by Grupo VAPF | Mar 17, 2023 | Costa Blanca, Villas
Living in a place with sea views is one thing and living in Villa Ikaria is quite another. It means that added special light that only the Mediterranean sun can provide. It means that every day you get up knowing that the light that charmed the painter Sorolla will fill your home. Why not come with us and learn more about this fabulous house?
But first, just exactly where is Villa Ikaria ? It is located in a special place with views of the Mediterranean yet it is also close to the mountain sierras. We are talking about somewhere in an extraordinary setting known as Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol in Benitatxell. This place is halfway between the cities of Valencia and Alicante. It lies in the region known as Costa Blanca Norte. This area is renowned for its beautiful green spaces and close by this development there are some important restaurants that boast Michelin stars. It is unquestionably a place for making the most of life’s pleasures, both big and small. And doing so knowing that you are in one of the places with the best climate for lovers of the outdoor life!
So what is Villa Ikaria like? It is built on two floors and designed to make the most of natural light. It is located in one of the areas of Spain that enjoys the most hours of annual sunshine. It has been shown that daily exposure to the sun for a minimum amount of time will increase happiness and wellbeing. Therefore our architects were clear that filling the villa with light would be a key element of its construction.
Entry to the villa is directly through the porch which also has access to the parking area. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms with an en suite in the master bedroom. This bathroom also has a huge window that means even here you can enjoy the sea views as elsewhere in the house.
Villa Ikaria is designed so that the sitting/dining room and the kitchen open out onto a spectacular terrace. With its huge expanse of picture windows you can enjoy the best of a terrace this size at any time of the year. Even those rare days when the sky is cloudy! The outdoor area is also striking with its large infinity pool. It has been designed so that it merges with the horizon, blending with the azure blue of the sea.
The home also boasts an extensive basement area which can be put to all kinds of uses. From adding another bedroom, to making it into a guest apartment, or perhaps a home cinema. Each person can choose what they wish to do with this area of their home!
At VAPF we are clear about how important it is to feel at ease in your own home and this is why we have designed this, and the other villas too, with you in mind. Creating a place that can become your home and where every day you will wake up knowing that you are living in your dream villa.
If you like the idea of creating new memories in the Costa Blanca Norte and having the world as your oyster, then Villa Ikaria is just right for you. It combines beauty and practical living to perfection.
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by Grupo VAPF | Mar 6, 2023 | Uncategorized
Following the pandemic, the group of people known as “digital nomads” has grown exponentially throughout the world. Many countries such as Portugal Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia and Spain have employed a number of strategies to attract these remote profiles by implementing different tax benefits or simply by making it easy to move and live in the country of choice as self-employed workers.
Tending to be highly qualified and with salaries that are normally above average, digital nomads can work remotely all the time, and therefore they can live anywhere in the world with just one requirement: a stable internet connection.
In general terms, and also looking at Spain in particular, coastal areas such as the Costa Blanca, thanks to its climate, services and communications tend to be the most popular locations sought by these professionals.
Alicante province is a favourite
Over the years, Alicante has risen by almost 200 rungs on the global ladder of categories that make up the Nomad List, and in the last two years the city has become one of the preferred destinations for this group. The professionals who come to the Costa Blanca capital are usually from the United States or central and northern European countries. They are usually university educated, mostly men, and with an average age of around 33 to 35 years and they tend to stay for about three months.
The Marina Alta has been making its mark.
This activity isn’t all confined to the city of Alicante, for example, the area of Marina Alta, in Costa Blanca Norte, has also been increasingly gaining importance. In Jávea you can find Sun and Co, a coliving project which is the benchmark in Europe and the first Spanish node in the network of the most significant places for digital nomads throughout the world. Forbes magazine has placed it as one of the 5 reference locations internationally, hosting talent from over 40 countries. It was also distinguished as one of the best places for teleworking and living in the “community and user experience” category in the first edition of the Coliving Awards.
Continuing in the Costa Blanca Norte, places such as Cumbre del Sol are also extremely attractive for digital nomads. Set on the coast, this residential zone has a number of developments with villas and apartments, surrounded by green countryside and overlooking the Mediterranean sea. It is the perfect area with fibre optic connection that makes it possible to work both with flexibility and speed for just a few days, for longer periods or for a whole year. It is an idyllic spot with several look out points, impressive views and protected natural zones such as the Granadella Nature Reserve (Jávea), with trails for cliff walks, caves, water sports, diving or simply enjoying the great climate.
Furthermore, there are various co-working ventures in the area. We have already mentioned Sun and Co in Jávea, and you can also find Knowhere and Coworkzinq in Denia and LAB in Altea.
Costa Blanca Norte is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for different profiles with people seeking to enjoy life and the great climate in a place that boasts superb services and communications. Keep an eye open for our upcoming blog posts, and check out our Facebook and Instagram profiles so that you don’t miss out on any news about VAPF.
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 28, 2023 | Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca, Grupo VAPF, Real Estate, Villas, Villas
At VAPF we always endeavour to ensure that the design and construction of our villa and apartment developments in Costa Blanca Norte maximise energy efficiency, and reduce as far as possible any environmental impact. Many aspects need to be considered to ensure an efficient home such as insulation, windows, lighting and also water use. This can lead to a reduction in energy consumption between 70 % and 90% compared to a conventional home. Thanks to our work, many of our developments are certified with energy qualification A which is currently the highest category available.
However, before looking further at some of the things that make your home more efficient, what are the advantages?
- Protecting the environment.
- Reduction in consumption.
- Financial savings.
- Electricity independence.
- Better air quality.
- Comfort and convenience
Insulation: the basic pillar.
Insulation is a key factor in ensuring energy efficiency in a home. Good thermal insulation helps to maintain the constant temperature in a house. It helps to keep the temperature at the required level inside the home, which means that it will use less heating energy in winter and air conditioning in summer.
The villas in our Cumbre del Sol development have a thermally insulated roof made of extruded polystyrene panels laid on an impermeable sheet of EPDM type rubber. The flooring is also thermally insulated with certified panels on floor slabs, covered with a layer of self-levelling concrete prior to laying the floor covering.
The windows in our projects also play an important role in energy efficiency. They provide excellent thermal and acoustic efficiency, as well as reducing heat transfer between the inside and outside of the house.
We always recommend using LED lights which are more efficient and long lasting than conventional lighting. In addition, it is important to make the most of natural light, something that is not difficult in our homes as they all boast an outward looking architecture and open plan layout, and you will always enjoy direct or indirect light from outside.
Water and air conditioning
The use of water is also an important factor to consider. It’s possible to save water and energy by installing low consumption taps and showers, and toilets with double flush system which you can choose when you are selecting the personal fixtures and fittings of your villa.
The latest ECODAN Hybrid aerothermal system is available in the most recent VAPF villas and apartments. It is the most efficient way to heat and cool your home. This is based on just one external unit which will supply all your heating, air conditioning and hot water needs all year round, with the special feature of a heat recovery system that produces hot water simultaneous to use of the air conditioning.
At VAPF we are convinced that with the right approach it is possible to build more efficient and sustainable homes for future generations, and we will continue in our efforts to achieve this goal. We hope that you will be looking forward to our next blog post, but in the meantime you fan follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on anything new in our upcoming projects.
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 21, 2023 | Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, News, Real Estate, Real Estate
In the north of the Costa Blanca you will find the beautiful and charming town of Altea. Its rich cultural heritage, and one of the loveliest old town centres in Spain, all kinds of craft shops, restaurants and surrounded by vineyards, mountains and of course amazing beaches and sandy coves, all make for an area with plenty of character. A perfect place for enjoying a short holiday, spending a peaceful winter with the mild and pleasant temperatures, or directly finding a home there. It is precisely this last idea that we want to tell you about, as in 2023 we have several villas that will be ready to move in to in two of our developments in this location: Azure Altea Homes 2 and Blanc Altea Homes.
Villa Senza: Ready in July 2023
Villa Senza, in our Azure Altea Homes 2 development, will be available in March 2023. The villas in this development are located in the Sierra de Altea mountains and have impressive sea views.
Villa Senza is built on three levels, with the top storey equipped with parking for two cars and an entrance hall with a lift that leads to the rest of the home. The mid-level floor has three bedrooms, each with terrace, walk-in wardrobe and private bathroom. The ground floor layout has three open spaces, including a fourth bedroom and an open plan kitchen and dining/sitting room. All the rooms are filled with Mediterranean light and lead to the outdoor part of the villa, with porches, a large terrace and infinity pool so that the sea is never out of sight for a moment. In short, design, fixtures and fittings, quality and impressive views of the sea await you in Altea this July. For more information about Villa Senza contact us by clicking on this link.
Blanc Altea Homes
Blanc Altea Homes is our other development in Altea. A residential complex that is filled with light, with its spacious villas set in natural surroundings with panoramic views of the Mediterranean with the Benidorm skyline in the distance.
The homes in this development are designed in contemporary architectural style, and although they are part of a residential complex, they are detached and each villa boasts an exclusive design that makes it unique.
All the houses are striking for the natural light and spacious rooms with a layout of 3,4 and 5 bedrooms, 4, 5 and 6 bathrooms, open plan kitchen, living rooms, terrace, pool, barbecue, enclosed garage and lift. Several of the villas in this development will be completed in 2023 and waiting for lovers of the Costa Blanca Norte to move in:
- Model HC013: will be ready in March 2023. Fully equipped, including interior design project with furniture, fittings and décor included.
- Model HC012: will be complete in September 2023.
Azure Altea Homes 2 or Blanc Altea Homes, the peace and tranquillity of the mountains or the comfort of a residential complex. You choose. You can contact us for more information on these villas which will soon be ready to live in, or if you would like to know more about our other developments in prime locations of the Costa Blanca Norte. You can also follow us for all our news on Facebook, Instagram and our upcoming blog posts so that you don’t miss out on anything.
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 15, 2023 | News
A unique destination in Spain. That’s how we could define the Costa Blanca Norte. The warm climate, with average temperatures of 17º C all year round, beaches that have been awarded with dozens of EU blue flags, year on year, the varied countryside and charming towns and villages… These are just some of the reasons why people from all over the world come to spend their holidays here, or remain for longer periods, and even end up coming here to live.
At VAPF we build our developments in the most exclusive parts of the Costa Blanca Norte. From apartments with every service imaginable and communal areas that offer everything you need, to spacious luxury villas that, quite simply, take the whole experience of enjoying the Mediterranean to a completely different level. Benissa, Denia, Altea or Moraira, Benitachell, where Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is located, a perfect place to begin a new life on the Costa Blanca Norte. Given how popular the area has become over time, it currently enjoys excellent communications with a number of important cities which are connected by land, air and sea. This has made it easier for international clients to come here, especially with all the different air routes to choose from.
The various locations where VAPF has developments are practically equidistant between two of Spain’s most important airports, namely, Alicante and Valencia. Just an hour away by car, both these airports provide direct flights to the main cities in Europe (in United Kingdom, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Russia …) and they are working towards providing further air routes to “the other side of the pond” in the near future.
Direct connection Alicante – United States
Some weeks ago, at the recent International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR), what had previously been an open secret was confirmed at last by José Mancebo (Director of the Provincial Costa Blanca Tourist Board) and Laura Navarro (Director of Alicante Elche Miguel Hernández Airport): The province of Alicante is taking initial steps to set up a direct airline connection with United States. The purpose of this new travel opportunity, in addition to strengthening connections with traditional markets, such as that of Britain, the Nordic countries, or Benelux, is to work towards new destinations such as North America, taking advantage of the air travel sector’s global recovery following the pandemic.
This initiative comes at a crucial time as, throughout 2022, Alicante became firmly established as a base for cruise ships, which is a clear indication (yet again) that the region has garnered considerable interest internationally, especially in North America, and that the Costa Blanca is able to offer a comprehensive and cross cutting offer that makes a direct connection with USA a promising option.
Therefore, although the possibility of setting up a direct air route with New York from the airport of Alicante-Elche is a “difficult” challenge, it nonetheless now looks more feasible than ever before. It would be the jewel in the crown of Costa Blanca Norte policy and it would provide an opportunity for thousands of US citizens to discover the most exclusive coastline in Spain at first hand.
Buying your second home with VAPF will connect you to Europe (and soon, we hope, with United States) and the rest of Spain in a fast and easy way, which will help you take that step that you won’t regret. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and look out for our upcoming blog posts to keep up with all our news.