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Charming Old Village House with Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Village House in Oliva, - Great Base for Relaxing or Exploring Beach and Mountains

Village house in old Oliva town.Roof top with views over town to sea, orange groves and mountains. The house,sleeps 4 ( one double room and one twin room) and is equipped to a high standard. Furniture for outdoor dining in secluded courtyard and roof terrace. Outside BBQ. Two minutes walk to popular local bar restaurant, small supermarket, cafe and bodega. Great for holidays all year round - as we have air con and a log fire !!.British and Spanish TV service

Dave and Pam McKee
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Dave and Pam McKee

We fell in love with Spain many years ago via package holidays on the Costas and then further exploration inland. It was always a dream to have our own place and we managed this in 2002 opting for the old area of the town rather than the beach but this suits us fine! We are both from careers in Human Resources and the Courts Service and are now able to spend more time at the house relaxing, exploring and cooking with the great selection of fresh ingredients available.

Do ring us if you would like more information we are happy to make recommendations to help you get the best out of your stay.

Dave and Pam McKee purchased this house in 2002

Why Dave and Pam McKee chose Valencia Province

We love the town as tourism is not its prime industry so you feel a part of the real Spain. This said, the beach is lovely and never really overcrowded, a bit busier on weekends when local families use the beach but there's plenty of room for everyone! It's about 8 mins drive from the house and is great for winter walks as well as summer swimming and sunbathing. The town has a great selection of bars and restaurants and is well placed if you want to travel further afield to Valencia, Alicante or live it up in Benidorm! The winter sun and the oranges growing in the groves in January just lifts the spirits.

The drive from the airports at Valencia or Alicante are just about an hour making even a long weekend worthwhile.

The town has various fiestas during the year notably Easter Weekend, San Jose Fallas in March and the Moors and Christians parades in July

What makes this house unique

The size of the house is just fine for 4 - and not too much work for the 2 of us when we visit! By equipping the house to a good standard, we have tried to make it a home from home for ourselves and for our family and guests to enjoy as well.

The roof terrace gives views over the town whilst the courtyard with its BBQ area gives privacy for outdoor dining.

We are happy to consider pets with their considerate owners for a small extra charge.

The local bar restaurant is excellent value for money and only round the corner - used by Spanish and Brits alike!.(Sometimes it's too handy !!)

We have Spanish and British neighbours which gives a nice feel to the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We'll be back."

"Thankyou- you have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable."

"Our best Spanish rental."
Oct 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oliva in Safor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower room and wc. Upstairs wc and handbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Ceiling fans and heat/cool air-conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The terraces are delightful but may not suit families with very young children. Information pack to help you get the most out of your stay - maps and guide books for your use. On street parking 75m away, small municipal car park very close. Outside: Roof terrace with views, parasol and furniture for outdoor dining and relaxing. Beach chairs, toys and parasol. Mid terrace with small table and chairs and parasol. Courtyard with table, chairs parasol and BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned and prepared for you with bed linen and towels pillows, duvets/blankets provided. Minimum rental charge see rental rates. Other: Wifi access available at local bar /restaurant. "Locutorio" in town have hi speed broadbandwith pc and printing facities for c €1 per hour


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Charming Old Village House with Terraces
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  • 5 of 5

Well equipped British tv good for wimbledon weeks great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay.Please come back!
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Oliva Town House

  • 5 of 5

The outside space to the house was a bonus, private courtyard off kitchen, private mid terrace off rear bedroom leading to a fair sized roof terrace (not in any shade from sunrise to sunset) with far reaching views all round and still secluded. All the information you would need to make your stay in and around the town has been laid out in a comprehensive welcome pack. Car parking at top of road 2 minutes away. We found the owners friendly and very communicative and easily reached and will be staying again in the near future. You can easily become lost in the maze of narrow streets but the size of the town and the friendliness of both the locals and ex pats make it an enjoyable experience plus there is plenty of free wifi in bars and restaurants. Also good local supermarkets with pricing to match for those on a tight budget. LoveLLLLLLLLY James and Galina

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Great Getaway in a typical Spanish town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks in September 2014 and consider this a lovely getaway in a typical old style Spanish town. The house is lovely and traditional with terrific terraces (not perhaps great for small kids as owners say), but its very roomy and well equipped. Pelut bar round the corner is very friendly, with both Spanish and English customers. The house feels loved and welcoming with lots of pot plants (kept us busy with watering) and has a great atmosphere which make it feel a home from home. We would definitely recommend this for a traditional Spanish holiday and hope to re-visit. Many thanks for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely spanish townhouse

  • 5 of 5

The house is small and quaint, very Spanish, a delight to stay in. The facilities were very good and as described, the views from the roof terrace are excellent, though the house is not suitable for young children. It was really good that there was air conditioning and a fan in the bedrooms.

The local people both Brits and Spanish were very friendly and helpful. There is convenient parking at the top of the street (not always true in the old part of town). There is a good bar/restauraunt 2 minutes walk away with internet access ( a good excuse to spend an hour or two there!), the fresh sardines are to be recommended.

The old town is beautiful and wonderful for walking around as long as you are reasonably fit (I had a knee replacement 3.5 months ago and coped). The lovely beaches are 20-30 minutes walk or 10 minute drive away. There is easy access (by car) to nearby towns and hills. There are excellent walks and cycle rides in nearby hills, but be warned the Spanish take their cycling seriously, they have priority in the hills and on the Saturday we saw more cyclists than cars! The roads are excellent and empty compared to here, so the driving was easier than we thought once we'd had a bit of practice. I'd recommend you buying a map in Britain before coming out as they are hard to come by in Spain. The dual place names (Catalan and Spanish) can cause confusion at first.

The only compromise is the traffic noise, the cars are loud as they are coming up a steep hill, but we slept in the front bedroom and did not find it a problem.

We had a lovely holiday and look forward to going again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou - we'd be delighted to see you at Casa Cariad again.
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a charming place

  • 4 of 5

We liked the location, a typically Spanish house in the middle of the old town.

The house was well equipped but not very luxurious. The terraces were very nice, with a barbeque . We had a very nice stay , especially we liked Bar Restuarant El Pelut. We can recommend this for people who seeks the Spanish atmosphere. It's a short distance to the centre of the town, to the supermarket, etc.....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear hans and ing - thanks for your comments ( and for the treats you left us !) hope to welcome you back soon .
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Très bonne semaine

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine à Oliva.

La maison est charmante avec une terrasse offrant une vue magnifique sur la ville avec la mer au loin.

Si nous repassons à Oliva nous serions ravis de pouvoir relouer cette maison

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou et merci Cedric un plaisir
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Club de Golf Oliva Nova
Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Alicante or Valencia
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Oliva Nova golf resort
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
N332 or AP7
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Coming for a long stay ? We recommend that you join the Oliva U3A - low cost membership for access to a multitude of activities in English.


Less than 10 minutes drive to sandy, gently sloping, Blue Flag beach. Beach bars operate in high season. Choice of bars and restaurants just off beach operate all year. Outdoor pool (high season) and large indoor pool (all year) in town centre. Childrens activities; beach, water parks, safari park and caves, theme parks in Benidorm.

There is easy access to the countryside for walking lovers


70 minutes drive from Alicante or Valencia airports - house is 5 minutes from motorway exit.

Car hire is recommended for making the most of your holiday.


The lovely city of Valencia accessible by car (70 mins) or train (45mins)

Coastal towns of Denia (20 mins), Altea and Benidorm 45 mins drive. In late February the almond blossom in the Jalon Valley is a beautiful sight - just half an hour away.

Further Details:

A great base for relaxing or exploring the "real" Spain coastal or mountain scenery. Route books/ideas available for walkers. Modern town centre has choice of supermarkets and local shops and good choice of bars and restaurants. Weekly outdoor market selling fresh local produce, hardware and textiles. Various fiestas during the year !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oliva, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
autumn 17
16 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter 17-18
3 Dec 2017 - 9 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £4 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

If you'd like talk to us before deciding please contact us.

Changeover Day:
Flexible to accommodate flights and best prices! Arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
We charge a maximum linen supplement of £30 pw for parties of 3+.
Discounts for long lets of 4 weeks and over. Last minute deals.

Small pets welcome at supplement of £20 p.w.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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