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Exclusive Offer From Spanish Dream Property

We are often asked if we provide ‘viewing trips’, but we prefer a more personal approach for your visit.
If you are looking for property in south Costa Blanca then we offer our clients the option of staying in our own property in Playa Flamenca.  A legal, registered holiday let, (VT-442999-A), but offered to our clients at a highly reduced rate and the promise of a refund in full of the rental and the of the end of stay cleaning fee if you buy one of the properties we arrange for you to view on that trip.
This gives our clients the opportunity to experience living in a real home rather than staying in an impersonal hotel room.  The house is walking distance to the beach, Zenia Boulevard and a many other local amenities, yet located in a quiet residential community overlooking the communal pool.  We can also arrange for airport transfers (also refunded if a property we show is purchased as a result of the trip).
We only have one house, so this offer is of course subject to availability and has to be limited to those in a position to proceed with a purchase if their dream property is found on this visit.  This exclusive offer is only available to clients of Spanish Dream Property.
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Buying Property for the CostaBlanca Holiday Market

Buying Property for theCosta Blanca Holiday Market

 

Here at Spanish Dream Property we have experience of renting our house as a holiday let. We can help you to find the best property options if you too are looking at renting to the holiday market.
Here are Some Quotes: that people have said to us about the way we work with them.
“Thank you for listening”. “We would like to arrange all our viewings through you as you have been so helpful.” “You showed us what we wanted, not what you had to sell.”

If you are looking for a property that you will want, or need, to let to the holiday market, then please speak to us first. For over a decade we have successfully rented our own house – always fully booked for the summer plus a lot of lower season bookings www.housebythepool.com

We are happy to share our experiences and information regarding doing so legally. Before buying a property to rent to the holiday market you need to understand the requirements for a property to be legally let and the implications and responsibilities on the owner. There are hefty fines for letting illegally or not paying your due taxes in Spain.

We are happy to answer your questions.

David & Beverley Townsend

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House By The Pool

 

 

2051We are Dave and Bev Townsend.  We purchased our house in 2006 as our Silver Wedding Annivsary present to eachother and it is ours and our family’s second home.  We have had many enjoyable times there and hope you will enjoy your stay too.

Our links with Spain go back many years, in Bev’s case to the 1960’s.  Her Grandfather, step-Grandma, Aunt, Uncle and parents all retired to Spain.  Dave was introduced to Spain as a result of these family links and it was a natural progression to buy our own property when the time was right.
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House by the pool, beach and golf is in Playa Flamenca in the Orihuela Costa, south Costa Blanca, Spain. Approximately 45 minutes drive south of Alicante Airport and 20 minutes drive north of Murcia Airport. Sleeps 6-8 people.

The house is registered with Ministry of Tourism for the Alicante region, registration number VT-442999-A.
The fully air conditioned quad house is on a small residential community with two communal swimming pools. The terraces overlook one pool in a gated garden. It has 3 bedrooms, a shower room, a bathroom, lounge-diner and an american kitchen. The terrace has seating, tables and sun shade for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine in the Spanish sunshine. Or why not enjoy a family barbecue.
The location means that you are not dependant upon having a hire car as there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. The local beaches are under a mile away and you can do your daily shopping at the excellent supermarket on your way back to your holiday villa. In the evening you can stroll to the local Irish Pub or Chinese restaurant. On Saturdays there is a very large street market. La Zenia Boulevard shopping complex, boasting 150 shops, bars and restaurants plus play area and bowling alley, is under 15 minutes walk from the house.
The Master bedroom has a King size bed and private balcony, and there are 2 twin rooms and two single folding beds, so plenty of accommodation for family holidays. The large solarium, with an outside lounge and sun loungers, has a sea view of the Med.
All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans and heating making it suitable for your summer holiday, winter sun holiday or even a long weekend break.
Wifi is included in the rental.  All utilities also included.
Cotton bed sheets are provided. Towels for use in the house are supplied but please bring your own towels for use at the pool and beach.
The house is fully double glazed and has security grills on all windows and lockable rejas on all doors. The terrace gate is also lockable.
If you do hire a car, parking is off road on the private driveway next to the house. A short drive will take you past groves of oranges, lemons and olives to golf courses, the salt lakes, cave houses or water park.

“Minor sea” or “Smaller Sea” Mar Menor

Mar Menor

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The Mar Menor means ‘minor (or smaller) sea’.  It isn’t a sea at all, it’s a lagoon, located on the northern stretch of the Murcian coast, just below the border with Alicante.  The lagoon is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a spit of land 22km long with several breaks where it opens onto the Med.  The spit is between 100m and 1200m wide, so in places the two ‘seas’ lap at beaches the both sides of the road!  The road runs most of the length starting at the southern end and a ferry links the northern point of the spit to Santiago de la Ribera on the mainland side.  Roughly triangular in shape it covers 170km2 with 5 small islands within the lagoon and a total of 70km of coastline.

Generally, the water within the lagoon is several degrees warmer than the Med, making it a popular place for swimming and water sports all year.  At the northern point by San Pedro del Pinatar are the famous mud baths and salt flats.  The salt flats and shallow lakes are noted for their importance to nature and protected by national park status. This area records some of the mildest winter temperatures in Spain.

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Sadly in 2016 the beaches of the Mar Menor lost their Blue Flags, but it hasn’t slowed the rising popularity of the area or the beaches, and the local authorities are working hard to ‘clean up’ the quality of the water and regain their European Blue Flags.

The most popular resorts are (from north to south) San Pedro de Pinatar and Lo Pagan, Santiago de la Ribera, Los Narejos and Los Alcazares, Los Urrutias, Estrella del Mar, Los Nietos, Mar de Cristal and Playa Honda.

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The world famous La Manga Club Golf Resort is Located to the south of the Mar Menor next to the Calblanque National Park.  More information on all to follow so watch this space…!

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Christmas Property Show Live

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Christmas Property Show Live

A short presentation on buying a property in the Costa Blanca or Mar Menor areas of Spain, with a festive feel.

16 December 10.00-10.30

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What were you doing last weekend

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WABAS2017 in Vélez-Blanco – WITH PHOTOS!!!

From November 4 to 6 2017, a group of writers and bloggers from around Spain gathered for WABAS2017 in Vélez-Blanco. For two days they enjoyed presentations and each other’s company at the group’s sixth annual retreat. Previous retreats have been held in Valencia, Malaga, Granada, Antequera and Valladolid.

WABAS2017 in Vélez-Blanco

WABAS (Writers And Bloggers About Spain) began life as a small but proactive Facebook Group. Its members all had one thing in common – they all produced written content about Spain in one form or another. Since that date, the scope of the Group has expanded and now included people that are based in Spain but may not perhaps write about it. However, the focus remains the same – to actively support each other, providing a trusted and honest place where we can help each other in business and personally. I have been a proud member of WABAS for four years now and have made some amazing friends and business contacts, many of whom I have met offline too.

The retreats began in 2013 and consist of some classroom time with various members contributing workshops and presentations, amply packaged in between some serious social time! This year was to be no exception, with the gathering kicking off on the Friday evening with drinks and tapas at a couple of the town’s hostelries.

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Alan and I had volunteered to host this year’s retreat in Vélez-Blanco, the gorgeous little mountaintop town that we call home.

For me personally, it was the first time I’d attended a WABAS event (although Alan had been before), and I was extremely excited about meeting up with this people that had become close to my heart and so supportive during the last few years. After the success of this one, we have promised that either Alan, I, or both of us will be at every event in the future. Alcala de Henares (just outside Madrid) has been suggested as a potential location for WABAS2018.

We gathered in the Plenary room at the Town Hall at 9am the following morning, eager to get started.

In attendance at WABAS2017

Alan Gandy
Photographer, writer, web designer and co-owner of SpainBuddy.com. Lives in Vélez-Blanco – Almeria
Twitter: @Alan_Gandy
www.alangandy.photography | www.spainbuddy.com | www.gandy-draper.com

Elle Draper
Travel writer, freelance journalist, web designer and co-owner of SpainBuddy.com. Lives in Vélez-Blanco – Almeria.
Twitter: @elle_draper | @spainbuddy
www.elledraper.com | www.spainbuddy.com | www.gandy-draper.com

Graham Hunt
Founder of Valencia Property and writer. Lives in Valencia
Twitter: @grahunt
www.valencia-property.com

Bev Townsend
Blogger, Property Finder and co-owner of SpanishDreamProperty.com. Lives in Norfolk and Costa Blanca
www.spanishdreamproperty.com | www.house-by-the-pool.com

Dave Townsend
Social Media Manager and co-owner of Spanish Dream Property. Lives in Norfolk and Costa Blanca
www.spanishdreamproperty.com | www.house-by-the-pool.com

Diana Berryman 
Social media manager | Writer | VA
Lives in Salinas – Malaga
Twitter: @soc1albutterfly
http://thesocialbutterfly.org.uk/

Shaheen Michelle Samavati
Ex-newspaper reporter, but still a journalist at heart. Co-founder and director of VeraContent, a multilingual copywriting agency and publisher of Naked Madrid and SpainGuru. Previously on the founding team of Spotahome. Lives in Madrid. Twitter Twitetr: @shaheensamavati | @veracontent | @nakedmadrid | @spaingurues – www.nakedmadrid.com | www.spainguru.es | www.veracontent.com

Gaile M Griffin Peers
Publisher (print /e-books /e-magazines), Graphic Designer, website builder, member of NUJ (writer/ editor), illustrator, photographer – owner U P Publications and Javea Grapevine. Lives in Jávea, Marina Alta, Alicante
Twitter @GaileGP | @UPPub | @JaveaGrapevine
www.gmgpspain.com | www.uppbooks.com | www.javeagrapevine.com

Jason Newton
Songwriter, musician, confidence coach, English & Spanish teacher and writes a blog about travel and life in Spain and another based on positive psychology. Lives in Lucainena de las Torres, Almería
Instagram @jason_joseph_newton | Twitter @cortadoingles
www.jasonjosephnewton.com | www.awayfromthenoise.com | www.cortadoingles.wordpress.com

Sandra Piddock
Writer, editor and proofreader. Owner of Sandra in Spain, a website about my life in Spain, my travels in the motor home and anything else I think of. I’m also promoting a locally made independent film, The Cucaracha Club, and have been lined up to appear in the sequel. Exciting times ahead! Lives in Algorfa on the Costa Blanca.
Twitter @sandrainspain.com
http://www.sandrainspain.com/

Alicia Shelley
Blogger/writer at www.andaluciainland.es (currently on hiatus) based in Antequera, Malaga
Twitter @Alicia_Shelley
Projects & Services Officer at the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (www.iasp.ws)

Arpy Shively
Copy/content writer and blogger. Events organiser
http://www.womanworks.org.uk/
Twitter @WomanWorksWeb; Facebook: WomanWorks

Fred Shively
Freelance communications strategist, creative director,
writer, photographer. Lives in Malaga.
fredjshively@gmail.com
https://500px.com/fredjshively
http://www.balkancaffeination.com/

Russ Pearce
Blogger, EFL Teacher and Photographer
Lives in Guardamar del Segura, Alicante
www.anythingbutpaella.com
Twitter: @rrruss_ @sinpaella @learnrtenglish

Maya Middlemiss
Copy and content strategist; Management 3.0 consultant
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmiddlemiss/ @mayamiddlemiss

Richard Middlemiss – British
Valencia Property Denia,
http://valencia-property.com/denia/ Facebook: Denia Property

Mai Griffin
Author and renowned international artist
Lives in Jávea, Marina Alta, Alicante
www.maigriffin.com | www.maiwriting.com

Dietmar Roth
Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Culture.
Vélez-Blanco.
www.ayuntamientodevelezblanco.org

Other attendees

Trish Pearce
Shaun Berryman
Cass Middlemiss
Tony Piddock
Catalina Casanova

WABAS2017 Speakers / Presenters

(Photos to follow for Gaile Griffin-Peers and Alicia Shelley)

Images ©Alan Gandy and Russ Pearce

A whole range of topics was discussed – everything from “Be more Dog” to “Productivity Apps and Hacks” plus “The Attention Economy” and “The Power of the Network.” We had presentations and we had group interaction. Unfortunately (due to technical breakdowns and a lunch taking way longer than we expected) a couple of members were unable to present – our heartfelt thanks got to Diana Berryman and Alicia Shelley who kindly volunteered to save their slots for another time. We listened, we talked, we laughed, we debated. Oh and we swatted lots of flies too!

What was really apparent was the wide range of skills across the Group. Although Spain writing and blogging was originally at our core, it was great to hear about everything else that people are involved in too! there are some amazing people within the Group and I for one got a huge motivational boost from spending time with them.

Not all classroom time

A vital part of all the WABAS retreats is the social time, and was with great relish that we call gathered for food and drinks at every opportunity. We also enjoyed a tour of the town (courtesy of Dietmar), taking in the castle, the Moorish quarter, the Water Museum and other areas of interest. This took place on the Sunday, and afterwards a few staunch remainers (and yes, I do mean it in “that” sense of the word too) met up for lunch and a few more drinkies.

To say that I was exhausted after it all is an understatement. After recent illness, I am no longer the “Elle than can bolt ten glasses of wine and a dozen shots of sambuca,” but it was good to see that one or two were able to lift the mantle on my behalf.

Photos!!!

We are lucky enough to live in a very pretty area – so several of the attendees had their cameras out. Here is a selection of images taken throughout the weekend. Click the thumbnails to view larger.

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If you like photos please look on the spain buddy site for the full set

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 Graham Hunt – Valencia Property

Russ Pearce – Anything But Paella

Tony Piddock

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Feedback

The response after the event has been beyond excellent, with people saying how fired up and motivated they are, and how much they are looking forward to the next event.

— and finally!

In addition to those mentioned above, we would like to thank the following Vélez-Blanco individuals and businesses for looking after us all so well!

  • Catalina Casanova – Councillor for Employment (for her support)
  • The Town Hall team (for the provision of the Plenary Room)
  • Hotel Velad (for the accommodation and “that” view)
  • Bar la Sociedad (for the great food and drink)
  • Bar el Rinconcillo (for the super tapas and drinks)
  • Loli’s Bar (for the obligatory mid-morning coffees)
  • Bar Alfonso (for the fabulous lunches)
  • The entire town of Vélez-Blanco (for putting up with us all!)

Further reading for WABAS2017

This list will be updated as others add theirs.

From a reluctant political brexit keyboard warrior Part 2

 

Well after my last Brexit comments things have moved on – or have they?  No one really seems sure!  Mrs May decided to have a works trip with three colleagues, with entourage of security and civil servants, to the beautiful city of Florence (must add to my bucket list of places to visit as it looks wonderful!).  She made a much-hyped speech about the UK leaving the EU to a small room full of reporters, but no representatives or officials from the EU were present, so why the British taxpayers had to fund this little excursion to Florence instead of her saying it in London I have no idea.  I am tempted to say let’s put an ad on the side of a bus to say we should have spent the money on the NHS instead.

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So, we are still leaving, but…  As Mrs May claims she doesn’t do U turns I won’t say that she has, but she should be dizzy by now from all the about turns!  What is a transitional deal?  Is it viable?  Are the EU negotiators even agreeing to one?  Mrs May says we are having one.  We leave, supposedly, in March 2019 but for two years will still pay our fees, still respect all EU laws and rules and still have all those things that the leavers don’t want, but because we will have left we will presumably have absolutely no say in anything that happens regarding the EU Parliamentary decisions as presumably we won’t have any MEPs for those two years.

I’m a complete layman as far as politics is concerned.  Like I have said previously, I have never been interested until the Referendum was called. So this is entirely my layman’s opinion after reading the speech, which I considered was haughty, condescending and managed to insult just about everyone.  The EU have made concession after concession over the years to the UK yet she says we were never ‘comfortable’ with being European.  It’s a bit like being invited to a party, telling the host and all other guests that you would arrive late, leave early and deliberately spend the evening standing on your own only just inside the doorway, and then accusing the host and other guests of not including you.

Remainers want to remain full members.  Leavers want to leave immediately but most don’t get why that isn’t possible.  There is clearly no middle ground so there will always be one group that isn’t happy.  But to annoy both sides, insult the entire EU Parliament and Commission plus offend all 27 other countries in one short speech was pretty impressive!

Mrs May wants an orderly, red-white-and-blue, have cake and eat it, a non-cliff-edge cliff-edge, hard-n-soft, straightforwardly-complicated style Brexit, plus a transitional deal that mirrors exactly our membership, and the closest possible relationship with the EU after the divorce, with a selected list of benefits of membership but no cost.  You don’t need a politics degree to realise that these demands are impossible to meet.  And that’s before we consider trade deals, the Irish border and Gibralter.

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And what of citizens’ rights?  3 million EU27 nationals in the UK are being treated despicably*.  Around 1.5 million UK nationals in the EU27 are being largely ignored by their own government.  Neither group is being ignored by the EU though who have made people a priority over trade.

Already court cases have shown that the current handling of the whole Brexit process has been illegal at times and there are several cases in progress at present challenging other aspects of the process.  Our MPs are neglecting their duty, alternative facts (LIES) are spouted widely and no one is happy.

As the song says – let’s call the whole thing off!

*Please take time to read “In Limbo”  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Limbo-Brexit-testimonies-EU-citizens-x/dp/1548026085