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Delightful villa in rural location with own private swimming pool and garden

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Our villa is for rent for holidays only. We do not accept long term bookings.

Set in its own private grounds including swimming pool and garden with patio seating areas, a pergola and a gas barbecue. Comprising of a large lounge and dining area, kitchen,3 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. There is a separate family bathroom with full sized bath and shower over.

A shaded net enclosure overlooks the pool complete with table and chairs for alfresco dining. The pool also has a paved patio area adjacent to it with sun loungers and table and chairs, shaded by palm trees. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with a full size fridge freezer, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven and microwave, and all the necessary kitchen utensils. English satellite TV, DVD player and WIFI are included. The gardens, which include orange,lemon and palm trees are totally private and completely enclosed with a gated driveway.

The lounge diner and master bedroom are air conditioned, and all rooms have heaters if required. All 3 bedrooms have large wardrobes. There is a garage available and a large driveway with parking for several cars.

Suitability:

Car essential

Children welcome but no highchair or cot is provided

Pets allowed upon request

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Location

Almeria airport is one hour away and Murcia airport one and a half hours. Both are easily accessible by motorway. There are budget airlines flying into both airports on a regular basis. Malaga is approximately three and a half hours and Alicante is approximately a two hour drive away offering a larger choice of airlines and flight times.

Although the property is set in a peaceful rural location surrounded by olive trees, it is within easy reach of the town of Albox, which is about a five minute drive away. The town has several supermarkets including a Lidl and a Mercadona,a wide range if shops,bars and restaurants, and a large street market selling everything from fruit and vegetables to clothes and household goods held every Tuesday morning. The small village of Almanzora is about the same distance, and has some small bars and a small shop. The small town of Arboleas is also within easy reach with a range of bars restaurants and small supermarkets and its own markets.

There are 17 kilometres of unspoilt sandy beaches in the area. Mojacar and Garrucha are 35-40 minutes drive away on excellent uncrowded roads. There are many small restaurants, bars and cafes along the seafront and well as children's playgrounds. Vera Playa is a slightly livelier resort with a Water Park. Mojacar Pueblo is well worth a visit, a traditional Spanish Pueblo Blanco high on the hillside with great views and small shops and restaurants.

An hours drive away is the national park area that includes the large fresh water Lake Negratin. There is a small lakeside beach area with a restaurant that affords spectacular views across the lake.

Families will enjoy a visit to the nearby Wild West theme parks of Fort Bravo Texas and Oasys. Due to the dry desert like landscape of Almeria, it has often been used to stand in for the Wild West in movies and TV Shows. You can visit authentic looking Wild West towns and watch cowboy demonstrations and shows such as gunfights and bank hold ups. There are also restaurants and pools in the parks. Oasys also has a zoo.

Further away but possible for a day trip is the historic city of Granada, with its wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as historic sites such as the Moorish Alhambra Palace with its beautiful gardens and water features.

Almeria is about an hours drive away and has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, and the ruins of the Moorish Alcazaba. If you are feeling adventurous there is a ferry service from Almeria to Morocco and Algeria.

Villa facilities include:

Air conditioning/heating

Electric oven

Gas Hob

English Satellite TV

Free WIFI

DVD Player

Pool with patio area including sunbeds and table and chairs

Large enclosed and gated garden

Garage and drive

Bedroom with king sized bed

Bedroom with double bed

Bedroom with two single beds

Enclosed netted area

Bed linen and towels included

The villa is in a rural location. There are dogs kept locally which although some distance away from the property will bark on occasion. If anyone is particularly sensitive to the noise of dogs barking then a stay at this villa is not recommended.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Cantoria on Valle del Almanzora

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Patio door to garden with blinds, fly screen and reja.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air conditioning with remote control. Large fitted wardrobe.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All three bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. The two double rooms have ensuite shower rooms with toilets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Delightful villa in rural location with own private swimming pool and garden
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
4

Lovely Villa with a few niggles

  • 4 of 5

First of all the service we had and the cleanliness of the villa was great. Its in a lovely location for both walks into the village and short drive in to Albox for the shopping. The Pool was fantastic and clean and the netted area for sitting in was godsend during the heat of the day.

Now for the niggles:- We had read in previous reviews that there was a strong smell from the main bathroom. This has not been rectified and made use of the bathroom nearly impossible. This wasn't too bad as there was only 2 of us and there were another 2 shower rooms that could be used!

The second niggle was safety. All windows are barred plus the patio doors out of the second bedroom had locked gates with no keys. Leaving the front door as only exit in case of fire. In the UK this would not be acceptable. We did ask the managing agents for a key but were told they didn't have one. It did rub salt in the wound that fire exit signs pointed to the locked doors!

Finally the third niggle and the only one that stops me returning is the noise from a nearby kennels. I like dogs but not when they bark continuously from 9 o'clock at night to 9 o'clock in the morning. We got to learn their main feeding times when the cacophony was at its loudest 11.30 PM an 7:15 AM During the heat of the day it was all peace and quiet but I didn't have a single undisturbed sleep in the nine days we were there.

Our visit was to see if the area suited us to buy our own villa which it certainly does and we will be returning again soon. This visit brought it home that when we find the right property we need to visit it at different times of the day to check there are no unseen problems like adjacent kennels.

This review may sound a bit negative but if you partly deaf with no sense of smell and can contortion yourself through bars then this is the villa for you! Everything else is 5 star and is great value for the money.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have waited to contact the author of this review to clarify these points and to stay in the villa myself for a couple of weeks before responding. As owners, we try to make sure that our guests have a good experience of staying in our villa. We make efforts to ensure that we can be contacted at all times from booking until the damage deposit is refunded. Our contact details are clearly available on this website, and are also available in a guest book that we have prepared and left in the villa. We are registered with the Almerian Tourist Board and the villa complies with their recommendations. An official comments and complaints book is clearly on view in the villa and a sign advises guests of this. We have property managers in Spain whose contact details are also available. With regard to the ‘barred’ windows or rejas, this is customary in Spain. The reja on the patio door should have been unlocked during any guest stay. This should have been advised to us immediately and we would have taken steps to rectify it. it is not appropriate to leave such feedback for a review on this website quite some time after the stay as this is a safety issue. In future we will ensure it is unlocked and provide guests with their own key. Upon contacting the reviewer he advised that he had told our property manager of the smell from the bathroom but had told her not to worry as they could use the other two bathrooms. Again it is inappropriate to refuse assistance and then include this as a negative point in the review. I have been at the villa now for two weeks and there is currently no smell. Occasionally there can be smells owing to the plumbing in rural Spain and can only assume that this may have been the case when this guest stayed. There is a dog pen a couple of hundred yards from the house. This has been built during the season hence it was not included in the description. There is noise from the dogs at certain times of the day but again we have not found it to be problem to the extent that it prevents sleep nor does it continue for long periods of time. The villa is in rural Spain and barking dogs frequently feature. We already advise potential guests of the rural nature of the villa, and will update the description to advise the presence of the dog pen. We believe that this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with private pool is excellent value for money. However it is rural, and if you are sensitive to barking, it may not be for you.
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3

Lovely rural area just outside Albox

  • 3 of 5

Met Susie as arranged,in Lidl car park (which was closed as it was Sunday)followed her to the Villa, she showed as around and explained that we would need to leave it very clean or the owner would not return our deposit, as she is very fussy.We found this quite a strange thing to say! Along with the advice to be careful not to lock ourselves out as there was only 1 set of keys, (the only door automatically self locks)

The position of the villa was lovely and the pool area great in the daytime although after dark as there was no lighting around the pool or garden so we couldn't sit out.

After a few hours we discovered the most terrible smell in the family bathroom (drains?) plus the bidet didn't have running water.This made it so we couldn't use this bathroom,the en suite to the master bedroom shower screen didn't work so the only 1 fully working bathroom and the door was warped so didn't shut, which was ok as it was just the of us.

Other issues were - that none of the security lights outside worked so when returning after dark it was very difficult to see.

As for the cleaning, the oven gave off fumes and interior light didn't work, all the crockery needed washing and the glasses were so bad we had to buy new

We washed all the floors as our feet were filthy after a few hours, plus there was a strange smell in the lounge, maybe it just needed a GOOD CLEAN!!!!

In conclusion the villa has many maintenance issues that need to be addressed by the owners for future guest at this property.

We would have complained whilst we were at the villa but didn't relish the thought of any maintenance.We were on holiday after all.

We would return to the area, but not to this property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is disappointing and markedly different from the feedback that we have received from other guests, as you can see from other reviews. I feel in particular that it is extremely unfair in that none of these issues were highlighted to ourselves, the owners, or our property managers at the time of the stay, when they could have been rectified. Contact details for us are in the house and on the website and we reply to any queries or concerns very promptly. For example, there is security lighting and solar lighting all around the house. If you were having difficulty using it you should have contacted us and we would have assisted you to do so. The same applies to all the other issues you have mentioned. In all a very unfair review.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was clean, well stocked and with a surprise welcome pack. Location is really good with very quiet surroundings yet an easy 5 minute drive into Albox the nearest large town where there are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and a garage. There is a market each Tuesday which is fantastic and really worth a visit.

Communication beforehand with the owner was easy and helpful and we were met in town and shown to the villa without any problem. There are many wonderful small villages and towns to visit within no more than a half hour drive and if you want the coast then an easy 30 minute drive and you will be in Vera Playa or Mojacar with all the amenities of a coastal resort. The scenery in the area is stunning and there are many walks to be done if this is your thing.

Unusually for us we dined at the Villa every evening and we were not disappointed with the local produce nor the prices! Relaxing by the pool and eating dinner late in the evening was one of the most relaxing things about our stay.

I would very much recommend Casa Kymker to anyone who wants a feel of the real Spain as an alternative to the traditional resort holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa.
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4

prachtige woning

  • 4 of 5

zeer goed gelegen in rustige omgevingen, niet ver van zeer goede restaurants en verschillende magazijnen.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Belle maison

  • 5 of 5

Belle maison, bien entretenue, propre. La piscine est très propre et agréable. Famille avec enfants, nous nous sommes régalés pendant notre séjour!

Les propriétaires sont à l'écoute et réactif. Merci Sandrine

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Heerlijk comfortabel huis in een mooie rustige omgeving

  • 5 of 5

Super fijn huis. Ruime kamers. Alle comfort is aanwezig. Prachtig zwembad. Geweldige vakantie gehad!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Oasys MiniHollywood
Happy Garden
Mojacar
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Vera
Car: necessary

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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