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



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
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 internet access, music centre, internet telephone for incoming and outgoing calls, air conditioning, hairdryer and all modern conveniences are provided.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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 is a goalie for a local club, hence the goalposts and the other plays basketball for Gandia; 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. We have been successfully letting it on long term rentals in recent years, but miss it and want to go ourselves now and then; so now holiday lets! It's a lovely home with many fantastic memories; small, but very welcoming and easy to live in. One day, I'm sure we'll move back

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25 Reviews

based on 25 holidaymaker reviews


Gorgeous Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was absolutely phenomenal. A beautiful house where the pictures do not do it justice.

A lovely villa with everything we could have needed – everything was on hand and thought out. A typically quaint Spanish villa (so not modern), but practically perfect in very way! The bedrooms are very small, but the living accommodation could not have been better sized, the kitchen, living room and outside seating / dining areas were very very spacious.

The grounds are gorgeous and completely fenced in and secluded. The pool is above ground level and so our little toddler was able to freely run around whilst we relaxed in the sun.

The location was perfect for us – In a lovely quiet area off the beaten track. That said, we did not have a car hire and definitely did not need one – please do not be put off of this villa because you think you need a car. The lovely local shop which sold everything we could have needed for breakfasts and lunches was a 6 minute walk away, the nearest restaurants and beach a 12 minute stroll (with a toddler) and Pau Pi beach no more than 20 minutes.

We would definitely love to return to Los Sauces!!

Only one minor note was the temperature of the pool. Fully appreciate that it was not advertised as heated, so completely our choice, but despite visiting Spain just as the heatwave had ended the shape and location of the pool meant it was very cold to the point I could not even get in it. I would happily pay a supplement if there was some way of having the pool heated.

A wonderful villa, owned and run by a lovely couple who could not have been more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are of course delighted that you have enjoyed your stay at Los Sauces and very much hope you will have the chance to come back one day. We're sorry that the pool was not as warm as you'd like and are pleased it didn't spoil your holiday. We do appreciate that heating technologies are continually improving, but we have yet to see an efficient system that would work well for our pool, but we will keep looking. We chose an above ground pool with the safety of our kids in the forefront of our minds that we would be able to relax at home and not have to watch them all the time. Outside of pool season we would pop down to the beach, just a short stroll away, and the Mediterranean Sea, being a huge body of water, stays warmer longer.
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Lovely house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The owner Carl went well above and beyond the 'call of duty' to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We loved the casita and relaxed in the garden, barbecuing almost every day and swimming in the pool. Walking distance to the beautiful Pau Pi beach , but also easy parking with the hire car even at the weekend.

The accommodation was exceptionally well equipped, spotlessly clean and so comfortable we felt at home as soon we arrived...and were very reluctant to leave. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to review our villa; we are very, in our view, rightly proud of it and thoroughly enjoy welcoming both new and returning guests. It is always gratifying to learn that our guests have really enjoyed their stay and makes our efforts all the more worthwhile. We would also like to thank you for looking after Los Sauces during your stay and particularly for leaving it as clean and tidy as you did; it's a great help to us and most appreciated.
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more like a home than a rental property 1st class

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was 1st class,

amenities close by

The attention to details regarding the property clean well presented , The bedding crisp & Clean

Carl & Janice are very welcoming and helpful ( especially the wine !! )

i would recommend Los Sauces to anyone wanting a chilled out no issues vacation

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You may have sent the review anonymously, but we know who you are and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you and we hope to see you back again soon. Warmest regards, Janice and Carl
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Lovely, peaceful week in the sun, close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family of three, and would suit a larger group too. Our hosts were really welcoming and gave us loads of useful information to help make our stay a really good one. There are miles and miles of uncrowded beaches nearby (10 minutes walk to the closest point), and decent local restaurants too. There is a bus service to and from Oliva town which is about a 45 minute walk away (flat roads). We visited the old town of Oliva and ate there too, walking in and getting a taxi back for just a handful of euros. We stayed for a week and didn't need a car - we prefer to walk than drive locally, you get to see more of the place where you're staying that way. If you stayed longer a hire car may be useful to see a bit further afield. In summary, everything as described, very friendly, welcoming hosts, a lovely week in the sun, close to the beach. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay; it's lovely to hear that you've enjoyed your holiday at Los Sauces. With or without a car the location is comfortable. We normally recommend that our guests have a car to enjoy the area around as well as that which is within walking distance, but it is by no means essential as the local facilities are more than adequate to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay; we have had many guests that have thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful time without a car and are sure we'll see many more too. If you don't fancy a walk then the local bus service will get you to and from the town of Oliva and links to other nearby towns too like Gandia and Denia. Our local taxi drivers are lovely and, contrary to popular belief, punctual too! The prices are very reasonable; and you can pre-book in English with ease. If you enjoy walking the beach is perfect; you can walk for ever; to Gandia to the north (about six miles or so) and to the south, Denia and beyond (more than you'll do in a day!)
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Super location in beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our first trip to Spain which was made extra special by Carl's warm welcome - nothing was too much trouble. The villa was clean ,well equipped and set in a beautiful , secluded garden with a perfect pool to cool down in . Our walk to the sandy beach took less than 10 minutes , more if you stop for an espresso and tapas !! There is plenty to see and do nearby and recommend a trip to Valencia and snorkelling in the marine nature reserve at les Rotes in Denia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always it’s a great pleasure and a boost to our confidence to receive another glowing review. We’ve always loved Los Sauces and are delighted that others feel the same way. Los Sauces (The Willows) is set back a tiny bit from the beach, but really it is only a pleasant ten minute stroll which has the advantage of the villa not being affected by the hustle and bustle of the beach area at night and you can enjoy your privacy in beautiful green surroundings. We really hope you have the chance to come back again and if you enjoyed snorkelling then perhaps next time you’ll try some of the other water sports like kite surfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing and even jet skis. All are available nearby. We would love to take the opportunity to thank you for leaving Los Sauces the way you found it; it really is greatly appreciated and makes our life so much easier. Preparing a villa properly in summer is hard work and having it left as you did is a real help; thank you.
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This pretty casita is perfect for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

For the past four years we have taken extended holidays here of between six and eight weeks. This alone indicates just how pleasurable we have found staying in the casita.

The casita is well equipped, and we have found that self- catering has been easy. We have at times had up to six persons and a large dog comfortably staying in the property, and we have all thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing, semi-rural environment and privacy at Los Sauces.

The location of the casita is perfect for our needs, being a short stroll from the superb, sandy but very quiet blue flag beach, friendly cafes, bars and restaurants, but with walks through the orange groves only a few yards away.

The nearby town of Oliva has an extensive weekly market and many shops, bars, cafes, bars and restaurants, many with open air tables. There is also a lovely historical centre to explore and enjoy a full flavour of Spain. The nearby town of Denia is also well worth a visit.

The owners are easily contactable from the free phone in the casita and are very friendly, willing and helpful at all times.

We cannot recommend this casita highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words; it is always gratifying when our guests write to say they have enjoyed their stay. It has been a great pleasure to welcome you time and again over the years and, as always, we look forward to meeting up again soon. Best regards, Janice and Carl.
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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 town remains very Spanish although it has a mix of English bars, restaurants and pubs. 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

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.


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.


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 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. If required we can collect our guests from the airport but we do charge for this service.


In the Casita, you will find lots of information regarding local activities, places to go, restaurants, theme parks, bus and taxi services etc. When you have secured your booking we will be happy to forward details via email including a map of the area and local beaches. 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, tennis, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, go-karting. Health spa. Oliva's sports centre has both indoor and outdoor pools, all-weather football pitches, basketball courts, gymnasium, athletics track etc. Walking 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!'


Rental rates

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Nov 16 - Mar 17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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May 17
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Nov 17 - Mar 18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
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1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
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1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
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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.

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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • GF 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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