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Yurt | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the winners of the ZOOVER AWARD 2014 Best bungalow in Spain for Casita Balcón de Andaluz (537349) . We do hope to achieve this goal as well for our new Yurt.

A visit to Balcón de Andaluz in La Axarquía in Andalucía guarantees a fantastic holiday. Our Yurt Balcón de Andaluz Torrox is located on the Torrox - Frigiliana Road on an idyllic green estate of 2500 m2 with beautiful Mediterranean vegetation. Depending on the season, you can gather avocados, oranges, lemons, figs and kumquats, sometimes even bananas.

The fenced estate is located at 5 minutes by car and a short 15-minute walk from Torrox Pueblo, which is a very nice cosy white village. The boulevard of Torrox Costa and so the beach is 10 minutes by car. Malaga Airport is 40 minutes by car.

The yurt on Balcón de Andaluz in Algarrobo is a fantastic holiday accommodation for one or two persons. It is a romantic experience to stay in our Yurt. From the yurt you have a beautiful view on the mountains. Balcón de Andaluz is centrally located so you can make a lot of different excursions in Andalucía.

But what is a yurt ?

A yurt is a Mongolian tent, traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs of chestnut wood which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is covered by layers of canvas, cotton and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.

Our yurt is built by Rob and Ratna Matthews from Cadiar in the Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada. The yurt has a diameter of 4.34 metres. The yurt is insulation with felt, making it relatively cool in summer while in winter the heat is retained. There is optimal ventilation: the door with a small window and a separate large window, both with mosquito screens and the so-called Crown in the roof with a mosquito screen too can be opened or closed as well.

We have decorated our Yurt tastefully. There are two brand new beds from 2.00 metres by 0.80 metres with new very comfortable mattresses.Together they are a lits-jumaux. There are 2 chairs and a table and two cupboards. In summer there is a big fan in the Yurt to cool down.

You can start the day on your private terrace in your bathrobe (which you get from us) with a coffee from the NESPRESSO or a cup of tea enjoying the nature. In the evening you can relax and eat on your illuminated terrace.

On this terrace there is a original Spanish fully equipped kitchen tent with 3 hobs on gas, a fridge, toaster, a microwave and a sink with hot and cold water. If you want, you can rent a luxury gas-BBQ.

You have a private luxury bathroom about 2 metres from the yurt with a toilet, a shower, hair-dryer and a washbasin.

Of course there is a lovely pool (open from May till October) from 8.30 by 4.30 mtrs. The pool is private when the Villa on the same plot is not rented out. There are 2 sun loungers.

Bed linen, kitchen linen and towels are included. They will be changed every week.

There is ample parking on our fenced estate. Upon arrival, you will receive the keys of the Yurt and bathroom and the key of the gate.

The Balcón is located very central, making it a convenient home base for many interesting day trips for instance to Nerja, Frigiliana, Comares, Alhama de Granada, the Alpujarras, the Sierra Nevada, Malaga, Granada, Gibraltar and Torcal. You will find an info-map in your Yurt with tips for excursions etc.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torrox 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 45 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 45 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Andalucia region

La Axarquía

Our Yurt Balcón de Andaluz in Torrox is situated in La Axarquía, the region east of Malaga. Most travel guides that cover this region, never seem to get further than a few remarks on Malaga and Nerja. And here in lies the charm of this area. No mass tourism, like the areas west of Malaga. In La Axarquía you can go in search of the authentic Spanish way of life.

La Axarquía is a mountainous area that ends at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. A great deal of the area is taken up by the Sierra de Tejeda, mountain range and National Park with the Maroma (2065 m) as highest peak. During our search for a location close to the Spanish coast for home and for work, this area made the biggest impression on us both. The nature in the inland areas is magnificent. It is an ideally place for hiking. There are numerous authentic white villages, like the breathtaking eagles nest Comares, the lovely Cómpeta and the charming Frigiliana. Other authentic white villages include Algarrobo Pueblo, Torrox Pueblo, Canillas and Alcaucin. All have regular farmers markets where they sell local products. Occasional road delays occur as goat herder and his goats make their daily journey from fields to farm and v.v. In the spring, the landscape changes color as the almond trees and mimosa blossom.

La Axarquía and its central location offer strong benefits to culture lovers. This area has a rich history of both Venetian and Arabic influences. Malaga is a surprisingly beautiful city with many interesting sites including a compact historic center perfect for those who like to explore a city on foot. Granada with the Alhambra is a day excursion about 1, 5 hours by car from our Balcón de Andaluz. Velez Malaga is an authentic Spanish small town with many monuments. A beautiful day trip is easy made by good mountain roads to Alhama de Granada featuring many archeological ruins that stem from Moorish times. Salobreña is a Moorish city dominated by a castle. This is a must see for visitors.

For winter visitors, we have an added attraction. The Sierra Nevada ski resort is a 2 hour drive from here. Make no mistake; this is a serious ski area with more than 100 kms of prepared ski trails and 18 lifts. At 3481 m, this area is guaranteed to have snow from mid-December to mid-April.

Other sports activities here are mountain biking, hiking, cycling, surfing, kiting and golf at one of the many golf resorts, for example at Torre del Mar.

An excursion to Gibraltar is recommended. Gibraltar is easy to get reach from here and makes an enjoyable day. A visit to the beautiful nature reserve Torcal with its impressive rock formations is a beautiful trip too. Don't forget the Alpurjarras. It is even possible to make a trip to Sevilla or Cordoba.

This summary is only a selection of the things you can do in the area. Of course, we are happy to give you more information about these trips. We also have numerous other ideas on day trips or longer excursions during your stay.

La Axarquía region has much to offer and in our view remains one of the most interesting and diverse areas of Spain and with ….. 'Le mejor clima de Europa' it offers the best climate Europe!

Torrox

Yurt Balcón de Andaluz Torrox is located in Torrox a 10 minute car ride from the beach and boulevard. Torrox Pueblo is also nearby, a 15 minutes' walk. This is one of the many authentic Spanish white villages of La Axarquía region.

Less than 15 minutes from our Villa Balcón de Andaluz there is in Velez Malaga a big shopping mall El Ingenio. Here you will find more than 100 shops, including the large Eroski supermarket. Parking your car is very easy over there.

Torrox Costa has also many supermarkets as the Lidl ,Mercadona.,Eroski, Supersol and Aldi .A visit to the weekly markets of Nerja,Torrox and Torre del Mar are also recommended.

Torrox and Nerja are locally known for its many bars with live-music, especially the jam sessions. Do you play an instrument and / or do you like to sing? Then it is appreciated if you play or sing some songs with the musicians. Every night is a surprise. There is often music from the 60s and 70s. However, the youngsters also brings modern music and sometimes they make real Spanish music. We're willing to give you tips when and where the jam sessions take place.

Beach lovers can indulge themselves on the sandy beaches of Algarrobo (with the blue flag of outstanding beach), Torre del Mar, Nerja, Torrox and El Morche. The beaches have good facilities and are equipped with numerous chirinquitos (cabanas) with a specialty of Espetos the Sardines on their menu. And don't miss the many restaurants. We are happy to advise you where you can have a culinary experience.

The area is known for its celebrations, like the “Fiësta de tres Culturas” in Frigiliana which celebrates the rich origins of the peaceful coexistence of three communities in this area: Jewish, Muslim and Christianity. This fiësta remains popular today and includes performance of traditional music and dances as well as outdoor markets offering traditional crafts and products from each culture.

For beach lovers, sandy beaches can be found along the coast at towns like Torre del Mar, Algarrobo, El Morche, Torrox en Nerja. Each beach has good facilities including many 'chirinquitos' (beachside cafes) offering local specialties like Espetos de Sardines: sardines roasted over a wood fire stove. Of course, there are also many restaurants and we are more than happy to give you our recommendations on which culinary locations should not be missed.

A visit to Nerja is a definite must. It's a little touristy but beautiful beach location rife with little crooked lanes, charming eclectic shops and great tapas bars and restaurants. The highest point in town, Balcón de Europa, offers an amazing view of the sea. A visit to one of the Flamenco bars is highly recommended. And don't forget to visit the famous Caves (stalactite and stalagmite) of Nerja while you are there.

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