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Granada City Apartment in Typical Granadine House, Situated on Alhambra Hill

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

In a quiet and safe neighbourhood, yet just just 5 mins from centre of town!

One of two apartments on Alhambra hill in the centre of Granada yet in a quiet tranquil neigbourhood. From here you are within easy reach of the old moorish quarter, or the cathedral and the main commercial area of the city. You couldn't be much nearer to the Alhambra. A couple of minutes walk gets you to the woods that lead up to the Palace.
Fully equiped seperate kitchen.
One double bed in bed room and a double sofa bed in living room. The sofa bed is fine for children.
Shower room. All towels and linen are supplied.
Outside patio area.
Minimum stay 3 nights. English/Spanish owner couple who live close by.
Satelite TV, 24/7 Wifi.
No smoking in the apartment, but yes in the patio.

Note: 45 steps lead up to the house, so it is not suitable for people with restricted mobility.

The patio to which you have access is seen in the photos of the property. You are welcome to use it, and it is perfect for breakfast or dinner in the evening.

The apartment is totally independent from our part of the house, and the independence of our guests is a priority for us. However, on arrival we are more than happy to introduce you to what we consider to be the best of our city: whether it be the interesting neighbourhoods, the innumerable historic buildings and museums, or the restaurantes, bars, shops etc. Apart from a map for you, we leave printed information in the apartment, and we are close at hand if you were to require any further assistance.
We love our neighbourhood! It is like a little village in on the side of the Alhambra hill. It is safe and quiet with the Alhambra woods just a few yards away. However, 5 minutes walk down the hill and you are in lively Plaza Nueva with its restaurants, bars and nearby shops.

We are so central that all the sights really are within walking distance of the apartment. You won't need a car to visit the city itself, but if you arrive at the city in a vehicle we will recommend a well priced Car Park close to the city ring road. There are Car Parks closer to us, but are much more expensive, and to negotiate Granada's one way systems and restrictive car-access, is an experience you really do want to avoid!! Granada is a very Car-Unfriendly city, but that shouldn't be a problem... apart from walking, taxis are cheap and there is an excellent public bus system.

With confirmation of your booking with us, you will receive details on how to arrive at the apartment depending on your method of transport... car, bus, train or plane, and other information.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 45 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome:

    There is a sofa bed in the living room, ideal for up to 2 children. The neighbourhood is very safe, traffic free, and close to woods and public squares. Granada is very welcoming to children, for example, no problems in restaurants!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the apartment but, allowed in the patio....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals, but out of consideration for guests that come after you (maybe with an allergy), I'm afraid No Pets Allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The steps leading up to the house really result in No Wheelchair Access....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Standard size double be (1.35m x 1.90m). Two bedside cabinets each with reading light. Chair. Clothes stand. Chest of drawers and mirror. T.V....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Wash basin...moreless

  • Small, but with continuous hot water (with high pressure!)

Other Amenities

  • We are more than happy to recommend restaurants, bars & shops that might interest you. In fact we have a 'notice board' with map and recommendations. We also supply you with your own map and on arrival will give you a quick 'introduction' to our lovely city. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Apart from Granada & Spanish guide books we have selection of novels....moreless

  • Games:

    Playing Cards, Dice, Dominoes...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Selection of Cd's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Mostly news channels such as BBC, Sky, CNN, Aljazeera etc...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen digital TV. (possibility to hear English language films in English even though on Spanish TV channels)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Just ask us!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are in a quiet traditional neighbourhood in the centre of the old city....moreless

  • Monument View:

    Torres Bermejas, one of the oldest defensive towers of the Alhambra, is a top the hill opposite us....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    In the living room there is a table and chairs for dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating in each room. (Air conditioning not necessary because construction of the house maintains it cool in summer months)....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi 24/7...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton. Change after 1 week...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has 2 seater sofa and armchair apart from table and chairs in dining area....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is no access in private vehicles to our neighbourhood. (We are so central that you will not need vehicle to visit city). We can recommend cheap Park Lot close to Loop road if you arrive by car....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton. Change after 1 week...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Machine for Filter coffee, and 'Italian' style stove-top pressure coffe maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Normal collection of dishes, cups, glasses, etc, with cutlery and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Seperate kichen with table and two chairs for your exclusive use....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Seperate table-top oven/grill...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Selection of basic items: sugar, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, herbs, selection of teas......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Normal fridge with Ice box top....moreless

  • Stove:

    Vitroceramic, 4 hobs, touch control. Fume extractor....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio situated immediately off living room/entrance. Table and chairs. Perfect for breakfast or glass of wine in the evening!...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Autumn 2017
Apr 16 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$71
$425 $1,089
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$71
$425 $1,089

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Granada
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Gran Taverna, Cuesta Gomerez
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Motril Port
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Las Gabias Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Granada
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A.44, the city's loop road
300 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Los Diamantes, Plaza Nueva
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sierra Nevada
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salobreña

Car: Not Necessary

The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area. Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat. You really couldn't be much closer to the Alhambra.You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can. We want you to enjoy your stay here!!! Registered with the Andalusian Tourist Authority, Nº: VFT/GR/00219

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Richard and Esperanza met in London in mid 70's. Esperanza studied art at the Royal College of Art; Richard played with both Joe Strummer and John Lydon in various bands of the time. They moved to Granada in 1988, having restored the ruin that they had found at the foot of the Alhambra. With their children leaving home, they decided to convert a section of the house in to two independent apartments. They still live in a seperate part of the house. Esperanza, an active artist with regular international exhibitions of her paintings and sculpture, has a ceramic studio off the patio. Some of her work is used in the decoration of the apartments. Richard is still involved in music: both playing and producing musical events. They are both more than happy to share their extensive local knowledge.

Why the Owner Chose Realejo-San Matias, Granada, Granada, Spain:
Having decided that we wanted to move from London to Granada we couldn't believe our luck when Esperanza's brother sent us a photo of a dilapidated ruin at the foot of the Alhambra. We had wanted to live in the centre of the city, but to have found a property in this perfect position was more than we could have hoped for. Perched on the side of the Alhambra hill with views to the front overlooking the city, and behind us a green swathe of the Alhambra woods we couldn't have asked for more. Just pedestrian cobbled streets in the neighbourhood, which suits us fine. Bird song for car horns is our preference, yet in 5 minutes you are in the centre of the city with the necessary shops bars and restaurants. We renovated the house and had space for a ceramic workshop for Esperanza.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area. Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat. You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can. We want you to enjoy your stay here!!!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Photos

  • Main entrance to house

    Main entrance to house

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View from patio

    View from patio

  • Your patio area

    Your patio area

  • Alley leading up to the house.

    Alley leading up to the house.

  • The Alhambra woods 3 mins away.

    The Alhambra woods 3 mins away.

  • Carmen de Los Martires. 10 mins from house.

    Carmen de Los Martires. 10 mins from house.

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Shower room

    Shower room

  • Patio area

    Patio area

  • View from the bedroom.

    View from the bedroom.

  • Gateway to the Alhambra woods. 2 minutes away.

    Gateway to the Alhambra woods. 2 minutes away.

  • Alhambra woods. 5 mins away.

    Alhambra woods. 5 mins away.

  • View of the Albayzin. 2 minutes away.

    View of the Albayzin. 2 minutes away.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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