Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Casa Ella is named after our Grandaughter and is our much loved holiday home. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and we replace and update regularly, so everything is in excellent condition. There is a front terrace, perfect for al fresco breakfasts and a great roof terrace which is perfect for BBQ's and sunbathing. You can be as lazy or as energetic as you want here.
4 superb golf courses are within 20 minutes drive, horse-riding, go-karting, fishing, bicycle hire etc are all available locally and the Water Park is just 5 minutes drive away. Alternatively, the local bus service which is very cheap and very reliable runs every 30 minutes. Casa Ella is perfect for whatever type of holiday you want!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria International 50 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Ella has been tastefully furnished to be suitable for families or couples and has a roomy lounge / diner downstairs with TV and Sky, CDs/DVDs and player. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a fully fitted kitchen equipped with everything you need for your stay including a large fridge freezer, microwave, hob, washing machine and all the essentials like crockery and cutlery etc including picnic ware, cool bags etc.
Upstairs the two bedrooms are light and airy, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. Both bedrooms have air conditioning for those warm summer nights and quality bed linen is provided. An excellent quality travel cot and stair gates are also available if you should need them at no extra charge.The fully tiled bathroom has a full size bath with overhead shower. Towels are provided but please bring your own towels for the beach/pool.
There is plenty of outside space and a roof terrace with outdoor furniture for relaxing in the shade or topping up your tan. There are four sun loungers with good quality mattresses on the terrace, BBQ, beach games, air beds and a parasol to take to the beach.
|Further details outdoors|
The complex is situated only 40 minutes from Almeria airport and has pretty,well maintained gardens and two lovely swimming pools with a separate paddling pool for children. It's just about 7 minutes stroll to 4 miles of uncrowded, blue flag beach (lifeguards present during the high season) and there is an excellent choice of bars and restaurants all within walking distance ranging from Spanish to Indian. There is a list of recommended restaurants kept at the house for information.
A well stocked supermarket is approximately a one minute walk from the house and there are larger supermarkets within 5 minutes drive. Perfectly situated for the whole family - Golf lovers will be delighted at the nearest golf course being just 5 minutes drive away and three other championship courses within 15 minutes drive, Desert Springs being one!
The Aqua Park is within 5 minutes and is on the excellent, reliable and very cheap bus route. Fabulous beaches, markets, history, sports etc all within 10 minutes from the house. This is where the Spanish spend their holidays so if you want to see the real Spain, come to Costa de Almeria and especially the Vera Playa area.
Quality beach towels can be hired at a charge of 1E per towel per day, payable locally
The Andalucia region
Said to be the warmest and sunniest region of Spain, Andalucia has it all. History, museums, architecture, the National Park, Gato de Caba, is all here and you will see the Indalo Man symbol wherever you go in this area.
The Indalo Man is an ancient symbol found in the province of Almeria over 100 years ago.
Also know to some as the “Indalo Puppet”, it was first found somewhere in the Las Velez mountain range of northern Almeria province in a caved known as La Cueva de los Letreros (Cave of the Signboards), near Velez Blanco by Antonio Gongónia y Martinez in 1868. The cave itself was made a National Historic Monument in 1924.
The symbol is said to date back to Neolithic times and seems to depict a man holding a rainbow in his arms, over his head.
The original symbol was also placed along another of symbols, including horned men and animals. It is believed to date back some 4500 years. Some believe that the Indalo represents a prehistoric god holding the rainbow in his open arms in an apparent pact of protection with man. Others believe that the true meaning has been lost. The Indalo became a local “good charm” symbol and over time, it was used to ward away bad luck and even the “evil eye”.
The fishing port of Garrucha still holds its Spanish charm and there are lots of restaurants and bars serving locally caught fresh fish and seafood. The blue flag beaches are cleaned daily and never crowded and the blue Mediterranean sea is clean, warm and ideal for swimming. There are lifeguards on duty in peak season. The local fishing boats leave the harbour in the morning and return that evening between 17:00 and 18:30, unload their catch and auction it off in the fish market to the local fish restaurants. It is fantastic to see this happening and you are welcome to wander around the auction as it happens and buy if you wish, the perfect supper!
The town itself has a large supermarket and an assortment of shops selling everything from sandals to souvenirs. Don´t miss the local market on Fridays where there are fresh fruit and vegetables and lots of clothes and shoes at very good prices. The marina is only a 20 minute stroll along the promenade. Garrucha also has a wide selection of shops, banks, dental and medical facilities.
A little further down the coast is the town of Mojacar which has a small shopping centre and the coastal strip is full of shops, restaurants and bars to suit every taste and pocket. Mojacar Village is a must see community built into the mountainside. Stunning views, church, shops, restaurants and bars, narrow winding streets make this village an absolute must see!
Vera Playa itself is the coastal area of Vera Town, just 7 kms away.
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