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B&B, country villa, magnificent mediterranean views in countryside above Calpe

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Bed with Breakfast overlooking Calpe Alicante, Spain. - Located Amongst Pine, Palm And Fruit Tree Countryside Yet Within 10 Minutes Of Beaches And The Town

FIRSTLY, FOR YOUR SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND WE ONLY ASK FOR PAYMENT WHEN YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT OUR VILLA, ENSURING THAT YOUR FINANCES ARE SAFE (to keep prices down we do not want to enter into this company's payment scheme which would mean you paying more for your holiday). The mountain above the train station of Calpe overlooking the town and the Mediterranean sea, is known as Olta. Travelling up the hillside through pine, orange, fig and almond trees and after passing the areas of Monte Olta and Oltamar you arrive at our villa. The drive up from the station which is just off the main north/south N332 carriageway, takes about 7 minutes but once here the views are incredible (as are most in the area). Our villa was modernised 6 years ago and the interior decor has been finished to a high standard. Our villa comprises 2 floors (and a basement garage) on one side. An indoor heated pool and upstairs covered terrace (with mandatory BBQ) comprise the other. Your accommodation is on the middle floor and has a separate entrance door for privacy. It is also on the same level as the heated (28/30°) indoor pool (April to Oct) to which you have use during your stay. The villa is in a quiet area of the countryside, good for relaxing, walking and viewing the stars on clear evenings.

Details for holiday villa Casa Cielo Azul (1 Bedroom only) room, Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Recently renovated, our detached villa is located in a semi mountain location, just 10 minutes drive away, up from the town of Calpe town and it's beaches, shops and restaurants. There are also many other large detached villas which you pass as you come up the hillside...it's the place to be with a cool summer breeze.The area surounding the villa is tranquil and has some of the most beautiful views you will get to see anywhere whilst you are here in Spain. The villa offers you your own entrance door, to come and go as you please, leading to your large modern bedroom on the middle floor. From the bedroom you have a seperate ensuite shower, toilet facilities and washing machine. Very large bed, set in a big, airy bedroom with magnificent views eastwards looking down over pine covered countryside, Calpe and the Mediterranean Sea. Breakfast, of your choice, is served to you upstairs on the covered terrace whilst you admire the glistening Mediterranean Sea, evening meal by arrangement.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Dave & Liz Clark. Married in 1974. No kids so retired to Spain 10 years ago having lived and worked for 35 years in the west country, North Somerset. We love this area. It's very green and has a good water and electricity supply. Similar to the area in the UK we left behind but with a much better climate. Shorter winters, fewer grey skies and less rain! Most days we wake up to blue skies. We like to interact with Spanish people here and try to speak and practice the local language whenever possible.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aug '13.Thanks for sharing your home with us.Your local knowledge has made sure we have seen amazing countryside that the average holidaymaker would never be fortunate to see. Your wonderful home which you allowed us to share has ensured we have had the perfect base to come back to each day.Very special 2 weeks. Phil & Shirley, Sussex.

Oct'12.We had a wonderful time, very comfortable bed and bathroom. We'll miss Calpe. Vasil & Natalia, Moscow.

Oct'12.We came as guests but leave as friends.Lovely breakfasts, comfy bed. Elaine & Roy, Doncaster.

May'12.Terrace breakfasts,views,walks on the mountain,golf and especially making us feel so at home.Wonderful time. John & Margaret, Glasgow.

Dec'11.We will never have another Christmas like this one. Thanks for the Christmas dinner and the friends that we met. The Christmas tree in the bedroom made everything wonderful. Paul & Jill Coombs (again), Blagdon.
Mar 2012
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25 Reviews

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Top Class Villa and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Dear Liz and Dave, Thank you so much for your lovely hospitality and company. You have made our stay in Calpe a very special time.

We have felt so relaxed in your beautiful home, stunning views, super pool and fabulous food (at home and at local restaurants) with everything and more provided.

We really enjoyed your company on our little excursions around the contrasting countryside, especially at Maria's in the mountains, where we ate the local fare of tender lamb +++ (delicious), with beautiful views all around.

Here's hoping you will not mind if we happen to take a 'little piece' of 'Casa Cielo Azul'.

With all our love, 'The Stone Stealers',

Andrew and Johanna.

15.10.16. 4 nights. We would certainly recommend this holiday accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very good B&B

  • 5 of 5

Thank you all very much for letting us stay at your lovely home, very clean and comfortable, you made us feel very welcome on arrival and through out our stay, The views are fabulous, The places we went to eat at were amazing. Thank you Dave for being our taxi. All the breakfast were very good, but would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for our champagne breakfast for our anniversary which was a fantastic surprize. you are very special people. Hopefully see you next year. ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE Sal & Paul

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review Sally. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Dave and Liz.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous place to stay with amazing views and run by two of the loveliest people you will ever meet. Thank you Liz and Dave for a great week in your lovely home and for showing us what a lovely place Calpe is. We ate at some great places and really enjoyed being in your company. Your hints and tips about settling in this area were invaluable. We really loved the street bars and eating in the old town and going up to Los Pinos. The food and views were amazing. Thanks once again for looking after us. Love and best wishes to you both. Wendy and Mike.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Mike and Wendy. We enjoyed showing you around, glad you were pleased with your stay. Hope to see you again one day. Dave and Liz.
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Wonderful week in Villa Cielo Azul

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely week with Dave and Liz. The villa is spacious, spotlessly clean, and the facilities are excellent. The view from the terrace is great and it's a treat to have a lovely pool all to yourself.

Dave and Liz create a really relaxing atmosphere in their home from home and nothing is too much trouble for them. They obviously take real pleasure in looking after their guests.

There is lots to do in and around Calpe, but the highlights for us were our trips to Altea Old Town, Las Fuentes d'Algar, Guadalest, Denia and Javea.

We used the excellent train to get to Denia, but a car is extremely useful to get the most out of this beautiful area.

Thank you again, Dave and Liz, for a special week.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review Ann and Piotr, so pleased you enjoyed your week in our villa, Costa Blanca North and beautiful España. D & L.
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One of the best B&Bs

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Calpe. Dave and Liz were very hospitable and helpful and made us feel at home. The views, house, our accommodation and pool were lovely. The location is good. It's only a short drive into Calpe. We also visited Benidorm, Altea and Moraira. We only stayed 4 days before moving onto Denia which is also not far away. Maybe we will return one day. It is certainly one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda, Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. D&L.
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Wonderful relaxing week in the hills above Calpe

  • 5 of 5

Dear Liz and Dave, Many thanks for a wonderful week at your home. Your accommodation is second to none! I loved the fresh air in the hills, the panoramic views of the mountains, sea and the Calpe Rock. The sun rising over the horizon was a wonderful way to be woken in the morning to start the day. Thanks to the trip to your Golf club and for meeting your numerous friends with regular trips to local restaurants. In addition please pass on my thanks to Tony and Annette for arranging the mountain walks with the Calpe walking group and the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers. The walks in the mountains were very special at locations that I would not have found on my own.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Malcom, don't forget to come back.
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Location

From the Owner

We always wanted to live by the sea but England can be cold with too short a summer. We always came to the Med for our holidays (Spain, Portugal, Greece) but hated that last day when it was time to go home. Just like Shirley Valentine we promissed ourselves that one day we wouldn't have to. So, here we are, on the hillside overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean. We are 10 minutes drive away from the bustle of the town, far enough to get away from the crowds but close enough to pop in for the shops, restaurants and beaches. This area is very green (we get our share of rain) and can drink water straight out of the tap. Having travelled north and south on our holidays for many years, we think this is the best stretch of the Spanish coast.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Calpe at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Denia at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Benidorm at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Calpe at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Benissa/Altea at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Calpe at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Calpe at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

It's 12 minutes by car to two great beaches in Calpe. Or why not catch the local scenic train (5 minutes by car down the hill to Calpe railway station) instead of driving and have a day out, to the south, on Benidorm beach (which is cleaned every day) or go north by train to Denia which also has a long, lovely beach. There are also many smaller beaches to be found in the little villages dotted up and down the local coastline where the train will stop (fares are dirt cheap).

Travel:

Alicante Airport 1hr 15min by car.

Valencia Airport 1hr 30min by car.

Car hire would be preferable although, by arrangement, pick up from the airport could be arranged.

Or maybe you would like to do what my wife and I used to do - Drive your own car to Plymouth and take the ferry to northern Spain (Santander/Bilbao). Spend a day (or two, with an overnight stop) driving through the beautiful Spanish countryside and arrive here with your own car.

Distances:

Calpe town is 45 minutes on foot down the hillside or 10 minutes by car. Benidorm, known to most people is 30 minute drive south by car. Alicante and its airport to the south is approximately 90 minutes by car and Valencia (airport) about the same.

Further Details:

AMENITES. Plenty of banks and shops in Calpe. A bustling little seaside town, hundreds of places to eat, all varieties/nationalities of restaurants, Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Spanish (obviously), Italian (pizzas), German (best for steaks), English (best for roasts), country restaurants in the mountains (our favourite).

There are 2 scuba diving schools here. Sailing schools, rock climbing and cycling, lovely harbours, a big fish auction house. The local scenic railway, north to Denia, south to Alicante, coastal roads north and south, it's a very green region here because of the mountains which surround us.

HOBBIES. Liz, my wife, likes to paint, in oils and watercolours, and took a few years of lessons in the town. We have quite a few of her pictures on the walls. If you would like to 'have a go' (as not everyone wants to sit on the beach, play golf or walk) I'm sure she could pass on some tips. Buy a cheap canvas and give it a try. You never know. She also has green fingers and is a keen gardener and so has a very good knowledge of plants and flowers.

Dave (me) I have always been the sporty type but am starting to slow down a bit now, hence the golf. I love music and for a few years took lessons for electronic organ (I still have my Technics organ here, but I'm still not very good). The stars here are also wonderful so last year I bought a big telescope. If you visit and are into astronomy you will be my friend. I also took 'adult education' Spanish for four years before we came to live here and passed GCSE (wow!). I am now able to identify all the mistakes I make when I open my mouth to make conversation with the locals. I have all the books so if you'd like to learn whilst you are here...I also have a mountain bike and like to go for a gentle ride around our mountain (gravel track) once or twice a week (1½ hours, 3 hrs on foot).

There are some beautiful walks here if this is what you like to do on holiday, as strenuous or as easy as you want.

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is by telephone or e mail. Pay on arrival in euros.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Times to suit yourselves.

Notes on prices:
Accommodation and price is based on a minimum 4 night stay for two people (€70 per night).

We ask that you pay on arrival. This way your money is safe. We refuse to enter into this company's deposit scheme whereby they take a slice of your holiday money which pushes up your holiday price.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We have an indoor saltwater pool. Outdoor pools are used for 4 months (max). We use ours for 8 as it's heated to 28 degrees.The area is quiet and we know most of the villa owners around us. Some are holiday homes but quite a few are lived in full time so we are not short of neighbours or people to talk to. We have ample parking and little traffic. We have beautiful walks around 'our' mountain straight out of the door and lots of country restaurants that a 'beach' tourist wouldn't find. On this hillside we are also 2 degrees cooler than down in the town (great for the summer months). For the winter we have an Aga cooker in the kitchen and a log fire. We have internet in the house. Easy access to main roads, motorway, and a local train north to Denia, south to Benidorm/Alicante.

Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Huge en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. Shower has tiled seating. Bosch washing machine for your use. Small fridge, kettle, tea/coffee making facilities. Views of Mediterranean from bedroom window.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Very large bed, set in a big, airy bedroom with magnificent views eastwards looking down over pine covered countryside, Calpe and the Mediterranean Sea. See unit description and photos.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Your bedroom is situated on the middle floor of the property. You have separate access via a front door. We can provide you with a key if you are having a late night should you wish. Bedroom measures 5 metres by 4 metres, and contains a queen size bed, 3 seater sofa. Tea making facilities and unlimited cold drinks supplied. Although there is no air conditioning there is a large overhead fan (3 speed) for warmer months and central heating radiators if you stay during winter months. Plenty of wardrobe space with hangers. Ensuite bathroom is 4 m x 4 m and has a large, tiled walk-in shower with tiled seating, marble wash basin with big mirror. A Bosch washing machine is provided for your use. Electric points for shaver/hair dryer. We provide bath and beach towels. Both bedroom and bathroom windows face east towards the Mediterranean. Breakfast of your choice, continental, cereal or cooked, on the terrace with that magnificent view of the Med. Your accommodation is non smoking. Outside: Pool is private, indoor and exclusive for your use during your stay. We heat it to 28/30 degrees (April to October). It measures 4 metres x 9 metres. They say that the sun shines here for over 300 days a year. They're right. So why not come 'out of season', catch some gentle sun, and swim before and after those two hot months of July and August, when the beaches and the town can be crowded. Or, have a swim in the evening after you've been out for the day. March, April, May, September, October and even November are still sunny and warm months in comparrison to the UK. Our villa has an open aspect with plenty of places to sit around the garden and take in the views. There are many flowers, and palms for shade. We also have a lovely covered terrace, upstairs, where we serve you your breakfast. This is also where we have the barbeque. If you would prefer to stay in for the evening and eat 'at home' this can be arranged (fresh local fish, chicken/pork or salad etc. your choice).

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