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Luxury Mansion with Large Heatable Pool and Private Tennis Court

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Finca in Antas, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain - Idyllic Quiet Location yet Near to All Amenities

Finca Lucia - This fabulous villa was originally built as a large, yet versatile family home. Set in private orange groves with large 12 x 6 metre heatable pool, private tennis court, lawn and established gardens. The impressive entrance hall with the minstrel's gallery welcomes you to a fabulous villa, which will give you total relaxation, whilst offering you privacy, a feeling of tranquillity and the desire never to leave! Built to a very high specification in 2002, this villa will leave you breathless. Full climate control with air cooling/heating units, underfloor heating, spectacular fitted kitchen and high speed internet access. The stunning views from each of the bedroom's private balconies and the awesome sunsets, watched while enjoying a chilled glass of wine by the pool, are simply magical. Every facility has been provided to ensure you have a trip to remember. Egyptian Cotton bedding.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I put a lot of effort in to ensuring that clients have a great holiday in my villa. I become actively involved, if required, to assist in any arrangements necessary, and my experience in organising and knowledge of the local area I am sure would be invaluable to you. I enjoy cooking at home, entertaining, golfing, going to the beaches and dining out.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

To say this villa and holiday was excellent is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it at Finca Lucia. We wanted to do something special for my wife's 80th birthday so decided to take all our family (10 adults and five children) to Finca Lucia for one week. It was everything you could wish for. Plenty of room for all of us and plenty of space outside so we did not get under each others feet. We made good use of the excellent facilities, the pool, the tennis court, table tennis, BBQ - we had the pool heated just in case and this proved to be worth-while - we had difficulty getting the grandchildren out of the pool! The villa was immaculately clean and the grounds well tended. The owner, Wayne, was extremely helpful and is prepared to go to any lengths to ensure that you really enjoy your holiday. The management team at the villa were excellent. An undiscovered Gem!
Aug 2009
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10 Reviews

4.6
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

Finca Lucia is an amazing house that exceeds all expectations. Wayne has thought of everything a holiday maker could want when designing it. A shaded breakfast table overlooking the pool in the morning, dappled sunlight over a vine covered area for afternoon tea and a pavilion providing shade in the evening that could seat all 15 of us. It was hot this August but a breeze and shade meant you could laze around the huge, clean, deep, pool all day. And great evening lighting meant many a midnight swim.

The bedrooms were large with comfy beds and huge en-suites. Timed air conditioning was a real bonus. The kitchen was well equipped for mass catering.

Wayne was an attentive host, very charming and nothing was too much bother. He even came round to check on the pool attendant and gardeners.

I would highly recommend this house for large and small parties.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hazel Thank you for your very kind review. It certainly is a remarkable area to visit, and pleased you enjoyed the amenities the house had to offer. It was so nice to see a good group of friends with their children relaxing at the property, I hope you have some great memories and hope you decide to return one day. Thank you once again. Wayne
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Stunning Villa and service.

  • 5 of 5

The photographs really do show this superb villa accurately. What they don't show is the effort that the owner, Wayne, puts in to make sure your stay as perfect as possible . Nothing was too much trouble and his suggestions and advice about the area were hugely useful. We went as a groups of families with older teenage children. The villa was close enough for them to experience the beach nightlife in Mojacar. The location of the villa is peaceful, birdsong in the morning, with lovely views of the Sierras nearby. the facilities are excellent, the bedrooms lovely, and the pool is super large and clean. We have travelled all over Southern Europe over the past 30 years and taking everything into account this is the best villa we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "We are staggered by your extremely kind words. It is a credit to all who strive so hard to ensure that our clients stay is such a happy one, I will pass on your comments to everyone. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much, particularly as you live in one of the nicest areas in the UK, and we would be delighted to welcome you back, should you ever choose this incredible area to holiday again. Best regards Wayne"
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Everything you could want from a holiday house

  • 5 of 5

As seasoned 'large group' travellers Finca Lucia is one of the best villas we have stayed in. The house was beautifully maintained, well equipped, spacious and clean.

The outdoor space with the amazing pool, table tennis and tennis court provided entertainment for all the family, and was a great place to eat out whilst watching the beautiful sunsets.

Although the villa is tucked away there is easy access to local amenities, tourist attractions and the beautiful coast,

Wayne was an excellent host, who clearly wanted us to enjoy our stay, he was full of helpful information, and easy to contact, but never intrusive.

This is a beautiful part of Spain and Finca Lucia provided everything we look for in a holiday house. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Pool

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Finca Lucia, a great house with a fantastic pool. The pool is huge and the kids practically lived in it for a week while we sat under the gorgeous shaded vine area over hung with grapes, which tasted delicious! As did the figs which we discovered in the front garden! The house had everything we needed and more, plus it was great knowing the owner Wayne was only a phone call away should we need anything. He met us on arrival and made us feel really welcome and gave us plenty of local information etc. We used Wayne's supermarket account to get an online delivery which was waiting for us on arrival and a great idea. The local village Antas, a 5 minute drive away, had a great little grocery store with daily fresh baked goods, plus a good tapas bar and a pizzeria which the kids loved. Lidl was an easy 15minute drive away for a bigger shop. The nearest seaside towns were no more than 30 minutes away, Vera with a nice beach and Garucha, a harbour town with lovely seafood restaurants. We would happily stay at Finca Lucia again. The sunsets and views over the mountains were beautiful. PS we slept in the master bedroom which had a very comfortable king size bed and air con in every room which was a definite plus in August!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautifully equipped with amazing attention to detail. Though very spacious, the villa feels luxurious but homely, and I can't think of a single thing that could be better. The decor is simple but very stylish. All mod cons, wifi, sky, air-conditioning, log burner, barbecue, really comfy beds and lots of hot water and powerful showers! It was exceptionally clean and well maintained, as was the garden. The villa exceeded our expectations and Wayne is a wonderful owner, very approachable, friendly and helpful.

There are plenty of different areas to sit and relax to suit your mood. Personally my favorite spot was the shaded area under the grape vines where there is a constant breeze, it’s a lovely area to read a book in.

The pool is amazing – one of the best I’ve seen in a private villa and the water was always crystal clear. The children spent most of their holiday in here having endless fun! I mustn’t forget to mention the tennis court where the most uncompetitive amongst us all of a sudden became the most competitive!

There are lots of interesting places to visit in the area, beaches, markets, fiestas, flamenco and what I would call ‘proper’ Spanish bars. It was a lovely cultural experience. Rural Spain at its best. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would not hesitate to recommend

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of twelve seniors, who have travelled regularly throughout Europe for the last ten years or so. We always rent large villas, and have to say, Finca Lucia was easily the pick of the bunch. Fully equipped with everything you could need for a weekend, a week, or a month, nothing has been left out.

It is not our normal practice to put reviews on sites, but one of the group saw another, which we feel is totally inconsistent with what we (and others it seems) have experienced, and it caused me to put pen to paper, as I feel it is deserved.

The owner, Wayne, is always available if needed, and more than happy to go that extra mile to ensure you enjoy your trip.

We had the odd breakage, glasses, plates etc. but they were immediately replaced, and I have to say, I imagine it is rare to find such a dedicated owner. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending very highly this property to any group looking for a stunning location to enjoy a vacation. Immaculate inside and out, in the most beautiful setting, with probably one of the finest swimming pools available. The whole process of booking, arrival, departure and beyond have been handled totally professionally indeed! Thank you, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It took me two years of searching southern spain before I found this incredible area. Often referred to as "forgotten spain" this is the warmest and driest climate in the whole of Europe. The stunning skies, given the lack of artificial light, makes for amazing star-gazing, and during the day, phtographers and artists alike flock to this area to pursue the stunning colours. The main beach resorts at Mojacar and Garrucha have maintained sensible building levels which do not impact on the surrounding area the way other parts of coastal spain have. The area is typical of "old" spain, with many traditions still living on here. I was fortunate to spend time enjoying their very placid way of life and cannot emphasise enough how relaxing and magical this area is.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

With the Almeria region having the best light in Europe, the area is most suitable for those looking for a holiday based around photography. We can organise tours for you, also this is possible for birdwatching. Artists flock to this region, bearing in mind the fabulous colours, long days of sun and the best climate in Europe! Walking and cycling trips may also be arranged, please enquire!

Coast/Beach:

The villa is about 10 minutes from the nearest beach. There are several blue flag beaches nearby, several of them with beach bars and facilities and safe for children, including Mojacar, Garrucha and Vera. The Cabo De Gata Natural Park lies around 20 minutes away, this stunning protected area should not be missed! One of the beaches San Jose, was voted as Spain's top beach!

Travel:

Very well situated, being only 5 mins from the local motorway network, making transfers to the airports very easy. Almeria 40 mins. Murcia 1hr. Alicante and Granada too are within easy reach. Although it is preferable to have a car, there are bars/restaurants within a 10/15 minute stroll of the villa. Main train stations and ports are only a short distance away! Although near to all of these facilities, the villa is situated in stunning private seclusion!

Distances:

The local town is Antas, a lovely, Spanish, white washed town with nice bars, restaurants and shops. The nearby Cuevas Del Almanzora is of particular interest, with a fabulous castle and many cave dwellings, still inhabited today! The stunning area of Baza is also great for a day out, offering superb views over the largest water reservoir in Spain, with thermal springs useful for any aches and pains you may bring with you! Very therapeutic!

Further Details:

There are many smaller "spar" type shops in the local villages, larger supermarkets available in Vera, which is 5 mins by car. here you can buy all the provisions you need - amazing fish counters at prices you won't believe, all fresh for the barby!

Plenty of banks in Antas, together with a doctor, dentist should the need arise! Too many place of interest to go in to, but all information available at the villa. Go-carting, water parks, not to forget the Spaghetti Western villages where Clint made many of his movies! Great fun with cowboy shoot-outs daily!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas period
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid
15 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
Peak
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 7 nights
£4,300
 
 
Mid
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Christmas period
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
Peak
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,300
for 7 nights
£4,300
 
 
Mid
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Christmas period
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Prices are per week, 10% discount for second week outside of peak periods. Pool and underfloor heating available charge made for oil used only (Notice required). The villa has permanent high-speed Internet access, which is on 24/7 (you will need to bring your own lap-top). Non-refundable deposit of 25%. Cash damage security deposit of £400 must be paid prior to entry. All services included with electric to a maximum of 400kwh, after which there is a small surcharge.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. This is subject to alteration, but as a rule necessary in peak periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The villa is within 5 minutes of the motorway network affording easy access to airports, beaches and supermarkets, bars and restaurants, whilst retaining the privacy, quiet setting and stunning views I searched for. There are many local spanish bars for you to try the "menu del dia", typically good local produce cooked the spanish way and served to you traditionally for a very modest price! Many of these are within walking distance, all you may see on the way is the goat-herd!! The sheer size and well thought out design of the villa means that whether you are a group of 16 or a family of four, you will be equally at home. You can truly have "peace & plenty" at this property, past clients have referred to it as an "undiscovered gem"!

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • The house has 5 en-suite bathrooms, 3 with full bath, seperate shower, wc, bidet. 2 with shower, wc. There is also a separate wc, an outside changing room with shower and wc, plus a pool shower. Mater bathroom has walk-in shower and spa-bath.

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/18 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 queen double & day bed Bedroom 2 large double bed and double sofa bed. Bedroom 3 twin or king double. Bedroom 4 double bed. Bedroom 5 king size bed and sofa bed. Bedroom 6 bunks. Bedroom 7 bunks & double sofa bed. Egyptian Cotton bedding

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Finca Lucia is set in orange groves near the sleepy little village of Los Colorados and is ideally situated for either relaxing by the pool or visiting the local area which has plenty on offer for people of all ages and tastes. The nearest town, just two minutes away, is Antas, which still retains a true Spanish charm, but offers all the amenities needed with bars, restaurants and shops. The motorway is 5 mins drive and the villa is within 10 minutes drive of 2 superb new golf courses. There are plenty of fabulous local beaches and Mojacar playa, which is about two miles long, is a short 15 minute drive and offers typical resort facilities. Either side of Mojacar are busy fishing ports and excellent seafood restaurants. If you wish to explore a little inland you will find a wealth of interesting places and customs to see. The views of the distant mountains and the sea from the villa are simply stunning. The villa is ideally set up for children. Outside: Outside there are ample areas which are shaded. Large patio furniture, with a selection of tables for larger groups, plenty of chairs, sunbeds, and parasols. Brick built barbecue and outside kitchen facilities. The pool is stunning, 14 x 6 mtrs with floodlighting for evening swimming and heatable. One end is fitted with Roman steps, the other a spa seating end. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with washing machine, sink, storage space and a further fridge freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and bathroom towels, are provided. The villa will be prepared for your arrival, and there will be a linen change at the end of each week, unless otherwise requested. A maid and a cook are both available for your convenience (charges apply). Other: All rooms have individual air-conditioning, ceiling fans and underfloor heating.

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