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Apartment Rambla on 2 acre finca with swimming pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 527 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom apartment on 2 acre finca and just a 5 minute walk to village

A renovated Andalucian Farmhouse in the village of Lubrin in the Province of Almeria, Spain. The self catering apartment offers the best in holiday rental accommodation direct from the owners. The Cortijo is set in 2 acres of terracing with truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains.

The apartment is designed for 2 people and offer spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a separate living room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and spacious double bedroom. Outside has 2 private terraces with BBQ and garden furniture. From each terrace there are totally uninterrupted views of the mountains and on a clear day, the Mediterranean which is about 12 miles away as the crow flies.

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquillity and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers, then please come and visit us.

Lubrin Pueblo

Apartment Rambla is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for 10 Euros

There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.

Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.

Where to go and what to do!

Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.

Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city’s most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria’s old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it’s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

More Details

Owner
John Vincent
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About John Vincent

In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.

John Vincent purchased this apartment in 1998

Why John Vincent chose Levante Almeriense

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers of Lubrin.

What makes this apartment unique

Peace and tranquillity guaranteed yet just a 5 minute walk from the authentic, white washed Andalucian village of Lubrin

Amenities

Levante Almeriense Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Twin beds available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

Reviews

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Relaxed get-away!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is just as described. And we were treated wonderfully by the "temporary" hosts as the permanent ones were on holiday. We nevertheless got a taste of John's responsiveness and generosity as he was very prompt and helpful in our pre-arrival communication. The setting is quite a beautiful and rural one. The walks that John provided were carefully and accurately described and made the perfect amusement for the peace and quiet we desired. As did the two sunny terraces for reading and wine or coffee or tea drinking. The kitchen facilities are simple but quite adequate. The washing machine welcome and the hot water plentiful. As is usual in Spanish stucco homes, the evenings can get cold. If you are put off by huddling under the wonderful down comforters or in front of the wood burning stove, , wait until the weather warms a bit more however. Days were sunny and warm outside regardless however. Lubrin itself is a sleepy town yet with everything one might need unless you crave a city's vibe. We drove to Almeria for a day to get our city fix. Quite easy. If relaxation and quiet and bird calls and sunshine are what you crave, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant hosts, lovely authentic location

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were fanatastic - nothing was too much trouble. The apartment was very comfortable and secluded. Lubrin is charming and unspoilt with lots of excellent places to eat at amazing prices - no real need to cook. It is very hilly so the walking is quite hard work. Some may find the countryside a bit bleak - especially in February when we went - although you grow to like it.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Almeria
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
4 Tapas bars
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
autovia del Mediteranneo
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
3 Restaurants
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Mojacar
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.