This elegant, Riad-inspired villa in Vera has a contemporary interior in soft tones and is surrounded by stunning views. This ultra-spacious villa near the seaside has four generous bedrooms and a heavenly pool with pool house. This unique villa blends rustic and moorish style beautifully. All the interior spaces are designed to seamlessly interact with the central riad or Andalusian patio that connects all, metaphorically and literally.
The villa has a wine cellar with barroom, a closed and sunken water reservoir, a spacious garage and a swimming pool with pool house. Surrounding the villa are gardens and orchards. The villa is located in the countryside on the outskirts of Vera, close to all amenities, restaurants, bars and shops. At 5 minutes there is the golf course of Valle del Este and in 9 minutes you are at the beach.
You reach the house from a paved country lane. An impressive, automatic wooden entrance gate opens onto the driveway that leads to the front door of the villa. This elegant villa is inspired by a Moorish summer residence with ‘riad’ or Andalusian patio, where the house is organised around a central courtyard. The villa has high ceilings, which are different in every room. The house has a wealth of details in luxurious materials and spacious rooms.
You reach the main entrance under a covered terrace, lined with classical columns. You enter a wide entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. On the left is an office and on the right a hallway to a guest toilet, a guest suite with bedroom, lounge and private bathroom. Straight ahead, you enter the living room. The two-floor living room forms the tower of the house with a beamed ceiling surrounded by windows. This makes it a sunny and pleasant space, beautifully finished with delicate details. There are travertino floors with underfloor heating, high skirting boards, an ornamental white wall moulding that contrasts beautifully with the walls and emphasises the double height. The wall opens on the first floor where you get a glimpse of a gallery between white columns. A beautiful door in glass and metal opens to the riad. To the left of the living room you enter a spacious dining room with fireplace and a magnificent view of the citrus groves and the “El Espíritu Santo”. Behind the living room, on the west side of the house, is the kitchen.
The professionally equipped country-style kitchen has a wonderful wooden ceiling. There is a central island with marble top. There are fitted cupboards with wooden doors and alcoves with shelves. The kitchen is connected to a laundry room and pantry, a utility room and to the riad.
On the ground floor are two immense suites. Both have a living room, bedroom and bathroom. These two guest suites can easily be converted into 4 double bedrooms, if required. The guest suite with access from the patio has a large south terrace. The lounge of this guest suite is currently used as an art studio. This large space is in a separate wing and could even be converted into a separate apartment.
The first floor is reserved for the impressive master suite. The beautiful gallery overlooking the living room leads to the bedroom. It is astonishing. Above the bed is a Moroccan carved ceiling in wood, beautiful wooden cornices and the room even enjoys a sea view. Next to the bedroom is a large marble bathroom with bath and shower, as well as a spacious, fitted dressing room.
The villa is surrounded by gardens, orchards and a vegetable garden with organic vegetables and herbs. The orchard consists mainly of lemon trees, but there are also orange, olive, almond and fig trees.
There are several sun- and covered terraces around the house, and of course the beautiful riad where you can relax all day long. From the riad, large wooden doors open into the garden and stairs descend to the pool area with outdoor shower, BBQ terrace and pool house.
Under the house, with access on the ground floor next to the garage, is a spacious bodega with taproom. There is a large garage with all connections for water, electricity and sewage. This in case there is ever a need to convert the garage into a spacious apartment. The garage also has extra storage space. There is a built-in water reservoir where the irrigation water is kept.
Water and electricity
The villa has mains water and electricity. The property also owns the right for the use of irrigation water.
Condition and finishing
The house is in excellent condition and ready to move in. There is central heating (oil fuelled) with underfloor heating in the living room and radiators in all other rooms. There is a fireplace in the dining room. The villa has telephone and internet. The kitchen has a large gas hob, wood oven and a hot air oven. In the utility room are the installations of the central heating, boiler, washing machine, refrigerators and freezers.
Uses and Potential Uses
This is a property that can meet a lot of requirements. This is a perfect home for those looking for peace, space, beauty, privacy and relaxation, just minutes from everything this coastal region has to offer. It is also ideal for someone looking for a spacious home with privacy for both residents and guests.
This elegant Riad-inspired villa in Vera stands on a hill and overlooks the surrounding orange and lemon groves with, in the background, the sea, surrounding mountains and the village of Vera. It faces ‘El Espíritu Santo’, the hill where Vera originated and where excavations are now taking place. Based on the excavations, this video was created with a simulation of what it used to look like:
The property is approached from a public road that connects the village to the Valle del Este golf course and the A7 motorway. From this road you turn into a rural, asphalted road that leads to the property.
The typical Spanish village of Vera is at 1,5 km from the villa. Here you find the weekly market on Saturdays, a large variety of bars and restaurants, a variety of Spanish and international supermarkets, several pre-schools, four primary schools and three high schools. There is a municipal sports centre with indoor and outdoor courts and an indoor pool. There are banks, private and public doctor’s practices and dental clinics.
The coast of Vera is at 7 minutes from the property. There are six kilometres of extensive beaches with thin and golden sand, surrounded by a line of unique flora, envy of the entire region. A very specific area at the northern stretch of one the longest beaches of Vera, El Playazo, is reserved for naturism. While beach tourism with textile preference has chooses the southern stretch of the Playazo Beach, the Puerto Rey Beach and the beautiful Playa Las Marinas-Bolaga that runs all the way to the port of Garrucha. This way each person has the freedom to choose one area or another.
The fishing port of Garrucha is at 12 km. Here is a weekly market on Friday that runs through its narrow streets, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and schools. Garrucha has a new marina, with plenty of boat space to lease.
Mojacar is 16 km from the property. Mojacar has a coastline of over 20km with the beautiful white village on the hilltop. There are deserted coves and large sandy beaches. There are two 18 hole golf courses in Mojacar.
Vera and its neighbouring villages enjoy a micro climate and have over 310 days of sunshine per year. Temperatures during the day in winter tend to be around 16-22 degrees and in summer 28-32 degrees.
The closest airport is Almeria about 50 minutes away, while the international airport of Murcia (140 km) is at one and a half hour and Alicante airport (200 km) is a two hour drive away. The airport of Malaga is at two and a half hours.
The published price includes agency commissions and allows offers.
ITP (Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales) or transmission tax on real estate 7%
Notary costs – approx. 1.500 €
Land registry – approx. 650 €
Lawyer’s fees not included.
The full documentation of the property is available in our office, according to Decree 218/2005 of 11 October that stipulates de regulation of information for the consumer when purchasing or selling a property in Andalusia.