'Los Sauces' ('The Willows') is situated only a few minutes walk from the unspoiled blue flag beaches of Oliva, which enjoy many highly recommended restaurants, bars and local shops. Los Sauces is a pretty, detached, Casita (small house) in a beautiful, private, fully fenced and gated plot with mature trees, grass, a private pool and even a set of football goalposts (for kids or others with too much energy). It is located in a quiet residential area, only a short walk from the natural sand dune beaches that stretch for miles along one of Spain's few remaining unspoiled coastlines. It has a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for holiday or long term accommodation. Satellite TV, DVD and video, FREE WiFi, dish washer, music centre, air conditioning, hairdryer and all modern conveniences are provided; even a free telephone for incoming and outgoing calls.
Villa in Oliva Beach, Costa del Azahar / Valencia, Spain - Perfect For Families, Couples or Individuals, Private, Fenced and Grassed Plot In a Tranquil Setting
Janice and Carl
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Nov 2018
About Janice and Carl
I moved to Spain with my family (husband and 2 boys) in January 2000 and we bought Los Sauces in 2001 as an overgrown plot with a cute house in need of some tlc. After a couple of years of preparation we were able to move in and loved living there for nearly 4 yrs. One of our boys was a goalie for a local club, hence the goalposts and the other played basketball for Gandia (they're now grown up and living away from home); Spain is fabulous for the outdoor life. We have now moved a little further inland; only around 20 minutes away, but still love our beach casita. One day, I'm sure we'll move back as the location is perfect.
Janice and Carl purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Janice and Carl chose Oliva
We'd always wanted a home by the sea and where better than where there are over 300 days of sun per year and stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles. Oliva is a traditional Spanish working town full of life and character, easy to live in for the locals and visitors alike. My husband runs a successful business there. 'Los Sauces' is located in a quiet residential area with all amenities close to hand and is great for popping down to the beach or shopping in town. Oliva has the best market (Friday mornings) in the whole of La Safor (the name of the local region). The town of Oliva remains very Spanish although it has a mix of English bars, restaurants and pubs so you can get a cup of tea if desperate or simply enjoy the wealth of local Spanish bars and restaurants where a typical 'menu del día' (lunchtime 3 course meal with wine) is still well under 10€. Mountains, beaches, culture and good food; what more can you ask for?
What makes this Villa unique
Our lovely casita, Los Sauces (The Willows), was built by a local builder and used by him and his family for many years. Traditionally ‘casitas’ were used by Spanish families for weekends, fiestas and summer breaks and are often found in the country or along the coast. They provided fresh air and outdoor space for those who normally lived in town houses or flats in the village where they worked. Unfortunately not many survive today as developers are keen to utilise their land and extend or demolish them making way for new buildings and urbanisations. Our casita is small (as to be expected) but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and location. Privacy has always been of primary importance to us and we have loved the outdoor life there away from prying eyes.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Absolutely loved staying at this property.
Large private garden with a pool, outside shower,Bbq,sun beds and great patio with table and chairs.
Too hot and you can wind out the awnings.
Great off road , secure parking which I required because I am fussy when it comes to parking my car on the street.
Having said that the area is very quiet and there is no through traffic at all because the propery is at the end of a cul de sac.
Our time spent here went so fast that when we return it will be for 2 weeks .
Easy walk to the beautiful beaches and the restaurants and cafe/ bars.
Well stocked convinience store about 5 minute walk from property.
Tv with plenty of Uk channels and Netflix was a nice evening treat.
Would highly recommend this lovely home.
It's rare that I'm lost for words, but today will just say Thank You; we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Next time you have to take us out in your car though!
Kind regards, C&J
Beautiful garden and location
Lovely little property only criticism was the size of the main bedroom, but you can’t have everything, took 3 dogs with us it was superb for them well fenced garden and lots of space to chase around. Beach walking distance. We live in spain in quite an anglicised area so it was nice to go to a very Spanish town my daughter and a friend came over from the UK to join us and throughly enjoyed. Highly recommended especially if you have dogs. The owners Janice and Carl were most helpful
We had a great time, we know the area well so great to find such a lovely place to stay. Will definitely return.
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, we look forward to seeing you next year.
One of the nicest villas we have stayed in.
Lovely quiet location near to beach.Very comfortable,especially the beds.
Beautiful private garden
Loved the outdoor shower so much we did not use the indoor one.
Carl very attentive and helpful.We felt very welcome.
We will definitely be coming back.
We have just returned from a 2 week family holiday at Los Sauces. We had a fantastic time there with our 4 and nearly 2 year old. We spent a huge amount of time in the very private and beautiful gardens and in and out of the swimming pool. Very easy walk to the beach, which is sandy and ideal for young (and old) children. There is a shop and a number of restaurants within walking distance. Would highly recommend and we would go back. Thank you to Janice and Carl for their hospitality.
We both felt the villa was perfect for our holiday in Olivia the pool was great had fun
Some visitors Were complaining about the pool being cold I thought it was great and so did my missus I think you would have to be a wuss not to enjoy.we intend to go back. It's great if you like privacy. It's also a 10 minute walk to the beach.all said and done Olivia is a great place you haven't got the crowds just plenty of space and on the beach to.
Thank youJan & Carl
All the best.
Jim & Silke
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated by us and future guests. We very much look forward to welcoming you again. Our advice to all guests is to book early as our lovely casita gets reserved very quickly and many of our guests return time and time again.
600 metres to Oliva's primary beach, one of 6 recognised beaches most of which have won the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ European standard denoting cleanliness, quality and services provided. In the summer months, beach bars or 'chiringuitos' open up on the sand and are a fun and relaxing way to spend time, day and night. Pedaloes, windsurfing, kite surfing, beach volleyball and football, kids play area, Red Cross services, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, chemists, doctors are all available.
Oliva is easily accessed from both Valencia (50 minute drive) and Alicante (just over an hour) airports. Murcia airport is a 2 hour drive and Barcelona or Madrid are just under 4 hours. We recommend you have use of a car to fully exploit the area, but it is quite practical to get to and from Alicante and Valencia airports to Oliva by public transport or taxi/private hire.
At Los Sauces you will find lots of information regarding local activities, places to go, restaurants, theme parks, bus and taxi services etc. By car: Oliva town, 3 minutes, Gandia, 15 minutes, Valencia, 50 minutes, Denia, 20 minutes, Benidorm 40 minutes.
The historic town of Oliva can be found on the southern tip of the Costa Azahar (the Orange Blossom Coast) at the top of the Costa Blanca and has over 10 km of golden sands to offer residents and visitors alike. The area has traditionally been famous for its oranges and other citrus fruits, as well as olives, cherries and almonds. This area of Spain enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, mild winters and pleasantly warm summers which means that the outdoor life can be enjoyed for most of the year. The town of Oliva offers everything you could want. The old town is steeped in history with its cobbled streets, traditional town houses and shops, two landmark churches and three museums all overlooked by the remains of a Moorish castle, El Castillo de Santa Ana, (fantastic views over the whole of Oliva to the coast and beyond) The town hosts local fiestas and fairs and has a fantastic 'paseo' (walkway), which is used during the day by busy shoppers and people going about their normal daily business and every evening and weekend by the townsfolk to 'pasear' (stroll) along the tree lined route and stop at the many bars, cafes and restaurants along the way. The weekly market, (which is probably the best in the whole region, the area is known as La Safor) is held here every Friday morning. Sports and leisure facilities to be enjoyed in and around Oliva include -golf, fishing, sailing, canoeing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, tennis, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, go-karting, health spa etc. Oliva's sports centre has both indoor and outdoor pools, all-weather football pitches, basketball courts, gymnasium, athletics track etc. crazy golf and trampolines. Within an easy drive are two water parks, one in Cullera and the other in Benidorm each around 35 minutes away. Also in Benidorm you will find the Terra Mitica theme park and Terra Natura nature reserve plus Mundo Mar "sea world". All of which provide a great day out! You can also visit Benidorm Palace as 'shown on TV!' The area is fabulous for walkers and hikers too; you can just wander in the orange groves or along the beach or if you have too much energy there are many mountain walks to explore.
Special interest holidays:
We offer all types of English courses for our guests. I am a TESOL qualified English teacher and native speaker with many years experience as a trainer in business and as a teacher. I currently work in 2 Language Schools in Gandia and with the Town Hall in Bellreguard (a town near to the casita). I teach all levels and ages, including conversational and business English and official Government run courses. If you wish to arrange English classes during your stay I would be happy to send you more information.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: When you book, we will send you a rental agreement which we ask that you sign and return to us. We ask that you pay a deposit of £250 (non-returnable if you cancel your stay). This becomes a returnable security deposit for the duration of your holiday and will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure less any deductions for damages or costs for excessive cleaning etc. Final payment should be made 8 weeks prior to departure. For longer term lets other conditions may apply. Changeover Day: Change over can be arranged for any day; we ask you to vacate the property by 11:00 and check-in for new guests is after 3pm. Please ask if you require alternative arrangements and we shall do our best to accommodate them. Notes on prices: Discounts are available for lets of 4 weeks or longer duration, except during the months of June, July and August. If you like the idea of spending a warm sunny winter in Spain please contact us and we would be happy to provide you with details of the savings you could make. The casita is also available for short stays and weekend breaks except in June, July and August. The minimum stay is two nights.