Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lovely end triplex, located on the much sought after Costa Serena resort, 50 meters from the beach, with a communal pool immediately next to the property and is 2 minutes walk from the beautiful main sandy bay at San Juan de Los Terreros. The house comprises lounge, kitchen, downstairs WC, 2 twin bedrooms ( & travel cot provided) and bathroom on first floor, and 1 double bedroom on top floor. Air conditioning to all rooms.
There are balconies off all bedrooms, and sun terrace with spectacular panoramic sea views on top floor. The luxury accommodation features a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine & fridge/freezer and all other modern appliances. The living area is spacious, easily seating 6 with patio doors leading onto Mediterranean style garden. Inside there is a spacious living/dining area with satellite TV (Spanish & English), CD/DVD player and a selection of book, games and DVDs for all ages.
There are tennis courts on site (racquets provided), and it is located within easy travelling distance of the areas golf courses. Property is close to the shops & bars. There is a good range of beach and pool equipment. The area is fantastic, with spectacular scenery, lovely clean safe sandy beaches. Perfect for families with young children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia 95 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Costa de Almeria region
The coast of Almeria is relatively unspoilt compared to its neighbouring Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca regions. The area incorporates over 200 kilometres of diverse and predominantly natural coastline; inland much of the landscape is arid and desert-like and is sparsely populated. Supposedly Almeria enjoys the most hours of sunshine and lowest rainfall in Europe.
The name Almeria derives from the Arabic occupation, originally Al-Mariyya, meaning The Mirror, as it was compared to The Mirror of the Sea. The capital city of the same name, Almeria was an Arabic stronghold and the principal harbour in its domain. The Moorish castle of Alcazaba is the second largest of the Arabic fortresses in Andalusia, after the Alhambra in Granada.
To the east of the city of Almeria we find the protected natural maritime park of Cabo de Gato â?? Nijar with its beautiful rugged and natural coastline. Much of the coast has restricted road access, so getting down to beach is usually on foot, but its worth it to experience some of the idyllic secluded bays with crystal clear waters, perfect for bathing and for scuba diving enthusiasts, untouched beaches and sand dunes, tiny fishing villages and sweeping headlands offering fabulous views to the Mediterranean sea and coastline. The area is one of the most natural and ecologically rich coasts along the western Mediterranean and is perfect for hikers, nature lovers and bird watchers.
The little town of Nijar has a cottage industry of clay ceramic ware and is definitely worth a trip to pick up a unique holiday souvenir.
West of the city of Almeria you find the towns of Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce and Almerimar; well developed tourist destinations, which offer all the facilities that you would expect to find in a modern tourist area. Almerimar boasts marinas, golf, hotels and many other resort facilities.
Even further west, you come to the old fishing town of Adra, in the area known as â??El Ponienteâ??. The city has some extremely interesting archaeological sites dating from the 8th century. An area of interest often missed by the crowds of tourist.
To the north of the city you come to the nudist beaches of Vera, whose surrounds are gradually being developed upon. And a little further south is the popular town of Mojacar, which clings to a rocky hillside and which boasts some fabulous fine sandy beaches.
The province is probably most famous for being the location for many of the Spaghetti Western movies. The dry and arid landscapes of the Taberna desert area were perfect set locations for the films of Sergio Leone. David Lean also shot some scenes there in the Oscar winning film Lawrence of Arabia. In the village of Tabernas you can visit the â??badlands of Almeriaâ??, the film set locations which attract a modest number of tourists each year. It is also the site of the ruins of a Moorish castle and old church.
Itâ??s also an area well known for its â??troglodyte villagesâ??, with houses fashioned out of caves of soft rock. There are many towns throughout the Almeria and Granada provinces that still have a population that live in cave homes.
Despite the arid climate of Almeria, it is a major agricultural area â?? where some 250 million kilos of flowers and crops are cultivated each year. You will note the miles upon miles of huge plastic greenhouses and sheet covered fields that protect the crops.
The province of Almeria is rich in fish and seafood dishes, squid red prawns and red mullet are common. It also has a strong Arabic/North African influence rooted from its strong Moorish history. Because of the strong agricultural industry in Almeria, fruit and vegetables are excellent quality; they produce the most amazing tomatoes. Typical dishes from the province include fish chowders and stew, Migas (fried bread with garlic and spicy sausage) and lots of grilled fish.
San Juan de los Terreros
San Juan de Los Terreros is situated on the coast in the northern part of Almeria. Lots the Costas have been over developed with high rise blocks, nightclubs and neon signs flashing all day English breakfasts.
San Juan however remains traditional Spanish and friendly. The 'no building above 3 stories' rule, which was, implemented a few years back means that this mainly Spanish resort caters more for couples, families & Golfers. In fact you are more likely to hear Spanish voices than English on the beach.
San Juan has some fantastic sandy beaches, that shelve gently and are perfect for young children.
There are a number of world class golf courses in the area, the nearest is 5km,