Sierras 11, Desert Springs
About the home
This lovely 2 bedroom/2 bathroom air cooled and air conditioned apartment located within 150 metres of the first tee of the championship standard and quiet Desert Springs course and is a similar short distance to the beautiful and well resourced Crocodile & Sierras leisure club with excellent restaurant and bar and loads of leisure facilities. It has 2 superb pools right outside the door, the larger being a sizeable 19m x 8m. These are set in attractive gardens and have ample sunbeds and ornamental trees and umbrella bases for shade. Offering sea, golf and mountain views from the balconies and a large private section of roof terrace the well equipped apartment is superbly finished , comfortably furnished with 2 settees and a dining table and chairs, with wifi, satellite TV (flatscreen) in lounge and main bedroom and offers great year round accommodation for both families and golfing groups. A superb location for an exclusive but cheap holiday YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND SUCH A WELL POSITIONED APARTMENT CHEAPER TO RENT THAN THIS ONE. Part week pro rata reductions seriously considered. CHEAPEST ACCOMMODATION on DS but high quality nevertheless
longer term rentals in winter can be from £425 to £495 per month plus electricity.
In addition to the excellent golf course and practice facilities there is something for everyone and great for families with a range of alternative leisure opprtunities on the complex - large swimming pools, jacuzzi, health spa (all types of health care including massage and facials etc), mountain bikes, excellent sprung tennis courts (and tennis coach), pool, table tennis,paddel courts, children's mini karting track, basketball , volleyball and 5-a-side football courts, cricket nets, football pitch, snooker room, sauna and a trim trail. There are kiddies playgrounds within this self contained leisure complex, a gym, games room with computer games, 2 beautiful restaurants and bars. The golf complex also has a golf shop and a general store near the practice grounds.
There is also much to do and see in the relatively unspoiled Almanzora/Almeria region which has a National Park coast and mountain drives to the old Andalucia. The enticing and relatively uncrowded sandy , blue flag beaches are only 15 minutes away as is Mojacar Old Town & Vera with all their history, quaintness and restaurants. There are also local markets and quaint fishing ports nearby. SUITABLE FOR MORE THAN JUST GOLFERS. Many non golfers have re-booked, enjoying its tranquility, exclusivity and impressive leisure amenities. A great place to just 'chill out'. If you don't worry about being within 5 mins of the beach (tho beaches are within 20 mins!) this is a great alternative. Golf is relatively affordable too -40-55e if playing in pairs or more. (2013) and 27-45e if playing with one of the many members-approx 5% discount if pre-booked on internet.
Please enquire for details.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Vera Playa , Villaricos & Mojacar, 8km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
Apartment has double aspect balconies supplemented by a private attractive roof terrace area with tables/chairs, BBQ, sunbeds and plants and superb views of the golf course, Med and mountains. The sun is therefore available all day. All of these have pleasant and even spectacular outlooks. The roof terrace ,with table, chairs, loungers and barbecues, has a sea view as well as great views of golf course and mountains..
The 2 good sized bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes & security box. The main bedroom has a new and very effective A/C unit and 2 portable air cooling units serve the other bedroom and lounge and are supplemented by large ceiling fans.The en suite bedroom has the adaptability of 2 single beds or zipped together to make an extra king sized double bed. There are 2 fully tiled bathrooms with wc and showers/bath , a fully fitted and very well equipped kitchen and a large, attractive and comfortable lounge/diner. There is satellite TV showing all free to air UK channels in lounge and main bedroom and a DVD/video. Heaters are available for each room for chilly mid winter evenings and all the A/C units can also be used for heating.
+++Wifi available in apartment
5th person can sleep on 3 seater settee or camp bed ((so preferably a child).There is also a cot and high chair available. Loungers and relaxer chairs are available on balcony and roof terrace and there are ample sunbeds by the pools. Tennis rackets/balls and many other games and beach items are left for guests. 2 sets of golf clubs (one ladies) can be rented cheaply from owner or more expensively from Desert Springs caddy master.
Further details outdoors:
There is an attractive and large shared pool (19mx8m) surrounded by lovely well stocked gardens and artificially grassed areas which get sun until late. There is also a good sized kiddies pool next to it. Both are immediately outside the apartment. 12 sunbeds and umbrella stands are available at the pool area - rarely are they all occupied! . Great place to just relax and so quiet and peaceful at all times except perhaps late July/August when it can be slightly busier but rarely packed!!
Swimming pools are not heated at present but open much of the year-they are realistically usable from April to late October and are in sun until late - some even brave them in winter. LATE DISCOUNT DEALS AT LOW RATES AVAILABLE FOR WINTER MONTHS; CURRENTLY VERY CHEAP LATE DEAL FOR for May& mid June. It is so much more than a golf course with loads of leisure facilities for non golfers, great for kids and teenagers and always tranquil with top class customer service whilst beaches and Med are not too far away.
***www.almanzora.com/desertsprings is a very worthwhile link
LATE DISCOUNT DEALS OFTEN AVAILABLE; No damages deposit required but guests are asked to replace any damaged items. Not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users as on first floor. Smoking not allowed inside but OK on the 2 balconies and roof terrace
The Costa de Almeria region
This area is reputedly the sunniest, warmest and driest in Spain with winters very mild - often t-shirts and shorts in January!! In 2013 January was constantly sunny with temps of 17-23C. ideal for golf and relaxing or touring. It is also relatively undiscovered by mass tourism but has so much to offer. The nearby Moorish old town of Mojacar is well worth a visit and the 'spaghetti westerns '(eg Fistful of Dollars etc) and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed in the adjacent quiet and beautiful mountain region just 15-20 minutes away.This mountain half day drive is well worth it with many old whitewashed villages and acres of fruit trees. There is a theme park (Mini Hollywood), zoo at Tabernas (35 mins) & limestone caves at Sorbas (25 mins). Cartagena, Granada , Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Palace ( all 2 hrs or less), the spectacular and close by Cabo de Gata coastal national park with great coves and volcanic scenery, Almeria , Nijar, Aguilas and the fishing ports of Agua Amarga, San Jose,Garrucha and Villaricos are all very accessible & well worth visiting as are the nearby Troglodite caves.
The Cuevas Del Almanzora / Desert Springs area
Mojacar Playa is the best nearby resort (though there are quiet beaches much nearer) and is just 25 minutes drive away. It is a relatively low key and unspoiled resort with an excellent range of local and international restaurants, good blue flag sandy beaches and watersports. There is an aquapark and go-kart track within 10 minutes drive and 10 pin bowling and a good mini golf in Mojacar Playa. There are beach bars (chiringuitos) and a beach side night club in 12 mins drive. THERE ARE 5 OTHER GOLF COURSES WITHIN 25 -30 min DRIVE including the (almost) equally good Valle del Este complex (20 mins)and the new courses at Aguilon and Macenas (Mojacar). Desert Springs is exclusive (many sporting icons have villas there), tee queues are rare, green fees can be low at certain times daily (2013 rates from 55 euros to 65e max at peak hours and seasons), and there are enough leisure & dining facilities on site to occupy most people, families and even non-golfers for a week. Villaricos and Mojacar have spectacular fiestas (refer to their websites - the Old Moorish town has its spectacular fiesta in 2nd weekend in June). Mojacar old town (Moorish) is 20 mins away, on top of a hill, and is very popular for its shops and narrow quaint streets and views.Vera town is 10 mins away and is a typical Spanish town with good shopping, a large Saturday market and typically Spanish restaurants. The nearest beaches are a 10-12 min drive and are quiet, spacious and sandy.
How to get there
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Flights to Almeria (1 hour from DS), Murcia (1hr 20 )or Alicante ( 2 hrs). All routes from airports to DS are mainly motorway.
Cheap flights with Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Flybe, Jet 2 Air Berlin.(midweek cheaper)
Check all websites for cheap flight offers.
Car hire recommended through www.doyouspain.com , www.drivespain.com, www.economycarhire.com, or amigoautos.com or use travelsupermarket.com
Taxis and buses can be caught at Almeria airport. 75 euros each way by taxi. I can arrange private transfers at 60e.
Activities near Cuevas Del Almanzora
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
09 Nov 2012
Stayed in this appartent with a friend and rented the next door appartment for my children and their boy/girlfriends (age range 20 to 23). The appartment was great, extremely well equipped and the... more
28 Oct 2012
We booked Daves apartment one week before we were due to travel as our original accommodation in Vera was cancelled due to the recent flooding. From the moment we booked Dave couldn't have been... more
29 Aug 2012
Relaxing. Relaxing. Relaxing. Relaxing.
Thats exactly what we did all week! The apartment was wonderful - the location so near to a pool was amazing. The short walk to two different bars and eating places incredible. Both served great food by wonderful staff.
Everyone on the complex was friendly. It was like sitting around chatting to friends. (Incidentally the weather was super hot!)
Could not have hoped for better - thank you so much xxx
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 Nov 12||1 Mar 13||£ 220||£ 37||£ 37||3 Nights|
|1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 240||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 270||£ 42||£ 42||4 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 230||£ 37||£ 37||4 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||1 May 14||£ 240||£ 38||£ 38||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Midweek bookings acceptable - short breaks accepted (min 3 nights/4 days) at near pro -rata rate. Reductions of £10 per week if only 2 persons staying in apartment except on late deals or short stays- surcharge of £20 if 5 staying to cover extra laundry costs. 7.5% discount if staying for fortnight.
£100 deposit to secure booking. £150 for 2 weeks or more bookings. Balance to be paid one month before arrival.(payment by cheque or bank transfer). Penalty payment for cancellation within 2 months of arrival will be a further 25% of balance due + loss of deposit. Green fees are discounted at certain times daily and in summer.Currently 40-65e for the day often incl buggy -less if playing with a member on a roll-up or booked on the net (can be as low as 50e).Other very local quality courses can be 35e with buggy.
LATE DISCOUNT DEALS AVAILABLE And winter monthly deals available at £425 to £495 per month plus electricityEnquire now
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