House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our home has wireless broadband internet. On the ground floor is the living / dining room with a 42" tv, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, double bedroom with twin beds and a shower bath room . The 1st floor has a master bedroom with access to the balcony, A full bathroom & a twin bedroom . Our home also has a large balcony on the 1st floor with seating for 6 & is ideal for alfresco dining and sun bathing. There is also a terrace downstairs with seating for 4. The property has full Digital TV receiving English & Spanish TV Chanel's.
There are outdoor Pools and an INDOOR SPA which is unique to this complex which includes HEATED POOL, SAUNA ,JACUZZI ,STEAM ROOM & GYM. Massages of various types are also available and details can be found on the notice board at the concierges office at the front gate. The SPA is available to rental clients only & is not open to the general public. This facility is of great benefit if you are planning a winter break and is open every day & evening for use.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1.6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors|
This is a gated resort with attractive landscaped gardens with tropical plants and water features. There are two outdoor pools, two children's pools, a fully equipped spa and fitness centre, an indoor heated pool, tennis courts and table tennis. The Spa has Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and water jets. Please note that during the winter months the outdoor pool area is closed and during the summer months from June to September the indoor pool area is closed.
The house is situated very close to the communal indoor swimming pool, spa facilities and tennis courts. The children's play area is also an attractive part of the complex. For those who want to have access to the internet our house has its own wireless internet. There is also an internet cafe only two minutes drive & a couple of wi fi hot spots near to the pool areas.
A private covered parking space is available for those renting the house
The Costa de Almeria region
Almería is the warmest and driest region in Europe with an average annual temperature of 19 C. Tabernas is located 24 kilometres from Almeria and is situated in the only desert in Europe. Summer temperatures can reach 45C. Tabernas was used for the production of spaghetti westerns and various film sets built into the desert have been transformed into three theme parks, the best known of which is Mini Hollywood. More than 100 films were shot here, including A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
In Tabernas/Mini Hollywood there is a daily mock bank hold-up and shootout staged at 12 and 5pm. There is a small zoo with lions, elephants, giraffes, brown bears, etc. There is also a swimming pool, cafe/restaurant and children's playground. Nearby is Texas Hollywood which was also used as a set and has a Western town, fort, Mexican pueblo and Indian tepees.
The coast of Almeria offers a wide variety of sporting activities. Water enthusiasts can enjoy diving in the crystal clear sea beds of the bays around the Cabo de Gata National park, water skiing, windsurfing or sailing. Other activities include walking in the mountains, cycling, horse riding and exploration of caves. This area has many unspoilt beaches and secluded coves for visitors to enjoy.
Sierra Nevada ski resort of Pradolllano is only 2.5 hours drive away from the resort. It is reasonably priced and because of its altitude has a long season opening at the end of November and closing at the end of April.
In the local area (Puerto Rey) there is a sports & Leisure centre. It has a good gymnasium, which can be used without a membership card. There is a golf driving range, paddle tennis and crazy golf. All equipment can be hired at reasonable rates. On site there is a Cafe/ Bar and a restaurant, which offers both lunchtime and evening meals.
Water Park - Parque Acquatico Vera, is 5 minutes drive from the resort. The Water Park has a wide range of activities suitable for adults and children of all ages. These include: Black hole,Kamikaze, multi-slides, adventure river etc. In addition there is mini-golf, super jumper, mini-park and an amusement arcade.
There are many good beaches in the area, almost 17 kilometres. The beaches in the area are Blue Flag beaches for cleanliness and offer an excellent range of activities in the peak season - jet skiing, paragliding, canoeing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving.
Garrucha has a harbour and many restaurants and bars on the promenade. Villaricos is a traditional fishing village with an unspoilt golden sandy beach and beach bar. Vera Playa has 6.8km of open clean beach and several beach bars. Nearby is a naturist beach.
Diving/Snorkelling is available locally and the sea in this area is suited for such activities. A variety of marine life may be observed.
Local Markets such as those listed below are well worth a visit:
Monday Huércal Overa, Antas
Tuesday Cuevas del Almanzora, Albox, Almeria, Los Gallardos
Wednesday Mojacar, Bedar, Lubrin, Olula del Rio
Thursday Cuevas del Almanzora, Lorca, Carboneras, Sorbas
Friday Garrucha, Turre, Puerto Lumbreras, Almeria (near plaza de Toros)
Saturday Aguilas, Vera
Sunday Villaricos (very small), Vicar, Guazamara, (near Almeria Airport)
A list of local recommended restaurants will be provided on arrival.
There are 8 major golf courses in the Almeria region. They all have very different locations with great facilities including bars and restaurants.
Desert Springs Golf course is the most famous of them all. It has a fabulous reputation and is the first desert golf course to be built in Europe. It boasts lush, high quality fairways.
Here is a list below of the golf courses in the Almeria region:
Alboran Golf Retamar
Valle Del Este
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10 Mar 2014
We stayed here for 3 nights as we were looking for property to buy in Spain. The villa has everything you need including a dishwasher and roof terrace. It also had wireless internet which was a reason why we chose it.
It is a very secure gated community but being by the gate made it noisy at times.
The boiler burst whilst we were there but Mark sorted everything out very quickly and called us to ensure everything was okay.
I would stay here again when I am in the area.
27 Jan 2014
"Modern clean spacious and well equipped. Ideal for a family holiday."
Villa Roche was a very comfortable clean and spacious place to stay for our winter holiday and great value for money
17 Dec 2013
"Lovely Place To Stay!"
Villa Roche is tastefully decorated in a classic Spanish villa style, with all mod cons. The complex that it is on is very quiet, so it is great for a get away from it all holiday. The villa is located just across from the gated entrance and the concierge office, so the security is very good. Located on the outskirts of Vera Playa with it being only a 3-4 minute drive, or a 15-20 walk away. A REALLY LOVELY PLACE TO STAY!!!!!!!
10 Feb 2013
"A peaceful and quiet week away"
From booking to returning home it could not have been made easier. Booking was simple and straight forward the direction and information about the villa and area were spot on. The villa it's self was excellent with good facilities and good security on the whole a great place to visit and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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