4 bedroom Villa in Altea
Villa Alma is an exclusive luxury villa, situated in a superior location less than 10 minutes drive from the beach and Altea, 15 minutes drive away from Calpe and approximately one hour far from the airport of Alicante or Valencia.
The villa has been designed by Ramón Gandia Brull architectural studio and is one of the best examples of contemporary architecture creating an abundance of geometry, light and space. The philosophy of the company is to collaborate as a community with one common goal, the design of truly unique and innovative architecture.
Altea is a seaside resort with a soul. For anyone who loves beaches, bars and bohemian living, this is the place for you.
The cultural capital of Valencia, Altea has been a magnet for artists, musicians and writers from across Europe since the 1950s. It’s just a spit up the coast from bustling Benidorm but with an arty vibe that makes it feels a world away.
Walk from the marbled pebble beach past palm tree lined promenades, up through crooked cobbled streets of the old town, past artists’ studios and tempting shops, bars and eateries until you reach the blue domed church of La Mare de Déu del Consol. You’ll discover in Altea the perfect blend of seaside resort, arty enclave and traditional Spanish village.
An extremely pleasant microclimate provided by the surrounding mountains makes Altea a place you can enjoy all year round. Whether you are exploring the beachfront, investigating its historic buildings or enjoying its famed gastronomy, this is somewhere you’ll love to call home.
By the standards of the some of the Costa Blanca’s bigger resorts, Altea is positively underpopulated. Of the 22,000 permanent inhabitants, one in three has chosen to settle from abroad. Over the years the town has grown from fishing village to accommodate a number of new developments. Without losing its character it remains a friendly, elegant and much sought after location.
Altea has housing to suit a range of tastes and budgets. In the old town options are limited, and a little pricier, while the seafront developments offer everything from luxury penthouses to affordable apartments and clustered around the town are numerous modern villas and housing complexes.
There are endless lovely shops to explore in the old town, while further out are more commercial shops and supermarkets. Weekly street markets are the place to pick up fruit and veg from the region and an array of other interesting goods from farther afield.
Sports are well catered for in the area, whether it’s mountain climbing, golf, tennis or sailing. While this cultural capital also boasts a new arts centre and concert hall providing a wide range of entertainment.
Located off the main coast road, you are within easy reach of the airport at Alicante to the south by road or rail. There is also a useful local tram system which connects you to Alicante, Benidorm and other local towns.
Named from the Arabic, ‘Althaya’ meaning ‘Health to All’, you’d expect Altea to offer good health provision. It has a public health centre and several private clinics. The nearest local hospital is just ten kilometres away in Benidorm.
Cost of Living
Although a popular location for expats and tourists, Altea remains an affordable place to live, particularly if you shop for deals at the local markets and eat off the delicious menu del dia at the many local restaurants.
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