Apartment in Palomares, Near Vera, Almeria - Great Location, minutes walk from Village Centre and only 10 mins Walk to the Nearest Beach
About Louise Trott
Louise Trott purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Louise Trott chose Palomares
What makes this Apartment unique
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Very well equipped apartment - Winter stay
The apartment is located on the edge of the village in a quiet location. 15 minutes walk to the beach where there is a great beach bar open all year. Several local restaurants in the village all within easy walking distance and at least one of each shop that you may need - including a great village bakery and 2 Banks. There is a small market in the main street each Wednesday - great for fresh fruit and vegetables. Every Saturday afternoon Tapas 102 have free live entertainment in the village square - a different performer each week. Amazing views from the roof terrace - at night you can see the twinkling lights of Mojacar Pueblo. A short drive to Puerta Rey or Vera you will find lots of large supermarkets - restaurants - coffee shops
Glad you have a great stay at our apartment. Have a safe journey home, Louise
Lovely position to the village great space inside.
Views from the roof terrace are amazing.
Ideal location and size of apartment inside and out was perfect , good size pool to .We have visited Palomares many times and this is def our favourite.
Hi Sue, thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that you found the apartment as described and enjoyed your stay.
We were very happy with the apartment and location. Bright, airy, clean and spacious, the apartment had wifi and a lovely roof terrace which we enjoyed for sunbathing and reading. We loved the village with friendly locals and authentic Tapas Bar in the village square. The location is dotted with beautiful beaches and several cafe bars on the beach. We didn't need a car and could walk around easily to village and beaches. We got a couple of taxis to nearby towns and enjoyed the many markets. My daughters enjoyed kayaking and visited the water park about 10 mins away. A great diverse holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed, thank you Louise and Nick.
Inaccurate description of apartment as we found it to be tired & required updating. On arrival we found the apt required cleaning as there were cob webs in the lounge & bedroom & the kitchen/oven had to be cleaned before using. Fridge not clean & smelt of fish. Linen & towels needed replacing as did pillows & double bed mattress.
Outside tables covered in cheap plastic tablecovers & chairs needed replacing as did tables as these were badly weathered by the sun. No chair cushions provided.
Immediate issues with the cleanliness of the pool & pool area. Pool only cleaned once a week & the pool area never cleaned in the 5 weeks we rented the property. Owners contacted but issue never resolved .
View from the lower balcony was of a derelict finca & a dumping ground for rubbish.
On a safety issue no smoke detectors or instructions in case of a fire & no fire blanket or extinguisher provided by the owners.
Would definately not rent this Apt again or recommend it to anyone.
Thank you for your review we are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay.
Regarding the pool, this issue was resolved by the managing agent attending the community within 48hrs and issuing new instructions to the cleaners.
Our English apartment cleaners do take real pride in their work and were very disappointed to hear your comments. The exterior furniture and covers does get weathered by the sun and the outside covers have been replaced.
Regarding the finca in the distance, yes it is derelict but, please note this is a working traditional Spanish village
We have since visited the apartment for a week and all is well with the apartment and pool.
Great find for a relaxing break in the sun
Great find for a relaxing break, very clean and well equipped. Felt very secure in the complex with the kids and found the underground parking very helpful.
Special interest holidays:
Scuba diving - It is also possible to scuba diving in Villaricos / Carbonares. We can recommend several dive shops nearby who are able to help plan your dives. Mountain biking, there are a number of bike hire shops in the area where you can hire a bike for the day. Horse riding - there are several riding schools nearby who can cater for all abilities. Hill walking - there are a number of walks with varying degrees of difficulty nearby covering this historic region. Skiing - although the Sierra Nevada mountains are approx 2.5 hour drive away, they are accessible during the winter for skiing. Why not try a 2 centre holiday?
850m to nearest sandy beach with 2 beach bars. Mojacar Sandy beach with water sports is 15km drive. Villaricos is also walkable at 1.2km away, with beautiful Sandy beaches great for snorkeling and a beach bar. Continue on the road to San Juan and there are some lovely safe cove's including "Cala Panizo", which is very quiet with crystal clear waters, with a a gentle shelving beach great for children and snorkeling.
Almeria Airport 50 miles (45 min) served by Easyjet, First Choice and Monarch. Murcia 115 miles (1hr 15 min) served by BMI Baby, Easyjet, Monarch, Ryanair. Alicante 130 miles (2hrs) served by Monarch, BMI Baby, EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair.
Our apartment is within a 3 minute walk of the village centre and is only a 2 minute walk from the nearest bar/restaurant. Vera Water Park is a 5 minute drive and open from May to September
Mojacar Pueblo - 15km Historical & scenic hilltop town with narrow streets, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops & excellent views.
Garrucha 6km - Fishing town with large street market every Friday, variety of shops, restaurants & banks & evening market on promenade in summer and Go Karting on the outskirts.
Within the village there are a number of English and Spanish bars/restaurants offering excellent "Menu Del Dia" (menu of the day) typically with 3 course for between 8-10 euro per person. We would recommend 1) Tapas 102 in the village square for authentic tapas and pizza's, 2) Oasis Bar where you will receive a warm welcome with great food and Sky Sports (if you are missing a big match). 3) The "Miramar" restaurant in Bedar. This is approx 25 minute drive but is well worth it for the fantastic views and excellent food. There is also a pharmacy, 3 x small supermarkets, patisserie, 2 banks, butchers, fresh fish shop in the village. A large Consum supermarket is only a 5 minute drive which is next to the waterpark. The waterpark in Vera is great for children both small and older children, offering exhilarating rides as well as a water fountain area with smaller slides for toddlers. A car is not essential but is recommended if you wish to explore the many secluded coves and surrounding area. If you wish we can email you with more details of the surrounding attractions. We have found that in this region the prices for eating out and drinking are lower than the more traditional locations.