2 bedroom Villa in Almuñécar
Unique opportunity to acquire a pool villa with stunning views and within 10 minutes drive to Almuñécar’s beach and central areas. Very well maintained property with large private water deposit, as well as a very nice orchard. The price also includes a really nice piece of land, where the land is prepared for cultivation and the owner has also started to build a small house. Building permits are available on everything.
The villa is divided into two levels and on the upper part you have a living area with a bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom with shower and washing machine, open plan kitchen and living room. Here you also have a fantastic pool area, with both sea views and lovely views beyond the mountains. On the large terrace there is also an outdoor shower, storage room and a cosy outdoor kitchen with barbecue and bar counter, a perfect place to entertain your guests.
Descending the stairs, we find the first of two, well-tended orchards. Here is also the second accommodation, with a bedroom and a bathroom with shower. You will also find a large basement with great possibilities and storage spaces, here the owner has started to build a spa-area. Once out of the basement, we go down another flight of stairs and find there the second well-kept orchard.
We go over to the land that is also included in the purchase, it is a full 5,459 sqm and well maintained as well. Here the owner has made nice plantings with avocado trees and Chumbera cactus, the cactus can be eaten and if you want to sell as well you get good money for these. The owner has also made an enclosure, where he has started to build a small house. There are also aloe vera plants and mango trees, all very well maintained.
Living here, a car is a must. It takes less than 10 minutes to the centre of Almuñécar and its lovely beaches. Malaga airport is an hour away by car, but there is also a regular bus service from Almuñécar. There is an 18-hole golf course in Salobreña, just a 30-minute drive from the house. In winter, you have just an hour and a half’s drive to Granada with skiing in the Sierra Nevada, the best of both worlds.
Almuñécar has a fascinating historical past. This is very much in evidence in the Old Town, an attractive mix of typical Andalusian houses, bars, shops and al fresco restaurants among its small squares and steep, winding lanes. Founded by the Phoenicians who set up a fish curing industry here, it has a working Roman aqueduct, the medieval Castle of San Miguel, an architectural museum in a cave house; a Columbarium (a family pantheon) and the remains of a Phoenician fish salting factory.
Situated on a hill between two rivers and backed by the glorious Sierra Nevada mountains, the town is short on flat building land, so there are no large apartment blocks like those one the Spanish coast. Combine that with the pale grey, shingle-sanded beaches, you get a different type of tourist. The rocky outcrops, small coves and headlands are popular with divers, the cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo are popular with hikers and the river Rio Verde is great for canoeing. You can ski in the winter and bathe in the waters of Playa de San Cristobal in the summer.
There’s an alternative vibe to some of the beach bars that thrum with lifelong into the summer nights and thriving art galleries in the mostly pedestrianised town.
The subtropical climate and verdant valleys are home to a cache of tropical crops from mangos to avocados and kiwis to figs. Many of which feature in the local cuisine, with cactus ice cream and almond desserts regional specialities.
There is an established expat community in Almuñécar, a mix of mostly British and Scandinavians. Although the high season is abuzz with tourists, the town significantly quietens down from October to April.
This is a town for lovers of traditional, whitewashed villas. Great value apartments are available in nearby urbanisations like the Costa Banana, which is only 10 minutes’ walk to the centre of town and 15 minutes’ walk to the beach of San Cristobal.
There is a post office and police station in town and plenty of choices of banks, gyms, playgrounds and supermarkets. Olivares on Calle Mariana Pineda stocks international supermarket brands and the indoor municipal market sells local produce between 9am and 2pm Monday to Saturday.
Málaga airport is closer than Granada airport but both are about a 90 minute drive. Both towns and airports are accessible by bus to and from Almuñécar town centre.
Centro de Salud de Almuñécar Medical and Health Center and Centro de Salud La Herradura are the Health Centre options. There is a 24-hour emergency service at Intermedical Suarez Saavedra Almuñécar. You’ll find bilingual doctors at the Vithas Salud Almuñécar private clinic.
Cost of Living
Produce is in abundance here, so eating out and purchasing groceries is much cheaper than Northern Europe. Housing, food and personal care (pharmacies, hairdressing, cosmetics etc.) are even better value than Málaga or Marbella, for example.
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