Villa in Alcalali, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca

Superb Villa with Stunning Mountain and Valley Views

Private Pool Walking Distance to Village and Restaurants

Sleep 4/6 (2 Bedrooms + Optional 1 Bedroom Annexe)

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    £430 - £995WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House/Villa
    • Sleeps:6 (3 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:3
    • Pool
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning

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    Property description

    Casa Mariposa is a beautiful, south facing villa set on a hillside amongst pine trees above the charming village of Alcalali. Located on the edge of a peaceful residential area, it has both sunny and shaded, private outside terraces with breathtaking views across the green Jalon Valley to the mountains beyond. A covered terrace for al fresco dining looks across the pool to the panoramic views. The Jalon Valley is known for its many excellent restaurants, some within walking distance. Tastefully furnished, there is a comfortable open plan living/dining room and a well equipped kitchen, plus internet access. In the main house are two very spacious bedrooms, both with A/C; the master with en-suite shower room, a twin with private balcony and a family bathroom. The third double bedroom, with A/C and en-suite shower room is in a separate annex, accessed from a garden terrace. The villa can be rented as a 2 or 3 bedroom villa and is ideal for groups wanting a little more privacy.

    Accommodation description

    Casa Mariposa

    Master bedroom is spacious with kingsize bed, hot and cold air-conditioning and en-suite shower room.
    Twin bedroom is very large with air-conditioning and private balcony.
    Family bathroom with bath and shower over.
    Third bedroom is in separate annexe with double bed, air conditioning, CD player/radio and en-suite shower room - accessed externally from a garden terrace.
    Living/dining room is open plan with comfortable sofas and a dining table to seat 8. Internet connection.
    Satellite TV, DVD player and CD player/radio.
    Kitchen has modern, newly fitted units with dishwasher, oven, gas hob, large fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms: 3

    Living Rooms: 1

    Property Type: House/Villa


    Outside
    Private, large, south facing pool with roman steps and underwater lighting on secluded terrace set into a mature and colourful garden. Sunbeds and outdoor dining furniture. Large, partially shaded side and rear terraces for additional dining space, this area has gates making it a safe children's play area away from the pool. There is a brick built BBQ and planted terraces in the garden.

    Important notes on accommodation

    There is air-conditioning in all bedrooms and a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. Internet access is available - bring your laptop.
    There is a log burner and gas heater in the living room for winter guests as well as radiators in the bedrooms. Cot is available on request.
    2 child booster seats with trays. The third bedroom in the annex is not let independently.

    Location Type: Near ocean, Village.

    Rates

    Casa Mariposa prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    8 March 2014 - 29 March 2014 £ 430.00 7
    30 March 2014 - 25 April 2014 £ 475.00 7
    26 April 2014 - 23 May 2014 £ 525.00 7
    24 May 2014 - 4 July 2014 £ 595.00 7
    5 July 2014 - 29 August 2014 £ 995.00 7
    30 August 2014 - 26 September 2014 £ 595.00 7
    27 September 2014 - 31 October 2014 £ 525.00 7
    1 November 2014 - 28 November 2014 £ 475.00 7
    29 November 2014 - 27 March 2015 £ 430.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds for the 2 bedroom option. For 3 bedrooms, weekly prices are: April - 500 May & October - 575 June & September - 675 July/August is 995 (as 2 bedrooms). Third bedroom not available in winter.

    Changeover day
    Change over day is Saturday, but may be flexible out of high season.

    Booking notes
    We are very happy to answer questions by phone, however, please note that in Singapore we are 7/8 hours ahead of GMT/European time.

    25% non-refundable deposit required with booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to departure. 200 returnable security, damages deposit required with balance.

    Location

    Villa in Alcalali, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The nearest beaches are those at Denia and Calpe, which are a 25 minute drive away and are sandy, safe and clean.
    5 minutes further away are those at Javea and Moraira, with various coves off the coast road between the towns.
    Many local beaches have blue flag awards for cleanliness.

    Golf
    The nearest golf course is the Olazabel designed 18 hole course at La Sella, only 20 minutes away. 25 minutes away are courses at Altea and Javea whilst the Seve Ballesteros designed championship course, Oliva Nova is only a 35 minutes drive.

    Special Interest Holidays
    There area is excellent for walkers with a whole range of walks including hikes of several hours in the surrounding area and mountains. It is one of Europe's premier rock climbing destinations and a very popular area for cyclists and mountain biking. A variety of scenery should appeal to artists.

    How to get there
    There are cheap flights to Alicante (1 hours drive) and Valencia, (1 hour 20 minutes drive). Car hire is essential to explore the area.

    Distances
    Nearest restaurant is 350m
    Alcalali 1km
    Jalon 3km
    Beaches 25/30 minutes drive
    Benidorm theme parks 40 minutes drive
    Guadalest 1 hour drive

    Further Details
    There are several restaurants within walking distance between the villa and village. Alcalali has a bakery, pharmacy, 2 small general stores and cash machine with more shops and restaurants in the small town of Jalon, including bodegas selling the local wine.
    The nearest supermarket is in Jalon, 5 minutes drive away.
    Horse-riding is available in the area and watersports on many beaches.
    Within an hour's drive are numerous and diverse places of interest from beaches, theme parks, sporting activities, and lovely historic towns and villages with museums and interesting architecture such as Guadalest, Jativa, Villena, Altea, Alicante, Valencia etc. There are many scenic drives too.

    Guest reviews

    Casa Mariposa
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    Guest
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    5/5

    Reviewed by: TM, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 11 August 2014

    Date of stay: August 2014

    "Excellent villa"

    Everything about this villa is above and beyond expectations. The rooms are bigger than expected. The views more spectacular and everything you could need has been anticipated. There was a lovely welcome pack and we really appreciated not having to buy things like washing powder and soap. Everything was clean, well appointed and in good working order making it a very relaxing family holiday. Xabia's Bike in nearby Xalo is good for bike hire. Our favourite day out was to Les Fonts de L'Algar. Beaches are at least a half hour drive (but pool and views more than make up for that) We thought El Portet next to Moraira was nicest.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with teenagers

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: J Gayton, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 1 August 2014

    Date of stay: July 2014

    "Awesome Villa"

    This has to be one the best villas we have ever stayed in. The views are absolutely stunning and we were able to watch the red squirrels feeding in the pine trees below us. The villa was wonderfully maintained with everything you would need and a fabulous welcome pack was provided on our arrival. The swimming pool was amazing and a pleasure to use and even pool towels were provided and very comfortable sun loungers for our use. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and hope to return again at some point.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: S Davidson, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 26 June 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Seriously good villa"

    One of the best villas we have ever rented, our holiday was greatly enhanced by the thoughtful way Casa Mariposa is equipped and by the excellent maintenance service. Brilliant views of vineyards and mountains with comfortable places to sit and enjoy them, an excellent pool, equipment that worked, and very comfortable beds. What more could you possible want when seeking home from home in the sunshine! The Jalon valley also didn't disappoint. We found lots of good local restaurants, an excellent supermarket in Jalon, interesting bodegas and pottery shops and plenty of lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. A great holiday destination.

    Response to review:
    Thank you Stephanie for you feedback and as we really like to try to create a comfortable home from home, we are genuinely delighted when people enjoy it there as much as we do. Having stayed in many holiday homes and had to buy the basics (that often only come in bulk) we do like to ensure people have the cleaning items and also for the dishwasher and washing machine. I also know that the welcome hamper is also a great thing to turn up to rather than an empty kitchen. We would be delighted to to welcome you back any time.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with teenagers

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Michael M, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 17 January 2014

    Date of stay: December 2013

    "Highly Recommended"

    My wife and I have stayed at Casa Mariposa many times. It has a great location, being quiet and peaceful, yet close to the local towns of Alcalali and Jalon. The welcome-packs are excellent - always enough for a meal, including wine, in case of a late arrival. We tend to visit in Winter and the temperature in the Jalon valley is usually very pleasant. To ward off the evening chill, we burn logs in the living-room fireplace, which makes the villa quite cosy. Thanks to the well-appointed kitchen, we normally eat in. There is a great supermarket in Jalon (Masymas) and also the bodega (local wines, great price). Our hobby is rock-climbing and there are lots of climbing areas close to the Jalon valley, including an excellent one, just 2 - 3 minutes from the villa! Overall, I would highly recommend Casa Mariposa, whether you're looking for a relaxing break or a more energetic holiday!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers and sightseeing

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Andy G, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 30 September 2013

    Date of stay: September 2013

    "Pictures don't the villa justice"

    We have stayed at many villas in the Costa Blanca, and Casa Mariposa has to be THE best within the price range. There is nothing that you will find you need, even beach towels are supplied. The views are stunning, the pool a good size, plenty of outside furniture to sit and relax and enjoy the surroundings and soak up tranquility. In the garden there are fruit trees, while we were there the figs tree was keeping us supplied with at least 30 figs a day. If you have small children the pool area is gated for safety. A new kitchen has more than enough crockery and cutlery, and well laid out. We made a last minute change to our booking and that was no problem for the owners. There was a welcome pack of food and drink that I think was the best we have had anywhere. If I were to find any fault, and I'm struggling to find one, I would say the front parking area a little tricky to get off, but there is a second space in a car port, so its not a problem at all really. A little far from the beaches if you must leave this beautiful villa, but in Spain roads aren't crowded, so for me that's not a problem either. We went out and about most mornings and only used one tank of diesel in ten days, which shows the villa is located centrally for all the sight seeing places, I've used up to three tank fulls at other villas. We don't usually go back to a villa a second time as we find memories are never the same, but Casa Mariposa has changed our mind about that. Excellent value for money, excellent all round, an easy 5 star rating

    Response to review:
    Thank you very much Andy and great to hear that you had such a good time. We have always tried to provide what we want from a holiday home, so I am always very happy when guests enjoy it as much as we do. Very pleased to hear you were enjoying the figs too - they are particularly declicious!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    "We loved the villa! We really appreciated the extra touches and would certainly consider coming back. We will certainly recommend you to our friends. Many thanks - we will treasure many memories." RL Swindon.
    "We had an amazing time and would return to your villa anytime." MM, Salford
    "We had a really wonderful time at Casa Mariposa. We particularly enjoyed the view and we enjoyed a good number of your oranges - the best I have ever tasted! We went for the walking and enjoyed a number of walks in the area." IB, Ashbourne.

    About the Owner

    Hello, my name is Rachel and along with my husband, David, we own the two properties we have on Owners Direct. We are a family of 4 and although British, we are now based in Singapore.

    Over the years, we stayed in many different holiday homes in many different countries and for our properties, we wanted to provide something that really worked - both for us and our visitors.

    We believed we've created two homes from home and have had many compliments on both places. If you choose to stay in one, we hope you will very much enjoy your stay - we always enjoy visiting either house ourselves.

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    Why this location?

    We bought Casa Mariposa early in 2005. Despite visiting other areas of Spain we always found ourselves drawn back to the valley and after a whole year of searching, we finally found what we were looking for. We love the location - quiet and private yet not isolated and, of course, our wonderful views across the valley. I can't imagine how many hours we've spent on the naya just watching the light change as the sun moves round! We love the late afternoon and evening when the low light creates the most magical glow on the many white painted farmhouses and the villages below us. Furnishing the house from a range of local shops, was a real pleasure. I wanted to provide comfort and simplicity but with a homely feel too. and believe that has been achieved.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    The valley has everything we want to make a great family holiday. There's plenty in the region to keep us all entertained. Then afterwards, nothing beats returning to the peace and tranquility of the the villa and dinner on the naya or maybe a local restaurant. Then, of course, there are the hours we've spent lazing in the pool on a hot summer afternoon. Having children of our own, we have installed gates around the pool terrace to give parents of young children peace of mind so youngsters can play away from the pool. We've equipped it with everything you should need and are often complimented on this. In Casa Mariposa, we really feel we've found somewhere special - it's always hard to leave and we have many returning guests who have fallen in love with it too.

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    Villa in Alcalali, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca

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