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Clare Whelan

Member since: 2007
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Penthouse with stunning views -Ideal for Granada/Sierra Nevada. Free wifi!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Güejar Sierra - Mulhacen Penthouse

Tranquil location in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Park - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8

This luxury penthouse apartment is built into the side of a mountain providing stunning wraparound views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The apartment features marble floors and has a large living area, three bedrooms (two double and one twin), two full bathrooms and a large breakfast kitchen. The large private terrace ,with ample space for dining and lounging, has probably the best views in the village.

The apartment has no directly adjoining neighbours and is set back from the apartments below so you are assured of privacy.

There is dedicated secure garage parking.

Situated in the beautiful mountain village of Guejar Sierra with cobbled streets, floral displays and a handful of tapas bars! Ideally located 15 mins from Granada and the Alhambra, 25 mins from the ski slopes and 50 mins to the beaches. The apartment is perfectly based to take advantage of the fantastic surrounding area

Also available is a private chef should you require that effortless holiday!

Village facilities and surrounding area: There are a number of local shops in the village including three supermarkets, a pharmacy, two banks and local artisan and craft shops. There are a number of wonderful and characterful bars and restaurants. Many of these have terraces to enjoy the views and and swimming pools for summer guests to enjoy. There are also a number of play parks for children to amuse themselves in!

There is a local campsite which has an excellent restaurant and swimming pool. It also has a children's park and a number of other fun activities.

NEW - GUIDED TOURS.

Also available are walking/mountain biking tours from the penthouse. The local friendly guides can tailor any walk/ride to your ability. It's a great way to see the local area.

Also available are photography tours and Granada tapas tours. Please enquire when booking.

Also available is a masseur who will vist the apartment and provide a massage. An absolute must if you have been out skiing or walking all day!

Golf: There are two golf courses in Granada and another is to be completed soon. The Granada Club de Golf is 18 holes and no booking is necessary. It is approximately 30 minutes away.

Please enquire for further details.

Guest comments: Having just returned from Spain I thought I would drop you an email to tell what a fabulous time we had. The apartment was beyond our wildest expectations, and far better than anything we have stayed in previously. The view from the balcony is stunning. We made it up to Sierra Nevada on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day - the children played snowballs on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas morning while the turkey was cooking we went up again so that they could do some tobogganing (fresh snow had fallen overnight), then on Boxing Day we all went up yet again.

I thank you for making this one of our best Christmas', the attention to detail made all the difference.

Bruce and Sandra

'We had a great time in Guejar Sierra - everything was spot on. Apartment is lovely, everything we could need and with those fantastic views from the terrace. You can happily use me as testimonial's case for the apartment as I can't recommend it highly enough.'

David Godley

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Clare Whelan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Clare Whelan

My husband and I fell in love with Granada. The stunning views, fantastic food and history were hard to resist. We also love winter sports as well as relaxing by the beach and could think of no other place in the world where you can do both of these activities in the same day! We knew that in Guejar Sierra we really had found the perfect holiday location. A beautiful quiet village that was close to a historic vibrant city and within easy driving distance of a ski resort and beach. No matter what time of year we visited we would always have a fantastic holiday. Since purchasing the property our two fantastic children have been born and we can honestly say that the location is perfect as well for a family holiday. The village makes children very welcome and there are a couple of parks for them to play in too. Granada offers the best science park that we have ever been to and of course the beach is only 50 minutes away.

Clare Whelan purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Clare Whelan chose Sierra Nevada Area

We chose this property because it has probably the best views in the village. It is the top floor of a small and quiet building with uninterrupted vistas of the mountain and reservoir below. It is ideally situated only a couple of minutes from the village with its lovely cobbled streets and fabulous little bars. The village is traditionally Spanish with daily visits from the bread van, fish van and fruit van, just listen out for the pip of the horn from the van! However there are still lots of small shops to get your essentials if you miss the van service!! The village is only 20 minutes from Granada, a vibrant city with so much to offer. The world famous Alhambra Palace dominates the city and is a Unesco world heritage site. It is breathtaking and an absolute must if visiting the area. Granada also offers tree lined streets, quaint bars, fabulous restaurants and flamenco! The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is only 20 minutes from the penthouse and offers some of the best and sunniest skiing in Europe. The season is long and often starts in November and ends in May. But there are also so many other activities in the area including walk/treks, mountain biking, horse-riding and paragliding.

What makes this apartment unique

The penthouse is situated on the top floor of a small, quiet building that is built into the hillside. It has no adjacent neighbours and is very private. This ensures that you have a peaceful holiday in a stunning location. The terrace has wraparound views of the mountain range and is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal and a drink with friends or simply to relax with a book and cup of coffee. I am happy to help with all aspects of your holiday planning and I will be pleased to put my specialist knowledge to use, having worked in the travel industry for many years. Many of my guests visit year after year as it is very easy to fall in love with Guejar Sierra. Please feel free to ask any questions about the Mulhacen Penthouse in Guejar Sierra.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)
Penthouse with stunning views -Ideal for Granada/Sierra Nevada. Free wifi!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
5

Happy days in Guejar Sierra

  • 5 of 5

A truly great place with all we needed for a family holiday. We combined village life and walking in the mountains with visits to Granada and the Alhambra. We arrived in the middle of the night and met with Rosie who was really helpful. In the morning it was great to wake up and open the curtains to see the magnificent views. Clare was also very helpful with driving instructions etc. The apartment was clean and nice and everything worked well. The village had all the needed services: restaurants, bars, bakeries... Maitena restaurant outside the village with the natural swimming pool was great, we recommend to walk there along the river. We can warmly recommend the flat to anyone who plans to stay at the Sierra Nevada region!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, comfortable, modern apartment with amazing views, good facilities and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. The village of Guejar Sierra is wonderful - very friendly, stunning scenery, with plenty of places to eat and drink at very reasonable prices. Good location for reaching Granada by bus or car. Fantastic walks from the village in the hills and along the valley. The apartment provided everything we needed and was well located within the village. Rosie, the lady who welcomed us with the key, was English, and gave us plenty of tips and information. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fairly peaceful holiday in an absolutely beautiful location, especially if you enjoy walking. (But it's probably not recommended to anyone with walking difficulties). We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perth Western Australia
4

Scenic

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in Guejar sierra/ Granada was very convenient for visiting The Alhambra & Albaicin, 2 must visit sites in the region of Granada.

The apartment was bright, spacious with all the conveniences one needs. 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a spacious terrace with great views of the Sierra Nevadas snow capped mountains.

The apartment was very easy to find and Rosie the house keeper was very kind and helpful, A bonus of a garage for parking was great.

The village is tiny with a selection of eclectic restaurants, a small supermarket, a bakery & many Bars of varying qualities.

The landscape, the walks near the village are breath taking, along with some very gorgeous mountain villages in Alpujarra region just a few Km away.

We enjoyed our stay and recommend it for guests wanting to visit The Alhambra especially as it was so easy to get to from Guejar Sierra

Richard & Suzie Western Australia

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mrs

  • 4 of 5

Arrived at about 2030. Follow the instructions given by the owner to avoid delays. First impression was CLEAN. It was still some daylight so I went out to the view that atracted me in this one in the first place. Gorgeous!!! The balcony gorgeous! If I was a novelist I could add more attracted words to describe the view. It's a dreame's view, however. The bathrooms spacey and clean. 3 bedrooms with 2 full size beds each, twin beds in one. Clean linens and towels with extras. ( Sorry if not keeping order. This is not an essay, lol) Air conditioning in full function. But this is sept, you can go without at night but hubby hot blooded. Neatly decorated, not busy! Nice size closets. Great size kitchen I did not use much. Going for tapas was more exciting and it's cheap! If you are used to sleeping in king size bed, these beds will be small for you. The TV did not work on arrival. Called Rosie and right away she took care of it. Ended up not watching the TV at all. Go figure:-) human nature. Don't undermine the hot water because it's hot! Careful with the tubs, they are high enough to get in and out

The cute apartment truly lovely. Bought one of Rosie's homemade preserves! Highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, UK
5

Wonderful place, wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was perfect - a great location with a wonderful view and a nice, easy trip to the Alhambra and Granada. The apartment is well appointed and the beds were comfortable. The park nearby was especially fun for our daughter. Totally recommend and we can see ourselves going back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am very pleased that you had such a good time at the Mulhacen Penthouse in Guejar Sierra. I agree that the penthouse is ideally located for enjoying all Granada has to offer but still having lovely village charm. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best wishes, Clare
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5

Lovely mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a fabulous holiday in such a wonderful setting. The apartment was fantastic with everything that we could have wanted - (the fact that wi-fi was a bit dodgy was for us are real bonus as it meant the kids had to be away from social networking.) The view from the balcony was even better in real life and what we loved was that it was so quiet, even tho we were on the edge of the village/ We loved the village and finding different places to eat, and really enjoyed walking (and driving) down to the lake for canoeing and swimming. It was very hot and we had wondered if we would have missed a pool - well, one would have been great but the lake was a good substitute. Superb walking in the mountains and horse riding too. Rosie met us and showed us round - thank you! All in all a great holiday and a super place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 'excellent' review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a fabulous holiday at the Mulhacen Penthouse. You are right that the view is fantastic from the spacious terrace and it is very quiet. It's great that you got to explore the village and its fantastic surroundings. The lake is fantastic for swimming and canoeing and if you want to visit a pool the local campsite has a large pool which is only 5 minutes away. And for your next visit there is free wifi available just a minute away in the village square (although if you want to keep the kids away from it don't tell them)!! Thank you again for taking the time to write a review an I look forward to welcoming you back to the Mulhacen Penthouse soon. Best wishes, Clare
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Motril
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Saobrena

Located in the relaxing and welcoming village of Guejar Sierra, a traditional spanish village with cobbled streets, a town square and a handful of tapas bars. There are also a few excellent restaurants within walking distance,

some of which have outside terraces and swimming pools which can be used by its summer guests.

From the village the historic city of Granada and its Alhambra Palace can be reached in under 20 minutes. The ski slopes of Sierra Nevada can be reached in approx 20 minutes (via the new mountain road). The beaches of Costa Tropical can be reached in approx 50 minutes. Stunning walks of all levels begin literally at the doorstep. Other activities including horse-riding, mountain-biking, canoeing, fishing and paragliding are also available. If you prefer a more relaxing break it is easy to spend the day visiting the bars (many of which still honour the tradition of free tapas) in the village and watch the world go by.

Ski: The apartment is ideally based for skiing at Europe's most southerly ski resort-Pradallono, Sierra Nevada. It is approx 25 mins away.

Sierra Nevada, which means 'Snowy Mountain Range', includes some of the highest peaks in Europe not to mention the highest concentration of peaks over 3,000m in the country. The Mulhacen, at 3482m, is Spain's mainland highest.

The ski resort of Sierra Nevada offers its visitors a wide range of facilities and a ski terrain to suit skiers & boarders of all standards. There are 70km of ski runs, 45 pistes and 300 snow machines guaranteeing snow on the slopes. There is also night skiing by floodlight!

As one of Europe's highest resorts it has a surprisingly long season and traditionally opens at the end of November running through to the end of April or even into the first week of May.

An important factor is that you are practically guaranteed sunshine throughout your stay! The resort is so far south the climate is superb for brushing up on your tan!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Güejar Sierra, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
£207
for 5 nights
£290
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Please note - The above rental rates are for 1-2 persons. If there are more than two people a small supplement applies (approx 3 GBP pppn) Please enquire for full details.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Güejar Sierra in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Both good sized bathrooms are beautifully tiled and feature bath with shower over, sink, WC and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large comfortable sofa bed in the living area
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed. Patio doors to large terrace area with stunning mountain views. Large built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Window to terrace area with views stunning mountain views. Large wardrobe. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Patio doors and window to large terrace with stunning views. Wardrobe. All bedrooms feature beautiful bed throws and co-ordinating curtains and are light, airy rooms. A quality travel cot is also available and will fit in either double bedroom. The living area features a double sofa bed which is very comfortable and will accommodate two people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
The terrace area features an extendable table with four seats and two benches (seating for 4-8). There are also two loungers. Because travelling is never easy with young ones there is a baby/toddler pack available at the penthouse to help take the stress out of travelling. This includes quality travel cot, bed guard, steam steraliser, room thermometer, toys/books, highchair. Please enquire at time of booking. There is a small new play park next to the building which is fantastic for youn ones. There is also a large park in the village too. Children are made very welcome in the village.

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