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House in the Albaicín Granada

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, views, wifi, free parking, outside terraza, cable TV, 2 person bath

The Space

This is a home from home and I want you to be feel completely at home when you stay here. The house is on two floors: there are stairs up from the entrance gate to the first patio with the jasmine pergola and the front door. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor and the one the second floor, there is the lounge, kitchen and sun terrace. I really like cooking and entertaining so the kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, hob, dishwasher and normal cooking utensils, plates, glasses, fridge/freezer, etc. and also a washing machine. There is a table and chairs where you can eat outside in the summer months.

Guest Access

With the exception of the top terrace (staircase locked with a key), guests have access to the whole house. It is yours for the duration of your stay and I want you to feel at home when you are here.

Interaction with Guests

Personally when I go on holiday, I prefer to be left to my own devices to settle in and explore the place at my own pace. Basically, I want you to feel at home and so I will leave you alone. However, having said that, I am always available 24/7 at the end of a phone to solve any problems you may have, to offer advice, recommend places to go, organise taxis, etc. I will also provide you with detailed arrival instructions which will explain how to get to the house without any problems as I know just how to difficult it is to drive through Granada because of the one-way and restricted resident traffic systems. I am not very good at cleaning and so I prefer to employ a cleaner who will do it better than me. This is the woman who will also meet you and show you the house. I look forward to seeing you soon and hope that you will enjoy 'mi casa y barrio' as much as I do.

The Neighborhood

What can I say? I might be biased but I think this is the perfect neighbourhood. It is a short walk up to the Plaza Larga where are still traditional small, local shops, small supermarkets, a bread shop, a daily vegetable market and a flower market on Saturdays. If you fell like eating out, there are plenty of tapa bars and restaurants, and squares where you can sit out, enjoy a drink and just people watch. For that really special occasion, there are also some fantastic restaurants set in some of the old carmenes in the Albaicín. There is even a restaurant with gardens where you can see a flamenco show while you eat.

On the other hand, walking down the hill, you quickly come to Calle Elvira with its lively nightlife and the Gran Via (the main thoroughfare of Granada). This is where the modern centre of Granada starts.

Getting around

Granada is such a small city, the best way to get around is on foot. If you do come by car, it is possible to park directly outside or near the house.

However, 50 metres down from the house there is a bus stop where you can catch the C1 circular bus which links the centre of Granada and the Albaicín.

Taxis are also cheap in the centre of Granada.

Other Things to Note

The heating uses an automatic system which can be controlled via internet. It should always be warm when you arrive. If at any moment you feel cold just phone me and I will put it onto full power immediately. (10 000 watts) There is no reason for anyone to be cold no matter what the weather.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The accommodation was very good. Bedrooms basic but cool. Living area excellent, particularly the terrace with table, bbq etc. Generally a lovely cottage, well equipped, good bathroom & kitchen, beds ok, stairs seriously difficult, lots of steps up to property, terrace gorgeous, yes generally not bad - I know, I look after 400 properties in uk west country!
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Ildefonso in Albaicín

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a big arab bath with space for 2 people.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ski


3.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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House in the Albaicín Granada
average rating of 3.6923077 based on 16 reviews

Lovely Albaizin position.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, charming property. Needed better heating and some rugs (floors extremely cold).

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As we say several times, the heating is controlled over the internet if you need more heat just email, phone, sms or whatsapp us, it will take about 5 minutes to adjust the heating. The person in the house right now asked me to increase the heat and we did it straight away. The heating system is very powerful (10 000 watts) but it is not perfect because it is automated and the guests sometimes have to let us know if they are too hot or cold. If the guests ignore several requests to let us know if the temperature is not OK then we can't do anything. Spanish houses don't tend to have carpets so a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night with barefeet will often give you cold feet. Rugs are a dangerous slip hazard on tiled floors. This is a Spanish phenomenon. The only way round it is to bring some lightweight slippers or try to find a place with wall to wall carpets which is very uncommon in Spain.
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  • 2 of 5

Sérieux problème de confort dans cet appartement:

- chaises de salle à manger en lattes de bois (pas de coussins)

- table de salle à manger en lattes de bois

- fauteuil très inconfortable (rembourrage en tapon)

- éclairage déficient dans la salle à manger et le salon

- lit trop ferme et inconfortable

-Accueil indifférent et expéditif

- système de chauffage défectueux à notre arrivée (il faisait froid et humide, nous avons dû garder nos manteaux pendant près de 5 heures)

- quelques fourmis sur le comptoir de la cuisine

Éléments essentiels manquants:

- pas de coussins sur les chaises de salle à manger

- pas de coussins sur les fauteuils

- pas de napperons, pas de nappe

- pas de cafetière

- pas de linge de vaisselle

- pas de savon à vaisselle

Bruyant la nuit (passants dans la rue)

Chiens qui jappent

La salle de bain est bien.

Le quartier Albaicin est intéressant, mais très en pente. Pour marcheurs aguerris seulement, d'autant plus que l'approvisionnement en denrées se fait au bas de la côte.

Je ne louerais pas à nouveau cet appartement.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good & bad

  • 2 of 5

nice space, easy check in, clean. BUT the second bedroom is suitable just for kids or your mooching brother. The primary bedroom faces a noisy street - which in Oct was an bother but in hot weather would be terrible due to lack of AC. Great patio.No internet and just one tv station

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We spend 60 euros every month on a fast internet connection (which has 2 access points to ensure good connection in every part of the property) and cable TV with over 70 channels. So it is very disappointing to read the utter lies written by this person to say that there is no internet and 1 channel of TV. Why would anyone tell lies like this? What makes a bedroom with perfectly good beds only suitable for kids? What is a mooching brother? Anyone can think of hypothetical cases when a house could be unsuitable. When we go to any measure to make our guests happy, it is very disappointing to read such an absurd and annoying critisism. Why do we bother?
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Great Little Apartment in Albaicin

  • 4 of 5

Nice little house to spend a few days in Granda. John and Sarah were very responsive and even fixed a heating issue while we where there. Their site to Grandad is extremely useful, so was of great advantage to book with them and find out about their website as well as the little pamphlet they have prepared with information surrounding the house. Not right in the middle of the routes route, so nice to feel like a local, but also a short walk to the viewpoint and the interesting plaza larga.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although the purpose of renting the house is to make money we are not really satisfied unless the guests are happy and we do everything in our power to make their stay pleasant. The heating system is controlled over the internet and I can easilly give extra heat if requested. It would normally take less than 2 minutes to do. We are very happy that the guest enjoyed their stay.
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and warm inside the house and a fabulous patio garden with amazing views!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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En udmærket bolig i et rigtig fint og spændende kvarter. Rigtig fint med de 3 terrasser

  • 4 of 5

Beliggenheden i byens gamle araberkvarter gav en central placering for den samlede oplevelse af Granada

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Granada airport
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Granada Train Station
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

You can drive to the house and park outside for free. Normally parking in Granada would cost 24 euros for 24 hours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Ildefonso, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location. Rate depending on the number of persons

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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