Villa San Rafael, Xativa Villa, Luxury Holiday Villa, Xativa, Valencia, Spain¶
Costa Del Azahar and Valencia
Villa San Rafael is a substantial (350 square metres) and beautifully restored 1930's country villa in Xativa set in large private gardens of one-third of an acre. The property is located near to the mediaeval town of Xativa, 40 minutes drive inland of the coast at Gandia, and easy access to the city of Valencia. The property opens into an impressive hallway with staircase leading to the upper hallway on the first floor with 4 bedrooms and family bathroom leading off. The upper hallway opens on to a large terraced area overlooking the gardens and pool at the front of the house. The ground floor consists of a cloakroom, high specification contemporary kitchen, utility room, dining room and sitting room. The ground floor hallway has panelled doors opening on to a rather grand covered terrace - an ideal place for dining al fresco. The gardens are walled and gated with a large 10 x 5 metres pool and children's play area.
Valencia and Alicante airports
Valencia airport 45 minutes by car, Alicante airport 90 minutes by car
Gandia and Tavernes 40 minutes by car
Villa San Rafael is situated in an area known as Bixquert, a beautiful and quiet area surrounded by mountains, which is 2 kilometres outside of the mediaeval town of Xativa. Xativa is an elegant town with an old quarter, boulevards and fountains, a good choice of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. The historic castle built along a mountain ridge is a "must see". Beaches at Tavernes and Gandia are 40 minutes by car and are superb - sandy, clean and stretch for miles. The more touristy resorts of Denia and Javea are a further 20 minutes drive south of Gandia.
We think this characterful property is ideal for a special holiday in semi-rural surroundings and with every possible amenity at hand. Villa San Rafael has totally private gardens, an authentic and grand outside paellero BBQ and a outdoor adventure play area for the kids.
The nearest restaurant and bar is at San Patricio Tennis Club, a few minutes by car. The nearest shops, large choice of bars and restaurants, supermarkets, banks are in Xativa, 5/10 minutes by car.
Bedroom 1 - with king size bed, ensuite bathroom, airconditioning.
Bedroom 2 - with double bed.
Bedroom 3 - with twin beds.
Bedroom 4 - with twin beds.
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes/storage.
Family Bathroom on the first floor, with small bath, shower over, WC, handbasin.
Bathroom 2 ensuite to Bedroom 1, with full bath, shower over, WC, handbasin. Both bathrooms are spacious.
High-specification contemporary kitchen with hob/oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer. Adjacent utility room with washing machine. Door to the front terrace, door to the brick-built BBQ area, separate doorways to dining room and sitting room.
The attractive mature gardens are walled and gated and totally private. The pool is large (10 x 5 metres) and is fenced and gated for child safety. There is a children's play area on a lower terrace in front of the house and plenty of room for children to play on the grassed areas. Outside dining terrace, large brick-built paellero BBQ in kitchen courtyard, parasols, sunbeds for 8+
The dining room has dining table and chairs for 8 and the sitting room has comfortable sofa and chairs seating 8 persons, air-conditioning. Satellite TV showing UK terrestrial channels.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house, outside of course is fine.
A cot with cot linen and highchair can be provided upon request.
Towels and linen are included and are changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks plus. Villa San Rafael's housekeeper will meet you on arrival and show you around the property.
Earliest check-in is 5pm (earlier if at all possible), latest check-in is 10pm. Check-out by 10am.
£150 security damages deposit refundable within 10 working days of departure.
We can accept payment by credit card and by UK bank transfer.
A deposit of 25% of rental will secure your booking. Balance of rental plus security damages deposit is payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Any arrival day/departure day is possible (minimum 7 nights rental), subject to fitting in with other bookings in the diary. Part weeks are charged pro rata of the weekly rental rate.
- Large rooftop sun terrace
- Coffee Maker
- CD collection
- Summer Kitchen
- Washing Machine
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Satellite TV showing UK terrestrial channels
- Hi Fi unit
- DVD Player
- Cot and High Chair
- Private Pool
- Dish Washer
- Pool/Beach towels
- Off Road Parking
Just a few lines to confirm that we had a lovely time at Villa San Rafael last week. The villa was great and we very much enjoyed Xativa and the surrounding area too. We do plan to look at booking a further holiday through FindTheRealSpain. With best regards - Joe and Sonia, Reading, Berkshire. May 2013
We had a lovely time thank you. The facilities at the villa were splendid and we were very comfortable there - Jeff S., Dorking, Surrey. September 2012
Just returned from a very hot 2 weeks in Xativa at Villa San Rafael. Had a fab time as expected from Angie and Simon. See you next year - Denise F., Pershore, Worcs. September 2011
We did enjoy our stay, thank you, and we were sorry to have to leave - James M., Islington. September 2011
We've just spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa San Rafael with it's spacious accommodation, well equipped kitchen, play area and good sized pool. The children have had lots of fun as there is plenty of room to run around outside when not in the pool. A word of caution to those with small children or those that can't swim - the pool is deep, even in the shallow end. Xativa is a friendly town with lots of local bars and restaurants. The local rail has good services to Valencia and Gandia which are a must. Our only suggestions would be to upgrade the beds in the twin and double room and possibly add some comfortable seating outside. Having said this we could happily have stayed a 3rd week! Our thanks to Angie and Simon - we've saved your website to our 'favourites' list. Michelle N., Manchester. August 2011
We had a really great week! The house and surroundings were lovely. The kitchen was large and well stocked, the bathrooms and towels were clean and spacious and everything was generally clean, spacious and lovely. Only tiny suggestions would be to replace some of the beds. My father had no idea what I was talking about as he stayed in the main double bedroom with no issues at all, but my husband and I were in the other double and the bed was very noisy creaky. My sister was in one of the twins and had the same tiny issue with the quality of the beds. But other than that, we would highly recommend this property and would consider going back. Not to mention Xativa and the Valencia area which we loved. Also, FindTheRealSpain.co.uk and Angie and Simon were all really helpful and accommodating and I would definitely use this website if you are planning on renting a villa in Spain. All in all, a really great holiday! - Lauren S., London. July 2011
We had a lovely time thank you and certainly hope to return soon. Many thanks for a lovely holiday - tha villa was fantastic, very well located and it had everything we needed - Caroline W., Epworth, Lincs. July 2011
We were very impressed by the excellent service provided by Angie, from initial contact to return of deposit. Villa San Rafael was perfect in every way....location, character, space. We loved the pool and garden! The house is very well equipped and we found the beds very comfortable. An excellent find, we certainly intend to return and would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away from the busy tourist scene. A beautiful property that provided a tranquil setting for a family chill out! - Lesley B., Glasgow. June 2011
Thank you for your efficiency with everything. If we decide to return to Spain, I will certainly be in contact with you again - Charlotte M., Bath, June 2009
We had a fantastic time once again at San Rafael in Xativa. The villa is great and at this point in time, I think we will be back again next year - Gordon S., Cumbria, August 2009
The villa is fantastic! Extremely spacious, luxurious surroundings, completely private and quiet, and with lots for the kids to do (play area, swings etc as well as the pool). Excellent kitchen and living spaces, very much feels like a house the owner has developed to live in rather than as a rental, so very well equipped. Efficient aircon, lovely terraces and loads of sunbathing room. Surprisingly deep pool! Xativa is an excellent town, only 5 minutes by car away, with everything you need, and only 45 minutes from Valencia airport. Highly recommend the 1 hour drive down to Calpe for the best beach resort on the Costas - Matt C., Somerset. September 2009
The overall holiday experience with Find The Real Spain was very good from first contact to this mail. It was a great holiday and we will want to do something similar again. It was so much better than staying in an hotel - Brenda R. Scotland, September 2009
We loved staying at Villa San Rafael. This is one of the best villa we have stayed in, both in style and equipment/facilities. The rooms are lovely, the bathrooms are great, and the kitchen has absolutely everything you need. The owner is obviously into cooking ;-) and if you are too, then you will enjoy the spacious and brilliantly designed kitchen. The kids enjoyed the play area, the toy-kitchen, and of course, the pool! Xativa is a lovely village with very nice restaurants (we recommend La Maga and Cuinart). We give 4 stars as we missed the traditional "general information" folder, which would have been great, to avoid finding some basics for ourselves. Overall, a fantastic place to spend your holiday. THANK YOU! - Anne and Plamen N., London. July 2010
A lovely spacious house with plenty of space for outdoor dining and a great kitchen. Swimming pool lovely and warm and very deep - Michelle S., Tring, Herts. August 2010
|1 to 19 July||£1190|
|20 July to 31 August||£1290|
|UNDER OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT 25% off for Under Occupancy 1 or 2 bedrooms (up to 4 persons)||May, June and September|
|SPECIAL OFFER||June now £595 or £495 with UNDER OCCUPANCY|
|Prices are per week for the property.|