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3 BedroomVilla on La Sella with Private Pool and Stunning Sea and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Villa near Denia, Costa Blanca - Situated in the Luxury Development of La Sella

Villa Maria is situated in the luxury development of La Sella with its 18 and 9 hole hole championship golf courses, 5 star Marriott Hotel and spa, tennis centre, bar, restaurant, shop, pharmacy and riding stables. The house has 3 bedrooms, one double and 2 twin. There are 2 shower rooms, one with a bath and bidet, both with WC. From the terraces there are spectacular views to the sea and the Montgo Natural Park the other side of the golf course. The private pool is one metre deep in the shallow end, accessed by built in steps in the corner of the pool, and 2 metres deep at the deep end. It is a standard 8 by 4 metres in size. There is ample space for the sun-loungers, easy chairs and a table for outdoor eating. For most of the day there is a choice of sun or shade on the terraces around the house and pool. There is an outdoor permanent barbecue.

The local beaches at Las Marinas are superb, with sunbeds and various watercraft for hire, cafes and restaurants. There are really good local facilities for eating out and shopping. The historic town of Denia, with its ferries to Ibiza and its ancient castle and museum, was a port in Roman times. Inland there are many towns and villages to explore including the wine-producing Jalon Valley. Guadalest is less than an hour away by car. The coastal towns of Javea and Moraira are close by with their shops restaurants and beaches.

More Details

Brian Curwain
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2017

About Brian Curwain

Mary and Brian had this house built 25 years ago. It is a home to us, though work has meant that, until recently, we have only spent relatively short periods there so far. We have added terracing and the pool over the years.

We are in our late 60's, Brian is a pharmacist who has worked for most of the last 15 years in NHS primary care organisations. He is now a self employed consultant.

Mary started life as as scientist, moved into education and was for 15 years the Chief Executive of the Pre-Retirement Association of GB.

We love to go to Spain for the weather, to go walking and swimming in the pool and sea, for our many friends there, and because it is so different from the New Forest where we live in the UK. We also love to have others use the house and enjoy it.

Brian Curwain purchased this villa in 1990

Why Brian Curwain chose La Marina Alta

Research showed it to be a lovely area with towns and cities, sea and mountains close to hand. Over the years we have never seen another development which is better, in our view, than La Sella, where our house is. We go to walk in the winter, spring and autumn, we love the beach and the old Roman port of Denia (Dianum), just a few minutes away in the car. The beautiful mountain, Montgo, seen across the golf course, is a 'Parque Natural' and the views from the top are simply amazing!

There are 2 airports with UK flights each just about an hour away.

What makes this villa unique

We love the views, the choice of sun or shade on the terraces for most of the day. The pool is on the same level as the living space so it is easy to use and to supervise children and still be in or near the house itself. There are several well marked mountain paths on La Sella itself. Try them in the relative cool of a summer morning.

Lovely beaches are nearby and the port of Denia now has lots of businesses catering for waterborne activities. You can go diving, hire boats and personal watercraft and take a trip along the coast to Javea and beyond. The area is a marine conservation area.

We also like to visit the local towns inland, all of which have markets. There is a wine growing area in the Jalon Valley and some great value restaurants there and in Alcalali, about 10km away. There are also plenty of good local restaurants, and a nice bar/restaurant on La Sella itself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely holiday, it was everything we could have wished for. Although my wife and I had been before we were all impressed with the views, our children (30 and 26!) and their partners included. We all had a really relaxing time. G&S (2013)

We had a lovely, realxing time and the villa is so lovely, peaceful and private. The children had a wonderful time in the pool and improved their tennis skills dramatically thanks to Diego at the club! Mrs B W (2010).

Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our week at Villa Maria. The situation was even better than we expected with stunning views over the valley. The villa was very homely and we all felt very comfortable there. We were glad to see that Denia still maintains its charm.

We would definitely consider another holiday at La Sella. Peter and Jean.

Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. The villa was great and what stunning views! Spent lots of time horseriding, reading and in the pool.

Jul 2001
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Alicante or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
La Sella, Nuevo Giramundo
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
La Sella
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
AP 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
As nearest Bar
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Denia, Las Marinas
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

La Sella has an equestrian centre and country rides and tuition are available. There are 7 tennis courts, clay and hard surfaces, and tennis coaching is available. Balls and rackets can be hired.


The coast is 15 minutes away, the extensive sandy beaches stretching from Denia to Oliva are excellent offering good facilities and also quieter areas. In Denia you can rent boats and boards, go scuba diving and snorkelling in the local Marine Nature Reserve. Javea with its busy Arenal beach, leisure and fishing harbour, and old town, can be reached in 20 minutes. Further down the coast Moraira and Calpe are less than an hour away as is the historic town of Altea.


Alicante and Valencia airports are 1 hour's drive.

Details of car hire can be obtained from the owners.


Denia, with its ancient castle and busy ferry, fishing and leisure port is 15 minutes away by car. There are daily fast ferries to to Ibiza and on to Mallorca. A half hour drive takes you into the mountainous hinterland where villages and small towns such as Alcalali and Jalon, with excellent restaurants, markets and bodegas can be found.

Further Details:

There is a bar / restaurant on site by the tennis courts. It provides breakfast, lunch and dinner and free wi-fi. There is also a small supermarket next to it which sells a good range of basics and produces excellent home baked bread. There are very many local restaurants within 15 minutes' drive. The local village of La Xara has a bank with cash machine, some shops and eating places and a good local supermarket, called Mas y Mas. There is an office on La Sella where you can change money. You will get contact details for Lorraine Cottom, who looks after our house and organises the change-overs. She will see you early in your stay and will assist if you have any problems.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pedreguer in La Marina Alta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, bidet, wc, ensuite to double bedroom. Shower room, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (One double and two twin rooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin), all with built-in wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We regret, due to the spectacular mountainside location, no children under 8 years unless discussed and agreed with the owners. No pets allowed. Outside: Terraces with patio furniture, built in barbeque and outdoor shower. You can choose between sun and shady terraces. The glazed terrace has two pairs of double glass doors which can be opend in the warm weather. MAKE SURE WHEN YOU OPEN THEM TO FIX THEM FIRMLY BACK. Private swimming pool 8m x 4m, depth 1 to 2m. The pool is unsuitable for diving or jumping in. Utility Room: Laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided, changed weekly. Other: Glazed terrace with dining table.


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3 BedroomVilla on La Sella with Private Pool and Stunning Sea and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Great Villa, Wonderful Views, Exceptional service!

  • 5 of 5

It’s always with a little hesitation that we book direct without the usual big travel company assurances but we were delighted by the efficient and welcoming response we received from Brian. The rapid communications and thoughtfulness really do go the extra mile to ensure all goes to plan – great service!

We few into Valencia, the directions provided to a La Sella were excellent.

We've stayed in many villas over the last 20 years and find they tend to fall into two categories, either “for profits” or less commonly a few are homes: this one is most definitely a home; well cared for, loved and a credit to its owners. The personal welcome note was the finishing touch.

We found La Sella, smart and of high standard, the hills are quite steep though and our 1000cc “roller skate” struggled with 5 up, so first gear was a must! The villa is exactly as described and set in a beautiful location, great scenery, peace and quiet, yet local amenities right below on the estate. We made good use of the English speaking shop, who seem to cook croissants all morning to feed local demand! Mas-y-Mas supermarket was well stocked with easy parking just 10 min away and also a full international style shopping centre, (Marina), just a few minutes further.

Our thanks go to Lorraine and Ken, the extremely friendly caretakers, who provided a wealth of useful local information and knowledge. We really enjoyed evening visits to Javier, (Xavier), where quality beach-front restaurants and craft stalls prevail as well as those around the pool and bar-b-que.

L’Albarda Gardens, just 5 mins drive to the bottom of La Sella is worth a visit when you have a couple of hours , entrance by donation!

An excellent restaurant, Punta Benimaquia at La Xara with its al fresco dining under the trees is also a must; just a few minutes’ drive and family friendly.

It’s worth being aware that this part of Spain can become windy in the afternoons, so we found it worth planning to make the most of the pool in the mornings and evenings.

In summary, a wonderful break and we would highly recommend – Thank you Brian.

Graham and Fiona Heritage and Family, Kent

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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chill out holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to La Sella for some years now and have been to Brian and Mary's villa two years running. It has a perfect view and many places to sit and eat out. For us it is a complete chill out place. Just down the road is Girmondos where the food is good value and very large portions. There is also a hidden restaurant called Armells this is a must for lunch or an evening meal. Thanks Brian and Mary we have had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Uninterrupted views

  • 4 of 5

The views from the villa are truly stunning. The villa is at the top of the mountain and it is modern, clean and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay. it was very relaxing. Brian is welcoming and accommodating. We have holidayed on La Sella many times but this year we were able to visit the gardens that are on the bottom of La Sella mountain this has long been a wish of mine and I was not disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests have enjoyed staying in our house. We bought the plot for its wonderful views and it is great to see that others also appreciate them. on a good day, you can see mountains 100 miles away across the Bay of Valencia. The mediterranean garden at the bottom of La Sella is definitely worth a visit and there are also concerts and other events held there.
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  • 5 of 5

We have been in numerious villa's over the past 15 years and this rates as one of the best. The setting was stunning with uninterrupted views across valley and out to sea. The villa itself was as described, it was clean and well maintained with all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday. The pool and the terrace area was idea for the long sunny days and like the villa it was clean, well maintained and there was plently of lounges, chairs and tables.

The customer service before we traveled and while we were there was second to none.

We would recommend this villa to friends and family and given the opportunity we will make a return visit.

Mick, Joanna, Harlea, Isaac and Lewis

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and I are delighted with this excellent review. We enjoy making our house available to others during the high season and have been pleased to receive much good informal feedback similar to this in the past. We certainly do make an effort to give every assistance before and during our guests' holidays and are so pleased that it is appreciated. Thanks also to Steve and Sue in Spain who look after the house and pool so well for us.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pedreguer, Javea, Moraira and Denia Area

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 per week secures the booking and the balance is payable 4 weeks before you go. We then send you they keys. A 10% damage deposit is included with your final payment and this will be returned to you as soon as you send us the keys back on return home (assuming no damage).

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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