Villa/house, Mojacar Playa, next to beach/promenade/bars/shops
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We fell in love with Mojacar long time ago and invested a lot of effort in finding this place that we cherish and enjoy with family and friends whenever we can. We care about Mojacar, we like the fact that there are building restrictions that don't allow any high rise construction to spoil the area. We care about nature, I love plants and flowers, they make the place feel like a tropical oasis. Our house and the whole community, is well looked after. We made our place as comfortable as possible, we like our comforts, especially on holidays!
Owner purchased this House in 2001
Why Owner chose Ventanicas-el Cantal
We always wanted a place in Spain as close to the sea as possible, with a nice pool, where you could enjoy long walks without needing a car, easy to reach (airports/transfers), and one that was still very "Spanish", not totally taken over by tourists but full of character. We didn't want to contribute to the massive over development of the coast and so wanted a house that was already there, set amongst lush & mature tropical gardens, a place that had real Andalusian flair. We wanted to enjoy the sun, but also to have a cooling shade on the terrace, we wanted to have it really comfortable too! We researched a lot to find such a place that ticked all the boxes, and were so lucky to find it! We spend all our holidays here and offer it to rent at other times for others to enjoy.
What makes this House unique
From our house you can still go to places that are unspoiled, through stretches of the coast (towards Carboneras) where you can enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal Natural Park landscape. It is unfortunate that the Spanish coast has been so overdeveloped, but Mojacar and surrounding areas retain a lot of its original character and beauty, whilst Mojacar Pueblo is a real vibrant town celebrating its traditions, "fiestas", music and song. You have it all here: you can stay in the house, enjoying the pool and the sea, no need for a car to get around to local bars, restaurants, shops. But there is also plenty to explore - the mountains, traditional fishing villages (Agua Amarga), as well as the attractions of Vera Water Amusement Park, Mini Hollywood or even Grenada (2 hours drive away).
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
Wonderful holiday! Loved this beautiful property!
Just returned from a week's holiday at this lovely property. We were a large family of 8 adults. My husband and I, our three adult children and their partners. We all agree that the property was fabulous! It was spotless clean when we arrived. The kitchen is nice and big and very well equipped. Plenty of China, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils. The fridge is large with a decent size freezer. I especially appreciated the dishwasher! The lounge was a decent size and the 'kids' enjoyed the TV occasionally. Loads of English channels and easy instructions. We all found the WiFi a bit slow and patchy at times. It worked best out on the patio or by the pool. But hey we didn't come on holiday to spend all our time online! The bedrooms upstairs were lovely. Our master bedroom was gorgeous. It had a small balconey which overlooked the rear patio and pool. Loads of storage cupboards. We slept well. The other two upstairs bedrooms were a double with a balconey overlooking the front pretty patio and large single bedroom. A large bathroom with a decent overhead shower. The downstairs basement conversion was a lovely surprise. We didn't know quite what to expect but all 3 of the other couples argued over who should have it! It is a lovely self contained apartment in itself (no kitchen). It's huge! A table and chairs, sofa, bed, own TV and a separate bunk bed. It's own shower room with the washing machine in an alcove. It only has very small basement windows so not much natural light but that didn't really matter. There is also a small loo and shower on the ground floor as you come in the front door. Very useful. Outside was a pretty front patio with a small table and chairs and at the rear a very large but pretty patio with a big table and chairs that all 8 of us could sit around each mealtime easily. There are a few steps leading from the patio to the garden and pool area. The gardens are so well kept and the pool was spotlessly clean. We loved the pool! It is one of the nicest we have ever used. Many times we were the only people using it. The air conditioning throughout the property was wonderful to have.
The location is excellent. One road back from a nice quiet beach. Very close to Thomases supermarket and near lots of restaurants.
Our one and only criticism is the beds! Our master bed was fine but all the others really struggled with them being very wobbly and unstable.
Overall, a fabulous property which we would love to return to. Thankyou
Thank you, Amanda, for your full and detailed review! I am pleased you liked the house! I will think about changing those beds - I always sleep in the Master Bedroom so I wasn't aware! Hope to see you here in future!
Great family holiday
We have stayed here before so we knew what to expect. The complex is really safe for children as the only access to the gardens and swimming pool is through the town houses.
We arrived on an early flight but were able to talk with the management agent. She came a short while later after we had eaten and met us in the local tapas bar and completed formalities before gaining entry.
Luckily we came for our HoIiday during a really hot spell, thank goodness for air conditioning, the units in the bedrooms helped cool everyone down in the evenings and the main room one kept us all sane!
There are a table and chairs on the terrace where we had some pleasant meals and which was only a few steps away from the gardens. One of the major plus points of this property is that it is literally only a hop skip and a jump away from the community swimming pool. We had a 7 and a 4 year old spending most of their time in the pool. It improved their confidence no end.
There is a little supermarket very close by and also a local bus route up to Mojacar village ( well worth a visit, market day is on a Wednesday)
We used a shuttle bus from Almeria airport which was excellent ( exclusive airport shuttles ). Pick up and drop off was right outside the supermarket.
We will return again and dream of buying a property in this complex
Lovely villa in quiet setting
Had a lovely time and the villa was as expected and nice and quiet as off season but still plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and sea only 100 yards away. Only comments I would add are that the beds need replacing with sprung divans as not comfortable, and we would have appreciated a basic welcoming pack (tea, coffee, salt, milk, water) as if arrived later then nothing in the villa at all! Also I thought the hire of a cot and high chair at 20 euros each item for the week was not on. Apart from these we had a great time and very clean and comfortable with super gardens , shared pool and terrace.
Pleased to hear you had a great time! I will take the point on a welcome pack for the future!
And will investigate the beds.
The cot and high chair rental are from a third party so I can’t do much about it.
I do appreciate however all your comments!
A lovely home in a superb location.
We so enjoyed our stay in this lovely house, well appointed, beautiful gardens, and pool. Add to this that the beach & dozens of bars & restaurants are only a few minutes walk away, it was just perfect for us.
A little bit of Paradise
We stayed at this lovely villa for four weeks this October (2014). The complex is absolutely beautiful, the gardens and plants are amazing and the pool area quiet and relaxing. The accommodation itself exceeded our expectations. The basement conversion is very tastefully done and the rest of the accommodation has everything you could possibly need, a real home from home. Our grown up children came out with their partners for a week and they absolutely loved the house and the complex and of course Mojacar. We have been regular visitors to the area for about 15 years now and can honestly say this is the best place we have ever stayed. In fact I have already booked it again for next October. Plenty of golf courses nearby, great restaurants, reasonable prices and a beach that goes on forever. Mojacar Village, set back about half a mile from the beach, is enchanting and there are too many beautiful and interesting places nearby to mention. The agents that deal with house are extremely helpful and easily contactable is you need them. Loved everything about it, can't wait to go back.
This community is located less than 100 yards (3-5 min walk) to the beach and the promenade. Walking along the promenade you will find a number of sandy beaches with excellent access to water, sun shades, beach bars/restaurants.
Water sports are available on a beach within walking distance (10 minutes walk).
There are some beautiful wild beaches (some rocky, some sandy beaches) a short drive away (10-15 min drive).
Nearest airport: Almeria - 50 minutes by car (taxi transfer possible). Murcia is 1.5 h away. Alicante: 2.5 h drive away. Flights daily.
Mojacar Pueblo, historical moorish town: 2.5 km inland, 10 min by car or local bus, or by bike, or walking on the pedestrian promenade.
Garrucha, nearest fishing village: 10 min drive.
Carboneras - on the edge of Cabo de Gata nature reserve - 30 min drive on scenic routes.
Agua Amarga, white-washed fishing village 30 min drive, scenic
Water Park in Vera: 15 min drive.
Cabrera mountain, overlooking Cortijo golf course valley, 20 min drive.
Caves of Sorbas: 40 min drive.
Mini Hollywood (Spaghetti Western locations): 40 min drive away.
A mini super-market is only 100 m away open 7 day week. Various restaurants, beach bars and shops within easy walk. Pleasant leafy Commercial Park Mojacar, with places to shop and dine, is around 1.5 mile away and includes a doctor's surgery and a notary. Pueblo Indalo (5-10 min walk away) features open air concerts & theatre in the summer.