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Spectacular Mountain Villa with Private, Modern Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed. 2 bathroom villa nr Mojacar, Costa Almeria- ,panoramic mountain views but near beach

Domed, Moorish-style villa in the exclusive Siera Cabrera mountain 'village' with 3 restaurants/bars, tennis and horse-riding in Spain's warmest,driest region. Stunning views 'to die for', yet just a short drive to the beach and nearest golf course. Ten minutes drive to bustling Turre with shops and restaurants, five minutes more to the whitewashed village of Mojacar and its nearby beaches. The stunning Cabo de Gata national park and its many secluded beaches is easily reached. Ideal 'get away from it all' location, within very easy reach of restaurants, beautiful small towns and beaches etc: the best of both worlds in one location.

Registration Number : VTAR/AL/00218

John McShane
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

About John McShane

My wife and I, who live in London, bought the villa in the early 2000s and updated it and installed a chlorine-free swimming pool.

We are both writers and use the tranquility of the house to work on occasions, if we can force ourselves! But when work is over, we are just minutes from the mountain's excellent restaurants or a short, enchanting drive to the many pleasures of the beach and coastline or the inland delights of this part of Andalucia. It is not the crowded Spain of 'the Costas', but it has more than enough of interest to please all ages.

We try and visit the villa as often as possible, but it is never often enough, although our family enjoy making their own visits.

Why John McShane chose Turre

As well as being in the warmest part of mainland Europe, we fell in love with the area. It combines the serenity of an 'away from it all' home whilst having all the necessary shopping and recreational amenities within 10 minutes drive. Another 5 minutes and you are at the beach.

The coves and beaches of the Cabo De Gata national park are nearby within a short drive: marvellous secluded spots that you thought had vanished from Spain forever.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has a staggering view inland, to the West, and we often dine on the balcony in the evening enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

The quiet of the mountain is wonderfully calming, but the house, whilst being away from it all, is by no means remote and access to restaurants and, in the large village of Turre (pop 4,000) at the foot of the mountain about ten minutes' drive away, all amenities are available.

The beaches are quiet for Spain and there is a large naturist beach at Vera Playa plus many intimate coves along the coastline for nude or 'textile' bathing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Turre in Levante Almeriense

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite tiled bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc. Separate bathroom with walk-in shower, hand-basin and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize double bed (and en-suite bathroom). Bedroom 2 with twin or double bed - and French windows opening onto magnificent views West towards the Sierra Nevada mountains. beautiful sunsets. Bedroom 3 with twin single beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Excellent air-conditioning/heating in the three bedrooms. The villa has mountainside balconies as it sits on top of a stunning, high hillside. Ample parking. The villa sleeps six comfortably but more than 6 occupants would be inappropriate. Freeview tv channels, WiFi. Sorry, no pets Outside: New, state-of-the-art, chlorine-free swimming pool, (anti-allergic), 8m x 4m, Roman-steps, mosaic tiles and shower. Private, unheated. Poolside loungers and chairs. Large, Moroccan-tiled dining table. Patios and balconies on 360 degrees to catch (or avoid!) the sun in the warmest, and driest, part of mainland Europe. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Area for drying clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels and linen included. The property is cleaned before arrival but for stays of longer than one week, separate arrangements have to be made and cleaning paid for locally. Beach towels not included. Heating inc., but not wood for fire. £75 cleaning/keyholder fee, £200 returnable damage deposit Open-plan dining area with large, elm table. French windows to balcony with views towards Sierra Nevadas and Granada. Two other rooms have Juliet balconies. Sunsets so beautiful they are beyond description.


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Spectacular Mountain Villa with Private, Modern Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Stunning Views from every window

  • 5 of 5

We stayed mid March 2018 for one week, out of season, so the weather was mixed but warmer than the UK so a good start. John the owner and the managing agents were really helpful with information, key collection and showing us to the villa. The first thing you notice are the stunning views from every window Wow this was something we never tired of. The villa is well equipped with everything you'll need and lovely and clean. We did a big shop at the local super market in Turre stocking up of food, wine and logs for the fire and holed up for the week. We'd go out walking over the mountains which was a short walk up the road with various options of old goat herder tracks or rambles every corner offering another spectacular view.

There was only the two of us staying so we used only the master bedroom with on-suite bathroom & shower. The bedroom was warm and cosy well decorated with beautiful views and patio doors opening directly out onto the pool area. The air con warmed the bedroom well in the evenings when the temperature dropped.

We ate out a couple of times at the local restaurants Los Pastores and the Riad both beautiful Moorish design and menu to suit all. But mainly lit the log fire most evening and wined and dined in the villa which was very relaxing. Tapas and a glass or two of Rioja for lunch out on one of the balconies was heaven after a walk in the morning.

The pool was private with a sunny secluded patio area where we managed to spend a couple sunny days topping up our tans. The pool was obviously not up to temperature being March but we did however brave a couple of lengths as a one off just to cool off and imagine this would be lovely in the warmer months.

We loved it here, so very relaxing, we felt as though we'd been away longer than a week and yes we'll be back hopefully to enjoy it in the warmer weather and would recommend it to our family & friends.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Take me Up to the Paradise Villa

  • 4 of 5

Spent two weeks here, been tot he area before and seen the Sierra Cabrera from many angles. To stay up in them was fantastic and in such a fantastic house. Views are remarkable, walks from the door up the road to the hills, or a short drive to spectacular ramblas. Do that in the morning and then laze by the pool, saw wild boar, ibex, eagles and bats. The house is excellent, air conditioning great for night but the house is cool enough in the day witht he breezes flowing through. Views to the west give the impression of flying. John was great ot deal with via email, everything went very smoothly. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superb villa with unbelievable views

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this villa. Set high on the mountain above Cabrera, the views are stunning. There are three patios facing different directions, so the sun or shade can be found at any time of the day. The scent of blossom on the seaward-facing patio in the evening is quite intoxicating, and the pool area is nicely secluded.

The house was clean and had all facilities. The air conditioning in all three bedrooms was very effective, needing to be turned on only when needed. There were books available to read, and a variety of CDs to play. A number of TV channels were available, as were a pair of binoculars that we used frequently to check out distant things.

The listing description was accurate, as were the directions to the property provided by the owner. We tended to go down to Mojacar playa in the mornings, stopping off for a couple of drinks and tapas at the Aku Aku beach bar (highly recommended) before returning to the villa for lunch and an afternoon by the pool.

We ate out some evenings, in Mojacar, Turre and at Los Pastores in Cabrera, all of which were within easy driving distance.

We would highly recommend this villa to friends, and will certainly be making a return visit ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The wonderful Sierra Cabrera mountain range - with its wild boar and wide variety of native and migrating birds - is a relaxing holiday area for walkers. Rambling walks can be started from the house itself.

The nearby Cabo de Gata has extensive cliff-top walks and secluded coves and beaches. Its famous salt-beds are a haven for birds. The entire area is a birdwatcher's delight.


The wide, sandy beaches of Mojacar, Vera and Garrucha are 15-20 minutes drive away. There is a large naturist beach at the northern end of Vera Playa too. Cabo de Gata, and its charming villages of Agua Amarga and the larger, busier San Jose, is 40 minutes away on the M-way or beautiful coastal route. There are many large beaches but also numerous isolated coves (some naturist-friendly), all within thirty minute's drive or less from the villa.


Almeria (55 minutes).

Murcia (1 hour 30 minutes).

Alicante (2 hours) Granada (Two and a half to three hours).

Car hire, or use of car, is essential.


Turre is 10 minutes drive, Mojacar 15, Vera and Vera Playa (Beach), with its Aqua Park, are 20 minutes away. The mountain village of Nijar, famous for its colourful pottery and rugs, is 30 minutes away. Granada is 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The Tabernas desert - where countless movies have been filmed - and its two Wild West Theme Parks is under an hour away.

Further Details:

Cabrera Village has an excellent Italian restaurant/bar and an elegant Moroccan/Spanish restaurant too. There is also a friendly tapas bar/restaurant in the daytime. All are within 10 minutes walk downhill from the villa (longer going back up!). Horse-riding and tennis are also available. Turre has banks, multi-language cash-points, supermarkets, butchers, fishmongers and a wide range of bars and restaurants. Mojacar is a fabulous Arab 'white village' and the beaches of Mojacar and Vera Playa have every facility of bustling resorts.

Registered with Andalucian Tourist Board.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Turre, Costa de Almeria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/keyholder £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Deposit to secure booking 25% (Non-returnable) Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date. £200 returnable deposit against damages required and £75 cleaning/keyholder call-out . Arrival time not before 5pm, check-out by 10 am on departure, unless mutually agreed in advance. Guests must have their own insurance in place to rely on for every member of their party covering every eventually which might occur during the stay or in connection with travel.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (although this is flexible 'out of season'). Arrival not before 5 pm and departure not later than 10 am, unless mutually agreed in advance. (Again, this is flexible wherever possible).

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long-term lets and 10% reduction for second week of two week bookings outside High Season (Summer).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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