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Elephant & Punjab - Wagon in Alicante, Spain

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Casa del Mundo

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Kids are welcome but we're sorry, pets are not allowed.

An elephant trainer’s wagon and its sibling make up one of the quirky escapes at Casa del Mundo. Close to the beaches of the Costa Blanca...

The quirkiest of the lot and another two-spaces-in-one collaboration, Elephant and Punjab sit comfortably side by side and are always taken as one space. Elephant is a circus wagon that used to belong to an elephant trainer, hence the name – you can still see the metal chains on the side to which the elephants were attached. The two share a 'summer kitchen' for whisking

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eggs in the fresh air, and a bathroom tiled in the traditional style.

Each space at Casa del Mundo is a little different; the concept is the same: you invariably step out onto the verandah to blue skies, before heading off for a day on the beaches of the Costa Blanca, exploring the magnificent nature parks nearby or the cultural delights of Alicante. You may find yourself lingering to catch a local fiesta. The atmosphere here is social and relaxed, the perfect mix of privacy and conviviality where children make friends with other children around the pool, adults bond over tapas and wine. The friendly restaurant serves varied, international-inspired dishes if you fancy matching dinner to your bedroom. This is hot, dry country, the perfect excuse for a siesta in the afternoon, followed by a dip, and a cool drink under the olive trees.

Our guests say...

It was a fabulous first glamping trip for us with our two year old monster in tow! She loved the whole caravan experience and didn't want to come home, a huge success overall! The hosts were great; providing a travel cot at short notice. The campsite meal at the restaurant on the Monday night was a fab way to meet the other guests over a most delicious meal! A delightful end to our fabulous adventure!

16/09/2016

Claire

Chosen for a total rest and recharge. We could not have made a better choice. Jos and Beppie were the best of hosts, we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived, they are masters at their trade and know when to join your party and when to just be there in presence alone. Everything we asked for was covered either by them going out of their way to accomodate or with information.

03/09/2016

jenni

"Yes. We had a fantastic time. The accommodation was quite basic, but totally adequate for us and our two young children. We had everything we needed there and appreciated the 'rearrangement' of the beds so we could all sleep together rather than in separate trailers. Casa del Mundo is so easy to get to - close to the coast, yet inland enough to feel like 'real Spain'. It would be a great place to stay in high summer as our kids would have loved the pool (too cold in April!)"

01/04/2013

Mel

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Bookings can start on any day. 3 night minimum stay, except for July and August and peak dates when minimum stays are for 7 nights

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  • Wagon for 4

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No charge Travel cot available on request

Not suitable for pets


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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check-in is at 4pm.
  • Check-out at 12pm.
  • All spaces share Casa del Mundo and there is a motorway nearby (not with much traffic) so you will find tranquillity here but not total isolation.Out of peak season, the restaurant may have reduced opening hours - please check with the owners
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double in Punjab, 2 singles in Elephant

Extra space available

Space for 1 baby no charge. Travel cot available on request

Kids & Pets

Kids are welcome but we're sorry, pets are not allowed.

Cooking

  • Private kitchen behind your dwelling
  • On-site restaurant serving international cuisine

Washing

  • Private bathroom with shower behind your accommodation

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Linen and towels are all provided. 

Entertainment

  • Cards, board games etc
  • Open a book in the library in front of the fireplace
  • Petanque
  • Basketball
  • 12m x 5m swimming pool exclusive to guests of Casa del Mundo

Activities

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At Casa del Mundo

Cards, board games and a library with a real fireplace (yes really!) where you're welcome to help yourself to a book and pass the time quietly.

The 12m x 5m swimming pool is fenced, and private to guests staying in one of the 7 spaces at Casa del Mundo. There are several terraces in both sun and shade with loungers for long afternoons and evenings. Basketball and petanque are also available for the more restless. Hiking trails lead straight from Casa del Mundo into the surrounding hills.

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Out and about

Towns and villages

Capital of the province, Alicante is famous for the white beaches of the Costa Blanca but is also a vibrant, modern city with a rich Moorish heritage. Try the local seafood specialities including paella.

The city of Elche has a fascinating Roman and Moorish past and a beautiful historic town centre. The Palm Grove (pictured) is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

The island of Tabarca is surrounded by a wildlife reserve protecting the local marine species. This makes it a great place for calm, tranquil scuba diving, and a popular spot with tourists for good, fresh seafood.

Alicante Beach Guide

The Costa Blanca - deservedly famous for its beaches. While some are more tourist-friendly than others, you’ll do well with any of these recommendations from Jos and Beppie.

Playa del Postiguet - In the heart of the city of Alicante, wonderfully positioned for easy access and backed by a palm-shaded promenade with modern bars offering refreshments and food. A consistent Blue Flag for cleanliness and a favourite local beach - so often very busy, especially in summer

Playa de San Juan - 7 km of beautiful white sand, considered to be one of the finest in Spain (with an 18-hole golf course for enthusiasts!). The area is more residential so bars and restaurants are to be found towards the Alicante end only.

Playa El Campello - 25min from Alicante, the town of El Campello has two fine beaches, a beautiful promenade, water sports facilities and safe swimming for children. Fishing boats land their catch at the Marina and there's a fish market once a week.

Playa El Altet - Get away from it all at this very quiet beach with no bars or cafés: just the sea and the dunes, and the locals love it.

Festivals & events

fiesta

The Costa Blanca, like most of Spain, has many cultural festivals. A highlight of the calendar is the spectacular ´Moros y Cristianos´ (in April) parade through the centre of Alcoy, or the colourful fiestas of ´Las Fallas´ in Valencia (in March) and Hogueras (in June) in Alicante.

The nearby city of Elche boasts a cultural asset with UNESCO World Heritage status: the Elche Mystery Play. This lyrical drama is the last surviving example of the medieval European oral tradition of religious plays, and is performed every year during the month of August.

Courses & classes

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You can take courses in horse riding nearby. Jos & Beppe also work with local companies to offer paragliding, canyoning, caving, mountain biking and Via Ferrata. Just ask them about it once you've booked.

Food & Drink

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Look no further than the fun and fabulous restaurant on site serving dishes from all over the world! Filled with mostly Spanish people in addition to the guests of Casa del Mundo, it can be popular, especially on weekends in peak season. Out of season, it's worth checking in advance when they plan to open.

Every Wednesday in season, there's a ‘long table’ when 50 or so guests all dine together on one huge table on the terrace - a great chance to get to know your fellow guests or meet the locals.

By advance arrangement Jos & Beppie can provide food for guests on arrival. The nearest shops are located in Tibi (6km), Castalla (8km), Ibi (6km), and Alicante (25km).

The surrounding villages teem with bars and restaurants and Alicante itself is not much more than a 30min drive.

FULLY CATERED OPTION!

Enjoy ALL meals (including picnics & a tapas route through Alicante), a pick up service & other transport for €550 per person! Excludes stays in July or August. There is a minimum of 2 people. This does not include the cost of the accommodation. This extra cost is payable directly to Jos the owner after booking and does not go through Canopy & Stars.

Meet your hosts

mountains Gandalf!

Jos and Beppe are lifelong bohemians, who decided to share their passion for nomadic life here ten years ago. Before setting up Casa del Mundo, they meandered

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around the world working in street theatre - they still occasionally write and direct plays, and have recitals or performances at their house which guests are encouraged to attend. You may also meet Jos and Beppe's son and daughter who often stay for the summer and help out – especially in the restaurant where they whip up international feasts for lucky guests.

Wildlife & Environment

Casa del Mundo spreads over 20,000 square metres, much of which is taken up by olive groves, though these widely-spaced, gnarled trees leave plenty of room for rambling between them, playing tag or otherwise enjoying the cool morning and evening air - though you're better off in the private shady spot next to your dwelling when it reaches siesta time. This is a dry place, with sparse vegetation, which gets plenty of sun. Within the region there's great variation in altitude and climate which makes for a fantastic place to experience the outdoors.

There are many natural parks and areas preserved for wildlife nearby. Visit the Sierra el Miagmo, climb its mountain of 1,296m, and see panoramas stretching to the Mediterranean. The Sierra de Mariola covers parts of both Valencia and Alicante and is bigger than 17,000 hectares. It's famous for the “neveras” (deep cylinder shaped holes) where the villagers used to make ice out of snow, to be chopped up and transported to the coast in summer. The Font Roja runs from east to west, creating the perfect showcase of contrast between the shady area and the sunny slopes. It has one of the best-preserved Mediterranean forests in the land, with shady evergreen oak forests (holm oaks, small-leaf oaks, maples) and perennials such as yews, flowering ash and kermes oak. Each of the areas has its own fauna, including wild boar, genets, wild cats, badgers, not to mention reptiles and, above all, birds: Bonelli's eagle, golden eagle, vultures and the eagle owl, to name a few.

Getting there

Casa del Mundo, Partida Torresellas 47, Tibi, Alicante, 03109 Spain

By train

The nearest train station is 25km.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is 2.5km.

By plane

The nearest airport is Alicante (30min away). The next nearest is Valencia (1h50min away).

Pick ups can be organised by advance arrangement.

By car

From Alicante, aim for the A77 Alicante to Alcoy motorway. Take the CV810 turning off the A77 signposted towards Tibi. Do not take the next right turn into Tibi. Instead, follow the road towards Ibi. Now take the CV805 and after 1.3 km, on a sweeping bend and opposite a large white building, there is a narrow track on the left with a sign for Casa del Mundo. Because you are not allowed to turn left here, you have to turn a bit further on the road to enter this track. Follow the track to your destination.

Booking Terms

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Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.