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Spain Select

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Breathtaking villa with Alhambra views

18 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Albaicín - Carmen de los Moriscos

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

With views of the centuries-old Alhambra palace and the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, this very special property is one of the most unique in Granada. Furnished and decorated with the utmost care by the owner, this beautiful house is an effortless blend of classical Andalucian style and modern comforts and conveniences. Split over three levels, it is at once spacious and intimate. The open-plan living and dining room is bright and welcoming, and has been furnished in a discrete traditional style with original Andalucian furnishings and decoration. Wooden beams, tiled flooring, quality wooden furniture and an original fireplace make this a wonderful space to relax or enjoy a meal. The kitchen is in keeping with the classic Spanish style but has been fully-equipped with all modern appliances and everything guests may need during their stay. Each of the bedrooms has been individually decorated. The two double bedrooms offer breathtaking views of the Alhambra, the master bedroom also boasting a small terrace, perfect for enjoying breakfast or an after-dinner drink. The bathrooms are bright and elegant, with local tiles and fittings. The exterior of the property is equally charming, with a front garden complete with small swimming pool, fish pond and fountain and dining area. The roof-top terrace is a real highlight – with unbeatable views to the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, guests can enjoy an al-fresco meal with a difference. The house has an underground garage, or alternatively guests can make use of the bus that stops almost on the doorstep of the house, and which will take them directly to the heart of the city. The house is located in the Albaycin, one of the oldest and undoubtedly most atmospheric parts of the city. With typical white-washed Andalucian houses, flower-filled patios and tiny tabernas, this quintessential Granada barrio clambers up the hill overlooking the Alhambra. The Mirador de San Nicolas at the very top of the hill is the place to go in the early evening as the sun sets spectacularly over the Alhambra. The Albaycin is tranquil and quiet, and gives visitors a unique the opportunity to soak up the city’s history and charm. House: 250m2 Grounds: 480m2. The house has 3 levels and is accessed from the top and going down 2 flights of steps. Access is through the hall with the twin bedroom on the left (0.90m x 1.90m). From the hall, you have stairs leading down to the lower level: living room, dining room and kitchen are on this level. The living area has three-seater sofa and two easy chairs with coffee table in the center and open fireplace. Flat screen TV on the wall. The dining area has tables and chairs to seat 8. The kitchen is separate and is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher. The fridge and freezer are situated in the pantry, accessed from the kitchen. The outdoor garden can be accesses from the living area and from the kitchen. On the ground level there is a bathroom with a bathtub. Right of the hall level, up two steps, we have two double bedrooms (1.40m x 1.90m) with en suite bathrooms with bathtubs. Both of these bedrooms have views of La Alhambra and one of them has a small terrace with a table and two chairs. All bedrooms have fitted cupboards. On the third level we have the office space with desk and book space, views of the Alhambra and door to access the rooftop terrace. Grounds: the front garden has a private pool 4m x 5m, table and chairs to seat 6 people and a fish pond with gold fish. Rooftop terrace has table and chairs to seat 6 people.

Spain Select (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Breathtaking villa with Alhambra views
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Tampa, FL
5

Gorgeous house, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is top notch, from loving manner in which the house was restored to the wonderful outside spaces to the absolutely breathtaking views of the Alhambra. Seriously, you can not ask for a better experience. And Miguel Angel is the perfect host. If you have any challenges walking up or down hundreds of steps, there's a bus that drops you off seconds from your front door. So if you're considering Carmen de Los Moriscos while in Granada, just do it - rest assured you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible location, incredible home.

  • 5 of 5

Miguel and his home were an incredible find for our party of five. Miguel received us personally as we arrived via taxi and showed us all the trappings of his well-appointed place. He pre-stocked the kitchen with all manner of goodies, including fruits, pastries, milk, coffee, and even some sodas and beer. You've obviously already seen the photos of the views, which are themselves incredible; however, even they don't do justice to the real thing. Miguel's home is so nice that we had a hard time leaving to see the rest of the city! I can honestly say that is without a doubt the finest HomeAway property at which we've had the privilege of staying.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Breathtaking in every way

  • 5 of 5

To add superlatives to the other reviews would be redundant but I will say if you are going to visit Granada and have the honor of staying here you will be a very fortunate person(s). From the architecture to the interior design to the drop dead gorgeous views to the most gracious and thoughtful owner ever this villa is absolute perfection! I will return. And, yes, reality is better than the photos.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location , beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The Spain select team were very attentive and made our stay feel special - which it was . The house was just incredible - better than we could have hoped for , as was the location . The owner was so helpful and accommodating we had the perfect holiday . I have been passing on the details to all my friends !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

most amazing house ever!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the house clean and very well maintained but we arrived to fruit, cheese, wine and coffee choices. The location is convenient with the bus stop just outside the gate. The house history and views are magnificent! The owner was responsive and went out of his way to share the background of the house and the history of the area. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting Granada-truly exceptional!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Book this place!!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by this villa. The description and pictures cannot do it justice. Entering through the big, old heavy door from the cobbled streets of the Albaicin, we were transported to an enchanting Spanish villa that was truly magical, from the cozy wood-burning fireplace in the living area to the million dollar view of the Alhambra and the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas from the patio. The charming owner, Miguel, is simply the icing on the cake. The location is great, an easy and interesting walk downhill to the city center. The climb back up can be difficult if you are not in to exercise but taxis and buses are readily available. We enjoyed wandering the streets of the Albaicin. We had delicious dinners at Estrella, literally across the street and Carmen Mirador de Aixa, a 5 minute walk away. Both places offer some wonderful views of the Alhambra so it is worth booking ahead and requesting a window or patio table. I want to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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With views of the centuries-old Alhambra palace and the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, this very special property is one of the most unique in Granada. Furnished and decorated with the utmost care by the owner, this beautiful house is an effortless blend of classical Andalucian style and modern comforts and conveniences. Split over three levels, it is at once spacious and intimate. The open-plan living and dining room is bright and welcoming, and has been furnished in a discrete traditional style with original Andalucian furnishings and decoration. Wooden beams, tiled flooring, quality wooden furniture and an original fireplace make this a wonderful space to relax or enjoy a meal. The kitchen is in keeping with the classic Spanish style but has been fully-equipped with all modern appliances and everything guests may need during their stay. Each of the bedrooms has been individually decorated. The two double bedrooms offer breathtaking views of the Alhambra, the master bedroom also boasting a small terrace, perfect for enjoying breakfast or an after-dinner drink. The bathrooms are bright and elegant, with local tiles and fittings. The exterior of the property is equally charming, with a front garden complete with small swimming pool, fish pond and fountain and dining area. The roof-top terrace is a real highlight – with unbeatable views to the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, guests can enjoy an al-fresco meal with a difference. The house has an underground garage, or alternatively guests can make use of the bus that stops almost on the doorstep of the house, and which will take them directly to the heart of the city. The house is located in the Albaycin, one of the oldest and undoubtedly most atmospheric parts of the city. With typical white-washed Andalucian houses, flower-filled patios and tiny tabernas, this quintessential Granada barrio clambers up the hill overlooking the Alhambra. The Mirador de San Nicolas at the very top of the hill is the place to go in the early evening as the sun sets spectacularly over the Alhambra. The Albaycin is tranquil and quiet, and gives visitors a unique the opportunity to soak up the city’s history and charm.

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Notes

  • - €10 / day discount for stays of 7 or more days (already applied) - 15% discount for stays of 15 or more days - Utilities (Included in price) - Taxes (Included in price) - WIFI Internet Access (Included in price) - Private parkimg (Included in price) - 3% surcharge for payments made with American Express (No surchage for Visa or Mastercard) (Not included in price)
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Albaicín in Andalusia

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool

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