Paul Stretch

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Great Pool, pretty peaceful gardens, and easy beach access.

This is one of the best and most privileged locations on the Med! A few minutes drive east of Almunecar brings you to Playa Galera in the village of Taramay. From the pretty gardens you have private access to the sandy beach! **No road to cross**. No traffic noise.

There is a large well kept swimming pool in the garden, a great balcony (25sqm) for private lounging and eating. The views are spectacular!

Garage parking too. You won't find a 2 bedroom seafront apartment in the area that compares to the location, facilities, standard, and rates of our unique holiday home. Sunbathe, swim and relax or if you prefer a more active holiday try out the beach activities or the Golf at Salobrena 15 mins drive - skiing in Sierra Nevada just an hour away - hiking or mountain biking - Bike Park 5 mins cycle, Sierra de Cazorla 15 minutes drive - Sightseers can visit the lovely white villages, the Alhambra Palace or the Caves of Nerja.

Almunecar: is a holiday resort town with its own Roman aqueduct. The interesting seafront promenade is divided into many sections by the small coves and headlands that are typical of this part of the Costa Tropical. There are many restaurants and beaches but it is much more than this. History buffs will enjoy the Moorish castle, the Roman factory, the Moroccan built tourist office and newly excavated Phoenician ruins. Shoppers won't want to miss the Friday morning flea market where you can find everything from imitation Levis to hand crafted pottery. The municipal market (el mercado) in the centre of town is open every morning except Sunday and there you can find produce, fish, meat, flowers, teas and spices.

The Costa Tropical:

It is not nearly so well known as the neighbouring Costa Del Sol to the west.The Costa Tropical is picturesque and you will find it far easier to get away from the crowds. The mountains run right down to the sea and the coastline is typically a series of coves and promontories. A few minutes drive away is the white village of Salobrena and La Herradura to the west is pretty and unspoilt and located between the two attractive promontories of Punta De La Mona and Cerro Gordo. Nearby, in a protected cove east of Punt De La Mona is the impressive Marina del Este yacht harbour. Water sports and scuba diving are popular in the area, thanks to the variety of sea life and clarity of the water. Would you like to include some excursions? Day trips possible to Nerja, Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Gibraltar and more.

Playa Galera:

Playa Galera was built by a well known Spanish architect and is an impressive sight, it is low-rise with, pergolas, chimneys and turrets of blue, white and terracotta. Very Mediterranean, and very different from the usual plain blocks to be seen on the costas. Once you have been, you will want to return to holiday here again and again just like our other returning guests.

Parents love it because it is safe, secure and private with remote control entry to the grounds. They like the relaxing atmosphere and the touch of exclusivity. Couples like it because of its romantic, peaceful setting on the beach. Everyone loves the nearby restaurants, beach cafes and the little village shop . Almunecar is great for evening walks - shopping, sundowners, restaurants and tapas bars. There is a water park a 5 min drive from Playa Galera and in Almunecar there are discos and clubs for the night owls amongst you.

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Paul Stretch (Owner)
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About Paul Stretch

Our home base is in South Wales in the UK but we travel considerably for work purposes. We have three grown up children who are based in and around Bristol, UK.

Why Paul Stretch chose Almunecar

We chose Taramay so that the children could ski in the winter in the Sierra Nevadas while non skiers could enjoy the sunny coast. Though these days we seem to enjoy lounging by the pool far more than anything more exerting!

What makes this apartment unique

It lifts your spirits the minute you walk in and see the view in front of you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great holiday. Absolutely loved the apartment and the views in particular. The pool was a fantastic size which allowed us to have a good swim in the mornings and with plenty of space to play too. It was never overcrowded even at weekends when the locals arrived. We virtually always rent apartments on holiday (nearly always from Owners Direct) and as a family agreed that the pool and views were the best we’ve had.

We took great delight in being the only Brits and Ben had a great time playing football with the Spanish boys. The Parque Mediterraneo was beautiful and we loved the walk to the shops or down to the beach. Almunecar itself was great too, especially when we visited the Tapas bars. Again there are few Brits and as a family we were able and sometimes had to practice our Spanish. The locals were always welcoming and very helpful even with the language barrier.

Things that we would recommend would certainly include a visit to the Alhambra in Granada. Stunning views, gardens and architecture and we all had a great day despite the 39 degree temperature. We liked all the restaurants we went to (Antonio’s, Tito Yayo, Iguana locally as well as a couple in Almunecar) but couldn’t say that any stood out as exceptional. However, the Tapas bars in Almunecar were superb with great food, service atmosphere and value for money too.

I’d thoroughly recommend the location and apartment to anyone that likes to be away from the Malaga resorts.
Aug 2013
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Luxury Apartment On The Beach! Large Balcony With Spectacular View. Air Con.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Luxury Apartment On The Beach! Large Balcony With Spectacular View. Air Con.
+44 7980745598
Almunecar Costa Tropical
Warfield, Berkshire, UK

Excellent apartment with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5
Dear Bobby,
Thank you so much for letting us rent your apartment during the past two weeks. We just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time and we were all very comfortable. The apartment, garden, pool, beach and local area are every bit (and more) as perfect as the descriptions on your website. In fact, no photo can ever do justice to the special feeling of sitting on that balcony looking across the gardens down to the sea with the swallows calling to each other and swooping around the building. You are so lucky to own a property in that block and we really do hope to be able to visit again in the not-too-distant future - maybe at a different time of year, such as Spring/early summer or Autumn, so that we can do more walking and exploring in the Costa Tropical area.
Thank you also for all your helpful advice before we went. Your prompt replies to our email questions about the Alhambra meant that we were able to pre-book everything so that our visit to the amazing palace and gardens went very smoothly.
Thanks also to Carol from Teamworks who met us ‘perfect to plan’ and gave us plenty of helpful advice on the several occasions that we saw her.
We would wholeheartedly recommend your excellent apartment to others.
Best Regards,
Phil, Anne, Meg & Andy
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxury Apartment On The Beach! Large Balcony With Spectacular View. Air Con.
+44 7980745598
Almunecar Costa Tropical

The perfect Holiday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Bobby,

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Everything was perfect, from the apartment which had all the commodities a family with small chidren can ask for, to the beautiful views and the lovely surroundings. Our time in Almunecar was perfect and it quickly became our no. 1 spot in Spain! nothing compares to the peace and beauty of Playa Gallera :)

Needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our stay at the apartment and plan to visit again in the future!

I would also like to say thank you to Roy, as he was very kind and helpful to us... especially when he came to the rescue on our arrival as we were a bit lost! the sat nav had taken us the opposite direction and we kept missing the famous Velilla sign!

I wish you all the best for the future, and once again thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful apartment in Taramay! it was the perfect holiday we had been looking for!

All the best,
Natalia, Daniel & Alexander
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: so pleased to hear that others love Taramay as much as we do. Roy is our manager on the spot and is always very helpful and friendly and it was nice for him to get some well deserved recognition too.
Luxury Apartment On The Beach! Large Balcony With Spectacular View. Air Con.
+44 7980745598
Almunecar Costa Tropical

Magnifique appartement

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons été très bien accueilli, le réfrigérateur avait été un peu rempli pour la 1ère journée. Quelle belle surprise en découvrant ce superbe appartement, très propre, avec ses 2 salles de bain, les lits faits avec les serviettes de toilette (qui sont changés en milieu de séjour) et cette vue sur la mer et sur la plage. Nous avons profité pleinement de ce balcon, de la piscine avec cette agréable pelouse. Nous avons souvent marché, comme les andalous, pour aller de l'autre côté d'Almunecar (3/4 d'heures) en longeant la mer, au marché du vendredi matin, au restaurant le soir. La voiture nous a surtout servi pour visiter l'Andalousie mais si vous voulez profiter uniquement de la mer, du soleil, de la piscine et que vous aimez marcher, c'est l'appartement idéal pour des vacances reposantes. Pour nous, ça a été 2 superbes semaines, notre fille de 18 ans nous a rejoint et est également tombée sous le charme, je vous recommande vraiment cet appartement. Nous remercions notre hôtesse ainsi que les propriétaires pour cet agréable séjour.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Nearest Barpub
3 Metres
Iguana, Tito Yayo, Numerous others
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sol Y Nieve
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: recommended

The province of Granada is in Andalucia and the town of Almunecar is on the Costa Tropical. It is a traditional Spanish town - a holiday resort by the sea. The apartment at Playa Galera is located 2 miles along the coast from the centre of Almunecar on the Costa Tropical in the village of Taramay. We have the best of both worlds, away from the throng but within easy reach. The apartment is an easy drive from Malaga or Granada Airports. Either one just about an hour away. A must-see is of course the Alhambra in Granada. Our holiday home is east of Malaga and the Costa Del Sol. Just a bit further on from Nerja and before you get to Salobrena passing nearby La Herradura on the way. We provide a friendly meet and greet service to help you settle in quickly. The Costa Tropical boasts a micro climate making it warmer during the winter months and producing an abundance of mangos, papayas, avocados and other exotic fruits..

Golf: The Los Moriscos Golf Course has 9 holes which are combined to create an 18-hole round with a total distance of 5,072 metres. Like the vast majority of golf courses, Los Moriscos lies in spectacularly beautiful countryside: its level grass is dotted with slender palm trees which give an inexplicable sensation of peace and serenity, with the sound of the waves of the Mediterranean washing against shore just a few metres from the start of the course. .

The course, designed by Ibergolf and Manuel Piñero, opened in 1974 and is mainly flat. However the large greens, two lakes, palm trees, sugar cane and the abundance of exotic fruit plantations, including papaya and mango, ensure that playing golf here is interesting; and with all these natural hazards, challenging too. An unbelievable setting for a game of golf where you will thoroughly enjoy the contrast provided by the views of the sea and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Availability & Rates


Almunecar Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Oct / Nov
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Meet and Greet Service included in rate
Welcome Pack included in rate
Garage Parking Included in rate
Departure cleaning fee € 60 euros.
We will consider a long let but we do not offer discounts on published rates.
Bookings of less than a week during November, December, January, February & March will be charged at a full weeks rate.
Bookings of less than 2 weeks negotiable during July and August.
Deposit of 25% on booking. Final payment due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit € 200 euros payable with final payment
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Almunecar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 en suite - 1 double , Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and sea view
    Bedroom 2 adj shower room - 2 twin/ single , This room has an adjacent shower room and mountain views
    2 sofa beds in main sitting / dining room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , NOT a bedroom. See notes on occupancy
  • One double bedroom with double bed and sea view. This room has an ensuite - shower, bath, bidet, sink and loo. Further double bedroom with twin beds. There is separate shower room with sink and loo immediately next door to the second bedroom. There are 2 double sofa beds in the lounge so would consider 6 but prefer maximum occupancy of apartment to be 4/5 persons. Please ask as it depends on adult/child occupancy and age of children. All bed linen and towels provided. (except beach towels).
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
The view out to sea from the lounge is spectacular, even from the moment you enter the apartment. The terrace is large and comfortable and great for eating, sunbathing or just sitting and taking in the view. Designed to be shaded in mid summer and to catch the sun during the cooler months it is always comfortable which is helped by the marble floors throughout. The location of the apartment means you can leave the windows and balcony doors open at all times and hear the sea and catch the breezes. Very special. Although situated near to the town the apartment is in a quiet area away from the main throng and directly adjacent to a pretty unspoiled cove. Good quality furnishings, linen and equipment have been provided. The whole apartment is clean modern and bright.
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