Al Qasr (meaning The Palace in Arabic) is truly a paradise like no other! A 180m2 split-level villa nestled beautifully on an extremely private 1500m2 southwest facing plot, surrounded by high perimeter walls and large secured solid entrance gates, with plenty of parking, offering total anonymity. It has an abundance of outside space and amazing views. Plenty of areas to either enjoy together, or to relax on your own. It is perfectly positioned to enjoy all day sun, from mid-morning to night.
Situated in the gorgeous village of Cortijo Cabrera, where you can stroll a mere 350m to the Arch bar to enjoy local tapas or carry on to Riad Restaurant. (Lovely known as Fatima’s, who is now the proud owner of a ‘TripAdvisor People's Choice Award 2022)! You'll find our local town of Turre, along with the white-washed town of Mojacar and the blue flag beaches of Mojacar Playa very close by.
Due to its position, it has the most enviable and uninterrupted view of the spectacular sunsets we are blessed with here in Cabrera. The light here is phenomenal for photographers and changes constantly as do the reflections in the infinity pool. Although Cabrera is tucked away in the mountains, there is much to do close by. There are many walking trails in the area. Keen cyclists enjoy the personal challenges of the mountain range. There is a scuba diving school in Mojacar for the budding Jacque Cousteau. Small sailboats for hire near Garrucha. In addition, there is a water park in Vera Playa. A little further afield is the only European desert, Tabernas, where some of the world's finest olive oil is produced. It has also been used on many film sets. The Cabo de Gata-Nijar National Park with its wild & isolated landscape is approximately a 1 hour drive down the coast.
Much time has been spent designing and creating a relaxing haven after dark, with LED lighting installed throughout the gardens, terraces, outdoor kitchen, chill-out lounge and swimming pool in vibrant blues, purples, and pinks, creating a stunning ambience. Our warm white lanterns add to the calming and soothing atmosphere.
Double gated entrance to a large gravel driveway with plenty of parking. A wide stairway leads down to the double gated entry courtyard and access to the main villa, the outdoor kitchen, chill out lounge, the gardens, lower terraces and attached ensuite bedroom.
Moving towards the main part of the villa, you’ll find the entrance. The front door leads into a small hall, where you’ll find the Samira bedroom and bathroom. You enter the spectacular spacious and luxuriously appointed lounge by taking a few steps up. As you ascend these few steps up into the lounge you will come across one of the most stunning views in Cabrera, showcased through an enormous 6 metre full-length window! With a bespoke gas fire, a large grey aniline leather corner sofa, a 43-inch Sony smart flatscreen TV with English channels, and a radio station. The home includes a BluRay player, a fast wireless mesh network, a Bose Soundlink resolver+II portable speaker, and Moroccan furniture! The lounge naturally flows through to an arched open-plan octagonal dining room, with four sets of arched French doors leading directly out to the beautiful infinity swimming pool and terraces. The dining room focal point is a stunning octagonal bespoke American walnut table, with seating for 6 guests. All windows are UV tinted to help regulate heat and glare.
From the dining area descend into the well-appointed white kitchen with German appliances. The open plan kitchen comprises of white drawer and door units (where you'll usually find plenty of pantry items) with Silestone work surfaces, a large Siemens fan oven/grill with 5 burner gas hob, an American fridge/freezer, coffee machines, etc. The washing machine and dishwasher are located in a small utility room through a door at the end of the kitchen. This door also leads out to the back passageway, the laundry drying area and the gas BBQ.
You'll find two bedrooms with ensuite/bathrooms in the main house. All bedrooms have individually controlled A/C units and come with "Panda London" Bamboo memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian cotton sateen bedding, Portuguese cotton bedspreads and large thick fluffy Royal Egyptian bath towels. All bathrooms are fitted with high-end Italian and Philippe Starck by Duravit sanitary ware & Hansgrohe rain-head showers.
You can reach the Master Bedroom (The Amira) via the curved glass and tile staircase from the open-plan living space. Here you'll find a King Moroccan teak four-poster bed, matching bedside tables and a blanket box, all below a huge domed ceiling. Your own controlled air conditioning unit & large ceiling fan. This remarkable octagonal room includes picture windows and double French doors, leading you to your own private wraparound balcony. All with spectacular views of Cabrera's famous Eagle's Rock and far-reaching views to the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada. On the opposite side of the bedroom descend into the Master ensuite, with a large Italian sink, bidet and a walk-in rain shower.
The twin room (The Samira) is on the ground floor. With a beautifully hand-crafted Andalućian traditional tiled headboard, Moroccan bedside tables, a large mirror and white high gloss wardrobes. Your own controlled air conditioning unit and large ceiling fan. French patio doors lead you to your own private balcony with Ketter seats and again, spectacular views. Located next to The Samira bedroom, off the entrance hall, is its own separate bathroom. It has an Italian high gloss sink, a contemporary vanity unit and a bath with an overhead rain shower.
The third ensuite king room (The Layali). With separate access via the stairwell (off the secured courtyard), you'll see it is beautifully formed. Featuring a contemporary Italian ultra-modern ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower/large rain head, spacious modern sink/vanity, well-lit with a large mirror, extractor fan and LED lighting in the bathroom niches. Large sliding door for privacy in the bedroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed, a plush padded headboard and personal reading lights, wall-hung bedside tables, a wardrobe as well as a big window and louvred shutters. At the end of the bed is a picture wall with purple mood lighting to aid relaxation. A full-length glass entrance door (with privacy blind) allows you to sit up in bed and admire the breathtaking scenery! This also has its own individual air conditioning unit. Outside on the terrace, you'll find a bistro table to enjoy your morning coffee which you can make in the outside kitchen (just a stone's throw away).
With the Layali bedroom in a secure and private area of the grounds and the ground floor living area being split, with the Amira located at the top of the stairs and the Samira located at the opposite end of the ground floor, you’ll find this gives all guests total privacy between bedroom accommodation. It’s time to recharge and explore!
So why not escape from everyday life and indulge yourself in the sumptuous surroundings of Al Qasr. Wake up to the outstanding panoramic views, visible through the huge expanses of glass, as you meander from room to room taking in the gorgeous natural light. Walk through the abundance of arched French doors and take a few steps out onto the large and very private terrace, before immersing yourself into your own private infinity pool. Wander lazily to one of the pool loungers, kick off your shoes and allow yourself to unwind and enjoy the tranquil peace and quiet that Al Qasr provides. Enjoy lazy undisturbed meals in the cool al fresco dining area with a chilled bottle of Spanish wine, whilst whiling away the afternoon. As the dark closes in, the gardens, terraces and chill out lounge take on a different night time theme with LED mood lighting throughout. Pour yourself a sundowner while you prepare an evening feast in our newly constructed outdoor kitchen. You may even be lucky enough to see the wild boar that live below the house, especially just after sunset.
There are three airports accessible to Cabrera, offering budget flights. Almeria is the closest approximately 45 minutes, Murcia, approximately 1 hour 15 and Alicante 2 hours.
Please note: Al Qasr Villa is not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.
HOW TO BOOK:
If you request my phone number and drop me an email, I can offer you your payment protection.
I'll send you a booking form and once that has been received and checked, we can go ahead and secure your dates. I will send over my bank details and our 'Short term rental agreement' for you to read and sign.
To secure your dates, it is a 25% deposit. This is refundable up to and including, 60 days before your arrival. This date is also when the remaining balance is due along with your security deposit. When the deposit is paid, I will send over confirmation and your 'Payment protection' certificate.
A week before you balance is due, I will send over a reminder. Once this has been received, you'll get log in details to our 'Guest only' area on our website. It's full of useful information about the check-in process, the area, useful numbers, what on and where etc.
There’s plenty to do and see in the area…if you can pull yourself away from the views and the relaxation!
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