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Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in La Drova Valley, Nr. Gandia, Costa Blanca - Peaceful Location in a Mountain Valley

La Casita Blanca - This is a superb1 bedroom house set in the beautiful valley of La Drova just north of the Costa Blanca. It consists of large lounge, bedroom, fitted kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower. A ramp is also provided for easy access to the house. It has a swimming pool set in landscaped gardens and has secure parking. Local shops and services including 2 supermarkets, chemists, 3 butchers, 5 restaurants, doctors surgery, sports centre and church are only 5 minutes drive away. The house is set in the grounds of the owner's main property but is not in anyway overlooked. The pool is for the sole use of the guests.

john wolton
Member since: 2002
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About john wolton

I am a retired computer specialist and worked for Digital Equipment Company in Reading Berks. I bought this property about 20 years ago as a holiday home but liked the area so much so have lived here for 15 years.

The area is very Spanish, our house and the

Casita Blanca are built on 1800 mtr plot just outside the lovely village of Barx. What attracted us to the area was the natural beauty of the mountain scenery and walks for all levels if fitness.

Why john wolton chose Barx

I had travelled many times throughout Spain and by chance stopped for coffee in Gandia on one particular holiday. I soon came to the conclusion that this was my sort of place. It has so much to offer for holiday makers and residents. It is still very Spanish and even though it is high in the mountains it is possible to be in the centre of Valencia within the hour.I had looked at other areas like Benidorm and Malaga but they were not really my sort of Spain.

What makes this villa unique

The Casita Blanca is a home from home place,we try to include everything a holidaymaker would require on a Spanish holiday. Only 14km to Gandia which is a a lively Spanish town with its own beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr and Mrs Heald, Lincolnshire: "A wonderful location and fantastic hosts."

Mr and Mrs Staines, Epsom Surrey. "A lovely place we will come again. Ami and Didge, Devon.U.K abundance of all we could need to relax and fell nurtured. Jonathan and Margaret Lipton. The villa,the scenery all made for much needed peace and relaxation.Everything necessary has been thoughtfully provided.
Jun 2002
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barx in Safor

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with one double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack is provided. Outside: There are 2 external patios. 1 of them is covered. The 2nd open patio is in the garden beside the swimming pool, which is provided for the sole use of guests. A ramp from the casita to the bbq swimming pool area is provided. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided and is changed twice a week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

The title says everything home from home with everything you could wish for lovely gardens and swimming pool the villa has all you would need and more .The area is beautiful lots to see and very friendly people John and Eddie are so helpful with lots of information with things to do and see and Eddie what can I say about the towels plenty of them and more we do not go back to the same place twice but this villa is one we will go back to, thank you both for making our holiday so enjoyable we will see you again.x

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Kevin and Cynthia,It was a pleasure having you stay,and a big T.Y. for leaving the villa so clean. We will look forward to your next visit to La Drova. John and Eddie.
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Real home from hone with sun

  • 5 of 5

After excellent directions from the airport We recieved a warm welcome and show around from Eddie and John with a cool beer thrown in. the welcome pack was awesome too. The casita was just perfect well appointed with lots of little sit out areas to allow sun or shade all day. pool was jist right harden a credit to Eddie. Location was such that you had lots of choice to stayy local, pool walks and treks or down to Gandia for culture or even a train ride to Vallencia. Eddie was a Font of local knowledge and his legendary supply of towels. The place is a credit to John and Eddie thanks for a grest week. Kenny& Isabell Airdrei Scotland

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique Spanish casita with private pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another perfect week at this property.The pool is fantastic for either cooling off or putting in a few lengths.

John and Eddie are the perfect hosts,helpful when necessary loads of useful information but also very relaxed and let you get on with your holiday your way.

Everything is nearby from the local village shops to supermarkets and of course the superb beaches a short drive.Thelocation though is so peaceful with superb views of the mountains.

All in all a great get away.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trevor and Clare stayed in la casita Blanca many times before and we are pleased that once again they have enjoyed their holiday,it is always nice to welcome back repeat clients. As usual they departed leaving the chalet in an immaculate condition,very much appreciated by us and hope to welcome them back in the further.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week in La Drova. Having arrived without the aid of a car, we were content to spend our time swimming in the pool and relaxing in the beautiful garden, reading, gazing up at the wonderful scenery and getting a tan! A daily stroll into Barx for supplies or the odd meal was very pleasant and we also ventured further into the hills - great views but probably less taxing in cooler whether! The casita itself was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. DVDs, books and board games meant that the evenings were just as relaxing as the days. Highly recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phil and Juliet, Thank you for the review,we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as we enjoyed your staying with us, you were the ideal guests and hope you return again. Thank you for leaving the casita so clean for the next guests it was much appreciated. Do keep in touch as we are sure we become firm friends in the future. Kind regards, John and Eddie.
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the lovely 'casita blanca' before and can only reiterate our review from our last visit. Everything was perfection! Our hosts (John and Eddie) were as friendly and professional as ever and were there to provide our every wish. This isn't much as the casita, gardens and pool are all that we could wish for. The village (Barx) and the town of Gandia are so close by that if you're not the energetic types, when on holiday ( we're not!!) then you do't have far to go to enjoy typical Spanish cuisine and culture as all this can be experienced in both the town and the village. Gandia beach, with it's many hotels and restaurants, is amazing and on of the best in the whole area. For the more adventurous there is so much to see and do and John and Eddie are always on hand with plenty of advice and information, if required.

Once again we had a delightful holiday and I'm sure ' We'll be back' !!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spotless,endless supply of clean towels,sunbed covers and pool towels changed regularly.

  • 5 of 5

From the generous welcome pack, best ever in thirty years self catering. the property has everything you could require for a very relaxed stay, the gardens and pool were superb. John and Eddie were brilliant hosts, very friendly and helpful. The tour of the area was most welcome.

After four weeks of serenity it was a wrench to have to travel back to Alicante airport.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
denia to Ibtiza
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
oliva nova
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
n322 NP7- N7
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beaches are about 20km drive.


Valencia airport, with scheduled direct flights from Heathrow and Gatwick, economy airlines, ie Ryanair and Easy Jet are available from Stansted to Valencia, approx one hour away. Alicante airport has excellent flight connections to most parts of the UK and is about 1.5 hours away. ryanair also fly from Dublin to Valencia and Alicante during summer.

Car hire is strongly recommended.


The village of Barx is 5 minutes drive, or 20 minutes walk. About 1.5 km.

Further Details:

For the more discerning visitor to rural Spain:

If it's just beaches, boozing and bopping you are after you'll probably prefer Benidorm. We offer tranquility and comfort with a touch of class in the tiny village of La Drova hidden in the mountains, but less than an hour's drive from Valencia airport.

Our spacious cottage is designed to accommodate just 2 people, has every convenience of home and is set in extensive walled gardens overlooked by mountains and woods. The swimming pool and surrounding facilities are for your sole use. The friendly local village has neighbourhood shops, bars and restaurants plus 2 supermarkets.

Those with a thirst for histoy may visit nearby Gandia or Xativa with their ancient links to the powerful Borgia family with its Renaissance saints and sinners. For history, art and cutting edge modern architecture, a day trip to Valencia is a must. Visit Calatrava's stunning City of Arts and Sciences, the bustling Art Nouveau Market, the largest and most diverse in Europe,the Gothic cathedral containing the Holy Grail, Bull Ring, and throw in some retail therapy in the prestigious shopping quarter. Nature lovers will revel in the vast wetlands of nearby Albufera, a bird lovers paradise set among rice paddy fields and waterside restaurants serving authentic paella in the location where it was invented.

For a day away from mountain hiking why not drive 20 mins to the uncrowded sunny beaches of Gandia Playa, not yet discovered by the great British public. Fancy a game of golf? Oliva's fine golf courses are nearby. Depending on the calendar you may catch one of the many local fiestas, celebrations filled with colour, music, fireworks and spectacle.

Yachtsmen in the nearby marinas are already preparing for the forthcoming Americas Cup in Valencia. If it's activity and relaxation that you are after, but with that special difference and discernment,away from the Costas and surrounded by peace and the beauties of nature,why not contact us.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barx, Castellon Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance paid within 6 weeks of the arrival date. For late bookings the total amount must be paid in full on booking. Guests are strongly advised to take out a holiday insurance at the time of booking, as these charges are non-returnable. A £100 security/breakage deposit is also payable.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays but can be flexible. Mid morning departure and arrival mid afternoon.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds or euro equivalent. Short breaks min 2 nights off peak. For long winter letting period the prices are negotiable. The villa is an ideal location for people wishing to look for property in the area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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