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La Marina Alta, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2020 / La Marina Alta Costa Blanca Jonnie Irwin on 14 September 2020

La Marina Alta Costa Blanca Jonnie Irwin

Joanna and Scott met 18 years ago in the south of Spain while on a golfing trip, and now have their hearts set on buying a holiday home in La Marina Alta on the Northern Costa Blanca. They have a budget of £215,000 and are calling on Jonnie Irwin to help find them a detached villa with a pool that all 3 generations of their family can enjoy. Jonnie has found 5 great options for them to see, but will he score a hole in one with the dream property?

La Marina Alta

What's the appeal?

The Costa Blanca has more than 200 miles of coastline and 34 blue flag beaches – Marina Alta is situated at its northernmost point and is home to a number of popular and well known coastal holiday towns including Moraira and Calpe. The Marina Alta’ refers to the headland that reaches out towards the Balearics situated on the northernmost tip of the . ‘The Marina Alta’ is equidistant from to the South and Valencia to the North. It includes Denia, Javea, Moraira and Benissa.By far the quickest way to reach the Marina Alta is by flying into either Valencia or Alicante international airports with an abundance of flight options both in and out of season. There is also a popular sailing route and a small but a significant number of visitors to the area arrive in style by sailing from Ibiza or the neighbouring island of Formentera.

Property 1

Three-bed villa in Calpe

Property 1 Three-bed villa in Calpe

The first property is about a 25 minute walk from the beach, in a quiet residential area of Calpe. . This villa has its own private pool and sun terrace, a terrace with an outside cooking area at the side of the house, plus a smaller terrace upstairs with stunning views of Calpe rock. View the property here.

Valued at £218,534 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Four-bed villa in Senija

Property 2 Four-bed villa in Senija

The next property is in the village of Senija – about 20 minutes inland, which means property prices here are around 15 per cent cheaper than on the coast. This recently renovated villa has a pool and an upstairs terrace with views over the countryside. Inside there’s a large light filled living room which leads into the modern kitchen. There’s a master bedroom with ensuite, two more bedrooms and a shower room. There’s also a separate self contained apartment with a small kitchen and living area, one bedroom and a shower room. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £231,896 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed villa in Benissa Costa

Property 3 Three-bed villa in Benissa Costa

For the next property we're in the town of Benissa Costa, a 5-10 minute drive from Moraira, but where property prices are 10-15 per cent cheaper. This villa in a quiet neighbourhood has its own private pool, a light filled living room, a large open plan living dining and kitchen area, a fitted kitchen, plus a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there’s a master bedroom, a second bedroom and shower room. View the property here.

Valued at £237,068 at the time of filming

Property 4

Three-bed villa in Jalon Valley

Property 4 Three-bed villa in Jalon Valley

Property three is 25 minutes by car inland towards Jalon valley. The Jalon Valley (also known as Vall de Pop) is situated inland from the coastal towns of Denia, Javea and Moraira. Jalon Valley is also known as Vall de Pop and is in the valley of Gorgos which means Valley of the cats! This villa is a front-line modern, detached, south-facing villa with fabulous views across the valley to Jalon. This light and airy accommodation includes covered porch, entrance hallway, large dining/lounge area with feature wood burner fireplace, patio doors leading to an external open covered naya, spacious fully fitted kitchen with patio door to outside front garden area. View the property here.

Valued at £237,068 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed villa in Cumbre del Sol

Property 5 Three-bed villa in Cumbre del Sol

The last property is in Cumbre Del Sol – on a hilltop not too far from Moraira and still very close to the sea. It’s a great location and one that’s becoming increasingly popular with home buyers – sales here were up 30% in the past year. This villa has a Mediterranean garden with an outside kitchen on the lower level, as well as a pool and terrace higher up which gives stunning views of the coast. Inside there’s a dining room which opens onto the terrace, a living room which joins up with the kitchen, a master bedroom, two more good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. And my surprise is downstairs – a separate one well finished bed one bath self contained apartment ideal for guests. View the property here.

Valued at £254,310 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Villa in Moraira

Hot property Villa in Moraira

This stunning villa is just outside the town of Moraira. This villa has pools both inside and out and is ultra modern, with loads of glass giving stunning views of the sea and the surrounding area. There’s no expense spared here, and that’s reflected in the price – this place would set you back nearly £2.25 million. View more from the agent here.

Valued at £2,500,000 at the time of filming.