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Rural Self Contained Apartment with Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

Mike Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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 Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

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 Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
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.

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


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


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: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • 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
Spring 2017
27 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season 2017/8
2 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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

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