About the house Riu Rau de Rafaelet

It’s a magnificent villa with swimming pool situated in a 13.500 m2 real estate at Aielo de Rugat, a little village in the interior at scarcely 20 minutes by car from Gandía and its beaches.

It’s a perfect space for couples, adventurers, business trips, families with children and pets etc. who enjoy the tranquillity of living surrounded by nature but with all the services of a small town in the Mediterranean interior.


Capacity: 8 (+1 extra bed)
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds:3 double beds (large)
2 single beds (90cm)
Extra bed (80cm)
Arrival time:Flexible
Check out:12:00 p.m.
Kind of House :Villa
Kind of room: Totally or by rooms


  • Kitchen with utensils
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Refrigerator
  • Wine Cooler
  • Beverage Cooler
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Breakfast (optional)


  • Internet (WLAN)
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioner
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Pool + Jacuzzi
  • Covered Parking
  • Barbecue/Paellero
  • Buzzer / Wireless Intercom


  • Computer
  • TV in living room
  • TV in rooms
  • Working space with laptop
  • Board Games corner
  • Reading corner with tourist info


  • Wordrobes and hangers
  • Flat Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe In Rooms
  • Cleaning (optional)


  • Pets Allowed
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Available for events (on request)
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Nearby Sports
  • Arrival at any time


13The Acommodation

Inside the house there is a kitchen, a living/dining room with chimney, a mansard with a board game and a reading corner, 3 double bed rooms and one three-bed-room.Every room includes its own bathroom, its own TV and air conditioner.

Services and common areas

Inside there is a large kitchen just beside a spectacular living room with chimney, 42″ TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system and a PC and a reading corner at the mansard, and all with WLAN….
Moreover, outside there is a large porch where you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner just in front of a magnificent private and lighted 10 x 4 meter swimming pool with a jacuzzi. Around side you will find several rest areas where to enjoy sunbathing, reading or relaxing.
In a separate building you will find a barbecue with a great worktop where you can prepare your meals in a comfortable manner at the outside.

Guest Service

A person will receive you upon arrival and hand over the keys and explain all necessary issues. This person will be at your disposal during your stage for anything you may need.

The Area

Aielo de Rugat is a small village of 200 inhabitants located in the eastern end of the Valley of Albaida, on the northern slope of the Sierra de Benicadell. It consists of two distinct sectors: one to the north, plain, and another south, rugged by the foothills of the Sierra de Benicadell. The terrain is limestone nature. The main heights are: Sola (836 m.), Carrasqueta (814 m.), Raco de l’Edra (611 m.), Tossal Redó (480 m.). You will find here the following ravines: Gros, Llop and the Font, which drain into the river Vernisa.
Meanwhile, the weather is mild, with some frost during the winter, the most frequent winds are the west wind (poniente) and east wind (levante) and it rains mainly in December and March.

Coming from Valencia, you will accede to this locality through A-7 and then take the A-35 and reach the CV-40.

The nearest villages are Montichelvo, Rugat and Castellón de Rugat in the province of Valencia, and the municipality of Lorcha, in the province of Alicante.

The origin of the village is to be found in aMoorish country house that on 15 May 1248 after the Christian conquest was given in property to Raimon of Gayllach by James I. It formed an integral part of the duchy of Gandia and after the expulsion of the Moors in 1609, on 24 September 1612 was granted the Puebla Letter (letter to repopulate certain areas) to the new settlers; although in 1794 the place still had not recovered demographically of the gap left by the Moors. At that moment only 35 families inhabited the village.

Getting Around

1 In the Manual of the house there is detailed information on the functioning of the house itself, its facilities, appliances, etc.
Furthermore, it is a great area for hiking, with perfectly studied and marked routes.
There is also a guide Important Information on this website and in a manual in the House that will provide places to eat, buy groceries, pharmacies, taxis…

Discounts And Extras

3Cleaning Fee: 20€/room, 100€ casa full house

Security Deposit: 250€

Discount per week: 10%

Discount per month: 35%