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Membrillo- Superb traditional finca sleeps 10, close to beach



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, pool, close to beach, secluded

El Membrillo (the Quince tree) is thought to be over 300 years old & was part of a Cortijo (farmhouse) & has been fully refurbished to provide a quiet, delightful Finca, set in its own Mediterranean garden with private pool & genuine easy (900 m) walking distance of the town centre and beach. The five generous air-conditioned bedrooms sleep 10 without the use of sofa beds and with the flexibility of a mix of double and single beds. The Finca has a fully equipped kitchen including a large American fridge providing ice and filtered cool water. There is an outside summer kitchen with barbecue, drinks fridge, washing m/c, preparation sink and worktop. A large covered patio to the side affords plenty of shaded area with its own 10-seater Moorish table. There is also another large stone table under an old Almond tree which seats at least 10 people. Our new Gazebo offers a cool, quiet seating area in its own garden area. The pool is 1m to 2m deep & we provide plenty of loungers, tables and shades.

Local Sports: There are several good Golf Courses nearby with good facilities. There are tennis courts within a few hundred yards of the property, with rental rates of around 5 Euros per hour. The marina offers several water sport activities - again only a ten minute stroll from the property. We can put you in touch with walking tours for all abilities. The Spanish cycling clubs are legendary and some Sundays, the Police close the roads and everyone watches the race go by, then heads for the bars!

Scuba diving and kayaking available - booking office just 500 metres away.

Jet ski hire available at the Marina by town centre. ATV hire close by.

Motor boats and sailing dinghies available from the Marina office.

Membrillo is essentially a family Finca, equipped specifically for the whole family and provides lots of separate areas, all within the boundary of the property, where the youngsters can play whilst parents can relax and grandparents can find quiet areas to read or snooze! Separate families have the cottage and the house to share and thus their own private space - the cottage having 2 double bedrooms and the house having three.

The property is supplied with plenty of cutlery, crockery and cooking aids and equipment (not just the bare minimum!) so that the whole family can eat together without having to wash-up between courses! Things like Paella pans and a Paella cooker, bar-b-que with kebab skewers etc are all provided along with recipe books for the adventurous!

Should you wish to contact the owners to obtain further information or perhaps satisfy yourselves that this is a family owned Finca used by us periodically throughout the year then please feel free to contact us directly by e-mail on haccombe@btinternet.com or telephone on 00 44 1404 881446 or 00 44 7887 950084. It is perhaps worthy of note that our booking system is managed by our Son's fully bonded French Registered Company located in Chamonix and therefore any money paid to us is secured in a Client Account and we do not receive your rental payments until you have arrived at the Finca. This gives you full financial security and in addition, credit cards are accepted to give further peace of mind. We manage the property, all the cleaning, laundry, gardening, Meet & Greet services and maintenance ourselves and our local English friend and manager lives nearby and will be on hand you should require any assistance. We have owned the property since 2004 although we have had a holiday home in Moraira since 1987.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

We are a family with two grown-up children, and four grandchildren and all 10 of us enjoy family time at El Membrillo for several months of the year.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

August 2016. We have just had a very enjoyable holiday in this lovely finca. It is in a convenient but secluded location and has been beautifully and imaginatively restored, with loads of character, and filled with every amenity you could wish for.

The real bonus is the outside space - a good sized swimming pool, and a well laid out garden, with many shaded areas to eat or sit sheltered from the hot sun. There were ten of us - six adults and four children, from 70 down to 3 years old - and there were options for us all without bumping into one another. We could all eat together at the large shaded outdooor table, or we could find a quiet shady space to read a book.

Most vacation rentals seem to offer accommodation and a pool - but this was so much more. We feel very lucky to have found Membrillo. And the service from he owner is outstanding with lots of communication and helpful advice.

I would recommend this to anyone. If you are looking for a holiday rental for 8 or 10 people then Membrillo should certainly be on your shortlist.
Aug 2016
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17 Reviews

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Fabulous accommodation and facilities

  • 5 of 5

The villa is gorgeous in appearence and perfect in the variety of facilities on offer. The traditional appearence and rustic decor sits well within the area. The rooms are clean, spacious and well appointed. The outside space is plentiful and well maintained.

The house has been equipped with everything you could need; BBQ, several fridges, plentiful seating, shade, sun loungers, board games and the list goes on. This is a well cared for and maintained property that was a pleasure to stay in.

We travelled as a family group using all rooms in the villa, with the group varying from 20 months to 60 years. We all had a fabulous time and would gladly return to the villa and area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely recommend staying here

  • 5 of 5

Villa and pool faultless, rooms were very clean and airy and the garden lovely and relaxing. There was everything you could want, the owners certainly go the extra mile to think of everything for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We had 8 in our party including 2 small children and we all had a fabulous holiday. Would definitely recommend this beautiful property as there was nothing to dislike

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable Membrillo

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11 covering 3 generations found the property and surroundings fulfilled our expectations. All aspects of the accommodation and the facilities at the pool were excellent and on the occasions we went to the beach we found it nearby and cleaned daily. We plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colin, glad you enjoyed Membrillo and thanks for the review. We would just add that we limit the number of guests to 10 but do make an exception for a baby in a cot (which we provide). We do not have any sofabeds or 'put-you-ups'
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Membrillo - membrilliant!

  • 5 of 5

Superb old finca in a delightful setting, easy walking distance to both beach and the town of Moraira - all very up market. Plenty of eating places to suit all from pizzas to Michelin starred restaurant.

Membrilo provided excellent accommodation for two families/friends as 'The Cottage' whilst being part of the house is self-contained with everything provided including own private eating area, washing maching, wood burner (even wood provided)

The main house has been lovingly restored by the owners, with everything provide from hot water bottles to coolbags. Extremely well equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezer. The spacious outside garden provides several eating areas with paella cooker, bbq, washing machine, sink and drinks fridge. The pretty shaded tableseats 10 comfortably. Forgot to mention the large playroom/library which provided a cooler quiet area, should you wish to get away. Lovely swimming pool, weather not warm enough for me to take the plunge.

A very clean property and well maintained. We were met by charming English lady who gave us the low down on everything which was useful

I cannot find anything negative to say, SUPERB!!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It's nice that Membrillo is appreciated by guests as much as it is by us. Although we think our website is pretty comprehensive, it's good to get confirmation from people who have stayed at Membrillo.
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membrillo is a secret I wish I could keep

  • 5 of 5

A group of ten of us stayed at this fantastic villa. inc 2 x 3 year olds and a 12 month old. The pool is so secure which was important for our stay. The inside space is tastefully decorated with quality fittings. There are plenty of little touches like the fridge freezer which has instant cold water(Filtered so ok to drink) and ice from its dispenser. We have stayed in Moraira before and this is definately the best side to be on for fairly flat walk to beaches and restaurants. We walked 5 mins to the fantastic bakery in a morning which is next to the beach. in the evening its 10 mins to all restaurants. One Restaurant tip is to try Ca pepe which is signposted near the villa. It's perfect! Basically this is the only Villa we are returning to.

Dave Delaney

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for families; we'll be coming back again!

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned to El Membrillo in June this year and we simply cannot get enough of this place. It really is an oasis of calm and beauty.

Tucked away in the hills of a modernised fishing village that still retains its charm, you feel secluded at El Membrillo even though you are only minutes away on foot from the beach, and the old town and its many shops and excellent restaurants.

We enojyed our week-long stay with another young family (in total, we were four adults and three kids all under the age of five!) and never felt cramped for space.

It's the thoughtfulness and little touches that set El Membrillo apart from other local villas, in our opinion. Modern conveniences are abundant in the 300-year-old, former farmhouse. There are air conditioners in every room and an astonishing five bathrooms (five!), each with its own shower or tub. The pool is warm and clean (maintained by a lovely English chap) and access to it is gated, which means that if you have little kids running around you can rest a little easier.

The property is divided into two self-contained spaces -- the main house, with its three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen and a two-bedroom cottage with a kitchenette. There are also a couple of spacious outdoor eating areas that have been tastefully integrated into the property. Oh, and there's Wi-Fi. And an American-style fridge/freezer with a built-in ice maker. What else… there's a BBQ and a washing machine (with lots of space tucked out of the way to hang things to dry)… they thought of everything, I think.

Nothing bad to say, really… just wish we could find a way to get out here more often!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. We feel you have summed up exactly what we have tried to achieve, we love Membrillo and it's great that you agree!
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From the Owner

El Membrillo delighted us on first seeing it ! We have lovingly restored this 300 year old Finca and provided the best of the old and the new. We have retained all the old features, the quirky nooks and crannies, the shaded terraces and secluded eating areas but have provided five new bathrooms, a separate library with books, games, and toys, a Moroccan-style eating area under a starlit pergola and a Gazebo for a quiet cool read. We installed air-conditioning in all the bedrooms to make sleeping comfortable. Our main kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need! We all enjoy quiet times and also riotous together times.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante or Valencia at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saxo at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Valencia at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Javea at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Teulada at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bennissa at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : A wide selection within 500 mtres at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Platgetes at 800 Metres Car: recommended

Moraira is a small, prosperous fishing port, mainly with owner occupied villas and no large hotels or sky scraping apartment blocks and is the jewel of the Costa Blanca. Easy access to Altea, Xavia, Calpe and the bodegas, & the olive and almond groves of the Jalon valley. The AP7 motorway gives fast access to airports and the rest of Spain. Moraira bay provides sheltered beaches and safe water sports. There are many drives into the hills where you will find great Spanish restaurants where the locals dine! The weather tends to be warmer and more settled on the coast with warm onshore winds making it is a delight to wander down to the town in the evening to eat and drink and then stroll back to El Membrillo without having to drive. The Friday market provides local produce to keep you going all week. Several supermarkets nearby stock a huge range of international produce to suit every taste. Lifeguarded beach & sea 800 metres away and is safe for children. Quaint town with loads of boutiques. Moraira offers several night clubs, bars with live music, scuba diving, water sports, go-karting and much more!

Golf: Ifach golf course is a 9 hole course and 5 minutes drive away. Clubs and equipment available for hire. Stunning views and a nice club-house. No problem taking young children.

Javea Golf Course is about 10 minutes drive, 18 hole and a more upmarket club. Full list available in Guest Pack.

Bookings are generally taken from Saturday to Saturday although there may be flexibility in the low season. To secure the booking, a 25% deposit is taken with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £500 is taken at the same time as the final payment is made with each booking and refunded immediately after the holiday. Prices in Euros. Visa & Mastercard credit cards accepted which gives you financial security over all payments to us. Sterling by bank transfer into UK bank account at prevailing day rate. NOTE: We are fully bonded as a French Registered Company so you have full financial protection. We believe that we are the only private villa to offer such protection in Moraira.

Security deposit: Our local host will check inventory for damage or breakages and authorize the refund immediately after you have vacated the premises. The deposit will be returned to you by transfer directly into your bank account. If El Membrillo is left in a very poor state of cleanliness, or we have to move furniture back to its original position, or we have to bring in extra staff or spend more than normal time doing extra cleaning, washing-up, clearing up and tidying, or disposing of rubbish, we reserve the right to make an additional charge. We expect that all washing-up is done and put away and that the Villa is left in a clean and tidy state before vacating.

Should there be any significant damage or breakages, or we have had to bring in extra staff, we will contact you to discuss and agree any charges. Extra staffing is charged at 25 euros per hour. Loss of the safe key will be charged at 150 Euros.

'Mountain-base.com' is our booking agent (www.mountain-base.com) and is fully bonded so all payments are protected. The availability calendar is 'live' and immediately updated when a booking is made and confirmed so you can see which weeks are available. The system however does not prohibit you telephoning or emailing for advice or information you might need.

We can also offer advice concerning getting there, and what is available in Moraira itself and the surrounding countryside. Please, just ask us!! We have had a property in Moraira and have holidayed there since 1987 ! You are very welcome to talk directly for more information or any queries, to the Finca owners on UK tel: 01404 881446 or 07887 950084 or by email : haccombe@btinternet.com www.membrillo.co.uk

Access is granted after 4pm on the day of arrival and our host will meet and greet you.

Guests wishing to arrive after 8pm must check with us before booking.

Our host will charge an extra fee for arrivals after 8pm. (Payable directly to her) Please check with us.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Flexible dates
25 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Flexible 2
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High - Fixed 7 days
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Flexible dates
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445

Prices in Euros. Visa & Mastercard credit cards accepted which gives you financial security over all payments to us. Sterling by bank transfer at day rate. Financially protected.

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From the Owner

Plenty of room for all of us. Quick walk into town or the beaches. El Membrillo is secluded, quiet and sheltered but close to all amenities, shops, restaurants & entertainment.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 223 m²


  • Bathroom 1 (ground floor) serves Bed 1 on 1st floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin
  • Bathroom 2 ensuite to bedroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin
  • Bathroom 4 ensuite to bedroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin
  • Bathroom 5 ground floor serves bed 5 on first floor - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Washbasin
  • Bathroom 3 ground floor ensuite to bed 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washbasin
  • Cottage: bathroom 1 is on the ground floor and serves bedroom 1 on first floor. Bathroom 2 is en suite to bedroom 2 on 1st floor. House: bathroom 3 is ensuite to the ground floor bedroom no 3 and has a shower, toilet and washbasin. Bathroom 4 is en suite to bedroom 4 on the first floor. Bathroom 5 has a full size bathtub, large shower over, WC and washbasin. (ideal for bathing baby! ) we supply hair dryers in each bathroom. We provide individual soap, a bath towel, a hand towel and a pool towel per person. It should be noted that access to the finca is via 20 or so gentle steps, but once there, the ground floor en suite bedroom offers accessibility for people with walking difficulties. The garden has various different levels via shallow steps. The finca has been fully updated and is in the Spanish rustic style, with old beams, barrelled ceilings and lots of typical local features. Mature garden has lemon, olive and quince trees and lots of very old Cactii and Succulents.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Cottage 1st floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Cottage 1st floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, House ground floor en-suite
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, House 1st floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, House 1st floor
  • The cottage has 2 double bedrooms on the first floor, bedroom 1 has 2 single beds and a Juliet balcony and uses the downstairs bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a very modern rustic en suite bathroom and has and an extra large double bed - it has a balcony with its own table and chairs. The house has a ground floor double bedroom with its own patio and en suite shower room with WC and basin. On the first floor, bedroom 4 has a very modern rustic en suite bathroom and has an extra large double bed. - it has a balcony with its own table and chairs. Bedroom 5 on the first floor has a double bed and uses the downstairs bathroom. We have available two cots, 2 high chairs if required (please notify at time of booking) - anything else please enquire and we would be delighted to assist. The playroom has a variety of children's toys, inflatables for the pool, buckets and spades, a large library and games.


  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 15 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The pool is gated for children's safety. PARENTS MUST BE VIGILANT. Pool is not heated, but it is one of the warmest in MoraIra as it is out of any wind and very sheltered having sun all day. There is a short (40 metres) driveway from Camino del Campamento which is not surfaced with tarmac. At the beginning this is quite steep but perfectly drivable by car with care. It would be difficult, however, to push a wheelchair over it. Once in our private parking area, everything else is surfaced and steps are gradual & shallow. Patios & all other areas are terracotta tiled or local stone. Wheelchair users should be able to negotiate around the finca and use the ground floor en suite bedroom . Guests say Membrillo is perfect for family gatherings - many different areas & the library for people to have a peaceful time to themselves. Free WiFi available . The property is one long 2 storey building with the House to the left, cottage to the right.

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