2 bedroom, 2 bathroom overlooking communal pool; mountain views
- English, French, Some Italian; currently learning Spanish
About A Jones
We are a professional couple with a six year old son. The apartment holds many happy memories for us from teaching him to swim in the lovely swimming pool to cooking on the bbq whilst watching the sun go down over the mountains. We are based in the UK but enjoy the culture and ambience of Caleta; trying to visit as often as we possibly can. Interesting times to visit are during the Feria season - information relating to each town's ferias can be found online.
A Jones purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why A Jones chose Caleta de Vélez
We didn't want to buy somewhere that was overpopulated with English people and believe our urbanisation has the balance just right. A range of nationalities both live and hold holiday homes here and we have made many good friends over the years. Having looked at a range of properties along the coast before we bought, we felt La Almijara de Baviera was the best. It is immaculately kept with well maintained lawns and communal areas including a paddle tennis court and small play area for children. The graduated pool means that non swimmers and swimmers of all abilities can cool off in the sun. It is near enough to beaches and bars, yet a short walk away so you can have some much needed peace and quiet if you want it. The resort is particularlychild friendly, something we'd not ever considered before starting a family. Different generations of a family will spend time together round the pool, dining, strolling along the prom and they really do welcome children.
What makes this Apartment unique
Safe and secure Clean and modern Near enough to beach and bars but peaceful enough to overlook the pool and mountains Near to golf and motorway - 2 minutes from motorway turn off 274 yet you never hear a peep from the roads due to our location Wheelchair friendly - our property is approached from the road via a small slope. there is a lift to our (first) floor and the communal toilets / showers in the pool area are at ground level.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Fabulous apartment in a great location
We had an amazing 2 weeks here as the apartment has everything you need and is in a great position to go to either Caleta de Velez or Torre del Mar. We’ve already rebooked for next year and can’t wait. Thank you!
Nice property, lovely pool, only downside was 15minute walk to shop, bars and restaurants
Nice apartment, very easy access to the pool. Kitcheware was very limited.
Excellent pool with lifeguard. Nice apartment.
This 2 bedroom apartment has everything you need and more.
Very comfortable, spacious and lovely view from balcony overlooking the pool. Short walk to the beach and shops. We had a really nice week here.
What a lovely place to spend a holiday, everything you need was available, spotlessly clean. Beautiful pool area, pretty beach harbour, shops and bars restaurants all within walking distance. I will definitely be returning. Thank you to the owners and Donna the Key holder for a wonderful stay.
Thank you Michelle. Glad you had such a lovely time.
Good apartment in close proximity to beach.
Good apartment in secure gated community which was well equipped and nice communal pool (although not open till 01.06.18). Approx 10-15 min walk to beach ( with 5 and 3 year year old!), passing Aldi on the way. Beach clean and nice promenade for walking with toilets and children’s play areas along the way. Highly recommend and would return in the future.
Thank you for your review, Laura. So glad you enjoyed our home from home. We always welcome feedback from our guests and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
The local area has a lovely promeade where locals rollerblade, cycle and run each morning to keep fit. There is a local gym 10 mins walk away; monthly / pay as you go memberships are available from about 25 euros per month.
There is the opportunity for fishing and taking boat trips as the town has a small marina and is still a thriving fishing port.
In Sierra Nevada - about 45mins to an hour's drive away - there is an established ski resort which boasts excellent conditions and a range of runs for all abilities. There is also a well established ski school for novices or those wishing to improve their skills.
10mins walk away towards the beach you will find an established hair dresser and beauty salon 'La Belezza' offering pampering treats and a trilingual masseuse a few doors away from the salon.
For keen golfers, the immaculately kept Baviera Golf course is on your doorstep - check their website for buggy and green fee deals throughout the year. Designed by Jose Maria Canizares, it is an ideal course for any handicap. The new club house boasts a variety of services on offer and the fabulous restaurant is often used for celebrating special birthdays and weddings.
Shopaholics will enjoy the El Ingenio complex a short drive / taxi ride away and slightly further afield - about 15 minutes - there is the bustling town of Nerja with more shops or the Rincon de la Victoria retail complex. If you prefer to purchase locally grown produce, then the weekly market (Saturdays in Caleta) won't disappoint.
Health and Welfare
There is a medical centre and hospital in the vicinity - details can be obtained locally from our key holder. The nearest well-stocked pharmacy is about a ten minute walk away. It's usually open late most nights.
If you take the bus from neighbouring Torre del Mar bus station you're able to visit Granada, Malaga city, Puerto Banus and Nerja for a few euros. Nerja offers numerous attractions including the caves, donkey sanctuary, Burriana and Torrecilla beaches and the famous Balcon de Europa.
In Almunecar - approximately 45 mins drive away - there is a watermark, bonsai museum and archeological museum amongst it's attractions.
If you're a water-baby, the Aquavelis water park in Torre del Mar is only 10 mins drive away from our apartment and provides a great day out. Cheaper rates apply after 3pm (low season) and 4pm (high season) so you can enjoy a few hours for a reduced price when it's quieter. New rides have opened for the 2015 season and there are always special offers to be found online.
We don't always hire a car when we visit but when we do it's to explore further afield. To save money from some of the bigger companies at the airport, we use Caleta Car Hire based in the town - excellent rates and a wide choice of vehicles if you want to explore.