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Finca with Private Pool and Distant Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Finca in Agua Amarga, Nr, Carboneras, Almeria - Total Seclusion, 5 mins to beach

Your accommodation is in a new but traditional Andalucian cortijo (farmhouse) named El Cazador (The Hunter), set high upon a promontory within the 11 acres of Finca Los Tigres, a stone’s throw away from Hípica Aguamarga’s stables. It is a stunning, spacious and luxurious villa, with an enticing mix of the modern and the traditional. It has a pool of 13m x 3.5m and terraces on 3 sides of the house. El Cazador, a 3-bedroom, TV room, 2- bathroom whitewashed cortijo, can comfortably accommodate 6 people in its 144 sq.m. It is an enticing mix of the traditional and the modern, with terracotta tiles on the floors, slate terraces and underfloor solar/gas heating. Every effort has been made to render the house ecologically friendly, using double glazing and double walls with insulation to keep out the heat in summer and lock it in during the winter. We even placed the windows in accordance with the angle of the sun rays to allow more light in winter and less in summer.

Registration Number : Vivienda Rural

About Us

Antonia Riley
Finca los Tigres
St Albans House, The High Street
SO31 4JF Hamble
VAT Reg No

Owner
Dr Antonia Riley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Dr Antonia Riley

My husband and I regularly travel the world and between the two of us we have been in a few hotels and private houses! This has given us a bit of experience when we started our Finca in Agua Amarga, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Andalucia, Spain. We want to present you, our guests, with a solid, safe yet exciting holiday. We do not want you to have to worry about extra charges, or bringing towels and facecloths, or having to go shopping the minute you arrive. The Finca provides you with all that. That's how we would like it: that's what you get! Welcome!

Henry and Antonia Riley

Finca Los Tigres

Dr Antonia Riley purchased this villa in 1999

Why Dr Antonia Riley chose Níjar

We found this Finca, situated in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, some 16 years ago in a dilapidated state. With the help of our dedicated Spanish team (architect, solicitor and builders) we created our dream house in Agua Amarga. The fact they spoke no English only made us more determined to learn Spanish! There were no dramas, only opportunities: Because we are in the natural park, building was even more restricted. It took 7 years and many set-backs but the Finca is now complete, with solar power, eco-walls and original vegetation. You can meet us on and we will be happy to welcome you in our part of the fascinating world of the Cabo de Gata.

Henry and Antonia Riley

What makes this villa unique

Finca los Tigres is Far from the Concrete Jungle. The main wow factor is the stunning views combined wih the audible silence. Our guests all comment on the views and the silence, which is enhanced by the muted sounds of birds, cicadas and other little critters. The sunsets are spectacular because guests can sit on the terrace and not see anything but nature between them and the setting sun. The pool shimmers in the twilight. Some horses whinney in the distance. Life is good.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Antonia,

Just a few words to tell you that we really enjoyed.

Agua Amarga is incredible, as usual. We have been going over 12 years, we have always gone to Hotel "concept", we know a lot, but it was the first time we've gone to a house, and the truth that experience for our family has been very positive. We felt like in our home. So I told to Wolfgang. His caretaker service and hospitality was very good.
Jun 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Níjar on Metropolitana de Almería

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We will send you the documents on what we do for you and what you can do for us upon booking
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath and shower, wc. Bathroom with shower, wc. Unlimited hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made in to 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - This room is set up as a TV/video room or reading room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Very large Master bedroom with double bed and wood burning stove. Bedroom with double bed. Bedroom with 2 twin beds, can be made into king size bed. Very small room with sofa used as DVD room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Solar powered underfloor heating keeps the property aired all year round. An air conditioning unit is provided, but seldom needed because the property is built using ecological principles, with double walls, angled shade etc. The property is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking. Small children need to be supervised. Pets are welcome but cannot be fenced in. Outside: The pool is 13m x 3.5m. It is solar heated (temperature varies) and entirely private. The barbecue is situated on a lower terrace, overlooking the pool: you can cook steaks while keeping an eye on your children in the pool! There are 6 high quality loungers and 12 garden chairs for use on the various terraces, as well as a double hammock. Throughout the terraces you will find pergolas and parasols for the necessary shade. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels and other amenities are included. Cleaning before and after occupation is included in the price. Guests are able to wash linen during their stay; washer, dryer, washing and softening liquids are provided. Other: The bedrooms are furnished to a high standard, with comfortable beds and superior bed linen (included).

Reviews

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Finca with Private Pool and Distant Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Serenity in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Finca los Tigres did exactly what it said on the web site. It was clean, spacious,traditionally modern (if that is not a contradiction) , well maintained and very comfortable. Everything worked and was where it should have been. The service was excellent, with everything explained. It's position on a knoll means that it enjoys good views to sea in the distance, enjoys a pleasant breeze and is wonderfully is quiet and serene . The various terraces with different aspects meant that there was always somewhere sheltered to sit and the pool was warm and welcoming. It was great to be able to sit and look down on the horses and to see the wild birds

The nearest big town of Carbonaras, with its market, bars, restaurants and splendid beaches is a absolute Spanish delight and we loved Agua Amarga for its simplicity, warm welcome, nice beach and good food.

I cannot recommend the Finca and its location more highly

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr and Mrs Cox, Thank you so much for your splendid review of our Finca. We are very happy that you found our place to your liking and we hope to welcome you back on many more occasions! Many thanks and kind regards, Dr Antonia Riley Director Finca los Tigres
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5

Superb accomodation in stunning scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late after a long journey and we were surprised by a wonderful basket full of first necessities for breakfast next morning, very thoughtful! The local manager was very hospitable and made us familiar with the premises. The accomodation is impeccable clean and the kitchen and bathroom are supplied with everything you need. After a good nights rest in luxurious beds we enjoyed our breakfast on one the terraces with stunning views over the valley with horses grazing their own breakfast! Although the accomodation is self catering , our stay felt as if we were staying in a 4* hotel because of the complete and luxurious decor and the wonderful private infinity pool.

We'd love to return and we'd surely recommend this accomodation to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Muhring, thank you so much for your kind words! When you return we will do our very best to top your previous experience! Dr A Riley DIrector FInca los tigres
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very idyllic and rural

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for two over-worked people to find balance and recovery :-). We enjoyed the silence and the nature around the finca. Hiking, mountain biking and riding (Hipica Agua Amarga) can be done directly from the Finca. The landscape is fantastic!

The Finca Los Tigres is also a perfect point from which to plan one-day trips. (For example Granada/ Alhambra 2h one way by car) .

The distance to the next bigger city Almeria is perfect (30 min by car). Shopping for you daily needs can be done in the supermarket in Carboneras (15 min by car).

We have been already 2 times in Finca Los Tigres and for sure will come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our Finca. It is great to hear from our returning guests because they will let us know what is good and what can be improved! You are always very welcome: we look forward to seeing you again at the Finca!
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5

Great house in wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a roomy, calm, comfortable house which is very well equipped (and with Wolfgang on hand for emergencies or advice). The pool is deep enough to proper swimming and the outlook from the verandah is superb - rugged hills rolling over to the sea. The nearest seaside village of Agua Amarga is a quick hop by car though we often walked. It has quirky shops and simple restaurants. We loved walking from the house to a couple of deserted coves with brilliant swimming. Further afield, the hills and villages of Cabo de Gato are a delight. We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Almeria Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Agua Amarga
Nearest Ferry
62 Kilometres
Almeria Port
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Turre
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Almeria Intermodal Station (bus and train)
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A-7
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Agua Amarga
Nearest Ski
295 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Agua Amarga
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Finca Los Tigres is affiliated with our neighbour's stables called Hipica Aguamarga. We provide riding for the entire family. Our horses will take you to the beach or the nearby villages. Or maybe you would like a lesson in the Picadero. Your children would love our small but sturdy and very friendly ponies, and if you like to muck in, Martha would be most grateful for your help!

Coast/Beach:

The Finca is 5 mins drive from Aguamarga Beach. Sailing opportunities abound for visitors of all experience, whether just for fun or if you are looking for something more ‘intense’. It is possible to hire motor boats, catamarans and Hobie Cats in Agua Amarga. Further away by horse, boat or or 4x4 are Plomo, Enmedio and Playa del Muertos beaches, the latter requires a hike of 20 mins.

Travel:

Nearest airport: Almeria Airport (LEI), 45 mins by car

Further away: Granada (2 hours), Murcia (2 hours), Alicante (4 hours) and Malaga (5 hours)

A car is essential in Agua Amarga because there is no public transport.

Distances:

Agua Amarga: 5 mins by car.

Carboneras (market town): 10 mins by car.

Almeria: 45 mins by car.

Further Details:

All amenities can be found in Carboneras, our local market town. The market is on Thursday, from 0900-1300 hours.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Níjar, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid18
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
High18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Mid18
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Low18
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Christmas18
22 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Low19
8 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Mid19
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
High19
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Mid19
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Low19
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Christmas10
21 Dec 2019 - 8 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Upon booking, 20% of the price as a deposit. Euro 200 in cash, refundable, upon arrival, as damage deposit. Final payment 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexibile changeover day.
Flexible arrival and departure times.

Notes on prices:
Prices remain the same for the 2014-15 season!!!
Low: £710
Mid: £910
High: £1380 (summer and Christmas

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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