Luxury villa in private extensive grounds, with swimming pool and superb mountain views. Very peaceful and beautifully furnished. Electric gate, drive, and car port for 2 vehicles. Security includes alarm on key fob linked to private security firm and window/door grills and metal pull down shutters for added security. Air-con throughout villa plus ceiling fans in most rooms. Facilities inc Internet/WiFi, TV, Sky Freeview box. 10x5m pool. BBQ area near pool. Help yourself to oranges from the 20+orange trees (if in season) in the grounds.
Villa in Rafal, near Almoradi, Costa Blanca - Very peaceful location and only 20 mins walk to nearest town
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
I am a business owner living in Nottingham, England with my wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs. We regularly commute backwards and forwards during UK holidays to our beautiful villa in the sun and have fallen in love with the surrounding area and many restaurants and bars. We have also made many friends there.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Owner chose Orihuela
We absolutely love the area and fantastic facilities that are available in the area. The place is peaceful, quiet and very scenic. The neraby cafes, bars and restaurants are superb, but most of all the people are friendly and always recognise you when you come back. There are some beautiful nearby beaches and there is a fantastic scenic marina at La Marina and one at Torrevieja.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is just 15-20mins away from anything you can think of. Fabulous beaches, shops, supermarkets, bars/restaurants (Sunday lunches too!), pool/snooker clubs, golf courses. And there are many local nearby markets for the ladies on most days! It is also the perfect place to just sit down and relax and soak in the scenery and environment and enjoy a well earned drink. It is tranquil and peaceful. There are also plenty of golf courses for those wanting a more active holiday and I challenge anyone to take a walk up mount Callosa. The scenery from the top is fantastic!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Wonderful stay in this beautiful villa!
I’ve already written a review for this property but it hasn’t appeared....so just in case it suddenly does, both are genuine reviews!
We are a family of four with two grown up, working daughters so we all needed a really relaxing ‘get away from it all’ holiday.....and we certainly got that! The villa has everything you could possibly need. It’s clean, spacious, tastefully furnished and well equipped. It has good air conditioning for night time and a wonderful terrace to get out of the sun in the day time. The outside area is unbelievable. The pool is the nicest we’ve had in any villa we’ve stayed in, big enough to have a proper swim with lovely roman steps where me and my daughters spent many an hour sitting a chatting under a carefully positioned parasol. Heaven! There’s a lot of room around the pool and even more beyond the surrounding wall. There are two gazebo areas to eat in near the bbq. Just perfect.
You need a car to stay here as it is off the beaten track and about twenty minutes from the nearest beaches....which are well worth visiting. There’s a supermarket a few minutes down the road and we highly recommend trips out to Torrevieja and Alicante.
Paul, the owner, couldn’t have been more helpful before and during our stay. He must be very proud of his beautiful home.
At the risk of overselling the property and making it hard for us to rebook next year (!!) this villa really was the best we’ve stayed in, in many years of villa holidays as a family. We will definitely be going back....unless someone beats us to it next summer!
What a lovely review and thank you very much Sam for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you as guests! I very much look forward to having you as guests in the future. Thank you. Paul
Complete relaxation in this superb villa!
I’m tempted not to tell the whole truth about this villa for fear it may get snapped up and we wouldn’t be able to return next summer!
But....I can’t lie....it is SUPERB! The best pool we’ve ever had, and the villa was perfect! Beautiful! Laying by the pool, listening only to the cicadas....no road noise, no ‘other people’....& watching the sun set over the mountain followed by a sky full of stars (so different out there in the countryside!) ....topped off by a villa that really is a home from home. It couldn’t have been better!
We are definitely going back. After years of villa holidays, we finally agreed that we wouldn’t be able to find anything better than this....so why look?! We love the area and any other villa now would be a poor second.
But don’t book it for when we want it next year! ;-D
Sam, thank you once again for your lovely comments. It looks like the first review you wrote has just appeared (don't know what happened there), so thank you for taking the time to write this one and the second one. Thanks Paul.
amazing villa, perfect location, peaceful, clean
First of all I would like to say how easy Paul made it for us to book his and his wife's beautiful villa, from start to finish the owner was prompt at answering any questions we had and payment was a breeze.
Now on to the villa...
when we arrived at our holiday destination we were taken aback by the beautiful views of the mountain. The location was perfect for us, it was so peaceful and away from all the hustle and bustle (just a short drive to villages and towns for lovely meals or beach days out with the kids)
The villa itself was lovely, one of the cleanest villas we have ever stayed in. It had everything you could possibly need or want.. there were plenty of dvds to choose from for the children to watch before bed, there were so many kitchen utensils and cutlery to use, board games for us to play if we wanted to, plenty of towels and even shower gel and shampoo if you run out. The new washing machine that Paul had installed was brilliant for keeping on top of washing all of our clothes and towels on a daily basis.
The gas BBQ was top notch. it was so clean and easy to use, we had a few BBQ's and sat outside on the terrace to eat.
The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space in the bedrooms, living area and kitchen. The utility room was handy with a washing machine, tumble dryer and had all the little odds and ends you might need like light bulbs, batteries lighters, matches and so on.
The pool was so beautifully clear and clean. We spent most days lazing around on the loungers and dipping in the pool to cool off. By the 2nd week our 6year old daughter had learnt how to swim with no armbands, she loved the pool just as much as we all did.
The evenings/nights that we spent at the villa we sat on the terrace and watched the sun set behind the mountains with nibbles and snacks. The terrace was perfect it was like an outdoor room there are plug sockets to charge your phone or plug in a music player and lamps that come on in the evening. There are lovely twinkling lights around the gazebo areas which are also on a timer and they are so pretty to look at.
As a family of 5 this villa was big enough to accommodate all of our needs there was no arguing over showers or toilets as there were 2 of each plus a bath.
We had the most amazing holiday and cannot recommend this villa enough.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and I have to agree that the location and views are superb!
Thank you for noticing that the villa is so clean. We have received many excellent remarks about the cleanliness of the villa with one holidaymaker describing it as "spotless". My thanks go to Daniela who lives locally, who took over this task in 2017.
Once again, many thanks for your comments and I would love to welcome you back again in the future!
Paul and Alison
Lovely Villa in a Beautiful Location
The villa is set in a beautiful location and had all the facilities you could ever wish for, including a large well maintained pool with large patio areas.Shutters on all windows mean`t we could go out for the day and come back to a cool house, although the air conditioning was a god send at times as the weather was very hot during our stay. Plenty of shaded areas around the villa including a well furnished veranda to get relief from the sun but still enjoy the views and outside space. We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely highly recommended villa and hope to go back in the not to distant future.Thanks to Paul for letting us use his lovely villa.
fantastic place to stay
We loved this place and would like to go again.
Fantastic pool and outside space. Very quiet location and lovely oranges!
Paul, thank you for your lovely comments and we are highly delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thanks Paul
Fantastic and Peaceful
This villa is lovely. It was very clean and spacious and had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. The outside space in particular was amazing. The pool was very big and relaxing, there are numerous seating areas to use which all gave fantastic views of the nearby mountains. The nearest shops are a 10 minute drive away but if peace and tranquility is what you want then look no further.
We would have no hesitation in booking again.
Thank you for sharing your second home.
Hayley, thank you for your lovely comments and I am really glad you enjoyed the views and the tranquil peacefulness. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you. Paul
Approx 20 mins and 15km to Guardamar beach. Guardamar dunes are beautiful, peaceful and quite private. The walk from the car park through the dunes to the beach is fantastic and the beach there never seems to be packed, even in summer.
Alicante - about 30mins drive and 40km distance.
Murcia - about 30-35mins drive and 40km distance.
About 1km walk to Rafal (20mins walk). Callosa mountain and national park (max 15mins drive). Benijofar (20mins) has an English centre with lots of English shops and bars/restaurant. Quesada (very much an English-like town- about 15mins), Almoradi (10mins). Dolores (10mins). Algorfa Finca golf course (20mins)
Banks, bars, restaurants within 15-20 mins walk into Rafal Town. There is a huge and very popular Saturday morning market in Almoradi town (10 mins drive). Other nearby towns include Dolores, Catral all having an abundance of entertainment, bars and restaurants. Food/drink welcome packs can be provided at extra cost for late arrival times. In the house there are plenty of board games available including cards, dominos, bingo, jenga, monopoly, cluedo, etc. There is also a desktop computer which has internet/WiFi access (£45 extra cost per stay) - bring your laptop!
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Sundays - Shops closed! If arriving on a Sunday, please note that local shops are all closed. Changeover Day: Saturday is changeover day. Villa must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure (or later by arrangement with the owner). Cleaners require access to bedrooms etc from 10am to enable change of linen/cleaning for new arrivals. The villa is normally available by 4pm. This is also the time that is required for any essential maintenance work to be carried out. Notes on prices: Supplemental cost of £5 per person per day if over 4 people staying at the villa. No Additional charges for Air-conditioning, TV and WiFi access (unlimited download). A damage/security deposit of £200 per booking is required and is normally refunded within 2 weeks of return (subject to no damage).