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2 Bed - Air Con/heat, UKTV, Pools, Tennis, Wifi near beach, restaurants, sports

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ground floor apartment 2 bed, 1 bath & sofabed near beaches, bars & restaurants

Our beautiful 2 bedroom fully air-conditioned and heated apartment is conveniently situated on the Mediterraneo 1 urbanisation in Gran Alacant, near the fabulous blue flag sand dune Carabassi beaches and just a 3-4 minute walk away from a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants and mini-market at the Carabassi Centre. A fantastic base for the perfect holiday!

Just a 10 minute drive away from Alicante Airport (but away from the flight path) our apartment is situated on the ground floor within a quiet gated urbanisation with 2 large swimming pools and a children’s paddling pool (only 15 metres from apartment), tennis court, boules court, lovely gardens, small children’s play area and covered private car parking space.

The apartment comprises of:

• double bedroom with full air-conditioning, heating, ceiling fan, radio alarm clock and a safe;

• twin bedroom with full air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fan;

• lounge/dining area with full air-conditioning, heating, ceiling fan, two sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), dining table and chairs, flat screen TV with Satellite and English channels, DVD player, a selection of books and games;

• bathroom containing a bath and shower over, WC, bidet, vanity unit and hairdryer for use during your stay;

• fully equipped kitchen containing everything you will need, including electric oven, digital ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, cafetière, kettle and toaster, plus iron and ironing board.

• Spacious garden area with 4 large sunbeds for sunbathing and a terrace with table and chairs to enjoy eating outside!

FREE unlimited high speed fibre-optic Wi-Fi is available in the apartment.

There are tennis racquets and balls for the tennis court and boules for the boules court and also beach bats, balls, buckets and spades in the apartment for our guests to use during their stay.

Bath towels and bed linen is provided, but guests must bring their own beach and pool towels.

There is so much to see and do for everyone with a fantastic selection of beaches, bars and restaurants, championship golf courses, tennis, water-sports, snorkelling, diving, cycling, fishing, paragliding, bowling, weekly outdoor markets, spas, children’s play areas, water-parks such as Aqualandia, theme parks such as Terramitica, museums and many historical sites of interest.

Gran Alacant

The local Tourist Train and a regular bus service operates in a circular route around Gran Alacant and stops near the Carabassi beach, the supermarkets, shops, banks, pharmacies, bars and restaurants, Bhava Spa and the local market.

GA Commercial Centre: there’s a good selection of bars, restaurants, supermarkets (Mercadona, Lidl and Consum), a variety of shops and boutiques, children’s play area, Burger King, Petrol Station, bicycle hire, gymnasium and tourist information.

El Clot de Galvany Natural Park: (adjacent to our apartment) is a great place to walk, explore nature trails, observe birds and wildlife and relax in the picnic areas. The Clot offers visitors sightseeing and tours by reservation.

Bhavana Spa

Enjoy a heated indoor pool with hydro massage jets, bubble beds and Jacuzzi, a fully equipped gymnasium and a variety of fitness classes are available. Just a 5 minute drive or reached by taking the Tourist Train.

Local Market

A weekly outdoor market is held in Gran Alacant every Thursday morning and sells everything from local fruit and veg to leather shoes and handbags.

Coach Trips

Are available from Gran Alacant to various parts of Spain including Benidorm, Terra Mitica etc during the Summer months with pick up points nearby.

Bowls

If you fancy bowls then visit the bowling green at the Monte Mar Bowling and Social Club.

Paragliding

Is also available in nearby Santa Pola for the more adventurous traveller!

Los Arenales del Sol

The Spanish resort of Los Arenales del Sol is about a 20 – 30 minute walk, where there are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and fabulous sand-dune blue flag beaches. During the summer months there are sun loungers for hire, beach bars and a non-motorised water sports at the Life Beach Club where you can enjoy kayaking, kitesurfing, snorkelling etc.

Santa Pola

This beautiful old Spanish fishing town (just 10 minutes’ drive away) is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the Mediterranean. There are beautiful blue flag sandy beaches, a lovely promenade, cafes, excellent fish restaurants, tapas bars, historical sites and a weekly outdoor market (Saturdays and Mondays). The historic Castillo de Fortaleza de Santa Pola in the main square is surrounded by lovely outdoor cafes and is a great place to sit and watch the world go by!

Diving: for scuba diving and open water instruction is available.

Island of Tabarca

A beautiful Island which is protected by a marine reserve and surrounded by very clear and unpolluted waters. There are lovely restaurants and shops on Tabarca and it can be reached by taking a glass-bottomed boat from Santa Pola or Alicante.

Alicante

A fabulous international city (15 minutes’ drive away) with beautiful blue flag sandy beaches, a wonderful marina, many places of historical interest, including a medieval castle, exclusive shops, restaurants, tapas bars, open-air cafes, clubs, theatres, cinemas, parks and gardens. There is also a charming coastal railway which runs from Alicante up to Benidorm and Denia, stopping at many coastal resorts along the way.

Elche

Elche (20 minutes’ drive away) has a history going back over 2000 years, contains the largest palm tree plantation in Europe and is now listed as a World Heritage site. History, monuments and culture form a rich combination in its historical centre, offering sites and attractions such as Roman Baths, Castle, Medieval Cathedral and numerous other historical sites. There are also great shops and pavement cafes and bars in this lovely town and a day is well spent visiting Elche.

Safari Park: There is lovely little Safari Park just outside Elche.

Benidorm

A lively resort (40 minutes’ drive away) where you can visit Aqualandia Water Park, Mundomar Animal Park, Terra Mitica and Terra Natura.

Guadalest

A stunning village sitting on top of a mountain, giving beautiful views of the green valley with many other mountains in the background. Guadalest castle (Castell de Guadalest,) which can only be accessed by walking through a 15 foot long tunnel carved out of the rock and is known as the Portal de San Jose. When you get through the tunnel you see the old village houses and it feels like you have entered an ancient time. You can visit the restored house of the Orduna family to get an idea of what it used to be like living in ancient times in Guadalest.

Coves del Canelobre Busot

The magnificent Caves of Canelobre are just 24 kilometres inland from Alicante near Busot and are said to be Spain’s largest and deepest cave system. The stalactites and stalagmites are continuously growing and aided by the clever lighting take on the shapes and forms of all sorts of animals as well as giving the caves a cathedral like feel. The main attraction is the candelabra formation, from which the caves have taken their name. The caves are open all year and can only be visited as part of a guided tour. They do not close for siesta so make an ideal midday activity. The views from the entrance are simply stunning, and there is a small picnic area so that you can admire the vistas whilst enjoying your sandwiches and waiting for the next tour to begin.

Les Fonts de L'Algar

Algar Waterfalls (or Les Fonts de l’Algar or Fuentes del Algar) has stunning waterfalls, swimming areas, splash pools, rock formations, indigenous fauna & flora and walks beside the Rio Algar. The park is open all year round (see opening times) also features a picnic area, a natural museum, an arboretum, restaurants, a camping & barbecue area (including a bar).

Golf

There are several championship golf courses in the area:

El Plantio - www.elplantiogolfresort.es

Alicante Golf - www.alicantegolf.org

Alenda Golf - www.alendagolf.com

Font del Llop Golf - www.fdlgolf.es

Baby Equipment Hire

For families with small children we can arrange for a variety of baby equipment to be hired such as cots (with bedding), high chairs, car sets, booster seats, pushchairs/buggies, baby walkers/gyms, sterilizers, etc.

A refundable security deposit of £125 is also required and a laundry charge of €50 is payable locally on arrival.

Changeover days are flexible, depending on availability.

Our representative in Spain meets all guests on arrival with keys to the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Chris or Jackie Mitchell
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to tell you that we have very much enjoyed our holidays in your apartment in SANTA POLA.



It is very clean, equipped well, situated well !! The complex is very well looked after with lovely gardens and tennis court , the 2 swimming pools are fantastic



I hope we will return here next year
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Gran Alacant Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bath with shower over, bidet and WC
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa bed in Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and sofa bed in lounge all with air conditioning/heating and ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full Air-conditioning (hot&cold) plus multi-speed ceiling fans fitted in both bedrooms and lounge for ultimate comfort all year round. All windows are fitted with mosquito nets . The lounge/dining area has a large double sofa bed, further 2 seat sofa, dining table and 4 chairs, Satellite TV, DVD,CD player, and lots of children's' videos, games and books. At the front of the apartment there is a large terrace and garden area for sunbathing, equipped with patio table / chairs and sunbeds. The gate from the garden area can be locked to stop small children getting out. Tennis racquets and balls are also provided to enable guests to use the tennis court also Boules set for use in area allocated. Bath towels are provided, but guests must bring their own beach towels. There are also beach bats and balls, buckets and spades for use by guests. Changeover day is flexible depending on availability.

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Clean - everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights in July. The owners were quick to answer any queries we had before hand. The trip from the airport was easy by taxi (about 10 minutes) and we were met by the friendly key holder without issue.

The apartment is clean and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The washing machine came in very handy and the air conditioning worked well to keep us cool.

The pool and grounds are well kept. There's a row of restaurants opposite and a mini market selling most essentials and fresh bread/pastries. To get to a larger shopping centre you can just hop on the land train.

We only went to the beach once due to my husband's broken leg but it was beautiful and clean, with plenty of beach shacks dotted along for food and refreshments. It's about a 15 or so minute flat walk to the beach from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catherine, We are delighted you had a lovely holiday in Spain despite the last minute hitch with the broken leg. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Jackie
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5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The swimming pool and play area / Tennis court was ideal as only a few steps from the apartment. Very close to numerous bars and restaurants and within walking distance to a beautiful beach. We would definitely stay again and would recommend the apartment to others.

Many Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review. We're delighted you had a lovely time at our apartment and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Chris and Jackie
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5

Perfect for relaxing and enjoying food and drinks!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a week with my best friend. We just wanted a week of relaxing in the sun and having dinner and a few drinks in the evening. The apartment was spot on air con in each room. Having UK TV channels was great too if you wanted to come in from the sun. Bars and restaurants a stones throw away opposite the complex.

Just what we wanted . Thank you For having us

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you had a great time at our apartment and look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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5

Fab apartment all round

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a fab location, very close to the pool bars restaurants and beach. Lizzy the manager was so helpful. I messaged Lizzy to say the hair dryer didn't work and she brought a new one within a couple of hours. Beds are comfortable and there is everything you need inside and out. The Indian Chinese and bars over the road are all nice. Shooters and ocean was our favourite and the only bad meal we had was Molly Mallones. We will definitely going back again

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had a great holiday at our apartment and looking forward to having you back soon. Kind regards Chris and Jackie
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5

Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a great stay. The apartment is about 10 min drive from Alicante airport and 15 min walk to the beach. (Can walk through the nature reserve to get there) you do not need a car. We used the tourist train (that stops in front of the restaurants) to go to the retail park (1st stop the train makes) there is 3 supermarkets including Lidl also a few restaurants and shops. We then just took the train back. It cost 3€ pp to go back to where you got on and you can get on and off as you want. We took the bus (bus stop by the beach) to santa pola (short drive) and to Alicante (takes 40 min there and 1 hour 20 min back - so took the taxi back as it was only 24€ and took 15 min!) bus tickets were 1.50€ pp single. Don't go to Alicante on a Sunday as most shops are closed. It really was a great holiday- clean apartment, lovely sandy beach and the locals are just so friendly and helpful. (Just like the agent that met us there and even arranged a taxi for us back to the airport!)

My daughter has severe nut allergies and we never had any issues and they were very understanding towards it at every restaurant we ate at. Don't hesitate to book this property if you want a relaxing holiday away from a big city but still easily reachable. Thanks again for our lovely holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you had a lovely relaxing stay at our holiday home and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Jackie
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5

Excellent property and location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have stayed in this property a number of times. It is well maintained, very clean and contains everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

It is in a very good location close to shops, bars & restaurants.

The key holder is ever so helpful and pleasant.

Will return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had a great holiday at our apartment and look forward to welcoming you back again next year 😎 Chris & Jackie
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Carabassi Centro
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
El Plantio
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Alicante Airport
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Carabassi bars and restaurants
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Carabassi Beach
Car: not necessary

The charming resorts of Los Arenales del Sol is only 5 mins drive away, with shops, bars, restaurants etc and fabulous sand dune beaches.

Santa Pola (5 mins south) is a beautiful old fishing town, which is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the Mediterranean. It is good for fishing, there is a lovely promenade, blue flag sandy beaches, excellent fish restaurants, historical sites and excellent markets several days a week. It is surrounded by large natural saltwater lagoons, which attract an abundance of wild birds and pink flamingos. Alicante (15 minutes drive away) is a fabulous international city with shops, bars, restaurants, old castle, lively port and marina, theatres, cinemas, bullring and famous promenade and parks to visit.

Golf: There are several championship golf courses in the area - El Plantio and Alenda Golf are approx 15 minutes from the apartment and Alicante, Font de Lop and Bonalba Golf are approx 25 minutes drive away. There are also many other courses in the region, addresses and telephone numbers of which are available on request.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $165.58

To reserve accommodation a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The final balance, which is to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure. If booking within 10 weeks, full payment is required.
A cleaning charge of 50 euros for up to 4 persons or 60 euros for 5 persons is payable locally to our representative .
A refundable key/security deposit of £125.
In the peak summer season, whilst we are flexible on changeover days, any guests wanting to book split weeks ie Monday to following Wednesday will be subject to a minimum charge of 11 days rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.