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Overview

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Inside The Villa

This modern villa has a lounge, dining area, kitchen, utility room, 3 Bedrooms and two bathrooms furnished to an exceptionally high standard to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

The lounge has comfortable seating, Open Fire Place, Air Conditioning (metered), Sky television, DVD and CD\Cassette player. The dining area has a large wooden dining room table which seats 6 people. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering which includes an oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle and toaster. The utility room contains washing machine, airer, ironing board and iron, The three double/twin bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes with the upstairs ensuite master bedroom complete with bath and shower.

Outside The Villa

The villa is alarmed and secured by high iron fence and lockable iron gates ensuring ultimate privacy and security while on your stay. Within these gates is a driveway and large garden complete with Orange, Lemon and Olive trees. Attached to the Villa itself is two outdoor living areas, a veranda and a roof top solarium. The veranda is complete with a comfortable bamboo seating area while the roof top solarium has a large stone dining table and built in barbeque. These areas can also be used in the daytime for relaxing and sunbathing on one of our many sun loungers.

Communial Area of The Villa

The communial area is accessible from rear of the villa grounds using a locked gate. Inside this complex (shared between 12 other privately owned villas) you will find a large pool with shower and sun bathing area. It also has two sizeable garden areas which are in the process of being landscaped to include trees, grass and seating areas.



La Marina Village and Urbanization
La Marina has a population of 3,000. There is an unquestionably attractive coastal landscape for tourists, and the bathing season starts in early spring and lasts until late autumn. But one must not forget the environmental uniqueness of this area, where great expanses of beach combine with spectacular rolling dunes where conditions are ripe for the appearance of really unique types of flora and fauna. The village has a range of shops, bars, banks etc. and has a regular bus service north and south along the coast. The sandy beach at La Marina stretches some 17 kilometres from Santa Pola to Torrevieja.

During the summer the vacationers can find themselves under the Spanish sun at temperatures up to 40 degrees and the resident all year round can enjoy the mild climate. Winters temperatures are very rare less than 5 degrees and one can stay at Christmas at 15-20 degrees here easily. Precipitations fall in this area above all especially in November and April. In the spring the average temperatures is mild 20-25 degrees and everything blossoms and in autumn one can still sit in late October with a cardigan on the terrace.

In the evening one can enjoy the international kitchen, drink a little glass of sangria with Spanish live Music or enjoy the fantastic sundown. You should also visit a Spanish Bodega and try the different wines with Tapas typical from the area.

During the day apart from the usual beach activities a varied sport and leisure activities is offered. Thus you can rent bicycles, mini-golf play, a diving course, take a walk by the dunes or salt-work areas or go into the numerous small souvenir stores. In the closer surroundings one can book a riding excursion, hire a quad or a balloon flight over the nice scenery of this region.

The WHO (World Health Organization) has distinguished the climate in the La Marina region as a recommendable climate, especially, for those with breathing and heart problems. The great salt-works, in Torrevieja and Santa Pola, provide the air with high salinity and raise the intake of iodine, which helps with the respiratory problems.

Weekly markets:

The Spanish weekly markets are liked very much in almost all towns close to La Marina. In the Urbanization it takes place every week on Thursdays and Sundays on the marketplace near the centre. The Mercado of Santa Pola and the biggest weekly market of the region on Sunday in Campo de Guardamar have numerous offers for the visitors of local fruit and vegetables, as well as shoes from the Spanish traditional workshops, craft work, clothes, leather article and of course a sufficient offer of catering trade for every taste.

Environment:

The spring and the autumn are suited particularly for excursions to the close and farther inland of La Marina. Away from the beaches in the green hinterland, in the mountains, with great views of the different best preserved sceneries. Climb the mountains, enjoy the fantastic views of the countryside and of the sea and be surprised by the Spanish friendliness. You will discover a lot of new things. La Marina has more than the beach and the sun to offer.

The villages of San Fulgencio, La Marina-Pueblo, Rojales, Almoradí, Crevillente, Dolores and Catral etc. invite you to visit them. Stroll by the Old Towns, along the mostly agrarian-economically used surfaces, past oranges and lemon trees, and call into the little stores with a wide offer of local products (e.g. jewellery, fans, wine, ham and olive oil).


Surrounding Areas an Places
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GUARDAMAR(approx 8 mins from Villa)

A beautiful area with eleven kilometres of sandy beaches, many of which are rated blue flag for their water quality. The ancient town of Guardamar del Segura is built on a hill and the ruins of the castle and other historic remains are still preserved. With challenging golf courses and tourist accommodation this part of Spain is an ideal destination for golfers

TORREVIEJA(approx 15 mins from Villa)

Is primarily a tourist resort and many residential urbanizations have been built on the hills surrounding the town, but the parkland has been preserved. An important resource of the area is the extraction of salt from the La Mata and Torrevieja salt flats. The presence of these salt lakes produce a micro climate that is said to be therapeutic and forms a natural park inhabited by flamingos and many species of wildlife. Golf Courses abound in this area.

ORIHUELA COSTA (approx 20 mins from Villa)

The resorts of Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, Villamartin, La Zenia. Cabo Roig and Dehesa de Campoamor all attend to the demands of the Golfer.Orihuelas golf courses include clubs such as Villamartin, La Finca Algorfa, La Marquesa, Las Ramblas and Real Club Campoamor. The challenging terrain and Mediterranean shrubland offer impeccable facilities for golf enthusiasts.

Alicante City (approx 30 mins from Villa)

Alicante has it all: parties, discos, festivals, castles. Its best to start exploring Alicante on the beachfront, along the citys main pedestrian walkway, the Explanada de España. Spread out in front of the main part of the city, this elegant boulevard, stretching around the harbour, is shaded with palm trees and lined with shops and cafes. Alicante is a hive of activity throughout the year, not just in the summer months. Its a city where the sand seems to go on forever…and so does the entertainment. Its a city steeped in history, rich in culture, awash with every kind of shop and restaurant imaginable and literally bursting with beach life.

Summary:

Modern Detached 3 Bedroom Villa, Large Pool, A/C, Ensuite Master Bedroom, Solarium with BBQ, SkyTV, 20mins Alicante Airport, 10 min walk to shops, bars & restaurants, 10mins to beach

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
4 cots
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 10.11.2013


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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 45 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 20 Weeks 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 10 Days 20%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 28 Days 25%
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 10%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
SINGLE TRIP AIRPORT TRANSFER 3 + luggage from Alicante Airport. Paid locally at a cost of 25 Euro. Two cars are available for larger parties, please request this on your booking. All year Single Trip

Paid locally

SINGLE TRIP AIRPORT TRANSFER up to three people + luggage from Murcia Airport. Paid locally at a cost of 40 Euro. Two cars are available for larger parties, please request this on your booking. All year Single Trip

Paid locally

MID STAY LAUNDRY CHANGE (recommended for stays of 2 weeks or more). Includes all towels and bed linen. All year N/A £30.00 per booking

Paid with booking

BABY COT or HIGH CHAIR HIRE. Paid locally at 20 Euro per item. All year item

Paid locally

AVERAGE SINGLE TRIP GOLF TRANSFER up to five people. Paid locally at appox 25 Euro depending on golf course. Additional cars can be arranged for larger parties. All year N/A £20.00 per booking

Paid locally

Welcome Pack - to include tea, coffee, wine, beer, water etc. Paid locally at a cost of 25 Euro. All year N/A £25.00 per booking

Paid locally

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Torrevieja: 15km
  • Alicante City: 30km
  • Murcia Airport: 40km
  • Benidorm: 60km

Reviews

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18 out of 18 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 17 September 2011
The villa was great, particularly the roof terrace and barbeque which we cooked on most nights. The villa had everthing we needed and the separate upstairs air-con was handy to have. The pool and the area around was spotless and it was very quiet which meant that we had it to ourselves most days. We also ordered a high chair and cot and both were there, set-up on arrival and were ideal for our 9 month old. The area is well served by good supermarkets and wed definitely recommend hiring a car for shopping, finding other restaurants and getting to the beach easily.
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Stayed Saturday 13 August 2011
The villa is in a quiet residential area, however there are bars, restaurants, banks, takeaways, etc nearby. The manager Alan was a nice bloke, who we could contact with any problems however there were none. I was concerned about the aircon after reading previous reviews, but the owners seem to have taken notice and on our arrival we were supplied with some 2 euro coins free of charge which lasted 5/6 days. We feel this was a thoughtful gesture and eased the panic over the 2 euro coins, so the aircon was not an issue to us at all. The villla and pool area are as described, and the location was perfect for us, although we would recommend a car in order to facilitate your enjoyment of the surrounding areas. All in all our 2 weeks in August with three young children was a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
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Stayed Thursday 04 August 2011
This is a lovely, clean villa. We made good use of the pool and found the neighbours to be friendly and helpful, as was Alan who looks after the property. As a family with three small children we spent a lot of our time at the beaches of Guardamar, Torrevieca and La Zenia - all of which were easily accessible by car (and we thoroughly recommend that you hire a car, as La Marina is primarily a residential area). There are several pubs and restaurants in La Marina itself which are nice, friendly and reasonably priced. There are also three supermarkets within the development so you dont need to eat out constantly if you dont want to. We had a fun, family holiday here, but we would also recommend this villa if you prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace.
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Stayed Thursday 07 July 2011
Party of 5 stopped at the property between 7th July 2011 and 14th July 2011. The property is comfortable and well decorated. The furniture was comfortable and modern enough. The owners (when contacted via email) were helpful, courteous and prompt with their response. There was certainly no lack of support and assistance from them. The caretaker, Alan, was very friendly and helpful and apparently lives nearby if help is needed (he attended within 20 minutes to deliver the key to the safe when it was requested). There is a supermarket, bars and restaurants nearby and a collection of larger supermarkets within a short drive away. The villa had ample off street parking for two cars, was secure and equipped with a safe for valuables (this is not mentioned on the webpage but rest assured there is one) There were a few issues with the villa though. Most prominent was with the air conditioning. As stated above we visited the villa in the second week of July. The weather was hot all week with temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees. Therefore air-conditioning was not an option it was an essential. The air-conditioning in this property was on a meter that required 2 euro coins to operate. Having paid for the property for the week I feel it was inappropriate that we were then required to pay for air-conditioning too. I appreciate this is stated on the site however we have stopped in Villas before and have never had to pay for air-conditioning. Further to this 2 Euro is a bit steep for the amount of air-con time it bought. A recommendation to people stopping at this Villa would be to ensure that you have plenty of 2 Euro coins, guard them jealously as we had tremendous difficulty getting them from the local businesses. If you are struggling try the Iceland which is nearby - it was the only place we managed to get 2 Euro coins successfully (as an interesting side note the staff at the Iceland appeared to be mainly English and so a lot easier to express your needs when asking for the change!) The pool at the property is communal and through a gate to the rear. It is shared by 12 villas but was never anything like as crowded as that might suggest. The most I ever saw in there was 5. The pool area is nice but could do with some seating near the sun shades. As it stands you have to carry sun loungers from the Villa to the pool area. Having met some of the neighbours in the pool they were a mixed lot. Some were very nice and you could have a nice chat to them and some were frankly stand-offish. Of the 12 villas 1 was empty, 2 were lets and the other 9 were privately owned. The complex definitely had the vibe of being predominately privately owned... Another tip for those staying at the Villa and using the pool (to avoid any unintentional faux pas) is to use the shower at poolside before you get in. There is a small and easily missed sign under the heading Pool rules that requires you to do this. The level of Stand-offishness from the neighbours evidently rises in proportion to failure to observe this rule as my (60 year old) step-father found out when he got into the pool without doing so (he too was unaware of the sign and the requirement for a pre-dip shower) As an interesting aside it was observed that not all the neighbours observed the pre-dip shower themselves... The Villa is part of a large urbanisation so was pretty much surrounded by complexes of Villas. Despite this the area is eerily quiet and we saw very few people around so the Villa is perfect for a quiet getaway. What I would say about the area (at the time of our visit) is that the area is still being developed by the looks of it (or possibly had been but economic issues had stopped work) As such the area is not always as neat and tidy as it could be. At the front of the Villa is an area of scrubby wasteland which appears to be awaiting development. It is not particularly offensive but is untidy and there has been some minor fly-tipping on this land. One of the party also requested I mention that the back bedroom on the ground floor didnt have a mirror in it. This is something that could be very easily solved (and I am sure will be) I have raised some issues re this property during this review but I like to think it is fair and I would like to say that the party did very much enjoy the stay. The area was fit for our purpose and is ideal for those wanting a quiet getaway. The in-Villa facilities were very good, we all particularly enjoyed the upstairs terrace (very nice space to enjoy meal times) And we all found the Villa a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. For those who dont want to miss Eastenders while they are on holiday the full range of English channels was available too. On the whole the property has its flaws but it we would recommend it for future bookings. Hopefully this review will give future holiday makers a fuller picture of what holidaying at the property entails.
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Stayed Saturday 07 August 2010
Lovely property, spaceous and clean. Choice of dinning areas, plenty of equipment in the kitchen (except a dishwasher!). Pool was lovely and quiet. August was very hot so air conditioning was needed and this is charged extra. Alan was very helpful and available when we needed him. Would recommend.
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Stayed Monday 27 July 2009
Excellent location and superb neighbours! The property was clean and well maintained with very good quality fixtures and fittings. We had no problems with key collection. We had a lovely holiday - thank you!
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Stayed Monday 11 May 2009
Nice, comfortable, well furnished property in a quiet area and only 5 minutes walk from shops, restaurants, bars etc. We constantly used the fantastic pool throughout our stay, beach towels and sun loungers were provided. I recommend hiring a car as beaches and larger towns a 5 minute drive but easily accessible. We picked lemons from the tree and put fresh lemon slices in our vodka. Absolutely first class. We had a lovely time and I would fully recommend it to all. I look forward to returning one day soon
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Stayed Tuesday 23 September 2008
My family and I have just returned from an amazing time in this villa. It was our first villa holiday and this more than met our expectations. The villa was very clean, excellently decorated, felt very homely and comfortable and was fully equipped with all a family needs for a relaxing break away. The BBQ was well used, pool clean, good size which we used day and night. The location was quiet with plenty amenities within close proximity – shops, restaurants, bars, disco, children’s play area, park, aquapark, go-carting. Beach is just a 5 minute car journey away from the villa, plenty of good quality golf courses and Benidorm was only 40 minutes away, makes a great day out! Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. Only wish our time at the villa was longer. Will definitely be back next year!!!
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Stayed Monday 08 September 2008
We have had quite a few Villa holidays over the last few years and I would have to say this has been the best one so far. Firstly the Villa is very central and very close to some excellent beaches, bars, bodegas and restaurants, something that we loved exploring as this area is more traditionally Spanish than most. It is well managed, very clean and there is a lot of attention to detail (it even had a pizza cutter) something which is not common among other villas we have stayed in. It has a large pool which we were in everyday and an excellent solarium where we were every night taking in the sunset and consuming the odd bottle of local vino. Whatever teething problems they might have had in the past are obviously rectified as we could not fault this property in anyway.
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Stayed Monday 28 July 2008
We enjoyed our stay although we were disappointed with a few things. Initially we read the header of the Villa saying "Villa with Pool,A/C etc" which makes it sound like the villa has a pool not a communual one....although saying that, we were actually glad that it was a communual one, cos it was safer for our children to not have it immediately in the grounds of the villa. Then we hired a car to go to the Villa, and followed the instructions we were sent - but they are completely wrong, about 2 years out of date. Thankfully we rang the caretaker and managed to meet up with him. There is no DVD Player. The beds in the two bedrooms downstairs are not very good for kids. They have wooden frames with sharp egdes and we all hurt ourselves on them on many occasions. Some of the Plants in the garden not child friendly either. Air Conditioning is charged by the meter - which we were not informed of on the website OR via email. This is a bit naughty as this all adds onto your cost of the holiday. Also, it only takes 2 Euro Coins which are VERY hard to get hold of !! The Communual Pool is in need of urgent repair. Three of us cut our feet on the steps in the shallow end. Some of the tiles have broken off (some are missing but they are fine) but the broken ones are VERY sharp! (We did speak to one of the people on the commitee, and informed him of the pool and he brought it up in their commitee meeting and it should be being dealt with) The villa doesnt have any first aid kit either - not sure if this is required but it would be a "nice to have" item. There were no Fire Exinguishers and I dont think there were any smoke alarms either - again not sure if they are required but would be good to have. Television reception is awful in the daytime... Freezer doesnt work very well. We bought frozen items on our second day, and it all defrosted.... By the end of the holiday items were freezing (we had some ice pops left in there) so not sure if it didnt work properly if it was only switched on for our visit - or if it just dont work properly but it was very annoying (and wasting money) buying frozen items which we then had to throw away. We had to wash the bedding a few times cos the villa gets so dirty/dusty ... it would be nice to have a cleaner in to repalce the bedding and clean the villa once in the week we were there - as if you are self catering abroad in a apartment, you have cleaners in every other day, and changing the bedding once a week .... but as this is supposed to be a Five Star Villa - it would be nice to get Five Star Treatment. Apart from all the above - we DID enjoy ourselvesd but as you can tell - we were disappointed by a few things... I would say it was a 3/4 Star Villa - defo not 5 star though... We would recommend to friends but explaining the good and bad points ....
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Stayed Thursday 02 March 2006
This villa is fantastic very beatuiful peaceful and spotless.The owners have put a lot off effort into it and u need for nothing.Outside area ia also beautiful and spotless.Close to pubs and resturants.Will definately be booking for next year and would recommend to anyone would go back tomorrow fantastic.
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Stayed Thursday 02 March 2006
the villa is comfortable and clean although not luxurious. there are a few small shops and bars nearby however you definitely need a car for the beaches and restaurants
Owner reply:

Thank you for your constructive comments, we have added and improved certain areas of the villa since your last stay and hope when you return in November it will make your holiday more pleasurable

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Having only used RCI before staying at this Villa, I was reticent as to what to expect...I neednt have worried. We were greeted by Alan (keyholder) as we arrived, who gave us an excellent welcome and a heads up as to how to get the best out of our weeks stay....This Villa is well appointed and has some unique features which helped us make the most of our weeks stay....Loved the rooftop terrace for "private" sunbating and the BBQ was a welcome addition to our eating habits...Breakfast in the Front Garden, lunch on the Rooftop,evening drinks on the terrace....Before going out for dinner....Staying here was 1 of my better holiday decisions and I would recommend to 1 and all.,..
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a bit disappointing that the air conditioning was not included as this cost an extra £70.00 - and that was only having it on for 8 hrs overnight. 2 euro coin box ineffective as no one gives out 2 euros. Could do with a dishwasher. Freezer part of the fridge was ineffective and things melted very quickly - proper sun beds woudl be nice to have at the property. everything else was fine.
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Just got back from 9 days at this villa and what a lovely holiday we all had. The accomodation was very clean and was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The pool was of good size and used by all in the hot weather we had. Bars and local shops were in walking distance and the la marina beach was a short drive. Overall this holiday was excellent value for money and highly recommendable
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There was myself and 5 girls for my friends hen do, and we had such an amazing time! As soon as we got in we did the whole "Oooohhh" and "Aaaahh" after every room we went in as we really didnt expect it to be so lovely for the great price we got it at. We were well looked after, any questions we just asked Dave who was great and very helpful. The villa was close to shops and a few bars. We went to a karaoke bar on one of the nights which was still open when we left at 5am! Security was really good for the villa, keys to both gates and double locked doors etc. Felt very safe there. The roof terrace had a BBQ and was so so lovely at night, most nights we sat up there just chatting and having a few drinks til the early hours. Felt like paradise! The pool was lovely, just the right temperature and we had it to ourselves most of the time, only problem was a Spanish family who kept coming out and shouting at us in Spanish which we couldnt understand because we were being "too noisy" which we werent, we were just chatting and laughing, they had a BBQ for about 10 people and were making much more noise. Spoilt it a bit bit for us as we were worrying the rest of the time about the "noise", but other than that, such a fab time. Would recommend that the meter controlled air con was included in the price, as the first night we got there at midnight we hadnt known about it and only had 2 coins which didnt last all night and was so hot, then on another night we had run out and was too late to get some so we all sweat the whole night which made nights sleep bad, so come prepared with 2 Euro coins! Really would recommend this gorgeous place, absolutely perfect, and would love to come again! Thank you!
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This is an excellent holiday home. Very relaxing in a nice quiet area with good local amenities. The pool and villa were much larger than they seemed in the photos. The property manager was friendly and very helpful. Loved the sun terrace with the barbeque, great for sitting and admiring the sunset. Hope to book again this summer to make full use of the facilities and do a bit of exporing.
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good quailty villa, nice pool area, great eating places. la marina is a residential area and not a holiday resort, so people who want a good quiet break, this property is brilliant. air conditioning needs to be included in the price, electric meter for this is quite expensive.
2 other reviews
My husband, baby and I had a fantastic week at the villa. The villa itself is beautifully kept and has everything you need for a confortable stay. We particularly enjoyed the privacy of the roof terrace and the location of the villa which is perfectly placed for anyone who wants to explore the surrounding areas. The pool was great and surprisingly quiet. We pretty much had it to ourselves! There are loads of places to eat in and around the residentail area and lots of supermarkets to get everything you need. The minute we arrived we were so pleased we chose to come to the villa instead of staying at a resort or hotel. It was great to feel at home..especially with a little one. I would gladly return to the villa and recommend it to anyone!
We have now stayed at this gorgeous villa on two seperate ocassions and have to say we will be booking again next year, everything about it from the large stone table and barbeque in the solarium to the sizeable pool made our holiday, the surrounding blue flag beaches are also of the highest quality. Jane Macleod

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We have now been renting our villa successfully for the last 7 years.
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