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A Pretty Two Storey Villa Overlooking Beautiful Mature Gardens and a Lovely Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Alcossebre, Valencia, Costa Del Azahar, Spain - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk to the Beach, Restaurants and a Supermarket.

This is a lovely traditional, two storey villa set in beautiful mature gardens. There is a lovely private pool with paddling pool and the complex has it's own tennis court. Parking is provided. The villa is within a popular established complex on the edge of the countryside, surrounded by almond groves. There are beautiful views of the mountains to the rear of the property and it overlooks the pool and mature gardens to the front. The house is south facing and has two wonderful sunny verandas, one on each floor. The property will comfortably sleep a family of four or two couples, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A travel cot can be hired at an additional cost.

Michelle Petrou
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Michelle Petrou

This property has been owned from new by my partner's parents. They adored the house and Alcossebre and spent many months here every year for twenty years. They are sadly now too old to make trips out here any more. I am now taking care of the house and found that I too love the house and Alcossebre. I travel out as often as I can, but due to work commitments, not as often as I like. This is why we have decided to start renting out this family's second home to discerning holiday makers, whom we hope will enjoy and take care of this lovely holiday home as if it were their own.

Michelle Petrou purchased this villa in 1994

Why Michelle Petrou chose Alcalà de Xivert

It is a lovely unspoilt resort. Remoteness from the crowds. No high rise buildings! On the edge of the town in quiet, idillic, rural location. Beautiful beaches and landscape. Relaxing and stress free.

What makes this villa unique

The swimming pool is steps from the front door. The beautiful beach is a 5 to 10 minute walk along a lovely country lane lined by almond groves.

There is a beautiful well maintained garden with mature palm trees surrounding the small private complex. It's situated alone, away from other properties, so quieter than many other complexes in Alcossebre.

There are lovely views of the mountains at the rear of the property with a beautiful sunset to watch in the evening.

It is near enough to the town, restaurants and facilities, but not so near you will be disturbed by the noise.

The house is visited frequently by me and maintained to a very high standard, it is not the average rental property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was lovely. We had a lovely stay. Thank you! Will recommend to all! Lisa Fountain

Everything was wonderful and we had such a lovely time! Tracey Vans

Hi Michelle,

We have an excellent holiday here, we really enjoyed Costa Azahar and Valencia, and we found the accomodation excellent..I really like the house, is very friendly and make me feel like home ...


Just back from a wonderful holiday in Alcossebre La Sena,The villa was just perfect. We had a great time and would recommend the villa and location. David Moore
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcalà de Xivert in Baix Maestrat

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom upstairs with bath including shower above, vanity unit basin, toilet and bidet. Downstairs shower room with walk in shower cubicle, toilet and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus travel cot available. Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with double bed. Large double wardrobe. Two bedside tables with lamps. Ceiling fan with 3 speed remote control. Vanity shelf and mirror. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Large double wardrobe. Bedside table with lamp. Fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation consists of a two storey villa with two bedrooms,a family bathroom, shower room downstairs, a kitchen with new appliances and a large lounge/dining room. The main bedroom has a double bed with bedside tables with lamps and a small cabinet and mirror for applying makeup, ceiling fan. There is a large double wardrobe with plenty of space for all the clothes and shoes you could bring. There are plenty of hangers supplied. The main bedroom has double french doors opening up to the verandah, where there is a small table and two chairs to sit and relax overlooking the pool.This verandah has beautiful view to the mountains behind the property and the sight of the sun setting over those mountains is something you should not miss! The twin bedroom has one bedside table and lamp and a large double wardrobe with plenty of hangers. There is also a verandah at the front downstairs which is ideal to sit to eat your meals as the weather is usually warm enough to do so. Outside: There are large lawned gardens shaded with palm trees and Bouganvillea. The complex houses a good size pool incorporating a paddling pool, which are all maintained to a high standard. There is a full sized enclosed tennis court to the front of the complex. There is a patio set provided for al fresco dining. Plenty of parking is available around the site and close to the villa. Utility Room: There is a utility cupboard downstairs housing the ironing board and iron, cleaning equipment for floors, if needed. There are two buckets and spades that the children can borrow and a few others items that may come in useful that you are welcome to use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be clean on arrival. Bed linen provided and 2 towels per person and two tea towels in the kitchen.No beach towels are provided. Dependant on length of stay a laundry change can be arranged if desired. Laundry washing products supplied. Other: A round table and four chairs are provided on the downstairs verandah. There is a table and two chairs for the upstairs veranda. An outside airer is provided for drying towels and swimwear. There are some brochures and maps of the area provided.


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A Pretty Two Storey Villa Overlooking Beautiful Mature Gardens and a Lovely Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Lovely villa on a fabulous complex

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a lovely 2 bedroomed villa with lovely views over the mountains (stunning sunsets) to the back and over the swimming pool from the front. The owners were very helpful before arrival, providing very useful and comprehensive arrival instructions, and were amazing when we unexpectedly had to extend our stay by a couple of days. The swimming pool has a safe paddling pool for toddlers and a big pool for everyone else. Our two boys spent pretty much all holiday splashing about in the pool. One learnt to swim and one to dive! The complex is brilliant for children as it is gated and completely enclosed so you can always be sure that children are safe, even if not immediately in sight! The beach is an easy walk, just a few minutes away. There are also a few good restaurants and a very well stocked shop by the beach. The pastries from the shop are highly recommended! The main town with more restaurants and shops is slightly further but can also be walked in about 1/2 hour, or easily driven. Alcossebre is a great town with some lovely beaches. La senia is a fab complex - most of the locals agree it is one of the nicest in town. All in all, a fabulous holiday and we would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are really pleased that you are coming back to stay with us again this year for three weeks! I am sure that you will all enjoy your next stay just as much!
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Lovely complex, rural but near sea and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Compact but spacious villa set in a small gated rural location with plenty of on-site parking. The villa was clean and well maintained and contained everything needed for a holiday stay.The complex has a nice pool set in well maintained gardens with plenty of space for sunbathing. My daughter and friend made good use of the Tennis court.

Whilst the villa is in a rural location, the sea, shops and restaurants were less than a 10min walk away. The owners provide a prompt and friendly service and we would happilly recommend this villa to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind review. We were really pleased that you enjoyed it so much that you wanted to book again for this summer. We are only sorry that we were already booked up for the Summer Holidays and could not accommodate you again. Maybe another time.
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Lovely villa for a family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for a wonderful fortnight and our 2 boys haven't stopped talking about it. This is a lovely house with plenty of room for 4 people and a wonderful veranda where we had all our meals (except the ones we had out). We loved this place and you will find everything is exactly as described. The pool really is 5 yards from the front step and the beach really is a short walk away, unlike some places we have stayed! The local restaurants are pretty good but we also enjoyed strolling into the town, which really isn't busy even at this time of year, other than the coastal strip where you can find lovely restaurants with fixed price menus that offer astonishing value. The walk to the town is along a beautiful protected dune environment with a boardwalk, where in the evening you can join in the paseo with everyone strolling along unhurriedly. Coming back at night we looked up and saw more stars than you have ever seen in our light-polluted skies. The beach is superb but quite honestly we spent a lot of our time around the house and pool, where everything is very pretty and beautifully maintained. We had a great time and I recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear that you had such a lovely holiday in our holiday home. Thank you for being such wonderful guests and respecting and taking such good care of it!
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Peace at last

  • 4 of 5

I imagine the town can be very very busy in the summer season this property is in an oasis away from the bustle but close enough to enjoy a stroll to town. The property is on a small development and very quiet. Comfortable and clean and a great balcony for catching the sun as long as possible before night hits.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The nearest beach, Playa Romana is a five minute walk away, there are three further beaches.They are all blue flag beaches which can be walked to in 5 to 15 minutes. Playa Romana beach is a lovely big clean sandy beach, sheltered by cliff tops and accessed by wooden stairs. There are toilets/showers on the beach. There is a volleyball net and pedalos, sunbeds and umbrellas available to hire in season. Las Fluentes beach is a 10 min drive away and has natural occurring underwater springs.


Alcossebre can currently be accessed by flights into either Valencia or Barcelona Reus. They are both about one to one and a half hours drive away. It is recommended that you hire a car from the airport. It is cheaper to book in advance. You can chose to drive on either of two motorways, one a toll road and hence a much easier and shorter drive. It is possible to travel by train from Barcelona or Valencia, arriving at Alcala de Xivert. A taxi could be arranged from there to the villa.


Castellon (30km) and Benicarlo (20 km) Vinaros (25km) are the nearest larger towns for bigger shopping trips, Peniscola is well worth a visit (16 km), a very pretty small town. A visit to Morella is something you should not miss! This is about 1 1/2 hours up mountain! (60km) A medieval village full of tiny specialist shops built in the tudor style, culminated by the remains of an enormous castle, at the precipist of the mountain, which you can explore, if you can stand heights!

Further Details:

Alcossebre had a large selection of restaurants, serving a variety of foods from around the world as well as Spanish tapas bar and lovely fish restaurants. These are spread throughout the town from Playa Romanza down to and around the Marina and into Las Fluentes. There are a number of good supermarkets. The recently build Consum has plenty of free parking, including basement parking to keep your car cool. It is a good size store and stocks most things that you would require and has an excellent fresh fish counter and stocks plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find it signposted around the town. There are some boutiques with unusual collections and you can purchase some good quality shoes and handbags in the town centre. There are wonderful small shops of interest round the town, including a honey and healthfood store. The town also possesses some lovely patisserie shops. There is a large tourist information office by the seafront. There is also a small tourist information kiosk near Playa Romana beach and a cashpoint machine and public telephone nearby. There is a horse riding centre on the outskirts of Alcossebre. You can arrange to go Suba diving from the Baraccuda Diving Centre at the Marina In Alcossebre. There are lots of natural conservation parks in and around Alcossebre. with unusual wild flowers growing prolifically. You may wish to hire a bicycle to explore or take to walking to explore the general area. There are frequent festivals of celebration on Saint days in Alcossebre. which are interesting to experience whilst you are there. Taking a walk by the seafront in the evening you may find a band playing, sometimes classical sometimes rock. There may be a minature bull fight taking place in a portable bullring, a fireworks display one evening! It all makes for an eclectic mix of entertainment! There are several banks including Santander. There is a medical centre in the middle of town and a police station. There is a waterpark at Benicassim.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcalà de Xivert, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A £150 bond is required as a deposit against any damage that may occur. This will be refunded within two weeks of departure or on confirmation that the property is still in the same condition as it was at the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day can be flexible. Arrival time is after 2pm. Departure time is 10am, but may be later by arrangement where possible.

Notes on prices:
The prices are shown in weekly figures. The minimum rental period is one week. However it may be possible to negotiate a shorter stay by special arrangement. For stays of three weeks or more we may be able to negotiate a cheaper rate.

The figures are shown in pounds sterling. If preferred you may pay in Euros. The conversion will vary depending on the exchange rate at the time.

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