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Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Beach Cottage

This cottage has panoramic views of the sea from every vantage point. Its private terrace overlooks the exotic gardens containing tropical plants and original artwork. A pergola is perched over the Mediterranean sea where you can while away hours and truly relax. This is not your normal rental cottage, the decor has a special flair throughout. Colour galore. As in Sea View Cottage, the master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a standard single bunk bed (2). The bathroom is fully tiled and has a large shower. The kitchen overlooks the sea and the outdoor patio has dining for 6+ and a BBQ. The property has both air-conditioning/heating. Choose between hypo-allergenic and/or down bedding. Bath and beach towels are provided. Amenities include a washing machine, iron+board for guest's use, a small library, TV with built-in radio and DVD player and free Internet.

About the property

Charco Cottages

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

Both cottages 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 Cove, 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.

Property Manager
Betsy Floistad
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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 Villajoyosa

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Vi hadde virkelig nydelige dager hos deg og er veldig glade for at vi kunne tilbringe ferien vår der. Vi satte veldig pris på den rolige og avslappede atmosfæren dere har, ikke bare selve stedet, men også hvor hjertelig og hyggelig vi ble tatt imot. Vi følte oss straks som hjemme. Det er et spennende og flott område i verden dere lever i og som besøkende er mulighetene veldig mange. Stedet deres passet oss spesielt godt siden vi ikke ville ha et typisk turiststed med hoteller og uteliv, men heller foretrakk et rolig område. Ungene koste seg også veldig og var veldig trygge i den fine og store hagen deres. Den eneste ubehagelige opplevelsen vi hadde var med centauro. Jeg hadde nemlig allerede kjøpt full forsikring gjennom bookingen min, men i desken påstod de at vi ikke hadde forsikring så vi lot oss lure av centauro til å kjøpe en dyr unødvendig tilleggsforsikring. Jeg har sendt en klage, men den ble bare kontant avvist og med støtte til hvordan dette hadde blitt håndtert. Så vi kan ikke anbefale det selskapet til andre. Kjedelig, siden det er et selskap andre av dine gjester tydeligvis har hatt bra erfaringer med. Så tusen takk for et flott opphold og på gjensyn.
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Available Rentals

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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:
2017 Low: 1,410€ / Mid: 1,915€ (all-inclusive)
NOTE: Monthly rates NOT available in PEAK SEASON

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


Villajoyosa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Baby cot with bedding is available; 35€ rental fee. High-chair, baby bath, potty and bed safety-net also available (all free of charge).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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
40€ fee for pets.


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Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.980392 based on 53 reviews

Un lugar de los que ya no existen

  • 5 of 5

Nos hemos quedado impresionados por la magia de este lugar, su belleza y tranquilidad. El día siguiente a nuestra llegada, nos levantamos al amanecer y quedamos impactados al escuchar los sonidos de la naturaleza que envuelven la casa de Betsy. Olas, grillos, pájaros, ya estaban formando la maravillosa orquesta que nos ha acompañado durante estos días. La playa frente a la casa te permite disfrutar en cualquier momento de un baño en una preciosa cala. Un lugar para descansar y desconectar, de los que ya son difíciles de encontrar. Respecto al alojamiento y las atenciones de Betsy, le damos un 10 en todos los aspectos. Absolutamente recomendable.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Ein tolles Haus am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes Haus, direkt am Meer, tolle Aussicht, super sauber und schön eingerichtet. Das Grundstück ist eingezäunt und zum Strand sind es nur wenige Meter. Die Besitzerin ist ein Schatz. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Flott cottage i skjønne omgivelser.

  • 5 of 5

To deilige uker i nydelige omgivelser. Flott hytte med fantastisk uteområde. havutsikt og en liten trapp ned til strand. Kort bilavstand til sentrum. Nydelige turområder fra hytta. Et sted for rekreasjon og familietid. Familievennlig. Hadde med tvillinger på 3 som storkoste seg. Serviceminded og kjempe hyggelige vertskap!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location and with very comfortable cottages overlooking a very artistic designed garden and beach.

Betsy and her sister Liz were so kind and nothing was too much trouble.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Enchanting, relaxing and superb location

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, cosy and had everything we could need, which made it easy to just enjoy ourselves. The garden is stunning with incredible views of the sea. We spent most of our time eating, reading and sunbathing at the end of the garden just watching the sun glisten on the water. There's a private pathway down to the pebble beach which is perfect for swimming. The old town has some beautiful buildings, plenty of restaurants and supermarkets are close by but we found ourselves enchanted by the fantastic views so spent most of our time at the cottage. Betsy was warm and friendly from her first email and was a delight to meet in person. She was the perfect host, leaving us to our own devices but happy to help if we needed anything. We're already planning our return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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A very special family-friendly oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was our first foreign holiday with our children (aged 3 and 5) so we wanted to be sure of somewhere suitable and Beach Cottage was recommended by friends who had stayed there with their young daughter. We couldn't have chosen better accommodation! The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with lovely touches such as fresh flowers in each room. And the setting is really spectacular - a gorgeous garden, safely enclosed so perfect for the kids to explore, with a gate at the bottom to the beach. Who could ask for more! Betsy was the perfect hostess, so welcoming and helpful. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El Paraiso
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Water ski Benidorm
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Charco beach
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.