This is not your normal rental cottage, the decor has a special flair throughout. Colour galore. Our unique SEA VIEW COTTAGE sleeps five with 3 beds plus a sleep sofa and our BEACH COTTAGE (please see property #445481) sleeps four (3 beds). Both rentals have two bedrooms, a bathroom 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. 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 property has both air-conditioning/heating. Choose between hypo-allergenic and/or down bedding. Bath and beach towels are provided. Amenities include a dishwasher, a washing machine, iron+board for guest's use, a small library, TV with built-in radio and DVD player and free Internet. The cottage has panoramic views of the sea and surrounding hillsides from every vantage point. Both cottages are set in a tropical garden with glorious sea views and a pergola-covered patio perched over the Mediterranean sea where you can while away hours and truly relax. Its private terrace overlooks the exotic gardens containing tropical plants and original artwork. The sea laps at the pebbly beach on secluded El Charco Cove to which we have private access, where we snorkel and swim. A Moorish lookout tower is at the tip of our cove. 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.
One of two beach-front cottages, 2 bedrooms each, 40 minutes to Alicante airport
- english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
About Betsy Floistad
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 Madrid, Oslo, London, Aix-en-Provence and Boston before she settled at Charco in 2001.
Betsy Floistad purchased this Cottage in 1966
Why Betsy Floistad chose Villajoyosa
This place is unique. It is absolutely one of the last untouched enclaves along the Costa Blanca coast.
What makes this Cottage unique
We accept pets and kids. 50€ Pet Fee. The property is fenced. Free parking. Private direct access to the beach (just 60 metres away). 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A beautiful spot and a warm welcome
My husband and I, together with our 2.5 year old son really enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect location for our first foreign holiday and afforded us lots of opportunity for relaxing, pottering and adventures in the sea!
The cottage was a little gem with character and had the feeling of a home that is loved and cared for. We ate on the terrace for every meal which was a treat and my son was delighted with the chest of toys that kept him very entertained, especially the paddling pool and the dumper truck that he fell in love with - lots of fun for digging and transporting gravel!
The outside area was lovely, with our own little private space and then the shared space with its little winding paths, plants and sculptural objects. Not to mention the beautiful views and all the spots to enjoy it from!
Swimming in the sea was such fun and Betsy was kind enough to provide us with body boards, snorkel and mask which enhanced our enjoyment. It is a quiet beach that the locals also clearly enjoy, so we had the smug feeling of being in the know. We had a hoot in the water and exploring the rock pools!
Last but not least Betsy was such a warm and lovely host and made us feel so welcome. She knew just what we needed with a young toddler and really made an impression on my son who keeps asking to go to ‘Betsy’s house’!
Happy memories, thank you very much xxx
Oh Meg, thank you so very much for such a lovely review! You made me blush!! We thoroughly enjoyed having you here and look forward to the next time! Always welcome!!!! And thank you for leaving the place so beautifully! Please come back soon again. Much love to all 3 of you xxx
A little gem right by the beach
We spent a lovely week in the Sea View cottage, which has a lovely and authentic Spanish feel and offers all that you would expect. The covered patio is great for socialising, as well as sun tanning. The grounds around the cottage are gorgeous and well maintained. The tea house is a real treat, and perfect to enjoy sun bathing or meals with sea views and the sound of waves. As it was at the end of the season, the entire bay felt like our own private beach.
Betsy is very welcoming and extremely helpful. We look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you for the perfect vacation!
Thanks ever so much Rok! The feeling is mutual and we already look forward to next time!!!! Missing you all xxxx
I rented the whole house for my family (2 parents and 3 teens). The property is beautiful and the beach is delightful. It filled up on the weekend, but was empty during the week. The water was very warm. Betsy was an excellent host.
Un coin de paradis !
Notre hôtesse, Betsy, nous a accueillis comme si nous étions des membres de sa famille. Souriante et prévenante, elle nous a mis à l'aise dès notre arrivée et nous a fait découvrir son royaume. Une maison d'une propreté impeccable avec tout le nécessaire dans un site merveilleux ! Nos enfants, mon épouse et moi avons vécu une semaine de rêve, bercés par le bruit des vagues sur les galets de la plage et guidés par les suggestions de Betsy pour la découverte de la région. La ville toute proche de Vila Joyosa possède tous les conforts pour les voyageurs, épiceries, restaurants, plage, etc. Les journées étaient chaudes et ensoleillées et les nuits fraiches et confortables. Nous avons eu un coup de foudre pour Betsy et son coin de paradis.
Fantastisk sted at holde juleferie
3 uger i december i 2016. Huset var dejligt rent og rar at være i. Der var freske blomster i hver rum og seng var god med en dejlig stort dune, udsigten var extreme flot og der er en dejlig stor have hvor vores 2 små hunde kunne rende rundt i. Betsy var sød til at hjælpe med alt fra at få en parkringsbøde annulleret til at bestille bord på restaurant. Et sted vi kun varmt kan anbefale til dem det søger fred og ro og kun få min kørsel til byen. Vi tager helt sikkert tilbage.
Tak Betsy og Lise vh Kellie og Johnny
A little piece of paradise
Oh my goodness, where to start? I knew I was going to have a lovely holiday from the first communication with Betsy. A perfect hostess who goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and at home.
I have stayed in many places all over the World but can truly say that this has been one of my absolute favourites.
The grounds are gorgeous and my two little dogs had a wonderful time exploring and I was able to relax as the area is perfectly secure although they did enjoy teasing me by going a bit too close to one slightly steep bit behind a hedge.
The house is charming and beautifully furnished and had EVERYTHING one could possibly want.
Everything was of a lovely high standard including an extremely comfy bed, good bedding and wonderful pillows.
The gardens are beautifully maintained and the artistic touches added by Lise make them a joy to explore. My absolute favourite spot was the little table with the two red chairs overlooking the sea that was quickly named Cava Corner and was used every day for this purpose.
In summary, a perfect property in a stunning location with two of the loveliest hostesses one could hope to find and I cannot wait to come back.
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 Cove, 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 unparalleled views of Charco Cove and its Moorish Tower. Amenities include flatscreen TV with built-in radio, WiFi, there's a satellite dish, a dishwasher and a wood burning stove!