The luxury of living in a residential resort like La Sella

There’s so much to do at the weekend, but if you’re at Golf Suites La Sella, you might not have time to fit it all in! The activities on offer in the area around VAPF’s new apartment development are varied and extensive. That’s why we wanted to post article listing all the activities on your doorstep in this beautiful residential area, located between Denia and Jávea. And all of this in the knowledge that you could equally happily spend all day long in one of these perfect apartments.

This development takes its name from the impressive golf course just a few metres from your door, where you can spend happy mornings exercising. This residential development is remarkable for the sporting activities going on all around you. Aside from the impressive 27 hole golf course designed by José María Olazábal, there are also tennis and paddle courts, and a riding stables.   However, if on the other hand your tastes are more classical, there are plenty of hiking trails and walks around Golf Suites La Sella. And what amazing walks they are! You can enjoy the Montgó Natural Park with its beautiful countryside that complements the seaside scenery.

Residential La Sella’s sporting links include a new hotel for sports players and athletes. The hotel is called Syncrosfera, and it is equipped with a gymnasium extending over 500m2. This facility is available not only to hotel guests, but also to residents in the community. In addition to the spa and pool, there are also spinning, yoga and zumba classes to name just a few activities.

Montaña del Montgó

Another excellent option is Jardín Albarda, a benchmark in the world of Mediterranean gardening.   Extending over 50.000m2, it is host to over 700 species of native plants, roses and palm trees. The garden is also the venue for concerts providing a unique location for enjoying live music.

Among all the other activities on offer at La Sella residential development there is even a Buddhist centre. Right at the entrance to the residential complex, you will find Paramita, a place with a whole range of activities including, of course, meditation classes.

Paella de marisco

Finally, but just as important, the gastronomy in this part of the Costa Blanca is worthy of mention. There are no less than five restaurants in Denia that are listed in the Michelín Guide. With so many restaurants you can enjoy local dishes based on traditional cuisine and also others that follow the latest culinary trends. You will be able to choose from a wide range and savour Mediterranean food at its very best

A weekend would be short on time to enjoy all the activities, the beauty of the countryside, the taste and the flavours that this apartment development can offer you. Golf Suites La Sella will soon be launching its second phase with 30 apartments that we are sure will astound and amaze you.

These homes which face north are designed with outdoorsy people in mind, while making sure that they can also enjoy all the amenities of a comfortable home. The fact is that while these apartments are roomy, ranging from 100-125m,2 the outside area is equally spacious with terraces extending over 60 to 100m2. The three bedrooms are equipped for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, from radiant underfloor heating to the top quality domestic appliances, including a remote control and 24/7 surveillance system.

Interior de la Sella

Golf Suites La Sella is a place for life. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us using this form. And if you want to learn more about VAPF and Golf Suites La Sella, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Step by step process of buying a home in Spain

The process of buying a property in Spain involves several, often quite complicated formalities. This is why in July of this year we presented a seminar on the process of buying a VAPF home. It is part of our series of webinars.

We have already explained the first steps in buying a VAPF home off plan. In this webinar, we are assisted by the law firm Fuster & Associates who are experts in the field. They have over 20 years’ experience as specialists in the property market. The firm has offices in the Alicante region in Teulada. finestrat and Orihuela. And also in los Alcázares in Murcia province.

In this second part of the webinar, we mention the final step in the purchasing process and some other important aspects you need to consider.

Final step in the process of buying a VAPF home

One of the most vital requirements for VAPF is that their clients’ payments are secure. Normally, developers must provide a bank guarantee for all clients’ payments, but not all do this. That is why we ask our clients to pay through our client fiduciary account. Once we have received the money, we ask the developer for a bank guarantee and as soon as we receive it we make the payment.

Once the home is completed, a meeting is arranged with the notary. There, all the details of title to the property will be checked and payment is then completed.

Villa Senza de la promoción Azure Altea Homes

And after purchase?

VAPF’s legal and tax advice and management service doesn’t end with purchase of the house. There are also several fees that the client must pay when buying a Spanish property. This is why we always recommend that our clients increase their spending budget for the house by about 12% to 14%.  This will enable you to cover all the extra fees and costs. One cost that you will incur when buying a home in Spain is payment of Value Added Tax (VAT).  There are also other costs, including notary’s and registry fees or tariffs. VAPF will handle all these payments for you to ensure that everything is paid for and settled.

Another fee that is payable after you have bought a home in Spain, is the Non-resident Tax. The amount is based on the property registry value and payment must be made annually. This is another formality that VAPF will deal with for you.

Finally, at VAPF we recommend that our clients make a will in Spain once they have bought their property. In this way if anything happens, it will be much easier for your heirs to manage everything at what is always a difficult time.

Buy to rent investmentl

Many of our clients buy a VAPF property as an investment. That is, before they retire completely and move to the Costa Blanca they will rent out their home. In this case, there are some legal and tax requirements.  In the case of European citizens, an obligatory quarterly monthly tax statement must be filed. However, tax is only payable if you make a profit from your rental. The reason is that the landlord’s other costs are taken into account, such as electricity or water.

Buying through a company

Instead of buying a property in their own name, some of our clients purchase in the name of their company. This is a viable and feasible option but the purchasing process requires a few formalities to be completed at the start.

The first formal requirement is for all the CEOs and managers of the company to sign a declaration of ownership. They have to authorise power of attorney in a document signed both in Spanish and in your language.

The next step for a client wishing to buy a VAPF property in their company name is to obtain a certificate. This certificate contains information confirming that the company is still operating. For example, the official address for tax purposes. This document will also be signed in both languages and after certification by the notary it will be delivered to VAPF. The following step in this process is the same as a buying a property in the proprietor’s name .

As you can see, at VAPF we try to make the process of buying a property easy for our clients. If you have any queries, you can write to us directly, using this form. And if you want to learn all about VAPF and our villas and apartments, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Discover the true luxury of living in Cumbre del Sol with our Montecala Gardens apartments

Living in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol means peace and tranquillity thanks to its location set between sea and mountains in the heart of the Costa Blanca. It has all the convenience of sports, educational and commercial facilities at hand, not to mention restaurants, without ever having to leave the resort. But if there is one thing that Cumbre del Sol can boast, it’s the excellent quality of life you’ll have in a home with every comfort and convenience, along with top quality amenities. And to show you just what you can enjoy, we provide you with all the details of our Montecala Gardens development.

These apartments, designed in ultra-modern style have captured the hearts of all those who visit the Costa Blanca from different parts of Spain and Europe, seeking a home where they can enjoy every amenity and convenience, such as excellent location, and incomparable design right down to the very last details. This time it’s you in particular that we hope to charm with our Montecala Gardens apartments development.

Exterior apartamentos Montecala Gardens

And we’ll start by showing you the flooring that you will be walking on every day when you wake in the morning, that’s beige porcelain stoneware made by Etile. When you go out on the terrace to enjoy the beautiful weather or the views, the star of the show is the grey Peronda paving. And we are talking about colour of the year. And not just because at VAPF we say so, but because it was chosen as the top shade by Pantone in its selection for 2021.

What is clear is that all our developments are in line with the latest trends. Both at Cumbre del Sol and all our other locations. Proof of this is the combination of grey with black and whites, the tones of elegance and sophistication par excellence. White in particular is the predominant colour in the bathroom. Its Calacatta Matte marble by Love Tiles combines to perfection with the white sanitary appliances. Although if you what you love best is to take a few risks with your decor, you can also apply a distinctive touch with taps and plumbing accessories in black.

Estancia apartamentos Montecala Gardens en Cumbre del Sol

A grey and white combo is also the choice for the kitchen décor in our Montecala Gardens apartments. The grey toned fittings will contrast perfectly with the white Silestone work surfaces and the Pamesa floor tiles. And bear in mind that your kitchen will be fully equipped with Bosch domestic appliances. In addition to the cooker hood and ceramic hob, your kitchen will also be equipped with some top quality appliances. We’re talking about the fridge, the dishwasher, microwave and oven.

Can you imagine cooking your favourite dish in this kitchen? Or have you ever dreamed that you were enjoying your amazing terrace in the warm sunshine of the Costa Blanca? If we haven’t managed to convince you yet, you can also visit our show home to allay any doubts you may have. Or if you prefer, book a digital visit with one of our agents and take a tour of these apartments from the comfort of your own home. Discover the Montecala Gardens apartments at first hand! We still have four homes available ready to move into in October. Two of the apartments are fully furnished and ready to help create your special memories within its walls.

But that’s not all, soon we will begin construction of a new block of Montecala Gardens apartments in the heart of Cumbre del Sol! Keep up with all the latest news on our blog.

VAPF’s villas and apartments, just a step away from the rest of Europe.

Alicante province is one of the favourite destinations of European citizens. Its beaches, the Mediterranean climate, and its varied cuisine make it the perfect place to spend a summer holiday or to buy a second home for your vacations or retirement. There are many reasons why Alicante province, and the Costa Blanca in particular, is a haven where you can invest or start a new life. Its excellent connections with the rest of Europe are just one of those reasons.

VAPF developments include homes in several municipal districts on the Costa Blanca: Benissa, Denia, Altea and Moraira, among others. The company also has homes in Poble Nou de Benitatxell, at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, the perfect place to start a new life in Alicante province, just a step away from Europe.  And here’s why!

VAPF means easy plane travel to the rest of Europe

Cumbre del Sol is little more than an hour by car from Alicante and Valencia airports. As a result, you have direct flights to and from cities in the United Kingdom, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Russia. To be precise, it’s a two and a half hour trip to London or Brussels, and little more than five hours to Moscow, and in two hours you could find yourself in Paris.

So if you are thinking of buying a second home in Spain, VAPF’s apartments and villas in the heart of the Costa Blanca are a great opportunity. You are not far away from sunshine 365 days a year.

VAPF and travelling by car from Europe.

Llegar en coche a Cumbre del Sol

However, it may well be that with COVID-19 you’d rather travel to Alicante by road. While it’s true that it will take longer to reach your second home on the Costa Blanca, you will nevertheless gain in terms of peace and tranquillity instead of having to face the strict requirements of air travel. This is one advantage of buying a property in Alicante province rather than other Spanish locations, such as the Balearics or the Canaries.

In your own vehicle you can make the trip from Paris to Cumbre del Sol for example, in about fifteen hours, or eighteen hours from Brussels. But bear in mind that you will need to make the appropriate stops to rest if you’re going to drive for long periods, or make sure you share the driving. Patience, resting and some good conversation or music to make the trip more enjoyable are important as well.

VAPF and its connection with the rest of Spain

If the Costa Blanca is well connected with Europe, it’s no less than fantastic in terms of links with the main Spanish cities. In a little less than two hours you can travel from Alicante to Madrid in the AVE high speed train. That is also the time it takes to travel from Alicante to Valencia, where you can discover all the charms of the Valencia region. And we mustn’t forget the connection with Barcelona! You can be in the Catalan capital in little more than four hours.

Of course you can also make all these journeys by car. And not only that, but with the recent removal of tolls from the AP-7 motorway, you can travel to Barcelona from Alicante without paying a penny.

By buying your second home with VAPF, you will be able to connect with Europe and the rest of Spain in a speedy and simple manner. Whatever your favourite form of transport, the most important thing is that you can be sure your investment will mean peace and tranquillity.  And with VAPF you can be assured of that! Come and meet us and we’ll give you all the details of  our developments..

VAPF Events Europe: Come and meet us!

Autumn is a time of beginnings and at VAPF we take such things quite seriously. That’s why we are resuming the events that we hold across Europe. We want you to meet us, and most of all we’d like to get to know you. If you were thinking about buying a home in the Costa Blanca, now is the time.

We begin the new season with two events organised by VAPF. Our aim is to approach clients who are interested in our developments directly in their home country. You can make an appointment with us in your own country directly with the developer and learn all about what it’s like to live in one of our villas or apartments, thanks to the VAPF team on hand.

The first event will be held on 30 September in Amsterdam (Netherlands). We have organised this exclusive event so that we can offer every facility to anyone interested in our developments. If you are interested you can make a private appointment with one of our agents to learn all about VAPF and ask them about anything you’d like to know.

However, this is not the only advantage of attending this and the other events organised by VAPF. Any client who makes an appointment will benefit from some special conditions during the house purchase procedure. In this way we hope to ease the buying process, making it as simple as possible.

So, if you are wondering where the event will be held, here’s what you need to know. We will be at Van der Valk Hotel A4 Schiphol, and attendance is limited so book before we’re full up! Now is the perfect time to reserve your place through this link, where you’ll find all the information you need about our event.

VAPF’s next event will be in Germany and will be held in the final week of October, from 24th to 30th . In this case there will be three face to face events, in Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne. Anyone interested can come along and make a private appointment with one of our agents, as well as making the most of all the facilities that we offer if they decide to buy one of our villas or apartments.

Not only that, but if you are a real estate agent you can also organise a visit with us and that way you can discover all the developments available to offer your clients.

This autumn, we’ll see you in Europe. Looking forward to meeting you !