Welcome to Villa Mariposa. Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish which for us represents flight, freedom and dreams.
As a family we love our holidays. I can’t think of anything better than sitting by the pool outside a villa somewhere hot enjoying the sun on my face with a good book beside me; the blissful feeling of complete relaxation. No work stress, no life stress; just you, the sun and that book you have been meaning to read for months.
Unfortunately, this usually lasts for all of two minutes before our Daughter interrupts to tell me the WiFi is down again, followed by my teenage Son complaining that he can’t find any English channels on the one TV which regrettably for everyone else is in the only communal area.
It was at that moment we realised things needed to change; during a Greek villa trip our Spanish adventure began...
Villa Mariposa is a new build property located in Ciudad Quesada which is around 30 minutes from Alicante & Murcia airports.
There are four colour themed bedrooms; two of which can be set up with either twin or a king size bed, one with a king size bed and one with a double bed. There are also three very large double Sofa beds available. The villa can comfortably sleep 11 with 3 on sofa beds or up to 14 if there are lots of kids in the group with 2 on each sofa bed; just imagine the fun of the biggest sleepover you have ever seen!
**SATURDAY TO SATURDAY BOOKINGS ONLY PLEASE - 7 OR 14 DAYS (LONGER STAYS ON REQUEST). If you do need to check out early then please arrange this in advance**
This is a 4 bed designer Villa with top of the range kit, exclusive designer furniture, fully loaded kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine, food blender, sandwich grill and fresh orange juicer. There is enough matching crockery, plates, platters, BBQ tools and cutlery for everyone. Each bathroom has its own 1800 watt hair dryer and contemporary light up mirror. Two bathrooms have walk in showers and one has a full size bath.
Outside you will find three terraces complete with contemporary outside designer furniture, a day bed on the solarium with removal sun shade, two fully loaded BBQs (one gas and one charcoal) and a utility area with washing machine & iron / ironing board. There is a huge outdoor table and chairs next to the sliding doors to the living room with overhead high power patio heater for alfresco dining even in the cooler months.
So Villa Mariposa really has it all; 6 Smart flat screen TVs (complete with full Netflix subscription), 2 hard drives with over 2000 movies, a separate cinema room with surround sound from a soundbar & subwoofer, Sky HD, Bose Bluetooth audio systems, outside bluetooth speakers on the solarium and patio terrace, WiFi on all four floors and a FULLY heated pool 365 day of the year.
You are less than 10 mins from 3 dozen restaurants, bars, cafes, less than 4 mins to the supermarkets, shops and post office, 7 mins to the beach (Voted the best beach in Spain with MEGA blue flags and very safe with lots of cafes, restaurants and a board walk).
The pool is lit up at night and is 6x4mtrs. It’s 1.8 mtr at the deep end with full width steps for access and the best bit is its FULLY HEATED every day of the year. The pool comes with a cover which drastically improves the pool temperature so please do use when not in use or the pool will lose so much heat you won’t even notice it’s heated. You will also find a range of toys for the pool & beach in the storage boxes in the garden.
The Villa also comes with a full alarm system with simple to use key fob and a safe for your valuables. There is a cocktail bar with LED mood lighting and loads of exclusive/limited edition designer artwork.
What more could you wish for? For enjoying those 325 days sunshine we have pergolas and cantilever sun parasols to all terraces and there is a local hire shops for cycles and other items you may require.
Children are very welcome at Villa Mariposa and you will find a high chair & two cots should they be needed. Not forgetting the fun box full of children’s toys!
Villa Mariposa really is the holiday dream. Kick off your work clothes, put on your SUN clothes, relax, enjoy and dream. For your total assurance we have a full Mariposa crew on the ground all within a short drive should you need support.
Our aim is to make your travel dreams come true ...
Lots of love from the Villa Mariposa crew x
PS Next Season there will be a Hot Tub on the Solarium
“Ciudad Quesada is located approximately 8 kilometres inland from the Costa Blanca at Guardamar de la Segura. Alicante airport is 39 kilometres away and the nearest beach is within 7 minutes drive. - Leisure and recreation The town centre of Ciudad Quesada is well provided with shops, bars, restaurants, a golf course and its own water park. - Golf There are many championship golf courses to choose from: Villamartin, Las ramblas and Campoamar There are many more within 30 mins drive. - Shopping Torrevieja town and other markets nearby are open every day during the summer months. - Nature There are an abundance of flamingos and other wildlife on the salt lakes. The area is considered to have a very healthy climate - Excursions For a day or evening out, Torrevieja is close by. One of the greatest tourist attractions of Torrevieja has always been its variety of entertainment for families and young people. There are more than a hundred night bars, the majority concentrated in the so-called El Baluarte area in the La Punta district, which have become a major attraction for thousands of people from all over the world. - Beaches The many Blue flag beaches of Torrevieja, Guadamar del Segura, and Santa Pola are all within a 10 gto 15 minutes drive. - Cuisine The local cuisine in Ciudad Quesada is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.
The diet in Ciudad Quesada is a typically, healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice). Aside from seafood, typical dishes include succulent lamb chops, rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary, and home made sausages and black puddings.
If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the whole region is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region.
While in Ciudad Quesada you can delight the palate with the ample wines an offer from the region giving Jalon wine a special mention due to its quality and bouquet. There are many international restaurants close by offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world. - Climate Castalla enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate; as is it is surrounded by mountain ranges, it can sometimes get very hot in summer, but it is protected against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the summer temperature easily exceeds 30 degrees.
In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination.”
As a guest at Villa Mariposa you can access discounted baby sitting services and massage services, all operated by a professional expat school teacher who is registered in Spain and cleared & checked in the UK with a full FHT certification from the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Why not have a full massage on professional table on the sun terrace early evening before you go out, what better to fully relax and then take a soak in the LED bath 😊
Contact details and tel/email can be found in the guest hospitality section in HomeAway once you have made a booking.
In Villa services are:
Indian Head Massage
Hopi or face massage
VTCT Qualified Beauty Therapist
You can also book welcome food/fridge/booze packs with us and pay on arrival. :) The welcome pack consists of: Milk, coffee, tea, orange juice, sugar, bread, butter/margarine, eggs, bacon, croissants, wine, beer, cereal, cheese, ham and water. The cost for this is 30€ and we require at least 48 hours notice before check in to order a welcome pack