|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$186|
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.
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.