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Mrs Cottrell

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish

3 bedroom villa, pool and Hot Tub sleeps 6-7

3 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Oliva Villa Rental Photos and Description

Nestled on the side of a mountain, overlooking pine tree clad mountain, town of Oliva, & Med Sea. Breathtaking scenery. . 3 min drive to Oliva town, 10 min Gandia, only 4 km drive to award winning beaches of Oliva. Sport features high on the list of things to do, several golf courses nearby, including the famous Seve Ballesteros at Oliva Nova Golf. Ideal for golfing trips etc. mountain bikers, bird watchers, fishing etc.

Many local fiestas throughout the year including the amazing Moors and Christians, which takes place in July. Weekly street markets.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs Cottrell (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The Perfect Setting”



The whole process of booking the villa was suberb & on arrival we were welcomed by the owner's son's who were so helpful & accomodating. We were a group of 20 adults celebrating my husbands 50th birthday. The villa is in a lovely location with beautiful views. The rooms are great & the pool was warm. The shops are about 5 mins away by car. The main attraction for us was a bar area with a barbecue & dining facilities so we could all meet up of an evening. A big thank you to Jamie & Stephen who went out of there way to look after us even ferrying us around on the night of my husbands 50th.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4
based on 3 traveler reviews

3 bedroom villa, pool and Hot Tub sleeps 6-7
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews
3

Great place, fantastic holiday, poor management

  • 3 of 5

The Villa's setting was beautiful, up in the hills with a fantastic view. The property in some respects was quite worn and uncared for, many of the door locks did not work; there was something in pretty much every room that didn't work or was in disrepair, but these things are to be expected. Some rooms had been renovated and were very nice. The kitchen, lounge and outside area were great. Pool was massive and in a really lovely setting - just a shame that the caretaker (owner's son) only put the filters on twice in a week. By the end of the holiday you didn't want to get in!

Wireless did not work and worse, the owner should have been honest about it. They said there's nothing they could do but then installed a new satellite dish on the second to last day of our stay. So, completely unannounced, we had workmen drilling in one of the bedrooms and on the roof and leaving a mess. And it still did not work!

The hottub was cold for the whole stay which the caretaker tried to fix but couldn't so then he tried to pass it off as normal (even though his own hottub was hot).

Customer service prior to the trip was fantastic, the owner was very accommodating, answering every tiny question we had. On arrival the caretaker was great, really friendly and helpful. After these complaints however, the tone changed, both were rude, argumentative and dishonest.

On return to England, we realised there had been a misunderstanding regarding the final departure clean (charged as extra). the owner said she would be in touch regarding final charges. She did not reply and just held back our full deposit without explanation.

Details of a chef and cleaners hire which we'd booked in advance had not been passed on to the caretaker and so had to be set up late notice. The food was nice but not worth the price as ingredients were so cheap.

The attitude of the management was that they were trying to be accommodating and offer alternatives for the things that went wrong. but as paying guests that's just not good enough. you don't want to be spending every day having to put up with things, or arrange other things, because they haven't been bothered to do it before you arrived!

Would probably suit groups of families, but certainly not groups of 30-somethings or hen/stag dos (as advertised) as noise in the area is a major issue.

Oliva beach is a 10-15 minute drive and really lovely; very secluded. A couple of bars and restaurants nearby were welcoming and good quality.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the email we received from this client after leaving our property. Unfortunately, these guests left the property in an unclean state, and incurred many many extra hours of cleaning, which were charged for. Photo's of the mess, including leaving stale food out in the kitchen for at least two days, which encouraged insects and other creatures. The photo's were sent to the client of the mess, and an explanation of the charges of the cleaning. Self catering means you self cater, it does not include cleaning up peoples rubbish and mess. There was a big issue with the noise, screaming and partying all night, despite being informed that this could be an issue with the neighbours, and any noise after midnight should be kept to a minimum, and kept inside the house. At all times we have been polite and helpful, even when these guests ran out of drink at 11.30pm and asked my son James, to see if he could get more for that same night, which at great length he did manage to as we have friends in the town who have bars and restaurants, who were able to assist. There was also an issue of our property being defaced by 'decorative' material, which was left for the cleaners to remove and clear away. Bags and bags of rubbish and rotting food was left in the kitchen, despite the bins being only a 20 meter walk. The hot tub was on, it was not on very hot, as the temperatures here this summer have reached over 50 degrees., they were offered to use our personal hot tub, but declined this offer. The pool has an automatic filter system, and the pool company clean the pools regularly. The pool filter has never been manually operated. The email is as follows from this lady?- Hi Beverley Just to say a big thanks to yourself and Jamie for looking after us on our holiday. There were a couple of glitches with the wifi and hot-tub not being as advertised but overall we had a fantastic time and are thinking of booking next year too! I hope we left the place in a good state and we're really, really grateful to Jamie & his dad for smoothing over the noise complaint. Jamie was telling us about how it's not the first complaint the villa has had and how the neighbours can be! So finally, just asking if the security deposit will be refunded automatically or do I need to do something? Thanks again Kim
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Paddock Wood, Kent
5

Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My whole group thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Villa del Arte. The welcome was wonderful with a case of wine as complimentary! The essential groceries was most welcome as we arrived late, and was able to sustain our appetites. The rooms were well furnished and clean., with views over the huge pool and town and sea was simply fantastic. We hired the cook Hazel, who cooked a delicious paella for us all, which really gave our wives time to chill out and relax. Simply the best!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aquitaine
4

Un agréable séjour

  • 4 of 5

un superbe séjour dans une villa de rêve, il a toutefois été navrant de constater que l’entretien de cette villa n’est pas assuré correctement. Les climatiseurs et le lave vaisselle en panne, ainsi que d’autres dysfonctionnements sont venus ombrager quelque peu notre soleil d’Espagne. Un remerciement tout particulier à notre cuisinier pour sa cuisine locale exceptionnelle.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Valencia
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Bar Tossal Gros
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Denia
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Oliva Nova
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Gandia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Oliva
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Bar Tossal Gros
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Oliva
Car: necessary

Oliva is situated midway between Valencia and Alicante airports. A fine old town, glorious golden beaches, stunning countryside, with a multitude of orange groves. Approx. 15 mins drive to the beautiful Gandia. Situated in an area with many sporting activities, golf, mountain biking, walking, diving, bird watching etc. Casino in Gandia.

Oliva is on the Costa Azahar, which borders the Costa Blanca., and is within easy driving distance to neighbouring towns and villages such as Denia, Javea, Moraira, Calpe, Altea and Benidorm to the south and Gandia, VAlencia to the north. Terramitica in Benidorm is approx. 45 mins drive. Oliva Nova golf 10 kms.

Other Activities: Valencia Formula 1

Golf: Within approx. 15 minutes drive is the famous Seve Ballesteros Oliva Nova Golf course. There are several other marvellous golfing courses surrounding our area of Oliva.

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Rates & Availability

Oliva Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$972
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$583
 
 
Christmas/New year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$777
 
 
Early bird
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$583
 
 
Spring
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$648
 
 
Easter
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$777
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,231
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194

The above prices are for up to a maximum of 6 persons. Extra person charged supplement .
Heating available at a supplement.
Air conditioning provided in the lounge. Fans available in bedrooms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oliva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower/w.c - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , please note - these two beds are bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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