About the property
- Villa1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Double Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms - It's Close To The Sea With Mountain Views
Villa Casabella is a detached villa, ideally located to enjoy a family holiday. It has a large swimming pool (10 x 5 metres). This easily accomodates a family who want to enjoy water fun all together without taking it in turns. Around it, there are plenty of sun-beds and chairs for sunbathing. These are dotted all around the patios for your relaxation. For those who prefer the shade, the property incorporates an arched covered terrace that overlooks the pool. This is ideal for relaxation, reading a book, doing a crossword puzzle atc. It also has tables for dining, and will accomodate 8-10 people without a problem. There is a purpose built barbecue just waiting to be lit-up. Al fresco dining is the norm in this part of Spain, and visitors just love to barbecue at any time of day or night..
The villa has 3 double size bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, draw units, shelves and mirrors. Two of the bedrooms have twin beds, and the master bedroom has a double bed. There are 2 bathrooms. The first is an en-suite with a shower cubicle, wash basin and a toilet. It has it's own vanity unit. The second has a bath with a shower, wash basin and toilet, and a bathroom cabinet).
In the lounge there are 2 settees, a coffee table and a flat screen television with many UK channels including ITV, BBC, and channels 4 and 5. There is also a DVD player for your use, and many books to be read. The villa has air conditioning throughout the bedrooms and lounge. The a/c units are dual function, and provide warm air during the cooler winter periods. There is also a gas fire for use during the winter-time. The villa has wi-fi installed for the use of holiday makers.
The kitchen amenities include a new cooker and hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, electric kettle and toaster. There are ample cupboards and work surfaces, and a new kitchen sink and tap. When eating inside, meals can be served through the Spanish ‘archway’ to the dining room. This overlooks the pool, and is an ideal area for eating indoors.
However, in Spain most of the dining and socialising is ’al fresco’. So, use the terraces and garden, and enjoy your holiday, taking advantage of all the facilities. The covered terrace overlooking the pool also has it's own dining tables, and there are small tables on the pool terrace and on the front terrace where you can enjoy your drinks and snacks.
At Villa Casabella you should enjoy a relaxing holiday. At night, have a glass of wine as you chat in the garden terrace, or watch the world go by from the front terrace. this overlooks the front garden with it's many cacti, flowers and succulent plants.
There is off-road car parking space and a garage at the villa. There is also plenty of free allocated parking on the road itself..
Richard & June Bullock
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About Richard & June Bullock
We purchased the property in 1990 so that we could enjoy holidays in the sun with our family and friends. The villa has been extended and extensively re-furbished over the years. The swimming pool was built by a Spanish 'pool specialist' in 1995. We wanted a large swimming pool because our family were all 'water babies'. Over the years, we have enjoyed many great holidays at Casabella.
Richard & June Bullock purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Richard & June Bullock chose El Campello
We bought this property because we loved the location. Cala D'or was undeveloped in 1990, but we could see the great potential that it had. it was close to the sea, just 1 km to a small secluded beach with a 4* hotel nearby. We also saw that it was very convenient to get to Cala D'or. We could fly into Alicante airport, and know that we would be at our villa within 30 mins of leaving the airport. We loved the nearby fishing village El Campello, and this is now even more of an attraction with the superb marina, harbour, and picturesque promenade with it's many varied bars and restaurants.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Casabella is uniquely located with mountain views from the pool-side, and sea views from the front terrace. Cala D'or is a secluded small village. and yet it is well connected. it is just 500 metres 'as the crow flies' from the sea. It has a small sandy beach just 1 km away. It has just a few of its own select bars and restaurants, and a 4* hotel nearby. And, El Campello is just 7 mins away by car, with all the facilities of banks, shops, supermarkets, open market, restaurants and bars. It's beaches, promenade, marina and harbour are a pleasure to enjoy at any time of day or night, and the promenade restaurants and bars are some of the finest on the Costa Blanca. For those who like a livelier holiday with busy beaches and the bright lights of the disco, Benidorm is just 20 min's drive away. With a car, Cala D'or provides so much choice, that it is convenient to get to....but difficult to leave behind. And you never need to be out of contact with your family & friends because Villa CasaBella has wifi installed.
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A beautiful villa with lovely views of the sea - certainly a Casabella
We had a wonderful 2 week (1st-15th September 2017) holiday in this beautiful villa so aptly named, with an extra long swimming pool, lovely garden areas and undercover seating, a pleasure to relax in this lovely villa.
John and Lynn who take care of the villa were brilliant hosts and very friendly and most helpful. The services offered by them I would advise visitors to take advantage of these. The airport transfers, Aldi shop, Meet and Greet was excellent.
There is a super little bus service every hour that runs up and down the road and we often used this to visit Bar Poblet which was so welcoming and friendly apart from the superb food which is all prepared freshly when ordered. The little bus (C2) comes from El Campello around 15 minutes past the hour and then goes down to the nearest hotel and beach and then comes up the road on its return around 30 minutes-35 minutes past the hour. It was such a bonus
We would certainly be very happy to return to Villa Casabella and enjoy the facilities the villa offers. We had a lovely holiday thank you Richard and June.
22nd September 2017
Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay at villa Casa Bella and enjoyed the facilities on offer......as well as the services provided by John & Lynn. We hope to see you back soon.
Richard & June Bullock
Great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!!
Lovely accommodation that had everything that you needed - especially to self cater.
Lin and Kerry were very helpful - thank you!!
We have recently stayed at the villa, the weather was el scorchio, however at the end of the day thats what we all go away for, the villa was excellently air conditioned so everything was fine in that aspect. The kitchen had everything you needed and we ate outside all week, either bbq's or made meals, the shaded area is excellent for that. I would have to mention that you do need a car as the nearest good supermarket Aldi is about 8 mins drive away on the way to El Campello. El Campello itself is only about 12 mins away drive but a lovely place to visit. All in all we had a fabulous time, the pool is a great size even with lots of inflatable toys in it lol! Lynn and John met us at the villa and showed us around and what lovey people they are, Be rest assured you wont be disappointed in your choice if you decide to stay here, but do make sure you hire a car, happy holidaying!!!!!!!
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Villa CasaBella and made use of the facilities that we offer. Like you, most of our guests really like the large swimming pool. They also find the shaded terrace ideal for eating meals, having a glass of wine or two, or for just relaxing in the shade. We agree that it is better and more convenient to hire a car if you wish to travel about. However, surprisingly, quite a number of our guests choose to use the hourly local bus, tram, and the 'lifts' from John & Lynn to go shopping or visit the local town. We will inform John & Lynn that you appreciated their help, and we really appreciate your kind recommendations to others who may be interested in staying at Villa CasaBella.
Lovely little villa with a great sized pool, quiet location within 5 minutes of stunning beach
The property is a typical traditional Spanish villa with a bigger than usual pool located within east reach of El Campello or Benidorm and Alicante if that's what you are looking for
The villa is greatly supported while you are there if you have any small issues, this cannot be said enough as I've been on holidays before where you are ignored if you have any issues
I would recommend this villa to anyone, within easy reach of stunning little beach in Cala Lanoza (not sure about spelling)
We visited both Alicante and Benidorm during our stay and they are both within 20 minutes by car although a tram and bus service is available if preferred
Thank you for your review of Villa CasaBella. We are really pleased that you, and your family really enjoyed your stay......and that our 'larger than usual' swimming pool was well-utilised. It is interesting that you have made note of the beautiful little sandy beach at Cala Lanuza. We agree with you that it is quite stunning. It is only in recent years that this little 'jewel' has been noticed by visitors to the area. The Spanish have managed to keep this a secret for the locals for a long time. As you said, it is easy to get there ......it is only 3 minutes away by car, and can be walked to. However, is a long uphill walk back. Having said that, the bus runs every hour from May to September. It stops near to the beach and also very close to Villa CasaBella.
We have tried to keep Villa CasaBella traditionally Spanish whilst offering all the facilities needed for a family holida......and we agree that our villa managers John & Lynn offer great support to our guests. They will go 'out of their way' to ensure that our visitors have a great holiday.
We agree with you that we are ideally located between Alicante and Benidorm......and also within easy reach of Alicante airport which is just 25-30 mins away. As you noted, there is a local bus service and tram service that make travelling around the area quite easy. The nearby town El Campello is just 7-8 mins away by car. We love this coastal town with it's markets, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.....and of course it's stunning promenade, marina and beach.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for posting this review, and for recommending our villa to other potential guests......We hope to see you back at Villa CasaBella sometime in the future.
Richard & June Bullock
Beautiful peaceful location, large pool, comfortable living space
What a Gorgeous week we have had staying at Casa Bella. The holiday started off perfectly, where we were greeted by Lynn and john who graciously and helpfully showed us around the villa and local area, meaning we were free to relax for the rest of the day, already having our bearings.
The villa itself is in a very peaceful location, with mountain views and very little noise throughout the day and evening. The outdoor area is superb, the pool itself was v clean and huge. There were plenty of sunloungers, and of course the shaded BBQ area for when the midday sun became too much.
Inside the villa, there is an ample kitchen with dishwasher etc, there was never anything we needed and couldn't find in there. The rest of the inside is comfortable enough, with two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower.
I would recommend renting a car for this area, as although there are a couple of restaurants inside a hotel complex nearby, and a supermarket, we found having a car meant we could visit el campello (10 minute drive) and alicante (30 minute drive) in the evenings.
There is a local tram service which you can use to take you to el campello, but we weren't quite brave enough to climb the steep hill afterward!
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this villa for a relaxing and peaceful getaway, with the option of bars/restaurants just a short drive away.
Lynn and john were beyond helpful, and really made us feel welcome and comfortable from the start, they are a credit to the villa.
Looking forward to visiting again next year!
Thank you for your review. We also think that John and Lynn do a great job in managing Villa CasaBella. As the owners, we love the peaceful location with the mountain views also. As you mentioned, most of our guests love the extra large pool, and it is great that you enjoyed using the inbuilt BBQ and the covered terrace. It is relaxing, just to sit in the shade and enjoy a meal with a glass of wine or two. We also try to ensure that all our guests have all the facilities they need to have a great holiday. Each year, we try to upgrade the property. Recently, we installed the new dishwasher and the new water boiler. This year we have refurbished the ensuite with a new shower enclosure and vanity unit. We have also installed 3 new internal doors, had a ceiling fan installed in the lounge and had part of the exterior repainted. Currently, we are installing some new kitchen cabinet doors. We trust that other guests will also enjoy their stay as you did.
Spent 2 weeks here in January was not impressed, it seemed they were not prepared for a January let. We had 10 days without constant hot water hence cold showers. No aircon/heating in lounge had to use gas heater no good with a toddler. Shower in ensuite leaked hence musky smell in bedroom. Sofas in lounge one had 2 broken arms and throws were covering badly stained cushions . In our opinion this villa needs a re-vamp. Caretakers were helpful but were on holiday the 1st week of our holiday. Would not recommend this property .
We are really sorry to receive this bad review, which sadly has been exacerbated by the Costa Blanca having the worst cold weather including snow and storms in over 100 years........while the guests were on holiday. Also, unfortunately, John & Lynn (caretakers) were away for the first week, and it was the first booking for the season. However, the guests should not have had these problems. It is a pity that they did not make contact with the caretakers or with us the owners about these issues sooner, since we would have immediately sorted out the hot water, shower and air con in the lounge. We had recently had a brand new water boiler fitted, and since we found out about these problems, they have already been sorted by a plumber and a/c - heating engineer. The a/c units in the bedrooms are brand new, but apparently the lounge a/c - heater needed re-gassing. We are unaware that one of the sofa's arms are broken. This is news to us and it was not reported during the guests stay. We will get them checked immediately. If so, it will be replaced, and we need to know how they have been broken. There is no excuse for badly stained cushions and they will be replaced. We are really sorry that the guest has had this bad experience. In the past year, we have installed a new dishwasher, new central heating units, new water boiler, and we can assure any future clients that these issues will be addressed immediately.
Villa Casabella is found on Orihuela Avenue, Cala D’or, in the region of El Campello. The road leads onto the main coast road N332 that goes into El Campello then on to the A70 motorway. Both roads run the length of the Costa Blanca. The main towns Benidorm and Alicante are both about 20 mins away by car. Villa Casabella is located about 500 metres from the sea, with a small sandy beach about 1 km away. There are also large sandy beaches nearby at El Campello, Villajoyosa and San Juan. These Spanish towns all have supermarkets and are good places for shopping. Casabella is easy to reach. Take flights into Alicante Airport, hire a car, and drive to Cala D’or along the A70 motorway. This is a 25 mins drive. Buses and taxis are also readily available from the airport. Cala D'Or itself is traditionally Spanish. It is a totally unspoilt, select urbanisation in a beautiful green valley, and close to the sea. Surrounded by hills, it is both picturesque and peaceful. It has a village atmosphere with some good local facilities, including a few bars, restaurants and small supermarket. It's laid back & peaceful but not remote. There are many interesting places to visit nearby. El Campello and Villajoyosa both have open markets. El Campello is a small fishing town. It has a long stretch of sandy beaches, a great harbour and marina, and a picturesque promenade with many terraces, shops, little bars, and restaurants where fresh sea food is served. About 1 km away from Villa Casabella is the regular Tram from Alicante to Denia. You can visit different local markets, relax on the endless beaches, or visit the spectacular Theme Parks “Terra Mitica”and “Terra Natura”. There are many more places of interest just a short distance away. In the area around there are five 18 holes golf course. Benidorm is a ‘must’ for children with: Aqualandia Water Park, and Mundomar (Sea World), as well as many other attractions . The beautiful Jalon Valley is not too far away. Here, grapes are grown, & the local vineyards and ‘bodegas’ will be pleased for you to taste their wines. And don’t forget, dining out at the local restaurants can be very cheap. A ‘menu del dia’ meal will cost between 10 Euro and 18 Euro per person for a 3 course meal with bread and a drink of your choice …including wine. Villa Casabella is conveniently placed for those who wish to explore the many Costa Blanca places of interest. The local bus service stops every hour at Cala D’or, and it links with the modern Tram-train that travels all along the coast. The caves of Canalobre are well worth seeing. As you travel through the picturesque mountain village Busot, stop and fill-up your water bottles from the mountain stream taps of water in the centre. The caves are just 20 mins away by car.
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Christmas and Easter Charges are the same as September charges. Normal arrival and departure days are Saturdays. Please check in advance if a different arrival/departure day is required. Arrivals after 21.00 and before 08.00 must be agreed in advance, and a small charge may be necessary. You should not enter the villa before 16.00 on arrival, and you should leave before 11.00 on your last day.