El Somni House
THE FEELING OF NOT HAVING TO CHOOSE (because you have everything here)
The Rural House El Somni
Up above the town of Barx, at the end of the road, on the boundary of a nature preserve that opens out into the valley, you will find Casa El Somni. This house is the last of its kind in this secluded paradise, towering above the valley that stretches from the base of Mount Mondúver.
From the distance, its greatness and its portico arches, which blend harmoniously into the landscape, announce its spiritual atmosphere and the peace the region exudes.
Casa El Somni was built as a retreat for Franciscan nuns in the 1970s. Abandoned by 2004, the house was bought by Berta and her husband Jesús, who thought it was such a wonderful place with so much potential for holidays that they decided to buy it and share it with the world. Since then, they have devoted their lives to its restoration and to make Casa El Somni Apartments a dreamlike environment to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Continue reading and find out why.
The House has four rental apartments, which make up the first and second floors of the building, with a capacity of 2 to 6 guests. As soon as you step in the apartments, you will feel like you are at a charming hotel: each room is comfortable, tastefully furnished and designed with loving care, and fully equipped and functional.
Despite all four apartments being inside the same house, they all offer full privacy — each having its own private terrace and overlooking the outside and the Valencian landscape. This is why Casa El Somni is much more than just a rural house or some vacation apartments. When you settle in, the views outside its windows will urge you to go out and experience the captivating landscape that envelops you.
LIFE AT EL SOMNI
As you walk out of the house, you will see life from a different perspective. Suddenly, the landscape reveals itself as something truly magnificent and the nearly 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) of our property will open a picturesque world of endless possibilities.
You can stroll around the lush Mediterranean garden, sunbathe on the poolside hammocks, or go for a dip in the refreshing water of our emerald swimming pool. Spend some time at our chill-out area or at the Lookout, which opens out into the valley, or a whole day around a cozy Valencian grill shed called ‘el paellero’ while having a paella. Enjoy our round stone table in our Mediterranean grove, or play a game of ping-pong on our outdoor ping-pong table on a spacious porch. Relax on the bench on our secluded path and share a romantic conversation... No matter what you choose, charm is assured.
Moreover, all of these have something in common: the peace and quiet that each corner of the house exudes. Everything is natural; nothing feels forced. Even if you decide to leave your peaceful retreat, you don’t have to worry. You can’t decide between going to the beach or out on the town? That’s all right: In Casa El Somni you don’t have to choose. Everything is just one step away.
THE VALENCIAN COAST
Just a short walk away dowhill, the town of Barx in the valley of La Drova offers authentic local cuisine, traditions, festivities, tourist cycling routes, and even mountain climbing.
Only 13 km (8 miles) further ahead, Gandía offers all the appeal and joy of the Valencian coast and its people. Explore the nearby towns of Cullera, Denia, Jávea, Simat de la Valldigna, Altea, Játiva… and the beaches of Cullera, Xeraco, Oliva, Gandía, Denia, Jávea…
For this reason, you can say that you are not only staying at the Casa El Somni, but rather at the tranquil crossroads of a great many Valencian coastal towns. Experience the vibrant Valencian culture on the side of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The region boasts not only the liveliest beaches, but also the quietest and most relaxing unspoiled getaways. All the beauty of the Valencian coast is just one step away and with a unique advantage: when you go back to Casa El Somni, a refuge of peace and silence awaits you.