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� 2 storey house in small gated community of 14 family houses
� Suitable for quiet couples and families
� 5 minutes from the beaches and town
� 50 minutes from Granada and 90 minutes to the ski slopes at Sierra Nevada.
� 80 minutes from Malaga airport

An all-year-round location, suitable for sea and ski, La Rijana sits on top of a headland and looks out over the pool and sea. From the windows and terrace, you can watch sunrise and sunset, follow the fishing boats and may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins just off the coast. On a clear day, you can have views across to Africa.

La Rijana is entered through a remote controlled gate and positioned just below an ancient Moorish tower, in a peaceful, residential, exclusive area of Almu�ecar, known as Los Pinos, (The Pines). It consists of 14 houses, most of which are second homes and so it is generally extremely quiet. The communal pool (10x8m with Roman steps), which overlooks the sea, is open all year.

The house has rustic floor tiles throughout, is double-glazed and is equipped with AC and heating on the lower floor. Fans are provided for the bedrooms.

The well-furnished lounge/diner has remote controlled TV with English Free-view, DVD, pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi and a Hi-Fi. There is a collection of books, games and CD�s together with a comprehensive information file.

The kitchen, with granite surfaces, has induction hob, combination convection/grill/microwave oven, washer, large fridge-freezer, electric kettle and toaster and in addition, is well supplied with crockery and glassware for indoor and outdoor use.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, all with sea views. The master bedroom, with king bed has an en-suite bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms have twin beds (bedroom 3 with a stow-away bed). There is a second bathroom. Both bathrooms have shower, basin and bidet.

Patio doors open onto a terrace which stretches over 2 sides, giving superb sea and pool views. There is a retractable sun canopy, teak dining table, side table and 6 chairs and 2 sun loungers. Some additional fold up chairs are available for you to take to the pool.

The grounds
� The house has its own parking space outside
� Shared pool (10x8m) with Roman steps
� Gardens
� Protected parking within gated community

You will find a complimentary welcome pack and starter essentials for kitchen and bathrooms.

Please note: All guests must agree to abide by the rules of the residential community.

Things to do and see
The town
Almu�ecar is the principal town on the Costa Tropical, a coast characterised by rugged cliffs falling to the sea and a sub-tropical climate that encourages the growth of chirimoyas, avocados, mangoes and bananas.
It has the heart of an old Andalucian pueblo, being built on cobbled streets, and has history which dates back to pre-historic times.

Things to do and see in the town:
� Roman aqueduct and fish-salting factory
� botanical gardens with nearly 200 varieties of tropical trees from all over the world, (jazz festival in July)
� bird park
� castle
� museum
� aquarium
� bonsai gardens
� water park
� daily market, Friday outdoor market and Sunday flea market
� lively shopping centre in the old town
� many bars and restaurants � particularly lovely areas to be found in the summer evenings in the old town area

Under an hour:
� All the beaches of the Costa Tropical (see section �Coast� below) including a marina and the marine nature reserve
� Salobrena castle and old town
� Motril � with a history of sugar cane and rum production
� Amazing caves at Nerja with prehistoric remains
� The verdant Lecrin Valley.
� Fascinating Granada, the last Moorish stronghold, with the fabulous Moorish Alhambra Palace, cathedral, gypsy barrio, hot baths and many other interesting sights

1-2 hours:
� Sierra Nevada skiing (or mountain walking in summer)
� Alpujarras (made famous by the book 'Driving Over Lemons')
� The historical town of Alhama de Granada, with Moorish quarter, to the south east of Granada. Just outside the town, which is set in rolling hills, are hot springs which feed Arab baths at a local hotel. Accompanied mountain and gorge walks, mountain biking, and a variety of adventurous activities can be arranged in the area. 15 minutes away is Lake Bermejeles with beautiful views and swimming. Picnic tables are set amongst lakeside trees.
� Malaga with old city centre, Picasso Museum, castle, cathedral and many other sights.
� Seville, Cordoba, Ronda are all possible on overnight visits.

The Coast
The Costa tropical offers a huge variety of beaches and coves where opportunities exist for diving, windsurfing, paragliding, jet-ski, scuba, snorkelling, fishing, pedalo, nudism or simply sunbathing and swimming. There are 7 beaches at Almunecar and further both east and west, numerous others can be reached down steep cliffs. Riding and golf are also available nearby. Coastal towns are as follows:

To the east of Almunecar:
� Salobre�a, built on an outcrop of rock and topped by Moorish fortifications
� The interesting town of Motril, famous for sugar cane and rum and with Los Moriscos golf course next to the sea.
To the west of Almunecar:
� Marina del Este - exclusive marina with smart restaurants and diving
� Herradura, a small, pleasant coastal resort known for wind-surfing
� Canuelo � beautiful beach with a dramatic backdrop reached by a mini-bus service
� Cantarrijan, included in the very special marine nature reserve and suitable for nudism, this beach has car access down to a cliff-backed bay. There are 2 restaurants, a water-sport equipment hire centre and a massage tent.
� Nerja, a popular resort for British holiday-makers, with a good beach (Burriana) and fantastic caves (International festival, featuring ballet, opera, flamenco in July).
� Torrox Costa - pleasant promenade lined with restaurants
� Torre del Mar, and nearby, the modern shopping centre of El Ingenio and the lovely old town of Velez Malaga.

There are other beaches, not mentioned above, waiting to be discovered!

Fiestas and festivals occur throughout the year and you can find out about them from the local tourist office or by searching online.

The location of La Rijana, suitable all year round, means that you can combine the tranquillity of gazing across the Mediterranean towards Africa, with the convenience of being only minutes from the centre of a vibrant Andalucian pueblo dating back to pre-history. You can explore the coastal towns and more remote beaches or head inland to the mountains. And remember - the wonderful city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada ski resort are just a short drive away.
Come and enjoy � hasta luego!


Location - Almunecar, Costa Tropica / del Sol, 1hr Malaga,Granada Spain
Home Type - House
Sleeps up to - 6
Number of Bedrooms - 3
Single Beds - 4
Double Beds - 1
Bathrooms - 2
Toilets - 2
Swimming Pool - Shared
Smoking - Not allowed


Air conditioning, Barbecue, 2 Bidet(s), Books, Cable or satellite TV, Free standing stove/cooker, DVD, Free standing fan(s), Separate freezer, Separate fridge, Combined fridge/freezer, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron, Ironing board, Kettle, Outdoor furniture, Private parking space, 2 Shower(s), Stereo, Toaster, Local TV, Washing Machine,


Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding, Jet skiing, Sailing, Scuba diving, Swimming, Tennis, Water sports, Wind surfing,

Local facilities

Amusement park 1 km / 1100 yds,   Bank 1 km / 1100 yds,   Boat trips 1 km / 1100 yds,   Bus station 1 km / 1100 yds,   Bus stop 1 km / 1100 yds,   Cinema 1 km / 1100 yds,   Golf club 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Historical site 1 km / 1100 yds,   Hospital 1 km / 1100 yds,   Municipal swimming pool 1.6 km / 1 mile,   Museum 1 km / 1100 yds,   Nature Park 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Nightclub 1 km / 1100 yds,   Pharmacy 1 km / 1100 yds,   Port 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Restaurant 1 km / 1100 yds,   Sea 1 km / 1100 yds,   Shops 1 km / 1100 yds,   Ski lift 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Ski slopes 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Supermarket 1 km / 1100 yds,   Taxi rank 1 km / 1100 yds,   Theatre 1 km / 1100 yds,   Thermal baths/spa 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Town centre 1 km / 1100 yds,   Train station 50+ km / 31+ miles,  

Rental rates

From To GBP Period
2 January 16 26 February 16 345 week
27 February 16 25 March 16 375 week
26 March 16 29 April 16 400 week
30 April 16 27 May 16 450 week
28 May 16 1 July 16 450 week
23 May 16 3 July 16 525 week
2 July 16 26 August 16 695 week
27 August 16 30 September 16 525 week
To convert the rental rates above into a different currency please enter the value into the appropriate box below. As currencies are constantly fluctuating this will only be a guide and if you wish to pay in another currency you should agree the amount with the owner.

Rental notes

The prices shown are for up to 4 people. There is a small addition for 5 or 6 people.
All guests must abide by community rules and are liable for the full payment of any fines imposed by the community as a result of the breaking of these rules.
Rates include reasonable but not excessive use of electricity.
20% deposit paid with booking.

Booking deposit - 20%
Balance to be paid - 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit - �150GBP

Owners details

Telephone - (0044) (0)1865 340033 / (0044) (0)79 620 150 97
Advertised since: 1 January 2007

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Picture album

looking over the pool with views to sea

sitting room with sea views

the pool looking over to our villa

our terrace with amazing sea views

the south terrace with view to Africa

view south from the gardens

master bedroom with sea views

2nd bedroom with sea views

bedroom 3 with stowed bed and sea views

en-suite to master bedroom

2nd bathroom


Playa Galera, Almunecar

Marina del Este near Almunecar

across the pool to our house

1 of Almunecar's beaches

dawn view from master bedroom

Easter procession in Almunecar

Cantarijan beach on the Costa Tropical

Cala Bajio in Almunecar

Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains

the Alhambra in Granada

Almunecar's Botanical Gardens and castle

evening falls over the pool and sea