- Apartamento53 m²
- Capacidad 6
- Estancia mínima7 noches
- Tasa de respuesta:
- Tiempo de respuesta:
- Dentro de una hora
- inglés, francés, español
- Última actualización de calendario:
- 13 jul. 2018
Tipo de ubicación
Piscina / Spa
Actividades de ocio
Servicios y Negocios Locales
Actividades y deporte de Aventura
Convenient home from home with traditional flavour
This well-equipped apartment is conveniently located within easy reach of many great beaches, restaurants and shopping, yet feels perfectly peaceful and private. The pool and gardens are spotlessly clean and there's a handy mini market and cafe within walking distance. The apartment is perfect for a family of four and has ample space for a couple. There are beach chairs and accessories to take to the pool/beach and plenty of written info about all the many diverse attractions and activities available in the area, such as a road trip to Carboneras on market day, or travelling further afield to Granada, eating traditional Spanish fare in Mojacar Pueblo, visiting the expansive beaches both north and south of Vera, sampling Spanish markets in various towns within easy reach and making sure you don't miss any of the local fiestas. I would recommend this property to anyone seeking a relaxing beach holiday with great facilities on tap and plenty of authentic Spanish culture thrown in.
Nice apartment in a disappointing area!
We stayed in the apartment for almost a fortnight and were happy with the apartment itself. It was clean when we arrived, with lots of clean towels and spare bedding for the duration of our stay. It is a spacious two bedroomed apartment, which is plenty big for 4, but would have been a little cosy to have any more than that.
We stayed in November, which is when it should be at its quietest, but it was unbearably noisy at night time. This is a first floor apartment and you can hear everything that goes on upstairs. We heard entire conversations, every step that was taken and when their alarm went off in the morning, it woke everyone in our apartment! The walls are paper thin! This was the most disappointing aspect of our stay, as we began to count down the days until we left and got a decent nights sleep! That is not what should happen on a holiday!
We weren't made aware, until we were in Spain, that the usual process for lets is that the keys will be posted to your U.K. address. As this wasn't appropriate for us, we had to pay €20 for the caretaker to come out with the keys! An unexpected cost that should be mentioned on the listing.
The resort itself is unfinished. Building work stopped abruptly when the recession hit and so there are a lot of uncompleted blocks and a lot of waste ground around the complex. There is a great road network, with amazing pavements and cycle paths all around the complex, but the weeds are so large in places that you are forced to walk on the road side. It looks like no maintenance is done out with the complex to the infrastructure which was put in place. There are also not many services locally. Perhaps a dozen restaurants as well as a large Consum and Mercadona supermarkets. Eating out in the resort must be challenging in the summer months. You really need a car to stay here, as even the closest supermarket is a mile away.
We were disappointed that the boules playing area right outside the complex was so overgrown with weeds it was impossible to use. It was certainly not in the same condition as the photograph on the listing.
There was no communication from the owner during our stay. In all other holiday rentals we have stayed in, we have been contacted on our second day to ask if everything was alright. We had the contact number for the caretaker but didn't use it as we didn't want another charge!
Thank you so much for your feedback. It really does help other people decide where to stay to hear from a traveller. Therefore, I hope you don't mind me correcting a few misunderstandings.
You are absolutely correct in saying that this area of Spain, like so many others, has suffered during the financial crisis. To be fair to the local Vera Town Hall, the area was absolutely immaculate and weed free in May, when there were some protests about the lack of communal work despite us all paying our taxes. Like many things, the one clear up has not continued, and we cannot keep updating our photographs, but our community do regularly ask the Town Hall to do their bit and tidy up the municipal areas.
The €20 charge was because you wouldn't pay a deposit through this website. I cover the cost for my caretaker to meet you and give you the keys. Most guests leave the keys in the apartment at the end of their visit so there is no need for her to visit a second time until cleaning, but she needed to see you out to repay your cash deposit. It isn't on the listing as it is advised to pay the deposit on the website for visitors' own security. It is held by HomeAway in a secure account, not given to the owners and is a much safer system for everyone than paying it in cash.
Al Andalus Hills is a completed community and has been for 10 years. The site next door was to be a municipal basketball/playground but Vera Ayuntamiento have never actioned their planning. As Owners on the neighbouring community there is little we can do about this.
I am sorry you didn't find the welcome pack in the apartment. There are directions to the 20 or so eateries within a 15 minute walk of the apartment. Whilst not all will be open in November, there would be a wide range of different cuisines to choose from, and no car would be needed.
Comfy, well quipped apartment but need a car to do anything
We were given a warm welcome to Andalus Hills & shown everything to do with the apartment which a little old fashioned but was very well equipped and reasonably comfortable.
The place felt very safe being behind remote controlled security gates & there was plenty of parking
There is a lovely pool with grass surrounding it but so many restrictions, makes it boring for kids - no inflatables, no diving, no food around the pool etc etc.
The apartment block is set up about 25 minutes walk from the Vera Playa beach (big naturist resort, including people walking along the streets naked too!!).
Nothing much else going on in Vera Playa if you're looking for a choice of bars & restaurants.
There is a great supermarket with the best seafood & fish counter & very inexpensive wines.
To summarise, it wasn't ideal for us but if you enjoy walking or are happy to go everywhere by car, then you'll enjoy it.
Don't forget the local bus. Just €1 gets you into Mojacar Playa or Vera Town. Fantastic twice hourly service throughout the year, that runs 24/7 during the peak season.
We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was great value and well equipped.
The views were lovely from the balcony and we enjoyed breakfast and evening meals eating outside looking at the mountain views. The sunsets were fantastic over the mountains.
Karen was most helpful throughout the booking process. We would recommend this apartment / location and plan to come back soon.
We booked the apartment as we were house hunting. Excellent value and spacious. Vera Playa is pretty much closed at this time of year but for our purposes it was great.
Thanks Jeremy. Appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. Karen
We have a very nice area, a very lovingly furnished house and a joyful couple caretaker encountered
In the house we found everything we were looking for.
We can recommend this apartment to other guests at any time.
Perhaps we will come back again.
Something we must complain about: There is no WIFI or WLAN in the house. Therefore, we could not use the laptop brought along unfortunately. But only from the mobile expensive to go.
Unfortunately, due to the low season was not very busy. But that was not only in the plant but everywhere.
Best regards, Carmen Karger
Thank you Carmen. We are trying to get WiFi installed in the apartment. In this area it is best by 'line of site' and we have been assured that there is a new antenna being installed on the Hills by Mojacar Pueblo which will give us 'line of site' from our balcony. We find it very frustrating too!
Información adicional sobre tarifas
€150 refundable security deposit required to confirm booking Full payment 8 weeks prior to travel €20 supplement per 5th & 6th person staying in apartment Beach towel hire available locally at €2.50 per towel per week Please contact owner to pay in £sterling by bacs.