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"Los Laureles" Roof Top Apt. with Breathtaking Views of Castle & The Torcal. – Home 197829 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

"Los Laureles" Roof Top Apt. with Breathtaking Views of Castle & The Torcal. – Home 197829

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

GENERAL - Emergency Telephone No 112 & on Notice Board. Antequera is one of the best positioned & one of the most beautiful´White Towns´ in Andalucia. Also known as "The Crossroads of Andalucia" or "The Heart of Andalucia" as it gives you a ´Pied de Terre´for Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, an hour away. The Barrio of San Juan has become very popular over the last 10 yrs. the reason being that it is like a village in a town. We have several bars around that serve tapas,etc., but also do a ´Menu del Día´ (Menu of the Day, approx. 8-10 euros). The Catholic Church of "San Juan de la Salud y de las Aguas" (St. John the Baptist") is just down the street.& he is the ´Patron Saint of Antequera´. So all in all Cuesta Real (The Royal St) has always played an important part in Antequera´s history during the Roman & Moorish eras. The apartment is therefore well situated

GENERAL - Emergency Telephone No 112 & on Notice Board. Antequera is one of the best positioned & one of the most beautiful´White Towns´ in Andalucia. Also known as "The Crossroads of Andalucia" or "The Heart of Andalucia" as it gives you a ´Pied de Terre´for Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, an hour away. The Barrio of San Juan has become very popular over the last 10 yrs. the reason being that it is like a village in a town. We have several bars around that serve tapas,etc., but also do a ´Menu del Día´ (Menu of the Day, approx. 8-10 euros). The Catholic Church of "San Juan de la Salud y de las Aguas" (St. John the Baptist") is just down the street.& he is the ´Patron Saint of Antequera´. So all in all Cuesta Real (The Royal St) has always played an important part in Antequera´s history during the Roman & Moorish eras. The apartment is therefore well situated with the Bedroom window looking out onto the Castle Wall, but also the beautiful Bell Tower. From our large Private Patio (apprx. 400 square ft.) you can see ´The Torcal Mountain Range´, with it´s incredible views of limestone formations. Here you can go hiking & we have the equipment. We have Air Conditioning in ALL rooms & Heating in ALL rooms, plus an electric blanket. We also have insulated curtain linings which keep out the heat in Summer & cold in Winter and have found these to be very effective. Clean linen, towels, beach towels, etc., are provided weekly. Spare change of bedding is available in an air bag on top the wardrobe in case of emergency. First Aid Kit & sewing kit are in the bottom of the wardrobe. All hair dryer, tongs, etc. are in the bathroom.

PICNIC- cooler boxes, blocks, cooler bags. Basket with set of cutlery, plates, salt & pepper, etc. Beach towels & umbrella are provided. You also have a shopping trolley, clothes horse, pegs, iron, ironing board, & cleaning equipement.

SITTING ROOM - With Free INTERNET/ Wi-fi, TV/DVD Player with over 20 films. I-PAD, E-BOOK or LIBRARY if you prefer, Radio/CD player.

Information File - Local Information of "Barrio", chemist, emergency groceries,& opening times.Telephone Lists of all Museums, Convents, Churche´s etc. Timetables for bus/trains. Emergency Tel Lists, . Universal electric plug, luggage scales. We have also compiled an extensive Library of information on CORDOBA, GRANADA, MALAGA, SEVILLA & surrounding areas. We try to give you an insight of what the major attractions are.

KITCHENETTE - Gas cooker & oven, microwave, kettle, coffee percolator, toaster, juicer, vegetable chopper, full cutlery & dinner services, glasses (glass & plastic to use with tray in Jacuzzi), serving dishes, etc,. Smoke detectors & gas detectors are fitted. Emergency night lights in case of Power Cuts are also positioned around the apartment. Our gas appliances are checked regularly We have 2 types of fire extinguishers (blanket & foam).

BEDROOM - Double Spanish bed, bedside tables with lamps, alarm clocks, dressing table, large triple door wardrobe, with Sewing & First Aid Kit. Shopping trolley, bottle bags, umbrellas. Picnic basket (fully equipped), cooler boxes & blocks, shopping trolley,

SHOWER ROOM - Shower, w.c., basin, shaver plug ,extractor fan & large mirrors. Towels, towelling bath robes, & hair towel, hair dryer, tongues, ladies basket with some useful extras.

PATIO - You can eat 'al fresco', built in fully equipped bar-b-que, sun loungers, towels, tables, umbrellas. Dip pool, Heated HOT TUB/JACUZZI, with head cushions, floating table for drinks, towel/robe hangers. Fantastic views of The Castle & El Torcal through the windows. I don´t know about you, but I love getting into it at night with a good drink, the awning pulled back to see the stars, and lie back and relax, after all that is what you came for ?

Further details

A 20% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking, the balance due on arrival. Breakages will be charged at replacement cost.

Further details indoors

Owing to the Airlines baggage restrictions we have tried to accommodate our guests by providing them with as many daily gadgets as we can ie - hair dryer, tongues, plates, etc. - Safe, Internet W-ifi Connection, I-PAD, Spanish Mobile Phone ;Pay as you go , up-to-date extensive Archives with LOCAL INFORMATION with maps on how to get their etc. E-Book books already downloaded, plus a Reading Library for those who like a book, universal plug, Walking sticks for hikers, (There are many places one can go for rock climbing & hiking/walking) Cleaner can be arranged. Change of bedding,; towels weekly. We also provide towels for the Patio and Beach towels, umbrella cooler boxes full picnic set. As it is a Roof-Top Apartment; and there are stairs, therefore we have acquired a three wheeler trolley. So now there is no problem getting luggage up. (Thank you for your suggestion). We now also have a parking stand at the back of our property so no need to look for off street parking..Guest Book - please could you write in our Guest Book. We also ask if you wouldn´t mind writing a review on our Holiday Lettings WEB Page Property No 197829 as this is very useful to future guests to read. Thank you for your trouble.

Further details outdoors

Patio - a large area approximately 40 sq metres with two recliners, towels, Bar-b-que, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi, table and chairs for eating out ;al fresco;, foot bath. You may smoke on the Patio please use the ashtray provided. Inside it is ;NO SMOKING.. At the back of our house there is a concrete standing where guests can Park. You can walk to the town centre in 7 minutes or take the hourly local bus from outside the house. The main local ameneties are listed in the files in the apartment. We are fortunate that due to our position we are able to offer different types of holiday activities - including GOLF 18 holes, HIKING, ORNOTHOLOGY some very rare species, Nature Reserve Park, ROCK CLIMBING, BEACH, ARCHITECTURE- Antequera itself is steeped in history . The town with the most Convents and Churches The Virgen del Carmen a beautiful Baroque Church. THE ALHAMBRA PALACE - Granada is a must CORDOBA - the Mosque and old quarter are well worth visiting. - As we are at the Crossroads of Andalucia you can take the train to Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, we advise guests to take a tour bus (approx 20e) on arrival, this gives one an overview of each Town Then one can spend the day visiting the places you really want to see whilst having the advantage of hopping on and off the bus at any destination. RELAXING HOLIDAY - The barrio of San Juan is a peaceful place, and one can take advantage of the large patio to relax in, sunbathe, if you decide to stay in, how about a nice BBQ (all items provided), a nice dip in the HOT TUB/JACUZZI or in the pool, on a nice warm evening. There are also some indoor games. Antequera is full of beautiful Churches & Convents, also some lovely Museums and of course the Roman/Moorish Castle with it's Plaza and a small restaurant where you can either eat a meal or have tapas, in or outdoors. From there you get a birds eye view of the whole of Antequera. Especially at night time when it is all lit up..

Location description from owner

The Costa del Sol region

Our home is in The Monumental/Conservation Area of Antequera, 'Cuesta Real', which is the first Street to have been built outside the Castle Walls is therefore known as 'The Royal Street' . In a dip between 'El Torcal' Mountain Range,National Park & Nature Reserve, which is approx. 1,700 mtrs above sea level & the 'Roman/Moorish Castle' behind us.The first thing that impresses one as you step out onto the Patio are the magnificent breath-taking views all around you. Also known as "The Crossroads of Andalucía" or "Heart of Andalucía" Antequera is also used as a Pier de Terre for Cordoba, Granada, Malaga & Sevilla, which are roughly equidistant from here. There is also an excellent rail link to these Cities. Antequera is also renowned for it's wonderful Architecture, Monuments, Churches and Convents. The Antequeranos are wonderful people friendly & helpful. In the Royal Walk in the Centre of Town we often have mini fairs, with delicious food stalls, beer tents etc., you can also buy different Artisan products, even several stalls from South America selling the most beautiful Alpaca sweaters, ponchos & Inca jewellery. If what you want is to see & feel the REAL SPAIN, Antequera is the place see.

Barrio San Juan, Antequera

San Juan is in the Monumental/Conservation Area of Antequera so strict building regulations are in order, also known as aWhite Town;, the door and window surrounds of the houses are usually painted in Orange, this is to ward off ;Evil Spirits;. Since we arrived in 2003 we have seen many changes. Initially it was like stepping back in time by 30 yrs. Now, we have huge advances medically, technologically, sports, families, to mention a few. Yet, one still gets these little pockets here and there where time has stood still, and it is wonderful to see and partake of that experience. Everyone is very helpful here, even more so if they see you trying to speak their language. They themselves now know how difficult it is for you, as they are now trying to learn English. Barrio (hamlet) San Juan (St John the Baptist) who is also the Patron Saint of Antequera; is a 5 mins walk (but it is a steep hill, if you go the other way down the The Palm Avenue; (takes slightly longer, but isn;t so steep). Taxis - from anywhere in Antequera to here should cost you approx. 6 euros, we also have a local bus hourly which takes you into town. Locally (1mins walk) we have the following shops - There is a list on the notice board of our local shop, owners name & timetable.CHEMIST (FARMACIABAR SAN JUAN GROCERY SHOPICE CREAM SHOThe Spanish mainly eat between 13.00 and 15.00, & this is their main meal of the day, not like us who eat at night. In the evenings though you have lovely bars which serve tapas or half rations. If you like fish this is plentiful as our fish comes directly from the docks in Malaga daily.ANTEQUERA is full of wonderful historic Churches,Convents & Museums, many of which have been fully restored & the town has a lively cafe/bar life. Easter (Holy Week) is nothing more spectacular to see & the devotion of the Spanish people. We have a large Agricultural Show in April/May. Main Feria for a week at the end of August and a The annual Blues Festival is held in June/July A Medieval Market where people come from all over Spain, bringing their produce & crafts to sell & most of the Concerts are held out doors & are free. The surrounding attraction & places to visit are too numerous to list but we have prepared files with details of 'Places to Visit', like Sevilla, Cordoba, Malaga, Granada and it's interesting attractions. For activites you are totally spoilt, as you can have anything from a Relaxing Holiday - day in the Apartment reading, sun bathing, Hot Tub/ Jacuzzi or a plunge in the pool, It is quite quiet as the Apartment is on the 3rd floor & you tend not to hear the day to day activities. Activities Holiday - golf, rock climbing, beach activities, tennis, horse riding, rambling,etc.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We have been here14 yrs. It is a real step back in time to the Old Spain. To open one's window in the morning with beautiful views of the Bell Tower & Castle from the patio El Torcal Mountain Range & Barrio. We are in our 3rd generation as they say. Our guests have mainly been of our generation wanting to use this as a ´pied de terre´ for Malaga, Granada, Cordoba orSevilla. Antequera also has a lot to offer info provided. Some like just to sit back on the patio & relax. The younger generation like a more active holiday like The Torcal Walks, El Camino del Rey, Rock Climbing. We are here 24/7 . We are happy to announce that in this time we have had 2 Honeymoons & 1 baby girl Congratulations.

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Smoking is allowed on the big Patio, but NOT inside the apartment as respect to other guests. Thank you

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About the owner

Thomas B.

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Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
27 May 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Spain
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jan 2012. Located in Antequera, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £263 to £298.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 May 2017.

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“Excellent”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2016

Clean and well equipped accommodation with wonderful terrace. Great hosts- not intrusive- but always on hand if required-we needed help with a car tyre puncture.Thanks Tom. Hope we see you again soon. P & K

Owner's reply: Dear Peter and Kathy many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you both again. Regards Tom

“A truly wonderful place in a truly wonderful place”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2016

We have just returned from los laureles and had a great time. We have travelled in Spain a number of times and have struggled sometimes to find a location that offers a balance between the peace and quiet we want but offering enough choice in terms of places to go eat (& drink!) without being too rowdy. This apartment is in a perfect spot in the old town and is a short walk from a few places to eat; a 10 minute walk will take you to the "busier" part of town. A short walk in the other direction takes you up until the hills and countryside where there are some lovely walks, with great views. The apartment is one of the best equipped that we have ever stayed in, pretty much everything you can think of is provided. It is truly a home from home, small but perfectly formed! Tom and francisca are perfect hosts and can assist in any way you need. If they don't know the answer, they will go out of their way to find it. We arrived late and that wasn't a problem, the welcome pack was very welcome! We had days out at the lakes, el torqual, looking at local sites and tasting great food. The description on the website accurately describes the property but just to reiterate it wouldn't be suitable for children or anyone with limited mobility. But if you can manage the stairs and don't mind hills you will have a great time.

Owner's reply: Dear Tessa many thanks for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Regards Tom

“Fantastic views, excellent accommodation”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2014

Upon arrival we were shown to our apartment, were we received a welcome basket filled with local wine, cheese, bread and fruit. The views from the apartment are breathtaking, especially on a clear day. The weather stayed mainly dry and warm although we had a few damp days. The apartment has a lovely double bed and en suite, typical Spanish look and feel with white walls but mixed with little busts of colour on the bedding and lampshades. The apartment has a small sitting room and kitchen where we can be independent and cook our breakfasts and lunch. The town itself has many areas to explore. I would recommend walking through the castle grounds (you can see the castle from the apartment) and talking a walk through the main town filled with lovely boutique shops, a wonder through the market is definitely recommend to experience Spanish life! Good value for money both for the apartment and location.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Regards, Los Laureles

“5 Star Holiday Base”

Reviewed 14 May 2012

The apartment is very well equiped, really comfortable and well situated with views over the local area and to the hills beyond from the spacious private terrace. The info and fotos on the website are absolutely accurate. Tom and Frances were excellent hosts and enjoyed sharing their love and knowledge of the area. Tom took time to give us a short aclimatisation trip. We flew into Malaga Airport and Tom's driving instructions to the apartment were spot on. Chose Antequera as a base for touring Andalucia but found the town itself charming and worthy of a visit in itself.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Regards, Los Laureles

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