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Villa Apartment, Own Private Pool, Mountain Views, Air-con, Satellite TV,Wifi



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Villa Apartment in Albox, Inland Almeria, Spain - Quiet Location But Close To Town, Country Walks Direct From The Property

Villa apartment with private swimming pool for exclusive use of renters. Private shaded parking. Views over Almond grove and the mountains. Beautiful private walled garden of 1500 sq.mtrs.with shrubs and trees, 2 gazebos, one for eating which is a fly free area with lighting for night time, and one very large one by the pool to relax in after swimming. Free Wifi internet connection. Large terraces and 360 degree mountain views. Only 2km to nearest town of Albox with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. UK SatelliteTV. Several supermarkets including Lidyl, Mercadona and several UK ones selling your favourite items. Lots of walking areas through the olive trees and nearby olive tree lined valley direct from the property. 24 hour medical centre only 2kms.

New gymnasium and indoor swimming pool just 3kms. away.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rod and Jan retired early to Spain in 2001. They have a good life here in the sun.

Rod used to be a press photographer and Jan worked as a secretary and also for a charitable organisation. Previously she owned catering establishments in Spain.

We have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

Enjoy days out by the sea and taking our dogs for long walks in the countryside of which there is plenty of here in Albox, visiting the many restaurants in the area and enjoying their very reasonable "Menu del Dias".

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rod,

I am now back at work after what was a lovely month in Spain and the weather here in the Netherlands is pretty awful.

I just wanted to let you and Jan know that our stay at your apartment was great. You were lovely hosts, left us to our own devices and it had everything we needed and more.

All the best. Natalie and Chloe.

"This property was exactly what we hoped it would be. A nice quiet area, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, especially a good shower. Communication from the owner from booking to arriving was excellent - particularly the directions from Almeria airport to the property. Thank you - we had a very enjoyable & relaxing break". Lesley.

"Very good holiday extremely helpful owners --quiet area near town 3 mins in car-lovely views of mountains all around apartment very well equipped and very comfortable,super pool and garden access good all on one level-good value for money, would definitely return." Frank Haggis.
May 2009
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent location and outside amenities.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had an enjoyable and peaceful time at this lovely apartment. We were greeted immediately on arrival and our hosts were very discreet. The lovely pool was cleaned each morning before we were up and about. The private outside space was superb especially the covered outside eating area. Our favourite restaurants were La Cena in Albox and the Happy Garden Chinese. Would recommend the property to any friends visiting the Albox area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Winnie and Raymond. You were lovely guests to have and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope the weather in Scotland was not too bad on your return. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely place and nice people

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant and nice lovely swimming pool, had everything you needed. Very pleasant owners. we had a very nice and relaxing stay would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.
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Lovely stay at this Villa/Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Firstly don't be fooled and worried when you see that the owners live in the villa to which the apartment is attached about privacy because I can tell you at this villa Rod and Jan were excellent hosts who offered good advice about the villa and area and was available if we had any problems which we did not,it felt that we was the only people in the villa and grounds which contributed to a lovely relaxing holiday.The apartment was clean well equipped and a decent size as per the listing,outside the grounds are quite extensive and flat and the private pool is well looked after and sparkingly clean everything was there for a very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken and Karen for leaving the apartment in good order. You were great guests who we hope to see again in the future.
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A Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 fabulous weeks with Jan and Rod in Albox. Jan and Rod were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. They gave us information on events happening locally and local markets and were always available if needed but we were left to our own devices and were able to enjoy the lovely pool, garden, mountain views and superb outdoor eating areas in complete privacy. The accommodation is well maintained with air conditioning, free internet, and a great shower.

Albox is a lovely little Spanish town where you are able to eat out at a very reasonable price and there is a superb market on a Tuesday!

I can certainly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and stress free holiday. It is an ideal location and we will definately be going back again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your remarks, we do aim to make every guest's stay an enjoyable one whilst respecting their privacy. You were great guests who left the apartment and gardens in an immaculate condition and we are happy to welcome your booking to come back to us next year, thanks again. Rod & Jan
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Happy Days

  • 5 of 5

Hi. I don`t usually bother with things like reviews etc. but we feel somewhat obliged in this case.

Firstly, Rod and Jan must be the best hosts on the market. The accommodation is first class, everything you are likely to need is there. The grounds are large, well maintained and the pool is superb. There are areas to sit whether you like sun or shade and if its sun you like your in luck.

Albox is not your typical glitzy holiday resort, it offers laid back style with many café bars and you can have a good meal out at good value.

Nothing is to much trouble for Rod and Jan and the whole offering comes highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stuart and Rosemary. you were great guests who left the apartment perfect. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Rod and Jan are perfect hosts - They 'checked us in', showed us where everything was and then left us to it, we hardly saw them during our week's stay despite them being just next door if we needed anything, nice apartment/villa with everything you need and a lovely garden and pool, although weather was quite hot, unfortunately, we did not use pool as it was a little cool, they also have a cute little dog who you could just take home with you! Albox itself is quite nice with a number of bars/restaurants and Huercal-Overa is nearby and worth a visit.

If in the area again would certainly stay with Rod and Jan again, if they would allow us! Thank you both very much. Les & Terry.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests who left the apartment spotless, thanks guys.
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From the Owner

We originally had a holiday apartment near Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca which we had for 10 years. When we took early retirement early in 2001 we moved there as it was convenient. We then looked at other areas as that one was getting very busy. Friends told us of this area of Almeria so we took a few days out and looked around Almeria province. We immediately loved it. The countryside and mountain views are stunning. You sit in the winter in 20C sunshine and look at the snow on top of the mountains, breathtaking. Weather here was a main reason for moving and also the cost of living is more reasonable than the UK.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Almeria at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tapa bar at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Valle de Este at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7/E15 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Olivo at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Garucha at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary


Lovely sandy beaches and Aqua Park at Vera Playa. Mojacar with it´s sandy beaches and old town set on a hill overlooking the sea both just 30 minutes drive. Plenty of entertainment and outdoor restaurants in several sea side towns and villages along the whole coastline. Drive along the coastal road with it´s little inlets and beaches for a private swim and relaxation.


Almeria airport is 1 hour, Alicante and Murcia airports 1 hour and ¾ drive. Essential to have own vehicle.


Albox 1 mile. Nearest bar/restaurant 1 mile. Ten Pin Bowling centre with games and restaurant 2 miles. Mojacar 35 miles. Vera Playa 32 miles. Mini Hollywood western town 35 miles. Cabo de Gata Natural Park and Baza Natural Park and lakes 50 miles. Beaches 30 minutes.

Further Details:

Several bars and restaurants of all types, Spanish, English, Chinese, Italian etc. in the locality of Albox with it’s quaint narrow streets. Lovely town square with fountains, garden and church. Very nice floodlit tennis courts only 2 miles away. Choice of 8 or 9 supermarkets including 4 English ones. Plenty of banks in the town centre and areas around. Mini Hollywood is a great day out for all the family. It has a western town where Spaghetti westerns were made. There are several shows a day of gun fights etc. It also has a zoo. Almeria City with it´s ancient fortress is second most tourist site visited in Andalucia. Granada and it´s beautiful Aljambra Palaces and gardens are just 2 hours drive. Vera Aqua park 30 minutes drive. New 12 lane ten pin bowling alley with cafe and other amusements only 10 minutes away. Albox now has a state of the art indoor swimming pool and gymnasium for those on winter holidays.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 16
5 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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10 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
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14 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
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11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
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18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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My Standard Rate
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50 pounds per week or 60 euros per week at the time of booking. Remainder is payable 8 weeks before arrival. Payments to be made by direct transfer either into UK or Spanish bank or via PayPal.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but off season it can be to your choice.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment is in a lovely secluded place but close to town. The private part of the garden has over 1000 square metres of trees, shrubs etc. to enjoy. The kitchen door leads out directly onto the terrace and gazebo and then into the pool area. Visitors, many from France as well as England, have told us it is like paradise. There is another gazebo in the garden, directly by the pool as you get out from your relaxing swim. There is also English, French and Spanish television for your enjoyment. It is only 2 kilometres from the town of Albox which has many restaurants and bars. Three very good supermarkets including Lidyl and four English style supermarkets where you can get your favourite goods.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town


  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 38 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC. Large bathroom cupboard. Heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large fitted wardrobes and plenty of drawer space. Hair dryer. Bedside tables and drawers and lights. Air-conditioning/heating. Iron and ironing board. Views across almond grove to mountains.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Supplement payable for heating in the winter months via electric meter. Water included in price. Outside: Beautiful walled garden of 1500 sq.m. with oleander bushes,trees and shrubs. Large spacious patios ideal for relaxing. 9x4m swimming pool which is private and for the sole use of renters. Fly free Gazebo with table and chairs, large shaded Gazebo by the pool. Have your breakfast overlooking the pool and garden. Lounger beds and chairs. Barbecue. Outdoor shower. Views of the mountains all around. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned at changeover. Other: Non smoking apartment but outside is OK.

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