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Charming Villa, private pool, fabulous views, wifi, close to Competa and the sea



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Villa Carlota faces south and offers 4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms and free wifi

The Villa is accessed by a gated entrance, a concrete drive takes you to the parking area (for 2 vehicles) where you enter the Villa through a secluded dining terrace with a fountain and retractable awnings for shade.

A short path leads down through mature gardens to a private pool (8m x 4m) and terrace which has stunning views over the National Park. The National Park and its walking trails are directly accessible on foot from the Villa.

The light and airy lounge has air conditioning and a wood burning stove for the winter months, there are several double doors leading out onto the dining terrace . The modern kitchen is fully fitted and equipped. There is a separate but adjacent dining room also with access through double doors to a further terrace and BBQ area.

There are two double bedrooms with air conditioning, one of which is upstairs in the tower and a further two twin bedded rooms with fans.

The Villa, which has wireless internet, English TV stations and a DVD collection is a 10 minute drive from Competa. The village has a lovely square, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets and a range of shops. If you fancy a day by the sea there are a number of well known beaches within a 30 minute drive.

Our professional Management company will personally meet and greet you on arrival and we provide a small complementary welcome pack.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four who enjoy holidays in the sun with a variety of activities nearby to keep us all entertained ! Given that we live in West Yorkshire, where a summer wardrobe is not really necessary, we have been looking for a holiday home with a warm climate and something for us all to enjoy. We are delighted to have just bought Villa Carlota and find it has everything we wanted and more! Come to Competa and try it, you may find us - lounging by the pool in the sun reading a book & lighting the BBQ (my husbands choice) eating out (my choice) trekking out on a horse in the National Park (my youngest daughters choice) or shopping and enjoying water sports in Nerja (my teenage daughters choice).

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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful villa in a spectacular location with stunning views over the natural park

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely presented, tastefully decorated, very well equipped, comfortable, immaculately clean with a lovely pool (the heater was greatly appreciated). The villa sits in the middle of the natural park surrounded by mountains and trees affording some spectacular views and wonderful walks along well established trails that are not too challenging. Neither the villa, patio or pool are overlooked and it is a really peaceful retreat for an absolute chill out. A car is essential for trips into town but we seldom used it ! We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely book a return visit. Thanks to the owner and her local team for a truly wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed walking and chilling out at Villa Carlota!
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  • 5 of 5

A top-quality property with beautiful mountain views and everything a family could need for an enjoyable holiday. A few degrees cooler and refreshingly isolated from the crowded, scorching coast that is only half an hours drive away. The perfect spot to enjoy mountains and sea. We're planning on moving in. (Please don't tell the owners.)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed Villa Carlota enough to move in :)
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Home comforts in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Carlota for 10 nights as a group of 7 and found it to have all the comforts of home and large enough so that we didn't feel on top of one another. The communication with Liz before and after was brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to recomend this Villa to anyone looking for a completely relaxing holiday away from it all but within a short drive of Competa with its many bars and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you all enjoyed your holiday and Villa Carlota!
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Fantastic villa in amazing location. Fully equiped and everything works. Such a relaxing place. Fab

  • 5 of 5

The villa has breathtaking views down the valley towards the sea. So beautiful. Its fully equipped with everything you need and everything works. Strong Wi-Fi, UK TV channels etc. New lovely kitchen. Amazing living space and bedrooms. Everything nipping clean. Pool is large and secluded with mountains all around. Its only a hundred meters or so from the Competa road so is no problem to access. If your looking for a beautiful villa in the hills then this is it. Oh and the meet and greet service was first rate as was the booking via Liz. Ten out of ten. We hope to be back soon :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking time to give such an in depth review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Carlota soon!
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We've rented quite a few villas through the years and have agreed that Villa Carlota has gone straight in at Number 1! Breathtaking position miles away from the crowds and yet only an hour's drive from Malaga airport, and the house, garden and pool are all just perfect - we couldn't fault it.

Nearby Competa is lovely with plenty of restaurants, and we managed to find the lost village at Acebuchal which is so worth the effort (and scary dirt track through the mountains!) - rebuilt by the determination of one man after the residents being driven out during the civil war and the village left to ruin. The family have now restored a property into the most wonderful restaurant serving up delicious local game, and several of the derelict properties have now been restored and are lived in once more - the inside of the restaurant tells a moving story through walls lined with old photos.

Our batteries were completely re-charged after a week at Villa Carlotta, and Liz - along with the local managers Christine and Malcolm - was lovely to deal with. Thank you all - a return visit is inevitable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for taking the time to review your stay , it was our pleasure to host you at Villa Carlota, we look forward to welcoming you back!
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An absolutely fantastic Villa, beautifully presented with owners who clearly care about their guests

  • 5 of 5

All our expectations were exceeded with this Villa, it was even better in reality than the details represent, exceptionally clean, very well equipped and an amazing location with spectacular views across the mountains.

The communication with the owners throughout the booking was excellent with every aspect of the trip catered for. We were met and shown to and around the villa by the local agents, Christine and Malcolm who were very friendly and helpful.

We opted for the optional pool heating which was well worth the additional charge with 4 children never once complaining about feeling any sense of cold in the very many hours they spent in it!

We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a place to stay near Competa.

Thank your for giving us a fantastic place to stay!

Jo and family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Jo for taking the time to review your stay, we are delighted that you had a great holiday and that the children managed to enjoy the pool to the max!
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From the Owner

Villa Carlota is different to the other properties we have stayed in or looked at in Competa it has a comfortable and unique feel about it with the bedroom in the tower ! We love the fact that it is only 3 hours on a plane to get to a brilliant climate and that the Villa is within an hours drive of Malaga airport. We find the privacy of the Villa relaxing but with easy access to the village with all its facilities and the sea which we love.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 68 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Numerous Bars and Restaurants in Competa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Baviera Golf at 21 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 58 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autovia Mediterraneo E15/N340 J.277 at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Numerous Bars and Restaurants in Competa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 136 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torrox or Algarrobo at 14 Kilometres Car: recommended

Torre del Mar is a seaside town only 22 kilometres away and has a an impressive sandy bay and numerous restaurants.

Nerja which offers water sports and has several kilometres of beaches including the famous Burriana Beach and many small coves is only 30 minutes drive away. The Balcon de Europa a fantastic wide open walkway above the sea has stunning views of the coast.

If you want to travel a little further La Herradura is around a 45 minute drive and is a traditional Spanish holiday resort with a pretty Marina.

Baviera Golf ( designed by José María Cañizares ) is 21 kilometres away. The Golf Club is just 500 meters away from Caleta de Vélez, with its Marina and magnificent beaches.

The Alhambra in Granada is breath taking and is the 2nd most visited site in Europe. You can drive there in around an hour and a half.

Due to its altitude the Sierra Nevada can offer skiing from November to May and is accessible within a 2 hour drive.

Malaga which has been redeveloped in recent years is less than an hour away and offers galleries, museums and a sophisticated range of shops and restaurants.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Competa which has been called the pearl of the Axarquia is in the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges and therefore enjoys stunning views not only of the Mountains but the Mediterranean too. It is a diverse community of nearly 4000 inhabitants and is known for it locally produced muscatel wines and has a great range of shops and facilities including a chemist, banks, newsagent , small super markets a Saturday market and even an Ice cream parlour !

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 136 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, has air conditioning
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, upstairs with air con, it is private but doesn't have a door


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Access is good via tarmac and concrete with only 200 metres of track which is well maintained by the National Park. Our professional management company will meet you when you arrive to explain how equipment works etc. They will be available during your stay should you have any questions. We provide a small guest welcome pack for your fridge just in case your journey is longer than you expect!

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