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Stylish villa with own pool, sea view, wifi, aircon, quiet spot, Costa Del Sol

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Clean, stylish 3 bed villa, pool, BBQ + garden, private setting, great sea views

'Our family loved this fantastic villa in a magical spot. Mum and Dad came out first for week on their own and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Then we arrived with our two children for the second week and the kids were in the pool all day and loving it.

We couldn´t fault the villa, it had absolutely everything we needed and was stylish and comfortable, a home from home. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace in the evenings, having just finished dinner, watching the sunset and looking out at the amazing views down to the sea. We also loved the pool deck which was large and like the villa immaculately clean. We remember the lovely Andalucian details built into the villa, like decorated tiles and ceilings with high beams.

It was also a good base for travelling around. We went to Nerja and Torrox beaches locally and we did day trips to Seville, Ronda and the Alhambra Palace in Granada which were all great. We loved it!'

The coastal town of Torre Del Mar is 15 minutes drive from the villa and has everything you could want on holiday. Banks, restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, supermarkets, bars, chemists, clothes and shoe shops. Visit the colorful weekly market packed with local fruit, veg, bargain leather goods, clothes, handmade local gifts and much more then stroll along the promenade with tropical gardens alongside the beach.

The nearby historical town of Velez-Malaga also has all amenities but is more traditional, with winding streets, cathedrals, tapas bars, theaters, churches and many examples of typical Andalusian buildings. In between the two towns is a large indoor shopping center with 10 screen cinema, bowling, hypermarket and top stores such as Zara, Mango, Nike etc. Local activities include beach, horse riding, water park, golf, sailing, quad biking, country walks, snorkeling, diving, hang gliding, crocodile park, safari park, zoo, historical buildings, museums, aquarium.

Other Activities: Private yoga lessons

Golf: 18 hole Baviera Golf in Caleta de Velez, 15 minutes drive from the villa. Stunning course with excellent club facilities. Buggy hire optional.

Many other golf courses within 1 hour of the villa.

Ski: Granada ski resort in the Sierra Nevada, two hours drive away, easily reachable for a day´s skiing.

Enjoy visiting the real Spain! Arenas is a short drive away and is a traditional Pueblo Blanco or white village. You´ll fall in love with the tiny winding streets, the quaint village houses and of course the locals who always have a friendly greeting. Tourism hasn’t hit this village yet, and this is reflected in the prices, which are incredibly reasonable. A superb three course lunch can be had in Bar Juani for under 10 Euros, including a drink!

Arenas is famous in Europe for having the largest population of chameleons, whose color changing skills are magical to watch. The area is also famed for romantic historic tales of the clashes between the Christians and the Moors. The ruins of one Moorish castle can be seen from the villa.

The villa is perfectly placed to explore Andalusia.

Seville, Ronda, Marbella and Antequera are all easily reached for day trips. Malaga city is less than an hour away and has much to offer including the port, tropical gardens and historical quarter with the Pablo Picasso museum just one example of places of interest to visit. Granada is home to the famous Alhambra palace, full of Moorish influence and only two hours from the villa.

The well known picturesque town of Nerja is just 20 minutes away, well worth a visit with its internationally renowned caves where live concerts are held, stunning coves and beaches, and all kinds of shops, bars and restaurants. Take a horse drawn carriage tour to see the highlights of the old town.

Car Hire: Group B or above is recommended.

More Details

Nina and James Hicks
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Nina and James Hicks

Making the break and leaving the UK was a scary decision at the time but since arriving in this beautiful area of Spain we have loved every minute! Now, 15 years, two children, three dogs, two cats and two pot bellied pigs later, we are still in exactly the same spot with no thoughts of changing a thing. Waking up to the same gorgeous views every morning and drinking in the same gorgeous clear starry nights still takes out breath away.

Nina and James Hicks purchased this villa in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this beautiful villa for just one week and it was too short. We enjoyed the views and the peace and quiet. We also enjoyed sunbathing here while it was snowing in Holland. Nina and James are great hosts. We will be back, maybe later this year.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Arenas in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Massive main bathroom fully tiled with cool blue Spanish tiles and all white fixtures including bath, separate walk-in shower, WC, bidet and basin. Separate cloakroom equally tiled and with WC and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Turquoise Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Bright spacious and comfortable with sea views
    Green Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds in a bright room with sea views
    Yellow Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds in a spacious and light room with sea views
  • All the bedrooms are south facing, light, comfortable and spacious, and have amazing views out to the mountains and down to the coast. Bedroom 1 and 2 have air conditioning (coin meter, pay as you go).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
24 hour fast speed broadband wifi available for 35 Euros per week. Buy one week and get the second week free! Air conditioning for heating and cooling pay as you go using coin meter. Private yoga lessons from beginners to advanced are available at the villa.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)


Villa Camaleon

  • 4 of 5

The villa was lovely and an ideal place if you want a holiday where you can get away from everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests just love being able to wind down at Villa Camaleon, enquire now and you can do the same!
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6 3

House with a great view

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and everything was as described. Nina is a very lovely and friendly person. View from house was really great. It was quite stunning sit on terrace and watch eagles flying over the mountains !

Pool and sunbed were also very comfortable. The road up to house is quite narrow but easy to drive if you are not scared of heights. We had a little bit bad luck on that, the ordinary road was 3 days closed for the maintenance and we had to take a detour... that was a really narrow little dirt road without any railings etc. Part of my passengers were really scared ! It was also in quite bad condition, there was couple of bad bumps. We broke our rental car there :(

But otherwise our holiday in Villa Cameleon was very nice !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cherry Willingham, Lincoln, UK

Stunning views, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Had such a lovely week at Villa Camaleon. The road up is an adventure for a family from very flat Lincolnshire but the views make it all worth it. The Villa has everything you could need for self catering stay. It was great to have the swim pool & table tennis too. Well worth a visit. We hope to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooie Villa

  • 5 of 5

De Villa was geweldig met een prachtig uitzicht op het dal , je bent afhankelijk van een (stevige) auto omdat de weg gedeeltelijk een kiezelweg is (laatste 3 km) .

We hebben genoten van 1 week vakantie te Malaga.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

You could tell that this is a much loved and cared for property.Nina and James ensure that guests are made to feel comfortable and welcome. There are plenty of kitchen appliances, television, DVD, Wi-Fi, ample books and games. The villa is decorated to a high standard and the decor is thoughtfully presented whilst giving you the feeling of home. The pool area is fabulous and private. Access to the villa is steep but easily accessible. We enjoyed our stay here immensely and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Camaleon

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Villa Camaleon. The villa is comfortable and homely, and the setting is stunning and very peaceful. The pool was well used and we appreciated having Nina and James close enough to call on if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
July and August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November to December 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan to March 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July and August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Optional 24 hour fast speed broadband wifi available for 35 Euros per week. Buy one week and get the second week free!
Optional air conditioning hot and cold for heating and cooling. Pay as you go for the air conditioning using a 1 Euro coin meter. In living room, dining room and two bedrooms. Estimated cost 8 Euros per week.
A 200 Euros damage deposit is payable on arrival in cash and refunded by bank transfer immediately after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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