About the home
A luxurious 2 bedroom penthouse in a historic part of Alora, a typical working Spanish village in a whitewashed village where commercial tourism is no where to be found. Alora is a beautiful village that has a Moorish Castle which is illuminated in the evening which dominates the skyline and all this can been seen in the penthouse's two terraces. Alora is well link - by bus and train. The train station is walking distance to the penthouse and the bus stop is just a couple of minutes away by foot. Alora is only 15 minutes away by car to El Chorro where you can pursue some water sports in the lakes and is a climbers' paradise while golf courses are 30 minutes away. Alora is stratigically central to all places of interest like Granada, Seville, Ronda, Antequerra, Cordoba etc. A very popular base for touring holidaymakers.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Torremolinos and Malaga beaches, 40km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, 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:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 1|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details outdoors:
Alora, being a typical whitewashed village, has narrow and winding roads so if you are not brave enough to park in the private garage located on the lower floor of the building, you can park the car in the free municipal car park which is only 300 metres away.
There is a municipal pool and a children's park which are only 10 minutes away from the penthouse by foot.
Minimum stay of 7 nights. For long winter lets do contact owner.
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Andalusia is considered the California of Europe. It has very mild autumn and winter and places of historic interest is all over . . . like the Palace of Alhambra in Granada, Picasso's museum in the City of Malaga, the Mosque of Cordoba, the moonlike landscape of El Torcal, the beautiful town of Ronda where they have the oldest bullring in Spain and the Old Jewish's quarters of the city of Seville and it's magnificent Cathedral.
It has also the Costa del Golf and to enjoy this sport is during the winter and spring months.
The Alora area
Alora is located in a very fertile area of the Guadalhorce Valley. A very green area because of the rich fertile soil so the area is full of citrus and olive orchards and the landscape is very hilly and breathtaking. It has a very mild climate in the winter and spring and very popular with cyclists, mountain climbers, water sports enthusiast and golfers. A great base for touring the region . . . to visit Seville, Cordoba, Granda, Ronda, Antequera and the City of Malaga.
How to get there
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The nearest airport (35 minutes drive away) is Malaga airport which is serviced by BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch etc. while the car hire companies we recommend are: www.hollehollis.com, www.europcar.com, www.arrowcars.es, www.goldcar.es, www.doyouspain.com, www.malagacar.com and www.need2rentacar.com.
Activities near Alora
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
30 Jun 2012
we really enjoyed our week stay at Alora, lovely appartment, all facilities, beautiful views. Lots to see in the local area. Excellent train services, but would recommend you hire a car to visit... more
08 May 2012
We had a terrific week an Alora at the Penthouse. The apartment was excellently equipped with everything you could wish for and the owners, Helen and Steve, provided us with a more than ample welcome pack - and even took the trouble to check with us for likes and dislikes before we arrived. Lots of personal touches like this made it feel a more than a notch above your typical holiday rental.
Gorgeous views from both terraces meant we spent most of our time out there but the apartment itself was very comfortable. Alora itself is a delightful town - big enough to have all the facilties you want but still with a distinctly Andalucian village feel. it's also really well placed for trips out - El Chorro is only just up the road and El Torcal and Antequera are relatively short drives. The direct train into Malaga is quick and cheap, too, whcih allowed for a leisurely tapas lunch and a few finos at the Antigua Casa La Guardia without having to worry about getting in the car.
We really can't recommend the Penthouse highly enough - definitely one to return to.
26 Jan 2012
This was our second visit from 29 December 2011 until 6 January 2012. We came here in August 2009 and were very impressed with the apartment and the area. We never hire a car because we want to relax and do a of of driving at home. We took the train from the airport this time. Helen sent over the timetable as soon as we booked and it was really easy and only cost just over 2 euros one way.
The weather was hot during the day and so we were able to relax on the terrace and sunbathe when we weren't out. The apartment is in just as good order with once again everything one could need. There is no need to buy things like olive oil and other basic cooking items as one does in most holiday lets. We love going to the supermarket and seeing and buying all the lovely fish, seafood, meats, cheeses etc. The wine is really good quality and good value. We still needed our winter clothes in the evenings.
Malaga at new year is still very festive as the Spanish celebrate what they call the "Three Kings" on 6th January so if you go into Malaga in the evening the families are all out with the children beautifully dressed. Helen and Steve are really good at giving advice about how to find places in malaga like the wonderful food market, sherry bar, tapas bars, shoe shops etc. The good thing about going at this time of year is that the weather is not too hot to go walking and for the first time we walked a great deal around the area for sightseeing.
I would not usually go to the same place for holiday but this apartment, town and area are so wonderful and you can do different things every time. We have stayed at Helen and Steve's villa some years ago and that was just a dream as they have a pool and it is not far to walk to town, three bedroom all ensuite and fantastic gardens and again everything you could need.
I would highly recommend the properties of these hosts. Thanks very much for making our stay so easy and relaxed. Carmel and Mark, Devon.
It was lovely seeing you both again. We really got to know you well from your previous visits (twice at the penthouse and the other time at the villa) and so while we were preparing for your arrival we felt like it's family or old friends coming to visit. We believe that this is some of the perks of our job, getting to know lovely people. Hope to see you soon.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
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|Low Season||1 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||£ 350||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||1 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 550||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 500||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||£ 450||£ 50||£ 75||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rate quoted above are for 2 persons, additional supplementary charge of 50 pounds per person per week. Mode of payment if 25% upon booking and the rest to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Payments are to be paid by bank transfer.Book
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We have a long term winter let starting 24 October 2012 till 31 March 2013.