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Superb Villa with Stunning Mountain and Valley Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Alcalali, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca - Private Pool Walking Distance to Village and Restaurants

Casa Mariposa is a beautiful, south facing villa set on a hillside amongst pine trees above the charming village of Alcalali. Located on the edge of a peaceful residential area, it has both sunny and shaded, private outside terraces with breathtaking views across the green Jalon Valley to the mountains beyond. A covered terrace for al fresco dining looks across the pool to the panoramic views. The Jalon Valley is known for its many excellent restaurants, some within walking distance. Tastefully furnished, there is a comfortable open plan living/dining room and a well equipped kitchen, plus internet access. In the main house are two very spacious bedrooms, both with A/C; the master with en-suite shower room, a twin with private balcony and a family bathroom. The third double bedroom, with A/C and en-suite shower room is in a separate annex, accessed from a garden terrace. The villa can be rented as a 2 or 3 bedroom villa and is ideal for groups wanting a little more privacy.


Owner
Rachel
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Rachel

Hello, my name is Rachel and along with my husband, David, we own the two properties we have on Owners Direct. We are a family of 4 and although British, we are now based in Singapore.

Over the years, we stayed in many different holiday homes in many different countries and for our properties, we wanted to provide something that really worked - both for us and our visitors.

We believed we've created two homes from home and have had many compliments on both places. If you choose to stay in one, we hope you will very much enjoy your stay - we always enjoy visiting either house ourselves.

Why Rachel chose Jalon Valley

We bought Casa Mariposa early in 2005. Despite visiting other areas of Spain we always found ourselves drawn back to the valley and after a whole year of searching, we finally found what we were looking for. We love the location - quiet and private yet not isolated and, of course, our wonderful views across the valley. I can't imagine how many hours we've spent on the naya just watching the light change as the sun moves round!

We love the late afternoon and evening when the low light creates the most magical glow on the many white painted farmhouses and the villages below us. Furnishing the house from a range of local shops, was a real pleasure. I wanted to provide comfort and simplicity but with a homely feel too. and believe that has been achieved.

What makes this villa unique

The valley has everything we want to make a great family holiday. There's plenty in the region to keep us all entertained. Then afterwards, nothing beats returning to the peace and tranquility of the the villa and dinner on the naya or maybe a local restaurant.

Then, of course, there are the hours we've spent lazing in the pool on a hot summer afternoon. Having children of our own, we have installed gates around the pool terrace to give parents of young children peace of mind so youngsters can play away from the pool. We've equipped it with everything you should need and are often complimented on this. In Casa Mariposa, we really feel we've found somewhere special - it's always hard to leave and we have many returning guests who have fallen in love with it too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the villa! We really appreciated the extra touches and would certainly consider coming back. We will certainly recommend you to our friends. Many thanks - we will treasure many memories." RL Swindon.

"We had an amazing time and would return to your villa anytime." MM, Salford

"We had a really wonderful time at Casa Mariposa. We particularly enjoyed the view and we enjoyed a good number of your oranges - the best I have ever tasted! We went for the walking and enjoyed a number of walks in the area." IB, Ashbourne.
May 2005
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is air-conditioning in all bedrooms and a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. Internet access is available - bring your laptop. There is a log burner and gas heater in the living room for winter guests as well as radiators in the bedrooms. Cot is available on request. 2 child booster seats with trays. The third bedroom in the annex is not let independently. Outside: Private, large, south facing pool with roman steps and underwater lighting on secluded terrace set into a mature and colourful garden. Sunbeds and outdoor dining furniture. Large, partially shaded side and rear terraces for additional dining space, this area has gates making it a safe children's play area away from the pool. There is a brick built BBQ and planted terraces in the garden.

Reviews

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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a perfect "chill" villa then Villa Mariposa is the place for you, far away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts set in amongst the most amazingly beautiful scenery with all the amenities you could possibly need! The kitchen is as well equipped as my own, there's plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, the beds are really comfortable, the air con works a treat and the pool is perfect for cooling down and big enough to swim and play! Locally there are great restaurants and bars and the supermarkets are modern and well stocked and finally the roads are quiet and well signposted! I guess the icing on the cake has to be Rachel, the owner, she was fabulous, really informative and helpful and quick to reply to an queries! I really can't make any negative remarks, we had an amazing holiday in Villa Mariposa and I just know we'll be back!

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katherine, Many thanks for your review - it's always a delight when people appreciate the villa and the area as much as we do. We would love to have you there again any time. Rachel
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5

Superb Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

What a superb Villa this is.Great views across the Jalon Valley and to the mountains.Nice and peaceful setting which was just what we were after.The villa is well maintained,well equipped and very clean throughout.There was also an excellent welcome pack of goodies(including wine) which was a nice touch.We holidayed for a week in mid-March and the weather was excellent so we were able to make use of the lovely swimming pool.Very refreshing!! There is also good sitting areas outside, in the sun or undercover. Good spacious interior equipped with everything you need for your stay.We hired a car at Alicante airport to get about,as you will need one being based here.We particularly enjoyed the drive up into the mountains which was very scenic and good views. As a previous occupant said,it can be a bit tricky when you first park your car here but once you've done it,it's no problem at all. The little villages nearby have some nice coffee bars +choices of supermarkets not too far away.All in all it was a great stay. It was good value for money and we can highly recommend this villa. Should we visit this area again we shall definately look to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An Awesome villa!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is absolutely fantastic. Six of us flew to Alicante for a week of climbing and were blown away by the awesomeness of Casa Mariposa. We arrived Friday 24th October to find an immaculate villa in the perfect location for a week on the crags. The nearest climbing was within a ten minute walk and the furthest we drove in a week for a days climing was 45minutes. The villa itself was spotless with all the creature comforts of home which was well appreciated after a hard days climbing. The three large bedrooms (two large doubles and a large twin) are all on suite, the kitchen fully fitted, a comfortable lounge and dining room, two outdoor eating areas (one of which has stunning mountain views) and a great pool which we made good use of even in late October. The area is quiet and we barely saw never mind heard any neighbours. There are restaurants and bars in the nearby villages however with such a good villa we cooked and ate at home every evening. On our arrival there was even a basket of complimentary food and wine and cold beers in the fridge - you can't ask for better than that!

Everything regarding the booking ran smoothly and the owners directions and instructions were spot on and easy to follow.

Thanks Rachel for a great visit and we hope to visit again next year. We even have our family now planning a non climbing visit after how good we've told them it was.

All the best

James

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and great to hear that you enjoyed the climbing and the villa so much. Your family has already booked a holiday for next summer and we'd be delighted to have you back again in the future.
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Surrey
5

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this villa is above and beyond expectations. The rooms are bigger than expected. The views more spectacular and everything you could need has been anticipated. There was a lovely welcome pack and we really appreciated not having to buy things like washing powder and soap. Everything was clean, well appointed and in good working order making it a very relaxing family holiday.

Xabia's Bike in nearby Xalo is good for bike hire. Our favourite day out was to Les Fonts de L'Algar. Beaches are at least a half hour drive (but pool and views more than make up for that) We thought El Portet next to Moraira was nicest.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oxfordshire
5

Awesome Villa

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one the best villas we have ever stayed in. The views are absolutely stunning and we were able to watch the red squirrels feeding in the pine trees below us. The villa was wonderfully maintained with everything you would need and a fabulous welcome pack was provided on our arrival.

The swimming pool was amazing and a pleasure to use and even pool towels were provided and very comfortable sun loungers for our use.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and hope to return again at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Seriously good villa

  • 5 of 5

One of the best villas we have ever rented, our holiday was greatly enhanced by the thoughtful way Casa Mariposa is equipped and by the excellent maintenance service. Brilliant views of vineyards and mountains with comfortable places to sit and enjoy them, an excellent pool, equipment that worked, and very comfortable beds. What more could you possible want when seeking home from home in the sunshine! The Jalon valley also didn't disappoint. We found lots of good local restaurants, an excellent supermarket in Jalon, interesting bodegas and pottery shops and plenty of lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. A great holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie for you feedback and as we really like to try to create a comfortable home from home, we are genuinely delighted when people enjoy it there as much as we do. Having stayed in many holiday homes and had to buy the basics (that often only come in bulk) we do like to ensure people have the cleaning items and also for the dishwasher and washing machine. I also know that the welcome hamper is also a great thing to turn up to rather than an empty kitchen. We would be delighted to to welcome you back any time.
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Location

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There area is excellent for walkers with a whole range of walks including hikes of several hours in the surrounding area and mountains. It is one of Europe's premier rock climbing destinations and a very popular area for cyclists and mountain biking. A variety of scenery should appeal to artists.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches are those at Denia and Calpe, which are a 25 minute drive away and are sandy, safe and clean.

5 minutes further away are those at Javea and Moraira, with various coves off the coast road between the towns.

Many local beaches have blue flag awards for cleanliness.

Travel:

There are cheap flights to Alicante (1 hours drive) and Valencia, (1 hour 20 minutes drive). Car hire is essential to explore the area.

Distances:

Nearest restaurant is 350m

Alcalali 1km

Jalon 3km

Beaches 25/30 minutes drive

Benidorm theme parks 40 minutes drive

Guadalest 1 hour drive

Further Details:

There are several restaurants within walking distance between the villa and village. Alcalali has a bakery, pharmacy, 2 small general stores and cash machine with more shops and restaurants in the small town of Jalon, including bodegas selling the local wine.

The nearest supermarket is in Jalon, 5 minutes drive away.

Horse-riding is available in the area and watersports on many beaches.

Within an hour's drive are numerous and diverse places of interest from beaches, theme parks, sporting activities, and lovely historic towns and villages with museums and interesting architecture such as Guadalest, Jativa, Villena, Altea, Alicante, Valencia etc. There are many scenic drives too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcalalí, La Marina Alta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We are very happy to answer questions by phone, however, please note that in Singapore we are 7/8 hours ahead of GMT/European time.

25% non-refundable deposit required with booking, balance due 6 weeks prior to departure. £200 returnable security, damages deposit required with balance.



Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, but may be flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds for the 2 bedroom option.

For 3 bedrooms, weekly prices are:
April & November - £625.00
May & October - £725.00
June & September - £775.00
July/August is £995 (as 2 bedrooms).

Third bedroom not available in winter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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