2 Bed apartment with air conditioning. Fully equipped Kitchen, Lounge / Diner, Shower room with W/C, Large basement, Bathroom, Roof terrace.
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- Min Stay1 - 6 nights
Apartment in Gran Alacant, Costa Blanca South, Spain - 10 Min Walk To Beach. Ideal For Couples Or Families. Good Location For All Amenities
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
About Darren Drew
Hi My name is Darren, I have owned the property for 8 years and due to other commitments I now use the apartment less and am looking to start renting it out to help cover the costs.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic apartment, close to all amenities
We absolutely loved our stay here, perfect for a quiet family holiday where you're surrounded by local Spanish people, certainly not a 'brits abroad' holiday, we loved being able to use our (very limited) Spanish lingo with the locals.
The shops and restaurants are a stones throw from the apartment.There is plenty of choice for where to eat!
The apartment is clean and fully kitted out - there is so much that previous tenants have left behind which has resulted in a plethora of beach items, 2 bbq's, bathroom toiletries, kitchen bits & bobs (tea, coffee, salt, pepper etc), this is a God send, as other self catering places I have been to get completely cleared out after each person leaves, this way there's plenty to pass onto the next people to use, and anything you still need to buy: the supermarket is only a 10 minute walk away. Its very reasonably priced. I certainly wont be paying to take a suitcase next time, there's no need to take any toiletries as you can buy them out there, and there's a washing machine in the apartment so you can wash and wear, so no need to take lots of clothes.
The beach is very close, however the hill that leads to the beach is rather challenging. Going down - no problem, but coming back up - you feel like you've just done a spin class!! Which tbh I actually quite liked, made me feel like I'd burned off some of the sangria and ice creams!! But if you've got small kiddies you're going to get some whinging - I found making sure I had a pack of biscuits and a bottle of water left in my bag from the beach ensured a slow but steady walk up the hill fuelled by snacks!
There is a bus that goes up the hill, however there's no set timetable - you could wait 5 minutes or 50 minutes for it to arrive......which we did!
The pool is ok - very strict rules there so no inflatables or ball games etc. There is always a life guard on duty though. There's no loungers by the pool, you can take your own chairs, of which there are a couple in the apartment. Also no food is allowed at the pool area. We found it best to use the pool for a late afternoon swim but spent most of our time at the beach, there's a lovely little bar on the beach serving iced sangria on tap and serving hot pizzas - perfect!!
I would definitely recommend the apartment, and we'll certainly be back to stay!
We did not get to stay at the apartment due to my husband being taken seriously ill and being unable to fly. But wanted to leave a review due to the kindness of the owners as they refunded all our money even though we were not entitled to any refund. This was such a kind gesture which was much appreciated at a difficult time. I would recommend this house to anyone with such honest and caring owners.
Thank you for the kind review. Hope you can visit soon.
A very nice apartment.
We had a good family holiday. It was very memorable. We shall miss the weather, the swimming pool, Carabassi Playa and of course the Land Train. Wendy was very welcoming and helped us with the location of shops, restaurants etc. The apartment itself was just fine for our needs, for our very first family holiday to Spain. The local people are friendly and like to walk their dogs, walk along the beach, cycle, jog and swim. The lifestyle is fantastic. Carabassi Playa tends to be used by the Spanish, but we were made very welcome at the seafront bars, to purchase and eat our ice-creams (quickly, in the heat). The beach has toilets, a very good range of different watersports, lifeguards, and is checked by the police. The weather was glorious all the time. Although hot during our stay with temperatures into the mid- thirties, it was not unbearable and in fact we didn't use the air conditioning much, preferring instead to take advantage of the ever present sea breezes. The ecological nature reserve, Clot de Galvany, which is just down the road from the apartment, is also very interesting. How the trees and plants can thrive in such hot conditions with virtually no rainfall is remarkable. The road down to the beach from the apartment is quite steep. However, our family are used to walking up and down hills, but if you're not used it the Land Train can drop you off close to it, as well as local buses. Just take water with you and take your time to walk back up the hill, if walking. There is a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops as well as cash points within a five minute walk of the apartment. Eating and drinking out is relatively cheaper compared with the UK. Wine, spirits etc. is cheap to buy in the shops, cheaper than duty free prices in fact.I brought one or two bottles of Rioja back home in my case. There are other shops, bars and restaurants further away, in other parts of the town, which are easily accessible by the Land Train. The swimming pool is within a minutes walk of the apartment and is quite a large pool. We spent many hours just sunbathing and relaxing on the grassed areas, as well as swimming. (We also spent a lot of time in the sea, at Carabassi Playa). We all feel a little bit fitter for all the time spent swimming.
I’m sure one day we will return to Gran Alacant. I'd love to take my bike over and do some cycling, perhaps in the cooler months.
I have given my rating 5 stars for the healthy lifestyle, the weather, the scenery.
nice location, close to local amenities.
Our stay was most enjoyable, very clean and well presented. I would suggest the addition of a microwave would be most beneficial. Local bus service and a road train were very usable. The key holder (Wendy) was most helpful and I would recommend this holiday.
This is a lovely house in a very central location in Gran Alacant, five minutes walk to shops etc and ten minutes walk to beach. Nice view of the sea from the roof terrace. Good value rental, I will go back again. Thanks Lisa for your helpful directions.
Relaxing Gran Alicant
Lovely house in a great location. We had the perfect time with our teenage daughters. Easy to jump on the bus to visit other resorts & very cheap. Beach 10 minutes walk downhill. Swimming pool very close by too. Would definitely return.
Coast/Beach: The famous Carabassi beach is a 10min walk or 2 min in a car. Travel: The apartment is a 10 minute drive from Alicante airport. 1 Min walk to pool & 10 min walk to the beach. We can only be contacted Monday - Friday during office hours, on email but if your query is urgent you can ring the mobile number given. We will get back to you as soon as possible after receiving your enquiry. Distances: 10 min drive from Santa Pola 30 Min drive from Alicante 30 min drive from Torrevieja Further Details: Close to shops, bars, restaurants, banks etc.
Booking Notes: Contact by e-mail 25% payment to secure booking. balance one month before departure date £50-00 Security Deposit is required and will be paid back 7 days after departure Changeover Day: Please contact owner.