Detached Villa With Private Pool
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Arboleas, Spain
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Villa to rent in Arboleas, Spain
Villa overview - owner's description
A fantastic andulucian style villa sleeping up to 8 people with stunning mountain views overlooking orange groves. Large Private Pool, BBQ area and
This stunning contemporary villa overlooking olive and orange groves was built in 2009. The villa has unspoilt panoramic views and has one of the best positions in this small hamlet.
Outside the property boasts 2 terraces, large patio area with roman steps into a 10 X 4 metre swimming pool. There is an outside shower, BBQ, sun loungers and table and chairs.
The property is situated in one of the sunniest provinces in spain, with as little as ten days rain each year.
This villa is ideal for those who want a tranquil break and open country side. The only traffic to pass by is the goat hurder and her flock or the occassional walker. Arboleas is a few minutes drive from the villa, where you will find local bars and places to eat. Albox is a 15 minute drive, where there is a wider selection of places to eat and drink. Alternatively the coast of vera is only 35 minutes away where you will a vibrant mix of eateries, bars and shops.
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Inside the Villa
The villa has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, with the master bedroom benefiting from an en-suit wet room. All bedrooms benifit from both airconditioning and ceiling fans. The is a large seperate bathroom.
The Lounge, dinningroom and kitchen are open plan and idea for entertaining and come complete with aircondition, TV, DVD, CD player
There are a wide range of attractions which include several golf courses including the renound Desert Springs golf course, water parks, Fiesta and markets, ancient villages such as the whitewashed Mojacar. and fantastic beaches.
Due to Moutain location of the Villa we consider the hiring of a car esential.
This villa has 31 verified reviews.
28 out of 31 people recommend staying here
Arboleas is a quaint little village, with a small but well stocked super market and this Villa is only about 10 minutes away. The Villa is well placed as a base for searching further in-land and also not too far from the coast. There are a few nice beaches within 30 - 45 minutes drive.
When we tried to get in touch we the key-holder from the contact details provided we were told they hadn't held the keys in over 6 years so couldn't help us get into the property. Fortunately we had English contact details, so we made the international phone call and the owner was eventually able to get in touch with the new key holder. To give them the benefit of the doubt, they said they had emailed us with the new contact details, but for whatever reason we didn't receive that particular email.
Still, we were finally able to get into the property. On first appearances it looks great. But upstairs the toilet was broken with the cistern lid off (a plumber was due to fix it on the Wednesday; they didn't show up, although I didn't fancy the idea of having to deal with a plumber whilst on holiday anyway).
The area around the shower upstairs and downstairs was filthy with lots of hair shavings and muck. After seeing that, it was clear the entire house hadn't been cleaned properly before our arrival, with cups in the cupboard clearly put away without being washed and pots and pans requiring cleaning before use too. Sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms had not been touched either.
For a self catering holiday the kitchen utensils were wholly inadequate, with only one small knife to chop with. The only frying pan was a small 12cm one, suitable for frying an egg and not much else.
On day two the hot water ran out after 2 showers. The key holder phoned the owner to find out why there was no hot water only to be told we can't all expect to have showers before the heat ran out. To clarify, we were a party of 4, myself, my wife our 11 year old daughter and 10 month old baby. Our baby wouldn't have a shower so we just needed hot water for three quick showers. The villa is advertised to sleep 8!
The key holder tried to use the immersion heater, but that just cut off the hot water supply completely. She told me to check it the next day. It didn't work and when I questioned it, I was given a story about the entire village has had it's water supply cut off. "It happens sometimes," I was told. I replied that the cold water continued to run fine, then the answer was that" only the hot water had been cut off!" Clearly this was someone who thought I didn't have a basic understanding of how a boiler system worked.
So the rest of the holiday involved baths by filling up with water from a kettle!
On a minor point, as we weren't planning on watching TV anyway, there are photos showing a Sky TV box advertised, but as soon as we walked into the living room we were told there are no TV channels, at all, and the Sky box doesn't work.
The mattresses are terrible. Old and seen too much use. None of us had a good nights sleep.
I've given this an Overall score of 2 stars as the location is pretty good, and it wasn't too expensive to stay there.
To sum up, this is a holiday home managed by people who can't be bothered to manage a holiday home.
This was our second time of coming to this property and enjoyed it even more the the first. The house has got a new property manager and could see the difference in the cleanliness compared to last year. From the moment we opened the door, you could smell the fresh bedding, clean bathrooms and the Kitchen was spotless.
The area is lovely and would definatley come here again.
This villa is a fabulous place to stay as a family. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking again.
The area is very quiet - we wanted a chilled out, staying around the villa as a family kind of holiday which the property was perfect for, while there is a bar in walking distance, it's not somewhere with lots of nightlife. There are enough restaurants nearby however that you could eat out every night and not get bored (the Happy Garden in Albox serves the best Chinese food any of us had eaten in years).
We had a minor issue which I can help any future visitors avoid before they book! The property is alarmed, do not mistake the alarm controls for something to do with the air conditioning or an alarm clock and press the buttons to try and stop it flashing or it may well result in the alarm going off in the middle of the night and you having to disturb Carol to help you turn it off! We couldn't unlock the door leading out to the balcony but there are floor to ceiling windows which can be unlocked and opened so it didn't cause us any problems. Someone in a previous review mentioned the slippery tiles around the pool - this is something that happens around most pools but we put down a beach towel near the stairs for people to dry off a bit before going off dripping everywhere if that's something anyone finds useful.
The villa was very clean and the housekeeper, Carol, is lovely and very helpful. We're all suffering greatly from holiday blues after having such a lovely time and looking forward to our next visit.
One piece of information I'd have liked before I went (nothing to do with the villa so hasn't affected my review in any way) is that if you're using a sat nav be aware that some of the roads in Spain aren't up to the condition you might expect of roads in the UK - while travelling to or from a few places we were directed by google repeatedly down "roads" that either got to the point where they were completely impassable or were so small, steep and winding we found ourselves praying that nobody was coming the other way - if you can google the general area of any sights you'd like to visit and which main road gets you near it then use road signs to find it, you'd be better off.
Thank you once again, that's our third time now,just a perfect summer holiday.no complaints.Peace and relaxation of the villa,lazy days and the bustle of the resorts 30mins drive away.handy supermarkets,the wonderful hospitality of cati at catis bar. good value restaurants 15 mins drive.First visit to Lubrin, beautiful pueblo nice bar and good food.The family have enjoyed every fortnights holiday in 2013-14 & now 2016.Would like to think will return again.
When we phoned from Madrid airport there was no record of us staying at the villa. Very worrying! However, we arrived and village is quiet and very pretty. The villa is a good space, private and opposite hills and on the other side a reserve with lovely walks through trees. The problem is that the villa had not been cleaned properly for a long time so we had to spend a couple of hours cleaning the place up, hosing and brushing down the outside, the bbq was in a real mess so we left it. The kitchen needed a real good clean - oven grotty, all the plates etc. needed a good clean, cupboards and drawers dirty. After we'd cleaned it all up it felt more like a place we could stay for 10 days. We had a good stay, the couple looking after the place were friendly (although i'm not sure who was responsible for cleaning the place), area was lovely, beaches near Vera beautiful and we had a good stay. I think the owner needs to invest a little in new kitchen equipment, fresh sets of towels, better information (for example, we didnt know you sholdnt drink the tap water and only found out after visiting the shops, no info on local pharmacy or medical centre) some gardening and I think the place could quickly get back to 4 or 5*. Overall id say book the villa but my 3* score is currently a fair score.
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Sights and attractions
Outside this villa in Arboleas, SpainThis villa is in a village and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
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Early booking discounts
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 25% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
- Arrive between 1 November - 31 December and receive 25% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge, 1 cot
2 bathrooms including 1 en suite
Private pool, Size 10m x 4m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Open fire, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Private Owner From Chippenham, United Kingdom Member since Jan 2009
Past bookings: 60 bookings
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within 9 hours
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