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Balcones de Albunol, Granada


Offering year round sunshine, Albunol is located at the foot of the Contraviesa mountains just south of the Alpujarras and near to the coast . It is easily reached from the airports of Almeria (45 minutes), Granada (1 hour 20 mins) and Malaga (1 hour 40 mins).

A pretty whitewashed Moorish village, Albunol can be considered both a farming and maritime town due to it’s rural location and proximity to the sea. With it’s mixture of old narrow winding streets and modern tree lined avenues, Albunol’s setting alongside almond groves and vineyards provides an attractive base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and enjoy outdoor activities such as hill walking and mountain biking on established routes along the hills of El Gato, Los Galvez and La Ermita. In winter there is the unique opportunity to alternate between the warm climate around Albunol or enjoy skiing in the Sierra Nevada, less than two hours drive away.

For more leisurely pursuits, head for the many beaches nearby or enjoy a round of golf on one of several courses a short distance away.

Due to the location of this property a car is essential.

This is a modern three bedroomed fully air-conditioned townhouse over three floors with private terrace and communal pool. It has an open southerly aspect with views over the village towards the sea.

The top floor comprises of an exeptionally large master bedroom with access to a double balcony providing stunning views down the valley towards the coast. Furniture includes a king sized double bed, free standing wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, full length wall mirror. This room also benefits from an en-suite shower room with WC.

On the middle floor there are a further two double sized bedrooms (one with balcony) and a fully tiled family bathroom/WC with shower above bath. The bedrooms have free standing wardrobes, bedside cabinets and can be adapted for use as double or twin rooms.

The lower floor comprises of a living room with open plan modern kitchen and a utility room/WC. Livingroom furniture includes two modern leather sofas, dining table and chairs, flat screen LCD television.

The garden area has been tiled to create a spacious terrace for sunbathing and outdoor dining. A gate from the terrace gives access to the large communal pool and landscaped gardens.

Outdoor facilities include, barbecue, loungers, large dining table and six chairs.

The two balconies situated on the upper floors of the house are also ideal for sunbathing or just relaxing with a book and a glass of wine.


Modern 3 bedroom house in traditional whitewashed Moorish village with great views to the sea. Pool, 2 balconies, large sun terrace, Sky TV. Beaches,


Property type: Villa

Room details


3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
2 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Sea view
Extra information (Stunning views over the village and down the valley towards the sea)


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.01.1970

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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Malaga: 100km
  • Granada: 80km


1 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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This is a great property for a break away from the crowds in Southern Spain. It takes a leap of faith to drive down the narrow and steep access road. However, the destination is worth it. The property is town-house style but we were barely aware of the immediate neighbours. Inside is spacious, clean and tastefully furnished with plenty of space to sleep six. Outside there are two balconys (with sea/mountain views over the village) and two private patio areas (one covered). There is also the beautiful garden / pool area which is shared with the other properties but was nevery busy. Phil (the owner) went to great lengths to make sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. This is his holiday home and being able to use his essentials such as coolboxes, ice packs and plug adapters was a great bonus. You will need a car as Albunol will not keep you busy for long but there is plenty to do with Granada, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the coast easily accessible. You need to turn a blind eye to the greenhouses and accept that the beaches are pebbles rather than golden sand. But you will find plenty to do and have a great value holiday here.
Fabulous holiday property. Loved everything about the house and the village. The house was clean on arrival, well equipped and comfortable with loads of wardrobe space which is a definite plus. The only thing I missed and think the property needs is a dishwasher because with a family of 5 it did feel that I was constantly washing up and we did eat in most of the time. Another tiny request would be another sofa in the living area and possibly tvs in the bedrooms, with a magic eye to plug into the Sky. I would though really recommend this property and the renter. It was all such a smooth transaction and they were really accommodating. The pool is fantastic, shame it closes every Wed though for cleaning. Think it would be good for this to be rescheduled during the hot summer months to maybe closing early evening over night. These are such small niggles, and would urge you to visit this area and the house. Excellent and friendly communication with the owners. Albunol is a gem of a hideaway in rural Spain and from the house you can walk into the village easily down the many tiny and winding streets. We even enjoyed the steep walk back up because it is all so picturesque. Thank you for sharing your home with us
The apartment is perfect for a quiet summer break.It has all mod cons and great views down to the sea.It sleeps 6 but there were only the 2 of us .The village has everything you need with a few bars and restaurants and shops.You will need a car if you want to explore but its pretty central for going along the coast or heading up to the hills. The pool and the area around it is clean and realaxing. With the exception of the neighbouring aprtments there isnt a lot of holiday accomodation in this village so if you are after clubs,dancing and full english breakfast dont go.Its still a little bit of authentic spain .We loved it and plan to go back this year.


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