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Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Views of the Alhambra from the terrace; the historic old town on your doorstep.

Lovingly restored townhouse in the heart of the historical quarter of Granada, the Albayzín. Ideal for a romantic self-catering holiday. Located on cobbled walking lanes in the midst of the historical district, this comfortable home enjoys uninterrupted views of the Alhambra from the terrace, as well as vistas of the Sacromonte valley beyond from the balcony in the lounge. The house is comfortably furnished and equipped, to offer a good standard of accommodation. It provides ample space for couples and families alike. Located in a pedestrian precinct of the historic quarter, it is just 2 minutes walking distance from the cafes and restaurants of Plaza Nueva (the city centre), as well as local craft and gift shops which line the nearby streets.

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More Details

Owner
Maurice Halder
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About Maurice Halder

I work in education in the UK but grew up and trained originally in New Zealand. Later I completed my Masters in the UK. Working in a diverse range of countries, mainly in Asia, has given me the chance to teach in a wide range of systems but also to really enjoy the different cultures that produced them as well.

Maurice Halder purchased this house in 2000

Why Maurice Halder chose Granada

My fascination with Spain came initially from literature. It was teaching the work of Federico Garcia Lorca and also the novel 'Leo Africanus' by Amin Maalouf, that finally attracted me to Granada however. I was at an international school in Hong Kong with over 90 different nationalities represented. Granada shared a similar heritage of bringing different cultures together and meeting creatively that I had to visit. Once there I wanted to be more than just an outside observer but part of it in some way. Our house looks across to the Alhambra Palace and also down the Sacromonte valley with its flamenco caves; it just seemed to sum up all that I had read of the place. Granada is also the city where Isabella commissioned Christopher Columbus on a voyage that lead to a European discovery of the Americas so in its own way Granada has offered much to the world we see today. This house similarly has so many facets; its blend of traditonal and modern design attarcted me immediately. While architecturally redesigned within the old walls, there was careful attention to retaining some of the original features. We did have to do some work to complete it before we were able to let it out but that merely gave us the opportunity to also be involved in its creation as well. What we have now it a one of our favourite escapes from the frantic pace of our everyday lives. It may be hard to believe but I was originally looking for a house in a village. Granada has over a million people but the Albaicyn even today functions as a self-contained rural village at its core and our house sits nestled on one of its hills with a glorious view of the Alhambra Palace across the valley.

What makes this house unique

It is located right in the midst of the historic Albacin with its cobbled lanes and unusual eateries. Being in the lower part of the Albaicin it is very easy to explore both the historic quarter and also the the Realejo. Plaza Nueva, the hub of the tourist area, is a 5 minute walk from the house, as is the beautiful cobbled road that follows the meander of the Dauro River and the many medieval stone bridges that span its width invite you to explore even more.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Pedro in Centro

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A thoroughly modern tiled bathroom, with a high standard of fixtures, including a wall-sized mirror. The power shower completes this well-appointed room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Decorated with touches of an antique style but maintaining contemporary levels of comfort, the master bedroom has an ample double bed (150cm x 190cm), bedside table with reading lamp, large wardrobe and a writing desk and chair near the window. The second bedroom has a similar sized bed, bedside table and lamp as well, with a writing desk also situated near the window. The rooms are decorated to match the period and style of the house which has been carefully and thoroughly restored to capture the original atmosphere.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The house has only recently been restored and throughout a high standard of finish has been achieved. Several original features have been incorporated into this modern reinterpretation of the space. The mezzanine kitchen is fully equipped; with stove facilities, ample bench space and all the utensils necessary to dine well at home. The television allows you access to Spanish culture without even leaving the lounge with all the local channels being available.The terrace upstairs allows evenings to be enjoyed over a glass of wine while drinking in the view of the Alhambra across the valley.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Beautiful townhouse in historic centre with views of the Alhambra
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
5

Fantastic medieval apartment in the heart of Granada

  • 5 of 5

Extremely pleased with our stay. The apartment has an authentic, medieval feel and is located near the river just below the Alhambra. A square-spiral staircase leads from the entryway at the bottom, past bedrooms and bath at various levels up to a dining/family room. A balcony there provides a great view up the valley. A small staircase leads on to a well appointed kitchen. Beyond that, another small set of stairs leads to the roof, from which you have perfect view of the Alhambra. The layout of the property is really cool: a vertical apartment of five small levels. Very cozy and pleasant.

Nadia, our host, was most gracious. We met her at a cafe which was fairly close to the apartment. If you are arriving by car, like us, do not attempt to drive to the apartment! (or cafe meeting spot) There is no parking nearby and a wrong turn can send you on a near-infinite tour of medieval Granada!. Park in the nearest garage and walk! (This may be obvious to many, but hey we're Americans).

The apartment is minutes from the main square, 15-20 minutes to the Alhambra, and a good starting point for exploring old Granada in any direction (all times for walking). Nadia took the time to orient us and point out places of interest and practical amenities. We ran into her many times as she and her family frequent the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of what our house has to offer.
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5

lovely stay in the heart of Granada

  • 5 of 5

Although it was my first time in Granada I really enjoyed the stay. The flat was very nice, located in the heart of old Granada area. From the rooftop you can see the Alhambra. in the night the view has priceless. Although it is difficult to access to the area by car, you can leave it around and the go by walk. It is plenty of places around.

Nadia was our host, she was very friendly. She provided us maps and tips about what to visit and so on.

I would highly recommend this apartment to those who want to spend a few days in this beautiful city.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful old house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here, we loved the house, thank you very much! All furnishings are practical and tasteful. Only the construction site of the hotel nearby spoiled our calm somewhat, but that should not be forever ;-)

Please renew pots and pans and cutlery, then everything is perfect,

Thanks again, Family Ruppel

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the house. We are also grateful for your suggestions on how to make it even better.
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5

Super convenient - photographer's dream

  • 5 of 5

This is a tall narrow property - each room is on a separate floor. It's really centrally located. There is a small roof terrace where you can eat, and take a million photos of the Alhambra as the sun goes down..... A perfect base for exploring Granada. Immaculately clean and maintained. The owner was a delight to deal with. I'd happily go back and/or recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Granada March 3 Day Stay

  • 3 of 5

Apartment was in very good area. Nadia our contact person was very good but we couldn't speak Spanish and she had no English. There are 8 leveled to this property which means you have to be careful if you get up in night. Tv didn't work. Toilet wouldn't flush unless we filled a bucket of water and poured it in. Wifi was sporadic. The owner was solicitous but we were on our own. We survived and had a good time but people should know about our 3 day stay. John

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We are aware that the water pressure in the historic part of town is sometimes variable and can effect things. We have taken on board what you say and are addressing the areas you highlight.
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4

Great find - Great location

  • 4 of 5

Location is perfect. Getting around Spain is not easy! Small narrow streets are impossible to navigate but with a helpful owner and fantastic staff it was made much easier in Granada.

We were to meet the lovely Nadia in a cafe at a pre determined time, she was spot on time and walked us to the apartment, showed us where to park and made sure we knew how everything worked. All without her speaking English or us Spanish!

The apartment is quirky, narrow steep stairs but this is typical of Spain and ther area. Well kitted out with everything we could need. Great views, great area.

I would go back in a flash!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad others enjoy the house the way we do!
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Within easy walking distance of the Alhambra castle and the gardens of the Generalife, the house is located within the historic medieval center of the Albaicyn. Cathedrals and other sites of interest all within easy reach, as are restaurants, cafes and plazas. The renowned flamenco cave bars of Sacermonte can also be reached on foot, while tours associated with literary figures, such as Federico Garica Lorca, are also on the doorstep. The town of Granada serves as a base for the nearby ski fields of the Sierra Navada and lies about one hour from the coastal resort of Almunecar. Hiking in the Alpujarras or exploring the cave homes of Guadix is also a possibility in the nearby vicinity.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Santa Semana
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£143
for 2 nights
From
£72
£430
£1,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£379
£1,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

Note prices quoted are calculated per couple (ie the cost for a TWO persons staying). Rates for single individuals or larger groups are available on request. (There is a decreasing scale with each additional guest approximately 15 euros extra per night). A deposit of 50% of is required in advance to secure a booking. Upon arrival the balance is due, along with a refundable deposit of 150 euros.

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.
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