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Self Catering Accommodation in Alicante Old Town

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Nov-2016
Cave Apartment in Alicante Old Town, Costa Blanca, Spain - Cosy Cave Apartment for Couples or Singles, Close to Beach and Amenities

A rather unique romantic apartment in the heart of the characterful, pedestrianised old town of Alicante. Cova Santa Cruz offers the chance to enjoy all the benefits of a city holiday, shops, restaurants, nightlife, museums, galleries while staying in a village style setting only a few minutes walk from the beach. The apartment itself is the ground floor of a traditional old townhouse and has its own front door opening onto the street where you can sit out to eat and experience Santa Cruz life. Inside you will find everything you will need for a relaxing holiday including wi fi, games, books and films. The bedroom is a cave in the rock of the mountain of the Santa Barbara castle and is naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. Alicante city is the perfect place for those looking to combine an authentic Spanish experience with a beach holiday. Apart from the town beach, there are many others easily reached on the tram.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a group of owners from Spain, the UK, Germany and Uruguay. Tim Curtis is the administrator.

Tim lives above the cave apartment with his 2 kids and works as an English teacher/translator and massage therapist (let me know if you want to book a massage while you're here).

Jose is a hairdresser - again, let me know if you want to book an appointment.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A fantastic hidden jewel"



A great location in the old quarter amongst the quaint back streets but only a couple of minutes walk to the main drag. We really got a sense of being in the authentic heart of alicante. The bedroom is absolutely amazing - literally in a cave & very cool due to the rocks. The facilities within the flat are very good - all the normal conveniences & a great power shower. Tim the owner was extremely friendly, met us promptly & even gave us a hand with the bags. We had a great stay & would not hesitate to recommend the Cave to any of our friends.



"Lovely time in alicante"



We really enjoyed our stay at this little gem in alicante. The apartment is very central on a charming old town street under the castle and we easily walked to the beach, restaurants, and the coastal train. Tim welcomed us at the agreed time and was reachable throughout our stay to answer questions. The bed was comfortable and cozy deep in the cool rear bedroom of the cave.
Dec 2008
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3 Reviews

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Horrible

  • 1 of 5

It was the most horrible apartment I ever stayed in ,there was a terrible musty smell bed felt damp reading chair you would not seat on it it was that dirty, wouldn't dare bring food in to cook, a lot of begging for cigs whenever you sit outside ,overall experience horrible horrible dirty place needs to be refurbished

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the cave apartment Alicante

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in alicante. The cave apartment was perfect for a romantic get away. We loved the area. Very spanish. Loved the people in the area we stayed in. Local restaurants were so friendly. Tim was a really nice helpful guy. His directions were spot on, and the beach was only 5 minutes away. I d highly reccomend this for a holiday and i ll definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Alicante
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the cave apartment Alicante

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in alicante. The cave apartment was perfect for a romantic get away. We loved the area. Very spanish. Loved the people in the area we stayed in. Local restaurants were so friendly. Tim was a really nice helpful guy. His directions were spot on, and the beach was only 5 minutes away. I d highly reccomend this for a holiday and i ll definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The location is perfect for me, I love the fact that I'm in the middle of a small city but in a village at the same time. I walk almost everywhere, the central market is fantastic for fresh local food and I shop there most days. The beach is only a short distance away and a walk to the castle and around the surrounding mountain gives you the feel of being in the countryside. The night life is also very good - lots of small venues for live music.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante/Elche at 14 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Alicante at 700 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

For those interested in local fiestas Alicante holds its annual Hogueras fiestas towards the end of June. There is also Semana Santa (Holy week) with a spectacular procession which passes by the front door of the cave on the Wednesday before Good Friday and the Cruces de Mayo fiestas in the Barrio de Santa Cruz around the 1st of May. Note that the May fiesta is not a time to visit for a peaceful holiday!

Coast/Beach:

5 -10 minutes walk to the large sandy Postiguet Beach and a short tram journey to the beaches of north Costa Blanca.

Travel:

20 minutes taxi journey (20€) or 30 minutes on the airport bus (2.90€ pp) from Alicante Airport. We will send you detailed instructions and will meet you off the bus or taxi. A car is not needed unless you want to explore the mountainous interior of the region.

Distances:

The apartment is within easy walking distance of the beach, the main shopping area, restaurants, museums, galleries, cinemas, the castle, the tram line and local buses and the central food market.

Further Details:

I am also a qualified massage therapist so you can have a relaxing massage while you are here. Please ask if there are any particular activities you are interested in.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
9 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£73
for 2 nights
£256
 
 
spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£85
for 2 nights
£299
 
 
summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£98
for 2 nights
£341
 
 
autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£85
for 2 nights
£299
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for an advance payment of 100€ by bank transfer to a Spanish or a British bank to secure your booking. There are no extras to the stated prices.
We can help arrange alternative accommodation if the house is only available for part of your stay in Alicante.
We try to answer queries asap - if you don't receive a reply on the same or the next day, please check your spam or unwanted mail box.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per day/week in euros and daily rates depend on length of stay and number of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Stylishly designed with modern double shower unit for a quality shower experience. Gel, shampoo, soap and bathroom towels provided.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 with double bed. A cave in the rock and probably the original dwelling on the site. It has a natural temperature of around 18/19ºC on the coldest nights and 24ºC on the hottest days of summer and has a very special feel about it.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A cot is available on request. Outside: You will have access to the pedestrian street where you can eat or relax with a drink. Utility Room: The cupboard in the living room houses the fans and fan heater (if needed). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided.

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