My husband and I recently spent 10 days in this gorgeous villa. We have used holiday lettings many times in the past and hired villas all over Europe. However this is the first time we have rebooked the same Villa, and we had only been there two days when we asked James when it was available again and immediately booked it.
This villa is in a fantastic position, only 5 minutes by car to Arenol beach and about 3 to a large reasonable supermarket.
The villa feels like a loved home not a rental property and is filled with beautiful
furniture, rugs and lamps which the owner Malcolm is fond of collecting. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need and the garden is extremely private. The outside shower with hot and cold water is lovely.
Javea itself is a fantastic resort and has something for everyone. Arenal beach is sandy and safe and has loads of trendy bars and restaurants, the port area about 1/2 mile further in has loads of great local tapas and meal of the day restaurants which are brilliant value £24 for 3 course meal and a bottle of wine for two. The old town is full of little winding streets and quaint shops.
The area very much reminded us of the South of France but at a fraction of the cost. A must is Granadella Beach which is beautiful.
Can't wait to return in August
This villa is a real gem.
It provides all you need and is just as is described in the property details, however the overall impact is far, far more!!!
James and Malcolm were extremely friendly and helpful right from our initial enquiry through to our sad goodbyes at the end of a perfect two week family holiday.
The villa is extremely well appointed and beautifully furnished throughout. The garden and pool area are fabulous. Totally secluded and very peaceful for relaxing days in the sun.
The outdoor shower was a firm family favourite during our stay, the unique experience of outdoor privacy meant it was used happily in preference to the more "conventional" indoor shower.
Xabia is a great family holiday destination with a little of everything to enjoy; from the old town for a taste of real Spain to the relaxing port area with its great bars and restaurants right along the coast to the livelier Arenal beach area.
If you are considering Xabia for a holiday we really can't recommend this villa highly enough!
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Myself, my wife and another couple booked this villa through holiday lettings because we liked the location and the photos of the villa itself and we certainly we not disappointed. This is the first time I have ever done a villa holiday and based on this experience I would certainly do it again, and definitely return here.
For starters you have to rent a car to get to this place which we were planning on doing any way and finding it was pretty straight forward. We did get a little lost on the last little section but the owner James was very nice and helpful and came to meet us and take us to the villa.
The villa is fantastic, not over looked at all and is in a quite neighbourhood. There are 2 good size bedrooms with fans in (much needed on hot nights), a good size family bathroom, massive lounge with cable tv showing most of the english channels, a separate dining room and a good and well equipped kitchen with a balcony. Outside there is a lovely seating area and a private pool and 4 sun loungers with plenty of space to chill out and relax. There is an outdoor BBQ. The property is very secure with 2 lockable gates to get through.
The owners were friendly and helpful and actually lived in the property beneath but kept completely out of the way but on the other hand were always readily available if we ever needed anything.
The beach is only a few minutes drive away and its a lovely sandy beach with shops and bars and restaurants. Be aware that you have to pay for the sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach. There is a choice of supermarkets and all can be reached within 5 minutes driving.
Definitely worth taking a trip into the old town, some great restaurants and its a traditional spanish feel. If you are looking for something to do one day then take a trip sea fishing with www.seafishingcostablanca.com.
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