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Fabulous house corner plot! A stone's throw to pool, separate toddler section.

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom semi detached holiday home. Full air con. Just a 10 minute stroll to the nearest blue flag beach.

Casa Sara is without doubt in the best position! Conveniently located on a small, quiet pristine complex with parking outside your door.

There are 3 terraces; one a private roof terrace. Casa Sara is not overlooked. Front view of orange trees. Side terrace views of garden and pool.

Situated on the outskirts of the charming seaside village Alcossebre on Spain's picturesque Costa Azahar coast. Wonderful pool and mountain views can be enjoyed from the roof terrace.

All furniture,appliances,fixtures & fitting are of the highest standard.

- Living room

Spacious bright lounge, Comfortable sofa, leather chair, beautiful large banana leaf coffee table, side table with lamp, long unit plus candles creating a lovely cosy lounge. Large sliding doors leading to outside terrace.

Panasonic 37" flat screen tv, Panasonic DVD player, Sony music system with docking station for IPhone, numerous adult and children's books, videos for adults and children.

- Dining area

Large dining table and 4 banana leaf chairs.

- Kitchen

Extremely well equipped kitchen. Bosh dishwasher, Bosch washer, Zanussi large fridge/freezer, Zanussi ceramic oven/hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, cafeteria, crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils including large selection pots/pans. You will find a supply of dishwasher/washing machine tablets, fabric conditioner etc. You will also find cooler bag and freezer blocks.

A welcome pack is provided.

- Pool

Inviting tranquil pool with separate toddler section. Private mature garden abundant with plants and beautiful palm trees offering ample shade. Literally a stone throw from the house.

On the terrace you will find a large trunk, with lots of pool/beach toys floats,armbands,buckets spades,dive toys etc.

2 beach parasols (please do not use at pool)

It is a 5 mins stroll to the coast and another 5 mins to the beach. The village is beautiful 20 mins walk along the boardwalk or beach. Delicious restaurants tapas bars are a 10 mins walk.

On this breathtaking stretch of coastline lie the twin villages of Las Fuentes and Alcossebre. Positioned within an area of conservation, Alcossebre development has been strictly controlled. You will not see any highrise buildings!

Costa Azahar is often described as a hidden gem. This region is relatively untouched by mass tourism and is without doubt the most authentic of the costas with a more relaxed vibe. The whole area is abundant with orange and almond groves. Tha fragrance and sight in spring are particularly wonderful. With all year sunshine Costa Azahar offers a more authentic version of the Spanish Mediterranean. Pristine sandy beaches, marinas and yacht clubs are to be found all along the coastline. Once visited, it is easy to see why many people return to this stunning part of Spain. Many couples and family's staying at Casa Sara have previously booked with us. And continue to return.

Open spaces no high rise give the area a totally relaxed feeling. Casa Sara really is a lovely well maintained home!!

Offering everything you need for a comfortable stay, we hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we do!

Locally we have a well-stocked supermarket. Also ample shops & boutiques all excellent quality with a range of merchandise available from arts & crafts souvenir shops,lace,etc. Early Tuesday evening a popular weekly market Can be found along the coast. Farmers sell the freshest just picked fruit & vegetables, also numerous stalls selling organic honey, jam,ham,cheese,olives and of course olive oil. Delicious artisan produce bread,cakes, pastries yummy choclates,home made fudge. Why not buy a bag of churros doughnuts whilst meandering around (we do) absolutely scrumptious.

Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk into town or to the beach. Wherever you walk you will have mountains, sea and sand as a beautiful backdrop.

There are numerous fabulous restaurants, traditional tapas bars, ice cream parlours, coffee shops, scrumptious patisseries and a deli store. We also have our very own Michelin star restaurants in Alcossebre; Can Roig and El Pinar (stunning views from mountain). Restaurants are mainly situated along the promenade and marina offering excellent views over the sea. A wonderful evening can be enjoyed in a relaxing ambience soaking up the atmosphere of the town at night. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars watching the moon glistening on the sea. Or of course if you have children enjoy homemade ice cream and play on the swings and slides.

You will also find an outside library with wifi.

With the introduction of the brand new airport at nearby Castellón (25 km), making Casa Sara even more accessible by air. Ryanair are operating 3 flights a week from London Stansted and 2 a week from Bristol to Castellón airport.


All beaches have blue flag status. Gently sloping beaches with crystal clear water; ideal for children. Numerous sheltered sandy coves can be found along coast line.

– Carregador Beach

This is a blue flag beach, which is the largest in the zone. Sandy beach with a lot going on during the season, plus the sailing school is situated there. There is good access for those with reduced mobility.

– Romana Beach

Separated by sand dunes from Carregador Beach, Romana Beach is a blue flag beach shaped like a shell. In summer there are beach football competitions, as well as pedalo hire and a children’s play area.

- Las Fuentes Beach

Las Fuentes (fountain) is joined onto the north of Alcossebre. Enticing beach with refreshing cold springs creating unusual formation in the sand. Mineral streams run directly out onto the Las Fuentes beach where wildlife and birds come to drink.

During the height of the summer Las Fuentes is home to various activities, such as volleyball, both day and night, trampolines and play areas for children and pedalo hire. There is also a lovely beach bar offering delicious tapas and cocktails.

– Moro Beach

Small beach nested between two rocky areas. This sandy beach gets its name from the large emerging rock close by of the same name.

- Tres Playas

These are three small coves that are interconnected, they have a mixture of sand and shingle.

- Mañetes or Tropicana Beach

Tropicana beach has more of a tropical feel and tends to be quiet. Another beautiful sandy beach with straw parasols and sun loungers.

Days Out:

- Latest fun on wheels to be introduced to Alcossebre is hiring a Segway. Discover 10 kms of coast! You can book a tour.

- Port Aventura theme park: discover the six worlds of one of Europe's most iconic theme parks. Experience the ‘Dragon Khan’ roller coaster with 8 inverted loops or try out the two track roller coaster ‘Stampida’ entirely made of wood. The theme park also includes Costa Caribe giant water park, which includes an indoor area.

- Another fantastic day out: Aquarama water park (Benicassim). Over 45000 square meters of fun for the whole family. The ‘Devils Jump’ is the highest kamikaze slide in Europe! Little ones have their own areas in ‘La Cala del Pirata’, ‘Minidunas’ and ‘Chiquilandia’. Also enjoy the amazing wave pool.

- Peniscola, a picturesque old town with castle overlooking the town and sea, is a 30 mins drive.

- The beautiful city of Valencia is only an hour away.

- Vinaros renowned for its seafood and beautiful beaches is a 40 mins drive.

There are two excellent 18 hole golf courses:

- Panoramica: a Bernard Langar designed course, about 35 mins away.

- Club Mediterraneo: Sergio Garcia's home course, about 35 mins away.

More Details

Julie Roodnat
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Julie Roodnat

Ronald is a freelance IT Developer working in banking and Julie a telephonist working for a large Hospital.. We have two daughters. Also a precious five year old granddaughter. Isabelle is on her third holiday to Casa Sara but this time with Grandma & Grandad. We really can't wait!

Julie Roodnat purchased this house in 2003

Why Julie Roodnat chose Alcalà de Xivert

We purchased our holiday home after watching 'Place in the Sun in 2003. The programme featured Alcossebre situated at the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast). We instantly booked flights and fell in love with Alcossebre, the rest is history. We named Casa Sara after Julie's Grandma as she was 90 the year we purchased. This is a very authentic part of Spain. There are no high-rise buildings here, this region is a conservation area. Beaches and coves are beautiful. Alcossebre is extremely family friendly with lots of children play areas. There are numerous delicious traditional tapas bars, restaurants and mouth-watering homemade ice cream parlours also serving crepes & waffles truly scrumptious! All with stunning sea and mountain views! Alcossebre is also beautiful out of season when temperatures are not too high Ideal for hiking, cycling, walking, bird watching or stroll on the beach. Or just relax, nothing quite like a siesta!

What makes this house unique

Alcossebre is an extremely relaxing location we holiday here as much as possible. Also our family love to visit too. Casa Sara so very quiet safe environment. Beaches and coves are pristine. There are many walks suitable for all in the Sierra de Irta. Our favorite walk is to the lighthouse,when feeling energetic we take a picnic and bottle of wine into the mountains absolute bliss.

Our holiday home has everything you need for a very enjoyable comfortable stay the views and open airy feel make this a very special place to spend quality time. We hope you enjoy your holiday at Casa Sara as much as we do!



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alcalà de Xivert in Baix Maestrat

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Downstairs bathroom with wc, hand basin and shower. Upstairs bathroom with hand basin, wc and bidet, bath/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom extremely comfortable with king size bed, large beautiful banana leaf headboard. High quality 100% cotton sheets and pillows. Fitted wardrobes, large chest drawers, bedside cabinets with lamps, air conditioning unit, hairdryer, views over gardens and pool. Second bedroom: comfortable twin beds. Wrought iron pretty headboards, cotton linen, lovely bedside table and lamp, air conditioning unit, hairdryer. Not over looked, with views of trees. Sometimes you can hear the sea from this lovely room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Large terrace area with retractable awning. Table and four chairs this is perfect spot for lunch overlooking private gardens surrounding the swimming pool. Spacious terrace at front with bougainvillea covered pergola with chairs and table. Ideal spot for morning coffee. Roof terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs. Ideal for private sun bathing! Also lovely spot for glass of wine whilst watching the sunset. Perfect mountain views can be enjoyed. For your convenience you can park directly outside Casa Sara. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned and prepared prior to arrival. Quality towels and linen are provided and are changed weekly. Beach/Pool towels are not included. We have two beach parasols plus a large picnic bag & blocks.


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Fabulous house corner plot! A stone's throw to pool, separate toddler section.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Erholsamer Urlaub für die ganze Familie.. perfekt!

  • 5 of 5

We were now the second time in Casa Sara. It was perfect as it was the first time. The house leaves nothing to be desired, everything you need, for a relaxing holiday. Also ideal for children ... our son learned to swim in the pool this year and discovered his new passion, diving :-), toys for the pool & beach, cool box, umbrellas for the day at the beach.

The area is also very well maintained, this time hardly neighbors because we had booked in June, very quiet.

We will certainly come back ...

Greetings from Vienna

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andreas & family for such a lovely review. How lovely your son learnt to swim on holiday! A memorable experience. We work hard to maintain Casa Sara to the highest standards! This being your second visit speaks volumes. Absolutely appreciate you booking our Casa Look forward to welcoming you back
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  • 5 of 5



  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Modern well-equipped home in lovely resort

  • 5 of 5

We thought Alcossebre was a lovely resort with excellent beaches and a range of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance of Casa Sara. Our favourite beach was Playa Romana, just 10 minutes along the boardwalk, and another 10 minutes into the town centre. Casa Sara was a home from home, clean, comfortable and private. Julie was very helpful throughout our stay, and answered all queries promptly. We had four adults staying in the house, and were very pleased with the facilities and the local area. Alcossebre is a cosy town, no high rise hotels, good supermarkets, and you can happily eat out in small local bars or more expensive, high quality restaurants. The marvellous Peniscola is only half an hour up the coast, and the view from the local Ermita in neighbouring Las Fuentes is well worth the challenging drive upwards! We had a very relaxing 2 weeks here, the weather was fabulous, and we felt well rested before going on to a short city break in Valencia.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice holiday again

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a great second visit to casa Sara. The swimming pool and nearby beaches are excellent and the house has everything you need for a home from home holiday. We particularly like having use of all the beach and pool toys, chairs and parasols. The house is very well equipped and close to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our family favourite! Superb!

  • 5 of 5

Julie the owner is superb to deal with! Nothing is too much trouble!!! The level of customer service is second to none!

This is our second visit to Casa Sara, we completely love it and have already booked to return next year. The house is spotlessly clean and really well maintained. We have stayed in many properties over the last 20 years and I have to say that Casa Sara is by far and away our favourite! It is so well equipped, there has obviously been a lot of thought and love put into the place, everything is of the highest quality and there are lots of thoughtful extra touches that made our stay that little bit more special! Our daughter loved the outside toy box so much that she nearly fell in head first with excitement! It also saved us a fortune in pool floats, water guns etc. that we planned to buy when we arrived. Thank you Julie, your efforts are greatly appreciated!

The house is located in a lovely corner plot and has a large terrace to the front, a roof terrace and also a lovely private terrace to the side overlooking the pool. The roof terrace has spectacular views of the mountains and we loved enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching the sun come down...bliss! It is lovely to be in a house instead of an apartment, it is very quiet, we slept really well and didn't hear another soul.

There are four lovely pools in each corner of the complex, shaded by palm trees and large banana plants. The grounds and pools are beautiful and very well kept. There is a toddler area in each of the pools, they perfect for children, both of our children learnt to swim whilst we were there. Despite visiting in the height of season the pool was always uncrowded, we quite often enjoyed an afternoon swim with the pool to ourselves!

Casa Sara is in a quiet location but within a 10 min walk of excellent restaurants, bars, supermarkets and stunning beaches. It offers the best of both worlds.

Alcossebre is an amazing resort, we love it and I don't think we will ever tire of it! It is a resort favoured by the Spanish with no high rise buildings and it has a lovely laid back and authentic Spanish feel. There are four beautiful Blue flag beaches backed by the stunning Siera D'Irta mountains. There is an amazing choice of restaurants which offer high quality food at very reasonable prices. We really loved El Pinar with its stunning views, amazing food and fabulous service. Pikapote is superb for tapas. Lots of culture in nearby historic towns of Peniscola and Morella.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. As you have already booked your third holiday to Casa Sara for 2018 speaks volumes! We absolutely appreciate your booking. As Casa Sara is a very special home being Named after my 90 year old Grandma & my Mum planting The Bougainvillea when completed in 2005. Our home is very special to us and our holiday makers often reflected in reviews,emails & lovely postcards from children. Casa Sara simply isn't a soulless holiday let, but a beautifully furnished well maintained home, with lots of little extras. We are extremely grateful for all our booking and look after all our couples/families every step of the way. Look forward to welcoming you back next year A massive thank you Julie & Ronald Roodnat
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Relaxing and nice

  • 4 of 5

Review of house: The house is very nice with plenty of space inside and out. It is clean and well-equipped. It is not perfect, but above average for sure. The negatives are too minor to mention, as the positives far outweigh. The house is within a 7-8 minute walk to a nice beach, as well as two better ones only 5 more minutes away. There is a very nice pool, but it cannot be used between 15-17.00 (example of a negative). At the time of our stay, an owner-made information book written in English was available with up-to-date information about the area, which was very much appreciated! As far as the house goes, there is no reason not to book the house!

Review of Alcossebre: Pay attention to the fact this area is not well-developed. There are a number of restaurants and a few large supermarkets, but not much else. For people who only want to go to the pool, beach, and restaurants (not a bad life) the place is great. However, if you need more stimulation, e.g., culture, entertainment, nightlife, other areas might be better. As far as local attractions, Peniscola was a very interesting place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Claudia, I would like to point out the swimming pools are absolutely NEVER closed I have also contacted the manager that looks after our complex, as I expected no closure. Did you misunderstand Pool closure when in fact notice is referring to Siesta times maybe? Siesta is respected as a quiet time and much appreciated as it is not only the Spanish that like tranquility. I am not sure that you researched Alcossebre advertised as a quiet seaside resort conservation area so no high rise! No we do not have night clubs etc! But we didn't say there are. Our website www.casasara.co.uk has extensive information. All beaches are pristine blue flag. As regards Alcossebre being not well developed, I'm unsure what this is supposed to mean! The majority of our booking are repeats. Kind regards, Julie
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Castellón Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
590 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
Club de Campo del Mediterraneo
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Alcala Xivert
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa del Moro
Car: recommended


Enjoy 10 kilometers of sparkling coastline, there are four main beaches: Carregador, El Romà (5 mins walk), El Moro and Manyetes (or Tropicana). There are also three coves: Tres Platges (Tres playas), a set of three bays separated by rocky formations whose bed is rock, Cala del Moro and Cala Blanca which is located near the lighthouse. All beaches have been presented with Blue Flag status for their quality, facilities and cleanliness.


Alcossebre lies midway between Valencia and Barcelona. With the introduction of the brand new airport at nearby Castellón (25 km), making Casa Sara even more accessible by air. Most carriers (Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair) fly into Valencia (74 miles) and Barcelona (154 miles) so you should have no problems reaching the exotic Costa del Azahar!

Car hire is recommended (but not essential) to explore this beautiful and unspoiled coastline. Theme/water parc

Please visit DoYouSpain for competitive car hire prices.

Nearest railway station : Alcala de Chivert (10 miles) with rail links to both Valencia and Barcelona.

Should you choose not to drive our Manager is happy to provide airport pickups (when possible)


It's a 5 mins. stroll to the coast and another 5 mins. walk to Romano Beach. Nearest restaurants and supermarket are a 10 mins. walk. The village is a 20 mins. walk from the complex.

Further Details:

There are a wealth of high quality restaurants and tapas bars. Mainly situated along the promenade and marina. Of course predominantly Spanish, but also French, Italian and Swiss. Many have excellent views over the beach. A wonderful evening can be enjoyed in a relaxing ambience soaking up the atmosphere of the town. Individual boutiques and shops are of excellent quality with a range of merchandise you will be spoilt for choice with dozens of delicious patisseries in and around town. Also a deli selling delicious produce and locally produced wine. A weekly outdoor market selling the freshest home grown fruit & vegetables tasty honey,local jams etc.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 2
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 6
29 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200




Please note: Euro payment acccepted direct to our Spanish bank account.

Please refer to availability calendar before making an enquiry, to make sure the dates you require are available.

No smoking inside the house.

There are no hidden extras. All prices include electricity, linen, cleaning etc.

£100 per week non refundable deposit payable at time of booking. Outstanding balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure.

We accept PayPal and (international) bank transfers in the following currencies: Euro (EUR) and British pound sterling (GBP).
Please note use of PayPal will incur a 3.5% surcharge.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in high season, flexible in low season. Arrival afternoon, departure 10am unless prior arrangements have been made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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