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Scenic Riverside Retreat in El Raco del Duc, Private pool, Panoramic views Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed room, 1 double sofa-bed - sleeps +9 ; 2 bathrooms.

Our wheelchair and eco-friendly scenic hide-away, Casa de La Finestra Eco Retreat, with stunning views of the Cirque de La Safor, is named after 'La Finestra', a huge hole in the mountain above the house.

The pool garden has an 8x4 m wide 1.5 m deep pool with shallow end steps (it's raised 18cms making it safer for toddlers). It has mosaic shower, cushioned swing-seat in an arbour of bougainvillaea overlooking the pool (so you can sit and read whilst watching the children swim and play), a Spanish tiled BBQ by a shady arbour of honeysuckle and Virginia creeper with an 8 seater picnic table, 5 cushioned sun-loungers, a parasol and a mimosa tree, all accessed by a romantic wooden Japanese bridge from the front Veranda which has an extending alfresco dining table comfortably seating 12.

Our villa has 3 double bedrooms (one with childs bed) and a twin bedroom all with fitted wardrobe and drawers. The twin room can be made up as a king sized bed. There is a wheelchair friendly bunkbed room and a wheelchair friendly wet room shower room with laundry facilities.

Downstairs there is a 2 bedroomed studio flat (sleeps 3) with kitchenette and wet room shower/utility (extra charge for this and it can only be rented separately when the main house is not let).

It is an eco-friendly off grid villa (15 solar panels - all the grey water from the house is used to irrigate the garden) in its own secure grounds, breathtaking panoramic views from a huge kitchen/dining-room with cosy sitting area, with wood burner two sofas (one is a two seater Lazyboy recliner and the other is a large Laura Ashley metal framed sofa bed). There is piano and a CD player and a stereo system you can plug your phone into. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to a traditional paella kitchen. We can arrange for Paella to be cooked for you and the Spanish chef will sing for you on request he's our own local "Elvis"

There is another large sitting/dining room with wood-burner, TV with 22 channels in English and a PC, many books and a games table This room leads to a large covered veranda, (overlooking the pool garden) with extending table for alfresco dining and comfortable seating. The children's room has a large bunk bed, toys, and many books .

At the back of the house there are secluded terraces, as you go down to the river, featuring 'the Buddha garden' - an outdoor sleeping/cooking area. Here there are lemon, fig, pear, plum, pomegranate, persimmon, walnut, & nispero trees. Our bridge over an acequia (irrigating orange groves) leads through oleander & bamboo to the river Serpis. It's a natural 'adventure playground'; a paradise for fishermen/anglers, ornithologists, botanists, geologists, artists, writers and children. Great for wild swimming, gorge walking and body surfing in the magical waters of the river Serpis. Opposite, orange and almond terraces lead up to Moorish terraces & huge limestone crags.

We are eco friendly and have solar panels and organic mature gardens with pomegranate, lemon, plum and fig trees .

There are 2 bathrooms in the main house; one has a claw-foot bath with shower taps, a separate shower and a bidet, the other has a wheelchair friendly shower and laundry facilities. There is a shower room, also with laundry facilities, in the studio apartment.

We are in a gated hamlet of four houses. There is off road parking for 3 cars, screened from the house by bougainvillaea.

Something different - Romance and Adventure : 30 minutes from blue flag, duned, surfing beaches at Gandia & Oliva.

We have 7 mountain bicycles, a child seat for a bicycle and a mountain jogging baby buggy available for your use.

Nestling in the 'Cirque de La Safor', a breathtaking limestone 'energy vortex', featuring 'La Finestra' (Valenciano for 'the window' - the hole at near top of La Safor 1013m). In great walking, climbing, mountain biking terrain. 'Casa de la Finestra' is approached by a lush, wooded, wildflower strewn, adventurous track. The house stands 20m above the river Serpis (teeming with trout, carp & barbel), as it tumbles out of the wooded gorge of El Raco del Duc; great for wild swimming gorge walking and body surfing. We are on the 'eco-tourist' Via Verdi, a feeder route for the Camino de Santiago de Compostela {you can get your first stamp on your 'Camino' at the local hotel) the disused railway trail from Gandia to Alcoi, mentioned mentioned in 'Lonely Planet Guide' (Gandia). 13km of unsurpassed forested mountain scenery, waterfalls, birds, flora & fauna, limestone crags, following the river's course as it tumbles out of Raco del Duc. A paradise for walkers & cyclists of ALL abilities, anglers, bird watchers, botanists, geologists, climbers, mountaineers, cavers and don't forget children! (Golf course, 10km away - Oliva Nova, designed by Sevi Balasteros. Near by are warm volcanic bathing springs at Font Salada) All will find this area spellbinding, exhilarating and unique.

Flora & Forna: Sit in the comfort of the 'panorama' kitchen and count kingfishers, egrets and purple herons; daily visitors! Marvel at the antics of crag martins, swallows & bats as they admire their reflections in the windows and the pool. Watch out for golden oriels, hoopoes, red kites, peregrines and eagles. At night, framed in the arches of the kitchen windows, the sun sets over El Raco Del Duc and the moon rises. You'll be enthralled by the chorus of frogs and cicadas and enchanted by the song of the nightingale. Pine martens, badgers, wild boar and squirrels are native here. Butterflies, insects, lizards and geckos will delight you. Walking along the disused railway trail, you will discover a myriad of flowers you're used to seeing cultivated in gardens, here, they're wild, as nature intended, orchids, hyacinths, lilies, succulents, cacti, sweet peas, fennel, thyme, rosemary, cistus, lillies, bamboo & oleander. Here we have a breathtaking diversity of flora, fauna & geology second to none.

History: We are in the Natural Park of El Raco del Duc, the Via Verdi (see Google), 'the retreat of the Duke', the father of Lucretia Borgia & grandfather of the Borgia Pope. 'The cirque de La Safor', a huge limestone crater, featuring 'La Finestra', an enormous hole in the mountain, said to be an energy vortex, is right outside our door. It is laced with Neolithic caves, containing paintings and artefacts, mineral water springs and refugios. The view is stupendous.

The disused railway from the Ducal town of Gandia to Alcoi, was built by the British to bring coal from Newcastle, to fuel the textile industry. Only the flat wooded path remains, punctuated by five exciting tunnels, ideal for cycling and walking for ALL abilities. We have Seven mountain bicycles here for your use. Following the river Serpis, ten minutes walk from the house is a magical place, the shrine of 'Mare de Deu de la Font', a pilgrimage site where a 15 century wood cutter, discovered a wooden casket floating upstream. Inside he found a statue of the Virgin. Below the crags are lagoons to fish, jump and swim in or just float in the healing waters among fish, birds and flowers, swim endlessly against the current. A tile in our kitchen depicts the scene and every May an extraordinary sand picture is made on the floor of her church in the nearby town of Villalonga for her festival.

Looking for something more intrepid? You only need to wander off the track to discover routes up the mountain, walking and bouldering up to 'Font de la Mata' and 'La Finestra' and La Safor itself (1013m). Serious climbers will not be disappointed. Near by Marxuquera (Gandía) offers pitches up to the most challenging.

A short cycle or car ride takes you to our own 'sleeping dragon', Mt. Benicadell (1104m), a ridge climb, an incredible sight in the sunset, viewed from the refugio of Font Dels Olbits on La Safor.... see our website and our Facebook page 'Casa de La Finestra' for many more pictures.

Here you will find tranquility, adventure and comfort and a warm welcome from Trixie and Allan.

More Details

Trixie and Allan Taylor
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Trixie and Allan Taylor

We are Trixie and Allan,

Allan is a retired physical and adventure pursuits teacher. He is a champion swimmer in the Transplant Games; he had a heart transplant in 1986.

Trixie is a retired Chef, craft teacher and carer and now looks after Casa de La Finestra. She is a hand wool spinner and wild artist. She can make celebration cakes, vegetarian dishes and organic spelt bread for you, Child minding or baby-sitting is also available

We welcome you to our home and our wild river gorge..

Trixie and Allan Taylor purchased this villa in 2005

Why Trixie and Allan Taylor chose Vilallonga

Nestling in the limestone crags of the Cirque de La Safor, in the River Serpis gorge, on the 'Rail Trail'; 13 k of unspoilt natural park, Moorish terraces and orange groves. The views are stupendous. This is the place to recharge and connect with your creative energy. Though we are quite remote and in a peaceful, unspoilt natural park, the nearest music bar is ony 3kms away, 1/2 an hrs walk through amazing lime stone forest scenery.

Our tap water comes from an underground lake in Mount La Safor and has all the health benifits of being filltered by the limestone and is therefore full of minerals like the best bottled mineral water.

a vast compex of caves has recently been discovered nearby containing ancient artefacts and paintings. see our website for more activities available here.

What makes this villa unique

Wheelchair friendly. No traffic noise, only the sound of the river and the birds, no light pollution, surrounded by wildlife, limestone crags, Moorish terraces and trees and of course the river Serpis as it tumbles out of Raco del Duc. Wild swimming; the river is wonderful for gorge walking and of course swimming and fishing. Many children have learned to swim here. Have a go at hand spinning sheeps wool and learn to knit Fair Isle and Arran (Trixie will teach you). 'TrixTreats' homemade cakes and spelt bread availabe on request and an authentic Valencian paella can be made for you by our friend Julio who will seranade you with Spanish and popular songs while you eat. He's our own local Elvis. The Railtrail: 13 k through five exciting tunnels following the river serpis gorge, mentioned in the Lonely Planet Guide (Gandia). It suits all abilities; great for cycling and running. Being flat, it's good for pushchairs too. We are totally eco-friendly here. TrixTreats cakes available on request. We offer a catering service if you wish. And don't forget the lovely cushioned swing-seat in an arbour of bougainvillaea, overlooking the pool while you read or watch your children safely playing and swimming..

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The most beautiful place we have ever been to. It is so breathtakingly beautiful'. - Savage & Young families, Midlands UK (Sept. 2006). They enjoyed gorge-walking.

'Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely villa. We have stayed in many villas but not one has been as well equipped as this one. The beds have been comfy and the wood fires have kept us warm. The views from the kitchen/dining room are stupendous, fantastic' - Steve and Rose Sutton and family from Wales, here at Easter 2007. Steve was a keen bird watcher and saw a Great White Egret while he was here.

'A paradise on earth. We loved the mysterious sound of the river at night and swimming in the moonlight'. - Zosia and Wojtek Sak, here for their Honeymoon from Poland (August 2006)

'The photos don't do it justice'.- Mark and Kate Carol, Dublin (July 2006)

'With 174 sport climbing routes, varying from 4 all the way through to 8b, a whole climbing holiday is not out of the question in this area' - Andrew Warner, Ripon.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vilallonga in Safor

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Claw foot bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With laundry area, incl washing machine.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room with utility area, incl washing machine.
  • Bathroom 1 has a traditional 'claw-foot' bath with 'telephone' shower taps; separate thermostatic shower cubicle; WC; bidet and washbasin with vanity unit; utility/broom cupboard; pine bathroom cabinet with mirrors; towel rails. Bathroom 2, wheelchair friendly wet room. WC; washbasin and laundry area with washing machine and clothes airer, ironing facilities; pine bathroom cabinet with mirrors; towel rails. Bathroom 3, in the 'Hovel' studio flat, is a 'wet' room. It is wheelchair friendly and has a washing machine and utility area. There is a wheelchaalso an outdoor shower next to the pool. Towels & bath mats will be provided, but please bring your own beach towels. A note about the water; El Raco del Duc water is famous. People come from all over the region to collect water from a spring in the nearby village of La Reprimala (featured in a ´Place in the Sun´). Filtered by the limestone. and renowned for its health-giving minerals and purity, always ice-cold.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Rosanna's room - 1 Large Double Bed , Orthopaedic bed
    Grace & Miri's room - 2 Single Bed , Pine beds
    Joe's room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Childrens Lounge with bunk bed
    Studio Flat - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sleeps 3/4 En-suite (wheelchair friendly wet-room)
    Sitting room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 other sofas,
    Outdoor sleeping area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bethalina's room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Orthopaedic bed
  • All rooms have wonderful views, Turkish rugs & persianas (roll down blinds). Bedroom 1, overlooking wooded Moorish & orange terraces, has a surprise view, king size orthopaedic bed, a traditional Spanish wooden shuttered window, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets & wall cupboard in reclaimed pine. Bedroom 2 has a double white enamel & brass orthopaedic bed, chest of drawers, dressing table and beside drawers, all in pine. Bedroom 3 has two pine single beds, a dressing table (2&3 have fitted wardrobes). Bedroom 4, large bunk-bed, with a double fold-out sofa bed at the bottom and single bed at the top and is a childrens lounge with books, DVD player and toys. 'The Garden studio (the Hovel) sleeps 4, has an easy access wheelchair friendly en-suite shower, a double & 1/2 single beds and a kitchenette. All beds have large square & traditional pillows. In the sitting room there is a large sofa-bed, 2 other sofas, loads of books and a wood burner.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 21 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We can provide maid and cakes service on request. The house is wheelchair friendly. Toiletries & first aid kit, DVDs, videos, games table, guides, maps, books (incl. local info, flora, forna, children's), welcome pack if required. The sitting room has a wood burning stove & ceiling fan, 33' TV (2 channels) books, Broadband Internet access, satellite TV / 'wi-fi' system. The large dining/ kitchen area, in the rear conservatory, has panoramic views of the wooded river gorge, mountains, limestone crags, orange & Moorish terraces, a 5 ring stove, wood burner, fans, stereo system & cosy sitting area. The dining/ living area leads down to a traditional outdoor Spanish Paella kitchen overlooking the river gorge. In the front garden is a tented vine arbour with an 8 seater table, a double swing-seat, sun-loungers, large parasol & Spanish tiled BBQ, an 8x4m swimming pool with Grecian steps and shower. Private, screened 3 car park. Groups welcome. Private fishing at the house. Airport pick-ups.


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Scenic Riverside Retreat in El Raco del Duc, Private pool, Panoramic views Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
Solihull, UK

best way to see andalucia ?

  • 5 of 5

First time to this part of Spain. A good mix of small villages, friendly locals, great scenery and Valencia just a train ride or drive away.

Definitely a level of welcome and hospitality that we've not experienced at any other villa - Trixie and Allan do everything they can to make the holiday very special.

Views are spectacular and the local river is a good way to cool off if you want a change from the pool.

Watch the roads to the villa - a challenge if you don't enjoy gradients and pot holes.

Paella cooking and guitar / vocals by Santi (Trixie and Allan's friend) should be compulsory on any spanish holiday.

- a great holiday destination and a unique experience!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding "the roads to the villa", we do mention in the Holiday-Rentals advertisement that the villa is approached "down an adventurous track"! As of Easter 2013 the whole road has been concreted. All types of car can safely be driven down this road and at a steady pace; there is no need for a 4x4. Trixie and Allan
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Moss, Norway

Perfect for relaxation and discovering the area

  • 5 of 5

Our Norwegian family of five (three teenager boys, two adults) had ten wonderful days in Casa de la Finestra. This is a perfect place if you need 100% relaxation and like to stay away from noisy tourist areas. But the Casa is also a perfect starting point for discovering the area.

We drove the exciting railway track with beautiful scenery, walked to the nice river (excellent for swimming) and drove to the village Villalonga. This is not a picturesque village, but it has a really good supermarket and a few good restaurants. 20-30 minutes drive from the Casa you'll find some of Europe's best beaches (Oliva and Gandia).

The Casa de la Finestra has all you need; swimming pool, good kitchen facilities, two bathrooms and wireless Internet connection (when the genny is turned on in the evenings). And do not forget to visit the charming pub/restaurant Diddly Bar, 2-3 kilometers from the Casa.

Thanks to Trixie and Allan for ten wonderful days in Casa de la Finestra.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding 'the genny' (generator) - We live in a beautiful "Natural Park" without access to mains electricity. As of Dec 2012 we have eight new solar panels and power 24/7. We have a back up generator, rarely needed. We service and maintain it, Now the wifi is always available. The fridge/freezers and constant hot water system are powered by gas and there is an electric fridge in the main house. There are two rechargeable portable table lights in each bedroom for children's night lights! Trixie and Allan.
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What a break!

  • 5 of 5

Before I comment about my recent stay at your home, I would just like to say thank you Trixie and Allan for your warm hospitality and friendship, It's hard to find these days and it was just what I needed.

I loved the overall relaxed feeling and easygoingness and the homemade cooking, very comforting!! It's been a while since I had a "kick back" and relaxed break and I will be back again for more of the same!! keep up the honest approach to your business, that's why I will be coming back. Looking forward to seeing you both soon and thanks again for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about our stays at Trixie and Allan's. We've been there 3 times now and each time we have been so well looked after! The house has all the home comforts you need and is really cozy. The peace all around means you can have a true holiday - FAR away from the rat race. Children are particularly welcome here with a children's bedroom full of books and toys and, of course, the swimming pool. Trixie's home baking is also a real winner with my daughter!! Many many thanks for making us so welcome. Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horley. Surrey

'Heaven really is a place on Earth'

  • 5 of 5

If ever one week was not enough, then this was it.

Casa De La Finestra was everything our family of five could wish for and more. Nothing appeared too much trouble for Trixie and Allan. The House of the Windows is perfectly positioned for 24 hour senses overload. Sunshine and heat by day, fantastic moon and stars by night, best viewed from the pool. The scenery is breathtaking, every corner turned there is another fabulous view.

Walks, tracks, climbs, the tunnels, the river/pool in which to constantly cool off in. Birds, lizards, (pigs, not seen but alot of noise heard in a bush), insects, flora and fauna are abundant. The most at home, away from home, you could feel.

Regrets for me, forgot to bring my binoculars and did not bring my bike (next time). For the rest of my family none, except it was not long enough.

Our two boys (14 and 12) loved exploring the local area, fishing the river, walking the tunnels, and playing in the pool but they mostly appreciated Trixies cooking and baking and we sampled one of her delicious cakes and paella.

We enjoyed the fact that there was no mains electricity, there was every convenience at the house, the generator was at our disposal and could always be turned on, even for the children to watch a dvd, however we mostly liked it off, eating by candlelight and viewing the stars. It made it more magical and showed our children a new way of life without constant computer games.

We left Casa del la Finestra having made new friends with Trixie and Allan. We will be back again soon. Thankyou.

Graham, Kirsty, Jennifer, Marc and Stephen

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kirkland, WA, USA

Power challenges

  • 4 of 5

Be aware, villa has power supply by generator only. Bringing flashlights is not only for exploring the tunnels.


  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: April 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We live in a beautiful "Natural Park" without access to mains electricity. As from Dec 2012 we have eight new solar panels. There is a back up generator though it is rarely needed. It is situated out of sight, in a building down four terraces 20 metres below the villa. We service and maintain it so there's nothing for guests to worry about - there is power 24/7. The fridge/freezers and constant hot water system are powered by gas. There is also an electric fridge in the main house. There are two rechargeable portable table lights in each bedroom for children's night lights, so you only need to bring flashlights (torches) for exploring the tunnels! Trixie and Allan.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Valencia / Alicante
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar Diddley in La Reprimala 3 kms
Nearest Ferry
46 Kilometres
Ferry to Ibiza from Denia kms
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Oliva Nova
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Gandia 10 kms
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Junction 61 on AP7 (Oliva/Pego) or Xeraza10 kms
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Bar Diddley, La Reprimala, Riverside, live music
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Playa de Gandia and Oliva both 10 kms
Car: necessary

30min from the sea, Casa de la Finestra, named after the feature above in La Safor (1013m), is down an adventurous track, in the heart of the wooded gorge of El Raco del Duc (the retreat of the duke), surrounded by Circ de la Safor [see Lonely Planet guide: Gandia]. Our wheelchair and eco friendly house is 120m above sea level on the river Serpis, teeming with trout, carp and barbel. The eco-tourist route follows the disused railway from Gandia to Alcoi & runs past the house; 13km of unspoilt Natural Park, through spectacular scenery, unsurpassed for birds, wildlife & flowers and wild swimming. In the heart of the Costa del Azahar, Gandia is a vibrant, historic city with great shops & fine restaurants. Excellent local train service to Valencia city, 40 minutes, free all day parking. Nearby are busy markets, Flamenco & bars. 1hr 30min from Valencia and 1hr 45min from Alicante airports, by car, on the AP7 toll road. Come off at junction 61 (Oliva-Pego) on to N332 to Gandia. Meet us at the ES Garage, Villalonga. See Google map!.

Other Activities: We can arrange Mountain Biking and Bird -watching tours, Horse riding, gorge-walking, climbing, caving and bouldering, cayaking/canoeing, live music, flamenco, wine-tasting, cooking, painting, yoga and massage, hand wool spinning and basket making.. Learn to cook traditional Valencian Paella. Trixie can make cakes for your celebrations..

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Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
10 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Discount
8 Oct 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Saver
19 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
4 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Discount 2019
19 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £120 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Private, secluded riverside walk/access below house. Last minute bookings welcome. The house being all on one level, we are family friendly and it's suitable for the elderly or infirm, whilst being in an area of outstanding beauty and in an adventurous place. The disused railway trail makes for excellent walking or cycling holidays, to suit most abilities, along 13 km of unspoilt national parkland

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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