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Self Catering Holiday Apartment with Shared Pool and Countryside Outlook



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Apartment in Dolores, Nr. La Marina and Guardamar, Alicante - 2nd (Top) Floor Apartment with Large Private Solarium, 20 mins from Beach

A 2 bedroom apartment situated within easy walking distance of the centre, but on the outskirts, of a small, busy, typically Spanish town as yet little affected by tourism. Very well-equipped and with full air conditioning/heating. Spacious terrace off living room and large roof-top solarium (with built-in barbecue), shared pool, allocated parking space in secure basement garage and lift to all floors. Extensive lovely views overlooking the farmlands and fincas of the ‘Huerta’, with the mountains of the Sierra del Crevillent to the North, and towards the coast at La Marina and Guardamar to the East and South. Close to the towns of Algorfa, Almoradi, Catral and Elche, the apartment provides ideal accommodation when visiting friends and relatives in this area, or for a relaxing holiday near the lovely beaches of the Costa Blanca and superb golf courses. Close by is the El Hondo wetlands nature reserve with its rich variety of bird life.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Having lived much of our working life in a remote west country village, we moved to Dorset 10 years ago and are enjoying the environment near the coast and the New Forest. We are retired but keep busy with our family, garden and allotment, also various activities including bell-ringing and choral singing, and doing voluntary work in our local community. We visit Dolores twice a year and always find it a very relaxing experience.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'The apartment was great - beautifully clean and very child friendly. And the town was lovely.'

'We enjoyed our holiday and staying in your apartment was great. Lovely views out over the fields and near enough for a wander into town.'

'We thought that Dolores was delightful. We might well return next year.'

'We will not hesitate in recommending your place to our friends.'

'The views are fantastic!'

'We had a lovely stay in your apartment, everything we could have needed was there.'
May 2005
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Exacty what we expected - very good. It was clean ,well equipped and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal for anyone who does not care for tourists. It is nowhere near any 'night life' but in range of many good places to eat. A hire care is essential in order to visit the wonderful inland countryside and especially the nature reserves.

Instructions were good, we had no problems and would recommend it to anyone who would like a peaceful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would also like to emphasise that Dolores is a typical Spanish town and is definitely not a tourist resort. It is situated in wonderful countryside and the beaches are reached after a drive of 10km through this lovely scenery. Tim and Jacqui Kettle
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Good property with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Started with great directions from the airport which were very easy to follow.

Was greeted by a lovely neighbour who let us in and showed us round.

The apartment was very clean and tidy and had everything needed for a pleasant stay including info on places of interest...

We used the apartment as a base to look around the surrounding area and it was so easy to get to the likes of Elche,Santa pola,La marina El fondo etc etc...

Had a wander up the stairs to the roof terreace to find a lovely pool of a decent size and although the weather was very nice was a bit to chiilly for a dip.

Great views to be had from the apartment balcony and from the roof terrace.

Overall if you are looking for a very quiet place to say then this apartment hits the spot although if on holiday do not expect a holiday resort.

All went very smooth from the enquiry and deposit to the final payment and the return of the small damage deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests for sharing their experience of Dolores and our apartment, and for conveying the fact this is a very different Spanish experience to the popular conception of resort holdays in Spain. We have always enjoyed the very local atmosphere in the town.
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North west

Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights in the apartment and found it to be clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was well situated on the edge of Dolores which is an unspoilt Spanish town. There was a lively atmosphere in the square when we went in for coffee on the Sunday morning. Local families were meeting up with friends and not a single foreign voice was to be heard apart from our own when we were there - a nice change in Spain these days.

There were lots of interesting places to explore and two natural parks close by with opportunities for bird watching. Being March, we were fortunate that the weather was warm enough to sit and have our breakfast on the spacious balcony with its lovely open aspect. We were also able to sit on the large roof terrace a couple of times with an aperitif whilst watching a local farmer ploughing his field pursued by a flock of egrets. We had a most enjoyable holiday which was over far too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased our guests enjoyed the local Spanish atmosphere, the surrounding area and rural outlook from the apartment. All are features of a stay in Dolores and only a short drive away from fantastic beaches.
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Kilmarnock, Scotland

quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

The instructions provided by the owner on the apartment location and the entry arrangements were clear and easy to follow. We were welcomed at the apartment by the keyholder, and the apartment certainly met with our expectations, it was very well equipped and has a fantastic balcony.

I chose to stay in Dolores as I have cycled extensively in the Alicante and Murcia areas over the last five years and had always thought it was a very attractive Spanish village. It is an ideal base for early season training as the area provides a variety of routes ranging from flat smooth roads to some serious hills within a few miles. The quiet, flat roads are also suitable for social and family rides and you will find cyclists of all levels taking advantage of the area. There are many cycle hire outlets in Alicante and this year I hired at a very competetive rate from Bicicosta in Almoradi about 5 kilometres from Dolores.

The mountain and country views from the balcony are fantastic but this does mean that this quality apartment is at the edge of the village and is at least a 10 minute walk from the delightful square and most of the bars and cafes. However the nearest restaurant on the approach to the apartment, the Casa Pepe, does serve good quality bar meals at a reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first use of our apartment by a keen cyclist and we are grateful to him for highlighting the suitability of the area for all abilities of cyclists. As our guest has said the benefit of being on the edge of the town is the view from the balcony - and the views from our private roof terrace are also spectacular.
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Delightful Dolores

  • 5 of 5

I can only reiterate the previous review " Delightful Dolores".

Whilst I'm sure Dolores wouldn't be a holiday destination that would immediately come to mind, however for those who are looking to experience a taste of Spanish life then this is the Ideal place to stay.

The Apartment is only a short walk from the town, it is homely, comfortable, spotlessly clean and has everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Dolores is also very well placed with easy access to several stunning beaches, markets and large shopping Mals.

Please give it a try.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that the atmosphere of Dolores is very Spanish and not like a resort where you see only other holidaymakers. As Lo said, access is very easy to beautiful beaches and shopping amenities, with travel through interesting countryside and farmland. We're so pleased they enjoyed their stay in Dolores.
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Delightful Dolores

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this review on this wonderful apartment in Dolores as I have never had such a wonderful holiday. From the moment we first looked at this apartment on the website we knew it was something special.The owners of this apartment are lovely genuine people who described Dolores and the apartment so honestly.The apartment is so homely and has everything you could possibly need .There is way too much to mention all but for example there's beach chairs ,umbrellas a cooler bag ,lovely comfy loungers even a great hair dryer and iron and ironing board.The beds are so comfy with double mattress and everything was so clean and fresh. The views from the apartment and the roof terrace are to die for the sunsets amazing..Iwill be recommending this apartment to everyone I know and will definitely be returning as soon as I can.thankyou so much Jacqui and Tim for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home in the sun..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted our visitor has highlighted all the "home comforts" of our apartment and appreciated the atmosphere of Dolores as much as we do. The apartment is equipped for our own use and this is extended to all our visitors.
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From the Owner

After viewing many properties on large developments, we chose our apartment because it was in a typical small Spanish town little influenced by foreign incomers and tourism. We loved the atmosphere of Dolores from the start and it grows on us more and more each time we visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alcante at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casa Pepe at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Marina-El Pinet at 15 Kilometres


Soft sandy beaches at La Marina and Guardamar (both 15/20 minutes drive), and Santa Pola (20/25 minutes). The beach at La Marina is unspoilt with dunes and pine woods behind, and has 2 cafes, beach bars, children's play area, and surveillance in season. A 30 minute boat trip from Santa Pola port goes to the beautiful island of Tabarca which is a marine nature reserve and a good place for snorkelling.


30 minutes from both Alicante and Murcia (San Javier) airports with frequent flights by Easyjet, Flybe, Thompsonfly, Ryanair and others. We recommend hiring a car for pick-up at the airport.


Many interesting small towns & villages within easy reach. Nearby larger towns are Elche 20 minutes, Alicante 35 mins, Santa Pola 30 mins, Murcia 45 mins, Torrevieja 30 mins, Cartagena approx 90 minutes.

Further Details:

Dolores offers a wide range of supermarkets and small shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, cash points and and internet cafes. Celebrations and festivals are regular features in this traditional Spanish community, and spectacular firework displays can often be seen from the roof terrace.

In August, the Feria de Agosto comes to Dolores - one of the most important festivals of its kind in Spain, this features a Spanish Horse Contest and other games and activities for over 1,500 horses.

The surrounding area is quiet and unspoilt with farmland and rural housing, and lemon, orange, pomegranate and palm groves all around.

Of great interest for birdwatchers are the El Hondo nature reserve which is only a few minutes away, and the coastal reserve with salt lakes near La Marina. Hundreds of different species of birds (many rare) have been seen here and further information on the El Hondo Nature Reserve and the Fondo salt lakes is available on the web.

Other livelier attractions are not far away and families with children will find plenty to do.


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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75
End of Stay Cleaning £30

Changeover Day:
Changeover days flexible, subject to availability. Arrival after 3.00pm and departure before 11.00am to allow for cleaning. Times may be flexible if there are no consecutive bookings.
Air Conditioning/Heating available as optional extra at £30 per week pro rata

Notes on prices:
EARLY BOOKING SUMMER OFFER 2015-20% discount on rental for 7 nights or more booked before 1 July 2015.
Prices shown for the property are for rental plus end of stay cleaning.
Use of air conditioning/heating is optional and charged at an additional £30 per week (pro rata to length of stay).

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From the Owner

Dolores is well situated for a variety of activities, being only a short drive from beautiful beaches, attractive and interesting towns, and several prestigious golf courses. From our apartment roof terrace there are extensive views of the surrounding rural area and the mountains. Orange, lemon, pomegranate and almond groves and palm nurseries are features of the local landscape and nearby is the conservation area known as El Hondo.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Outdoor Shower, The outdoor shower is on the rooftop solarium (cold only)
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin, wc, bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, large built-in wardrobe and two chests of drawers. Travel cot.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning available in living room and bedrooms. System also heats in cool weather. No smoking inside the apartment, please. No pets. Outside: Terrace off living room with table and chairs for 4 plus 2 double benches. Easy access by lift or stairs to large private solarium with table and chairs for 4, plus 2 sunbeds with cushions, sunshade and large built in barbecue. Water supply and own shower. Shared use of roof-top pool. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and bedlinen provided, but please use your own personal towels for beach and pool. Apartment cleaned between each tenancy - more often by previous arrangement.

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