Casa Ponderosa is a stylish gem of a property that has been lovingly and sympathetically decorated to incorporate modern comforts while retaining a traditional ‘finca style’ charm. Situated within a cul-de-sac in a sought-after urbanisation with 24-hour security, the property is surrounded by peaceful countryside whilst being close to the Arenal beach front and pretty coves of the Jávea peninsula. Set in lush, mature grounds with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, and packed with both modern facilities and rustic charm, Casa Ponderosa feels like your very own rural retreat.
The interior of the villa is cool and inviting, fusing whitewashed walls and exposed wood beams with an eclectic array of artefacts, pots and paintings collected from the owner’s overseas travels. The stunning double height dining area interconnects the kitchen, outdoor covered naya and large lounge, which boasts comfortable seating and an enormous flat screen TV that gives viewers a cinema like experience.
The bedrooms are spaciously laid out, with the fourth benefitting from its own external entrance plus private kitchenette and shower room, offering further privacy and a feeling of exclusivity. Each bedroom has views to the garden or hillsides beyond and is modestly decorated with whitewashed walls and wooden furniture in keeping with the rustic and traditional feel of the house, while the wall mounted air-conditioning units and a sleek modern kitchen add an element of luxury and high-end comfort. Bathrooms feature typical Spanish tiles and stonework in earthy hues, with enamel basins perched on polished stone countertops above bespoke wooden vanity units. The master en-suite boasts his and hers basins, a built-in bath with shower and a huge walk-in wet room with rain shower and spa type bench. Three of the bedrooms are doubles, with one twin bedroom in the main house, all are dressed in cool crisp white cotton linens, thoughtfully chosen to induce zen-like relaxation.
The enchanting grounds offer an array of peaceful spaces to relax in the sunshine, dine alfresco or snooze in the shade. The divine pool area is surrounded by a large grassy lawn that looks back at the house and is the perfect place to laze the day away on poolside beds. A covered gazebo at the far side of the garden has a full-size ping pong table, a great spot to take a break from the midday sun and to challenge a friend or family member to a game or two. Practice your cooking skills on one of the two mobile BBQ’s and choose between the cool, covered naya or shaded poolside dining area, perfect for long lazy lunches or dining under the stars with the garden as a magical backdrop.