3 Bedrooms / 1 En-Suite Bathroom / 1 Separate Bathroom with Shower / Plenty of Parking / Private 8m x 4m Pool / Air-conditioning / Sat TV / WIFI / BBQ / Outdoor Dining Area / Sunbathing area / Table Tennis / Golf Net / Boule
A charming, traditional Spanish villa constructed on one level & located in a quiet residential area in the woodlands of Costa Nova close to both Ambolo & Granadella beaches.
Casa Escondida enjoys a very private, elevated but level, south westerly aspect, which is particularly advantageous for early & late season sun, having easy access & being very child friendly.
Local facilities include supermarket (300m), bakers & a number of good restaurants. The villa is on one level, totally accessible without using many steps, Ideal for the elderly or young children. Ramps ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Casa Escondida benefits from an elevated south westerly aspect which ensures sun throughout the day & numerous recreational activities which offer entertainment for both children and adults. The living room is fitted with a wood burning stove, Satellite TV with all European channels, DVD player and FREE Internet.
Tosca stone archway leads to a dining room with dining table & chairs to comfortable seat 6+ people.
A fully fitted kitchen with traditional style Castilian doors including a cooker with gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle & toaster.
From the dining room you are met with a hallway leading to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The first bedroom is on your right, this is bedroom 3 with twin single beds, fitted wardrobes and air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 is on your left, also with twin single beds, fitted wardrobes and air-conditioning. Both these bedrooms share the same bathroom with shower facilities. The final bedroom that you will come to is bedroom 1, the master bedroom, this bedroom has a comfy king size bed, fitted wardrobes, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with bath/shower.
There are French doors leading from the dining room to a delightful open veranda which overlooks the admirable swimming pool and garden and some views towards Granadella area. The veranda accommodates for dining and is completely shaded and tranquil throughout the day, breakfast here is stunning in the morning sun.
An alternative and larger dining table is provided at the rear of the property with direct access from the kitchen making this area perfect for family dining or evening entertainment. You will also find a portable BBQ and a fixed one by the swimming pool.
As well as an extensive paved area around the 8m x 4m private pool there is a 30m2 sunbathing area with sun loungers & parasols, allowing you to enjoy the sun all day. The pool has recently been fitted with a solar cover to contain the heat during the winter months to allow for use all year round. A solar pool cover optimizes solar energy absorption and conserves heat by sealing it in the water. It can raise the temperature of a pool as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit within a week's time.
Along with the wood burner situated in the living room Casa Escondida also benefits from central heating (if required in winter months), air conditioning units in all bedrooms and insect netting to all windows (which allows the windows to be left open for pleasant evening ventilation). There is also extensive secure off road parking with fitted metal gates for ideal for boats, caravans, camper vans & numerous cars, if required.
Two tennis centres with equipment for hire are within a 10 minute walk. The gently sloping, soft sand of the Arenal beach is equipped with all necessary facilities and is only a 5 minute drive by car or 10 minutes by one of the local busses. Granadella beach, which has been voted the best in Spain, is only a 20 minute walk from Casa Escondida.
We have put together some useful tips of places to see and things to do while you are holidaying along the Costa Blanca in Javea:
1. Visit the weekly market in Javea old town & breakfast in one of the many small cafe's around town.
2. Buy some fresh fish from the Port (get there early) & cook it on the BBQ.
3. Snorkel in Granadella… & take a picnic. The beach bar there can be expensive.
4. Climb the Montgo. Good footwear essential……& plenty of water. Don’t forget you camera for pictures on the views!
5. Cycle to Denia from Javea Port & catch the boat back (in season).
6. Climb the Peñon d’Ifrach in Calpe & have lunch in the fish restaurants by the port, then relax on the adjacent beach. Good footwear essential for the walk & plenty of water. Don’t forget you camera for pictures on the views!
7. A relaxing day on the Arenal beach with a variety of restaurants and bars to try… or shops to buy gifts for friends and family back home.
8. Walk from Casa Escondida to the castle in Granadella. This can involve some scrambling on rocky paths close to the castle so only for the fit & able.
9. A relaxing day on Ambolo beach swimwear optional.
10. Go horse riding or sea fishing. Plenty of available local centres.
11. A relaxing day on Barraca beach & visit the beach bar just around the headland to read the Sunday papers and enjoy the views of the sea.
12. Walk to the lighthouse in the evening, enjoy the views & have a drink in the local restaurant.
13. Walk to the lighthouse at dawn & see the sun rise over Ibiza.
14. Have a day in Alicante & visit the Santa Barbara Castle….but take it easy & use the lift to the top.
15. Have a day in Valencia… home to the best paella in Spain.
16. Take the ferry from Alicante to Algeria / Morocco for a couple of days in Africa. Fez & Meknes are both within a few hour’s drive & are fantastic places to visit & buy souvenirs.
The Communidad de Valencia has a fantastic tradition of fiestas throughout the year with amazing custom made parades, freshly made paellas, dressing up in hand made costumes, music and lots more. Each town have their own days for the celebrations.
For a full Guide to Fiestas in Javea/Xabia for 2015 - The Fiesta programme is as follows:
January 5th. The Three Kings' parade.
January 6th – 31st San Antonio's Festivities, parade and blessing of animals.
January 20th. San Sebastian, mass and sweets in honour of the patron saint of Javea.
January 23rd – 25th Bull running in Church Place
February 14th Carnival, Parade of costumes
March 8th. Festival in honour of Jesus of Nazareth.
April 3rd – 5th. Easter Artisan Craft Fair in the Old Town of Javea.
April 24th – 3rd May Fiestas in honour of Jesus of Nazareth
June 13th - 24th. Bonfires of Sant Joan, fireworks, Bull running, parade, music on the street, popular offering of flowers.
June 25th – 27th International Festival
July 16th Feast of the Virgen del Carmen , sailors & fisherman procession and flower offering.
July 11th – 19th Moros y Cristianos in Duanes de la Mar - parades, craft fair, fireworks.
Last weekend of July Living Chess in Puerto de Javea
August 2nd Festivities in honour of the Virgen de los Angeles in La Plana.
Second weekend of August Fiestas of Portitxol.
August 28th - September 8th. Fiesta in honour of the Virgin of Loreto - 'Bous a la mar' - Bull running, floats, processions and fireworks.
September 13th. Fiesta in honour of the Virgen del Populo, Mass, sweets and chocolates in the chapel.
December 13th. Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Santa Llúcia, mass and distribution of churros with chocolate (A must try in Spain).
From 10th of December to 6th January Christmas and Three Kings – different activities
Every town has fiestas during the year so while you are traveling and exploring the coast stop at some of these towns and experience the different ways each fiestas is celebrated here in Spain. Don't forget your camera!!