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Apartment Rambla

Apartment with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Lubrín, Spain

From £366 per week

Apartment to rent in Lubrín, Spain

Andalucian Farmhouse with stunning views, rest and relaxation, self guided walking, sightseeing and a cultural experience of the Andalucian lifestyle of a Spanish village.

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Apartment overview - owner's description

Transfers from Almeria ( any time) and Alicante Airport (arrivals before 11.30am Depatures after 10.30am)

A renovated Andalucian Farmhouse in the village of Lubrin in the Province of Almeria, Spain. The self catering apartment offers the best in holiday rental accommodation direct from the owners. The Cortijo is set in 2 acres of terracing with truly panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountains.

The apartment is designed for 2 people and offer spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation. There is a separate living room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and spacious double bedroom. Outside has 2 private terraces with BBQ and garden furniture. From each terrace there are totally uninterrupted views of the mountains and on a clear day, the Mediterranean which is about 12 miles away as the crow flies.

The landscaping in restful and relaxing and there is a swimming pool ( May to October) to cool down on those hot sunny days. If you are looking for solace and tranquility and an unforgettable experience of Spanish mountain hospitality, from the delightful and charming villagers, then please come and visit us.

Lubrin Pueblo
Apartment Rambla is within easy walking distance of the charming and delightful Andalucian village of Lubrin in the province of Almeria. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

Lubrin is a small village of about 500 of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. There are a number of Cafe/Bars that offer Tapas. Meson Molinos is a restaurant offering fine wines and a mouthwatering menu. Bar Lopez is located in Rambla Aljibe, which is one of the dozen or so hamlets in the Parish of Lubrin, where you can get a good wholesome 3 course Menu del Dias including wine for 10 Euros

There are 3 Banks and the village shops include 2 Supermarkets, 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers (no Candlestick Makers!!) and an Ironmongers. You can buy anything from a pin to a Porsche( well not quite a Porsche). Market day is on a Wednesday when you can stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables on most days the fresh fish van comes up from the coast.

Life in Lubrin is a time warp and will remind us more senior citizens of an early childhood where family groups sit out on the streets on hot summer nights with children playing until the sun sets over the hill.

Where to go and what to do!
Lubrin is located about 1 hour cross country from Almeria Airport or 2 hours motorway/cross country from Alicante or Murcia Airports. The village is very Spanish and nestles high in the Sierra Los Filabres some 2000feet above the well known beach resorts of Mojacar and Garrucha which are just 45 minutes away.

The more Spanish resorts of San Juan Torres and Aquilas (to the North) and Carboneras, Agua Marga and San Jose ( to the South) are about an hour away. These Spanish resorts, in Summer, are very much less crowded, especially mid-week, than Mojacar and Garrucha.

Places of Interest include Cuevas de Almanzora for its cave houses and Tabernas for its magnificent Desert National Park. At Tabernas is a Westen Theme park on the site of the Clint Eastwood Movies!

The Cabo de Gata National Park is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coastal strips in the western Mediterranean and is the first Natural land and sea park in Andalucia. The drive takes just over an hour and the route down the mountain, via Nijar, is very dramatic. The park offers walks on marked trails and tracks amongst native scrub and grasses, amidst the scent of wild lemon balm and the distinctive aromas of curry plant and herbs. You are able to follow inland trails and coastline.

The ancient Andalusian city of Almeria(1 hour away)lies sheltered at the base of a bay, proudly dominated by the amazing Alcazaba, a huge Moorish citadel with three walled enclosures dating from 995. From the citadel visitors have a good view of the city’s most impressive and important Christian monument, the Cathedral, dating from 1524, designed more like a fortress than a church because of the need to defend it from pirate attacks. The Cathedral contains numerous art treasures, including a tabernacle dating from the 18th century, designed by Ventura Rodriguez. With its interesting medieval architecture, Almeria’s old town is a delight to stroll through with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.

The Alhambra in Granada is a very popular place to visit by our guests. It takes just 2 hours to drive to Granada along the Almeria to Sevilla motorway with stunning views. The motorway skirts around Granada and the Alhambra car park is easily accessed. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Alhambra direct to the Plaza de Nueva where it’s a short walk to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

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34 out of 35 people recommend staying here

Couple from Hockley , United Kingdom Sep 2019

My wife and I were disappointed with the property as we found everything inside worn, tired and very much past it’s best. We had to wash all cutlery and plates before use as we found food debris on several items. The first night my wife said her pillow was like a brick, on investigation we found her “pillow” was in fact the bolster/arm rest from the sofa?? Luckily we found another pillow in the cupboard but this was flat and my wife had neck ache for the next few days.
We were unlucky with the weather which probably didn’t help matters as we had about 4 days of storms and floods in the area. There were two night we had a power cut and one morning with no hot water. We did not see the owner just his son who did help talk us up the drive around the mountain which was helpful but we did not see him when we left so just left the key in the door.

The local village was indeed quiet and therefore most days we explored the surrounding areas, usually about an hours drive away and to find somewhere to eat as the village didn’t really have what we were looking for. However, if you come for just walks in the surrounding area (weather permitting) and are prepared to do your own cooking, which my wife wasn’t, then I am sure you would not be disappointed.

In summary I would say the property is in need of a total refurbishment but at the very least, new bedding, a new lounge rug, which was dirty and stained, and a new sofa which was old and had a general dirty and damp smell. Also the general cleanliness of the property left a lot to be desired.

Reply from John

We deeply regret your exceptionally bad experience with your week’s holiday in Apartment Rambla and we will take on board your criticisms of the apartment. You were very unlucky with the weather, being here for the first rains for 5 months. The two nights without power affected the whole village and the one storm permanently knocked out the electrical system which operated the hot water but our local engineer did come out at 11am on the Sunday and rigged up a temporary supply so that you were only without hot water for more than a few hours.

I am also sorry that you were not happy with the amenities and ambience of Lubrin village. 12 years ago we were accepted for membership of Responsibletravel, who you booked through, as we pledged to support the local economy and the vast majority of our past and returning guests did not let us down and indeed enjoyed the 3 tapas bars having lost 2 other tapas bars. They accepted the limitations in the light of the lack of mass tourism, the warm and welcoming villagers and the cultural and gastronomic experience of an authentic Spanish mountain village.

I apologise for my son not being present when you left which clearly was an opportunity for you to make your complaints face to face and we would have preferred to hear your complaints much earlier in your holiday as we would have been happy to upgrade you and move you to our available 2 bedroom cottage with private pool.

Couple from Derbyshire, United Kingdom Aug 2017

Absolutely perfect holiday! Bonnie and Igor were the perfect hosts- always around for any questions but otherwise left us to it.
We arrived on a Tuesday so were able to go to the Wednesday market in Lubrin and pick up lots of fresh fruit and vegetables for the week ahead. We went on some beautiful walks in the surrounding areas and loved how quiet and peaceful it was.
The apartment was really homely, and nice and cool (which was very welcome as it was very hot outside!)
We hired a car, and are glad that we did, as it gave us a chance to have a couple of day trips to see more of Spain (we hired bikes in Granada and walked around San Jose for a day). We were also able to drive to a big supermarket to stock up on supplies (as while you can get most things you need in Lubrin, you struggled to get fresh ingredients other than on market day)
The pool was great and the whole place had beautiful views. Nearby, you could find almond, fig, pomegranate and olive trees.

When we sat on our balcony at night, all you could hear was the sound of buzzing insects. No cars, no people- perfect!

Couple from Cowbridge , United Kingdom Jul 2017

Lovely stay at apartment Ramblas
The accommodation was exactly as advertised with the added bonus of a shared pool, which was very welcome on hot sunny July days
John was very helpful, providing directions from the airport and the greeting involving a bottle of wine, olives and a fridge stocked with essential items was gratefully received
I loveky traditional Spanish experience we hope to have again

Couple from Barnstaple, United Kingdom Jun 2017

A fantastically quiet, secluded location. Lovely little town of lubrin a short walk away.
Rambla had everything needed for the stay. The pool was especially needed for cooling down after a long walk.
Our hosts Igor & Bonney were very accomadating & very helpfull.
Communications with John the owner were great & he also was very helpfull prior to our stay.
We would defiantly recommend to others .

Couple from Ashley, United Kingdom Apr 2017

We were welcomed on arrival and shown around. Details were provided to us of the local restaurants and bars in the village, which was only a 5 minutes walk away.

The location is stunning, nestled in the hills at the back of the village, with great views over the mountains from the 2 terraces that our apartment had.

We were made to feel very welcome, even joining the local fiesta on our last day there.

The walks on the area are lovely (and made easy by John's photo enhanced guides !). At the time we went, the spring wild flowers were all out, and they looked spectacular. If we go back to this part of Spain again, I would certainly strongly consider staying at the same property.

Couple from Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom Mar 2017

This property is very well situated for anyone who likes a quiet location in the countryside. It is only a few minutes walk from the nearby village. However, the facilities there are limited. The two supermarkets are very small and the butchers are smaller still. There are several café/bars but the restaurants are currently closed. The nearest location for better food shopping is at Vera. This town is on the way to places of interest in the area.

Apartment Rambla is comfortable and adequately equipped. When we commented that there was no microwave, one arrived later the same day. For winter visits, a woodburner heats the apartment well and central heating comes on for a few hours each day.

Apartment Rambla has two lovely private terraces. The one at the rear catches the sun in the morning and the one at the side (with BBQ facilities) is sunny in the afternoon and evening. There are lovely views of the surrounding valley and hills.

The owner is very friendly and helpful and he provides detailed instructions for walks in the area.


6 other reviews

Chris Holden Sep 2019

A lovely property in a great location Nice traditional Spanish farmhouse within 5 minutes walk of Lubrín which is a pleasant small village with a couple of good tapas bars and shops

Val Hart Jun 2019

Fabulous relaxing holiday The location is stunning, so quiet yet only a 5 min walk down a track to the village which has 3 bars, 2 supermarkets and 2 bread shops. Very friendly and traditional. The chips at La taska are awesome. Food and alcohol is cheap, lunch for 4 was 28 euros. The pool was great to cool down in and we had 3 different areas to sit in as the sun moved around. Comfortable rustic accommodation, very cool inside as wooden shutters kept the heat out and there is a ceiling fan in the bedroom. There are 2 apartments on the ground floor and the owner John's accommodation is above although he doesn't live on the premises. Then a separate apartment to the side, each had its own own private area/s. The flowers all around are so pretty and you can walk for miles or relax in the sun, the breeze was pleasant in late June and needed in the hot sun. It isn't easy to find and the roads are windy but it's worth it when you get there. Not recommended to arrive in the dark. In daylight the views driving through the mountains are spectacular. About 45 minutes drive to Garrucha and Mojacar where the sea was warm with great waves to play in. There is also a Lidl in Garrucha to stock up. Mojacar Marina is a great course to play for high and low h/c. Aguilion is an hours drive but we'll worth it, spectacular views and it's set in the mountains. A car is needed because it's so remote. The owner, John, was very efficient when we needed help with anything and always at the end of the phone. I would recommend this as a beautiful rustic get away to relax and enjoy traditional Spanish life with the locals. We were lucky to have nice couples staying at the same time, Mike and Caz who we shared a drink with on their last night and Jeanette and Peter who loved the local walks. A bit of a gem, only real downside is finding it.

Marinus de Wit Mar 2019

Great nice house Cozy furnished with a cozy fireplace in the living room. There was a welcome package ready for us with the necessities of life. The location is beautiful, almost no other houses in the area, yet close to the village. You have to be agile because it is very steep, and partly unpaved with loose stones. In the village there are 3 tapas bars where you can eat delicious tapas for very little money. David, who lives on site, is super friendly and very helpful. If you ask him something, he will arrange it immediately. Unfortunately, there is one big but very important downside: the bed. The mattress is so old that the metal springs painfully stick through it, and the bed squeaks and squeaks. You responded on 03/26/2019 at 5:03 PM Thank you for your review and I apologize for the bed mattress and will replace it immediately.

NickyBaker Sep 2018

Perfect hide for a perfect relaxing stress free holiday The perfect place for total rest and relaxation.everything provided for you when you arrive including a snacks and a drink on arrival.perfecr hosts.Paul & Sara are always there to help or have a chat.I will be returning soon for another stay and to enjoy the village

Nigel Tate Jul 2018

A Great Holiday in Rural Spain We have just returned from a two week holiday at this property. We had initially only booked one week here and then a week on the coast at Mojacar, but on arriving in Mojacar and seeing how busy and hectic it was we returned to Lubrin for a second week. The property is now being managed by Paul & Sarah who are a very friendly and welcoming couple, nothing is to much trouble for them. They have a very good knowledge of the local area and were able to recommend some excellent restaurants in the area ( we especially liked La Montana which is situated on the road between Lubrin & Bedar). We stayed the first week in the main house & the second week in the 2 bed converted outbuilding. Both properties were very good with all the necessary equipment for a self catering holiday. We especially liked the 2 bed property which was modern and spacious and had its own plunge pool. The area has some excellent walks,and you will find written guides in your room to 5 routes, as it was July and very hot so we only did the short 7km central walk, but we hope to return next year in May to try some of the longer ones. The property is only a short 5 minute walk in to the beautiful white washed town of Lubrin, here you will find all you need for day to day living including bars,a couple of food stores,2 bakers, a weekly market and an ATM if you need some cash. We would recommend this property to anyone who would like a holiday in rural Spain away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. We would just like to say a big thank you again to Paul &Sarah for looking after us and making our holiday such a special one ( we really enjoyed our evening spent with you in La Taska watching the football and having a few beers). Good luck for the future and stay in touch,hope to see you next year. Nigel & Tina

Penny Legget May 2017

Real rural Spain, meeting local people and enjoying their hospitality. Situated in a secluded countryside area with amazing views and yet only 5 minutes to the local village. A good place to get away from it all and fantastic walking, John and Mia are really good hosts and always willing to help and advise. Response from John: It was a pleasure hosting Penny and Mick especially when they were so willing to engage with us on a social level. It is always difficult to decide on the amount of engagement between host and guest but with Penny & Mick it was absolutely seamless from the start to finish

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Location

This apartment is:

30km from the nearest beach 300m from the nearest bar 300m from the nearest restaurant 300m from the nearest supermarket 60km from Almeria airport 180km from Murcia Airport 200km from Alicante Airport 70km from Almeria City 180km from Granada

Local activities

Fishing 30km Golf 20km Horse riding 20km Sailling 30km Tennis 300m

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Local food market 300m Night club 70km Shopping 300m Theme park 30km Zoo 20km

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Outside this apartment in Lubrín, Spain
This apartment is in a village and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 19 January 2020 - 19 January 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 15% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 21 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 50% off if the booking is for 4 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.

Extras

Optional

  • Mountain Bike Hire

    £60.00 per person per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool, Size 4.5m x 5m, Depth 1.6m to 1.6m

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi

General

Living area seats 2, Dining area seats 2, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Shared garden

Extra information

5 minute walk to authentic Spanish village with supermarkets, tapas bars, restaurants, ATM, bakers, butchers, weekly street market, gymnasium, post office, pharmacy, local taxi and charming, welcoming and friendly villagers Panoramic Views of surrounding mountains and village Comprehensive free library of BOOKS, DVD & BOARD GAMES Self guided walking and cycling from outside the main entrance into the surrounding hills and valleys

John

Average rating from 112 reviews

Private Owner From Almeria, Spain Member since Mar 2004

In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.
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In 1998 my wife and I visited Almeria to look for a more permanent home for retirement but away from the mass tourism. We stumbled on Lubrin and within the first hour, as we sat in Bar Molino with our wine and tapas variadas, we knew that we had found our Spanish pueblo. After lunch we walked through the narrow streets and observed the children playing “shop” with their cardboard counters and toys they no longer needed. Groups of neighbours were sitting outside the houses talking and fanning themselves to keep cool. It was evident that the family unit was strong and this fact is very important to the reproduction and maintenance of social order. We bought an old cortijo on a 1hectare finca within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Lubrin. For the next 6 years we rehabilitated the building and converted the terraces into a series of terraced gardens with Almond, Olive and Pomegranate trees set in lawns with borders of Oleander and Grapevines. The old well near the Rambla was dry but we obtained permission to sink a borehole which now irrigates the gardens and fills the plunge pool converted from the original water deposit.
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