by Grupo VAPF | Mar 17, 2023 | Uncategorized
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 | Feb 28, 2023 | 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 | Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca, News, News
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 | Jan 9, 2023 | Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF, Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate
The start of every new year brings new decorating trends and at VAPF as we love interior design, we aim to keep up with them all so that we can work on the details of your home both indoors and out. In fact, did you know that we have a full programme for tailoring your villa to your own personal taste? With Custom Villas we place our team of architects at your disposal along with the assistance of an interior decorator who will help you design your villa to your own specifications with everything you have always dreamed of: a spacious, light and airy villa with a private terrace and outdoor areas so that you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate and spectacular views of the sea from the plots of land in Cumbre del Sol. If you are thinking of taking the plunge and embracing a new exclusive way of life, don’t hesitate and contact us. In the meantime, we leave you with some of the latest trends in home decoration so that you can start to imagine the home of your dreams.
Less is more
Warm minimalism is a strong trend this season. The aim is clear: designing uncluttered yet cosy and welcoming rooms that provide calm and relaxation. How to achieve this? By combining all the best of Scandinavian and Japanese design and the most recent addition to the club, Mediterranean style! For this purpose, we create a blank canvas, featuring furniture made with clean straight lines combined with neutral and beige tones, and with natural materials such as wood and vegetable fibres providing special touches, with the addition of artisanal items. Another important trend to remember is for “raw” materials, pieces crafted with untreated wood, and light, plenty of light, which is also good for your plants.
In line with a more relaxed and warm aesthetic style, interior decorating has reinstated the curve, one of the main features of feng shui, ruling out aggressive, sharp corners. It’s true that curves are easy on the eye, and they can bring an air of serenity to a room. However, how can you incorporate this new trend in your home? In the sitting room the most daring option is to choose a sofa with curved lines, although if you would rather keep this important piece of furniture more neutral, you can always introduce touches elsewhere with mirrors, tables and chairs, or other decorative elements such as vases or rounded voluminous lamps.
A more natural aesthetic
This trend for natural material is reflected in the architecture of the houses, and this is why at VAPF we design our villas and apartments by reinventing the Mediterranean aesthetic to blend with the surroundings and the sea views that characterise our homes. This Mediterranean air is clearly represented in the simple lines, white façades, and in some cases, use of natural materials such as stone and wood.
Trends in the world of ceramics
How have all these trends been reflected in ceramics? Large formats, also known as XL in flooring make any room seem spacious, although this option also works on façades, kitchen work surfaces and in bathrooms. Another trend that never goes out of fashion is imitation wood porcelains which look great on your terrace and avoid the deterioration inherent in using wood in this humid zone where there is also considerable exposure to the sun, and moreover, you can always choose the same model for both indoors and outdoors so that they blend into one and the same space. Finally, another trend is the marble effect. In bathrooms you can use it to accentuate a wall or use the same design for both floor and walls to create a unified space, in kitchens it would look great as a work top or for front panels, or why not use it for both!
Now that you know everything about the latest trends in home décor, what else do you need? Oh yes! A new home in an exclusive area with views of the sea, get in touch with us to begin your new exclusive lifestyle. And remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as our upcoming blog posts so that you can keep up with all our news.
by Grupo VAPF | Dec 12, 2022 | Apartments, Real Estate, Villas, Villas, Villas
Individual care, experience, guarantee and service. These 4 features have been the pillars of our mission for the last 60 years and they take shape and are evident in all the projects that at VAPF we have developed in Costa Blanca Norte. In this blog post we tell you about the developments that have proved most popular with our clients. Some of them have purchased units that will be ready to move into in 2023. Keep reading and find the home that you have always dreamed of!
Apartments: Montecala Gardens and Golf Suites La Sella
Designer apartments, with views of the Mediterranean, equipped with top brands and with impressive communal zones with outdoor pools and wellness areas, with a heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna in two exclusive locations: Cumbre del Sol and La Sella.
Golf Suites La Sella is in an exclusive part of the Costa Blanca Norte: right next to the Montgó Nature Reserve, and yet just 15 minutes from the centre of Denia.
Added to this select location are the residential development’s services, designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle with sport as the main driver, namely golf, tennis, padel, horse riding and hiking.
Architecturally, the external appearance of Golf Suites La Sella is characterised by the way the volumes are designed, ensuring privacy between the terraces with integrated planters that merge with the surroundings. Inside, the apartments have 3 bedrooms, each with access to a terrace so that you can enjoy life on the Costa Blanca Norte, and an open plan kitchen that leads into the sitting/dining room which extends towards the porch area of the terrace.
In short, one of our top developments, and with a third phase underway following the success of the two previous projects.
Montecala Gardens is another apartment development. This time, in Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell. Their success is due to the fact that all the apartments have a layout designed to make the most of the space, taking advantage of the Mediterranean light and offering added comfort for our daily life. They have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, an open plan kitchen leading into the sitting/dining room and terrace or garden, depending on the type of model.
There are also extensive communal zones designed with relaxing and enjoying family life in mind: pools, terraces, play area, social club… And also this is all just a few minutes from some of the best beaches in the area such as Cala Llebeig.
Luxury Villas in Altea and Cumbre del Sol
Our villas in Costa Blanca Norte merit special mention. At Cumbre del Sol you will find Residencial Jazmines, one of our most successful villa developments. With its contemporary architecture, this development of luxury villas has stunning views of the Mediterranean. Each home is an absolute work of art, with privacy as an important feature. And they are specially designed with every luxurious detail to ensure that you can enjoy the main attractions of the area, namely, the sea and the mountains. And above all, the sunshine, something that is never lacking on the Costa Blanca. You can see all the villa developments available on our website, each one totally tailored to suit your requirements, and you can even book a visit to Villa Veleta, the showhouse available for viewing in this development. The house is completed and has been fully fitted out and furnished, so that you see what we are talking about at first hand.
Azure Altea Homes 2 is one of our villa developments in Altea. Cosy and comfortable homes, built in contemporary style, light and airy with spacious rooms and outdoor areas, all of which you can design to your own requirements and taste. The roomy areas of the villa communicate with the outside areas and terraces through large picture windows and sliding glass curtains that seem to merge the interior with the outdoors. In 2023 some of these villa developments will be complete and will be available, such as Villa Plenum, which we talked about a few months ago in this article.
Delightful and ideal locations, together with spectacular little coves and beaches. Those are some of our most popular developments. Follow our activity on Facebook and Instagram, as well as our upcoming blog posts so that you can keep up with all our news.
by Grupo VAPF | Nov 9, 2022 | Costa Blanca, News
One phrase that really sums up our business philosophy is “our clients come first”, so much so that we have a special section of our website dedicated precisely to ensure this aim. This has always been our company’s philosophy. We want to accompany you every step of the way and we know it isn’t always possible to get to the Costa Blanca Norte where we have most of our developments. As a result, for some time now we have been seeking solutions, finding a way to make your purchasing experience as positive and comprehensive as possible, at all times. Our now famous webinars will provide you with detailed information on our new developments and villas. You can also request a visit or a personal digital appointment so that you can explore every cm2 of the villa or apartments that you are interested in, and you can do it all from the comfort of your sofa.
A brief recap
Do you recall what a webinar actually is? Is it the first time that you’ve come across it and you don’t know what we’re talking about? Don’t worry. Webinars are digital meetings presented by our agents, usually about 20-30 minutes long, and they are in different languages so that you can discover all VAPF’s most exclusive properties on the Costa Blanca Norte: apartments and villas in Altea, La Sella, Benissa Costa and Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. Not only that, but if for any reason you arent able to view the webinar, it will be uploaded to the gallery and you can enjoy watching when it suits.
At VAPF, the end of 2022 has a lot going on (and much more to come in 2023) and there will be considerable activity in our webinar section. You can enjoy (or watch again, – depending on when you are reading this article! – the following webinars which are coming up soon.
- Azure Altea Homes 2 (10/11/2022)
Discover these exclusive luxury and custom designed villas just a few kilometres from the centre of Altea. A project made just for you and by you as well: warm and welcoming villas in a contemporary style, filled with light, and with spacious interiors and outdoor areas which you can design to your own taste and style.
A marvel like Villa Índigo deserves a webinar all to itself. On 1 December you can discover all the details of this impressive villa in Residencial Jazmines, at
Cumbre del Sol. It is set in a plot that is on a height so that you have views of both the sea and the inland countryside of Costa Blanca Norte.
These are the webinars that we have prepared for you in the coming weeks. Also, if you are interested in any of our other developments, you can go to the webinars gallery and view some of those we issued in the past such as: Montecala Gardens Apartments, Villas Design or La Sella to name just a few.
We also offer a digital visit service. This is a private virtual visit (via Zoom) at a time and date that suits you, and it will be live. One of our advisers will guide you through the homes that interest you and it will be as if you were there yourself.
The Costa Blanca Norte is the ideal place to live the life that you have always wanted, and our webinars and digital visits, as well as the face to face visits, are the ideal way of discovering this. If you want to keep up to date with all the latest news and innovations, don’t miss our upcoming blog articles and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.