Fabulous property with Large communal pool
- English, Spanish, Any languages via google
About martene taylor
We have owned the house from new and have spent money every year upgrading the property. This year we have had the patio completely re-tiled.
martene taylor purchased this Bungalow in 1990
Why martene taylor chose El Campello
We feel that we offer a very competetive price and that everything you need is here. the tram link and the sea and close by, there is a wonderful swimming pool area and ample bars and restaurants on site.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Air conditioning, family house and urbanisation. Only 25 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from Alicante city, Local tram link close by. Airport transfer service can be arranged. Property manager in place all year round.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Please ensure all rubbish and bottles are removed from the property before you leave,the bins are located within the urbanisation.
Please note there is an additional charge of 30 Euros for arrivals after 20.00
Please respect your neighbours regarding noise and cleanliness. PLEASE NOTE..We require the lead persons passport or ID details on arrival.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A month away
Firstly we must say that we stayed at the property for just over a month and therefore our opinion may differ from people that only stay a short period. We were at the house for most of October and the first week of November. We were lucky with the weather which helps make a stay more pleasent.
We recieved a warm welcome when we were met at the property by Martene and were allowed to check in early. She showed us around and explained how the appliances, TV, internet and Air Con worked. The owners had also provided detailed instructions (including labling the light switches) and information about the local area which was very useful.
Having re-read the reviews we concur with other reviewers that the house is fully equiped with everything (and more) that you need for self catering. We would also agree with one review that the house is quite small and therefore it might feel a little cramped for 4 adults.
The urbanistation is an interesting maze of closely built houses and whilst one can get by without a car, as there was not a shop of any discription on the urbanisation it is beneficial to hire one, as we did in the first and final weeks of our stay. This made it much easier to do a substantial shop in El Campello. That said the tram is nearby and both a canvas shopping trolly and rusksack are provided for use. In October only two of the bars on the site were open. One English and another Spanish (which happened to be up for sale), a futher Spanish bar and restaurant was just outside the urbanisation and we were inclined to use this.
The hot water is provided via portable gas. Which inturn provides copious amounts of hot water through the very efficient and powerful shower. Unfortunetly the gas ran out on us but the instuctions provided ensured that we could make contact with the local british people (that also happen to do the cleaning) to arrange for it to be changed. Even though this meant travelling to a garage with them to exchange the canister.
One thing we were surprised about is that no previous review mentioned the stairs. To the first floor there are 15 steps which are quite steep, reletively narrow and go though 180 degrees. From the first floor to the roof terrace the same. We are in our sixties and fairly fit and therfore it was not really an issue but you do need to be careful going up or down and the less agile may have a problem.
As we said we were there for just over a month and all in all we had a good stay.
Nice very clean and complete
The house is very nice, clean en fully equipt to have a nice hollyday with 4 persons. A bit small but how much inside space do you need to have a good time in a warm country like spain. We had a great time and communication with the property caretaker was very kind, clear and pleasant. Very nice and clean swimmingpool with nice and not expensive bar/petit restaurant with friendly service. TOP !!!!
We are a family of four, 2 adults and two 8yo girls who looked forward to our holiday in the sun.
We arrived at alicante airport rather than get a transfer, tried public transport. This turned out to be perfect as the bus was there when we arrived and got off at train station and had 10mins wait for tram. Very simple system and much cheaper than a transfer. I was advised by lee to phone once on the tram and when we got off Martene and lee where there to greet us. Everything was explained about the house and complex along with local shops and resturants. They were great to meet and really thank them.
The villa itself was much better than the photographs and had everything needed for the holiday. Very clean and comfortable with ac and wifi a bonus! The communal pool is excellent with very alert lifeguards and a great snack bar with pleasant staff and not very busy. There is a small 1 euro charge to use it but if the kids are under 8 yo they seem to get in free. Bars and resturant are a bit limited in the urbanisation but lots of venues in campello, 2 tram stops away. The beach there is also excellent.
All in all a fab holiday venue if you don't want it too busy and has a very local feel to it.
A little jewel of a place!
We come to the El Campello region every year as I have family in the area and this is the best place we have stayed in. The house is gorgeous, photos don't do it justice. It was very clean with everything you could possibly need, including a few things you might not think of.
The urbanisation is very picturesque and despite the houses being in very close proximity, is very quiet and peaceful. My children loved the maze-like layout and the little courtyards added lots of character. There was lots of trees and flowering bushes creating shade and delightful scents as well. There is also a children's playground on the complex and a small rocky beach.
Parking can be tricky but generally we were able to park at the most 5 minutes walk away and you can set down for loading/unloading only a few yards from the house without any trouble. You could do without a car, though, as there is a tram stop less than 10 minutes walk away, with connections to Alicante, Benidorm and Denia. El Campello itself is also in walking distance and there are a few good bars and restaurants on the urbanisation. There is also an Aldi out on the N332 (the main road), not too far away.
The front garden offered a pleasant place to have breakfast and the roof terrace was also lovely and quite shady in the evenings.
As for the swimming pool it is fab. Really, really great - due to a resident's card system, it doesn't get too busy as it is kept strictly for denizens of Alkabir. There are various depths; from a shallow baby pool to a 2.5m deep part, so something for everyone and there is a bar as well!
My husband and I decided before we even got back home to book it again. Only one thing that could make it more perfect is the addition of wifi. Though some would disagree :)
Many thanks for your kind comments about our house. We do carry out a continual improvement programme. We have had broadband installed, so we now have free Wi Fi in the house.
fantastic property, definately first class
this property has everything you could possibly want or need. it is situated in a very nice area of el campello, everyone is friendly and happy to help. the house has absolutely everything you would need. i have already looked into booking the house again after only being home for 3 days. look no further this house is 1st class.
Writing having booked for in laws. Lee was kind enough to collect and return them to airport. All reports I got were the apartment was clean, tidy and had everything as advertised. Highly recommended.
Alkabir is an area located 3 kilometres north of the popular town of El Campello and 13 kms from the City of Alicante. There are many local activities within the area such as Scuba Diving, Golfing, Fishing, Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Golf etc. There are also plenty places of interest to visit such as the Busot caves, Alicante castle, Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Aqualandia, Mundamar, Benidorm Palace which are all within 40 minutes of the property. There are 5 local golf courses within easy access of the complex with the nearest (Bonalba) just 3 kms away.
Alternatively you can relax around the large communal swimming pool or take the short journey to El Campello and sunbathe on a beautiful golden sandy blue flag beach. You can also take in the sites of the Marina and the beautiful promenade which offers you an array of cosmopolitan restaurants, bars, shops and cafes. For those of you who are less adventurous you can stay within the complex and relax at one of its bars or restaurants.
Other Activities: Football pitch, Bowls, park area.