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A sparkling white Finca in a Natural Park in Agua Amarga

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Romantic self-catering Finca, secluded, all year round rental, largeprivate pool

Your accommodation is in a new but traditional Andalusian cortijo (farm house) named EL CAZADOR (The Hunter), set high upon a promontory within the eleven acres of Finca Los Tigres, a stone’s throw away from Hípica Aguamarga’s stables. It is a stunning, spacious and luxurious villa, with an enticing mix of the modern and the traditional. It has a solar heated pool of 13x3.5 m and terraces on 3 sides of the house.

El Cazador (The Hunter), a 4-bedroom, 2- bathroom whitewashed cortijo, can comfortably accommodate 6 people in its 144m2 . It is an enticing mix of the traditional and the modern, with terra cotta tiles on the floors, slate terraces and underfloor solar/gas heating. Every effort has been made to render the house ecologically friendly, using double glazing and double walls with insulation to keep out the heat in summer and lock it in during the winter. We even placed the windows in accordance with the angle of the sun rays to allow more light in in winter and less in summer.

Extra Information: Surrounding the farmhouse are terraces made of traditional natural stone, leading at the front down to a large, solar heated swimming pool measuring 12.75m x 3.5m (approximately 42 x 11.5 feet). The pool itself is located on an ancient Moorish terrace created hundreds of years ago for viticulture, and is made of honey-coloured stone, in keeping with the ecological requirements of the Nature Reserve, and invisible from the countryside surrounding it. There are terraced areas by the pool. The view from the pool is an unobstructed 240-degree landscape for all to enjoy.

At the rear of the property is a gravel driveway leading up to a large space behind the farmhouse. There are no fences surrounding El Cazador, allowing uninterrupted views all around the property. The stables are only a stones’ throw from the front door, with an immense fenced area for riders to enjoy, a short way down the hill directly in front of the accommodation.

Things you may want to know: There is no telephone line available in El Cazador however mobile phone coverage is very good. Internet via satellite is available but please bring your own laptop/printer

Two baby cots with blankets etc and two high chairs can be provided upon request.

The farmhouse is fitted with smoke detectors and has a fire extinguisher.

The supply of water, gas and electricity is all included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that all water at the farmhouse comes from a 140 metre deep well and is suitable for all bathing, washing and other such purposes but is not certified ‘potable’. Large containers of mineral water are widely available and inexpensive.

Sailing: Sailing opportunities abound for visitors of all experience, whether just for fun or if you are looking for something more ‘intense’. It is possible to hire out motor boats, catamarans and small pedal boats in Agua Amarga. Yacht Club San Andres is under construction at Carboneras and the Club de Mar Almería yacht club is extremely welcoming to experts and novices alike, with excellent facilities for visiting yachts. The club offers superb dining facilities with views of the harbour and the comings and goings of the ferries linking the city with Morocco. Further afield to the west of Almería lies the Almerimar Yacht Club, a vast complex ready to receive, service and repair any size of visiting vessel

Skiing is close: 2 hours away is the Sierra Nevada Olympic Ski resort.

Golf is equally accessible: Turre Golf Club is about 30 minutes' drive and several famous golf clubs in Murcia (La Manga) and Almeria are about 2 hours' drive

More Details

Dr Antonia Riley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016

About Dr Antonia Riley

My name is Dr Antonia Riley and I am a Lecturer of American Studies. I was born in Holland, emigrated to the USA when I was 24 and in a very roundabout way I came back t Europe 13 years later to meet my English husband, a former RAF Fighter Pilot. His Squadron gave Finca los Tigres its name: The Tigers. We live in Hamble, Hampshire and when we are not at the Finca we sail our boat in the Solent and beyond or we are riding polo ponies, trying to learn to play!.

Dr Antonia Riley purchased this villa in 2000

Why Dr Antonia Riley chose Costa de Almeria

I found Agua Amarga in 1992 and fell in love with the place. In 1998 I took my husband too the the place and he fell in love with it, too. Then we looked around for a property and, due to the most serendipitous of circumstances, we found this Finca. And that was love at first sight!

What makes this villa unique

The Finca is situated in a unique corner of the Cabo de Gata National Park. You can hear the silence while you look out and see the Med shimmer in the dsatnce (2.5km) Below you see grazing horses and roaming goats and the many terraces make you feel part of an ancient Moorish landscape. You are not overlooked by anybody and the view from the pool does not include buildings or people, only hills and some animals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Antonia,

Just a few words to tell you that we really enjoyed.

Agua Amarga is incredible, as usual. We have been going over 12 years, we have always gone to Hotel "concept", we know a lot, but it was the first time we've gone to a house, and the truth that experience for our family has been very positive. We felt like in our home. So I told to Wolfgang. His caretaker service and hospitality was very good.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Níjar on Metropolitana de Almería

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two fully equipped bathrooms, one with a bath and shower and the other with a shower, make life comfortable even when El Cazador is home to a large family. Towels of various sizes, plus shower curtains and bath mats are all provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 singles can be made up as a King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A cot is available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A cot is available
    Bedroom 4 - Sofa for napping
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has a large double bed whereas the other double room has twin beds which can be easily converted into a king size bed. The small fourth bedroom contains a bunk bed /sofa combination which, in an emergency, can sleep three people or remain set up as a sofa and a single bunk. All rooms have built in wardrobes. We provide sheets, pillows, pillowcases, duvets, duvet covers as well as cotton blankets for the hot summer nights.ALL DOUBLE BEDROOMS HAVE AIRCONDITIONING. (N.B. We would ask that you bring your own beach towels although you are of course free to make use of all other sports and beach equipment you find in the property).
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is large, spacious and open-planned, and connects to the main living/dining area. It is modern and equipped to a high standard with all the facilities you may need including a gas hob, electric stove, large ‘walk-in’-style fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, cooker hood and other various electrical appliances such as a kettle, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Of course the kitchen also comes complete with tea towels, tablecloths, pots and pans as well as complete sets of both crockery and cutlery. The main living/dining area is large with a family-sized dining table at one end (conveniently next to the kitchen), seating six people. A sofa and three armchairs can be found at the opposite end, along with a wood-burning Franklin stove to guard you against the occasional desert night chill during the winter months. There is also a television in the living area, complete with satellite TV, DVD player and a large collection of films and music


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A sparkling white Finca in a Natural Park in Agua Amarga
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

A Finca to suirt all

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well presented and comfortable finca with very good factilies and very well equiped. The finca has wonderful views out and down towards Agua Amarga and offers complete relaxation. For walkers a 20 minutes steady walk to Agua Amarga -longer walks can take you to secluded beaches west of Agua Amarga. Not wanting to walk or ride horseback from the Hipica which is situated almost next door? A 10 minute drive to Carboneras, which has a wonderful market on Thursdays and a very large beach, or 5 minutes in the car will take you to Agua Amarga with beach bars in which to pass a wonderful lunch time with drinks and tapas. Or just relax poolside at the finca. Finca Los Tigres is addictive, you will want to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, prefect location for an holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Finca los Tigres is an Beautiful complete luxurieus house. The welcome basket makes that you are so welcome in de Finca los Tigres. The house was warm and clean when we arrived in de Finca. I would recommend this house to friends, family and relaties.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in May 2009. The house is gorgeous, so tastefully designed and it feels really homely. The location was good only a short drive to the beach. The views over the hills were stunning. The only thing I'd say is having a 1 year old around the Finca was a challenge as there are lots of big drops and jaggedy rocks around. This was only a minor issue, the rest was fabulous. We'd 100% go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales

Walkingon the Costa de Almeria

  • 5 of 5

The finca was beautifylly and generously appointed and very easy to reach from Almeria airport and owners and caretaker very helpful and accommodating. Late spring is a great time to go; not too hot for walking (although windy) and the flowers were beautiful. The coastline/coastal walk is stunning. Good quality maps and guide books are hard to find for this area. We'll certainly return if we can only find another 2 or 3 more spectacular walks. Di et al

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falta de limpieza general

  • 1 of 5

La casa era muy bonita pero estaba en unas condiciones de limpieza lamentables. Las alfombras no se habían sacudido nunca, y las mosquiteras cada vez que las movías caía polvo y polvo. De hecho al cabo de unos días estábamos todos tosiendo y al principio no sabíamos porque era hasta que nos dimos cuenta.

El agua caliente iba y venía con lo que era muy desagradable ducharse y La TV no funcionaba tampoco.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This client is unhappy with us. He did not take care to protect the property, yet he requested another holiday in our Finca. When we declined his request for security reasons, he became very angry and wrote this review. He is correct in that the hot water failed, but our Caretaker fixed that for him immediately. I cannot imagine why the client wanted to come back if everything was a dreadful as he describes. Meanwhile, I have asked other clients who stayed with us during the summer of 2015 about these issues and they were very surprised to hear his comments. Several of these guests return year after year. Antonia Riley, Director, Finca los Tigres
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Almeria Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
several bars in Agua Amarga
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Almeria Port
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Almeria Intermodal Station (bus and train)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Autovia Mediterraneo
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
several (beach) restaurants in Agua Amarga
Nearest Ski
192 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
4 beaches of Agua Amarga
Car: necessary

Further details outdoors:

There are four fantastic beaches within easy reach of Finca Los Tigres: Agua Amarga, Cala Enmedio, Cala de Plomo and the naturist beach of Playa de los Muertos, each with their own individual characteristics.

The Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve extends some 3km (1.9 miles) out into the Mediterranean Sea and diving, both for fun and for scientific research, is a major pursuit along this stretch of coastline. There is a diving school in Agua Amarga itself, Centro de Buceo, that caters for individuals of all abilities, from novices to expert divers. A few minutes north in Carboneras is another diving school, El Club de Buceo Carboneras.

Sailing opportunities abound for visitors of all experience, whether just for fun or if you are looking for something more ‘intense’. It is possible to hire out motor boats, catamarans and small pedal boats in Agua Amarga.

Other Activities: The Finca is extremely suited to Honeymoon couples due to its privacy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Níjar, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Rental rate includes internet, final cleaning, water, electricity, gas, heat, some firewood, air conditioning, linen, towels, caretaker assistance
Deposit: Euro 200 in cash upon arrival, refundable.
Payment in cash,bank transfer, by cheque or via Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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