Large country house for rent near Mojácar, Almería

Spacious villa with pool near Mojácar

Mi Casa es tu casa
We spent 5 happy years restoring Las Tortugas, and we hope you will treat it as your home, however short your stay.

We will do everything we can to give make that stay memorable and help you to experience the special feeling often described by our guests.
View from covered terrace
View from covered terrace
Covered terrace
Covered terrace
Upper sitting room
Upper sitting room
Dining room
Dining room
Ground floor kitchen
Ground floor kitchen
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2

Las Tortugas sits in a walled and gated 2500m2 plot. The nearest neigbours are some 200m away and there are only two to be seen, making it a very private place indeed. The views from the garden and from the upper floor are stunning - particularly to the Sierra Cabrera and Mojácar Pueblo to the south and to the sea at Garrucha.

A ten minute drive brings you, depending on the direction, to our local town of Vera, the fishing port of Garrucha and the resort of Mojácar with its 14 kilometres of beaches, several with the coveted Blue Flag.

The house is located just two kilometres from the E15 motorway so it is easy and quick to find: from Almería airport less than an hour.

The Pool and Garden

The area we all tend to spend most time, both summer and winter, is the large shaded terrace beside the pool. It has dining table for up to ten, plus several sofas for relaxing, not to mention a big fridge for drinks, and leads into the dining room.

There are plenty of loungers around the 10metre pool,  plus a built in barbecue.

The garden itself is mainly gravelled and is planted with palms, cacti and other mature trees and shrubs. There is covered parking for 2 cars as well as an extensive open gravelled parking area.


Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on each floor, each with either en-suite or a private bathroom next door. All the bedrooms are very spacious and equipped with ceiling fans. Two have large walk-in showers and one has a big walk-in wardrobe.  All are large and comfortable enough so no one feels they are getting the least desirable room. Two can be made up either as twins or superkings, the fourth is a 1.5m double.  The family bathroom on the first floor has a full size bath with shower over and a cupboard with marble top ideal for a baby changing area.

All of the bedrooms are large enough to add a z bed for children under 12 or a travel cot for children under 2.


Living and Dining Rooms

On the ground floor is a dining room with seating for up to 10, and a separate sitting room with  flat screen  TV and many books.   An android box provides access not only to all UK terrestrial channels but also an enormous selection of movies and box sets. The wall which divides these rooms has a log burner with doors on each side which keeps both rooms warm even on the chilliest winter evening.

On the first floor is a large L-shaped sitting room with sliding doors onto the enormous first floor open terrace. This light and airy room is amazingly cool in summer if you open the doors onto the terrace and onto the balcony on the other side to allow a delicious breeze through.    There is a fireplace with log burning stove.

There is a guest cloakroom beside the front door, convenient for the area round the pool.


Kitchens

There is a kitchen on each floor. The ground floor kitchen has a Stoves gas range cooker with two ovens and an 8-burner hob (enough for the most enthusiastic chef to prepare a banquet for 10), separate food prep sink, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and many small appliances as well as a whole array of cookware and a generous supply of crockery, cutlery and glassware. The upstairs kitchen has a 4-burner gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, crockery, cutlery and glassware

The kitchens are a true reflection reflection of the owner's own passion for cooking and entertaining!


Children and Toddler friendly

Having had the experience of four grandchildren (the oldest already 23!) we have learned a lot about the needs of families travelling to holiday homes.  We have applied a lot of the commonsense stuff we have learned to help us make Las Tortugas as toddler-friendly as possible.

We have cots, high chairs, baby bath, potties, children's plates/bowls/cutlery, stair gates, bed guards, pool toys and a Watchfrog pool alarm.  Although there is no substitute for parental supervision, we feel that this alarm (which alerts on contact with water) is a better alternative to in-pool sensor alarms which have to be switched off when other people are in the pool. It is only too easy for an errant toddler to find their way into the water when everyone else is enjoying themselves at the other end.  


Telecommunications

There is wifi available throughout the house which means that you can hook up with your friends and family via Skype or other VOIP systems.


Accommodation limits

Maximum occupation is 8 plus 2 children under 12 and 2 babies/toddlers up to 2.

We welcome well-behaved dogs who will revel in the freedom to run around in the open countryside which surrounds Las Tortugas, free from any danger from traffic and with the frequent possibility of chasing rabbits.

Sorry but we do not allow stag or hen groups or groups of people under 25.


For your convenience

The house is well stocked with everything you need in terms of basic cooking ingredients and cleaning materials - we send you a list in advance along with the Book of the House so that you know what to expect.

In addition we offer a shopping service if you would like us to shop for you in advance - particularly useful if you are likely to arrive late or on a Sunday (supermarkets are open in summer on Sunday but only till lunchtime).  All we need is your list 48 hours before arrival.


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