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Rural Self Contained Apartment with Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment near Valle de Abdalajis, Andalucia - Peaceful Location for Birdwatching, Walking, Climbing

The self contained fully air conditioned apartment has separate access with one double bedroom, satellite freeview TV, hi-fi, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and exclusive use of private swimming pool. It is situated in a very tranquil area, off the beaten track, and is ideal for walking, birdwatching and as a centre for inland tourism. Visits can be arranged to Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Antequera, as well as walking trips and transport to climbing areas such as Chorro.

Registration Number : CTC-201617186

Mike Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Mike Martin

Mike and Ann are a retired couple who love to help guests enjoy Andalucia, as they have. They have lived abroad for a number of years in the Middle East, and then ran their own business in Cheshire in the 16 years prior to starting up Finca La Era 9 years ago. Mike speaks fluent Spanish and likes to work on the house, and Ann loves photography, gardening and pottery.

Mike Martin purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Mike Martin chose Álora

La Habana, the area in which Finca La Era is located, is in a very tranquil valley. If six cars pass the house in one day it is classed as a traffic jam. It is far from the madding crowd, but not remote, and handy to do as much or as little as you wish.

What makes this apartment unique

Your stay with us can be as private as you wish. Some guests prefer a chat about the area, the people, the language, the culture, others like to laze around the pool undisturbed. Whatever you prefer is fine by us.

Use our membership of Helle Hollis car hire for 15% discount, and a fast lane key pick up. Quote H12794

Guestbook comments from the owner

A well created little piece of paradise. A haven of peace set amidst a spectacular background of amazing scenery. Probably the most peaceful holiday I've ever had....thanks for the advice that helped make it a great week.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Álora in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with large shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom with king size double bed, air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children. WiFi access is available at €15 per week or part thereof. As a courtesy to future guests the apartment is a no smoking area. Please only smoke outside of the apartment. Check out time is 11am Outside: Exclusive use of 8x4m swimming pool 8, gas barbecue, sun loungers, outdoor dining, shaded area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, as are swimming pool towels.


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Rural Self Contained Apartment with Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Excellent rural location. First class propoerty and hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot give this rental anything but excellent for everything! Lovely location (though may be a bit too rural for some). Wonderful grand scenery and wildlife all around. Great value for money. Helpful and sensitive hosts - Ann and Mike made us feel very welcome and were always there if we needed anything, but were totally unintrusive. The pool terrace area and pool were the best we have had anywhere. This was our first experience with a gas barbecue and we are totally converted! And all completely private and for our own use exclusively. Local towns and villages are easily accessible, though the tracks can be rough. The accommodation was spotless and had all the facilities that anyone can require. The air conditioning (essential in the Summer here) worked well. All in all, it was perfect for the restful break that we were looking forward to.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A get away from it location with ideal hosts

  • 4 of 5

An ideal place for a short break to chill out. Its rural Spain at its best.

The apartment is very well furnished and equipped with lovely views over surrounding countryside.

Mike and Ann are great hosts and very helpful with advice.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful oasis

  • 4 of 5

Finca la Era is a little gem. Amazingly peaceful, tucked away in the 'campo' but accessible enough if you want to explore further afield. Nicely equipped inside with everything you might need and outside, there's a beautiful pool and garden. The space is very private although Mike and Anne are on hand to help with anything if needed. Lovely, welcoming hosts who've created a comfortable, tranquil oasis. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that you do have to go down some stairs and round the side of the apartment to access the garden/pool area, rather than being able to walk out directly to it. It's a minor thing though and in every other respect, the place is pretty perfect. You won't be disappointed if you book.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, comfortable apartment, with all you need.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Finca la Era. A lovely peaceful place to stay with everything you need for a holiday.

We had fabulous trips out to El Torcal, Caminito del Rey and Antequerra. The rest of the time we just relaxed by the pool!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a quiet and relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 lovely days at finca la era and were made to feel very welcome by both Mike and Anne and their extended family (3 dogs, 2 cats, one of whom loves cuddles). Set in beautiful countryside, the house is very quiet and tranquil with only the sound of cicadas and goats grazing in the distance. The apartment is cute and comfortable with a beautiful view of the pool. Mike and Anne are very good hosts, they leave you alone but are always on hand to help with any questions. Mike very generously gave us some fruit and vegetables from his garden which were delicious. Hope to see you all again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday, off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Finca la Era!

Mike and Ann were very accommodating, flexible and helpful, especially as we had booked it so last minute.

Although the apartment is attached to the main house it is very private and the pool is secluded. Mike and Ann are there if you need them otherwise they respect your privacy. The property is well equipped and we had everything we needed, our hosts were more than happy to help with suggestions or directions. We would definitely recommend staying here. A hire car is also essential if you like exploring. We would recommend nearby sites such as the lakes at El Chorro, El Torcal is an amazing natural park with unusual rocks, the beautiful town of Antequera with its castle, Cordoba was easy to get to and well worth a visit and a personal highlight was Ronda with its famous bridge and breathtaking views. 

Thanks again Mike and Ann for a wonderful stay.

Janette and Darren

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Climbing at El Chorro and El Torcal

Return trips to El Chorro can be pre booked at €15 per day

Spanish lessons, up to intermediate level, can be pre booked at €12 per hour


1.5 hours to Costa del Sol.


One hour to Malaga airport, 1.5 hours to Granada airport. Car hire essential. Please note that in Spring and Autumn, depending on rainfall, you may need a 4 X 4. Please check beforehand.


Alora 7 miles, Antequera 10 miles, nearest village Valle de Abdaljis 3 miles. Cordoba 1.5 hours, Granada 1.5 hours, Seville 2.5 hours, Ronda 1.5 hours.

Further Details:

Good supermarkets in Alora and Antequera, small supermarket in Valle de Abdalajis. Many restaurants available locally. Nearest bank in Valle de Abdalajis. Walking, birdwatching, climbing, horse riding all available locally.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit when booking, payable by bank transfer. Balance to be paid by transfer 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturdays, but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please ask for daily rates - minimum 3 day stay

Check out time 12 noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.