Calpe is a small coastal town with a population of about 13 000, situated on Spain's Costa Blanca (east coast). In recent years this splendid part of Spain, most famous for its pristine beaches, easy living and old architecture (including some of Spain’s most beautiful churches) has become a haven for expats looking for a comfortable and scenic retirement.
The town is also popular with tourists, and attracts many during the summer months. Visitors enjoy the warm Mediterranean Sea and beautiful beaches, with the massive rock at the point of the bay a sublime natural focal point visible from the many luxurious apartments and villas in Calpe.
Retire in the sun
If you are set on retiring in Spain and looking to buy property, Costa Blanca - with its near-perfect climate and friendly atmosphere - is definitely worth a look. The region has many villas, apartments and homes on the market, and depending on the lifestyle you are looking for during your retirement, there are several options all retirees can consider.
Family vacationing or retirement income
Villa-style house with 6 bedrooms and lovely sea views: This beautiful home consists of a main living area with five smaller adjoined apartments – ideal if you are looking to spend a summer holiday with a big extended family. You could also supplement your retirement income by renting out the smaller apartments.
The main area has a spacious living room with fireplace, an independent kitchen, a double bedroom, a bathroom and two terraces with stunning sea views. On the lower level there are five independent apartments, each with a living room, an open kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. There is also a large communal pool surrounded by a terrace. This is one of the more luxurious villas, and sells for €499 000.
The quiet, easy life
Well maintained villa, with a beautiful garden, in a quiet location: If a quiet life with ease of access to all local amenities - at an affordable price - is what you are after, then this villa is for you! The house has three bedrooms, a bathroom and a guest toilet, a kitchen, living room with fireplace and stairway that leads to the roof terrace. From this outdoor terrace you can enjoy beautiful views of the large sun terrace with swimming pool, the sea, the landscape of Calpe and the Peñon de Ifach.
The beach, and a number of supermarkets and restaurants are within a five minute commute. The plot is easy to maintain, and the garden has an automatic watering system. This villa sells for €298 000.
Downsizing, yet still comfortable
Loft-style villa: This cosy home with a loft design has a spacious living room connected to an open kitchen with very high ceilings, allowing for the Spanish sun to shine through. It is a one bedroom, one bathroom villa, surrounded by a pleasant garden, with various fruit trees that are easy to maintain. The house has underfloor heating and solar panels, and is within walking distance of The Arenal beach and the centre of Calpe. For those looking to downsize without having to compromise on the little luxuries, at €210.000 this is one of the most ideal villas in Calpe.
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