Traditional 2 bedroom village house gives authentic Spanish feel
Dave and Pam McKee
- English, Spanish
About Dave and Pam McKee
We fell in love with Spain many years ago via package holidays on the Costas and then further exploration inland. It was always a dream to have our own place and we managed this in 2002 opting for the old area of the town rather than the beach but this suits us fine! We are both from careers in Human Resources and the Courts Service and are now able to spend more time at the house relaxing, exploring and cooking with the great selection of fresh ingredients available. Do ring us if you would like more information we are happy to make recommendations to help you get the best out of your stay.
Dave and Pam McKee purchased this House in 2002
Why Dave and Pam McKee chose Oliva
We love the town as tourism is not its prime industry so you feel a part of the real Spain. This said, the beach is lovely and never really overcrowded, a bit busier on weekends when local families use the beach but there's plenty of room for everyone! It's about 8 mins drive from the house and is great for winter walks as well as summer swimming and sunbathing. The town has a great selection of bars and restaurants and is well placed if you want to travel further afield to Valencia, Alicante or live it up in Benidorm! The winter sun and the oranges growing in the groves in January just lifts the spirits. The drive from the airports at Valencia or Alicante are just about an hour making even a long weekend worthwhile. The town has various fiestas during the year notably Easter Weekend, San Jose Fallas in March and the Moors and Christians parades in July .Winter sunshine abounds and the house can be made cosy with a log fire .
What makes this House unique
The size of the house is just fine for 4 - and not too much work for the 2 of us when we visit! By equipping the house to a good standard, we have tried to make it a home from home for ourselves and for our family and guests to enjoy as well. The roof terrace gives views over the town whilst the courtyard with its BBQ area gives privacy for outdoor dining. We are happy to consider pets with their considerate owners for a small extra charge. The local bar restaurant is excellent value for money and only round the corner - used by Spanish and Brits alike!.(Sometimes it's too handy !!) We have Spanish and British neighbours which gives a nice feel to the street.
smoking allowed outside
House is no smoking. We can arrange early access or later departure subject to prior agreement. We will accomodate small pets by prior agreement provided that they remain out of bedrooms and off furntiture.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely Spanish style house. Extremely well equipped. Enjoyed the outside terraces
Thank you for visiting. Do come back!
Nice place to stay
Lovely house with great outdoor space and convenient for shops, bars and restaurants. Outdoor bbq area is great and house has all you need. Dave and Pam really helpful and quick to reply to any queries.
Thanks for your kind comments. Best wishes for your new home too!
Peaceful house in Oliva old town
A lovely Spanish house with courtyard, 1st floor terrace and roof terrace. Everything one could want in the kitchen and house for a comfortable stay, including beach umbrella and beach chairs. Good restaurant and bar just around the corner. Highly recommend.
So glad you enjoyed it. Do come again!
Interesting non-touristy spot, cats a plenty
Interesting different place to stay, found the evidence of cats on terraces affected use of outdoor space. Generous hosts and homely atmosphere.
Great townhouse for a truly traditional Spanish town holiday, loved its private terraces.
Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back.
Lovely home well stocked in walking distance to town.
Be sure to see the sunrise, from the rooftop..
Thank you for staying with us. We'd love to welcome you again!
Special interest holidays:
Coming for a long stay ? We recommend that you join the Oliva U3A - low cost membership for access to a multitude of activities in English.
Less than 10 minutes drive to sandy, gently sloping, Blue Flag beach. Beach bars operate in high season. Choice of bars and restaurants just off beach operate all year. Outdoor pool (high season) and large indoor pool (all year) in town centre. Childrens activities; beach, water parks, safari park and caves, theme parks in Benidorm.
There is easy access to the countryside for walking lovers
70 minutes drive from Alicante or Valencia airports - house is 5 minutes from motorway exit.
Car hire is recommended for making the most of your holiday.
The lovely city of Valencia accessible by car (70 mins) or train (45mins)
Coastal towns of Denia (20 mins), Altea and Benidorm 45 mins drive. In late February the almond blossom in the Jalon Valley is a beautiful sight - just half an hour away.
A great base for relaxing or exploring the "real" Spain coastal or mountain scenery. Route books/ideas available for walkers. Modern town centre has choice of supermarkets and local shops and good choice of bars and restaurants. Weekly outdoor market selling fresh local produce, hardware and textiles. Various fiestas during the year !