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Luxury Penthouse Apartment with Private pool and Stunning views close to airport

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Penthouse Apartment in Alcossebre, Costa del Azahar - Peaceful Location Overlooking Sea and Alcossebre Coastline

Less than 30 minutes from Castellon Airport the El Pinar hillside is the beautiful pine-covered backdrop to the village of Las Fuentes and the town of Alcossebre on Spain’s Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast). Our fully equipped and beautifully furnished apartment is set on the south facing hillside of El Pinar with spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea, Las Fuentes marina, beaches and coastline of the town of Alcossebre. This penthouse apartment is the top floor of private Villa 'Castillo de Azahar' and has been recently prepared offering an idyllic peaceful location just a few minutes drive away from the beaches, restaurants and town. The apartment is fully furnished with indoor and outdoor terrace dining areas, a large private sun terrace and a Private Swimming Pool with sun bed terrace looking right out to sea- all with amazing views of the coastline. The area’s best restaurant 'The El Pinar' is only a short walk away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lynda and I retired to Spain 11 years ago after selling our business. Our 2 sons 'flew the nest' some years ago so we felt it was our turn to relax and enjoy some better weather. My love of golf influenced the area we settled in and Lynda's love of painting was influenced by the vivid light and views in this area of Eastern Spain. We enjoyed the area so much that we purchased a villa on the hills overlooking the sea and village of Las Fuentes where we now live and have a penthouse apartment for renting (Owners Direct S7602).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ross and Lynda,







Finally arrived home late last night and we would like to thank you both very much for renting us your beautiful penthouse. The view was well worth the climb and the apartment was extremely comfortable and a real home from home.









We had a lovely restful holiday in Alcossebre doing very little (which was the plan!), plenty of good food, wine and sun.









Thank you both, once again, we had a fabulous time.









Best wishes
Jun 2015
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9 Reviews

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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A wonderful apartment with stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks in this apartment at the end of September. The apartment is big and very well equipped. There are two veranda's for sunbathing and enjoying the amazing views down to the sea and also a swimming pool to cool down in. We spent quite a few evenings on the upper balcony barbequing and enjoying the views. There are lots of restaurants in Alcossebre to choose from and are only about a 10 minute drive away. The beaches in Alcossebre and all along the coast are amazing they are all cleaned daily and offer lovely long walks along the promenade. A trip to Valencia is also very worthwhile. We did not see Ross or Lynda very much during our stay but they were there if we needed anything. Thank you Ross and Lynda for letting us stay in your lovely apartment and for your kind hospitality, it was lovely meeting you both.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maureen for your lovely comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Alcossebre is a such a nice town with great beaches and restaurants. The fantastic boardwalks along miles of beaches really enhance the area. It was great to meet you both with a glass of wine on a warm, balmy evening on our terrace. Cheers! Ross & Lynda
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beautiful and stunning

  • 5 of 5

This is one the best properties we have stayed in. The owners have created a beautiful villa and the view from apartment is stunning. There is no noise at all and so you can hear the waves all the way down on the beach a 2 km distance. So peaceful. The pool is also very lovely, over looking the coast with also a lovely deck to use. Everything has been carefully thought out and we were made to feel very welcome. We felt so privileged to share this property and for such a good price. It was an amazing two weeks. We loved the coastal areas down below and enjoyed exploring the these areas from both car and walking from the property. It is a very welcoming part of the world and we felt we stayed in a pocket of Spain that is truly still not spoilt by tourists. We visited local castles and under ground caves - there is so much to do. Can not fault any part of it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth for your great comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here on El Pinar hillside. You reflected the reasons we live in this beautiful, unspoiled area and luckily we get to look out on the fantastic view out to sea and the islands of the Columbretes all year long. Thanks again and best wishes to all your family, Ross & Lynda
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A Very Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a most relaxing holiday during which we never bored of sitting on one of the many terraces/rooms admiring the view day or night. The apartment is extremely well appointed with everything you need and the outside areas are beautifully laid out, offering sun or shade all day. Our favourite was standing cooling off in the pool looking out to sea. The property is very peaceful yet only five/ten minutes drive to the lively resort of Alcossebre with a great variety of restaurants and shops. Ross and Lynda are friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The steps are not as daunting as we expected and a great way of keeping fit as you can become very lazy when all you have to do in a morning is look over the end of the bed and see the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comments and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here on El Pinar. We will be visiting your favourite restaurant, Atalya, very soon. From a hot, sunny Alcossebre - adios
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A fantastic property in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot praise this property and its owners highly enough. We have just returned after a 7 night stay, in this absoulutely stunning property, in a commanding location atop a mountain overlooking Las Fuenetes/Alcossebre. The property is everything we wanted, and very well equiped. The pool and the veranda, are fantastic for relaxation and immaculate, and with the Spanish sun beating down on you, it really allows you to relax and enoy yourselves. Located atop a hill, you will need a car, but the remoteness of the location simply adds to the experience, with town a 5 minute drive down the hill. Plenty to do in the area, if you so wish, but the property is the star of this show.

Thank you to Ross and Linda for allowing us to use their lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, thank you so much for your great comments, this helps future guests enormously. The pool is full of children right now, they have been in all afternoon!! Lovely to meet you both Kind regards Ross & Lynda
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wonderful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in this lovely well equipped penthouse apartment.

It is on the hillside so a car is required but the local village/harbour/beach, restaurants and supermarket are only about 10 minutes drive down a very picturesque winding road.

Different areas within the building for sunbathing and enjoying the view and they all have shade if required.

Lovely outside dining area with BBQ and a fantastic private pool for your sole use.

There are lots of steps to get to the top so possibly not suitable for the less mobile.

Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing time away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erica, thank you for your kind comments. It was great to meet you here and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again and all the best Ross & Lynda
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a beautiful location and has all the things you need for a great holiday.Little extras such as welcome pack , cool box and barbeque available all help to ensure a great stay. If you want to get away from it all ....this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Initially we bought an apartment on Panoramica Golf course where we lived for a while and then grew to love the area of Las Fuentes near Alcossebre where we bought a villa overlooking the sea with spectacular views We modernised the villa on the El Pinar hillside and finished the penthouse apartment which we have rented out for the last 9 years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Castellon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : El Pinar restaurant at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Valencia at 120 Kilometres Nearest Golf : PANORAMICA GOLF at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Oropesa at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AP7 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Pinar at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Las Fuentes at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

El Pinar is in an ideal geographical location for lovers of the sea, with breathtaking views of the many local ‘blue flag’ beaches from the apartment, with the nearest just 5 minutes drive away in Las Fuentes and Alcossebre, where you can enjoy over 300 days of sun each year with an average temperature of 26 degrees in summer and 18 degrees in winter. Otherwise explore the coastline for more remote beaches or head to other nearby popular beaches of Peniscola, Vinaros and Benacassim.

Travel:

NEW FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 - RYANAIR FLY TO NEW AIRPORT AT CASTELLON. This airport is only 20 minutes from Alcossebre with flights to Stansted and Bristol. Reus airport is approximately 90 minutes north via the AP7 Motorway. Barcelona airport (which has excellent international airline connections) is around 2 1/2 hours drive. Car hire is essential. Valencia is 90 minutes south.

Distances:

Las Fuentes 5 minutes. Alcossebre 8 minutes. Oropesa 15 minutes. Benacassim 25 minutes. Peniscola 25 minutes. Benicarlo/Vinaros 30 minutes. Castellon 35 minutes. Morella - 80 minutes. Valencia 1hr 30 minutes. Barcelona 2 1/2hrs. Reus 1hr 30minutes. Universal Theme Park (Salou) 1hr 30minutes.

Further Details:

A very short distance from the apartment is 'El Pinar' restaurant, a superb restaurant and cuisine with wonderful views, considered the best in the area. In the town Las Fuentes and Alcossebre have many fine restaurants - fabulous food at the 'Antonios, on the beach is the Michelin recommended 'Can Roig'.

Vinaros is the local fishing port town, bringing in fresh fish every day with King Prawns a local speciality. There is a fantastic market in next to the seafront in Vinaros where you can purchase fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and is colourful with a wonderful atmosphere. Restaurants and bars are all along the seafront with excellent shopping in the town centre and plenty of large supermarkets on the road to the golf course.

Benicarlo (next to Vinaros) is also a seafaring town with the Nautical Resort providing a great variety of watersports –including canoeing, sailing, snorkling, diving and water skiing.

Morella is the medieval capital city of the region El Ports and is an interesting ancient walled town high in the mountains (approx 80 mins drive).

Ulldecona reservoir is an area of great natural beauty, ideal for hill walking and bird watching along with cave paintings at Polvori Cave.

Barcelona city is 2 hours by car (Valencia is 1 1/4 hours)or both are easily accessible by train from Benicarlo. Both are fantastic cities that must be visited during your stay.

A few kilometers along the coast is Peniscola old Medieval town with walls and fortifications surrounding the white washed houses and Peniscola Castle that housed the controversial 15th century Pope Benedict XIII. Peniscola has 7 kilometres of beautiful beaches with a lively atmosphere and many night spots. It also hosts the Classical Music Season and International Comedy Festival each year.

Columbretes Islands can be visited by a sea trip. These volcanic islands are a protected nature reserve but organised visits are available.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
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Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
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£645
 
 
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is payable (non refundable) on booking with balance of 75% payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am on day of departure to allow cleaning changeover to take place before arrival of further guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The El Pinar penthouse is superbly furnished to a high standard and all visitors are amazed by the spectacular views from the property which looks south over the village and sea. The property is on it's own with one other villa 200 meters away so it is peaceful and yet with access by road to the village and town only 5 minutes away with many restaurants, bars and wonderful beaches. There are 2 golf courses within 45 minutes of the area and now a 6 rink outdoor bowls club. Castellon airport newly opened in September 2015 and is only be 20 minutes away from Alcossebre.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with large walk in shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobe, and French window with full view of the sea and coastline. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobe and view looking onto the hillside.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Ample parking is available on the roadside outside the villa and the penthouse apartment is accessed by its own staircase leading up from the main gate entrance. Outside: Large garden terrace with extending table and 6 chairs, 4 sunbeds/loungers with parasols and BBQ. There is a newly built private swimming pool with sun beds and looking right out to sea. The pool is directly in front of the villa. The villa and terrace is full of character and the beautiful gardens surrounding the villa on the hillside have grown naturally with cacti, rosemary, small pines and palms. The property is accessed along a drive which ends ½ km along from the apartment so there is no through traffic, adding to the tranquility. The hillside is home to wild boar and pine martens amongst a host of other wildlife. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are provided for 4 guests weekly. Beach towels are not provided.

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