If you’ve watched those programmes on TV and dreamt of packing it all in and moving to sunnier climes, or even taking the leap and buying your own holiday home on the Mediterranean coast, then property development company Urbincasa could help you make that a reality.
TEXT: ESME FOX | PHOTOS: URBINCASA
Concentrating on the south-east coast of Spain, along the Costa Blanca and the Levante, Urbincasa has over 50 years’ experience in designing and building homes, and are pioneers in their field. Since it formed in 1967, the company has built more than 7,000 houses and created several resorts and residences across the region, from Cartagena to Alicante.
The company’s newest big project is Seascape Resort, located on the popular Costa Blanca, with its many thriving resort towns and excellent beaches. It’s situated on the slopes of the Sierra Cortina in the municipality of Finestrat, between the mountains and the sea. Close to quaint old towns further inland, and modern centres along a sweep of golden sand, it offers the best balance of culture, nature and services. It’s an ideal part of Spain to live in, where the sun shines 320 days a year and enjoys an average of 18.2 ° C throughout the year.
The Seascape development can be found just over 35 minutes from Alicante International Airport and the high-speed railway station, meaning that it offers easy access for those who want to maximise their holiday time or to be able to travel from home often.
The resort itself affords spectacular views over the Bay of Benidorm and the city skyline, and covers a whopping 47,000 metres squared. It comprises 20 three-bedroom villas and 162 two- and three-bedroom terraced penthouses. Each property comes equipped with aerothermal air conditioning, Jacuzzi pre-installation, as well as thermal and acoustic insulation. They also maximise on space and light, ensuring that those much sought-after sea and mountain views are as much a feature of the property as the furniture.
Everything in the properties is completely customisable, so that clients can choose every detail and get exactly the house they want. “We like to design and build homes where we would love to live,” explains Francisco José Cervantes, CEO of Urbincasa.
It’s not just the penthouses and the villas that the company pride themselves on, however: they also put a lot of emphasis on the communal areas. Besides the four communal swimming pools, there’s a mini-golf course and a spa.
Typically situated between the mountains, the sea and the cities, Urbincasa’s developments offer the best of Mediterranean living, where you can combine adventure sports with relaxing by the beach or shopping and entertainment. Close to Seascape, for example, property owners can enjoy a range of watersports, cycling, golf and hiking, or head into Benidorm for dining and nights out.
Against the stereotypes
CEO Cervantes explains that many of the company’s customers come from abroad these days, but that it’s not only people coming to retire, like you might expect. “More and more families are moving to the costa areas, with many people working remotely from home in jobs such as investment, design engineering and digital marketing,” he says. This means that whatever stage of life you’re at, this could be a great opportunity to reinvent your lifestyle.
Urbincasa pride themselves on quality and customer service, making sure that you have that peace of mind, when making one of life’s biggest purchases. “More than a third of Urbincasa’s sales come from recommendations from former customers,” says Cervantes
A recommended and trusted developer is essential to take care of your dream house in Southern Spain, and one of Urbincasa’s well-executed resorts could be just what you’re looking for.
As well as the design and execution of building projects, Urbincasa offers several services. These include:
• After-sales services – These services offer continued support to the client after purchase, to ensure that everything goes smoothly once they move into the property too.
• Property marketing – The company has its own network of sales offices and a marketing department offering services in website creation, SEO and social media.
• Sales of second-hand homes and rental properties – In recent years, the company has also expanded to include the reselling of second-hand properties and those for the rental market.
• Soil development – With the help of architects and specialists, the company can help the process of transforming land into a place suitable for building and development.