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Fully Airconditioned Apt on a Harbour Location set In a lovely Fishing Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous 3 bedroomed 2 bathroomed Apartment set in beautiful Gardens With Jacuzzi Swimming Pool Close To Beach, Shops And All Amenities.

This superb apartment consists of three bedrooms two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment has full air-conditioning and heating the 20 foot lounge and dining area has leather furnishings, satellite flat screen TV, blue ray DVD Player, radio/CD/IPod player, and large dining room table with six chairs this leads on to the patio which overlooks the court yard gardens with palm trees and Jacuzzi. There is a roof terrace with sun loungers and patio chairs that has beautiful sea views and can be reached by the exterior stairs. The swimming pool is contained within another of the four courtyards which make up the complex.


Owner
John and Joan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About John and Joan

My husband and I live in the UK and both lead busy lives working hard so that we can spend as much time as possible in Villaricos which is a beautiful and authentically Spanish village, we have taken time and pride in providing a well equipped and comfortable apartment and hope that if you choose to stay you will have a relaxed and enjoyable holiday.

John and Joan purchased this apartment in 2007

Why John and Joan chose Mojacar area

When deciding where to buy our holiday home we decided on the village of Villaricos having spent some time in the area we fell in love with the village, it ticked all the boxes for us having a traditional Spanish feel with friendly people, lovely bars and restaurants which served wonderful fresh fish and sea food alongside many others dishes. So if like us you are foodies you won’t go wrong.

As soon as we saw the beautiful complex of Harbour Lights we knew this was the home for us and have since spent many wonderful holidays there with family and friends.

We really enjoy the relaxed and warm feel of the village and that everything is just a short stroll away, or drive if you are looking for full on night life.

What makes this apartment unique

We loved the traditional Spanish feeling of Harbour lights and this is born out by its architecture and the four traditional plaza's making up the complex. The beauty of Harbour lights is maintained in that each area is redecorated every four years and maintenance is of a high level. The facilities are contained within each of the plazas with a lovely pool in one and a jacuzzi contained in beautiful gardens in an other, the other two plazas have lovely fountain features where you can read a book or just contemplate life! This is all situated on a stunning harbour front. This is why we fell in love with harbour lights and the village of Villaricos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I will definitely be back your place is classy, chic, comfy and in terrific surroundings.

Martin B Warks. June 2012.



It was a very nice apartment, and Villaricos was so beautiful!

Thanks for letting us rent your apartment.

Christer and Jessica K Sweden July 2012



We enjoyed Villaricos very much! Nice People, beautiful weather and very nice apartment! loved the Beach bar!

Helle and family Denmark July 2012



We had a fantastic time and we loved your apartment. We were very impressed with the location, the complex design and everything in the apartment .

Steve and Jacqui H Devon Aug 2012



Your apartment is fantastic the complex is beautiful quiet and relaxing. The children thoroughly the pool each day.I feel as though the children got to see the 'real Spain' and its culture.

Ann B Somerset Aug 2012



The apartment & complex were superb we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We would have no hesitation in recommending your apartment Thanks for a fantastic holiday

Liz and
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Villaricos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Large family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, vanity unit with large mirror, shaving point, WC, bidet and spotlight overhead lighting. En-suite bathroom with corner shower cubicle, WC, sink, large mirror, shaving point.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, air-con, ceiling fans, fitted wardrobes, vanity area with hair dryer and en-suite. Bedroom 2 twin beds, air-con, ceiling fans, large fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 twin beds, air con, ceiling fans, large fitted wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation overlooks beautiful lush gardens which also houses the Jacuzzi, the pool is located within one of the other beautiful areas of the complex a few steps away. Please note there is not a life guard so children must always be under parental supervision. We have plenty of parking in front of the complex but please note that there is a Sunday market and that all vehicles must be moved to a side street. Please note that there is strictly no smoking in the apartment and no animals are allowed within the complex Outside: The outside patio overlooks beautiful gardens containing the Jacuzzi. The patio has a table and chairs. The shared pool is located in one of three other courtyards only steps away. Another courtyards is set as a town plaza with a fountain and Queen palms and ample seating, the perfect place to chill out and relax. The forth courtyard has a water feature, gardens containing a shaded area. The roof terrace/solarium is accessible from the stairs beside the apartment and has wonderful sea views where you can relax and soak up the rays. Please note that the swimming pool is open all year, the Jacuzzi is officially shut between November and the beginning of April. Utility Room: No utility room but the community has a free tumble dryer in the basement for your convenience: Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All linen, towels, beach towels are included.The property is cleaned before and after each booking. Prior to departure the telephone details of our local representative will be given in case of any problems

Reviews

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Fully Airconditioned Apt on a Harbour Location set In a lovely Fishing Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Great apartment in superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in April'17, apartment is great, fully equipped & well maintained. Local contact to sort any problems but not needed. Renting in Villaricos in the future we will definitely try to stay here. Wifi, tv etc easy to set up & use.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Wendy, thank you very much for your review we are delighted that you had a great holiday and loved the apartment and Village of Villaricos. We hope that you return soon. Best Wishes John and Joan
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What a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Not visited this part of Spain before, it didn't disappoint.

Villaricos is a beautiful village, authentic Spanish, the surrounding areas had beautiful beaches.

There are lovely restaurants serving great food.People very friendly and welcoming. We had a lovely holiday here as a family spending quality time together.

The apartment we could not fault, had everything you need for your stay. Was well furnished, very clean and comfortable. The complex is in beautiful surroundings. David and Elizabeth opposite are such a lovely helpful couple, made us feel very welcome.

John and Joan couldn't have been more helpful from beginning to end.

Always got back very quickly with any queries we had.

Thank you John and Joan we had a wonderful holiday and will definitely book to go back again.

Philip B

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent holiday, lovely apartment and village

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic, great to hear you had a lovely holiday and liked the Village and apartment. This is what we like to hear!
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5

A quiet, relaxing location to explore the Almerian coastline

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location for families, old and young, to explore what Almeria has to offer. Villaricos is a quiet fishing village with plenty of tapas bars to choose from but without the youthful party atmosphere of the larger resorts. The local beaches range from rocky to sandy which is perfect for snorkelling or just sunbathing (5-10 mins drive down the road is a 'picture postcard' cove you'll never want to leave). If you are a keen cyclists you'll have plenty to go at from flat costal rides to hilly rides around Bedar/Lubin. Hire a bike from the bike shop in Garrucha or take your own.

The apartment was perfect and well equipped and as described by the owners.

If I could find a fault it would be the sun, it was too hot and humid at times ! .... But I'm British and we do love moaning about the weather 😉

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and whe're so glad you had a great holiday. You have written such a short but comprehensive review describing perfectly what people love about Villaricos and Almeria itself, so there's not much else I can say other than thank you John and Joan
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A lovely apartment very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A special place Villaricos, very relaxing and welcoming. The apartment was very comfortable and clean, perfectly positioned by the harbour in this lovely Spainsh village

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, very happy to know that you had a great holiday and loved the Village. John and Joan
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Fantastic unbelievable holiday and apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic holiday loved everything about the Village, apartment and complex a genuine Spanish feel with excellent restaurants and food. I would highly recommend this apartment

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
ALMERIA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
ESPARANZA BAR and RESTAURANT
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
ALMERIA
Nearest Train
15 Miles
AGUILAS
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
E15
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
ESPARANZA RESTAURANT
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
SIERRA NEVADA
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
VILLARICOS
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are two scuba diving schools in Villaricos this reflects its special diving qualities with exceptionally clear warm water creating good visibility and the opportunity to see unusual and some unique species.There is also some opportunity to arrange fishing trips from the village or from Garrucha.

For bird watching and nature lovers, the Parque natural cabo de Gata is 50,000 hectares of land and sea, with a wide range of aquatic life, flora and fauna which was declared a UNESCO bioshere reserve back in1987. The reserve is one of the most important areas for breeding and over wintering for birds and a stop of point for migrating birds between africa and Europe.

There are excellent walks in Almeria, locally or slightly further afield in the Cabo de gata, Also 40 minutes North in the Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park.

Coast/Beach:

There are two sandy beaches 10 minutes' walk along the palm lined promenade which connect the two Harbours and which has beautiful views out to sea. There is the Brisas beach bar/restaurant with play area on one beach and the Balsica bar/restaurant on the harbour next to El Castillo de Cristal Beach. Within a short drive are many lovely beaches and coves many which are often deserted and perfect for that intimate picnic or romantic stroll.

Travel:

Villaricos has two village supermarkets a butchers and fish shop so a car is not essential and would only be necessary if you wish to explore the region. Also airport pick up can be arranged.

Distance to Airports and port are as follows:-

Almeria airport 80Km, 50 mins.

Murcia airport 100km, 70 mins.

Alicante airport 160 km 120 mins.

Ferry Port in Almeria city 100km 70 mins.

Distances:

Vibrant Mojacar Playa is 15 mins. Beaches of San Juan 10 mins. Beaches of Vera Playa 10 mins. Pretty Mojacar pueblo 20 mins . Fishing port/ resort of Garrucha 10 mins. Authentic Spanish town of Vera 10 mins. Cuevas de Almanzora with its cave houses 10 mins. Pretty village of Bedar 30 mins. Spectecular Mountain Village of Cabrerra 40 Mins. Cabo de Gata Park 30 mins. Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park 40 mins. Almeria City (with the Alcazaba fortress) 70 mins.

Further Details:

There is a traditional lively local Market in Villaricos outside Harbour lights on Sundays and there are markets somewhere in the region every day. Villaricos has in the region of 13 tapas bars and a selection of restaurants including beach bars (Chiringuito) within different price ranges. There are two local supermarkets, a fish shop, a butchers and a newsagent. For the keen fisherman there is a tackle shop providing all you need for a good days fishing. For larger supermarkets the nearest is about five minutes drive away and all the main towns have a variety of supermarkets. Banks can be found in all the towns, Villaricos has a auto teller at the far end of the village.

Further places of interest are the Aqua park in Vera playa next to the Consum supermarket. The Bullring situated on the outskirts of Vera originally built in 1879, it is home to a museum which is open to the public. Bullfights are still performed in the ring today. Other activities available are Microlighting outside Vera, Horse riding takes place in various places but Mojacar is the nearest. On the outskirts of Mojacar there is also a go-carting circuit. There are tennis courts up at Desert springs and Puerto Rey.

The province of Almeria contains Mini Hollywood, Almeria has a stunning landscape that has attracted film makers since the sixties the dramatic landscape of the Tabernas desert has been the backdrop for dozens of "spagetti westerns, Peter O'Toole classic Lawrence of Arabia and other more recent films such as Patton, the Wind and the Lion and Indiana Jones and the last Crusade. Mini Hollywood is the longest established of three theme parks existing in the area. (Texas Hollywood and Western Leone are the others)There is also an excellent Zoo with a film studio, car museum, swimming pool, a parrot show, and salon were you can see a Can Can show and other Western themed displays.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263.78

Booking Notes:
Deposit Of 25% secures the apartment for your chosen dates, final balance payable together with a £200 returnable security/damage deposit 45 days before start of holiday.

Cancellation results in loss of deposit. Security deposit returned normally within 2 weeks and dependent on after departure checks and return of keys. All payments by Bank Transfers.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible depending on availability, meet and greet is available but will incur a charge. A welcome pack may be arranged which will include essential items like Milk, bread, tea, suger. Cost depending on requirements.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in UK pounds, special discounts may be available for bookings out of season dependent on number of people, and also for holiday durations of two weeks or more depending on time of year and again number of people.

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.

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