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Fantastic, fun packed villa, near to beach, bars, restaurants with great views.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
villa
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Almuñécar Villa Rental Photos and Description

Large family villa with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, play court, pool, bay views.

This 6 bed villa for rent in Cotobro, Almunecar is fully loaded for a great family holiday. Amazing views overlooking Cotobro bay and the Marina del Este. From here you can watch the yachts coming in and out of the marina, dive boats, shoals of fish and see the amazing sunsets. We have also seen super yachts as it is a deep water bay sheltered by the west wind. You can see dolphins in the bay and even a dolphin school hunting fish!

Up to £250 cash back with our new "Energy Efficiency Rebate " scheme, new in 2017.

Bird watchers will love the hawks, swifts, swallows and blackbirds that fly in front of the house especially in April and May. Free WIFI repeated around the villa. Large private play court and equipment. 5 minute walk to the beach and quality restaurants. From this point you are on the promenade! It is this amazing location that makes Casa Felicidad a fantastic venue for a multi family holiday or celebration. Over 60% of our reservations are for family events such as birthdays or anniversaries.

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On entering the villa, there is a large open plan area with hallway, large lounge, dining area with Italian marble floor. The lounge is fully equipped with TV, DVD player, Wii console, SKY and European TV and music system with aux facility so you can play your own music. You can see most football matches and a wide selection of film channels in many different languages. The lounge has an open fireplace if you want to enjoy an log fire in the winter. Next to the lounge there are two bedrooms, Bedroom 1 has a king size bed which has a large 5 piece en suite and direct access onto the outside dining balcony. Bedroom 2 , which is just off the lounge is a twin bedroom (but can be made up as a king-size bed). There is also a separate shower room with WC on this level.

There is a fully fitted kitchen on this floor, complete with two fridges, two freezers, dishwasher, 5 burner cooker, microwave, grill and double oven with external extraction. All the rooms have sea views. There is a large dining table to seat 14. There is a 3 section gas BBQ on the outside dining terrace with a further dining table and 6 reclining chairs.

There is a circular marble staircase taking you to the lower level where there are 4 bedrooms. The first of these bedrooms (Bedroom 3) is a large room with a king size bed with en-suite. There is a sofa bed in this room and is ideal for parents with a couple of young children.This room has direct access to lovely balcony which is shared by bedroom 4, which is also a king size double bedroom. Bedroom number 4 has its own shower room and WC directly opposite the bedroom door. There are soft chairs and settee on the balcony so you can enjoy private moments overlooking the bay.

At the other side of this level are bedrooms 5 and 6. They share a shower room with WC. They also share a balcony with amazing bay views. In bedroom 5 there is a pair of bunk beds with a larger 3/4 double bed (120cmx190cm) on the bottom and a standard single on the top. In bedroom 6 you have two single bunk beds.

There is an additional camp bed and single mattress to accommodate extra children either sharing with parents or sharing with friends in the children's rooms.

The internal walls have air cavities to help insulate the sound between rooms.

There are three different hot water sources and tanks to ensure multiple showers at the same time and to make sure there is enough hot water even if there is a full house.

There is hot/cold air conditioning in all 6 bedrooms and the lounge. There are fitted wardrobes in all the rooms. All the rooms have good views. There is also a washing machine, dryer, iron, safe for your valuables etc.

As you head down into the garden there is a gymnasium with two multi gyms, free weights and a punch bag. The garden is a shady grassy garden with 3 hammocks under two palm trees and a beautiful bay view. On this level there is an electrically heated, digitally controlled swimming pool 9 x 4.5 m, with a pergola over the outside dining area (seats 16). There is a traditional BBQ area, kitchen, shower room and toilet. We have now installed a bed settee and wardrobes in this kitchen area to give an extra double bed if required. Down from this level there is a sports AstroTurf court of over 100m2 (1100 sq.ft). Equipped for basket ball, football, bowls, badminton, golf putting practice etc. Further along this terrace there is a games area with a pool table (150cm x 80cm), table football, electronic dartboard and swing ball. Below this level is a fruit garden with mangoes, grapes, bananas, oranges, prickly pear and oranges. There are also some steps (approx 80) from the bottom of the garden to the beach access road.

There is a garage with free use of 3 bicycles and a two man ocean kayak. There are also children's toys and family board games in the cupboard in the downstairs corridor. Pets may be considered subject to additional damage deposit. You can easily walk to the beach from the house (5 min) and only have to cross one quiet beach road at a designated crossing. You will find the first restaurant at this point on the beach, plus a bar and restaurant at the hotel. Once at the beach you can walk along the promenade and into Almunecar old town (35 minutes) passing numerous bars and restaurants along the way.

The best points of the house are the outstanding views, the facilities for everyone to enjoy from children to grand parents, the stunning sunsets especially May/October and November. The easy access down to the beach and along the promenade passing dozens of bars and restaurants. The heated swimming pool..........lovely. As Cotobro nestles in a relatively undeveloped area the night sky is fantastic and you can enjoy the clearly visible Milky Way and shooting stars, which were our best memories at the house especially in January and August.

We have taken away all expensive art and ornaments so parents do not have to be afraid to relax and let their children play.

This house has proven very popular for family reunions and celebrating special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Baby sitters and chefs can be arranged as well as specialist cake makers and hairdressers to make an event or occasion extra special.

This house is designed to be fun for the whole family from 2 to 102 and is a house of happiness for all ages, hence its name Casa de Felicidad which actually means House of Happiness. Come and see for yourself!

New Energy Efficiency Rebate introduced for 2017. You can earn an rebate on your rental cost of up to £250 per week for controlling your energy usage. Good for the property, good for the environment, good for your wallet!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Nick Westby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Nick Westby

The property was our family home and has seen many family gatherings over the years. We now live and work in the UK but still enjoy holidays at the villa. Feel free to call us with questions or even just to get to know more about us. We do not use management agents and we handle all bookings directly. We have a local family taking care of the house who we have known for over 10 years and they are on hand for any support you may need.

Nick Westby purchased this villa in 2004

Why Nick Westby chose Costa Tropical

We travelled throughout Spain looking for a place to live. We had lived in France for a while but found the climate warmer and drier and the friendliness of the Spanish people appealing. After 2 years exploring all the Spanish coastline we decided on Almunecar, because of its micro-climate, culture and natural beauty. This property was perfect for our needs as we were close to the beach and to the promenade. You can walk into town in 35 minutes along the beach front. You are only 55 minutes to Malaga airport and 75 minutes to the skiing village in the Sierra Nevada. The views from the lounge and 5 of the 6 bedrooms are across a beautiful bay and to the Marina. You can also see the beach. We often see shoals of fish and dolphins in the bay. I keep an eye on other villas to see how we compare on price and on facilities and we improve the house every year. I believe you will find it very difficult to get a better venue in a better location with a better view at this price anywhere in Portugal, France, Spain or Italy.

What makes this villa unique

This house has something for everyone. Big pool, lots of sunbathing terraces, grass area with hammocks, 100m2 sports court, play equipment, gymnasium (with weights punch bag multi gyms). Without a doubt the biggest selling point is the views and the proximity to the beach and the promenade to walk into town. As we property professionals say LOCATION is the most important and this property is in a perfect location. Just high enough for an amazing view but close enough to hear the sound of the waves. Just 5 minutes walk to the promenade and its bars and restaurants but no noisy traffic or disco music. Everyone is happy at Casa Felicidad from the Grand parents to the parents to the children of all ages.

You are just 50 minutes to the city of Malaga and 60 minutes to the historic city of Granada where you can enjoy the world famous Alhambra and the General Life.The magnificent Nerja caves are just a 15 minute drive.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Fantastic, fun packed villa, near to beach, bars, restaurants with great views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful Villa, fun for all the family

  • 5 of 5

6 adults and 4 children (aged 1.5 to 6) had an amazing stay at Casa Felicidad in May 2015 (23rd May for a week). The villa has so much to offer, as well as the views and space, the big hit for our kids was the added extra of the football pitch/basketball space. Every night a tournament took place. 5 star all around.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jodi. We hosted a European Football tournament at the house with 6 countries represented. Great fun and the Brits beat the Danish in the final! There used to be a little trophy but now it is on proud display on a mantle piece in Ireland ! Delighted you had a good time.
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5

Super Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely great place for a Christmas holiday. Spacious fantastiv view, great pool and lovely little village

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Fantastic views! Spacious and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

View is fantastic. Owners very friendly. Clean and spacious and lot of amenities.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we hope to see you back at Casa Felicidad in the future.
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Perfect for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 1-week stay for celebration of 70--yr-birthday - 3 generations together in the house. House was perfect for us, Kids loved the pool and playground, Surroundings perfect for shorter or longer trips away during daytime. Facilities in good condition. Recommend to all!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are delighted you had a good time.
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5

Amazing house and location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday there last November. We were a party of 14 people of mixed ages. The teenagers in the group didn't want to move from the house during the day. There were jumping in and out of the heated pool, playing volleyball, and working out in the gym ! The views from the house were spectacular, some of the sunsets we saw were just amazing. Evening time it was just a small walk to restaurants bars and all types of entertainment. Really looking forward to going back this year.

Thank you Nick for all the information you sent us prior to our visit plus the welcom pack which was indeed very welcome as we did not arrive until after 11pm

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank uou for choosing Casa Felicidad.
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Wonderful getaway location with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 family members come in from all around the world to meet up at this wonderful location. 9 adults and 5 kids, and the place was perfect for all. Plenty of space to eat together, relax together, and hang out. Plus plenty of spaces to escape each other! The pool is great - the kids loved it, and the adults loved the beautiful views of the Med Sea.

Location - this is a small village that's part of a larger town. You can walk (down and then back up) a steep hill (or stairs) to get down to the beach, to ice cream, to restaurants, and a small supermarket. You can drive to the center of town for the daily food market, general retail shopping, the Sunday flea market, and the Friday sales market. There's also the ruins of a castle/palace for a quick trip located right in Almunecar. And there is a botanical garden and archaeological museum. Another 20 mins away (on way to Malaga), there are the caves of Nerja - these are amazing, and nice and cool if you want to escape the heat at any point. About 1 hour away is Granada for a trip to the famous Alhambra and palace (MUST buy tickets in advacnce).

Food - there's the Almunecar Mercado Municipal (Open M-S 9a-2p I believe) for fresh veggies, fruit, meats and fish. We shopped here nearly daily, although there's plenty of refrigerator space if you wanted to stock up. We enjoyed the experience of shopping (there's also dried fruit, breads, treats, and other items at the market). There are also a number of supermarkets open daily (remember siesta (closed shops!) is also daily - usually 2-5 or so). Definitely recommend going to Tito Yayo Tuesday night for their paella and Flamenco dancers. Amazing.

The Property - includes pretty much everything. There was a towel for each person, hand towels in each bathroom, and hand soap. There's air conditioning in most if not all rooms, but with the windows and doors open, the breezes keep the place cool enough most nights (at least during our stay in early July). Beach towels are also included, as well as some outdoor toys (soccer balls, pool toys). We did end up buying a few more floating toys the kids loved the pool so much! There is plenty of seating around the pool, in the living room, and at the two large dining areas (one indoors, one outdoors). We had 16 people eating at a few dinners. The views are amazing and out many windows. Multiple balconies overlook the pool and view of the Sea.

Bring: Shampoo, Body soap & bathing suit!

We enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: We are delighted you got around to see lots of things and had a good time. Thank you for the review.
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Map

Almuñécar
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
malaga
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
trocadero
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
motril ferry to ceuta
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Los Moroscos in Motril
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Balcon de Cotobro
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
sierra nevada
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
cotobro

The Costa Tropical region

Granada is in Andalucia and home to the Sierra Nevada ski resort and the Alhambra Palace and Generalife. The Alhambra was recently voted as the eighth wonder of the world. The ski resort is normally open from the end of November to the end of April. The Sierra Nevada has hosted world championship skiing and snow boarding and is less than 1 hours drive to the coast. There are also many bars restaurants, snowboarding park, fixed rail toboggan run, birds of prey etc.

The historic city of Granada is lively and vibrant all year around due to the well preserved architecture and its status as an international university city. Amazingly under-developed and stunning and retaining genuine Andalucian style and charm. A very safe city and region by comparison to other regions of Spain and is very popular with Spanish tourists as well as international tourists all year around. The coastline is called the Costa Tropical and enjoys a genuine micro climate of cooler summer temperatures and warmer winter temperatures, due to its location directly south of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which protects the coast from cold continental winters and the extreme temperatures of inland Spanish summers. Granada is the only province to still give FREE tapas with your drink so enjoy great cuisine for free. The Costa Tropical has Nature Reserves where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery and exhilarating walks. Seeing Ibex, mountain goats, wild boar and eagles is not unusual if you know where to look. There are great canyon walks with fresh water waterfalls and pools. The area is home to a substantial Marine reserve so the snorkeling and scuba diving is some of the best in Spain with a wide variety of fish and marine life. In brief the Costa Tropical is where mountainous countryside meets the Mediterranean sea. It is green and tranquil with nightlife in the town. A perfect mix.

Almunecar is the resort capital of Granada and was identified as the number one resort for Spanish people to go on holiday (Observer news paper). It is to be the new home of a 7 star hotel resort provided by Banyan Tree Group. Almunecar has a host of activities from a castle, water park , sports facilities (football, tennis, paddle etc), boat cruises, boat hire, best scuba diving in marine reserve, nature walks in natural reserve parkland, cannoning, waterfalls, abseiling , rock climbing, parapenting/hang-gliding, schools (language, flamenco, cooking, art, hang gliding, scuba), great snorkelling, paint-balling, 4x4 adventures, quad bike excursions, archery, etc. There are a choice of horse riding facilities and three golf courses to chose from 15 minutes to 40 minutes drive. There are 5 museums in Almunecar and a castle. They have concerts and jazz festivals in the Botanical gardens. La Herradura ( a village within Almunecar township) is the host to the world famous Segovia classical guitar competition. There is an amazing aquarium with underwater tunnels and sharks. There is a water park just a 15 minute walk along the promenade from the centre of town. Fishing trips can be arranged from the exclusive and beautiful Marina Del Este in La Herradura. There is the old town to explore with its old cobbled streets, Phoenician ruins, Roman ruins, museums, botanical gardens, flamenco shows, famous Bonsai tree exhibition. A wide array of restaurants from giant paella on the beach, to Asian fusion cooking, to cordon bleu quality chefs from all around the world.

Almunecar is famous for its massive firework display and fiesta in August and its huge Easter processions which attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

With a new motorway network on your door step Almunecar is a gateway to many other places to visit with Nerjas famous caves and balcon just 10 minutes drive, the castle at Salobrena just 15 minutes drive, Malaga town centre just 45 minutes drive, daytrips to Morroco or Gibraltar just 2.5 hours drive, Sevilla and Cordoba less than 3 hours drive.

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Rates & Availability

Almuñécar Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
late autumn 2016
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,699
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,777
 
 
winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,511
 
 
feb half term
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,518
 
 
early spring
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,014
 
 
easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,462
 
 
Early summer
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,707
 
 
mid summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,965
 
 
peak summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,469
 
 
late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,462
 
 
oct half term
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,965
 
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,832
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $0
Refundable damage deposit $378

25% payable on booking with the balance plus 300 GBP deposit (or € $ equivalent) being due 8 weeks before arrival date.
The prices include linen and towels, welcome pack free wifi. Clients can get up to £250 cash back as an Energy Efficiency Rebate if water and electricity consumption is low. We do not charge for cleaning if the villa is left as it was found. If cleaning is needed it will be charged at 125 GBP for a standard clean. We reserve the right to charge more if the property is left in a mess.

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Amenities

Almuñécar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite serving downstairs master bed 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , private shower room and wc for bed 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , shared shower room and wc for beds 5 and 6
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , poolside shower room and wc
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lounge level general shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs off lounge, access to main balcony. En-suite. AC
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds off lounge area, next to shower room & WC AC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , largest with en-suite + double sofa bed + shared balcony AC
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunks 3/4 underneath,shared balcony + shower with bed 6 +AC
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , next to shower room + wc , shares balcony with bed 3 AC
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds, shared shower/wc + balcony with bed 5 + AC
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a sofa bed in the downstairs pool kitchen with WC
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house has all sorts of equipment for people to use such as football, bowls, tennis, badminton, basketball, kayak, bicycles,, etc

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