Al Andalus Thalassa Town house
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Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Brand new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in an enclosed residential complex with controlled access near Vera playa on the Costa de Almeria. This fully furnished house will comfortably sleep 6 guests. There is also a sofabed in the lounge to sleep two additional guests.
To the right of the house is a tennis court and behind the house is an outdoor swimming pool and beyond that is a spa. The spa contains a heated indoor pool, a jacuzzi, sauna, turkish bath, water jet and fitness room/gym. Within the beautifully landscaped gardens of the resort with tropical plants and water features there are 2 additional well designed outdoor pools and a children's play area. There are also 2 outdoor paddle tennis courts on the resort if you prefer these to the main tennis court and also a table tennis table.
All these amenities are free along with free swimming lessons and aqua-gym in the indoor heated pool.
This resort is suitable for holidays throughout the year due to the mild climate and the spa and sports facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vera Playa 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 80 km, Nearest railway: Lorca 50 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, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors|
The outdoor terrace overlooks the tennis court and has sea views.
The Andalucia 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.
Nearby is the beautiful golf resort of Desert Springs which has an outdoor swimming pool and bar and well priced restaurant which are all open to the public.
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/Snorking 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)
Availability Your dates are available
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24 Jan 2014
Seven of us stayed at this property during October half term. The house is lovely, stunning marble staircase leads to two bedrooms, the sun terrace and the family bathroom. Tiled floors make the clean… More
23 Sep 2012
"House with great facilities on site"
My husband and I had stayed at another apartment also owned by John and Desho and decided to try the townhouse in Almeria and invited two of our friends. The house is spacious with three bedrooms and a generous sized living area (with comfortable sofa bed). The facilities are excellent as you have an indoor heated pool and outdoor pool plus gym, jacuzzi, sauna and tennis courts.
The beaches on this part of the coast stretch for miles and are very clean, with some good restaurants nearby. Mojacar is a short car journey and has an excellent beach, as well as a number of bars and restaurants. The old part of Mojacar is very traditional with shops and a market and views are fantastic from the highest point. In Vera there are a couple of excellent restaurants and this is a short taxi journey from the house.
Again this accommodation is great value and we would recommend staying here.
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