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Very Special Modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Penthouse Apartment with Huge Terrace

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The penthouse itself has one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, another bedroom with twin beds overlooking the pool, with a smaller main bathroom just outside, the kitchen comes complete with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and oven for those home comforts, the living room is very cosy, with beautiful views of the outside space.

The terrace area really is the talking point of the whole apartment, there are two huge terrace areas, one directly outside the French doors from the living room, you have a large outside dining area which is undercover should it rain, there is also plenty of room for soaking up the rays, or just simply chilling, reading your book and drinking a glass of wine.

The upstairs terrace has stunning panoramic views of the hills and the sea, and is the perfect suntrap for sun worshippers. Our apartment is one of 46 in a small gated and secure complex Serena Mar 1, which shares a lovely big pool (23x10m) with a smaller children’s pool next to it, which is surrounded by beautiful maintained gardens.

It is a very short 2 minute walk to Romana beach which is one of five Blue Flag beaches in Alcossebre, the apartment is situated just on the outskirts of town, but is only a short 15 minute relaxing stroll away, with plenty of bars and restaurants to stop at on route, also plenty of climbing frames and children’s play areas along the beach, there’s something for everyone.

Alcossesbre itself is a very quiet Spanish village, you will not find any rowdy bars or late night clubs here, just nice relaxed chilled vibes.

The Town transforms during the Summer holidays, where it is full of young families, with the hustle and bustle of any costal holiday destination, out of these times, Alcossebre returns back to being very quiet, so would make the perfect destination for people who would like to just relax and unwind by doing as little as possible.

Alcossebre is without doubt one of Spain’s best kept secrets.

More Details

Owner
Julia Longhurst
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Julia Longhurst

I am a very busy working mum with two children Summer and Finley, myself and my partner Neil have been together for 25 years this year, it has been our dream for most of that time to buy an apartment in Spain, we just never found the perfect place.

Being busy the majority of the time, with work, home and the children, my favourite things to do are spend time with friends, going to gigs, listening to music and being in the sunshine on holiday, so Neil surprised me for my 40th birthday with a trip away to Alcossebre to go to Benicassim Music Festival, I went with five other girls, we all spent a few nights at the Festival but spent the days laying around on the beach and sitting in bars in Alcossebre, from that very first day I knew I had found that perfect place we had been looking for to buy our 2nd home.

After flying home from our short stay myself and Neil began our search for that perfect property, after a few visits and what seems like viewing hundreds of properties we were shown Serena Mar in September 2015, we fell in love with it straight away, we completed in January 2016...

We now just now can't wait to spend as much time there with family and friends as possible, and enjoy it to full, in fact it's that nice we want to share it with everyone.

Julia Longhurst purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Julia Longhurst chose Castellon

Serena Mar is a real home from home, the apartment itself is a lovely manageable size with all the home comforts, it's clean, bright and modern..

The outside space really is something else, the terrace area is huge, so you can spend lots of quality time outside if you want to have a lazy day, morning or afternoon chilling at the apartment, it's all there..

We looked at a huge amount of properties in Alcossebre, we know wen are very blessed with having so much outside space as there really aren't that many apartments like this on offer.

What makes this apartment unique

Again I supposed the unique benefits are the terraces.

Downstairs terrace has a lovely space for dining and chilling, it has shady areas as well as sunny areas, with lovely potted plants and great views, you can chill to your hearts content.

Upstairs on the roof terrace is the place for sun worshippers, the sun remains up there all day, and boosts stunning views..

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Castellon Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar Xalock, Habitat, & Miramar
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Castellon & San Jordi
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Alcala de Xivert trains to Valencia, Barcelona
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
AP7 or E15
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Miramar
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Teruel, Javalambra resort
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Play Moro
Car: recommended

Alcossebre is a lovely quiet village, where you can relax and enjoy, swim, sunbathe, go on long walks, bike rides, do water sports all on your doorstep - A car is not necessary but recommended..

For the more adventurous there is an exciting waterpark just 20 minutes away by car at Benicassim which is great fun for everyone, right across the road from the waterpark is a large Go Kart Track, Benicassim also offers fantastic bars along the beach, as well as a large music festival (Fiber Fib) in July and a Reggae Festival (Sunsplash) in August

Peniscola also about 20 minutes away by car is a beautiful historic town, with gorgeous beaches, cobbled stone lanes with beautiful restaurants and shops, Peniscola just has a lovely historic feel to the town and is very picturesque.

Castellon is home to the closest airport and Sergio Garcia's Golf Course, again a short 20/25 minutes away by car, the golf course offers the best facilities, along with tennis courts, and a lovely spa.

If you are looking for something more thrilling then a drive to Salou Tarragona which is approx 1.5 hours away by car, you will find Port Aventura theme park which has huge roller coasters, and great rides for all ages, this used to be owned by Universal Studios.

Also right next door to Port Aventura is the brilliant Caribe Aquatic Park, which is excellent for all age groups, plenty to keep young children, teenagers and adults, happy all day, it really comes highly recommended definitely worth a visit, you can buy discounted tickets for both parks.

Also in 2017 Ferrari Land is opening right next door to these parks too it's on the same development, which is a new thrill seekers theme park with yet more rides and more rollercoasters.

Valencia is a 1.5 hour drive away from Alcossebre too, where you can just explore Valencia or shop till you drop in large shopping malls

Barcelona is approx 2.5 / 3 hours drive away again you could spend the day exploring and enjoying Barcelona..

Amenities

Alcossebre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Onsuite for Double Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large On-suite with long mirror and plenty of storage
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Smaller of the two bathrooms, but has everything you need.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Double Bedroom - 1 double , The main double bedroom has ample wardrobe space and a TV
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom has lots of wardrobe space & overlooks the pool
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Sheffield
5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd holiday in Alcossebre but our first at this apartment. The accommodation is great, just as the photos show - well kept and spotlessly clean. We spent lots of time on the fantastic terrace, sunbathing, reading and chilling out. The views are amazing and you are not overlooked at all, it's really private. The pool looked great, clean and well kept, but we didn't spend much time there as one of the reasons for coming to Alcossebre is for the fantastic beaches. We spent some days on Romana beach (only 12 euros for 2 sunloungers and umbrella) popping up to restaurant Ru-Sos for lunch and returning to the beach for the afternoon. Walked into town some evenings via the boardwalk for dinner and a change of scenery. Nice atmosphere as it was fiesta time while we were there. The contact and details from the owner Julia were good and she also arranged transfers to and from the airport so we didn't need a hire car this visit. I would definitely recommend Julia's apartment and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Smashing.

  • 5 of 5

Our fifth visit to Alcossebre made all the more special by the fact that we got to stay in Serena Mar. We loved it. The terrace is something else and the views across a lovely little park towards the Sierra Irta were just stunning. Inside the apartment there's​ everything you need for a relaxed holiday - comfy beds, good showers, efficient air-conditioning. The pool is great and there are plenty of shady spots in the garden.

The position of Serena Mar is fantastic - four restaurants​, a well-stocked supermarket and a gorgeous beach within five minutes walk. The owner was top class - helpful, friendly and easy going. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Just fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this fabulous apartment for 5 nights and cannot fault it. The apartment has everything you need to have the most relaxing stay, it's immaculate, very homely and the bed is really comfortable. The outside space is amazing with spectacular views of the mountains. The beach is 5 minute walk away (with our 3yr old in tow!!) and it has restaurants nearby. The main town is about a 30 minute walk along the boardwalk which we throrougly enjoyed. I cannot compliment this appartment enough, we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Wonderful place in Alcossebre !!!

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from our stay at this lovely property.

Firstly I found the owner, Julia, to be an extremely welcoming and helpful person to deal with.

The apartment is very comfortable, fully equipped with nice furnishings, bedrooms are comfortable and bathrooms are nicely appointed. My highlight was most definitely the large terrace with its breathtaking mountain views. we loved our holiday so much I have already booked for next year ! Highly recommended .

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A beautiful apartment, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment with a great pool in a wonderful location. It has very good beaches and restaurants a couple of minuets away and the center of town with more restaurants and shops is just a 15 minute stroll along the boardwalk by the sea. The accommodation itself is roomy and well equipped with a great roof terrace. We tried a number of restaurants locally and in the main town, All the food was excellent but I’d also recommend buying some of the local produce and having some meals on the terrace with views of the mountains. Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer, we’ll be going back next year with friends. I’d recommend this for families as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A beautiful apartment, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment with a great pool in a wonderful location. It has very good beaches and restaurants a couple of minuets away and the center of town with more restaurants and shops is just a 15 minute stroll along the boardwalk by the sea. The accommodation itself is roomy and well equipped with a great roof terrace. We tried a number of restaurants locally and in the main town, all the food was excellent but I’d also recommend buying some of the local produce and having some meals on the terrace with the views of the mountains. Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer, we’ll be going back next year with friends. I’d recommend this for families as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.75
Damage Deposit $202.48

Notes on accommodation:
The apartment has a good airflow and breeze from the sea in summer, as it is on the top floor. There are ceiling fans in main rooms. Outside: Well kept lawned garden areas as per photo with 23x10 metre pool and children's pool. Covered car port with allocated parking space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Immaculately cleaned before arrival. Towels and linen provided and changed weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund