About the home
Our home has wireless broadband internet. On the ground floor is the living / dining room, 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|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Gym, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool / 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 bathroom and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 9|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, 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.
The house is situated very close to the communal indoor swimming pool and spa facilities. 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.
The Vera Playa / Al Andalus Thalassa area
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
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Almeria which is 45 minutes from the apartment. Flights can be booked through Easyjet, Ryan Air, Monarch or Jet2. Flights are available from Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester and most other European airlines
The second nearest airport is Murcia which is about an hours drive away. Again you can fly with Easyjet, Ryan Air, Monarch, BmiBaby and Jet2 from Luton, Liverpool, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Stansted, Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, Leeds/Bradford, Belfast and Blackpool and most European airlines
Alicante airport is approximately ninty minutes away and is again catered for by the above airlines and many more
Car hire is available at these airports through www.doyouspain.com, www.Carjet.com, Solmar, Goldcar and Eurocar. Airport transfers can be arranged by ourselves if preferred. Additional drivers are free with Solmar and normally there is an online discount. Please let us know at the time of booking if you prefer us to arrange airport transfer.
Activities near Vera Playa
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
10 Feb 2013
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 270||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|7 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 275||£ 52||£ 52||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||19 Jul 13||£ 385||£ 75||£ 80||3 Nights|
|19 Jul 13||4 Sep 13||£ 495||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
|4 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 365||£ 61||£ 66||3 Nights|
|5 Oct 13||5 Nov 13||£ 295||£ 52||£ 57||3 Nights|
|5 Nov 13||18 Dec 13||£ 235||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|18 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 325||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|5 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 240||£ 40||£ 40||3 Nights|
|1 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 250||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|1 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||£ 250||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|12 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 350||£ 59||£ 59||3 Nights|
|27 Apr 14||1 Jun 14||£ 300||£ 50||£ 50||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 14||2 Jul 14||£ 395||£ 66||£ 66||3 Nights|
|2 Jul 14||12 Jul 14||£ 410||£ 69||£ 69||3 Nights|
|12 Jul 14||5 Sep 14||£ 520||£ 87||£ 87||3 Nights|
|5 Sep 14||4 Oct 14||£ 395||£ 66||£ 66||3 Nights|
|4 Oct 14||4 Nov 14||£ 325||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|4 Nov 14||19 Dec 14||£ 250||£ 42||£ 42||3 Nights|
|19 Dec 14||5 Jan 15||£ 340||£ 57||£ 57||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
7.5% discount on all bookings of 2 weeks or more from 1st November to the 31 May 2013 if booked before the 30 April 2013
Prices are for the property in UK pounds but payment is accepted in Euro's or US Dollars.
Reservations of less than 6 days will incur an additional cleaning cost of £45
Payment accepted by, Bank Transfer, UK Cheque's or credit card through Holiday Lettings.
By PayPal ( Payment by PayPal will incur an extra charge of 2% ).
•When booking you will need to place a refundable deposit of £100 (which in the event of a cancellation is non refundable ). This will be returned to you after the holiday (less any costs for damage). The full amount is to be paid in full 8 weeks before arrival.
•Over Easter week minimum rental is 1 week
Long term rents considered from September through to MarchBook
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