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Apartment With Sole Use Of Pool - VT-35643-V



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Apartment in Oliva, Costa del Azahar - Peaceful Location Within Short Driving Distance To Shops And The Beach

Apartment Registered with the Valencian Tourist Authority No.VT-35643-V. Lovely Boutique Style Apartment with views to the Mediterranean and Nature Park. Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) ideal for couples. The Apartment is on a hill just above the town of Oliva. Oliva is situated on the most northern part of Costa Blanca in the heart of the orange and lemon growing area and borders the Costa Azahar. This provides the unique balance of traditional Spanish living and easy access to the tourist attractions of Javea and Denia. The Medieval town of Gandia was the home of the famous Borgias family and is only 15 minutes drive. The historic city of Valancia is easily reached by car or train. There are several not crowded blue flag golden sandy beaches with excellent restaurants and bars in Oliva only 10 minutes away.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband and I have lived here for the past 6 years, we love the area and are very happy here.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see guests comments - our first year we have six 5 Star Reviews.
Mar 2014
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Una delicia

  • 5 of 5

It's surprising how many people don't trust a good review, it is said that 'good' is not necessarily positive and are often not challenged, it is the negative ones that draw the most attention.

If that is the case, then my review will be largely ignored because I can write nothing but positive things about our recent holiday here.

From the first warm and firm welcoming handshake at the arranged meeting point to lead us to our accommodation to our final embrace on the last day with delightful, helpful, friendly owners Sheila and Eric our holiday ticked every single box.

We wanted peace, rest and relaxation and it came in abundance. We wanted a lovely, clean, inviting, well equipped, comfortable apartment in superb surroundings with wonderful views, we got that too. We wanted a local town, not commercial, that offered an array of good and varied restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and a fantastic clean beach. Got that as well.

The weather was exceptional for early October with just two days when the sun didn't shine. We took the opportunity to explore nearby Denia on one of those days. That was very nice too.

It was everything we wanted from our holiday and more.

But don't take my word for it, go try it yourself. You won't be disappointed, that I can promise you.

Which leaves me to say one final thing. Very many thanks Sheila and Eric. Bless you both.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place Lovely couple

  • 5 of 5

We booked for 3 weeks Eric met us on arrival and showed us around the apartment and the local area. It was not until the next day when we went to the pool did we see the stunning setting the apartment was in,the views are really spectacular. Throughout our stay we travelled around the local area and there are some beautiful towns and beaches to visit. When at the apartment it was always immaculate and Sheila and Eric were wonderful hosts who were happy to either be in the background or if you wanted a chat or information they were ready and willing. The BBQ area and pool were great and we made full use of these and the other facilities. Cleanliness and towels first rate. We enjoyed ourselves so much we enquired about the possibility of buying the villa next door. We would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing holiday. Wayne and Denise

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stunning Review Denise and Wayne. You were excellent guests such a charming couple, always happy and smiling, we could just see that you were enjoying your stay here in the Apartment in Oliva. We are always so ready and pleased to be of help to our guests whenever they need our directions to many of the wonderful places around and about. Also we are delighted that you found the amenities in the Apartment and the outside area to your taste, you mention the BBQ so pleased that you enjoyed using that. We pride ourselves on our fresh towels and cleanliness in the Apartment and Erics early morning cleaning around the pool area and pool, setting out loungers and towels for the start of another relaxing sunny day. We really do hope we are lucky enough to have you as our neighbours in the not too distant future. Best Wishes to you both Sheila and Eric
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Fantastic Villa, 5 star service!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking at this villa, stop thinking and just BOOK! My wife and I have just come back from a 5 night stay, Eric and Sheila are a lovely couple that go out of their way to ensure you have a relaxing break. The layout of the outdoor area of the property is great, you can dine outside in total privacy, the access to the BBQ was great. Eric is up first thing ever morning to clean the pool to ensure its ready for your use during the day time. The accommodation is very clean and compact and has everything and more that you could need. The local town of Oliva just an 8 minute drive away. All in all we had a wondering relaxing time and will most defiantly be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thankyou so much for such a stunning review. We were really really pleased you had such a wonderful relaxing time here - just what you ordered when you both arrived - you work so hard just a chill out few days would be great were your words to us! well Eric and I aim to please our guests, making sure their stay with us is exactly what they want and need. You are such a really lovely young couple we were so lucky and happy to have you stay with us. You hardly moved just chilling out around the pool, the weather also helps, also being such a quiet area you can relax, with plenty of sunshine beaming down on you both. You both went home looking so tanned and refreshed. Yes we will more than welcome you back next year if we are lucky enough to have you book once more. Kindest regards Sheila and Eric
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Clean, bijou, not private#Mrs. Bucket

  • 1 of 5

Having read all the glowing reviews, I'm finding it hard to explain our experience of this property and its owners The apartment sits beneath the main house; it has a nice little kitchen/sitting room, bathroom and bedroom. The outside space is mostly 'shared' with the owners, so although you do have sole use of the pool, you are overlooked by their part of the house. The time you can use the pool is limited from 9am in the morning - a rule introduced because the couple before us had taken their breakfast outside at 8am, and Sheila felt that was too early for her to have wiped the table over before they used it. At one point, Sheila came and put the sun shades down, even though we were using them, as it was breezy. The feeling of being watched continued, when my husband was offered a larger pool towel, as, and I quote, he was a 'big man'. From Sheila's responses to other more positive reviews, it is obvious that she does indeed, keep a close eye on her guests' activities. I recognise quite a few from their remarks and the stories she told us. It became a bit of a joke, every time the curtain blew in the wind, that she was behind them! This was not making for a very relaxing time, but not the end of the world.

However, we were staying in Oliva to visit my in-laws; mother-in-law, at 74, came and spent an afternoon by the pool with us, reading and having a dip(she had brought her own towel as instructed)...we watched some Olympics and had a glass of wine. Father in law was called to work, so we couldn't get her home, and I saw no harm in her sleeping on the sofa bed. The following morning, Sheila and Eric knocked smartly on the door and started to rant at me "Is your mother in there?It was bad enough that she' used the pool..insurance..it would have been alright if you'd asked..you should not have had a drink if you needed to drive...she's not staying for 2 more days...the first thing the police would want to see was insurance"...I couldn't get a word in and ended up apologizing. Mother heard every word and was embarrassed that 'she'd got me into trouble.' We packed up, only staying 4 of the 6 nights. We moved in with Mum and Dad and spent a lovely, relaxing, midge-free few days, using the beautiful, full-sized pool at the marina,next to the beach with sun-terrace and restaurant,where our parents are private members-10 minutes from their house. Never been spoken to like that by anyone, let alone someone I was paying - still shaken.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear Oh dear what a totally sad person........ Ellisa that you found it necessary to write a bad Review. Your Review is not so much about the Review more of a personal attack on Eric and I, you were caught out having your family here for more than one day and sleeping without our permission! Were you thinking that our future guests would be gullible enough to take on board your vitriolic attack. FIRSTLY-you booked the Apartment as a couple for yourself and your husband Paul. On arriving you telephoned us to say you were in Oliva and could you bring the "in laws" up for a dip in the pool. I said yes could they bring their own towels, then you all arrived. We provide all the towels necessary for our GUESTS quality hand, shower, pool and for the beach even. We do know that some Owners DO NOT provide any towels. As for Paul being a big man, you could not but notice him as we all shook hands on arrival. So I asked you if he would like a larger SHOWER towel than a bath towel, the pool towels are large anyway so they are fine. SECONDLY-we only thought we were inviting Pauls parents for the first day of your holiday as you settled in here. We did not expect them to be sitting around the pool when we arrived back home from our frequent trips out. Actually we didn't mind at that stage, would have been nice to have asked though. Not SNEAKING them in when we were out. When we realized Pauls mother had slept the night yes I think I was surprised as there is only ONE King Size bed. I asked why and you said Paul had a few drinks therefore could not drive her home!!! 74 years of age and nervous on her own as her husband had been called to work unexpectedly. STRANGE as he had already had a conversation with Eric saying he was working away this week, and that he worked most weeks - you are making Mary out to be some frail old lady of 74 when in reality she is a lovely smart articulate woman, her age belies her. Then I asked how you all slept. mum was on the sofa and it will be for a few more nights!!! I then told her my Valencian Authorities Licence is only for two persons as is the Liability Insurance Health and safety also comes into this. You then seemed to smirk at me. THIRDLY-we do feel that 9am is a good start when people are chilling out on holiday. Eric hoses all the tiles around the pool, then cleans the pool. As for watching our guests wow that is below the belt sour grapes from you. 14 FiIVE STAR reviews.
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A Nest with a View

  • 5 of 5

What you see is much less than what you get in terms of quality and location for this rental. The view on the bay surrounding Denia is fantastic. So you need a car and have to be OK with driving on climbing roads. We personally find that fun. We recommend the Kiko beach in Oliva. Absolutely nice, not crowdy, with protected dunes and free parking next to the beach. White sands, crystal clear water, no algae or gelly fish. Ideal for kite surfers.

The apartment is in a calm sector, very clean and very well maintained. The kitchen is well equipped and the apartment is well furnished. Very comfortable bed. Air conditioning is provided but in June we did not needed it thanks to the mosquito screen in the main door that you can safely leave open. The access to a BBQ that works well is rare The small private patio for the breakfast or meals is perfect. Having access to a wonderful pool always perfectly controlled with long chairs, beach towels changed every day is certainly not the standard for rental apartments.

The big plus of this rental is the attention you get from the owners who also leave there. Sheila and Eric really have a sense of what people want. They are quiet and very friendly while respect your privacy. They can give you good tips for sightseeing and restaurants. In fact we went three times to the Olivera restaurant nearby, a reference provided by Sheila and Eric. Plus they have such a nice accent ! We wish to go back next year !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww thank you so much for such a stunning review from our Canadian guests. We try and make our guests feel as comfortable and as happy as we can whilst staying at our Apartment, we obviously made an impression with both of you lovely people. As you mention, everything is so clean we feel the fresh towels, pool and beach, are also a must for our guests. This peaceful location is ideal for just relaxing by the pool, or even strolling along the quiet roads on the mountain. As you both know the beautiful area in and around Valencia is just stunning. Plenty of places to see and some just a short drive away. Just a few minutes down the mountain is the small town of Oliva plenty of supermarkets, restaurants then onto to the beach, with beach bars, various water activities, to participate in, or just enjoy watching. We are just so pleased that you found us, we enjoyed hearing about your lovely country. We really do hope to see you next year. Best Wishes Sheila and Eric
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Lovely hosts and awesome place!

  • 4 of 5

Sheila and Eric were the most helpful and generous couple we've met on our trip. We visited London and Oliva on this trip and Sheila and Eric helped and guided us a lot not only on our Oliva trip but also on our London trip. They have been over the top on welcoming us and showing us their place and getting us acquainted with the area. They even offered to meet us on the highway before getting to their place so we don't get lost. What an awesome couple!

The place itself is very modern. Very tastefully decorated. It looks exactly as advertised. Very clean and functional. Short drive to town and to the beach where you can have by yourself. The hosts provides every basic things you'd need. You can just sit and relax as soon as you check in. Highly recommended even in off season (November). Very lucky to find this place and we highly recommend it.

And if you're travelling to London and need to get around with a taxi, Peter is the man! You can ask Sheila and Eric for his contact information.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our Canadian guests their first trip to Europe. Thank Jane and Ryan for your kind review, we were pleased to have you stay at our lovely Apartment in Oliva Spain, so glad you enjoyed London too, so much to see in such a short stay.
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From the Owner

It is a quiet area with fantastic views and easy access to local towns, motorway and rail network. The coast being a short drive away. Eric and I fell in love with this lovely area the minute we drove around Oliva quaint little town with various shops supermarkets and restaurants.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Valencia at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Oliva at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Denia at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Oliva Nova at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gandia at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N332 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Oliva at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Oliva at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

All water sports available on Oliva Beach. Tennis Club a few minutes away and a Sports Centre with a full gymnasium, also several Ramblers routes.


Ten minutes from Oliva´s 3 km beautiful sandy beach and fifteen minutes from Gandia`s beach.


Alicante airport is 1 hour and 10 minutes by car, Valencia airport is 50 minutes by car, however if travelling from Valencia Airport and hiring a car from Oliva, the train system is easy to use. Car is essential.


Oliva town is 10 minutes from the Villa Apartment, local shops, supermarkets, banks, restaurants and bars, also a Friday morning outdoor market with local grown produce. Valencia is well worth a visit for historical and architectural sites and buildings. The Oceanographic and City of Arts and Sciences.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
18 Sep 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Sep 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

Booking Notes:
20% Deposit will be required to secure the booking, the remainder to be paid 8 weeks before arrival (no Credit Card facilities available).
Last minute bookings will require a 50% deposit.
100 Euros will be taken as a returnable breakage deposit.

Changeover Day:
Please vacate your rooms by 11 am - however we are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

Tranquility in a south facing property sun up from 7am to 7pm. Beautiful views to the Mediterranean and National Park.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly fitted shower, hand wash basin and w.c. Cupboard holding quality towels for shower and hand towels.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: King Size Bed and wardrobe also 2x4 drawer bedside cabinets, plus room fans. Fresh sheets and pillow cases available on request.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in a fantastic location look no further. Outside: Private swimming pool 5m x 3m with Roman steps, pool side terraces with sun loungers, Rattan sofa and chairs all with large comfortable cushions. Table and 4 chairs for outside dining, whilst taking in the spectacular views. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Fridge freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied including pool towels. Fresh linen and towels are also available on request. Guests staying two weeks or more, we will be happy to clean apartment, change bed linen and provide fresh towels at end of first week - no charge. PLEASE NOTE: For your health & safety ensure that you have full health and accident cover before you arrive.

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