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Charming villa with private pool, isolated among almond trees, beautiful views

Bedrooms 4
Space 175 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Protected area Natura 2000, beautiful views, quietness and serenity guaranteed

This secluded villa is located on a nature site listed “Natura 2000 area” called “La Solana”

The villa is built on a 25-acre fenced ground with 4 platforms and small outdoor resting areas well fitted:

The first platform is the villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. There is a boules ground as well as a small terrace with garden furniture at the rear of the villa.

The second is composed of the large pool, the Andalusian summer kitchen with very large plancha, bedroom 4 with panoramic views, bathroom 3, the billiards and the table tennis table.

The third and the fourth platforms are wilder with different plants: bushes, fruit trees and vines (under development). A small “nature” living room will be built with scrap wooden pallets.

Villa “Erase una vez” was built in the protected area listed “Natura 2000” in the place called “La Solana” in the village of Albox which is located in the province of Almeria in Andalusia. This designation is given to natural or semi-natural sites of the European Union with important heritage value thanks to their exceptional fauna and flora.

Our villa is located 1100 m in altitude in Sierra de Las Estancias in the place called “La Solana” which is the sunniest place in the mountain.

Fields of almond trees stretch as far as the eye can see. During the blossoming season, in spring, the landscape is remarkable with the pale pink colours of almond trees.

Later, the scents of wild thyme perfume the entire place and you can hear the bees gaily gathering pollen.

When summer is in full swing, the landscape changes to become more arid and dryer. Wild spring plants have almost disappeared and this is when Mother Nature offers its small gifts: delicious fresh almonds that you can savour by its tree after cracking the shell with a big mountain stone.

The villa is secluded, there are only a few scattered houses in the area of La Solana

There is no traffic which is ideal for potential nature lovers

The setting is exceptional as the environment is healthy: no air, noise and light pollution

Astronomy enthusiasts will be delighted by night: it is really pleasant to observe the Milky Way

It is very peaceful which allows you to rest and recharge your batteries but also to take the time to observe the beautiful landscape of the Andalusian Mountains that stretch in front of you during the day and look for shooting stars in Milky Way at night.

The region offers many leisure activities for all tastes and ages: culture, sport, rural agro-tourism, astronomy, nature discovery, gastronomy, shopping, nightlife, etc.

A few examples:

5 km from the villa is the wonderful Monastery El Saliente that is renown in Spain for its annual pilgrimage to Our Lady Virgin Mary in September.

Albox and Velez Rubio are 2 nearby small towns around 20 km from the villa

There you can find typically Spanish bars, a bowling and well-stocked shops

Velez Blanco, small typical village that looks like the Albayzin District of Granada, is located right above Velez Rubio. A beautiful medieval castle overlooks the beautiful narrow streets with white houses. You can also visit the caves with rupestrian paintings.

A large shopping centre with major brands shops is located in Lorca which is 50 km from the villa.

The Mediterranean Sea and its different fine sandy or pebble beaches (family, coves, naturist, etc.) of Costa de Almeria are close enough as well as the famous nature reserve of Cabo de Gata. They are around 50 km away.

For nightlife lovers, Mojacar which is not far away, is the perfect place: you can dance the night away on the beach or in night clubs.

A bit further, in Tabernas, you can visit the olive oil cooperative and its museum but also the famous “Spanish Hollywood” (where many Spaghetti Westerns and great films such as “Indiana Jones” have been shot).

In another direction, Granada and the Alhambra are located 2 h away via the motorway

Halfway, the Negratin Lake offers many water activities in addition to the beautiful setting

There are 4 airports in the region thanks to the 2 great motorways (exits 20 km from the house): Murcia (90 km), Almeria (100 km), Alicante (180 km) and Granada (150 km).

More Details

Muriel and Laureano
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Muriel and Laureano

It is a return to his roots for Laureano who wanted to share with its family his love for its origins and the wild nature.

As for Muriel who is child psychiatrist, she knows the importance of light, warmth and serenity on physical but also mental well-being.

The villa has been fitted with lots of care and attention so that everyone feels good in it, feels at home and enjoys this magical place.

Muriel and Laureano purchased this villa in 2012

Why Muriel and Laureano chose Mojacar area

To make you discover this earthly paradise

What makes this villa unique

Quietness, serenity and rest guaranteed

No air, light and noise pollution

Beautiful views day and night

Fauna and flora in protected area

Fittings to feel at home with maximum comfort

Children welcome



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Albox in Valle del Almanzora

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom n°1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In the villa : Ensuite to Purple bedroom
    Bathroom n°2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In the villa
    Bathroom n°3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Independent, In the poolhouse, in front of the swimmingpool
  • All equipped with hair dryer Bath towels included (except beach towels)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. Purple - 1 Large Double Bed , Four-poster bed with suite
    2. Verbena - 2 Single Bed
    3. Yellow - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    4. White panoramic view - 1 Large Double Bed , With panoramic vieuw. Independent. In front of the pool.
  • Bedrooms are equipped with fans, mosquito nets, shutters and parquet floor There is a safe in the four-poster bedroom Built-in wardrobe-cupboard Bed linen and bath towels are included (except beach towels) Baby bed (upon request)
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • Naturism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Much more Fully fitted summer kitchen with 100x40 cm gas plancha and dining area Childcare equipment (upon request) You can visit our personal website : www.villa-erase-una-vez.com


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Charming villa with private pool, isolated among almond trees, beautiful views
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 24 reviews

Splendid villa in the middle of nature

  • 5 of 5

This secluded villa is the perfect getaway if you'd like to forget the stress of your daily commute and way too frustrating days at work. The villa is located in the middle of nature with great views all around and a sense of peacefulness you would never find in more touristic areas. It is well equipped and unlike other villas you have a feeling of a house you could live in all year round. The hosts and local contacts are helpfull during every step of your booking and stay. During the last week of June we went the weather was perfect, 30°C during the day and 20°C at night thanks to the mountain breeze. Please just keep in mind you will be quite secluded, the nearest shop is a 30-40 min drive. We loved it but seeing other reviews some people missed this point in the description. If you want to have a family vacation or just a romantic getaway this is the perfect place. We will surely come back as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you had a pleasant holidays in our villa. Indeed,you have to ride +/- 30 minutes by car to reach stores It's why the villa contains 2 combi-fridges (in the villa and the summer kitchen) You must know that at 10 minutes from the villa, you can find a bakery that also sells products of first necessity, a petrol station, a restaurant and a bar (the informations are in the welcome booklet). The villa is part of a small hamlet of some houses which are not inhabited all the time and therefore actually give the impression of isolation sometimes ....
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Relaxing villa in the quiet countryside

  • 4 of 5

Nicely equipped villa in a peaceful area. The local representatives (Dennis and Jackie) were very helpful as we had a problem with the water which was fixed the same day. We had an unlucky problem with WIFI signal for a few days which affected the TV as well. Apart from that we had a lovely stay, the pool and summer kitchen were great and the kids enjoyed the table tennis as well. The track up to the villa is a bit rocky at the entrance and could do with some improvement, as car hire firms are very particular. However the road to the villa is very good considering the rural location. The bedrooms were comfortable with fans in every room ,although they were not needed much as there is a breeze most nights. We tried the local restaurant (which is strangely located behind the closest petrol station) and the food was excellent. The supermarkets in Albox were well stocked (Mercadona was the best one) and the small English supermarket on the main road in Albox also sold a range of products if you needed something specific. The weekly market in Albox is definitely worth a visit - Dennis and Jackie were also useful as the information in the villa was not in English.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this comment. The roads up the mountain are very pleasant and passable. There are only 200 meters unpaved road to do for which it is not possible to find a solution. Indeed, The area of the La Solana is classified "Natura 2000 area" by the EEC, it is expressesly denied to alter the appearance. In the villa, there are welkom' books translated in french, deutch, spanish and also in english. There are to tour guides translated into all the languages ​​and a basket full of folders that we took in the various tourist offices. All this is stored in a rack, just search a bit.... Mobile Home of HomeAway book that we completed with care, was also translated into English. Wifi problem unfortunately happened several days throughout the region due to the operator, is now resolved. The connection works fine for "normal" use............................................................................................................................................................................................................... MON COMMENTAIRE : Merci pour ce commentaire. Les routes jusqu'à la montagne sont très agréables et praticables. Il n'y a que 200 mètres de route non asphaltée à faire pour lesquels il est impossible de trouver une solution. En effet, toute La Solana est classée "zone Natura 2000" par la CEE, il est donc strictement interdit d'en modifier son aspect. Dans la villa se trouvent des livrets d'accueil traduits en français, néerlandais, espagnol et en anglais. Il y a aussi des guides touristiques, traduits dans toutes ces langues et un panier rempli de folders que nous avons récoltés dans les différents offices de tourisme de la région. Tout cela est rangé dans des étagères, il suffit de fouiller un peu... Le carnet d'accueil mobile d'Abritel, que nous rempli avec soin, a également été traduit en anglais .... Le problème d'internet qui s'est produit durant plusieurs jours dans toute la région du fait de l'opérateur, est maintenant résolu. La connexion wifi fonctionne très bien pour une utilisation «normale».
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Un enchantement !

  • 5 of 5

L'accueil que nous ont témoigné Muriel et Laureano dans leur ville a été très apprécié. En effet, malgré leur absence sur les lieux, ces derniers ont su tout mettre en œuvre pour que dès notre arrivée nous nous sentions le mieux possible.

Nous tenions par la même occasion à remercier Jackie et Denis pour leur aide pendant le séjour.

La villa est magnifique. Bien qu'un peu difficile d'accès il faut le reconnaître mais le calme et la sérénité y règne !!

Nous avons passé une super semaine !

La maison est super autant niveau décoration que équipement (tout est fait pour ne jamais s'ennuyer)

Nous recommandons trés vivement cette maison.

Merci pour tous et nous espérons à bientôt !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire.... Les petites routes de montagne se ressemblent beaucoup donnant l'impression que l'accès est compliqué au premier abord. C'est une des raisons pour laquelle nous transmettons toujours à tous nos vacanciers avant leur départ un trajet hyper-détaillé. Mais que l'on se rassure, jusqu'à présent, tous sont toujours bien arrivés à destination ! A bientôt, nous l'espérons aussi, comme cela vous découvrirez notre prochain projet de relooking....
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Vacances réussies dans cette superbe villa.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines exceptionnelles dans cette magnifique maison. L'accueil est parfait et la maison conforme à la description. Rien ne manque, tout est beau et l'endroit nous a séduit.

Merci à Jackie et Denis pour l'accueil.

Très bon contact avec les propriétaires Muriel et Laureano.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous espérons vous accueillir de nouveau lors d'un de vos prochains séjour en Andalousie !
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agréable séjour!

  • 4 of 5

Avec la Villa Erase Una Vez, Muriel et Lauréano proposent une villa super équipée, rénovée avec goût et soin dans une très belle région d'Espagne : l'Andalousie.

Cette villa est régulièrement occupée par les propriétaires eux-même, et de ce fait, vous trouverez TOUT à disposition dans cette maison ; de l'épice improbable au robot de cuisine, en passant par de multiples DVD, jeux, etc ... tout y est.

La qualité de leur accueil est remarquable. Pour tout dire, nous avons eu un souci avec l'approvisionnement en eau durant notre séjour et nous n'avons pu que constater leur réactivité et leur gentillesse exemplaire.

Sur place, il y a une personne sur place qui s'appelle Denis ( un propriétaire Anglais d'une propriété aux alentours ) et qui assure l'entretien de la piscine ; cette personne est également de très bon conseil pour les excursions et autres choses à voir ou à faire dans la région. De plus, ce 'touche à tout' a pu régler notre petit souci d'eau rapidement.

En résumé, une très belle location, piscine à 29° pour couronner le tout.

Attention néanmoins à l'isolement surprenant de la villa qui a sans doute des avantages pour la tranquillité totale qu'il procure mais qui est parfois aussi troublant car il faut effectuer au moins une demi-heure de voiture avant de rejoindre la plus proche petite ville ou trouver les premiers petits commerces...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Effectivement, la villa est isolée comme nous l'annonçons très clairement, dans notre entête et notre descriptif, c'est ce qui fait son charme et sa particularité. Le premier petit commerce : une boulangerie artisanale se situe à 15 min de la villa : on y trouve aussi des aliments de première nécessité . Pompe à essence ainsi que restaurants et cafés , quant à eux, sont à 10 min de la villa. Les Supermarchés et commerces divers se trouvent à 30 min. Tout cela est bien renseigné dans une farde d'informations mise à disposition dans la villa ainsi que dans notre carnet d'accueil mobile Abritel. La villa est également équipée de 2 combi frigos avec en tout 7 bacs à congélation de quoi faire des réserves...
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Calme et repos

  • 4 of 5

Magnifique villa , parfaite pour se reposer. Très belle décoration tout est bien pensé, beaucoup de jeux pour les enfants, beaucoup de renseignements sur le tourisme de la région . Très bon accueil de Denis et Jackie.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Almeria, Murcia, Granada and Alicante
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Las Pocicas, Saliente Alto
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Velez Rubio or Albox
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Monastery El Saliente
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Vera Playa, Mojacar, Garrucha
Car: necessary

In the protected area “Natura 2000” in the Andalusian mountain “Sierra de Las Estancias” and 1100 m in altitude.

Secluded fenced villa located amongst almond orchards

5x10 m private pool

No air, noise and light pollution (ideal for astronomy)

Rest, quietness and serenity guaranteed

In the region, there are many different activities to suit all tastes and all ages: nature, sport, festivities, history, culture, agro-tourism, gastronomy, nightlife, shopping, etc.

Abundant documentation at your disposal in the villa

Close to the Monastery El Saliente: 5 km

Albox and Velez Rubio : 25 km

Lorca, Cartagena : 40 km

Close to the nature reserve El Cabo de Gata and the beaches of the Almeria coastline : 50 km

Tabernas, olive oil and “Spanish Hollywood”: 75 km

Calar Alto: astronomic centre with the 3 greatest telescopes of Continental Europe: 80 km

Negratin Lake: 80 km

Granada and Alhambra: 150 km

Sierra Nevada: 170 km

Easy access and 2 nice motorways including exits located 25 km from the villa

Airports: Almeria (90 km), Murcia (140 km), Alicante (170 km) and Granada (150 km)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Albox, Costa de Almeria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
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29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
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27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
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28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £347

Paiement uniquement sur compte bancaire. -
Pour plus de 2 semaines consécutives, frais de service Homeway pris en charge.
Acompte de 25 % à la réservation, - Solde au maximum 6 semaines avant le début de la location. -
Caution de 400 € au plus tard 6 semaines avant le début de la location, restitution au maximum 2 semaines après la fin de la location.-
Possibilité de séjour plus court sur demande aux propriétaires.

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