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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

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
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/01389

Owner
Nina and James Hicks
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Arenas in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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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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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had ten great days here in September 2017. The property has everything you would need for a family holiday. The villa and pool are wonderful, very clean and clearly well maintained. Excellent wifi too. We spent our time either lazing about by the large pool which seemed to have the sun all day (plenty of sunbeds, and the day bed was so comfy and in the shade, which suited me) or visiting the local coastal towns. There is lots to see and do within 30/40 mins drive of the villa if you wish to explore and the nearest town is 10/15 mins away in the car. We found lots of restaurants which cater for all tastes and budgets (great steaks at the Safari Lounge in Torre del Mar).

The setting is amazing, there are some photos of the views on the website but they don't really show how impressive it actually is.

It is right up in the hills so it is a very private house/pool. The owners live a little further down the track and are available if you have any queries but otherwise they are very respectful of your privacy and you do feel as if it is YOUR villa :)

The owners, Nina and James, were very helpful throughout the booking process replying quickly to my emails. When we arrived Nina met us about ten minutes out from the property to show us the way and to make sure we found the villa . After that, we knew where we were going. These little things make a difference, as after the flight and hassle of car hire at the airport all I wanted was to get in the pool, have a beer and light the BBQ.

I think if we go again it would be for longer as there is plenty to see but it can be difficult to drag yourself away from the pool.

Many thanks to James, Nina and the boys for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely villa in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in beautiful surroundings. Nina and James made us feel very welcome & had thought of everything!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely relaxing stay at this property. The panoramic views were amazing and the facilities provided were of a very high standard. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Top !

Clean house, fantastic view, friendly owners

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely relaxing week in June enjoying the peace and quiet of Villa Camaleon. Views down the valley to Torre Del Mar are stunning and we didn't move from the pool for the first three days. Nina was very welcoming on the first day and the track to the villa is fine to drive up, we have driven much worse in Spain and it kind of goes with the territory if you want a remote villa. The coast road to Nerja is worth a drive a there are a couple of nice restaurants on the beach side with large BBQ grills outside. Also worth visiting is La Herradura the other side of Nerja, there is a nice restaurant right on the beach at the far end of the bay, try the seafood stuffed peppers! All in all a nice relaxing week, just what we needed and would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Baviera Golf in Caleta de Velez
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga / Torre Del Mar junction 272
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Arenas, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
November to December 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£342
for 7 nights
£342
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Jan to March 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
April 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
July and August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 

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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