Apartment in El Campello, Costa Blanca North, Spain - Peaceful Location, But Only 10 Minutes Walk To Main Beach, Esplanade With Cafes, Restaurants, Shops
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About Wendy Kissack
In the seventies, as a graduate of Spanish, I came to live and work in Murcia town and then in Alicante town. I moved away in the late seventies but returned over the years to visit friends. Finally I had the opportunity to buy somewhere in this area that I love, and I scoured property with an old friend looking for somewhere that met my criteria: 1. Must have sea views 2. Must be easy to get around ( car not essential) 3. Must be near beach 4. Must be quiet ( a challenge in Spain!) 5. Must have good views from front and back 6. Must have good size swimming pool for kids and for adults 7. Must be near shops/bars/restaurants 8. Must be predominantly Spanish (not feel Brits have taken over!) 9. Must not feel cold, empty, unwelcoming Success! - and bonus! a lovely garden.
Wendy Kissack purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Wendy Kissack chose El Campello
El Campello is still predominantly a holiday place for Spaniards, and also a town where people live all year round. It used to be a small fishing village and although it has grown, the port is still a working fishing port. If you snorkel off the rocks you will see fish everywhere, look out for the green wrasse. The weather is dry, sunny and warm most of the year. El Campello beach is sandy and long with an uninterrupted promenade. This means that cafes and restaurants and shops line the beach and provide a social area for day and evening. You can walk or cycle all along the beach and into the next and the next - kilometres of sandy safe beaches. A modern tram runs from Alicante town to Denia along the coast stopping at villages along the way, making it easy and economical to get around and visit other areas.
What makes this Apartment unique
The complex is well established with lovely garden and pool. It is just around the bay from the main beach in a residential area which means it is quiet, but only a short walk away from all amenities that you need. There is a small beach just in front of the apartment, should you not want to walk the 10 minutes to the main beach. This is our home from home, so we have most things you need for the beach, for everyday shopping, for leisure, for sightseeing, or just chilling. The design of the bungalows is classic Moorish architecture with white walls and red tiled roofs. We have filled it with artefacts from Mexico and local Spanish artists.
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Great holiday in a nice setting.Ideal for exploring the Alicante region.
Very nice apartment with very nice views of the gardens/sea from both balconies. We used the balcony from the bedroom alot once our baby was sleeping. Really handy for the tram to Alicante city and Benidorm, beach at El Campello 10 min stroll. If your after the buzz of Alicante and Benidorm but also like the quiet beach life then can recommend this area. The owner of the property went above and beyond with advice and information which meant we hit the ground running and they were always on the phone if i needed any questions answered.
Lovely apartment with excellent pool.
The holiday was most enjoyable and the apartment was lovely. Airport transfers were organised by Wendy the owner. John and Yvonne who manage the property for her picked us up and gave us all the local information. They were most helpful in setting our holiday off to a good start. El Campello is a beautiful fishing village ideal for families with a seafront full of shops, restaurants and bars and a golden sandy beach. We used the small beach which is a 5 minute walk away from the apartment mostly which for our little one was ideal to play in the shallow waves and our older daughter to have a swim in the clear sea.
We would not hesitate to recommend the apartment or Wendy’s professional manner in dealing with our holiday accommodation.
Once again to Wendy, John and Yvonne a big Thankyou for a most enjoyable break.
Great apartment and gardens
This was our fourth time staying in this apartment! It has everything we need and is clean and airy. The beautiful landscaped gardens with the shade of the lovely trees make it a quiet oasis away from the bustle of the town. With the main beach and promenade only a 10 minute walk away and a pleasant little beach a few steps down from the complex, this an ideal location.
Lovely apartment in tranquil setting
This apartment and complex truly is a hidden gem. A fabulous place to stay with everything that you need. Close to town with a beautiful beach and the array of beachfront bars and restaurants or spend a relaxing day by the pool surrounded by lovely peacefull gardens. Truly everything you need to re-charge your batteries.
Well maintained to a good standard.
Our second visit and we were not disapponted, enhanced with wall to wall sunshine. The property offers comfortable accomodation with the advantage of two pools on site, in walking distance of the town, beach and the superb tram service.
like coming home
Have stayed at Wendy's on many occasions and always have a lovely holiday. The apartment is very handy for non drivers, the bus stop for El Campello and San Juan is just outside the complex and the coastal tram just a few yards away.
The little beach is lovely for sunbathing and picnics, for walkers there is a good stroll to Coveta fuma which cuts across the beach at Alkabir. The tram is handy for Alicante and Benidorm if you fancy something a bit more lively.
The pool at he complex is one of the nicest we have come across and is always kept immaculate by the caretaker/gardener.
There are bars and restaurants nearby and plenty in the beautiful town Campello a 15 minute walk.The apartment is kept very clean and tidy and is really comfortable.
If you would like a holiday with quiet peacefull surroundings this is the place to come.
In front of the apartment is a walkway down to a small cove, with sheltered beach. A ten minute stroll away is the main beach of El Campello, long, sandy, with palapas ( sun shades), recreational games ( e.g. volleyball), showers and life guards. A five minute walk to the tram and a 10 minute ride will take you to more beaches - Muchavista, or San Juan - kilometres of very deep sandy beaches, all regularly cleaned. The sea is very safe.
Alicante airport is 25 minutes drive away. You can also arrive by public transport, using the airport bus to Alicante and then the tram to the tram station only two blocks away from the flat. (very cheap, if you have time). If you prefer, we can organise airport transfer for you for an extra fee ( please ask). Car is not essential, but if you do have a car, then we have secure gated car parking within the complex.
El Campello 0.5 km. Alicante 15 km, Alicante Airport 20km. Benidorm 20 km
In 10 minutes, walking slowly, you can leave the apartment, walk along the cliff past the archaeological dig, into the Marina, check out the yachts, visit the fish market if it is daytime, and then onto the Paseo del Maritimo, which is almost 2 miles long and makes for a lovely day or evening stroll along the beach. A wide selection of cafes, ice cream bars, restaurants and shops face the sea, so you can linger, or sit and watch the boats, or the people passing by. In summer months, this is bustling with life every evening; out of season it is quieter, but always it is sunny, warm and pleasant.
Supermarkets, banks and shops of all kinds are located on the road running parallel to the Paseo Maritimo.
Alicante, a tram ride away ( or bus ride) has an even bigger Paseo Maritimo - the Esplanada - and bigger Marina. It is a bustling modern Spanish city with interesting modern shops and an interesting past - a castle, and an old town full of cobbled streets and bars and galleries. And the newer town has some very "cool" bars for the younger generation.
Come during the fiestas of San Juan in June, when you will see huge political effigies made of paper mache, a week of processions and bands, and then the burning of the effigies at midnight onwards - followed by a week of fireworks by the beach. Or come in July to see the Moors and Christians processions; or even more haunting, in Easter, to see the hooded 'penitentes' carrying the Virgin statue up through the narrow cobbled streets to the church high up in the Old Town overlooking the bay.
Fiestas are a big part of Spain. Campello has theirs in October. The tourist information office in Campello can give you dates and tell you what is happening where.
North of El Campello, you can visit fantastic water parks and theme parks in Benidorm, or small picturesque villages such as El Altea or Villajoyosa.
Head inland and visit the Font Roja National Park for breathtaking views, Mediterranean plants and varied wildlife, or El Montgo Nature Reserve, with walking trails and caves.