A bright and easy Mojacar villa swathed in Mediterranean warmth

Mojacar beach, Almeria, Andalucia Property Ref: AP44
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    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
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     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AP44

Simply terrific, simply satisfying: a hillside villa with a lovely pool by the sea and sandy beaches, with views of the Mediterranean, the mountains, and Almeria's intriguingly wild, dry landscape stretching out beyond. At the beachfront, there’s plenty for all the family by day or night. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AP44

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We do not consider the property as suitable for small children as the pool area has an incompletely protected drop.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AP44

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Booking information for AP44

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We do not consider the property as suitable for small children as the pool area has an incompletely protected drop.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AP44

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Summary

Simply terrific, simply satisfying: a hillside villa with a lovely pool by the sea and sandy beaches, with views of the Mediterranean, the mountains, and Almeria's intriguingly wild, dry landscape stretching out beyond. At the beachfront, there’s plenty for all the family by day or night. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 6

Enjoyment
Flat screen TV (Spanish channels only); DVD player; CD/radio; Furnished verandah for dining; Private swimming pool (irregular shape approx. 9 m x 4 m, 1.10 - 1.80 m deep, with steps and nightlighting); 5 Sunbeds.

Self-Catering
3-ring induction hob; Electric oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Fridge-freezer; ; Kettle; Coffee machine; Toaster; Juicer; Hand-held stick blender.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Central heating; Hairdryer; Cot on request; Bedroom window shutters and insect netting; Electric fans; All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Shaded parking for 2 cars.

Notes on Facilities
Mobile signal is good and there is 4G coverage at the villa.
The pool is professionally cleaned twice weekly in the main summer season (once a week the rest of the year) and maintained all year round.

Layout

All on one floor (with a few internal steps to bedroom level)
Open plan living, dining and kitchen areas joined by arches; Bedroom 1: Twin beds (beds are 0.90 m x 1.90 m) with shower room/WC outside in the hallway; Bedroom 2: Double bed (bed is 1.50 x 1.90 m) with en suite bathroom/WC (shower over bathtub) & overhead fan; Bedroom 3: Double bed (bed is 1.50 x 1.90 m) with en suite shower room/WC and a simple sitting area, opens on one side to a small patio and on the other side to a passageway that leads to the pool terrace; Covered, furnished verandah.

Exterior
Broad pool terrace.

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Overview

Blessed with a semi-tropical climate that invites to holidays all year round, Mojacar on Andalucia's east coast has an exotic quality that permeates even the slightly tacky beach area, where rival outlets vie with each other to tempt you with Spanish paellas and Greek salads, pizzas and curries, bicycles and horseriding, ice cold drinks at funky beachfront hang-outs: you name it.

Above here, and looking down on it all, in a tasteful, relaxed hillside neighbourhood of independent properties, this villa offers all the simplicity of Mediterranean living, with peaceful privacy, and a pool that will soothe away all the accumulated cares of exams and office deadlines.

If you want to keep your holiday natural, there are wild sandy beaches to discover and the unique Almerian interior: an arid mountain landscape where lonely roads snake out through hazy valleys and dry gullies as far as a desert where Westerns were once filmed: it's quite unlike the rest of Andalucia.

Furnishings are simple: the villa is clear, clean and uncluttered, left deliberately bare of unnecessary decoration so that you don’t have the owner's tastes imposed on you.

Minimal clutter accentuates a maximal setting, making the villa as light and well-balanced as a Mediterranean diet.

The design allows you to pass freely between indoor and outdoor spaces, and from the kitchen to dining and sitting areas.

French windows lead out to a shaded verandah: the favoured spot for dining, up a few steps from the swimming pool, and with views down to the Mediterranean Sea.

The day starts with a spectacular sunrise as the sun lifts from the sea, and you're most likely not to have a cloud in the sky.

In spite of the dry climate –from Spring to Autumn rain is virtually unheard of in Mojacar– temperatures aren't extreme, and there are summer sea breezes.

In July and August, the hottest hours average 31⁰C: very warm indeed, but considerably fresher than elsewhere in Southern Spain. In winter, the coldest weeks average a balmy 17⁰C.

The villa doesn't need air conditioning and only one of the bedrooms needs (and has) a fan. Just in case, though, there are two other electric fans.

The accommodation is almost entirely on one level, with just a few steps up to bedrooms, or down to the pool and its terrace.

The swimming pool is a beauty. Part-shaded by a pepper tree and festooned with bougainvillea, its turquoise 9 by 4 metres contrast with the deeper blue of the sea in the background.

Steps lead down gently into water that has an infinity effect. The pool is kept open year round, and while winter swims will be properly cold, when we were there in the month of March, we measured the pool water at a very nice 18⁰C.

There's night lighting, a hot water pool shower, and you're not overlooked. The neighbourhood may be residential, but the villa is perfectly private.

In addition to five sunbeds, there are timber decks on either side of the pool. They aren’t cushioned –this villa isn't about plush luxury– but they're a terrific spot to park oneself with a cold drink and gaze out at the crumpled orange mountains, Mojacar village nestled atop its rounded hill, and the gentle Mediterranean in the east.

The villa is fully self-catering, while the resort area offers a wide variety of cuisine catering to all international tastes.

If you don't want to drive (the villa has 2 shaded car parking spaces, by the way), one convenient place to eat out is a British-run restaurant less than 5 minutes walk away.

Once you're settled in and changed into T-shirts and sandals, it's interesting to descend the one mile to Mojacar Playa: a long, long beach fronted by all manner of food vendors, activity agencies, sophisticated restaurants, chill-out venues, beach bars and discos.

This part of Mojacar is developed for tourism, and you won't have to know Spanish, but the commercialism can be amusingly amateur. There are no high rise apartment blocks such as you find on the Costa del Sol and service at restaurants is typically nonchalant.

Teenagers will enjoy the fun and razzamatazz by night, especially if their parents are kind enough pick them up from the beach road roundabout below the villa afterwards, rather than have to trek back up the hill…

There's also plenty of open, soft, sandy beach where it's easy to simply park and swim. Playgrounds in the sand are ideal for children, and little detours down beach roads will lead you to natural, rocky seascapes and coves.

Follow the coast road south and you’ll find one sandy beach after another. Past Carboneras is Cabo de Gata, where some of Andalucia's finest strands are to be found in protected and volcanic Natural Parkland.

Drive inland one hour, don a cowboy hat, chew on a cheroot, and that dry, dusty road will lead you into a strangely familiar desert landcape. Does it remind you of "The Good, the Bad and The Ugly"? Make no doubt about it: this is where Sergio Leone directed Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef in what some would call cinema's best-known paella western. Brigitte Bardot, Anthony Quinn, Claudia Cardinale and Orson Welles have all starred here.

The movie set has been preserved and is open to visitors, complete with Wild West saloon and actors playing out mock gunfights. It's irresistible fun. The theme park motif spills over into a zoo and an aquatic park with swimming pools and toboggans.

Journalist Liz Todd spent a family holiday at this villa and wrote this article: A rural villa in Spain's picturesque Andalucia.

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Location

Setting

Quiet, hillside next to the Cabo de Gata region.

Location

Hillside neighbourhood, 1.7 km above Mojacar Playa, close to a local restaurant.

Restaurant La Parata 4 mins walk
Well established bar/rest
Mojacar 3 mins (1,7 kms)
Beaches and all facilities
Garrucha 20 mins
Fishing village
Cabo de Gata 25 mins
Dramatic coastline
Tabernas desert 1 hr
Mini Hollywood
Sierra Nevada east 1 hr 30 mins
Alpine scenery
airport Nearest Airports
Almeria (LEI) 1 hr
Murcia (MJV) 1 hr 40 mins
Alicante (ALC) 2 hrs 15 mins

Prices

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Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€800
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,170
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€990
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,170
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
€1,370
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,570
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,170
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€990
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€800
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,170
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€800
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,170
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€990
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,170
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
€1,370
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,570
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,170
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
€990
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€800
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,170
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£708
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£1,036
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
£877
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£1,036
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
£1,213
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£1,390
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
£1,036
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
£877
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£708
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
£1,036
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$847
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$1,238
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
$1,048
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,238
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
$1,450
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$1,661
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$1,238
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
$1,048
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$847
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
$1,238
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$1,283
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$1,877
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
AU$1,588
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,877
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
AU$2,198
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$2,518
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$1,877
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
AU$1,588
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$1,283
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
AU$1,877
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,892
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$2,768
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
CAD$2,342
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$2,768
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Jul 201731/07/2017
CAD$3,241
01 Aug 201701/08/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$3,714
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$2,768
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Oct 201731/10/2017
CAD$2,342
01 Nov 201701/11/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,892
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
CAD$2,768

Booking information for AP44

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We do not consider the property as suitable for small children as the pool area has an incompletely protected drop.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AP44

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP44

Booking information for AP44

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We do not consider the property as suitable for small children as the pool area has an incompletely protected drop.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AP44

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Chris | August | 2017

We absolutely loved staying in this villa, the pool was gorgeous, it was massive especially for a couple but that was great because unlike being in a hotel it meant we could be in different areas of the villa having some me time reading etc, I loved how beautiful the all the flowers and plants were, it is a very well kept place! The only thing I would say was it doesn't have air con, we didn't mind too much as they provide little fans so we just put two in our bedroom, I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family. A* 10/10"

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Nora | May | 2017

We had a wonderful time at the villa. The view is stunning and quality of relaxation was 'just what the doctor ordered' - it really is perfect for adults to relax. We would definitely return and tell our friends about it. Thank you!"

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Judith | September | 2016

We absolutely LOVED the villa! We travelled in September with our 6-month-old son and we had enough space for all the bits and bops you bring with you on a holiday with a baby. Juana and her husband were very helpful and accommodating, the villa was clean, spacious and the pool was just stunning, possibly the best pool I have ever had on a holiday! We did have the fan on at night with the window open which was OK in terms of heat. If I would have to find a negative it would be, that we weren't able to just pop out for a quick walk with the baby as the villa is located on quite a steep hill. We went to Mercadona and Lidl's for our food shopping, which both were around 5 km away. Stunning beaches were close enough to do a day trip with the baby. For anyone who doesn't need the hustle and bustle of a touristy town but wants some of it not too far away, this is the villa to stay, we loved it and would highly recommend staying here!"

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Deborah | July | 2016

We had a lovely relaxing time at this beautiful villa."

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Simon | August | 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at this villa. The views out to sea from the terrace over the beautiful pool were second to none. The villa itself was spacious and gave us plenty of room although of course we spent most of our time outside. The storms during our stay were out of the ordinary for the time of the year but the lightning and thunder up in the hills were something to behold. We didn't really spend any time in the resort of Mojacar although would definitely recommend Mercadona as the supermarket of choice. We also ate at Shea's restaurant which was a 5 minute walk away which was excellent value. Would definitely recommend this villa and also RusticalTravel who offered and gave great customer service. The storms were bad but they took the time to call us to make sure we were OK which was a very nice touch."

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Allison | March | 2015

We had our second visit to AP44 at Easter and it was wonderful yet again. The weather was great apart from the last couple of days and we really welcomed the extra information sent through by you about places to visit...Thank you for your goodwill gesture, we would like to return once again to AP44...fab holiday."

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Clare | October | 2014

Juana and her husband were helpful and arrived as planned a few weeks before. The directions to the villa were great (though if you stray and don't have a map it might be hard to find the way). The villa is nice, minimal and clean. The pool was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

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Jane | July | 2014

Firstly Rustical Travel were a very good company to use, they responded quickly to queries and the payment system was easy to use. The contact from rustically travel was good and the information supplied was spot on. The villa was exactly as it was shown on the website, the pool area was lovely with unit un - interrupted views over the town below and the mediterranean. The bedrooms were large enough but only 2 had a fan and seen as this property doesn’t have air-conditioning sometime s it was difficult to sleep due to the heat. The kitchen had everything you would need so cooking in doors was easy. The lounge area was quite stark but we spent most of our time outside so it didn’t really matter to us. It would have been nice to have a BBQ outside along with a coupe more sun beds as there were only 4 and the villa sleeps 6."

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Wolfreys | April | 2014

We had a wonderful time at AP44, the caretakers were very welcoming and the pool and views were completely stunning. We have three children aged 6,10 and 13 and although the villa has no wifi we watched DVD's in the evening and the villas made us all feel really chilled out. The position of the villa is spectacular and worth the steep climb. We visited in April just before Easter and enjoyed lovely sunny days. We enjoyed fantastic customer service from Rustical before the trip with prompt responses to enquiries and clear directions to the property. This is the second holiday to Spain we have booked through Rustical and would not hesitate to recommend them. We would like to return to AP44 - as soon as we can. Thank you."

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Alan | October | 2013

We have just returned from our second Rustical Travel holiday and once again, we were absolutely delighted with the villa and with our Spanish holiday. The villa exceeded our expectations - the location, the view and the pool were spectacular, and the town of Mojácar was delightful, with excellent bars and restaurants. The villa owners were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. We were very fortunate with the weather too, as the local people informed us it was warmer than usual for October. We had such a good time that we are considering returning to AP44 in the future. Thank you once again for the excellent service. Kind regards."

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Alison | July | 2013

We have now returned from our holiday and would like you to pass on our thanks to the owners and especially the caretakers. They were very kind and helpful"

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