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Luxury Boutique Self Contained Apartment



Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 En Suite Bedrooms With Panoramic Mountain Views

Casa Almazara brings a new concept of boutique guest accommodation to the Los Velez area.

Three delightful and exquisitely designed en-suite rooms sleeping up to six people. All rooms have fine cotton bed linen, large soft towels, robes, hair dryers and toiletries. They have been carefully planned and thoughtfully stocked to satisfy the discerning guest, leaving one time to relax, take in the unsurpassed views and enjoy the peace, quiet and fresh country air - totally unhindered.

Guests have their own private approach road with parking area. Entry is through a small typically understated Andalusia garden (ideal for a peaceful read or al-fresco breakfast). A flight of steps leads from the garden to the first floor terrace. The main house has a large pool/terrace, which guests have sole use of during the day and until early evening.

The Master ‘Poppy’ Suite with its emperor bed leads into a a second room with two sofas, which leads into a large bathroom with corner bath and double wash basins. There are a further two ensuite bedrooms each with a super king or twin beds. All rooms are individually decorated to a high standard with ample hanging and drawer space.

There is a large living area with TV and comfortable sofas. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard and has fridge/freezer, full oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Ample plates, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils and so forth. Outside there is a spacious terrace with stunning view of the beautiful mountains and countryside

The terrace overlooks the beautiful pool and garden area which is equipped with sun loungers and parasol. This is accessed via the apartment courtyard.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mrs Sue Hawks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Returned for a second time to peaceful surroundings.

Managed to test the pool out this time which was fab.

Castle at Velez Blanco well worth a visit.

Fantastic stay, thank you
Sep 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Returned for a second time to peaceful surroundings.

Managed to test the pool out this time which was fab.

Castle at Velez Blanco well worth a visit.

Fantastic stay, thank you
Sep 2012
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20 Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)


Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, a wonderful apartment kept pristine by wonderful hosts Nigel & Sue!

Set in a stunning location, only a little drive from the Local Village Rubio which itself is beautiful which some lovely small bars and great places to eat. A car is advisable if you want to get out and about as there are no taxis or busses locally, but don't let this put you off as if you want to stay at home simply stock up relax and enjoy the pool and surroundings.

The apartment is part of a stunning mill conversion with superb facilities, a traditional style with a modern feel and kept in pristine condition.

As for the hosts, they live on site and great you with great warmth and whilst they live on site they you would not know they are there, unless of course you need them, then there is plenty to offer... great conversation and knowledge of the local area and will do anything to help you along with your holiday, but they are only about if you need them.... Nothing was too much trouble!

Simply a stunning well kept gem in a beautiful area surrounded by Olive groves with spectacular views...... We will be back!

Thanks, Richard & Michelle.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, our apartment and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you both back.
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Fantastic villa and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great 2 weeks in Velez-Rubio. It was an exceptional villa with great facilities. Our hosts, Sue and Nigel, made us very welcome and made settling in a breeze. The location is off the beaten track but we had the peace and quiet we were looking for. Plenty to see and do locally, or if you want to just chill out, this villa is perfect.

Thanks for a great holiday!

The Appleby family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Appleby for choosing to visit our apartment and for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay and pleased you had a good holiday. Yes, I know it seems we're a bit off the beaten track, but in reality it's only 12 minutes to the nearby town - but as you say it is very peaceful. We hope to welcome you all back for another stay.
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Peace and quiet, stunning view and relaxing pool.

  • 5 of 5

The property is near the pretty town of Velez Rubio with its lovely church and square and several authentic Spanish restaurants. The property is just a few miles away in a secluded spot in amongst the olive groves. We found it ideal for rest and recuperation from our hectic everyday lives. The apartment has a lovely large verandah/balcony with room to recline or eat meals at the large table, whilst admiring the stunning views of distant mountains. The only sound was the cicadas! Bliss! The spacious, clean apartment is well-equipped with 3 large bedrooms, each having their own bathroom. The beds were large and comfortable. Kitchen also well-equipped with everything you need.

The property has a lovely swimming pool and poolside area with plenty of recliners and sun umbrellas for shade. The pool was immaculately kept, water crystal clear and just the right temperature.

Sue the owner and her husband live on-site in their house and we found that excellent as any small hitches or enquiries were resolved immediately. Sue came to meet us in Velez Rubio to guide us to the property as it is secluded and there are many tiny roads in the vicinity. She was friendly and knowledgable about the area, and gave us advice on where to go and how to go about it. Yet she is also discreet, so we felt quite private at the property. It was a good balance and we felt she was keen for us to enjoy our stay here. We had a trip to Granada to see the Alhambra Palace, which is highly recommended, about an hour and a half away. Sue advised us to get our tickets on line first to be sure of gaining admittance. We also enjoyed a visit to nearby Velez Blanco and its market, great views and a castle, very picturesque. We also visited the beautiful turquoise Baza Lakes and there is a spa there where visitors can buy a day pass to use the facilities. Sue recommended us a couple of restaurants in Velez Rubio which were friendly with good food and also explained how to get to the supermarket. The town had a fiesta on the week we visited (first week of August), so we walked around the fairground at night and there was a lovely, family-friendly atmosphere.

If you like a relaxing holiday, away from it all in traditional Spain with a kind and friendly but inobtrusive host, this is the place for you and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What can I say, but thank you for your amazing review. We really enjoyed having you and your family to stay and we're delighted you had a good rest and holiday. We love it here, because we feel we have found the "real Spain" not commercialised or touristy, but just how the Spanish live and work. We hope you'll come back for another visit.
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Warm welcome! Amazing accommodation!Stunning Scenery! Recommend...return!

  • 5 of 5

With thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So pleased that you like the accommodation and the location. Great that you recommend it to others and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Excellent spacious & well appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

The property location was perfect as far enough away from any towns but close enough to visit for shopping & restaurants. Very relaxing with friendly owners who were there if you required anything but otherwise invisible. The fridge was stocked with essentials + extras on arrival. A good selection of leaflets about places to visit, restaurants etc. I would definitely recommend the property to friends & relations. Very relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. So pleased you found everything you needed and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back for another stay
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Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to review this property honestly because it's the sort of place I'd like to keep all to myself!

'Luxury' is an appropriate description of this apartment on the first floor of a converted olive mill. It's spacious (big rooms, high ceilings), very comfortable, spotless and equipped with everything needed for a perfect holiday. You will need a car: although the house is not far off a tarmac road (and our little Smart car coped with the unmade access lane), it is a few kilometres away from the nearest towns with their shops, bars, restaurants (from budget to gourmet) and other facilities.

The standard of the accommodation, beauty of the surroundings and the really kind, considerate and discreet owners (who live on the ground floor) are more than compensation for the remoteness of the location.

When you're not feeling energetic enough to go anywhere you can lounge by the pool or chill out on your private terrace and gaze at the stunning mountain view while sipping your wine, or using the barbecue. But there is plenty to explore when you go out and about.

This is a place that will appeal particularly to walkers and birdwatchers. We were there in late April and enjoyed walking in the sunshine in the nearby Parque Natural, and being awoken each morning by Hoopoes, Orieles and Cuckoos. The barranco within walking distance of the house was alive with assorted warblers (mostly invisible, of course) and Bee-eaters. We saw Booted Eagles and Griffon Vultures overhead.

We loved it all.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed all that the apartment has to offer. Also pleased that you ventured out and about and loved the surrounding area. Yes, there’s lots to see and do, as well as the flora and bird life. We hope to welcome you back.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Alicante or Murcia or Almeria or Granada approx at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Velez Rubio at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cartagena at 137 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lorca at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Puerto Lumbreros at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A-91 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Velez Rubio at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 178 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Aguilas at 83 Kilometres Car: recommended

Less than 15 minutes drive away are Velez Rubio and Velez Blanco. Examples of Churches, Castles, Museums, town houses, aristocratic palaces ranging from Roman, through Moorish to 18th and 19th Century Spanish - all worth a visit to admire and absorb.

Nearest beaches - Aguilas, a typical Spanish fishing village and nearby sandy beaches. Garrucha has a lovely marina and beach, sand/shingle. Mojacar with is vibrancy and tourist shops, restaurants and bars are all within an hour’s drive.

Walks and Climbs

Numerous routes and pathways from which to choose, all of great beauty and all accessible either on foot or by bicycle. Spectacular sights are guaranteed as is the sighting of unusual animals and impressive birds of prey.

Virtually adjacent is the outstandingly beautiful Natural Park of Sierra María Los Velez. The National Park has ample parking, café, open air BBQ picnic area – well worth a visit. Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza and the Umbria de la Virgen Botanical gardens are within walking distance of Maria. The lake and hot springs at Baza are approximately 1.5 hours away and Granada and the Alhambra Palace are within 2 hours reach.

This incredible area also has one of the most important archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula, the Cave of Los Letreros – with its numerous cave paintings which date from more than 18,000 years ago.

Prices and Availability

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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £83.66

Where no advance reservation has been made payment will be requested in advance
The accommodation is for up to 6 guests and we request that the number of guests is notified to us one week prior to arrival.
Property will be ready for from 4.00pm on day of arrival.
Property must be vacated by 10.00am on day of departure.
Weekly laundry, towel change and cleaning is included.

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Updated: 24-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Corner bath with shower and double wash basins
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk in shower area.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Master Suite - has two rooms and large ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ensuite with walk in shower
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ensuite with large walk in shower


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • A welcome pack is provided and shopping can be undertaken for a small fee. Panoramic mountain views and walks. Beauty Therapists can be booked for a full range of treatments including massage, Indian head massage, Reikki, body wraps, waxing manicure and pedicures as well as hair dressing.

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