Apartment in Vera Playa, Costa Almeria, Spain - Beautiful Location, Less Than 2km From The Beach
This apartment is well-equipped with all mod-cons including FREE WIFI (June-Sept, small fee may apply at other times) for an enjoyable, relaxing holiday at any time of the year. It is on the fourth floor (for which there is excellent lift access) with superb views for sitting on the terrace watching the sunset over the Med! Al Andalus Thalassa is in a beautiful location. The local sandy beach of Vera Playa is relaxing and yet with many amenities close by. Within a short drive you can experience many historical places full of typical Spanish charm. This coastline is stunning, the deep blue of the Mediterranean and the golden palm-lined beaches against the backdrop of the crisp, white buildings creates a picture postcard location. About half an hour along the coast you can find the Cabo de Gata National Park, with its secluded beaches and mountains, where you can see the most breathtaking views. In addition to all of this, the weather in this part of Spain is excellent. With over 300 days of sunshine a year its easy to enjoy such a beautiful place!
Top Traveller Review
Lovely Apartment in good location.
About the Owner
About Natasha Davies
We are a family of four living in Lincolnshire. My husband works in the recruitment industry and I work in the fashion industry. Both of our children are still in school.
Natasha Davies purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Natasha Davies chose Mojacar area
After spending many holidays in Andalucia, when the children were babies, staying with my in-laws who have lived in the region for 15 years, we decided to buy a second-home for ourselves there. We chose the apartment at Al Andalus Thalassa because we loved the location. It's perfect for families needing a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the sun, whilst being close enough to bars, restaurants and "fun" facilities when you need them. We loved the complex as soon as we saw it, the style of the apartments inside and out, the pools, tennis courts and beautiful gardens.
What makes this apartment unique
The views from the terrace are stunning. We have watched the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Mediterranean many times and every time is more stunning than the last! The pools and tennis courts on the complex and the proximity of the beach and the water park means there is always something to do. The added bonus of the spa and indoor pool in the winter months makes it a perfect choice all year round!
(7 traveller reviews)
Lovely Apartment in good location.
We stayed in this apartment while looking for a property to buy. The apartment is very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you might need (only thing missing was a hairdryer) and a good wi fi connection. Lovely balcony with great views. Did not use the complex facilities as there was only one pool open and it was a fair distance from the apartment but we did have a look around and the complex is very well maintained. There is a supermarket close by and several restaurants in walking distance. A parking space comes with the apartment but might be a bit of a challenge if you have a big car - parking on the road outside is easy though. The owner was very easy to deal with and the person who met us was a good source of information on the area. I would highly recommend this property and would not hesitate to stay there again.
We arrived, a girl friend and I, for a one week stay in the apartment. Never having been to this area before we were both totally amazed at how chilled out it was. We hired a car to enhance our stay in the area. The accommodation was superb, everything was there that we needed. The beach was a short drive away, as was the supermarket. All in all, a perfect stay for us for what we needed.
To summarise: comfortable, easy access to all areas, night life just a short drive away. Beaches, chill out bars, good seafood.
Very helpful villa management team.
Can't wait to book a return trip!
Thank you Natasha and Tony for making our stay truly wonderful.
Gilly and Marion X
Great apartment with excellent facilities
This apartment is spacious, well equipped and has lovely balcony with great sea views. The complex is clean and tidy, and has a great pool with lifeguard just a short walk away. We would recommend having a car, especially with children to visit the local area including Mojacar, Garrucha, Parque Aquatico and the beaches. We had a really relaxing family with great weather.
Lovely apartment, well furnished,and equipped Tv DVD etc, the complex is great indoor pool the kids loved it early evenings, with life guard being in attendance.
The whole complex of appointments is beautifully maintained.
Good restaurant walking distance Pepariono,s.
Would advise a Car, there are buses regularity but beach is a bit of a walk.
Overall we loved it and would visit again.
Perfect family holiday
This was the first time we have holidayed on mainland Spain - we were looking for a relaxing family holiday but with enough to keep our 7 yr old daughter entertained. On reflection - that's exactly what we got.
The apartment is ideal for a family - clean, enough space and well equipped. The complex is well thought out - the apartment is at the top of the complex - and the two pools were the focus of many days. The pools and very clean with a lifeguard at all times.
The resort itself is ok - good bits : good shop close to the complex (but do hire a car), aquapark is great fun (get there early and hire a float is my advice) and the beaches are exceptionally clean. Only real downside was eating out in Playa Vera was not brilliant.
Few other points :
- Mojocar is a lovely village; good to visit and better places to eat
- Lots of restaurants on Mojacar Playa as well.
- don't worry about the nudist complex - we didn't see a single nude person on our stay.
- the resort is mostly Spanish - which we really enjoyed
- for scuba divers there is a centre in Mojacar which is excellent. Diving not bad for the Med either.
All in all, an ideal family holiday if you are looking for the classic sun, sea and relaxation.
We stayed at the apartment for a couple of weeks in August 2013. Having never booked an apartment in this way before we were initially hesitant at parting with our money to someone we had never met but had no need to worry. Natasha was great - even adding us to Facebook, so lots of contact.
On arrival the apartment was very clean. It is very well equipped and comfortable - a home from home with comfortable beds and furniture and a well equipped kitchen. It is situated at the back of the complex at the highest point with great views over the sea and away from any potential sources of noise (the pool). Watching the sunrise over the sea from the balcony is a great memory. There are a couple of pools on the site which were not crowded and very well maintained. Unfortunately the indoor pool/complex was out of action for our stay and looked like it had been over the summer.
We particularly liked the fact that the complex and the area is very popular with the Spanish as a holiday location. It was therefore very quiet with a real family feel. No loud bars (no bar on the complex, if that is your thing - it isn't ours!) or stag parties just a really relaxed atmosphere everywhere. We also found eating/drinking out to be reasonably priced.
The complex doesn't have a shop. A car is a must in our view. The apartment has its own car parking space. There is a regular bus service but the beach is a good walk as are the shops. We flew to Murcia and the apartment was easy to reach.
Although the area is developed for tourism, as said, it is very popular with the Spanish and 'real' Spain is only a very short distance away. We had some fantastic days/trips out into the hills/local area exploring. The beaches 15 minutes away near Mojacar were the best (we thought) and Mojacar is a wonderful place for an evening browsing the shops and enjoying a meal from the square at the top of the hill.
The apartment would be ideal as a base for anyone interested in cycling (road or mountain) or walking and we would definitely consider returning/recommending.
Natasha - thank you!
From the Owner
“After spending many holidays in Andalucia, when the children were babies, staying with my in-laws who have lived in the region for 15 years, we decided to buy a second-home for ourselves there. We chose the apartment at Al Andalus Thalassa because we loved the location. It's perfect for families needing a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the sun, whilst being close enough to bars, restaurants and "fun" facilities when you need them. We loved the complex as soon as we saw it, the style of the apartments inside and out, the pools, tennis courts and beautiful gardens.”
Activity and Interests
Vera Playa, less than 2km, has a beautiful sandy beach with friendly bars and restaurants, with an area for naturists too. The beach at Mojacar offers various activities and there are many "chiringuitas" (beach bars/restaurants) to stop at and sample the local delights! There are also children's play areas on most beaches. San Juan de los Terreros beach is an excellent choice for families as the sea here is very shallow and safe for small children.
You can fly into Almeria (approx.45mins by car), or Murcia (approx.1 hr) or Alicante (approx. 1 and half hrs). The road network is excellent with very little traffic. We recommend you hire a car as there is so much to see and enjoy!
Vera is an historic town, only 2km away, with shops and restaurants and a large weekly market it has something for everyone! The nearby town of Mojacar, a lovely typically Spanish white hill-top town, about 15 min drive,(which can be seen from the terrace) has many shops, restaurants and cafes with stunning panoramic views.
For families and thrill-seekers, the nearby Water Park is excellent and as our guest we offer the use of our discount card giving you discount here and at many other attractions, shops and restaurants.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
26 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Please call or email with any queries, we check emails daily and respond accordingly!
Payment can be made directly to ourselves by bank transfer or through an online booking. We require a deposit of 50% to confirm a booking and the balance 40 days before departure. We require a security deposit of £200, which is refundable upon a successful departure inspection, less a £50 cleaning & laundry fee.
Flexible depending upon availability.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“The views from the terrace are stunning. We have watched the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Mediterranean many times and every time is more stunning than the last! The pools and tennis courts on the complex and the proximity of the beach and the water park means there is always something to do. The added bonus of the spa and indoor pool in the winter months makes it a perfect choice all year round!”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- naturist beach
- water parks
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite has bath with shower, toilet and bidet, sink with vanity unit and mirror with lights. Main bathroom has shower, toilet, sink with mirror and lights over. A hair dyer is provided and both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master with en-suite has double bed, built in wardrobes, drawers, bedside tables and lamps, patio doors lead to terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast with seaviews. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with built in wardrobe and drawers and views of the mountains.
- Golf ...
- Outside: The complex is beautifully landscaped with covered walkways, surrounded by lawns and flowerbeds. The complex is well designed with water-features and stunning views. The outdoor pool area has spacious lawns for sun-bathing. The spa centre boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi. There is also a minigym and relaxation area. There are two tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts and a boules area. The complex also has a children's playground. All facilities are included in the price. The annual programme for the pools and spa is as follows: The spa centre and indoor pool is open October to May. The outdoor pools are open mid May to mid October. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided, maid service can be arranged if required as well as cots or other small children's requirements. Other: The hall area provides extra hanging space and storage.