Los Algarrobos apartment is a one bedroomed self catering apartment set in beautiful rural countryside with views over groves of olive, avacado, lemon and almond with a private swimming pool, perfect for a romantic getaway from the hussle and bussle of the coastal resorts.
The kitchen is equipped with oven,hob,fridge,freezer,microwave,toaster,kettle and dishwasher. Washing machine available.
The bedroom has a king size bed and aircon. The sitting room has DVD TV, Hi Fi cd player with ipod docking station and free wi fi internet access and a wood burner for cosy winter nights, we provide the first basket of logs! There is a large walk in shower room. By the private pool are outside dinning table and chairs, sun loungers and a gas bbq.
Los Algarrobos gets its name from the many carob trees on the property. The carob pod is still harvested and used as a chocolate substitute and in ancient times one carob bean was a measure weight equivalent to a one carat (derivation) diamond.
The original part of the house is over two hundred years old and was a mule station before being extensively restored by the present owners whose house is a stones throw down the hill so are available if you need any help but ensure your privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mar1 18 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 50 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
All linen, towels and pool towels provided.
Due to the terrain this property is not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Smoking is only permitted outside.
We provide a 'welcome pack' to get you going of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs, bacon, cereal, mineral water and most important VINO!!
For guests not wishing to hire a car and just relax we offer a pick up service from Malaga airport at a cost of €120 payable on arrival. This includes a weekly shopping trip and return to the airport. If we are going out you are more than welcome to "hitch" a lift!
Car Hire: We have always used www.arguscarhire.com for our visits to Spain, they seem find the cheapest company to use.
Comares, our local town hall, (15mins) is one of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucia and stands 739 meters above sea level. It dates from medieval times and has a history of rebellion against Muslim and Christian rulers. Of interest to visitors are a series of ceramic plaques which depict the pueblos history. Medieval arches and foot print paving tiles which are a guide to the main streets.
There is also an old Moorish fortress, once a Roman military outpost, known as La Tahona where two turrets are still intact.
Velez Malaga, the capital town of Axarquia, is 14 km and the beach town of Torre del Mar is a further 4 km. Velez origins go back to Phoenician and Carthaginian times. The town was also important in both Roman times, when it was known as 'Menoba' and in Moorish times when as Ballax-Malaga (Fortress of Malaga) it had an important role in subduing what was always a turbulent region. In 1487 the Moors were finally ejected by King Ferdinand however they left behind a rich culture of architecture and the town also has many fine examples of 16th and 17th century palaces.
Velez also offers many good bars and restaurants and shopping. The shopping mall, El Ingenio, has many shops including the hypermarket Eroski where you can find almost anything. Also in the complex are many restaurants, bowling alley and cinemas.
For everyday needs the local village has two supermarkets, banks, bars, a street market on wednesday and is only ten minutes away. Also the village has a 24hr medical centre.