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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Liz

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).

Liz purchased this villa in 2015

Why Liz chose Cómpeta

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.

What makes this villa unique

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 !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cómpeta in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Charming Villa, private pool, fabulous views, wifi, close to Competa and the sea
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing... Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here over Christmas as a family of 8 (grandparents, parents, teens and littles) and couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing, rejuvenating vacation. The views from Villa Carlota were incredible, the gated pool (we paid extra to have it heated—SO worth it) provided hours of entertainment for our younger kids, the home was comfortable and large enough for all of us to have space, WiFi was strong for the teens, the woodburning stove created warmth and ambience, the kitchen was so well-equipped we made almost all our meals there... The list goes on and on!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to review your stay . We are really pleased that Villa Carlota was able to keep the whole family happy!
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Superb villa with beautiful views and gorgeous villages & beaches to visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Carlota and we can’t wait to return!

The quality and size of accommodation with heated pool and stunning views from the spacious patio gave us the perfect late October family holiday.

The sun shone all day, every day with temperatures of 22-25 deg giving us the option of just lazing around sun bathing or venturing into the surrounding countryside and villages.

The villa has a selection of books/maps including a detailed trail map for the National Park which the villa overlooks.

My gaze was constantly drawn to the 1830m high mountain named Navachic which I hope to scale on my next visit when I remember to pack my walking boots!

All the local villages are a pretty collection of bright white washed buildings that creep up the hill sides around a seemingly random network of winding narrow streets and paths.

Our favourite village Frigiliana rewarded us when we explored its upper reaches and stumbled upon Restaurant El Adarve with its ‘piquant’ chicken risotto and equally ‘hot’ view from the terrace.

We returned back to the villa from Frigiliana via the mountain track (recommend confident drivers only and during daylight hours due to single track along steep-sided valleys) and took dessert at the historical El-Acebuchal (highly recommended for restaurant baked bread, fabulous salad, wild boar stew etc).

Villa Carlota is a very well furnished comfortable home and a credit to the owners, who organised everything so professionally to ensure we enjoyed our return visit.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We were delighted to welcome you back to Villa Carlota and look forward to welcoming you and your walking boots again next time!
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Fantastic villa in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Villa Carlotta is simply superb! In a great location out on the campo, affording spectacular views, this well appointed villa is a great home from home. Comfortably sleeping 8 (although we had a party of 6).

Ok, so there's no phone signal and the wifi's a bit temperamental (hence the 4 stars). Clearly the former is outside of Liz's control, but hey, you're on holiday, so what's the rush?

5km out of Competa and a little more for neighbouring Canillas, Villa Carlota is close enough to humanity for when you need it and far enough away for when you don't. Use Maria's taxis when you need to get about (her card's in the great welcome binder -and she speaks excellent English for those of us who's Spanish is embarrassingly limited).

Would categorically recommend the house to anyone. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for reviewing your stay and your recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed the Villa and your holiday. Thanks too for pointing out the temperamental wifi. As its been a strong and reliable connection to date Im arranging for the broadband company to check it out. You are right the phone signal is not good and difficult to address. There is usually reception on the coffee table and the table on the terrace so ill ask Christine and Malcolm to point this out to future guests.
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Beautiful property and setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this well maintained, well equipped property. The views were wonderful and the villa was very spacious outside and in. The pool was just the right temperature and ideal for fun with the children. Will definitely make another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a tonic!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Carlota with 4 girlfriends and we had an absolute ball. Between us we have 11 children and 7 dogs and felt we were due a rest!

Apart from a couple of short outings, we stayed at the villa and sunbathed, swam, read, ate, drank and had a daily siesta. The villa was perfect for us. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived, the beds were very comfy and we had everything we needed for our stay. Throughly recommended for families too as the pool is secure.

My only regret is that we didn't 'have time' to have a good look around the area. We vaguely mooted the idea of visiting the lost village but couldn't summon the energy!! That will keep for another trip in the cooler months.

We ate out at El Pilon in Competa which was fantastic (ask for a table on the Terrace), lovely friendly waiters/waitresses and great food. They even gave us a free shot as we left, which set us up nicely of the rest of the evening!

We telephoned for a taxi (can't remember the name but the card is in the folder) when we ate at El Pilon and a lovely chap collected us, with 15 minutes notice. He refused our offer to pay on arrival and just said to call when we had finished eating so he could collect us and we could pay then. I'm not sure that would happen in the UK!

It truly couldn't have been better and Liz was fantastic at getting back to me with any questions prior to our visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you were able to relax and all enjoyed your well earned rest !
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Villa Carlota is an Excellent Rental Vacation Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in our two week stay at Villa Carlota. The property itself was well equipped and with the excellent swimming pool met all our needs ,the location in the mountains made it well situated for the small town of Competa and all in all made for an excellent family holiday.

I /we rate this property and location as a 5 star rental,,,,we had a great time !

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Keith for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted you all enjoyed the Villa and your holiday.
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Numerous Bars and Restaurants in Competa
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Baviera Golf
Nearest Train
58 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Autovia Mediterraneo E15/N340 J.277
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Numerous Bars and Restaurants in Competa
Nearest Ski
136 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Torrox or Algarrobo
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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

We provide a small complementary welcome pack for your fridge.
A pool heater is available as an optional extra for £90 per week.
We don't charge our guests for small accidental breakages but ask you to let us know so we can replace items for future guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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