CARRASCAL GOLF J
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Peaceful, relaxing and well equipped.
Excellent quiet/relaxing location in La Sella complex looking out on golf course and across to the Montgo.
The whole apartment was spacious, very nicely furnished, well equipped throughout and immediately felt very comfortable. The 2 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms were also both very airy and everywhere was very clean and tidy with lots of storage space.
Altogether a very calm and peaceful ambience which perfectly suited our needs.
The large size patio was just perfect for so many things from bucks fizz breakfasts to sundowner G & T's and we even barbecued on there several times as well!
The communal pool and garden area were just a few short steps away and were very clean/well maintained.
The whole layout was therefore ideal for getting as much sunshine or shade as anyone wanted whilst having all necessary facilities on hand as well.
Nearby Giramondos restaurant is both a favourite and regular of ours with great staff, cafe con leche and fabulous pizzas.
New restaurant we found in Pedreguer was excellent, Cal Blanc Menjars not easy to find but well worth the effort for top quality dining at great value in a cool and contemporary setting. Give it a try!
All our arrangements were impeccably managed by Kerry who welcomed us warmly on arrival and handled all communications quickly and very professionally.
My wife and I visit this area regularly and this was definitely one of the better locations we have stayed in. We shall certainly consider booking again when we come back over later in the year.
Brian and Jane
Hi Brian and Jane, thank you so much for writing such a great review it really did sum up everything about the apartment, location and surrounding restaurants and will I am sure be a great help for people considering spending their well earnt holidays in this beautiful area of the ´Real Spain´. Being keen tennis players, you picked a perfect time of year to come to enjoy your sport in the sunshine, then cool down in the pool after, if you are brave enough!!! I know you come back to this area frequently and I hope that we can accommodate you again at the lovely apartment in Carrascal or should you need an extra bedroom, at the owners other luxury 3 bedroom Mimosas apartment with stunning views of the coastline of Denia. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I look forward to accommodating you again here on the Costa Blanca.
Sommer, Sonne, Ruhe, Golf
Wir haben das Appartement über das Internet gefunden. Inneneinrichtung und Aussenanlage wie auf den Fotos dargestellt und in gepflegtem Zustand. Die Klimaanlage funktionierte sehr gut. Ebenso der Internetanschluss über Wifi liess keine Wünsche offen. Der Blick auf den Golfplatz machte Lust zum Mitspielen. Es herrschte eine himmlische Ruhe. Die Betreuung durch die Managerin Kerry Francis war hervorragend. Wir werden nächstes Jahr wiederkommen (Ostern und Sommer) - haben schon reserviert.
Vielen Dank für die Zeit nehmen, um Ihren Aufenthalt in der Wohnung überprüfen. Es war eine Freude, Sie alle zu treffen. Ich bin so glücklich, dass sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung im La Sella, so sehr, dass Sie wieder in den anderen größeren Eigentümer bleiben, 3-Zimmer-Luxus-Wohnung in der Nähe Mimosa Komplex mit Ihrer Familie an Ostern. Ich freue mich, dass Sie sich für einen langen Sommerurlaub Rückkehr wieder in Carrascal im Jahr 2014. Es ist immer schön zu haben Stammgäste, die Gelegenheit, euch alle wieder zu treffen bekommen und wir wissen, dass wir etwas richtig machen. Achten Sie darauf, und wir sehen uns bald.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at La Sella, so much so that you are returning to stay in the owners other larger, 3 bedroom luxury apartment in the nearby Mimosa complex with your family at Easter. I am pleased that you are returning for your long summer holiday again in Carrascal in 2014. It is always nice to have returning guests, to get the opportunity to meet you all again and we know we are doing something right. Take care and see you soon. Kerry
My boyfriend and I just spent Labor Day Weekend in this cottage and were pleasantly surprised from the moment we pulled up. It is much cuter in person and it is much roomier than the photos lead us to believe. The cottage was clean and comfortable and stocked with all the comforts of home - including board games for family fun! We enjoyed our walks to both Torch Lake and East Bay. Some things to consider - The cottage is located on a major highway and there is road noise as the speed limit on the road is 50. Also, the bonfire pit is located near the corner of the highway and a cross street so privacy is limited. We had a great time however and would consider renting again.
Denia - Eastern Spain - it's too good to share!
As long-term proponents of self-catering, Brenda and I have individual and demanding requirements for such holiday homes, even if they are not our own!! You managed close to perfection! Preposterously beautiful views, a finely equipped apartment, grounds/swimming pool, together with previous knowledge of eating places in the area, together added up to a 5* holiday in our favourite part of Spain. Thank you, no, THANK YOU!
PS. As a lifetime Gooner, loved the limited prints of Dennis and Thierry. Hope this doesn't put off potential Spurs fans, but who wants their business anyway!!?...OH YOU DO!
PPS.With good quality chefs knives at the appartment, I would add a knife steel to the cutlery draw!
PPPS.Staggered you did't have Jamonel's in middle of Denia, in your recommendations! Put a card in the file. Truely brilliant tapas, frequented by locals.
WOW - what a lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time
Thanks also for the tip about Jamonel - we'll added it to our recommendations and try to get there on our next trip. To be honest it's hard to keep up with all the lovely restaurants in Denia.
As to the prints - I confess that's me as I am also a life long Arsenal fan (and season ticket holder!). However, Calvin is a Spurs fan! This just proves that ALL are welcome!
Thanks again for taking the time to review the apartment/holiday. Hopefully we'll see you again!
Jane & Calvin
(Arsenal and Spurs!).
Two bedroomed holiday apartment in Denia
My husband and I recently stayed in this apartment for a week. It is roughly an hour's drive from Alicante airport and is situated in a beautiful location in the mountains overlooking La Sella golf course.
The apartment is light and spacious and has a living/dining area and a very well equipped kitchen. It is immaculately clean. The balcony is large and there is space to barbecue if you want. The view from the balcony is beautiful! It over looks the golf course, the private garden and pool, the mountains and the sea to the left. It is very peaceful and private.
The apartment is situated in a very lovely residential area surrounded by mountains, lush greenery and scenic views. The roads are steep
so you need sensible footwear if walking. There is a nice restuarant/bar about a twenty minute walk from the apartment called
"The Giramondo". It is beside the tennis courts and riding school.
We eat there several times and the food is good and there is a nice
friendly atmosphere. You will need a car to go further afield. The owners have left a blue folder full of places to go, things to do etc and there is plenty of choice. We went into Denia itself a couple of times and walked along the Marina. It is a lovely town with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops only about a ten minute drive from the apartment. The agent in Denia is very helpful and only a telephone call away if you need to know anything or need her assistance.
I would highly recommend this apartment for a relaxing holiday for two, a family holiday or holiday with friends. It has everything you could need but a car is a must!
Many thanks for your kind review.
We're glad that you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area - its so nice to see that you got out and about as there is so much to do.
We have also enjoyed walking in the area - our future guests will appreciate your advice about good walking shoes as the small hills can be demanding!
We're glad that you ventured into Denia - and hope that you got to taste some of the local sea-food! Delicious!
Well - many thanks again for taking the time to write a review - and we hope to see you again.
Jane & Calvin
vanessa and davids holiday to Denia
We have just returned from our holiday staying in this appartment. We only stayed here for three nights, but the appartment was lovely. It was clean and modern with all the mod cons from home. The balcony was large and overlooked the golf course. It was great to watch the golfers playong. I would reccomend this appartment without a doubt. The only negative thing i could find was the local shop and restuarant were a long walk away, so you did need to drive where ever you went. The owners and their agent were friendly and on call when we needed them. We had a great holiday and really liked Denia.
Hi Vanessa and David,
The views to the golf course are great aren't they? I'm a non-golfer but even I enjoy sitting watching the golfers trying to putt out!
We welcome reviews of the apartment as it helps us to improve our service to our clients - many thanks for taking the time to write one. I'm sure that future clients will appreciate your advice about a car.
I'm glad to see that you saw and liked Denia. We find Denia is a proper, living town which has a lovely bustle to it all year round - there is often a fiesta!! Perhaps on another visit you will get to see one!
We hope to see you again. Many thanks for booking with us.
Jane & Calvin
Denia is a sundrenched popular harbour city with a small-town feel to it, located at the Costa Blanca in the Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, at the north coast of Alicante province straight across the island of Ibiza which can be reached by the ferries from Denia´s port. Denia is the capital of the Marina Alta district. Valencia and Alicante airports are both approximately 100 km away from Denia. Denia has a beautiful marina and a medieval castle with view on the city and the sea. Denia offers different residential areas where you can find luxury holiday rentals: villas, houses and apartments.
Denia - Costa Blanca - Spain
Denia covers a surface of 66.2 square kilometres and has a magnificently long beach-covered coastline, an impressive 20 kilometres in length, starting in Las Marinas (or Les Marines) and ending at Las Rotas (or Les Rotes). Denia counts four distinct areas: Las Rotas with its fabulous rocky coast, natural reserve Montgó, Las Marinas with its miles of beaches, and the centre of Denia. The following villages are also part of the Denia district: La Jara (a village just north of Denia ), Jesús Pobre (a village west of Denia , behind the mountain of Montgó ) and La Pedrera (situated against the slopes of mt. Montgó).
General information about Denia
While grape lice caused a major economical and demographical downfall at the beginning of the 20th century (also known as the raisin crisis), the touristic boom of the 60's had just the opposite effect, causing a demographical and economical turnaround. Population figures rose from 12.185 inhabitants in 1960 to 30.693 in 2000 and 41.591 in 2006. Midway through 2007, the number of inhabitants had already risen to nearly 45.000! From 1960 onwards, tourism has become the main economic engine of Denia while industries are disappearing and urbanization on the fast track. Since then, Denia has also developed into an important city and port area for its neighbourhood and the Costa Blanca . Besides being an important regional fishing port, Denia has two marinas and is point of departure for boats leaving for the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca .
History of Denia
The origins of Denia date back to eight centuries before Christ when a Greek colony named Hemeroskopeion was founded, although in Pre-Roman times there were some Iberian settlements in the Montgó area
When the Romans discovered Denia in the 3rd century B.C., Denia 's city adventure took off. The story goes that Denia was named after the Roman Diana temple, which was discovered there. An embedded stone from this temple can still be seen today in the Renaissance facade of the city. In centuries past, several cultures have influenced Denia : Iberians, Romans, Muslims, and Christians all inhabited the city and up to this day their influences can still be seen and felt in museums, monuments, and archaeological remains. A walk through the narrow lanes of the fisherman's district reveals the history, culture, and architecture of the Iberian, Carthaginian (North-African), Roman, Arabic, and Christian civilizations.
The city is characterised by the Castillo, an ancient castle built by the troops during Muslim era (Muslims took over the stronghold from the Romans in 713) and fortified at the time of the independence war. It is a beautiful cultural heritage that can be admired from several places in town. Within its walls it houses the archaeological museum displaying the city's history from 200 before Christ until the more recent 18th century. Denia became a dukedom during the 15th century. The fifth Duke, The Duke of Lerma was favoured by king Philip III who declared Denia a city in 1612.
Landscape and surroundings of Denia
Denia is surrounded by nature areas of high ecological value. The nature area of mount Montgó was named a nature reserve in 1987 because of its scenic value, flora and fauna. The area is home to a large diversity of original domestic plants, animals, caves and paths. Mount Montgó, reaching 753 meters in height, stretches out to the ocean at the impressive Cabo de San Antonio, a 160m high cliff with a lighthouse offering a stunning view over the sea and Jvea bay. At daytime this offers an impressive panorama while at night the many small lights grant the scene a touch of magic. At the foot of this cliff lies the Reserva Marina of Cabo de San Antonio natural reserve. This protected area has always remained well-preserved, making it of high value both environmentally-scientific and ecologically.
Denia has more than 300 days of sunshine per year and with its average temperature of 20 degrees, Denia , with its 20 kilometre-long sand beach, makes for the ideal place to celebrate your holidays on the Costa Blanca. The beautiful long coastline of Denia is made up of outstretched sand beaches and rocky bays. In the north of the district lies the area named Las Marinas where you will mainly find long beaches with soft sand. Las Rotas is In the south of the Denia district. This area starts off with a sand beach, followed by a gorgeous rocky coastline with many bays and inlets offering scuba divers and snorkeling fans stunning underwater landscapes.
Besides enjoying the sun, the beaches of Denia also offer all kinds of activities such as beach volleyball, soccer, surfing and kite surfing, jet skiing, canoeing, and scuba diving. If after all of these activities you would like to quench your thirst, please find one of the chiringuitos, the little wooden beach huts 'on' the beach, near you. The beaches of Denia are all popular family beaches and have received the European blue flag for their quality and neatness. Lifeguards protect the beaches during the summer months and the beaches are equipped with showers, beach loungers and beach umbrellas (usually available for a fee).
The beaches also have several areas specially equipped for people with disabilities with amongst others special access paths to the beach and summertime transportation and supportive equipment for on the beach and in the sea. At Las Marinas these areas are found on the beaches of Punta del Raser and Els Molins, and at Las Rotas this is at Marineta Cassiana.
Sights of Denia Castillo de Denia The old town section of Denia is dominated by the castle. Situated on a hill near the sea and at the heart of the town centre it is one of the characteristic features of its history. The original design stems from the 11th and 12th centuries, and it has undergone several architectural changes since. Its bastions, for instance, were built in the Renaissance style of the 16th/17th century. Remnants of three distinct era's can still be admired at Denia 's castle: Roman era: remainders from this period can be found at the east side of the castle (Torre del Galliner). Muslim era: This period can be observed at the Portal de la Vila (access gate) and at the arcs and roofs of the Portal del Baluart and the Torre del Mig. Christian era: This period is reflected in the Vila Vella, the walled city area that remained the city centre until the time of the Guerra de Sucesin at the start of the 18th century.
Archeological museum This museum displays the evolution of the city from its beginnings (the Iberian age) until the 18th century. The museum is divided into four parts, displaying the four most influential periods of the city's development. Etnological museum The Ethnological museum of Denia brings the 19th century to life. It displays the life of the bourgeoisie in these times and the growth and glory brought about by the raisin trade. Toy museum In this museum one can admire the toys that were produced in Denia from 1904 until the 1960's. Asuncin kerk: This church, built in 18th century baroque style, has the rectangular shape of a latin cross. San Antonio church: The current building was re-modelled in the 18th century and consists of a monastery and a church. The cross decorated in Biblical ways hanging inside is worth a visit. Denia city council. Denia Town hall:
A beautiful building because of its classical design and shapes. Its faade consists of six massive arches and big windows.
Things to do in Denia
The sea and the beach offer you the possibilities to go sailing, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea fishing, outings to the Balearic Islands , and to taste a multitude of culinary fish dishes. The coastline and inlands offer possibilities for a game of golf or tennis, to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, or set out for a car trip to cultural and historical sights. Natures beauty invites you for a tour on foot, by bike or by car. There are many formidable hiking trails with routes of different lengths and varying in difficulty.
You will walk through shadowy orange plantations or you can walk to the top of mount Montgó where the real reward is the unforgettable view of the surroundings. In this area, nature blossoms four seasons a year. A number of ferries set out from Denia harbour to the Balearic Islands. One of the possibilities is an excursion to Mallorca or Ibiza , with ferries going there every day. Denia offers everything you would want on a shopping day. The main street Marqués de Campo and the many little lanes offer a wide range of shoe, clothes, and jewellery stores.
The market places of Denia are also worth your while. Offering a large diversity of local products ranging from fruits and vegetables from the surroundings, to freshly caught fish and even handicraft artworks. Since relaxing is important during your holidays, why don't you try out one of Denia 's many spa's on offer. Pick your choose from a wide range of treatments such as hydrotherapy, clay, algae, lavender, and/or camomile baths, massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, and many many more.
Festivities in Denia
In Denia there is always a celebration going on. Denia is known to be the district in the Costa Blanca that has more holidays than any other. The festivities are celebrated extensively, sometimes for days in a row, and for all ages. Starting early mornings, they go on until late at night. Some of the major characteristic celebrations in Denia are:
characterised by dance and music, fireworks, and displaying major pieces of art, in the making for the entire year, that are ultimately sacrificed in the bonfire on the last evening of the celebration.
Las Fiestas Patronales de la Santsima Sangre:
This feast is celebrated in July and is mostly characterised by Bous al Mar (literally: Bulls to the Sea), in which the bulls are unleashed in the streets and startled by local Spanish daredevils trying to drive them into the sea. Spaniards love this feast, but animal lovers may best take a detour on that day. The days before and after are filled with many activities, reaching a climax with the Correfoc, a parade with beautiful floats.
De Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)
is a feast based on the historical-religious tradition and is celebrated throughout most of the Costa Blanca. It reminds of the times when Mores were occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Christians reconquered it during the 'Reconquista'. This feast is truly a dress-up party with Moors, Christians, music, parades with horses and lots of spectacle.
Cuisine of Denia
In Denia you can enjoy a large variety of seafood. The harbour of Denia has a daily supply from fishermen providing for the menu of the restaurants on the very same day. Furthermore you will find the typical dishes of the Costa Blanca of which the Paella is a must. The rich variety of the cuisine in this area of the Mediterranean Coast is mainly characterised by the use of olive oil, garlic, fish, crustaceans and fresh vegetables.
Wellknown are also the renowned red shrimps of Denia, the rice dish calles Arroz a banda, the Espencat (grilled vegetables) and the Suquet de peix (with a.o. fish, sea urchins and dried cuttlefish). You can enjoy this delicious dishes in the more 300 Denia restaurants. Apart from that Denia has numerous cheerful terraces, bars and bodegas.
Sports and recreation in Denia
Denia's location in between the sea and mountains offers an optimal surrounding for many different sports. Add to this the gentle and warm sea climate and one can practice a variety of sports on land or at sea all year long.
Golf in Denia
This area has many golf courses; fourteen in total in the Alicante and Valencia districts. The nearest golf courses are the 18-hole lane of La Sella Club de Golf in Denia , the 18-hole lane of Oliva Nova Campo de Golf, and the 9-hole lane of Javea Club de Golf.
From March to mid-October the beach towards las Marinas is ideal for wind and kite surfing. In Denia one can go sailing, rowing, canoeing, diving, water skiing, sports fishing, yet skiing, and much more all year long. The harbour and marina also offer all the facilities and equipment for sailing and fishing trips. Cova Tallada, close to Denia , is a protected nature reserve with many rocks, caves, and sheltered inlets. It is a beautiful place to go scuba diving. There is a diving school in Denia which facilitates trips to this area.
Besides bike and hike tours in the nature reserve of Monte Montgó, the area is also very suitable for horseback riding. You can also enjoy yourself with tennis, squash, paddle, and fitness centres with, amongst others, spinning, taekwondo, aerobics, judo, and power plate facilities.
Helpful thoughts for Denia
From Denia you can travel to Alicante or Valencia by train. Get on the train in the centre of Denia and follow the scenic tourist route along the coast and the mountains with beautiful views. Unless you are in a rush to catch a plane, it is great fun to admire the coast or to go shopping in another city. Or get on the Limón Express at Gata de Gorgos. This too will give you a wonderful excursion. A train from the good old days takes you along the Mediterranean Costa Blanca in a trip of a few hours. The train travels up and down daily from Gata de Gorgos and Benidorm, and takes you past Altea, Penon d'Ifach, Teulada and other nice places.
The locations of our holiday rentals of villas, houses, homes, and holiday rental apartments in Denia
You will find the locations of our holiday accommodations:
Located in the centre, you have all facilities such as shops and restaurants at walking distance. The harbour is directly in front of you and you are very near the first beaches of Las Marinas and Las Rotas.
This is the northern part of Denia where most of the sand beaches are located. An excellent tourist area with beach stretching approximately 14 kilometres.
The southern area of Denia housing some sand beaches and multiple rock beaches and bays. The total length of these beaches is 4 kilometres. The holiday houses, holiday villas and holiday apartments in Las Rotas are situated in calm suburbs.
The Montgó area:
The holiday rental houses, holiday rental villas, and holiday rental apartments on the slope of mount Montgó , outside the nature reserve, are mostly located in calm suburbs.
In the inlands:
District villages such as La Jara, Jesús Pobre, and La Pedrera are all picturesque towns.