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Apartments On Alhambra Hill, Granada - Media Luna Flat A

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Media Luna Flat A

The larger of the two apartments. Perfect for a couple. There is a double sofa-bed in the living room, good for children, but not really suitable for 2 adults. Access off the patio.

Bedroom: double bed, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets,individual lamps, and clothes stand.

Bathroom: Shower, W.C., washbasin, hair-drier

Kitchen: Freezer/Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, 4-hob vitro, Grill. Sink. Washing machine and foldable clothes horse. Iron and ironing board.

Livingroom: Dining table and chairs. Double sofa bed. Wardrobe. Electric heating in winter.

No air conditioning in this flat. It stays naturally cool in the hot summer.

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About the property

S14795

The property is located in a traditional Granadine residential neighbourhood at the foot of the Alhambra woods. The cobbled streets are traffic free and peaceful, but in five minutes you can walk down to Plaza Nueva, the historic central square of the city. From here you are within easy reach of the Albayzin...the old moorish quarter, or the cathedral and the main commercial area of the city. There are innumerable bars and restaurants close by ... we will be happy to recommend if you so wish. You couldn't be much nearer to the Alhambra. In a couple of minutes you are in the woods that lead up to the palace. If you want to visit the Alhambra, make sure you book entrance tickets in advance. We have lived in the property since renovating it in 1988, but in 2009 we created two apartments in part of the house. There are two patio areas for your use. Registered with the Andalusian Tourist Authority, Nº: VFT/GR/00219.

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About the Owner

Richard Nother
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Richard Nother

Richard and Esperanza met in London in mid 70's. Esperanza studied art at the Royal College of Art; Richard played with both Joe Strummer and John Lydon in various bands of the time. They moved to Granada in 1988, having restored the ruin that they had found at the foot of the Alhambra. With their children leaving home, they decided to convert a section of the house in to two independent apartments. They still live in a seperate part of the house. Esperanza, an active artist with regular international exhibitions of her paintings and sculpture, has a ceramic studio off the patio. Some of her work is used in the decoration of the apartments. Richard is still involved in music: both playing and producing musical events. They are both more than happy to share their extensive local knowledge.

Richard Nother purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Richard Nother chose Granada

Having decided that we wanted to move from London to Granada we couldn't believe our luck when Esperanza's brother sent us a photo of a dilapidated ruin at the foot of the Alhambra. We had wanted to live in the centre of the city, but to have found a property in this perfect position was more than we could have hoped for. Perched on the side of the Alhambra hill with views to the front overlooking the city, and behind us a green swathe of the Alhambra woods we couldn't have asked for more. Just pedestrian cobbled streets in the neighbourhood, which suits us fine. Bird song for car horns is our preference, yet in 5 minutes you are in the centre of the city with the necessary shops bars and restaurants. We renovated the house and had space for a ceramic workshop for Esperanza.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area.

Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat.

You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can.

We want you to enjoy your stay here!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This little apartment had everything we needed, was beautifully quiet and right on the doorstep of Alhambra. Richard and Esperanza were very welcoming hosts and shared local knowledge willingly. There's a chance to enjoy Esperanza's art as well." Naomi T. June 2011

"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little apartment. It's in a great location, near both the Alhambra and Plaza Nueva but also nice and peaceful. The apartment is clean and tidy with lovely views from the balcony, an attractive outside patio area with lots of plants and lemon trees. Helpful tips on places to visit from Esperanza the host." Kate E. April, 2011

"Our Granada stay was made especially memorable by this great location, next to the path up to the Alhambra. Quiet, a great location, tidy and clean and everything we needed ( incl a nice music CD collection ) . Terrific and romantic view so we felt off the tourist track - very helpful hosts. It was easy to be here four the 4 nights we stayed." Phillip G. March '12
Jun 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"This little apartment had everything we needed, was beautifully quiet and right on the doorstep of Alhambra. Richard and Esperanza were very welcoming hosts and shared local knowledge willingly. There's a chance to enjoy Esperanza's art as well." Naomi T. June 2011

"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little apartment. It's in a great location, near both the Alhambra and Plaza Nueva but also nice and peaceful. The apartment is clean and tidy with lovely views from the balcony, an attractive outside patio area with lots of plants and lemon trees. Helpful tips on places to visit from Esperanza the host." Kate E. April, 2011

"Our Granada stay was made especially memorable by this great location, next to the path up to the Alhambra. Quiet, a great location, tidy and clean and everything we needed ( incl a nice music CD collection ) . Terrific and romantic view so we felt off the tourist track - very helpful hosts. It was easy to be here four the 4 nights we stayed." Phillip G. March '12
Jun 2010
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
If you require further information please send us an email. The apartment will be reserved for you on receipt of an nonreturnable reserve payment of 50% of the total for the booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 2 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. We will send you a confirmation with detailed instructions on how to arrive at the apartments, and other information.

Changeover Day:
Change-over days are totally flexible.
Check-in time: after 14.00h Check-out: before 12.00 (midday)
If your transport arrives in Granada before 14.00h, let us know, and you could leave luggage with us prior to your occupation of the apartment.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted above (in Euros) are for 2 people per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. After six nights, there is a sliding scale, and we will be happy to quote a price for the number of days you wish to stay. For extra guests there is a charge of 15€ per extra person (half price children under 15) per night. Supplements apply at Easter. There are no additional costs to the prices quoted.

25 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

Comfortable Haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week relaxing at this lovely apartment while enjoying Granada. The apartment is located off a main street leading to the Alhambra. The apartment is tucked away in a quiet corner, tastefully decorated with a charming courtyard. Our host Richard was extremely helpful, friendly, warm and welcoming. This apartment has all the necessities and then some to make your stay in Granada unforgettable! We would definitely stay here again during our next visit to Granada.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do hope you are enjoying your continuing trip. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us...all best R & E
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5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

This is a really cute apartment in a beautiful old Spanish town house. The owners live above and are very friendly and helpful. You couldn't get a better positioned property for the Alhambra as it's just a short walk up the road. The house is easy to find and very central to the main tourist part of town. It is lovely to stay at an apartment that has all the basic necessities such as hand soap, washing up liquid and shower gel and it had the most comfortable bed. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Amanda. All the very best, Richard.
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4

Good apartment, Good location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was small, but had everything needed. If the weather would have been warmer we would have enjoyed the outdoor patio. We would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twyford, Berkshire
5

Great welcome in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Your own Spanish apartment.

The location is perfect for the Alhambra and central for everything else.

Richard could not have been welcoming and helpful, he genuinely wants to make your stay as easy as possible.

Flamenco at Casa Del Arte Flamenco was incredible - we went twice!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sussex
5

Autumn break

  • 5 of 5

We came to Granada to see the Alhambra and to get some autumn sun. The flat was very convenient for everything we needed for our stay . It was well furnished and had good heating, which was necessary as it was cold but sunny weather. There was loads of local info re places to shop and eat and Richard and Esperanza were friendly and caring hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your break. and all very best for the future.
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bowling green, oh
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 day stay in this charming apartment on the Alhambra Hill! It was great fun strolling through the nearby and well lit Alhambra woods in the evening as well as walking through the city streets at the bottom of the hill. Richard gave us great advise for our daylong visit to the Alhambra as well as suggestions for other areas and sites to explore, restaurants and shops.

The apartment had all the amenities we needed including a much appreciated washer and a very comfortable bed. The little patio added a nice place to relax with a glass of wine or coffee during our visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Having decided that we wanted to move from London to Granada we couldn't believe our luck when Esperanza's brother sent us a photo of a dilapidated ruin at the foot of the Alhambra. We had wanted to live in the centre of the city, but to have found a property in this perfect position was more than we could have hoped for. Perched on the side of the Alhambra hill with views to the front overlooking the city, and behind us a green swathe of the Alhambra woods we couldn't have asked for more. Just pedestrian cobbled streets in the neighbourhood, which suits us fine. Bird song for car horns is our preference, yet in 5 minutes you are in the centre of the city with the necessary shops bars and restaurants. We renovated the house and had space for a ceramic workshop for Esperanza.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada Federico Garcia Lorca at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gran Taverna, Cuesta Gomerez at 350 Metres Nearest Train : Granada at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A.44 City Ring Road at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Los Diamantes at 350 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobreña at 70 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach at Salobreña, a 45 min drive. Other good beaches on Granada coast at Calahonda (1h15), sea fishing at Carchuna (1h10), scuba diving La Herradura (1h20). Best night-life found at Almuñecar (1h15)

If you have time, we highly recommend a 2 hour drive to the unspoilt beaches within the Natural Park area of "Cabo de Gata" in Almeria. Take refreshments with you to these beaches as the protected coastline has neither bars, shops or hotels. Accommodation easily found in nearby San Jose.

Travel:

Granada is NOT a car-friendly city! If you come by car we recommend using a car park for the duration of your stay, except for any trips to local beaches, mountains, villages etc. The carpark we recommend is close to the city ring road, and just a short taxi ride from the apartments. NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW DIRECT FLIGHTS WITH B.A. FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT TO GRANADA. Granada is nearest airport 25Km. Regular buses to centre or taxi (approx 25€). Malaga airport is 130Km. 1h 45min journey time.

Facilities

From the Owner

The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area. Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat. You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can. We want you to enjoy your stay here!!!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving

Floor Area

  • 38 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Living room with sofa bed. - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa bed in living room suitable for 2 children
  • Double bed in bedroom.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both apartments have: Satellite T.V. and free wifi internet access. All bed linen (100% cotton) and towels are supplied. Permanent hot water. Crockery, Cooking utensils and glassware in kitchen. Baby's cot available on request. Heating. We have a selection of guide books (and novels). On arrival we will supply you with a local map, and point out necessary locations, eg supermarkets, monuments, recommended restaurants, nearby hamman, etc. Outside: There are two separate patio areas for your use, each with chairs and table. Perfect for breakfast, or for a relaxing glass of wine in the evening! The apartments are no smoking...not the patios.

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