Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath air conditioned house, overlooks pool, walk beach & shops
About Beverley Townsend
We live in the UK but have holidayed in Spain for the over 30 years, visiting family living there. We have 3 grown-up children and currently 4 grandchildren so our Spanish house is very much a family home when we are there.
Beverley Townsend purchased this House in 2006
Why Beverley Townsend chose Playa Flamenca
Our short-list for the property was decided as a family. It had to be walking distance of the beach, restaurants and bars, with a pool that could be seen from the house, but quiet enough to enjoy a relaxing break. The location needed to be less than an hour from the airport in an area with no high rise developments. And the house needed to be big enough for the family. This house fulfills all the criteria and more.
What makes this House unique
With all the necessary amenities and beach within walking distance a car is not essential. But just a short drive and you are in open countryside with orange groves and Spanish villages. The pool can been seen from all outside areas, from the terrace on two sides of the house, from the master bedroom balcony and from the large rooftop solarium, which also has sea views. And if you love shopping the La Zenia Boulevard complex, with around 150 shops, is under 15 minutes walk from the house. A fully legal , larger than average corner house, fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. We have guests who return for second, third or more stays.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect for big families.
We have had a wonderful stay. What made it for us was that we had good view to the pool and proximity to the beach, supermarket and Zenia Boulevard shopping center.
The house was not one of the newest ones on the market, but it did not matter us, quit the opposite it made our stay more comfortable with our big family and especially with our small children.
Hi Lena. Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to your visits next year. Dave and Bev
Truly a home from home.
We were greeted at the house on arrival by Jim who was so friendly and chatty even though it was the small hours of the morning. He ensured we were settled before leaving us to explore our surroundings. A welcome pack was left for us along with a host of breakfast goodies due to our late arrival and shops being closed. The house was more than we had hoped for, everything you might possibly need, tv, game console and games and books to keep the oldest and youngest amongst us entertained.....not that we needed any of that due to wonderful pool which we had solely to ourselves most of the time. The house was clean and the beds comfy, the location was blissful, so peaceful and restful. 10 minutes walk to the supermarket, 15 minutes to a lovely very un-commercialised beach, 3minutes to a lovely little bar. From start to finish the owners communicated any information we could possibly need to make our stay a pleasant one. We cannot recommend house by the pool enough to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, home from home retreat. I would return here in a heartbeat.
Thank you for your lovely comments Kerry. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back next year.
A well appointed house that’s a home from home.
This well appointed house, has everything to make your stay in Playa Flamenca an enjoyable experience. There are three comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living room with a fine kitchen, TV, WiFi, air conditioning and a washing machine are provided, outside on the terrace there is a barbecue, then when you go to the top of the house, and open the door to the solarium ( or roof ) you can just relax and unwind in the peaceful atmosphere up there. The house is in a very good location, about 15 mins walk to the beach, the same distance from La Zenia Boulevard where you can shop till you drop, and also dine in a variety of restaurants, if you love searching for a bargain in a street market your in luck, every Saturday morning there’s a large market literally at the end of the quiet cul de sac this house is on, check it out, and book it, I’ll definitely be back ! Peter Mulligan, Dublin, Ireland.
Thank you Peter for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back. Dave and Bev
A lovely property
This was our third visit to house by the pool and it won’t be our last. The house is spacious , clean and homely. There is plenty of outside space to choose from and the pool is right next to the house. When we have stayed in may and September we have had it to ourselves. It’s about a 15/20 minute walk to the beach, 10 mins to restaurants, we didn’t hire a car. Would recommend this property
Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mi casa es tu casa!
We have just returned from this house and found everything as described. Pool and surrounds are clean and perfect. The house is roomy and everything in its place there was nothing we found missing. Easy to walk to supermarkets bars and beach already booked for next year
So glad you and the family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Dave and Bev
Our stay at House-By-The-Pool,Playa Flamenca
Property was very nice and had everything we required during our stay, even down to a shopping trolley and large shopping bag for getting essentials from the supermarkets which were about 15-20 mins walk away. Only negative comment was that the pool had a lot of dead flies, hornets, moths floating on surface and only seemed to get cleaned once during our stay, although this may change during the high season (July to September) when I believe an attendant is on duty at the pool.
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will follow up on your comments about the pool - it should be cleaned daily under the contract. The largest supermarket in the area is around 15-20 minutes walk, however there is one under 10 minutes walk from the house. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back next year.
Up-date: Having spoken to the community vice-president about the pool issue I have been informed that on several consecutive days the filter became blocked by seed pods from nearby palm trees. It was cleared daily but re-blocked. Palm tree seed pods are small and black so may have appeared as flies. The palms have now shed all seeds and have been pruned so the issue will not reoccur.
The local Playa Flamenca beaches are less than a mile away and are awarded the European Blue Flag. The Orihuela Costa is 16km of coastline at the southern end of the Costa Blanca. The main beaches have services such as showers, toilets, ramps, life guard services in high season, first aid and small beach bars in summer. There are also several small natural coves backing onto the cliffs.
There are two sports marinas on the Costa for water sports.
The largest shopping centre on the Costa Blanca is under 15 minutes walk from the house, Zenia Boulevard, boasting 150 shops, bars, restaurants, children's soft play area, bowling, casino and free daily entertainment.
From Alicante Airport it takes around 40 minutes to drive to Playa Flamenca. Murcia (Corvera) Airport is a 45 minute drive.
Playa Flamenca is easily accessed from the N332 coast road or the AP7 motorway. A hire car is not essential as amenities are within walking distance and there are local buses. We can arrange airport transfers on request if you are not hiring a car.
The house is close to local shops, including a large supermarket and the huge Zenia Boulevard shopping mall complex. The local Saturday market takes place very nearby. There are tourist attractions to suit all tastes: go-karting, museums, horse riding, quad biking, water parks, zoo, water sports, walks, salt lakes, bowling and just down the road is the famous Mar Menor, known for its water sports and mud baths! There are details of attractions and activities at the house.
At the house you will find telephone numbers for local taxi's, medical centre and airports. There are business cards for various 'tried and tested' restaurants within the local area. The Flamenca Beach Commercial Centre, local Via Park centres and the huge Zenia Boulevard complex cater for all types of food lovers. There are also beachside cafes and restaurants open for breakfast right through to super time so you can look at the sea while enjoying your meal.
Local shops sell souvenirs and crafts and there are several supermarkets and banks. At Zenia Boulevard there is a bowling alley, trampoline park, children's play park, around 150 shops, bars, restaurants and daily free entertainment - less than 15 minutes walk from the house.
Locally there are markets, go-karts and a small fun fair in main season. There is a nearby water park from open from June to September. Within a short drive are riding facilities, off-road quad biking and water sports.