Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Granada - Beautiful House in Albaicin
Tasteful & Spacious, with shared pool, perfect for families & friends all year
Located on the edge of the Albaicín, the ancient Moorish quarter, Casa Mina is a delightful house and garden set in a relaxing environment. Beautifully decorated, with a bright and comfortable sitting room, separate dining room and fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it sleeps up to 7 people. It is minutes from the famous Plaza San Nicolas and a short walk through the cobbled lanes of this ancient district brings you to the unique cave bars of Sacromonte. Exploring the maze of winding lanes further brings you into the heart of the city with its many shops, bars and restaurants and, by foot or by bus, to the breathtaking Alhambra Palace itself. Casa Mina is also within minutes of magnificent countryside - a 15 minute drive takes you to Granada’s spectacular National Park, Sierra de Huetor - and is within easy driving distance to beautiful coastline, breathtaking mountain ranges and,of course, the snow topped Sierra Nevada and its fabulous ski slopes in winter.
Coast/Beach, Golf and Skiing: The Costa Tropical of Granada province is only 50 minutes by car (take the A-44 to Motril) and boasts numerous picturesque beaches and coastline including the pretty village of Salobrena and Almunecar, a resort town with many attractive beaches. A little further to the west is La Herradura, famous for crystal clear waters, and excellent watersport facilities, the Punta de la Mona cove (ideal dive site) and Marina del Este yacht harbour, and just beyond, is the naturist beach, Playa Cantarrijan.
Two 18 hole golf courses are within thirty minutes of the property.
The Sierra Nevada Ski resort, which is located 32 km from the centre of Granada and is only a 45-minute drive from the property, has five months of snow with the ski season normally lasting from the beginning of December until the end of April or beginning of May. It has 61km of ski slopes with 45 pistes and 6 off-piste routes, 2 cable cars, 12 chair lifts and 5 ski lifts.
Airports and travel details: The nearest, increasingly popular airport is Granada international airport about 8km from the city. There are several bus services from the airport to the city centre, (then take a taxi to house), taxis (about 20 Euro) or, alternatively, you can hire a car - 20 minute drive to the house. Malaga international airport is still the main airport in the area; it is a 90 min drive to Granada by car (email for help with directions) or a bus ride away (hourly bus til 9pm from city bus station).
To the southeast are the Las Alpujarras chain of ancient villages including Trevelez (highest village in Spain, 90 minutes away), Yegen, Capileira, Lanjaron - the gateway to the Alpujarras and 30 min drive - and Orgiva. For these, take the A-44, direction Motril). Northwest of Granada, Moclin (35 kms) and Montefrio (65kms) are worth a visit, and southwest is Alhama de Granada (45 mins drive). The Sierra de Huetor National Park is 15 mins from the house, best accessed through Alfaca.
Guests Comments : We had a lovely week in your house in Granada. Your house was very comfortable and charming. We enjoyed immersing ourselves in Spanish life and culture. The position of the house enabled us to walk into the Albaycin (The Moorish quarter) to shop and to enjoy the outdoor nightlife in the lively plazas. We also hired a car for the week and drove into the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada. On other days we drove to the seaside at Nerja and Almunecar. Thanks to your excellent guides and information we were also able to visit Alhama and the children particularly enjoyed a day at Aquaola Water Park in Granada! (The Young Family, UK).
Granada was amazing and your house was heavenly. Thank you so much, we all had an amazing time. Every room was beautifully decorated and very stylish, perfect for a group of girls going away to relax and detox, although there wasn't much of that going on, we managed to fit so much in! (Laura, UK)
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Holly and Richie chose Granada
I fell in love with Granada and with Casa Mina. It was the perfect place for me and my son to live - so close to everything that is wonderful about Granada and also so peaceful and relaxing too. A modern house and all the ease that comes with that situated in such an ancient and historic place......not buying wasn't really an option for us and I'm so glad we did!