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TWO CHARMED COTTAGES IN A PRIVATE OASIS OVERLOOKING AN UNSPOILED BAY - Sea View Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Villajoyosa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two beach-front cottages, 2 bedrooms each, 40 minutes to Alicante airport

Our unique BEACH COTTAGE sleeps 4 (3 beds), SEA VIEW COTTAGE sleeps 5 (3 beds + sleep sofa)

Both are set in a tropical garden with glorious sea views and a pergola-covered patio. The sea laps at the pebbly beach on secluded Charco Bay, where we snorkel and swim. A Moorish lookout tower is at the tip of our cove. 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. 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.

Details for Sea View Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

A rare find. This homey Spanish two bedroom cottage has high ceilings and old wooden beams. It is set in tropical gardens with a pergola overlooking the beach. The living room has two sofas, one converts into a double sleep sofa, allowing this property to sleep 5 people. For entertainment and relaxation there is a small library, TV with radio + DVD player + free Internet. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second has standard single bunk beds (2). The cottage also has a dining room, kitchen, tiled bathroom with shower, and BBQ on the private covered terrace overlooking the sea with seating for 6+. The property has air-conditioning/heating as well as a wood stove. Choose hypoallergenic and/or down bedding. Both bath and beach towels are provided. There is a washing machine and iron+board for guests use.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Betsy Floistad
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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 Alicante Area

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. The property is fenced. Free parking. Private access to the beach (just 50-60 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Sea View Cottage
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
5

A relaxing stay at a very private beachside villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Betsy's villa with our 16 month old daughter, Matilda.

We are new to Homes Away but from the outset Betsy was quick to respond and clear to communicate with, alleviating any anxieties we had about the process and making the booking process, and travel planning, a breeze.

Knowing that the turning for the villa is tricky to spot from the road the first time, we kept in contact by text and Betsy was kind enough to meet us on the main road to guide us in. The road down is a little bumpy, but nothing that our little higher car couldn't deal with. There are two adjoined villas in the large grounds of Betsy’s house. We stayed at the one furthest from the sea but that still has a lovely view, including of the sea, from it’s own private terrace.

The villa is beautifully decorated, spacious and very well equipped with everything you need to make the stay very comfortable, including cooking utensils and crockery.

Overall, the location is pleasantly secluded on a raised outcrop above the small pebbly beach. While the beach isn’t private, the wider grounds of the property and pergola right at the edge of the path down to the beach, make and it feel a bit like your own private beach.

Betsy was a great help settling us in and she has lots of great local knowledge of the best beaches, restaurants and bars and shops. She really understood the needs we had with being on holiday with a toddler and had plenty of suggestions to make the holiday as relaxing as possible.

We developed a very enjoyable routine during our five day stay; stroll down for a pre-breakfast swim in the sea, a lazy mornings followed by lunch at a beachfront restaurant in Villajoyosa before heading back to the villa for BBQ dinner on our private terrace.

All in all it was a very relaxing and easy holiday and we look forward to hopefully returning with our extended family – booking both villas side by side - next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect getaway for our girl's trip

  • 5 of 5

Having read all the wonderful reviews of Charco Cottages I had very high expectations for the short break we had planned and we were not disappointed. From the first message I sent to Betsy when booking she could not have been more warm, helpful and efficient. We arrived after dark and could hear the waves lapping at the shore but had to wait until morning to confirm that ...yes it is even more beautiful than the photographs!

Sea View cottage was ideal for us. The bunk beds might be more suited to children but we (4 adults) were so comfortable we decided not to use the sofa-bed. As a holiday rental manager myself I am very fussy with accommodation for myself and was delighted to find that the cottage was so spotlessly clean and well equipped. The provision of both dishwasher and washing machine was an extra bonus.

The 'off road' track down to the cottages was not a problem for us, our small rental car coped fine, although we were so grateful that Betsy met us on the main road on arrival to help us negotiate it the first time in the dark! It all added to the adventure with the additional advantage of discouraging all but the most intrepid beach-goers from discovering what feels like a private cove. It's hard to know what to add to the contributions from previous reviewers who have so eloquently described the magic of Betsy's very special place. All I can do is endorse the previous comments. For us visiting my daughter who was studying in Alicante we could not believe our luck to find such an amazing place so close to the city.

Betsy is a fantastic host, nothing is too much trouble and she struck the perfect balance between making sure we had everything we needed and giving us our privacy.

The only negative was that 4 days was not enough!!.. Hope to be able to return and stay for longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Calgary, Canada
5

Wonderful cottage on a peaceful bay

  • 5 of 5

If you love well cared for places off the beaten track and right on the ocean then this is the cottage for you. The photos are very accurate and one can tell that there is pride in how the cottage is maintained, right down to the little bouquets of fresh flowers in every room. We were greeted by Betsy and given an orientation to the property and the surrounding trails. I love being able to walk on trails right from a place where I am staying and there are numerous paths along the coast with vistas out to the Meditteranean. Betsy was kind and welcoming and went an extra mile to assist us when one of us lost a tooth. She is a generous and caring person. Her sister Lise is an artist and also a warm and authentic person who took time to talk to our children. The cottage has a picturesque tea house looking out to the sea and I was able to practice yoga at dawn every morning while listening to the turtle doves and other birds. There is also access to the bay and our kids spent hours skipping the flat round pebbles on the beach. The climate was more arid than I had expected and it was neat to see the cacti and other succulents, some of which were in bloom. It happened to be cool and rainy a few days we were there, which is unusual, but we were snug in the cottage with its heaters in every room. The cottage is very close to the sandy beach at Villajoyosa. We purchased groceries in town and cooked almost all our meals at the cottage or on the little charcoal BBQ outside. In the evening we enjoyed meals outside in the sun protected from the sea wind. Thank you so much Betsy and Lise for sharing your little corner of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Au calme et superbe vue

  • 5 of 5

Le logement est un peu à l'écart du village (piste de 200m pour y arriver), et ensuite aucun bruit, sauf celui de la mer...

Superbe vue avec terrasse où l'on peut manger en regardant la mer. Bref un séjour très reposant.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Deutschland
5

Ein wunderschöner Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Das war das wunderschönste Ferienhaus, das wir bis jetzt gebucht hatten. Wir waren mit zwei kleinen Kindern (2 und 4) in diesem Paradies. Das tolle ist, dass das gesamte Gelände eingezäunt ist und man sich keine Sorgen machen muss. Auch gibt es keinen Pool, in den die Kinder fallen können.

Gleichzeitig ist das Meer nur die Treppe runter zu einem Kieselstrand. 5 km weiter ist ein Sandstrand.

Betsy als Vermieterin ist einfach wunderbar - immer hilfsbereit und ansprechbar.

Dieses Haus ist wirklich sehr, sehr empfehlenswert und ein Kleinod.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Saint Peter, MN
4

Relaxing in pure beauty

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 spent 10 days in Sea View Cottage, with the goal of simply relaxing. As another reviewer suggested, the road in was a bit treacherous, but the ride was worth every bump in the road. Once inside the locked property gate, we were surrounded by breathtaking beauty and Betsy's warm hospitality. Betsy had some necessities stocked so we didn't have to rush out to the grocery store immediately upon arrival. While small, the kitchen was clean and well stocked...and who wants to cook big meals on vacation? We ate a lot of delicious oranges and stocked up on local meats, cheeses and wine. We ate most of our dinners in the gazebo by the sea, enjoying the setting sun. We appreciated the convenience of the washing machine and the fact that the home was furnished in a way that was comfortable, yet not at all fussy. My daughter and I especially appreciated the little library where we were encouraged to take or leave books...we did both! We felt at home, the beds were comfortable and everything was clean. Besides the rocky road on approach (which I would just recommend that, if renting a car, avoid the compact car and get something that will traverse the road well...suv?), the only other challenge we found was that we consistently ran out of wi-fi, however, Betsy kept supplying us with codes. We felt bad about running it out, as it's apparently only the Americans that use so much, but we were also working on the vacation and it was important for us to have wi-fi. I can't express enough, just how wonderful Betsy was. Our kids LOVED the dogs, and spent a lot of time loving them up. We explored the nearby mountains and couldn't get enough of the views. We didn't do a lot of sightseeing, otherwise, and that's because we simply wanted to relax and be together. Sea View Cottage was a great place for that.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Villaitana
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Villajoyosa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Water ski Benidorm
Car: necessary

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 Bay, 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 Bay and its Moorish Tower. Amenities include flatscreen TV's with built-in radios & DVD players, free Internet, there's a satellite dish and dishwashers. The Sea View Cottage has a working wood stove.

Rates & Availability

Villajoyosa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$94
$565
$1,442
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$124
$764
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$592
$1,668
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$796
$2,152
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$147
$1,027
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$796
$2,152
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$592
$1,668
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$127
$796
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $43

Check-in time: 4 p.m. (16:00) / Check-out time: 10 a.m. (10:00)
For clients wishing to rent for 1 month, special rates available; monthly rentals apply for max. 2 months:
2016 Low: 1,340€ / Mid: 1,820€ (all-inclusive)
2017 Low: 1,550€ / Mid: 2,000€ (all-inclusive)
NOTE: Monthly rates NOT available in PEAK SEASON

Baby cot with all bedding available (fee of 35Eur)

40% down-payment at booking time; 60% balance due two weeks before arrival. Guest pays all bank expenses incurred for non-Euro payments.
Cancellation policy: No refunds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Villajoyosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both bath and beach towels are provided. There is a washing machine and iron+board for guests use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Baby cot with bedding is available; 35€ rental fee. Baby high-chair, baby bath, potty and safety-net also available free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
40€ fee for pet.

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