Villa in Albanchez, Nr Albox, Almeria, Spain - Peaceful Location. Overlooking a Delightful Spanish Village which is only 15 mins Walk Away
We would like to welcome you to our stunning three bedroom villa overlooking the traditional Spanish village of Albanchez. Beautifully located with mountain range views. The villa has a 10 x 4metre private solar heated pool. This is our 'home from home' so you will find it a fully equipped family home, for up to 8 people. Including Nintendo Wii, PS2, DVD player. Outside features include 10 x 4 metres pool, with steps into the shallow end of the pool. There is a large pergola to provide a large area of shade - very useful in the summer months. There are fruit tress including lemons, oranges and mandarins as well as a variety of plants. A gas BBQ and sun loungers are, of course, provided. For the winter months there is a wood burning stove in the lounge - ideal for relaxing with a good book perhaps? The villa is approx 20 minutes drive from Albox town, 45 minutes from beaches. 1.5 hours drive from Almeria Airport. No Smoking inside the villa please.
Top Traveller Review
Great Holiday in a Great Villa!
About the Owner
Thank you for viewing our villa. Our names are Paul and Nikki and we purchased our villa in 2002. We were looking for a home with a stunning view that we could enjoy holidaying with our two young sons. The moment we found the villa we knew we had found what we were looking for. We hope that it will make a prefect holiday destination for you too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
If relaxation, beautiful views, quiet tranquil atmosphere and true local Spanish life is what you are seeking then you will not be disappointed! Mr & Mrs Tiernan from Surrey.
This is a great 'get away from it all' holiday. Lying by the pool with a good book listening to the clonking of bells round the necks of goats being herded along the track next to the villa is a tonic. I would highly recommend this clean and tidy modern villa for those not enamoured with the usual Costas holiday scene. Mr & Mrs Hulbert - Norfolk.
This Villa just could not be better. It has everything you could possibly want. Beautifully decorated with all mod cons. Bedrooms with very comfortable beds. The outside is just as great with a beautiful pool and a gas barbeque to cook on. We think they have thought of everything you could want. This is real rural Spain, away from the lager louts and head bangers! From Mrs Williams Horley.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Great Holiday in a Great Villa!
Just returned from two weeks' holiday using this villa as a base, and we were very impressed by its location, facilities & ambience. Nikki couldn't have been more helpful prior to us setting off for Spain, promptly emailing answers to our requests for advice (directions, where best to shop etc.). We had never stayed in Almeria before, and were not disappointed - it is a gorgeous province, ranging from a desert to beautiful rolling hills & mountains, and the road network is generally good! The village of Albanchez is easily accessible (uphill on the way back to the villa, so unless you are quite athletic you might want to drive!) & the tapas bars & small hotel are all very welcoming (and inexpensive!!). If you are looking for an idyllic "get away from it all" peaceful holiday, we can thoroughly recommend this place!!!
Ultimate in relaxation
We stayed at this fab villa for 4 weeks last summer. We have a 14 and 12 year old. The pool, tv/games and internet access proved a hit. The view, amenities (home from home) and tranquility of this "proper" Spain location were just fabulous. The drive to the beach was just over an hour which was fine for us as we are not beach lovers. The drive to the nearest supermarket is a good 20 minutes (the short cut through the next village was closed for road works ) But if you plan ahead and stock up it really wasn't an issue. The couple of tapas bars were a convenient 15 minute walk down the hill and the restaurant at the Hotel was great. Excellent value for money, plenty of choice too. The menu of the day included wine/beer too - it was so cheap we sent the bill back first time round as we thought they got it wrong ... After an embarrassing few minutes of pigeon Spanish of explaining we think we should be paying more - a British expat intervened and translated. We ended up going there nearly every other night. Definitely recommended. If you are looking for a completely relaxing, away from it all, proper Spain experience in a comfortable, well equipped villa, this is it! Enjoy. SJJ.
Lovely villa in a tranquil location
The villa is lovely, spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It really felt like a home from home. Views were amazing, good sized pool and the outside space well maintained. We picked fresh oranges and lemons daily and made full use of the gas barbie whilst watching the sun go down. Paul and Nikki were a pleasure to deal with and we will certainly be returning to this fantastic place some time soon.
From the Owner
“We spent quite some time looking for a Spanish retreat that we could spend quality time with our two young sons eleven years ago. We were looking for an area that would be perfect for children but without being near a busy beach, but within an easy distance when we do fancy a day out there. We had been looking for some time before we stumbled across this tranquil village. It was everything we were looking for and more! When we visit Albanchez it is hard to not feel immediately relaxed along with everyones laid back attitude here.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Scuba diving can be arranged approx 45 minutes drive away.
Horse riding approx 30 minutes away. Riding lessons. Treks and sunset treks with BBQs can be arranged.
There are many lovely beaches approx 45 minutes drive away. Villaricos is a lovely sandy bay with a Children's play area. In the summer season there is a snack bar. A little harbour is a few minutes walk from the beach. Garrucha and Puerto Ray are long stretches of sandy beach. Mojacar is a long and wide stretch of beach with shops, restaurants. Old town Mojacar is a traditional Spanish town and is certainly worth a visit. We provide a cool box,beach towels and parasols for days to the beach.
Almeria Airport 1 and a half hours.
Murcia and Granada 2 hours.
Alicante 2 and a half hours.
The nearest town is Albox which is approx 20 minutes away. The Alhambra in Granada is approx 2 hours drive away. As is the Sierra Nevada mountain and ski range.
The small village of Albanchez has several bars and a hotel offering a good range of meals at competitive prices. On a Thursday the village has a small traditional weekly market, mainly offering food. Albox is 20 minutes drive away. Supermarket, banks plenty of bars, restaurants, shops etc. There is a market here on a Tuesday.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bookings made more than 8 weeks before departure a non refundable 30% deposit is required. The balance remainder is due 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival the full amount is payable. A security deposit of £150.00 is required for damages, breakages .
Usually a Saturday but this is very flexible.
From the Owner
“For your convenience the villa has WIFI. We know your on holiday but more and more people are looking to check emails or their phone apps or Ipads. In addition having two children ourselves we thought it would be nice to put a Nintendo Wii in the property. This has been very popular. The swimming pool has solar heating and a solar blanket to enhance the heating in the shoulder months. We have also installed a water softener at the villa to provide filtered drinking water - it makes a huge difference not filling a trolley with drinking water. The softener also makes showering and bathing more pleasurable.”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, wc, sink and bidet. Family bathroom with bath (shower over bath), wc, sink and bidet.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 master bedroom with queen bed. En-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed and two single beds (ideally suits up to 4 children, alternatively can be used for a family of four). There is a TV/video and PS2 in this bedroom.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: All rooms have air-conditioning and hot air blowers for the winter. Outside: Solar heated swimming pool 10 x 4 metres. Steps in the shallow end into the pool. There is an undercover terrace area with table and chairs as well as an undercover pergola at the shallow end of the pool to provide additional shade. Sun loungers, a hammock and gas BBQ are included. Beautiful views of Albanchez village and mountan range. Utility Room: Water softener has been installed to provide soft water for showers, baths etc. In the garage is the washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside under the terrace is an additional fridge which makes an ideal drinks fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included. As are a large selection of pool towels. On request a mid week clean can be arranged at an additional charge.There are sufficient linens provided for your stay. Local cleaning charge Euros50.00 at the end of your stay.