The Costa Blanca region of Spain offers year round sunshine, the white sandy beaches are peppered with unspoilt fishing villages and historic towns. Altea is the jewel of this spectacular region and our apartment is in the heart of the town. Altea is surrounded by olive groves, pine forests and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the magnificent Church of the Virgen del Consuelo, which can be seen from the terrace. In front of the church is a beautiful plaza lined with restaurants, cafés and bars, from this point there are numerous meandering streets leading to the beach/promenade area. Some of Altea's best Spanish and International restaurants are here. Altea has many fiestas throughout the year, with the largest and most famous being the Moors and Christians fiesta in September, there are three days of celebration, this is one festival not to be missed.
Apartment Altea, Costa Blanca North, Spain - 2 minutes walk from the Plaza, 10 minutes to the beachfront
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 2018
About Mark Pettit
Casa Leah is a family owned apartment in Altea. Our family is based throughout Europe and the Southern Hemisphere, it is regularly used by all members whether for a quick weekend break by individuals or a more exciting larger family reunion! It has been a fantastic family holidaying spot since it's purchase and is enjoyed from grandparents through to grandchildren. There is always something new happening in the town or the local area for a some adventure! Family and friends use this property whether with their own children, friends or even on their own for some solitude. This property will remain within our family for years to come as it has happy memories and will inevitably make many more.
Mark Pettit purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Mark Pettit chose Altea
This property was bought in Altea as it was a new, modern build but had considerations for its location to the historical walled Old Town-1 minute walk away. The more modern beach promenade is less than a 10 minute stroll downhill. Altea has numerous restaurants and bars ranging from quaint to truly gourmet, some are mentioned in foreign "foodie" publications. Many of these establishments have incredible views of the Mediterranean and the nearby mountain ranges with their fairy-lit towns. There are cafés and bakeries everywhere, great for a morning coffee stroll or packing for a picnic. The surrounding region has many pretty villages along the coast and inland that are famous for their foods, wines, fiestas and markets. Altea is easily accessed from Alicante or Valencia airport.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is ground floor and was deliberately chosen by the family for this reason. The courtyard at the back of the lounge continues straight out into the communal pool area. This is a great if you have children or just want to have a quick dip. Also this region of Spain is well travelled by cyclists whether in winter training or during the season. Being a ground floor apartment the access for bikes straight out onto the street has been great for the keener family members! Due to the great location local convenience stores are only a shot walk away making unnecessary to constantly rely on a vehicle. There are many local beaches, Altea, La Villa Joyosa and Calpe are our favourites. Beach towels and other picnic equipment, including chairs are supplied so you can travel light!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great apartment in lovely town
The property has a great location, all facilities and it was very clean. Check in and out went very smoothly with local representative Luz. Mark answered all questions quickly and thoroughly. We will come back again.
Matk was very helpful when booking the apartment and sorting out all the arrangments travel cot and high chair. The apartment was more than we expected it was like being home from home. Lovely apartment with all the home comforts. Very clean and spacious set right in the heart of Altea. The added touch of a welcome card and bottle of wine on arrival was so lovemy. Luz who met us to let us in and show us around was very friendly. As this was our 1st family holiday with our 8month old daughter we couldnt of asked for a better place to stay. Thank you mark for making are holiday one to remember. I would definitely recommend this place and we will hopefully be back again.
Fabulous apartment in beautiful town
Wonderful week in a lovely apartment in beautiful Altea.
Organisation was incredibly straightforward as communication from Mark is prompt and he was very accommodating.
The apartment is extremely comfortable, very well appointed - and was exceptionally clean. Luz, who welcomed us, was charming and anxious to help.
The location of the apartment is key. Being on the ground floor of a small complex it is a handful of steps from the patio to the pool, which we rarely didn't have to ourselves.
It is also fabulously located for the restaurants and bars of the old town, a 3-minute walk to a great bakery and a supermarket and 10 minutes from the beach.
I can't fault it!
A great apartment in a fantastic location
A beautiful apartment with everything you could ever require. Like a home from home! A pretty Patio leads onto a quiet pool. Almost felt like our own private pool. Location couldn’t have been better. A 5 minute walk leds you to the Old Town with fantastic restaurants and bars set around a busy square. The Beach (pebble) is a 10 minute walk; is set alongside restaurants and bars all reasonably priced. There are a lot of steep hills and steps but you do get used to them! On arrival we were greeted by Luz who was friendly and helpful. Mark was very prompt to reply to any queries or questions. We would definitely recommend.
We stayed in this lovely appartment for 10 nights. We chose this appartment because it had two bedrooms and a bath. The bath has been taken out and a walk in shower been put in its place - that is my only negative, which will probably not bother any other person! The appartment is fully equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need. The pool was rarely used by anyone else and was right outside the appartment, almost felt like our own private pool! We didn't arrive until quite late and a lovely lady called Luz met us. She explained everything we needed to know and even gave me her wotsapp so I could contact her if necessary (which it wasn't) Altea is very, very hilly, you will probably go home fitter than you arrived! The beach is not at all sandy, not even pebbly, but stoney. There are lovely beaches up and down the coast. There are plenty of restaurants and local cafe bars all very reasonably priced. There are also plenty of shops and a couple off supermarkets for all your bits and pieces. The train was very cheap and reliable, and we used it a lot to go sightseeing. We did have a beach day at nearby Calpe which is a lovely town a little way along the coast. We heard very few other English voices here which was a bonus for us. All in all we had lovely time and if we were to return to this area we wouldn't hesitate to return to this appartment.
This is an amazing place ! Mark was very helpful and answered promptly to all my questions! Luz the manager was so sweet and informative! There’s nothing but positive things about it!
I will definitely recommend it !
Special interest holidays:
The surrounding land is fantastic for walking, hiking, road cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. Down at the coast you can jet and water ski, kayak and hire boats.
Road cyclists and triathletes will find Altea the perfect sport for warm weather winter training.
Altea has approximately 6km of beachfront with various coves spread throughout, it's a fantastic spot for a morning or sunset walk. From the apartment you hit Playa de la Rodo and Playa del Cap Blanche, both are a mixture of sand and white pebbles. The beach stretches south past the marina towards Albir. Heading in the opposite direction you pass the shingles of Playa del Cap Negret, a small cove called Cala del Soio and arrive at Playa de L'Olla. Continue and you arrive at Mascaret Point.
Alicante Airport is 61km and Valencia Airport is 130km from the apartment. The motorway to Altea is the A7 and the non toll road that links Alicante to Valencia is the N-332. Alicante is about a 1 hour drive and Valencia nearer 2 hours. There are numerous car hire companies operating at both airports although once in Altea a car is not essential. Both airports are accessible by a bus, taxi and there is also a scenic train service.
El Castell de Guadalest is about 30 minutes drive from Altea. Set high in the mountains, the vistas are incredible and surrounding landscape is beautiful. This mountain top village is well worth an afternoon trip.
Fuentes de Algar is about 10 minutes south of Altea. Set in the lower, green lands of the mountains, it is well known for its waterfalls. The adventurous will enjoy a swim, everyone will be happy with a spot of lunch before returning to Casa Leah.
Local shops - with Casa Leah situated in the heart of the old town, the choice is unlimited. We are surrounded by many artisanal food shops, gelaterias and bakeries of which La Alteana is the nearest.
Many evenings can be spent wandering different lanes browsing quality crafts, antiques, jewellery and clothing on offer in the old town .
The beach front of Altea has a more modern feel, this is the place to head for the more usual retail needs.
Finally the local market is on Tuesday by the football ground.
Restaurants - Altea has an exceptional number of places offering great food, drinks and relaxing times. This can be by the sea, up in the town square or at rooftop restaurants on the hot nights. The choice is absolutely endless and you will find gourmet mentions in your independent research on this old town that are really wonderful.
The old town has plenty of tapas bars to while away an afternoon. Modern European, gastro, Spanish & Italian are a good starting point, prices vary so you will find something to suit every budget.
The beachfront has a completely different feel, all needs are covered here too, beach bars, modern cafés, pinxtos and some great restaurants. Just pick your spot and admire the views of the Mediterranean.
We find new favourite places all the time, so before you go be sure to speak to us and we can make some recommendations, or if you prefer, just discover your own!
Supermarkets - the nearest are either Mas Y Mas in the town centre or thee is Mercadona which is larger and near the petrol station Sant Blai.
Banks - there are several in Altea, all are situated towards the promenade on Av. Alt Rei en Jaume I or Calle Conde Altea.
The main ones are:
Bankia, Bbva, Banca March, Caixabank, Cajero Automatico Banco Guipuzcoano, Cajamurcia & Banco Sabadell.
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Arrival is preferred after 2pm and departure before 10am. However if you have specific requirements please ask as we will try to accommodate your needs. Cleaning: €50 per stay based on 2 people, every extra person more than 2 is €10 per person. ThIs cost is to be paid in cash to the keyholder. Registration Number: VT-449034-A