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Modern Apartment In The Heart Of The Old Town

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Altea, Costa Blanca North, Spain - 2 minutes walk from the Plaza, 10 minutes to the beachfront

The Costa Blanca region of Spain offers year round sunshine, the white sandy beaches are peppered with unspoilt fishing villages and historic towns. Altea is the jewel of this spectacular region and our apartment is in the heart of the town. Altea is surrounded by olive groves, pine forests and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the magnificent Church of the Virgen del Consuelo, which can be seen from the terrace. In front of the church is a beautiful plaza lined with restaurants, cafés and bars, from this point there are numerous meandering streets leading to the beach/promenade area. Some of Altea's best Spanish and International restaurants are here. Altea has many fiestas throughout the year, with the largest and most famous being the Moors and Christians fiesta in September, there are three days of celebration, this is one festival not to be missed.


Property Manager
Mark Pettit
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Mark Pettit

Casa Leah is a family owned apartment in Altea. Our family is based throughout Europe and the Southern Hemisphere, it is regularly used by all members whether for a quick weekend break by individuals or a more exciting larger family reunion! It has been a fantastic family holidaying spot since it's purchase and is enjoyed from grandparents through to grandchildren. There is always something new happening in the town or the local area for a some adventure! Family and friends use this property whether with their own children, friends or even on their own for some solitude. This property will remain within our family for years to come as it has happy memories and will inevitably make many more.

Mark Pettit purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Mark Pettit chose Altea

This property was bought in Altea as it was a new, modern build but had considerations for its location to the historical walled Old Town-1 minute walk away. The more modern beach promenade is less than a 10 minute stroll downhill.

Altea has numerous restaurants and bars ranging from quaint to truly gourmet, some are mentioned in foreign "foodie" publications. Many of these establishments have incredible views of the Mediterranean and the nearby mountain ranges with their fairy-lit towns. There are cafés and bakeries everywhere, great for a morning coffee stroll or packing for a picnic.

The surrounding region has many pretty villages along the coast and inland that are famous for their foods, wines, fiestas and markets.

Altea is easily accessed from Alicante or Valencia airport.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is ground floor and was deliberately chosen by the family for this reason. The courtyard at the back of the lounge continues straight out into the communal pool area. This is a great if you have children or just want to have a quick dip.

Also this region of Spain is well travelled by cyclists whether in winter training or during the season. Being a ground floor apartment the access for bikes straight out onto the street has been great for the keener family members!

Due to the great location local convenience stores are only a shot walk away making unnecessary to constantly rely on a vehicle.

There are many local beaches, Altea, La Villa Joyosa and Calpe are our favourites. Beach towels and other picnic equipment, including chairs are supplied so you can travel light!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Mark,

Thank you!

The apartment and weather surpassed our expectations. Both were wonderful. The hire car remained in the garage for a week and we walked many miles each day.

Thank you again,

Eithne

24/02/2014



Hello Mark,

We had a great vacation, the apartment was perfect and the location above expectation. Coni took excellent care of us, so we very happy. We would love to come back next year.

Kind Regards,

Pascale & Floris

08/09/2014



Hello Mark,

The apartment was ideal, lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Ramon was a very reliable driver. Thank you for the recommendation.

Thanks again,

Debbie

27/10/2014



Hi Mark,

We had a lovely holiday and were very pleased with the apartment. It was an ideal location for us and the apartment was very well equipped and very clean.

Many thanks for all your assistance with the booking.

Thanks,

Karen

11/08/2015
Nov 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Altea in Altea

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Situated between the bedrooms, this modern bathroom is fitted with shower/bath unit, toilet, bidet, and large sink area. There is a heat lamp present if required of those winter days. Fresh linen, towels, iron and hair dryer supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has twin beds that are placed together. There is a double wardrobe, two sets of drawers and bedside units. Bedroom 2 has seperated twin beds, a double wardrobe, dressing table and bedside unit. Ceiling fans, aircon/heater system in both rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Long term rental will be considered for this apartment. To enquire about these rates please contact the owner. After booking Casa Leah and decide you need an extra apartment, please ask as we maybe able to assist you. WiFi is available at a cost of €10 per week which is payable to the key holder on arrival. Outside: Opening the rear door to the apartment you enter a small wall/gated patio area that has a bougainvillea at each end. There is a table, four chairs and a retracting washing line. We have spent many an evening dining al fresco! On the other side of the gate is the communal patio which has a few plants and plenty of space to stretch out by the pool. At the centre of this area is the shared pool which is perfect for cooling off before getting ready for the day ahead or a quick dip when dressing for the evening. It is unheated and approximately 5m by 3m, the bottom is on a gradient. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: The property is cleaned prior to arrival with a charge of €50-70 depending on the guest numbers

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Modern Apartment In The Heart Of The Old Town
average rating of 4.766667 based on 31 reviews
5

A wonderful apartment in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Although we only stayed at the property for 3 days we had a wonderful time. The apartment is ideally situated in a residential area but only a five minutes walk from the old part of Altea which is very picturesque with cobbled streets, amazing views and has lovely restaurants and gift shops. We had a nice meal on our first evening at a restaurant called Stromboli out on the roof top terrace.

The apartment itself is very comfortable and was ideal for 4 people. We stayed in August when it was very hot but it was wonderful to have air conditioning in the lounge and both the bedrooms.

We made good use of the swimming pool and during our stay we had it to ourselves as none of the other residents seemed to use it.

Mark was excellent to deal with and responded very quickly to all my e mails. I highly recommend this apartment for those who want to experience the real Spain away from the large tourist areas.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely apartment in a great spot.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Altea. The apartment was lovely and clean and very comfortable. It was close to everything; the shops and bars of the old town and also a short walk to the sea front where there was lots going on.

A lovely apartment in a really beautiful town.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment with great facilities in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our brief stay in Altea. The apartment was perfect for a relaxed time with the pool being just steps away and there being all you need for a comfortable holiday. It's so handy to the square and all the amazing streets that run off it. Plenty to see and eat as you roam the old town. The hosts and on site property manager are so pleasant and helpful. Would return tomorrow if we could! Thanks for the amazing few days in your lovely Casa Leah.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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This is my fifth time back to Altea and back to the apartment. I have enjoyed every year!

  • 5 of 5

Mark is very helpful prior to the trip and Con is around should you need any help while you are there. The Aparrment is in an ideal location, on the doorstep of the old town and a 15 minute walk to the beach front or train station. The apartment is modern and clean with all the facilities you could need. I will definitely be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our first visit to Altea. The apartment is ideal for access to the old town and a 10-15 minute walk down to the beach front. The apartment itself is very clean and well laid out with 2 good sized bedrooms with aircon. There is outside seating and a pool which was quiet as the complex is more a residential space than a holiday complex. We paid for the Wifi which was good. Coni the 'manager' stays nearby and was always available to answer any questions. The underground parking was a bonus as well. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Great apartment in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication at all stages and everything you could want is available in the apartment. Lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Special interest holidays:

The surrounding land is fantastic for walking, hiking, road cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. Down at the coast you can jet and water ski, kayak and hire boats.

Road cyclists and triathletes will find Altea the perfect sport for warm weather winter training.

Coast/Beach:

Altea has approximately 6km of beachfront with various coves spread throughout, it's a fantastic spot for a morning or sunset walk. From the apartment you hit Playa de la Rodo and Playa del Cap Blanche, both are a mixture of sand and white pebbles. The beach stretches south past the marina towards Albir. Heading in the opposite direction you pass the shingles of Playa del Cap Negret, a small cove called Cala del Soio and arrive at Playa de L'Olla. Continue and you arrive at Mascaret Point.

Travel:

Alicante Airport is 61km and Valencia Airport is 130km from the apartment. The motorway to Altea is the A7 and the non toll road that links Alicante to Valencia is the N-332. Alicante is about a 1 hour drive and Valencia nearer 2 hours. There are numerous car hire companies operating at both airports although once in Altea a car is not essential. Both airports are accessible by a bus, taxi and there is also a scenic train service.

Distances:

El Castell de Guadalest is about 30 minutes drive from Altea. Set high in the mountains, the vistas are incredible and surrounding landscape is beautiful. This mountain top village is well worth an afternoon trip.

Fuentes de Algar is about 10 minutes south of Altea. Set in the lower, green lands of the mountains, it is well known for its waterfalls. The adventurous will enjoy a swim, everyone will be happy with a spot of lunch before returning to Casa Leah.

Further Details:

Local shops - with Casa Leah situated in the heart of the old town, the choice is unlimited. We are surrounded by many artisanal food shops, gelaterias and bakeries of which La Alteana is the nearest.

Many evenings can be spent wandering different lanes browsing quality crafts, antiques, jewellery and clothing on offer in the old town .

The beach front of Altea has a more modern feel, this is the place to head for the more usual retail needs.

Finally the local market is on Tuesday by the football ground.

Restaurants - Altea has an exceptional number of places offering great food, drinks and relaxing times. This can be by the sea, up in the town square or at rooftop restaurants on the hot nights. The choice is absolutely endless and you will find gourmet mentions in your independent research on this old town that are really wonderful.

The old town has plenty of tapas bars to while away an afternoon. Modern European, gastro, Spanish & Italian are a good starting point, prices vary so you will find something to suit every budget.

The beachfront has a completely different feel, all needs are covered here too, beach bars, modern cafés, pinxtos and some great restaurants. Just pick your spot and admire the views of the Mediterranean.

We find new favourite places all the time, so before you go be sure to speak to us and we can make some recommendations, or if you prefer, just discover your own!

Supermarkets - the nearest are either Mas Y Mas in the town centre or thee is Mercadona which is larger and near the petrol station Sant Blai.

Banks - there are several in Altea, all are situated towards the promenade on Av. Alt Rei en Jaume I or Calle Conde Altea.

The main ones are:

Bankia, Bbva, Banca March, Caixabank, Cajero Automatico Banco Guipuzcoano, Cajamurcia & Banco Sabadell.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Altea, Alicante Province and Costa Blanca

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£357
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£402
 
 
Winter 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£357
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£402
 
 
Spring - Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£468
 
 
Early Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
From
£85
£558
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.84

Changeover Day:
Arrival is preferred after 2pm and departure before 10am.
However if you have specific requirements please ask as we will try to accommodate your needs.

Cleaning:
€50 per stay based on 2 people, every extra person more than 2 is €10 per person.
ThIs cost is to be paid in cash to the keyholder.

Registration Number:
VT-449034-A

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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