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Villa in Altea, Overlooks Med Sea & Don Cayo Golf

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Altea holiday villa

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

The villa is located in the Sierra Altea, on the 7th fairway of the Don Cayo Golf Club, less than a 10 minute drive to beautiful Costa Blanca beaches. Situated in the Province of Alicante within the Valencia Region, the villa is nestled in the charming fishing town of Altea within walking distance to the old village of Altea La Vella. There is easy access to/from both Alicante & Valencia airports via the well-maintained Autopista AP7.

Altea is the International Center for the musical arts and also the center for fine arts for the Valencia Region. The School for the Fine, Musical & Media Arts of the University of Alicante is located in the town. The cosmopolitan yet unassuming town is rich in local culture and architecture and welcomes visitors from all over Europe as a popular vacation destination. The local cuisine is fabulous, from light fresh seafood & vegetables grown in the region, to its famous rice dishes. Food & Wine Magazine named the Alicante Region 'The next food mecca' in 2011. There are many restaurants in Altea & Altea la Vella with broad variety in both menu and price. The Valencia region is of course, the birthplace of paella and known for its wide range of rice dishes.

The striking Costa Blanca is known for its Sierra-like granite rock mountains, white beaches & fabulous weather, much like San Diego, dry, sunny and moderate. There is always a gentle breeze off the bright blue Mediterranean Sea to cool the hot days. Average rainfall is about 10 inches per year.

This charming 35+ year old villa has been completely renovated. It is very spacious with an open floor plan that includes a formal dining room, large island 'American' kitchen, living room, & expansive covered outdoor living area on the main level with the pool terrace and striking 180 degree views from the sea to the mountains. Located on a cul de sac in a safe, upscale neighborhood, with an electric security gate & intercom.

The Master Suite is located on the main floor, with four additional spacious bedrooms located on the lower level. The house also has a separate office with a Queen size sofabed and wireless Internet access throughout. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful, mature & well-maintained garden that includes fruit trees, flowers & many exotic plants.

The panoramic views from the main pool terraces include the Mediterranean Sea, the mountains, the distant city skylines of Benidorm and others, and sits in the center of the scenic 7th fairway of the Club Don Cayo Golf Course. The beach is just a few minutes drive away.

The oversized master suite offers direct access to the pool terrace, has a King size bed, a large round spa bath tub, large shower, two sinks, a secluded toilet area and four closets. The rest of the four bedrooms are beautifully furnished, spacious, also with large closets. One downstairs bedroom is en suite & two of the downstairs bedrooms offer private terraces.

You can walk to the local village of Altea la Vella in 15 minutes, drive into the main town of Altea and beach in about 5 minutes. There are also many attractions, activities and points of interest for the entire family, within 15 to 30 minutes of the villa.

Keywords: Villa Altea-Spain

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Mary

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. After traveling for work all over Europe, I fell in love with Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, the lovely Spanish culture, the amazing food and the Spanish people. Visiting the Valencia Region, I fell in love with Altea and bought this villa. A couple of years later, the movie, 'Under the Tuscan Sun' came out and my friends told me it reminded them of my adventure in Spain, remodeling the villa and getting to know the charm of this beautiful town and WONDERFUL people!

Mary purchased this villa in 2000

Why Mary chose Altea Area

Recently distinguished as a 'National Treasure' of Spain, Altea is a small fishing town, with a strong Spanish culture and vibrant artist community, and so cosmopolitan. I love being so close to the incredible Med Sea. And, in less than an hour in any direction you can be in some of the most wonderful cities!

What makes this villa unique

Unbelievable views, great location with so much to do within 20 minutes in any direction, comfortable Spanish charm, and great weather. Bullet train from Valencia to Madrid in 1 hour 20 minutes. It's a special place!


based on 18 traveller reviews

Villa in Altea, Overlooks Med Sea & Don Cayo Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best experience at the Villa! What a beautiful property in pristine condition with unbelievable views. Staff was super & had everything ready for us. The terraces and pool were great. We are already planning our next trip to the Villa. The pictures don't do it justice!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, Montana USA

Rental 113372

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home--spacious, clean, great view, clean pool. 10 of us had a stress-free 9-night family holiday. Staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental experience ever

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and the house is spectacular. The photos don't do it justice. Mary's attention to detail and focus on comfort are so appreciated. We were 10 people (7 adults and 3 children from 3-14 years old) and never for one minute did we feel crowded or uncomfortable. It is exactly what the whole family needed and we are so grateful to have had such a beautiful, peaceful, and well-cared-for home to stay in. Mary is a gem and her helpfulness and positive energy in every communication made this, by far, the best rental experience ever.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valkenburg, the Netherlands

Villa Charlotte was superb!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a super week! It's a gorgious house with everything in it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Will return soon

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of four who rented the beautiful villa for the new year holiday week. It was a perfect accommodation for a perfect vacation. The location is central - quick access to altea downtown with great restaurants (we fell in Love with Spanish food and wine!), a short drive to Calpe (must hike the Calpe rock, better yet climb all the way up for the adventurous), and a short drive to Guadalest (for the history buff), and benidorm... The property is beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated. We loved hanging out on the terrace, with music, drinks and a great view. It was a bit cool end of December to use the pool, we would love to come back to use it. The master bedroom is simply perfect and separated from other bedrooms on the lower floor. The garden is also well maintained. When we were there, the orange trees were harvesting, we enjoyed fresh oranges every morning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Fabulous Villa Charlotte in Altea, Spain

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so fortunate to spend 2 weeks in this beautiful home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains! We spent long hours by the pool and watched some stunning sunsets! The location is perfect. We could walk to the local shopping area where we could have breakfast, buy fresh bread at the bakery and fresh produce. We stayed at the villa for 2 weeks and had the most relaxing and enjoyable time!! We went the first two weeks in June and the weather was perfect. We visited the beautiful beaches of Calpe, Guadalest and had many lunches at Altea old town. The owner Mary had great suggestions for restaurants and shopping in the area!. Villa Charlotte was by far one of the best homes that we have rented in Spain and we cannot wait to go back.

The property is very clean and well maintained and I would highly recommend this property to my friends and relatives!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Don Cayo
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Don Cayo
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Don Cayo
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Historical land mark of Guadalest is 30 minute drive, Ferry from Denia (30 minutes) to Ibiza; Renfe access in both Alicante and Valencia. Antique Flea Market in Jalon (30 minutes). Altea Old Town was named a National Treasure of Spain in 2012.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Altea, Spain

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$987

-Damages deposit will be refunded within 5 business days of departure provided that the cost of repairs, replacement, professional services can be determined quickly, or as agreed between parties. Property will be inspected by caretaker after departure.
-Euro pricing available. Please ask for a quote if you prefer to pay in Euros.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Altea, Spain

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Orange Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Very large
    Bathroom ensuite - toilet , shower enclosure , in yellow bedroom
    Powder room - toilet , located on main level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Spacious Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Terrace with view
    Green Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    En suite bedroom - 2 single bed , Two extra long twin beds w/terrace
    Spacious Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , On main level
    Charming Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Office - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen size sofa bed
  • King size beds (2) One is located in the Master suite and the other is in an oversized downstairs bedroom which also has a veranda and view. Queen size Beds (2) One is a regular bed and the other is the sofa bed in the office., Double Beds (1), Extra-long Twin beds (2) Two extra long twin beds are featured in one of the downstairs bedrooms which also has a its own bath and private terrace. The extra long twin beds can be moved together to make a King size bed. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed located in the office. The office also has a terrace with a view.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Multiple terraces totaling over 2200 sq. ft, beautiful garden with fruit trees,within 10 minutes to beautiful Mediterranean beaches,15 minutes to childrens Theme parks,Performing Arts center in Altea,includes numerous art galleries,train access to Alicante,Ferry from nearby Denia to Ibiza,Altea is a quaint yet cosmopolitan area where multiple languages are spoken-including English