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Detached 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool And Garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Sant Mateu, Nr. Vinaros, Valencia, Spain - Superb Location Only 5 Minutes Walk From The Centre Of The Village

This spacious modern no smoking villa is set in its own gardens and with a private gated pool, completely secure for young children. Within the gardens there are 3 terraces and a barbecue area. There is off street private parking for 2 cars. The centre of the village is only a short walk away where you can find shops that sell local produce, restaurants and bars. Many of the bars offer wifi as does the library. There are also two supermarkets, banks, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers and a medical centre. Sant Mateu is just 30 minutes drive from the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean or from the spectacular mountain ranges of the Maestrazgo. The location suits all types of holidaymakers, those that wish to spend time on the beach, laze around the pool or for those who are more adventurous there are many other activities available in the local area. For bird watchers, the World renowned Ebro Delta is only 40 minutes drive away.


Sant Mateu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 ensuite to bedroom 1 - bath, shower, WC and wash basin Bathroom 2 - shower, WC and wash basin Bathroom 3 on ground floor - shower, WC and wash basin Bathroom 4 on ground floor - ensuite to bedroom 3 - shower, WC and wash basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can also be used as a TV lounge with terrace
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 with double bed, located on the ground floor, with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette Bedroom 4 with sofa bed, can also be used as a TV lounge with terrace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The villa is located within its own private garden, there are 3 outside terraces with one terrace being set up for outdoor dining. There is a large terrace at first floor level offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. There is a private gated pool area fully equipped with sun loungers and garden furniture. Just off the pool area is a brick built barbecue. There is off street parking for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: The villa will be cleaned before your arrival and on your departure. Bed linen and towels are provided but beach towels are not. There is no wifi available in the house but there are bars/restaurants in the town square which offer wifi.


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Detached 4 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool And Garden
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Perfect house and town for our little family

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic month in the house in Sant Mateu, with our daughter who was 9 months old at the time. Terry and Christina were very welcoming, and provided us with a few necessities, like a baby cot and a chair for the little one. The house was even better in real life, than we had expected from the images. Plenty of room, and everything was nicely kept, both inside and outside. The only thing that was off from the description, was that there was no wifi. We felt very much at home in Sant Mateu. It is a very nice small town and the fact that there were not that many tourists gave us the chance to really relax and experience the people there. So a perfect month for our little family, and we very much hope to be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christian it was fun having you here .....sorry about the wifi but we did remove it from the webpage but apparently the webpage picked up free wifi in the village and it included it in the advert !! We look forward to seeing you again soon.. Best regard to your familly. Terry
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Planning return visit Again

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second visit to villa and waiting for flights update to book return visit. Our family children young adults and seniors have all loved the villa and area. Terry is an excellent host and nothing s bother. We love the area and ventured out to find the surrounding areas equally as pleasant. we were lucky to be there when festival was on and despite a sudden short lived down pour the activities were brilliant. Locals are very friendly and patient with an array of cafes and bars to suit everyone ... and nice restaurants if you want to eat inside. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time,as always I look forward to seeing you all again....
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Spacious property, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service from local (English) representative. We had one issue which was sorted immediately. Limited restaurants and if you eat out locally every night, and don't want to drive you'll nearly always end up at Ka Nostre. Perfectly OK, but limited menu (Pizzas, burgers and a few "plates"). Quite a lot of road noise but have another bottle and you won't hear it. All in all though, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth visit to Sant Mateu & our second stay at the villa. We love the area & have found the locals to be extremely friendly, although we do not speak Spanish, & most locals do not speak English , everyone has been extremely helpful & it has been so much fun ordering food & shopping ! The villa is set in a lovely area , a short walk to the square where you will find lovely restaurants, bars & shops. The villa itself has everything you could wish for , is clean , spacious & set in a lovely garden with super pool & several outside eating areas. Terry couldn't be more helpful & we are already planning our next visit .

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda I am so glad you all had a fantastic holiday.....I look forward to seeing you again soon. Terry
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Great Villa With Lots Of Space

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a wonderful holiday to celebrate my two children's birthdays with my husband and his mum.It was only a short simple drive from Castellón airport. The village was signposted as soon as we left the airport.We were met at the villa and given a quick tour and given some recommendations for the area. The rooms were all lovely and spacious and well kept. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you could ever need, It meant when preparing meals I could do so easily. We did have a slight issue with the freezer not working but after checking the plug we found it had become unplugged. Once it was plugged back we had no further issues.All of the beds were comfy and there was plenty of draw and wardrobe space to store our clothes. The master bed was especially comfy and being superking it meant there was more than enough room for both my kids to climb in, as being young and being on holiday they would join us early in the morning as they were too excited to sleep. It got a little chilly at night but with central heating throughout it meant we were warm and cosy. There is a log burner in the lounge which also helped warm the villa at night, this made for cosy nights in, in front of the fire.We attempted the pool once but it was too cold, we left it alone and decided to explore the surrounding area instead. The village itself is beautiful with lots to see and explore. There is a local tourist information centre which provides a map of all the places to visit. There are also information signs in multiple languages to explain what things are. The square is lovely to sit in and watch the world go by, most of the eateries has wifi making it easy enough to check in with people at home. The locals speak limited english, but with the use of a spanish dictionary we made it through the week. my mother in law stepped in to babysit one night so my husband could take me out to a local restaurant. we couldn't believe how cheap it was to eat out, we got a bottle of wine, bottle of water, salad, bread, starter, main and dessert for 23 euro. There are two local supermarkets as well as local shops providing us with enough choice to keep everyone well catered for. I will add that the shops take a siesta and do not open on a sunday. This meant if we wanted to go shopping it had to be in the morning or evening. We cant wait to stay again and will be recommeding to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie...I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday...I would be delighted to welcome you back to Sant Mateu
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Surprisingly spacious launch-pad

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be a surprisingly spacious launch-pad either for walking into the delightful town of San Mateu itself, or from which to drive to the coast for days out by the wonderfully clear and warmish waters of the Castellon coast.

The centre-piece of the property has to be the lovely little private swimming pool. It’s not heated but even in the second week of September when temperatures were considerable there was nothing more refreshing than to gingerly descend the steps to the cooling waters within. A nice touch is the retractable awning by the house so that those, like myself, whose ‘going for the burn’ days are long-gone can hide in the shade and sip cold beer in between pool plunges.

With four very well maintained bathrooms, you are unlikely to encounter too many family arguments whilst the kitchen is spacious enough for everyone to have their own agenda. Speaking of which, if the pool side conversations become too over-powering, why, just wander round to the back of the property and chill out in silence on the rear veranda.

Great efforts were made by the property manager to ensure that we had full international TV programming even though we haven’t the slightest intention of watching TV when on holiday in Spain!

Regarding the town itself, I would recommend brushing up on your rudimentary Spanish as English is not widely spoken. Having said that I am grateful to my teenage son for adding the Google Translate App onto my iPhone. Menus in Spanish? No matter! Hover your phone above it and miraculously the menu reads in English! Beware: the tapas portions are very big and for three adults with wine, it was hard to part with more than 40 Euros after each evening's restaurant meal.

Finally for beach lovers: head to one of the two horse-shoe bays at Vinaros. The beaches are immaculate, the waters wonderful and if you are particularly lazy, three sunbeds with parasol come at just 12 Euros total (well it was in September).

Thank you to Terry and Chris for assuming the role not just of friendly guardians of the property, but enthusiastic and bonhomie residents of this charming old town.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed your pleased you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area ....we really hope to see you all again.
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Terry Hatton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Hotel Montesa
Nearest Ferry
136 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Panoramica Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Hotel Montesa
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The beaches of the Costa del Azahar are from 30 minutes drive away.


Car hire is recommended and the village is ideally suited and located just a short drive away from the Spanish motorway network. The villa is served by 3 main airports, the nearest being Castellon, just 20 minutes away and also by Valencia and Reus, both approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive away or Barcelona Airport which is approximately 2.5 hours drive away.


The villa is just 5 minutes from the centre of Sant Mateu where you can find everything you would need for your holiday. The larger town of Vinaros is just 30 minutes drive away. The city of Valencia with its museums, art galleries etc. is about 1 hour 25 minutes by car. There is a wealth of exciting and interesting places in the area for those that wish to explore such as Morella, Peniscola, Ebro Delta nature reserve and the Lakes of La Senia.

Further Details:

Within the village you will find a supermarket, butchers, fishmongers, bakeries, general stores, banks, petrol station, pharmacies, typical Spanish restaurants and bars and the famous Roman wash houses! In the Plaza Mayor you can enjoy local cuisine such as paella, tapas and specialist dishes. You can enjoy ice cold Cervezas or blood red Sangria!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $209.47

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking we require a deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost. The final balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks before your arrival. A £150 returnable breakages and damage deposit is required with the final payment.
For those wishing to pay the full amount at deposit stage a discount will be given.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Arrival after 3 p.m.
Departure before 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
A supplement may be charged for Christmas and Easter holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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