Luxury 3 Bed Villa, HEATED Private Pool, Hot Tub, Air Con, WiFi, Sky TV & BBQ.
We, Donna and Steve, are married with 2 children and we live in Berkshire UK. We purchased this house when we fell in love with Costa Almeria and the traditional Spanish experience you will enjoy here.
Steve purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Steve chose Vera
If you are looking for a luxury villa fully equipped with everything you need for a fabulous Spanish Holiday Casa Donna-Marie is for you.
What makes this Villa unique
The climate in Spain naturally heats pool water to a really enjoyable temperature between June & September. For the remainder of the year the weather is lovely but the pool can be cool at 19 degrees. With our heated pool, you can enjoy swimming 12 months of the year. Heating the pool is an optional extra, so ask for this when you book.
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2 nd return property
I absolutely love this villa. It was my second visit and can't wait to book my next. If I could give more stars I would. Although a car is ideal I still found it very easy to get around via public transport. On site restaurant and bar is excellent and staff are lovely. Could not ask for a better home away from home.
Great family stay
Just a couple of small negatives, we were unable to get fan in downstairs bedroom to work, and some small ants now and again, otherwise loved it and would be happy to return.
Repeat visit - stunning villa as always
This is a fantastic villa for a family holiday. We have now visited each year for the last 4 years and the very high standard of comfort and cleanliness has been maintained throughout. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your positive review. We are so pleased you come back year after year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
Loved Casa Donna Marie
We had the pleasure in staying in this lovely villa over the Easter period.
The villa truly is home from home with lovely finishing touches,things like bedding,towels etc all match and give the view that the owners care about these things
On arrival the villa was spotlessly clean
There is a lovely garden with terrace and a bbq area and of course not forgetting the swimming pool and hot tub
Lovely restaurant on the complex where you can sit on the terrace or in the bar to enjoy a drink or partake of the menu (food lovely) reasonably priced
Looking forward to staying there again hopefully at the end of the year would definitely recommend this lovely villa
Thank you for your positive review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay as many have before you. We would love to welcome you back.
If you are looking for a villa next to lots of night clubs this is not the location for you.
Otherwise, please ignore this review and read the other 32 which rate this villa 5 star.
We look forward to welcoming you to Casa Donna Marie.
Beautifully equipped villa - can't recommend highly enough!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 9 night stay in this well-equipped, comfortable, spacious villa. Although there were only two of us, there is certainly enough room for four adults as the two main bedrooms have adjacent bathrooms. The whole house is comfortably furnished: sofas are big and in good condition, the dining table seats 6 and there were lovely matching towels in each bed. The BBQ is also high quality and big enough to cater for a large group if required. There was loads of high pressure hot water from the showers. It is easy to keep the villa cool by using fans, door and windows alone but the air conditioning is quiet and efficient.
The pool is well maintained and the heating was effective (and necessary) in mid October. We particularly enjoyed our early evening glass of wine, in thoughtfully provided plastic wine glasses, in the top quality hot tub. The garden is well furnished with loungers, coffee table and chairs under the veranda (breakfast out here while the sun popped up over the trees was delightful) and a dining table and 6 chairs next to the BBQ and just outside the back door, conveniently. The artificial grass makes the garden comfortable and safe to walk around barefoot but it does get hot!
The whole urbanisation is well maintained and feels safe. There are gardeners working constantly pruning trees, etc. We saw no litter, dog mess, etc. while we were there. We made use of the tennis court every day - the only people to use it, I think, as there were few people around - and access is easy with the electronic key fob provided. We didn't use the communal pools but these were attractively laid out with loungers and parasols dotted around. The on-site restaurant serves excellent, well-cooked and presented food. We had some of the best fillet steaks of our holiday there.
The villa is within easy reach of local beaches and towns although a car is (almost) essential. There is a good supermarket within a mile or so and a convenience store just off site attached to a Spanish cafe/restaurant. It's worth a visit and we recommend the paella - hot, tasty and cheap!
We rent villas in Spain every year and I'm always looking for something that will make it just a bit more special. The standard has been set with this one! It really did feel like a home from home and the owners have put a great deal.of thought into making their villa outstanding.
I thoroughly recommend Casa Donna Marie as a comfortable, relaxing and secure base.
Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review which perfectly captures our villa and the surrounding area. As experienced travellers across Spain, we were delighted to read how highly you rate the standard of our villa, and the experience we strive to deliver for the enjoyment of our guests. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
The Villa is a 20 minute walk from an 8km long blue flag beach with stunning mountain views. The local fishing port of Garrucha has wonderful fresh fish caught daily by the locals and served in many local restaurants with alfresco dining in abundance.
One of the nicest places to visit for food or shopping is the historic town of Mojacar which is situated high up overlooking the entire area with panoramic views of 6 to 7 miles in all directions. Visits at night are particularly breath taking.
Mojacar Playa offers stunning Beaches and sea views from its many Beach Restaurants and Bars.
This area is also very popular with skiers looking to blend skiing and sunbathing in the one holiday. With the slopes of the Sierra Nevada within a 2 hour drive, you could be skiing in the morning and relaxing by the pool or on the beach by the afternoon.
Golfers are also attracted to this area with a choice of 5 golf courses within a 20 minute drive, the closest being Desert Springs where celebrities like Ian Botham and Daily Thompson play.
If you fancy some day trips the 1st place I would recommend is Fort Bravo which is a 1 hour drive away but very easy to find. Many Spaghetti Westerns were filmed at Fort Bravo where you can explore the Wild West and get involved. Dress up as a cowboy / girl and have your photos taken, take a ride on a Horse or in a Stage Coach, watch the Wild West Show. The kids and adults will love it.
Secondly I would recommend you go to the zoo which is very extensive and covers a huge area.
Third place would be the local superb water park, which has attractions for the very young and old.
My fourth recommendation is the local karting circuit which offers 2 seater cars for the young to join mum or dad in a race through to high cc engines for the more experienced racers.
Finally, the area is awash with water sports and also extremely popular with walkers and cyclists.
Playa Vera is the gateway to Andalucía and very proud of its traditional Spanish feel with no high rise buildings and a traditional relaxed atmosphere. You have a choice of 3 airports, with Amleria 45 mins, Murcia 60 mins and Alicante 2 hours away. All low cost airlines fly to all three, so you have a wide variety of choice.
Costa Almeria in Southern Spain is located between the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea. It sits in Spain's South Eastern corner and is an area of rugged cliffs and stunning sandy beeches. Costa Almeria is the hidden gem of the Costa's, where you won't find the high rise developments which characterise its more popular neighbours. Playa Vera is a low key but vibrant tourist resort full of low rise developments with a traditional Andalusian white wash finish.
In Costa Almeria you will experience an authentic Spanish life style in what is described as the gateway to Andalusia. You can explore the many traditional Spanish villages with their historic buildings, tapas bars and restaurants serving traditional Andalusian cuisine. With traditional weekly markets in local squares, to fresh caught fish at the local fishing ports, you can relax and unwind in the "Real Spain".
Costa Almeria is Spain's warmest and dryest region. Average rain fall is 20cm with 300 days of sunshine per year. This is a location you can enjoy sunshine through out the winter months as well as the summer.
With the introduction of new motor ways and toll roads, Costa Almeria has really started to open up and is a really popular weekend retreat for many Spanish city dwellers and expat seeking a more low key traditional Spanish lifestyle. With flight times from London's many airports to Almeria a short 2+ hours, this is an ideal location for short breaks from the UK. You can also fly into Murcia, Granada or Alicante.