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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool Close to Competa Village



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool Close to Competa Village

Casa Mari Carmen is a modern, south facing, 3 bedroom villa with private pool and terraces in a peaceful location within a few minutes drive of the pretty white village of Cómpeta, know as 'the pearl of the Axarquia', approximately an hour from Malaga Airport (all on paved roads - no tracks) and 30 minutes from the coast.

A short distance from the village, beautiful Sierra Almijara mountains and National Park, the nearest bar is only a 20 minute walk away (approx).

Set amongst 2,900 sqm of grape vines, olive and fruit trees with fantastic views across the mountains and valleys down towards the Mediterranean Sea, the villa is the ideal location for a peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable holiday or base for those wishing to walk, cycle, climb or bird-watch.

Casa Mari Carmen is approached via a gated entrance to a level driveway with parking for a number of cars.

Through an archway and shingled garden you reach the covered porch with wicker dining table and chairs providing an ideal place to relax or dine, soaking up the views while avoiding the heat of the sun.

The front door opens into the open plan sitting/dining room with wooden beams, fireplace, sofa, easy chairs and a large dining table and chairs. There is WiFi internet access, satellite TV (some UK and free to air European satellite channels), DVD player and a radio/CD player. A window looks across the hillsides and patio doors lead out to the swimming pool and terrace area.

An archway leads into the fully fitted kitchen with window overlooking the covered porch. Fully equipped with granite worktops, halogen hob, electric fan oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine etc you should have everything you need for a relaxing stay. A clothes airer, iron and ironing board are also available.

From the sitting/dining room a further archway leads to a light and airy corridor off which there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

With a window overlooking the swimming pool, the master bedroom has a double bed, large built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and chair and an en-suite with shower, toilet and sink.

Bedroom two has two single beds and large built in wardrobe.

Bedroom three has two single beds, large built in wardrobe, dressing table and chair.

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet, bidet and sink.

All windows have built-in shutters, most with fly screens.

Outside there is a 8x4m swimming pool (closed during the winter months) with terracing around, a pool-side shower and brick built barbecue with outside sink to make the most of the summer sunshine. Sun beds, tables, chairs and umbrellas are provided for relaxing by the pool.

A terrace to the front of the villa, fenced by a low hedge, offers further views of the surrounding countryside.

The house is cleaned prior to arrival with bed linen and towels provided for use at the villa (please bring your own beach towels). We ask that the house is left tidy with any washing up done and the barbecue clean.

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About the Owner

Ian Brixton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


A wonderful retreat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week for a family holiday (2 adults and 2 young children). The villa was perfect for everything we needed - plenty of space inside and out. Lovely private pool and we made good use of the BBQ.

Competa is just a few minutes away by car. It's a lovely little town with everything you need - cafes, restaurants and supermarkets.

Good communications with the owner (Ian).

Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you and your family had an enjoyable stay and had everything you needed. Thank you for your very positive review – we hope to see you back with us again.
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Relaxing family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa, amazing views. Very clean property with everything you may need. We had an enjoyable 5 days spent lounging by the pool and visiting the local villages.

Competa is a picturesque village set into the mountain side with some lovely places to eat and narrow streets to explore. The villa itself is a 5 min drive from the town, the drive takes a little getting used to as is quite steep, we had a people carrier that was probably the biggest vehicle you'd want to drive as a novice!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, Well appointed, Quiet, Great Pool Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Good directions to the property, well appointed. Clean on arrival. Great pool about 8m by 4m. Very quiet location. Car a must very step hills around. Nearby Competa a delightful village and worth an explore. Hills dotted with vines, almond trees and olive groves. We had a blocked shower which was fixed very quickly with no fuss. Weatherwas blue skies around 30 to 32 degrees all week. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A lovely villa for the adventurous driver in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

After a scenic drive through the mountains we arrived at this beautiful villa, the directions supplied by the owners was perfect. After wanting a secluded villa, overall we found the villa to be secluded enough without being completely isolated. The villa was exactly as it had been described and fitted out very well for everything that you will need for your stay. The pool is of good size and depth with a deep and shallow end. All in all a villa we would like to return to!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in several villas over the years I have to say that this is one of the best equipped. Ian a phone call/email away to answer any queries before arrival & Debbie/Alick at easy reach in their paper shop in Competa upon arrival. The road down to the villa is steep you do get used to it after a couple of trips. A little tip we got from our taxi driver - go up & down in first gear. The villa is near enough to walk to the local bar or Hotel Alberdini ( a great workout for the calf muscles. Competa is a lovely villages with plenty of good restaurants to eat & the square has a lovely atmosphere. Ian thank you for a great home from home. We are already looking for availability soon when work calms down a bit.

Thanks again,


  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Spanish holiday yet

  • 5 of 5

We were already on holiday in Spain but the villa we were staying at did not live up to the advert.

So we decided to move quickly.

With a very quick response to our call, this villa was made available to us.

And what a move it was.

Everything we wanted.

The villa is very clean and has all the requirements for a very restful holiday.

A fantastic view of the valley below and you can still see the sea in the distance.

Only about one mile away is the small town of Compete. This must be the nicest town in Spain. With some lovely restaurants and music in the town square, you will not want to go home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Venta de Palma at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Torrox at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 / E15 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Venta de Palma at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Granada at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torrox Costa at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £101.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms (one en-suite) The en-suite shower room has a shower enclosure, sink and w.c. The main family bathroom has a bath with shower over, sink, w.c. and bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom, which has a window to the pool area, has a double bed, two built in double wardrobes, two bedside tables with lamps, desk with chairs. An en-suite shower is attached to this room, with shower enclosure, sink and w.c. The second and third bedrooms have twin beds, double built in wardrobes, bedside tables (and desk with chair in Bedroom 3). There is a large family bathroom with a full size bath with shower over, wc, bidet and sink with lit mirror over.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Stag/Hen parties


  • Travel cot and high chair available on request.