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Fully Airconditioned Apt on a Harbour Location set In a lovely Fishing Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Gorgeous 3 bedroomed 2 bathroomed Apartment set in beautiful Gardens With Jacuzzi Swimming Pool Close To Beach, Shops And All Amenities.

This superb apartment consists of three bedrooms two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment has full air-conditioning and heating the 20 foot lounge and dining area has leather furnishings, satellite flat screen TV, blue ray DVD Player, radio/CD/IPod player, and large dining room table with six chairs this leads on to the patio which overlooks the court yard gardens with palm trees and Jacuzzi. There is a roof terrace with sun loungers and patio chairs that has beautiful sea views and can be reached by the exterior stairs. The swimming pool is contained within another of the four courtyards which make up the complex.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I live in the UK and both lead busy lives working hard so that we can spend as much time as possible in Villaricos which is a beautiful and authentically Spanish village, we have taken time and pride in providing a well equipped and comfortable apartment and hope that if you choose to stay you will have a relaxed and enjoyable holiday.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I will definitely be back your place is classy, chic, comfy and in terrific surroundings.

Martin B Warks. June 2012.



It was a very nice apartment, and Villaricos was so beautiful!

Thanks for letting us rent your apartment.

Christer and Jessica K Sweden July 2012



We enjoyed Villaricos very much! Nice People, beautiful weather and very nice apartment! loved the Beach bar!

Helle and family Denmark July 2012



We had a fantastic time and we loved your apartment. We were very impressed with the location, the complex design and everything in the apartment .

Steve and Jacqui H Devon Aug 2012



Your apartment is fantastic the complex is beautiful quiet and relaxing. The children thoroughly the pool each day.I feel as though the children got to see the 'real Spain' and its culture.

Ann B Somerset Aug 2012



The apartment & complex were superb we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your apartment Thanks for a fantastic holiday

Liz and
Jan 2012
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16 Reviews

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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Fantastic stay 😀

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked this holiday the service we received has been fantastic. Absaloutly lovely apartment, perfect for families and couples of all ages. Even though we went at peak time it was really peaceful and relaxing and all residents were very respectful. Villaricos is a beautiful little fishing village, could not recommended enough. We will definitely return. Thank you to John and Joan they have both been really helpful and provides us with enough information x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you for such a lovely review, to hear you were impressed by the service means so much to us both. We endeavour to do our best to make our guests stay as happy as possible. It's wonderful to know you want to return to the beautiful village of Villaricos. Many thanks John and Joan
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A wonderful relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything one needs for a content holiday. John and Joan, the owners, are two of the nicest people I have met. Extremely helpful and full of fun. We had not been to Villaricos before so slightly apprehensive but it is a lovely quiet Spanish town. Hardly any English spoken, which is rare in a holiday resort, again a bonus. Good food, good wine, very friendly and great for families and small children. Wonderful, safe beaches.

" We will be back" as the saying goes. Hopefully very soon.

Roberts Family from Kent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving us a lovely review. It's not often we get to meet guests so to meet and spend time with you and your family/friends was wonderful, so many laughs which makes for great memories so many glasses of wine!!! Hopefully see you all back again. Joan & John xx
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5

The apartment is in a perfect location, very close to the beaches and restaurants, a lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Harbour Lights is a quiet but perfect place to stay, very clean and modern with beautiful courtyard gardens and pool, the apartment was in a great location on the edge of town but within easy walking distance of the bars, restaurants and beach. We had a lovely stay and the location was well positioned for exploring the beautiful costal area of Villaricos and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy and Val, Thank you for your review. We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thought the apartment as well as the complex was lovely, and that you appreciated all the great bars and restaurants and discovered the stunning Almeria coast. We wish you all the best for the future in your search for property. Kind Regards John and Joan
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Beautifully designed complex excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a very good choice for us - peaceful , well equipped and spacious. We loved the village and the Sunday market, the two marinas and the small bars and restaurants. We hope to return before long (possibly in warmer weather) and will definitely recommend the apartment to family and friends. Many thanks to John and Joan for all their help and suggestions prior to our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jasmine for taking the time to review our apartment. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and loved all the things we do about Harbour lights and the village of Villaricos, its traditional Sunday market and all the lovely bars and restaurants that can be found throughout the village and on the harbours. We do hope that you make a return visit soon. Best wishes John and Joan
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Superb holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend this smart, clean and well equipped apartment highly enough.

We have stayed in this development in Villaricos once before but this apartment knocked the socks off the previous rental so spacious and very nicely furnished with good beds (quite rare in my experience. Quietly located in a pleasant courtyard but close to the pool, you step out the development straight onto the harbour side. The centre of Villaricos with all its traditional Spanish charm and authentic bars and restaurants is literally on your doorstep.

Apartment was well equipped with everything you coulld need and also a good selection of DVDs for those quiet nights in.

The owners obviously take great pride in their property and are an absolute delight to deal with.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darryn, Thanks for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We appreciate the time you have taken in doing this and all the nice words you have said about us and the apartment, also for noting that we do take a lot of pride in the apartment and the service provided, this makes our efforts all worthwhile. Hope to see you back soon! Many Thanks John and Joan
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First class in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely apartment and can't wait to go again. The location is perfect and the apartment is very well maintained, spotlessly clean and comfortably furnished. Nearby beaches are plentiful and there are many lovely bars and restaurants within walking distance for the evening. Harbour Lights has a lot to offer and John and Joan's apartment is the perfect place to stay - you can be sure of a professional approach to booking and the management of the apartment too. In all an easy, relaxing holiday in every way. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David and Janice for such a fantastic review we are blushing with the kind remarks, but it is so nice to hear. We are so glad you loved the apartment, complex and village and found everything you needed in the village we look forward to you visiting again in April 2016. Many thanks John and Joan
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Location

From the Owner

When deciding where to buy our holiday home we decided on the village of Villaricos having spent some time in the area we fell in love with the village, it ticked all the boxes for us having a traditional Spanish feel with friendly people, lovely bars and restaurants which served wonderful fresh fish and sea food alongside many others dishes. So if like us you are foodies you won’t go wrong. As soon as we saw the beautiful complex of Harbour Lights we knew this was the home for us and have since spent many wonderful holidays there with family and friends. We really enjoy the relaxed and warm feel of the village and that everything is just a short stroll away, or drive if you are looking for full on night life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : ALMERIA at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : ESPARANZA BAR and RESTAURANT at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : ALMERIA at 60 Miles Nearest Train : AGUILAS at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : E15 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : ESPARANZA RESTAURANT at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : SIERRA NEVADA at 140 Miles Nearest Beach : VILLARICOS at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are two scuba diving schools in Villaricos this reflects its special diving qualities with exceptionally clear warm water creating good visibility and the opportunity to see unusual and some unique species.There is also some opportunity to arrange fishing trips from the village or from Garrucha.

For bird watching and nature lovers, the Parque natural cabo de Gata is 50,000 hectares of land and sea, with a wide range of aquatic life, flora and fauna which was declared a UNESCO bioshere reserve back in1987. The reserve is one of the most important areas for breeding and over wintering for birds and a stop of point for migrating birds between africa and Europe.

There are excellent walks in Almeria, locally or slightly further afield in the Cabo de gata, Also 40 minutes North in the Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park.

Coast/Beach:

There are two sandy beaches 10 minutes' walk along the palm lined promenade which connect the two Harbours and which has beautiful views out to sea. There is the Brisas beach bar/restaurant with play area on one beach and the Balsica bar/restaurant on the harbour next to El Castillo de Cristal Beach. Within a short drive are many lovely beaches and coves many which are often deserted and perfect for that intimate picnic or romantic stroll.

Travel:

Villaricos has two village supermarkets a butchers and fish shop so a car is not essential and would only be necessary if you wish to explore the region. Also airport pick up can be arranged.

Distance to Airports and port are as follows:-

Almeria airport 80Km, 50 mins.

Murcia airport 100km, 70 mins.

Alicante airport 160 km 120 mins.

Ferry Port in Almeria city 100km 70 mins.

Distances:

Vibrant Mojacar Playa is 15 mins. Beaches of San Juan 10 mins. Beaches of Vera Playa 10 mins. Pretty Mojacar pueblo 20 mins . Fishing port/ resort of Garrucha 10 mins. Authentic Spanish town of Vera 10 mins. Cuevas de Almanzora with its cave houses 10 mins. Pretty village of Bedar 30 mins. Spectecular Mountain Village of Cabrerra 40 Mins. Cabo de Gata Park 30 mins. Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park 40 mins. Almeria City (with the Alcazaba fortress) 70 mins.

Further Details:

There is a traditional lively local Market in Villaricos outside Harbour lights on Sundays and there are markets somewhere in the region every day. Villaricos has in the region of 13 tapas bars and a selection of restaurants including beach bars (Chiringuito) within different price ranges. There are two local supermarkets, a fish shop, a butchers and a newsagent. For the keen fisherman there is a tackle shop providing all you need for a good days fishing. For larger supermarkets the nearest is about five minutes drive away and all the main towns have a variety of supermarkets. Banks can be found in all the towns, Villaricos has a auto teller at the far end of the village.

Further places of interest are the Aqua park in Vera playa next to the Consum supermarket. The Bullring situated on the outskirts of Vera originally built in 1879, it is home to a museum which is open to the public. Bullfights are still performed in the ring today. Other activities available are Microlighting outside Vera, Horse riding takes place in various places but Mojacar is the nearest. On the outskirts of Mojacar there is also a go-carting circuit. There are tennis courts up at Desert springs and Puerto Rey.

The province of Almeria contains Mini Hollywood, Almeria has a stunning landscape that has attracted film makers since the sixties the dramatic landscape of the Tabernas desert has been the backdrop for dozens of "spagetti westerns, Peter O'Toole classic Lawrence of Arabia and other more recent films such as Patton, the Wind and the Lion and Indiana Jones and the last Crusade. Mini Hollywood is the longest established of three theme parks existing in the area. (Texas Hollywood and Western Leone are the others)There is also an excellent Zoo with a film studio, car museum, swimming pool, a parrot show, and salon were you can see a Can Can show and other Western themed displays.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
£1,050
 
 
Early season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
£1,200
 
 
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
£1,350
 
 
Mid high
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
£1,500
 
 
High season
15 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
£2,200
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 per week booked secures the apartment for your chosen dates, final balance payable together with a £100 returnable security/damage deposit 45 days before start of holiday.

Cancellation results in loss of deposit. Security deposit returned normally within 2 weeks and dependent on after departure checks and return of keys. All payments by Bank Transfers.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible depending on availability, meet and greet is available but will incur a charge. A welcome pack may be arranged which will include essential items like Milk, bread, tea, suger. Cost depending on requirements.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in UK pounds, special discounts may be available for bookings out of season dependent on number of people, and also for holiday durations of two weeks or more depending on time of year and again number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

We loved the traditional Spanish feeling of Harbour lights and this is born out by its architecture and the four traditional plaza's making up the complex. The beauty of Harbour lights is maintained in that each area is redecorated every four years and maintenance is of a high level. The facilities are contained within each of the plazas with a lovely pool in one and a jacuzzi contained in beautiful gardens in an other, the other two plazas have lovely fountain features where you can read a book or just contemplate life! This is all situated on a stunning harbour front. This is why we fell in love with harbour lights and the village of Villaricos.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, vanity unit with large mirror, shaving point, WC, bidet and spotlight overhead lighting. En-suite bathroom with corner shower cubicle, WC, sink, large mirror, shaving point.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, air-con, ceiling fans, fitted wardrobes, vanity area with hair dryer and en-suite. Bedroom 2 twin beds, air-con, ceiling fans, large fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 twin beds, air con, ceiling fans, large fitted wardrobes.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation overlooks beautiful lush gardens which also houses the Jacuzzi, the pool is located within one of the other beautiful areas of the complex a few steps away. Please note there is not a life guard so children must always be under parental supervision. We have plenty of parking in front of the complex but please note that there is a Sunday market and that all vehicles must be moved to a side street. Please note that there is strictly no smoking in the apartment and no animals are allowed within the complex Outside: The outside patio overlooks beautiful gardens containing the Jacuzzi. The patio has a table and chairs. The shared pool is located in one of three other courtyards only steps away. Another courtyards is set as a town plaza with a fountain and Queen palms and ample seating, the perfect place to chill out and relax. The forth courtyard has a water feature, gardens containing a shaded area. The roof terrace/solarium is accessible from the stairs beside the apartment and has wonderful sea views where you can relax and soak up the rays. Please note that the swimming pool is open all year, the Jacuzzi is officially shut between November and the beginning of April. Utility Room: No utility room but the community has a free tumble dryer in the basement for your convenience: Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All linen, towels, beach towels are included.The property is cleaned before and after each booking. Prior to departure the telephone details of our local representative will be given in case of any problems

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