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Beautiful villa with large private swimming pool in Gran Alacant

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 7 people

This detached villa in Gran Alacant has a large private swimming pool with sunloungers and great terraces.

The front terrace faces in the direction of the Airport and many clients sit out there in the shade during the day and in the evening watching the planes land and take off in the distance ( the Planes are very rarely heard as the flight path is from the sea or from the mountains). There is lots of outdoor space for sunbathing and outdoor dining. The villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

There is a large roof top solarium which has stunning views.

The beach is about 30 minutes walk. Bars, shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets are 10-15 minutes walk. Alicante Airport is 10 minutes drive. This villa is in a perfect location for families or couples.

There are two wind-out awnings at the poolside over the stone-cast table and benches to give shade from the midday sun. A stone barbeque is situated in the pool area for those who like to cook outdoors.

There is a shower provided at the poolside (guests please note that it is strongly advised to shower before going into pool because the sun cream/lotion will react with the chemicals in the water and can turn it murky).

Location :- Gran Alacant is situated 10 minutes from Alicante Airport. It is a great location for families and couples alike. The beach is a 30 minute walk. A car is not an absolute necessity as bars, shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets are all in walking distance. However, for those who wish to explore the coast and travel inland to explore a little more of Spain then a car is recommended.

For the children :- This is a great location for children. If they wish to leave the large private swimming pool then there is plenty to keep them entertained. The Rio Safari Park between Elche and Santa Pola is about a 10 minute drive. There are lots of water parks in the area, the 2 biggest being Aqualandia at Benidorm and Aquapolis at Torrevieja. There are smaller water parks also in the area. There are lots of go-karting tracks within 10 to 15 minutes drive. For the smaller children Pola Park (10 minutes drive) is a must, it is a funfair. You buy a wrist band for approximately 10 Euros and they can have fun all night and for the adults there are lots of bars and restaurants. This is a must for those with children, really good value for money. Terra Mitica and Mundomar at Benidorm are less than an hour away.

Recently a childrens' playground has been constructed just a few minutes walk away along with 2 Petanque courts ( Boulles ) which is floodlit at night.

Golf :- For golf lovers there are lots of golf courses in Alicante, Quesada, La Finca, Las Ramblas, Villa Martin and Campomoar to name but a few.

N.B.- THE MINIMUM PERIOD OF RENTAL FOR THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IS 7 NIGHTS

More Details

Owner
Brian Dowling
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Brian Dowling

My wife, Marilyn, and myself live in South Wales.

We consider the the well being and comfort of our customers as paramount.

We are always willing to help our customers on any out of the ordinary requests (if possible).

We always check with customers just before they fly to find out if everything is going to plan and there are no last minute hitches that we need to resolve and also when they have arrived home to find out if everything was to their satisfaction.

Brian Dowling purchased this villa in 2003

What makes this villa unique

This villa is ideal for those who want to 'chill out' and get away from it all, but if you want some nightlife on occasions, there is always Alicante or Elche both just 20 minutes away.

Everyone tells us that the private swimming pool is a huge bonus and cannot get the children out of it.

We saw many properties along the Costa Blanca when we came on a trip to look for a property to buy, we were not unduly impressed by them (too small and out of the way) until we saw inside the show home of this villa (we bought off plan) and we knew instantly that this was what we wanted.

To keep up with technology and modern demand, WIFI has been installed in October 2013.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gran Alacant in Baix Vinalopó

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , W/hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , W/hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , W/hand basin
  • Baths in the en-suites have been removed to give better access to shower and to reduce the risk of accidents getting in and out of shower. They have been replaced with larger shower trays and sliding glass doors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bed Linen and all towels are provided. Highchair provided. Bedrooms 1 & 3 have en-suite bathrooms, bedroom no. 2 has shower room adjacent. There is a travel cot available in the villa if needed. Safe provided in Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A SELF CATERING VILLA BUT THERE IS A FACILITY OF HAVING A MID TERM CLEAN THE PRICE DEPENDING ON WHAT IS REQUIRED ALL TOWELS ARE PROVIDED. Hairdryers provided in each bedroom. There are overhead fans in lounge and bedrooms. All rooms have insect screens. Blinds at all windows. Hot/cold air conditioning in lounge and bedrooms. Safe supplied in Master Bedroom. WIFI has been installed in the lounge. IT WOULD SAVE TIME IF CLIENTS CHECKED AVAILABILITY OF DATES BEFORE ENQUIRING. LONG TERM RENTERS FOR 'OUT OF SEASON' ONLY (REDUCED RATES CONSIDERED) GENERALLY WE ARE FLEXIBLE ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES BUT IN THE EVENT OF PEOPLE LEAVING AND ARRIVING ON THE SAME DAY, WE APPLY A RULE THAT THE DEPARTING GUESTS LEAVE AT 10 A.M. AND ARRIVING GUESTS HAVE ACCESS FROM 3 P.M. DEPARTING AND ARRIVING GUESTS CAN LEAVE THEIR CASES WHILE THE VILLA IS BEING CLEANED

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa with large private swimming pool in Gran Alacant
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

excellent villa free wifi air con large pool

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 adults and 3 children and this was our first time at the villa and we all loved it we stayed for 2 weeks and didn't want to leave,, Brian was extremely friendly and attentive and helped out with any queries we had before our holiday and contacted us afterwards to see how our stay was. Martin met us at the villa and was also very friendly and made our stay run smoothly.

The villa isn't far from the shops and bars etc but is set in a quiet area. It is only about 10/15 from Alicante airport and costs approx 20 euros each way for taxi fares.

The villa is very spacious and has a large pool with 6 sunbeds and gets the sun all day. The washing machine and dishwasher was a welcomed bonus and washed all our clothes before we came home so had none to do when unpacking at home. Air con in all bedrooms and ceiling fans made our nights sleep comfortable as the temp was in the late 20s at night and 30s through the day. Free Wifi too and a safe for valuables. We would recommend this villa to all ages, families or adults only and guarantee a fantastic holiday. Will defo return and look forward to it.

We recommend a visit to the beach and Rio Safari Park and a ride on the land train.

Thanks again to Brian and Martin for making our stay a fantastic one.

Christine x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa and location would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone, villa as everything you could possibly need inc a dishwasher and a very large swimming pool .theres lots to do and see and all in walking distance,as as usual Brian was most helpful as this was our 3rd time back at this villa and will be back again in August 2016 just Carnt wait get back.

Graham and Michelle shuck

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for us, 6 adults on a 10 day stay, looking to relax in the day but have fun at night. The pool is an excellent size and a saviour in the heat! The homely interior is perfect for nights in with a takeaway watching TV (British TV, yay!). The roof terrace is excellent, kitchen is fully equipped, bathrooms very nice and the surrounding residential area lovely and peaceful.

It’s just 10 minute walk to the local supermarket and Times Square which is great at night. Big Al's bar is fantastic, incredibly friendly staff, always up for a laugh, especially if you get up and sing on karaoke! The Saffron Indian restaurant offers a 7.50 euro all you can eat buffet on a Sunday which we were more than impressed with and the Patagonia Steakhouse does fantastic chicken. The Gran Alacant Commercial Centre, just a 10 minute walk further on is also great at night, especially in Barloko, where they also have free darts and x-box inside if you're looking to get out the sun for a few hours in the day. The 'King Pizza' restaurant opposite was our favourite place to eat throughout our entire stay. Best rack of ribs we've ever eaten!

The Life Beach is lovely and offers four poster beds, mattresses and comfy loungers on the sand but our favourite thing to do was visit Tabarca Island and we highly recommend this. Take the bus from Gran Alacant to Santa Pola for 1.50 euro and then there is a short walk through the town to the port where tourist boats run to the island for 10 euros return - well worth it! The boats are glass bottom and the journey takes around 30 minutes. The island is quite rocky and is great to explore because you can walk around the whole perimeter in just over an hour. It is perfect for people like us who love the sea but don't like the sand.

This is my third time visiting this villa but would gladly return. Big thanks to Brian for being so helpful yet again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a great week in Brian's lovely villa in Gran Alacant! Great location; only 10 min drive from the airport, but no noise from the planes, only 30 min walk to a outstanding beach, only 15 min walk to good restaurants and bars. The house itself is perfect with 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Good size pool, plenty with sunbeds. WiFi worked perfectly and even english channels on the TV!

Thank you Brian, Mark and Martin for making our holiday so smooth and problemfree!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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5

Stunning Villa - 5 Star - Brilliant Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week in this amazing villa, definitely a home from home with the added bonus of your own pool, The description is exactly what you get but I must say that the pictures do not do this villa justice, this is a lovely home, very clean and well maintained. The pool is amazing and bigger than it looks on the pictures with a shallow and deep end, the patio and BBQ area have lighting as well for the evening and the pool does have underwater lighting as well our son loved it and we struggled to get him out of the water. Brian the owner has been amazing with all communications and making sure everything goes well and he has contacts in Spain close to the villa who are Mark and Martin and they are on hand once you are out there for any needs you have, everything is catered for if you want it. The location is ideal for the main GA Centre where there are an array of shops and restaurants and also a small games arcade for the younger travellers, it is also ideal for a short walk to the Thursday market up the hill and also the Beach, the land train does run as well from the bus stops over the road we found this a little expensive at 3 Euros each, if you have a family this does quickly start to add up although you can get the bus for 1 Euro each to take around to the beach in Arenales de Sol where there is a lovely promenade as well and you can also get the bus to Santa Pola and Alicante from here as well. The villa is set in a quiet location and although from the front you can see the airport and Alicante harbour (Binoculars required) you are not on the flight path so very little noise can be heard from aircraft and you are also set back from the road as well so no traffic noise can be heard either, it is a lovely sanctuary. The roof terrace is ideal for the sun worshippers as well as not overlooked. All in all we have had an amazing week and have booked to go back, we were so impressed. I would like to thank Brian for his communication and help in setting our holiday up you have been extremely helpful in ensuring everything went to plan. A 5 Star holiday Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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5

Stunning villa, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at Brian's wonderful villa. Four adults, my 16 year old grandson and 10 year old twin granddaughters.

Great communication with Brian from start to finish, he was most helpful.

We were greeted at the villa by Martin who gave us the keys and showed us around.

The villa was spotlessly clean and inviting, it really was home from home with sunshine!

We used the barbecue a couple of times and had lovely meals on the front terrace, drinking and enjoying the views. Very relaxing. We visited local restaurants and had some lovely meals out and about in the area. Supermarkets were well stocked and reasonably priced.

The swimming pool was a bonus it is bigger than it looks in the pictures and is well maintained.

Everything you could need is at the villa and I would certainly recommend it to friends.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Carabasi
Car: not necessary

In many surveys the Costa Blanca and especially Alicante has come out as some of the cleanest atmospheres in the world, this is due to the lack of industrialisation in the area.

The villa is 10 minutes drive from Alicante Airport, Murcia Airport is approximately 1 hours drive. Alicante City Centre is 15 minutes drive. The villa itself is a 30 minute walk from the beach (depending on how fast you walk). There are lots of bars, shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets within a 10 - 15 minute walk. The Spanish town of Santa Pola is 10 minutes drive away. Elche is 20 minutes drive. The villa is in a great location for those who wish to chill out or those who want to hit the city life of Alicante, Elche or even Torrevieja which are great for shopping and late nights / early mornings!! For children there is the Rio Safari Park, go-karts, Pola Park (funfair), Water Parks. Benidorm and Terra Mitica are a little less than an hour's drive away. And there is also a new children's play area only 100 yards away plus 2 Petanque courts (Boules) which are lit at night.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gran Alacant, Alicante Province and Costa Blanca

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
 
Autumn1
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
£700
 
 
Autumn2
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
Winter1
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Xmas/New year
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Winter2
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
Spring1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
Spring 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Electricity charged at 25 cents per unit, payable to key holders

Normally, we are flexible on times of arrival and departure from the villa, but on same day changeovers, the guests departing must leave the villa by 10.00 A.M. and those arriving occupy at 3.00 P.M. in order that the cleaners have time to do their work.
Cases may be left at the villa in both circumstances and collected later.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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