Two bedroom; one and a half bathrooms; baby camper cot upon request
- english, dutch
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
An interesting and delightful stay.
Villajoyosa is certainly a magical place. We liked that it was Spanish in essence and had no pretensions. It was easy to travel to other places with the Tram and there were many places to investigate in Villajoyosa.
The apartment was in an interesting area and we had a lovely time sitting on the rooftop terrace and enjoying walking around the little lanes.
Natasha was very helpful and always willing to answer any queries.
Thank you for the lovely review! I’m glad that you enjoyed our apartment, and Villajoyosa.
Winter Sun in Spain's Happy Town
My husband and I stayed for ten days in January, and had a delightful time. We know the Marina Baixa area very well, but had never stayed in Villajoyosa before. The house is quirky and characterful and right in the heart of the old town where authentic everyday Spanish life still goes on. We loved seeing the old ladies in their dressing gowns sitting out on the wall in the sun for a serious natter, fortified with local oranges and sunflower seeds. One evening we were also serenaded by one of the neighbours who plonked his chair in the middle of the street and proceeded to play haunting Spanish melodies. Though a lot of the bars and restaurants are closed at this time of the year we eat out some evenings, and would recommend the Maharaja if you enjoy good Indian cuisine. We bought some of the freshest fish you're ever likely to find including sardines and mackerel from the local market and enjoyed delightful lunchtime barbecues on the splendid roof terrace. We did a lot of walking and particularly enjoyed being at the fishing port when the vessels return in the afternoon to disgorge their catch ready for the quayside fish auction. We cooked most evenings and found the house to be pretty well equipped. You should not miss the free tours of the local Valor chocolate factory with tastings at the end - you cannot fail to notice the pervading aroma of roasting cocoa beans that wafts around the town each evening. The local tram or tranvia, also known fondly as "el trenet" - little train, by the locals, provides a reliable and inexpensive way of getting up and down the coast if you do not want to drive- we visited Alicante and Albir and Altea, which we would highly recommend. The weekly market held each Thursday is also worth a visit - this is not for tourists as you will discover, with fruit and vegetable stalls jostling with ladies underwear sellers. Local oranges are in season and we bought the very best Mandarins we have tasted for just 75 centimos a kilo. For non food items you need to be able to haggle.
The house makes a perfect base to explore the region and to experience a little of the very different way of life in Spain - this will be all the richer if you make an attempt to speak some Spanish, however falteringly. We would have rated this property at five stars had there not been some problems with WiFi and the electrics which Natasha dealt with promptly. A memorable and enjoyable holiday!
Thank you so much for the lovely review of our apartment. We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Villajoyosa is truely a little hidden gem!
Just as an update re the electricity and wifi: we sent in our electrician after you left...all was in order. It seems thus, as I suspected when we spoke, that it was a general overload on the system in the Old Town, which caused the electrical problems, which in turn affected the wifi.
Thank you for being such lovely guests-it was a pleasure to have you in our apartment. We hope to be your hosts again in the near future!
Traditional Moorish house nestled in Villa Joyosa old town
Would suit fit or younger persons as there are steep steps in the property and parking is a 5 min walk away. It is a cosy, clean and very well equipped house that was easy to cook any type of meal. My wife and kids loved our stay here. With the exception of new years eve it was surprisingly quiet considering how close all the properties are. The beach is a 3 min walk directly down the hill and the town is 10 mins walk up the hill through the old town which is very picturesque. Natasha was very helpful though out the period of our stay.
We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our property, as well as Villajoyosa! We hope you enjoyed the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks, from the roofterrace - it’s always spectacular!
Very well equipped and positioned in the old town
This is a traditional old fishing house split over 3 levels and has been beautifully restored with all modern comforts. Whilst still keeping many of the traditional features. As you enter the house you’ll be met with narrow steep stairs leading to the bedrooms, both are air conditioned for the hot summer months. The onsuite bathroom in the main bedroom features a wonderfull double shower room, powerful and easy to adjust. Perfect after a day at the beach. The other kids bedroom is perfectly squeezed onto the first floor with comfortable bunk beds. Could easily slept adults as well. Further up the stairs your greeted with a wonderfully decorated kitted main living/kitchen all over the second floor. From the sat tv to the solid cutlery pots and pans you’ll want for nothing. We particularly liked the gas cooker and coffee machine. You’ll get a real feeling of quality and thoutfullness whilst living a traditional Spanish style surrounded by locals who love to party and enjoy themselves. The best feature is yet to come, if you navigate up the steep wooden stairs you’ll ge greeted by 360 vistas again fully equipped with table, chairs, loungers, umbrella and a solid BBQ. Credit is due to the owners vision of providing a real Spanish experience. If this is not enough, the owners communication and the agents local knowledge of the area was second to none, they provided our every need with total pleasure. Once you have settled in you’ll find 3 perfect supermarkets dishing up food that never reaches the UK. You must try the local Lubina sea bass with some steamed vegetables. The beach is stunning and literally a stones through away. We walked to the marina and back a good few times. Along the way you’ll find quality reatraunts serving up quality food, with local beers. Within the old town there are little gems for shopping and tasting the local delicatessen. We discovered the local market which has a real buzz about the place and there is a traditional food takeaway that serves freach paella. The boys even let us take the pan home whist it was still sizzling. It does help the experience if you speak un poco. You must also try the local chocolate factory museum which is a free tour. Getting around the cost is easy as well no need for a car as they have a fantastic tram system which is 10 min walk from the house. It’s also very cheap. All in all a fantastic experience only blited slightly by the over enthusiastic locals who party with much gusto.
Dear Guest, thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your holiday! It is always our aim to provide an apartment in which one can make happy family memories. Happy New Year and we hope to see you again soon!
A lovely holiday house in an UNESCO site
Super convenient - a stonethrow from one of the best beaches in Costa Blanca while just a few minutes walk from the tram station; in a very friendly and cosy community. Exactly the place my wife and i need for a layback holiday - away from the office emails (with the help of non-existence of wifi in the house - i do mean this is a credit). Piedad is helpful and can be reached almost at all times and Natasha always shows her warm hospitality by constantly texting us about our holiday. It is a no-brainer to book the same house when we have another holiday in La Villa Joyosa. Just simply joyful and lovely and unforgettable. Thank you very much, Piedad and Natasha.
Thank you for your review of our apartment - I am very happy to know that you and your wife had a lovely holiday! You are more than welcome to rent it again!!
ps: we have decided to have wifi installed...just for those who cannot seem to get away from the office emails, but utilizing it while on holiday is, of course, optional ;-) Hope you had a safe journey home!
We spent five days in the apartment, which was tidy and well equipped. As you can expect from a traditional Moorish building, stairs were narrow and steep - especially the stairs leading up to the rooftop terrace, which in return offered an amazing view. We were a bit surprised with the bedrooms setting, but again - that was a Moorish house-style charm.
The house was located in the Old Town of Villajoyosa among very lively and friendly local people - therefore expect some noise! The beach, bars and restaurants were only two minutes away. In the evenings we could smell chocolate in the air from the local chocolate factory. Both, the owner and property manager were in touch during our stay to make sure we were happy.
We are truly happy to read that you and your guests enjoyed your stay! It is always our utmost priority to ensure that our guests have a happy holiday while staying at our property! We hope to see you again soon!