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The mountains, the sea, such wonder here there were days I had a difficult time leaving the balcony and/or apartment. The sounds of the sea calming the soul. The apartment is lovely, and is stocked with everything you need for your stay. Estela, the owner of the property is so welcoming, helpful and kind. She answered all my questions before my travel, and when I had multiple airline travel issues, she accommodated all the changes. I am moving to the area, Estela introduced me to Teresa Jordan's real estate office to find a long term rental. Anything that will make your stay more perfect, Estela and Irina (on-site contact) will always do for you. I can't imagine a more perfect holiday than staying here!
When we arrived to the apartment we were delighted to see it was just as pictured and even better! The apartment was nicely decorated and the large terrace was an added bonus! There were two sun loungers and a dining table for four. The main road is about 150 meters away from the terrace side, but there are other houses and trees between so the traffic noise was not that bad.
The apartment has two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a narrow 130-140 cm wide double bed. The other bedroom has two separate beds which are wide (perhaps 90 cm), but a bit short for our 185 cm son. The kitchen is nicely equipped and we did not have any problem cooking most of our meals there. There is also a washing machine out in the kitchen terrace.
The apartment complex has four floors and this apartment is one floor up from the pool side and two floors up from the terrace side. There are some 15 apartments with mainly local residents so the pool was usually empty during day times. The pool is excellent with very warm water, our junior did enjoy it very much.
It is really just about 150-250 meters down to reach the beach and the nearest supermarket, so the location is very good. You will appreciate the location even more when you walk up to visit the old town as you are already quite high to start with.
Please note that Altea beaches are rocky beaches with rather sharply deepening waters so they are not good for small children. We did drive to Calp where there is a perfect sandy beach for children, much better than Benidorm. During our stay early July the big waves were also a problem on some days. None of the beaches in Benidorm, Altea or Calp have any wave breakers so if the sea is rough the waves are big.
Communication with Isabel was very easy, she speaks excellent english. She was very helpful all the way and responded to emails very fast. Her parents did give the keys and came to change the gas when it run out. They were very nice, but did speak only a few words of english.
The wifi did work nicely. We did use AC during the nights and it worked great even though the cooling unit is only in the living room. There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and when we kept the fans on and doors open the cold air did circulate around the apartment.
The apartment really had all we need so we would most likely choose this same apartment if we come back to Altea some day. Thank you Isabel!