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Villa With Swimming Pool, Minutes From Beach In Natural Park

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom house, quiet location in traditional village near beach

It is a very beautiful new villa with a large decked garden and a family sized swimming pool. It has three bedrooms. With a nice distribution and a spacious lounge. It is in a quiet area with beautiful views, a short distance from the main square of the small village.

The house is on two floors with a garden which has access from the living room by a glass door, or the kitchen.

The garden boasts orange, lemon, pomegranate and olive trees - it has a cover area with a table for 8. A shady corner off the lounge, is the perfect spot to relax back in one of the hammocks or take a well deserved sundowner with friends.

On the ground floor is the living room, kitchen, spacious and well equipped, a toilet, and a small utility room.

An open staircase takes you up to the first floor from the living room. On this floor are the bedrooms, one with king-size bed and bathroom en-suite, another double, with queen size bed and the third room with bunk beds and the possibility of adding a further single. On this floor is a further bathroom.

The house is child friendly with stair gates and a cot on request.

Rodalquilar is a charming little village and its beach, El Playazo is one of the most beautiful in the park with perhaps the best snorkelling and diving of all Southern Spain.

Rodalquilar: One of the quieter areas in the park. It's a small village with a year round population of less than 100. In the summer months this number swells considerably but the tourism is very restrained and select.

There are five restaurants in the village, all worth a visit. Several have very good menus, wine lists.

Several bars add to the available options in walking distance.

The Goldmine perches on the mountain above village. Most of the buildings have been restored and are now home to the Park Centre with its visitor centre, botanical and volcanism centres. There is also an open air theatre.

Below the Goldmine and just in front of the house there are Botanical Gardens covering over 9Ha (22 acres).

The gardens are open daily and reproduce the diversity habitats that can be found in the park. The combination of plant life and water is big attraction for the local bird and animal life.

Activities: In the summer months the park organises children's workshops and open air cinema. There is live music or theatre nearly every night in Rodalquilar or one of the nearby villages. We publish a calendar of events and are happy to make bookings for you.

There are several driveable tracks that take you up behind the gold mine from the village to some interesting locations, such as the El Cortijo de Los Frailes (5km) - the setting for real events of Garcia Lorca's play 'Blood Wedding'. A few kms further is the tiny village of Los Albaricoques - scene of the famous duel For a Few Dollars More (re-enacted each year).

Several marked trails originate in the village and climbing the mountains that surround the village can give stunning views from the snow capped Sierra Nevada to the Moroccan Atlas mountains. This is a cycling and hiking paradise although not perhaps at the height of summer.

Beaches: There are over 20 beaches and coves within the park in easy driving distance and the majority are unspoilt with no hotels or construction of any type. Los Muertos, Genoves, Monsul and of course Rodalquilar's beach, El Playazo are unmissable.

One of the few Mediterranean marine reserves, the snorkelling and diving is quite stunning. There are several dive outfits in the park including one just 100m from the house. We can arrange single try out dives or longer courses.

There are kayaks and bicycles for hire and kayak tours are available in the summer months.

Further afield

Granada and its Alhambra are an easy day trip by car or train. We can arrange a full day visit or an overnight if required.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Simon

Simon and I, Dolo, came to live in Rodalquilar in 2011 with our two children, Laura and Pau.

We have always been in contact with the area, as I have family from Níjar. We both used to come here for our relaxing holidays and it’s always been a paradise for us.

Rodalquilar is a great village and we feel very happy here, as there are lovely people living. It’s small but with enough bars and restaurants and the odd shop or two. It has a relaxed laid back family atmosphere - a long way from the ‘Costas’.

We manage houses in different villages of the Natural Park and we think each village has it’s own advantages, depending on what you want for your holidays. If you are not sure where to go, just ask us and we can help you with it.

Cabo de Gata is a really stunning area with many different possibilities. It is a great place to enjoy nature and do lots of different activities around it: from trekking to trips on boats, as well as surfing, kayaking, doing geological walks, exploring the mines, watching birds . Lots of different activities that can be enjoyed all year round due to the wonderful weather.

We always try to keep our houses to a high standard, clean, well provided and we are always willing to help our guests with whatever is related to their enjoyment of their holidays.


Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
El Playazo
Car: recommended

Hidden beaches, pristine sands and crystal clear waters, set Cabo de Gata apart. A natural park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve it is one of the few remaining unspoilt stretches of Spanish Mediterranean coastline. The village of Rodalquilar lies in the heart of the park in a picturesque valley formed by an ancient volcanic caldera. Its beach, El Playazo, is justly regarded as one of the most beautiful in the park and offers golden sands and some excellent snorkelling. An important mining centre since Roman times, the abandoned goldmine of Rodalquilar rises above the village. Today the mine buildings have been converted into the centre for the Park Authority and houses the park's main visitor centre and one of Andalucia's ten Botanic Gardens. The park boasts over two dozen stunning beaches, many of which are only accessible on foot. If you are looking for unspoilt rural charm near the sea, then this is the place for you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet on Níjar on Metropolitana de Almería

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs - Toilet
    Garden - Outdoor Shower , Pool side
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and beautiful views
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic villa in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa, the pictures do not do it justice. Spacious, well equipped with comfortable beds. Great shutters on the bedroom windows that kept out the early morning sun so everyone slept well. The pool and garden are wonderful, clean and very well maintained (although cold in May!) Dolores, the manager is brilliant and our booking of the villa through her was very smooth. She lives in the village and was there to meet us when we arrived late evening. She will provide you with a very detailed summary of the local area, restaurants and things to do - saved me hours of research. We visited Nirjar (the viewpoint at the very top of the old part of town is a must) and also took our 4 year old twins and 10 year old son on a caving trip. Car is definitely needed and would recommend a drive through the National park to appreciate the scenery (our kids loved the winding roads). The local beach (just over 5 min drive) is really beautiful with warm, clear water for paddling or swimming. If you want a holiday in a Spanish village, away from the crowds of tourists with stunning scenery this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Villa Rosa, Rodalquilar

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a seven day holiday in a Spanish village where our daughter and her husband could experience the Spanish way of life. When we discovered this Villa and its location it fully suited our requirements in every way, especially as our seven month old grandchild came as well. We were not disappointed at all and the villa was even better than we expected . Everything was first class and Dolo was very helpful in all aspects. Thank you for a very enjoyable time in Rodalquilar and we shall certainly return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deseando volver....

  • 5 of 5

Precioso alojamiento en la mejor zona del parque natural. Volveremos seguro. Acogedora. Práctica. Inmejorable ubicación. Para ir con niños y/o amigos, descansar y desconectar no puede haber mejor lugar.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Una estancia fantástica

  • 4 of 5

Hemos pasado 13 días en la casa y ha sido una estancia muy agradable, tranquila y en un entorno maravilloso. La casa está muy bien, cuenta con todo lo necesario para sentirte como en casa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Genial!! Great holidays!!

  • 5 of 5

La casa es todo un lujo, con todo lo necesario, nuevo y muy limpio, urbanización tranquila y muy bien situada, a pocos minutos de casi todo lo que hay que ver en la zona. Dolores, la persona encargada, ha sido muy eficiente y amable y la estancia ha sido realmente un placer. Muy recomendable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet on Níjar, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A payment of 30% is required to confirm the reservation. The balance of 70% is required on arrival.

Online payment with credit card is possible for the deposit.

Arrival and departure are always on Sundays

Arrival is after 4pm and departure is by 10 am, if we have other guests arriving or departing. We can normally be very flexible with arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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