LOOKING FOR WINTER LET IN ALMORADI

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20 Jul 2009 00:00 by meggie Star rating in England. 114 posts Send private message

Hi everyone!

We are looking for a winter let in Almoradi for between 4 and 6 months and have sent out several requests for details of possible properties. Details and information from members on EOS have been greatly recieved and we have taken short lets this year from two members...with no complaints whatsoever, I must add!  Whilst looking for more possibilities (there are only a few in Almoradi on EOS) we located the website for J L Morales and found a couple of properties we liked the look of.  However, we have sent 2 e-mails to the site and, so far, have not received a reply. 

Does anyone know if the office closed for the summer? (wouldn't have thought so, this being the best time for rentals!).  We don't want to make any assumptions about this Company as the guy we spoke to whilst we were out there seemed OK...very pleasant and helpful.  Does anyone know of any other reason why our e-mails should go unanswered?  We have to admit, if we had a property rented through a Company that isn't able to answer requests for details of rental property, we would be worried! 

To date, we have 2 good prospects as rentals...a 2-bed apartment for 425 euros per month including utilities and a 3-bed apartment for 450 euros a month including bills.  These seem like good deals to us...what does anyone think?

Thanks for any help or advice anyone can offer!

    Tony and Mags

 

 



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20 Jul 2009 20:33 by patpur Star rating in Castle Bromwich Bir.... 389 posts Send private message

Hi Tony and Mags Almoradi is a nice Spanish town and very central for exploring the rest of the costa blanca south. As a town of 17,000  the shops, bars etc do not close down for the winter unlike some of the coasta areas There is a large market around the town square every Saturday. l am sure you will enjoy your time there.. Which months are you thinking of staying there. Regards Pat.





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20 Jul 2009 23:21 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6943 posts Send private message

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Hi Tony & Mags

Have you tried contacting 'Georgia' on EOS. He could possibly find you a rental

www.propertyrentalscostablanca.com  

By Phone (0034) 966 443 242
By Email mail@propertyrentalscostablanca.com
By Fax (0034) 966 443 242
DISTANT SHORES, Calle Mayor 2, 03169 ALGORFA



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21 Jul 2009 11:28 by meggie Star rating in England. 114 posts Send private message

Thanks for the info, morerosado.  We'll give the website a go.

We stayed in Almoradi earlier this year for 12 days and really liked the town and the surrounding area.  We had a property in Catalunya for 3 years and were very lucky to sell it at the beginning of the downturn a couple of years ago.  Hardly anything is selling in the area now.  A friend of ours has had his property on the market for the past 3 years. However, I think the fact that we bought an old Spanish townhouse, which we restored, made it easier to sell than if we had bought a place on a complex where all the properties are the same.  Catalunya is a very beautiful part of Spain but the double language thing makes it difficult for us Brits to get work as you need to speak both Castellano and Catalan to get on.  All the locals speak Catalan to each other and Castellano to 'foreigners'.  My Spanish didn't improve whilst we lived there!  We decided to go back to the UK for a while (until youngest son leaves home...happened 5 weeks ago!)  and return to an area of Spain where Castellano is the only language spoken. We know each area has its own dialect but one language to learn is a definite plus point.  As you mention, Pat, the best thing about staying/living in a 'Spanish' town (ie things don't revolve around the tourist industry) is the fact that it's business as usual all year round.

The area behind Torrevieja was the last area on our list to explore as a possible place to spend our winters (having already spent time in the north of Spain and the Costa del Sol).  We had heard and read so many negative reports about the area...you all know the tales, "too many Brits, too built-up, too much crime etc etc".  We hadn't expected to enjoy our stay there.  But, Almoradi remains a very Spanish town, as do all the towns and villages a few miles back from the coast, and we loved Torrevieja.  It's a wonderful city..and we ate an excellent 'menu del dia' in one of the local, Spanish restaurants (in a back street) for only 8euros each!  We almost always drive to Spain when we visit and we spent each day exploring the area.  It is so much more beautiful (and Spanish) than we had expected. Yes, there are areas in the southern Costa Blanca which are built-up and overflowing with complexes that have obviously been built for us 'foreigners' but the same applies on the Costa del Sol...

So, we are looking to spend the whole of this winter in Almoradi where we hope to get to know others that are doing the same.  We hope to be there by at least october 1st (if not before) and will not be returning to the UK until April (all being well with our elderly mothers).  We had been intending to buy our own place again quite soon but we have decided to rent for the next couple of years or so until things start picking up again...unless we find another Spanish townhouse that we fall in love with! 

We live in Grantham at the moment, having down-sized to a 2-bed place as a way of keeping a foothold in the UK property market..  I was a teacher until 3 years ago (took early retirement, as many of us do!) and my husband was a builder (same scenario).  We are hoping to get to know other folk that spend their winters in the area (or who live there full-time) so keep in touch, Pat!

   Mags



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21 Jul 2009 13:46 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6943 posts Send private message

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Mags, we adore Almoradi market on a Saturday, it's one of the highlights of our week when over. We sit at cafe Roma just off the market where the Indian group play their haunting music. We just while away the time, great & very relaxing. There's a lot of shade there from the baking sun in summer months.

We'll be out in October/November/December so you'll catch us there should you want to meet up. We've met lots of members of many forums over 2 + years.



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22 Jul 2009 12:27 by meggie Star rating in England. 114 posts Send private message

Thanks More

We'll loook for you at Cafe Roma when we're in Almoradi.  I'll let you know when we'll be in the area...and who to look out for when you're there...then you can avoid us if you think we look a bit dodgy.  Just joking!

Look forward to meeting you soon.

Tony and Mags



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