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Quirky suite near Costa Tropical - near everything

Private room in guest suite hosted by Elizabeth
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS - until Covid-19 is gone forever, any booking gets the entire upstairs i.e. two full guest suites. Prices based on one guest, with a surcharge per extra guest up to 4.

(1) Simply-furnished twin-bedded room with private shower / loo, (2) double room with shower/loo. Ideal base for exploring this lovely part of Spain.

Those expecting 5 star facilities at this budget price, please note ** no pool, no TV ** no aircon** (fans or heaters are provided depending on season).

The space
This idiosyncratic townhouse dates back to Velez de Benaudalla's history, and building began some 100 years ago as a farmhouse. The house had sections added constantly as the farm around it was eventually swallowed by the spreading town. It is now very central and your perfect base for experiencing life in a charismatic historical Spanish town. The beaches of the Costa Tropical are 15 minutes away, Granada and the fabulous Alhambra Palace an unhurried 45 minutes (via the Lecrin Valley) and the ski resorts and national park of the magnificent Sierra Nevada half an hour beyond Granada. Velez is 5 minutes from the A44 and national motorways, which means it is conveniently near everything. It offers excellent pavement cafes, good shops, a small market, banks, and is a nice town to explore. Alsa coach services between Motril and Granada city centres have stops on the high street an easy walk from the house.


Many guests are writers, and the rooms have spacious desks with comfortable chairs. It is also an ideal base for those wanting to drive through to the winter ski slopes, or enjoy exploring the coastal towns year-round. If you want to visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada it is recommended you book ahead, even at quieter times of year. The Costa Tropical's winter is crisp and invigorating, and the hikers and cyclists love it. The pavement cafes are wonderful - not to mention two bakeries in easy walking distance. The Jardin Nazari, a beautifully recreated nod to the town's Moorish origins, is 5 minutes walk away. Nearly everything is - the gym, municipal swimming pools in August, high street banks shops and restaurants, and a good coach service between Motril and Granada for non-drivers.

With 320 days of sunshine a year winter days are usually sunny but the nights can get nippy, there's a radiator in the room and extra covers provided. In summer, a standing fan replaces the radiator and the old walls are so thick the house is generally cool.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Vélez de Benaudalla, Andalucía, Spain

Velez was built in Moorish times and has narrow twisting streets surrounded by open farms. It shares the gentle coastal climate of the Costa Tropical, and the Jardin Nazari is a beautifully restored step back into the past. Velez is a small and bustling town with crammed corner shops, mini supermarkets, bakeries and delis, 3 banks, a daily fresh fish / meat market on weekdays, plus the bread van stops at the house every morning around 10.30. Drinks at the pavement cafes have friendly prices and include the day's special tapas as standard. Menus are varied and the food is good - with so much on offer in easy walking distance, guests rarely eat in.

Hosted by Elizabeth

Joined in January 2017
  • 14 Reviews
I'm English-speaking, with a smattering of about 5 other languages (Spanish fluency is a work in progress) and in a way I'm standing in for that handy aunt you don't have in Spain - the one in a nice non-touristy town with excellent pavement cafes, and some of the most beautiful bits of Spain just a little further afield. My guest room is your base for exploring and if you're a writer, or travelling alone, or both, you are doubly welcome. I'm a writer, most recently from Scotland but originally from South Africa, so Velez is my return to the sun, and more. I'm also still trying to bring this unique old townhouse to its full potential, and although the refurbishment has been completed the fine-tuning will continue for many years. Oh, and I'm the best kind of relative - around when you'd like directions, advice, or to talk about the adventures of the day but otherwise getting on with my own stuff.
I'm English-speaking, with a smattering of about 5 other languages (Spanish fluency is a work in progress) and in a way I'm standing in for that handy aunt you don't have in Spain…
During your stay
Between midnight and nine am the doors between atrium and terrace are locked for additional security.

The host is South African / British and speaks English with a little Dutch, French, and German. Spanish is improving by the day but is not fluent.
Between midnight and nine am the doors between atrium and terrace are locked for additional security.

The host is South African / British and speaks English with a lit…
  • Policy number: VTAR/GR/01710
  • Language: English
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House rules
Check out: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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