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Renovated village terraced house with private pool and valley views!

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room sleeps 5 , Pool

Casa Puerta Azul is a charming village property tucked away in a quiet corner of Albunuelas. It has recently been restored using traditional materials. The ground floor is open plan, and the upper floors have three pretty bedrooms and a wonderful roof terrace with views out over the village. This is a great house for a family wanting to be a part of a traditional Andalusian village, and still having the privacy of the private pool and sun-trap roof terrace. There are storage heaters for winter use. For more information, please contact us for details of our web site!

Albunuelas: Albuneulas is a quiet village at the end of the mountain road. Casa Puerta Azul is found in the Barrio Bajo (lower quarter) close to the orange groves and valley. The village has a bank, four bars, one restaurant, two supermarkets, pharmacy, doctor's surgery and a dentist, two churches and a small weekly market. The nearby town of Durcal has other shops and the major stores and Hypermarkets of Granada are close by. We have found the villagers to be very friendly but very few speak English and so you will have a very genuine experience of rural Spain!

The Mediterranean Coast and other activities: The nearest beach is about 20 kms away (40 minutes) at Salobrena. Slightly further is La Herradura (Almunecar) with its bustling beach restaurants and wonderful snorkelling.

Further afield is the scenic coastline of the National Park, Cabo de Gata and wide expanses of deserted sandy beaches. Excellent walking, horse riding, cycling, tennis, diving, paragliding and skiing from December to April in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Activities nearby include: Horse-riding, Walking, Cycling, Tennis, Diving, Paragliding, and Skiing.

Many visitors reckon that Granada is the most beautiful city in Andalucia. It is about 25 kms away (thirty minutes) and is very historic. The Alhambra Palace must be visited along with the Moorish quarter. Every year there is a music festival in June.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We were lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks on holiday in the Lecrin Valley in 1998, and we fell in love with it. By accident we had rented a property in what we now know is 'real Spain', and were warmly welcomed by the locals, and we were charmed by a way of life unknown to us.

After a short time looking, we were delighted to find a village house, which although small - was joined to a ruin. We were fortuitous enough to purchase the ruin a year later, and then renovate and extend the property. It is this property that we now offer for rent.

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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Spanish Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house and Albuñuelas were exactly what we hoped for when we as 3 adults and two children booked this holiday. A real Spanish retreat, the house is great, full of character and with ample indoor and outdoor space to relax away a few hours. It is well equipped with plenty of towels, bedding etc. Although I have to admit my partner and I slept on the roof terrace watching the shooting stars and listening to the silence.

The village is a beautiful place, the locals friendly and accepting of our different levels of Spanish which as a group range from fluent to basic.

Iain the caretaker was pleasant and welcoming, fulfilling his role well.

The whole holiday was a a lovely experience. Thankyou Albuñuelas and Puerto Azul. Nick, Beth et al

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nick, Thank you for your very positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the location and the house too. The Lecrin Valley is indeed a very special place and unspoilt part of Spain.
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5

Comfortable, lovely home, also provides good exercise

  • 5 of 5

While not for someone reluctant or unable to go up and down steep alleys and ladders, I recommend this home to anyone else! Lovely renovated/ decorated, comfy beds, 4 lovely places to have an in home meal, modern bathrooms and kitchen... Even of we caught quite hot weather, the stone walls store and keep the night cool, if one leaves the shutters clsed. We had a great family time there, including our teenage boy, who was motivated by the cuteness of his little room to keep it tidier than his own, at home. Iain gracefully waited for, met, greeted, helped us with the luggage down and back up tothe car, gave us good shopping and restaurant tips. Our teen is dreaming of going back there with friends, for the fabled "ski in the morning, beach in the afternoon".

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, and we are glad that you could all find something to enjoy in this very special part of Spain. Unfortunately we cannot change the access, but so glad to hear that Iain was such a help to you. Some people have braved the steep descent to offload their luggage, but you do need a bit of courage and a good vehicle! Please do return for the ski and sun experience!
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Lovely Puerta Azul

  • 5 of 5

This is the house of your dreams if you like spanish village life, tranquility and slow pace. Puerta azul is a pleasure to be in and around. It's such a joy to be in an environment where everything is beautiful. The house is beautifully decorated and works absolutely perfectly. We have rented it several times during different seasons. It is cool in the summer and has a lovely patio with a nice little pool. A fireplace and good heating during wintertime. We have had lots of wonderful meals on the roof terrace looking out over the beautyful Lecrin valley.

We always felt very welcome and everyone is always very friendly and helpful in the village.

Sue and Michael, you really created something wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us. We hope to be back soon again

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you not only enjoy our house as much as we do, but also appreciate this little corner of real Spain that is so beguiling. The Lecrin valley is a unique and beautiful place with its most wonderful views of the Sierra Nevada, but also the sight and smells of orange orchards and almond blossom as well as the odd mule!
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5

Most beautiful place I have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous place- felt so relaxing.

The house is beautifully furnished and the bedroom we stayed in felt so luxurious in an authentic Spanish cosy way.

The kitchen was well equipped and even had an orange juicer which was amazing as the villa is surrounded by very fruitful orange trees in the village.

We had many nights in with the wood burning fire warming the lounge, trips to Granada and surrounding villages with the most beautiful views.

Amazing retreat that gets you away from everything - into a beautiful real Spanish setting in a beautiful home.

Amazing- will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests have found the house warm, welcoming and suitable for their needs.The surrounding valley has its own unique beauty.
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Honeymoon, December 2009

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful holiday. The facilities in Casa Puerta Azul were exactly what we needed for a fortnight holiday.

We had a couple of nights in a hotel in Granada in the middle of the stay and we felt the master bedroom of Casa Puerta Azul was far more comfortable and luxurious.

The property was very clean on arrival and clearly well maintained. There are helpful instructions on the property and the area available to read.

The owners of this property are excellent. Very efficient, very kind and very generous with their time.

We would definately recommend this property to friends and hope that one day we will return, perhaps with friends in the future.

We enjoyed our city trip to Granada and enjoyed visiting the Alhambra Palace. The beaches near Motril were pleasant to walk along as was driving along the coast. Skiing at Sierra Nevada was excellent with a good variety of slopes and excellent views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 2009

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't say a bad word about our holiday and the house and location are probably the reasons why. The village, offering a very rustic and traditional setting, sits in the Lecrin Valley which offers wonderful views and a very hot climate. The bars in the village offer nice cold beer and local wines with authentic spanish tapas. Granada is a short drive away so a visit to the Alhambra Palace (a UNESCO world heritage site) is a must, the palace, gardens and views across Granada are breathtaking. We visited the coastal resort of Salobrena a couple of times which is a clean and family orientated beach, with various restaurants on the front. We also sampled the Santa Clara Golf Club, with a very modern and stylish clubhouse and a scenic but challenging course. Views down into the lake from the valley and the wide array of wildlife and orange, lemon and olive groves only add to the area surrounding Albunuelas. And as for the house itself, the sun terrace is a lovely place for a bbq on a summers evening with a jug of sangria, or a spot of sun bathing, the pool is ample size for a cooling dip with space around the pool for sitting in the sun and having some tapas of your own. The house inside is spacious with good kitchen facilities and a very large master bedroom. Its a real Spanish house with an authentic feel to it and that coupled with the location gave us a real desire to get to grips with the spanish culture and lifestyle. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday that we would jump at to go back to.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bar Careto at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 150 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Granada at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 35 Miles Nearest Motorway : Talara-Lecrin at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tres Lindes at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sol y Nieve (Pradollano) Sierra Nevada at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobrena at 35 Miles Car: necessary

Albunuelas is one of the quiet, unspoilt villages in the Lecrin Valley, dotted around the hillsides and mountains of this area between Granada, the Sierra Nevada and the coast. It is a beautiful village surrounded by citrus groves, almong blossom and olive trees. Granada (30 minutes) with the famous Alhambra palace, Lanharon and Alpujarras (20 minutes), Seville and Cordoba (two hours. Europe's most southerly ski resort Sol y Nieve (50 minutes). The Mediterranean Coast (30 minutes).

Golf: There is an existing 18 hole course at Granada and an existing 9 hole course at Motril that is being expanded to 18 holes. An exciting new 4 linked 18 hole courses is being built near Padul (15mins away) and should open in 2005.

Ski: The skiing resort Sol y Nieve in the Sierra Nevada is 30mins away from Granada, 60 minutes drive from our house. The skiing resort is usually open from 1st December to 30th April. It was home for the 1996 World Championships. There are excellent walks to Mulhacen, the highest peak at around 3,500 meters.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Period
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£216
for 4 nights
£378
 
 
Mid Period
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£264
for 4 nights
£462
 
 
High Period
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£631
for 7 nights
£631
 
 
Low Period
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£276
for 4 nights
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£69
£483
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£144
for 4 nights
£252
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

THE TWO WEEK EASTER PERIOD /CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR PERIOD are counted as in the High Season rates.
HEATING SUPPLEMENT of 50 E / week for storage /electrical heaters and one delivery of firewood, where applicable in low season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 110 m²

Bathrooms

  • En-suite Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Downstairs

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, with en-suite bathroom, own terrace and views.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, small room
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, travel cot available.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Ground floor: open plan living area with comfortable seating, dining area, fitted kitchen with washing machine and fridge freezer, satellite TV, wood burning stove, cloak room. Outside: secluded courtyard with pool (4x3x1,75m) First floor: twin bedded and double room (with sofa bed), en-suite bath and shower, bathroom with shower over Second floor: small double bedroom with double bed, roof terrace with pergola and kitchenette Heating: storage heaters and electric heaters available Electric Fans provided Access by car is not available directly to the door but parking is just several minutes away

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