#332 Villa in Hondon Frailes [Drone Footage]

#332 : EXCLUSIVE! Immaculate Villa for Sale in Frailes, Spain
+++++ with NEW LEGAL DRONE FOOTAGE +++++

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3 bedroom 3 bathroom Villa – Walking Distance From Village

An immaculate detached 3 bed, 3 bathroom villa with swimming pool and outside kitchen, set in well maintained private gardens within walking distance from the delightful village of Hondón de los Frailes. This villa also includes many extras such as gas central heating, A/C, alarm, electric gates, pergola, shed, and many more.

Key Property Points

Detached Villa • Private swimming pool • Fully fitted modern kitchen • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) • Outside fully fitted kitchen • Outside bathroom • Gas central heating • Alarm • A/C • Easy maintenance gardens • Solar heated water • Fly nets at all windows • Ceiling fans • Carport • Electric gates •

*Hondon Villas are the first local agent to use legally registered, insured and approved Drone Pilots in the Hondon Valley.

#333: La Montanosa New Build Detached Villa

This is your chance to put your own mark on a new build villa in the Hondon Valley, Spain! ONLY 6 AVAILABLE!

Hondon Villas are delighted to be a chosen partner for the construction of 6 brand new off plan properties on the popular and established La Montanosa Urb. in Hondon de las Nieves.

Key Features

Detached modern style villa • Private swimming pool • New build off plans • 3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) • Fitted kitchen • Open plan lounge/diner • Solarium • Electric windows • Many extras • Quiet urbanisation • Spectacular views • Large plots •

There will be 6 modern 3 bed 2 bath detached villas each with its own private 6x3m pool included in the price. The popular residential area of La Montanosa is mid way between the two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes. The properties are set just a couple of minutes walk from the beautiful La Finca restaurant and bar which is located in a renovated finca with bar, restaurant, games area, courtyard restaurant, terrace and pool.

Inside, the properties comprise the following: a large open plan lounge / diner with American style kitchen, fitted with top class units.

There will be three double size bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, the master also having its own en-suite facility.

Moreover, there is a large family bathroom and a handy utility room.

From the lounge and the master bedroom there are patio doors leading to the outside area where you will have a 6x3m private swimming pool.

Also, outside of the building you will find stairs leading up to a large rooftop solarium where you can admire the spectacular views of the surrounding Hondón Valley countryside.

The villas will be fitted with electric windows and pre-installation A/C. The 410m2 plots will be fully enclosed with gate entrance for vehicles and also a pedestrian side gate.

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The plots are set on the popular urbanisation of La Montañosa, nestled between Hondón de los Frailes and Hondón de las Nieves. Just a five minute drive to all amenities (shops, bars, restaurants and more!) and a 45 minute drive from Alicante-Elche airport and coast.

This is your chance to own a brand new modern villa -with your own personal touch- in one of the most popular regions of Spain… don’t miss out book your viewing now as there will be JUST 6 villas in total built in 2 phases.

Hondon… The Good Life: Part 2 Market Day

One of the nicest days to visit the Hondon Valley is on Market Day, every Saturday in the lovely Hondon de las Nieves. You can shop for fresh produce or clothes, meet with friends for drinks or just enjoy the tranquil ambience over a brandy, coffee or a tostado or tapa. Hondon Villas wish you The Good Life!

The main two villages of Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes nest in the beautiful Hondon Valley. For decades they have grown an abundance of agricultural delights such as Grapes, Almonds and Olives (the main economy).

Hondon is surrounded by an expanse of stunning mountain views and traditional arid Spanish countryside. These excellent vistas are a delight in all seasons! Take a walk or drive through the country roads and you will just marvel at the changing light, shadows and picturesque skies.

The Hondon Valley is well known for its mild climate and pleasant summer breezes, which is very welcoming in those hot summer months when temperatures rarely fall below 30 degrees. The region enjoys sunshine in excess of 310 days per year, where the air is very clean and the pace of life slow. Hondon offers a very peaceful and stress free life.

Come take a look at the Valley of the Vines, drink the local wine under the bluest of skies and feel the warmth of the Spanish sun on your face … and you’re hooked! We were! We love it!

INTERESTED? CONTACT HONDON VILLAS:
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Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

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Seeing Stars!

As a local based business we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy property through us are happy and content at all stages. Afterall they will be part of the Hondon community. We aim to make sure  they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. So it is always a pleasure to get some positive feedback. 


“An excellent professional company. My husband Phil and I experienced Maureen as caring, honest, genuine and constantly helpful. We would highly recommend this company and would like to extend our gratitude to Maureen & her team. ” : E Chadwick.

“You are awesome girls! Special Thankś to Maureen trying to find us our dream house. You have done more than enough and not an easy mission to find us a house. To compare to the other agents Hondon Villas is simply the best. Trustable and quality service in every way.  We will always will recommend you!” : M Nyland

“We can’t thank Mo and the team enough for all their help and advice during our settling in period. The professionalism, motivation and genuine desire to meet their client’s needs has convinced us that we made the right choice over all the other agents we contacted. Keep up the good work!”  : B Sangster


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Professional Estate AgentHaving arrived in Spain in 2005, Maureen from Hondon Villas, secured a successful sales position with Med Sea Estates Ltd, an established and key property finder and inspections tour operator in the Costa Blanca South.

Maureen’s history in real estate goes back over 30 years, including her own successful Property Sales business in Leeds, UK and managers for the Halifax, Your Move, Bairstow Eves, Browns and Manning Staintons. No-one in the Hondón Valley area has such a pedigree.

Hondon.Co.Uk was established in 2007 by Maureen’s husband looking for a back-up plan with the pending global downturn. The Hondon Valley had seen such growth that of course there would be a need to re-sell properties in the future. Thus Hondon Villas was “born” to serve an international client base to both buyers and sellers. And to do this in Maureen’s winning formula of a friendly, honest and knowledgeable manner.

We are here to help.

Hondon Villas knowledgeable team all live in the Hondon Valley areas and so are well placed to offer buyers local advice on the area, suitable properties, and the legal aspects of buying and living in this tranquil and typically rural part of Spain. Clients who buy via Hondon Villas often become our friends and neighbours. (see our testimonials above).

We pride ourselves on making your buying experience as stress free as possible. Be assured that all of our properties are checked by experts before the notary to ensure that they are 100% legal with all documentation and licenses in place.

As we guide you and hand hold you through your property tours and purchase,  experienced multilingual lawyers will act on your behalf and the transaction carried out in the language of your choice.

Real Estate Code of ConductOf course we are always available throughout the whole buying process, from your initial property search on-line, cross-country calls, to viewings, the offer process, conveyancing and completion at the notary.

And as our previous clients can vouch for, our job does not finish at the notary. We make ourselves available to you as you settle into your new Spanish home, pointing you in the right direction, helping with move in, local networks and try to make your transition to Spanish life as simple as possible.

Hondon Villas are a legal and registered business with our main office and staff in the main plaza of Hondon de los Frailes. We are also proud members of the AIPP an association initiated to maintain the very highest standards of the real estate industry in Europe.

Trained, trusted and appreciated!

Maureen, owner and manager of HondonVillasMaureen, the owner and hands-on manager of Hondon Villas in Frailes, has over 30 years experience in property. The last ten years of which have been on the Costa Blanca, Spain. The rest of her extensive career was served in the UK under the biggest companies in Real Estate (Halifax, Your Move, Birstow Eves, etc). During that time she also ran her own thriving agent “Catlows” in South Leeds UK for 6 years.

Maureen is corporate trained, financially accredited, a mortgage broker and has an award winning sales record that many head-hunters have fought over. Before starting Hondon Villas, she was top female property sales-person for Med Sea Plc, a top Inspection Tours and Realty Company operating in Spain and the UK.

No other agent here in the Hondon Valley area has the same pedigree.

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She is the FIRST AIPP REGISTERED AGENT with an real office in the Hondon Area.

People love dealing with Maureen for her calm professional but honest approach to house hunting. She never pressures anyone to buy or sell EVER! As such, she has testimonials by the bucket load and is known to go the extra mile for her clients.

She has been called “the fourth emergency service” and her service is “Rolls Royce”… See the testimonials page.

If you want to buy, sell or rent property in the Hondon area, Hondon Villas should be your first port of call. Here are just a few testimonials…

Hondon Villas are very helpful, professional and always go the extra mile for you. I totally recommend this company. They found us our perfect home and we can’t wait to be living our dream in Hondon de las Nieves” – Len and Anita

“Hi Mo,we wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into finding us a villa to rent. I know that we had a number of specific requirements, things that are normally quite difficult to find in the rental sector but you succeeded. Not only did you find us a villa you also, through your many contacts, managed to organise a company to move us at very short notice. All this in the middle of your own house and office moves, so thank you very much. ” : Ian and Nerys

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Drones in Hondon Valley. Good or Bad?

As an established estate agent in Spain, Hondon Villas are always keen to use new technology if it helps present and sell our clients houses, improve our real estate services and help speed up our work flow.  [ Published on: 29 May 2017 ]

We did consult an experienced lawyer on the use of drones ( see below). She advised us that in a nutshell: it seems clear that currently in Spain (2016) it is not advisable to fly drones for commercial purposes or anywhere over urban or populated areas, particularly government owned or where security and privacy is paramount. To do so can incur massive fines.

Background: Well we saw some excellent promo’ footage of luxury properties in places like Marbella, Florida, UAE, etc. After seeing these we thought that for some luxury properties with a global appeal, aerial photographs or video would help the prospective buyer in their potential property choices.

But are they of use in Hondon? Does the law allow us? Well,  about two years ago we at Hondon Villas researched the use of Drones for aerial photography as we were unsure of the appetite for such a service, the cost to do it or even if it would help or hinder or business.

Of course it is early days for such technology and because of mass production and a relatively low price entry level, unmanned remote aircraft are now in abundance. Rightly or wrongly, many people already have them. But as a result, there are now numerous reports of some pilots abusing their use with no regard for others. In short aerial photography has become a “wild west”  situation.

So it turns out that the use of retail drones, particularly over private land, government buildings, urban land & housing estates is contentious across the globe. Indeed there are few places you can fly them legally unless the drone and pilot register and get permissions, particularly for commercial purposes.

Indeed, a local Hondon Valley real estate agent has already used a drone to film the area and some of our own clients have expressed to us the dismay they have that their home, location and land layout have been exposed without permission. Did the agent get permission? Well the law would suggest it would be necessary as it’s used for commercial advertising (branded with a logo) and the flights are over populated urban land and critically within the Alicante airport flight paths.

So whilst the use of drones in Real Estate seems a good idea, it is not as straight forward to just buy a drone and willy nilly film whatever you want! Indeed, it is risky in many ways. The Spanish government has collected almost €2 million from drone fines alone since 2015 as they actively looked for breaches of the law. There is a total ban on drones in around the Balearic Islands for instance.

Pro’ versions of drones with high-end UHD cameras can be costly and difficult to fly. So the EU & USA in general are keen to legislate on their use and limit the areas they can be used. The reasons are mainly on safety, privacy and security grounds. After all a falling drone could damage property or hurt someone and people are quite precious about their privacy and can feel spied on.

We think in general, the above reasons for laws on drones have some merit in this uncertain world. And of course many people will and do misuse this new technology for criminal or dubious activities.

So Drone laws make sense to us. And whilst the main manufacturers and retailers pile drones high on shop shelves and sell them to anyone, there are actual laws to govern their purchase, registration, use and permissions. It can be a “red-tape” paper chase, especially in Spain. ( Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October )

We certainly advocate laws on grounds of privacy in built-up areas. E.G. In Spain a property vendor may list their house with many agents, so do we really want those many agents “droning” over properties on a regular basis? We don’t think so. We get the impression that local residents would take a dim view of regular “spies in the skies“.

So, after a lot of questions to legal eagles, near-by flying clubs and asking people in the Hondon Valley, plus taking into account the price of a pro drone purchase, accessory costs and training, we at Hondon Villas concluded that currently (2016) using drones in Real Estate might not be the way to go until the laws are changed over these temporary 2014 ones in place now.

So, yes we’d love to offer the service to those that want it but as the Hondon areas are predominantly an urban sprawl we think that many locals would soon complain about noise, nuisance and security issues. In short, we respect the law and our prospective clients privacy and safety. We can’t rule it out for the future of course so we will be keeping an eye on any developments and laws.

Our SOLICITOR spelt out the current stance in Spain:

The matter of private or commercial “drones” is regulated in Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October, approving urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency.

Article 50 of that Law establishes provisions relating to civil aircraft piloted by remote control.

That provision primarily regulates identification, features, possible uses, operating conditions, enabled airspace, security, accreditation of pilots and authorization certificates. An important remark is the obligation to obtain the necessary authorizations and make the flights always during daylight, in good visual meteorological conditions and out of congested areas of cities, habituated towns or settlements and outdoors gatherings of people.

Also, the drones can only be used for technical or scientific works; which in accordance with European standards it includes specialized operations such as research, pest control, photography, surveillance, security, patrol, advertising, fire fighting, rescue and scientific works. So, although the law does not define what is meant by specifically technical or scientific works, it seems clear that in Spain is not currently allowed the use of drones for commercial purposes.

On that regard, State Aviation Safety Agency showed, in his note of April 7, 2014, the following statement: “is not allowed, and has never been, the use of aircraft piloted by remote control with commercial or professional purposes “.

As a final note, it is important to know that this regulatory framework is provisional and will apply until the approval of the regulatory rules laid down in Final Provision second, second paragraph, of the Act. So, it is possible that operating drones in Spain in urban areas and for commercial purposes can be allowed despite that is not what Law has permitted so far.

Update May 2017 …

The Spanish RPAS regulation (Ley 18/2014) is only applicable to flights for commercial purposes and all professional activities.

But for recreational use (hobby) you should comply with the provisions in Spanish Law “Real Decreto 552/2014” (rules of the air), article 15, that allows RPAS flight at low altitude “as long as they do not involve any risk or harm to people or properties on surface

So in particular you should:
– operate at Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) and below 120m height.
– not fly in urban areas and over buildings and people. Overfly of populated areas and crowds is not allowed.
– not fly in controlled airspace (near airports) and avoid flying in areas where flights are conducted at low altitude with manned aircrafts.
– not fly at night or in bad weather conditions.
– please ask your local authorities prior to flying.
– other special restrictions may apply, for example in some special areas like Natural Parks and Biosphere Reserves.

Update Jan’ 2018

Spain has recently changed the laws on Drone usage for both commercial and hobby use. They are still quite strict however. In a nutshell, the pilot has a legal responsibility to fly with consideration of the safety, security and privacy of people and buildings, including him/her self. Commercial or paid drone pilots must be registered, insured, medically certified as fit and trained to use a drone (currently about 4 day course and an exam). Certain flights, locations and areas require authority from the AESA (Spain’s state aeronautic organisation). There are distance rules for built-up areas and “sensitive buildings” like hospitals, airports, schools and urbanisations.

Hondon Villas… Congratulations to Joe and Gill

Selling villas in La Montanosa Urb, Hondon Valley.

Congratulations to Joe and Gill…

It was a pleasure to help you. The Hondon Villas Team wish you a happy future.

Joe and his wife Gill had their La Montanosa Urb. property (in Hondon Valley) on the market for 6 months. They tied themselves into an exclusive contract with another local agent but they had no interest. What next? Well they decided to instruct Hondon Villas to sell their villa instead.

They and we are pleased they did as within a week the house was under offer and this week they have completed at the Notary. SUCCESS!

Hondon Villas have a high success rate in selling houses across the Hondon Valley. Our online marketing and property websites such as RightMove, Kyero, Zoopla and others, targets and attracts motivated buyers across Europe. We get daily sales enquires from the UK and across Europe. We also dominate Google search for Hondon Real Estate. Our central and high profile office attracts locals and visitors to the area everyday. It’s a marketing and service mix that has worked for years.

Please, join our success… So if you or a friend are selling in the area pop in to our bricks & mortar office in Frailes Plaza or call (0034) 965 075 357. Maureen, Jacquie and the Team will be happy to discuss our sales strategy.

SOLD! Hondon Villa #555

Hondon Villas, Spanish Estate Agent Sells property in Frailes, Hondon Valley

SOLD! Hondon de los Frailes Villa #555

Hondon Villas are delighted to exclusively bring to the market for sale this immaculately presented detached villa in Hondon de los Frailes.  The property is entered through electric gates into a beautifully landscaped garden. The garden also offers 5 separate seating areas, shaded from the sun and ideal for relaxation or al fresco dining. There is also a double garage.

This property must be viewed to appreciate the quality and space available.

There is a separate building that would make an ideal casita, with electricity connection and a fire place. There is also a rooftop solarium from which you can appreciate the stunning views of the mountains and local countryside. The property also boasts a large deep private salt water swimming pool with solar heating and an outside shower area…. » Read More on #555 Hondon Property

Key Property Points

Large Detached Villa • 3 Double Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 6000m2 Plot Size • Separate Building (Guest Casita) • Double Garage • Private Swimming Pool • Beautifully Landscaped Gardens • Stunning Views • Air Conditioning • Central Heating • Alarm System •

On entering the property via a part glazed Naya, containing separate social/dining and relaxation areas, into the large lounge with a feature marble fire place. The newly fitted, modern kitchen is entered to the left and is of a good size. Off the kitchen, you will find a separate utility area. A hallway leads you to the three double sized bedrooms, all with large fitted wardrobes and the master having an en suite. You will also find the house bathroom.

This stunning property is fitted with oil central heating, an alarm system and air conditioning units to the lounge and master bedroom. 

» Read More on #555 Hondon Property

Hondon Villas wear the AIPP Badge

Real Estate Code of ConductHondon Villas are the only AIPP agent who have a local daily office in the Hondon Valley. We are actually in the central plaza of Hondón de los Frailes ( here is the Google map ) .

We are happy to be part of and perform to the Real Estate standards of the AIPP (Assoc’ of International property Professionals). It’s a fact, no other local agent has the experience or level of service we can offer.

Thank you Len Ridgway: “We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due! Mo (Maureen) and Saff of Hondon Villas have given us excellent service and been the most helpful and professional agents to us and we know many many other people as well. They have always gone the extra mile for us and its most appreciated. We would still and have recommended them to lots of people 🙂 … Said it before but if you want to sell your property professionally then go with Maureen, she’s the best :-)”.

And we live here, know the people, know the facilities and have helped 100’s of people buy homes or settle here. We are “Hondon Villas” and we sell Villas in Hondon.

Our professional perseverance is paying off… we are on a roll as we have sold another 2 properties this week. Watch our on line channels (such as Facebook / Twitter / Google+) for updates.

Hondon Villas concentrate our estate services in the Hondon Valley and the surrounding villages. Everyday we deal with Hondon buyers, sellers and renters. We prefer not deal on the coast as we want to look after our special local community.

Please visit or contact our office for more Information:
Oficina Tel: 965075357

Here are some nearby towns and villages close to the Hondon Valley: Albatera, Algorfa, Algueña, Almoradí, Aspe, Balones, Benejúzar, Benferri, Benijófar, Benissa, Callosa de Segura, Cañada del Trigo, Catral, Cox, Crevillente, Dolores, Elche, Elda, Elx, Hondón de las Nieves, Hondón de los Frailes, Hondon Valley, La Romana, La Montanosa Urb Villas, Monforte del Cid, Monóvar, Novelda, Orihuela, Pinoso, Rojales, San Isidro, Santa Pola, Sax. All of them little gems in the Hondon Valley Crown!