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Buying a Property in Denia

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For a place to purchase a second home, Denia has become increasingly popular over the past few years – even for a retirement home or holiday apartment. And over the years, the ex-pat community has grown immensely due to its impressive coastline and its balmy climate. What makes it an incredible popular choice for the holidaymakers from across the globe are its excellent food and drinks, friendly locals and plenty to do and see. However, we’ve noticed that this is no longer the case, because just recently, we are actually seeing more and more people choosing Denia to be their new place in the sun – their permanent home.

Denia is a gorgeous coastal town with a population of around 47,000 and with a possibility of growing 3x when tourist from all over the world come buzzing in during summer. When it comes to accessibility, this splendid coastal town has great connections to busier cities and it well connected which makes it very ideal for those who want to buy in a relatively small town yet have easy access to all that a huge city has to offer. Denia nestled between 2 larger cities of Valencia and Alicante and can be found in the northern part of Costa Blanca and is considered as de facto capital of the Marina Alta of this area.

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You will be pleased to know that Denia boasts a wide variety of properties for sale so if you are considering on buying a property here in Denia and whether your budget is quite extravagant or pretty tight, there is likely to be a house, villa or apartment in Denia to suit all tastes and budgets.

Also, there are different benefits that are being offered in different areas in Denia, in or around the town. The Montgo and Marquesa areas offer amazing views and both are very ideal if you are looking for a more tranquil spot as well as a quieter life. On the slopes of the Montgo mountain, the villas are generally spacious and modern and have private swimming pools but what is really great about those villas is that most of them boasts magnificent views of the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.

Located on the southern part of the Denia’s town centre are San Nicolas, Las Rotas and Santa Llucia. They too have great villas very popular with families as well as apartments. They have 2 most important factors you might want to consider when choosing for a house to buy especially when you have kids who are attending school – good schools and safe and peaceful residential neighbourhoods. Most of the properties for sale in this area are have all the amenities that are within easy reach and are also close enough to the town centre.

Located on the northern part of Denia’s town centre is the Las Marinas area and if you fancy being in this place you are probably looking to invest not in a second home but rather in a holiday apartment. Offering well priced spacious accommodation built in this area are excellent apartment complexes which you can choose to rent out for an income generating opportunity or to keep as a holiday home. If you are looking to spend a couple of weeks relaxing in the fantastic Mediterranean climate then these apartments are just great for they are usually situated a stones throw away from the beach.
However, these apartments are designed to be rented out to holidaymakers of all group sizes and ages so if you value peace and quiet that much then you might want to reconsider choosing properties for sale in Denia which are available in southern part of the town.

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The town centre is the Centro Urbano which is located right at the heart of the town. Here you can also find town houses and apartments. The town area is where you can find most of the tourist as well as most of the locals – a complete mix of culture. You don’t need to worry about having to adjust or to adapt because in this place what’s normal to the tourist or locals is totally acceptable and no traditions to follow whatsoever, here all difference are highly respected. Locals are very friendly and surely it would be easy to get some help when most needed. You’ll also expect a lot of interaction everyday and if you are that type of person then this is the place to be.

It is also a very good thing to do to enlist the help of an established estate agent if you are looking to buy property in Denia. Through internet, you can easily find a list of reputable estate agents in the area. They surely be able to advise you and help you villa on the best type of property for you. In Denia Estate agents are known as “inmobiliaria“- this is a handy tip for you to remember and so useful with your research.

Whether it is for a holiday home or whether, Denia is a wonderful place to buy a property. With its stunning nature reserves, beautiful beaches, friendly people, wonderful climate, gorgeous architecture and fantastic cuisine, it is a perfect place to call home whether that be on a more permanent o for a two week holiday or so.

Great Holiday Deals To Javea

Javea is an excellent place to truly experience your holiday vacation and take hold of the natural beauty of the area. It is located in the Spanish Alicante region on the Costa Blanca. The coastline of Javea is 25km long with beaches and streams which shine because of their natural beauty, their very clear waters and the Mediterranean woodland which surrounds them. Now it is the most popular destination for northern European visitors since 1970 primarily to those who wished to retire to their place in the sun. Ever since that time many expatriates have come and go over the years and some have even stayed for good. Javea weather and climate is so great which makes it a popular tourist destination for sun lovers enjoying approximately 325 sunny days each year. This means, for sun lovers, any time is a visiting time.

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SUMMER 
Javea’s weather in summer is very hot with little to no rainfall. The humidity level is relatively high but remains moderate as the temperature is cooled by the coastal breezes. T shirt and a pair of shorts are normal dress code for the summer season. The town evolves into a buzzing tourist town during this season.

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AUTUMN 
Temperature declines and become fairly nice in particular throughout Spring and Autumn. Sunny days as always are perfect summer though there might be a probability of rainfall. A wonderful wardrobe is a long jeans, shorts, t shirts and some jumpers to accommodate every weather.

 

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WINTER 
The temperatures are unpredictable and will change considerably in winter season, it might become a fantastic day for strolling all over putting on only tshirt but it surely can be extremely chilly on the following day. It will get chilly if it rains so make sure to pack some sweater and raingear. If you are visiting during this season, consider renting a house or a villa that has heating systems due to the cold at night. Wear some warm clothes during your visit.

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SPRING 
The weather is mild, can be hot sometimes yet usually dry during the spring season. The sky is clear and sunny but with still a possibility of rainfall. On evenings, it can still be quite cool. Sea temperatures remain cold. From wearing warm clothing, people gets slowly shifting to wearing only tshirts and a pair of shorts as the weather is usually heating up rapidly with numerous nice warm sunny days. If you are truly interested in sightseeing, there over thirty places that you can visit while in your stay in Javea.

Some of the major ones are these:

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NATURAL PARK OF MONTGO
Pre historic site with cave hunters and dwellers. Several history to discover. It is an interesting adventure watching beautiful painting done over 5000 years ago with the history of Christianity and Islam to uncover. You can see right across to Ibiza at one point. It’s well worth climbing for the sense of achievement when you get to the top.

 

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CALPE AND IFACH ROCK
Calpe is an ancient fishing port in Spain full of culture and history. Its most popular landmark is the Ifach rock which stands proudly at 332m at the head of Calpe. With a compilation of fascinating medieval towns and and fortified villages making a historic impression, Calpe and its spectacular nature reserves still remain unaffected by modern development.

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WATCHTOWERS 

The remains of the ancient watchtowers positioned on the mountains tops reminds us how interesting this area was for pirates. Defense against consistent and continuous attacks from them was the key reason why these watchtowers were erected around the coast. They are now a non-living witness of the historic past which excites many foreigners.

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THE BLUE FLAG ARENAL BEACH
Javea’s beautiful white-sand Arenal is beaming with shops, restaurants and, in the summer, hopping beachside bars and nightclubs. The Arenal area becomes a 24 hour beach and party area in the months of July and August but apart from that Javea is a quiet place.

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THE HARBOUR
Aduanas del Mar is Javea’s harbor. Few excursions you can do in the harbour is to go for a cruise along the coastline, take a ride in a glass bottom boat to see the underwater views of Mediterranean sea. You can also take few courses for sailing and scuba diving.

Javea has the most restful and relaxing ambiance. Its fortunate geographic location has endowed the place with excellent hotels and villas for places to stay turning it into a total overall package deal for a great holiday. Examples of these buildings are fearsome cliff-side unique villas with an exceptional construction and design in a very superb location with astonishing views. You can easily find yourself moving in this absolutely terrific place.

We Found Our Very Own Version Of Paradise In Denia

Holiday Spain Tours in DeniaDenia is a delightful Spanish town in the southeastern coast of Spain. It is one of the popular coastal town in Costa Blanca that is situated halfway between Alicante and Valencia in Costa Blanca. Between the coastal towns of Costa Blanca which are Moraira, Javea and Denia, it is the town of Denia that has more to offer simply because it is a larger town with more bars, restaurants and beaches. It is also well known for hosting many festivals including the famous Bull Run throughout its streets and the annual tomato festival. We found ourselves our own version of paradise in Denia when get to put our feet up and relax in the sunshine, enjoy the sea breeze, take in the magnificent views and historic buildings, the often stroll to a lot of beautiful white sand beaches, and plenty of beautiful little streets lined with trees making it a pleasant shade during hot summers.

There are a lot of things to do and places to go while in Denia. The 24 hours of your day I believe isn’t even enough to cover all activities and see all the places you wouldn’t want to miss. The places you don’t want to miss to visit are El Montgó Natural park, The toy museum, Denia’s marina, Ethnology Museum, Denia’s Castle, Historical City Centre and Gerro Tower. All these are in Denia.

We found our own version of paradise and our home in Denia. It becomes a tradition to our family to travel to Spain each year to spend and enjoy the summer holidays over the past several years and we always go to Denia. We always choose to rent a holiday villa because of the freedom and benefits our entire family can get. We are a family of 6. My wife and I both work from home and we have 4 kids who are still attending school. But it’s not always going to be the same villa because it gets really too boring to have same villa each time we visit Denia. It is a very good thing that there’s always a lot of Denia holiday rentals to choose from which are surprisingly inexpensive. For several years, we have been doing the same routine but lately when we get home after each visit to Denia we realized that most of time at home are spent making plans to visit Denia again and we have been counting down the days until we can go back. And we have always been so excited about it. We even ask ourselves why were we even bothering going home at all. So, we started looking for an inexpensive, low cost and distressed villa for sale in Denia.

So for the last week of our two week stay, we spent most of our time looking at the various villas for sale in Denia. And I have to say, compared to house prices back home you get a lot more for your money.

There’s indeed a great selection of villas for sale in Denia that most of time for the last 2 weeks of our stay were spent entirely looking at one of those. Compared to the prices of the properties back home, I should say that you can definitely get a lot more for the money you’ll be spending here.

Villa For Sale in DeniaOur budget is 330,000 Euros and surprisingly we found a 5 bedroom villa with a large and fantastic pool. It more seem like a mansion actually than a villa. The pool size was around 10m by 5m , under-lit. There is also a large pool-side area and poolside bar – refrigerated. You can also get great views from the pool to the surrounding area. We are already imagining pool parties and barbecues we can have in the summer. Because it has 5 spacious rooms, there’s absolutely no need modify the house. My wife and the kids love it and this might be our final choice.

Yet while we are looking at some of the villas for sale in La Sella, Denia, we found this villa that offers really great views to the sea, to the mountain and to the golf course and the price is 165,000 Euros. The only thing is that, the the villa has only 3 rooms in it and it only has a shared pool. It’s hard for us not to consider this because of the price which is only almost half the price compared to the first one we saw. There’s a need for us to convert a couple of rooms into bedrooms though.

We still have to decide though and there’s actually no need for us to make a rush decision. We also can have another short holiday to Denia to check out for more. But the thought of having a new life in sunny Denia is makes our family so eager to move in this place.

Holiday Rentals in Javea Costa Blanca

Cheap Javea holidays villa with mediterranean sea viewsJavea is among the most popular holiday place you cannot escape from visiting while exploring the Costa Blanca region of Spain. It is a very popular summer destination with very irresistible climate, a wholly ideal place for summer tanning in a totally impressive breaches.

This impressive coastal town of Javea is split up into 3 excellent parts which includes the Javea Arenal beach which has a pretty big sandy beach very ideal for family with kids. It has playground and a pedestrian walk way in front of a beach with an excellent selection of shops, cafe’s and restaurants nearby.

The Javea old town is the part rich in medieval history. It has delightful narrow, cobbled streets, magnificent medieval buildings and gothic churches. It has still remained its ancient Spanish charm and has lots of shops, restaurants nearby. Lastly, the Javea port which is a prospering fishing port. Regular fresh fish marketplace is found here.

Javea is set at the foot of Mount Montgo which is 753 m (2470 ft) high. The town is presented by the San Antoni and Capes of La Nau on the shores of the Mediterranean sea and has a various landscape, both along its 25 kilometres of coast and inland. You could get to Javea by taking the airport transfer from the two closest airports of Alicante airport and Valencia airport. It is approximately 40km from Benidorm following the N-332 coastal road. Just imagine the excitement of having a wonderful road trip along the coast with that gentle warm Mediterranean breezes brushing against your face. Pretty exciting isn’t it?

This coastal town really is a pure beauty – a great location of peace and serenity that has a lovely warm climate which continues to attract more visitors each year.

Aside from having outstanding sightseeing and attractions in this area, It’s obvious that there are facilities which makes the tourists feel more welcomed. Such facilities offered include a wide range of Javea holiday rentals. They give all the features of a home with a a touch of real class to your stay and is even a lot more peaceful than a hotel. However, it comes in varying prices and the location is a great factor to consider but all are still benefits to having a great holiday.

Another thing is the size and the capacity. Best friends and family exploring collectively might like to stay in an large houses and large rentals in Javea can fully meet that need with all the more comfort level as compared to the units in hotels. They have a good number of rooms partitioned just perfectly to your own convenience same with holiday apartments. Basically, the holiday rentals in Javea can accommodate every types of accommodation needed should it be for a small accommodation or large or group accommodation. Yet, it is highly recommended that you should plan your vacation accordingly and get all the information needed especially when it comes to accommodation to make your holiday vacation successful.

Other important thing which you should prioritize is the date of booking. Summer is the peak season so you might want to make your reservation ahead of time. Some of the people have been looking at villas and apartments for rent in Javea as early as January for their July-August accommodation.

The town also offer a great selection of excellent restaurants and cafes around the bay for the whole family. Some restaurants have wonderful terrace for alfresco dining and a lovely landscaped garden with children’s play area – a very suitable location for families. Some are really great place to meet with friends or family for a drink and some delicious meals to eat.

Security. When it comes to security, there is a variety of homeland security or security groups to ensure the security in most of these holiday rentals in Javea.

For Pet Owners. Unfortunately, some of the apartment and villa owners won’t allow having pets inside the premises.

Air conditioning. Air conditioning is offered at many of the villas and apartments but if unsure, it’s way better to ask.

Car Rentals. In the case of travel needs, cars are generally not essential if you are staying in some Javea holiday apartments to rent with walking distance to beach and amenities such as restaurants, bars and cafes. Good quality trekking routes around Javea would include things like shops. It therefore is senseless to lease a car for your movement, unless you want to travel a long distance.

 

Vacation Rentals: Benefits And Drawbacks

If you are looking for a place to stay that feels like home – Holiday villas and apartments in Javea and Moraira in Costa Blanca can offer you everything you need for a terrific holiday getaway. Large accommodation for large family with more rooms to roam around is exactly what people needs who are travelling together. People who dislike hotel food are also accommodated with the liberty of the holiday villas to cook or even to hire a cook to make their food. Noisy and annoying people next door to a hotel unit are definitely out of range when you have a beautifully tailored garden on your own right outside the door to the villa.

But villas usually are not for everybody as there are certain things that need to be considered when deciding whether to rent a villa or hotel.

Benefits and advantages of renting a villa

Large accommodation. A villa, depending on the size, can accommodate as much as 25-30 people or more. Compared to renting a hotel, staying in a villa can truly trim down travel costs – saving a lot of money is achievable without having to compromise the fun and enjoyment of the entire family. Also when it comes to having quality family bonding – the communication and interaction eases is on the higher end as the everyone is able to bond with one another not necessary have to go to theme parks to bond. Some of the villas offer exclusive amenities such as large private pools, pool slides, children’s play ground, table tennis, and even mini golf.

Child friendly vacation rental with pool slides

Privacy and personalisation. Unlike a hotel, a villa has a dining table, a kitchen area, a bedroom and a washroom all within your reach. Delicious home-made meals can be prepared by you or by a butler or cook you’d be able to hire. Some of the villa owners offer this services. You can just go in and out without having to check out like in a hotel.

Peaceful neighborhood. Privacy in your villa, in your pool, with the family and friends and the freedom to consider your own pace and style are incredible. They are generally in a quiet place with good scenery. Enjoy total privacy in tranquil atmosphere, disturbance from guest to your neighbors is history.

 

Disadvantages

Seclusion brings Isolation. If you’re a type of person who can’t seem to live alone and is very friendly or lively when interacting with whom you don’t know, then villa couldn’t be for you. The privacy and peaceful atmosphere can also be bit daunting specially holidaying in a huge and spacious villas, it can possibly be a nightmare for you. If daily interaction with unknown people seems normal like a receptionist smiles at you in the hotel entrance or bump some people in the elevator or hearing that annoying laughter from a lady next door is fine with you then you should think of reserving a hotel room instead.

Lack of room service. Absence of room service can play a big part in having foods particularly if you have night time cravings and you are feeling the necessity to order snack foods right away which you might are not be able to do so while staying in a villa. It may be a lengthy drive before you’d be able to get the food that you wanted. Round the clock service conversely is what hotels can offer.

Getaway Access. Some villas do not have get-away and access to joints such as restaurants, bar and other fun places. As we said earlier pure isolation. If you’re a entertaining person during the wee hours of the night then go for a hotel.

Basically, the preference deeply vary and depends on your comfort and personality and not class or money when selecting between getting hotel rooms or villas and apartments. No matter which should match your style and taste and the satisfaction ability you prefer should dictate the decision your family will enjoy.