Villa and cottage apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain

Peaceful, Beautiful Pool, Large Garden, Free Wifi, UK satellite tv,

Idyllic, Quiet Location, Only Minutes From Town, Fantastic Beaches And Mountains, Established 2004

Villa (Sleeps 4), Apartment (Sleeps 2)

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    • Property type:Villa
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pool
    • Internet access

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    Property description

    Finca Arboleda's idyllic holiday accommodation offers the option of our spacious one bedroom apartment and/or a two bedroom villa. Ideally located 10 minutes from the beaches of Costa Almeria and only 5 mins from Vera town. We have been established since 2004 with lots of regular visitors, we are number one on trip advisor also please read the reviews on this site. Our accommodation boasts a beautiful, healthy salt 10m x 5 metre private pool, for use of the villa & apartment, sorry no young children in peak season, set in an orange grove with Fig trees and is ideal for those wanting a tranquil self-catering holiday. Although we offer peace and relaxation you also have access to a broadband WiFi internet, iPod docking stations, English TV and DVD's. Plenty of books, board games, pool towels, washing machines and a shopping service for your arrival are all provided to help you lighten the load on the plane. For more information please see our website link at the bottom right side of this page.

    Accommodation description

    The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

    1 double with king size bed, 1 twin bedroom. Both with fitted wardrobes and shelf space. Bathroom with power shower, WC, washbasin and hair-dryer. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, hob, oven, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, breakfast bar, cool box, fruit juicer, iron and ironing board. Sitting room with English and Spanish TV, DVD player with access to over 200 movies, iPod dock, 2 comfortable leather sofas. Dining table for 4 people. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Gas central heating.
    Private terrace with sun beds. WiFi Internet access.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms: 1

    Property Type: Villa


    Outside
    Finca Arboleda is set on three terraces within over an acre of beautiful gardens.
    Our house, the pool and the apartment are on the top terrace, which has 25 citrus trees as well as Apple, Apricot, Fig, Pomegranate and Plum. The inviting, healthy 10 metre salt purified pebbletec pool is set amongst the trees.
    The middle terrace is an Olive grove of 40 trees.
    The lower terrace has more Olive and Fig trees and this is where the old stables have been converted into a 2 bedroom villa.
    We have free-range chickens and are happy to sell you eggs, most guests enjoy feeding the girls!.
    We also sell Extra Virgin Olive oil pressed from our own Olives. You are also welcome to pick any fruit that’s in season.
    Both the apartment and the villa have their own garden furniture; BBQ's and sun lounges are also available.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Finca Arboleda offers a 1 bedroom bungalow and a 2 bedroom villa which enjoy use of a beautiful 10m x 5m salt purified healthy swimming pool.
    We have been renting to happy guests since 2004 and are ranked number 1 on trip advisor.
    We try to offer a peaceful holiday for all and may not accept young children in the summer, please ask.
    All bedding and towels including beach are provided as well as iPod docks,books and board games.
    Easy journey from Almeria, Murcia and Alicante airports.
    Tranquil and peaceful but not remote, 5 mins drive to town and 10 mins to glorious beaches or mountain villages.
    Don't forget to visit our website, it is linked at the bottom of this page for FAQs, pictures and more information on flights and hire cars or just email us if you need more information or advice.

    Location Type: Beach, Rural.

    Rates

    The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4) prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    1 April 2015 - 30 April 2015 £ 330.00 7
    1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 £ 390.00 7
    1 June 2015 - 30 June 2015 £ 445.00 7
    1 July 2015 - 31 August 2015 £ 530.00 7
    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2015 £ 400.00 7
    1 October 2015 - 31 October 2015 £ 325.00 7
    1 November 2015 - 31 March 2016 £ 260.00 7

    Notes on prices
    A 25% deposit is required to secure the property. The balance is due 8 weeks before your stay, we try to be flexible on this. We accept GBP, Euros and SEK. We can also accept paypal, please ask for details.

    Changeover day
    We try to be flexible on changeover days and length of stay. Please enquire.

    Booking notes
    We only show availability for the 2 bedroom villa. Up to date availability for both units is displayed on our web site www.fincaarboleda.com Please contact by email or telephone. 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure booking. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival, travel insurance is recommended. As far as possible the availability calendars are up to date. We are happy to hold dates while you book flights.

    Location

    Villa and cottage apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The closest beach is Puerto Rey which is less than 10 mins drive from Vera town. It is very large and deserted for most of the year. There are literally dozens of other beaches along the coastline and they offer something for everyone from Mojacar with its English facilities and water sports and Vera playa with its Aqua park to numerous quiet sandy coves. The Cabo de Gata has fantastic unspoilt beaches with clear water, caves and great snorkeling, we can help you with maps and a guide book.

    Golf
    There are 5 golf courses within a 15/20 min drive making it the ideal base for a golfing break. The closest, 5 mins away, is the Valle del Este course which is an 18 hole par 71 course with fitness club on site. The Marina de la Torre is a par 72, 18 hole course split into two nine holes on either side of a hill, one overlooking the sea in Mojacar and the other overlooking the valley. A restaurant bar and golf shop are also on site. The best is the unique championship course of Desert Springs, near Cuevas. It is an 18-hole par 72 course with superb views. Desert Springs has a restaurant, bar and driving range and is worth a visit even if you do not play. The fourth is the 9-hole Cortijo Grande which can be played as 18 holes with dual tees for all holes. This is an established course situated in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. The 5th and newest is in Mojacar. All have the usual course facilities.

    Special Interest Holidays
    Cycling, the area is great for cycling on and off road and we have 2 mountain bikes suitable for adults that you are welcome to use.

    Olive picking, this takes 3 days around the 10th November and on the 4th day we take them to the press. If you have never sampled freshly pressed oil then this is a must do experience. You can even take some oil home for a truly original xmas present.

    The Sierra Nevada is about two and a half hours away.

    How to get there
    Almeria airport is 45 mins drive, Murcia is about 1h 25 mins and has lots of direct flights. Alicante is a bit less than 2 hours. Granada is about 2 hours. They are served by Ryanair, Easyjet, Flight, Monarch and others. fincaarboleda.com has lots of flight info, if you would like help or advice with finding flights just send us a mail. We can hold dates for you while you arrange flights. A car is essential and a good link for car hire is available through our website (see below).

    Distances
    Vera town is 2km, Beach at Puerto Rey is about 6km.
    Mojacar is 15km. Cabo de Gata is about 35mins. Huercal Overa and Albox are 20 mins.

    Further Details
    Vera town has supermarkets, shops, banks, bars and restaurants. There is one very good restaurant a short country road drive away. Most of the towns and villages have market day once a week, Vera's market is very large and is on Saturdays. There are riding stables nearby and in the Sierra Cabrera. Garrucha, about 10-15 mins away is a working fishing town where you watch the days catch be auctioned, have a stroll along the excellent promenade and then enjoy dinner at one of the many open air seafood restaurants. A further 5 mins along the coast is Mojacar with the historic white washed old town perched on a hill overlooking the seafront with 100's of international and Spanish restaurants. Guests Comment: we'd just like to say we enjoyed the villa. Your garden was like an oasis of exotic fruit we felt sheltered and privileged to be in such an environment, utter delight. Heidi and Stefan.

    Guest reviews

    The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Julie, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 12 April 2015

    Date of stay: April 2015

    "Our 1st trip to Finca Arboleda"

    A warm welcome awaited us from Michael & Pirkko, the Old Stables was clean & comfortable. It had everything you needed, including excellent wifi & central heating for those chilly nights early on in the year. You do need a car as it is a 5 to 10 minute drive into Vera with its supermarkets, shops & bars. The Finca is an ideal base for touring & walking in the area, we went to Bedar & San Jose in the National Park then to Aguilas further up the coast. Vera beach is only 15 mins away and is ideal in the summer time, The pool looked inviting but the weather turned cooler whilst we were there so we declined the offer of a dip. We shall be returning some time in the future as we find this a nice area to have our holidays.

    Response to review:
    It was a pleasure to have you and Mark stay here and we hope you will visit again. You were the first people to use our new upgraded WiFi and it is good to hear that it worked well. We appreciate that reliable internet is a must for most people whether they are at home or on holiday.

    Recommended for: Age 55+ and sightseeing

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Roger, France

    Reviewed: 4 March 2015

    Date of stay: January 2015

    "Winter Bliss"

    It's easy to see that The Old Stables is ideal in summer, but we tour Spain each year in the winter when priorities are different. Overall, this is the best accommodation that we have found on our travels - very clean - very comfortable and very warm, with discreet but very helpful hosts. We will return (if available!) whenever we are in the south-east of Spain.

    Response to review:
    Thanks Roger, we look forward to your next winter visit, enjoy the French summer!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Teresa, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 3 March 2015

    Date of stay: February 2015

    "Perfect villa"

    Fantastic find. Lovely, spotlessly clean villa set in an olive grove. Everything needed was provided. The owners were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A great base for exploring the local area. We will definitely be returning. Picked oranges every morning form the owners trees, freshly squeezed orange juice, heavenly.

    Response to review:
    Thank you Teresa, we look forward to your next visit.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Brian, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 21 September 2014

    Date of stay: August 2014

    "Tranquility"

    Just returned from two weeks at the Stables, Finca Arboleda. What more can be said that hasn't been said before ! Everything lived up to expectation and Mick and Pirkko were always on hand to deal with any problems. They were happy to socialise but respected our privacy. The pool was beautiful with a temperature of 30+ it was so relaxing. With the weather hot and dry and the beach close at hand it made for an excellent holiday. Certainly a place we would wish to return to.

    Response to review:
    We certainly hope you will return, it was a pleasure having you here and always a joy to hear of your latest adventure !

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Community Claire, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 7 August 2014

    Date of stay: July 2014

    "This accommodation exceeded expectations"

    Having spent our last few holidays in the Vera area we wanted to return this year but found ourself unable to access our usual accommodation. Thankfully through Owners Direct and internet searches we found Finca Arboleda. With greater thanks, The Old Stables was fortunately available for our holiday dates so we were able to spend a week of our holiday in the most wonderful of settings and accommodation! The property description and portrayal is the most accurate we have known and therefore it more than met with our approval and expectations. Our hosts, Michael and Pirkko were non intrusive but there if we needed them. The accommodation is wonderfully peaceful and private, and is spotlessly clean plus very well furnished and equipped. The swimming pool and property grounds are idyllic and once again maintained to an excellent standard. We highly recommend this property if you crave a peaceful and relaxing holiday in an authentic typically Spanish rural getaway with good proximity to shops, restaurants and beaches. We certainly plan to return!

    Response to review:
    Thank you Claire for your kind review. You were perfect guests, in fact we hardly knew you were here. It's great to hear that you liked it so much that you plan to return. Michael & Pirkko

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    We have just returned from another holiday staying in the apartment and just love finca arboleda! Emma & Louise.

    Our third stay with Mick & Pirkko not forgetting Stiggy. The accommodation is very very good. We have seen lots of improvements since our first visit in 2004 with central heating and a new kitchen. The cottage was not available at that time but the finished article is fab. The location is perfect.


    The villa was the most relaxing and peaceful location we have ever stayed in. Eating lunch outside, squeezing oranges freshly picked from the trees every day, feeding the chickens, greeting the lovely Stig! What more could we want? Chris, Richard, Abigail & Sam.

    A wonderful time. Almost a month of peace, fresh air and fun. I came to work - and it worked out. Loved the chickens and Stig, and I loved the internet connection. The perfect writer's retreat. Helen.

    For more comments read the guestbook and trip advisor on our website, follow the link below.

    About the Owner

    Mick, Pirkko and Stig have lived here since January 2004 and have rented out since late that year. Our priority is making sure the accommodation is in perfect order and that guests have a good holiday. We're here if you need us and invisible if you don't! We do some part time work from home, for a UK research company, as and when needed.

    Year property purchased: 2003

    Why this location?

    We spent 18 months looking for a home that we could use as a business and just when we started to think it wasn't going to happen we found Finca Arboleda. You know when you find your dream, it was a warm, sunny day in November, not a cloud in the sky when we walked through the gates. I won't pretend it was perfect in fact it was a bit of a tip outside but a view of the dark blue Mediterranean in the distance, Orange and Olive trees laden with fruit made us both rub the "Goose bumps" on our arms! The estate agent was selling us the Stables that could be converted into a 2 bedroom bungalow, the separate housing that would make a fantastic apartment. Pinch me! We've found our dream! Finca Arboleda also ticks the location box, 10 mins from the coast, 5 mins to Vera and easy motorway access.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    If you're after crowds and a busy night life you're probably reading the wrong advert. On the other hand if you enjoy being just a 10 minute drive from the coast or mountains, having a glass of wine and maybe a BBQ in the evening we're here, but also close enough to Vera or Mojacar if you fancy a night out The Old Stables is tucked away but only 50 metres from the pool. The apartment is closer to the pool and our house. The layout with the separate villa and apartment make it ideal accommodation for a 3 generation holiday or two groups of friends. The fantastic pool is always a hit, it uses a salt purification system, so no harmful chemicals for you or your hair. We provide pool towels, hair dryers and loads of books which should help to keep the kilos down on the flight!

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