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Apartment Private Roof Terrace, Shared Pool El Minarete complex. Free Wi-Fi



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Apartment in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Spain - Quiet Location, 5 mins Walk to Beach, Bars, Restaurants, shops and supermarket. Car not essential.

Roquetas de Mar is located 30/40 minutes from Almeria airport (approx 45 euros by taxi). It's a popular resort set against a beautiful mountain backdrop, the sunniest area of southern Spain. The property is situated within a Moorish style very pretty complex with a water garden and shared pool. It has a private roof terrace with a shower which is not overlooked. It is fully double glazed with window shutters and fly screens. There are many restaurants selling typical Spanish food, tapas bars, shops, banks and beach close by. The beach is wide and long, never crowded and there is a beautiful 10 km promenade to walk. Many of the local hotels have evening entertainment and they welcome visitors. Granada and the Alhambra Palace are a straight forward 2 hour drive or you can visit with a local tour company. The beautiful Capo de Gata national park is 1 hour drive. However if you just wish to stay in the resort a car is not essential, everything you need is on your doorstep. Suitable for winter holidays usually nice sunny days, rarely rains.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Ray and Sue and live near Kings Lynn in Norfolk, we have just retired from running a busy pub. We go to our apartment as often as possible, at least 3 times a year. We regard it as our second home and the decor and facilities available within reflect this. During the years we have been visiting Roquetas we have made many friends in the local community. Many people who rent the apartment return again and again.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful apartment, had everything we needed and more!

Steve and Frances.

The resort was lovely, clean with friendly people, we will definatly be back. Manus and Judith.

We loved the beach and the promenade, lovely relaxing holiday. Keith, Helen and kids.
Feb 2007
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfect in all respects. It is well equipped with all relevant large white goods but also with all the smaller items that make a holiday so much easier and stress-free (the true mark of a considerate host, I think). The apartment itself is well situated in a secure gated complex with the lovely pool just yards away. The beach is about a 10min walk away where there are miles and miles of sand and promenade!. The supermarket is walkable but in a car it is just 2 mins away.

The communications with the host were always efficient and prompt.

I thoroughly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to make everyones stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Excellent !! Exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, gardens and pool area were very clean and lounge/second bedroom had lovely views overlooking pool. Locals were exceptionally friendly, especially when giving us free Tapas!! Lovely area - far enough away for peace and tranquillity but within walking distance of all amenities. Only downside was that the kids absolutely 'fried' in their bedroom at night-time, whereas we were lovely and cool with air-con. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back again!!!

Many thanks

The Sennetts

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The complex is exceptionally well maintained as you found. Since your visit we have had new windows fitted, they have mosquito screens and shutters so the windows can be left open without the fear of attack !! This should keep the 2nd bedroom cooler. Let me know when you wish to return, but please book early if you require school holidays. kind regards, Sue
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  • 5 of 5

This comfortable apartment is well equipped for a self catering holiday. However, we found some lovely tapas bars and restaurants so only used the toaster and kettle! The complex is secure and well kept with a large swimming pool. It is in walking distance of all amenities and there is a lovely (flat) 9k promenade alongside a sandy beach which goes to the port and beyond. There is also a good bus service and we went to Almeria a couple of times which we enjoyed very much. We visited the Alcazabar and discovered a great authentic tapas bar where we ate with the locals. A car isn't necessary if you just want a relaxing holiday with a bit of exercise thrown in. We're going back this year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment well located with a great view of the pool, we had everything we needed in the apartment and the shops and bars are nearby. It was our first visit and we will definitely be going back there are so many restaurants and bars that we were spoilt for choice and the beach is huge.

Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spring break

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, well equipped apartment with good views over the swimming pool, which was very cold, as was the sea, but still managed a couple of swims in both.

Supermarket and all the bars and restaurants are easily within walking distance and provided good food and drink, diet started now!!.

The beaches are very clean and there is a long promenade to provide good walking, a must is to go into the Parque Natural at the end of the promenade where we saw Flamingos and a even spotted a dolphin going past very close to the shore. Very good bus service to Almeria and the Alcazaba there is well worth a visit. Driving in the area was easy when travelling to all other local villages and areas of interest, San Jose village and Cabo de Gata Natural Parque are well worth the effort.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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good holiday

  • 5 of 5

More than happy with the property and it's facilities, ideally situated.

One of the nicest areas of Spain that any of us have been to. T he four of us had a wonderful holiday. Would certainly return in future not only to the area , but definitely to the same property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought this property after looking in other areas of Spain because the area maintains it's Spanish origins. Many of the restaurants sell wonderful local Spanish food and the tapas bars are probably the best.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Chaplins at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Playa Serena at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lady Lay at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Playa Serena at 100 Metres Car: not necessary


The beach is a 5 min walk, it stretches for miles and there are beach bars and play areas for small children (swings, climbing frames) on the beach every few hundred yards, it is never crowded. You can hire sunbeds and parasols. In summer months water rides and boats are available. There is also a lovely flat, clean promenade along the whole length.


The nearest airport is Almeria, Ryanair fly there from Stansted, Easyjet from Gatwick, Monach from Manchester & Birmingham. Approx. 30 mins drive to the apartment, cars can be hired at the airport, taxis about 50 euros, or bus to Almeria and change. Almeria Airport is small and taxis are plentiful directly outside. Malaga and Murcia airports about a 3 hour drive. In the resort you do not need a car everything is within easy walking distance. Private transfers usually available by arrangement.


Almeria City is interesting to visit and the old Alcazaba is free to enter. A bus there costs a few euros, there are lots of lovely shops. Granada 2 1/2 hours drive, a local tour operator does trips to Granada to the Alhambra Palace and other places of interest. Almeria airport is approx 40mins, Malaga, Murcia and Granada airports 2 - 3 hours.

Further Details:

In the resort there are many bars and restaurants, you can hire cycles, quad bikes and cars. On the beach sunbeds and parasols can be hired and every few hundred yards there is a childrens play area free to use. In the summer jet skis etc are available to hire.There is a land train and horse drawn carriage rides. A large modern shopping mall a short bus or taxi ride away with lots of lovely shops. The apartment has supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, interesting local shops all within a 5 min walk. There is a water park and an aquarium a short taxi ride away. For the bird watchers among you we are a few minutes from the natural park where the flamingos can be seen at certain times of the year and many other water birds.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
1 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
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Rate 6
20 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
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Rate 2
26 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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Rate 4
1 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
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Rate 1
16 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your departure date. This can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. Please wait for confirmation that the dates you require are still available before booking flights. Airport transfers can normally be arranged.

If you wish to stay for 3 weeks or more please email for a price as reductions are available for longer stays, particularly in Winter.

Changeover Day:
You can arrive and depart on any day and stay for any number of days. Additional days are charged pro rata. Arrival and departure times are dependent on whether there is a changeover. If no one arriving on the day you go you can leave at a time to suit.

Notes on prices:
Long lets of over 3 weeks are available at a reduced rate, please email or ring for details. Can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. All prices include cleaning when you leave.

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From the Owner

The best thing about the apartment is the location, not only is it situated in what is regarded locally as the best complex in the resort it is also the best apartment in the complex being on the end so benefiting from dual aspect windows and also overlooking the pool. It is also situated at the end of a no through road therefore being an exceptionally quiet location but still within a few minutes walk of the beach and all local amenities.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower
  • Bath with shower over and twin hand basins. Separate toilet with washing machine. Outdoor shower on roof.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ceiling fan. Air-con unit/heating unit, built in wardrobes, fitted safety deposit box. Large room 14 x 10ft. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and ceiling fan. 11 x 12ft. Also 2nd tv and DVD player. (does not receive tv programmes).


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This comfortable apartment overlooks the pretty pool area, it is on the first floor, there is an apartment beneath you but nobody above. The 2 air-conditioning units also provide heating for the Winter evenings. This is a large spacious apartment, light and airy with large double glazed windows, fitted with external roller shutters and fly screens. Suitable for long term winter stays, not a small pokey new build. Everything you need is in the well equipped apartment. The kitchen has just been fully refitted with new units, tiles and ceramic hob and oven. It is situated on the local bus route to Almeria. Within easy walking distance of beach, bars, banks, shops and restaurants. Yet in a quiet location where you can sit on the terrace at night and hear nothing. Free unlimited Wi-Fi in the apartment. Outside: The apartment is set within a well maintained pretty complex with a water garden and large communal pool set in a grassed area, with plenty of sunbeds. Toilets and showers available. The large roof terrace is equipped with sunbeds, chairs, parasols and a table, plus a shower, you have the sun on it all day and when it's clear you can see the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The front terrace has a table and chairs and is ideal for breakfast or an evening glass of wine . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided, property cleaned when vacated. Washing machine and iron/ironing board available in apartment. Washing line on roof. Towels for pool and beach also provided but please wash them in machine before you go home. Safety deposit box. Other: There is a front terrace with a table and chairs which has the morning sun, the roof terrace has a table and chairs, sunbeds, parasols and a shower. Plentiful parking directly outside. Pretty communal pool with shower and toilets.

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