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.
About the Owner
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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Generally£100 deposit payable on booking, balance in Euros in cash on arrival.
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
Generally £100 deposit into my English bank, then the balance payable in cash, in euros, on arrival
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
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!”
- Guest House
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 shower rooms
- 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
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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