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Boutique Style Holiday Apartment in Velez de Benaudalla (Near Salobrena)

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
In pretty hill village, 10 mins to beach, cheap flights to Malaga (1.25 hrs)

A stylish apartment with a very traditional Spanish look and feel, while offering all the advantages of modern living. The complex hosts an exclusive range of holiday rental accommodation and benefits from secure, landscaped gardens, underground parking, lift and a communal pool. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one double with ensuite, and one twin with a family bathroom. Large sitting/dining room with balconies. Fantastic views of the castle nestled at the top of the village and the mountains beyond. Double sofa bed, SkyTV/DVD/free wifi/iPOD dock, pool towels, games, hairdryer, iron, etc. Fully fitted, well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer. The apartment also has two roof terraces, for outside dining, and all day sunshine with sun loungers, barbecue, tables and chairs. The village of Velez de Benaudalla offers a variety of tapas bars, restaurants and shops. With the magnificent scenery of the mountains and coast close by, you will have a lovely holiday

Cheap flights to Granada & Malaga: This region is well served budget airlines. Velez de Benaudalla has excellent motorway access and is serviced by Granada (about 45 mins), Malaga (about 1hr and 15 mins) and Almeria airports (1hr and 35 mins). Easyjet, Jet2 and Monarch offers cheap flights to Malaga from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Midlands and London. Ryanair also flies to Malaga from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, E Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Stanstead. Numerous other airlines fly to Malaga or Granada from the UK including Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways and BMI.

Local information: Velez de Benaudalla is a pretty traditional whitewashed Spanish village nestled in the foot hills of the Las Alpujarras. Surrounded by spectacular countryside Velez is perfectly located with easy access to the Costa Tropical coast, Sierra Nevada ski resort and the beautiful city of Granada where the amazing Alhambra Palace can be found.

Velez is steeped in history, and you can wander through the ancient streets to the recently restored XVI century Ulloa Muslim castle or look at the Casa Jardin Nazari, which was inspired by Grenada architecture and is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain. There is also a couple of play areas/parks to keep the kids amused.

There is a good choice of shops, bakeries (with lovely homemade breads and cakes), banks, a pharmacy and a doctors surgery. There are also numerous Spanish bars and restaurants many of which offer complimentary delightful tapas with every round of drinks!

Surrounding area: With more than 320 days of sunshine on average every year, the Costa Tropical and Granada region offers a combination of the rugged coast line of the Costa Tropical which runs along the shores of the warm Mediterranean sea with its pretty, friendly coastal towns and beaches, and the contrasting historic white Andalucian villages nestled in the hills of the breathtaking countryside, all with the back drop of the Sierra Nevada mountains and ski resort. There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon, making the Granada region almost unique.

The Alhambra Palace in Granada with its stunning architecture and gardens is the most visited tourist attraction in Europe, second only to the Vatican. At the centre of this beautiful town is a labyrinth of narrow streets bursting with atmosphere and lined with buildings that reflect the Arab influence of Granada’s varied history.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Darren is an IT Director for a company that makes interactive white boards for schools. Janine is an accountant. They have 2 boys aged 9 and 11.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Janine and Darren

Thanks for providing such a lovely apartment with every thing we could need including

efficient air-con and enough food/drink/charcoal/tea etc.to get our holiday off to a flyer! Can only agree with your previous guests about wonderful terrace views. Have located world's most beautiful restaurant in Pampaheira, in the high Alpujarra! The terrace at 'Ruta del Mulhacien' has a stunning mountain valley view to die for, and was all the more atmospheric by the mist created by the jets of water being operated on the grape vines above the terrace. They have a veggie menu too, which was perfect for us. Well worth the hour plus drive up the mountain.

Joseph (dad)



Thanks very much for letting us stay here and all the cool stuff you provided. I had a really good time and I am totally chilled now from Olivia (daughter)



One of the best holidays we have EVER had! A beautiful part of Spain and lovely accommodation. Looking forward to coming back very soon

Claire (Mum)



Thank you for providing us with the perfect base for a great holiday! The apartment is really nice. Maybe we'll be back, I hope so! From Ella (daughter).
Jul 2012
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21 Reviews

4.8
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous Apartment in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Velez de Benaudalla.

The village is just over an hour's drive from Malaga airport, but motorway for all but the last 5 mins. The apartments were easy to find and we were met at the entrance by Emi who let us in and showed us around (and helped us park the car in the underground car park!).

The apartment was lovely and just as described. Two large bedrooms with plenty of storage space, two clean and well maintained bathrooms, a great kitchen with plenty of appliances (inc. a large fridge/freezer), a comfortable living/dining area and two delightful furnished and peaceful roof terraces (so you always had the choice of sun or shade).

The pool area was very nice - well maintained and clean - and never too busy. The kids loved the fountains that came on in the early evening.

The underground parking with a lift to the apartment was very handy – particularly for keeping the car cool. Be careful negotiating the entrance/exit when you first arrive as there are couple of tight corners, but you get used to it quite quickly.

As far as the village is concerned the highlights were:

The Jardin Nazari – beautiful landscaped gardens with caves to explore

Meson Nacimiento – a very friendly restaurant which we visited three times in our 10 day stay - eating outdoors by the waterfall.

The maze of winding paths/roads around the houses on the side of the hill between the main road and the Castle/football ground.

The bars on the main street – our favourite was Los Carmenes. If you pop in before going for a meal, bear in mind that you’ll get tapas every time you order drinks – so you may end up full before you get to the restaurant !

There are number of small supermarkets and a couple of nice bakeries on the main street. There’s also an ‘open all hours’ style shop on a side street near the apartments which is worth a visit just to marvel at how they’ve managed to fit so much stock into such a small space.

In the local area there’s:

Pampaniera: a picturesque village in the mountains. Worth a visit, but a bit touristy. If the lady in the sweetshop offers you a sweet – ask her what’s in it before you taste it (she claimed they contained cannabis!).

Motril: only 10 mins drive away. There’s a huge Al Campo supermarket there.

Salobrena and La Herradura: lovely beaches/shops. La Herrradura was very busy with locals at the weekend (and we were a little late arriving) but easy to find parking during the week. Salobrena is slightly large

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

David & Jeanette Richards  This is the perfect hol

  • 5 of 5

David & Jeanette Richards

 This is the perfect holiday destination if you want both a relaxing holiday and to experience unspoilt Spain.

The listing of this apartment was very accurate, the property was very clean, well maintained and well equipped.

We particularly enjoyed BBQ's and dining on the roof top terraces. The whole block of apartments are in excellent condition the pool area is superbly maintained. The owners were good to deal with.

This area of Spain is beautiful, the scenery is stunning.

The area / location is well located for access to the beach and mountains, both being a 10-20 mins drive away. Velez de Benaudalla is a lovely village and   has everything you need in terms of shops / banks /cash machines, and more importantly lovely tapas bars, great for a morning coffee pane tomate (toast and tomatoes) churros and chocolate.

Don't quote me on the exact spelling of the following tapas bars, but as you walk towards the fountain in the centre of Velez there is Bar los Angeles on the right; a very traditional Spanish bar, with excellent tapas.There are some typical tapas bars and restaurants in Velez de Benaudalla where they offer a free tapas with every drink ordered. North of the village, there is the “Puente” restaurant situated next to a waterfall . We took a drive to Orgiva and up   into the lower Alpajarras to Pampaniera; both are worth a visit. David and Jeanette Richards

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Modern, spacious apartment in quiet mountain town

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully modern and well appointed villa in a peaceful mountain town.

First of all, we had two young kids under 8 but found the two bed apartment (feels more like a villa as over 3 levels) very spacious.

The property itself has all mod cons and everything feels new and fresh. Velez itself was nice and typical for the region. I.e not touristy at all but all the better for it. Just about everything in the town closes from 2.3/3pm until about 7.30pm but again if you plan around siesta time you can get everything you need. Plus the locals are very friendly.

There is one very good restaurant and several decent tapas bars in town, so while you'll need to go elsewhere if you're into nightlife it serves most needs.

Big plus for the town is how near it is to either Granada (worth visiting for the Alhambra) and the beach towns. If visiting in the summer strongly suggest going to beaches as they are only 25 mins away by car. The climate much more temperate on the coast as we found going out and about with the kids during the day in Velez just hot for them. Good air con in the property however, so no issues there.

A point to consider for anyone with kids is that the communal pool area is for residents. This means quite rightly there are very strict rules for use (I.e forget your kids taking inflatables in there etc and there aren't sun loungers if you're into sunbathing - you use your own terraces - there are two). So be aware, while our kids loved the pool for swimming, they couldn't jump in and splash about with water pistols like you could with a private pool. Plus the pool is closed during 'sleepy time' between 3pm and 5pm. Again, we just planned activities around it.

Overall, the property was very nice, incredibly clean and extremely good value. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

A wonderful stay in a gorgeous Townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

My young family and I travelled to Velez in June 2016. All communication and advice prior to our holiday was seamless, we were given accurate directions and details of who would be meeting us at the Townhouse.

The location of the property is fantastic. The village of Velez is very accessible however gives a feel of being in rural Spain within an authentic Andalucian village. There are a number of bars in the village where we visited for drinks and breakfasts. We even used the playpark in the village to occupy our little ones for a short while. We visited the coast on a few occasions which was around a 20 minute drive. We also found a local river to paddle in, our kids loved this. The area had numerous picnic benches for those staying for the day.

The townhouse itself was immaculate, we were also surprised at just how spacious the rooms and living areas were. On the ground floor is a master with gorgeous en suite. The middle floor has kitchen and lounge in addition to the other spacious bedroom and bathroom with shower.

This townhouse has 2 terraces and plenty of furniture/sunbeds. The views around the village and landscape beyond were incredible.

There is a communal pool which was very quiet during our stay. It was perfect to cool off and very clean. The owners of this complex obviously take great care of their homes and communal living areas.

It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we have ranted to our family and friends over and over. We would love to return again, without question.

Thanks once again for the perfect summer break.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Beautiful apartment and fantastic holiday !

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place ! Everything was provided to create an ideal holiday destination. The apartment was kitted out with everything we needed, and we spent many lazy evenings grilling on the stylish balcony, watching the sun disappear over the hills and castle.

The apartment is situated perfectly for days on the beach (only 10 or 15 mins drive) , or trips to Sierra Nevada or Granada (a must !). The village has good amenities with a small supermarket and a few Tapas bars and restaurants. The walk to the castle or the gardens was a great way to spend the warm early evenings - followed by a glass of vino at a bar. We had great fun!

All told this was an excellent stay. The owners were extremely helpful providing both essential information and great tips to make our stay enjoyable. It really is a home away from home . Just perfect !!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Beautiful Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families consisting of 2 adults and 3 children who stayed at this beautiful apartment. We were met on arrival with the keys and just loved the accomodation. 2 very spacious bedrooms, 1 en suite and the other is located next to the bathroom. The apartment was furnished beautifully and was equiped with everything you need.

Lots of space so you don.t feel on top of each other. The outdoor roof terrace space is fantastic, great for eating dinner and the views are wonderful.

The pool area is lovely, the only comment I would make is that we had 3 young boys in tow ( 2, 10 year olds and a 7 year old) and naturally they want to jump and splash into the pool. There are fairly strict rules around the pool and quite a few Spanish residents made it clear that they don't like noise from the pool area. It was easily resolved as we had hired a car so we went to a different beach everyday.

The nearby village is lovely with a few great restaurants. You definitely need a car to get around.

The owners have been extremely helpful and I would definitely return and recommend the apartment for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this property when the boys were toddlers and thought it was an ideal destination for families. The apartment complex is well built and maintained to a high standard. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, the weather is fantastic and we can use it year round as a base for both a beach holiday and ski holiday, as well as both combined!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Velez at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Motril at 8 Miles Nearest Golf : Los Moriscos, Motril at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A44/E902 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Velez at 300 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Salobrena at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Velez de Benaudalla is a pretty traditional whitewashed Spanish village nestled in the foot hills of the Las Alpujarras. Surrounded by spectacular countryside it is perfectly located with easy access to the Costa Tropical coast, Sierra Nevada ski resort and the beautiful city of Granada where the amazing Alhambra Palace can be found. Velez is steeped in history, and you can wander through the ancient streets to the recently restored XVI century Ulloa Muslim castle or look at the Casa Jardin Nazari, which is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain. There are also a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants dotted throughout the town, together with a pharmacy and a doctors surgery. The beaches of Playa Granada and Salobrena are just 10 minutes drive away, as are Los Moriscos and Santa Clara golf courses. Ideally located for bird watching, rock climbing, hiking, cycling and horse riding enthusiasts or those who want to just relax in the sun!

This place is a MECCA for good Road Bikers who love nice steep climbs ...... the area was part of the Vuelta (The Tour of Spain ) and the summit finish was Capiliera (which is closeby)! There are loads of great cycle routes for the experienced cyclists and you can hire your bikes in the village at the following website: http://www.sierranevada.cc/roadbikehire/velezdebenaudalla/

Golf: Los Moriscos Golf is ideally situated to be considered a family golfing center. About 15 minutes away from Velez, the club house, bar and restaurant are set right on the beach at Granada Costa on the Costa Tropical. The 18 hole course, 8 kms. from Motril, is mainly flat, adorned with palm trees, sugar cane and the abundance of the exotic semi-tropical fruit plantations, large greens and man made lakes. The address is Los Moriscos, Playa Granada, 18600 Motril, Spain. Phone: 00 34 958 825 527.

Santa Clara Granada golf course is situated just off the motorway on the way to Granada from Velez (about 35 minutes away). The golf course, designed by Enrique Canales Busquets has been created with respect for the natural environment of indigenous wildlife and vegetation, providing a fantastic meeting place for golf enthusiasts. The address is Arda. del juncalillo, s/n (18630) Otura, Granada, Spain. Phone (+34) 858 702800.

Ski: Sierra Nevada is Europe's most southern ski resort. The resort is located 32 km from the centre of Granada and is only about an hour drive from Velez. In 1996, it hosted the World Alpine Ski Championships.

The ski season normally lasts from the beginning of December until the end of April or beginning of May. Artificial snow machines now mean that the resort can open for skiing even when there is no natural snow. Andalusia has a very high proportion of sunny days even in the winter and usually it is possible to ski with beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures. It is possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe at the beach in the afternoon on the same day.

In total there are 79 pistes in different parts of the resort: of these 4 black, 34 red, 33 blue and 8 green. The highest run is the Águila red run and on a clear day you can see across to the Riff mountains in Morocco. To get to there follow signs to the Alhambra, and then the signs to the Sierra Nevada which leads you there.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
7 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
£400
 
 
Xmas and New Year 2017
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£279
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Low season
9 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£200
for 3 nights
£400
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£245
for 3 nights
£505
 
 
Mid season
25 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£171
for 2 nights
£475
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£197
for 2 nights
£565
 
 
Low season
3 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£164
for 2 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£164
for 2 nights
£450
 

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Facilities

From the Owner

We are often told that our apartment is stylish, comfortable and well equipped. A home away from home. We offer our guests to help themselves to basic provisions in the apartment (eg tea, coffee, wine, beer, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, etc., etc.) and all we ask of them is to simply replace what they use ready for our next guests. The views from the lounge and terrace are stunning, the village is pretty and quaint, the locals are friendly and the tapas which many of the local bars serve free of charge is amazing! You will love it!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 125 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1- Toilet, Bath with shower, bidet, washbasin. Bathroom 2 - Toilet, shower, washbasin. Both bathrooms are spacious and fully tiled. A hairdryer is supplied and a range of travel size toiletries are supplied (in case you forget any of your basics!). A couple of clothes drying racks are provided as well as iron and small ironing board.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 bedrooms plus a double sofa bed, sleeps maximum of 6 people. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes with plenty of hangers and space for storage, bedroom drawers and comfortable beds. Air conditioning units (which can also be used as heaters in the cooler months) are fitted in both bedrooms as well as the in the lounge/dining area. Bed linen and towels are provided. In addition, there are beach towels and sun loungers for use on one of the large roof terraces or by the by the pool. There is also a limited selection of toys, books, DVDs and CDs.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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