Take your time to browse our great range of villas and houses for sale in and around Javea.
Whether it’s with a pool, with sea views, near the town, south facing, with stunning open views of the Montgo Mountain, we have a Javea villa for you.
Over the last few years, there has been a tendency to build a more modern villa style in the area, with clean lines and a minimalist and angular design.
If that’s what you are looking for, we have an excellent choice of new constructions for you to consider. But if you prefer a more traditional Spanish villa, then we have plenty of resale villas on offer at prices to suit all budgets.
There are numerous reasons people choose to relocate or buy a holiday home in Javea. Perhaps the most common reason is the climate, recognised by the WHO (World Health Organization) as one of the world’s healthiest.
Just over half of the town’s 27,000 residents are foreign nationals, so there are plenty of opportunities to make friends with people who speak your language.
Furthermore, Javea is a perfect base if you want to travel: approximately just one hour from Javea, you have the International El Altet airport in Alicante and Valencia Airport 120 km north of Javea. Airport transfer connections are frequent and reasonably priced. There’s also Spain’s excellent high-speed train network, and you can get from Javea to Madrid in less than four hours.
Owning a luxury villa in Spain is a common dream of many Brits looking to escape the dreary UK weather and seek a better quality of life. When buying a villa in Javea, you have two main choices. You can buy a new build villa or a resale home. For the most part, villas are traditional Spanish style, but in recent years the demand for “Ibiza style” modern villas has increased.
With a traditional Spanish villa, you will usually get a property contained on a single level. In past decades, builders constructed villas with small windows protected by wrought iron bars, which help keep the interior cool and secure. This villa style is a popular choice for those who enjoy a traditional environment.
Modern technology in glass manufacturing allows for large sun-reflective secure windows in more recent times. Contemporary Ibiza-style villas combine indoor and outdoor spaces with vast, spacious living rooms, minimalistic finishes, and clean lines.
When villa hunting, you will find houses for sale to suit all budgets in Javea, ranging from small two-bedroom houses, to huge villas with four bedrooms or more and multiple bathrooms. The larger villas are usually built over two or three levels, with the ground floor containing the main living area, kitchen, and dining room, which is often located in a covered area outside due to the idyllic climate.
Villas may be completely independent or built on an urbanisation with community features such as a swimming pool, children’s play area, or tennis courts. There is also the option of buying a villa next to Javea golf course for golf enthusiasts.
If you want live in the centre of Javea which drastically reduces or even eliminates the need for a car, there are three main areas, the old town, the port, and Arenal Beach. Most of the housing stock on the Arenal consists of apartments and townhouses. Still, there are villas in the area just a few minutes from the Arenal, offering fabulous Mediterranean sea views.
The old town of Javea is less touristic than the port or the Arenal, and is home to many Spanish residents. Javea port is located between the old town and the Arenal, with apartments offering panoramic sea views. When living in any of these three areas, you will be within easy walking distance of all supermarkets, chemists, restaurants, and other amenities.
Whether you opt for a villa or an apartment, there are additional costs to pay above the purchase price, which include VAT (for a new build) or transfer tax (for a resale home), notary fees, lawyer costs, and charges associated with obtaining a mortgage, among others. As with an apartment, you should factor in around 12% to 15% of the purchase price for taxes and additional costs when buying any Spanish property.
If you buy a villa that is part of an urbanisation, just like if you buy an apartment in a block of flats, you become a member of the community of owners. Every community has a president and is managed by an “administración de fincas” or a property management company. The administration supervises the running of the urbanisation and collects community fees from each villa owner.
Each urbanisation has a set of rules that as an owner, you are expected to follow. In a villa, you have much more freedom concerning your home’s exterior decor than if you live in an apartment, but there may be rules about the colour of paint used for the facade, or trees overhanging fences, etc. If the urbanisation has a communal pool, there will likely be time restrictions for its use in place.
Owners can make suggestions at the community’s annual meeting to change or introduce a rule or community feature, and community members will vote on the issue. If any person owns more than one villa on the urbanisation, they will have a corresponding number of votes.
Owners on urbanisations must pay community fees that are spent on its upkeep. It is imperative to make regular community payments as when it comes to selling, you need to show a certificate stating you have paid up to date. Furthermore, if fees remain unpaid for several years, the property can be auctioned to settle the debt. Generally speaking, well-kept urbanisations with communal facilities or security staff will have more expensive fees than urbanisations without the bells and whistles. Before committing to buying a villa, make sure you know how much the community fees are so there are no unwanted surprises further down the line.
While some people prefer apartment life, there are many advantages to living in a villa; the most obvious being the space available to you. Detached villas on urbanisations nearly always have a private garden, so younger family members can play outside, and there is plenty of space for pets and vehicles. Popular urbanizations in the Javea area include Tosalet, Balcon al Mar, La Lluca, and La Carona.
Villas offer much more privacy than an apartment, especially those on a large plot. Furthermore, because villas are often built on the outskirts of towns, there is less air and noise pollution compared to an apartment in a busy town centre.
On the downside, you might find yourself needing to drive more often. Another important consideration is If you go away for extended periods, it is advisable to ask a friend or property management company to keep an eye on a villa for security and maintenance reasons.
Javea.properties is a property portal. Listings are posted by trusted professional estate agents, with many years of experience buying and selling properties on the Costa Blanca North, in the popular resort towns of Altea, Benissa, Denia, Moraira, Calpe, and Benitachell. As well as villas, property types available include studio flats, apartments of all sizes in touristic and residential areas, penthouses, and even flat plots with planning permission, ready to build the home of your dreams.
If you have any questions or are interested in a house for sale listed here, don’t hesitate to contact us.