OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Luxury Villa With Private Pool And A Beautiful Garden



Updated: 20-Jun-2016
Villa near Vera town, Costa Almeria, Spain - 5Bed/5Bath Room Villa

A luxurious 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa set in 2 & 1/2 acres of peaceful country side only 5 minute drive away from the authentic Spanish town of Vera. The villa is fully fenced, gated and the garden is beautifully landscaped.

It is a superb holiday place for those who like quiet peaceful surroundings and want to chill out by the pool or under the shady terrace looking across the valley to the sea with the Cabrera mountain range on your right and overlooking Vera town on the left. The villa is an ideal location for people who enjoy the tranquillity of a rural area, but not too isolated from all the necessary amenities. This villa is well equipped with all the comforts of air conditioning units,Wi-fi and basic British television. There is a 5m x 10m private swimming pool and plenty of sun bathing space with sun loungers by the pool for sun lovers.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fredrik and his family from Norway said: Thank you very much for letting us use this wonderful property! We have very much enjoyed the house, the pool in the beautiful garden and the surrounding areas. In fact one of the girls did learn to swim in your pool!

Nick&Sally said: The villa genuinely exceeded all our expectations - it is beautiful.

We loved the villa, the location and the area. The holiday was great and it was a real wrench to leave

We hope we will be back next year as this was the best holiday we have had for years; we loved it, the kids loved it and our guests slipped straight into the lifestyle within minutes of arriving.

Russell family said :

We have a fabulous time at your lovely villa. The weather was hot, butwe got used to it and explored Almeria - above and below ground!

The villa was just perfect (we coped without a teapot!) and we spent many lazy days sat by the pool watching the kids have their own Olympics.
Feb 2007
  • 1 of 1

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Kings Langley, Herts

Excellent value

  • 4 of 5

We came for a family stay for two weeks. The villa is really well serviced. There is a nice lounge with full English sky channels ( including movies and sport), a nice kitchen, lots of space with well proportioned rooms with plenty of bathrooms etc. the pool is a nice size. It could probably be a bit bigger for the size of house and plot but is very well presented. The air conditioning in the rooms was essential and welcome.

The villa is inland and so the terrain is quite desert like and the villa secluded ( slightly in the sticks) but there are far reaching views to the sea which is great, due to the villas slightly elevated position. You will need hire cars to get around.

We did have issues with ants and flies periodically during the stay which meant we had to seal food indoors and sometimes eating outdoors was tricky but I think this is typical of the terrain as opposed to being the fault of the villa itself . The villa was clean and sheets changed halfway through the holiday.

In saying this Tomoko and Barry ( via Lorna) we're extremely helpful in sorting any issues we had during our stay.

In terms of the local area there are supermarkets nearby in Vera, a water park in vera ( pricey but cheaper after 4.30pm) And nice beach bars and restaurants in nearby garrucha. We also went north along the coast a few miles and found some lovely coves with pebble beaches and crystal clear water with fish , crabs etc.

All in all a really lovely holiday and excellent value.

many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. We're pleased that you had a good family holiday at our villa. It sounds that you found a lovely beach/cove nearby, which we probably don't know as we are in Spain only in winter months! We hope to welcome you all again in future. Best wishes, Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a large family party made up of 3 generations. The facilities were absolutely top notch and every comfort is catered for. The quiet location is a real bonus if you are after a relaxing break, just far enough from town to be quiet and private whilst still convenient for supermarkets etc Everyone in our party loved the villa and we would have no hesitation in returning. The owner and manager were very accommodating and welcoming and our arrival and departure went without a hitch. Its a very easy drive from Almeria airport and close enough to resorts of Vera Playa, Garrucha and best of all Mojacar pueblo which is a pretty village high in the hills with breathtaking views from the rooftop restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alli, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review. We are pleased that all of your family enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area, it seems that you explored a lot of places!! It is the location we love as well, nice and quiet but not far from the town. We hope you may come back to have another family holiday at El Viejo Olive in future! Best wishes, Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

out of this world

  • 5 of 5

Well we thought this villa looked great from the pictures but they only give you an impression its going to be very nice. Its fantastic the house is out of this world and the grounds and pool areas are amazing. I booked this for a family group holiday that we have started to do every 2 yrs and this is by far the most beautiful property we have ever rented. The owners Tomoko and Barry were fab from the start and could not have been more helpful. Guys if your looking for a special place that's relaxing and has a tranquil feel this is it. With views of the mountains and sunrises that bring a tear to your eye then book book book . We have all said that its like living the dream as the villa is like someone's home not just a holiday rental ours for 10 days!!! so well equipped. The large shaded areas were great for those in our group who found the afternoon sun and temps quite hot 32 a wonderful area to read and relax. There are large comfy chairs on this veranda that are an added bonus we spent long relaxing evenings with drinks in hand enjoying the splendid views of the gardens and beautiful mountains. Also had some amazing BBQ's and this area has a large supermarket near by that is so cheep we could not believe the prices!!! A massive thank you to Barry and Tomoko for offering your lovely home to us and we hope to return again in 2 years time for another splendid holiday but 2 weeks next time please.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bernie, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so pleased to hear that you all had a good time!! As it is our home for winter months, we do spend time in the garden keeping things tidy and do some maintenance on the house. We feel very happy to share the lovely place with guests like yourselves. It would be wonderful if you ever decided to come back to the villa again!! Best wishes, Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Second time around!

  • 5 of 5

They say it isn't always good to return, things are not as you remember, but our second stay at El Viejo Olivo was just as good as the first! Our family, ranging from 2 to 60 years all found somewhere to chill whether the pool, terraces or in front of the TV! The villa is beautiful and pristine with every comfort. The kitchen is so well equipped catering for us all was no problem but the choice of very good and reasonably priced restaurants presented us with many memorable evenings out too. The energetic members of the family went running and hired a cycle too so there was something for everyone. The area is very traditional and refreshingly unspoilt and I am sure we shall be visiting again quite soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much yet again for your kind review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the second time at El Viejo Olivo, finding your own activities to relax. We hope to welcome you all again in future! Best regards, Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
South Oxfordshire

The Ideal Extended Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from our first visit to this excellent villa, 3

generations of our family and found something for everybody. We had a

wonderful time. The villa was well maintained, in a fantastic setting

and plenty of room in the pool for all 10 of us to cool off from the

heat at the same time. Nice shaded areas around the house, ideal for

sitting outside to enjoy an evening BBQ, which we did, every evening. It

was hotter than expected for May, so make sure you take plenty of high

factor sun cream and a sunhat. As soon as the 10 of us can get together

again, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dinger and Co, thank you very much for your kind review. We're both glad to hear that all of you had a lovey family holiday with plenty of Spanish sunshine!! (Yes, a sun cream and sun hat is must item!) We hope to welcome you all again in future! Best regards, Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5






  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time out to do the review and your comments about the villa and area. We are very pleased that all of you had a good time. Hope to hear from you again in future! Best regards Barry and Tomoko
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : almeria at 70 Kilometres Car: necessary


15 minutes drive to nearest beach (Vera Playa, long stretch beach)

20 minutes drive to Mojacar beach (10miles long! a lot of restaurants available)

There are lots of other beaches within 40 minutes drive.(Almeria, San Jose, Cabo de Gata nature park)


Approx. 45 minutes drive from Almeria airport.

Approx. 1 hour drive from Murcia (San Javier) airport.

Approx. 2 hours drive from Alicante airport.


2km (5mins drive) to nearest town Vera (rustic Spanish old town)

Approx. 10km (20-30mins drive) to Mojacar/Mojacar village

70km (45mins drive) to Almeria (historical city with castle)

40km (40mins drive) to Mini Hollywood (Old spaghetti western film set, zoo as well)

150km to Granada (2hr drive) to Granada (Alhambra Palace etc)

Further Details:

There is Iceland 5 minutes drive. Market in Vera town is on Saturdays.

Within 15 minutes drive, there are various Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Mexican and English restaurants.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
20% of deposit required when you make booking.
80% of balance required 8 weeks prior to your arrival.
£200 security cheque in case of any damage is required with balance payment. The cheque will be returned after your departure by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
We accept any day change over.
Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
To pay in EUROS, please send us an e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter your travel dates


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom1: En-suite with bath with shower, shower cubicle, wc Bedroom2: En-suite with shower cubicle, wc, bidet Bedroom3: En-suite with walk-in shower, wc, bidet Bedroom4: Bath/shower over, wc, bidet Bedroom5: Shower cubicle, wc Outside WC with basin


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1:upstairs :super king bed, en-suite Bedroom 2:upstairs :twin bed, en-suite Bedroom 3:downstairs : king bed, en-suite Bedroom 4/5:downstairs :twin bed, separate bathrooms All bedrooms have air-con and ceiling fan,access to outside space.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: All the bedrooms are air-conditioned as well as having a ceiling fan. Living room is air-conditioned as well as fan Breakfast room has ceiling fan. A travel cot and high chair are available free of charge. Outside: 5 x 10 meter private swimming pool with little water fall,patio area (shaded) with table and comfortable chairs, gas BBQ, chacoal BBQ area with table anc chairs, sun loungers, shaded carport. Utility Room: Fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron, safe, hair dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.(Excludes beach towels) Towels and linen are changed every week. Property can be arranged to be cleaned. Other: Dining room with a dining table and 6 chairs. Conservatory with a table and 4 chairs and 2 easy chairs. Breakfast room with a table and 6 chairs.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot