- Ferienwohnung53 m²
- Min. Aufenthalt7 Nächte
- Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch
- Kalender zuletzt aktualisiert:
- 6. Nov. 2018
Wellness / Erholung
Très bonne location
Appartement agréable très bien situé
Proche de toutes les commodités, calme et très bien exposé
Karen en plus réponds à toutes nos exigences et est très réactive dès qu'on lui demande un service où un renseignement
Je le recommande
Merci beaucoup pour vos gentils mots, Josseline. Je suis tellement heureuse que vous avez apprécié votre séjour. Karen
Everything you could want & ask for. Brilliant.
First impressions. Excellent. A real home from home experience. Lovely for family dinners or simply relaxing as a couple. Air con in bedroom a god send. I cannot think of anything that you could possibly need. The balcony I was told was small but I was delighted with the size. A nice quiet area. Security on complex brilliant, needing key fobs to get in & out of pool area & car park. Own parking space. Regular bin collections. All white goods you’d have at home including washing machine & dishwasher. Really relaxing & homely environment. Very clean. What can I say. Just perfect. I will definitely want to return. The pool was warm, the locals & holiday families friendly. Not one single problem. Beaches lovely. I recommend a car, unless your happy to hop on a bus outside which seem regular. Communication between owner & I a ten out of ten. English speaking caretaker if needed, & owner supplies her own mobile number. Only 40/50 mins from airport. Nice drive. Brilliant weather. Cannot say a bad word. If you go with kids, you will not be disappointed. Even pool accessories to borrow from apartment. Neighbour is lovely too. Go. Don’t doubt me. I want to return. Thank you so much again. You made me feel like I was borrowing a friends apartment with your kind emails. Much love. Donna x
Thank you so much for the kind review Donna. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest, and to learn that you are as much in love with the area as we are. Please do come back and stay again. Karen
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.
Karen's property has been a lovely choice for our vacations in Vera. The apartment is cozy and clean with lovely gardens and an incredible pool. I highly recommend it!
Really glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday, Adan. Appreciate you writing the review.
Zusatzinformationen zu den Mietpreisen
€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.