This large villa you are offered to buy on the Costa Blanca in Calpe has many peculiarities. First, this south facing house is located on the edge of its built-up area, which leaves it with an open outlook, offering a rather rural landscape in front of the house. Then, the villa has been very well maintained, and we could say that it is like new, but… it was built in 1980, and although in excellent condition, the decor is no longer exactly up to date.
Finally, this one storey villa offers a surface on the same level of about 112 m² - 1,200 square feet, but the property is completed with several annexes: a garden chalet (≈ 12 m² - 130 square feet), a tool shed (≈ 19 m² - 200 square feet) and a sheltered whirlpool (≈ 16 m² - 170 square feet), which makes up for 159 m² - 1,710 square feet in all, plus the swimming pool with removable roof.
In addition, the property offers a garage for a car, a parking facility for one or two more vehicles (on the public domain but appearing private), a sheltered barbecue with kind of the beginning of a summer kitchen, and a terrace on the north side of the villa, without specific use.
The garden, decorated with a stone table and benches, is a bit of odds and ends, a little wild, while offering abundant local vegetation, with among others aloe vera, some cacti, palm trees…
The living room without fireplace is extended by a bright south facing glazed terrace, providing a good deal of heat in winter. For the summer, the living room is equipped with an air conditioner. The rooms and the kitchen also have a peculiarity: the open kitchen bordering the living room was emptied to be disposed of as a dining room. It as well could be turned into an office, or be closed so as to have an additional bedroom.
And… one of the original bedrooms has been turned into an independent kitchen! This is why the listing mentions 2½ bedrooms: “It depends how you look at things”. Everything else is normal: the villa has two bathrooms, one of which is incorporated in the master bedroom, and the windows are fitted with blinds and bars.
The roof is topped by a prime focus type satellite dish (a fairly expensive device dating from the beginnings of satellite TV with which one could today listen to the planet mars).
The most common amenities are two short kilometres - a mile away, and the centre of Calpe three kilometres - two miles from your house. Except that it is a bit old, the villa is functional, and you can live there immediately. The main charm of this south-facing house is undoubtedly its position in front of a rural landscape, without opposite: there are neighbours, behind and beside, but not facing you. Oh, and I forgot: the villa is in a small dead end street, where no traffic will disturb you. The property is offered unfurnished.