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.

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.

How to buy an off-plan property or a home under construction in Spain

In July we held a seminar as part of our series of webinars, in which we dealt with everything you need to know about the process of buying a VAPF home off plan or under construction. From the steps you need to take, to the advantages and disadvantages, and any other aspects you need to consider.

Helping us in this task were some experts in the field, namely Fuster & Associates law firm. They are specialists in the property market with over 20 years’ experience, and have a team of multilingual lawyers and tax consultants, with several offices on the Costa Blanca Norte. In Alicante province there are offices in Teulada and Finestrat, and also in Murcia province. in La Zenia and Los Alcázares.

In this blog post we share some of the advice that they gave us in the webinar.

The first steps to buying an off-plan home

The process of buying a house off-plan involves four basic steps.

  1. Firstly, the buyer needs to sign a reservation contract which is an undertaking to buy the property from the vendor, who will ensure that it will no longer be available to other buyers. In the case of VAPF clients, a deposit of 12.000€ is payable, and this will subsequently be deducted from the total price of the property.
  2. Once the property has been reserved, when the contract is signed, the buyer will pay 35% of the sale price of the house.
  3. While the house is being built, a further 35% of the total value will be paid.
  4. Finally, when construction is complete, the remaining 30% balance will be paid.

Views from Residential estate Jazmines at Cumbre del Sol

The agency contract

The first step in terms of bureaucracy is to sign the agency contract. On signature of this agreement one person entrusts handling of one or more services, commissions, formalities or negotiations to another person. In this case, the latter is the person who takes charge of these tasks on behalf of the former at their liability.

This contract can be drawn up in two ways, either in Spain or in the buyer’s country of residence.

If signature of the contract coincides with the buyer’s visit to Spain, at VAPF we offer to accompany the client to the notary and provide a translation service, if this is needed to understand the whole process. If you prefer to complete the procedure in your own country, we offer to find a notary close to your home. In this case, we prepare that trustee or agency contract in Spanish and also in the buyer’s mother tongue. When this has been signed, the contract will be returned to us and we proceed to the next step.

Obtain your own NIE

It is essential for our foreign clients when buying one of our homes to obtain their own NIE. This document stands for Número de Identidad de Extranjero, or Foreign Identity Number. You will need this document for any formality that you have to complete in Spain, from buying a property to opening a bank account. Not only that, it enables the Spanish Treasury to identify buyers.

Opening a bank account in Spain

Opening a bank account in Spain is another specific recommendation that we make to new clients, although it is not essential. However, with an account, buyers can keep a greater control over the costs of their property, as well as their subsequent contracts for electricity and water supplies, and telephone and internet services. They will also have more control over the taxes and fees that need to be paid.

We will continue in future blog posts with further details of the purchasing process with VAPF (taxes, guarantees, legal aspects …). For the moment why not take a look at all our available villas and apartments. For any queries or for further information, you can contact us by filling in this form.

Villa Amanecer: lujo, confort y sostenibilidad

Are you thinking of buying a villa in Cumbre del Sol? We currently have several available, but today we want to mention one in particular: Villa Amanecer.

This is one of the villas in our Jazmines development which is currently being built and will be ready next summer.

This villa in Cumbre del Sol has been specially designed to ensure that every morning all the rooms are flooded with Mediterranean light. Built in a contemporary style on three levels and with a basement, the structure is striking for its clean geometric lines and with huge windows and open spaces predominating. In fact the house will cover a surface area of 574m2, and the whole plot extends over 1,101m2.

Villa Amanecer has three spacious bedrooms. Two of these have access to a large terrace. The main bedroom, with its own dressing room, also has an en suite bathroom and private terrace. On the ground floor, the kitchen, dining room and sitting room merge and lead out onto a spectacular terrace with an infinity pool. This area also has a barbecue, and a fully fitted bathroom.

But what really makes this villa stand out in Cumbre del Sol Benitatxell are its luxury fixtures and fittings. At VAPF we always work with brands that guarantee comfort, quality and good design. The kitchen is a clear example of this commitment to quality and is fully equipped with Miele domestic appliances. Not only that, but when it comes to preparing your best meals, you will have a spacious Desert Silver Eternal worktop with integrated sink made by Silestone.

This sensational villa in Cumbre del Sol, just like our other villas and apartments, has been built with sustainability in mind. With energy qualification level A, Villa Amanecer is equipped with an ACS Ecodan Hybrid air conditioning system by CITY MULTI from Mitsubishi Electric. This system, which is respectful of the environment, also makes for cost savings in terms of consumption and so the initial outlay can be recovered in just a few years, especially when compared to other traditional fuel-based heat sources. It supplies heat in winter, air conditioning in summer and winter, and hot water supply all year round.  Ecodan Hybrid underfloor heating has also been installed, which is more efficient at heating the whole house than more traditional systems.

This is just a brief look at what could be the house of your dreams. If you want to know more, why not fill in this form or follow us on  Facebook and Instagram.  See you there!

Racó de Galeno, the new destination for anyone seeking a unique and exclusive home on the Costa Blanca Norte

Costa Blanca Norte is a truly exceptional coastline, with a wealth of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered, and today we’d like to share our latest find, Racó de Galeno. Part of Benissa municipal district, with a landscape of contrasts, intense blue sea and the imposing peak of Peñon de Ifach in the background, Racó de Galeno boasts one of the most beautiful vistas on the Mediterranean coast, if you pay a visit you’re almost certain to fall in love at first sight and wish that you could enjoy those views every day.

A unique setting in which to build luxury villas, each designed with their own style, fully integrated in the surrounding countryside and facing the sea, making the most of the link between inland and the coast, with carefully designed interior spaces and landscaping that will ensure that you can enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate all year round, with all the emphasis on the word exclusive.

In this Mediterranean paradise, Grupo VAPF has begun to build two of seven exclusive villas, Villa Lena and Villa Neva, with 3 and 4 bedrooms respectively. Although the two villas are completely different in style, what they have in common are VAPF’S highest standards of quality and equipment and fittings, with some unique touches that you will love just as much as we do, and you are sure to want to make them your new home.

Together we can make your dreams come true, as we offer you the opportunity to  choose one of the villas under construction, or design your own future home on one of Racó de Galeno’s select plots,  let us take care of it all for you while you get down to the business of enjoying the area’s fantastic cuisine, the water sports, the amazing beaches and sandy coves, tennis, paddle, golf, hiking … and not to mention all the shopping, leisure and cultural activities on offer in the municipal districts of Benissa, Altea, Calpe, Moraira, Jávea, as well as the cities of Alicante or Valencia, which are not far away.

Book an appointment with us to discover VAPF’s seven exclusive villas in Racó de Galeno, where your new home awaits.

Automation: make your house a smart home

Nowadays, technology plays a major role in almost all the scenarios of our daily lives. In fact it is extremely useful in the home and increasingly, domestic appliances and systems are monitored for you. This gives you more free time and eliminates the risk of unforeseen events.

This is why in all our villas and apartments we offer an additional smart home automation service. Our aim is to make life as comfortable and easy as possible. Depending on the details, it will make your life easier and take the pressure off where some domestic tasks are concerned.

But what exactly is a smart home? If you haven’t heard of it, or you don’t know much about it, we can fill in the details for you. It is a set of automated systems for a house or a building. It deals with services such as energy management, security, wellbeing and communication. You can also control these systems from your home or remotely when you are elsewhere.

So there are clear advantages: more time, less worry and security in the knowledge that you can control every aspect of your home wherever you are. In our villas and apartments on the Costa Blanca Norte we offer various options for automating your home. We have something for everyone, from the simplest system to more complex versions.

We offer the most advanced systems in our exclusive villas. They have KNX smart home cable systems installed, which reduce interference and which are ideal for very spacious houses. The automation is so advanced that it controls every aspect of your home remotely. As a result, in the event of any incident or problem you would not have to go home to sort out the problem. For example, if there was leak in the plumbing, you could remotely cut off the water supply. Or if you left home and realised that you had left all the lights on, you could simply turn them off remotely.

Automated home systems cover a wide range of functions. One of the more basic services controls lighting, or the blinds and shutters. However, our additional service for the supply, integration and implementation of an automated smart home system goes much further. Raising blinds or controlling the home air conditioning and heating is a basic service that VAPF offers in all its villas. From there we also offer a completely personalised service in our Custom Villas. This includes security alarms, video surveillance, door access and stop cocks and shut off valves to supplies.

We want to ensure your total comfort and this is why we are all about innovation in our villas and apartments. So when you decide to buy one of our homes in Costa Blanca Norte, we will tell you all about our smart home service. In this way you can concentrate on the stuff that is really important to you. If you have any queries or questions, please contact us by filling in this form.