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Luxury Penthouse Apartment with Private pool and Stunning views close to airport

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Penthouse Apartment in Alcossebre, Costa del Azahar - Peaceful Location Overlooking Sea and Alcossebre Coastline

Less than 30 minutes from Castellon Airport the El Pinar hillside is the beautiful pine-covered backdrop to the village of Las Fuentes and the town of Alcossebre on Spain’s Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast). Our fully equipped and beautifully furnished apartment is set on the south facing hillside of El Pinar with spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea, Las Fuentes marina, beaches and coastline of the town of Alcossebre. This penthouse apartment is the top floor of private Villa 'Castillo de Azahar' and has been recently prepared offering an idyllic peaceful location just a few minutes drive away from the beaches, restaurants and town. The apartment is fully furnished with indoor and outdoor terrace dining areas, a large private sun terrace and a Private Swimming Pool with sun bed terrace looking right out to sea- all with amazing views of the coastline. The area’s best restaurant 'The El Pinar' is only a short walk away.


Owner
ROSS SINCLAIR
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

About ROSS SINCLAIR

Lynda and I retired to Spain 11 years ago after selling our business. Our 2 sons 'flew the nest' some years ago so we felt it was our turn to relax and enjoy some better weather. My love of golf influenced the area we settled in and Lynda's love of painting was influenced by the vivid light and views in this area of Eastern Spain. We enjoyed the area so much that we purchased a villa on the hills overlooking the sea and village of Las Fuentes where we now live and have a penthouse apartment for renting (Owners Direct S7602).

ROSS SINCLAIR purchased this apartment in 2007

Why ROSS SINCLAIR chose Alcalà de Xivert

Initially we bought an apartment on Panoramica Golf course where we lived for a while and then grew to love the area of Las Fuentes near Alcossebre where we bought a villa overlooking the sea with spectacular views We modernised the villa on the El Pinar hillside and finished the penthouse apartment which we have rented out for the last 9 years.

What makes this apartment unique

The El Pinar penthouse is superbly furnished to a high standard and all visitors are amazed by the spectacular views from the property which looks south over the village and sea. The property is on it's own with one other villa 200 meters away so it is peaceful and yet with access by road to the village and town only 5 minutes away with many restaurants, bars and wonderful beaches. There are 2 golf courses within 45 minutes of the area and now a 6 rink outdoor bowls club. Castellon airport newly opened in September 2015 and is only be 20 minutes away from Alcossebre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ross and Lynda,







Finally arrived home late last night and we would like to thank you both very much for renting us your beautiful penthouse. The view was well worth the climb and the apartment was extremely comfortable and a real home from home.









We had a lovely restful holiday in Alcossebre doing very little (which was the plan!), plenty of good food, wine and sun.









Thank you both, once again, we had a fabulous time.









Best wishes
Jun 2015
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Amenities

Alcalà de Xivert Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobe, and French window with full view of the sea and coastline. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobe and view looking onto the hillside.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Ample parking is available on the roadside outside the villa and the penthouse apartment is accessed by its own staircase leading up from the main gate entrance. Outside: Large garden terrace with extending table and 6 chairs, 4 sunbeds/loungers with parasols and BBQ. There is a newly built private swimming pool with sun beds and looking right out to sea. The pool is directly in front of the villa. The villa and terrace is full of character and the beautiful gardens surrounding the villa on the hillside have grown naturally with cacti, rosemary, small pines and palms. The property is accessed along a drive which ends ½ km along from the apartment so there is no through traffic, adding to the tranquility. The hillside is home to wild boar and pine martens amongst a host of other wildlife. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are provided for 4 guests weekly. Beach towels are not provided.

Reviews

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Luxury Penthouse Apartment with Private pool and Stunning views close to airport
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Tranquility Base!

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you Linda & Ross for making our stay at their lovely home so memorable. If you like peace & quiet and attention to detail, then look no further. We look forward to staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We must thank you for your stay and we really enjoyed your company, good luck Grace with your GCSE results. We would be delighted to see you here again sometime, from a tranquil El Pinar, adios
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5

Superb accomodation - perfect for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment with Ross and Linda being the perfect hosts, allowing complete privacy so as you really do feel like the apartment is your own. Highlight for us was the balcony with stunning view out to sea. When not out sampling the fabulous restaurants in the area, we ate all of our meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) on the balcony, a perfect place to unwind with a bottle of wine.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andy for your lovely comments. We also enjoy relaxing out of season on the apartment terrace with its views to the sea. Hope you enjoyed the end of season firework display on the seafront, a great view from the terrace. Best wishes Ross & Lynda
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Chinley High Peak Derbyshire
5

A lovely apartment in an idyllic position.

  • 5 of 5

Wherever you are in the apartment, whether dining, lounging on the terrace, chilling in the pool or even lying in bed, the wonderful view is constant. The location affords perfect peace but is within easy reach of the facilities and shops in Las Fuentes and Alcossebre. Our 11 year old granddaughter was never out of the pool. We had a great time! Ross and Lynda, the owners, were on hand to help if needed, although the equipment and facilities in the apartment meant that we were perfectly self contained and comfortable. Brilliant!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely comments, thank you all. The cycle race La Vuelta was a bonus for us all on El Pinar hillside, finishing stage 5 at the top of the hill with nearly 200 of the top cyclists. It was great to meet you all and thoroughly enjoyed your company. Lynda and I hope to see you here again some time in the future,adios!
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5

Beautiful views , very peaceful .

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views , lovely apartment with everything you would need . Beautiful flowers and very peaceful . Also fab little pool to yourselves . Thank you for s lovely holiday .

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review and we are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves. The tranquility is very special yet only a few minutes away from the beaches and activity. The views of the sea and the coast are as you say - amazing. We hope to see you here again sometime, Regards, Ross & Lynda
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5

Fantastic stay in Alcossebre

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place, we spent a week here with our two young daughters. The views are breathtaking from the bedroom, lounge and veranda (what a place to BBQ).

The girls loved the pool, providing Mum and Dad time to unwind with a book and glass or two.

Ross and Linda were amazing and made us all feel welcome.

Very well equipped kitchen and great beds for a comfortable night's sleep.

Recommend leaving the car behind and trying the walk to the beach; sensible shoes would be worthwhile, but we managed it in sandals with some care. Local communal pool is worth a visit.

Look forward to booking a return.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your fantastic comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at El Pinar. Both Lynda and I will be delighted to see you all here again. Best wishes, Ross & Lynda
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Chepstow, UK
5

Tranquil paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment mainly for its views and tranquility, it is stunning. It is in the hills about 3km inland from las Fuentes and is accessible to the town and coast line in 5 mins or so by car, you need a car! The apartment is well furnished and equipped and Ross and Linda provided a very helpful welcome pack. The apartment is part of the larger villa which is Ross and Linda's home but whilst they are around to provide help and guidance they are rarely seen, guests and hosts respecting each other's privacy. A delightful place. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynda and I are delighted you enjoyed the tranquility and easy access to the town here at El Pinar. We like to ensure our guests have total privacy to enjoy the terraces and pool with the great views out to sea. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to welcome you back sometime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Castellon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
El Pinar restaurant
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Valencia
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
PANORAMICA GOLF
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Oropesa
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
El Pinar
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Las Fuentes
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

El Pinar is in an ideal geographical location for lovers of the sea, with breathtaking views of the many local ‘blue flag’ beaches from the apartment, with the nearest just 5 minutes drive away in Las Fuentes and Alcossebre, where you can enjoy over 300 days of sun each year with an average temperature of 26 degrees in summer and 18 degrees in winter. Otherwise explore the coastline for more remote beaches or head to other nearby popular beaches of Peniscola, Vinaros and Benacassim.

Travel:

NEW FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 - RYANAIR FLY TO NEW AIRPORT AT CASTELLON. This airport is only 20 minutes from Alcossebre with flights to Stansted and Bristol. Reus airport is approximately 90 minutes north via the AP7 Motorway. Barcelona airport (which has excellent international airline connections) is around 2 1/2 hours drive. Car hire is essential. Valencia is 90 minutes south.

Distances:

Las Fuentes 5 minutes. Alcossebre 8 minutes. Oropesa 15 minutes. Benacassim 25 minutes. Peniscola 25 minutes. Benicarlo/Vinaros 30 minutes. Castellon 35 minutes. Morella - 80 minutes. Valencia 1hr 30 minutes. Barcelona 2 1/2hrs. Reus 1hr 30minutes. Universal Theme Park (Salou) 1hr 30minutes.

Further Details:

A very short distance from the apartment is 'El Pinar' restaurant, a superb restaurant and cuisine with wonderful views, considered the best in the area. In the town Las Fuentes and Alcossebre have many fine restaurants - fabulous food at the 'Antonios, on the beach is the Michelin recommended 'Can Roig'.

Vinaros is the local fishing port town, bringing in fresh fish every day with King Prawns a local speciality. There is a fantastic market in next to the seafront in Vinaros where you can purchase fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and is colourful with a wonderful atmosphere. Restaurants and bars are all along the seafront with excellent shopping in the town centre and plenty of large supermarkets on the road to the golf course.

Benicarlo (next to Vinaros) is also a seafaring town with the Nautical Resort providing a great variety of watersports –including canoeing, sailing, snorkling, diving and water skiing.

Morella is the medieval capital city of the region El Ports and is an interesting ancient walled town high in the mountains (approx 80 mins drive).

Ulldecona reservoir is an area of great natural beauty, ideal for hill walking and bird watching along with cave paintings at Polvori Cave.

Barcelona city is 2 hours by car (Valencia is 1 1/4 hours)or both are easily accessible by train from Benicarlo. Both are fantastic cities that must be visited during your stay.

A few kilometers along the coast is Peniscola old Medieval town with walls and fortifications surrounding the white washed houses and Peniscola Castle that housed the controversial 15th century Pope Benedict XIII. Peniscola has 7 kilometres of beautiful beaches with a lively atmosphere and many night spots. It also hosts the Classical Music Season and International Comedy Festival each year.

Columbretes Islands can be visited by a sea trip. These volcanic islands are a protected nature reserve but organised visits are available.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is payable (non refundable) on booking with balance of 75% payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am on day of departure to allow cleaning changeover to take place before arrival of further guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund