Villa and Apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain

Peaceful, Beautiful Pool, Large Garden, Free Wifi, Adult Only Peak Season

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

Villa (Sleeps 4), Apartment (Sleeps 2)


Rates: (GBP)

£260 - £550WEEKLY
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  • Property type:Villa
  • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
  • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
  • Pool
  • Internet access


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, 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 32 inch LCD 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

Living Rooms: 1

Property Type: Villa

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 thatís 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.


The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4) prices

Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
30 July 2014 - 31 August 2014 £ 550.00 7
1 September 2014 - 30 September 2014 £ 425.00 7
1 October 2014 - 31 October 2014 £ 340.00 7
1 November 2014 - 31 March 2015 £ 260.00 7
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

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
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.


Villa and Apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain

About the area

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.

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. 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).

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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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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Reviewed by: SharonJ, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 29 September 2013

Date of stay: September 2013

"Hidden gem!"

This villa is the best we have stayed in, by far. It had everything you could possibly want, and all of a good quality. It was clean and wonderfully quiet. Michael and Pirkko (and Stig!) are wonderful hosts, helpful and friendly but only there when you need them. The villa is slightly remote so a car is needed but this adds to the tranquil feel. However, Vera is only a five minute drive and Garruchu only 15 minutes, so restaurants and bars easily accessible. The pool is kept very clean and the gardens are beautiful and it was lovey being able to pick fresh fruit! We loved this holiday and are already booking to go back - can't rate it highly enough! Top marks

Recommended for: Romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: Londoner23, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 20 August 2013

Date of stay: May 2013

"Peace and quiet "

We stayed at Finca Arboleda for the May half term week. We had been looking for a last minute deal, but were unable to find anything to suit our needs and budget. We contacted Michael and Pirkko to see if they would accommodate myself, my husband and our 18 month old. They were happy on this occasion to have a child stay, which was excellent for us. We loved the stables, the villa was spotless, well equipped and perfect for our needs. We were even provided with a cot bed and high chair adapter which meant we could travel with less luggage. It was also a perfect distance from the pool without us having to worry about our little boy. It would be an excellent place to holiday with a young family with grandparents in tow, staying in the apartment just a stones throw away. The surroundings are tranquil and picturesque. We loved visiting the chickens to feed them our scraps. Stig the dog was very tolerant of an over friendly toddler and Michael and Pirkko were generous with both their time and advice. Their local knowledge was invaluable, particularly in regard the beach recommendations. We would recommend Agua Amarga, Villaricos and San Juan de los Terreros. It was a really easy drive from Almeria airport and to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Sitting by the beautiful pool in the sunshine was real bliss and left us very relaxed and ready to return to the real world ! We hope to return.........................

Response to review:
Thank you Ruth for a lovely review. Although we don't market ourselves as child friendly we are flexible and will treat each enquiry individually. As a new Grandfather I'm sure that young children will play a greater part in our lives! To clarify the situation if we take a booking from people expecting a child free zone we would not accept a booking from a family with children at the same time. But of course enquiries from families are always welcome. Michael

Recommended for: Families with young children

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Reviewed by: ROGER, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 19 August 2013

Date of stay: June 2013

"Happy Holiday"

We stayed in the Orange Grove Apartment and found the location and layout as described,the shower in the bathroom was great,as was the pool we spent a lot of time just doing nothing around it. Michaei and Pirko are very good hosts on hand if needed but not obstrusive, the holiday was a great successs and would recommend to anyone looking for peace and quiet in an ideal setting.

Response to review:
Thank you for the review. Lovely guests who came for relaxation and found it!

Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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Reviewed by: BrucieEDSA, United Kingdom

Reviewed: 17 August 2013

Date of stay: September 2012

"Finca Arboleda"

We have stayed at Finca Arboleda on several occasions. The apartment is spacious and spotlessly clean along ith the grounds and pool. Mick and Pirkko are perfect hosts nothing is to much trouble. It's he sort of place my wife and I would prefer to keep our little secret, but a good review is the least we can do for Mick and Pirkko.

Response to review:
Thank you Bruce for sharing your secret. As a mad Arsenal fan I enjoy Bruce'e Everton take on the world! We always look forward to Kath and Bruce's annual visit. Cheers and COYR!

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing and people with disabilities

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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 prority 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 nightlife 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. We don't accept young children in peak season unless both units are rented by the same group to ensure peace and quiet for those wanting to chill. 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, hairdryers and loads of books which should help to keep the kilos down on the flight!

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Villa and Apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain

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