Our Oasis in Sunny Nerja
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This is a wonderfully private holiday home with its own flower-filled garden, lovely sea views, large sunny terrace and three gorgeous swimming pools to choose from. It is perfect for those who like to be close to all amenities, but who also appreciate space and tranquility. Oh, and you can pick oranges for breakfast from your very own tree! (In season, of course...)
Our well-appointed home-from-home is in the most tranquil corner of the beautiful and well-established Oasis de Capistrano on the leafy eastern edge of Nerja over-looking the sea. The award-winning Oasis has acres of glorious sub-tropical gardens with three private pools to choose from (one especially designed for children), a charming carp pond to visit and plentiful parking. There is a most attractive and welcoming bar area by the largest pool (in season) and another bar and restaurant at the entrance to the complex (open all year) that offers free WiFi as well as good food. Comfortable sun beds are available for use in the grounds and the complex has 24 hour security as well as a full-time maintenance team keeping everything shipshape.
Burriana 'Blue Flag' beach with its many water sports and activities is a pleasant country stroll away and even the famous Nerja Caves are within walking distance, as are all the many facilities and attractions of Nerja town itself. However, there is an inexpensive and convenient hourly bus service to both the local beaches and the pretty town centre if you'd rather not walk in the Spanish heat.
A popular Tennis Club is very close by as is the Hotel Los Arcos which also offers free Wi-Fi as well as regular evening entertainment and a daily “Happy Hour” (well, happy TWO or even THREE hours!). Along from the Hotel you'll find a substantial supermarket offering everything you might need for your stay including delicious fresh bread (the muesli “tea cakes” are especially good).
You'll find a Welcome Pack on arrival with such basics as bread, butter, jam, milk, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, fruit, water and a bottle of wine and the kitchen comes stocked with things like seasonings, oils, vinegars, etc, but if you would like us to do a more comprehensive shop for you (if you're arriving late, for instance, or on a Sunday or holiday), then we can offer this service also. We can supply you with a list before you travel and you can simply tick off the items you would like us to buy and they'll be waiting when you arrive (there is a €10 charge for the shopping service).
If having internet access at the apartment is important to you, you can rent a Pocket WiFi (HOTSPOT MiFi) from a local company for the duration of your stay and you can then enjoy high-speed mobile broadband connection anywhere in Spain. Prices vary for different speeds of access and different time periods, but they start at about €25 per week for a basic 1GB connection.
Your hosts live in a nearby village and if you'd like some advice during your stay then we're close enough to help out in a crisis, but not so close as to impinge on the privacy of your holiday in any way.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Burriana Beach - a short country stroll away 400 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 55 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
As well as two bright double bedrooms and a very comfortable living area with fully equipped kitchen, the property benefits from both a full bathroom with bath and shower and a handy additional washroom with toilet and basin.
All rooms have fans for cooling in summer and heaters for warmth in winter and there are duvets and additional blankets for added coziness if required during the cooler months. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and chests of drawers and there is a safe hidden in the main bedroom. There are also four beach towels for guests to use in addition to the full quota of bathroom towels.
A travel cot, a portable clamp-on "high chair" and some other useful items are available for little ones and a wheeled shopping bag, a cool bag, two beach umbrellas and four portable chairs are supplied for excursions.
Board games and cards as well as books and DVDs can be found in the cupboard in the living room and there is an audio dock if you would like to bring your own music on your ipod or mp3 player. You will also find a number of plug-in adaptors for any UK or Irish electrical devices you might want bring with you and a universal charger if you happen to forget the charger for your camera or phone.
As mentioned above, it is possible to hire a Pocket WiFi (HOTSPOT MiFi) or else a Wireless Internet USB Dongle for your holiday, allowing instant portable internet access pretty much anywhere in Spain. There are a couple of Nerja companies offering this service to visitors. For more information, please contact either "Internet In Nerja" (www.internetinnerja.com ) or "Nerja WiFi Internet Access Hire" (www.holidaynerja.co.uk/Nerja_wifi_hire.htm ). A minimum hire generally applies and a returnable security deposit is required on collection (you can pre-book your device online). Guests wishing to hire a WiFi device should deal directly with the companies involved and not through Sunny Nerja and should understand that any contract entered into is with the WiFi hire company alone.
There is free WiFi available at Bar “Las Fuentes” on the Oasis de Capistrano site and there is an internet café as well as open WiFi at the nearby Hotel “Los Arcos”.
You'll find a folder on arrival with information on the local beaches, shops and restaurants as well as places you might like to visit and things you might like to do. This folder also contains contact details for the emergency services should you ever need them.
|Further details outdoors|
There are private recliners and sun-bed supplied for use in our private garden and the sunny but sheltered terrace has a built-in fireplace with BBQ and a large dining table (with parasol for shade if required) with very comfortable seating for six - the perfect place to while away warm Spanish evenings with family or friends.
In addition to the three attractive pool areas, the Oasis grounds offer plenty of safe areas for children to play (of course, our property has its own secure garden too) and the many trees offer plenty of opportunity for young families to shelter from the sun at the hottest times of the day. There are cute squirrels to spot scampering up the palms and the Oasis has some beautiful fish ponds stocked with all manner of colourful koi that children find endlessly fascinating (adults should always accompany small children when visiting the koi ponds).
We supply beach towels, a cool bag, two portable sun umbrellas and four portable chairs for beach trips and adventures.
There is a pool table and table top football in the main pool area for older children to enjoy.
There is currently an "honesty box" system in use on the Oasis grounds for the hire of sun-loungers. When you take sun-loungers from the store, please pop a couple of euros in the box! You can, of course, also take the free portable beach chairs provided in the apartment to any location in the grounds if you wish.
We must point out that the beautiful grounds of Oasis de Capistrano are set into a verdant hillside with many sloping paths and quite a number of steps and so sadly this location is not suitable for those who may have restricted mobility or who may find walking in any way challenging.
The Costa del Sol region
As the birthplace of flamenco and tapas with an unrivalled diversity of experiences on offer, Andalusia is quite rightly one of Spain's most popular regions. With the beautiful beach resorts of the Costa del Sol, the enticing cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville and some grand monuments to visit, you will never be short of things to see and do here - you can even go skiing during the winter months!
Visitors to the Costa del Sol are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to see and do. All manner of water sports are available and golf and tennis are hugely popular in this part of Spain. Formerly a Moorish stronghold, Andalucía is a region steeped in history and boasts a rich heritage and if you are interested in history and or in architecture then look no further than the spectacular red fortress of the Alhambra in Granada. Equally impressive is Cordoba's Mezquita, a huge former-mosque of sparkling, mosaic-decorated arches. Even nearby Malaga has many hidden gems and is well worth a visit, especially if you're interested in art as the city now boasts two major museums, one devoted to Malaga native, Pablo Picasso, and one to Spanish art in general.
Spain is rightly famous for its seaside holidays and the Costa del Sol is home to some excellent resorts, including beautiful Nerja, where the beaches are well serviced and well kept. Add to this the possibility of day trips into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, cultural (and shopping!) visits to the vibrant cities or even boat rides across the sea to exotic Morocco and the activities are literally boundless.
And for lovers of good food, this coast has some of the finest seafood in the world as well as an endless supply of gorgeous fruit and vegetables. Restaurant standards are high, but prices are still relatively low. Buen aproveche!
Nerja is a well established and characterful holiday destination. In addition to its 13 km of beautiful beaches, there is plenty for tourists to see and do here, including visiting the world famous Nerja caves that host a spectacular festival of music and dance each summer. And of course all the well-known attractions of the rest of the Costa del Sol are on your doorstep.
The Balcon de Europa is a spacious, palm-lined promenade offering exceptional views of the coast, while El Salvador Church is a beautiful and much-loved centrepiece to the town. The Rio Chillar river walk is dramatic and exciting and the nearby foothills of the Sierra de Almijara offer great hiking routes. For those who like nature, the wonders of the Natural Park with its abundant wildlife, fascinating plants and soaring mountains are virtually on your doorstep.
Every Tuesday there's a local market that's full of colour - and colourful characters! You can buy jewellery, leather, pottery and all manner of local crafts. And, as mentioned, all the major cultural sites of Andalucia, such as Seville, Cordoba and the glory that is Granada, are within a few hours' drive on excellent roads or you might prefer to join an organised tour from Nerja (just contact the Tourist Office - details are in the apartment).
Take a break and try a spot of people watching in Plaza Cavana, or take a ride in a romantic horse drawn carriage. The kids will love feeding the donkeys and other animals at the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.
As well as being the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxing, Nerja is a really lovely place just to wander about in, browsing in the many delightful and unusual shops and stopping off for a delicious fresh tapa and a cool refreshing drink along the way.
While rarely loud or brash, Nerja offers much in the way of entertainment and hardly a month goes by without some form of feria or fiesta. The local Tourist Office can keep you informed about everything that's going on and the friendly locals love it when visitors join in!
The Oasis de Capistrano itself is a very special place. With its traditionally styled whitewashed buildings tucked away amongst lush vegetation and spectacular gardens, this truly is an oasis of peace and calm on the often busy Costa del Sol. Relaxed and very friendly, the Oasis offers the best of all worlds: proximity to everything including the very best beaches and gorgeous surroundings with plenty of space and security.
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17 May 2014
"Perfect apartment in beautiful location!"
We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful 2 week stay in this fabulous apartment. It was very well equipped for our family of young children, and the pretty garden was a safe enclosed place for the… More
You were a lovely family to meet and delightful guests to have come and stay! We're so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday and thank you very much indeed for your most kind and comprehensive review. We would be absolutely delighted to have you come and stay again – anytime!
14 Apr 2014
"A no hassles, no worries place to stay."
Other reviewers have covered most of the details accurately. We had our taxi arranged, food purchased and welcome package waiting. Margot has thought of everything. As soon as you arrive you can sit d… More
And you were lovely, relaxing guests also!
Thank you very much for your kind review. You were a joy to meet and next time you're in Europe, you know where we are and we'd love to see you!
2 Mar 2014
"Perfect for relaxing or exploring"
This lovely apartment has a private patio with table, chairs and parasol, a barbecue, and a grassed area with sunloungers. It faces the sea and is not overlooked. The rooms are of a good size and ther… More
Thank you very much indeed for such an excellent and comprehensive review – we think you covered just about everything! We'd love to have you back anytime and the good news is (for those who are concerned about such things) we've got our BBC and ITV channels back!
9 Nov 2013
Our holiday at Sunny Nerja certainly exceeded expectation. Margot and Brian are excellent hosts. They were prompt in replying to our queries about airport transfers and there at Sunny Nerja to welco… More
You were really lovely guests (and great people to try our chilli chutney on!) and we would love to see you here again - anytime!
m & b
1 Oct 2013
"Couldn't have asked for more"
Thank you so much Margot for the lovely holiday at your beautiful apartment , everything you need is there , and I mean everything, the lovely surprise of lunch laid out on the terrace with wine chill… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. A special thank you too for leaving the place in such immaculate order. It was lovely to meet you both and we couldn't have asked for two nicer guests. We would be absolutely delighted to have you stay again - any time!
16 Sep 2013
"lovely home from home!"
Lovely place to stay!. Everything you could need including beach equipment cool bag ect... very friendly welcome with wine and nibbles. Large apartment with fans and screens.Lovely setting with flower… More
Thank you very much indeed. We are always so pleased and delighted when guests enjoy their stay and are particularly chuffed that you took the time to submit such a lovely review. It was really nice to meet you too.¡Muchísimas gracias!
16 Aug 2013
"The kind of Oasis that Noel Gallagher could only dream of."
We had a wonderful time here. The complex is beautiful, and the main pool provided a great place for our daughter to make friends and play all day. The nearby beach is also full of attractions, and wh… More
Thank you for your lovely review – we must borrow the Noel Gallagher line! We're very glad you enjoyed your holiday and are so pleased you took the time to post this review. We're always delighted when guests enjoy our oasis at the Oasis as much as we do. Hopefully we'll meet again – we'd be delighted to see you back here any time!
16 Jul 2013
"Everything we could have hoped for"
Thanks..what a fab apartment, everything we could have hoped for..home from home even the small touches thought of. The patio and garden were fantastic, our 5 year old safe in an enclosed space. The p… More
Thank you so much for your very kind review. You were a lovely family to meet and we're delighted that you all had such a good holiday. We look forward very much to welcoming you back again - anytime! M & B
2 Jul 2013
"The holiday we had been dreaming of for years"
We've just returned from an amazing time at 'Sunny Oasis' in Nerja. A long awaited holiday (having got 2 very young children, 2yrs and 8mths) which we had been looking forward to for so… More
It is always nice to know when guests have really enjoyed their holiday here, so thank you very much indeed for posting such a lovely review. We certainly enjoyed meeting you all and hope very much we meet again. M & B
13 May 2013
"Excellent and well equipped appartment with super friendly hosts"
The appartment is very well equipped, we mised nothing for our comfort. The children loved to play in the garden and the pools. Our hosts were very helpful and so hospitable.
We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay at Our Oasis in Sunny Nerja. You were lovely guests and we thank you very much for taking the time to give us your kind review.
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