Betsy Floistad

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEACH COTTAGE

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Two beach-front cottages, 2 bedrooms each, 40 minutes to Alicante airport

Our unique BEACH COTTAGE sleeps 4 (3 beds), SEA VIEW COTTAGE sleeps 5 (3 beds + sleep sofa)

Both are set in a tropical garden with glorious sea views and a pergola-covered patio. The sea laps at the pebbly beach on secluded Charco Bay, where we snorkel and swim. A Moorish lookout tower is at the tip of our cove. Both rentals have two bedrooms, a bath with shower, a kitchen & living/dining room, plus separate terraces equipped for al fresco dining and sunbathing. Rent both for a large family or a group of friends, or rent separately. Good trekking options start from the cove, lead to adjacent villages with magnificent Mediterranean views. There's good fossil hunting along local trails that wind through Moorish terraced agricultural lands where artichokes and almonds used to be cultivated. The skyline of Alicante, 25 kilometres south on the coast, is visible from the property. The cultural town of Altea, once the haunt of Picasso and Miró, is approximately 20 kilometres north. You can fly to Alicante or take the AVE (bullet) train from Madrid which takes 2.5 hours. If you are here for any length of time, Valencia is a wonderful destination, only 1.5 hours away by car.

Details for Beach Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This cottage has panoramic views of the sea from every vantage point. Its private terrace overlooks the exotic gardens containing tropical plants and original artwork. A pergola is perched over the Mediterranean sea where you can while away hours and truly relax. This is not your normal rental cottage, the decor has a special flair throughout. Colour galore. As in Sea View Cottage, the master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a standard single bunk bed (2). The bathroom is fully tiled and has a large shower. The kitchen overlooks the sea and the outdoor patio has dining for 6+ and a BBQ. The property has both air-conditioning/heating. Choose between hypo-allergenic and/or down bedding. Bath and beach towels are provided. Amenities include a washing machine, iron+board for guest's use, a small library, TV with built-in radio and DVD player and WiFi.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a lovely relaxing week at Beach Cottage. It is an idyllic location and perfect for total relaxation. When we arrived the owner Betsy was very helpful and showed us everything we needed. The cottage was spotless and had everything that we could possibly need. The gardens are beautiful and the private beach at the end of the garden was a real bonus. Betsy could not have been more helpful and was always on hand if needed to give you information about the local area and suggestions of places to visit. We had a great week here and would highly recommend a visit to Beach Cottage.
Apr 2013
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Betsy Floistad

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Betsy is tri-lingual thanks to her Norwegian father, American mother and having lived in Spain since she was 2. Betsy studied and worked abroad for 8 years in places far and wide, including Oslo, London, Aix-en-Provence and Boston before she settled at Charco in 2001.

Betsy Floistad purchased this cottage in 1966

This place is unique. It is absolutely one of the last untouched enclaves along the Costa Blanca coast.

We accept pets and kids. The property is fenced. Free parking. Private access to the beach. You won't believe how nice it is here. Bring your kayak, your mountain bike or just your hiking shoes to take advantage of the region. Don't forget your water shoes for the rocky beach.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
5

WILD

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay at Beach Cottage in early/mid-May. The cottage is beautiful - the photos online don't really capture the big open spaces and clean, bright rooms. Although very handy from Alicante airport (the drive is less than 30 minutes and only a few minutes drive from the lovely Villajoyosa), once at the cottage you feel like you've escaped into the wilds of Spain. It has a lovely remote feel (just what we wanted) and we nearly always felt that the beach was our own private one since very few others used it in the week we were there. We have a 3 year old daughter who roamed about freely and safely around the very substantial grounds around the house and there were plenty of buckets and spades (plus a paddling pool) to keep her happy. Betsy and Lise were extremely welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
5

AWESOME HOLIDAYS...IDYLLIC PLACE!!!

  • 5 of 5
We are a couple with a little dog and we spend four wonderful days in Easter. We coudn't choose a better place: peace, relax, beautiful views, excellent hostess....eveything was simply perfect!!!. We are looking forward to come back again as son as possible. Thankx Betsy for your loving hospitality!!!. A huge hug from the trhee of us!!! ???

Somos una pareja con un perrito que pasó cuatro maravillosos días en Semana Santa. No pudimos elegir mejor sitio: paz, relax, unas preciosas vistas y una excelente anfitriona...todo fue sencillamente perfecto. No nos faltó de nada en la casa, tiene todo lujo de detalles. Betsy estuvo atenta todo el tiempo a nuestras necesidades, una maravillosa anfitriona. Estamos deseando volver tan pronto como sea posible. Betsy muchísimas gracias por todo!!! Locos por volver!!! ;-) Luís, Samira y nuestro perrito Darwin???.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
5

IHANA PAIKKA RANNALLA

  • 5 of 5
Olimme Beach Cottagessa huhtikuun ensimmäisen viikon 2014. Paikka oli ihanan rauhallinen ja idyllinen meren rannalla, aivan kuten kuvissa. Sijainti oli pienen soratien päässä, jonne olisi ollut hankala löytää ilman meitä vastassa ollutta opasta. Beach Cottagen sijainti suoraan rannan puolella on todella upea.

Nautimme aurinkoisista päivistä rentoutuen pihapiirissä ja meren aaltoillessa rantaan. Mökissä oli paikallisoppaita ja Betsyn vinkkejä hyvistä Villajoyosan ruokapaikoista, suosittelemme kokeilemaan. Myös pihagrilli oli meillä hyvässä käytössä.

Mökistä on muutama kilometri Villajoyosaan, joten auto on tarpeellinen.

Tätä mökkiä voi todellakin suositella, lomaviikkomme oli täydellinen.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
5

SUNNY HAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Betsy met us on the roadside.....essential as this villa is in a secluded spot off the beaten track. You only need to be shown once however then it is an easy find.
We stayed in beach cottage and this
lovely well equipped villa has a beautiful view of the ocean & the bay. During our stay we had hot, wall to wall sunshine...bliss.
This is a great base should you wish to travel around and there is a lovely sandy beach in Villajoyosa with restaurants easily accessible by car. There is a large shopping complex in Benidorm (18 km away) which includes a huge Carrefour store for all your self catering needs & more!
Betsy lives next door & is available should you have any questions or require directions but otherwise she is discreet & respects your privacy.
This Villa comes highly recommended should you want a quiet haven in the sun.

Lyn & Carl
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
5

AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
The location of this holiday home is stunning. Set on the same coast as Benidorm/Alicante, one would expect to be surrounded by noise and views of them. However this small bay hides between them, a secret location, keeping quite and private, letting the rest of the busy world rush past with fingers crossed no one notices it is there.

We stayed in “Beach Cottage”, which we found immaculate. It is pretty, comfortable, and well equipped. The interior provides functionality and uniqueness, with creative fabric features (home designed, bed linen, cushions etc) and wonderful original art work by the owner. The small details are not missed with fresh flowers in and outside the cottage, even in our bedroom. We have stayed in holiday homes before where we have had to clean before we used anything and even buy tea towels; not so with Beach Cottage, even our beach towels were provided.

We befriended our neighbours, so had the opportunity to view the “Sea View Cottage”, also clean, pretty and well equipped with bigger inside and outside living areas. Both cottages have sea views, “Sea View Cottage” benefiting with views of the shoreline and an external covered terrace. From “Beach Cottage” you can’t quite see the waves breaking, it doesn’t have a solid covered terrace roof either, not a problem when its sunny, but slightly restrictive should it rain. We would happily stay in either.

The pebbled beach is at the bottom of the gardens, accessed via a private locked gate. The shared gardens work really well, with enough space to be isolated or sociable. Our neighbours were delightful and we shared drinks and dinner with them on their terrace and on ours.

A car is necessary, there is nowhere to walk to for lunch/dinner/drinks. We had some fabulous lunches out, restaurants recommend by Betsy (who couldn’t be more helpful and friendly). Our nights were filled with cooking, drinking and sitting on our terrace watching the sun set and listening to the sea.


We are truly grateful that our sister in law found and shared this holiday home with us. Once we left we had no hesitation that we would return, with a view to book both cottages for a larger family gathering in the future.


Betsy and Lise, are very much hands-on and available, unlike some ‘long distance’ owners that we have experienced. They have created such a wonderful magical place, extending a warm and friendly atmosphere … one, almost selfishly, would like to keep it a secret.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Beach Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p445481?uni_id=1073419
+34 96 5894694
Villajoyosa Alicante area
At the moment, San Miguel de Allende, MX
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH!

  • 5 of 5
This is a very cozy, quaint and feel right at home place, with AMAZING views!
Betsy and Lise are wonderful hosts, and two of the kindest people we have ever met. Always ready and willing to help with anything we could possibly need.
The cottage is beautifully decorated and the owners/managers' good taste emanates everywhere you look, from the furniture, to the art on the walls, fresh cut flowers around the cottage, and beautifully manicured garden.
This cottage has its own terrace with great views, and there's also another terrace right in front of the beach that is shared with another cottage.
We will definitely go back, and would pick this particular cottage again!
Thank you Betsy and Lise for sharing your wonderful corner of the world with us.
Lee & Monica Jones
  • Submitted: May 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Villajoyosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Water ski Benidorm
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
VillAitana
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Car: necessary

Our two cottages are a 20 minute drive to Alicante, a 5 minute drive to golden sandy beaches in El Campello or the ancient fishing town of Villajoyosa with its Thursday outdoor market, bodegas, restaurants of all cuisines as well as supermarkets for everyday needs. The Costa Blanca offers a variety of water and mountain sports. The lively resort of Benidorm is 10 minutes away. Charco Bay, protected by magnificent cliffs that frame the deep blue Mediterranean sea, provides an idyllic location for the ultimate relaxing holiday in either or both of our two charming cottages. Set in a lush tropical garden the cottages share private access to the beach and are havens of peace and tranquility. Al fresco dining on private terraces or in the shady pergola at the edge of the gardens offer unparalled views of Charco Bay and its Moorish Tower. Amenities include flatscreen TVs with built-in radios & DVD players, there's a satellite dish and dishwashers. Sea View Cottage has a working wood stove. Plus, we finally have WiFi, albeit temperamental!

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Availability & Rates

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Villajoyosa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€765
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
€585
 
 
Low Season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
€415
 
 
Xmas/Epiphany
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
€585
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€435
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €40
Eurozone clients: 35% down-payment required, 35% one month prior to arrival; 30% on arrival
Last minute rentals: 40% down, 60% on arrival
Non-Eurozone payments: 40% down, 60% on arrival
Guests pay bank transfer commissions charged to us.
Cancellation policy: No refunds.
Notes Check-in time: 4 p.m.
Check-out time: 10 a.m.
There is an additional 60€ clean-out fee not included on weekly rates.
40€ surcharge for pets.

For clients wishing to rent for 1 month, special rates are available. Monthly rentals apply for a maximum of two months :
2014 Low Season: 1,245€ (all inclusive)
2014 Mid Season: 1,720€ (all-inclusive)
NOTE: Monthly rates NOT available in PEAK SEASON
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Amenities

Villajoyosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Baby cot with bedding is available; 35€ rental fee. High-chair, baby bath, potty and bed safety-net also available (all free of charge).
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
40€ fee for pets.
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