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Not on a complex, Beautiful Pool, Large Garden, Free internet, Air con, UK TV, - The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)

Not on a complex, Beautiful Pool, Large Garden, Free internet, Air con, UK TV, - The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)



Updated: 28-May-2016
Villa and garden apartment in Vera, Costa Almeria, Spain - Idyllic, Quiet Location

Finca Arboleda's idyllic holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and offers the option of our spacious one bedroom apartment and/or a two bedroom villa. Ideally located 10 minutes from the beaches of Costa Almeria and only 5 mins from Vera town. We have been established since 2004 with lots of regular visitors, we are number one on trip advisor also please read the reviews on this site. Our accommodation boasts a beautiful, healthy salt 10m x 5 metre private pool, for use of the villa & apartment, sorry no young children in peak season, set in an orange grove with Fig trees and is ideal for those wanting a tranquil self-catering holiday. Although we offer peace and relaxation you also have access to a broadband WiFi internet, iPod docking stations, English TV and DVD's. Plenty of books, board games, pool towels, washing machines and a shopping service for your arrival are all provided to help you lighten the load on the plane. For more information please see our website http://www.fincaarboleda.com/ or there is a link on the facilities page to it, please feel free to call or email us.

Details for holiday villa The Old Stables (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

1 double with king size bed, 1 twin bedroom. Both with fitted wardrobes and shelf space. Bathroom with power shower, WC, washbasin and hair-dryer. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, hob, oven, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, breakfast bar, cool box, fruit juicer, iron and ironing board. Sitting room with English and Spanish TV, DVD player with access to over 200 movies, iPod dock, 2 comfortable leather sofas. Dining table for 4 people. Air conditioning, Ceiling fans in all rooms. Gas central heating. Private terrace with sun beds. WiFi Internet access.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mick, Pirkko and Stig have lived here since January 2004 and have rented out since late that year. Our priority is making sure the accommodation is in perfect order and that guests have a good holiday. We're here if you need us and invisible if you don't!

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Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from another holiday staying in the apartment and just love finca arboleda! Emma & Louise.

Our third stay with Mick & Pirkko not forgetting Stiggy. The accommodation is very very good. We have seen lots of improvements since our first visit in 2004 with central heating and a new kitchen. The cottage was not available at that time but the finished article is fab. The location is perfect.

The villa was the most relaxing and peaceful location we have ever stayed in. Eating lunch outside, squeezing oranges freshly picked from the trees every day, feeding the chickens, greeting the lovely Stig! What more could we want? Chris, Richard, Abigail & Sam.

A wonderful time. Almost a month of peace, fresh air and fun. I came to work - and it worked out. Loved the chickens and Stig, and I loved the internet connection. The perfect writer's retreat. Helen.

For more comments read the guestbook and trip advisor on our website, follow the link below.
Nov 2004
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Beautiful very well appointed villa with quality items Hosts superb available when required but respected privacy. One disappointing factor was that Michael is an Arsenal supporter apart from that a fantastic stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you and have you stay here and as a Spurs fan you must have enjoyed your season of near glory! We hope to see you here again soon.
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What can I say fantastic people ,fantastic place,

  • 5 of 5

Short stay while looking for some where to long term rent , found somewhere to quick as was enjoying our selfs so much , the most cleanest fantastic place we have ever been, going back in the summer to try the fantastic pool, and in Nov to pick olives X thank you for our new friends X

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A totally relaxing and comfortable stay in a very well equipped property amongst olive groves but within 5 minutes of local amenities. Michael and Pirkky were perfect hosts and we will not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you may return, we have a lot of guests who are regular visitors and it is always special to catch up with them.
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A holiday to remember

  • 5 of 5

Having been advised by our 17 year old daughter that this would most likely be her last holiday with us,we wanted a holiday to remember.

After reading the reviews for Finca Arboleda it didn't take long for us to make a decision to book. Our only concern was that flying from the MIdlands appeared to limit us to the furthest airport (Alicante). However we hired a car at the airport with Drivalia (who were excellent) and had a very easy 2 hour drive on a motorway (quite unlike the M1 and M6!) which runs direct from the airport to Vera.

The previous reviews say it all and the only thing we can add is the obvious desire of Mick and Pirkko to ensure you have the best time and we certainly did.


Pete,Debbie and Megan.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and the mention of your car hire company. It's nice to hear positive comments about them and we hope it will help other people. We hope to see you here again one day.
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Peaceful & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent two glorious weeks staying in The Old Stable at Finca Arbeola. It was fabulous to meet Mick & Pirkko, & of course Stig! The accommodation was spotless with everything you needed including a very large fridge for much needed cold drinks!!

The pool area was fantastic & the style of pool was just beautiful, again always clean, plenty of beds so if anyone is staying ( as there was for our first week) in the apartment you all have a sunbed & umbrella if required.

The eggs from the chickens & olive oil was absolutely fabulous & it was lovely to be able to pick your own oranges to juice & lemons for a G & T!

Ideally located a short drive from Vera & two great golf courses. Also if you want somewhere busier Mojacar is only 25 minutes away.

Thanks both for a fabulous holiday & sharing your beautiful home with us, we will be back!

Jeff & Ellie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ellie, we really enjoyed meeting you both and are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, we look forward to seeing you here again one day.
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Our 1st trip to Finca Arboleda

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome awaited us from Michael & Pirkko, the Old Stables was clean & comfortable. It had everything you needed, including excellent wifi & central heating for those chilly nights early on in the year. You do need a car as it is a 5 to 10 minute drive into Vera with its supermarkets, shops & bars.

The Finca is an ideal base for touring & walking in the area, we went to Bedar & San Jose in the National Park then to Aguilas further up the coast. Vera beach is only 15 mins away and is ideal in the summer time,

The pool looked inviting but the weather turned cooler whilst we were there so we declined the offer of a dip.

We shall be returning some time in the future as we find this a nice area to have our holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and Mark stay here and we hope you will visit again. You were the first people to use our new upgraded WiFi and it is good to hear that it worked well. We appreciate that reliable internet is a must for most people whether they are at home or on holiday.
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From the Owner

We spent 18 months looking for a home that we could use as a business and just when we started to think it wasn't going to happen we found Finca Arboleda. You know when you find your dream, it was a warm, sunny day in November, not a cloud in the sky when we walked through the gates. I won't pretend it was perfect in fact it was a bit of a tip outside but a view of the dark blue Mediterranean in the distance, Orange and Olive trees laden with fruit made us both rub the "Goose bumps" on our arms! The estate agent was selling us the Stables that could be converted into a 2 bedroom bungalow, the separate housing that would make a fantastic apartment. Pinch me! We've found our dream! Finca Arboleda also ticks the location box, 10 mins from the coast, 5 mins to Vera and easy motorway access.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Almeria at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vera at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Valle del este at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E15 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vera at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Vera at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling, the area is great for cycling on and off road and we have 2 mountain bikes suitable for adults that you are welcome to use.

Olive picking, this takes 3 days around the 10th November and on the 4th day we take them to the press. If you have never sampled freshly pressed oil then this is a must do experience. You can even take some oil home for a truly original xmas present.

The Sierra Nevada is about two and a half hours away.


The closest beach is Puerto Rey which is less than 10 mins drive from Vera town. It is very large and deserted for most of the year. There are literally dozens of other beaches along the coastline and they offer something for everyone from Mojacar with its English facilities and water sports and Vera playa with its Aqua park to numerous quiet sandy coves. The Cabo de Gata has fantastic unspoilt beaches with clear water, caves and great snorkeling, we can help you with maps and a guide book.


Almeria airport is 45 mins drive, Murcia is about 1h 25 mins and has lots of direct flights. Alicante is a bit less than 2 hours. Granada is about 2 hours. They are served by Ryanair, Easyjet, Flight, Monarch and others. fincaarboleda.com has lots of flight info, if you would like help or advice with finding flights just send us a mail. We can hold dates for you while you arrange flights. A car is essential and a good link for car hire is available through our website (see below).


Vera town is 2km, Beach at Puerto Rey is about 6km.

Mojacar is 15km. Cabo de Gata is about 35mins. Huercal Overa and Albox are 20 mins.

Further Details:

Vera town has supermarkets, shops, banks, bars and restaurants. There is one very good restaurant a short country road drive away. Most of the towns and villages have market day once a week, Vera's market is very large and is on Saturdays. There are riding stables nearby and in the Sierra Cabrera. Garrucha, about 10-15 mins away is a working fishing town where you watch the days catch be auctioned, have a stroll along the excellent promenade and then enjoy dinner at one of the many open air seafood restaurants. A further 5 mins along the coast is Mojacar with the historic white washed old town perched on a hill overlooking the seafront with 100's of international and Spanish restaurants. Guests Comment: we'd just like to say we enjoyed the villa. Your garden was like an oasis of exotic fruit we felt sheltered and privileged to be in such an environment, utter delight. Heidi and Stefan.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
June 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
September 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
winter 2016/17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Springs 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
As far as possible up to date availability for both units is displayed on the calendars and our web site www.fincaarboleda.com. Please contact by email or telephone. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure booking. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival and is also non refundable, travel insurance is recommended. We are happy to hold dates for you while you book flights. We generally do not accept young children in the peak season, please ask for details. Minimum stay is usually 7 nights. We try to be flexible on changeover days and length of stay. Air conditioning, we operate a fair use policy ie if it is used sensibly we don't charge extra.

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From the Owner

If you're after crowds and a busy night life you're probably reading the wrong advert. On the other hand if you are a couple who enjoy being just a 10 minute drive from the coast or mountains, having a glass of wine and maybe a BBQ in the evening we're here, but also close enough to Vera or Mojacar if you fancy a night out The Old Stables is tucked away but only 50 metres from the pool. The apartment is closer to the pool and our house. The layout with the separate villa and apartment make it ideal accommodation for a 3 generation holiday or two groups of friends. The fantastic pool is always a hit, it uses a salt purification system, so no harmful chemicals for you or your hair. We provide pool towels, hair dryers and loads of books which should help to keep the kilos down on the flight!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 66 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower enclosure, wc and vanity basin unit. Radiator.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both have wardrobes with hanging and shelf space. Both also have air conditioning, ceiling fans and central heating.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Finca Arboleda offers a 1 bedroom bungalow and a 2 bedroom villa which enjoy use of a beautiful 10m x 5m salt purified healthy swimming pool. We have been renting to happy guests since 2004 and are ranked number 1 on trip advisor. We try to offer a peaceful holiday for all and may not accept young children in the summer, please ask. All bedding and towels including beach are provided as well as iPod docks,books and board games. Easy journey from Almeria, Murcia and Alicante airports. Tranquil and peaceful but not remote, 5 mins drive to town and 10 mins to glorious beaches or mountain villages. Don't forget to visit our website, it is linked at the bottom of this page for FAQs, pictures and more information on flights and hire cars or just email us if you need more information or advice. Outside: Finca Arboleda is set on three terraces within over an acre of beautiful gardens. Our house, the pool and the apartment are on the top terrace, which has 25 citrus trees as well as Apricot, Fig, Pomegranate and Plum. The inviting, healthy 10 metre salt purified pebbletec pool is set amongst the trees. The middle terrace is an Olive grove of 40 trees. The lower terrace has more Olive and Fig trees and this is where the old stables have been converted into a 2 bedroom villa. We have free-range chickens and are happy to sell you eggs, most guests enjoy feeding the girls!. We also sell Extra Virgin Olive oil pressed from our own Olives. You are also welcome to pick any fruit that’s in season. Both the apartment and the villa have their own garden furniture; BBQ's and sun lounges are also available.

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