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Jim McKeown

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Superb duplex apartment 10 min Alicante airport 4 min walk to beach

49 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Alicante Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Equipped to high standard, solarium , sun loungers English TV, WIFI

This top floor south facing,duplex apartment in Altomar3 has an excellent location with all round views of the sea, communal pool, Alicante, the mountains and the national park. The terrace and balcony get all year round sunshine. The interior is finished to a very high standard with air conditioning and English TV. Internet access is also available. The lounge/diner is spacious with dining table and four chairs. There is also a sofa bed which makes sleeping 6 possible. It has one double bedroom and one with twin beds. Each room has ample storage and built in wardrobes and fans. The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, toaster, electric kettle. Blinds and security grills are fitted for both security reasons and shade. The solarium is spacious with a large awning, table and chairs and sun loungers. It catches sun all day. There is dedicated underground car parking, however the excellent bus services to all major centres mean a car is not a necessity. Four minutes walk away is a 7 km superb sandy beach with bars, shops and restaurants. In July and August a bus runs on a circle taking and bringing people to the beach.

Ideal Location: The apartment is in a quiet, new development in the Spanish village of Los Arenales. The views are spectacular and it is within walking distance from the beach. On the other side of the road is a large nature reserve ideal for walking, birdwatching and observing wildlife. The location is ideal for a beach holiday or chilling out by taking in the views or ambling on the palm lined Avenida de S.Bartolome. There is a tourist office on the sea front and bars, restaurants and market stalls bustle in the high season. Out of season Los Arenales has a quiet atmosphere ideal for relaxing and leisurely strolls. The bus service to major tourist attractions such as Elche, Alicante and Santa Pola is cheap, frequent and reliable; these towns are all about 20 minutes away - no need to hire a car or fight for parking spaces. The village is served by several small supermarkets. Close by is the multi-national Gran Alacant with its large commercial centre, supermarkets and excellent restaurants and bars.

For the energetic : Every kind of sport is catered for in the area. There are 9 golf courses within easy driving. The area is crisscrossed with cycle tracks and walkways. For the mountain biker the nature reserve has its challenges whilst the roads are safe and flat for the leisure cyclists - for club riders the mountains past Crevillent will test even the fittest. The beach caters for wind surfers, snorkelers, swimmers, divers, paragliders. Sailing and leisure boat rides to Tarbaca, Denia and beyond are available from Alicante and Santa Pola. For the shopper Alicante and Elche have all the major stores of swish Mediterranean cities as well as being major tourist attractions. Alicante is also a serious stop for culture vultures with its international jazz festival, top class restaurants, concerts and international marina - host to the rich and famous and the starting point of the round the world yacht race. A late night taxi from Alicante to the apartment costs 15 -20 euros.

information and support: The apartment has air conditioning which also serves as central heating in the winter. Satellite TV has all the major English TV channels such as BBC ITV and radio services including RTE radio as well as international channels.

There is a large collection of DVDs with contemporary and classic films and audio CDs.

A file of information in the apartment contains information on all main attractions in the area. It has local bus-timetables and the contact telephone numbers of English speaking taxi services.

There are several ATMs in Gran Alacant and El Altet which are close by. Gran Alacant has several major supermarkets at the commercial centre where guests can stock up for the week's provisions and El Altet also has major supermarkets. There is a bus and road train service running around Gran Alacant which can be useful for shopping expeditions.

The apartment has a safe where valuables can be safely stored . Beach equipment is available for use.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim McKeown (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Jim McKeown

We live in Co.Antrim in Ireland and the apartment is our holiday home in the sun. We spend most of our holiday time in Los Arenales and we are happy to share this lovely area with family and guests.

Jim McKeown purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jim McKeown chose Alicante Area

We chose to buy this apartment because of its location, close to Alicante airport and close to the beach as well as being close to the beautiful cities of Alicante and Elche. Also because of the stunning 360 degree views of the sea and the mountains.

What makes this apartment unique

Arenales is a Spanish village close to Alicante airport with its wonderful beach and promenade. In summer it is full of bustle with mainly Spanish family holidaymakers. In winter it hibernates with space to relax and ramble on the beach or the national park.

Reviews

4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

Superb duplex apartment 10 min Alicante airport 4 min walk to beach
average rating of 4.755102 based on 49 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment with perfect beach

  • 5 of 5

We visited thisapartment at Arenales in June. The weather was absolutely beautiful at that time of year and we were able to take advantage of it by spending long hours lounging on the roof terrace or lying on the beach. The sea is so clear and blue, and the beach one of the cleanest I've been on.

The apartment, at the top of a hill, has a panoramic view with the sea on one side and a large park to the other. The apartment is well equipped with everything you might need to feel like you're at home. The little extras are great, particularly the books and the collection of DVDs. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery and pots and pans. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is very clean. It's a lovely place to spend an afternoon, swimming in the pool, sitting on the balcony and eating lunch on the roof terrace.

The apartment has good access to local amenities. There are local shops at the bottom of the hill by the beach, where you can get all of your supplies. There are a number of good bars and restaurants within walking distance.

The transport network makes local towns accessible. There is a bus from right outside the apartment block which goes to Alicante airport. There are buses direct to Alicante, Santa Pola and Elche. Elche is particularly work visiting. The palm groves are quite spectacular and it is a lovely town to walk around.

We would definitely recommend this apartment and Arenales to anyone wants a relaxing holiday with a fantastic beach and excellent accommodation. In fact, we're returning later this year ourselves!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Rabber - have a great time at the end of August.
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Happy days!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very comfortable and lovely stay in this beautiful apartment. It was very clean and cosy. All the things we needed for our stay was there and we could enjoy the sun all day long. We would really like to come back here next time we travel to Arenales.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi H - thanks for the lovely review - welcome back any time. Jim
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Los Arenales property 408373

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row at this property, (going again next year).

We have always found the property clean and well maintained and have had excellent communication from Jim, the property owner, both before and after our holiday.

I think what keeps us going back is the total chill out that we get at the property, we use the sun roof all the time, with it's sun-loungers to catch the rays, and it's table and chairs for lunch or a drink, it's a perfect alternative to lying on the beach, and it's only for your apartment to enjoy so you get the place to yourself.

At the beach there is a long prom. that runs the full length of the main road and the Bella Vista restaurant at the bottom of the hill on your way to the beach, is a great place to dine and watch the world (and locals) go by, it also does a great 3 course lunch with a salad, bread and a drink (beer or bottle of wine) for 10 euros a head.

Los Arenales has a long sandy beach and is safe for swimming, there are lots of eateries and places to stock up for your stay, but it's best to get the bus to Grand Alicant (2euros) and stock up at the supermarket and get a taxi back (7-10 euros).

The walk from the flat to the beach/shops is all down hill and only takes about 5 mins. but the climb back up can be hard going, especially after a big meal, but there are easier routes to walk, although they are a wee bit longer, but we find it's worth it.

There's not a lot of night life in Los Arenales itself, there is an Irish bar but there are no clubs that we've seen, so it's not a rowdy place.

I would recommend the apartment for couples/families who are looking for a quiet/relaxing holiday, but also have the opportunity of getting about to explore the neighbouring towns.

Pete.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a short break

  • 4 of 5

Had a 4 day short break in this apartment. Firstly the location and proximity to the airport is excellent. The property manager met us as agreed at the apartment and showed us around the property. The property is exactly as detailed in the description .

The outside space especially the rooftop terrace is very good and there are plenty of chairs and sun loungers.

We ate at a number of good restaurants locally and up the road at Gran Alacant. Also has a day trip into Elche.

Would recommend this apartment

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Lovely time

  • 4 of 5

very nice place.ideal for fringe season as weather brill and water temp still 27c !

la paletta and the steakhouse in gran alacant offer lovely food and locals v friendly

the owner Jim is very friendly and helpful so I would not hesitate to go again

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Total Chill Out Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a very relaxed stay at Los Arenales, we spent most of the time just chilling out on the sun roof (that is for your private use only). We put the sun loungers to good use and had dinner up there at night, followed by a bottle of vino, very romantic with just the roof lights and the moon shinning down.

The apartment was very clean and well maintained, we found all the appliances to be in working order, it's great to have a fridge with a freezer dept. so you can stock up for a few days. The ceiling fans and A/C were put to good use as the temp. was up in the 30s.

The walk down to the beach is down hill, so that's ok, with miles of sand and plenty of space to top up your tan, there are some very good places to eat at the front, with some doing a 3 course meal plus a drink for 9 euro. There are easier ways back up to the apt. if your are pushing a buggy

because a direct assault back the quick way down might prove a bit energetic.

We would recommend this holiday apt. for people who are passed the stage of going out clubbing every night, and just want a fairly quiet and relaxing holiday, you can get about on the local buses and the fare is very cheap, or there is plenty of parking if you decide to hire a car.

This was our second time at the apt. and we will definitely be back again.

Pete.& Carol.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Los Arenales
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Alicante, Santa Pola
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
El Altet
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
los Arenales
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Los Arenales
Car: not necessary

Los Arenales village lies alongside a seven kilometre excellent, safe, sandy beach, ideal for relaxation 10 minutes drive from Alicante Airport. Arenales has a distinctive Spanish ambiance with its bars and resturants catering for locals as well as those with holiday homes. The two kilometre palm-lined promenade runs along the beach ideal for an evening paseo (or rollerblading for the energetic). The village has an excellent bus service to the bustling, beautiful Mediterranean city of Alicante(10 km) with its bars, restaurants, historic 'barrio', international marina and the spectacular castle of Santa Barbara and to historic Elche (12 km) with its palm groves and links to Moorish Spain. Santa Pola is also a short bus ride away whilst the multi-national Gran Alacant with its commercial centre, bars and restaurants is within walking distance. Los Arenales backs on to a large area of national park ideal for walks and hiking. There are 7 golf clubs around the area.

Other Activities: hiking , off-road cycling, birdwatching, nature rambling.

Golf: The Alicante area is dotted with golf courses.

Those closest to the apartment are:

Campo de Golf El Patino ( close to airport) tele.0034 965 189 115

Alicante Golf ( west of city) tele.0034 965 152 043

Club de Golf de Bonalba (north of city) tele 0034 965 955 955

Golf and Country Club La Marquera -( Rojales) tele0034 966 714 258

La Finca Algorfa Golf (Guardamar) tele 0034 966 729 010

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Rates & Availability

Arenales del Sol Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$89
$537
 
 
mid
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$65
$380
 
 
low
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$43
$262
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$262
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $157

1. To secure a booking a security deposit of £120 is required. This must be paid at the time of booking. The rental fee must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. The security deposit is returned within 10 days from the end of the holiday provided the laundry/cleaning charge has been met and there are no damages.
2. Towels and linen are provided (except beach towels). For hygiene reasons these are professionally laundered by the Property Services Manager. and the apartment cleaned and made ready for the next guests. Hence there is a laundry/cleaning fee to be paid directly to the Property Services Manager upon departure. The fee is 50 euros for a party of 4 and 10 euros additional for each additional guest.
3. WIFI is available. The price is £10 (12 euros) per week.
4. Rates outside of 7 nights negotiable with owner.
5. A cot or child's buggy can be arranged with the Property Services Manager. The cost of rental is between the guest and the PSM.
6. Transport to/from the airport can be arranged.The cost is around 20 euros. This is arranged via the Property Services Manager. The owner accepts no liability in respect of that arrangement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alicante Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , shelves and mirror
  • The bathroom is finished to a very high standard with bath/shower, toilet and bidet, fan, large mirror, heater, shelving and safety glass shower screen.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has bedside tables as well as large built in wardrobes and air conditioning. Each room is served also by a traditional Spanish paddle fan, air conditioning, bedside lights wardrobe shelving/drawers, and power points. Linen is provided as are extra blankets for colder periods. The windows are protected by security grills and blinds. Heating for the winter is available from the air conditioning and electric heaters. The lounge can act as a third bedroom for parties up to 6 persons with its large double sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment is in a gated community in Altomar 3 Los Arenales on a second floor, overlooking a communal pool. The south facing balcony, with awning, leads to a private solarium with sunbeds and outdoor dining table and chairs. The solarium has all round views including the sea, Alicante and the mountains. It also overlooks a large area of national park. Inside is finished to a very high standard with air conditioning, English TV, WIFI, fully fitted kitchen including an electric kettle and toaster. The living room and bedrooms are furnished to a very high standard. Linen and towels are provided (except beach towels) however cleaning costs and laundry charges are additional. Unless otherwise agreed prior to your arrival the property will need to be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure and will not be available until 3.00pm. A 'meet and greet' service and welcome pack of food and drink is available upon request. Child cot, buggies can be arranged as can airport transfer.

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