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Spectacular Mountain Villa with Private, Modern Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bed. 2 bathroom villa nr Mojacar, Costa Almeria- ,panoramic mountain views but near beach

Domed, Moorish-style villa in the exclusive Siera Cabrera mountain 'village' with 3 restaurants/bars, tennis and horse-riding in Spain's warmest,driest region. Stunning views 'to die for', yet just a short drive to the beach and nearest golf course. Ten minutes drive to bustling Turre with shops and restaurants, five minutes more to the whitewashed village of Mojacar and its nearby beaches. The stunning Cabo de Gata national park and its many secluded beaches is easily reached. Ideal 'get away from it all' location, within very easy reach of restaurants, beautiful small towns and beaches etc: the best of both worlds in one location.


Owner
John McShane
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About John McShane

My wife and I, who live in London, bought the villa in the early 2000s and updated it and installed a chlorine-free swimming pool.

We are both writers and use the tranquility of the house to work on occasions, if we can force ourselves! But when work is over, we are just minutes from the mountain's excellent restaurants or a short, enchanting drive to the many pleasures of the beach and coastline or the inland delights of this part of Andalucia. It is not the crowded Spain of 'the Costas', but it has more than enough of interest to please all ages.

We try and visit the villa as often as possible, but it is never often enough, although our family enjoy making their own visits.

Why John McShane chose Mojacar area

As well as being in the warmest part of mainland Europe, we fell in love with the area. It combines the serenity of an 'away from it all' home whilst having all the necessary shopping and recreational amenities within 10 minutes drive. Another 5 minutes and you are at the beach.

The coves and beaches of the Cabo De Gata national park are nearby within a short drive: marvellous secluded spots that you thought had vanished from Spain forever.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has a staggering view inland, to the West, and we often dine on the balcony in the evening enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

The quiet of the mountain is wonderfully calming, but the house, whilst being away from it all, is by no means remote and access to restaurants and, in the large village of Turre (pop 4,000) at the foot of the mountain about ten minutes' drive away, all amenities are available.

The beaches are quiet for Spain and there is a large naturist beach at Vera Playa plus many intimate coves along the coastline for nude or 'textile' bathing.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Turre in Costa de Almeria

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite tiled bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc. Separate bathroom with walk-in shower, hand-basin and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize double bed (and en-suite bathroom). Bedroom 2 with twin or double bed - and French windows opening onto magnificent views West towards the Sierra Nevada mountains. beautiful sunsets. Bedroom 3 with twin single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Excellent air-conditioning/heating in the three bedrooms. The villa has mountainside balconies as it sits on top of a stunning, high hillside. Ample parking. The villa sleeps six comfortably but more than 6 occupants would be inappropriate. Freeview tv channels, WiFi. Outside: New, state-of-the-art, chlorine-free swimming pool, (anti-allergic), 8m x 4m, Roman-steps, mosaic tiles and shower. Private, unheated. Poolside loungers and chairs. Large, Moroccan-tiled dining table. Patios and balconies on 360 degrees to catch (or avoid!) the sun in the warmest, and driest, part of mainland Europe. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Area for drying clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels and linen included. The property is cleaned before arrival but for stays of longer than one week, separate arrangements have to be made and cleaning paid for locally. Beach towels not included. Heating inc., but not wood for fire. £75 cleaning/keyholder fee, £200 returnable damage deposit Open-plan dining area with large, elm table. French windows to balcony with views towards Sierra Nevadas and Granada. Two other rooms have Juliet balconies. Sunsets so beautiful they are beyond description.

Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

4

Take me Up to the Paradise Villa

  • 4 of 5

Spent two weeks here, been tot he area before and seen the Sierra Cabrera from many angles. To stay up in them was fantastic and in such a fantastic house. Views are remarkable, walks from the door up the road to the hills, or a short drive to spectacular ramblas. Do that in the morning and then laze by the pool, saw wild boar, ibex, eagles and bats. The house is excellent, air conditioning great for night but the house is cool enough in the day witht he breezes flowing through. Views to the west give the impression of flying. John was great ot deal with via email, everything went very smoothly. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A superb villa with unbelievable views

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this villa. Set high on the mountain above Cabrera, the views are stunning. There are three patios facing different directions, so the sun or shade can be found at any time of the day. The scent of blossom on the seaward-facing patio in the evening is quite intoxicating, and the pool area is nicely secluded.

The house was clean and had all facilities. The air conditioning in all three bedrooms was very effective, needing to be turned on only when needed. There were books available to read, and a variety of CDs to play. A number of TV channels were available, as were a pair of binoculars that we used frequently to check out distant things.

The listing description was accurate, as were the directions to the property provided by the owner. We tended to go down to Mojacar playa in the mornings, stopping off for a couple of drinks and tapas at the Aku Aku beach bar (highly recommended) before returning to the villa for lunch and an afternoon by the pool.

We ate out some evenings, in Mojacar, Turre and at Los Pastores in Cabrera, all of which were within easy driving distance.

We would highly recommend this villa to friends, and will certainly be making a return visit ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Rate 8
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit to secure booking 25% (Non-returnable) Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date. £200 returnable deposit against damages required and £75 cleaning/keyholder call-out . Arrival time not before 5pm, check-out by 10 am on departure, unless mutually agreed in advance. Guests must have their own insurance in place to rely on for every member of their party covering every eventually which might occur during the stay or in connection with travel.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (although this is flexible 'out of season'). Arrival not before 5 pm and departure not later than 10 am, unless mutually agreed in advance. (Again, this is flexible wherever possible).

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long-term lets and 10% reduction for second week of two week bookings outside High Season (Summer).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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