Balcón de Andaluz has a very special holiday rental: our Yurt.
Our Yurt is located in Algarrobo on an estate of 6000 m2 with several terraces with Mediterranean vegetation. It’s a small oasis with stunning sea views and views on the mountains.
The Yurt in Algarrobo is centrally located on a 10 minutes drive from the beach of Algarrobo Costa. Algarrobo Pueblo is a 5 minutes drive. It is a lovely authentic Spanish white village. On the banks of the small river the horses are grazing. It’s all peaceful and quiet.
Malaga Airport is about half an hour by car.
A Yurt is a traditional kind of tent, used by the nomads in Central Asia. They lived in their yurts, while wandering around with their cattle. The Yurt has a very long history. And that’s why the yurt has become a fantastic dwelling with high comfort in an extreme climate.
The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs of chestnut wood which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall from chestnut wood as well (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is covered by layers of fabric and sheep’s wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing. (In “What’s a Yurt” on this website you can find pictures how the Yurts were built on our estates).
Our yurt is built by Rob and Ratna Mathews from Cadiar in the Alpujarras in the Sierra Nevada. The yurt has a diameter of 4.34 metres. The yurt is insulated with felt making it relatively cool in summer, while in winter the heat is retained. There is optimal ventilation: a door with a small window and a separate window, both with mosquito screens. The so-called Crown in the roof with a mosquito screen can be opened or closed as well.
Staying in our Yurts will be a romantic experience. You are in the middle of nature and close to the sea, but with all the modern comfort you need. That’s why we call it GLAMPING: glamorous luxery camping.
We have decorated our Yurt tastefully. There is a brand new bed from 2.00 metres by 1.50 metres with a new very comfortable mattress. There are 2 chairs and a table and some chests. In summer you can use a big fan to cool down. You can start the day with a coffee from the Nespresso or a cup of tea in your bath robe. On the private illuminated terrace there is a fully equipped kitchen tent with 3 or 4 plates on gas; a fridge, toaster and a microwave are there as well. Of course there is a sink a sink with hot and cold water. You have the disposal of terrace-furniture on the illuminated terrace. If you want, you can rent a luxury gas-BBQ.
The Yurt is meant to be for max 2 persons. On request we can put one cot in the Yurt (on payment).
You can use your private swimming pool (diameter 3,50) in Algarrobo with 2 loungers.