About the property
- Villa53 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 6 - BBQ - AC - WIFI - Table Tennis - Pool
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!!
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Lovely villa and area. Ideal for families.
Had a lovely family holiday at Casa Escondido. Everything you need is there for you and Katie was very helpful through the booking process. Lovely area to stay as not too far from the beach and restaurants. Nice touch with essentials when we arrived. Just enough room for a family of six and would definitely recommend and stay here again. Craig (Aug 17)
what a lovely pace
Having not been to Spain for quite sometime now we wanted to go somewhere quiet but not far away from lots of things to do like good walks, beautiful scenery, lovely food and beaches.
If you want something like this then you will not be disappointed. What a well kept place - neat and tidy and lots of room with a lovely pool and beautiful garden.
We will be definitely be back in the near future
Many thanks Paul and Jane
Beautifull grounds, great location
Beautifull grounds, great pool and never had to drive far to go somewhere special, javea, grandella etc. Would strongly recommed for family break.
Lovely villa - great location
This was our second visit to this gorgeous villa in Xabia, and to be honest we couldn’t wait to get back there. Easier to find our way there from Alicante airport this time because it was in daylight…was very useful taking our own sat nav as well as following the directions; it takes just over an hour from Alicante airport and is a straightforward drive on mainly quiet roads.
The villa is spacious and very comfortable, even for our party of 4 adults and 2 older teenagers – the indoor and outdoor spaces are all very well equipped. The kitchen really did have everything we needed and the lounge was great with satellite TV, games and DVDs and a lovely log burning fire for cooler evenings. The information folders that the owners have prepared are a good read and contain loads and loads of information about…well, everything you would want to know!
We all had great nights’ sleep – a combination of comfy beds and bedding, and pitch black rooms because of the lovely typical Spanish shutters – very conducive to many long lie-ins! Just what we all needed!
The inside space is matched by a variety of lovely outdoor spaces – the naya for outdoor eating, the raised lounging area, the stone bench, the shady trees and bushes as well as the outdoor table tennis and golf nets. Even hanging out the washing and taking the pool cover off are pleasant chores in such a gorgeous garden! Which reminds me…thumbs up to the pool cover – definitely makes the water a few degrees warmer.
Explored the area some more this time…loads of gorgeous walks, this stretch of coastline really is very beautiful with its rugged cliffs and many little coves. We also drove up to Valencia, just over an hour, again easier with a sat nav, and visited the Oceanagrafic Marine Park and used the hop on-hop off bus tour to take a look around the city. Love the beach at El Arenal, beach volleyball courts, playgrounds, loads of space for relaxing, lovely promenade for walking along, great selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
Will definitely be coming back to this villa again…perfect for relaxing and chilling…and we haven’t even climbed the Elephant mountain yet so must do that next time! Am going to post my review and then look at the villa’s availability and start planning the next visit!
Great holiday with many options
We stayed at the villa for a week in November and had a great time. We flew in to Valencia and drove down to Javea in around 1 hour 25 minutes. Make sure you have the road directions to hand or a sat nav to avoid any problems finding the villa.
The villa is sited in a peaceful, secluded, residential location away from the main tourist area. It is set in large grounds providing good space for parking, outdoor activities and entertainment. There is a good sized pool and not only a sun terrace but also various dining / garden / BBQ areas. The villa was very clean, well maintained and very well equipped. I can’t think of anything it doesn’t have.
There are some local restaurants, bars and a supermarket within walking distance. If you are walking at night its worth taking a torch with you. You are only around 5 minutes drive to various beaches and tourist areas where there are good walks, some long flat promenades, a port (which also sells the local fresh fish) as well as numerous bars / restaurants. For those seeking authentic Spain, there is the old town slightly inland. It’s a great place with much to explore including local markets, tapas bars etc.
There so much you could do if you do not want to simply chill out by the pool. All in all we really enjoyed our time here and would definitely stay there again.
We were persuaded that this location was worth considering for future extended family holidays and chose Casa Escondida as an ideal villa setting for a fact-finding exploration of what the Javea area offered for a wide age range and equally diverse individual interests. With these in mind, we assessed Casa Escondida for toddlers; uber-sporty middle-somethings and those who prefer to observe and imbibe.
Once we had our bearings, it became clear that the villa is in quite a special location in a very well established and leafy residential area yet strikingly near to beaches, coves and several superb nature reserves, all within easy walking or cycling distance. The few but good local shops, restaurants - and residents - were spontaneously welcoming, creating a feel-good neighbourhood, far removed from anonymous, large scale developments. The villa's thoughtfully detailed facilities strengthened the feeling of home from Sky Sport (no guessing which category would use this) to children's pool toys; canoes; putting practice area; large barbeque; superb log fire; well appointed kitchen for cooking all the excellent fresh produce bought in Javea and Benitachell's markets - and the beautifully serviced pool. Even at the end of November the pool and secluded sunbathing area had daily use.
The secure private garden and grounds give space for any equipment or activities. So, mountains to climb - the views are breath taking - restaurants to savour; coves to explore - must take my snorkel next time ; children and seniors to make happy...Casa Escondida did it for us!
Jávea (Xàbia) has long been considered one of the jewels of the Costa Blanca, an oasis of natural beauty set along some 25km of stunning coastline and nestling below the awesome hulk of the mountain El Montgó, more than 750m high and protecting the town from the northerly winds of winter. The town basks in an average of 320 days of sunshine per annum - perfect for a holiday whatever the time of year. The beautiful town of Jávea is almost equidistant between Alicante and Valencia international airports, both of which welcome thousands of flights from airports across the UK. For those wanting to take their own car, there are overnight ferries sailings from Portsmouth to Bilbao/Santander, then a leisurely 6hr drive to Javea, so why not bring the boat. Jávea has so much to offer the visitors besides the sun, sea and wonderful beaches. It boasts a history stretching back thousands of years which can be explored in the town's municipal museum in the heart of its delightful historic centre, which hosts some lovely music & tapas bars & a wonderful weekly market on Thursday, plus the daily indoor market selling local produce. Jávea may have a lot to offer but there is also some fantastic countryside to discover within just a short car journey. There are some hidden and not so hidden gems nestling amongst the inland mountains, including the amazing village of Guadalest and the wonderful waterfalls of Algar. The infamous town of Benidorm is 45km to the south with all the attractions of a big resort, such as Aqualandia water slides and the exciting rides of Terra Mitica as well as the animals of Mundomar and Terra Natura, which are all great days out for the kids. Alicante has its castle and famous port whilst a short journey to the north is the historic city of Valencia with its old quarter complemented by the modern City of Arts and Sciences. FOR WALKERS - With over 25km of winding coastline, Jávea offers some stunning scenery with high cliffs and hidden coves, a wide sandy beach at the Arenal and one of the best beaches in Spain in La Granadella. Five official routes exist, almost 45km of trails opening up the beauty of both the countryside and the coastline and perfect for a brief afternoon saunter along the sea-cliffs or an energetic day-long push to mountain summits. There are short strolls winding through the orange groves of the plain or cultural wanders through the narrow streets of the historic centre. There are more energetic rambles to the castle of Granadella or to the iconic windmills of La Plana as well as the amazing carved carverns of Cova Tallada. There are also challenging scrambles to the great open cavity popularly known as the 'Eye of Montgó' and, of course, to the very summit of Montgó, standing over 750m above sea level and dominating the town to the north. There also is plenty to offer within a short drive from the coast, including Aitana, the highest mountain in the region rising to 1,559m, and the enigmatic Barranco del Infierno, a popular hiking destination which is also known as 'La Catedral del Senderismo' - the 'Hiking Cathedral' - can be explored on the testing PR CV-147, a 15km route that boasts some 6,000 steps carved by the Moorish population that once lived in the area. FOR GOLFERS - Javea Golf Club is located only 10km from the villa. La Sella Golf Club, a 27 hole complex (designed by Jose Maria Olazabal) is located approx 15km away. Many other good quality courses are located throughout the North Costa Blanca. There are also facilities at the villa for golf practice/fun which include a practice net & chipping area. FOR CLIMBERS - This area of the Costa Blanca has some wonderful, well established climbing, including the Peñon d’Ifrach in Calpe & the Montgo, La Sella & sea cave climbing closer to home. There are also extensive routes in the mountains just a short drive from the coast. FOR CYCLISTS - There are varied cycling opportunities throughout the area for all abilities & ages. Cycles can be hired from shops in the Arenal or Javea Port area. Why not cycle from Javea to Denia & catch the boat back, a great day out. OTHER SPORTS - Apart from the more usual holiday pastime of relaxing by the pool the villa also hosts various sporting equipment which can be enjoyed by guests. These include table tennis, piquante / boule, golf practice net & chipping area & a large open area which can be used for football, racquet sports or ball games. All water sports can be enjoyed from the Arenal beach, where all equipment can be hired. Snorkelling or scuba diving is particularly good in the clear waters of this area of the Costa Blanca. Horse riding or sea fishing can also be arranged locally. All sporting equipment (golf clubs/climbing gear/diving gear/cycles/windsurfers/canoes etc) can be stored securely at the villa.
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