|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This Contemporary 2 bedroomed apartment in Retamar Sur is on the edge of the Cabo De Gata Natural Park with Sea and Pool Views.
The apartment offers spacious and light accommodation with modern furnishings throughout. It has air-conditioning/heating making it suitable for all year round holidays.
The accommodation consists of a hallway. Fully fitted modern kitchen with ample storage and cupboard space and well equipped with china and utensils. There is a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and mircowave. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen with washing machine and separate sink. There is a clothes dryer, iron, ironing board and hairdryer.
The large open plan living/dining area has 2 sofas, 1 of which is a sofabed. There is a 39' LED HD digital TV with sky box which has some UK satellite channels along with Apple TV and a DVD/CD player. The dining table seats upto 6 people. Patio doors lead to a sunny balcony with small table and 4 chairs.
There is a twin bedroom with large wardrobes and a LCD TV with Spanish digital box and wii console, controls and a selection of games.
The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, large wardrobes and a 2nd balcony with table and 2 chairs.
There is an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink basin and bidet. There is also a second bathroom with a shower cubicle, wc and sink basin. Both bathrooms have mirrored cabinets and towel rails.
The apartment is suitable for children and there are books, games, DVD's and outside toys available along with a travel cot and car booster seat if required. We also have golf clubs available for use. No smoking is allowed in the apartment.
The apartment also has Wifi
The apartment is jointly owned between two families who have been friends for 15 years and also live close together in the Stockport, Cheshire area
Paula Begg purchased this apartment in 2006
Both families use the apartment 2/3 times a year and love the fact that the area is a great place to experience Spanish Life
A great base for chilling out and / or taking in the sights of the Almeria area. Plenty choice for local shopping, bars and cafes as well as very nice walks in the immediate area. Retamar is extremely well presented and the apartment is just a short walk to the beach. Would have no hesitation in returning to both the apartment and the area itself. Over two weeks we managed to visit many interesting and lovely places without having to spend too much time driving.
Excellent location. Brand new flat and furniture. Fully equipped house ( kitchen, bed linen, golf clubs, travel buggy for children). Lovely landlady. Parking and lift.
We visit this area of Spain year on year in the autumn because we know that it usually provides great weather when the rest of Europe is cooling down for winter. The payoff for that is that it is dry and arid, and at this time of year very quiet. To us, that is the beauty of the place, but I would suggest that a car is essential to benefit from all the unique sights and secluded beaches that are within the Natural Park, right next to this apartment.
The apartment is located within walking distance of the few shops, bars, restaurants, and of course beach at Retamar, which is a resort favoured by local Spanish tourists, so you won't find any of those Benidorm style British bars here. Another aspect we love about it.
The apartment is spotlessly clean, immaculately maintained with an interior furnished in a very modern style, and boasts the best equipped kitchen we have ever found in a rental property. There is a communal pool,but that closes for the winter season at the end of September. Travellers also need to be aware that the nearest airport - Almeria, which is only 15 minutes away by car, also closes to direct international flights to Manchester around the end of October for the winter. However, Easy Jet flights to and from Gatwick are currently available all year round. Other all year airports are a couple of hours drive either way - Malaga or Alicante, and car hire is readily available from all these locations, and can usually be booked with your chosen airline.
There is lots to do and see in this area as long as you don't expect the usual very boisterous Spanish holiday that British tourist have grown to expect. It provides more for walkers and nature lovers, and also movie fans, who can follow the location trail of many a Hollywood movie that was shot in this vicinity.
We thoroughly enjoyed our month's stay here, and would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment. We have already passed on details to our friends.
Almeria is situated in the south east of the Spanish peninsula and borders with the provinces of Granada and Murcia. This area has been popular with film makers as spaghetti westerns and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed here and more recently Indiana Jones and Doctor Who!.
With Almeria being the warmest driest city in Europe and an average of 320 days of annual sunshine it makes a great winter break as well as a fantastic summer holiday destination.
The lively provincial city of Almeria is around 15 minutes drive away. It is an historical town dominated by the Alcazaba a striking 10th century moorish fortress. It is a shoppers paradise with beautiful shops and is bursting with side street cafes and tapas bars. At the end of August there is a huge fiesta in the city with circus's, fairgrounds, entertainment and restaurants.
You can also take a trip to Mini Hollywood in Tabernas about half an hours drive away with spectacular views, a zoo and wild west shows and town. It is a great day out for all the family.
There are also great waterparks in Roquetas and Vera.
Granada and the famous Alhambra Palace is around 2 hours drive away or you can take the train from Almeria City. The Ski resort in the Sierra Nevada is also near Granada.
Retamar Sur is about 1km away and is quiet out of season and is popular with the Spanish in the summer. There is 15km of regenerated beach sweeping towards the Cabo de Gata natural park and its mountains. Within El Toyo, there are several 4/5 star hotels with Spa and Health Suites which are available to non-residents. El Toyo also benefits from new roads, pathways, cycle paths and extensive green areas with childrens play parks. There is a spectacular wooden promenade and a lagoon with bars and restaurants. Retamar Sur also has a number of good quality restaurants, bars and supermarkets all within walking distance and a few beach bars to watch the amazing sunset!
Within the Natural Park, there are numerous unspoiled beaches and San Jose is around 20 minutes drive away with a lovely beach and restaurants around a small harbour. The spectacular beaches of Genoveses and Monsul as seen in many Hollywood films can be reached from San Jose.
Within 5 minutes drive away is the magnificent 18 hole championship Alborian Golf Course. There are also numerous courses within an hours drive away including the Indiana course at Desert Springs.
Mountain Bike hire is also available which gives you the opportunity to explore either the local area on the cycle paths or go further along into the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
This area is a great place to experience Spanish life without the hustle and bustle of English bars.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Clean more than 4 people||£3|
|Cleaning/laundry - 60e||£60|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Payment can also be made in Euros via a bank transfer
A Deposit of 25% of the total rental is payable upon reservation. The balance is due 8 weeks before the rental begins.
A security deposit of £200 is payable at the time the rental payment is due and this will be refunded asap following satisfactory inspection and cleaning of the apartment.
An additional charge of 60 euros is payable on arrival for cleaning/laundry at the end of the rent.