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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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.

Janice and Carl
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

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 Oliva

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Oliva in Safor

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Pretty, Detached, Villa With Private Pool In Oliva, Only 600m From The Beach
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

probably the best casita in the world :)

  • 5 of 5

From the time of booking and throughout our holiday we have had a fantastic experience.

The prompt responses and communication from Carl & Janice has been absolutely brilliant.

They clearly have a gift of hospitality and it is so important to them that people have a truly great holiday at Los Sauces.

We were able to access the casita early due it being available and ready and we were met by Carl.

This place is truly beautiful, clean, very well equipped and maintained.

We loved the surrounding garden, which was full of stunning trees and flowers.

It was so secluded that my husband commented that he felt like we were "in our own little kingdom"

One day my 4 year old daughter said she just wanted to "stay at our new home all day today" which we did and loved every minute.

It carries an atmosphere of laughter and singing and has clearly been a very happy home.

We loved the pool and the outdoor shower.

A special highlight was eating breakfast in the garden everyday, we are missing it! We made good use of the barbecue too!

We recommend the Mercadona supermarket in Oliva, such good variety of fruits, fish and meats and everything was so lovely.

La Nansa restaurant near the beach was a fantastic place to eat, really good food and very friendly, personal service.

We are generally adventurous people and like to explore different places, but this place was so good we went back the next day!

After a very chaotic couple of years we really needed a place to recuperate and spend much needed time together as a family, and we have come back so refreshed and relaxed.

Although our purpose for this holiday was to completely relax and rest, there is clearly plenty of things to do and places to explore.

To sum it up Los Sauces is a tranquil paradise, thank you again Carl and Janice.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whilst we may be fortunate enough to own what is "probably the best casita in the world :)", We have certainly been fortunate enough to attract people who we think are "probably the best guests in the world :-)" We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Sweet Casita 31 Dec '17 - 12 Jan '18

  • 5 of 5

Super relaxing. Great garden which was loved by our Dog and us. Our privilege to be there when the Wisteria started exploding its seeds at the windows! Fab access to the beach which, more often than not, we had to ourselves. Whole area very dog friendly. Would not hesitate to rebook. Thank you Carl and Janice from Pete and Marion

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are, of course, delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We believe that all potential guests should take notice of others' experiences so it is always very welcome when a previous guest takes the time and trouble to write about their experience. It was a pleasure to have you there and next time you'll have to come back when the wisteria is in flower; it's absolutely beautiful.
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Christmas Holiday...

  • 4 of 5

Firstly I must say how wonderful Janice and carl are, The whole process was so easy to book and kept up to date all along the way, You can more than trust Janice and carl with your money, I have just received my deposit back 3 days after my return, this Villa has everything you need and all provided for, Christmas the weather was a bit cold, but I would think in summer its stunning, If I would ever come back to this region again I would stay at this villa every time, close to beaches, close to town, Thank-you Janice & Carl New friends We've made

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Glenn, Many thanks for your kind words. I'm sorry that we were unable to control the weather; we did our best and our sun dancing usually works really well. We'd love to have you back when you next visit the area and hopefully we'll have the dancing sorted by then and be able to earn our fifth star! All the best for 2018 to you and your family and see you again soon, Janice and Carl
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. A little gem in the sunshine.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very restful four weeks at les sauces. Walking for several hours each morning along the pristine beaches or wandering through the orange groves. Calling for a coffee or beer at The Bread Bon . Then back to the villa for a late lunch followed by relaxing in the garden. The beach is only a short walk away 10-15 minutes, passing a very well stocked small shop on the way.

We only used the car three times during our stay, making this a very restful holiday. Our dog loved the garden and beach, the cat also enjoyed the garden and the stairs to the upper terrace. Thankyou to Carl for being so helpful also to Lee the gardener .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, good facilities, comfortable beds

  • 4 of 5

The villa was lovely. Well equipped and central to many places to visit. Carl could not have been more helpful from the moment we admitted we were lost to telling us how to change the gas bottle!

The beds were all comfortable with lovely fresh bedding and plenty of clean towels. The kitchen was well equipped with actual sharp knives that cut vegetables. The only thing it really lacked was a better cork screw. But we still managed to open a bottle or 2 so it wasn't a huge problem.

We spent a lot of time in the beautiful garden and on the sun terrace which I really wanted to take home.

We recommend the villa and would certainly stay there again if we came back to the area.


  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill and family. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review for us and I'm sorry we weren't able to attain the full five stars. We have replaced the offending corkscrew so when you come back you shouldn't have to break the neck off the wine bottles and we can try to recover our missing star! Seriously, it is kind of you to let us know about such problems as we don't always have the chance to check all items between one guest's departure and a new guest's arrival and do have to rely on comments made. It's a shame you didn't mention it whilst you were here as of course we would have replaced it immediately. We have now also put in a new "Nespresso" coffee machine and are hoping to install a hot water tap to make life easier for the tea drinkers amongst us. Hopefully things will all go to plan on your next visit which we hope you will consider for your next holiday. Kind regards, Carl and Janice
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The best place to stay in Oliva

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing villa in such a quiet area with a stunning garden and well-equipped rooms. We have found everything what we needed, even a stroller for a baby (helped on the way to the sea). Wonderful beach, only 10 minutes away. We have fished in the sea and caught a few dorads (nearby is a pier).

Very helpful, attentive hosts, met us in the middle of the night (thank you very much again)!

P.S. We are already missing the morning coffee near the spectacular palm tree!

Best wishes from Lithuania

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely that we now have Lithuanian friends too. We believe that you may have been the first Lithuanian family to holiday at our villa and we sincerely hope that you are not going to be the last. It was a great pleasure to meet you all and I hope that we will have the chance to offer our hospitality to again. We'd be delighted to have a coffee under the palm tree with you at any time.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Valencia / Alicante
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Oliva Beach
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Oliva Nova Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
AP7 / E15
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Oliva Beach
Nearest Ski
230 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Oliva - Pau Pi
Car: recommended


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 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.


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Oliva, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nov 17 - Mar 18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Apr 18
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 18
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Aug 18
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sep 18
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 18
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nov 18 - Mar 19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Apr 19
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 19
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 19
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 19
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 19
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 19
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct 19
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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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