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Reviews of our villas in Granada Province

We have 51 reviews of our villas in Granada Province.

3 bedroom Vega de Granada villa to rent
April 2019

Not the average apartment. Actually it is cave home but renovated, clean and bright, equipped with everything necessary. I mean, it is a apartment/home built into the caves in the side of mountain. It has kitchen area, living room and 3 separate bedrooms. Equipment is fresh, everything works as intended. It was great experience - something unique and fun. However beds are a little bit narrow. Maybe not the best place in colder weather though electric heaters are provided.

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Renter: Maris K.
Maris K.
3 bedroom Vega de Granada villa to rent
December 2018

It was a good experience to live in the caves. Thanks to XXX the Host who was at all times. Very close to the Alhambra, you can walk there. The only downside is that there are no shops nearby (only a small 300 meters that has nothing or what has expired) so I recommend bringing supplies and food for the stay. Ideal to go with children or large family. Recommendable ****

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Renter: Pablo R.
Pablo R.
2 bedroom villa rental in Granada Province, Spain, with private pool
September 2018

Great place for the intrepid. Approach is difficult, up steep non tarmac dirt road. Just about passable by ordinary car, but more suitable for high clearance car or S.U.V.

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Renter: Dariusz R.
Dariusz R.
6 bedroom Costa Tropical holiday villa rental with swimming pool
September 2018

Very nice house with generous surfaces both inside and outside in extremely hilly residential area. Very nice views, but hard to carry home food after action with all the ups and downs.

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Renter: Thomas R.
Thomas R.
3 bedroom Vega de Granada villa to rent
June 2018

An ancient house of 1600, with beautiful flowered terraces and a swimming pool in a wonderful setting. For lovers of antique environments, suitable for groups of friends given the many rooms and 4 bathrooms

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Renter: Laura
Laura
3 bedroom Vega de Granada villa to rent
February 2018

Very nice historic house of antiques, family and artist, for lovers of literature, music and Spanish painting (sometimes a little dark paintings). Ideal location in the heart of the Albaycin to enjoy this lively district and the modern city center and shopping 10 minutes walk, and with a breathtaking view of the Alhambra. A second bedroom with a double bed "matrimonio" at the living room would have been welcome. Enchanting stay ...

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Renter: Isabelle
Isabelle

Travel guide

Villas in Granada Province

Granada Province lies east of Malaga Province in the region of Andalusia, stretching from the Sierra Nevada mountain range and its beautiful white peaks to the north, all the way to the varied coastline and unspoiled natural beauty of the south. Granada also borders the province and regions of Murcia, Cordoba and Almeria.

Those looking for nothing more than sun, sea and sand will want to head to the Costa Tropical with its Blue Flag beaches and water parks. Family-friendly favourites include Calahonda with its lifeguards, showers and chiringuitos, and the dark sand beach of La Herradura, with special child-friendly areas and water sports. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy exploring the diverse landscape of the Sierra Nevada foothills, with many scenic hiking, cycling and climbing routes. Soak up the local culture with historical remnants, medieval castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Alhambra that tell fascinating stories of the Moors, Phoenicians and Arabs who settled here in ancient times. Some may even say that Alhambra Palace is one of the 10 wonders of the world!

Inland, the metropolitan regions such as Granada city offer both upscale shopping and colourful local markets, while the architecture is a mix of old and new. Take a day out to explore the historic buildings, churches, mosques and museums dotted around the main tourist districts. After sundown mingle with the crowds at the lively nightlife spots, restaurants, bars and music venues, with traditional flamenco dancing and seafood in abundance. Festivals take place throughout the year here, with colourful siestas celebrating religious occasions.

Holidaymakers visit Granada Province for its varied landscape, striking dark sand beaches, historical gems and traditional whitewashed Andalusian villages. Home to the second largest mountain range in Europe, it is the perfect base to explore the picturesque flatlands and countryside.

Key holiday info

  • Seasonal flight from the UK to Granada take approx 3 hours. The rest of the year you can fly to Malaga Airport which is a 1.5 hour drive from Granada.
  • Granada experiences an average summer temperature of 27°C and 24°C in the Sierra Nevada mountain region.
  • The average sea temperature in summer is 24°C and 16°C in winter.
  • While the summer months are mostly dry, most annual rainfall comes with November and December.
  • Mulhacén is the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada, standing at 3,478m tall. It takes approx. 1 day to climb from the local highland villages.

To the east of Malaga Province, Granada Province boasts a 70km stretch of beautiful coastline adorned by glorious Blue Flag and family-friendly beaches. Most of the province, however, lies over the countryside to the north, providing the perfect base to explore the Andalusian foothills. Visit the south for its varied coastline, while the north is where you’ll find Granada’s unspoiled hinterland, mountain ranges and valleys.

The Costa Tropical

The Costa Tropical attracts millions of sun-worshippers every year who flock to this beach-fringed region to experience its laid-back Andalusian way of life. The mountain ranges and close proximity to Africa means year-round glorious sunshine and shelter from the winds. As you travel more westwards, the prettier the beaches get. Visit La Herradura and discover the underwater wonders of the Alboran Sea. The aqua park in Almunecar with its many slides is a must-see for families with little ones. Likewise, the Aquarium here is a must-see for its shark enclosure.

Loja, Granada, Motril and Guadix

They all make ideal destinations for sun-drenched holidays with some culture thrown in. Stroll along the museums, art galleries and castles left behind by the Moors and Phoenicians. Visit the World Heritage and archaeological sites in Almunecar and Alhambra. When you’ve had your fill of cultural spots, enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the larger towns with a wide choice of shopping centres and traditional Spanish markets.

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is the perfect destination for year-round sunshine, boasting an array of water sports from parasailing to rafting and kayaking. With the Sierra Nevada mountains being the second highest in Europe, Pico del Veleta is the perfect spot for outdoor adventures with plenty of mountain hiking, mountain biking and cycling routes. From this second-highest point in the Iberian Peninsula, take in breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape.

There are so many ways to experience Granada Province that you’ll need sun cream for the Costa Tropical, snorkels for the sea and goggles and hiking boots for the mountains!

Did you know...

  • Alhambra (meaning 'red castle' in Arabic) attracts over 3 million tourists each year.
  • Granada means pomegranate in Spanish, which is Granada city's symbol.
  • The Costa Tropical has 3 Blue Flag beaches meeting the highest environmental standards.
  • The region of Andalucia is scattered with remains of the earliest human settlements, with plenty of archaeological sites scattered in and around Granada.
  • The developed urban areas are generally hotter than rural areas with temperatures sometimes reaching 40°C in summer.

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Win A Week's Stay In Spain

6 December 2019 Posted in Competitions and giveaways, Family Holidays

Find the prize holiday home for a chance to win a week's stay in Spain. 

12 Photos to Inspire A Visit to Costa Tropical And Granada

8 March 2019 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

The Costa Tropical gets its name from its exceptionally warm climate. There is no real winter to speak of, unless you drive up into the Sierra Nevada mountains, so the Costa Tropical makes the perfect winter sun holiday destination. It takes just under an hour to drive to the alluring city of Granada, which attracts bohemian types and culture vultures a like. I'm sure you don't need much convincing, but here are 12 photos to inspire you to visit Costa Tropical and Granada...

Falling for Válor: One woman left everything behind for the quiet life in Spain

19 March 2019 Posted in Owner Stories, General

Many of us have returned from an unforgettable escape to exotic lands and fallen head over heels for the place we’ve returned from. We spend all day dreaming of the next time we will find ourselves there, in fact those memories keep us warm through those long winter months. But Spanish property owner Ginny, decided to make her dream destination her home. After she fell in love with the sleepy Municipality of Válor in Spain.

Owner Stories: Tales (or tails) from the Alpujarras

11 March 2019 Posted in Spain

Kerry Boettcher, the owner of Casita Buena Vista in Alpujarras, Spain, tells us a cute story involving kittens, a chimney, and some good-humoured renters!