|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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).
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
To make you discover this earthly paradise
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
SERVICE CHARGES "ABRITEL-Homeways" REFUND FROM 14 CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS
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!
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.
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 !!
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.
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...
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.
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)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£344|
Paiement uniquement sur compte bancaire. -
Réduction des "frais d'Abritel" sur le tarif à partir de 14 nuitées consécutives.-
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.