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Peaceful detached villa with large private pool and gardens with sea views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Detached south facing villa with all day sun with superb sea and mountain views

Lagarto is situated in a select and quiet residential area of Moraira in an elevated position with beautiful views over the valley and sea. Our villa gets the sun all day, but there are many options for shade.The property is positioned on a large flat plot with a beautiful well-maintained Mediterranean garden with many palm trees, cacti and fruit trees, including lemon and orange.

Lagarto has a comfortable lounge, diner with wi-fi, Sky TV and full air conditioning through out, all included in the price. A modern fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second double bedroom, a third bedroom with twin beds and a family bathroom compliments our villa.

The large pool has colour changing LED lighting where you can enjoy swimming under the stars at night, an outside shower a large patio area with garden furniture, parasols, sun loungers and a BBQ terrace with two naya's for dining al fresco.

El-Portet is a small cove with a sandy beach and crystal clear waters. It has very good restaurants catering for all tastes with a lovely sea front promenade.

More Details

Susan & Peter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Susan & Peter

We currently live in the UK, but try to visit our villa in Moraira as often as we can with our family and friends. It is our idea of a perfect holiday! If you would like any more information on our villa Lagarto or the local area please just ask when booking, we will be more than happy to assist you.

Susan & Peter purchased this villa in 2005

Why Susan & Peter chose El Portet

We bought our villa in Moraira in 2005 and have since done many improvements. We love the Costa Blanca coast for it's ease of access, the fantastic climate, scenery, mountain and coastal views. Our villa is situated in the el Portet valley, where the sea and mountain views, especially at sunset, sometimes make it feel like paradise on earth!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in Moraira many times and this is far and way the nicest villa we have stayed in. We all felt safe at the villa which is a good thing. The pool and garden are fabulous and kept really clean and tidy. Would recommend this villa to anyone. John, Linda and Maria.....June 2014

Well, what can we say a fortnight of complete bliss and relaxation! We thought we were being a might extravagant going for casa Lagarto with 3 beds and private pool - oh but so worth it! This has been our best holiday ever, not a negative point at all to note. Maralyn and Bryan....June 2014

Thank you for the rental of Lagarto, we had a lovely time here and especially enjoyed the pool and balcony, it was really nice to have breakfast whilst looking out to sea. Anna and family... August 2014

We have visited Moraira the 'gem of the Med' many times and have stayed in other villas, but villa Lagarto is by far the best ticking all the boxes! Jan and Will Edwards.... September 2014
Jan 2006
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Alicante or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
El Portet
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El Portet
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
El Portet
Car: recommended

El-Portet is a small cove with a sandy beach and crystal clear waters. It has very good restaurants catering for all tastes with a lovely sea front promenade. Moraira once a small fishing village, now a sophisticated holiday resort with a modern marina and relaxing palm tree-lined boulevards. There are a good selection of shops, numerous restaurants, boutiques, pavement cafes, and not a fast food chain in sight. Friday mornings Moraira has a very popular market selling all manner of things. The larger towns of Javea, Denia, Calpe and Altea are all within a short drive, with many secluded coves and sandy beaches between. The interesting old town of Denia with its castle, lively port area, and home to some stylish shops are worth a visit. A trip to the beautiful Jalon valley makes for a wonderful day out with some stunning mountain drives and spectacular scenery. Font Algar is a series of waterfalls and rock pools, an ideal place for a leisurely day to swim and picnic. There are some lovely old towns and villages to explore with Altea and Guadalest being two of the most popular. There are many small beaches and coves to discover along the coast, such as Granadella and Moraig beach where you can enjoy a beach-side drink and snack at various bars.


El Portet Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is fully tiled with a heated towel rail, bath, shower, bidet, toilet, wash hand basin with vanity unit. Master bedroom with shower, toilet with vanity unit and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobes, en-suite with walk in shower. Bedroom 2 with double bed and built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 with two single beds, cot and built-in wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a helpful English couple living nearby who look after our villa, with their local knowledge of best places to go, to help you enjoy your holiday. The pool is maintained weekly and our villa is cleaned for your arrival. Fresh bed linen and house towels are changed on a weekly basis.


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Peaceful detached villa with large private pool and gardens with sea views
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lovely holiday .

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The villa was lovely. The pool was a delight- clean and spacious. Jo and Adam were very helpful and kind. The position of the villa was perfect for El Portet and Moraira. Wonderful restaurants nearby and the beaches were safe and clean.

All in all we had a wonderful time and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write a lovely review. Peter and Susan
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Casa Lagarto

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks holiday at Casa Lagarto. The views from the villa are stunning. We all enjoyed the pool which is large, clean and well looked after. The area around the villa is vast with areas where everyone could sunbath or read a book in the shade. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone visiting Moraira. The villa is clean and spacious having all the comforts of home. A car is essential but well worth it for the villas location and to visit nearby towns and beaches. Thanks to Adam & Jo for their Assistance and help in finding a great restaurant for my wife's birthday. Hope to return sometime in the near future. Tim & Kerry Sheffield

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable villa in a good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant 2 weeks at the villa, which is set in very quiet surroundings. The swimming pool was definitely one of the highlights on a great sun terrace. Dining area on upper terrace outside kitchen also had nice views out to sea even though the villa is set 2km inland. The inside of the villa was very clean, comfortable and reasonably well equipped. We were looking forward to enjoying BBQ's in the evenings, but we were told on arrival that we were not allowed to use the coal BBQ due to fire risks on surrounding land. Although a gas BBQ was provided it was old and not adequate. Other minor complaints included temperamental hot water supply, but wasn't a big deal given it was August.

We preferred the beach in El Portet, which had shallow warm sea. Perfect for all the family. A couple of good restaurants close by for lunch or dinner. We only had one cloudy day, so decided to head inland to the Algar Waterfalls which were good fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Due to this summer being very dry in Spain, the local authority have banned all charcoal burning BBQ's due to the danger of setting the countryside alight, endangering property and life. The gas BBQ was only meant as back up, although only being two years old we will replace it for next year after having more use than intended. Regarding the hot water, we have since had the boiler replaced and you have constant hot water on demand now. As you say the sea and mountain views from the upper terrace are really quite spectacular.
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Comfortable villa for a very relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very spacious, very clean and well equipped. We felt very secure with lots of lockable gates. The location is lovely, very quiet, all we heard sometimes were the birds singing. The views from the Naya upstairs are fantastic, sea one way and mountains the other, a perfect place for breakfast or evening drinks. The pool is great, lovely size and lots of space around it for sunbathing or playing bat & ball.

A car is essential for trips to supermarkets (Plenty of supermarkets to chose from) and to go to town/beaches. Its a 30 minute pleasant walk downhill to El Portet and another 15 minutes to Moraira town but its uphill coming back!

We felt at home straight away after meeting Jo at the villa and relaxed immediately and didn't want to leave. A perfect relaxing holiday which lived up to our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Fab property, very quiet location.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

the villa was very nice the only complaint it was rather cold due to the weather could have done with a heater

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased our villa met your expectations. We have central heating through out our villa for those colder months but unfortunately the weather was not so good in May this year and the digital central heating thermostat probably need altering. Wish we had known whilst you were there and we could have got it looked at. Kind regards Peter and Susan
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $268.2

We accept HomeAway's online bookings and payments, so if it's convenient for you to use the HomeAway system to book and pay for your stay byVISA then by all means do so. Please note that if you choose to use HomeAway's online bookings and payments, HomeAway will charge you a 'Traveller Service Fee'. This fee is added to our rental rate when you request a quote/book, and is payable to HomeAway (to cover their marketing, service, and 'Book With Confidence Guarantee'). This additional fee will be between 6% and 8% of the total rental. Alternatively feel free to contact us using the 'Enquire Now' blue hyperlink to the right under 'Request to Book' link.

Change over days are flexible, depending on availability. Arrival from 1600 hrs and check out by 1000 hrs, this again may be flexible subject to existing bookings taken.
Included in the price, the pool is maintained weekly and our villa is cleaned for your arrival, together with fresh bed linen and house towels with no additional costs for wi-fi or air-conditioning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund