A beautiful villa with plenty of space for our party of 9 adults and 2 teenagers. The largest private pool in the area and the tennis court kept everyone busy, the veranda provides ample shade during the day and comfort in the evening to watch the geckos and bats. The kitchen well equipped and a big lounge and dining room.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, they gave us a substantial welcome hamper on our arrival and were immediately available if needed. Highly recommended.
We stayed in this villa for two weeks. We are two families of four with teenage children and could not have been happier with our choice of accommodation or location.
The villa is spacious, homely and easy to live in. The rooms are good sizes and the beds are comfortable. The pool is also a good size, long and deep enough to swim in with nice loungers around it. Wifi was good, so was English satellite TV (freesat), especially so whilst the Olympics were on! The tennis court is a great extra. In short the villa is just as good as described, but there are several additional touches that are worth a mention:
- Two large fridge freezers mean that all shopping, drinks, lollies etc can easily be stored.
- The large washing machine and outdoor drying area is very handy.
- The welcome pack of a few essentials (and some luxuries) as well as the medicine cabinet stocked with such as paracetamol showed a kindness and awareness of possible other needs.
- The shaded veranda that overlooks the pool is a lovely space, to chill, eat, play cards, watch the pool etc. It's worth a mention of its own.
- All cupboards (including the bookshelf) have the same sorts of things and range that you want/need at home. The abundance of beach towels demonstrates nicely how guests are well considered.
- Karen and Nic are nearby, friendly and available if necessary.
A bit about the area, because we have never been to this region before and booked the holiday around available flights to Alicante. The urbanisation (Hoya del los Patos) is in the foothills about 6 miles from the coast. A car is needed but the roads are good. There is one bar locally (good, friendly, cheap) but shops are a short drive. El Campello, 10 minutes away, is a very nice coastal resort with mostly Spanish tourists. It is quite understated with a lovely beach and very pleasant seafront strip with many bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours; many afternoons spent here. Another lovely beach is Muchavista, a little closer to Alicante. Alicante itself is nice and about 20 minutes away from the villa. Benidorm is about 45 minutes up the coast and far removed from El Campello as a holiday experience (although worth a visit and for the water park). The village of Busot, just up the road from the Villa is a pleasant surprise, with nice restaurants.
We felt that we had chosen a great combination. A super villa where many hours could easily be wiled away, but close to a really good part of the coast. Thank you Karen and Nic.
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We travelled with our two children, aged 14 and 10, and my parents. The villa was everything we had hoped for and more. It was spacious, clean and very well equipped. There was nothing we were missing and a few things we don't even have at home. The owners are English and very friendly and should we have needed anything we knew we could easily contact them. The villa has the nicest pool of any that we have stayed in, with a number of comfortable loungers and plenty of shade. At the back of the villa is a tennis court which we braved with the children when the sun dropped. The villa is situated on a quiet urbanisation.
El campello is a 15 min drive away with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and beaches with beds and umbrellas to hire. Benidorm is a 40 min drive away and has 2 Aqua parks, a sea life park, theme park and zoo all of which have ample parking. There is also a tram which runs from El campello to Benidorm and also in the other direction to Alicante.
A really fantastic villa in all respects and one we do not hesitate to recommend.
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