Jun 262012
 
Bed and Breakfast Guests from Orba

This last weekend we were pleased to welcome Jonathan and Anne, who live in Orba on the Costa Blanca less than an hour away from us (and have done so for the last 15 years). They run their own business and felt in need of a short break, so – having heard of Gandia – they decided to visit us for a couple of days and explore the area. They took advantage of our special […]

Jun 192012
 
Guests from the USA

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed two couples from the United States last week, especially so because they came to us on the recommendation of some friends of theirs who stayed with us last year in our bed and breakfast. Bob and Mary Lou were from Colorado Springs (where their friends who stayed with us last year were from also), but Hank and Maxine come from Missouri. They were on a driving holiday […]

Apr 122012
 
Family Holidays in Spain

Easter was a very busy time for us all at our casa rural in Gandía, with a completely full house over the Easter weekend itself. Visitors returned from last year, as well as many new ones visiting us for the first time. The weather had been forecast to be damp and cool, but in the end only a little rain fell over the holiday period, and mostly the weather was fine and warm – always […]

Apr 122012
 
Motorbike Friendly Accommodation

David and Caroline from Devon arrived for a couple of nights with their two children on their motorbikes – they were enjoying a touring holiday around Spain, starting from the Santander ferry, and returning the same way. In fact, we were the furthest point of their trip, having looped around the northern part of the country earlier on in their visit. They decided they wanted a couple of days relaxation before starting back for the […]

Apr 122012
 
Walking holidays

Tony, Trudy and their children Harvey, Monty and Queenie visited us for just over a week, and chose to stay in our self-catering apartment. Tony and Trudy had visited the area last year with a possible view to purchasing a holiday property and wanted to return this time with their children to give them the opportunity to see the region also. The self-catering apartment was the ideal option for them, and allowed them much more […]

Sep 152011
 
Five Years On, and loving it!

  This week marks the five year anniversary of our arrival in Gandía as the owners of Villa Florencia – also known now as Gandía Casa Rural.  We were originally attracted by the beauty of the area and the prospect of running our own guest house and bed and breakfast business on the Costa Blanca and that initial appeal still holds good today, five years on.  Much has changed in that time, both in the […]

Jul 192011
 
Spanish self-catering holidays

Welcome Guests Return! We are always glad to see previous guests come back to us, and so it was particularly good to welcome back Marie, Anton and their daughter Jana. They had stayed with us two years ago when they were taking a touring holiday in Spain, and this year they wanted to make a return trip. They were going to be visiting some of the places they went to before, but also some new […]

Apr 282011
 
Easter Sunshine In Spain

Family Holidays on the Costa Blanca Stuart and Linda, along with their 10 month old daughter Katy, booked in to stay with us for 8 nights in our self-catering apartment over the Easter period. They wanted to have a combination holiday that took in city, beach and countryside so decided that making Villa Florencia their base would be the perfect solution, and they often made use of our evening meal service when they returned from […]

Apr 132011
 
Motorbike Friendly Accommodation Spain

Is it a Motorbike …. Is it a Car?? Well, neither really – it’s a trike!! We received a phone call on Thursday asking if we had vacancies for the next 2 nights from a couple who live in Elche, and who were thinking of visiting our part of Spain for a couple of days to explore the area and make the most of the sudden improvement in the weather. Sue and Frank were particularly […]