Medina 119 Ski & Sun apartment
About the home
The Sierra Nevada Ski Season is open until 5th May! Enjoy the slopes and then explore Granada city or one of our local restaurants. Visit the world famous Alhambra only 30 minutes drive, parking at the entrance.
Large outdoor pool open in summer, ideal for an activity holiday whether Skiing, Golfing or Hiking. Watersports available on the coast. There are 3 golf courses within half an hour's drive. Ideal base for a family or friends to explore Granada and the surrounding area, including the Apujarras and Sierra Nevada. If you are looking for a summer holiday by the pool, our pool is in the sun all day.
This apartment is owned by John and Ann Abbott. Information folder and tourist information are provided in the apartment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Costa Tropical - Almuñécar, Sal, 82km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame|
Further details indoors:
The apartment is on the first floor, the main door opening onto an internal hallway. Off the hallway to the right is a modern fully equipped kitchen with full size oven and hob, full size fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped for 6 people, and has a breakfast table. Gas central heating and hot water is provided from a gas fired boiler in the utility area off the kitchen, which also contains the washing machine.
The hallway opens from the left into the spacious lounge/dining room, with a 32" widescreen TV with English and Spanish TV channels, and a DVD/CD Player. There is comfortable lounge seating and a dining table for 6. The lounge area gives access through patio doors to the spacious terrace where there is a table with seating for 6. The terrace is private and south facing, with plenty of shade throughout the day, and overlooks the gardens and pool.
Along the hallway to the left is the master bedroom with king size bed, spacious wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom which has a full size bath with shower over, handbasin with large storage cupboard, toilet and bidet.
The master bedroom also gives access to the terrace through patio doors.
Further along the hallway are two bedrooms each with twin beds and spacious wardrobes, and a shower room with enclosed shower, washbasin and toilet.
Further details outdoors:
Allocated parking space in secure underground garage.
The unheated swimming pool is open summer season, and is set in a secure garden which is open during pool season. There is a small children's play area separate from the pool.
This apartment is on the 1st Floor and is accessed up two short flights of stairs. Access to the garage is down two short flights of stairs from the entrance lobby.
Smoking is not allowed inside the property, smoking is permitted on the terrace only.
Rental rate includes:
Meet & Greet with our English key holder on arrival
Cleaning and laundry on check out, mid stay clean and linen/towel change for stays of 2 weeks
Bedlinen and towels (towels for use in the apartment only)
Reasonable use of air conditioning or central heating according to season.
25% of the rental rate required as deposit to secure a booking. Payment in full required for bookings made within 8 weeks of stay.
£50 refundable deposit payable with the balance 8 weeks before holiday start date.
The Andalucia / Granada Province region
There are 3 golf courses within an easy drive of Medina Elvira: Granada Golf Club at Las Gabias, Los Mariscos Golf Club near Motril, and Santa Clara Golf Club at Otura. Playing fees are very reasonable in this area.
In the historic city of Granada you can explore the Albaicín and Sacromonte, visit the Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and shop for souvenirs in the Alcaicería - a network of narrow lanes which was originally the Moorish silk market, next to the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you can enjoy a drink or a meal. The city is a beautiful showcase for the Moorish and Christian history of Spain.
Visit the Science Park for hands on activity or the Aquaola Water Park just outside the city (open Summer Season).
The Alhambra can be visited as part of a day in the city, or accessed directly, with parking by the entrance, only 30 minutes drive from the apartment. This famous monument, with architecture from across the centuries including the Moorish Alcazaba (castle) and the Nasrid Palaces, as well as the beautiful gardens and buildings of the Generalife, is best booked online in advance. A timed ticket is required for entry to the Nasrid Palaces. Further information can be provided when you book your stay.
Just north east of Medina Elvira is the pretty hill town of Moclín and nearby village of Olivares where you will find few tourists but thousands of olive trees and a few friendly bars/restaurants. The region offers many opportunities for walking both locally and further afield in the Alpujarras, or in the Sierra Nevada in summer.
A short distance south of Granada, just off the A44, is the road into the Alpujarras, where a visit to sleepy Lanjarón with its castle, and Órgiva with its lively thursday market, make a good day out. Venture further into the hills to the pretty hillside towns strung along the road including Pampaneira.
The coastal area of Costa Tropical is just a little further on and the approach to the coast takes in spectacular views of the motorway as it negotiates the hills on impressively engineered viaducts. The traditional coastal towns of Salobreña and Almuñécar offer a variety of beaches and good seafood.
Everywhere in the region you are likely to be given a tapa when you order a drink, in bars and restaurants. The tapa is said to have originated in the Granada region, on the Costa Tropical, and is still served free of charge. A good way of trying out regional food.
Granada also offers skiing from November through to April or early May, with the Sierra Nevada ski slopes approximately 45 minutes drive from the apartment. Said to offer the best spring snow in Europe, there is a British ski centre in the resort. In Granada they say that in spring you can ski in the morning, and spend the afternoon on the beach. Ski & Golf equipment storage available on request.
Climate: The climate in Granada can differ greatly from that on the coast, it is an inland climate and although the area where the apartments are situated is largely flat the climate is influenced by the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, where Mulhacén is the hightest peak in Spain. In Summer it is very hot both day and night, whereas in Spring or Autumn hot daytime temperatures may be balanced by cooler evenings. In Winter it is still possible to experience warm days but there is more rain, and the temperatures can be well below freezing at night. The apartments all offer central heating or electric heating, and some have air conditioning. Reasonable use is included in the rental rate.
The Granada / Medina Elvira area
Atarfe and Albolote nearby offer a good variety of shopping, bars and restaurants, with quiet squares and small pleasant parks. They are not tourist towns but have a full range of shops for all your needs. There are also larger commercial parks with hypermarkets such as Carrefour, just off the A44 near Granada.
Near to Medina Elvira you will find the tower of Albolote, an ancient tower from which the Moors watched over the approaches to Granada from the north. The tower is visible from the rear of the development: it is now a ruin, but is worth a visit for the views towards Medina Elvira and Cubillas Lake, and driving up through the woods there is a public picnic and barbecue area. A little further away, just outside Atarfe, is the Ermita de los Tres Juanes, from which there are fabulous views towards Granada, and where you will find a Michelin Guide restaurant with a lovely terrace. The towns of Santa Fé and Fuente Vaqueros are also nearby.
How to get there
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Medina Elvira is conveniently situated close to the intersection of the A92 and A44 motorways north west of Granada, just a few minutes drive from Junction 116 of the A44. The nearest airport is Granada, 15 minutes drive away on the A92, Malaga Airport is approximately 1.5 hrs by car, all motorway until the last 3 miles.
Direct Flights London/Granada start December 2012 with Hispania Airways - twice weekly Mondays and Fridays. Flights to Malaga Airport from most UK airports, many carriers including budget airlines. Flights to Granada from London Heathrow via Madrid with British Airways/Iberia. Car Hire available at Malaga and Granada airports.
Full directions provided with booking confirmation.
Activities near Granada
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012 - 2013||16 Aug 12||15 Sep 13||£ 342||£ 67||£ 79||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
These rates are based on 6 people sharing.
Please inquire for rates for any length of stay of 3 or more nights.
Can be combined with other available apartments in this group for larger parties - 5% discount.Book
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