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Casa Naranja - 3 Bedroom Modern Villa Between The Mountains And The Sea

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Busot, Costa Blanca North, Spain - Peaceful Spanish Mountain Village But Only 10 Minutes Drive To The 7 Kms Muchavista Beach

Casa Naranja is an officially Registered Tourist Property in the Alicante region, number VT444780-A. The villa is part of a small urbanisation on the edge of the old and charming village of Busot. Naranja or orange comes from all the orange details that the house has acquired from the awning to the cushions, a bit of a theme!

My rental rates are held for 2018 while Spanish hotel prices rise with the huge popularity of holidays in Spain. Casa Naranja continues to improve, new beds this year and with additional terrace space, we now have a small flower garden which has survived the summer heat!

The nearest small shop and several bars are 400m away with the old village being about a kilometre away and wonderful beaches, just 10 minutes drive by car. Hiring or bringing a car is highly recommended for complete freedom to explore this scenic area and essential if you want to shop in the nearest supermarkets, also 10 minutes drive away. Car parking is always available and detailed driving directions are provided, we haven't lost anybody yet!

Please look at all my photos on here to get a good idea of this lovely house and this beautiful and surprising part of Spain. More information can be found online. The house living space totals 94 square metres. A beautiful and well maintained community Pool and Jacuzzi is located just behind the house. Enjoy the mountain views from the large terrace while dining outside! A solarium at first floor level with even better views and sun-loungers is accessible from the master bedroom and the upper hall. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a desk computer with web cam and Wi-Fi coverage throughout. All rooms are fitted with high quality Panasonic Air Conditioning providing heating or cooling as required by the season. This is my lovely second home, my base is in Portsmouth, UK, so it is unlikely that we will meet although I will be very pleased to answer all questions via email or chat to you via Skype video call at an agreed time. I have owned the house for over six years and welcomed many personal guests, we have enjoyed some great times. Now the house has to earn its keep as we say. This has been a new venture for me to be a host, it has been joyful to receive so many five star reviews from rental guests over the last three years.

My representative in Busot is Sally who lives and works in the village and is a fountain of local knowledge. Sally will welcome you, introduce you to the house and be nearby for any questions that you have during your stay. Sally can organise the loan (small charge) of cots with suitable bedding or high chairs if you have very small children or babies. Sally can even shop for food for you if you are arriving late although we also provide a small welcome pack of bread, milk etc for that first breakfast! She is also the local hairdresser, 'The Salon' is just up the road..

With high running costs in Spain, the lower Winter rates expected are not viable for short stays and so a minimum stay of 14 nights applies for some of this winter 2017/18. The Christmas/New Year period is still available when the minimum stay is 7 nights.

More Details

Owner
Richard Starkey
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2017

About Richard Starkey

Hi my name is Richard Starkey, based in the historic maritime city of Portsmouth, UK. I am also lucky enough to own Casa Naranja in Busot. Spain and want to invite you to share all the happy times we enjoy in this bright, modern house overlooking the mountains of Alicante province. Casa Naranja is of course available for you to rent only when I am not there, so sadly we are unlikely to meet. However I will gladly answer any questions by email before and during your stay and will also be very pleased to chat via Skype at an agreed time. I greatly enjoy travel, photography, local food and meeting new people. To welcome you to the house and help you with any questions during your holiday, I have found Sally who lives in the village and is a fountain of local knowledge!

Richard Starkey purchased this villa in 2011

Why Richard Starkey chose Busot

I dreamed for many years of owning a holiday home in Spain. I finally became able to start looking in October 2010 and met with estate agents to look at a list of over 30 possible properties, this was actually the first one that we saw, other villas and especially locations compared poorly as we worked through the list. A Norwegian family and I were unsure whether to buy this villa, in the end they bought the adjoining villa and have been excellent neighbours ever since! I have enjoyed many long visits with lots of friends to my second home of Casa Naranja but owning a property here carries many ongoing costs from maintaining the community pool to local and national taxes, hence my new venture to share the house with new visitors who will hopefully love it as much as I do :-)

What makes this villa unique

It is the magnificent view by day or night from the mountains right down to the sea at Alicante which strikes all my visitors, perhaps combined with a light and airy house that hopefully feels really welcoming. Soon visitors discover the attractive well maintained pool and then venture over to the nearby newer area of Busot village called El Carril with the sports centre, bars and other shops. Later they may climb up to the old village with a bigger choice of bars and restaurants as well as an information centre offering an improving range of local activities in the surrounding Sierra d'Alicante mountains. My visitors will find that the nearest larger town is El Campello, just 10 minutes drive away with a great waterfront area, wonderful beaches and a range of supermarkets and specialised shops. Try a delicious meal in the La Cova restaurant perched high above the marina with views out to sea or stroll through the archaeological site for thousands of years of history dating back to the original Iberian's. Back in Busot, take the road up the Golden Head mountain to admire the even more breathtaking views than from the villa and to visit the cave complex named after one of the formations that looks like a Candelabra! If you have a day, continue to drive inland, high over the spectacular mountain passes, reaching the amazing village of Guadalest and then descending back to the coast at Benidorm, You can also reach Benidorm, the artists town of Villajoyosa or the fine city of Alicante by easily parking for free in Campello and taking the frequent and comfortable coastal TRAM service. You might attend a grand festival, local fiesta or one of the many Moors and Christians events - highly recommended but beware of explosions during the battle re-enactments. Some of the best are in Mutxamel (another nearby town in September); in Campello in October and of course the superb Busot Moors and Christians a week after Easter every year. You will never be bored here!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are all comments from the house guest book for stays at the house with the owner present - I do not have any independent reviews as yet but i think the following comments may be helpful.



"Everything has been very comfortable, we enjoyed it all immensely, excellent local food and fine wines!" N & J McM - Alabama USA



"Homely and cosy house, great weather to escape the winter blues, used the house bike to cycle everywhere!" J H - Portsmouth UK



"A lovely house from which to walk the mountains and watch many rare birds, a wonderful week!" A M - Southampton UK



"Sunshine, excellent restaurants and photography, Busot is great!" A L - Cardiff UK
Nov 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Busot in L'Alacantí

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Loud noise, music etc, must be kept down in fairness to the neighbours, many of whom go early to work.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc, bidet, basin. a second door to the hallway gives access from bedroom 2 if required. On the ground floor, there is a shower room with wc and basin, a few steps from bedroom 3 and the living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 Large Double Bed , Master 1st floor, with access to the solarium
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st Floor, Twin bedroom with mountain views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, level access to bathroom 2 etc
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) We occasionally allow one small child to occupy the sofa bed in the lounge. Notes on bedrooms: All with spacious fitted wardrobes, the double beds were replaced with higher quality ones in 2017.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is WiFi internet access throughout the house. A secure desktop computer with fast internet access & webcam for Skype calls etc is available in the lounge. A Chromecast TV gadget allows the whole content of YouTube plus Netflix (if you have a subscription) and other streaming to be accessed on the TV . Plenty of entertainment when required. For further information, please see the villa website at www.casanaranja-busot.com Outside: A beautiful and well maintained community pool and jacuzzi is located just behind the house. Enjoy the mountain views from the large ground floor level terrace while dining outside, protected by the large cafe style awning. A solarium at first floor level with even better views is accessible from the master bedroom and the upper hall. Spectacular sunsets! Car parking is on the road outside the house where there is plenty of room. Utility Room: The utility room contains a washing machine, Henry hoover, the electric water boiler (supplemented by solar water heating) brooms, a mop and and lots of tools. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned and fully prepared at change over. Linen and towels are included. If you wish additional cleaning and/or the linen and towels changed during your stay, this can be arranged with Sally locally for an additional fee.

Reviews

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Casa Naranja - 3 Bedroom Modern Villa Between The Mountains And The Sea
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
5

A very comfortable and homely property

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely family holiday in Casa Naranja! The house and facilities are excellent and provided something to suit us all as we had a young child and older adults in our family party The pool area is well maintained and a pleasure to spend time in and although it is a shared facility it never got overcrowded.

The local town and people are friendly and very helpful. We hired a car which gave us the opportunity to explore this interesting area and surrounding towns, we felt this was a must as there is a lot to do and see. Driving around was easy and a necessity for food shopping and visiting the lovely local beaches.

We would all definitely highly recommend Casa Naranja and intend to return ourselves!

The Glover family

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much appreciate when my guests are able to write a review of their enjoyable stay, especially when it is posted so soon after their return home. All travellers find genuine reviews helpful. It is great to hear of another family feeling very much at home. Indeed I hope the house is suitable for all ages, I am not so young myself but thought has also gone into making the house child friendly as well :-) Improvements continue, an additional terrace has been built and the main beds upgraded for this summer. I have always said that bringing or hiring a car is highly recommended, in theory taxis could be used but this would be inconvenient and expensive. Feedback from this most recent guest, for which I am grateful, suggested this requirement to have a car was highlighted early in the property description, I am pleased to have amended the wording as suggested.
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5

Lovely , well equipped villa in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a pleasant, relaxing week in this Casa Naranja. The location, just below the pretty village of Busot, was peaceful with views to the sea and mountains from the upstairs sun terrace. Richard, the owner, has made it a home from home, with quality furniture and fittings and it is very well equipped. Communication from Richard was excellent throughout including detailed driving directions. Sally, who looks after the villa for Richard, was also helpful and easily contactable if required. Would recommend the villa to anyone who wants to be in a quiet location but still be close to the beaches of Costa Blanca.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing week at Casa Naranja it is a lovely Villa just what it says on the website it is very well equipped .

We have been coming to the El Campello area for about 6 years but this is the most peaceful holiday that we have had we shall definitely return .

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My villa seems to be enjoyed by a variety of my guests from couples looking for peace and quiet to families with children who find a whole range of activities within reach as well as the pool and the nearby beaches.
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Great holiday definitely recommend booking this lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and were looking for a 3 bedroom villa in a relaxing location with the option to visit the beach and restaurants. Villa Casa Naranja is a lovely modern villa that provided all the facilities to make it a comfortable stay. The pool area is well maintained and very inviting. We often had the pool to ourselves and on the occasions that other families used the pool, it was still relaxing as everyone was so considerate and friendly. Busot town is lovely, the entire area is in appealing, the views of the surrounding mountains is stunning. We visited El Campello often, it has a lovely beach and many restaurants to choose from. The children loved the Ice Cream Café opposite Lidl. A favourite for us was the Asia Li restaurant. The Waterfalls are worth a visit it costs us about 20 euros. I hired a bike for a week, having done so on several previous holidays in different countries and cycled some of the most memorable rides through the mountains that I have experienced. From the moment we booked the villa, Richard provided lots of useful information and promptly responded to emails. It was a pleasure to stay in your villa Richard and we would definitely book it again and fully recommend it to others to book. Great holiday, we were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always good to hear of guests who have both enjoyed life at the villa and pool as well as enjoying all the beautiful surroundings. Excellent to hear of bikes being hired, that is a popular local activity.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent, well equipped, comfortable and well maintained. The communal swimming pool is excellent, very well designed with thatch umbrellas with pots for cigarettes and litter bins which means that there is no reason for you not to clear up after yourselves.

We had a very enjoyable stay, the only thing is that the restaurants are in the old town and are quite a warm walk in the height of the season but it didn't stop our enjoyment, the supermarkets in El Campella are very well stocked and reasonably priced and having the BBQ's there it meant that we didn't have to go anywhere.

Having the beach towels is very useful for keeping the suitcase weight down.

Richard is very well organised and keeps in touch with you before hand and answers any questions.

Sally is very welcoming giving good information.

You really need to have a car here, so if you like a drink then cab numbers would be useful as they wouldn't be expensive.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am grateful to receive another 'excellent' 5 star review and to hear that even more guests had an enjoyable holiday. I am so touched when guests thank me for sharing my home, rental has been paid and yet my guests say they feel it is a home, not just a soulless villa :-) There are indeed a couple of restaurants, as well as several bars, up in the old village of Busot which would be a very hot climb on foot in high summer. But there are some cafe/bars much nearer the villa, at the Sports Centre and the nearest, just behind the petrol station where 'La Gasolina' is owned by Belgians who cook some delicious food. I have assembled a lot of local information in the villa handbook which my guests receive in advance, but there is always room for new ideas, listing the local taxi numbers is a good suggestion!
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Great house close to lots of things to do

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Naranja in Busot. The house has everything you need and is well equipped for a holiday - it's more of a home than a holiday house. We enjoyed eating out on the terrace and sitting in the sun. The pool which is shared with neighbours is big enough that it didn't feel crowded and there are shaded areas to sit under - it's just a minute's walk around the back of the house and you can see it from the back windows.

Richard is a great owner to deal with, as is Sally his rep in Spain (who is English and is a great source of local knowledge and advice).

The villa is at the edge of the village, but just over 5 mins from a good bar with great views and 25 mins walk (at kids pace!) to the town square which has 2 restaurants - and a nice walk downhill after dinner. We ate twice at Ca Tono and couldn't fault it - fantastic food and great value.

There is plenty to do in the area - the caves are a must, as is Guadalest (just over an hour away). El Campello is less than 10 mins drive with plenty of places to eat and a long beach. For a modern tapas experience try Cerveceria de Surena on the front (think it's a chain but the food was good).

The villa is only 45 mins drive from family attractions such as Aqua Natura (great waterpark) and Mundomar (sea-life attraction with dolphins)..

Highly recommended and we hope to be back sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Alicante, L'Altet
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Sports Bar, El Carril
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
To Algeria from Alicante Port
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Bonalba
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Tram at El Campello
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A70/A7
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Sports Bar, El Carril
Nearest Ski
418 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Muchavista, El Campello
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

This area of Spain has a huge number of beaches (with top quality fine sand), the nearest being the 5 mile long Muchavista beach (great also for walking throughout the year), the town beaches of El Campello, all around 10 minutes drive away. Just a little further, about 25 minutes by car or by the TRAM from Campello is the popular Postuget beach in Alicante or in the other direction, the beaches at the gorgeous town of Villajoyosa in about 40 minutes by car or by tram.

Travel:

Alicante airport is 25 to 30 minutes drive away. The most convenient way to get here and around is with a car. If is possible to get to Busot from the airport by public transport, then/or taxi and there are food shops and eating places in the village but having a car is highly recommended. If you drive 10 minutes to the coast, you can park for free at the station and travel cheaply and quickly on the Alicante TRAM service into the city or to other places on the line.

Distances:

Busot old village on foot - 1km

Busot El Carril (a few restaurants & bars, not Vegas or Benidorm!) on foot - 500m

Busot Canalobre caves & mountain trails (& a great view) by car - 15 minutes

Alicante by car to the TRAM station and then Tram - 30 minutes

Villajoyosa by car - 40 minutes

Benidorm by car - 50 minutes

Spectacular tour of the mountains, castles, wine estates in various directions by car - all day.

Further Details:

Our little village of Busot, population around 3,500 (although you don't see many people around unless there is a parade or a fiesta!) is a great centre for touring this surprisingly varied and beautiful region by car, by mountain bicycle or on foot. On the slopes of the Cabezón de Oro (Golden Head) with great views of the Alicante area from the mountains right down to the sea. Busot is a typical village of this region with good facilities, a few restaurants from budget to grander and 11 bars!! There are a lot more touring ideas from me and others by viewing the Villa website at www.casanaranja-busot.com or by searching online.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Busot, Alicante Province and Costa Blanca

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov/Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Year 17/18
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£537
for 7 nights
£537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
January/February 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
14 night minimum stay
£669
for 14 nights
£361
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
March/April 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
May/June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£449
for 7 nights
£449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£537
for 7 nights
£537
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£449
for 7 nights
£449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£537
for 7 nights
£537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £52.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.71

Booking Notes:

Cleaning Fees:
The fees for cleaning of the property and linen on departure are 60 Euros per stay to cover the first two guests. My cleaners charge me per guest for linen cleaning. However, to comply with the way Owners Direct is structured, I can no longer charge a fixed per stay cleaning fee for additional guests, this has therefore been averaged across typical stay lengths at 3 Euros per additional guest per night.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers and arrival times are flexible (after 4pm), we will try to accommodate your needs. Departures should be by 10:30am local time to allow for cleaning etc.

Notes on prices:
Discounts may be negotiable for long stays in excess of 2 consecutive weeks. Stays for the minimum 7 days will be charged at a higher daily rate, see the Casa Naranja website at www.casanaranja-busot.com

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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