El Nido (The Nest)
About the home
"El Nido" (The Nest) is a private detached villa with a private pool in Los Pinos, Almunecar. The Villa has stunning panoramic views of the sea and the mountains. The Villa is very quiet and yet just minutes away from a year round bustling town. The villa is split into various levels as it is on the side of the headland hill known as "Los Pinos". All the levels are connected via the garden. The top floor of the house has two generous double bedrooms, one en-suite, a family shower room, the kitchen and the sitting/dining room. There are also two terraces. The main one is spacious and has a dining table for 6. The other one is in front of the main bedroom and quite private from the rest of the house. The lower floor can be an independent 1/2 bedroom apartment, bath/shower room,sitting/dining/kitchen and a large terrace in front. It is perfectly set up for friends/families sharing or just one big happy group. The owners use the house as their own. The house, terraces, pool and gardens are lovingly looked after.
There are two main rules for renting my house: 1- You must treat it as if it was your own. 2- You must have a great time while you are there!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Various, 900m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Bedrooms: Upstairs the main bedroom has a king size bed or two single beds. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed or 2 single beds. Downstairs, the main bedroom has a king size bed or 2 singles. There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting room for ocassional use.
Bathrooms: Upstairs: En-suite shower room to main bedroom and a further family shower room just opposite bedroom 2. Downstair the bathroom has a bath, a separate shower, a WC, basin with under cabinet and a bidet.
Kitchen: The upstairs kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances (oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave,washing machine, kettle, etc) and kitchen utensils.The downstairs kitchen is also fully equipped but it's smaller and it does not have an oven.
Utility Room: Available to the apartment there is an array of garden furniture, pool loungers, dining tables and chairs etc.
The upstairs living room is open plan with a dining table and a comfortable sofa. The sitting room opens to the terrace and the panoramic views. There is a flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is a small collection of DVDs available to guests. The downstairs sitting room is open plan with the kitchen/dining.
All the bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically situated to provide maximum privacy from each other. This house is perfect for a large family or sharing families, friends sharing or a couple seeking a private luxury spot all to themselves.
Further details outdoors:
The Villa is surrounded by its own garden which is mainly laid to terraces and potted plants. There are palm trees in the pool area which provide the perfect shade in the summer. All the terraces have tables and chairs. There are loungers available to use around the pool. The swimming pool has proper steps which make it very easy to get in and out of. There is a shower by the pool which must be used before and after using the pool. The filtration system of the pool is almost chemical free.
Bed linen is included in the price. Towels are also included in the rental price as long as they are left laundered. A small charge will apply if left unwashed.
Beach towels can be provided for €7 per towel per week.
Bookings are valid after (a) the booking has been received by the Owner and, (b) the appropriate 10% deposit has been paid to the Owner. Payment will be accepted by cheque or direct payment into bank. Holidays booked within EIGHT weeks of departure must be paid by direct payment into bank.
A £250/€300 deposit must be paid against damage with the deposit payment. This will be refunded at the end of the holiday once the Property Manager has agreed the property including appliances has been left in a good condition.
Two of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, as well as the sitting room upstairs. Special conditions apply for its use. A cot can be used for a small extra charge. Please contact me with your requirements. The house is terraced and on a hill and therefore suitable for very small children (babies) and for children over the age of 8. Although it must be noted that there are high drops from one terrace to another and so children must be attended at all times. Children of all ages have stayed in the house and there have never been any problems but parents are made aware that there are stairs and terraces and so the children must not be left unattended at any time. WIFI available. There is a cleaning charge at the end of the stay from €65 - €95 depending on number of guests.
The Costa Tropical region
This bit of coast is called the "tropical Coast" for a very good reason. The winters are the mildest in main land Europe and the summers are not as hot as other Andalusian parts. The fertile valleys of the area grow Papayas, avocados, custard apples, medlars, etc.
The Tropical coast is sandwiched between the Sierra Nevada to the North (3,450 meters high) and the Med and Africa to the South. Because of this, it has a very special climate.
This coast has more than 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20. The Costa Tropical translates as a heavenly place. Its extensive beaches, with clear blue waters, have been repeatedly awarded the exclusive eco-label Blue Flag. These beaches draw thousands of both Spanish and foreign visitors. However, this area does not suffer the problems affecting other regions and it remains very Spanish.
The tourism boom that took place in Spain during the 60s and 70s arrived late to the Costa Tropical and that is why it has successfully kept away from becoming a grey urbanized and tourist-stricken land mass like other parts of Spain.
Almunecar is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away (by car) from Sierra Nevada. The ski season in Sierra Nevada runs from late November/early December to after Easter and it has been known to remain open into May when the snow has allowed it. Sierra Nevada is the most southerly ski resort in Europe and unbeliebably, it has fantastic snow for 3 months of the year. The highest slope goes almost to the very top of the mountain at 3,400 meters. One can easily ski in the morning and swin in the sea in the afternoon. From the top of Sierra Nevada, Africa is clearly visible on a clear day.
The Coast around Almunecar has wide family beaches as well as many coves and dramatic cliffs. There are also various nudists beaches.
All sorts of sports are easily available in and around Almunecar. Scuba diving, golf, horse riding, paraglyding, moutain biking, road cycling, hiking, canyoning, walking, etc, etc. One can even do absolutely nothing and simply enjoy the nice coffee bars and restaurants that the area has to offer.
The Almunecar / Los Pinos area
Almunecar is a busy town all year around.
Almunecar has a very long history which predates the Romans. This is reflected in its arquitecture and monuments. The Old town and its handsome Moorish castle sit on a small hill between the mouths of two rivers. Almunecar has managed to retain the atmosphere and character of an old Spanish town with winding narrow streets and tapas bars. Besides tourism, fishing and the growing of tropical fruits remain at the heart of the town's day to day life.
Almunecar's beaches have excellent facilities -pedalos, beach beds and parasols for hire, showers and toilets and life-guards in high season. The beach fronts are lined with typical Spanish restaurants and bars serving delicious seafood and tapas.
The town has a water park, bird park and botanical gardens.
There is an open air market every Friday selling Spanish leather goods and pottery as well as bargain clothing.
The first Saturday of each month is the craft and flea market.
Granada is the only province in Spain that will serve you a free Tapa with your drink. Have a couple of drinks and you will have had a free lunch! They do exist in Granada!
Malaga and Granada are only an hour away from Almunecar. There are many things to do and see in either of them. If you plan to visit the Alhambra, make sure you book in advance to avoid dissapointment.
Please ask me if you have a specific interest. There are too many things to do around here to cover them all.
For more information visit:
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
Almunecar is one hour from MALAGA airport or one and a half hours from Granada Airport. Many airlines fly to Malaga throughout the year, i.e., Easyjet, BA, Air Lingus, Ryanair, Iberia, Jet2, Monarch, Thomson, Swiss, Airberlin, Alitalia, etc. The Malaga and the Granada Airports are both easy drives all on a dual carriage way.
The Owner's car is available for guests to use and it is a pick up/drop off from MAlaga airport. Otherwise, renting a car is advised. Almunecar can also easily be reached by public transport from Malaga and Granada. There are buses every hour from Malaga/Granada to Almuecar in the summer and every 2 hours in the winter. Thebus company is called Alsa and tickets can be bought in the internet. Please ask me for any details you may need.
Activities near Almunecar
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
12 May 2013
El Nido is a perfect house to stay with your familiy and enjoy Almunecar and it beautiful surroundings. It has a briljant view on the sea and is just a few minute away from the center of Almuñecar. The house has been decorated with a personal touch, as if you are allowed to live in a friend's home for a while.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed our home and look forward to having you as a neighbour???
All the best,
14 Apr 2013
el nido is a well-maintained, well-laid out, good quality property, with plenty of space for a party of 6
service from the owner was excellent
the only thing to be aware of is that this is a mountainous region
this means 2 things:
1) stiff 15 minute climb back up the road from the beach
2) there are a lot of stairs between the various levels
(garage / entrance - living area - lower apartment - pool area)
if that's not a problem for you, go ahead & book
the view from the property alone is worth it
the local area is less developped than malaga or nerja
mostly 2nd homes, bars & restaurants, rather than high-rise hotels & nightclubs
-> perfect for a family holiday & with a more authentic spanish flavour
Thank you very much for your review. Yes, El Nido is 90 meters above sea level and so walking back can either aid digestion, or give you indigestion!
I am very happy you liked the area and I hope to welcome you at El Nido again. Hasta la vista!
18 Mar 2013
We chose El Nido as a base for exploring the surrounding area as we intended to Ski in the Sierra Nevada and Mountain Bike in the adjacent national park. The location is incredible as you can... more
Thank you for reviewing our house. We are very happy you enjoyed it and took advantage of the "adventurous" activities that are within easy reach of Almunecar. Thank you also for the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|22 Dec 12||9 Jan 13||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jan 13||2 Apr 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||16 Oct 13||€ 900||€ 130||€ 130||5 Nights|
|16 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||€ 700||€ 100||€ 100||5 Nights|
|22 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||€ 800||€ 115||-||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment by bank transfer preferred until I sort myself out with paypal payment and credit card payment. I will also accept cheques. I take Pounds Sterling and Euros.
Please note that a 10% deposit is payable upon booking. Please ask me for details on for the free use of my car (Subaru Outback) - conditions apply.Book
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Holiday homes in Spain (15,641)