Javea Villas for Sale: the Place for a Lifetime Vacation? used
Javea Villas as a Business Opportunity
If you want a genuine Spanish villa, go to Spain. If you want a Spanish villa as your vacation place, go to Spain. Many vacation villas are located in the Costa del Sol area, in Andalucía, in the southern part of the country. The area, particularly Marbella and the adjoining coasts Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical, is known as the haunts of the rich and famous, and therefore highly commercialized, even as it retains part of the rustic and exotic ambience.
No wonder newer investments and vacationers are shunning it for an alternative place equally sunny, with good beaches and superb villas to rent for a group or solo vacation. This place is the town of Javea (or Xabia, to the locals) in Costa Blanca, Alicante. The area is at the northeastern part of the country, facing the Mediterranean Sea, and is characterized by a 20-kilometer white sandy beach with scuba diving points some distance from the shores, a rural setting with the green Montgo Massif for the background. It is fast becoming the vacation area of choice for many Europeans, mainly British.
And why not? It offers a locale almost exactly like that of Costa del Sol, but without the high price. For instance, for GBP320, 000 you can buy a complete villa in Javea that will probably cost you more than GBP400, 000 in Costa del Sol. If you add the higher cost of living in Costa del Sol, and the highly commercialized amenities, you can see why Javea is the preferred option. In Javea you can get a more authentic Spain, so to speak.
Of course, it does not mean you have to buy a villa in Javea to take a vacation there. Good hotels serve the growing tourist trade in Javea, and there are villas for rent by the day or week. The rates are reasonable, from 210 pounds a week for three people, to about a thousand for maybe eight people. Variations occur by the location within the town, with those nearer the beach a bit more expensive. But you only walk a little way to enjoy the beach and the sea.
The best option, however, if you have the wherewithal, is to buy a villa. Javea villas for sale are often identical to those for rent; indeed, if you buy one you can rent it out to vacationers when you are not using it. This will help you recoup your investment much faster, while enjoying the privilege of having a Javea villa whenever you want to take a respite from the world. You would own a piece of Spanish paradise of sun, sand and sea.
Finding Javea villas for sale is not difficult. You can simply search online and click the links you believe will serve your needs. You can then initiate contact and inquiries. For around Euros 200,000 you can have a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa with a 120-square meter floor area in a lot of a thousand square meters.
It will be a quiet and genteel little corner of the world, and wholly your own.
Jávea is on the Costa Blanca, in the north of Alicante, at the most eastern coastal point on the Mediterranean. Ibiza is around 90 km east, and can be seen in clear weather. The area is full of citrus and olive trees. There are 4 Capes here, the Biggest is Cap de la Nau , then there is Cap Negre, Cabo de San Antonio and Cap Martí.
Jávea is sheltered by The Montgó, which is the highest summit in the region, at more than 750m. It is said that it resembles an elephant when viewed from Javea. Montgó Nature Park stretches from La Plana to Cabo San Antonio.
There is a modern municipal food market that is found to the north of the church ,on the site of the 17th Century convent of the Barefoot Augustinians with the En Cairat Tower in its orchard. At the time of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 the convent was demolished by the Municipal Council and a covered marketplace in a similar style was erected in its place. The project was held up by the war, so the inauguration had to wait until 1946 and still remains, although some refurbishment was carried out recently.
Javea is rich in history as can be seen in the architecture of Toscan stone porticoes, gothic windows, bars and railings. Late Gothic architecture is represented in the church of San Bartolemé, while the Soler Blasco Archaeological Museum is stuffed with Iberian history.
In the harbour area stands the modern Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto, or the Church of our Lady of Loreto, that has a roof shaped like the hull of a ship. Nuestra Señora de los Angeles is an architectural site of a monastery on the road to Cabo San Antonio.
Restaurants and bars on the harbour front offer an array of traditional Spanish dishes, as well as fish and seafood straight from the fishing boats - fresher fish would be impossible to find!
The sports marina features a yacht club and berths for around 300 vessels, as well as excellent facilities for fishing and watersports like windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Javea Golf Club situated on the outskirts of town is surrounded in orange groves and pine trees, and is just one of many golf courses in the area. Other land-based sports catered to include horseriding, tennis and shooting.
The major fiestas in the area begin with an homage to Jesus the Nazarene between April 28 and May 3, then the main town Festival of Javea is celebrated in the last two weeks of July, when there are parades, feasts and dancing, and fireworks. Next comes the parades of the Moors and Christians, toward the end of August, and in September 1-8 Javea celebrates the fiesta of Our Lady of Loreto, patron of the town. Locals and tourists get together to celebrate these fiestas in true Spanish tradition.
Javea has been inhabited by many different civilisations and cultures over the years, including Roman, Greek, Muslim, Celt and Iberian, and these influences are reflected in the local cuisine. Spain in general follows a very healthy Mediterranean diet with plenty of fresh fish, meat and vegetables, garlic, olive oil and fresh fruit. Sweets and desserts are an integral part of a three or four course lunch, but are usually small portions; around the size of a yoghurt cup. Spanish tend to eat their largest middle of the day at lunchtime, followed by a siesta when the sun is at its highest, and they eat very light dinners like salad or fresh fruit in the evening, as this is usually very late after shops and businesses close at 10pm or later.
The climate in the Costa Blanca is listed by the World Health Organisation as one of the healthiest in the world, with an average 325 days of sunshine annually, or 3,000 hours, and average temperatures of more than 20°c