ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL US ON:

+34 638 877 633 / +34 663 616 856

during office hours 09:00 - 18:00

Monday - Saturday

or mail info@andaluz.biz

© 2017 by Andaluz HOME rental 

 
Meeting point

If you are having trouble finding the house, we can arrange to meet at the main bus station and we can show you the way. Check this link to the bus station.

https://goo.gl/maps/nkiLKqs9ZW52

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to Casa Valentine

 

Welcome to Casa Valentine, a comfortable, spacious 3 bedroom villa on the outskirts of the historic town of Almunecar.

This welcome book is intended to help you get acquainted with the area and the home. We've downloaded our years of area knowledge for you to enjoy! Together with the owners favourite restaurants, fun activities, and more. Along with our guide you'll also find everything you need to know about the house, from air conditioning to the kitchen appliances. You will find a bound copy of this guide in the home, which you are welcome to take out with you during your stay so you needn't print this out.


Your Home

 

We have sought to equip the house to a high standard and to anticipate your needs by providing all the things you might want for a perfect stay. Towels and beach-towels are provided as standard and a washing machine is available so that you don’t have to worry about luggage restrictions.

Managing agent Andaluz HOME Rental 

We who take care of this house. 

 

If you have any questions during your stay, or if something in the house is not working, please contact us at: +34 638 877 633 or +34 663 616 856. We are available from 07.00 am until 7.00 pm and in case of emergency out of office hours we will be glad to help you!

 

Kind regards Team Andaluz HOME Rental - Susan Balaban and Mette Line Sandborg.


Our Philosophy
 

You want to have a wonderful vacation and we want to make that happen for you. Andaluz HOME Rental manages Casa Valentine and we believe that Casa Valentine should be your "home away from home" for however long you are staying, we hope you will be relaxed, comfortable and happy there during your stay. Enjoy your well deserved holiday!
/ Andaluz HOME Rental.


A Greeting from The owner 

Hello and welcome to our home in Almunecar.

We are Valentine and Joel, a French couple in our fifties, Joel owns and manages an engineering office and I am a university professor. We have 3 children, young adults now.

We had a crush on Almunecar more than 20 years ago, when we rented a holiday home up in the hills in the suburbs of the town. Ever since then, we have been coming back regularly, until we decided, 2 years ago, that we would buy a holiday house here. We think we have found the most wonderful and perfect location, with a peaceful and unforgettable view over the sea, the beach the town and the mountains. We have had our lovely house completely redesigned and decorated to high standards by an interior Architect/designer, and the result has in every aspect met all our expectations. We are glad that you have chosen to spend your time here and hope you will like it. Our goal has been to create an accommodation that will feel more like a home than a temporary stay. After your stay, we are grateful for feedback, such as something in this manual that should be clarified, something that was missing in the house or any other tips you have which can improve the experience for future guests or for you at your next visit. Enjoy your stay, each other, the fine food and wine, the nature and culture offered in Andalusia.

 

We wish you a lot of fun!

 

Best regards,

Valentine and Joel

Names of nice places/restaurants/ tapas bars near our home, on the San Cristobal Promenade and in the old town.

 

Rinconcillo de JR: If you walk (steep walk! But only 6/7 minutes) from the house down to San Cristobal beach, first restaurant on the right side, at the corner of the promenade. Excellent tapas and food, very friendly service!

 

La China: A bit further to the right side on the promenade, nice place, very cheap and excellent tapas!

 

Don Olivo: This is when you go to the left once you have walked down from the house.

Excellent restaurant, excellent food!

 

Antonia: Just a bit further left, excellent food, and tapas; they also have a “Sangria especial” that is worth a try!

La Dorada de  Plata: This is a very good restaurant, on the San Cristobal promenade,  directly on the beach, very good fish!

 

La Churreria de San Cristobal: On the promade in the direction of Almunecar old town: go there on a Sunday morning for a wonderful breakfast with Churros!

 

Los Geraneos: Plaza de la Rosa, in the old town, a wonderful restaurant, sort of refined and revised Spanish cuisine, a real must, but it’s small so make sure you book a table in advance!

 

Meson Francisco 2:  Also in the old town, Calle alta del Mar: good traditional food with nice terrace.

 

Meson Gala: Old town, Plaza Damasco. Very good food!

 

Meson Emiliano: Old town, Calle Fuente Nueva: here again, very good traditional Spanish food!

Arrival & departure information

/ Getting yourself oriented 

Almuñécar lies in the province of Granada, in an area called Costa Tropical, between Nerja (Málaga) and Motril, 90 km from Malaga airport and within an hours drive from Granada and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada. Further inland there are miles and miles of Andalucian countryside to explore.

 

Almunecar has a subtropical climate and has some 3,500 hours of annual sunshine and temperatures that average 30ºC in summer and 15º during the short winter.

There are around 27,700 inhabitants (2012) living here.

The town is backed by rugged hills, valleys and agricultural land of olive groves, almond and carob trees.

Casa Valentine is located in the area of Cotobro a private location, with villas and views of the Mediterranean sea, but is only 15 minute walk from the beaches and shops. If you follow the promenade with shops, restaurants and bars you will reach the old town in about 30 minutes. Almuñécar's old town is perfect to explore with its small shops and winding alleyways and of course the old castle and museum.

The old quarter of the town remains virtually unchanged with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with flowers. Take some time to explore this uniques place.

WIFI / INTERNET DETAILS

The house has free Wi-Fi. The details are:

ID: HOME
Password: andaluliving.com

The service is provided for your enjoyment but you are responsible for safe and appropriate use and complying with all laws. If there is any loss of service please contact us.

CHECK-IN TIME

Check-in time is 16:00 at the earliest. We suggest you read the section on "what to do if you arrive early" - there is plenty to keep you entertained! If you arrive here by bus or taxi we have the possibility to store your luggage before check-in time at our office. A cash deposit for damages of € 200 is required at check in, this will be returned to you in full at check out as long as there has been no damage to the house or contents.

LATE ARRIVAL - GROCERIES

If you arrive really late at night we can provide you with a grocery box in the house, this will have:- Bottle of wine, 6 cans of beer, bread, eggs, cheese, water, milk, orange juice, pizza, tea and coffee. Everything you need for a relaxed first  evening and breakfast in your holiday home. Price €40

Getting here with airport Transfer
TAXI

TAXI transfer is the easiest and most comfortable way of traveling from Malaga Airport to Almunecar. You will be met inside the airport where your driver will be holding a sign with your name. He will help you with your luggage to the nearby vehicle. The journey time is approximately 60 minutes with almost all of the trip on the coastal motorway.

We will gladly help you to book transfer from the airport to Casa Valentine if needed. Please let us know a minimum of 2 weeks before your arrival if you want o book this service. The cost for transfer is 90 euros each way.

 
GETTING HERE WITH BUS

You can also travel with bus from the airport to Almunecar. First, you have to get from Malaga airport to Malaga bus station:

Getting from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station:

The A Express bus (Line 75) leaves from outside the T3 arrivals area.

When you exit the airport through the terminal 3 arrivals hall, turn to the right and go outside into the square. Just in front of the exit is a small kiosk where you should buy the bus tickets if you don't already have one. The buses stop at the far side of this square. The buses are every 20 to 30 minutes from 07:00 until 24:00 (from the airport) or 06:25 until 23:30 (to the airport). The journey time is about 30 minutes, but the buses are comfy and air-conditioned.

At Málaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The busticket to Almunecar costs about 9 euro. During periods of the year the bus to Almunecar leaves only only 2 times a day from Malaga Bus station, be sure to check out the timetables for the bus at: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

Depending on the time of day you select, this journey will be approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

There is also a direct bus from Malaga Airport to Almunecar at 14.15 PM and from Almunecar to Malaga Airport at 11.15 AM. Check out the schedules on this link https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

 

We suggest a taxi for the journey from the bus station in Almunecar to Casa Catrin

Taxis are available at the front of the bus station.

GETTING HERE WITH TRAIN AND BUS

Train from Málaga Airport to Málaga City:

 

September 10th 2010 saw the construction of a new RENFE train station at the Malaga airport, 30 metres from the terminal building, meaning an end to long treks with heavy bags. It is a very quick, convenient and easy way to get to Málaga bus station or to Málaga city. The suburban train station forms part of the Terminal T3 building. The train journey takes 11 minutes and costs €1,80 each way.

First train from the airport to Malaga-Centro Alhameda is at 06.44 and then every 20 minutes until 00:03.

First train from Malaga Centro Alhameda station to the airport is at 05:20 then every 20 minutes until 22:53.

 

At Málaga Bus Station, purchase a ticket from the Alsa Bus Company office. The bus ticket to Almunecar costs about 9 euro. During periods of the year the bus to Almunecar leaves only 2 times a day from Malaga Bus station, be sure to check out the timetables for the bus at:

https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

RENT A CAR

If you rent a car at Malaga airport its is very easy to get out and on to the motorway to Almunecar. Head out of the airport (there is only one way out) and you will join the M23. Keep on this road until you join the M20 in direction: Motril and Almeria. You are then on the AUTOVÍA del MEDITERRANEO (A7).  Carry on following the large blue signs to: ALMERIA, CORDOBA, GRANADA and SEVILLA the A7,E15 and A45 . Several kms further on after leaving Málaga - the motorway splits to the right to Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla (DO NOT take this) but follow signs straight on for ALMERÍA and MOTRIL.

This motorway follows the coast all the way to Almunecar.

Leave the highway at the junction Almunecar Oueste and La Herradura. This road is the N340 which will take you into Almunecar.

Please follow the route on this link to guide you to the house https://goo.gl/maps/wWmTAaqbwcS2

or alternatively meet us in the market square which is next to Mc. Donald's and we will guide you to the house.

PARKING

Casa Valentine has a garage with space for one car. 

Regarding parking in Almunecar:

There are various parkings spaces all around town. The free ones are painted white, and the ones you have to pay for are painted blue. Yo pay from 09.00 to 14.00 1,20 euros pr 2 hours.

The amount of parking spaces varies a lot from high season in comparison the rest of the year. In summer when Almunecar is full of summer guests, it can be a bit tricky to find parking. The rest of the year it is usually no problem at all. 

Details regarding prices in the parking garages can he found here

http://guiadealmunecar.com/parking-playa-velilla-san-cristobal-almunecar/

Suggestions if you arrive early

If you arrive before the designated check-in time. The good news is that there is plenty to do. We often suggest that guests visit the grocery store and do some shopping. That will give you more time to relax once you've checked in! There are also many good restaurants for lunch (check out the house owners recommendations) so why not relax and enjoy some of the local food!

Departure information
CHECK-OUT PROCESS

On the day of your departure (or the evening before your departure, if you have an early flight) one of our team will come and say goodbye to you and take care of the keys and return the deposit if nothing has been damaged. The check out time will be agreed with you when we meet you for the check-in.

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and wish you safe travels back home. We'd love to see you back here again next year!

CHECK-OUT TIME

Check-out time is at the latest 10:00. 

About Casa Valentine

Appliance instructions / information

 
The house has all appliances available but we advise you to read the manuals provided in the house upon your arrival.

Enjoying your time inside

 
INTERNET / WI-FI

The house has free Wi-Fi. The details are:

ID: HOME
Password: andaluliving.com

The service is provided for your enjoyment but you are responsible for safe and appropriate use and complying with all laws. If there is any loss of service please contact us.

 
MUSIC SYSTEM

There is a portable wifi-speaker in the living room. You connect via bluetooth to the speakers. Turn on the speaker and go to bluetooth on your device from which you want to connect. Choose the name of the speaker and you will be connected.

TELEVISION / DVD SYSTEM

In the livingroom there is a TV and DVD System.

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Enjoying your time outside

 
BEACH EQUIPMENT

You will find sun chairs and sun umbrellas for the beach in the garage. 

 
GRILL / BBQ

There is a bbq on the lower terrace. 

SWIMMING POOL

There is a communal swimming pool outside the back door and to the right available for your use. If you encounter any issues with cleanliness or notice any faults, please let us know asap. 

 
THE TERRACE

The terrace is on two levels. On the lower terrace there are sun beds for you to use. There is also a jacuzzi available, remove the lid, and on the side panel you will find the buttons for the jets.  The jacuzzi will be serviced twice a week during your stay. 

Other useful information

 
GARBAGE DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

There is a container , out of the gate turn left then half way up the street on the right. Please put your garbage out after 20.00.  In the main street you will find containers to recycle paper, plastic and glass/bottles.

 
HAIRDRYERS

There is a hairdryer in one of the bathrooms.

COMPLAINT FORM

If you have any complaints about the house or the service, and you do not want to contact us directly, there is a complaint form that you can fill out. You find the form in one of the drawers in the kitchen.

Other useful information

• El Arbol Blanco (nice restaurant)

• Aqua Tropic

• Salobrena with great beach and several nice restaurants such as El Peñón

• From Lentegi, a small town in the mountains just north of Almuñécar, you can do hikes in the mountains.

• Just before Lentegi lies the village of Otivar, you will find El Capicho which is a nice restaurant with lovely views and good lamb and chicken dishes.

• Granada and Alhambra. https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/

• Visit Nerja and the caves. http://www.thenerjacaves.com/

Rules & Regulations

 

PETS

No pets are allowed in Casa Valentine.

 
SMOKING

Smoking is not allowed indoors.

Safety information

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

If you require urgent police attention, ambulance, fire brigade etc: Call 112 (no area code)

If you want to report assault, robbery or accident to the police: 902 102 112

Road accidents: 011

 
FIRST-AID KIT

The First-Aid kit is in the bathroom. If you need to use anything, please let us know so we can fill it up for the next guest.

Important phone numbers 

 

Andaluz HOME rental +34 607 722 063 (Monday - Friday 10:00 - 14:00)
Outside office hours, please call Susan at +34 663 616 856 or Mette Line +34 638 877 633

 

If you require urgent police attention, ambulance, fire brigade etc: 112 (no area code)

 

If you want to report assault, robbery or accident to the police: 902 102 112

 

Road accidents: 011

MANAGING AGENT ANDALUZ HOME RENTAL

We who take care of this house is Andaluz HOME Rental. 

 

If you have any questions during your stay, or if something in the house is not working, please contact us at: +34 638 877 633 or +34 663 616 856. We are available at all hours and will be glad to help you!

 

Kind regards

Team Andaluz HOME Rental

Susan Balaban and Mette Line Sandborg.