Buenas dias from Gisela’s Olive Garden

I love to have late breakfasts at weekends. To sleep in, have a peek out of the window into the lush garden of Gisela’s Olive Garden, blue sky and sunshine announced on the weather app and then a healthy fruit smoothie is my favorite! How can your day start better than this?

How did your day start today?
With this first post on the blog in this year, I’ll take the chance to announce that we have officially started with the third season of Gisela’s Olive Garden here in Alicante, Spain, and are wondering how many  holiday makers will come and stay in the house this year.
With  the feedback of last year we have improved the house with a long needed gadget: Air Conditioning! It can be used as a heating during colder months but will mostly be very useful during the hot summer.
Are you ready for a vacation  yet?  Get in touch.
See you in Alicante soon!

My Fifty Shades of Alicante

I can call myself very lucky to escape some days from the cold, wet and grey weather back home. An only two hours flight brings me to beautiful and sunny Alicante and back to summer.
Very much indeed, while other shiver and struggle with the flu, I’m enjoying my fifty shades of Alicante! As soon as I touch ground, I can’t help than…

1. Be astonished how much warmer it is here than at home when stepping outside the airport.

2. Fetch the bus from the airport to Alicante.

3. Look at the endless Mediterranean while getting to Alicante Postiguet beach.

4. Gaze at the many palm trees on the ride.

5. Do a night walk at the port and the Esplanada. 

6. To find the perfect pick for some tasty tapas.

7. Support some newcomers who tour Europe with their new CD.

8. To have a glass of Monastrell, a tasty red wine.

10. To find new bars and restaurants in Alicante which opened recently.

11. To walk around the barrio and find out what has changed since the last time I came.

12. Do as many beach walks as possible to soak up the sun. This time I went to Playa San Juan and el Cabo.

13. To test the Med’s temperature. Though, still chilly at this time of the year.

14. To do a morning run in San Vicente. This is where Gisela’s Olive Garden is.

15. Fill up the fridge with Spanish specialties.

16. To eat heaps of Manchego cheese.

17. To check the garden and plants how they dwell since I’ve left.

18. To feel right at home when I open the door.

19. To stay up late and sleep in next day.

20. To chat with neighbors and find out about the latest rumours.

21. To sign up for a painting lesson with the neighbor.

22. To paint a picture with oil-based paint.

23. To learn from a gifted painter and follow her instructions.

24. To make myself tostadas with tomatoes and cheese for lunch.

25. To listen to local radio stations and swing along some new spanish songs.

26. To enjoy the silence in the garden.

27. To put on lots of sunscreen.

28. To be amused about the barking dogs when walking in the street.

29. To count dog shit when walking along Avenida Haygon. This time I counted 3… Not bad. 😉

30. To take a tram ride to Alicante with Linea 2.

31. To watch a movie at Megarama at Outlet Stores Alicante. You figure our which film it was this time… 😉 .

32. To be amused how little people go to the cinema during the week. I counted 10 peeps included me for a supposed to be blockbuster.

33. Try to understand as much as possible of the film.

34. To eat a bucket of popcorn during the film.

35. To feel bad when eating junk food after the film.

36. To improve my Spanish by talking and listening carefully to people.

37. To meet up with friends from Ibi and Castalla.

38. To have dinner with them. What about Sushi?

39. To sunbath and nap in the garden.

40. To try out our Ecuadorian hammock.

41. To change from winter clothes to summer clothes.

42. To find clothes I left at Gisela’s Olive Garden last time and I have forgotten about. Yeah!

43. Always to wear my sunglasses when I’m outside.

44. To count the many “For Sale” signs in the area.

45. To have breakfast in the garden every day.

46. To chill on the sunbed and read a good book.

47. To take too many pictures of everything.

48. To eat dulce de leche ice cream in the barrio. 

49. To drink lots of Spanish wine.

50. To wish my next stay to Alicante comes very soon.

Can you feel me? 😉


Gisela’s Olive Garden

Are you bored and fed up with the miserable and cold weather yet? Are you constantly dreaming of summer and outdoor time, too? Well, there’s a place where all your dreams come true… To give you an idea of your probable 2015 holiday destination you might consider to stay at Gisela’s Olive Garden.

Gisela's Olive Garden

In autumn 2013 we started first as a B&B and the three bedrooms were quite busy with friends and familiy for many weeks. When the B&B era ended in July 2014, we decided to rent out the whole house for holiday makers. We are looking forward to proceed into our second year of our Spanish adventure and are curious how many people will enjoy a Costa Blanca holiday this year.

The house sleeps six people, has 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, livingroom, Wi-fi and is located only 15 minutes from the big and sandy beach San Juan at the Med.  In the lush garden, pool, jacuzzi, terrace, lounge and sun beds round-up your perfect relaxed holiday.

Bienvenido en casa, bienvenido en Gisela’s Olive Garden.

Hasta pronto,


Tasty tapas!

You experienced Spain to the max when you tasted the vast variety of tapas! A 5 minute-walk from Gisela’s Olive Garden you find the excellent Bar Restaurante Haygon with traditional Spanish dishes and good wine!

Check it out!


Enjoy the sunshine today.