Arco Mediterraneo VI

Montemar Urbanisation

Arco Mediterraneo VI is on Urbanisation Montemar situated on the outskirts of the Spanish town of Algorfa , and just two minutes away from the prestigious golf resort of La Finca. The property is set in a secure gated development, the facilities include a fabulous communal pool with shallow children's pool attached, the pool is surrounded by a small wall, again with gated access, on three side and tennis courts to the other. There is also a children's playground and ball game courts next to the development, something to keep the whole family active and amused.

Montemar is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday, with beaches, mountains and amenities all within a short drive. The fantastic blue flag beaches of the Costa Blanca, Guardamar with a 13km stretch of golden sands, and others are within easy reach. To discover the 'Real' Spain , try exploring the nearby towns, such as Alicante , Murcia , Elche , Orihuela and Pila De Horada, each offering their own character and history. Then, after a hard day, come back and relax on the solarium, unwind by the pool or try out the superb restaurant and bar facilities nearby. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants to choose from within a short drive (Tapas, Spanish, English Bar, Hamburger, etc.) in nearby Algorfa, Benijofar, Quesada and Los Montesinos and a few kilometres further in Torrevieja are bars, restaurants, night clubs and a casino

Algorfa, the nearest town, is a typical Spanish town, with numerous small shops spread throughout the streets. There is also a market held on Wednesday in the central market square, and a larger one on the outskirts of the town on Sunday. The nearby town of Almoradi has an Aldi supermarket and Rojales has a Centrum Store. If you travel towards Torrevieja there is a huge range of supermarkets, a hypermarket (Carrefour), restaurants (Chinese, Thai, Indian, Etc.) all within a 15 minute drive. By going into Torrevieja itself, there is the port and seaside, bustling nightlife, and many more shops. The area is set in the Orihuela Nature Reserve, and is surrounded by orange and lemon groves interspersed with almond and olive trees. The large salt lakes of Torrevieja attract flamingos and wild birds. The surrounding cities include Murcia , Valencia and Alicante and all offer different delights to the visitor from historic buildings to modern artworks.

La Finca golf course is within a five minute drive making this area a Golfer's paradise, with not only is the superb La Finca course literally on your doorstep, but also numerous other high quality courses nearby, including Villa Martin, Las Rambles

Algorfa

The bungalow and the surrounding village of Algorfa is a very quiet, peaceful area. However, it is ideally situated a short walk away from the commercial centre (units to open from 2007) which will contain restaurants, shops and banks. The garden centre, just five minutes further on, offers a selection of gifts, as well as freshly picked oranges and lemons most of the year round! The club house located at La Finca at the bottom of the fairway has beautiful golf course views and can offer drinks, tapas and a full menu. A large supermarket is within a 10 minute drive.

The La Finca Golf course was designed by Pepe Gancedo and aims to host open championships. It is reported to be one of the best in the area and the reviews confirm this
Green Fees are around €72, but discounts are sometimes offered via golfing websites.
Within the local area, there are many other golf courses to try such as Las Ramblas, Villamartin and Campoamor. La Manga and the town of Murcia are not more than an hour away.

Set on the banks of the Segura River , in the Vega Baja valley, Algorfa is in the heart of richly fertile land and is an important citrus farming village. The Segura basin has less annual rainfall than anywhere else in Spain and the river is the life blood of the area its waters have been channelled into thousands of irrigation ditches, the foundations of which were laid by the Romans and the Moors. Agriculture is of vital importance here citrus, olive, and almond groves are everywhere as well as vineyards and other crops: Vega Baja produces the majority of Alicante 's fresh fruit and vegetables.

Algorfa has a population of just less than 2000 and their needs are well met with a supermarket, chemist, bars and restaurants, and a good range of shops. More amenities can be found in the popular resort of Torrevieja which is only a 15 minute drive away. Also nearby is the recreational area of La Pedrera, a haven for walkers and mountain bikers, with a network of trails, camping and barbecue areas.

The Costa Blanca

Driving from Algorfa in any direction will take you past a beautiful mountainous backdrop and through endless lemon and orange groves. The vibrant coastal town of Torrevieja is within 20 minutes drive and offers beaches, restaurants and shops and a water park. The blue flag beaches of Guardamar del Segura are only a 15 minute drive away and there are many more beautiful beaches within the local area. The historical Spanish towns of Orihuela and Elche are within half an hours drive away and there you can find churches, parks and local squares. Murcia , Cartagena and Alicante are also worth exploring, although a little further away. There are also several smaller towns close by, many of which hold a market the largest of which is the Saturday market at Almoradi

The Costa Blanca or White Coast extends along the eastern coast of Spain (approximately in the middle) and covers the province of Alicante .

The area is not as cold or wet in the winter as the Costa Brava, north of Costa Blanca, nor is it as humid or hot in the summer as the Costa del Sol , in the south. It has the best all year round temperatures. The climate is recognised as one of the best in the world by the World Health Organisation. Many people with arthritis come to the here and feel the benefit of the climate almost immediately. In the winter months the Costa Blanca is fortunate to have nearly as many sunny days as in the summertime.

The region is renowned for its tourism. Once upon a time the places along the coast were mostly just tiny fishing villages. Gradually the fantastic climate and beaches attracted tourists and the area boomed. Many towns have restricted their development and retained their original charms.

There are over 100 kms of sandy beaches and rocky coves and many of the beaches have the coveted European Blue Flag signifying cleanliness and safe bathing. Those which should mot be missed include Guardamar, The Mar Menor and the rocky coves south of Torrevieja

Of course the charm of the area has meant that many non Spanish have moved here permanently and there has been a property explosion with many people regarding the Costa Blanca as the California of Europe. As well as people retiring here, many young families move to the Costa Blanca searching for a better lifestyle. Every nationality can be found here but especially English, Swedish and Germans (oh and some Spanish too!).

The north of the region is typically mountainous with cliffs and coves, a mixture of pebble beaches and fine sandy beaches. North of Altea is surprisingly green and lush. The south is mostly flat with fine sandy beaches, palm trees and salt lakes.

The Costa Blanca has something for everyone from tiny rural inland villages to cosmopolitan tourist resorts on the coast such as Benidorm.

There are many areas and buildings of historical interest including Castille de Santa Barbera, at Alicante . Part of the Costa Blanca's attraction lie in it's beauty - the amazing vivid blue Mediterranean waters, the lovely sandy beaches, the old towns and villages with their narrow streets, the restaurants and bars where one can sit and relax outside enjoying the wonderful all-year round climate. It is a wonderful place in which to enjoy life and feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Travelling in the Area

The Costa Blanca is serviced by the A7 motorway which stretches from north to south slightly inland. The N-332 also runs parallel, and along the coast, although a much slower road as it passes through the middle of many towns. The roads in the Costa Blanca are good and well signposted for towns and villages and most local maps are clear and easy to read.

There are huge amounts of flights into Alicante airport, which is about a 30 minute drive from the bungalow, especially from Northern Europe . Valencia airport further to the north is also well serviced. To the south of the Costa Blanca is Murcia airport (St Javier) which is about a 40 minute drive from the bungalow. With the advent of many low-cost airlines many people live in Spain and commute to work in England . Flying time is only about 2 hours which often doesn't get you far when driving on congested roads in England .

Facilities

The apartment sleeps 4-6 (1 twin bedroom, 1 double and 1 sofabed). This a bathroom with bidet. You will find all necessary modcons to make your stay comfortable (TV not Sky, DVD player, portable aircon, heating, dishwasher, grill/microwave, no oven.) There is off road parking, and gated entry onto the site. A communal pool is in the centre of the development with a tennis area next to it.

The lounge leads out onto the front terrace and a rear terrace can be accessed through the kitchen. In the distance one can see the grand entrance fountain to La Finca golf course and to the left the medieval castle which stands on a hilltop. The large, private roof solarium is equipped with a wooden table and bench set and there are outside chairs and table on the front terrace. There are also 2 sun beds available and a parasol when relaxing on the solarium.

Property Type:

Bungalow(terraced)

Floor Area:

50 m² (1 sq m aprox. = 10 sq ft)

Accommodation Type:

self-catering

Location Type:

rural

Theme:

away from it all, family

General:

air-conditioning, linen provided, sunbed, towels provided

Kitchen:

Toaster, kettle,4 ring hob, clothes dryer, freezer, fridge, microwave/grill oven, washing machine (no oven)

Living Room:

sofabed, living area seating for 4 people

Dining:

dining area, seating for 6 people

Bathrooms:

1 bathroom
      Bathroom 1 - Toilet, bidet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 4 people
      Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
      Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Beds

Entertainment:

CD, radio, tv, DVD player (local TV channels only)

Outside:

Terrace with table and four chairs. Solarium with barbecue, wooden bench and table set seat 6, large umbrella. Off road parking,

Swimming pools:

communal

Suitability:

children welcome, pets not allowed, unsuitable for elderly or infirm, wheelchair inaccessible, no smoking

Local Activities:

cycling, golf, horse riding, swimming, tennis, walking

Notes:

In addition to having portable air conditioning (hot & cold), the living area has a table fan and floor standing fans are provided in both bedrooms. Hairdryer provided in master bedroom.

Further details outdoors:

The rear of the bungalow has a small shaded area ideal for quieter moments. There is a table and chairs on the front terrace and table, chairs and umbrella on the solarium.

Parking is available on the driveway. There are facilities around the complex, such as tennis courts, a ball games court and a children's play area. It's a golfer's paradise, on the doorstep of La Finca golf and just 6 km from La Marquesa with the renowned courses of Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor just 15 km away.now

Beaches Situated only a fifteen minute drive away from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Blanca, many of which have the blue-flag rating for high standards of cleanliness. La Zenia is one of our favourites!

Conservation Parks/Nature Reserves For lovers of flora and fauna the La Mata & Torrevieja Lagoons and the Santa Pola Salt Flats Nature Parks are just a twenty minute drive away.

Local Markets Markets are held every day of the week. We can recommend the Algorfa Sunday market, also San Miguel on Wednesdays and Torrevieja on Fridays

Rental Rates

 

per week

 

per weekend

night

per mid-week

night

Minimum

stay

Jan - Apr 2007

Nov Dec 22nd

£ 150

£ 25

£ 21

3 Nights 

May - Jun 2007

Dec 22nd 5th Jan

£ 200

£ 33

£ 27

3 Nights 

Jul - Aug 2007

£ 230

£ 38

£ 32

1 Week 

Sep - Oct 2007

£ 200

£ 33

£ 27

3 Nights 

 

Notes to the rental rates

We operate a flexible bookings system regarding the duration and start days of your holiday to enable you to take advantage of the cheaper midweek flights with the budget airlines. However, Easter, Christmas and New Year bookings are subject to a minimum 1 week stay.
A deposit is required at the time of booking in the sum of 50% of the balance. Remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date. A security deposit of £100 is required at time of payment of balance, to be refunded on return of keys less any damages incurred (where applicable). A 40 Euro fee is payable on arrival for change over services. Welcome grocery packs are available at an additional fee. Please ask for further details.

Flights, cars and bookings

Flights

Jet2

Flights

BMIbaby

Flights

Thomson

Car rental

Carjet

Car rental

Record Rent a Car

Golf La Finca

The local course website

Golf

Useful information on many courses

 

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