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Set In A Peaceful Rural Location,Minutes Drive To Beach and Village,A Large Private Swimming Pool



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Country House in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain - Luxurious Property Set Amongst Olive Groves With Mature Gardens, Minutes Drive To Mojacar Villag

The property is well designed and tastefully decorated throughout. In a part of Andalucia that is well known to photographers, film makers and painters for the unusually good quality of light. Three double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and every convenience make this an ideal property for friends or families. Only 40 minutes from Almeria airport. The low rise Mojacar Playas, 10 minutes away, are well known for chiringuitos, restaurants, shopping center and several kilometers of sandy Blue Flag beaches.The village of Turre, two kilometers away, has a bakery, supermarket, bars and restaurants. We also have beautiful unspoilt beaches nearby. The unique whitewashed Moorish village of Mojacar is steeped in history. Nearby villages have weekly farmers markets, the famous Moors and Christians weekend is in June and many other local fiestas. Enjoy 'fresh of the boat' seafood in one of the many fish restaurants. Granada and the Alhambra is a 2 hour drive.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We will make you very welcome and give you all the information and help you may need for a great stay. I am English and my husband is Dutch. We first came to this part of Spain forty years ago and still continue to enjoy living here in this special part of Spain.

Speaks English, Spanish

19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and we are planning for a third. I wrote a review last fall about how gorgeous the property is. We spent a month here last summer and it was fantastic.

There are three bedrooms and as a group we mostly sat outside, either on the lovely terrace, or by the pool. One of the 'bedrooms' is literally a separate apartment, perfect for in-laws, although we personally liked the main bedroom with the outdoor (very private) shower and Moroccan bath. The kitchen is easy to use. The pool is large and private. The very few surrounding houses are at a real distance. My mother, who has trouble walking and and is partially blind, had no problem getting in and out of the water- or getting around the property.

We never used the air conditioning, only the fans in each room because of the fabulous cross breeze. The house is itself is very private, surrounded by orange, lemon and olive trees, and off the beaten path. The house has Moroccan design elements to it, mixed with colonial India- very elegant- and it has an inner courtyard with orange and olive trees.

The house is seemingly removed from civilization in the 'campo' (countryside) but it is actually close to everything. Mojacar village is 7 minutes or so away- and Turre even closer (you will want to go to the Super Turre supermarket, which is well stocked with anything you might need.) Mojacar is a charming white-washed village with lots restaurants and shops. The beach is about 10 minutes away, maybe 12 if there is any traffic. The beaches are lovely in Mojacar and the beach bars and restaurants a highlight. The Aku Aku beach bar and restaurant has good paella and it's fun for people watching. Tito's bar and restaurant is also super. I liked the Esencia jewelry shop at the crossroad mall- Parque Comercial Mojácar. Kasbah is right down the road and has beautiful Moroccan clothing, household decorative items and jewelry.

We highly recommend Casa Adelina restaurant in Turre. Their pork dishes (Iberian press or pork loin with salmon and Roquefort) make me wish I were there, right now! They are super-friendly.

Hiking in the mountains behind the house and up the road is also worthwhile. The water cascading down through the mountains behind the house (for irrigation purposes) is lovely. You have to hike up there to see it, and you will not regret it. The sunsets are beautiful from the house. You might hear some goat bells off in the distance. Incredible place!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at El Olivar in July. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves and I look forward to seeing you again in June. Sarah
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A charming villa in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two glorious weeks in this lovely property. We did get out and about but we were happiest simply spending time by the large pool or the expansive central courtyard. At times we felt as though we were transported into the orient. We were sorry to say goodbye. Thank you Sarah.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! i am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and my house, Thanks, Sarah
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Peaceful & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time we have stayed at this property. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to be. The villa is packed full of character. It feels like home...but with a warmer climate! My partner and I have twin boys aged 10 and it works well for both our age groups. The swimming pool is perfect and a really good size. The villa is large and homely. The decor is great...not at all naff or modern. It is earthly and feels loved. The trampoline is large and safe. The local amenities are fine...good, not great but friendly and pretty much all you need whilst on holiday. The villa has an annexe (perfect for friends or parents etc)...we didn't use it but it could be brilliant if needed. The owner was really helpful and kind. She was around if needed or nowhere to be seen if not. Which I think is very thoughtful. We shall be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I am so glad you had a good time again. i I look forward to seeing you all again next summer.
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Blissful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

El Olivar is a lovely house and it's a real treat to stay there. The place is so comfortable and lived in; not like so many rental homes, this is a real home.

The abiding memory is of blissful peace, interrupted only by the sound of the bells around the necks of the goats or the occasional braying of a donkey.

All the facilities are excellent and the outside shower is something else - a real joy to shower in the open air.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, David.
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  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous villa in idyllic setting, the photos don't do it justice.

My wife and I have been staying in Spanish villas and Fincas for the last 6 years and can confirm this is the best yet.

It was our first time for the Almeria region and it will not be the last.

Although a flight delay meant we did not arrive till late Sarah was still there waiting to greet us with a welcoming pack,marvelous!

Thanks for everything Sarah and we will see you next holiday.

P.S. What an addition a Hot Tub would be under the stars.

Terry and Susan.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes, a hot tub would be great! Maybe next season!
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Sarah's home - it felt so comfortable and cosy - very unlike most of the rental properties I have stayed in previously. The house is very well designed and actually is a lot better in real life than it looks in the pictures! We swam in the huge pool every day and spent most of our time outside lounging on the furniture taking in the wonderful views and making the most of the peace and serenity. It's very well located between Mojacar and Turre, close to all the attractions of the area and to some very good supermarkets. It was wonderful to come back to such a lovely home each day. It feels very large and has got heaps of little places to sit and ponder. We found lots of really great local restaurants - Sarah was full of great recommendations and very helpful with everything. The only negative was that we stayed 2 weeks instead of 2 months!! Highly recommended and worth every penny. The booking process was made very easy because Sarah was a great communicator and answered all of my questions very promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We built our house twelve years ago, and supervised the project every day for the two years it took. We are very proud of the result. Great attention to detail was our priority. A very special property that reflects the owners tastes acquired from years of travels in Asia and Africa. We love this area. At home we have the peace and quiet of the countryside, and yet we are only minutes away from the coast and the villages. Granada is a day trip away, and Cordoba and Seville are visited on an easy weekend trip. We are well connected by Air, train, ferry and bus to the rest of Spain, Africa and Europe.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Almeria at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Turre, Mojacar at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Almeria at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mojacar at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lorca at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Turre,Mojacar at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Granada at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mojacar at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Gabo de Gata National Park, Nijar. Cuevas del Almanzora. Sierra Cabrera. Agua Amarga. Bedar. La Alhambra, Granada.

Local villages have weekly farmers markets. In June, 12th,13th and 14th in 2015, the famous Moors and Christians weekend which takes place in Mojacar. Many day excursions are on offer. Wine tasting in one of the Alpujarran winerys, visit the Olive mill and Museum in Tabernas. Spend a day in Almeria and see the old castle.

Visit Nijar and see the Pottery makers at work. Go to the Jarapa factory

We a comfortable two hour drive to Granada and the Alhambra. 35 minutes to Mini Hollywood and the western film set villages. The Clint Eastwood westerns were filmed here. Visit Carboneras where David Leans Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Take a day and drive around the Cabo de Gata natural park. See the old gold mines, take a walk on the sand dunes and go to see the resident population of Flamingos. Visit the town of Cartagena.


The blue flag beaches of Mojacar are mainly sandy. Close to the beach boulevard you will find activities such as wind-surfing, jet-ski's, diving trips, sailing, a bowling alley and the nearby Go-cart track. We are ten minutes drive to the beach area, the shopping center, bars and restaurants. Low key night life can be found along the beach boulevard. In the Vera playa and the Cabo de Gata natural park you can find several more secluded naturist beaches. The Vera Water Park is nearby.


By Air: Almeria airport 40 minutes, Alicante 2 hours. Murcia 90 minutes.

By Train: Almeria, 60 minutes. Lorca 45 minutes. Murcia 90 minutes.

By Ferry: Ferry for Morocco goes from Almeria 60 minutes.

By Bus: Bus stops in Mojacar, or Vera at 22km. for long distance connections

A car is essential and we have a good local Taxi service if needed.


Turre village is 2.5 km, Mojacar village 6 km. Beach 8km. Garrucha 10 km. Vera market 15 km. Nijar 50 km. Almeria 90 km. Murcia 120 km. Cartagena 75 km. Granada is a 2 hour drive.

Further Details:

In the nearby fishing village of Garrucha you can taste the famous Gambas Rojas in one of the many fish restaurants overlooking the port. A large variety of Paellas can be enjoyed in many local restaurants and chiringuitos.

As well as the Friday farmers market, Garrucha has all the usual amenities (supermarkets, ATMs, doctor, butcher, fishmonger, chemist and many cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours). These amenities can also be found in the ParqueComercial Shopping center on Mojacar Beach.

Prices and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 1
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £419
Pet Fee £42

Bookings now being taken for 2017.
To confirm booking we need deposit 25% of total rental price within 7 days. 75% paid 6 weeks before arrival. Full rental price for bookings within 6 weeks of arrival date.
Payments by credit card charged fee 1.35%.
Booking can be cancelled in writing. The 25% deposit not refundable. Cancelling 41-30 days prior arrival incurs 50% charge of total. Cancellations less than 29 days incur 100% charge. All refunds suffer deduction of bank charge.Guests outside Spain pay damage deposit by credit card. (no surcharge) Damage deposit paid on arrival or prior. Time of arrival, not before 4pm, unless by prior arrangement in writing. Time of departure, the property must be vacated by 10am, unless by prior arrangement in writing. A charge of 50€ will be made if we do not receive the keys on your departure.
Property is expected to be left in good and tidy condition, if not, additional cleaning charge of 60€ for 1 week or 100€ for 2 weeks will be deducted from damage deposit. Cleaning can be arranged during your stay if you require at an additional cost, and is compulsory for stays longer that 2 weeks.
Following possible charges: 50€ if keys not returned; 30€ for leaving rubbish/ property untidy; 75€ to replace damaged/ lost remotes.

We are now taking bookings for 2017.
To confirm booking we need deposit 25% of total rental price within 7 days. 75% paid 6 weeks before arrival.
Full rental price paid if booking within 6 weeks of arrival date.
Booking can be cancelled in writing. The 25% deposit not refundable. Cancelling 41-30 days prior arrival incurs 50% charge of total. Cancellations less than 29 days incur 100% charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Our beautiful Andaluz/ Moorish style country house has panoramic views over the olive and citrus groves. Great for hiking . Mountains and beach close by. There is nothing to beat the taste of freshly picked oranges and mandarins! Help yourself! See the almond groves in blossom nearby in the early spring.Help with the Olive harvest in November. We are five minutes from the village of Turre with small shops and supermarkets, and ten from the low rise beach area which is well known for its local beach bars, restaurants, shopping center. We also have beautiful natural unspoilt beaches nearby. The unique whitewashed moorish village of Mojacar is steeped in history. Local villages have weekly farmers markets.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Bed 1 with tadelakt bath and loo. Outside patio with shower. En-suite to Bed 2 with shower and loo. En-suite to Bed 3 (the studio) with shower and loo. Downstairs loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6. ( 3 Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. an en-suite king master with French doors to courtyard. Bedroom 2. an en-suite twin with French doors to private terrace. Mountain views. Bedroom 3. an en-suite queen double in the self contained studio with kitchenette. Possible child bed.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking inside the house please. Pets may be permitted on request. Outside: The large private 12x5m Pool is surrounded by terraces on two sides, with pool beds and umbrellas. The pool is not fenced. However the access to the pool from the main terrace/seating/eating area is has a gate that can be closed so small children do not have access to the pool area.The pool has a mature palm trees at one end and olive trees down the long the side. A seating area under the palms by the pool for that evening sundowner. Up six steps from the pool and through the small gate, you have the large covered terrace that offers comfortable shaded dining and sitting area. BBQ. Weekly swimming pool maintenance service included. Weekly garden maintenance included. There is also a sitting area in the beautiful central courtyard. Utility Room: Washing mashine, tumble dryer, wine cooler, steam iron, large butlers sink. Outside patio with clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are included. Beach towels not included. Cleaning service after departure included. Additional cleaning service if required at additional cost. Use of laundry facilities included. Other: TV room connecting the drawing room to the kitchen has a plasma screen TV, Free to air channels, Spanish channels, DVD, Satellite. WiFi throughout the house. Pool chairs and sun-loungers around the private swimming pool.

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