Casa Kenia in Cabo de Gata Park
Casa Kenia in Cabo de Gata Park
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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Set just one minutes walk from the heart of the quiet and peaceful village of Rodalquilar. With open views up to the old gold mine. Casa Kenia is a great place to base yourselves to explore Cabo de Gata.

The space

Holiday comfort in the heart of Cabo de Gata natural park. Peaceful location, within 2 minutes walk of vibrant village centre, 3 kilometres from amazing beach.

Three-bedroom, newly-built terraced house, with all mod cons, and beautiful view across botanical gardens of a volcanic valley and Rodalquilar's old gold mine.

The location is a quiet street bordering the small and picturesque village of Rodalquilar, once a thriving gold mine town, in the heart of Cabo de Gata National Park. The three-bedroomed terraced house overlooks botanical gardens and a scenic skyline, up and down the length of the valley that leads to El Playazo, a gorgeous unspoilt beach with some of the best snorkeling and diving in the whole of Spain. Yet you are only a two-minute walk from Rodalquilar’s colorful main street, with a rich variety of local bars and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. The house itself is newly built with a veranda, ideal for outside dining, and a roof terrace. It is fully equipped with everything from dishwasher to hairdryer, air conditioning and DVD player, as well as free broadband WIFI access. The owners named the house ‘Casa Kenia’ - where they were living at the time it was built - and this is reflected in the decor, which combines African artwork and local color.


RODALQUILAR

Once a thriving gold mine town, Rodalquilar is now a small, picturesque village in the heart of the natural park, 3 kilometres from a beautiful unspoilt sandy beach. Beyond the disused gold mine are the ruins of the church that housed the real events of Lorca’s famous play, ‘Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding). Close by, a village that is a shrine to Clint Eastwood and the famous duel of 'For a Few Dollars More' filmed here. And Rodalquilar too has starred in more than one film, including a Science Fiction film set in the pink lunar rock formations that are remnants of the gold mine. When the mine finally closed in the sixties, most people moved away, some to northern Spain, some as far as Brazil – but many kept coming back. This, and the discovery of the village by a small group of German artists in the seventies, created a unique atmosphere in this unusual village. It is rural and yet cosmopolitan, and still home to a variety of local artists. The other thing that makes Rodalquilar special is its location as headquarters of the Natural Park, with a focus on conserving the precious coastline and its flora and fauna. The village itself offers a vibrant Mediterranean nightlife in season, with several excellent restaurants and bars, live music shows, open air theatre and art exhibitions. There are also workshops, a playground and an open air cinema for children. One of the joys here is that there is something for everyone - whether you are looking for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, a photographer’s paradise, an adventure holiday or a place to sample real Mediterranean Spain and just have fun with friends. It is also a fabulous spot out of season.

THE PARK

Natural Park status, granted in 1987, has protected this patch of coastline from the development that has spoilt other parts of Spain. It is stunningly scenic, with long sandy beaches and hidden coves reachable only on foot – or by kayak. Turquoise waters, white and black rock formations, volcanic hills, views that in photos look as if they have been taken from a small plane…the landscape evokes Africa combined with Mediterranean coastal and fishing villages.

As one of Spain’s rare marine reserves, the area offers superb diving and snorkelling. There are endless stunning walks, with breath-taking views of the coast and mountain ranges. Other popular ways to enjoy the scenery are by bicycle or on horseback. A drivable dirt track takes you past the disused gold mine of Rodalquilar and into a Wild West landscape, where three Clint Eastwood films were shot, and to ‘El Cortijo de los Frailes’, the real life setting of the events of Lorca’s famous play ‘Bodas de Sangre’ (Blood Wedding).

This is a great area to visit out of season: a paradise for hikers and cyclists, or those who love painting or photography - or simply natural beauty and peace and quiet.

Guest access

You have full and private access to the whole house.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

48 Reviews

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Ghislain User Profile
September 2017
Perfect location in the middle of Cabo de Gata, clean and modern house, easy checkin/checkout.

Tracie User Profile
July 2017
Rodalquilar is a wonderful town and Tim's place is a block away from restaurants and fresh baked goods. The home is quiet and has a beautiful view from the master bedroom and upper balcony. Its a simple home but you won't be disappointed! Tim is a delightful host and will tell you everything you need to know about the town.

Anniken User Profile
July 2017
Tim's place was exactly what we were looking for to accomodate our family of 5. Clean, sufficient space and practical lay-out. He offered a lot of helpful tips and we cannot say enough good things about Rodalquilar and the area of the park. Amazing!

Casey User Profile
July 2017
Please ask Tim if the remote for the air conditioning has been replaced before booking unless you are prepared to pay extra for something that will not be included. The people who stayed in the upstairs rooms were very hot and had trouble sleeping. They would have slept downstairs in the living room if they had the A/C remote. The A/C unit cannot be turned on manually. Also, be very careful with the shower as it has only two settings: hot and LAVA. If you have children, they could be burned or scalded. The location is just outside of town and was fine for us, in a quiet area. The wifi is slow but that is to be expected in a place like Rodalquilar.
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
I am very sorry about this review. I would ask guests to read all the reviews. It was unfortunate that Casey and Serge had a disappointing stay. It was true the Air Con remote was missing. It was found under the DVD player, I did look there several times before I found it; initially, I too thought it was lost. Despite this I did contact the group several hours after check out to be informed that "fortunately that the air con was not needed as it was not too hot". I have told subsequent guests to be careful with the shower, though none have complained and no problem could be found. Similarly, no other guests have complained about the Wifi. Again I am sorry Casey, Sergio and the group had a bad experience.
July 2017

Joanna User Profile
April 2017
Well-equipped house with lovely views of Rodalquilar surroundings. Comfy beds and very clean. We liked the refreshments and fresh fruit that Tim left. And his flexibility over check-in and check-out.

Kashka & Sinead User Profile
November 2016
We had a lovely stay at Casa Kenia for two months Sep & Oct. Tim is a very nice guy and he also checked in with us a couple of time to make sure everything was ok. The house has everything you need and the location is super! Would definitely recommend staying here.

Marino User Profile
August 2016
The house met our expectation and is perfect for a short stay as well as for a longer holiday. You will find all you need including small but important details like oil, salt, sugar, coffee, washing machine soap etc. etc. that are really useful for a short stay without needing to buy everything. The view from the front porch and from the top terrace is really nice. The road is quiet and a few steps away from Rodalquilar shops and restaurants. The village is the perfect starting point for exploring the park! Our host Tim was friendly and helpful!

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Tim User Profile
We are an English couple who live in the area. We first came to Rodalquilar in 1983, in the days when it was still just a dirt road through a white-washed village. We have been back many many times since then - and still love it. Why did we jump at the chance to buy a property…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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