Casa Ella - Home from Home
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our two bedroom town house is in the secure and gated FuenteMar complex in Vera Playa, Garrucha on the Costa de Almeria, the driest and sunniest costa in Spain. 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. There is a list of recommended restaurants kept at the house for information. Well stocked supermarkets are approximately 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.
Casa Ella, named after our grandaughter, has been refurbished in April/May 2013 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 kitchen equipped with everything you need for your stay including a large fridge freezer, combination ovenmicrowave, hob, washing machine and all the essentials like crockery and cutlery etc including picnic ware, cool bags etc. An excellent quality travel cot and stair gates are also available if you should need them at no extra charge.
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 warmer summer nights and quality bed linen is provided. 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 or hire ours and save that much needed luggage space.
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 solarium, beach games, air beds and a parasol to take to the beach.
Collection to and from Almeria or Murcia airports by private car can be arranged if required. Alternatively, there is a bus service from Murcia to Garrucha - http://www.alsa.es/
Sorry but pets are not permitted.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Las Marinas beach, just 5 minutes walk|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Almeria 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Costa de Almeria region
The Costa Almeria is as varied as any of the Spanish Coasts. The coast is completely unspoilt.
The Gulf of Almeria, often referred to as the "Costa de Almeria", is a 217 km long coastline in the province of Almeria in the southeast of Andalucia, between the provinces of Granada and Murcia.
This scenic coast is very varied, we find wide and long sandy beaches as well as small bays, dry desert landscapes as well as green oases, fruit and vegetable plantations, forests and mighty mountain ranges.
The sun shines over 3,000 hours a year here, and the sky is usually cloudless and bright. The climate is subtropical, Mediterranean, hot and dry. The year-round average temperature is 18/19 º C and in winter the water temperature is warmer than the air temperature, which makes Almeria an attractive tourist destination all year round.
The dramatic desert landscapes of Almeria have been discovered by the film industry too, and several far-west movies have been filmed here as well as "Indiana Jones", "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Last Crusade" by Steven Spielberg , just to name a few.
At the north of the Costa de Almeria are the fabulous beaches of Vera. A little further south is Mojacar which successfully combines the popular beach holiday with the hillside white village that tourist love to explore.
To the east of Almeria we find the rugged and desolate coast of the Cabo de Gata - Nijar natural park. This is an arid desert landscape and the annual rainfall here is less than 200mm. It is sparsely populated, few villages and a very low population density. Visitors feel a sense of exploration here as many of the coves can only be reached on foot. This area is particularly popular with nature lovers and back-packers. The most popular coastal village is San José.
West of Almeria is the highly developed tourist resorts of Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce. These have all the facilities of any modern resort to support the package holiday market.
Almeria city is worth a visit with the Alcazaba castle overlooking the metropolis.
To the west we find the developing complex of Almerimar with Marinas, golf, hotels and many other facilities.
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. These 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 17:30, unload their catch and auction it off in the fish market to the local fish restaurants. It is fantastic to watch 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 Playa which has a shopping centre and the coastal strip is full of shops, restaurants and bars to suit every taste and pocket. Mojacar Pueblo is a 'must see'!!
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