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Restored Farmhouse With Private Garden And Plunge Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Cariatiz, Sorbas, Nr. Mojacar. Almeria, Spain - Peaceful Location Set In Andalusia's Beautiful Countryside

Casa Maravilla enjoys panoramic views whilst being surrounded by olive, almond and pomegranate trees. Open plan living area accommodates kitchen, dining area and lounge. Two double bedrooms and the family bathroom are located upstairs, the Master bedroom having en-suit facilities. Through patio doors both bedrooms open to first floor terrace where you can either soak up the sun or simply soak up the fantastic views over the mountains. Our charming courtyard garden has shaded dining area, built in barbecue and grill, dip pool and shower. Excellent walks into the surrounding hills on your doorstep.

Gail Whitwell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Gail Whitwell

My husband and I have lived here in Spain for the past 12 years. Buying our farmhouse just over 10years have spent our time restoring it to its present standard. Both now retired we feel our choice in location is perfect. Beautiful surrounding countryside, peaceful yet not too remote and of course the fabulous Mediterranean within easy reach. An estimated 318 days of sunshine here helps to make life pretty good! During rentals we will be living on site (next door). Whilst totally respecting your privacy, we can offer as little or as much help and advise as required.

Gail Whitwell purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely 2 weeks holiday spent in a wonderful location. Villa was everything we expected and more. Gail and Gren proved to be excellent hosts, very friendly and fully respected our privacy. Will certainly be back." Eddie and Karen Evans. Manchester. May 2012.

"What a fabulous place! Rural Spain/Great location. Fab hosts/Beautiful house. Highly Recommended. Judy and Mandy.Newcastle July2012.

Sun, Sun and more Sun? Peace and Quiet? Taste the real Spain? Casa Maravilla is the place for you! We will certainly be back. Richard and Phil. Southern Ireland. June 2012.
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sorbas in Levante Almeriense

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom has vanity unit with wash basin, shower and WC. Family bathroom, adjacent to bedroom 2 has vanity unit with wash basin. Full size bath with overhead shower. WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1. Master bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suit facilities. Bedroom 2. Double bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms are equipped with bedside cabinets, lamps and wardrobes. Both have access to Terrace. A single "Z Bed" is available.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Mosquito nets are fitted to all windows. Upright fans are provided as needed. Woodburner for use during the cooler months. The property is suitable for children although we ask supervision is given around the pool area and upstairs terrace. Outside: The front aspect of the property has parking area and seating with open views over the almond and olive trees towards the Sierra Cabrera Mountains. The crazy paved area to the rear of the house leads to a shaded dining patio equipped with table and chairs. Adjacent is a pretty courtyard garden with built in barbecue and grill. Sunbeds are provided for use beside your 4x5 dip pool and outdoor shower. Access by stairs to 1st floor terrace where adjacent to both bedrooms comfy seating can be found under shade, alongside which is an unshaded sunbathing area. From here, the backdrop of the beautiful Sierra de las Filabres is truly a tonic. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned and prepared before and after each rental. All towels and linen are changed weekly, although there are plenty on request. Poolside towels are also provided. Other: The washing machine and drying area are located on the 1st floor terrace.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Restored Farmhouse With Private Garden And Plunge Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

very nice

  • 5 of 5


Lovely house, everything you need. A part of Spain we had never been to, but very interesting. The house has everything you need, perfect place to relax and soak up the Spanish sun

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. Great hosts, very helpful. Loved the plunge pool and the lemon tree. Plenty places to sit in sun and shade. The property was very clean and very well maintained. Home from home. We felt very comfortable there. Would recommend to anyone. We will be back. Thank you Gail and Gren.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bury St Edmunds

Perfect countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews are right - this is a gem of a place to stay, up there with the best we've had on OD. Almería airport is small and unhurried with easy roads in and out. The 40 minute drive is easy (car essential, though). The owners are warm and friendly, yet utterly sensitive to the renters' privacy. This beautifully furnished coverted farmhouse is very comfortable with lots of places to hide away inside or outside or to seek sun/shade. The village is away from it all, quiet and calm, yet close enough to walk to a reasonable shop and bar. There are lovely walks from the doorstep (try going up the Rambla from Los Martínez to El Chive). It's a short drive to the motorway/main roads and 20 minutes brings you to a great selection of stunning coastal landscape, much of it unaffected by the tourist sprawl that has overtaken much of the Costa del Sol. The Sierras on the doorstep offer great walks and drives. We loved the flora and fauna, the great food, the Karst landscape of the Sorbas Basin and the Tabernas desert. If you're not claustrophobic, the Cuevas de Sorbas are an interesting guided scramble and the restaurant there is exceptional for value and quality. We were really sorry to leave. Thank you to the owners for all their suggestions and kindness. A real gem!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, wonderful host and comfortable property, very relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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southwell notts

The Best Yet

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this area now on the last three years and without a doubt this has been our best holiday to date.The cottage was exceptional and our hosts Gail and Gren were the loveliest people you would wish to meet as we had some lovely chats and they were there when we needed them. The cottage was extremely well equipped and the furnishings were of a high standard.The outside space was well planned and had everything you wanted from sun beds ,outside dining facilities and a splash pool to shaded areas where you could relax the day away. Knowing the area was fine for us ,but we still discovered places we had not been to before. We would thoroughly recommend this location to any body,so much so we are going again next June.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely hidden gem!!

  • 5 of 5

Karen and I stayed here in the summer of 2012 for two weeks, we were the first guests Gail and Gren had welcomed to their lovely house.

To say it's a wonderful place to spend your holiday is an understatement.

Very stunning surroundings, lovely village location and a warming welcoming couple to greet you upon arrival.

We were in touch soon after our return home in 2012 to book another holiday for 2013, this time for three weeks and have done the same for 2014!!

We like this place so much we are seriously contemplating moving permanently to the village upon our retirement.

If you've never been to this area before you should seriously consider Gail and Gren's house as it's an ideal place to stay.

Please leave the last two weeks in June and the first week in July free for Karen and Eddie!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Within a 25 minute scenic drive, Mojacar Playa offers miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, many superb beach bars offering local cuisine with locally caught fish being a speciality.

Boat excursions can be taken from the fishing port of Garrucha which, along side a sandy beach a new Marina has been built.

A Naturist beach can be found can be found at Vera Playa. Whilst a stunning drive south along the coast will take you to the famous and fabulous National Park of Cabo de Gata.


Car hire is essential. Motorway links too and from all airports are excellent.

Almeria Airport is approx 45 mins drive.

Murcia Airport is approx 90 mins.

Alicante Airport is approx 2hrs.

Directions can be given on request.


The centre of the village is about a 10 min walk. The coastal towns of Mojacar and Garrucha are about 25 mins drive. Slightly inland, Turre and Vera are about 15 and 20 mins drive. Sorbas, again inland, about 10 mins by car.

The circuit de Almeria is only a 20min drive from the property.

Further Details:

Fresh bread and most essentials can be purchased from the village shop. In addition to this, a bread van stops outside the property each morning. 3 Bars all serving good basic snacks can also be found in the village, one operates a public swimming pool during the summer months. Banks, cashpoints, good restaurants and larger supermarkets can be found in all the towns mentioned above. Most surrounding towns also hold a weekly open air market.

Take a spectacular guided tour of the "Caves" in nearby Sorbas, or browse the traditional pottery workshops in the town. A further 30 min drive passing the "Circuit de Almeria" will bring you to "Oasys" The Mini Hollywood theme park and Zoo. Set in the desert landscape of Tabernas, this film set was used in many famous spaghetti westerns. Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace is a 2hr motorway drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Sorbas, Costa de Almeria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sept/October 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov/December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% deposit by bank transfer on booking. The balance payable on arrival. We do not require a breakages deposit but trust you will replace any broken objects.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with arrival and departure times. If however this clashes with other guests we do ask you to arrive not before 2pm and vacate by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Special deals for winter lets exceeding 4 weeks. Please contact owners for details.

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.
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