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ALBAICIN HOUSE , GRANADA WITH INCREDIBLE ALHAMBRA VIEWS & ORIGINAL CAVES , WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Albaicín Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2 - 8)

Charming and comfortable Albaicin town house tastefully decorated and furnished in a traditional Spanish way with a Moorish flavor. The 'World Heritage' Albayzin/ Albaicin is the oldest and most beautiful part of Granada. Local Flamenco artists play in the bars & plazas . The house has spectacular views of the Alhambra and Generalife -back dropped by the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

Due to the southerly aspect the house is filled with light. From the top terrace there are panoramic views of the Alhambra palace the Albaicin and incredible sunsets.

The house has been fully renovated though still full of character. Leading from the kitchen there are 2 caves of which one is a sheltered bedroom ( see photo)Which have a comfortable temperature in winter & summer.

The house has all the modern conveniences on offer, like a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, central heating and air conditioning . It is situated in a quiet street 2 minutes away from the unique buzz of the plazas Larga & Aliatar with market, restaurants, bars and shops. The 5 min walk to central Granada is a visual treat, You can walk to the Alhambra or catch the hopper bus, located at San Salvador-2 mins away.

There is a private, covered entrance for keeping bikes or skis .

WIFI included .

Keywords: Townhouse

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Sarah McNulty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Sarah McNulty

We are a family of 4 inc two teenages.We moved here in 2001 and haven´t looked back.We came for some adventure and a good- hearted place to bring up our kids & have not been disappointed.

The beauty, culture and history of Granada has kept us stimulated and we have all grown to love this place ,its people and the lifestyle .

Sarah McNulty purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Sarah McNulty chose Granada

We were stunned by the beauty and feel of the Albayzin on our first visit.Later we started to inquire about houses for sale. Our house was the first one we looked at and the search stopped there .It was only a shell but it had & has an atmosphere hard to capture in a photo.The previous owner was Laura de los Rios the niece of Garcia Lorca- Granadas famous poet.She bought it for its light atmosphere and privacy all rare qualities in the houses here.

It is our desire to live here in the near future. A thank you to all our guests for helping us in this quest.

Also we are very lucky to be able to drive to the door of the house as the Albayzin is a restricted zone & many of the cobbled streets don´t have access.To keep it quiet & traffic free our street has a barrier that is up between 11am -2pm & after 8pm( you can always exit!)If you arrive during these times just park up and walk down to the house-When the barrier lifts you can bring your car closer.

What makes this townhome unique

The Caves which would have been the original house . They are always cool in Summer and warm in winter we are very lucky to have them as an integral part of the house .

Our house is only a few minutes from the city center but above the pollution Also a few minutes from the sierra behind the Albayzin -for endless walks or cycling.

The incredible sunsets.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

ALBAICIN HOUSE , GRANADA WITH INCREDIBLE ALHAMBRA VIEWS & ORIGINAL CAVES , WIFI
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
Sunbury, OH 43074
5

Love, love, love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this apartment. It is one of the most unique we have ever stayed in with the cave rooms. The location in the Albaicin was great for going out and exploring the area. We enjoyed eating at the Moroccan restaurant near Mirador de St. Nicholas. Even though it was raining and chilly when we were there, the chess and Scrabble boards help pass the time. The view of the Alhambra was amazing, especially at night and early morning. If we return to Granada, we will seek this apartment for our accommodation again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming home with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed in Sarah's townhouse for three nights. We selected it based its proximity to the Alhambra, its spaciousness (our own room, plus some!), and the terraces. We were not disappointed.

Sarah greeted us upon our arrival and was very responsive when I called to report that an internet repair company was outside, asking to be let in. She was also present at our departure, which was appreciated.

The home is located in the Albaycin. Luckily, we took a taxi in, as I doubt we would have been comfortable navigating the neighborhood's very narrow streets in a rental car. The house is well-located for those who like walking or taking public transportation. We never got on a bus, and instead chose to walk to the Alhambra and City Center (15-20 minute walks involving a considerable incline, so be prepared for a bit of a hike).

The house itself was charming and comfortable, and the view from the upper terrace was a delight. We enjoyed drinking a glass of wine and eating dinner while watching the sunset. We also managed to do a couple loads of laundry during our stay, which quickly dried outside.

To note: The neighborhood can be rather noisy in the evening with the sound of conversation and barking dogs. And those who don't like dirty feet may want to bring a pair of house shoes/slippers as the floors can get quite dusty. Finally, it would be great if there was a suitcase stand or something similar in the upper bedroom. There is a wardrobe that is useful for hanging clothes, but I ended up pulling a chair from a lower floor to set my suitcase on. These were little things - if I was to come back to Granada, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellentes Apartment im Herzen des Albaicín, zwei tollen Terrassen, mit viel viel Liebe eingerichtet - wirklich traumhaft.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granada, Spain
5

Year in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We feel extremely lucky to have been living in this house for the past year. The moment we arrived we felt instantly comfortable and amazed at the house and the views. Throughout the year, Sarah and Bert have been the best landlords, providing us with information and everything else we needed for our family of four.

This little corner of the Albayzin was perfect for us. There is a real quiet neighborhood feel here compared to the more touristy areas down the hill. We walk everywhere, so a car is not necessary (parking is not available in the Albayzin). The nearby Plaza Larga has tiny shops and markets with almost everything you could need. It's very easy to walk to all of the tourist destinations, or just sit on the patio and enjoy the view.

A little tour: The door from the street leads up stairs through the lush patio garden. The house door opens into a dining room large enough for six. This is where the brand new wood-burning stove has been installed. It quickly warms the downstairs (supplementing the gas heaters), but also cleverly heats the bunk-bed room and master bedroom.

Off the dining room is the living room and first terrace. We spend so much time out here it's like our second living space/dining room. It's almost always cool in the summer evenings and comfortable on all but the coldest winter days.

The kitchen is at the heart of the house. Even though it's small, it has everything we need, and is cooled by the cave rooms. We used the cave "living room" for a kid-playroom, but it also has a sofa bed. The bedroom was used on the hottest nights or for extra guests. Having a cave is not only interesting, but functional. It is a constant temperature and cools the downstairs surprisingly well in the summer.

On the second floor is two bedrooms and a bathroom. We used one for an office/guest room. The internet connection is fast enough for remote work and streaming movies. Our kids (9 & 11) comfortably shared the bunk-bed room. Their bathroom is large and has a tub.

The third floor is the master bedroom, our favorite place in the house. It has it's own bathroom and large glass doors opening out onto the terrace. Waking up to a view of the Alhambra, Generalife, the Albayzin and iglesia San Salvador every morning is beyond incredible. What a way to start the day.

Whether you are looking for a weekend rental or a year-long adventure, you will love this place as much as we do. Your search ends here!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheris, you and your family have been the most considerate and delightful guests .Its been so lovely for us to see our house functioning as a home.You have all been a shining example of a family integrating into a Spanish comunity .I know our house and the Abayzin really gained from your presence and you will all be missed.Think of San Luis as your second home where you will always be welcome
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Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
5

A Superb Short Break

  • 5 of 5

We loved the whole style of the house. There is a superb view of the Sierra Nevada and the Alhambra which we gazed at every evening with our drinks on the upper terrace. The cave bedroom is unique! No one in our party of 4 actually slept in there but it added great character. The location in Albaicin is perfect. As soon as you step outside to the narrow cobbled streets, you feel that you are in the heart of historical Granada surrounded by old cave dwellings, charming museums, tapas bars, flamenco music and traditions and of course the absolutely stunning Alhambra. Sarah was very helpful with providing local information and restaurant recommendations as well as being very welcome and accommodating on our arrival and departure.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect Christmas holiday location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Sarah's house. It was even better than described in the ad. Beautiful, historic neighbourhood. Would come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Granada BA FLIGHTS FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Many
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Motril to Morroco
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Santa Clara Golf. Playa Granada Golf & BEACH !!!
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Granada Train Station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Jaen-Motril
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
EL HIGO, Plaza Aliatar
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Sol Y Nieve ski resort in the Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Saloreña, COSTA TROPCAL
Car: not necessary

Flamenco Dance & Guitar classes & language classes

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Rates & Availability

Albaicín Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas and new year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
$885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa / easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
$885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$148
$759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $105

Consult the owner for offers, the pricing is for up to 4 guests for additional guests its 15euros extra per guest per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Albaicín Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - Our cave bedroom ,A great feature
  • Double Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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