CASA CAROL

For up to 7 Persons


About the Accommodation

This 4 Bedroom holiday home is fully air conditioned and located in the heart of Almunecar.

The property has recently been renovated and has ample space to accommodate 7 people. The entrance hall leads to the 2 king size, a twin and single bedrooms. On the same floor, there are 2 bathrooms, one with a bath and the other with a large built in shower. 

On the upper floor is the lounge and the fully equipped kitchen/diner. The lounge has ample seating for a party of 7 adults with a 49" Smart TV and a strong WiFi signal to enable guests to view Netflix or Amazon. There is also a DVD player, with a good selection of UK dvds. The WiFi is included in the cost of your rental. The dining table seats six, with 6 matching chairs, but it can be extended to seat 8. The kitchen has ample storage space. The fully equipped kitchen contains an oven, ceramic electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a fridge/freezer. All crockery and glasses are provided. However, you will most likely spend most of your eating in the FREE tapas bars.

The holiday home also provides 2 sun terraces, one on the same level as the lounge with seating to relax in a shaded area and the other up an additional flight of stairs. From the top terrace there are panoramic views of the town, castle walls, or out towards the sea and hillsides. The top terrace has a dining table, parasol and sun loungers for the lazy holiday sun-bathing days at home or the beautiful beaches are only a 10 minute walk from the house.

PLEASE NOTE: there is a House Rule which restricts noise on the Upper Terrace between 23.00-08.00, this is to respect our neighbours. Although the private rental holiday homes give guests more freedom than that of a hotel, please be mindful that, these properties are generally located within the general population who are not on holiday, but lead normal lives.

The Old Town has a lot of houses side by side, and no-one wants to hear loud noise at night. We welcome families and those who want to experience a relaxing, interesting holiday. No hen or stag parties, or big events allowed. Check in up to 22.30 are included in the cost of your rental, however, arrivals between 22.30-02.00, will attract an additional surcharge of 20€ to be paid in cash to the property managers on arrival.

Tourist Licence: VFT/GR/00831 

Address: Calle Torremolinos 21, 18690 Almunecar, Spain

Size: 4 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Beds: 3 Single beds, 2 Double beds, 1 Child bed, 2 Couches

Prices: 125EUR - 158EUR / Night

More pricing information:

This nightly cost is for 4 people with supplements for additional guests

Amenities

  • Towels and bed sheets
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Hangers
  • Smoking not allowed

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: The hilly streets of the Old Town mean it is not accessible for the disabled or those who have difficulty walking.

Close by is the Parque el Majuelo, botanical gardens, with one of Europe’s largest subtropical plant collections. The Loro Sexi, ornithological park, has over 120 different species of birds to view.

Just a 5 minute walk is the Plaza Constitucion (Town Hall Square) with delightful cafes, tapas bars and restaurants, as well as a chemist and, leading off the square, a myriad of tiny streets with a fantastic mix of clothes shops, boutiques, bodegas, bakeries, small vegetable and grocery shops.

Continue walking and you come down to the beaches (5 – 10 minute walk) – Playa Puerta Del Mar and Playa San Cristobal. Both beaches have long promenades with palm trees and tiled boardwalks. There are exercise areas on the beach, showers and toilets available. You can rent sun loungers from the local bars by the hour or day.

You’re never far from local cafes, restaurants (good value ‘menu of the day’), even bars and nightclubs open into the early hours of the morning. This is truly 'Authentic Spain'.

OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Just a few minutes’ walk from the house, before you reach the Town Hall Square, is La Corrala bar and gourmet restaurant with excellent food and a varied menu. Every Wednesday, there is a Flamenco show which is a fun and entertaining way to spend an evening. Flamenco is offered in many of the local restaurants and sometimes you get an outside show in the squares.

There are numerous local festivals and fiestas at all times during the year, which create a wonderful carnival atmosphere. The Fiesta of Barrio San Miguel is towards the end of September and the surrounding streets are totally transformed with cafes, bars and live bands.

The weather in Almunecar (Costa Tropical) is noted for being warm and sunny, with long hot summers and even winter can be hospitable and pleasant to sit outside. The average temperature is 20C.

The colourful covered Municipal Market is packed with stalls selling fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. Every Friday, there is an outdoor market in the town’s main car park and on Sundays a second-hand or flea market in the same place.

A very large Aquarium is in the centre of town. Also, for children, an Aqua Park (20 minutes’ walk) on the beach towards Playa Velilla, has water rides, pools, bars and restaurants. Aqua Park opens in summer season only.

The bus station is a 10 minute walk and offers cheap and very good services to surrounding towns and areas including Malaga, Motril, Nerja, Almeria and Granada. You can get there by bus from Malaga airport and save the cost of car hire or a taxi.

You don´t need to rent a car, but can take the long distance bus from central Malaga bus station, departures almost hourly. The one-way fare is only about 7€ per adult. Hop on a shuttle bus from the airport, or it's a short taxi ride. The bus station is in the centre of Almunecar and from there it's a ten minute walk to the house.

There are good, well-stocked, supermarkets in the town centre. Close to our house is a small local shop which opens early, closes in the afternoon, then is open again to 10pm. They stock basic essentials and bread.

EXPLORING THE AREA

Inland from Almunecar lies the Alpujarra National Park, where you can tour the pretty white villages, and visit the famous centre of water source Lanjaron.

Granada, the city and home of the world-famous Alhambra Palace, is just a 50 minute drive along a new motorway. Try to book your visit to the Alhambra online in advance, as it gets very busy in the high season, but well worth the visit.

Golf courses such as the popular 'Los Moriscos' 18 hole course east of Salobrena. Para-gliding, skiing in the Sierra Nevada, are also nearby. Almunecar coastal waters offer great water sports and scuba diving is very popular.

La Herradura and Salobrena are typical unspoilt bays and there is an exclusive 500 berth marina at Marina del Este.

Nerja is a pretty village along the coast, famous for its spectacular stalactite caves. For the adventurous, try a trip up into the hills to the Pena Escrita Nature Park. It’s a tortuous, winding steep climb – not for the nervous driver! Once up there, you’ll be thrilled by the wildlife zoo where the animals live close to nature. The views are incredible.

ACCESS AND PARKING

The Castle area's streets are narrow, winding and hilly, so there is no access for the disabled or those who find walking difficult.

Our house can be reached by car but there is no immediate parking. For drop-off of luggage or shopping, it’s best to stop at the top of an adjacent street and transport everything into the house.

Street parking is available within walking distance, either on meters on local streets (pay on meters 9.00 - 14.00, then it's free). The main car park is free, except for Fridays during the market. Or there is a large underground car park on Paseo de Atillo with paid-for parking, by the day or longer periods.

You get plenty of exercise by walking around the town and there really is no need to drive, as everywhere is a 5 – 15 minute walk.

Neighborhood

Almunecar is a traditional Spanish working seaside town. Located on the Costa Tropical, it is one of the few places that still provides FREE tapas with soft and alcoholic drinks.

There are a few beautiful beaches and many restaurants/bars located within a few hundred yards of the holiday home.

Transport

Getting Here From Malaga Airport

Taxi

Taxi transfer is the easiest and most comfortable way of travelling from Malaga Airport to Almunecar. You will find taxis outside the arrivals hall to the right. The journey time is approximately 60 minutes with almost all of the trip on the coastal motorway. The cost for transfer is approximately €80.00 each way.

Bus

You can also travel with bus from the airport to Almunecar. First, you have to get from Malaga airport to Malaga bus station:

Getting from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station:

The A Express bus (Line 75) leaves from outside the T3 arrivals area. When you exit the airport through the terminal 3 arrivals hall, turn to the right and go outside into the square. Just in front of the exit is a small kiosk where you should buy the bus tickets if you don't already have one. The buses stop at the far side of this square. The buses are every 20 to 30 minutes from 07:00 until 24:00 (from the airport) or 06:25 until 23:30 (to the airport). The journey time is about 30 minutes, but the buses are comfy and air-conditioned.

At Malaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The bus ticket to Almunecar costs about €7.00 (€13.00 return). During periods of the year the bus to Almunecar leaves only 2 times a day from Malaga Bus station, be sure to check out the timetables for the bus at: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home Depending on the time of day you select, this journey will be approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

There is also a direct bus from Malaga Airport to Almunecar at 14.15 PM and from Almunecar to Malaga Airport at 11.15 AM. Check out the schedules on this link: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

We suggest a taxi for the journey from the bus station in Almunecar to Casa Carol. Taxis are available at the front of the bus station.

Train and Bus

Train from Malaga Airport to Malaga City:

September 10th 2010 saw the construction of a new RENFE train station at the Malaga airport, 30 metres from the terminal building, meaning an end to long treks with heavy bags. It is a very quick, convenient and easy way to get to Malaga bus station or to Malaga city. The suburban train station forms part of the Terminal T3 building. The train journey takes 11 minutes and costs €1.80 each way. First train from the airport to Maria Zambrano station is at 06.44 and then every 20 minutes until 00:03. First train from Maria Zambrano to the airport is at 05:20 then every 20 minutes until 22:53. From the train station to the bus station is only around a 5 minute walk. Both buildings are across the street from each other.

At Malaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The bus ticket to Almunecar costs about 9 euro. During periods of the year the bus to Almunecar leaves only 2 times a day from Malaga Bus station, be sure to check out the timetables for the bus at: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

Car Rental

If you rent a car at Malaga airport it is very easy to get out and on to the motorway to Marina Del Este. Head out of the airport (there is only one way out) and you will join the M23. Stay on this road until you join the M20 in direction: Motril and Almeria. You are then on the AUTOVÍA del MEDITERRANEO (A7). Carry on following the large blue signs to: ALMERIA, CORDOBA, GRANADA and SEVILLA the A7/E15 and A45. Several kms further on after leaving Malaga - the motorway splits to the right to Granada, Cordoba and Seville (DO NOT take this) but follow signs straight on for ALMERÍA and MOTRIL. This motorway follows the coast all the way to Almunecar. Leave the highway at the junction 305 sign posted for Almunecar Oeste and La Herradura.

This road is the N340a which will take you into Almunecar.

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