Just back from 11 days at Brenda's lovely detached villa in Castalla International. The villa is on a lovely quiet urbanisation with two bars and a small shop but it is only a short drive to Castalla where there is an Aldi, Consum and Mercadona which cater for your bigger shop. You do really need a car to get around the area but it is so close to Alicante airport that a small car is all that is needed. The urbanisation is lovely and peaceful and there is a large communal pool but we spent all our time by the lovely private pool at the villa - which is kept very clean thanks to Eddie! We were greeted by Carol who was very welcoming and looked after us very well during our stay. We had a random problem with the electrics and she had an electrician round to sort it out within two hours - very impressive! These problems happen but never had such efficient service before at a rented villa in Spain. Thanks Carol! The villa has all the things you need such as dishwasher, washing machine etc and the 3 bathrooms were a boon with two older teenagers with us. We found the villa to be lovely and clean and comfortable. We would definitely return to this villa as we had a lovely relaxing holiday and would happily have stayed longer.