Villa in Alicante, Costa Blanca North, Spain - 5 Mins Drive To Shops/Bars/Restaurants/beach, 20 Mins From Airport, Alicante Port, Torrevejca,
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About Derrick Fiddes
I run a large restaurant in St Albans Hertfordshire and my partner and I use my villa around 5 weeks a year. I do not have children. I have owned it for about 10 years and bought it as a new build. I have decided to rent out to holiday makers my 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest accommodation. I have never rented it before but i have let friends use it. I would like to try and cover my bills as currently i send around £8000 per year for bills and maintenance. I am sad to leave the villa as it is gorgeous. I bought the villa because it was close to the airport and the beach. Its about 15 or 20 mins on the beach road N332 from Alicante. Very easy to find and a very central location.
Derrick Fiddes purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Derrick Fiddes chose San Fulgencio
I bought this property in 2010 newly built. I looked at property in Cyprus and Turkey but decided on Alicante because it is 2 hours flight time from the U.K, It is close to the airport and easy to get to. It is close to the beach, in a private area that has no building work in an established area. It is also close to the Alicante, Torreveja, 5 mins drive from La Marina town with many shops, restaurants and supermarkets, 10 mins drive to the old town of La Marina. It is a large property with a large plot so there is plenty of room to relax and have fun. It is very peaceful. The only thing you can ever hear is the local cock waking up in the morning. It is a very romantic getaway
What makes this Villa unique
Most properties in the area have small land and often a shared pool. Because of the size of the villa it has a large paved area and its own pool, a gazebo that covers a large table and outside furniture, and on the other side of the villa there is 3 trees to give shade where you park your car. All the money that is taken in rent is invested in the villa, after the bills are paid of course.
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The Villa is in an 'urbanization' part of La Marina. The property itself is on a corner of the road, and it is very spacious and clean. The pool is magnificent, clean and warmed by the strong sun, our children thoroughly enjoyed the villa for that reason - a private pool! We travelled as a family of five, including a 5 month old baby, plus my mum & dad (so 7 in total). The villa comfortably accommodated us all, it did not feel at any time that we were on top of each other or in each other's way, as there were 2 x bathrooms and enough separate bedrooms for each couple and older children (4 in total). Every night that we ate at the property, we did so outside at the table in the corner of the terrace, which was very pleasant. There are lights around and inside the pool which gives it a charming feel. There is also a very colourful area behind full of plants and flowers, which was very nice. We arrived very late on a Saturday evening, having flew into Murcia which is about an hour's drive away. We had no water to drink or anything to eat, fortunately we managed to drive our hire car to the petrol station on the main road into the Urbanization and grab some essentials with minutes to spare, before that closed at 11 p.m. I suggested to Derrick that a 'Welcome Pack' may be a great idea to people who requested it, or that were coming to the property late at night, or indeed very early in the morning, which he agreed with. I found communication very easy with Derrick - he is open to any suggestions and will answer any questions / queries you may have promptly. There is a lady across the road-Kay- that looked after any of our needs / requirements whilst we were staying at the villa (such as a replacement bulb when one blew). We did walk into the town, where there is a supermarket and some nice restaurants, on the first morning for breakfast, but with a buggy and two older people, it was about 25-30 minutes each way, so all future trips were made using the hire car. With that, we found some other 'clusters' of varied restaurants, more Supermarkets, a newsagent, a fish n chip shop and even a German food store which pleased me as I really like German beer, around the urbanization. The beach is in the opposite direction, again we used the car as it would have taken about 30 minutes to walk to it, but there was free parking behind that and it was a very nice clean beach, with one restaurant / bar on it.
Another great stay in your villa. Everything went smoothly . Look forward to next year. X
Great villa for a relaxing holiday
This property has everything you need for a family holiday.
The outside space is well maintained and huge so plenty of room for you to BBQ, be in the shade, sunbathe, swim in the pool, etc.
The pool is cleaned regularly so always crystal clear.
There is everything you could possibly need for a holiday at this villa.
It’s 0.6 miles to walk to the nearest restaurants/bars and supermarket. If you don’t like to walk then hire a car.
Highly recommend this villa for families or 2 families to share, plenty of room for everyone to enjoy.
Really lovely villa, nice and clean and pool was great. Very quiet and chilled neighbourhood very much enjoyed staying here!
Gorgeous Walled Villa, Completely safe for children to run around, with lovely private pool
We found this villa on Home and Away, it seemed cheap for a massive villa that sleeps 8. We were not disapointed, the villa has a large open space for the children to run around and it is very secure. The pool look brand new and gorgeous with steps to get in and a shallow end that is perfect for the smaller ones.
It is close to the supermarket and restaurants and bars about a 10 walk. After a couple of days we found a short cut to get there a bit quicker. There is another group of restaurants including the grill house and Ramons that were both execellent, these were about half an hour walk. Kaye the housekeeper that lives opposite gave us a lift a couple of times and only charged us 5 euros. She also gave us a lift to the beach for the day, she dropped us off at 12 and picked us up at 5pm which was nice for a change as we were there for 12 days. The beach is only 10 min s drive but a bit of a walk and across a roundabout.
We booked Kaye to take us to Alicante one night this was bout 25 mins drive away and had a great day out around the port, doing some shopping in town and at the evening market. There is some gorgeous squares where you can sit and have a coffee or a glass of wine.
There is a washing machine and dishwasher and great ultra fast wifi. There is sky TV and internet TV which has loads of diffrent languages and all the sports, childrens and film channels, although we did not spend much time inside the villa.
There is a great BBQ and a massive round table under a wooden gazebo to have meals at as well as an extendable table inside.
There is a sofa area to sit out at night by the pool. At about 10pm the pool lights up and changes colour every few miniutes it is stunning.
I would really recommend this villa, it is great value for money, easy to get to from the airport and gorgeous. We did not get a car, but i looked up on compare car hire Alicante and it was very cheap, we just wanted to chill so it was fine.
A really amazing week away in our own private villa.
We booked this villa because we needed a safe and secure holiday home with a private pool and with access to local amenities and it ticked every box.
Derrick had told us that there was lots to do and places to go but in the end we just ended up enjoying lazing by the pool and enjoying the relaxing location and cooking on the BBQ. The accommodation is clean and spacious and the pool area has good quality sun beds and dining furniture. We spent most of the time in the outside living area. The supermarket is local, 5 minute drive or 15-20 minute stroll. It has all you need inc foods from the UK but also all the traditional Spanish foods and has in-store butchers, perfect for the BBQ. It goes without saying it has all the booze you may require.
There were a few bars and restaurants near by which you don't need a car to get to.
You have a lady called Kaye who lives opposite who can help with tourist information, recommendations or even a lift to the shops or bars at a very reasonable price. She is easily contactable and happy to help.
The “urbanisation” which the villa is situated is quite far away from Alicante but easily reached by car if you did want to venture further a field, the beach looked good and it had a bar/restaurant but we were only being nosey so we were only passing.
So like I said, we were just happy to stay at this villa so if you just need to get away and relax by the pool then this is perfect.
One of the local shops opposite the supermarket sold good quality pool inflatables so I spent most of the time floating on a huge blow up arm chair! The villa has coin operated A/C, fans and large kitchen area with all the usual utilities.
There is also TV with satellite receiver with lots of channels inc all the usual UK channels, there is a DVD player and HiFi system inc Bluetooth streaming function. The pool has light changing LEDs so perfect for mini parties around the pool/BBQ.
Derrick is very happy to help with any questions and has contact with friends living locally to the villa so support is always available should you need it.
Special interest holidays:
The theme park Terra Mitica, the biggest theme park in Europe, is 45 mins away.
Mundomar is a great day out and Aqualanda is great fun. Alicante port has huge boats, a massive choice of seafood restaurants and night open air market. It also has late night bars open if you want to go dancing. A very classy bar/club on the seafront is Isla Marina in Alicante.
La Marina beach is only 5 mins drive away and has its own beach bar, sun beds and restaurant on the beach. The beach is a beautiful long sandy beach.
20 mins drive from Alicante airport on the beach road N332 towards Santa Polo take the turn off to La Marina urbanisation NOT La Marina Playa !! Then take the next left into La Escuera after the garage on your left. Then take second right and go left at the no entry sign(dont go through it)right to the top of the road. The villa will be on the right hand corner. Park in the semi circular parking bay and the gate is at the front of the villa. The guest accommodation is on the ground floor by the pool.
La Marina town is 5 mins drive away with lots of restaurants/bars,some shops and a large supermarket. Markets are on Thursdays and Sundays. Guardamar is about 10 mins going on the N332 away from Alicante. It has a lovely evening market on weekends and all week in the summer. It also has great beach front restaurants for the evening. Alicante has an amazing port with stunning boats and restaurants and a castle overlooking it if you fancy a trip up to see it. Torrevieja is around 25 mins away.
An excellent spacious villa with lovely surroundings, a very family friendly and well equipped accommodation with a great pool and a wonderful evening setting. Would definitely book this again in the future.