Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The apartment is situated in the Jardin de Nazari complex, discretely located in the typical Spanish village of Velez de Benadaulla which is in the foothills of the Alpahuarras mountains.
This is an area popular for walking, skiing (just 1 hour by motorway to the popular Sierra Nevada) and beaches (20mins to Salobrena). Ideal base for walking in the Aphuarras mountains or Sierra Nevada.
The village has a number of small grocery shops which are are well stocked, delicious bakeries, there is also a Post Office and a Pharmacy.
There is a Supermarket (El Campo) and a variety of larger shops in Motril (20 min).
The complex is gated (key required) with several convenient entrances, the underground parking is controlled by personal 'fob'.
Apartments have access from a corridor with lifts from ground floor and garage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salobrena 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 75 km, Nearest railway: Granada 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The apartment is new and fully furnished with a luxury kitchen. All rooms have fully opening windows with Juliette balconies.
The double bedroom on lower floor with private en-suite bath/shower room, washbasin and toilet.
Upper floor has spacious main living with dining area and separate fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including a compact dishwasher. The second bedroom on the same floor, has two single beds and bunk beds. The bathroom has separate shower, bath, washbasin and toilet.
Both bedrooms have ample hanging and storage space.
Within this apartment there are two flights of stairs, the second up to a large sun terrace.
Satellite TV & Wi fi have recently been installed.
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment is in a regency style development over looking a Moorish garden and the swimming pools. The gardens have tiled pathways with fountains which are illuminated at night.
There are wonderful views of the surrounding Alpahuarras mountains from the apartment sun terrace.
There are lifts from the secure underground parking area and ground level to the internal corridor leading to the apartment. However the apartment is on three levels and the internal stairs may not be suitable for very young children or individuals with limited mobility.
There is a table and chairs on the Sun Terrace for dining as the sun rises and sets over the mountains. There is also a parasol and sun loungers for the daytime on the terrace and a barbeque for relaxing in the evenings.
Separate towels are provided for pool and beach use.
Swimming pool available from May.
English speaking key holder on site.
The Costa Tropical region
The Costa Tropical Granada is on the southern coast of Spain at the eastern end of the Costa del Sol. It takes it's name from the sub-tropical climate that prevails in this area. Inland is the Sierra Nevada and its foothills which are called Las Alpujarras
The region of mountain villages known as Las Alpujarras clings to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, cloven by deep, sheltered valleys and gorges which run down towards the Mediterranean. The Alpujarra, as it is popularly known, in the singular, is famous throughout Spain because of its unique mini-ecology. Its terraced farmlands are constantly watered by the melting snow from above, constituting a high-altitude oasis of greenery which stands in dramatic contrast to the arid foothills below, this is ideal hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing terrain for adventurous travellers, the average altitude is 4,000 feet above sea level.There are three main coastal resorts - Almunecar, Salobrena and Motril. There are also a number of small coastal villages which are pleasant to visit.
The city of Granada is well worth a visit, with its magnificent Cathedral (built on the site of a Mosque). It has many beautiful shops and rambling alleys and wonderful Tapas Bars.
One attraction not to be missed is to take the bus up to St. Nicholas Square, gazing in amazement as the driver threads his way through narrow streets and alleys avoiding pedestrians, children and animals. The view across the narrow valley to the Alhambra is breathtaking especially at night. Then find your way back down on foot through a maze of small alleys to emerge back where you started.
Possibly the most principle attraction in the city of Granada is the ancient moorish palace of the Alhambra, with it's magnificent architecture and gardens. The 'Science Palace' is also a very interesting attraction to visit for people wanting a more 'hands on' experience.
Velez de Benaudalla
Velez de Benaudalla is an unspoiled gem the rest of the world is just beginning to discover. The friendly and outgoing people grow almonds, olives and vegetables in a privileged location just 20 minutes from the beaches in Salobrena, less than 50 minutes to the centre of Granada and I hour from world class skiing area in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
One of the places of interest in the village is recently restored Nazarin Garden which represent the "5 senses of nature" which dates back 500 years.
There is a small local Market on Monday mornings
Velez de Benaudella has a micro climate that makes it warmer in the winter and slightly cooler in the summer than other towns elsewhere along the coast, and has long been a sought after location with history going back to Phoenician times.
A highlight of the rich history in Velez was the 3 year battle between Moors and Christians from 1568 - 70. It is celebrated each year in the annual festival of San Antonio, the weekend closest to June 13th, where there is plenty of local wine colourful costumes and good cheer to all.
2003 saw the completion of an enormous dam just 2 km north of Velez, the "Presa de Rules". there are plans to use the reservoir for recreation purposes such as boating and fishing.