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Villa Rafael in Tabernas

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom Villa with 3 bathrooms large lounge/diner, large gardens with pool

My Villa in Spain

Villa Rafael is easily found as it is on the main Tabernas road (N-340) and is walking distance to the town.

Coming through the front double gates there is a driveway for off road parking. Through the three arches you will see the large front porch of the villa with bench seats and a barbeque.

The double front door, located centrally in the porch, leads to the hall where you can either turn off into the first

Twin Bedroom 1

that comes fully equipped with two single beds and a spare fold up bed which can be moved between rooms to suit


The Lounge / Diner

where there is a dining table that can seat up to 10. There are enough sofas that can also seat 10 in two areas. One area is by the fireplace with a coffee table for quiet time and the other area has the TV and Playstation 2 in for your entertainment. This 33' x 16' lounge is plenty large enough to not get under each others feet.

There is a hall way that leads from the lounge to

Twin Bedroom 2

which has views over the pool, and 2 single beds.

Or continue past the bedroom, up a couple of steps to the

Large Family Shower Room

which has a shower, toilet wash basin and mirror as standard.

You will also find the iron, ironing board etc. in the space just outside the Shower Room

From the other side of the Lounge / Diner you will enter via one step, into the


which is fully equipped with a washing machine, fridge freezer, dish washer, microwave, gas hob, and electric oven. All cutlery, utensils and crockery are supplied.

There is ample worktop space for food preparation, and a lovely island in the middle for congregating around.

In the winter months you can benefit by using the wood burner installed in the kitchen (wood not supplied but is available locally).

From the kitchen you will proceed to another small hall and into

Double Bedroom 1

which is a large bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite shower room. There is also a single fold up bed in here which can easily be moved between rooms.


Double Bedroom 2

which has a double bed and en-suite shower room.


The large garden is home to various plants and fruit trees, help yourself to maybe a mandarin or even a lemon for your drinks.

Swimming Pool

The 7.5m x 3.5m pool is located to the side of the house. Pool Heating is optional and incurs a one off extra charge of £100.00. At least 2 weeks notice is required to enable the water to heat up.

Driveway / Off Road Parking

There is ample space for 2-3 vehicles to be parked off road. There is also space on the side of the road if required.

More Details

Beki & Andy Mahoney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Beki & Andy Mahoney

Welcome to Villa Rafael. We have owned the villa for 12 years. It was our family home as we lived and worked there for four years. Our two children attended the local school and we have many friends, English and Spanish, who still live there.

We decided to return to live in England in 2008 but didn't want to lose our connections with Tabernas so decided to keep it and use it for holidays.

Beki & Andy Mahoney purchased this villa in 2004

Why Beki & Andy Mahoney chose Los Filabres-Tabernas

Tabernas is a typically Spanish village and has everything you need from a petrol station, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Villa Rafael is within walking distance and you can walk through the town, from top to bottom within about 30mins which is really lovely.

There are a couple of supermarkets in Tabernas, a Dia at the top of town that stays open all day, and a Spar at the bottom of town which closes between 2pm and 5pm for siesta. Both are within a 2min-5min drive and Dia is within a 5 minute walk of the villa. There are plenty of bars and I really recommend the tapas. There are a couple of restaurants within easy walking distance - Las Eras (next to Dia) does a Menu del Dia for around 15euros for 3 courses, and Las Malvinas (which is at the back of our villa) so walk down the lane to the main road, and turn right instead of left (heading away from town) and Las Malvinas is about 100m up the road on the right.

The views are exceptional, as by day you feel you could reach out and touch the mountains, and by night there is no pollution in the air and you can see every star. (That's why there are 2 white dome observatories on one of the mountains.) This is the middle of the only desert in Europe so in the day it has the best climate in Europe but can be colder in winter at night, so November to March you may need to light a fire in the fireplace in the lounge or the log burner in the kitchen (wood can be purchased in town).

It is also obvious to see where the films were made, if you look at the blue and white building across the road this is where they have recently been filming a new Ridley Scott film, you may even see the likes of Arnold Swarzenegger or Clint Eastwood. The other side of the mountain, of which you can easily drive round to they are currently making 'Games Of Thrones'

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a great size. The 33' x 16' lounge (roughly 5mx10m) was one of the features that attracted us to the villa in the first place. Followed up by the large kitchen (roughly 4mx4m), it sold itself to us as a great place to be and to socialise with friends and family.

Villa Rafael is well located on the edge of the town and is easily found and very accessible. You don't NEED a car to get by as everything is within walking distance. However a car is recommended if you want to travel further a field and explore the surrounding areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Los Filabres-Tabernas on Almería

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The single bed is a z bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • swimming
Tabernas is best known for its movies, such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian to name but a few of the 100s of films made there. Currently the new Game of Thrones set and filming is being made just a stones throw away.


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Villa Rafael in Tabernas
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely spacious villa exactly as described in quiet town.

  • 5 of 5

Great place we had a wonderful time. Plenty of space and even better than expected in many ways. Good location as long as you have a car to travel to other places nearby. The villa is well equipped (everything you would need from sun loungers to wine glasses) and loved the kitchen area. Pool was nice.

It is a rural area and not much around you (shops,etc) which we were happy with for our holiday. Plenty of places to see when we wanted to go out. We liked San Jose, Garrucha and Granada was fab. The only thing we found disappointing was Fort Bravo because you just walked around it with no information or staff to explain the attraction so bit boring.

Would definitely recommend and return again sometime! Owners were helpful with information too before we went.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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semana santa en almeria

  • 4 of 5

muy espaciosa y con todo lo que se puede necesitar, muy comoda

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Almeria airport
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Here is a good link for our on the doorstep attractions,

If you travel 40 mins east from the villa you will come to Mojacar and its beach where you will find traditional shops, restaurants and bars. And a little further on the Vera Water Park, which is a full day out.

Travel 20 mins south west into the city and waterfront of Almeria where you will find a city steeped in history.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.