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La MARQUESA; possibly the finest rental apartment in Villajoyosa.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rooftop, first line, fine sandy beach, 3 BR, 2 B; 105 m2 plus 95 m2 terrace.

This penthouse or Atico in Spanish, is on the 8th and top floor and is shared equally with our own apartment. In 2014 we bought it and have used more than a year bringing it up to a modern top quality standard; we did the best money and our Norwegian and Spanish architects could come up with. The last 20 years we have provided accommodation to discerning clients in i.a Cannes who are prepared to pay for quality. We hope this apartment shall meet with your highest requirements.

The terrace has a glass and alu enclosure which gives you a free view of the sea, the beach, the harbour with the fishing boats, the lighthouses, the coast to Alicante and the distant towers of Benidorm. From the living room, the dining room and two of the bedrooms you may view what goes on in the beach and at the sea. The third bedroom called Captain's Cabin is to the back of the apartment and suitable for arranging for a desk and computer for those who stay long term.

The wall towards the beach have floor to ceiling sliding doors or doors that may be opened like an accordion to give direct access to the terrace and view of the beach and the sea. The dining room with its accordion windows is open-ended to afford the pleasure of dining al fresco on warm summer's nights overlooking the beach and sea. Large awnings are installed over the terrace to give shade from sun, wind and neighbours. The height as well as the unencumbered placement allow for cooling winds; if that is not sufficient, all rooms have independent air conditioning that may provide heating in the winter. Where the floors are not heated, they are of oak parquet. Water is produced by gas and electricity.

More Details

Harald Ingebrigtsen
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Harald Ingebrigtsen

I was born at Kirkenes in Northern Norway at a time when the Russian and Finns were fighting next door and half a year before the Germans occupied our country. My mother was foresighted moving south to the then peaceful Narvik-area. But how long was Adam in Paradise ? When peace finally broke out, I grew up a happy country lad enjoying the forests, the sea, skiing and farming. My subsequent schooling took me further south to Fauske, Minnesota, Sandefjord and then to Bergen where I got my Bachelor at NHH. Curious about the outside world, I spent a year in the Congo, a few years in Paris as a banker, two years in Stockholm as a business manager, in Odda and Sarpsborg in the heavy industry and finally 9 exciting years as finance director in then the largest offshore drilling company in Europe. When it was sold my architect-wife decided I ought to strike out on my own and become an investor/developer. Among the things I have enjoyed the most is buying, renovating and renting out apartments. This I do in Oslo, Cannes and Villajoyosa.

Harald Ingebrigtsen purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Harald Ingebrigtsen chose Villajoyosa

After more than a year of search up and down the coast of Spain, we had what the French call a "coup de coeur" when shown our penthouse apartment in Edificio Nuria. The previous owner is an engineer/architect and that showed. After together having renovated this first, we wanted to take a closer look at the other rooftop apartment. We had not seen anyone there at all and it turned out it had been vacant the last 6 years. The former owner was a French countess or "La Marquesa" as they called her. She lived out her final years here together with her somewhat younger Air France pilot in retirement. A colourful couple according to local gossip. The Marquesa is honored with her portrait over the bar in the living room and the Commandant à Bord with memorabilia in the Captain's Cabin aka double bedroom. The renovation had to be all encompassing and we were greatly assisted by our very capable local engineer/architect.

What makes this apartment unique

The renovation was accomplished in the spring of 2014 and we are thrilled by how spacious and light the apartment has become. We opened up the living- as well as the dining room to the terrace with floor to ceiling sliding doors and replaced the railing with glass and aluminium. Our view of sea, beach and town is unimpeded and unrivalled and the height on the 8th floor gives us privacy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Vila Joiosa/Villajoyosa in Alicante Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Combined with wash room with clothes washer
  • Main bathroom with tub and hand held shower. Separate shower cabinet. Washbasin, mirror with overhead light, floor heated. Translucent light over tub and glass building bricks in part of wall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 beds 200X90 cm each. Dunlopillo 20 cm each
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bed 180X135 cm. Mattress 20cm
    Captains Cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main Bedroom w/ 2 beds 200x90cm each. Dunlopillo mattress
  • Main bedroom with 2 beds 200x90 cm each. Dunlopillo 20 cm thick matrasse, Closets with large clothesrack, upper shelf for suitcases etc, three shelves, 4 drawers. .
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housecleaning during your stay may be arranged on request. If your group exceeds more than 6 persons requiring accommodation, we are only 300 meters from the Hotel Allon which we have used in similar circumstances.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Stunning Apartment Beautiful location The Best

  • 5 of 5

This is by the far the best rental property I have stayed in , the apartment is simply stunning, beautifully decorated ,best of appliances ( nothing missing) a location a couple of hundred yards from a crystal clear sea and golden sand safe beach.

The owner is charming and helpful ( if in residence) and leaves no stone un turned to ensure his guests have a fantastic experience right down to a detailed overview booklet. Not 2 often your thinking of your next visit before you have even left.Home from Home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With guests like that there is no limit to our charm and helpfulness ! I love the Irish !
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Flott nyrestaurert toppleilighet på stranden!

  • 5 of 5

Leiligheten er rett og slett fantastisk! Det er en totalrenovert toppleilighet på stranden og på strandpromenaden i Villajoyosa. Den har alle moderne fasiliteter. Alt er lyst og lekkert. Terrassen er prikken over i´en. Den har direkte utgang fra to av soverommene, samt stue og spisestue, med sol hele dagen. Utsikten og soloppgangen over Middelhavet er formidabel. Kort avstand til dagligvarer, bakeri og restaurantene. Beliggenheten er meget familievennlig og rolig.

Vertskapet er forøvrig svært vennlig og imøtekommende. Dette er et sted vi kan anbefale.

Vi vil gjerne komme tilbake!

Hilsen Kristin og Ingunn m/familie

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a friend in June and had a wonderful time. The property has been newly refurbished and the landlord has done a spectacular job. It is spacious, well decorated whilst still being modern and classy. Everything was clean, comfortable and all our needs were met. The property is right next to the beach, in a great area with a remarkable view. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family looking for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Possibly the best rental in villajoyosa

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable and well thought out. Our landlord was quick to accept our minor problems and sort them out. We shall definitely recommend this property to friends and shall be rebooking later this year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un ático fantástico

  • 5 of 5

El ático es igual que aparece en las fotos: muy bonito, amplio y funcional y con vistas al mar desde casi todas las estancias. La gran terraza es estupenda. Se encuentra en un pueblo pintoresco y tranquilo con una playa limpia y de arena. El propietario y la señora que recibe a los inquilinos son muy amables.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Het was echt fantastisch, alles zag prima uit. Het was ook zeer schoon, de heer Herald was ook echt gentleman goed uitgelegd, we hebben echt een leuke vakantie gehad, komen nog een keer zeker terug.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
12 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall/Christmas 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £423.45

INGVEST AS as lessor is registered at the Registro General de Empresas, Establecimientos y Profesiones Turisticas de la Comunitat Valenciana, # VT-446659-A

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