A bright and easy Mojacar villa swathed in Mediterranean warmth

Mojacar beach, Almeria, Andalucia Property Ref: AP44
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
  • Poll
     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.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • 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 start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.

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Booking information for AP44

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

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • 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 start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.

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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
WiFi Internet; 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); 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

The WiFi Internet works well throughout the house, although it may not reach one of the bedrooms.
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. The property layout is great.

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. You truly enjoy the sea from the inside and the outside of this villa.

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 manages very well without 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 the sunbeds by the pool, 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 Irish-run restaurant less than 5 minutes walk away. It is a cozy and charming bar restaurant. 

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

Rustical Travel charges in Euros, VAT is included, no surcharges apply.

Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
€860
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
€1,220
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
€1,040
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
€1,220
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
€1,420
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
€1,610
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
€1,220
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
€1,040
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
€860
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
€1,220
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
€860
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
€1,220
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
€1,040
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
€1,220
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
€1,460
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
€1,610
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
€1,220
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
€1,040
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
€860
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
€1,220
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
€860
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
€1,220
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
€1,040
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
€1,220
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
€1,420
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
€1,610
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
€1,220
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
€1,040
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
€860
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
€1,220
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
€860
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
€1,220
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
€1,040
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
€1,220
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
€1,460
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
€1,610
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
€1,220
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
€1,040
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
€860
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
€1,220
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
£736
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
£1,045
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
£890
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
£1,045
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
£1,216
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
£1,378
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
£1,045
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
£890
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
£736
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
£1,045
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
£736
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
£1,045
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
£890
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
£1,045
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
£1,250
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
£1,378
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
£1,045
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
£890
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
£736
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
£1,045
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
$950
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
$1,348
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
$1,149
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
$1,348
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
$1,569
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
$1,779
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
$1,348
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
$1,149
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
$950
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
$1,348
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
$950
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
$1,348
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
$1,149
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
$1,348
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
$1,613
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
$1,779
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
$1,348
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
$1,149
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
$950
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
$1,348
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
AU$1,394
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
AU$1,977
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
AU$1,685
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
AU$1,977
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
AU$2,301
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
AU$2,609
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
AU$1,977
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
AU$1,685
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
AU$1,394
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
AU$1,977
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
AU$1,394
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
AU$1,977
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
AU$1,685
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
AU$1,977
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
AU$2,366
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
AU$2,609
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
AU$1,977
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
AU$1,685
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
AU$1,394
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
AU$1,977
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 201903/01/2019 12 Apr 201912/04/2019
CAD$1,257
13 Apr 201913/04/2019 26 Apr 201926/04/2019
CAD$1,783
27 Apr 201927/04/2019 31 May 201931/05/2019
CAD$1,520
01 Jun 201901/06/2019 30 Jun 201930/06/2019
CAD$1,783
01 Jul 201901/07/2019 31 Jul 201931/07/2019
CAD$2,075
01 Aug 201901/08/2019 31 Aug 201931/08/2019
CAD$2,353
01 Sep 201901/09/2019 30 Sep 201930/09/2019
CAD$1,783
01 Oct 201901/10/2019 31 Oct 201931/10/2019
CAD$1,520
01 Nov 201901/11/2019 18 Dec 201918/12/2019
CAD$1,257
19 Dec 201919/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
CAD$1,783
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
03 Jan 202003/01/2020 03 Apr 202003/04/2020
CAD$1,257
04 Apr 202004/04/2020 17 Apr 202017/04/2020
CAD$1,783
18 Apr 202018/04/2020 31 May 202031/05/2020
CAD$1,520
01 Jun 202001/06/2020 30 Jun 202030/06/2020
CAD$1,783
01 Jul 202001/07/2020 31 Jul 202031/07/2020
CAD$2,134
01 Aug 202001/08/2020 31 Aug 202031/08/2020
CAD$2,353
01 Sep 202001/09/2020 30 Sep 202030/09/2020
CAD$1,783
01 Oct 202001/10/2020 31 Oct 202031/10/2020
CAD$1,520
01 Nov 202001/11/2020 18 Dec 202018/12/2020
CAD$1,257
19 Dec 202019/12/2020 02 Jan 202102/01/2021
CAD$1,783

Booking information for AP44

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

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • 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 start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.

+ 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.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • 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 start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AP44

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YOUR REVIEWS

Alexandra | June | 2019

Our family throughly enjoyed the villa and were sad to say goodbye to that amazing view. Waking up every morning and being able to slip into the pool first thing was a treat. The water was always perfect and the pool was maintained while we were staying. The house was fully stocked with what ever instruments you might need for cooking/cleaning and even had some pool floats and towels. A car is a must at this villa and the streets are very steep. The beach is a little farther than I had expected but that didn't matter at all. Ample grocery choices in town but NOT open on Sundays so shopping on Saturday arrival is a must if you want things in the house."

Rustical Update

For Sunday shopping Thomas supermarket is the best option. It is fairly well stocked (including fresh vegetables) and it is open every day of the week. Location: 37°06'49.3"N 1°50'30.8"W

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Ben | June | 2019

An incredible property in a stunning location. We loved every minute and would definitely return. Highly recommended"

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Ursula | June | 2019

The villa is great, its clean and spacious in a wonderful elevated position. The view looks down the valley from La Parata to Mojacar Playa and the shimmering sea beyond. It's a magical sight. You definitely need a car here as the road is very steep and we found the car a great asset to our holiday as we were really able to explore the local countryside, theres are fabulous beaches and the coastline is so dramatic with its volcanic formations and desert plants. We made it to Granada and the Alhambra which was stunning. There are many local restaurants, so no shortage of places to eat out, but it's relaxing to spend the evening at the Villa and eat in. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need for a special meal. Watch out if you have the oven on hot as the hob will stop working if it overheats. We also made the mistake of flushing toilet paper, this is an absolute no no as the drain will block and you will have to call Jose and Juanna, who are the lovely caretakers. It would be good if a notice could be put up in the bathrooms to remind guests. The Wifi is fine and worked well apart from one day when the whole valley lost service for a day due to wind. The villa is well cared for with a linen change once a week and the pool attendant and gardener come regularly too. Although the villa doesn't have Air Conditioning it was fine in early July with the electric fans we were kept cool enough to have a restful sleep every night. We wondered if the tree on the terrace was needing water as it shed leaves every day. All in all we had a fantastic holiday, we love Spanish culture and here its possible to get off the beaten track, its rural and rustic, try beautiful Nijar for local ceramics and hand made baskets and San Jose for Volcanic Boat Trips!"

Rustical Update

The property managers confirmed that they will put a sign in the bathroom so guests are aware that it is best not to flush toilet paper or towels. As per the oven, the property manager informed us that it was malfunctioning due to a broken part, but it has already been fixed.

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Helen | October | 2018

We absolutely loved staying at this villa. The view was a joy for us to wake up to every day and although it was a little chilly in late October we still enjoyed the pool! The villa was really well equipped with everything we could possibly need and it was well maintained and spacious, with a great layout for family living. We loved walking up to the top of the road where the road became a footpath and from there we were able to scramble up a dried river bed to the top of the hill from where we could watch the birds and see over into the next cove- a beautiful walk that the whole family enjoyed. We found the beach and the town chilled out as it was low season and this suited us just fine. When the sun came out it was like summer but without the crowds. We are also happy to find gluten free foods in the Mercadona and in the 'Blue' Heladeria so we were able to eat out with our Coeliac child and he was able to choose from a range of ice creams, which made him very happy. Driving down the coast to Agua Amarga was a lovely day out and we had a great walk over the cliffs to the next bay, with the October sunshine making for perfect walking weather. Thank you to the lovely couple who checked us in to the villa and to Juana for checking how we were mid-week and letting us stay a few extra hours as we had an evening flight. A brilliant villa and holiday."

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Catherine | June | 2018

We enjoyed a lovely HOT week here! The villa was well equipped, uncluttered and clean. It was very relaxing and quiet. We were glad we had a hire car as it gave us the opportunity to explore - finding less touristy places to eat. We avoided Mojacar Playa (too many English people!) and can recommend Escanez in Garrucha, La Candela & their little cafe (El Cantina?). Both offered gluten-free (I'm coeliac) so I was happy... We did also visit the Bar Posada down the hill which was run by a very hospitable Dutch man. They served authentic and fresh tapas cooked by a French chef. It was very informal but really friendly. We had Maria's homemade paella as a takeaway one evening - delicious. We didn't venture into Shea's as we wanted to keep away from any ex-pats. The only thing lacking was up-to-date information about the local area, so, because there's no wifi, you do have to get in the car and drive... In conclusion, it was refreshing to get back to basics and not have to rely on phones & tablets. A lovely tranquil break and Rustical Travel were as efficient as usual! Many thanks for a happy holiday The Hurling family"

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We have informed the property manager that it would be a good idea to have up-to-date local info at the house, so she can consider renewing this information. 
From October 2018, there is now WiFi at the villa.

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Rajula | November | 2017

This villa was truly beautiful and spacious. The views were amazing and we were perfectly secluded. The facilities were very good. The only thing would have made it perfect was if there was some basics supplied like salt, sugar, etc. But they did leave us a bottle of cava! Would definitely use this company again for our holiday villas. Excellent customer service and very helpful. Thank you."

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Chris | September | 2017

What a dream! From our first contact with Rustical Travel and Javier, throughout the holiday experience, I cannot recommend the company highly enough. The level of service and detail of response to our enquiries was excellent prior to our trip, including helping us source a barbecue. The villa exceeded our expectations – the location and views were stunning, the villa was clean and in great condition. This is our second holiday with RT and we've been recommending them since our return. Safe to say, all our friends got quite sick of our "idyllic" and "incredible" social media uploads. Thanks to all the team."

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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."

Rustical Update

From October 2018, there is now WiFi at the villa.

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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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