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Well-appointed 2-bed apartment in the mountains of Spain

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, accommodation for 4 people.

The apartment is on the second (top) floor of a new block situated on the edge of the small village of Chirles in the mountains West of Benidorm which is 20min away by car. It is South-facing with lovely country and mountain views plus a distant sea-view. The village has a distinctly Spanish flavour and three good restaurants and a small super-market. Parking for 2 cars is available in the basement car-park. There is no lift. The area is ideal for people who want relaxation, peace and quiet.

Enjoy the peace and tranquility away from the madding crowd in this lovely apartment in the hills of Spain. Go walking or climbing in the mountains to your heart's content. Relax with a glass of cava on the South-facing balcony before strolling to one of the fine retaurants in the village for a menu del dia with wine for about €15.

If you want the beach or some night-life, take the 20-minute drive to Benidorm. Nature and theme parks are a 15-minute drive away.

More Details

Jeff & Diana Thomas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Jeff & Diana Thomas

We are a retired British couple living in Moraira which is about 40 minutes away by car from our apartment so we are easily accessible to resolve any problems that may arise.

Jeff & Diana Thomas purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Jeff & Diana Thomas chose La Marina Baja

The area of Chirles/Polop is very rural with wonderful mountain views and appealed to us as a get-away area to relax, go walking, etc. after the busier urban environment where we live.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment was bought off-plan after a friend introduced us to the area. The village has a unique Spanish character in the hills West of the coast yet only 20 mins by car from Benidorm, even closer to several theme parks to satisfy our children & grand-children. We were not disappointed by the quality of the construction and use the apartment ourselves for several weeks through the winter.


Polop Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have wardrobes, fans and electric radiators.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
There is a children's play area immediately outside the apartment.


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Well-appointed 2-bed apartment in the mountains of Spain
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Pleasant apartment in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

A pleasant, comfortable apartment in a beautiful area. Lovely views from balcony and a good location for getting to many walks as well as the coast.

Arrangements worked very smoothly and a minor plumbing issue was sorted out very quickly. An area and base we would return to.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you Janet - your comments are much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Excellent condition and great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over the Christmas/New Year period for cycling and hiking holiday. Apartment seems relatively new which meant that everything worked - shower, cooker, heating etc, which made a nice change over other apartments I've stayed in. The location is perfect for outdoor activities with the cycling, in particular, world class as shown by the number of pros you see on the road. It was also brilliant to be able to cycle in shorts in the middle of winter! While the apartment is reasonably close to Polop, I would recommend a car as the walk into town at night can be a little hairy with no street lighting.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen - pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving our apartment in excellent order. Hope to see you again.
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Lovely apartment in real Spain

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped apartment in the Spanish country side. Really clean and modern with superb balcony views. If you like walking and climbing, it's a great base. Highly reccomended

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charlie for your kind comments. Hopw to see you here again.
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks Simon for your kind comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Jeff & Diana
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Excellent base for outdoor activities in the Costa Blanca mountains

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment at relatively short notice, after deciding on the basis of the dismal weather forecast for the UK to exchange Scottish winter walking for some hiking and scrambling in the Spanish sunshine. The owners were helpfulness itself in sorting out the arrangements for our stay, and kind enough to wait in the apartment an extra hour to let us in when our flight out was delayed. Our security deposit was refunded rapidly once we were home.

The property itself was clean and simply though adequately furnished. We we able to have a few breakfasts on the balcony enjoying the views across to El Ponoch. The cooking utensils and pans weren't in the best of conditions, so perhaps not a kitchen in which to attempt gourmet cooking but we were able to manage fine, and whilst most of the restaurants in Xirles itself seemed to be closed during the off season there was plenty of choice in nearby Polop (within easy walking distance). Being able to use a washing machine was an additional bonus for us. There is garage parking underneath the apartment building , but we didn't actually use this as there was plenty of space on the street.

The location was perfect for us, giving easy access to the surrounding mountains for hiking/scrambling/via ferrata yet being within easy reach of the larger towns on the coast for shopping and a short drive from Alicante airport.

In short, this was an excellent place to stay for what proved a very enjoyable break and we plan to return next Winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ruth for your kind comments and look forward to seeing you next year. Jeff & Di
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Great location for climbing

  • 5 of 5

My Partner and I stayed here whilst climbing in the Costa Blanca for a week.

The property 100% catered for our needs.

For us we honestly couldn't ask for more and found the location at the foot of echo valley is extremely handy when wanting a later start to the day.

Xirles is a quiet town with little in the way of amenities but you are only a very short drive away if somewhere more substantial is required.

Overall, the property was in great condition and clean, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or repeat book for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerome for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Terra Mítica
Terra Natura
Benidorm Palace
"Excellent nightclub with quality shows and food for about €60."
Les Fonts de l'Algar
El Castle de Guadalest
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
65 (AP7)
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The apartment is in the small village of Chirles (Xirles) about 1.5 km from Polop off the road to Guadalest. There are views of the Bernia and Monte Ponoch mountains and a distant view of the sea. The area is very rural and away from the bustle of Benidorm though it is accessible in 20 minutes. The hill-top towns of Polop and La Nucia have a distinctly Spanish flavour with regular fiestas and weekly markets.

It is also conveniently placed for the theme parks of Terra Mitica, MundoMar and Aqualandia which are about 15 mins away by car.

The South-facing apartment overlooks a valley of orange and lemon groves and a small farm.

Guadalest is about 20 minutes away by car and has a convent which is flood-lit at night and built on top of a cliff with lovely views of a lake and surrounding country.

Other Activities: Quad-biking.


Rates & Availability

Polop Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

We require a security deposit of GBP50 for one week or GBP100 for two weeks or over stay payable on booking the apartment together with 50% of the rental. The remaining 50% of the rental is due four weeks before arrival. The security deposit is returned within one week of departure subject to inventory.

All payments are to be made via Bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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