Medina 138 Ski & Sun apartment
About the home
The Sierra Nevada ski slopes are open until 5th May, easy motorway access in only 45 minutes. Ski during the day - explore Granada at night, or visit one of our great local bars and restaurants - or just relax in the apartment. Visit the world famous Alhambra only 30 minutes drive, parking at the entrance.
Well equipped and comfortably furnished, the apartment is on the ground floor and has 1 bedroom plus a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge, suitable for up to 2 additional children. The apartment is an ideal base for exploring Granada and the surrounding area, or a relaxing summer holiday by the pool. The large outdoor pool is open during summer and in the sun all day. 3 Golf courses within half an hour's drive, watersports available on the coast, Skiing from November to April.
This property is owned by Darren White and Jackie England, and is managed on their behalf.
Information folder with tourist information provided in the apartment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Costa Tropical - Almuñécar, Salobreña, 82km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The front door opens into the hallway leading to all rooms.
To the right is the lounge/dining room with seating for 4, 32" widescreen TV with DVD/CD player, and access to the west facing terrace.
The kitchen is compact but fully equipped, with full size fridge freezer and oven, small hob, washing machine and microwave, partly open plan to the lounge and dining area.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, large wardrobes and window with views across open countryside to the Sierra Nevada.
The family bathroom has a full size bath with shower over, basin with good storage underneath, toilet and bidet.
The private terrace at the front of the apartment overlooks the swimming pool. There is plenty of space and shade for al fresco dining.
The property is heated by modern electric heaters with thermostats.
Further details outdoors:
Large outdoor swimming pool open summer season. The pool is in a secure garden which is open in pool season. There is a small children's play area which is separate from the pool area.
Allocated parking in secure underground garage.
The apartment is on the ground floor, with level access to the swimming pool, gardens and pathway to the road via secure gate. From inside the apartment there is a step out onto the terrace, the property is suitable for someone with limited mobility but is not suitable for anyone who is wheelchair dependent.
The garage is accessed down a short flight of stairs from the ground floor, with an allocated parking bay.
Smoking is not allowed inside the property, smoking is allowed on the terrace only.
Rental rate includes:
Meet & Greet with English key holder
Cleaning and laundry on check out, mid stay clean and linen/towel change for stays of 2 weeks
Bed linen and towels (towels for use in the apartment only)
Reasonable use of heating
25% deposit required to secure booking. Payment in full required for bookings made within 8 weeks of stay.
£50 refundable deposit payable with balance 8 weeks before the 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 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, discount available with confirmation of booking.
Full directions provided with booking confirmation. Discounted car hire available.
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 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012 - 2013||16 Aug 12||15 Sep 13||£ 250||£ 48||£ 57||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.
This rate is for 2 people.
Sofa bed available, suitable for young children/teenager - additional £10 per person per booking.
Please inquire for rates for any length of stay from 3 nights.
This apartment can be rented together with any other apartment to accommodate a large group, 5% discount.Book
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