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Finca with Private Pool and Distant Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 4
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 4-bedroom, 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

Owner
Dr Antonia Riley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

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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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.

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
  • 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:
  • 4 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 - Sofa
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 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 bedroom with sofa/bunk bed combination.
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).

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Finca with Private Pool and Distant Sea Views
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Great house in wonderful setting

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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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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
 
LOW17
1 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Low18
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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