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Charming Villa With Private Pool And Spectacular Rural Setting.

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Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom house (sleeps 6) in Los Gallardos, Mojacar Near Alfaix,, Almeria Andalucia, Spain - Rural Village Location, Spectacular Walks, Panoramic Unspoilt Views, 20 Minutes Drive Mojacar Beach

Casa Jacaranda is let on a self-catering basis. This is a very private, tranquil location in a small hamlet, though not remote. This is the 'real Spain' and we are the only foreigners in La Tarea. Los Gallardos and Turre are both a ten minute drive away, and both have a weekly street market and various shops, bars, and restaurants. The Moorish village of Mojacar is about 20 minutes away. We are a half hour's drive from Almeria airport.

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About the Owner

chris walton
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About chris walton

Chris has lived in Spain for 9 years and in a former life was an antique dealer for 20 years before opening a bistro in Cheshire. Before leaving England, she renovated a semi-derelict farm on the Cheshire/Derbyshire borders, and owned two gift shops, also selling flowers and plants. Gardening is a favourite leisure activity, struggling with rock-hard stony soil to grow tomatoes, courgettes, mange-tout peas, salads and herbs. Chris loves cooking for guests, often using home grown ingredients, making fresh bread daily, and the house produces an awesome Limoncello liqueur. We shall shortly be introducing chickens. Growing exotic plants is a passion, and the many terraces have examples of all manner of unusual flowers and plants.

We love meeting new people from all walks of life.

chris walton purchased this villa in 2012

Why chris walton chose Mojacar area

We have lived in this area for 9 years, but a fantastic opportunity arose to buy a neglected old cortijo and detached 2 bedroom house in an even more spectacular setting than before. Both properties had 'good bones' that were crying out for love and attention. This is also the Real Spain. Before, we were surrounded by ex-pats, and here we are the only foreigners. Although we are in a tranquil, picturesque setting, we are by no means remote, and can be in a busy supermarket in 10 minutes.

What makes this villa unique

Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility, and read or swim in the pool, or just hop over the wall and walk for miles without seeing a soul!

Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Elizabeth Cave, Rutland. So who moved Shangri La to southern Spain? Timeless charm with attentive (but never intrusive) hosts. Excellent food and excellent company in a beautiful setting....and the weather's not bad too. Coming back?? You bet!! June 2013

Lynne and Martin Curtis, Andalusia. We had a wonderful break with Chris and Harry.The place reflects their personalities and hospitality even better than their previous property. The place is so peaceful, in a typical Spanish area, perfect to get the feel of old Spain and near enough to the town and sea to suit most people. Nights unpolluted by light are star-filled with the odd frog singing by the stream below. Ideal to sink the odd vino or three. Comfortable and spacious, you can really chill out by the beautiful pool area. Breakfast in the gazebo, fresh squeezed orange juice, home-made bread and jams, and for the die-hards, eggs and bacon.. Oh- and remember to say hello to Suki, the real boss there!!
Mar 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Elizabeth Cave, Rutland. So who moved Shangri La to southern Spain? Timeless charm with attentive (but never intrusive) hosts. Excellent food and excellent company in a beautiful setting....and the weather's not bad too. Coming back?? You bet!! June 2013

Lynne and Martin Curtis, Andalusia. We had a wonderful break with Chris and Harry.The place reflects their personalities and hospitality even better than their previous property. The place is so peaceful, in a typical Spanish area, perfect to get the feel of old Spain and near enough to the town and sea to suit most people. Nights unpolluted by light are star-filled with the odd frog singing by the stream below. Ideal to sink the odd vino or three. Comfortable and spacious, you can really chill out by the beautiful pool area. Breakfast in the gazebo, fresh squeezed orange juice, home-made bread and jams, and for the die-hards, eggs and bacon.. Oh- and remember to say hello to Suki, the real boss there!!
Mar 2013
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4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

4

A wonderful Spanish holiday

  • 4 of 5

La Jacaranda is a spacious and comfortable villa found at the end of a track which winds down from the tiny hamlet of La Tarea. This was our second stay, we had spent ten days in September when the weather was hot and sunny. This time we had come to escape the English winter. Although we awoke to snow on the surrounding mountains on one occasion the weather was generally sunny and warm with blue skies. Orange and lemon

trees edged the roadsides and the village gardens had narcissus and irises.

There is a large open plan sitting room including a dining area, the kitchen is accessed through an archway. The kitchen was well equipped and washing up was not a chore with the marvellous views of the mountains and campo. Furnished with two squashy leather sofas and a log burner we were as comfy as could be in the evenings in front of a roaring fire of olive logs, the house was clean and tastefully furnished, each en suite bedroom has its own terrace with attractive painted chairs and tables, there was plenty of outside furniture as well.

The owner of the property, Christine, lives in a charming villa separated from La Jacaranda by a high wall, the swimming pool which is open to guests is reached via a

wrought iron gate.

Chris is a friendly hostess, but not intrusive and has a wealth of information about the local area. Shops, bars and restaurants can be found in Turre, a small Spanish village about 10 mins away. The beach at Mojacar is a little bit further on, there you will find a landscaped stretch of promenade with all the accompanying facilities that you might want.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, accommodation and hostess

  • 5 of 5

I really could not fault this property for a relaxing break in the winter sun. It has the most beautiful, peaceful location in the mountains - perfect for switching off - yet it's a simple 10 minute drive to Mojacar with its stunning beach, shops and plenty of bars and restaurants. The villa itself is immaculate and has everything needed for a self-catering stay - anything extra, we only had to ask and it was provided. Chris really is an amazing host and nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Not our first time,we keep going back because we love it.A place where you can totally relax in a wonderful homely environment with a fantastic host. We cannot recommend this highly enough.Everything you could possibly want from a holiday. Great finishing touches to the house and surrounding pool area.Very picturesque with amazing views.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Charming house, very well equipped with lovely panoramic views over the countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house with well equipped kitchen, wood burning stove and two ensuite bedrooms. Large sitting room and access to garden with pool and gazebo, with good sitting/sunbathing area. The house is in a pretty hamlet, very Spanish, but within easy reach of the beach at Mojacar and Turre with good local markets and excellent supermarkets. Though it appears on the map that the house is close to the motorway, you cannot hear or see it. Very peaceful. Good local walks. Chris, the owner, lives next door and is very helpful and not overbearing in any way. Can't recommend the house too highly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We have lived in this area for 9 years, but a fantastic opportunity arose to buy a neglected old cortijo and detached 2 bedroom house in an even more spectacular setting than before. Both properties had 'good bones' that were crying out for love and attention. This is also the Real Spain. Before, we were surrounded by ex-pats, and here we are the only foreigners. Although we are in a tranquil, picturesque setting, we are by no means remote, and can be in a busy supermarket in 10 minutes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : almeria at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Alfiax at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cortijo Grande at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E15 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alfiax at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mojacar at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Mojacar beach is about a 20 minute drive, as is Garrucha. Both have good sandy beaches, beach bars and fish restaurants. We are about 25 minutes from Cabo de Gata, and also Agua Amarga which has a lovely unspoilt beach.

Travel:

Car hire is essential. We are about 30 minutes from Almeria Airport, an hour and a quarter from Murcia, and about two hours from Alicante.

Distances:

10 minutes drive from Turre or Los Gallardos. 20 minutes drive from the fishing port of Garrucha, which has a very good Friday market. 30 minutes from the old film studios at Tabernas where many spaghetti westerns were filmed. 30 minutes from Almeria. 2 hours from the Alhambra Palace at Granada.

Further Details:

There is a small, but very well stocked convenience store and bar about 5 minutes drive away in Alfaix. In the summer months there is also a bar/restaurant, and plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and banks in Turre or Los Gallardos (10 mins drive).

Close to Cortijo Grande golf course and Rancho Cabrera riding school. Several other golf courses nearby. Close to Go-Karting in Garrucha and the Waterpark in Vera. Mojacar is a 'white village' in the hills about twenty mins drive away, and has a fascinating Moorish history. Lots of lanes and alleyways and Moorish arches, dating back to the 15th century. Souvenir shops and bars and restaurants. Mojacar beach has plenty of restaurants and beach bars (chiringuitos)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
8 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£149
for 3 nights
£347
 
 
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£433
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
£477
 
 
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£241
for 3 nights
£563
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
£477
 
 
rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£433
 
 
rate 7
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£149
for 3 nights
£347
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£347
for 7 nights
£347
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Generally£100 deposit payable on booking, balance in Euros in cash on arrival.

Changeover Day:
No specific changeover day. Self-catering guests are generally charged by the week, but it may be possible to stay for less than a week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility, and read or swim in the pool, or just hop over the wall and walk for miles without seeing a soul!

Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shower rooms

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Bedroom House with sofabed Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed, ensuite shower room and balcony 1 bedroom with twin beds, ensuite shower room and balcony

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Large living room with dining area, two large sofas + sofabed, woodburning stove, spacious kitchen, two ensuite bedrooms with private balconies. Outside: Large private garden with barbecue, and plenty of space for sunbathing or sitting in the shade. Sun-loungers provided. Outside dining area. Large guests' swimming pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: property is cleaned before guests' occupancy. Towels and bedlinen are provided free of charge. Other: Spacious outdoor kitchen with large barbecue

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