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El Apartamento: Private Andalucían Farmhouse, Exotic Garden Wi-fi

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

From £272 per week

Country Apartment - beautiful lush gardens, summer kitchen, fountains + pool. Large private roof terrace. Hidden location, not isolated. ** Wonderful Winter Climate ** Ideal couples. Free Wi-Fi.

Overview

EL APARTAMENTO, the self-contained upper floor of a traditional Andalucian farmhouse - CORTIJO NUEVO.
Exterior staircase entrance, private with dining terrace and furniture for 4 travellers + chimenea BBQ/heater.
Spiral stairs lead to huge second private terrace - Large (40 sq.metre) Sun garden/terrace with lovely 360º views - Mediterranean, Motril & mountain backdrop. Benefits from all-day sun, tan from dawn til dusk - ample loungers, pot plants and drying lines. Also ideal for evening use - marvellous sunsets and starry skies - remember the Rioja!

El Apartamento, also has full use of the exotic mature gardens, shared with the Cortijo and CASA PEQUENA (Ref: 1499) which is also available for holiday rentals.
The Apartment & Casita can be rented together, to allow larger groups of 4/7 travellers - Maximum.
The Cortijo and gardens are nicely laid out, so each home enjoys their own space and privacy. Also communal terraces and patios created for sole use of guests - these sub-tropical gardens are unusual in regular holiday property.

An Ideal holiday destination for travellers seeking a tranquil holiday away from the package deal. Excellent base to soak up the rugged beauty of Andalucia, CAR ESSENTIAL to explore the many attractions in the area.
The COSTA TROPICAL offers a diverse range of beaches diving & snorkling, windsurfing, paragliding, jet-ski, nudism, fishing or just sunbathing and swimming. Many have a good range of restaurants and bars with excellent fresh local seafood and often free tapas.
Granada coastline main resorts include SALOBRENA, ALMUNECAR, CASTELL DE FERRO, TORRENUEVA, LA HERRADURA as well as MOTRIL.

Inland, quick easy access to the timeless mountain villages of LAS ALPUJARRAS, LECRIN VALLEY & SIERRA NEVADAS.
Also a good base for bargain property searches - many travellers have bought when staying here - Motril has many agents and Lawyers.

The area remains SPANISH, restaurants and tapas bars are varied and cheap. Motril Port area has many excellent fish restaurants . Nearby Motril town - 5 minute drive - is a thriving market town, busy year round. Not a purpose built tourist resort that closes 6 months of the year! Benefits from excellent shopping facilities supermarkets, including a large hypermarket, boutiques & daily indoor food market. Nightclubs limited and thankfully no British pubs or businesses! Nearby, village Puntalon (10 minute walk) has a restaurant and one small bar - but really need to centre on Motril for everyday needs.

The immediate location is semi-rural and quiet considering its proximity to Motril town - 3kms. The whole area has a fast growing economy, based around horticulture as well as tourism - mainly Spanish. All this is facilitated by the improving road network and easy links with three international airports GRANADA/MALAGA/ALMERIA. Although on a touring holiday, possible to use Alicante, Gibraltar, Murcia or even Madrid - less than 5 hour drive - excellent motorway.


SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS
Many sub-tropical fruits and vegetables are produced in the area, often for export to the large supermarkets of Northern Europe. Some surrounding land is covered with Invernaderos (plastic greenhouses) regular crops are cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and melons. On open land, often potatoes, leeks, lettuce & asparagus. The hillsides are used for sub-tropical fruits and further inland olives, almonds & chesnuts.

The Apartments mature gardens are home to many native plants, some fruit trees, palms and flowering shrubs. In season help youself to avocados & citrus fruits.
Enjoying, probably the Best climate in mainland Europe - averaging over 320 sunny days a year - snow & frosts very rare on the coast! Mild Winters as the property still at sea level.
Also enjoy tranquil fountain areas, BBQ & various patios - ideal for Al Fresco dining. Not forgetting the Summer kitchen, fully equipped for 6 travellers charcoal bbq, gas paellero, honesty fridge, sink. Private swimming pool, shared only with any occupants of Casa Pequeña - normally just 2. Fully illuminated and private, with seating and ample sun loungers under a vine covered terrace.

Travellers find the gardens extremely relaxing (check out the independent REVIEWS) and can be used 24/7 - the perfect place to chill or read countless books. Many different corners in both sun or shade - plus your own private terrace/balcony and roof-top sun terrace. All furnished for 4 - Panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast, mountains and Motril.

Well Behaved and socialised pet DOGS WELCOME - my 2 waggy dogs ( Hector and Dino) live on site, spending much of the day dozing - an example the guests often follow!
New Secure gated area on lower terrace, if required.




ACCOMMODATION
Comfortably furnished and well equipped for full time occupancy, not simply holiday lets. Multi-Language satellite TV system, modern kitchen area with usual appliances.
DVD + movie collection, Hi-Fi/radio, Wireless Broadband (bring your laptop on working stay - free use 24/7). Spacious double bedroom with King bed + i-pod dock. Separate spacious living room with double chesterfield sofa-bed and large squashy sofa. Tiled bathroom/WC, bath with shower over. Maximum occupany 4.
Although, perhaps more suitable for couples or small families. Cot available, ask on reservation
On arrival cleaned & beds made; complementary welcome drink/snack - UPGRADE to comprehensive LUXURY Welcome + £55 (can be tailored to your requirements) - useful after long journey, late arrivals and weekends.


LONG STAY DISCOUNTS start at just 2 weeks!
Go to price/availability calendar now for accurate Price Quote now.
Or Contact Direct for Best Price & any questions.

Reviews

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78 out of 78 people recommend staying here

Couple from Oxford, United Kingdom Mar 2016

We had a really enjoyable week staying is this comfortable apartment with its roof terrace looking over to the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. The tropical garden is lovely. Paths meander towards the swimming pool, past fountains, lemon, orange and avocado trees. There are fountains and statues, the scent of jasmine and the garden becomes magical when lit up at night. Dino, Boris and Hector, Patrick's 3 dogs, are a joyful addition.

Reply from Patrick

Many thanks for taking the time to post your excellent review. So pleased that you loved your stay here at Costa tropical Oasis and enjoyed relaxing in the gardens. Hector will miss his daily visits, hope to welcome you both back sometime when searching for some Winter sun...

Family from Bolton, United Kingdom Mar 2014

Beautiful

Family from Manchester, United Kingdom Oct 2013

The place was a little paradise in a beautiful part of th world with all the facilities and amenaties that one would require.
Lots to explore all within a short distance of the house and if you did not want to go far the house and grounds had enough to keep you occupied.
The owner was very accommodating and helpful.

Couple from Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom Sep 2013

On arrival what a welcome, Patrick met us in his car in the early hours in Motril to guide us home, he has been an amazing host .... nothing too much trouble ...the luxury welcome pack is a MUST, it was fabulous, worth every cent! the gardens at the cortijo are amazing, the roof terrace views stunning, the climate fabulous and of course the resident dogs (Hector and Dino) are so friendly .......... locally there is everything to appeal to tourists, Salobrena, Almunecar etc., lovely! We fell in love with this place immediately and we will return, its amazing, blazing sun on the terraces, great relaxing by the pool, super amenities close by, definitely been the most relaxing and best value holiday we have ever had, thank you Patrick, you have a fantastic holiday haven we would recommend to everyone.

From Brighton, United Kingdom Jul 2013

A tropical paradise, and perfect for a much-needed holiday in the privacy of the owners garden. We chose not to do much sight-seeing, but believe that there is plenty to see in the vicinity.

The accommodation was really a home away from home, with everything we needed available for use.

Patrick, the owner, was most friendly and welcoming but in-obtrusive.

The garden is beautiful and we used the pool area most days that we were there.

We will definitely consider a return visit, as well as recommending it to family and friends.

Couple from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Jun 2013

Sandra+Billy from Yorkshire
We spent 3 weeks in the apartment in June 2013 and it was great . Patrick is a very genial host available whenever you need him .
He told us to treat it as our home and we did . The apartment has everything you need and more. The view from the roof terrace is lovely
And the garden has to be seen to be believed we loved it .and we loved the resident dogs too .!
There is plenty to see in the area but you could just spend the whole time there relaxing ., and taking a dip in the pool.
We had a lovely time .


7 other reviews

Sep 2008

stop the search! - excellent property - great atmosphere - fab garden - you wont be disappointed.

'PARADISE FOUND' -El Apartamento, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life, even a delayed return to the UK because of the volcano could not spoil our enjoyment. In fact Patrick the owner went out of his way to help us, with free use of both computer and telephone to help us resolve our problem.The garden is an eclectic joy of flowers, shrubs and trees wherever you look. The swimming pool area is an absolute delight, with everything you could need for a barbaque, even an honesty fridge should you run out of vino collapso.The apartment is extremely well equipped and spacious, the kitchen has all you need and more to survive if you choose to self-cater.Torrenueva, the nearest village has plenty of mini-markets, very good bakeries and tavernas nearby Motril though a working town, has plenty of suprise in it's back streets and Excellent supermarkets.Salobreña is a pueblo blanco with it's Moorish castle dominating the town and whitewashed houses clambering up the hillside.All in all, if you want the real Spain, warts and all and you are willing to look, then Cortijo Nuevo is the place for you, if you want a Symbaritic lifestyle then look elsewhere.If you can find a more caring and attentive landlord, who is there only when you need him, but slides into the background at all other times, then please let me know. Eric & Jan, Cheltenham, Glos. - 5* stay.

'many thanks for the use of your lovely apartment....we enjoyed a blissful week here and leave reluctantly. Weather better than expected! The garden is a riot of colour and interest ... Ben & Jerry just add to the homely feel of the place. Hope to return some time in the future'.Zoe & Richard - Bristol.

August 2005'Thank you for making us feel so welcome in the apartment. We have really enjoyed our month here....everything was perfect for us & our dogs. Your garden is just beautiful....I'll certainly recommend to my friends. The internet connection made communication with the family easy & Sky tv kept us up to date with Eastenders!! Thank you again'.Sally & Michael - Angus, Scotland.

4th June 2005'Thanks for a very pleasant stay here in Motril. We've enjoyed the Apartment, the gardens, the pool & not least the dogs! Nice to be able to stay away from everything & still be close to so much to do. Best from Dea, Kristian & Freija - Copenhagen'.

18 June 2005'We absolutely loved our two weeks in El Apartamento, just a shame we had to go home as we could easily have stayed! spending morning till night in your stunning garden....hope to get over before the end of the year as there is only one place we want to stay while househunting, so hopefully see you then'.Chris, Jackie & Jamie - Romford.

May 2005'a lovely month in a lovely oasis. The apartment is very comfortable with all the mod cons needed.The swimming pool & lovely gardens are bonuses ... enjoyed many beautiful sunsets and dinner on the roof terrace'.Pam & Pat - Northampton.

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 2km Nearest bar 700m Nearest restaurant 700m Nearest supermarket 3km Malaga airport 100km ALMERIA Airport 100km GRANADA Airport 65km MOTRIL 5km GRANADA 50km SALOBRENA 15km ORGIVA 35km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 15km Cycling 5km Fishing 15km Golf 10km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 15km Sailling 10km Scuba diving 10km Skiing 75km Sports center 10km Tennis 10km Walking 5km Wind surfing 25km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Local food market 3km Museum 10km Night club 3km Shopping 10km Theatre 10km Cinema 10km

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Prices and availability

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Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 52 weeks before the arrival date.
  • Receive 5% off if the booking is made 26 weeks before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 25% off if the booking is made within 1 week of the arrival date.
  • Receive 20% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.
  • Receive 15% off if the booking is made within 3 weeks of the arrival date.
  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 4 weeks of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 June - 30 September and receive 40% off if the booking is made within 2 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 June - 30 September and receive 33% off if the booking is made within 4 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 15% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 May and receive 25% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 January - 30 June and receive 10% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 May and receive 33% off if the booking is for 7 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 July - 31 August and receive 5% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 25% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 33% off if the booking is for 7 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.

Compulsory extras

  • For Bookings of 5 nights or less, short stay supplement applicable.

    £65.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 5 nights, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • Luxury Welcome Pack, useful late arrivals & Weekends. Contents usually include; Cava, Red wine, fresh juice, cheeses, cold meat, bread/croissants, salad bag, fruit, minerals, water, milk etc.,

    £50.00 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living Room

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 2, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

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

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Infants, Pets

Extra information

Swimming pool shared only with any 2 or 3 guests renting my other holiday home - CASA PEQUEÑA - often not used, available year round day & night. Unlike many property owners I practise a transparent policy regarding REVIEWS. ALL are published in full, not just selected 5* reviews. NONE are Deleted or manipulated to make the property appear faultless! I believe this honest approach to reviews allows the potential renter, access to all past traveller feedback and may help in decision making - plus giving the property a genuine history. PLEASE NOTE: HIGH NUMBERS & LEVEL OF REVIEWS in comparison to other properties, when choosing where to stay! I specialize in flexible bookings and last minute getaways, website offering both daily and weekly rates - therefore not restricted to multiples of 1 week - Minimum stay 2 nights / Maximum 99 nights. If you know your dates, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! CAR ESSENTIAL. Secure off-lane parking by the Cortijo.

Patrick

Average rating from 166 reviews

Private Owner From Motril,, Spain Member since Feb 2003

My name is Patrick, I am a British Citizen having owned Cortijo Nuevo, for over 25 years and residing here full-time since 2001, with three friendly dogs; Dino, Hector & Boris. We all respect guests privacy, but still available to deal with any issues and problems, offer advice or simply chat. Key/linen change, pool and gardening maintenance are all dealt with swiftly with the aim of facilitating a restful and tranquil stay here on the Costa Tropical. Both CASA PEQUEÑA and EL APARTAMENTO are popular year round, due in part to the wonderful Andaluz climate, but also the special garden - note the many positive reviews on the subject. Both homes are comfortable furnished with everything necessary in a holiday let, but also a few extras - to enable any travellers to unwind after their initial arrival. Please Contact NOW for website details, any questions, latest Tariffs, booking schedule and payment options. Thank You. Perhaps hear from you soon, and looking forward to welcoming you to this Costa Tropical Oasis.

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My name is Patrick, I am a British Citizen having owned Cortijo Nuevo, for over 25 years and residing here full-time since 2001, with three friendly dogs; Dino, Hector & Boris. We all respect guests privacy, but still available to deal with any issues and problems, offer advice or simply chat. Key/linen change, pool and gardening maintenance are all dealt with swiftly with the aim of facilitating a restful and tranquil stay here on the Costa Tropical. Both CASA PEQUEÑA and EL APARTAMENTO are popular year round, due in part to the wonderful Andaluz climate, but also the special garden - note the many positive reviews on the subject. Both homes are comfortable furnished with everything necessary in a holiday let, but also a few extras - to enable any travellers to unwind after their initial arrival. Please Contact NOW for website details, any questions, latest Tariffs, booking schedule and payment options. Thank You. Perhaps hear from you soon, and looking forward to welcoming you to this Costa Tropical Oasis.

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