CASA COLINA, LO CRISPIN

Casa Colina

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Villa Summary

Sleeps up to: 6 -3 bedrooms which can be configured into doubles or twins 
Changeover Day: Flexible
Address: Casa Colina, 2 Calle Polonia, Residencial Miranda, Lo Crispin, Algorfa 03169, Spain
Rates from: £300 – 450 p/w 
Weather: 315 days of sunshine per year, average temperature 19 degrees C.

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Nearest beach: Guardamar 6 miles-sandy and blue flag rated
Pool: Communal pool with adjoining children’s pool
Golf courses: A number of championship courses within 30 mins drive. Driving range 5 mins drive.
Shops, bars and restaurants: Local shops, bars and restaurants only a few minutes drive in the nearby village of Ciudad Quesada. Friendly on-site bar/restaurant Tavern Lo Crispin 2 minutes walk. A number of large supermarkets a short drive away.
Transport to villa: Car hire essential. Off road parking within plot for one car. Car hire rates from £12 per day.
Airports: Alicante – 35 mins & Murcia (San Javier) -25 mins
On site support: We have local help to assist our clients with their stay and provide a small welcome pack of basic essential groceries. You will be met at the villa on your arrival.
Restrictions: No smoking indoors
No pets
Not suitable for wheelchair access
Casa Colina is situated in the quiet development of Lo Crispin which is just off the AP7 motorway (junction km 745).

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Inside the villa

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

This recently built detached villa has 3 double bedrooms, 2 on the first floor and 1 on the ground floor. There is a bathroom on the first floor which has a bath with a shower over, toilet, bidet and sink. There is a shower room, with a toilet and a sink on the ground floor. The downstairs is open plan with a comfortable lounge/dining area leading off a practical fully furnished kitchen. The villa is tastefully furnished to a very high standard throughout.

There is a good sized garden, outside dining furniture, parasol and a wonderful stone BBQ - ideal for 'al fresco' dining. On the top of the villa is a roof terrace equipped with loungers for some serious tanning!

Outdoor equipment/furniture: Chairs and tables on each terrace, garden dining table and chairs with parasol, large stone BBQ, sun loungers on top floor terrace, portable sun loungers for pool, portable parasol and base for pool. Two adult mountain bikes (can be used at user's risk)
Indoors entertainment: Flat screen TV, DVD player, CD/ Radio, selection of DVDs and CDs
Bedrooms: All bedrooms are twins. We can convert any 2 out of the 3 bedrooms into double beds upon request. All 3 bedrooms have hot/cold air conditioning, built in wardrobe plus drawers
Bathrooms: Main bathroom on first floor with: bath with shower over, toilet, bidet and sink. Shower room on ground floor with shower, toilet and sink
Lounge/Diner: The open plan lounge/diner area comprises of a comfortable 3 seater leather sofa and arm chair and coffee table. There is a dining table and chairs for 6 as well as hot/cold air conditioning.
Kitchen: The kitchen includes an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, washing machine, airers, iron, and ironing board
Terraces: Large sun terrace on roof, shared sun terrace to Bedrooms 1 & 2 on first floor and a large porch on ground floor.
Air conditioning/heating: There is hot/cold airconditioning in all the main rooms as well as plug in heaters for the cooler months
Linen and towels: Linen and towels are provided although you will need to provide your own beach towels)

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Pool

Communal pool
Communal Pool

Casa Colina benefits from the use of a wonderful communal swimming pool, situated just 50 yards from the villa. Adjoining the main pool is a shallow pool ideal for toddlers. The pool area is exclusively for the use of the villa owners and those renting the villas for holidays, and is accessed using a key fob which is provided on arrival.

There are several showers for use before and after bathing, as well as a large gazebo which provides shade when things get a little hot!

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Gallery

Dining Area
Dining Area
Living Room
Living Room
2nd bedroom
2nd Bedroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Road View of Villa
View from road
Solarium
Solarium
Living Room
Living Room
Porch
Front Porch
Aerial view of pool
Aerial view of pool
Pool
Pool
Garden
Garden
BBQ area
BBQ area
Front patio
Front patio
Al fresco dining
Al fresco dining

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About the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca, on the east coast of Spain, is one of the most beautiful regions of the entire Iberian Peninsula. It enjoys more than 315 sunshine days a year and an average temperature of 18-19C so it's easy to see why the World Health Organisation once named it as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. Thousands of foreigners have come on holiday here, fallen in love with the place and made it their permanent home.

Costa Blanca means white coast, a name taken from the endless miles of beautiful sandy beaches which stretch from the cosmopolitan town of Denia in the north to the popular tourist resort of Torrevieja in the south. The northern part of the region is mountainous, relatively green and peppered with groves of orange and olive trees along with colourful orchards of almonds and cherries. The much flatter and drier southern end of the Costa is famous for having the biggest palm gardens and salt flats in the whole of Europe.

It's a region which offers all things to all people. This is a paradise for golfers and gourmets, sun worshippers and serious party people, families and fun-loving 18-30s. There are big, brash beachside resorts with skyscraper hotels and all-night clubs and there are delightful mountain villages where life seems hardly to have changed for centuries.

If you take a tour along the coast you'll find international tourist resorts inter mingled with traditional Spanish towns and villages. Start at Denia, a lovely town dominated by an impressive castle, where a bustling commercial centre and port blend comfortably with a thriving tourist industry. The next-door resort of Javea, reached by a somewhat hairy drive over the impressive Montgo mountain, is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca. It attracts visitors from all over the world along with wealthy "Madrileños" who buy second homes here to escape the blistering summer heat of the Spanish capital.

Next is the small and very pretty fishing port of Moraira with its modern yacht marina and hillside developments of whitewashed holiday villas. Calpe is a modern beach resort but has an attractive old quarter and the distinctive Gibraltar-style Peñon de Ifach rock which dominates the skyline for miles around. Then comes Altea which is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca with its steep, winding, medieval cobbled streets leading up to the blue-domed church and plaza which affords one of the best views in the region.

Just 11 kilometres south of Altea is the completely different world of Benidorm where the British go to bronze themselves on the beach by day and party all night. Villajoyosa, next to Benidorm, is a different scenario again - a very Spanish town and resort which has been largely overlooked by foreign tourists.

The city of Alicante is the capital of the region and offers a wealth of cultural activities and fine beaches for Spanish and international tourists alike. At the extreme south of the Costa there's Torrevieja, favoured by international tourists (largely British), many of whom buy permanent or holiday homes here.

The main language of the Costa Blanca is Valenciano which is similar to Catalan although the locals won't thank you for saying it. English and the other main European languages are widely spoken in the main resort areas but if you venture inland don't expect the "natives" to speak anything other than Valenciano or the main Spanish language, Castellano.

 

Click here for a PDF file of the Costa Blanca tourist information guide

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Beaches

Guardamar Beach
Guardamar Beach

Beaches on the Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca beaches are some of the finest in the whole of Spain, perhaps even Europe. The South of the Costa Blanca has a very different type of beach to those in the North of the Coast, with fine sand and a flatter more even landscape. They are what you would normally expect to find in the Mediterranean. Stretching from just south of Santa Pola to just north of La Mata are the pine forests and dunes, created to protect the seafront towns and villages from the coastal weather. These are most prominent in Guardamar and La Marina. The beaches in the North of the Costa Blanca (North of Altea) are usually rockier and have pebbles rather than sand. Some such as Moraira have made a great effort in creating an artificial sandy beach. However, what the beaches of the North lack in sand they certainly make up for in landscape and scenery.

 

Blue Flag Beach Facilities

Many Costa Blanca beaches will be Blue Flag standard. If you are at a Blue Flag beach, there will be certain services available to you. These can include: toilettes, restaurants, facilities for disabled, clean sand and water and most important, a lifeguard service. This will be of more use if you and your family try to stay next to the lookout tower and always in the time tables when this service is working. Some beaches even have climbing frames and child play areas and Beach Volley Ball nets.

To view a webcam of Guardamar del Segura's Playa Centro then Click Here

To view a map with fantastic photos of th Costa Blanca coast then Click Here You can zoom in and out, up and down, and browse the pictures.

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Golf

There are many fantastic golf courses in the region, with La Finca near Algorfa and La Marquesa in Ciudad Quesada the nearest within 10 minutes drive. The courses of Las Ramblas, Campoamor and Villamartin are within 25 minutes and the world famous golf resort of La Manga with it’s three eighteen hole courses to choose from just 40 minutes drive to name but a few.

You can hire clubs, trolleys and buggies at the courses. The courses also have bars and restaurants where you can order something to eat and drink after your round. The terrace and restaurant at La Finca and is worth visiting for a meal or tapas even if you are not playing golf! Please note most have a strict dress code and require a handicap card to play.

For information of golf courses on the Costa Blanca from Benidorm to Torrevieja then Click Here

For another informative website on golf courses on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida then Click Here

To see a Google map of all the golf courses on the Costa Blanca then Click Here. You can zoom in to see the map detail, and click on the blue markers to see the course name and detail.

To book cheaper tee times online then Click Here

Real Club de Campoamor
Real Club de Campoamor
Official Website
Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas
Official Website
Villamartin
Villamartin
Official Website
La Marquesa
La Marquesa Official Website
La Finca
La Finca
Official Website

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Shopping

The small town of Ciudad Quesada is 1km down the road to Torrevieja and has most things that you would need: supermarkets, chemists, doctors, banks, restaurants and bars. Many more shops can be found in Torrevieja, just 8km further on.

There are a number of large supermarkets on the Torrevieja road, with the massive Carrefour hypermarket just before you reach Torrevieja. Adjacent to this is a huge shopping mall with all the designer shops that you would expect.

There are many markets every day of the week in the region including the Zocco market on a Sunday morning just a couple of minutes drive away.

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Eating Out

Typical paella dish
Typical paella dish

There is no shortage of places to eat in the area. There is a huge variety of international cuisine restaurants as well as some fantastic Spanish restaurants specialising in fish and rice dishes for which the region is famous. Information of some great restaurants can be found in the villa.

Please find below links to map locations of some of the best restaurants that we have found. You can zoom in and out, up and down, and change to satellite view.

Click here for map location of Restaurante Barlovento, a great fish restaurant, designed inside and out like a galleon, with a wonderful outside thatched terrace overlooking the beach in the summer

Click here for map location of Restaurante Las Jarras, a great traditional restaurant, specialising in wonderful regional rice dishes

Click here for map location of Restaurante El Faro, a great traditional restaurant, specialising in wonderful fish and regional rice dishes

Click here for information on many great restaurants in Torrevieja

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Attractions

Terra Mitica Mundomar Climbing
Terra Mitica flamenco and horse show flamenco and horse show

You have a choice of two fantastic Water Parks. One located locally in Quesada and the other, Aquopolis, located in nearby Torrevieja. Open June to the end of September.Please check dates before you go.

A great day can also be had at Rio Safari park located on the Elche-Santa Pola road. The park has a wide variety of animals and a dolphinarium as well as swimming pools and waterslides.

Within 15 minutes drive you will find a wealth of activities to keep you amused including sailing, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing, walking , cycling, horse riding, golf, tennis, a sport centre, scuba diving, historic sites, museums, a zoo, and a theatre/cinema.

Within 45 minutes drive you will find fantasticrock climbing, flying and mountain biking.

Terramitica is one of Europe’s largest Theme Parks is situated 1 hours drive up the coast near Benidorm which is a fantastic day out for all ages.

Villa Salada is an equestrian centre as well as big typically spanish restaurant and BBQ grill. They put on fantastic horse and flemanco shows and is located close to the villa on the road to Torrevieja.

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Location/how to get there

Fly to Alicante or Murcia both with a short 25-30 min drive to the villa. We can arrange collection to and from the airport if necessary.

Arrivals

Please call the number that you will be given for villa support upon arrival. They will meet and greet you at the villa, and explain everything. (An extra 25 euros will be charged for late arrivals after 9 pm. Paid locally)

Map Locations

Click here for map location of Casa Colina, Alicante Airport and Murcia-San Javier Airport Airport
Once opened use the navigation to the left of Google Maps to zoom in and out and pan left, right, up and down etc. (Kindly take note that the Google Maps are well over 2 years old, and do not show the properties completed. If you click onto satellite link you will get a photo view of area).

Map of Spain by Tourizm Maps © 2006. Great website for understanding and exploring maps of Spain.

Map of south Costa Blanca
Map of south Costa Blanca

Directions:

From Alicante Airport take the A7(E-15)road signposted for Elche and Cartegena. (The roads are clearly signposted upon exiting both airports).
Once you have passed the Elche junctions, (see purple road on map below)exit the A7 onto the AP-7 signposted to Torrevieja.
Exit the AP-7 at the sign Torrevieja Norte exit 745 KM.
At the roundabout take the exit signposted Lo Crispin.
Drive under an arch approximately 800m from the roundabout. Follow the road straight on for another 800 metres (accross a couple of roundabouts), at the very end turn left and left again into Residencial Miranda.
Then keep to the left. Our iilla is number 2, Calle Polonia, at the end on the left hand side.
From Murcia (San Javier) Airport take the AP-7 signposted for Alicante.(2 small tolls of 1.75 euros). Exit the AP-7 junction signposted for Torrevieja Norte 745 KM. (Instructions to the villa same as above).

Costa Blanca Road Map
Costa Blanca Road Map

If you are having trouble finding the villa please do call the numbers in your information pack.

Cheap flights, car hire and airport parking

You might try following the links below to find availability and prices

Cheap flights available from
many airlines

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www.travelsupermarket.com

www.ryanair.com
www.easyjet.com
www.bmibaby.com
www.britishairways.com
www.cheapflights.co.uk
www.expedia.co.uk

Car Hire

www.victoriacars.com
www.goldcar.es
http://www.arguscarhire.com/car-hire/spain.html
www.carrentals.co.uk

www.travelsupermarket.com

Airport parking

www.purpleparking.co.uk

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Tariff

Nov – March £300 p/w
April – June £400 p/w
July – August £450 p/w
Sept £400 p/w
Oct £350 p/w

Arrival and departure dates are fully flexible (subject to availability).

We are happy to negotiate discounts for stays over one week.

We will take long term bookings subject to availability. Prices are negotiable depending upon dates and length of stay.

There are no extra charges (cleaning and laundry included), however we do ask for a £100 deposit payable at the time of booking. This is then refunded when you vacate the villa and an inventory has been done. Discounts are available to returning guests and for last minute bookings.


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Bookings and Enquiries

To make an enquiry or a booking please contact Caroline or Mike Hill on:

Tel:+44 (0)1793 739164
Mob:07799 217995
Email: mike.hill@wirelessedge.me.uk

Languages spoken: English and Spanish (Mike). Contact anytime 8am - 10pm. Please be aware of time zones.