st night was that we all would have to stay in Casa Clara. The photographs on this site must have been when works had first been completed several years ago as believe me everything has detioriated and requires an overhaul. We spent three days of our "holiday" cleaning and washing bedding that has seen better days and had an awful smell to it. Not only that matress covers were grey and had not been changed for years, even to the point of being full of sand and sweet wrappers from previous tenants. Shower room glass partition was full of scum and all grouting was dirty. All opening windows were disgusting. Ovens not working correctly and never been cleaned for years...........................the list is endless. Not started on pool area yet.

The whole experience was not enjoyable and hope when the owners do return they can do somethin about it. If it had not been for booking into a hotel in Valencia for two night and cutting holiday short by several days as it became unbearable I think we would have been seriously ill staying in this abode.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners of Villa Clara, we are shocked by this review. My manager has written to me,” We are as disgusted at this review as much as this person seems to be about the villa! Utter rubbish and nonsense! If the villa was in such poor condition as stated by the review, then surely the previous guests and the following guests would have had similar things to say, but they didn't. When you arrive at the villa each time, that is the standard and condition that all your guests are met with. We never make hasty retreats when we meet and greet, and all guests are told numerous times to contact us day or night, should there ever be any issues or problems, and nothing was said to us this time. I would imagine that the holiday was not the success they imagined it would be by the renters themselves and hence, a bad review was written. What more can I say? Other than we do our utmost to give a good service and 90+% of all visitors only have good things to say about the villa, its location, facilities, cleanliness and its staff (June and Steve)”. Owners: We had written to the renter (the mother of the review writer) and had asked her where to refund her deposit and how she had enjoyed her holiday. We did not get any inkling of a negative response and refunded her deposit promptly as usual. We were surprised that she did not say anything negative, as our manager, Steve, had told us that the family had not been happy when he went to collect the keys at end of the holiday. Much more was said concerning family relations to our manager, but I hesitate to give details as they were private. All we can say is that we have had lots of very positive reviews (indeed, glowing ones) and hope that this one bad review does not detract from our reputation as providers of a wonderful, comfortable holiday setting. Yours faithfully Claire Conroy
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An island of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Difficult to find a better place for loading up the batteries.

Whether you go on exploring the area or just staying at the pool, the location is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you want night life and loud music, go some where else. If you want a little bit of Shangri La where you can chill out and heal your soul this is perfect.

The villa is well appointed and the bonus of a library of books in the upper apartment was a real bonus as an avid reader.

Customer service is superb, before the visit with good communications, during with a couple of queries we had, and afterwards returning our deposit quickly and checking we had had a good time.

Plenty of information is left in the villa about local facilities and places to go and thing to do. A welcome pack was provided giving us the basics to make some food and drinks. This was especially welcome as we arrived on a Sunday when all stores in the region are closed.

The pool is superb and we used it daily. Families with very young children should be aware that the shallow end is still fairly deep. Our 8 year old (129cm tall) was up to the top of his chest at the bottom of the walk in steps. This was not a problem for us as he can swim reasonably well without arm bands etc but little ones a few years younger will be out of their depth once they are off the steps.

I would (and have) recommended this property to friends and indeed we are looking to come back again already. This was actually our second visit in two years (which says a great deal in and of itself), the first time we just had Casa Clara but there was no-one in Casa Vernissa, this time we booked the whole Villa to take my daughter and boyfriend as well.

They had the bottom apartment (Casa Vernissa) and once in either apartment, you are not intruded upon by noise from the other.

As stated above, there is no major nightlife to speak of, but there are a couple of bars/restaurants in the village. We came here looking for a beautiful peaceful place to be in the evening and to wake up in and we got it.

The location is within an hour of Valencia to the North and Benidorm to the South however making it easy if you have a car (and you need one to get here) to visit all sorts of cultural and touristy places which we did daily.

The nearest beach is at the town of Gandia 10km away but is one of the nicest and cleanest beaches I have ever seen in my life and can highly recommend it. The beach at Olivia is even better and definitely worth a visit if that's what you are looking for.

In summary, Villa Clara is a peaceful haven and even more beautiful in real life than the photos show. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful peaceful chill-out location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for letting us stay in your villa. We very much enjoyed the tranquil surroundings and the views over the valley. The swimming pool was well used by us all, a refreshing contrast to the hot summer days. The library also was much appreciated, especially the fact that the books were in English! The villa was equipped with everything we needed or could want for. In short, we would love to come and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
AP 7 junction 61
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
lloc Nou
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

VILLA CLARA is located on a wooded hillside just minutes away from Almiserat and LLoc Nou which are seperated by a bridge over the river. Almiserat has a Bar/Restaurant, Bakers and Chemist. LLoc Nou has two Bar/Restaurants, Bank, Chemist, Bakers, General stores, Butcher and Hairdressers. There is a market outside the town hall, which also houses the medical clinic and has internet access available.

The main CV60 road runs past LLoc Nou and it is 10Kms to Gandia on the coast and 30Kms inland to the major towns of Albaida and Xativa. Both directions run through the wonderful scenery of the Albaida Valley.

From Gandia there ia easy access to the glorious beaches of Gandia, Guardamar, Piles, Daimus and Oliva.

Oliva has a huge market every Friday in the Paseo, Gandia on Saturday.

Within easy driving distance there is a Wildlife Safari Park at Vergel. Terra MiticaTheme Park and Benidorm is an hour away by car. The beautiful city of Valencia is a 1 hour drive.

Oliva Nova Golf is 20Kms.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Safor, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.57

A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking. The balance plus a returnable damage deposit of £100 is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.
For Christmas and New Year please contact the owner.
In JULY and AUGUST rentals are only from SATURDAY to SATURDAY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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