Sorry I am not taking any further new points or swap bookings in 2017. Please do enquire about rental.
Come visit a wonderful and quiet place in Spain-Andalusia-Granada coast, in our lovely vacational home.
No smoking in the house and no pets (due to allergy) - but other than that we just expect that you treat our place as if it was your own
LOCATION Spain - Andalusia - Granada - Motril - South Coast - Playa Granada and Los Moriscos golf resort
ADDRESS: Rector Juan de Dios Lopez Gonzalez 34 - Playa Granada - Motril - Granada- Spain
The beach is to 200 meters walking
We ask our LHS friends to make a contribution to the annual maintenance costs of the property and staff. So right now we prefer ONLY RENTAL. The RENT charged is competitive for comparable houses on the location, because we believe that the LHS families appreciate and take care of each other`s houses in a way which one would not find on the open rental market.
Resort: Los Moriscos Golf
Green fee for residents: single 45€, couple 79€. Special green fee for afternoons
In the area, restaurants, disco in the beach, bar terraces, cafes, tapas bars, gastro bar, golf club (around the house).
The climate in Motril, capital of the Costa Tropical: mild winters; long, hot summers. Temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. A unique micro-climate!
The result is an extremely pleasant and healthy climate with sunshine almost all year. In fact, in Motril they will enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
In winter, the average temperature is usually around during the day, about 18 degrees Celsius. During the summer, the average is 25 degrees, with daytime temperatures often reaching 30 degrees or more, but without the stifling humidity common in the tropics.
Studies by the World Health Organization revealed to the Costa Tropical of Motril as one of the healthiest places to live in the world and is the only subtropical micro-climate of Europe.
AIRPORTS: 50 minutes from Granada and 1:30hrs from Malaga
REGULAR BUSES to Motril (city) and Granada
Ski resort of Sierra Nevada 1:30hrs;
Close villages to visit Salobreña 5kms; Motril city 5kms; Nerja 30 mins
Coming from Malaga airport: the best is a car hire email@example.com the owner is Alberto (+34 619 390 696 and +34 608 541 347) if you mention “Declan O´Sullivan” (my brother in law that he had used this service during last 12 years) may help price
Fully furnished, 3 floors plus an attic in a site of 500 square meters.
Basement: 1 suite with bathroom; second bedroom; bathroom; living room and an utility room full equipped.
Main floor: full equipped kitchen with dishwasher; toilet; living room; TV room; seating room.
First floor: 1 suite with bathroom; 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom;
Attic: studio and big terrace
Pool (7x5 meters and 1,10 meters deep)
Bikes, windsurf, playstation, canoe facilities.
Community: Member Social Club (2 tennis, 5 paddle courts, TV room, free WIFI and table games).
Talking about cleaning, we always insist to our guests to leave the house as clean and in order as they found it. In addition of that, we usualy arrange to pay an extra for a cleaning lady for the laundry and other special cleaning (like windows, etc…).
Swapping our car can also be an option.
I am sure that you will have a really nice break in our house.
Please, always feel free to get in contact with us if you need any further information.
PLACES TO VISIT:
- Alhambra http://www.alhambra.org/eng/index.asp?secc=/inicio&popup=1.
The history of the Alhambra is linked with the geographical place where it is located: Granada. On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the thirteenth century, after the establishment of the Nasrid kingdom and the construction of the first palace, by the founder king Mohammed ibn Yusuf ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. Throughout the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the fortress became a citadel with high ramparts and defensive towers, which house two main areas: the military area, or Alcazaba, the barracks of the royal guard, and the medina or court city, the location of the famous Nasrid Palaces and the remains of the houses of noblemen and plebeians who lived there. The Charles V Palace (which was built after the city was taken by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492) is also in the medina. The complex of monuments also has an independent palace opposite the Alhambra, surrounded by orchards and gardens, which was where the Granadine kings relaxed: the Generalife.
- La Alpujarra is a mountainous district in Southern Spain, which stretches south from the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada in the autonomous region of Andalusia. The region consists principally of valleys which descend at right angles from the crest of the Sierra Nevada on the north, to the Sierras Almijara, and , which separate it from the Mediterranean Sea, to the south. The region is one of great natural beauty. Because of a warm southerly climate combined with a reliable supply of water for irrigation from the rivers running off the Sierra Nevada, the valleys of the western Alpujarras are among the most fertile in Spain, though the steep nature of the terrain means that they can only be cultivated in small fields, so that many modern agricultural techniques are impractical. They contain a rich abundance of fruit trees, especially grape vines, oranges, lemons, persimmons, figs and almonds. La Alpujarra was successively settled by Ibero-Celtic peoples, by the Romans, and by Visigoths before the Moorish conquest of southern Spain in the eighth century. The region was the last refuge of the Moors, who were allowed to remain there for nearly 150 years after the fall of Granada in 1492. Following the Morisco Revolt of 1568, the Moorish population was forced from the region after the Moriscos used it as a military base. By order of the Spanish crown, two Moorish families were required to remain in each village in order to demonstrate to the new inhabitants, introduced from northern Spain, the workings of the terracing and irrigation systems on which the district's agriculture depends.
- Salobreña, dazzling and white, can be found in the very heart of the Costa Tropical nestling amongst the geraniums and ancient, winding Arab streets. Caressed by a gentle sea breeze and illuminated by the bright sunlight, it closely hugs the contours of the huge rock which looks out across the sea. Its privileged position and lush environment have attracted many different civilisations. Evidence of settlements, from Neolithic to Phoenician times, along with Roman and Arab developments can be found everywhere; from the dominant Arab castle at the top of the rock to the green sugar cane plantations below, from the sub-tropical fruit orchards to the beautiful beaches which bathe the coastline.
- The Caves of NERJA, are the formation of karstic cavities, with its origin in the chain of the geologic processes occurred within the last ww5 million years. In the period of Triassic significant quantities of the calcareous mud settled down on the fond of the ancient Mediterranean sea, later on transforming into the calcareous-dolomite marble, which at present shelter the Caves of Nerja. In the period of the alpine orogeny (the end of Cretaceous – beginning of Miocene), started 65 million years ago and lasting up to 5 million years ago, drifts between tectonic layers of Africa and Europe resulted in the creation of the Beticas mountains, such as Sierra Tejeda or Almijara. The rain abundance in the last 5 million years (Superior Mioceneand – Inferior Pleistocene) infiltrated the fissures of marbles stimulating its further dissoluton. In this way, huge cavities in which the underground waters circulated were formed. Later on due to the surge of the ground embossment, resulting from the mountain slides in the region in question, the subterranean waters were forced to look for the lower layers to circulate in. In the consequence the caves commenced to refill with carbonate deposits stalactites and stalagmites. In the last 800,000 years (Medium Pleistocene and Holocene) the impressive stalactites and stalagmites have been formed thanks to the further settling of calcite. The settlement processes have created subterranean scenery of the Caves of Nerja, wich can be admired nowadays.
Only one-third of the halls are open for tourists: low galleries (Entrance Hall, Créche Hall, Elephant Eye-Tooth Hall, Ballet Hall, Phantoms Hall and Cataclysm Hall), throughout the latest one can pass up to the High halls discovered in 1960 and New galleries, discovered in 1970, both of wich are accessible to he reduced groups of visitors dedicated to the speleological tourism. The approximate duration of the visit to the tourist zone in the Caves of Nerja accounts up to 45 minutes.