Purpose built in 2000, to face the entire coastline, this extremely large villa has breathtaking 180 degree views from the living areas, swimming pool and middle terrace towards the sea, valley and mountains! In addition, the villa boasts a huge top-sundeck with fabulous 280 degree views.
One of the largest villas in the Mojacar area, for weekly rental, this bright and airy property has been built around an open-air courtyard, with BBQ this light and spacious home offers modern amenities and is furnished/equipped to a very high standard. The villa comfortably accommodates 6 adults. In addition to the numerous ceiling fans throughout, there are USB charging sockets in ALL living areas (lounge, kitchen and all bedrooms) for charging 'phones, pc's etc. and 8 double-width patio doors all the way through the property which enable you to take full advantage of the fabulous views and cooling valley breeze during the summertime. The light and airy accommodation comprises:
Fully equipped, home from home, the kitchen (accessed from the lounge/diner or central open air courtyard) has a wide range of utensils, fridge/freezer, oven/hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffeemaker, crockery & cutlery. Picture window overlooking the coastline and village. An archway leads through to the utility room with dishwasher & washing machine.
The lounge and dining room areas are separated by Spanish-style archways and columns. The dining room area has table and chairs for 6 persons and well stocked 'library' of paperback and the lounge area has 2 x 3 seater and 2 x 2 seater sofas. There is also a fire alarm & carbon monoxide detector situated in this room. For entertainment there is an LED 32" flat screen TV giving a variety of UK free-to-air channels, an X-box 360S with Kinect for family entertainment and a CD/DVD player with a well stocked library of recent DVD's for children and adults alike. There is also free, unlimited, internet via Wi-Fi, all whilst overlooking the beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast, countryside & pool.There are large ceiling fans throughout the villa for the summer and a fan-assisted 'log burner' and additional portable heating facilities (radiators & gas heaters) for the cooler periods inc. in the rental. (AirCon/heater units are also available if required for an additional cost - although in the owners' & previous guests' opinions these are not required). There are 5 large floor-to-ceiling glass patio & french doors in the lounge/diner giving fabulous views from the comfort of the dining chairs and sofas over the valleys, mountain ranges and Mediterranean coastline to the front and open-air courtyard with BBQ & seating to the rear! You don't even have to get out of your chair to see all these fabulous views! Door from the lounge/diner gives access to the master bedroom with en-suite. Feature archway from the lounge, via small passage, giving access to the two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and guest's cloakroom.
MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE:
The master bedroom, with picture window and large floor to ceiling, double width, patio doors leading to outside terrace, gives fabulous views (from the comfort of your pillow!) down towards the valley and coastline!! There are built-in wardrobes, king-size bed, 2 bedside cabinets with side-lamps, dressing table with mirror above and chair, large ceiling fan and door leading to the en-suite bathroom. (An AirCon/heater unit is also available if required for an additional cost - although in the owners' & previous guests' opinions these are not required).Hairdryer provided. Bathroom en-suite has a bidet, toilet, twin wash hand basins, separate shower cubicle and bath with screen & shower over. Window from the bathroom has country views to the rear (frosted).
Shared by the two twin-bedded double rooms, the bathroom comprises: twin wash hand basins, bath with screen and shower over, toilet and frosted glass window (with venetian blinds) to internal open-air courtyard.
BEDROOMS 2 & 3:
Both double bedrooms have large ceiling fans, built in wardrobes, twin beds (4 in total), side cabinets and lamps, chairs and full length mirrors. Also,single width glass patio doors leading to private balconies with views of countryside or coastline. Hairdryers provided. * A fold-up large single bed (including all bedding and associated laundry is also available to accommodate a 7th person, (including the increased requirement for mains services) for an additional charge of £100 p.w.
Having a toilet, small wash hand basin and frosted glass window opening onto the open air courtyard (with Venetian blinds for privacy). Very useful if both the family bathroom and master bathroom en-suite are occupied when you're all getting ready to go out for the evening!!!
There are ample sunbeds and patio furniture provided, which can easily be moved around to take advantage of the numerous sunny/shaded areas, whilst overlooking the panoramic Mediterranean sea, valley and mountain views. WI-FI is also available poolside.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING VILLA RATES/DEPOSIT & CHANGEOVER DAYS:
Our weekly advertised villa rates are based on a maximum occupancy of 6 persons*, which includes linen/bedding on arrival, electricity (exc. aircon to be paid locally, if required), water, cleaning between lets & pool cleaning. *For a 7th person there is an additional charge of £100pw over and above the advertised weekly rates - see details above.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to reserve your dates with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival, alongwith a refundable security deposit in the sum of £200, which is held against any breakages or damages.
Changeover day (arrival/departure) is flexible.
Long Lets by negotiation with owners direct - send email enquiry via the 'contacts' page
Offers on this web site cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers advertised via other web sites.
Please note that air conditioning is available at an additional charge, if required. Please ask for details.
A food starter pack is provided on a complimentary basis when paying the full rack rate but for those clients receiving a discount (late deal special offer) a starter pack is available for a small additional cost if required. A cot/high chair and child safety gate are all available free of charge to our guests. Equipment for disabled guests can be hired local and we are only too pleased to assist in arranging this on our guests' behalf.
Please contact the owners if you require a last minute break as we may be flexible on price if no price reductions are displayed on this web site!
There are numerous Spanish 'tapas' bars and restaurants offering traditional Spanish and international cuisine which are located at the many nearby villages. The small coastal and inland towns of Turre, Mojacar, Bedar & Garrucha are all within a 5 to 15 minute drive of the villa and offer an abundance of Spanish bars and restaurants serving anything from traditional Spanish cuisine right through to mushy peas and chips! Value for money and Spanish hospitality can certainly be guaranteed and, although the service may be 'laid back', the Sangria is very good for building up one's appetite! The nearby villages of Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera offer beaches and many other facilities.
There are numerous supermarkets (Spanish and English), banks, hospitals, doctors and dentists. On the leisure side, there are hotels, a marina, plus an array of international restaurants and varied night life plus all the things you would expect in traditional Spain.
There are outdoor village/town markets held every day in the immediate area; one of the largest being held in Garrucha (fishing village) on Fridays and in the large town of Vera on Saturdays.
Sporting facilities in the area include, golf, horse riding, pony trekking, tennis, squash, green bowling and go-karting. On the 17 kilometers of beaches, which have been granted 3 blue European flags for their cleanliness, one will find wind surfing, water ski-ing, sea caneoing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, scuba diving, jet skis and, of course, the obligatory banana and sausage rides! There is also an Aqua Park situated on the Villaricos Road, toward Vera - well worth a trip for those with children.
The location tab on this web site purely represents that the property is in the area near to Mojacar and does not represent its exact location which is in fact located in a small village near the Spanish town of Los Gallardos. The villa is a 2-3 minute stroll to the centre of the village, where one will find the local bar/restaurant offering daily snacks and meals. There is also various live entertainment on throughout the year. The village is only approx. a 10 minute drive to the delightful coastal resort of Mojacar and the fishing coastal town of Garrucha with its many, delightful fresh seafood restaurants, displaying their 'catch of the day'! The villa location is an ideal base for those who wish to experience 'both worlds'; the seaside resorts (as mentioned above) with their beautiful sandy beaches and international restaurants and the real traditional Spain which can only be experienced at the inland villages, such as Bedar and Turre, with their more traditional spanish bars/restaurants and a slower pace of life. For those of you wishing to relax and unwind, this villa location is perfect as it is away from the 'hustle & bustle' where you will experience the 'real Spain'
Mojacar is apx. 10 minutes drive from the villa and is sandwiched between the mountains of the Sierra Cabrera and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Mojacar is the largest and most popular tourist centre of this south eastern corner of Spain. The present day town ('pueblo') has developed from one of the most ancient communities in the whole of Spain with a history which stretches back more than 4,000 years. The area has been dominated in turn by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors. The Moorish sultans were ousted 500 years ago but theirs has been the strongest influence of all - to this day the old town of Mojacar resembles a Moroccan village more than an international tourist resort.
A visit to Mojacar is well worthwhile, with its twisting labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, old arches and domed houses, stacked one above the other. Mojacar pueblo (old town) has magnificent panoramic views overlooking the mountains, valleys and sea and is filled with superb restaurants, small privately owned boutiques, charming squares and intimate bars. Only 2Km away from the pueblo, down at the seafront of 'Mojacar Playa', you are in another world of international restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of Spanish and International cuisine. Here all residential buildings are restricted to 2 storeys and hotels to 3 - you can see why the village is aptly named and famous throughout Spain as 'El Rincon del Embrujo, "The Corner of Enchantment". The result is a lively resort which offers plenty of activities for the foreign holidaymaker whilst retaining its traditional Spanish charm and character.
One of Mojacar's greatest claims to fame is the hotly disputed assertion that Walt Disney was born here. The story goes that he was the illegitimate son of a beautiful local washerwoman who fled to America to escape the disgrace and to seek her fortune. Unable to provide for him, she gave him up for adoption to Flora and Elias Disney of Chicago. The tale can neither be proved nor disproved as his birth registration record has never been found - either in Chicago or in Mojacar (where all records were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War). The Arabs named this place "Munsaqar" and defended it against the Christian armies for hundreds of years until King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella reclaimed it in the late 15th century. But the legacy of the Arab invaders remains in the old Moorish fortress and the architecture which makes the foreign visitor feel he or she has arrived on the African continent. Each summer the locals honour their Arab ancestors with a spectacular 'Moors and Christians' fiesta, complete with extravagant costumes, Arab sabres and mock street battles (throughout which the Spanish male protagonists puff somewhat incongruously on huge cigars!)
The countryside around Mojacar is what some people would call 'Real Spain' and comes under the province of Almeria. The towns and villages are Spanish in character and you are likely to see donkeys bringing sugar cane in from the fields and herdsmen walking their goats over the mountains. Local wildlife includes wild boar, genet, fox and weasel.
There are daily local markets which cater for both locals and tourists.
The Mojacar area is Spain as it used to be; small villages in the hills (some with a small bar for drinks and tapas), orange, lemon, almond/olive groves and goatherds. This is a slow way of life that is disappearing.
The area is also famed for its troglodyte villages where cave dwellers have fashioned their extraordinary homes out of the soft rock. As well as the modern-day 'troglodyte' villages, there are also prehistoric caves at the nearby town of Sorbas, as well as Roman and Moorish remains.
Tourist centres have built up on the eastern coast of the province at Mojacar and on the southern coast, west of the city, at Aguadulce, Roquetas de Mar and Almerimar. In these areas you'll find good beaches, marinas, international restaurants, hotels and sports centres. At the eastern corner of the province (at the south east tip of the Spanish mainland) lies the Cabo del Gato-Nijar nature reserve with its desert landscape and rugged coastline peppered with small coves, only accessible on foot.
Approximately 45 minutes inland near the village of Tabernes you can visit the "badlands of Almeria" - Europe's only desert region. Visit "Mini Hollywood", where numerous Italian and American films were shot including "A Fistful of Dollars" (Clint Eastwood) and part of the Peter O'Toole epic movie "Lawrence of Arabia". Wild West shows (including a bank robbery, hanging and shoot-outs) are put on daily (in high season).
There are opportunities for sightseeing both in the immediate area and further afield. There are spectacular views (and driving) on the roads from Mojacar to Carboneras and beyond to the mountain coastline of Cabo de Gata, offering secluded beaches and coves. In the other direction, towards Villaricos and beyond, there are numerous small coves and inlets with small beaches.
For those of you who don't mind travelling for apx 2 hours and want a complete full day out or overnight stay, there is the magnificent Alhambra, situated in Granada. The Alhambra was a Palace, citadel, fortress and home of the Nasrid sultans, high government officials, servants of the court and elite soldiers from the 13th to 15th century. For further information take a look at the web site http://www.alhambra-patronato.es Entrance tickets should be pre-booked and can be arranged by you either by internet on www.alhambratickets.com or by telephoning 00 34 91 537 91 78 (from abroad) or 902 22 44 60 (whilst in Spain).
If visiting the Alhambra, you can also purchase a 'Granada Tourist Coupon' from the 'Alhambra and Generalife' ticket office which will give you a discount on entry to the most important Monuments and Museums in the city!
This area of Spain is the ideal destination for those of you who are seeking a peaceful holiday, with a mix of traditional Spanish villages whilst having easy and quick access to the coastal area of Mojacar Playa which boasts a nightlife that would satisfy most.
Turre & Mojacar come under the Almeria Province. This province has escaped mass tourism and the high rise buildings which are now evident on the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. The Province is located in the South East corner of Spain, bordering the provinces of Granada and Murcia. Unlike other popular holiday resorts it is still relatively uncommercialised and it is only in the last few years that touristic development has taken place. Almeria Province is one of the last refuges of unspoiled coastline and has retained the old-world charm and atmosphere of traditional Spain!
The city of Almeria is located on the Costa Almeria (coast) at the eastern edge of Andalucia. This is probably the least known of all the Spanish costas although tourism is a growing industry here with holiday resorts developing to the east and west of the city. The coastline has a good variety of beaches but the hinterland has a barren, almost lunar landscape which put the province of Almeria on the world stage in the 1960s when Italian movie-makers decided it was the ideal location for hundreds of "spaghetti westerns".
The Almeria province has been colonised by all the great Mediterranean peoples from the Phoenicians, the Carthagineans and the Romans to the Moors, who were in occupation for some 800 years, creating a wealth of culture and knowledge and leaving relics and ruins which are among the wonders of the world. The word 'Almeria' comes from a moorish word, meaning 'mirror of the sea', and was an important settlement a hundred years before the building of the Alhambra in Granada and the capitol of the Moorish Kingdom.
The coast is the driest and warmest in Spain (most probably the best in mainland Europe), with an average rainfall of 11" and an average annual sunshine of 320 days. The sea temperature is warmer in winter than its air temperature, making swimming an all-year-round, enjoyable, activity. The overall annual average temperature exceeds 18C, with the winter temperature rarely falling below 13C.
Some consider the Costa Almeria as the cradle of Spain, due to the number of prehistoric finds - evidence of the occupation by various civilizations, such as the Romans, Greeks and Arabs.
The Almerian interior offers many geographical variations for exploration - coastal coves and inland desert areas. There are also picturesque national parks including the Santa Maria park in the north and the Sierra Nevada mountains natural park in the west of the province that it shares with neighbouring Granada.