Mountain views with cooling breeze, children's toys & baby equipment
- english, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Neil provides a fabulous 'home from home' in this quiet urbanisation which boasts privacy and wonderful views of the local hillsides. We booked this property as my husband and son are keen cyclists and other than the final climb up to the villa from the main road (!), they really enjoyed the challenges of the local cycling terrain. We all enjoyed the relaxing environment of the villa and especially the pool area and the flow of the space inside and out gave us plenty of space to do our own thing (2 teenagers!) and spend lots of family time together. Having a car is essential as there are no shops in walking distance and only one restaurant within walking distance (we did not try this as the cuisine on offer was not particularly authentic to the area) but Pego, Denia and all the areas in between offer a wealth of supermarkets from Mas y Mas, and Mercadona, through to Lidl and Aldi). We dined in Pego one night and had fabulous hospitality and tapas, and ate at a lovely restaurant whilst visiting Moraira. There are lots of interesting places to visit within a maximum 40 minute radius drive of the villa, but we never tired of the view from the terrace especially at sunset with a glass of something chilled to hand! If you're looking for relaxation with the option of local knowledge offered by a very friendly, responsive and accommodating but not obtrusive host, then a visit to Casa Califia is just what you need. We hope to return again Neil - the boys already have their eye on faster times up Col de Rates!!
Thanks Jo, I am so glad you all enjoyed your holiday and returned safely. I look forward to welcoming you back.
Beautiful location and Villa well equipped.
We have just had a relaxing holiday in this perfect villa. The villa was well equipped with toys for the kids in the pool and inside the villa. The location was amazing being in a nice quiet area and just 10minutes to the most beautiful quiet beaches.
The villa was clean and had everything we needed.
Thank you Neil for making our holiday so nice and we are looking forward to coming again in the future.
Benji & Rivka Silverman
Hi Rivka, many thanks for a 5 star review and I am so glad you all had a fabulous holiday.
Beautiful villa with stunning views
This was our 3rd time at casa califia and we couldn't wish for more. The villa is very well equipped with everything you will need for the perfect holiday, from kids toys to beach mats, sunbeds and parasol. Air conditioning is fab when needed on an evening and is very quiet compared to the old type air con... neil has made a lot of changes since we were last there by installing new floor to ceiling windows in the 2 bedrooms overlooking the pool, there are 3 very large windows in the living area which bring in those stunning mountain views, and watching the sun setting on an evening is beautiful. The pool is kept spotless at all times and is great for cooling off, there really is no need to leave the villa, it has a large outdoor barbecue and outdoor shower for when you step out of the pool and an outdoor fridge to chill those beers . Plenty of space around the pool for 6 or more sun beds. The kitchen is very well equipped also, and the beds very comfy with crisp white cotton sheets. There is also a washing machine in case of emergencies and a football table for the kids to enjoy. Neil was extremely helpful and we had some laughs with him, he even bought us some fresh bread and eggs the day before we came home, which were very very nice . Neil also did some shopping for us ready for our arrival, and the drinks were ready chilling in the fridge 🍹🥂🥃you really couldn't ask for more and anyone wanting to book this villa, I can't recommend it highly enough . It's the perfect place for peace and quiet, yet there are plenty of places to eat around 15mins away by car. Monroes is very good if you like a carvery, or there is Kathmandu Indian restaurant for anyone wanting something spicy, both great restaurants and very cheap. The only downside to this holiday, was having to come home 😥We had a fantastic 15 days with the weather being 34degrees most days . All in all casa califia is a spotless clean well looked after villa and it really is home from home.... thank you neil for another fab stay, it was great to see you and enjoyed the chats.. thanks for pouring my drink when we arrived and the handmade crisps were very nice .... see you again soon xx
Sue and gary
Thanks Sue and Gary for the 5 star review. i am glad you enjoyed the villa and its improvements done since your last visit. See you in 2019 Neil
Stunning views, ideally situated villa for walking, running and sight seeing
We (2 adults and 2 small kids) had a fabulous week here in March/April, although you can't expect much from the weather at that time of year, it was in the 20's on most days, and the heated pool perfect to come home to after a long walk or run. The villa itself is one of the best equipped we have been to in Spain, with everything we could think of needing on a holiday (when oranges were 0.5 euro/kg the citrus juicer was especially welcome).
Prompt and rapid communication from Neil made made everything as simple as possible.
Internet was ok, and actually if you are on roaming on Moviestar the speeds were pretty similar.
Although the Monte Pego region was new to us we can't wait to return.
Euan & Tove (and family), Sweden
Hi Euan, thanks for the 5 star review and i am glad you enjoyed your stay. I have actually just replaced the juicer and blender as they have been well used over the years due to the abundance of oranges, lemons and grapefruits. The blender makes nice smoothies from the citrus juice base.
More like a home-from-home than a holiday let
Recently returned from 10 days at Casa Califia – an excellent villa for a family holiday, high on the Monte Pego hillside with great views over the valley. The villa is just a short drive from several local towns and villages, supermarkets and lots of beautiful, sandy beaches. It’s also within striking distance of Alicante and Valencia, both of which are well worth a visit.
We’ve stayed in several Spanish villas and this was certainly the best, with creature comforts and good equipment that made it feel more like a home-from-home than a holiday let. The villa was clean on arrival, with supplies ready in the fridge, some of which Neil (the owner) had arranged for us in advance. The pool is excellent: big enough to have a proper swim, well-maintained and there are lots of pool toys for the kids.
Although it was hot in July, there was effective air conditioning in all the bedrooms and the lounge, with a covered terrace outside that caught the breeze and was very pleasant to sit in. The kitchen is small, but well-equipped with decent cooking facilities, a large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. The barbecue area is well set up with an outside fridge, a large worktop and a sink.
Our experience of Wi-Fi Internet in rural Spain has never been great and, whilst not ultra-fast by UK urban standards, this was by far the best we’ve had, which kept our teenagers happy. The TV setup was also good, with HD satellite and UK channels, as well as a Netflix app all integrated with an external sound base. Neil also has a portable Bluetooth speaker to connect to your phone if you want music elsewhere.
A late flight into Alicante meant that we arrived in the wee small hours. The villa itself is set back a little bit from the road, making the name sign quite hard to make out in the dark, so familiarise yourself with its location on Google Street View first to avoid any hassle finding it (Neil will provide directions before you leave). The entrance to Monte Pego also has an odd road layout, so don’t be put off when you’re forced along a very narrow side road with a coned-off cycle lane, rather than driving straight in from the main road.
Neil was very helpful and responded promptly to our emails. If we were to have another family holiday in this part of Spain, we’d certainly book Casa Califia if it’s available. All-in-all, it's good value for what you get and we couldn't recommend it more highly.
Thanks Elaine, a 5 star review for a 5 star villa. Well written and observed, i did not know there was a netflix app on the tv. Pleasure having you all to stay and looking after my villa. Regards Neil
Excellent property and facilities
This villa has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay in sunny Spain. The villa itself is very nice inside, very clean with lovely newly modernised bathroom and shower rooms. Neil has thought of everything with regards to the equipment at the villa - it really is like a home from home. The pool is perfect and has beautiful views. The selection of pool toys, outdoor play house and kitchen and the table tennis and football tables made the stay even more enjoyable for our 4 year old. Neil was on hand for any advice and help we needed. Highly recommend and would love to return.
Hi Samantha, thanks for taking the time to post a 5 star review and I am glad you all had a lovely stay. I hope to see you all again soon.
Located close to the Spanish towns of Denia, Javea, Oliva and Pego in the northern Costa Blanca. Valencia city is easily accessible by car or train for a day out shopping & sightseeing. Superb indoor shopping centre 10 minutes drive. Beaches 10 minutes & Benidorm theme parks 35min. A good base for mountain walking & road cycling, in fact, over the years many guests coming in the cooler months have enjoyed this. Maps & tips of where to go & what to do are available & you can always ask the owner for advice before arrival.
Other Activities: Guided walks, boat trips