Villa in Moraira, Costa Blanca, Spain - Quiet Area, Yet Close To Amenities
- english, I have a small understanding of French and Spanish
As self-employed people running a small business in England, my husband and myself decided 20 years ago that we would use our savings to buy a villa in the sun, both for ourselves and to rent to holidaymakers to help with the overheads. We enjoyed speaking to prospective clients so much, and ensuring that their holidays were a success, that when we had the chance we bought a small apartment on the beach in Benidorm. We have many clients who return to our properties, and we think of them as old friends even though we have never actually met them. We are very "hands-on" owners, but we cannot praise our staff in Spain enough. Nothing is too much trouble, and Jo and Adam in Moraira, and Claire and Dawn in Benidorm are available close by should any of our clients have a problem.
jenny purchased this Villa in 1998
Why jenny chose La Sabatera
We bought our villa in Moraira because the town itself is very attractive, with so many amenities. It is also easy to reach from Alicante airport along the motorway. It is a great base for extensive sightseeing -there are so many places of interest within a relatively short drive. Valencia and Alicante cities are well worth a visit, and the smaller towns of ALtea with its blue-domed church, Javea with the church designed like a ship, and Denia with the ferry across to Ibiza, all make for an interesting day out. Guadalest and the Fonts d'Algar are a must, likewise Benidorm, a "city on the beach". We chose our villa in the exact spot in Moraira to be close to bars, supermarkets etc. within walking distance, yet the villa itself is in a really quiet area.
What makes this Villa unique
We have tried to make our villa really family-friendly and comfortable. We provide a selection of toys and games for the children, and inflatables for the pool. As the villa itself is completely flat, we feel it is suitable for young and old alike, with plenty of enclosed space so the children can play safely. Jo and Adam, our staff in Moraira, are close by for advice by telephone, or to visit if the problem can't be resolved by phone. There are a real variety of bars and restaurants within walking distance, plus all the essential things like the supermarket and chemist etc.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Located on an estate between Teulada and Moreira, ideally you need a hire car for this location, especially if you wish to travel around like we do. Loads of supermarkets, and two English boozers on the estate. Nice restaurants in Moreira, but if you want something more traditionally Spanish Teulada offers a place away from the tourists, and better value for money. The property itself is great, ticks all the boxes, and if you like a pool, this is as good as it gets. Sun loungers aplenty, BBQ, safe haven for children, and a really nice outdoor eating area. The property was immaculate and the surrounding area is very quiet. An ideal villa for a family or for couples. Communication with the owner was pretty much instant, and having stayed at probably twenty plus villas in Spain over the years, this offered real value for money. There are plenty of places worth visiting such as Calpe, Altea and Denia, but Guadelest up in the mountains (50 minute drive) provides some of the most wonderful views you can imagine, and is well worth a visit. We had a day in Valencia (75 minute drive), and stopped off at a nice village El Palmar just a few miles south of the city, where paella is alleged to have originate from. The drive from the motorway to El Palmar took us through the rice fields, and down some interesting roads, and also gave us the best paella of the week. Overall a great week's holiday.
Many thanks to this client for taking the time to post such an informative review of our villa and the surrounding area. We try hard to make each holiday a success, and reviews such as this make our efforts worth while.
The villa is well laid out and has everything you need for a great stay. There are plenty of restaurants and bars a short distance away and a half hour stroll takes you into the centre of Moraira with a huge selection of restaurants and pubs. Will certainly hire this villa again. David
Many thanks to this client for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am so pleased they enjoyed their holiday in our villa, and will certainly welcome them back in the future.
Lovely villa and pool, very homely and a quite area
We had a lovely stay at this villa, it was the first time I had booked through this company and it was very easy, Jenny has put lots of information on the web page and provided excellent directions to find the property, the villa itself was very homely and had a lot of basics you often don't get in some villas. The pool is amazing and very clean and we were lucky to have fabulous weather.
The area is really nice, an easy walk into town and plenty of food shops around, a great base for discovering the area if you have a car or if you just want to chill out by the pool. Although on an 'urbanization' it was very quiet and the villa is quite private.
I would definitely recommend this villa if you are looking for somewhere to stay around Moraira and wouldn't hesitate to book it again!
What a lovely review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa. Hopefully we will hear from you again in the future. Jenny
Fantastic villa in an ideal location
Myself, husband and four children thoroughly loved this villa. We stayed for 22 nights and didn't want to come home! The villa was made for us....ample room for us all in the villa and in and around the pool. The games room was a bonus and occupied my husband and son when they couldn't stand the sun anymore!! The pool was lovely and big and used the floats provided by the owner to have races...it was kept clean and safe throughout with regular visits from the pool people. The villa was lovely and clean and had loads of little extras in the kitchen which we hadn't thought of bringing with us and we left our little bits we bought for the next user. The villa is close to the centre of Moraira about a 10minute drive and parking isn't a problem. Plenty of restaurants to choose from; a particular favourite was "Munroes" which was excellent value for money and excellent food. There is a local market every Friday which myself and a couple of my children went to every week which we picked up some bargains and a lovely chicken dinner from a stall which cost next to nothing. The villa is a fantactic base for Calpe, Benissa and as well as markets all around that area. Benidorm is around a 50min drive which has Aqualandia and Terra Mitica, again fantastic days out. Would recommend getting a joint deal rather than booking these separately.
The owner, Jenny, is excellent to deal with, extremely helpful and happy to oblige when possible. when at the villa there is a list of all people who can be contacted if there are any issues so someone is always there to help if need be. Can't say enough good things about the villa and Jenny. I would recommend a stay here to all and will defo be going back.
What a wonderful review! Myself and our people in Spain do everything to make all our clients holidays the best they can be, and comments like these make it all worth while. We like to think our villa is family-friendly, so that everyone can feel at home there, and of course Moraira with its clean beaches, restaurants to suit everyone's pocket and cuisine, shops, market and other amenities is wonderful for people of all ages. Many thanks to this client for taking the time to write such an extensive review - I very much look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
A lovely, comfortable villa in an ideal spot
We had the very good fortune to stay in this lovely, comfortable villa in May. It is in a most convenient position near to shops, restaurants, bars and supermarket. The villa itself has all that you need for an enjoyable holiday and is completely enclosed and secure for those travelling with children or, as in our case, our two little dogs. The lovely, large swimming pool is a particular highlight. We would highly recommend a stay at Casa Jenny
So pleased when our clients take the time to post a review, especially such a good one! We try hard to make our villa comfortable and a review like this shows we are getting things right!
Several blue-flag beaches in area. Nearest is in Moraira, a 10 minute drive away. Also El Portet, just an extra few minutes further on. Beautiful sand for the children, with beach games and play areas also. Moraira with its beach is about a half-hour downhill walk from the villa, and back again would be an extra 15 mins uphill walk!
Alicante is the nearest airport, an hour's drive away. Car hire is recommended, but not essential, with "resort-hopper" companies now operating in the area. The cost of a taxi from the airport is approximately £100 each way. Valencia Airport is also about an hour's drive. Murcia is approximately 2 hours away.
Moraira is the nearest town, about 1 mile away. Benidorm is about a half-hour's drive. Also within a short drive are Javea, Denia, Calpe, and Altea, all well worth a visit. Guadalest is an absolute must with its stunning views and castle to explore, and the Fonts d'Algar, where you can bathe in pools and waterfalls, are in the same area, all within an hour's drive.
In close proximity to the villa there are several eating places, ranging from English breakfasts, pizzas and snacks to more up-market restaurants. Within a 5-mile radius there are literally hundred's of eating establishments, of all nationalities and cuisines. There are also a fish-and-chip shops. There is a supermarket on the estate, with other, larger ones within a 10 minute drive. There are several banks in Moraira itself, and currency exchanges too. There is a chemist just a 2 minute drive away, and in Spain the dispensing personnel are more highly trained than in Britain, and can offer advice to save a visit to the doctor. But should an emergency arise, doctors are within a 5-minute drive, and also dentists in Moraira. All the professionals speak English, or have a translator close by. Also on the estate there is friendly English bar with wi-fi which serves breakfast and other tasty food until 4 pm, a gastro sports bar with tabletop games for the children, gaming machines for the adults and an absolutely HUGE TV screen showing current sports. They also serve good food mornings and evenings. with table About a 20 minute walk downhill is a tennis club with bar/restaurant which has a crazy golf facility and a tennis club with bar. So you don't have to walk far for things to do. There are many bars in Moraira, or you can just go for a stroll as the Spanish do, along the beach, or to the harbour with its expensive yachts, or take the kids to the fair for a treat. For the more active, there is go-carting, scuba diving, canoeing and horse-riding etc There are many fiestas in Moraira, and the Moors and Christians parade early in June is totally spectacular, with a grand firework display later.
Benidorm is full of activities, with Aqualandia, a water park for those hot summer days, Cactuslandia close to it full of exotic birds and plants, and Terra Mitica, a huge theme park for all the family. Among the many theme pubs and bars in Benidorm, is Benidorm Palace for that special night out, a truly cosmopolitan experience. If you don't want to drive, taxis are available, or you can book to go by coach.
Also in Benidorm is a new shopping mall, La Marina, with designer shops, bowling alley, and cinema with English films on certain days.