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BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE IN HISTORIC CENTRE WITH VIEWS OF THE ALHAMBRA

Maurice Halder

Advertiser since: 2007
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE IN HISTORIC CENTRE WITH VIEWS OF THE ALHAMBRA

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Granada - Casa Maurice

Views of the Alhambra from the terrace; the historic old town on your doorstep.

Lovingly restored townhouse in the heart of the historical quarter of Granada, the Albayzín. Ideal for a romantic self-catering holiday. Located on cobbled walking lanes in the midst of the historical district, this comfortable home enjoys uninterrupted views of the Alhambra from the terrace, as well as vistas of the Sacromonte valley beyond from the balcony in the lounge. The house is comfortably furnished and equipped, to offer a good standard of accommodation. It provides ample space for couples and families alike. Located in a pedestrian precinct of the historic quarter, it is just 2 minutes walking distance from the cafes and restaurants of Plaza Nueva (the city centre), as well as local craft and gift shops which line the nearby streets.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maurice Halder (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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About Maurice Halder

I work in education in the UK but grew up and trained originally in New Zealand. Later I completed my Masters in the UK. Working in a diverse range of countries, mainly in Asia, has given me the chance to teach in a wide range of systems but also to really enjoy the different cultures that produced them as well.

Maurice Halder purchased this house in 2000

Why Maurice Halder chose Granada

My fascination with Spain came initially from literature. It was teaching the work of Federico Garcia Lorca and also the novel 'Leo Africanus' by Amin Maalouf, that finally attracted me to Granada however. I was at an international school in Hong Kong with over 90 different nationalities represented. Granada shared a similar heritage of bringing different cultures together and meeting creatively that I had to visit. Once there I wanted to be more than just an outside observer but part of it in some way. Our house looks across to the Alhambra Palace and also down the Sacromonte valley with its flamenco caves; it just seemed to sum up all that I had read of the place. Granada is also the city where Isabella commissioned Christopher Columbus on a voyage that lead to a European discovery of the Americas so in its own way Granada has offered much to the world we see today. This house similarly has so many facets; its blend of traditonal and modern design attarcted me immediately. While architecturally redesigned within the old walls, there was careful attention to retaining some of the original features. We did have to do some work to complete it before we were able to let it out but that merely gave us the opportunity to also be involved in its creation as well. What we have now it a one of our favourite escapes from the frantic pace of our everyday lives. It may be hard to believe but I was originally looking for a house in a village. Granada has over a million people but the Albaicyn even today functions as a self-contained rural village at its core and our house sits nestled on one of its hills with a glorious view of the Alhambra Palace across the valley.

What makes this house unique

It is located right in the midst of the historic Albacin with its cobbled lanes and unusual eateries. Being in the lower part of the Albaicin it is very easy to explore both the historic quarter and also the the Realejo. Plaza Nueva, the hub of the tourist area, is a 5 minute walk from the house, as is the beautiful cobbled road that follows the meander of the Dauro River and the many medieval stone bridges that span its width invite you to explore even more.

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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Wonderful old house!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful week here, we loved the house, thank you very much! All furnishings are practical and tasteful. Only the construction site of the hotel nearby spoiled our calm somewhat, but that should not be forever ;-)
Please renew pots and pans and cutlery, then everything is perfect,
Thanks again, Family Ruppel
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the house. We are also grateful for your suggestions on how to make it even better.
business
Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Super convenient - photographer's dream

Super convenient - photographer's dream
  • 5 out of 5
This is a tall narrow property - each room is on a separate floor. It's really centrally located. There is a small roof terrace where you can eat, and take a million photos of the Alhambra as the sun goes down..... A perfect base for exploring Granada. Immaculately clean and maintained. The owner was a delight to deal with. I'd happily go back and/or recommend it to friends.
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
3

Granada March 3 Day Stay

  • 3 out of 5
Apartment was in very good area. Nadia our contact person was very good but we couldn't speak Spanish and she had no English. There are 8 leveled to this property which means you have to be careful if you get up in night. Tv didn't work. Toilet wouldn't flush unless we filled a bucket of water and poured it in. Wifi was sporadic. The owner was solicitous but we were on our own. We survived and had a good time but people should know about our 3 day stay. John
  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We are aware that the water pressure in the historic part of town is sometimes variable and can effect things. We have taken on board what you say and are addressing the areas you highlight.
business
Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
4

Great find - Great location

  • 4 out of 5
Location is perfect. Getting around Spain is not easy! Small narrow streets are impossible to navigate but with a helpful owner and fantastic staff it was made much easier in Granada.

We were to meet the lovely Nadia in a cafe at a pre determined time, she was spot on time and walked us to the apartment, showed us where to park and made sure we knew how everything worked. All without her speaking English or us Spanish!
The apartment is quirky, narrow steep stairs but this is typical of Spain and ther area. Well kitted out with everything we could need. Great views, great area.

I would go back in a flash!
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad others enjoy the house the way we do!
business
Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
Norway
5

Wonderfull

  • 5 out of 5
This is a great house. Clean with a breathless view. Short distanse to everything. We loved it. We wil come back next year
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed our place. Look forward to seeing you again!
business
Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74536
+33 -(0)616863773
Granada Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
Auckland New Zealand
5

Medieval Magic

  • 5 out of 5
Our week in Granada was made all the more wonderful because we stayed at Casa Maurice tucked away in the medieval quarter. So handy to everything, clean, cute and comfy. The view was a delightful suprise and so beautiful in the evenings. We had a memorable wee feast out there. Air con was great as we were there when temps in 40's So to come back to a cool house and cooler shower was fab. Other travellers info in the guest book was helpful too. loved the area and the local bar (near the square) at bottom of the Casas street has wonderful Flamenco (very cheap). All in all a great place to stay and feel like you live there. So much better than a hotel. I hope I can stay there again and will refer to Maurice all those heading to Granada
Thank you for adding so perfectly to my adventure
  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had good time in our place - hope we get the chance to be host for another holiday in Granada.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Within easy walking distance of the Alhambra castle and the gardens of the Generalife, the house is located within the historic medieval center of the Albaicyn. Cathedrals and other sites of interest all within easy reach, as are restaurants, cafes and plazas. The renowned flamenco cave bars of Sacermonte can also be reached on foot, while tours associated with literary figures, such as Federico Garica Lorca, are also on the doorstep. The town of Granada serves as a base for the nearby ski fields of the Sierra Navada and lies about one hour from the coastal resort of Almunecar. Hiking in the Alpujarras or exploring the cave homes of Guadix is also a possibility in the nearby vicinity.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Granada, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
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Santa Semana
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
€170
for 2 nights
From
€85
€510
€1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€150
for 2 nights
From
€75
€450
€1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €150
Notes Note prices quoted are calculated per couple (ie the cost for a TWO persons staying). Rates for single individuals or larger groups are available on request. (There is a decreasing scale with each additional guest approximately 15 euros extra per night). A deposit of 50% of is required in advance to secure a booking. Upon arrival the balance is due, along with a refundable deposit of 150 euros.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Granada in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A thoroughly modern tiled bathroom, with a high standard of fixtures, including a wall-sized mirror. The power shower completes this well-appointed room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Decorated with touches of an antique style but maintaining contemporary levels of comfort, the master bedroom has an ample double bed (150cm x 190cm), bedside table with reading lamp, large wardrobe and a writing desk and chair near the window. The second bedroom has a similar sized bed, bedside table and lamp as well, with a writing desk also situated near the window. The rooms are decorated to match the period and style of the house which has been carefully and thoroughly restored to capture the original atmosphere.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The house has only recently been restored and throughout a high standard of finish has been achieved. Several original features have been incorporated into this modern reinterpretation of the space. The mezzanine kitchen is fully equipped; with stove facilities, ample bench space and all the utensils necessary to dine well at home. The television allows you access to Spanish culture without even leaving the lounge with all the local channels being available.The terrace upstairs allows evenings to be enjoyed over a glass of wine while drinking in the view of the Alhambra across the valley.
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