Date of Stay 16 June 2015
We arrived at Casa Andromeda at night, and then woke to find a stunning view over Jesus Pobre and the distant mountains. It took a while to explore the massive villa and it’s very nicely decorated bedrooms – choosing which bedroom we liked most was tough! Casa Andromeda feels very luxurious and has plenty of space for relaxing in the sun or the shade and feels very private as it is tucked into the side of the Montgo facing into open space. We found the garden in front and below the property with fruit trees and lots of apricots that were ripe and delicious. Casa Andromeda is close to amenities and a short drive from Javea – that suited us as it really is too hot to walk anywhere during the day anyway. We stayed during the San Juan festival which we experienced in Javea, and it was fantastic. Highly recommend trying to see it if you are planning on going to Spain.
Date of Stay 25 July 2015
In my review from May 2012 I called this “a place to return to – again and again”. And return we did already in September the same year, but for 2013 and 2014 illness prevented us from coming. However April 25th 2015 we were back again. Having heard that some upgrades had been done we were curious to see which possible improvements could have been done to this already wonderful place. And we were delighted. A new Naya where we could relax in the shade by the pool when we felt the sun was too hot. In addition there were plenty of parasols and sun beds. The terraced garden being under construction at our first visit was now a fully developed oasis with a magnitude of fruit trees. Inside the villa, the ground floor had undergone a complete rebuild, making it more spacious and resulting in 3 delicious bedrooms furnished and decorated in different styles, and all with a perfect sense for matching colours. The wine bar offers a good selection of excellent Spanish wines and the kitchen is fully equipped for making meals to match your wine choice. However if you become bored with home cooking, a new first class restaurant has opened in the neighbourhood and in pleasant walking distance. Here we enjoyed two evenings with delicious food and wine and a very obliging chef. After 10 days of tranquillity and luxury there is no doubt. We will be back.
Date of Stay 08 April 2015
We were back in Casa Andeomeda in April/May this year (2015); again to enjoy the luxury of the villa as well as the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings. While weatherforcasts back in Scandinavia reported between 6 and 10°C, we were able to enjoy ambient temperatures of up to 30° in the air and 24° in the pool. The villa itself had undergone some interesting changes, particularly in some of the bedrooms. Just imagine yourself installed in the Sultan’s room or in the Royal room! Also a small, new Naya had been added, and you could now sit in the shade next to the pool. As before the bar was well stocked with wine, and when we had emptied it, the nearest restaurant (Le Gourmand) was within walking distance. The garden provided us with ripe nispero and lemons, but we vere too early for the figs, oranges and grapefruit. They will come later. We can wholeheartedly recommend a stay in Casa Andromeda to all our friends. Ann and Nils.
Nils Albert G.
Date of Stay 10 September 2014
What a fabulous villa. I stayed at Casa Andromeda with my partner for four nights and wish we had booked for longer. The villa is well equipped and beautifully appointed and the views are simply breath-taking. It was so tranquil with a selection of indoor and outdoor seating areas to suit everyone (the lower terrace was our favourite to relax and eat while taking in the amazing views). There were some good restaurants within walking distance and we enjoyed both the port and Arenal beach in Javea – both of which are great for swimming. We’ll definitely return and it’s so spacious that we’ll bring friends too!!
Date of Stay 12 July 2014
We arrived at Casa Andromeda after a long journey on July 12. It was so nice to enter into this spotless, inviting home with a surprise welcome pack waiting for us! We so much enjoyed our time here and can only regret not having been able to stay any longer . Heidi, the owner, had thought of everything. Her house didn’t really feel like a typical holiday house, it felt like coming home. All rooms (air conditioned!) were cozy and nicely designed. The kitchen was fully equipped, so no need for the typical first rush to the shop before starting our holiday. Outside we could sunbathe, swim, relax in a shady corner on the terrace or stroll through the gardens, so wonderful. We very much liked the privacy of the villa, not being overlooked by any other properties. We enjoyed the relaxing start of the mornings, sitting outside at the Naya which runs in front and at the side of the house, sipping coffee and simply taking in the stunning, peaceful views of the Montgo mountain. We found plenty of recommendations for places to go and things to do in the neatly arranged welcome book. For my husband, the winebar was a hit, which offered the chance to try various local wine favorites at an affordable price. Being so close to the main Javea Arenal beach (only 10 min drive) we tried out a few of the local restaurants (some very good !). The town of Javea is very charming. Many local markets in town are really worth a visit. Thank you, Heidi, for creating this wonderful holiday home. We will definitely be back.
Date of Stay 21 September 2013
We hebben Casa Andromeda samen gehuurd met vrienden, 2 andere koppels met kinderen.. De villa is zeer goed onderhouden , zeer ruim met verschillende woongedeelten en terrassen, wat ons elk de vrijheid liet om iets samen of alleen te doen. Zelf genoot ik ervan om me even af te zonderen en op een apart terras mijn boek te lezen. Met de berghelling aan de achterkant en het mooi panoramische uitzicht aan de voorkant, hebben we het grootste deel van onze tijd op het hoofd terras aan het zwembad doorgebracht. Van ’s morgens vroeg tot laat in de nacht. Ook de omgeving is interessant . We raden het Arenal strand aan dat goed georganiseerd is met strandstoelen , douches en een promenade met bars , restaurants en winkels . Een andere optie is om te gaan wandelen op de Montgo berg . Het is maar 10 minuten rijden naar de onderkant van het wandelpad . Winkels en supermarkten zijn ook op de hoofdweg op 10 minuten afstand . Al deze informatie en meer was beschikbaar in de villa . Wij hadden de toren kamer, met ramen aan de 4 zijden van de kamer, dit was een heel aangename kamer, hoog en droog en zicht op alles. Al het nodge was aanwezig in de villa en werkte goed wat onze ook rust gaf omdat dit geen zorg was We hebben ons echt kunnen ontspannen in Casa Adromeda en hebben reeds besloten om terug te gaan
Tracy, thank you for a very helpful review. We recognised the problem with damp in the lower apartment at the start of the season, when it has not been occupied for a while, so we have now done the following: Firstly we have opened up and extended 2 of the double bedrooms so they are double the size of what they were. This means less enclosed spaces and more air circulation, plus of course much more luxurious and spacious accommodation in this part of the villa. Both bedrooms and the new bathroom that serves these, all have under floor heating, so we can keep the warm and avoid damp in the winter. See new photos on the website. We are also in the process of installing a forced airflow system in the under build, which will be in use on a timer while the villa is empty, foxing fresh air in to all the rooms while it is locked up. We have seen this system in use and it is far more effective than a simple fan extraction system which relies on drawing air through cracks and gaps or air bricks. We hope you will come back to enjoy the results!
Best regards Heidi
Date of Stay 27 April 2013
We were four couples who had the great pleasure to stay for a week at Casa Andromeda. Spacious, fantastic surroundings and close proximity to the city of Javea and other nearby villages and larger cities, made this a most pleasant and memorable stay. We can strongly recommend this alternative to others!
Sincerely – Bjarne Haugstad
Date of Stay 15 June 2013
Stunning location, one of the best views on Montgo. Plenty of indoor and out door space. Plenty of sun-beds, cutlery, crockery & kitchen equipment all of good quality. Some really nice touches, like hand soap in the bathroom, a selection of wine that you can buy & try. 5 restaurants within a 5min drive. Just a couple of small negatives, the pool was a bit small for one of our group & one of the basement bedrooms was a bit damp, probably because it hadn’t been opened up for a couple of weeks. I’ve got to say Heidi was the most helpful, friendly, and attentive direct owner we have booked with. It’s serviced by the same group as villa direct which is only 5 mins away so any problems can be sorted out quickly. We would love to go back again.