Villa Alhambra

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space

In the heart of historic Andalucia with unparalleled views of the mountains and most notably the World UNESCO Alhambra Palace, Villa Alhambra offers the perfect combination of romance and privacy for seven lucky guests.

With so much period charm inside and out, and built in a somewhat cortijo cottage style, it really is an utterly unique Andalusian property for those seeking a more traditional home. Outside is a real gem, and you’ll be wowed by the entrance. Cobbled stone steps lead the way through pretty well loved 17th century gardens and terraces all cocooned in flowering shrubs, fragrant fruit trees and pretty fountains sprinkled over various levels.

Separate from the house, more steps lead to a charming pool terrace, which affords amazing views over the leafy tree and rooftops all the way towards the Palace, where it is hard to resist lounging the hours away in blissful peace and quiet. The pool is a constant temptation, however when you can summon the energy external steps from the house bring you up to a pretty rooftop outdoor terrace, where you can dine outside and soak up more of the incredible vistas. Combining the views with cooling dips and alfresco meals, outside has to be one of the best ways to spend days here.

The lovingly maintained interiors are traditional and homely, as the owner has restored and added a mix of intricate dark and light wood furniture, artwork – some of which is spiritual – along with plenty of curios and antiques. Cue the quirky sitting room, located on the upper level of the house. Centred on a charming little fireplace paired with comfy brown leather sofas, armchairs and two coffee tables all making it particularly cosy for evenings spent indoors curled up watching a film, reading or sociable catch ups. Doors from here ascend into the dining room which is dominated by an intricately carved rafted ceiling, along with a welcoming antique table for dining, and a further spot for putting your feet up on the footstool and just chilling out. A charming farmhouse style kitchen accentuated with pretty Andalusian wall and floor tiles is a delight and features all the modern day amenities you could need for rustling up anything from a light snack to a hearty meal, with plenty of space for all the chefs to get involved!

On this floor, you’ll also discover one of the spacious double bedrooms and bathrooms. The remaining three bedrooms – two twin and one double – and bathrooms all sit on the lower level. Bedroom furnishings are all eye-catching, which include local fabrics, antiques, and an eclectic selection of artwork in keeping with the rest of the house. All bedrooms are complimented by charming wood shuttered windows to allow the Spanish light in and a fresh breeze to keep things cool. Rounding things off on this floor is a further cosy 'snug' living room accentuated with a feature fireplace and doubles as a quiet cosy reading room, as well as a space for those who wish to play board games or listen to music in tranquillity - the pistachio greens and soft yellow cushions add a calming note.

This charming home offers sweet quirks as well as original comforts and real authenticity; there's scope for groups and families as well as the privacy of quiet reading nooks, morning coffee on the rooftop terrace as Albaicin comes to life, and evening drinks as the sun softens over the Alhambra.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Giant pebble and cobblestone steps from the main entrance gate through the courtyard and gardens, to the pool and up to the house/rooftop terrace may be unsuitable for the less mobile
  • Pack a jumper or two during the spring and autumn months as evenings can be a little cooler then
  • There’s no air-con in Villa Alhambra, but a dip in the pool is the ideal way to cool off!
  • We always recommend car hire in this region as there’s so much to see – not least the remarkable Alhambra Palace that you can gaze at morning, noon and night from the villa

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

The Villa

In the heart of historic Andalusia with unparalleled views of the mountains and most notably the World UNESCO Alhambra Palace, Villa Alhambra offers the perfect combination of romance and privacy for six lucky guests.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room decorated with antique furniture and open-hearth fireplace
- Master bedroom with double bed (135 x 200 cm)and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (90 x 190 cm)
- Bedroom with two single beds (90 x 190 cm)
- Family bathroom

First Floor
- Ample living room with satellite TV, Hi-Fi system, DVD player and open-hearth fireplace
- Open plan dining area for 6 people
- Well-equipped kitchen with 4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, freezer and electric coffee machine
- Bedroom with double bed (90 x 190 cm)

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (size: 3 x 12 m, depth: 1.2 - 2 m)
- Large garden and patio area
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Various sun loungers
- Private parking for 2 cars

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair

Touristic Registration Number: VFT-GR-02536

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Alhambra
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Skiing Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Alhambra enjoys one of the finest locations in the old historic centre of the Albaicin quarter – Granada’s oldest Arab district and UNESCO listed - and affords magnificent views slap bang opposite the breath-taking, hilltop Alhambra from where the house takes its name. A stay at Villa Alhambra lets you absorb all the sights and sounds of pure Andalusia.

A serene and peaceful place, it’s ideal for a quiet escape where you can listen to the trees rustling and the birds singing, and be within easy distance to the cobbled streets and alleyways crowded with Moorish villas, colourful tiles and jasmine-scented courtyards full of charm and atmosphere. Days can be spend wandering the streets of the old Albaicin quarter. Reflecting the city’s Moorish traditions, you’ll discover exotic tearooms and restaurants serving delicious tagine and couscous dishes. Everywhere else, tapas bars take precedence, with sunny pavement tables primed for tasty titbits like quails’ eggs, cured ham, manchego cheese accompanied by cold Spanish beer, sherry or wine. Many of the traditional restaurants offer Spanish favourites like gazpacho, flamenco eggs or La tortilla del Sacromonte (a type of omelette made with sweetbreads and ham). Early evening is the cue to enjoy the popular sweet treat of chocolate con churros, delicious doughnut sticks dipped in hot chocolate.

Also, at night-time experience a taste of real Spanish Flamenco at one of Albaicin’s atmospheric tablao’s, wowing at Andalusia’s spectacular traditional dance form, where dancers passionately sway and sashay to the sounds of castanets and strumming guitars.
Soak up some of the region’s richest history too. The Church of San Nicolás is well worth the steep hike through streets of Albaicin to marvel the view of the Alhambra and the Generalife with the Sierra Nevada backdrop.

Staying at Villa Alhambra really is a dream. As well as the charming local area, you will be greeted morning, noon and night by the magnificent views of Granada’s most famed and World UNESCO heritage sites and one of the wonders of the Arab World – The Alhambra Palace. You can seriously spend hours just gazing, taking photos or even painting the view of this marvel. It’s incredible. And visiting; you have to visit too! Granada isn’t complete without a visit or two to the Alhambra; the 13th century Arab palace complex with its ornate chambers, gardens and fountains, to its fine cathedral, including the stunning summer palace Generalife. It’s a popular sight and truly marvellous, so book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are endless ways to fill your days, whether you’re out to relax, soak up some of Spain’s richest history or simply live it up. Granada is one of Spain’s most visited cities, so it’s crammed full of tourist shops of every description. In the Caldererias area, you’ll find a bazaar-like maze of streets crammed with Moorish-style stalls groaning with inlaid wooden boxes, iron lanterns and leather goods, whilst elsewhere there’s a huge variety of Andalusian shops selling castanets, glazed tiles and hand-painted ceramics. For modern-day shopping, make a beeline for the boutiques and department stores clustered around the cathedral and Puerta Real. It’s no surprise the city is bursting with mosques, Arab fortresses and Gothic churches to discover too. The city also has a bustling market scene. The best known is the Mercado San Augustin. Visit here and browse the stalls selling fresh produce and tasty snacks, and best still, you’re just a short stroll from the cathedral.

Granada is loaded with eateries, so it’s foodie heaven. A great and popular shopping spot with locals is Mercadillo de Plaza Larga - a market held every Saturday. It’s perfect for picking up fresh fruit and vegetables that you can take back to your villa cook up delicious feasts. Nightlife in Granada starts late, so maybe start things gradually by snacking at the many outdoor tapas bars. Later, there’s an incredible choice of electrifying flamenco shows, jazz clubs and music bars to enjoy or if you’re feeling more adventurous, follow the crowds to the atmospheric Sacromonte district for the legendary zambra, where local gypsies dance in cavernous clubs to castanets and strumming guitars. Around 11 o’clock, Granada’s nightclubs leap into action if you fancy strutting your stuff or for something different, head for the soothing hammam baths in Calle Santa Ana to relax in the warm waters, Arab style!

Whether you tapas-safari your way round the compact, easy-to-explore city centre, or spend time discovering the hidden caves of Albaicin, a Granada holiday is sure to leave you hungry for more.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Granada Airport

(21 km)

Nearest Village San Pedro

(350 m)

Nearest Town/City Granada City

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Alarique

(850 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Fontana

(600 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Coviran

(450 m)

Nearest Golf Granada Golf Club

(13 km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Court

(5 km)

Sightseeing Sierra Nevada

(59 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Alhambra is a traditional home and the natural beauty, fresh air and views of the Alhambra Palace really will be a delight for families. It’s just the place to adjust the pace and reconnect away from the strains of modern life. In the surrounding landscape, you will find endless opportunities for an active day out or a jam-packed day of sight-seeing in all.

Steeped in so much history and beauty, a visit to the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a is a wonderful place to visit with children. It’s a real cultural delight, and you can explore what life would have really been like, along with the spectacular views. With so many of examples of Moorish architecture and art alongside its beautiful gardens, it’s a popular sight, so book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more history, Granada Cathedral houses some of the city’s finest art. You can take a guided tour. The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance building with beautiful views, a museum and art gallery. Visit Parque de las Ciencias a large science centre with plenty of interactive and fun exhibits – this is perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

A stay here will allow you to introduce the little ones to plenty of fresh air, as you’re ideally located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in Southern Spain. The region is an amazing hiking and walking area and an ideal spot for climbers, energetic or easy-going walks. There are trails for all ages, and these are great for an active family day out.

Running alongside the Darro river is the charming street of Carrera del Darro. It has several restaurants and bars suitable for taking the little ones into.

For more days out, the immediate area of Albaicin is also rich in history, culture and great food too. There are lots of great tapas bars, ideal for all ages, and the region is the source of several much-loved sweet desserts popular with young and old, such as chocolate con churros, delicious doughnut sticks dipped in hot chocolate. Most people including the little ones find it easiest, fastest and definitely most fun to navigate the little side streets on foot.

At the villa itself, there’s space to enjoy outdoor living. You’ve a private pool and shady terrace which offers space for children to have fun and tire themselves out, while you gaze on in the warmth of the Andalusian sun, ensuring you have an opportunity to relax whilst keeping an eye on the little ones.
 
For the youngest guests, a high chair and cot for up to 2 years is available. The main living area is a cosy sociable space, allowing kids to relax on the sofa watching a film while the adults chat around the dining table – there’s also Wi-Fi, so kids can play on phones and keep up to date with the friends and the world back home! Additionally, you’ve a further quiet snug/reading room sitting alongside the lower level bedrooms – this makes a nice cosy space for playing board games or quiet play time.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Skiing
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Please note that this property is only available to book for weekly stays. Any other nights are on request.
Changeover day Saturday during peak season. Flexible during other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from 01/06 to 30/09. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £1,274
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £1,416
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £2,007
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £1,797
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £1,723
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £1,498
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £1,386
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,356
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £1,498
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,356
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £1,386
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £1,368
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,368
Apr 26th 2025 - May 10th 2025 £1,267
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £1,368
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £1,538
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £1,571
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £1,639
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 £1,828
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £1,639
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £1,571
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £1,368
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £1,267
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £1,239

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €1,514
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €1,683
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €2,385
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €2,135
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,047
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €1,780
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €1,647
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,612
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €1,780
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €1,612
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €1,647
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €1,626
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,626
Apr 26th 2025 - May 10th 2025 €1,505
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €1,626
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €1,827
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €1,867
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €1,948
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 €2,172
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €1,948
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €1,867
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €1,626
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €1,505
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €1,472

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $1,653
Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $1,837
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $2,605
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $2,332
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,236
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $1,944
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $1,799
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,760
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $1,944
Jan 11th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $1,760
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $1,799
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $1,775
Apr 19th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,775
Apr 26th 2025 - May 10th 2025 $1,644
May 10th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $1,775
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $1,995
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $2,039
Jul 12th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $2,127
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 $2,372
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $2,127
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $2,039
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $1,775
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $1,644
Sep 27th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $1,608

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A magical place

    on 02/03/2020

    A magical place in the historic center of Granada. A pretty Carmen with a breathtaking view of the Alhambra. Parking in the center of Albayzin is a luxury and a very quiet area despite the proximity of restaurants and bars. The shuttles stop close to the house. The beds are comfortables.

  • An amazing place

    on 02/09/2019

    A 12 metre private pool, terraces and hidden patios, all behind a wall in one of the alleys in the Albycin district of the city, overlooked by the Alhambra. An amazing place. The house is spacious - our en suite room also had a private sitting room / library - and full of antiques. Special mention for the keyholder who did so much to help us into and out of the property, a really lovely person.

  • Beautiful flowering terraces

    on 16/10/2018

    An old mansion from the 1600s, with beautiful flowering terraces and a swimming pool in a wonderful setting. For lovers of period settings, suitable for groups of friends given the many rooms and 4 bathrooms.

  • Enchanting stay

    on 26/02/2018

    Beautiful historical house of antiques dealer, family and artist, for lovers of Spanish literature, music and painting (paintings sometimes a bit dark). Ideal as a location in the heart of the Albaycin to enjoy this lively area and the modern and commercial city centre at 10 minutes walking distance, and with a breathtaking view on the Alhambra. A second bedroom with a double bed "de matrimonio", on the living room level would have been welcome.

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