About the property
- Apartment1797 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
In pretty hill village, 10 mins to beach, all year round resort with ski/sun fun
A stylish apartment with a very traditional Spanish look and feel, while offering all the advantages of modern living. The complex hosts an exclusive range of holiday rental accommodation and benefits from secure, landscaped gardens, underground parking, lift and a communal pool. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one double with ensuite, and one twin with a family bathroom. Large sitting/dining room with balconies. Fantastic views of the castle nestled at the top of the village and the mountains beyond. Double sofa bed, SkyTV/DVD/free wifi/iPOD dock, pool towels, games, hairdryer, iron, etc. Fully fitted, well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer. The apartment also has two roof terraces, for outside dining, and all day sunshine with sun loungers, barbecue, tables and chairs. The village of Velez de Benaudalla offers a variety of tapas bars, restaurants and shops. With the magnificent scenery of the mountains and coast close by, you will have a lovely holiday
Local information: Velez de Benaudalla is a pretty traditional whitewashed Spanish village nestled in the foot hills of the Las Alpujarras. Surrounded by spectacular countryside Velez is perfectly located with easy access to the Costa Tropical coast, Sierra Nevada ski resort and the beautiful city of Granada where the amazing Alhambra Palace can be found.
Velez is steeped in history, and you can wander through the ancient streets to the recently restored XVI century Ulloa Muslim castle or look at the Casa Jardin Nazari, which was inspired by Grenada architecture and is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain. There is also a couple of play areas/parks to keep the kids amused.
There is a good choice of shops, bakeries (with lovely homemade breads and cakes), banks, a pharmacy and a doctors surgery. There are also numerous Spanish bars and restaurants many of which offer complimentary delightful tapas with every round of drinks!
Surrounding area: With more than 320 days of sunshine on average every year, the Costa Tropical and Granada region offers a combination of the rugged coast line of the Costa Tropical which runs along the shores of the warm Mediterranean sea with its pretty, friendly coastal towns and beaches, and the contrasting historic white Andalucian villages nestled in the hills of the breathtaking countryside, all with the back drop of the Sierra Nevada mountains and ski resort which boasts 125 ski runs. There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon, making the Granada region almost unique.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada with its stunning architecture and gardens is the most visited tourist attraction in Europe, second only to the Vatican. At the centre of this beautiful town is a labyrinth of narrow streets bursting with atmosphere and lined with buildings that reflect the Arab influence of Granada’s varied history.
Cheap flights to Granada & Malaga: This region is well served budget airlines. Velez de Benaudalla has excellent motorway access and is serviced by Granada (about 45 mins), Malaga (about 1hr) and Almeria airports (1hr and 35 mins). Easyjet, Jet2 and Ryanair offers cheap flights to Malaga from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Midlands and London. Ryanair also flies to Malaga from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, E Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Stanstead. Numerous other airlines fly to Malaga or Granada from the UK including Iberia, Aer Lingus, British Airways and BMI.
2018 update : Easyjet now offers flights to Granada from Manchester
Janine or Darren Murray
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About Janine or Darren Murray
Darren is an IT Director for a company that makes interactive white boards for schools. Janine is an accountant. They have 2 boys aged 9 and 11.
Janine or Darren Murray purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Janine or Darren Murray chose Vélez de Benaudalla
We bought this property when the boys were toddlers and thought it was an ideal destination for families. The apartment complex is well built and maintained to a high standard. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, the weather is fantastic and we can use it year round as a base for both a beach holiday and ski holiday, as well as both combined!!
What makes this Apartment unique
We are often told that our apartment is stylish, comfortable and well equipped. A home away from home. We offer our guests to help themselves to basic provisions in the apartment (eg tea, coffee, wine, beer, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, etc., etc.) and all we ask of them is to simply replace what they use ready for our next guests. The views from the lounge and terrace are stunning, the village is pretty and quaint, the locals are friendly and the tapas which many of the local bars serve free of charge is amazing! You will love it!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Beautiful Apartment. What you see is what you get!
We have just returned from a week in Velez de Benaudalla and we stayed in this lovely apartment. It more than lived up to our expectations. It is really well equipped, we had everything we needed and it was spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished. We loved the two roof terraces, we had our morning terrace and then our afternoon terrace. Because the apartment is on three levels it gives a real feeling is space. The shared pool area was immaculate. Underground parking was a bit of a challenge but we managed it. We'd hired a Jeep not knowing what the roads in the area would be like bit will probably go for a smaller car next time.
The village is charming and everyone was so friendly. The location is great. Our main reason for our visit to this part of Spain was to visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada and we were not disappointed, it was amazing and so easy to get to. The roads around the area are excellent with stunning views, there is so much to see and Velez is a lovely base to explore the area from but also a lovely place to stay in itself.
We will definitely be coming back hopefully for longer next time.
Thank you Janine &a Darren
A beautiful spacious apartment
From the minute we arrived we knew we were going to have a perfect week..... and we did! The apartment is spacious and well equipped and the layout was great. We were a family of 5 and we had plenty of space. The 2 terraces were an added bonus and we spent time here relaxing and enjoying the views. There were various tables and chairs and bbq equipment which meant we could enjoy eating out in the evenings too. The apartment was spotless and towels and linen were provided and there was spare of everything. The area was wonderful with so many places we could visit. Thank you To Janine and Darren for all their advise and for answering any questions we had.
Fantastic apartment in an authentic Spanish village location
Stayed here in August 2017, really good communication from Janine and Darren when needed. Apartment is fantastic, very spacious with lots of extras available if you have forgotten something. The pool is wonderful, not busy and with plenty of space. Local bars within walking distance, each time giving a free tapa with a round of drinks. Excellent scenic views afforded from the two terraces available. Good local beaches within twenty minutes driving and Granada is a must. Highly recommended place to stay
Fabulous Apartment in a lovely village
We had a fantastic time in Velez de Benaudalla.
The village is just over an hour's drive from Malaga airport, but motorway for all but the last 5 mins. The apartments were easy to find and we were met at the entrance by Emi who let us in and showed us around (and helped us park the car in the underground car park!).
The apartment was lovely and just as described. Two large bedrooms with plenty of storage space, two clean and well maintained bathrooms, a great kitchen with plenty of appliances (inc. a large fridge/freezer), a comfortable living/dining area and two delightful furnished and peaceful roof terraces (so you always had the choice of sun or shade).
The pool area was very nice - well maintained and clean - and never too busy. The kids loved the fountains that came on in the early evening.
The underground parking with a lift to the apartment was very handy – particularly for keeping the car cool. Be careful negotiating the entrance/exit when you first arrive as there are couple of tight corners, but you get used to it quite quickly.
As far as the village is concerned the highlights were:
The Jardin Nazari – beautiful landscaped gardens with caves to explore
Meson Nacimiento – a very friendly restaurant which we visited three times in our 10 day stay - eating outdoors by the waterfall.
The maze of winding paths/roads around the houses on the side of the hill between the main road and the Castle/football ground.
The bars on the main street – our favourite was Los Carmenes. If you pop in before going for a meal, bear in mind that you’ll get tapas every time you order drinks – so you may end up full before you get to the restaurant !
There are number of small supermarkets and a couple of nice bakeries on the main street. There’s also an ‘open all hours’ style shop on a side street near the apartments which is worth a visit just to marvel at how they’ve managed to fit so much stock into such a small space.
In the local area there’s:
Pampaniera: a picturesque village in the mountains. Worth a visit, but a bit touristy. If the lady in the sweetshop offers you a sweet – ask her what’s in it before you taste it (she claimed they contained cannabis!).
Motril: only 10 mins drive away. There’s a huge Al Campo supermarket there.
Salobrena and La Herradura: lovely beaches/shops. La Herrradura was very busy with locals at the weekend (and we were a little late arriving) but easy to find parking during the week. Salobrena is slightly large
David & Jeanette Richards This is the perfect hol
David & Jeanette Richards
This is the perfect holiday destination if you want both a relaxing holiday and to experience unspoilt Spain.
The listing of this apartment was very accurate, the property was very clean, well maintained and well equipped.
We particularly enjoyed BBQ's and dining on the roof top terraces. The whole block of apartments are in excellent condition the pool area is superbly maintained. The owners were good to deal with.
This area of Spain is beautiful, the scenery is stunning.
The area / location is well located for access to the beach and mountains, both being a 10-20 mins drive away. Velez de Benaudalla is a lovely village and has everything you need in terms of shops / banks /cash machines, and more importantly lovely tapas bars, great for a morning coffee pane tomate (toast and tomatoes) churros and chocolate.
Don't quote me on the exact spelling of the following tapas bars, but as you walk towards the fountain in the centre of Velez there is Bar los Angeles on the right; a very traditional Spanish bar, with excellent tapas.There are some typical tapas bars and restaurants in Velez de Benaudalla where they offer a free tapas with every drink ordered. North of the village, there is the “Puente” restaurant situated next to a waterfall . We took a drive to Orgiva and up into the lower Alpajarras to Pampaniera; both are worth a visit. David and Jeanette Richards
Modern, spacious apartment in quiet mountain town
Beautifully modern and well appointed villa in a peaceful mountain town.
First of all, we had two young kids under 8 but found the two bed apartment (feels more like a villa as over 3 levels) very spacious.
The property itself has all mod cons and everything feels new and fresh. Velez itself was nice and typical for the region. I.e not touristy at all but all the better for it. Just about everything in the town closes from 2.3/3pm until about 7.30pm but again if you plan around siesta time you can get everything you need. Plus the locals are very friendly.
There is one very good restaurant and several decent tapas bars in town, so while you'll need to go elsewhere if you're into nightlife it serves most needs.
Big plus for the town is how near it is to either Granada (worth visiting for the Alhambra) and the beach towns. If visiting in the summer strongly suggest going to beaches as they are only 25 mins away by car. The climate much more temperate on the coast as we found going out and about with the kids during the day in Velez just hot for them. Good air con in the property however, so no issues there.
A point to consider for anyone with kids is that the communal pool area is for residents. This means quite rightly there are very strict rules for use (I.e forget your kids taking inflatables in there etc and there aren't sun loungers if you're into sunbathing - you use your own terraces - there are two). So be aware, while our kids loved the pool for swimming, they couldn't jump in and splash about with water pistols like you could with a private pool. Plus the pool is closed during 'sleepy time' between 3pm and 5pm. Again, we just planned activities around it.
Overall, the property was very nice, incredibly clean and extremely good value. Highly recommended.
Velez de Benaudalla is a pretty traditional whitewashed Spanish village nestled in the foot hills of the Las Alpujarras, Andalucia. Surrounded by spectacular countryside it is perfectly located with easy access to the Costa Tropical coastal towns of Salobrena (15 mins) and Almenecar (20 mins), and 40 minutes drive, through the stunning Lecrin Valley, to the beautiful city of Granada where the amazing Alhambra Palace can be found and the snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains and ski resort beyond. Velez is steeped in history, and you can wander through the ancient streets to the recently restored XVI century Ulloa Muslim castle or look at the Casa Jardin Nazari, which is generally considered to be the finest example of Hispanic-Muslim gardens in Spain. There are also a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants dotted throughout the town, together with a pharmacy and a doctors surgery. The beaches of Playa Granada and Salobrena are just 10 minutes drive away, as are Los Moriscos and Santa Clara golf courses. Ideally located for bird watching, rock climbing, hiking, cycling and horse riding enthusiasts or those who want to just relax in the sun! This place is a MECCA for good Road Bikers who love nice steep climbs ...... the area was part of the Vuelta (The Tour of Spain ) and the summit finish was Capiliera (which is closeby)! There are loads of great cycle routes for the experienced cyclists and you can hire your bikes in the village at the following website: http://www.sierranevada.cc/roadbikehire/velezdebenaudalla/ Golf: Los Moriscos Golf is ideally situated to be considered a family golfing center. About 15 minutes away from Velez, the club house, bar and restaurant are set right on the beach at Granada Costa on the Costa Tropical. The 18 hole course, 8 kms. from Motril, is mainly flat, adorned with palm trees, sugar cane and the abundance of the exotic semi-tropical fruit plantations, large greens and man made lakes. The address is Los Moriscos, Playa Granada, 18600 Motril, Spain. Phone: 00 34 958 825 527. Santa Clara Granada golf course is situated just off the motorway on the way to Granada from Velez (about 35 minutes away). The golf course, designed by Enrique Canales Busquets has been created with respect for the natural environment of indigenous wildlife and vegetation, providing a fantastic meeting place for golf enthusiasts. The address is Arda. del juncalillo, s/n (18630) Otura, Granada, Spain. Phone (+34) 858 702800. Ski: Sierra Nevada is Europe's most southern ski resort. The resort is located 32 km from the centre of Granada and is only about an hour drive from Velez. In 1996, it hosted the World Alpine Ski Championships. The ski season normally lasts from the beginning of December until the end of April or beginning of May. Artificial snow machines now mean that the resort can open for skiing even when there is no natural snow. Andalusia has a very high proportion of sunny days even in the winter and usually it is possible to ski with beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures. It is possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe at the beach in the afternoon on the same day. In total there are 128 pistes in different parts of the resort. To get to there follow signs to the Alhambra, and then the signs to the Sierra Nevada which leads you there. Please download the Sierra Nevada App to see more information.
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SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount on 2nd week of bookings if bookings of 2 weeks or more; 40% discount on 3rd week of bookings if bookings of 3 weeks or more and 50% discount on 4th week of bookings if booking 4 weeks or more. Available for specific dates MONTHLY WINTER LETS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER/MARCH - DISCOUNTED to just £900 plus heating per month; contact for further details. CHANGE OVER DAY FLEX