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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
SITTING ROOM - We supply the following: E-BOOK with hundreds of books - LIBRARY if you prefer a book, CD player, TV/DVD Player with over 20 films - I-PAD provided INTERNET/ Wi-fi connection - Spanish MOBILE/CELL PHONE, Pay as You Go,2 pairs of walking sticks for Hikers, Universal electric plug, luggage scales, shopping trolley bottle bag, umbrellas. Extensive FILES & Books with information on CORDOBA GRANADA MALAGA SEVILLA & surrounding areas. Emergency Tel Lists, local grocery shops. Timetables for bus/train. Wall mounted heaters for winter & stand alone fans for summer, pls note that our windows have thermal linings against loss of heat in the winter and keep the hot sun out in the summer, very effective. .
KITCHENETTE - "WELCOME PACK" including, bread, milk, cheese, ham, eggs, coffee, tea, sugar etc.(Please let us know if there is anything particular you require). Pic-nic basket (fully equipped) cooler boxes Gas Oven Microwave kettle coffee percolator toaster orange juicer, full cutlery & dinner service, glasses, serving dishes (all microwavable), Fire Extinguishers blanket & foam spray, smoke alarms. If you think we have left anything out please ask.
BEDROOM - Double Spanish bed, bedside tables with lamps, alarm clocks, dressing table, large triple door wardrobe, with sewing kit, First Aid Kit, Extra pillows, blankets, beach towels. We change our bedding according to the time of year so we have WINTER- duvet- high tog, electric blanket, comforter, wall mounted heater SUMMER - sheets, bedspread for winter & stand alone fans.Clean linen provided weekly. Iron & table, clothes horse, cleaning utensils etc.
SHOWER ROOM - Shower, w.c., basin, shaver plug,extractor fan & large mirrors. Towelling bath robes & slippers. Hair dryer, hair tongues, hair straiteners, ladies basket with some useful extras.
PATIO - You can eat 'al fresco', bar-b-que, sun loungers, dip pool, Heated HOT TUB/JACUZZI.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Malaga 40 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 45 km, Nearest railway: Antequera 3 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Owing to the Airlines baggage restrictions we have tried to accommodate our guests by providing them with as many daily gadgets as we can ie - hair dryer, tongues, plates, etc. - Safe, Internet W-ifi Connection, I-PAD, Spanish Mobile/Cell Phone 'Pay as you Go' (you can top it up in the Estanco next door) , up-to-date extensive Archives with LOCAL INFORMATION with maps on how to get their etc. E-Book with hundreds of books already downloaded, plus a Reading Library for those who like a book, universal plug, Walking sticks for hikers, (There are many places one can go for rock climbing & hiking/walking).
Cleaner can be arranged. Change of bedding & towels weekly. We also provide towels for the Patio and Beach towels, umbrella cooler boxes full picnic set. As it is a "Roof-Top Apartment" and there are stairs, therefore we have acquired a three wheeler trolley. So now there is no problem getting luggage up. (Thank you for your suggestion). We now also have a parking stand at the back of our property so no need to look for off street parking.
Guest Book - please could you write in our Guest Book. We also ask if you wouldn´t mind writing a review on our Holiday Lettings WEB Page Property No 197829 as this is very useful to future guests to read. Thank you for your trouble.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio - a large area approximately 40 sq metres with two recliners & towels, plunge pool (4 x 6 ft approx.), Bar-b-que, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi, table and chairs for eating out 'al fresco', foot bath. You may smoke on the Patio & please use the ashtray provided. Inside it is 'NO SMOKING'. At the back of our house there is a concrete standing where guests can Park. You can walk to the town centre in 7 minutes or take the hourly local bus from outside the house. The main local ameneties are listed in the files in the apartment. We are fortunate that due to our position we are able to offer different types of holidays, like ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS - including GOLF 18 holes, HICKING, ORNOTHOLOGY some very rare species, Nature Reserve Park, ROCK CLIMBING, BEACH, ARCHITECTURE- Antequera itself is steeped in history & architecture, The town with the most Convents & Churches The Virgen del Carmen a beautiful Baroque Church. THE ALHAMBRA PALACE - Granada is a must CORDOBA - the Mosque and old quarter are well worth visiting.TOURING - As we are at the 'Crossroads of Andalucia' you can take the train to Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, we advice guests to take a tour bus (approx 20e) on arrival, this gives one an overview of each Town Then one can spend the day visiting the places you really want to see whilst having the advantage of hopping on and off the bus at any destination. RELAXING HOLIDAY - The barrio of San Juan is a peaceful place, and one can take advantage of the large patio to relax in, sunbathe, if you decide to stay in, how about a nice BBQ (all items provided), a nice dip in the HOT TUB/JACUZZI or in the pool, on a nice warm evening. There are also some indoor games. Antequera is full of beautiful Churches & Convents, also some lovely Museums & of course the Roman/Moorish Castle with it's Plaza & a small restaurant where you can either eat a meal or have tapas, in or outdoors. From there you get a birds eye view of the whole of Antequera. Especially at night time when it is all lit up, it is absolutely breath-taking.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking, the balance due on arrival. Breakages will be charged at replacement cost.
About this location
The Andalucia region
Our home is in The Monumental/Conservation Area of Antequera, 'Cuesta Real', which is the first Street to have been built outside the Castle Walls is therefore known as 'The Royal Street' . In a dip between 'El Torcal' Mountain Range,National Park & Nature Reserve, which is approx. 1,700 mtrs above sea level & the 'Roman/Moorish Castle' behind us.The first thing that impresses one as you step out onto the Patio are the magnificent breath-taking views all around you. Also known as "The Crossroads of Andalucía" or "Heart of Andalucía" Antequera is also used as a Pier de Terre for Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, which are roughly equidistant from here. There is also an excellent rail link to these Cities. Antequera is also renowned for it's wonderful Architecture, Monuments, Churches and Convents. The Antequeranos are wonderful people friendly & helpful. In the Royal Walk in the Centre of Town we often have mini fairs, with delicious food stalls, beer tents etc., you can also buy different Artisan products, even several stalls from South America selling the most beautiful Alpaca sweaters, ponchos & Inca jewellery. If what you want is to see & feel the REAL SPAIN, Antequera is the place see.
San Juan is in the 'Monumental/Conservation Area' of Antequera so strict building regulations are in order, also known as a 'White Town', the door and window surrounds of the houses are usually painted in Orange, this is to ward off 'Evil Spirits'. Since we arrived in 2003 we have seen many changes. Initially it was like stepping back in time by 30 yrs. Now, we have huge advancements medically, technologically, sports, families, to mention a few. Yet, one still gets these little pockets here and there where time has stood still, and it is wonderful to see and partake of that experience. Everyone is very helpful here, even more so if they see you trying to speak their language. They themselves now know how difficult it is for you, as they are now trying to learn English. Barrio (hamlet) San Juan (St John the Baptist) who is also the 'Patron Saint of Antequera' is a 5 mins walk (but it is a steep hill, if you go the other way down the 'The Palm Avenue' (takes slightly longer, but isn't so steep). Taxis - from anywhere in Antequera to here should cost you approx. 6 euros, we also have a local bus hourly which takes you into town. Locally (1mins walk) we have the following shops - There is a list on the notice board of our local shop, owners name & timetable.
BAR SAN JUAN .
ICE CREAM SHOP
The Spanish mainly eat between 13.00 and 15.00, & this is their main meal of the day, not like us who eat at night. In the evenings though you have lovely bars which serve tapas or half rations. If you like fish this is plentiful as our fish comes directly from the docks in Malaga daily.
ANTEQUERA is full of wonderful historic Churches,Convents & Museums, many of which have been fully restored & the town has a lively cafe/bar life. Easter (Holy Week) is nothing more spectacular to see & the devotion of the Spanish people. We have a large Agricultural Show in April/May. Main Feria for a week at the end of August and a The annual Blues Festival is held in June/July A Medieval Market where people come from all over Spain, bringing their produce & crafts to sell & most of the Concerts are held out doors & are free. The surrounding attraction & places to visit are too numerous to list but we have prepared files with details of 'Places to Visit', like Sevilla, Cordoba, Malaga, Granada and it's interesting attractions. For activites you are totally spoilt, as you can have anything from a Relaxing Holiday - day in the Apartment reading, sun bathing, Hot Tub/ Jacuzzi or a plunge in the pool, It is quite quiet as the Apartment is on the 3rd floor & you tend not to hear the day to day activities. Activities Holiday - golf, rock climbing, beach activities, tennis, horse riding, rambling,etc.
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6 Oct 2014
"Perfect Apartment in the Heart of a Beautiful Barrio in Antequera"
We arrived in the midst of a downpour and Tom was on hand to greet us and show us around one of the most immaculate and well equipped apartments we've ever stayed in. I won't repeat what ot… More
Thank you very much. Sorry it´s taken so long to reply but I had to go to the UK. Once again thank you for your kind remarks they are greatly appreciated.
29 Sep 2014
My goal was to get away from tourist traps and experience Spain, a-la-natural. This rental met the criteria wonderfully well. For one, I was right in the midst of an ancient town (Antequera) that is c… More
Sorry it´s taken so long to reply but I had to go to the UK. Thank you for your kind remarks they are greatly appreciated.
7 Sep 2014
"Fantastic property with beautiful views"
Apartment was fantastic for our needs, extremely clean and had some amazing views.Wish we could have stayed there longer!!… More
Many thanks for your kind review.
12 Aug 2014
"Well kept apartment in a beautiful location"
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and the apartment was spotlessly clean and extremely well stocked. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the mountains and the castle was gorgeous!Great … More
Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and found everything to your liking.
Tom and Francisca
11 Aug 2014
"Totally relaxing holiday"
Have just returned from a stay at Los Laureles. Tom & Francisca are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The apartment is well equipped, clean and comfortable and is exactly as described. … More
Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased that everything was to your liking
8 Aug 2014
"Fantastic & relaxing holiday"
I travelled with a friend for a short break. The apartment was fantastic, very clean and well presented. It also has great views of the mountains and of the town. Lovely patio area where we could s… More
Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves
30 May 2014
"As described and more"
Antequera is a good place from which to tour Andalusia and Los Laureles fits the bill.Free easy parking by the back door.Comfortable bed, big wardrobe, Living room / kitchen light and airy.And the big… More
Dear Geoff and Martine, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that everything was to your liking. Regards
16 Feb 2014
"Stress Free Holiday"
Met by Tom on arrival following our drive from Malaga airport. No problems finding Los Laureles thanks to excellent email directions. On arrival we were made very welcome and they even had a welcome p… More
Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you
and that everything you needed was at your disposal. Hope dogs behaving!!!
3 Feb 2014
"Fantastic views, excellent accommodation"
Upon arrival we were shown to our apartment, were we received a welcome basket filled with local wine, cheese, bread and fruit. The views from the apartment are breathtaking, especially on a clear day. The weather stayed mainly dry and warm although we had a few damp days. The apartment has a lovely double bed and en suite, typical Spanish look and feel with white walls but mixed with little busts of colour on the bedding and lampshades. The apartment has a small sitting room and kitchen where we can be independent and cook our breakfasts and lunch. The town itself has many areas to explore. I would recommend walking through the castle grounds (you can see the castle from the apartment) and talking a walk through the main town filled with lovely boutique shops, a wonder through the market is definitely recommend to experience Spanish life! Good value for money both for the apartment and location.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
18 Jan 2014
"Penthouse in the heart of Andalucia"
This charming one-bedroom apartment, furnished with everything onecould possibly need, is situated on the roof of a two story buildingat the foot of a Moorish castle. The owners are extremely nice,fri… More
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
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