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Family-friendly, modern apartment - ten minutes walk from beach and restaurants

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom overlooking communal pool; mountain views

Bright, modern and family friendly apartment overlooking the pool in a secure, well-maintained gated complex.

Sleeps 6

2 x bedrooms (1 double; 2 twin beds) pull-out sofa bed in living room; travel cot

2 bathrooms (1 large en suite; 1 shower room)

Air conditioned bedrooms x 2 and living / dining area (acts as heating in winter)

Modern kitchen with dishwasher; microwave; washing machine

TV showing British channels; dvd player

Wi-fi

Gas BBQ on balcony

Everything you need for a relaxing break in the sun

Our apartment is situated five minutes walk from the nearest mini market; ten minutes walk from the nearest supermarket (Aldi) and restaurants and a short drive to the new club house at Baviera Golf. There is a retail park and aqua park ten minutes drive away. A chemist, bakery, banks and other shops and amenities are also within a 10 minute walk.

If you like strolling along an attractive and lively promenade, stopping off in little tavernas and watching local fishermen cook sardines over hot coals, then Caleta de Velez is the ideal destination for you.

We are about 35 minutes from Malaga airport; 15 minutes drive from Nerja; an hour away from Granada and Marbella and about an hour from the Sierra Nevada ski resort. We literally do have an enviable position in a town that hasn't lost its spanish charm or character.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/MA/03829

Owner
A Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Some Italian; currently learning Spanish
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About A Jones

We are a professional couple with a six year old son. The apartment holds many happy memories for us from teaching him to swim in the lovely swimming pool to cooking on the bbq whilst watching the sun go down over the mountains.

We are based in the UK but enjoy the culture and ambience of Caleta; trying to visit as often as we possibly can. Interesting times to visit are during the Feria season - information relating to each town's ferias can be found online.

A Jones purchased this apartment in 2005

Why A Jones chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We didn't want to buy somewhere that was overpopulated with English people and believe our urbanisation has the balance just right. A range of nationalities both live and hold holiday homes here and we have made many good friends over the years.

Having looked at a range of properties along the coast before we bought, we felt La Almijara de Baviera was the best. It is immaculately kept with well maintained lawns and communal areas including a paddle tennis court and small play area for children. The graduated pool means that non swimmers and swimmers of all abilities can cool off in the sun.

It is near enough to beaches and bars, yet a short walk away so you can have some much needed peace and quiet if you want it. The resort is particularlychild friendly, something we'd not ever considered before starting a family. Different generations of a family will spend time together round the pool, dining, strolling along the prom and they really do welcome children.

What makes this apartment unique

Safe and secure

Clean and modern

Near enough to beach and bars but peaceful enough to overlook the pool and mountains

Near to golf and motorway - 2 minutes from motorway turn off 274 yet you never hear a peep from the roads due to our location

Wheelchair friendly - our property is approached from the road via a small slope. there is a lift to our (first) floor and the communal toilets / showers in the pool area are at ground level.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Caleta de Vélez in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • BATHROOM 1 - EN SUITE Shower in bath Bidet loo sink Plenty of space for belongings Towel rack Hooks over door for robes / clothes and towels Bath towels provided BATH 2 - SHOWER ROOM Shower sink loo Hook over door for belongings / towels Bath towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • MAIN BED Double bed Drawers Fitted wardrobe Space for travel cot Space for air bed (when our son was too big for the cot and too small for the single bed, he slept on an airbed next to our bed) Large ensuite GHD straighteners, hair dryer and curling wand Aircon Window has views to swimming pool and gardens TWIN ROOM Two single beds Fitted wardrobe Across from shower room / bathroom 2 Aircon Window has views to swimming pool and gardens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests can relax knowing they will be provided with the contact details of our (English and Spanish speaking) key holder prior to arrival. If transfers are required, theses are payable locally but we give you those details as well before flying and guests can make contact before they fly for peace of mind. Throughout the stay our key holder is contactable in the case of any emergency or query. If transfers aren't required, our key holder will meet guests on arrival at the apartment. Contact details are swapped prior to departure for peace of mind. A list of popular restaurants, local taxi firms etc can be found in the apartment for guests to refer to.

Reviews

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Family-friendly, modern apartment - ten minutes walk from beach and restaurants
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
5

Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous ten days in Angela's apartment. It really was a home from home and totally lived up to all expectations. The complex was so quiet we couldn't believe it was the end of July - sometimes we had the pool to ourselves. August will probably be a bit different!

Yes, it's a bit of a haul up the hill in the heat but you get to walk off all the delicious food - every meal we had was great.

It's a good 40 minutes from one end of the promenade in Torre del Mar to Caleta (well it is with a five year old) but it's a fab walk. We were incredibly lucky to be there for both the Torre Feria and the International Air Show, wow what a week! Very exciting for children and adults alike.

We didn't hire a car but walked, or got the odd taxi back from Torre or the Waterpark.(7-10 euros depending on time of day). Buses to Malaga also very easy from Caleta or Torre. Torre is a more bustling resort, but both towns are still very low key and you will hear very few English voices.

Donna the keyholder was an absolute star, we did our transfers with her and she looked after our case on the last day (and also responded immediately to a text when we realised our son's toy monkey and cat had been left under his bed!)

All in all a great holiday and I can't wait to come back, thank you Angela!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would be a good place for golfers as on golf complex.

  • 3 of 5

The flat is situated on a pleasant golf complex, but takes 20 minutes to walk to the beach. It is a nice flat , but unfortunately does not get any sun in the winter months which makes it cold.

One bedroom was quite damp when we arrived and the second bathroom although recently repaired was not flushing properly.

We tried to use the air conditioning for heating, but only cold air came out. I have used air conditioning before, but could not make it work. The 2 radiators provided are not enough to heat the whole flat during the winter and there were no extra blankets for the bed.

We did enjoy our stay, but feel that some redecoration and maintenance would be a good idea before next season.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We take all our guests' feedback seriously and strive to provide a true home from home. I am sorry that you were unable to work the aircon / heating - our caretaker is on hand 24hrs a day during your stay should you have required assistance with anything. The reason we don't keep blankets etc during winter is the apartment can get really warm when the heating is on, but we will, in future keep some available should future guests prefer that to the heating. With regards to the smaller bedroom on investigation, the apartment upstairs had a leak which we were not aware of and this has impacted on our second room. We have since met with our neighbour who has repaired the leak and we have since repaired the damage to our room and it has been fully re-decorated to bring it in line with the decor in the rest of the apartment. Thanks again for your feedback - we hope it will have improved our service for future guests.
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks here. Accommodation was good, clean and spacious. Washing machine a boon, arrived home with no washing to do. Keyholder Donna was helpful and available. Recommend to anyone. Caletta a charming place. Never eaten such extremely fresh fish at such low prices anywhere else in Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback, David. glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Nice apartment only a short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was nicely laid out on a quiet and well looked after complex with a pool which always had a lifeguard on duty. It was easy to find from the Airport, just off of one of the main junctions but far enough away from the noise. Aldi was a short walk away, there was a welcome pack on arrival which was handy, Donna the key holder was waiting for us to arrive and was available if you had any problems. We stayed in September which is just outside the main holiday season so we enjoyed some long walks along the beach which was not that busy.

We hope to go back next September

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback Tim - glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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5

Home from home with sun and a pool!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Just returned from a weeks break where my eldest son turned 18. Our party was myself, eldest son, his girlfriend and our 5 year old son. Angela was the perfect owner, on hand by email to answer queries about travel and facilities and Donna the perfect caretaker, meeting us at the apartment to show us round and on hand should anything pop up. We wanted for nothing the whole trip, the facilities in the apartment were spot on from hairdryer to washing machine and DVD player for the little fella to watch while we showered etc. We didn't need an air con top up while there and the place was lovely and cool.

Nearby were restaurants, supermarkets and a fab shopping mall a short drive away, we hired a car with Malaga Car and were able to bob about as we pleased for a week. Sad to be home to overcast humidity and would definitely recommend the apartment and stay again.

Angie and Donna, thank you so much for making our trip seamless. XX

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely feedback. We really value the opinion of our guests so it's great to hear that you felt our apartment was a real home from home and, an ideal base to explore further afield. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Clean, excellent pool, close to town centre, family friendly

  • 5 of 5

The apartment looked exactly as it did in the photos and was very clean. We didn't eat in but the kitchen is very well equipped. The pool area was clean and well looked after with a life guard there from 11am to 9pm. Pool was very child friendly with a gate and also a large shallow area. Ten min walk to the town centre. The caretaker Donna also picked us up from the airport and took us back which was brilliant as we didn't want to hire a car. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Laura. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Car: not necessary

Leisure

The local area has a lovely promeade where locals rollerblade, cycle and run each morning to keep fit. There is a local gym 10 mins walk away; monthly / pay as you go memberships are available from about 25 euros per month.

There is the opportunity for fishing and taking boat trips as the town has a small marina and is still a thriving fishing port.

In Sierra Nevada - about 45mins to an hour's drive away - there is an established ski resort which boasts excellent conditions and a range of runs for all abilities. There is also a well established ski school for novices or those wishing to improve their skills.

10mins walk away towards the beach you will find an established hair dresser and beauty salon 'La Belezza' offering pampering treats and a trilingual masseuse a few doors away from the salon.

For keen golfers, the immaculately kept Baviera Golf course is on your doorstep - check their website for buggy and green fee deals throughout the year. Designed by Jose Maria Canizares, it is an ideal course for any handicap. The new club house boasts a variety of services on offer and the fabulous restaurant is often used for celebrating special birthdays and weddings.

Shopaholics will enjoy the El Ingenio complex a short drive / taxi ride away and slightly further afield - about 15 minutes - there is the bustling town of Nerja with more shops or the Rincon de la Victoria retail complex. If you prefer to purchase locally grown produce, then the weekly market (Saturdays in Caleta) won't disappoint.

Health and Welfare

There is a medical centre and hospital in the vicinity - details can be obtained locally from our key holder. The nearest well-stocked pharmacy is about a ten minute walk away. It's usually open late most nights.

Sightseeing

If you take the bus from neighbouring Torre del Mar bus station you're able to visit Granada, Malaga city, Puerto Banus and Nerja for a few euros. Nerja offers numerous attractions including the caves, donkey sanctuary, Burriana and Torrecilla beaches and the famous Balcon de Europa.

In Almunecar - approximately 45 mins drive away - there is a watermark, bonsai museum and archeological museum amongst it's attractions.

If you're a water-baby, the Aquavelis water park in Torre del Mar is only 10 mins drive away from our apartment and provides a great day out. Cheaper rates apply after 3pm (low season) and 4pm (high season) so you can enjoy a few hours for a reduced price when it's quieter. New rides have opened for the 2015 season and there are always special offers to be found online.

We don't always hire a car when we visit but when we do it's to explore further afield. To save money from some of the bigger companies at the airport, we use Caleta Car Hire based in the town - excellent rates and a wide choice of vehicles if you want to explore.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Caleta de Vélez, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£175
for 5 nights
From
£35
£250
£750
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£185
for 5 nights
From
£37
£265
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£200
for 5 nights
From
£40
£280
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

A complimentary air con card is included in the price. If guests which to purchase additional cards, they do so locally via our key holder.
Transfers can also be arranged if guests request it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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