Village house in old Oliva town.Roof top with lovely views over town to sea, orange groves and mountains. The house,sleeps 4 in one double room and one twin room. It is s equipped to a high standard for comfortable stays whether short or long. Furniture for outdoor dining in secluded courtyard and roof terrace. Outside BBQ. Two minutes walk to popular local bar restaurant, small supermarket, cafe and bodega. Great for holidays all year round - as we have air con and a log fire !!.British and Spanish TV service . Great base for exploring the area or simply relaxing . The beach remains remarkably uncrowded during the summer.
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- Min Stay3 - 4 nights
Traditional 2 bedroom village house gives authentic Spanish feel
Dave and Pam McKee
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- english, spanish
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- Sep 19, 2018
About Dave and Pam McKee
We fell in love with Spain many years ago via package holidays on the Costas and then further exploration inland. It was always a dream to have our own place and we managed this in 2002 opting for the old area of the town rather than the beach but this suits us fine! We are both from careers in Human Resources and the Courts Service and are now able to spend more time at the house relaxing, exploring and cooking with the great selection of fresh ingredients available. Do ring us if you would like more information we are happy to make recommendations to help you get the best out of your stay.
Dave and Pam McKee purchased this House in 2002
Why Dave and Pam McKee chose Oliva
We love the town as tourism is not its prime industry so you feel a part of the real Spain. This said, the beach is lovely and never really overcrowded, a bit busier on weekends when local families use the beach but there's plenty of room for everyone! It's about 8 mins drive from the house and is great for winter walks as well as summer swimming and sunbathing. The town has a great selection of bars and restaurants and is well placed if you want to travel further afield to Valencia, Alicante or live it up in Benidorm! The winter sun and the oranges growing in the groves in January just lifts the spirits. The drive from the airports at Valencia or Alicante are just about an hour making even a long weekend worthwhile. The town has various fiestas during the year notably Easter Weekend, San Jose Fallas in March and the Moors and Christians parades in July .Winter sunshine abounds and the house can be made cosy with a log fire .
What makes this House unique
The size of the house is just fine for 4 - and not too much work for the 2 of us when we visit! By equipping the house to a good standard, we have tried to make it a home from home for ourselves and for our family and guests to enjoy as well. The roof terrace gives views over the town whilst the courtyard with its BBQ area gives privacy for outdoor dining. We are happy to consider pets with their considerate owners for a small extra charge. The local bar restaurant is excellent value for money and only round the corner - used by Spanish and Brits alike!.(Sometimes it's too handy !!) We have Spanish and British neighbours which gives a nice feel to the street.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful house in Oliva old town
A lovely Spanish house with courtyard, 1st floor terrace and roof terrace. Everything one could want in the kitchen and house for a comfortable stay, including beach umbrella and beach chairs. Good restaurant and bar just around the corner. Highly recommend.
So glad you enjoyed it. Do come again!
Interesting non-touristy spot, cats a plenty
Interesting different place to stay, found the evidence of cats on terraces affected use of outdoor space. Generous hosts and homely atmosphere.
Great townhouse for a truly traditional Spanish town holiday, loved its private terraces.
Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed it and we hope to welcome you back.
Lovely home well stocked in walking distance to town.
Be sure to see the sunrise, from the rooftop..
Thank you for staying with us. We'd love to welcome you again!
Casa Cariad is well positioned in Olivia Old Town with good access to roads to many interesting places. The house is beautifully equipped with three outside terraces. The main one off the kitchen has a good BBQ. The bedrooms are air conditioned, which is very useful during the hot nights. The house benefits from U.K. satellite TV. The view from the top terrace looks out over Olivia town and towards the sea and is very picturesque at night. The house is very comfortable and a welcome return after a day at the beach/sightseeing. Also the washing machine was invaluable.
Thanks to Pam and Dave for making their home truly a "home from home".
Aug 28 to September 7. 2017
Lovely house, lovely town
If you want to experience life in an old Spanish town, but with the beach only minutes away, this is it. Oliva is a great base to explore inland as well. The upper terrace view of the old town and Med is stunning. I just wish I had gotten up every morning to watch the sunrise.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come back
Special interest holidays:
Coming for a long stay ? We recommend that you join the Oliva U3A - low cost membership for access to a multitude of activities in English.
Less than 10 minutes drive to sandy, gently sloping, Blue Flag beach. Beach bars operate in high season. Choice of bars and restaurants just off beach operate all year. Outdoor pool (high season) and large indoor pool (all year) in town centre. Childrens activities; beach, water parks, safari park and caves, theme parks in Benidorm.
There is easy access to the countryside for walking lovers
70 minutes drive from Alicante or Valencia airports - house is 5 minutes from motorway exit.
Car hire is recommended for making the most of your holiday.
The lovely city of Valencia accessible by car (70 mins) or train (45mins)
Coastal towns of Denia (20 mins), Altea and Benidorm 45 mins drive. In late February the almond blossom in the Jalon Valley is a beautiful sight - just half an hour away.
A great base for relaxing or exploring the "real" Spain coastal or mountain scenery. Route books/ideas available for walkers. Modern town centre has choice of supermarkets and local shops and good choice of bars and restaurants. Weekly outdoor market selling fresh local produce, hardware and textiles. Various fiestas during the year !
If you'd like talk to us before deciding please contact us. Changeover Day: Flexible to accommodate flights and best prices! Arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am. Notes on prices: We charge a maximum linen supplement of £30 pw for parties of 3+. Discounts for long lets of 4 weeks and over. Last minute deals. Small pets welcome at supplement of £20 p.w.