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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Location, Location Amazing beaches, shops, & restaurants, no need for car here!

This villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a/c in all bedrooms and the lounge and FREE WiFi, coupled with its location, this is a perfect holiday home. At the front of the property is a gated driveway with space for 1 vehicle.

The lounge/dining room is open plan with large leather sofa and dining table and chairs, large flat screen Smart TV. The kitchen is modern and fitted with all the conveniences of home including a dishwasher.

This property really comes into its own with its outside seating/dining spaces, a great relaxing space with lovely rattan furniture as well as a further dining table and chairs on the ground level and even more seating/dining furniture up on the top terrace with, of course, spectacular views of the Mediterranean!

The private pool area has sunbeds for lounging after taking a cooling dip!

There is a tiled area around the pool with ample space for everyone to lounge and sunbathe as you take in the beautiful setting.

The beautiful blue flag beach is less than a 100 meters away. There are shops, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance perfect for drinking and dining without needing to get in the car, if you have children there are many play areas along the promenade all the way to the Marina and the town of Garrucha which is within a 10 minute walk maybe a little longer with little ones.

In Garrucha you will find everything that you need, with a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars, in fact, the Marina has had a complete makeover and is wonderful for families, in the summer months there is a great fairground in the town with fantastic pop-up shops, it's a fantastic location and on top of everything mentioned it has everything you need banks, main supermarket, chemist, doctors, great for shopping and every Friday there is a brilliant local market which is one of the best in the area.

Something for everyone: here I have listed beaches, attractions, days out and hot spots for all ages.

Beaches: Almeria, in general, has many beautiful beaches and especially where you are located we have 10 miles of unspoilt blue flag beaches, but if you hire a car then throughout your stay you could visit a new unspoilt beach every day, I have left detailed information at the villa for you to discover and make your own adventure.

For the family we have the excellent waterpark which is 5 minutes away by car, it offers a brilliant day out and allows you to take your own picnic and totally relax for the day as the children splash till their heart's content. Casa Francesca has available food and drinks coolers for you to use at your convenience.

Again at the villa we have left many days out brochures for you to decide on what you want to see and do, for example only 40 minutes away we have the MINI HOLLYWOOD - the Tabernas Desert

Situated in the Tabernas Desert, an established location for the movie industry, the film studios of Tabernas have grown into the wild west tourist attraction know as Mini Hollywood, many many movies have been filmed here look it up you'll be surprised.

Mini Hollywood has three separate itineraries, Oasys Park, Fort Bravo and Western Leone, all are open for visitors and each offers a different wild west adventure for all the family with western shows among the many other attractions. Western Leone and Fort Bravo are still part time working film locations whereas Oasys Park, the largest of the three, is now entirely given over to the theme park business.

Nightlife

Well, then head to Mojacar all the bars and nightclubs can be found along the seafront, offering happy hours, free tapas and splendid beach views. There are so many hip and trendy bars to visit throughout you stay and the beauty of it is, it's a cab journey away so again our location has the best of both worlds.

Casa Francesca is also a fantastic location for people who love to keep fit here is why our spot is perfect for you.

Cycling in Almería

Well, what can we say but Almeria and especially our location is where you find a lot of the professionals and clubs train, why?

Well, Almería gets pretty hot in the summer but makes for pleasant cycling from around October to May each year. With routes along the coast, through the Cabo de Gata Natural Park and also around the edge of the Tabernas desert, there is a real diversity of scenery, with a range of flat and more mountainous options. Fortunately, we have on our doorstep at least 3 professional cycle shops which sell and hire mountain bikes. One of these even hires Specialized mountain bikes!!!

Golfing in Almeria

If you want to get away from it all, the beautiful and unspoilt Costa Almeria could be just the ticket. One of the warmest and driest corners of Europe, golf in the Costa Almeria is perfect any time of year. One of the best places to play is the remarkable Desert Springs. Similar to the desert courses of Arizona, it's the first of its type in Europe,

The attraction of Almeria is that it benefits from the same outstanding climate as the Costa del Sol to the West, but is less developed, and as such is considerably quieter. This delightful blend and a superb atmosphere are making Almeria increasingly popular, thanks to excellent destinations like Valle del Este, Almerimar and the Desert Springs resort.

In addition to the attractions of Almeria, visitors to the region will enjoy the charming fishing villages that are dotted along the coast, while the younger generations might head for the nightlife centres of Roquetas de Mar and Mojacar. With stunning sandy beaches and a rich burgeoning golfing portfolio, the sun-drenched region of Almeria is a first class choice for your next golfing holiday in Spain.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About The Owner

Ian and I lived here with our 2 children, before returning back to the UK due to our son having Autism, we have plans on returning once their schooling is complete. So in the meantime, we wish you, our guests to experience the life that we so loved here. The town of Garrucha is not touristy just very Spanish which is just perfect, the people of Garrucha are so special and happy. Once you have been here you will see why we love Garrucha so much and I guarantee you, you will be back for more.

Why The Owner chose Vera

If you are wanting the best of both worlds then Casa Francesca has it all, set the prestigious area of Las Marinas with everything on your doorstep, the area has had a lot of money spent on it over the years which is showing in the fabulous restaurants and bars now opening up and they are all within walking distance. If it's nightlife you are after then the marina is a good place to start then hop into a taxi along the promenade and take a short ride to Mojacar where the are many late night clubs and bars.

Garrucha, in general, is a wonderful relaxed town and is perfect for families and couples, everyone that visits Garrucha always come back.

What makes this villa unique

Right on the Beach, no need for a car, so many places to eat, great for long walks, the town has everything you need. large supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, bakery, shop's and of course the brilliant weekly Friday market.

It's just perfect!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely a spacious 4 beds in a great location, beaches, bars, shopping and playgrounds galore for the kids. Had a great time, Thanks, The Wells Family, Sheffield, England
May 2016
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Amenities

Vera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
5

Excellent villa ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing area, owner has been very helpful throughout. Pool area lovely and heated pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and what a fabulous time we had 3 different generations under one roof . The villa was well equipped and clean . The staff were very attentive and arranged a cake for my daughters Birthday .

The location is a 3 min walk to the beach i would recommend go left when facing the beach and walk through along the beach on the path until you start turning up the street and there is a fab restaurant on the corner they speak English too so that helps .

It is very Spanish so brush up on the language as it helps but a great place to stay small and beautiful place

we will be back .

The pool is also small but good enough ,would have been nice to have a sail or shade that could go over half the pool or be pulled over as was hard to get kids out in full sun time in the early afternoon .

the owner could not be more helpful

REALLY RECOMMEND

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chainie, Thank you so much for your review, I will look into getting something to put over the pool for shade so thank you for you suggestion. I would also like to thank you for choosing our villa and we are delighted that you all had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again one day. Gale
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 4 of 5

We have just arrived home after a week at Casa Francesca. We went as a family of 7 and had a fabulous holiday. Gale the owner has been absolutely fantastic. Nothing has been too much trouble from the day we booked it, up until today on our arrival home.

The Villa is in the perfect location, so close to the beach we couldn't believe it! We have two young boys who absolutely loved their holiday. We spent most days on the beach and by the swimming pool. The Villa was extremely clean and catered for our needs.

Thank you so much for a wonderful family holiday where we have made some very special memories.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy and family, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are delighted to hear that you all had a fabulous time in Spain and that you made some special memories, you have been the perfect guests and would have you back to stay in a heartbeat. We would like to thank you for choosing Casa Francesca and hope to see you again one day. All the best Gale from Casa Francesca x
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Perfect place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Really good sized family property ideal for our teenage plus children and friends (there were 6 of us in all). The pool was a must have with the 36° plus temperatures with the lovely beach being a better option for late afternoon into the evening. The beach is no more than a 10 minute walk on the flat with good facilities once you are there including life guards.

If you are eating out there are so many options to choose from!! We seemed to end up in La Garruacha a lovely 10 minute walk along the promenade but you could eat closer to home if you wanted to. Fantastic fish dishes are available everywhere.

If you are eating at home there is a very good supermarket - La Mercado - which has just everything. There is an amazing Chinese bazaar shop just over the road that has the best value for beach mats umbrellas etc that I could find and they sell just about everything.

The pool and beach were too tempting and we didn't really get to see much of the surrounding area but that is a good excuse to come back another time.

We loved the property - Gale, her agents and cleaners were all so helpful. It really makes a difference to your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are delighted to hear that you and all the family had a wonderful stay, we would like to thank you for choosing Casa Francesca for your stay and hope that one day you will come back and visit us. All the best to you. Gale xx
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Wonderful Villa near all amenities

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa with loads of space, it is clean and has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. There is a lovely pool and great outside space, including a roof top solarium with wonderful views. The beach is a short stroll and bars and restaurants located nearby. We are booked to go back next year it was a wonderful stay and our week just flew by. I highly recommend the villa and the location, it is 10/10

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Justyne, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Francesca and took the time to comment. Thank You So Much
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Amazing Villa. Will definitely be booking again!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time here. The villa was big enough for the 8 of us. 4 adults and 4 children. The pool area was so clean and perfect for our little ones to play in. Everything we needed inside the villa, including towels, untesils, tv. Totally home from home. Better than home even, as it had the amazing sunshine for the entire 3 weeks of our stay. Beach view from the master bedroom, local shops and restaurants all just walking distance and the kids loved the water park just down the road. Managed to also hire a car for next to nothing. We will definitely be coming back here next year! The best villa we have stayed in so far.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, its always nice to have positive feedback. hope to see you again soon. Casa Francecsa
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Map

Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Almeria airport
Nearest Barpub
seafront and many
Nearest Ferry
101 Kilometres
uerto de Almería
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Valle del Este Hotel Golf Spa,
Nearest Train
90.3 Kilometres
Almeria, 04006 Almería, Spain
Nearest Motorway
11.1 Kilometres
E-15
Nearest Restaurant
on the door step
Nearest Ski
158 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
on the doorstep
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $653.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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