About Julia Longhurst
I am a very busy working mum with two children Summer and Finley, myself and my partner Neil have been together for 25 years this year, it has been our dream for most of that time to buy an apartment in Spain, we just never found the perfect place. Being busy the majority of the time, with work, home and the children, my favourite things to do are spend time with friends, going to gigs, listening to music and being in the sunshine on holiday, so Neil surprised me for my 40th birthday with a trip away to Alcossebre to go to Benicassim Music Festival, I went with five other girls, we all spent a few nights at the Festival but spent the days laying around on the beach and sitting in bars in Alcossebre, from that very first day I knew I had found that perfect place we had been looking for to buy our 2nd home. After flying home from our short stay myself and Neil began our search for that perfect property, after a few visits and what seems like viewing hundreds of properties we were shown Serena Mar in September 2015, we fell in love with it straight away, we completed in January 2016... We now just now can't wait to spend as much time there with family and friends as possible, and enjoy it to full, in fact it's that nice we want to share it with everyone.
Julia Longhurst purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Julia Longhurst chose Alcossebre
Serena Mar is a real home from home, the apartment itself is a lovely manageable size with all the home comforts, it's clean, bright and modern.. The outside space really is something else, the terrace area is huge, so you can spend lots of quality time outside if you want to have a lazy day, morning or afternoon chilling at the apartment, it's all there.. We looked at a huge amount of properties in Alcossebre, we know wen are very blessed with having so much outside space as there really aren't that many apartments like this on offer.
What makes this Apartment unique
Again I supposed the unique benefits are the terraces. Downstairs terrace has a lovely space for dining and chilling, it has shady areas as well as sunny areas, with lovely potted plants and great views, you can chill to your hearts content. Upstairs on the roof terrace is the place for sun worshippers, the sun remains up there all day, and boosts stunning views..
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The best apartment we have ever stayed in, period. The lounge is spacious with air con and a huge pullout sofa bed. The kitchen is well appointed with all the mod cons you need, the bedrooms are modern and spotless. The two bathrooms are also modern and fresh, some can be dated by comparison. The balcony is simply peerless. It is huge and has dividing roller blinds for shade. The host Julia is a lovely lady, communicative and accommodating. Stop looking this is the one for you. Clean, modern, and the balcony wow. Definitely be back 😁�
A lovely stay in this spacious apartment.
Well situated and peaceful, the apartment had a fantastic terrace for eating and relaxing when not on the beach. Plenty of towels for use and comfortable beds. Pool was very clean though not quite warm enough to use this time of year. Excellent information folder. We have very much enjoyed our holiday
Spanish get away
Not living in Europe, we found the directions to the property very difficult, especially after a trans Atlantic flight & drive from Barcelona, the property was clean & efficient, but no welcome package of any sort, not even salt & pepper, if we had arrived late, would have been out of luck as everything closes. Even a 'heads up' would have been appreciated. A very minor thing, instructions on the appliances, very different to what we have in Canada, had to use the trial & error approach. We had a very nice 5 days, good area for getting around, nice beach, plenty of restaurants.
Nice apartment in a nice place.
Just returned from 10 days in Alcossebre. The apartment is just like you see in the photos, spacious, clean,well equipped and fantastic outdoor space. Location is close to a number of sandy beaches, restaurants and bars. Walking into Alcossebre you have a more varied choice of restaurants at competitive prices.
One word of warning, don't trust your sat nav. We were sent on shortest route which turned out to be narrow gravel/chalk track. Follow N340 until CV142 that goes into Alcossebre and then follow instructions.
No hesitation in recommending this property or Alcossebre which is very Spanish.
This was our 3rd holiday in Alcossebre but our first at this apartment. The accommodation is great, just as the photos show - well kept and spotlessly clean. We spent lots of time on the fantastic terrace, sunbathing, reading and chilling out. The views are amazing and you are not overlooked at all, it's really private. The pool looked great, clean and well kept, but we didn't spend much time there as one of the reasons for coming to Alcossebre is for the fantastic beaches. We spent some days on Romana beach (only 12 euros for 2 sunloungers and umbrella) popping up to restaurant Ru-Sos for lunch and returning to the beach for the afternoon. Walked into town some evenings via the boardwalk for dinner and a change of scenery. Nice atmosphere as it was fiesta time while we were there. The contact and details from the owner Julia were good and she also arranged transfers to and from the airport so we didn't need a hire car this visit. I would definitely recommend Julia's apartment and would stay here again.
Our fifth visit to Alcossebre made all the more special by the fact that we got to stay in Serena Mar. We loved it. The terrace is something else and the views across a lovely little park towards the Sierra Irta were just stunning. Inside the apartment there's everything you need for a relaxed holiday - comfy beds, good showers, efficient air-conditioning. The pool is great and there are plenty of shady spots in the garden.
The position of Serena Mar is fantastic - four restaurants, a well-stocked supermarket and a gorgeous beach within five minutes walk. The owner was top class - helpful, friendly and easy going. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to return.
Alcossebre is a lovely quiet village, where you can relax and enjoy, swim, sunbathe, go on long walks, bike rides, do water sports all on your doorstep - A car is not necessary but recommended..
For the more adventurous there is an exciting waterpark just 20 minutes away by car at Benicassim which is great fun for everyone, right across the road from the waterpark is a large Go Kart Track, Benicassim also offers fantastic bars along the beach, as well as a large music festival (Fiber Fib) in July and a Reggae Festival (Sunsplash) in August
Peniscola also about 20 minutes away by car is a beautiful historic town, with gorgeous beaches, cobbled stone lanes with beautiful restaurants and shops, Peniscola just has a lovely historic feel to the town and is very picturesque.
Castellon is home to the closest airport and Sergio Garcia's Golf Course, again a short 20/25 minutes away by car, the golf course offers the best facilities, along with tennis courts, and a lovely spa.
If you are looking for something more thrilling then a drive to Salou Tarragona which is approx 1.5 hours away by car, you will find Port Aventura theme park which has huge roller coasters, and great rides for all ages, this used to be owned by Universal Studios.
Also right next door to Port Aventura is the brilliant Caribe Aquatic Park, which is excellent for all age groups, plenty to keep young children, teenagers and adults, happy all day, it really comes highly recommended definitely worth a visit, you can buy discounted tickets for both parks.
Also in 2017 Ferrari Land is opening right next door to these parks too it's on the same development, which is a new thrill seekers theme park with yet more rides and more rollercoasters.
Valencia is a 1.5 hour drive away from Alcossebre too, where you can just explore Valencia or shop till you drop in large shopping malls
Barcelona is approx 2.5 / 3 hours drive away again you could spend the day exploring and enjoying Barcelona..