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Splendid Private Villa With Valley And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 110 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Jalon, Costa Blanca, Quiet Location, 20 Minutes To The Beach And A Short Walk Into Town

This is a spacious, modern house. It enjoys stunning views and is cooled by gentle mountain breezes. The villa has beautiful gardens where you can relax, sun bathe or eat al fresco in tranquil seclusion. If you want to taste the real Spain, enjoy silent roads, and experience encounters with pony and traps and the odd herd of goats, this is the holiday property for you.Sit and watch the bats at dusk, when they emerge from their protected cave within yards of the front garden. There is not a pool in the garden, but there is a lovely pool minutes away which is open high summer. This is an ideal base for beach lovers, golfers, cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There are some interesting caves nearby, which can be explored.Beaches are a short drive away, and there are many interesting places to visit, from castles to seaports to larger towns with comprehensive shopping. Jalon is centre of a wine producing area, and many types of inexpensive wines can be purchased locally.

Derek Cartwright
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Derek Cartwright

Hi. My name is Derek, retired and living in England. I enjoy spending time relaxing and enjoying Jalon. I had the villa built by Angel, a local builder who lives just a few minutes away. I chose The Jalon Valley because of its tranquil location and 'Spanish feel'. It is in a beautiful unspoilt area, yet has many amenities within easy reach. It is 20 minutes away from several sandy beaches, and is less than an hour from Alicante airport. It is very much a family home, being used by my daughters who love the magnificent scenery, the weather, the walking, the golf and the friendly atmosphere of the village.I have a friend close by who will deal with any queries or problems to make your stay more enjoyable.

Derek Cartwright purchased this villa in 2003

Why Derek Cartwright chose La Marina Alta

I purchased the villa as I loved the unspoilt atmosphere around this area. I love the solitude, the empty roads, yet it is only minutes away from several beaches and all amenities. I also considered the ease of access from Alicante airport...less than an hour away via the motorway.

What makes this villa unique

I appreciate the seclusion, the magnificent unspoilt views, the beautiful dawns and sunsets.The short walk to town on a path through vines and orange groves is a delight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have visited La Golondrina before. We love the beautiful walk to the village, and the excellent coffee shops. We spend a lot of time relaxing in the gorgeous garden.We are already planning our next visit. PM Bourne ..............................................................................................................

My dad lives in the village, and we used this great Villa when we visited. Its nice walking back home through the orange groves at night using our phones as torches. Jodie Braithwaite


What a great holiday we had this year. The weather was so good, and there are so many places to go. So much to see ! We liked the cheap wine that we bought from the Bodegas in the village. Just 7 euros for 5 litres, and very drinkable. And the beer at just over one euro a bottle in Jalon's bars is so cheap.The house and holiday is great value. Jen and Stuart.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Xaló, Spain

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Main bathroom with bath/ shower over and bidet, wc and wash basin. En suite to master bedroom has bath/shower over, bidet, wc and wash basin. Both have large mirrors with spotlights.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, en suite and private balcony. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds. All have spacious wardrobes and storage facilities. Child's cot also available. All bedrooms are fitted with mosquito nets at the windows.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
Outside: Beautiful well maintained gardens surround the house. There is parking for three cars in the garden at the front of the villa. The side garden contains a large stone table with stone seats amply accommodating 6 guests. The barbeque is in close proximity. At the rear is a sunbathing terrace, with sun loungers,parasol, and an outside shower. These are screened by palm trees, yuccas, cacti, hibiscus, plumbago, honeysuckle etc At the front of the villa is a covered naya, which adjoins the lounge via double glass doors. A table and chairs afford shaded al fresco dining whilst enjoying stunning views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The price includes bed linen, hand and bath towels. The property is cleaned to a high standard for your arrival. Other: A separate, dual aspect dining room which seats 6 and has a connecting serving hatch to the kitchen. South facing with great views.


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(4 traveller reviews)

Splendid Private Villa With Valley And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay - good location, close to town, but great views up on the hill and quiet. Would go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peaceful , tranquil ,yet conveniently close to amenities. Perfect base for beaches , sight seeing and shopping.
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Fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic holiday at La Golondrina!

A beautiful villa on a peaceful street with spectacular views. The villa had every amenity one could need for a self catering holiday. It was clean and very spacious, a real home from home. There is a lovely landscaped garden area to the rear of the property which was a real sun trap! At the side was a large stone seating area where we had a barbeque and took in the amazing views!

The town of Jalon is 10- 15 mins walk away, and was a lovely typically Spanish market town. There were a good choice of bars and restaurants, but this was definitely not a tourist trap. There is also a very well stocked supermarket, which had a great selection of goods, and was very cheap!

Derek the owner was more than helpful during the booking process and even sent us directions to some of the nearby attractions, including the beautiful coastal towns of Moraira and Javea. I would definitely recommend the use of a hire car during your stay here.

I would thoroughly recommend this hidden gem to anyone wanting a peaceful, typically Spanish holiday for a great price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A peaceful location with amenities close by. Clean modern villa which is excellent value for money.
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Excellently situated villa but ..............

  • 1 of 5

The villa was in a wonderful position and the views spectacular. However, there was a musty smell the whole 10 days that we were there. I think this was probably from the soft furnishings which definitely needed washing. The throws on both the settees were stained and grubby. The kitchen needed cleaning before we put any food down on the surfaces and some of the china needed washing as it was not clean , there was mould in the fridge ice box, the thermostat on the cooker was broken and set at 200 degrees and the ironing board was circa 1930's. There was mould/rust around the sealant in the bathrooms, and one of the new sheets was badly stained which did not help our experience. Derek was however very helpful but he should spend some time getting the place professionally cleaned. The restaurants in Jalon were excellent and we especially enjoyed Bar Ole. Until we are sure of the cleanliness of Villa Golondrina we would not recommend it to anyone. We were really surprised at some of the reviews we have read - we are not fussy people, we just like things to be clean and safe.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This visit was early in the season, and the guest's experience is very much regretted. All these issues have been addressed, see three subsequent reviews.There have been many satisfied guests,some of who visit year after year, which demonstrates their appreciation of the house and the area.
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  • 5 of 5

The Villa has every comfort for a fantastic holiday,all rooms were furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean.

Very quiet estate ,but only a short walk through the orange groves to the village of Jalon,Which has very good bodegas with wine from the valley,very good quality and prices so cheap i could not believe

A large supermarket, and a good selection of bars.Fruit could be bought at very

reasonable prices from 2 market stalls by the river every day.

If walking is your thing you are surrounded by beautiful mountains.

If you require the sea Moraira a small town about 20 mins away,with a great beach and good sea food restaurants with local caught fish.

Derek the owner of the villa ,could not have been more helpfull to us.

We are definitly going back to the villa soon and recommed friends and family.

Thanks so much Derek


  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The villa is set in a beautiful area with all amenities and beaches close by. This is luxury at a reasonable price.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
750 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Benissa Coast
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Alicante to Valencia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Jalon Valley has many miles of flat, scenic, empty roads, which appeal to cyclists of all nationalities. Golfers are accommodated for with many excellent courses. Both sea and course anglers are catered for.Walkers and cyclists have a choice of flat terrain with magnificent scenery, or can tackle more challenging, steeper routes.


A 20 minute car drive will give you a choice of many clean sandy beaches. There are two sandy beaches in Calpe, a large town with good shopping and dozens of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Moraira has a beautiful beach and rock pools, with a port and many bars and affordable restaurants.A smaller, quieter beach can be found at La Fustera, with a snack bar. Javea is a chic port with a shingle beach and some unique coffee shops and restaurants. Denia a larger port,has bars and eating facilities.


Jalon is approximately 50 miles from Alicante Airport. Most of the Journey is on the A7 / E15 Motorway, which ensures a speedy transfer.


The small town of Jalon is approx one mile from the property, and Benissa is 3 miles away with its church and comprehensive shopping facilities. Calpe, a larger town, with beaches/ shops, is 8 miles away via uncongested main roads.

There are many interesting excursions.....Guadalest, an ancient castle , the large seaport of Denia, with beach and restaurants. Altea town is also worth a visit with its typically Spanish narrow streets and seafront market. Valencia is accessible by road or rail.

Further Details:

There are several Banks in Jalon, most with hole in the wall facilities. A large supermarket, Mas y Mas, sells a comprehensive range of food and household products. Wine, spirits and lager are all very reasonable here. 3 Bodegas offer good cheap local wine.

There are so many restaurants in the valley, whether they be in walking distance to Jalon town, or a short drive away, they all offer quality meals.

Most offer an inexpensive menu of the day which includes bread plus 3 courses and a free bottle of wine.If you venture to Calpe there are Chinese restaurants that charge less than 9 euros for 3 courses and complimentary bottle of wine.There is a large weekly market in Jalon, and Calpe, Moraira and Altea also hold regular markets .Jalon has a small Tourist Information Centre, situated opposite The Halleluyah Bar, by the river. The large rock at Calpe, 'El Penon D'Ifache, is a dominant feature, affording shelter from the elements, and can be climbed , from a path running inside.

If you wish to venture further afield, the beautiful city of Valencia can be reached via the motorway or by train. Bendorm, a busy, vibrant resort, has 2 large beaches, and a modern pedestrianised seafront well populated with bars and restaurants. Alicante is well worth a visit, with great shops, the Santa Barbara Castle, and the 'El Postiguet Beach'.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Xaló, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you want to make a firm booking, I require a 25% deposit, which reserves the villa for you. The balance is payable one month before the commencement of your holiday.Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or Pay Pal.

Changeover Day:
I am completely flexible with changeover days. Choose which suits your needs, and provided these dates are vacant, I am happy to comply with your wishes.

Notes on prices:
Any period over 6 days can be accommodated, with pro rata rates for extra days. Any holiday booking of 14 days or over will attract a percentage reduction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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