House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Our house is part of the lovely Fuentemar Complex, with its well maintained gardens and superb pools. You will find ceiling fans and air conditioning in all the main rooms. The kitchen area has all the equipment required for a perfect holiday, this includes a fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron/ ironing board, microwave, hob and oven. The lounge has 2 comfortable sofas, one of which converts into a double bed. There is also a full size table and chairs. There is a TV with SKY for the English Channels or local Spanish ones. The bedrooms are nicely furnished. The bathroom is fully equipped and includes a full sized bath with overhead shower. There is a great roof terrace with views of the surrounding mountains for sunbathing & enjoying that glass of sangria. The pools are one minute from the house, with a separate pool for the little ones. The house is close to a variety of restaurants and has many attractions close by including some of the best golf in Spain.
Things to do & See: About 5 minutes drive from the house is a great Aquapark, brilliant for children and adults of any age. Around 10 minutes drive is Mojacar village, a quaint Moorish village. With it's cobbled streets and white washed houses it has spectacular views. For all you cowboy buffs Mini Hollywood Theme Park is about 45 minutes away, a wild west town is recreated with shows, cowboy museum, restaurants, a zoo with an array of animals. This is where A Fistful of Dollars was filmed along with other famous westerns. Close by at Vera Town is the Vera Bull Ring, this is a historical bull fighting ring, you will have a guided tour by an ex-matador, who revels in his description of this event. There are still bull fights held here today Around 2 hours away after a picturesque ride, is the magnificent city of Granada where you can marvel at the world famous Alhambra Palace, and enjoy the Moorish city itself.
Golf: Garrucha now has several top quality golf courses nearby. Valle del Este, an 18-hole PGA golf course, has been carefully designed along the lines of the courses in the American desert of Arizona and California paying careful attention to every detail and integrating the course into the surrounding landscape to combine holes that represent a real challenge to the player. Undoubtedly this has been designed to play host to Championship events. The views are stunning but don't let them affect your concentration as very few wayward shots are forgiven. It has its own beach club, restaurant, bar and pool, which is situated directly on the unspoilt Vera Beach.
Desert Springs, the PGA overseas home, designed by successful Walker Cup captain, Peter McEvoy, is the only desert course in Europe, located between Villaricos and Cuaves de Almanzora. One is either on lush fairway or chipping back into position from the rugged desert terrain. The Popular Marina Golf is a 5 minute drive away.
External Website: Please visit our fully comprehensive website using the link below. There you can access loads more information and extra photographs of the villa and the local area. There are also links to the local airlines and car hire company.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vera Playa 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 89 km, Nearest railway: Lorca 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Costa de Almeria region
Andalucia is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, thanks to its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside, spectacular mountain ranges, fabulous monuments and high-spirited people who live life to the full and are well known for their exuberance, warmth and hospitality.
Andalucia is also home of flamenco and bullfighting, which can be best enjoyed at the region´s countless ferias and romerias.
But perhaps the most unique feature of this enchanting region are the remnants of its Moorish past. The Moors were a mixture of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from North Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar and occupied the peninsula - which they called al Andalus - for more than seven centuries, dating from 710 when they first landed in Tarifa. Within a mere four years they had virtually conquered the entire country, although they soon withdrew to the southern part of the peninsula, where they established, in the towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, one of the most sophisticated civilisations of the Middle Ages. Each of these Andalucian capitals boasts spectacular remains of their monuments, the most unforgettable of which is, undoubtedly, Granada's Alhambra palace.
The Costa Almeria is as varied as any of the Spanish Coasts. The coast is completely unspoilt. To the east of Almeria we find the rugged and desolate coast of the Cabo de Gata - Nijar natural park. This is an arid desert landscape and the annual rainfall here is less than 200mm. It is sparsely populated, few villages and a very low population density. Visitors feel a sense of exploration here as many of the coves can only be reached on foot. This area is particularly popular with nature lovers and back-packers. The most popular coastal village is San José.
At the north of the Costa de Almeria are the beaches of Vera. A little further south is Mojacar which successfully combines the popular beach holiday with the hillside white village that tourist love to explore
Garrucha is a traditional fishing town, Nestled between Mojacar and Vera playa. Being the seafood capital of the Costa, Garrucha is home to some of the finest seafood restaurants in Almeria.
Garrucha is a beautiful and lively market town which bustles with activity all year round. It is now becoming a very popular tourist destination that still retains much of its original charm and character. One of the delights of Garrucha is it's 2 km promenade that spans the length of the town, lined with lush palm trees where you will find delightful areas to sit and relax The locals say 'you can never eat any fish or sea fruit more delicious then in Garrucha'. The famous local catch is the red prawns, which are only caught in this area of the Mediterranean Sea. Garrucha is famous for its magnificent golden sandy beach, the only blue flag town beach in Europe.
Visiting Garrucha is perfect on a Friday because of its exciting market.