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Villa apartment,2 bedroom, sleeps 4 Private pool,Hot tub,Free WiFi,epic views

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Fully equipped, self catering; local beaches; cul de sac location,

Tourist Board Registered VT-447460-A to comply with the law of the Communidad Valenciana. Sleeps 4 ONLY Newly professionally covered naya furniture for 2015! See photo 24New Hot tub cover, co-ordinated to garden furniture for 2016! New sofas for lounge 2016! Situated by El Rafol D'Almunia, Costa Blanca, this 2-bedroom apartment sleeps 4 .The villa has a private pool, hot tub, gardens & terraces. With panoramic views of mountains and the sea, the apartment is 40min from the main resort of Benidorm, & 30min from the city of Gandia. Adding the fact that the closest beach is only 10min away at Deveses, the apartment makes for an excellent starting point for all your holiday needs. It is also within 20min of some wonderful blue flag beaches and at least 3 international golf courses. The house is built into the mountain itself and so keeps beautifully cool in summer, and nicely warm in winter. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult when in the area outside of the apartment (the mountainside, the steps, pool, etc). Welcome pack for all visitors. We have 3 well behaved, friendly & vaccinated etc, free range cats, not allowed in apartment.

TV for watching Freesat British TV, DVD and videos

Internet connection availble

Golf, cycling, watersports: We are situated near to at least 3 International Golf Courses.

Water sports are available from Javea, Denia and most of the local beaches - anything from hiring a pedalo to snorkeling and scuba diving.

Bike hire available in most beach resorts. There are many cycle clubs locally, too.

We now offer internet access. Hard-wired for security with cable connectivity in the hallway. Spanish isp broadband connection.

Hiking, wlaking and climbing: This area is popular with walkers, hikers and rock climbers. For the adventurous with the appropriate training and mountaineering gear, try scaling or climbing the Penon D'Ifach in Calpe - the 'rock' that goes out to the sea! The less adventurous can stroll part of the way up using the footpath!

Orba has a 'tree tops' assault course! About 10 minutes drive away, this is an organized tourist attraction. Details in the information folder in the apartment.

More Details

Gail and Steve Gordon
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, we speak a little French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Gail and Steve Gordon

Steve, Gail and Robert started their spanish adventure in 2007. 'Casa Rosina' has been a labour of love for us all since then. This is not our first holiday rental experience, we rented 2 cottages in Norfolk for 6 years before long term renting these and making a move to bring our own brand of relaxed holiday rentals to Spain. We are a quiet family, happy to be on hand to help and advise if needed, but maintain a low profile and respect the priviacy of our guests at all times. Our spanish adventure has made us many new friends across the globe and each year when we open our doors once more, we are still excited about what the year will bring. Steve's work as a design engineer means he spends periods away from 'Casa Rosina' at which times, Gail and Robert hold the fort. Robert is a student at the University of York during term time and Gail is a former lawyer who switched the court room for the play room when she had Robert and became a supervisor at a charity playgroup in Norfolk. Her full time job now is caring for 'Casa Rosina' and its' guests. At present, the family includes 2 well behaved cats, Benito and Bali .

We are proud to be registered with the Generalitat Valenciana office of Tourism, Alicante.

Gail and Steve Gordon purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gail and Steve Gordon chose El Ràfol d'Almúnia

If you are seeking a truly relaxed holiday, in a friendly environment, with stunning views across the mountains and the sea, look no further. Read our reviews, they speak for themselves!

Now Tourist Board registered in the Communidad Valencia, a legal requirement for all rental properties, whether hotel, self catering or b&b, we are proud to be a part of the Spanish Tourist Board quality control, which assures you, our guests, that we offer the best service possible.

Our aim is to provide real value for money but quality too. This is something we never seem to find when we go away and something which we aim to do here at 'Casa Rosina'. Our guests tell us that we certainly achieve this and it is our aim to continue always to do so and to remember that for each new guest, this is a new experience for them and we never forget that and extend the same warm welcome to all, be it at the start, middle or end of our season.

The apartment is very well equipped and is cleaned between guests to a very high standard. We could go on but just suggest you read a sample selection of the reviews.

We don't have a website, but we do have a friend;y and lively facebook group which you are welcome to apply to join without obligation. Search for "Casa Rosina Spanish Villa Apartment" on facebook and ask to join.

What makes this villa unique

The hot tub and a virtually private pool in a villa at a mere fraction of the cost of a complex appartment rental, the facilities of which are used by many.

Free WiFi - just log on and away you go! No restriction on useage and you can couple up tablets lap tops and smart phones to it. Even access skype to stay in touch with your family for free during your stay. Please respect the law and do not download illegally from the web. Thank you.

We assure you of a warm welcome and will do all we can do make sure your holiday is memorable for all the best reasons!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve, Gail and Robert, we had a really nice time her! The pool and the hot tub are fab. also, the cats are just the nicest most affectionate cats you will eve meet. Chip, Benito, Bali, Steve , Gail and Robert are amazing hosts! Thank you xx
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in El Ràfol d'Almúnia in La Marina Alta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with separate shower cubicle as well as an over-the-bath shower head. Bathroom towels and floor mats supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Main bedrom has a large 4 door wardrobe with side shelving and bedside cabinets. 2nd bedroom has shelving within a cupboard, railing for clothes, dressing table with drawers, bedside cabinet and a 5 drawer bedroom chest. There are hooks with hangers on behind the door for clothing that will not go into the other cupboards. Teddy bear can be provided upon request! Bed linen supplied More interior and exterior photos can be seen at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55067655314
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This is a mountain property and is accessible via a steps from the pool terrace, as such is not suitable for people who cannot navigate stairs. No smoking in the apartment, but it is permitted in the garden and on the terrace.Ash and butts must be put in water! The apartment also benefits from a glazed Naya, or conservatory, with comfortable furniture to seat 4, also a coffee table and views across the Med! All floors are tiled, but for your comfort, rugs beside the beds are provided in the winter months. Calor gas heaters available for chilly winter nights. Owing to location, this apartment keeps beautifully warm in winter and cool in summer. Unusually for Spain, there is mains drainage and water supply. Gas for the water is piped to the house and is not bottled, so it is possible to enjoy all the comforts of home away from home. There is a BBQ provided for your use and ample seating at the large 4 seater table on the pool terrace to enjoy outside eating. Sunbeds & coffee tabl


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Villa apartment,2 bedroom, sleeps 4 Private pool,Hot tub,Free WiFi,epic views
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Casa Rosina - The perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Casa Rosina and definately not our last. Everything is exactly as it should be.

The accomodation is spotless. Everything that you need is there for you to enjoy. Swimming pool, Sun terrace, barbeque,sunloungers, TV + DVD and a fantastic selection of DVD's for you to watch, films suitable for all ages. Thats if you can find the time which I highly doubt you will.

Did I forget to mention the Hot tub? What an amazing experience laying in the tub at midnight watching the stars and drinking bubbly. I can highly recommend it. The kitchen area has everything that you need as well. Again everything is spotlessly clean.

The well maintained gardens are begining to flourish thanks to the time and care spent by the owners Steve and Gail, and the views from Casa Rosina are simply stunning.

There is so much to do in the area around the villa and all within an hours drive. Mondomar animal park in Benidorm is fantastic value and a greta day out for all ages. The Dolphin show is a must. Take a packed lunch as the food and drink can be a little pricey.

Oceanografico Marine Park (maybe not spelt correctly) in Valencia is a definate NO GO. Over priced over hyped. Your bags are scanned on entry to make sure you have no food or drink so you can be charged sky high prices for refreshments. The park is poorly laid out, difficult to find and not a patch on the much cheaper and far more enjoyable and far easier to find Mundomar who even provide a picnic area. Car parking at the underground car park at Oceanografico cost 9.70 Euro for 4 hours. Parking is free at Mundomar.

Del mar restaurant in Moraira is a must too, not the cheapest place to eat but a real fine dinning experience. Denia is also well worth a visit.

Back to Casa Rosina which has it all, the hosts Steve and Gail bend over backwards to make sure that everything is perfect. They are a mine of information which they are more than happy to share to make sure your holiday is perfect in everyway. They can recommend places to visit places to eat and things to do.

I am off now to book for May next year, This time I will be taking my grandaughter(4), she will love it at Casa Rosina.

Finally if I could be very bold and make just one suggestion to the hosts Steve and Gail, Please do not change a thing, perfection can not be improved.

A big thank you from Mark & Amanda.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you both for the great review. We do not plan to change anything, but will make small improvements as we go and are always open to suggestions on how to improve your stay at "Casa Rosina". The Hot Tub is everyone's favourite, a real treat anytime of the year! We have been so pleased with our garden, which has been a terrific amount of hard work for us over the past 2 years. The lawn is shaping up, after dying on us during this long, hot summer which seems to be showing little sign of ending! Some heavy rain in September, much needed, rescued the lawn and the odd showers at night and the odd cooler day have helped - and I do mean the odd cooler day! Today, another 24C, sun and wispy clouds. Our son, his pal and Steve have been in the pool this week (a bit chilly for me though!). We still haven't put the central heating on in the house and have all of the windows open. It is still t-shirts and shorts weather! We have more plans for the garden, by the pool pump house, but need lots of time and the ground to soften before we can make a start - so, really, during the winter we are hoping to make a start on that last corner of our paradise!! Glad you enjoyed Mundomar. We love it! There are nearly always money-saving vouchers in the apartment for our guests to use at Mundomar and at many of the other local tourist attractions. We have had mixed reviews from our guests about Oceanographic, which we have yet to visit. We have also been unable to find any money-saving vouchers for this attraction. Can anyone help us here? The same applies for the Biopark in Valencia (new, state of the art zoo), just amazing animal encounters, but pricey and no picnics allowed. We love it, though! Parking in Valencia can be expensive. There is a good, regular and reliable train service from Alfafar, with free parking and it's only 1 stop to Valencia Nord (right next to the bull ring). Here's to next May, Mark and Amanda. It pays to book early, because if last year is anything to go by, we will, by the end of February, be 90% booked for the season, May to October inclusive. See you in 2010!
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Tranquil Heavenly Perfection Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

I guess if you are reading this review, you are already considering a stay in this amazing villa.

You will not be disappointed.

The meandering roads and views on the way to the Villa are simply breathtaking.

This area is lush and green, with mountains all around.

On arriving at the Villa, We felt at home straight away. Gail was there to meet us and we knew everything would go smoothly as her communication from enquiry to departure is excellent. Gail is always there to help but never intrusive. A wealth of knowledge for day trips, Markets, beaches, fiestas, Zoo, cities and anything else you might want to visit.

The Villa is so secure ensuring you will feel very safe throughout your stay. Own alarm and rejas plus locked doors.

The living area like the rest of the villa was literally spotless, light and airy and Views to die for. You will never tire of waking up here.

The Peace and quiet of the area will also ensure a peaceful nights sleep in very comfortable beds.

The rooms have lots of Wardrobe space and drawers.

The kitchen was equipped with every utensil you can think off for any occasion you can dream up!

The dish washer was a real bonus, as was the washing machine and clothes line.

The TV with UK channels was great although there is so much to do in the area, you won't need a TV.

The Hot tub was gorgeous and warm and again those views....WOW!!

You really will not want to leave. We were very sad leaving and we are returning again next year!

The pool is spotless and Gail is meticulous about the cleanliness of the pool for all the users.

The property was very well maintained, clean and very attractive grounds. Lots of different areas to sit out also and enjoy the coffee , Vino or whatever you fancy!

I have to say the description of the villa is as you see in the pictures, it is stunning, very homely, spacious, clean and inviting.

Customer service 110% from Gail and Steve throughout.

I would definatley recommend you think strongly about this property, only an hour from both Alicante and Valencia airports.

Parking is available at the property.

Although in a beautiful rural location, the villa is in an urbanisation, with little villages dotted around everywhere.

Pego was great value for eating out and grocery shopping and just a short spin away in the car. The beaches are amazing and were never crowded. The sea was warm and inviting and the beaches were kept very clean.

Could only write good,I can't wait to go back.Highly recommended

Lou Mark Evan

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Lou, Mark and Evan, Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you all so much. It was our pleasure to host you and we are so happy that you loved it at Casa Rosina and will be returning in 2018. We never tire of the views from the terrace, or from driving around this beautiful part of Spain. I have to say, I don't think the tourist beaches are a patch on our local, quiet, sandy beach where the dunes lead to swept beaches and where you can swim in the crystal clear sea. Pego has the best value and the best food I think in the Costa Blanca. We go to eat elsewhere, but return again and again to Bar Daniel's, L'om, el nou portet ( Orba) and to the many restaurants that serve typical spanish food , well cooked, quality meals at a fraction of resort prices. We are delighted to have received such a lovely review. We strive hard to make Casa Rosina a friendly and inviting place to stay, and we really do enjoy welcoming our guests and making sure they have everything they need by way of information before they arrive and during their stay. The property we maintain ourselves and take pride in so doing. Cleanliness is very important to us, as no one wants to think they are staying anywhere with someone else's dirt present! Our check out times may seem early, 10am, but we need that time until 3pm to make sure everything is as clean and welcoming as it can possibly be for all our guests. Again, thank you! We look forward to your next visit . Gail and Steve
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Picturesque villa nestled in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

One of the defining features of my stay was Gail and Steve's outstanding hospitality. They made the place look spotless, and were attentive and gregarious hosts. This is complimented by the breathtaking views from the villa, the hot tub which you can enjoy under the vivid stars, and the local culture which gives you an authentic taste of what rural Spain really feels like. The tapas at the local cafe was a particular highlight, and for the more adventurous type, you can amble up the mountain and come back to the villa for a refreshing swim!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan. We are so fortunate to be an away from it all destination with local authentic bars and restaurants which are inexpensive and give great value for money. It was our pleasure to host you and your friends. Your enthusiasm was infectious. Welcome back any time. Gaik and Steve
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Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with Gail and Steve for a little under a week, upon the invitation of their Son Robert, who I knew from university.

Gail and Steve maintained a clean, friendly, well connected apartment, with an amazing view of the sea. Just below Monte Pego, it was perfectly sited between the mountain and the sea.

Steve and Gail were perfect hosts; helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble for them.

I would recommend this apartment to anyone who likes sun, sea, and a relaxed environment.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww Tom thank you. It was our pleasure to meet you and to help you get to make the most of your stay here with your friends. So happy that you had a super time. We would welcome you back any time Gail and Steve
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Stunning location, immaculate house + great hosts

  • 5 of 5

I didn't want to leave the beautiful Casa Rosina by the time my week was up in Rafol D'Alumina! The view was stunning, the place was immaculate and the hosts were even better - providing details for the best places eat/adventures to go on. Definitelty hope there is a slot available for next year! Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to meet you and your friends, Gabby, and we are so happy you all had a wonderful week and enjoyed all that our area had to offer. We loved your enthusiasm for Spain and it's culture. You are welcome back anytime. Steve and Gail
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superbe sejour

  • 5 of 5

accueil très chaleureux de la propriétaire ,

nous avons passer un superbe séjour au paradis , la villa est plus qu' équipée avec un service complet en plastique colore pour les enfants . la véranda avec vue sur mer est un endroit ou se détendre . la piscine impeccablement entretenue .

l endroit est tres calme avec d un cote vue sur la mer et de l autre vue sur la montagne

pour notre prochaine visite en Espagne nous reviendront chez vous sans hesiter

raphael Nathalie

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Raphael and Nathalie, It was our good fortune to meet you all. It was our pleasure to host you for your holiday and we would be delighted to welcome you all again, especially as you were so enthusiastic , friendly and took great care of the apartment for us. The colourful plastic cups, plates bowls etc are child friendly and by the swimming pool dining area are safe to use, with no risk of any breaking! We love the bright colours, they are for summer! The colourful wine glasses are safe to use in the hot tub, too! We work hard for our 5 star review and try our best to maintain the apartment as we want it to be somewhere that is clean and comfortable and easy to relax in. The views are, indeed, incredible and we can say that we never tire of them. The cats,Bali and Benito, are missing the children...... We hope to welcome you very soon for another vacation! Gail and Steve. Below, is the translation of the Rapahel and Nathalie's review :) Great stay ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Very warm welcome from the owner, We have a superb stay in paradise, the villa is more than equipped with full service colorful plastic for the kids. The veranda with sea views is a place to relax. The pool impeccably maintained. The place is very calm with a coast overlooking the sea and the other view on the mountain For our next visit to Spain we will return home without hesitation Raphael Nathalie
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
piscina bar + 2 other, rafol D'Almunia
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
junction 62, AP7, Ondara
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Piscina bar + 2 others
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Las Marinas
Car: necessary

Ideally situated for touring Costa Blance coastal towns of Denia, Javea, Oliva, & Spanish market towns of Pego, Denia & Gandia. Large Shopping Mall at Ondara, at junction 62 of AP7, approx 15 minutes drive away. Nearest unspoilt, sandy beach 10 kilometres from villa apartment. The typically Spanish village of Rafol is part of 'The Rectoria'. Mountain location is ideal for walkers, with panoramic sea &mountain views from the pool terrace & superb sunset views from apartment, terrace & gardens across Mediterranean

Benidrorm for nightlife & bars a plenty a comfortable 40 minutes away. Historic Gandia, truly a Spanish resort, around 30 minutes drive away.

Safari Park El Vergel is 10 minutes away - lions, elephants, tigers, seal & bird displays daily.

Pego wetlands for bird watching & hiking 10 minutes away

3 International Golf Courses locally

Pre-historic Caves at Val D'Ebo & Benidoleig a short breath-taking mountain drive away.

Moorish towns, castles & churches locally


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in El Ràfol d'Almúnia, Javea, Moraira and Denia Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer rate
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2018 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Security Deposit of £200 /200 euros euros This is to cover loss & damage to the property & it's contents. This is returnable at the end of the stay after inspection & hand over of the keys, if all is found to be satisfactory. oven/cooker and BBQ cleaning charged at £25 each if not left as found. Hot tub use for adults only. Must weigh under 15 stone to use the hot tub. We charge £30 "toddler" surcharge for children staying under 6 years of age, for the expected excess cleaning owing to sticky fingers of walls, windows, doors etc.

We do not charge for the odd broken glass/plate as we expect some breakages of this nature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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