The first thing that strikes you about Villa Marivila is the quirky layout – the ground floor is where three of the bedrooms are, and upstairs on the first floor is the main living accommodation, plus the last of the bedrooms. The layout has been thoughtfully designed this way to make the best of the wonderful views – on the first floor terrace, you can look out over the rooftops to the sea beyond; it’s a super place for a glass of wine in the early evening while you watch the sun go down over the sea.
The villa is well-equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout – and it comfortably sleeps 8 people across 4 bedrooms. There are two double bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms (one a family bathroom, one a shower room), and two twin bedrooms. There’s also a separate shower room with WC. The bedrooms are all a good size, have tiled floors and bags of storage.
Upstairs you’ll find it’s mainly open-plan – with the living and dining areas here, and the kitchen overlooking both. The living room area has comfortable leather sofas and an armchair, a satellite TV and DVD player; while the dining area has a large table, with plenty of room for everyone. There are large glass doors that take you straight out to the terrace – with a BBQ and table, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco dining. Up here too is one of the double bedrooms, which also enjoys an en-suite bathroom and even its own balcony.
Outside the villa, very slightly set apart from it and accessed by steps, is the private swimming pool – there are wonderful views from the pool, out across towards the sea.
In Calpe there is the lovely town beach of Playa Arenal, more than one kilometre of fine golden sands and clear waters, its facilities have earned it a blue flag. Calpe is most famous for its spectacular 600m high granite rock on the coastline, Penon de I Fach. A walk around the old town with its narrow streets and pavement cafes is also a must for any visitor to the area.
There are good public transport links from Calpe for those with a sense of independence whilst others may prefer to hire a car to explore some of the more traditional inland villages or less discovered beaches of this interesting and beautiful part of the Costa Blanca.
Calpe, just over three kilometres away from Villa Marivila, is a lovely family friendly resort which is popular in the summer. It has long stretches of beach including the blue flagged Playa Arenal, a one kilometre long stretch of golden sand and clear waters backed by restaurants, playgrounds, cafes and hotels. The town is also famous for its spectacular 600m high granite rock on the coastline, Penon de I Fach. A walk around the old town with its narrow streets and pavement cafes is also a must for any visitor to the area.
Keen explorers with a car will love driving north to discover the Benissa coastline. You will find pretty coves, hidden by pine trees and some only reached from the road by foot, ideal for scuba diving or just enjoying the calm, clear waters of this part of the Costa Blanca.
Alternatively, Moraira, at the north-eastern end of this coastline, is a seaside resort popular with Spanish families. It has grown from a fishing village to a pleasant and charming holiday town that has managed to retain much of its Spanish character. It has an impressive marina, great restaurants and the market on Fridays is the perfect place to pick up some local produce to take back to your villa.
The surrounding region is mountainous with beautiful scenery and many traditional villages to explore. The more active holiday maker has a great choice of activity within the area with golf courses, horse riding and a wide range of water sports and other land based activities nearby. The region also has some wonderful walking trails along cliffs, woodland terrain and through rural villages.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!