Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and large sun roof
I am English born but I live in Rotterdam for many years and found this wonderful apartment last year in an area that I have fallen in love with. Read below.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Owner chose Elche
As you can see from the photograph the views are fabulous and we're surrounded by fields and agriculture. The local business's are almost all Spanish owned and it's so refreshing to be served by locals instead of overseas folks! We love it. Around 1920 the pine forest was installed, full of low line pines and about 7 miles long and half a mile deep right at the back of the sand dunes. This was grown to stop the beach further encroaching on the land and as of today no buildings have been built, except the row of ancient fisherman's dwellings which line part of the beach, some of which have become restaurants and bars (totally Spanish owned) Truly Spain 70 years ago.
What makes this Apartment unique
Spain 70 years ago with miles of Blue flag beach and sand dunes. A 20 minute stroll to the beach through either fields or by 2 choices of a quiet back road, passing absolutely no high rise and little other buildings for a kilometre through the low pine forest to the dunes and the beach. It has a wonderful charm that you don't see in too many other places. For 300 yards at the back of the beach there are the original fisherman's tiny shelters, 3 of which are converted to bar/restaurants, the rest are converted to narrow private units at the back of the beach. The sand beach stretches for miles with the occasional beach bar and you can walk the beach and then cut through fields to the village road and back along to the apartment. La Marina village is so convenient having several bar/restaurants and all the shops that you need without going elsewhere. If you are mad keen shoppers then a trip to Guardamar or Torrevieja or Elche is easy by bus from across the road and no more than 20 minutes, or to big Alicante with it's old town, marina and magnificent shopping, just 40 minutes away by bus from outside the apartment.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Another wonderful stay
This is our third year at Colin’s apartment and still love it.
A pleasant stay in a nice quiet area. No problems parking and close to the beach.
Neat apartment with views to die for.
Nice apartment, very comfortable bed, fabulous views from the private solarium. Everything is close to hand, the beach, supermarket, bars, restaurants and buses. Lovely village, friendly people. A return visit is on the cards.
For us the location of this property was perfect as we have friends that live in the Urbanisation La Marina. Overall the accommodation was very good with plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. Also the beach area was a 20 minute walk away also with a good choice of places to eat. The only downside was to make sure we had plenty of 1 and 2 Euro coins available for the electricity supply. Fortunately the weather was kind to us so we needed either heating or air-conditioning.
I would have liked you to have ticked the 5 star button, it really helps with new enquiries, but as you said the downside was coins for the elec meter, so I fully understand.
Spanish electricity is very expensive and when you have air-con, as we have, it can be pretty costly. It's why we advise in our listing to be very mindful and switch off when not needed.
Hope you'll consider us for next time.
5 Star Stay for 2nd year
As last year, a thoroughly excellent stay at an excellent apartment. Views and location still idyllic, especially with fiestas on for the weekend during our stay. Only downside, didn't book 2 weeks. Be back next year again.
We stayed in the apartment for 10 days, well equipped kitchen and living space and 2 good bedrooms, and the showers in both bathrooms were great. We were joined for our middle weekend by my adult sons, and there is still plenty of room. The views across the rooftops are amazing all the way to the sea. Air con in the main bedroom and living space make it very comfy. Would thoroughly recommend it
Thanks for the 5 star review. Your 2nd visit to us and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the apartment.
Hope to see you again.
A car is not necessary to get to the beach, just 700m by 3 quiet road routes through fields and forest. A car would be a bonus if you want total freedom and to visit the surrounding areas, but the local bus goes both ways, and all facilities are close by. Within 100 yds of the apartment there is a village supermarket, fresh bread & cakes, newspapers, chemist, phone shop, butchers, beauty/health salon, banks, bike rental, several bar/restaurants, There is a bar across the road (one of several) where you can sit outside with a small beer or wine and connect to their WIFI and check your emails. They'll give you their pass code. We have WiFi in the apartment.
A car is not necessary but a bonus if you have one.
Buses go both ways along the coast from only 50m from the apartment.
The wonderful beach is an easy 20 minute walk along 3 different routes.
1. Find your way through fields that begin 70m directly in front of the apartment and wander along paths into or around the pine forest for 400m to emerge at the back of the dunes.
2. Walk along the village in direction of Alicante then beyond the shops/bars for 200m and turn right down a quiet road to the beach.
3. Walk out of the village south for 200m and turn left towards the sea for 500m down a quiet road through the pine forest.
Then stroll the beach either way for a mile or so and cut back through the trees to the village road.
You'll pass Los Carmelos, a local family owned and run tapas and main meal bar that has several large barrels of various wines that you help yourself from, and when you pay your bill they ask how many glasses you've had!
Truly fabulous, Spain 70 years ago!
It's situated 500m south, along the road from the apartment. Open some evenings and lunchtimes, check it out, it's very popular.
*Markets in Alicante, Guardamar, La Marina
*Palmeria (000's ancient palms) in Elche
*Boat to Tabarca island from Santa Pola
*Alicante old town bars & restaurants
*Go Cart track on the way towards Guardamar
*Swimming pools & gym at static camp site in La Marina
*Cathedral and old town of Murcia.
*Old town of Cartegna
* Promenade strolls along the beach in Guardamar and Torrevieja
*Walks through the dunes and lakes behind the beach in La Marina with several bird watching huts.
Local town Guardamar del Segura is only 5 miles away (easy by bus from across the road opposite the apartment) and has a permanent market and flea market along a road going from town centre to the beach & sea, that skirts the end of the beautiful pine forest, that runs all the way back, some 5 miles to La Marina and the apartment.
Also Guardamar has a weekly market (usually Wednesdays) in the centre of town and side roads.
There are lots of restaurants and bars and a half mile of promenade against the wonderful sand beach for strolling and taking a beer and Tapas.
A further mile or so along the coast south there is Moncayo that has an enormous Sunday market.
There are markets 6 miles away up the hill in the urbanisation of La Marina on Thursdays and Sunday mornings.
Around 1 km from our apartment, along the road towards Guardamar there is a large static camp site with pool, kids area, gym, tennis, bar, & restaurant. It costs a few euro per day to use it.
Torrevieja is around 8 miles away by the 332 coast road.
To get there is easy by bus from opposite the apartment. It's a large town with a marina and great beach walks along a prom.
Elche just 10 miles away is the centre for palm tree cultivation. There is an enormous palm orchard called a Palmeral.
More than 200 000 palms and a walk around the Palmeral is a sight to behold. It's been there since the 11th century. Buses go from near the apartment.
Alicante is a large town 30 mins away by bus from outside the apartment, that has a fabulous old town with narrow streets and lots of bars & restaurants. It also has a large Marina with many boats plus it's own castle up on a rock overlooking the town.
The main town is shopping heaven.
For sea experiences with trips or renting motor boats, cruising, diving sea trips, snorkelling trips to the island of Tabarca can all be fixed from Santa Pola up the coast 30 min away. In fact if you stand on our sunroof and look to the farthest point north you can see Santa Pola and the island of Tabarca. Bus from outside the apartment.
Next door to the apartment there is a tourist info shop to check on all interesting local excursions.