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Pretty, Detached, Villa With Private Pool In Oliva, Only 600m From The Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Oliva Beach, Costa del Azahar / Valencia, Spain - Perfect For Families, Couples or Individuals, Private, Fenced and Grassed Plot In a Tranquil Setting

'Los Sauces' ('The Willows') is situated only a few minutes walk from the unspoiled blue flag beaches of Oliva, which enjoy many highly recommended restaurants, bars and local shops. Los Sauces is a pretty, detached, Casita (small house) in a beautiful, private, fully fenced and gated plot with mature trees, grass, a private pool and even a set of football goalposts (for kids or others with too much energy). It is located in a quiet residential area, only a short walk from the natural sand dune beaches that stretch for miles along one of Spain's few remaining unspoiled coastlines. It has a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for holiday or long term accommodation. Satellite TV, DVD and video, FREE WiFi, dish washer, music centre, air conditioning, hairdryer and all modern conveniences are provided; even a free telephone for incoming and outgoing calls.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Janice and Carl
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Janice and Carl

I moved to Spain with my family (husband and 2 boys) in January 2000 and we bought Los Sauces in 2001 as an overgrown plot with a cute house in need of some tlc. After a couple of years of preparation we were able to move in and loved living there for nearly 4 yrs. One of our boys was a goalie for a local club, hence the goalposts and the other played basketball for Gandia (they're now grown up and living away from home); Spain is fabulous for the outdoor life. We have now moved a little further inland; only around 20 minutes away, but still love our beach casita. One day, I'm sure we'll move back as the location is perfect.

Janice and Carl purchased this villa in 2001

Why Janice and Carl chose Valencia Province

We'd always wanted a home by the sea and where better than where there are over 300 days of sun per year and stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles.

Oliva is a traditional Spanish working town full of life and character, easy to live in for the locals and visitors alike. My husband runs a successful business there.

'Los Sauces' is located in a quiet residential area with all amenities close to hand and is great for popping down to the beach or shopping in town. Oliva has the best market (Friday mornings) in the whole of La Safor (the name of the local region).

The town of Oliva remains very Spanish although it has a mix of English bars, restaurants and pubs so you can get a cup of tea if desperate or simply enjoy the wealth of local Spanish bars and restaurants where a typical 'menu del día' (lunchtime 3 course meal with wine) is still well under 10€.

Mountains, beaches, culture and good food; what more can you ask for?

What makes this villa unique

Our lovely casita, Los Sauces (The Willows), was built by a local builder and used by him and his family for many years.

Traditionally ‘casitas’ were used by Spanish families for weekends, fiestas and summer breaks and are often found in the country or along the coast. They provided fresh air and outdoor space for those who normally lived in town houses or flats in the village where they worked. Unfortunately not many survive today as developers are keen to utilise their land and extend or demolish them making way for new buildings and urbanisations. Our casita is small (as to be expected) but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and location.

Privacy has always been of primary importance to us and we have loved the outdoor life there away from prying eyes.

31 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful property with well maintained gardens

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay and will certainly look to return in the future. Carl and Janice made us so welcome and their attention to detail with the little extras made us feal really at home. Nice quiet resort with Oliva and it's restaurants and amenities not too far away.

Louise, Chloe & John.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Garden just beautiful ideal place for relaxing holiday

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvonne, As ever it is a thrill for us to receive you kind review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we will have the chance to meet again, perhaps next year. Thanks again, Carl and Janice
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5

Faultless accommodation in beautiful environment!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning casita set in a large, well cared for garden, with plenty of grass for kids to play on. Quiet surroundings.

The casita had everything we needed and is a real home from home. Kitchen well stocked with utensils, pots, pans etc. Fantastic bbq which we used every day as the weather was fantastic the whole of our stay...not even a drop of rain!

Our 8 year old loved the pool, and even managed to persuade us both to brave it a few times, which was lots of fun!

We walked to the stunning beach in about 10 minutes.

Thank you Carl and Janice - we loved every second..... we will definitely stay again but only if we don't buy our own "place in the sun", which we hope with Carl's help will go through asap!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sally and Family, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay; our casita is a home we've always loved ourselves too. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you to your own place in the sun very soon, nearby in Oliva, so we suspect you may not be returning to Los Sauces. That is, of course, good news for anyone else wanting a relaxing holiday in a great place. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Take care, Carl and Janice
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5

Beautiful villa near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 lovely nights in this villa. We arrived at night and had some trouble with our hire car, as an emergency Carl the owner was kind enough to collect us from the airport (even though this is not a service they normally provide, so we were very thankful). It was so lovely to arrive at Los Sauces after our journey.

There were 7 of us- my husband and our 3 children: (ages 5, 3 and 1) And my parents. The Villa managed to accomodate us all for the short stay and the pretty well maintained garden has to be seen to be fully appreciated!

The 3 bedrooms are very compact: sloping ceilings in the upstairs accommodation which is accessible by outside stairs(we are all of average height and build (ie. Not over 6ft) but combined with the ample livingroom and huge outside space it balances itself out nicely. The matresses on the beds were very comfortable and there was enough room in the cupboards for our stuff as well as room under the bed for suitcases. The kitchen had all the equipment needed for self catering.

The front room had an Internet smart TV with YouTube etc as well as freeview channels. We were pleasantly surprised to have a free Internet phone and could call home at no additional costs.

During the day the enclosed garden provided lots of running and playing room for our children- we removed the steps from the pool although it is raised and out of reach of young children. There is a big football post, a garden shed filled with toys etc for the beach, an outside shower and a built in bbq.

The corner shop was a 5 minute walk away. The beach 10mins with lots of resturants to choose from. The locals were extremely friendly and accomodating. All in all a fantastic short break! Thankyou Carl and Janice.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great pleasure for us to meet you and your family and we'd love it if you get the chance to return; perhaps for a little longer next time. Thank you for leaving the villa so clean and tidy and, by the way, you have the cutest kids ever. Hope to see you all again. Take care, Janice and Carl
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5

Los Sauces is exactly as advertised,this not always the case-

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for almost a month at los Sauces,Playa de Oliva,and enjoyed every day,even the one day that it rained!The casita is totally secluded and private on a quiet cul-de-sac,with ample off road parking for at least two cars.We would advise use of a car for several reasons ie-exploring the hinterland and nearby towns such as Denia & Gandia.Also very useful for airport transfer & shopping.

As I,ve said the casita and grounds are exactly as described and the beaches are marvellous.

One day we were the only people on the beaches which stretch for 10 k.Used the pool several times,cold but very enjoyable.

Having now seen the location we would suggest that Los Sauces is very suitable and safe for children,big or small.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have to say it was truly a pleasure to have you stay at our villa and we look forward to the chance to welcome you back. Come a tad later in the year and we're sure you'll enjoy the pool even more.
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4

Very attractive vila

  • 4 of 5

Coming in through the gate you are greeted by a very attractive villa with large garden. It has large mature trees of various types and a nice, large grassed area for playing. There's a good sized raised pool and a large sun drenched patio with sun loungers and chairs. The villa is well situated being just 2 minutes in the car or 10 minutes walk and your on the beech. Carl and Janice have thought of just about every thing and nothing seems to be to much trouble. Thank you both for looking after us so well. A very nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review for us and a particular thank you for leaving Los Sauces as beautifully as you found it. We hope your comments will be helpful for future guests when deciding where best to enjoy their holiday. Of course there may be better places, but we've not had the pleasure of finding them and love Los Sauces with all our hearts so shall continue to do our best to see if we can earn our fifth star. We really hope to have the chance to welcome you back and perhaps next time you'll have a bit more luck with the weather. The worst for 30 years is unlikely to have allowed you to enjoy Los Sauces as we would have wished.
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Location

From the Owner

We'd always wanted a home by the sea and where better than where there are over 300 days of sun per year and stunning sandy beaches that stretch for miles. Oliva is a traditional Spanish working town full of life and character, easy to live in for the locals and visitors alike. My husband runs a successful business there. 'Los Sauces' is located in a quiet residential area with all amenities close to hand and is great for popping down to the beach or shopping in town. Oliva has the best market (Friday mornings) in the whole of La Safor (the name of the local region). The town of Oliva remains very Spanish although it has a mix of English bars, restaurants and pubs so you can get a cup of tea if desperate or simply enjoy the wealth of local Spanish bars and restaurants where a typical 'menu del día' (lunchtime 3 course meal with wine) is still well under 10€. Mountains, beaches, culture and good food; what more can you ask for?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Valencia / Alicante at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Oliva Beach at 600 Metres Nearest Ferry : Denia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Oliva Nova Golf at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gandia at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AP7 / E15 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Oliva Beach at 600 Metres Nearest Ski : Teruel at 230 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Oliva - Pau Pi at 600 Metres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

600 metres to Oliva's primary beach, one of 6 recognised beaches most of which have won the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ European standard denoting cleanliness, quality and services provided. In the summer months, beach bars or 'chiringuitos' open up on the sand and are a fun and relaxing way to spend time, day and night. Pedaloes, windsurfing, kite surfing, beach volleyball and football, kids play area, Red Cross services, restaurants and bars, supermarkets, chemists, doctors are all available.

Travel:

Oliva is easily accessed from both Valencia (50 minute drive) and Alicante (just over an hour) airports. Murcia airport is a 2 hour drive and Barcelona or Madrid are just under 4 hours. We recommend you have use of a car to fully exploit the area, but it is quite practical to get to and from Alicante and Valencia airports to Oliva by public transport or taxi/private hire.

Distances:

At Los Sauces you will find lots of information regarding local activities, places to go, restaurants, theme parks, bus and taxi services etc. By car: Oliva town, 3 minutes, Gandia, 15 minutes, Valencia, 50 minutes, Denia, 20 minutes, Benidorm 40 minutes.

Further Details:

The historic town of Oliva can be found on the southern tip of the Costa Azahar (the Orange Blossom Coast) at the top of the Costa Blanca and has over 10 km of golden sands to offer residents and visitors alike. The area has traditionally been famous for its oranges and other citrus fruits, as well as olives, cherries and almonds. This area of Spain enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, mild winters and pleasantly warm summers which means that the outdoor life can be enjoyed for most of the year. The town of Oliva offers everything you could want. The old town is steeped in history with its cobbled streets, traditional town houses and shops, two landmark churches and three museums all overlooked by the remains of a Moorish castle, El Castillo de Santa Ana, (fantastic views over the whole of Oliva to the coast and beyond) The town hosts local fiestas and fairs and has a fantastic 'paseo' (walkway), which is used during the day by busy shoppers and people going about their normal daily business and every evening and weekend by the townsfolk to 'pasear' (stroll) along the tree lined route and stop at the many bars, cafes and restaurants along the way. The weekly market, (which is probably the best in the whole region, the area is known as La Safor) is held here every Friday morning. Sports and leisure facilities to be enjoyed in and around Oliva include -golf, fishing, sailing, canoeing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, tennis, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, go-karting, health spa etc. Oliva's sports centre has both indoor and outdoor pools, all-weather football pitches, basketball courts, gymnasium, athletics track etc. crazy golf and trampolines. Within an easy drive are two water parks, one in Cullera and the other in Benidorm each around 35 minutes away. Also in Benidorm you will find the Terra Mitica theme park and Terra Natura nature reserve plus Mundo Mar "sea world". All of which provide a great day out! You can also visit Benidorm Palace as 'shown on TV!' The area is fabulous for walkers and hikers too; you can just wander in the orange groves or along the beach or if you have too much energy there are many mountain walks to explore.

Special interest holidays:

We offer all types of English courses for our guests. I am a TESOL qualified English teacher and native speaker with many years experience as a trainer in business and as a teacher. I currently work in 2 Language Schools in Gandia and with the Town Hall in Bellreguard (a town near to the casita). I teach all levels and ages, including conversational and business English and official Government run courses. If you wish to arrange English classes during your stay I would be happy to send you more information.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
June 17
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£309
for 4 nights
£540
 
 
July 17
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Aug 17
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Sep 17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Oct 17
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£304
for 5 nights
£425
 
 
Nov 17 - Mar 18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£232
for 5 nights
£325
£850
 
 
Apr 18
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
£495
 
 
May 18
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 
 
June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
July 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 
 
Aug 18
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£582
for 5 nights
£815
 
 
Sep 18
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£386
for 5 nights
£540
 
 
October 18
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£311
for 5 nights
£435
 
 
Nov 18 - Mar 19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£335
for 7 nights
£335
£875
 
 
Apr 19
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
£495
 
 
May 19
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
When you book, we will send you a rental agreement which we ask that you sign and return to us. We ask that you pay a deposit of £250 (non-returnable if you cancel your stay). This becomes a returnable security deposit for the duration of your holiday and will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure less any deductions for damages or costs for excessive cleaning etc. Final payment should be made 8 weeks prior to departure. For longer term lets other conditions may apply.

Changeover Day:
Change over can be arranged for any day; we ask you to vacate the property by 11:00 and check-in for new guests is after 3pm. Please ask if you require alternative arrangements and we shall do our best to accommodate them.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are available for lets of 4 weeks or longer duration, except during the months of June, July and August. If you like the idea of spending a warm sunny winter in Spain please contact us and we would be happy to provide you with details of the savings you could make. The casita is also available for short stays and weekend breaks except in June, July and August. The minimum stay is two nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our lovely casita, Los Sauces (The Willows), was built by a local builder and used by him and his family for many years. Traditionally ‘casitas’ were used by Spanish families for weekends, fiestas and summer breaks and are often found in the country or along the coast. They provided fresh air and outdoor space for those who normally lived in town houses or flats in the village where they worked. Unfortunately not many survive today as developers are keen to utilise their land and extend or demolish them making way for new buildings and urbanisations. Our casita is small (as to be expected) but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and location. Privacy has always been of primary importance to us and we have loved the outdoor life there away from prying eyes.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, First floor cloakroom en-suite to upper bedroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower, This you need to try! It's lovely
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower in bath, toilet, vanity unit, mirror and heated towel rail. In addition there is a private outside shower with hot and cold water (this you have to try, it's much nicer than showering inside!). Attic room with own toilet and sink.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 150cm wide double bed with memory foam mattress
  • Bedroom 2 - Full sized bunk beds with memory foam mattresses
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Memory foam mattress
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + cot Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms offer drawer, wardrobe and under bed space. Bedroom 1 with double bed, air-con. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and fan. Upstairs access to large attic area 250 sq ft with 2 single beds + wc, air-con, (restricted height). Travel cot and high chair.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: As well as the football goal posts, there is a selection of kiddies toys and bits for the pool. There are also a variety of board games and reading material, TV, and music centre to ensure you’ve always something to entertain yourself with. WIFI or cabled Internet if you bring your computer. The upper floor of the house is accessed via an external staircase and has a large sun terrace with views toward the coast and mountains behind and access to the attic room which has 2 single beds, air con (hot and cold), a toilet and sink, a large toy box (full-ish) please note that the attic room is full height only at the apex of the roof). We can supply a cleaning service if you wish which includes a change of bed linen and fresh towels (charged separately). A travel cot with mattress and high chair are available for guests to use. There are also various heaters and fans for use in the house depending on season. Outside: Very private fully fenced grassed plot, with mature trees and plenty of outside eating, relaxing and sunbathing areas. The main terrace also has two 'toldos' (extending sun blinds), which help provide more shade if needed. There is a raised circular 5½m diameter pool (depth 1.20 metres) which has its own pump and filter, as well as a goalpost and ‘football pitch’. The pool is safe for little ones as they can't fall into it and the access steps can be easily removed. To the rear of the property you will find a very useful outdoor shower with hot and cold water which is great for rinsing sand off after a trip to the beach and for a quick cool down (yes it does have a curtain and is private!) Secure off street parking, Barbecue, paellero, sun loungers etc. The garden is watered automatically using ground water pumped from a bore hole (not a well so no danger of falling in!), but we are able to keep the grass green all year round (a rarity in sunny climes). Utility Room: Outside in one of our 2 wooden sheds you will find a tumble dryer, ironing board, rotary clothes line, pegs, high chair and travel cot and storage room etc. The other shed houses gardening equipment so if you fancy a bus-man's holiday, feel free! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply bed linen and towels at the beginning of your stay. The pool is cleaned on a weekly basis and this may occur during your stay especially in summer. Cleaning service available with change of bed linen and towels (charged separately). Other: 2 large sun terraces with views toward the coast and mountains behind. Main terrace has two extending sun blinds which provide extra shade when needed. Pool - raised circular 5½m diameter, mini football pitch and goalpost. Off-street parking.

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