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Massive 12x6m Heated Pool And Peaceful, Secluded Garden

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa near Calpe, Alicante, Costa Blanca North, Spain - 2 Minutes Walk To Bars And Restaurants

Located just 3km outside Calpe, our villa is a wonderful combination of peace and quiet, without being isolated from all the facilities you need for a successful villa holiday. The villa is very light and airy, with two double bedrooms (both super-king sized beds, 1 en-suite) and one twin room.

The kitchen is modern and equipped with a dishwasher and microwave, as well as the oven, dual fuel hob and fridge/freezer.

The dining area has a large table with 6 chairs, plus a high chair. The lounge area has a flat screen television with Satellite reception, which includes all main terrestrial channels plus many more and a DVD player. The router for the wifi is also in this room.

Outside, the massive 12m x 6m heated and floodlit pool is situated in a south facing terrace featuring three 'palapas' (rush topped sun shades), and ample sun-beds with mattresses. The outside utility room houses a washing machine, as well as a toilet and sink, and miscellaneous 'pool toys', eg lilos, spaghetti floats etc. The outside eating area includes a table and seating for 6, and a built-in BBQ.

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Darvall
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2017

About Heather Darvall

My husband, Keith, and I live in a small village in Bedfordshire and for many years thought about buying a place in the sun. Although Keith has always avoided visiting the same place more than once, even he cannot wait for our next visit.

We both come from large families, and several of our siblings have enjoyed holidays there with their young children. We have also taken Keith's parents (aged 78 and 76) and his aunt (88) and they absolutely love the place, especially the pool - even though none of them can swim! (We founded the Calpe Swim School in 2005!!).

Heather Darvall purchased this villa in 2003

Why Heather Darvall chose Altea Area

We liked the idea of Spain, but wanted to avoid the more commercialised areas. We chose Calpe, a medium sized town on the northern Costa Blanca, which although providing all that you need for a successful holiday - beaches, restaurants, etc, is not too commercialised.

When we bought our villa, it was on a completely bare plot, although in a well established neighbourhood, and that enabled us to make the exterior space exactly what we wanted. The "wow" factor of our villa is the extra large heated pool (at 12m long, it is nearly half the length of most leisure centre pools).

The location (close to the coast and just a couple of minutes walk to bars and restaurants) was exactly what we werelooking for, and has proved a major attraction for many of our guests.

What makes this villa unique

We bought our lovely "place in the sun" as a home from home for ourselves - and many others as it turns out! It is only about an hour's drive from Alicante Airport, and although quiet and secluded, is just a short walk or drive from everything that you might need.

We decided that our villa had to earn its keep, and have let it since 2004. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide in terms of information and responsiveness to our guests needs, and virtually all say that they would wish to holiday again at Casa Dryllig, and would recommend it to others. Some of our most regular guests have been every year since 2004.

At the villa there is a comprehensive file of information about local restaurants and attractions, and we encourage our guests to leave their own comments.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Jo and Stuart: 'Your villa was beautiful and the pool stunning. You had remembered everything.'



Clive and Gwen: 'Villa great, pool excellent. Superb location away from the crowds, but close enough to everything you need or want.'



Carrie and family: "Absolutely perfect! It looked as good, if not better than the photos. Lovely villa!"



Rebecca and Karl: 'We had a great time. Wow! What a pool - we didn't move from it all week.'



Tricia and family: 'We normally stay in nice hotels, but will definitely come back again, as the villa has everything a four star hotel has, but with more privacy.'
Jun 2008
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Main bathroom with bath (shower over), wc, sink. En-suite with shower, wc, sink. The water pressure here is very good, so a good shower is always available!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedroom + travel cot) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: Super-king sized bed (6ft) and en-suite shower room. Ceiling fan and rem-cont a/c and heater unit. Bedroom 2: Super-king sized bed and r/c a/c and heater unit. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and r/c a/c and heater unit. Travel cot on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The garden is fully enclosed, and small children cannot wander off (assuming the gate is locked). For larger parties, please note that neighbouring properties may also be available. Please contact us for further details. The satellite reception provides all main terrestrial channels, plus lots of news channels, a few movie channels, some kids channels and all radio stations. Outside: Outside, the massive 12 x 6m heated and floodlit pool is situated in a south facing terrace featuring three 'palapas' (rush topped sun shades), and ample sun-beds with mattresses. The outside utility room houses a washing machine as well as a toilet and sink, and miscellaneous 'pool toys', eg lilos, spaghetti floats etc. The outside eating area includes a table and chairs for 6, and a built-in barbecue. Utility Room: A large room for the storage of the outside furniture, which also includes a washing machine, toilet and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide tea towels, plus 1 bath towel (not beach towel) and 1 hand towel per person. An interim change of bedlinen is available by request - please contact us for details. A welcome pack is available for late arrivals - again contact us for details. Other: There is an extensive file of information about the villa, local shops, restaurants and bars, and places of interest to visit. We encourage our guests to make their own comments so that you get a balanced view of the local facilities.

Reviews

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Massive 12x6m Heated Pool And Peaceful, Secluded Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
West Yorkshire
5

Best holiday yet!

  • 5 of 5

We wish we were still there and if it wasn't fully booked we would have got on the next flight back out .... or squatted!

Heather was just fantastic, answered all my questions beforehand - the directions were the best we have ever been given (we only got slightly lost but this was down to our psychotic sat nav).

The pool was definitely the star of the show - it was pure heaven, I can't describe those first few minutes upon entering after staggering away from a hot sun lounger ... my husband quickly got all competitive with himself (or his fitbit) and swam ridiculous lengths daily.

Love the fact it is all on one level, everything you need is in the kitchen. Very comfortable beds/pillows. Massive collection of dvd's, books and magazines. We didn't realise how close to Moraira it was so it was a nice surprise to be able to go back there to visit our favourite restaurant (Rudolfo's).

We will definitely be re-booking, I only wish it was available NOW!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ren and Andrew Wow!! Well, we are always very happy when we have satisfied guests, and you two definitely fall into that category! We always realise how important an annual holiday is, and appreciate the care they our guests take to choose the right accommodation. I am delighted that Casa Dryllig met enough of your requirements that you wish to re-book - always the ultimate compliment. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words, and look forward to talking to you again for visit number 2...book early to avoid disappointment!! Kind regards Heather.
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5

A REALLY NICE VILLA IN A GOOD LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from a month's holiday in Casa Dryllig and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa is very handily located on the outskirts of Calpe just off the main coastal road from Calpe to Moraira.

The booking procedure from start to finish was seamless; mainly because Heather (the owner) took care or everything, supplying all the necessary information and keys to the Villa in plenty of time prior to our departure. The villa was very easy to find due to Heather's instructions and map.

The Villa itself is really nice. The living room/lounge is spacious and very comfortable with a good-sized TV which receives all the usual terrestrial channels (BBC, ITV, etc) via a satellite dish. The free wi-fi worked well and was an added bonus.

The bedrooms are light and airy and I have to say that the bed we slept in was not only very large but one of the most comfortable we have ever been in. Although we only used one of the beds, all of the beds were made up prior to our arrival with fresh high quality bed linen (not always the case in some of the villa we have stayed in over the years).

The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay with constant hot water on tap. Our only observation would be that a larger toaster might be appreciated by larger parties staying in the villa.

The outside patio/pool area is excellent and caught the sun all day during our stay. We didn't use the pool during our stay but made use of the sunloungers.

Winter evenings in Spain can be pretty chilly but we found the air conditioning was first class and we never felt cold at all during our stay.

There are several bars and restaurants nearby, the two nearest are Grizzly's (Steak, Bratwurst, burgers, etc) and Base Camp (top quality Nepalese). They are literally a one minute walk away and well worth a visit. We used both during our stay.

The promenade in Calpe is about 3 minutes away by car and there are lots of bars and restaurants dotted along the front. There is a Lidl about 5 minutes away by car and an Aldi slightly nearer.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would like to thank Heather for making the whole experience a good one.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Wow - reviews do not come much more positive than this!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments - we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to drop a line to let future guests know what to expect, and this sort of feedback is (for obvious reasons) especially welcome. You have been a pleasure to do business with, and I really hope that we will be welcoming you back to Casa Dryllig at some point in the future. Regards, Heather.
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Scotland
5

GREAT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 2 lovely weeks.

The villa is a good size and well equipped. The pool is amazing, and the wee selection of inflatables, which we added to, was great.

The Indian/Nepalese restaurant, Base Camp, round the corner is AMAZING, we visited 4 times LOL and Grizzly's burgers are awesome. It's a wee trek down to the beach front where you can find loads of places to have lunch or dinner and the wee train (4 euro return pp) is great for popping over to the other side of the rock for shopping and eating too.

A day on the beach is recommended (Zumba at 11am) you'll see when you get there hahahaha

I would recommend a car for touring around and supermarket shopping.

On the whole, we enjoyed our stay and may return one day.

The Gardners (Scotland)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at Casa Dryllig and the bar had been raised even higher! It was a real home from home. Heather was ultra efficient in the run up to the holiday and with the after care on our return. Also saved us by a prompt call after we had left the villa to inform us that we had left a bag containing passports!! The villa itself is well equipped with everything there you could wish for. The air con system is very good and allowed for immediate cooling off. The highlight for me and my family was the private outside space with large pool which we could light up at night. Many an hour was spent in it - morning noon and night! The villa is well located for Calpe and its restaurants and beaches. It also has 3 fabulous restaurants at the end of the quiet lane. We have never returned to a holiday destination before Casa Dryllig as like to experience new places but when you find a gem like it then it is wonderful to keep returning - which we plan to do again soon. Thank you Heather. The Townsends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your lovely words about our villa. We have tried to make Casa Dryllig the perfect place for a great holiday by imagining what we would like, and wherever possible meeting our own standards. As such, we took great care in choosing the location, so that it was walking distance to the coast, and particularly a selection of places to eat. When we found this property, we put in a much larger than average heated pool, air conditioning and a large terrace. We have recently added British TV and wifi - again going by what we would hope to find on holiday! I am delighted that you seem to love our little place in the sun as much as we do, and I look forward to welcoming you at some point in the future. Many thanks for your interest in Casa Dryllig, Heather.
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Glasgow
5

Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing 2 weeks we spent here! The villa has everything you could possibly need and the pool is amazing! You settle in very quickly which allows you lots of time to relax or explore the wonderful coastline. We hope to make our 3rd visit in the not too distant future! The simplicity of the booking and admin process is a credit to Heather and Keith - many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Berkshire
5

Heaven!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the best we have ever stayed in - by far. Not only is it a nice, clean and bright villa, but the outside area is amazing. There is a very large terrace, and a VERY large pool, which was heated and gorgeous.

PLUS the location was superb, being within walking distance of the beach, and several great places for eating out. The bar at the top of the lane - just a couple of minutes walk away - was a firm favourite with us for lunch.

Heather, the lady who we dealt with was extremely efficient and helpful, and gave us lots of information before we left, in addition to the informative book at the villa, which answered all our questions.

All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely place to anyone. Enjoy!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Alicante
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
"Bar Grizzlys"
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ifach Golf
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Base Camp Nepalese
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa La Fosse Levante
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Mountain Climbing. We have had several climbing parties stay at the villa, who say it is a great base for local mountains.

Coast/Beach:

The coast is 500m from the villa, with the nearest sandy beach being approx 1km. Costa Blanca means "white coast", and the beaches along this stretch are superb blue-flag sandy beaches, which feature life-guards as well as jet-skis, pedalos, climbing frames, etc.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Alicante, which is approx 50-60 mins drive. Although car hire is not essential, it will make your holiday at Casa Dryllig more enjoyable.

Distances:

Nearest coastline: 500m.

Nearest sandy beach: 1km.

Nearest bar/restaurants: 100m. Approx 6 bars/restaurants within 15 min walk, with 3 just 2 minutes walk away.

Nearest supermarket: 1.5km. Nearest town (Calpe) 3km.

Further Details:

If you have access to Google Earth, you may be interested in seeing the villa from the sky. If so, the coordinates for the star at the centre of our pool are: N 38 39' 29.56" E 0 04' 32.03" (you can cut/copy and paste these coordinates to find the villa). From this perspective, you can see that the villa is in a lovely established residential area, with the pool being significantly larger than average. You can also see it's location with respect to the coast and the town of Calpe.

Within the villa you will find a comprehensive file of information about the villa, local shops, bars and resaturants, and details of various leisure activities. We encourage all our guests to add their own comments (and new discoveries), giving an unbiased user guide to what to do and where to go.

Calpe is a medium-sized town, which is very tourist friendly, without being too commercialized. The nearest major tourist area is Benidorm (approx 1/2 hour drive), including Terra Mitica theme park, Aqualandia Water Park, Mundomar Sea life Centre, and far too much else to mention! We have a very high proportion of repeat visitors, with over half of those who have ever visited Casa Dryllig booking to come back again. I know I am biased, but this really is a lovely villa in a beautiful part of Spain, and the positive comments that we receive are very reassuring that we are doing everything right!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calpe, Alicante Province and Costa Blanca

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Off Peak Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Late Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Early Season
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Off Peak Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Off Peak Season
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Late Season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Early Season
30 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£163
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Off Peak Season
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Peak Season
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Off Peak Season
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Late Season
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Low Season
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Pool heating is not included in winter weeks (November - March), but can be provided at a supplement of £125 per week. All other weeks include pool heating when appropriate.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during busy months (early April to end of October), but more flexible outside this time. Please note that we have to insist on arrival at the villa after 4pm, and departure by 10am to allow time for cleaning and laundry change.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Long term lets also available - please contact us for more information. For winter weeks (November to March), please add £125 per week for pool heating, otherwise included where appropriate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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