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A romantic get away from it all . . .

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large casita in a lush, sub-tropical garden


Enjoy a full week exploring all that this region has to offer for just €280! No extras.

We're perfectly located for discovering the majestic cities of Granada (75 minutes), Cordoba (105 minutes), Antequerra (35 minutes) and Malaga (45 minutes). And the beautiful beaches of Nerja, Torre del Mar and Benajarafe are all within a 30 to 40 minute drive. Or you could just hike the many trails that wind through the mountains on our doorstep. No snow, no frost, no endless drizzly days in this beautiful part of Spain.

7 days for just €280.


Have you ever wanted a holiday free of cluttered beaches, high-rises and crowded pool areas?

Welcome to Montaña Rosa, your own private home from home where you can relax in the shady corners of your own private garden, lie in the warmth of the sun beside your own pool and dine on the nearby terrace with food fresh from your own barbeque.

It's intimate, peaceful and relaxing.

Set among the stunning, mountainous scenery of the Axarquia, Montaña Rosa is a large, self-contained casita nestled in a lush, sub-tropical garden with every facility for a relaxing break from life's stresses.

With a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom, you will immediately be drawn into the sense of peace and tranquility that imbues both home and garden. Relax by your private pool with some light food and wine or under the shade of the outdoor room with its long, low table and comfortable bamboo seating. Bring a good book to the table under the vine and feel time slow down or sit at the little table in front of the stone garden and plan your tomorrows. Later you can fire up the barbeque, cook a locally produced steak or fish from the market, and enjoy it all with a glass of fruity Rioja at the dining area near the pool. Time is your own, though it moves more slowly here than you may be used to.

Surrounded by olive and almond groves with wonderful walking paths and vistas right down to the coast. Long beach at Torre del Mar just 30 minutes away and plenty of white villages nearby to explore such as Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Periana and Comares - all beautiful in their own way and maintained to a high standard with planters and boxes of flowering plants. Each have their own regular festivals celebrating some aspect for which the town or village will be well known, from Alfarnate's cherry harvest to Periana's gloriously fruity olive oil. From gazpacho soup to the birthday of San Isidro, there's always a cause for celebrating something or someone with music, wine and food and the genuine bonhomie for which the locals are justly famous.

There are walking trails for the fit and not so fit, mountain climbing, off-road cycling routes, motor cycle routes along the rugged coastline, tours of Malaga's inspiring historical sites, art galleries - including the Picasso Museum - the magnificent historical botanical gardens at La Concepción (voted one of the best in Europe) and a bewildering array of restaurants, tapas bars and delis all on our doorstep or just a short drive away.

It's yours to discover and make your own, at your own pace, in your own time.


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Registration Number : CR/MA/00733

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2017

About The Owner


About Tony Hartnett

My wife, a professional artist, and I moved here after falling in love with this most unique and tranquil part of Spain, its warm and hospitable people and the ever-changing colours of the landscape. I gave up a career in graphic design to concentrate on this new venture, bringing more people into contact with a Spain not found in the glossy brochures. A vibrant, close-knit and welcoming Spain that still retains so much of what has sadly been lost to the stresses of a world in a hurry..

Tony Hartnett purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tony Hartnett chose Alfarnatejo

Montaña Rosa is a peaceful, relaxing and intimate experience, very different to the common perception of Spain as a place where crowded high-rise apartments clutter the coastline. Here you will be in touch with nature, with tranquility and with the traditions that still predominate in the towns and villages around us. Behind us and to the sides are the majestic mountains of Malaga's Nature Reserve. Straight ahead the valley meanders between further hills, layered in shades of pale mauve and blue, down to the coast where the Meditteranean sparkles in the sun.

High above the mountains eagles soar on the updrafts, searching for prey. Along the mountain paths Spring and Summer bring bursts of colour in a huge array of flowers and shrubs or fig trees laden down with sweet, sun-warmed fruit. Later in the year pomegranates, oranges and sweet kaki fruit are harvested, along with the olives that go to make the wonderful, fruity oil. We're surrounded by an abundance of glorious, natural produce.

What makes this apartment unique

Andalusia enjoys one of the world's healthiest climates and Montaña Rosa, at an elevation of over six bundred metres, has both the warmth of the sun and the cleanliness of pure mountain air that can invigorate mind, body and spirit.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alfarnatejo in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • limited accessibility


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A romantic get away from it all . . .
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The casita is exactly as shown in the photos. Beautiful and authentic. Everything you need is provided plus more for a really comfortable stay. The garden is amazingly tranquil with mountains all around you. If you want peace and quiet then you will definitely find it here.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liz and Ray. Thank you both. Your comments are really appreciated and it's good to know that you left here relaxed and rested. We wish you both the very best in the future. Tony & Denise.
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A small corner of paradise

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay and relax. The property is well situated for peace and quiet allowing you to escape and let the day drift by. The owners, Denise and Tony are truly very genuine, nice, friendly people, who were concerned that we had an enjoyable stay. We chose this place for its location. You will need a car and have to drive to find restaurants and shops but it is well worth it. All together a very nice holiday. I definitely recommend this place if you want peace and quiet, good food and fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and fields.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Robert, and we're so pleased that you found your stay peaceful and relaxing. Warm regards to you both from Tony and Denise.
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Absolutely perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week in the most perfectly tranquil place. Tony and Denise are absolutely lovely people and while they left us in complete privacy they were always on hand for advice and anythinelse we might need. The casita was georgeous and outwayed our expectations. It's very rural but the bar which is two minutes walk is lovely, Run by Mari and Enrique. There is no menu but they catered very well for us and I'm a vegetarian! Overall we both agree that this was a wonderful memory making time and we really can't thank Tony and Denise enough. I have to add that Denise is a very talented artist and we came away with a couple of amazing prints! One of Alfarnate and the other one of Connemara bog. A brilliant souvenir of our time spent in the very beautifull Montana Rosa, we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again. Thank you for those kind words, N, and Denise really appreciates that you think so much of her work. We hope to meet up with you both again and Enrique and Marie asked to to send you both his best wishes.
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Our two weeks away at a romantic setting

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 2weeks stay very relaxing enjoyed the garden with its many places to sit when the sun got to much Denise and Tony are 2lovely people left us to get on with our holiday

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful and totally relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 11 wonderful nights at the Montana Rosa and can honestly say it was one of our very best holiday experiences.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with a beautiful garden with every amenity available and complete privacy we would recommend this completely. The gardens which are for your private use are beautiful with plenty of shade provided with comfy seating if required and the option to sit out in the evening after the sun has gone down with lighting. The swimming pool is small but big enough to swim and cool off, and the accommodation is comfy and provides everything you need.

The area is wonderful with lovely walks and nearby villages offer small supermarkets to meet your daily needs plus the local pub is a two minute walk away if you want company and lovely Spanish food.

Tony and Denise the owners are so kind and helpful and able to offer local information if and when required, whilst at the same time giving you the privacy to just enjoy unwinding.

Certainly 5 out of 5 from us and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Marilyn. You were both a pleasure to have here and we very much hope we can meet again. Tony & Denise.
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Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Tony & Denise made us very welcome & went above expectations to make our stay enjoyable we couldn't ask for more. The cottage was very comfortable & a lot of extras you wouldn't normally get. The gardens were delightful we spent most of our time outside the pool is kept lovely I would highly recommend staying here & have already told family & friends

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Florence and Frank, it was a pleasure having you here. We wish you both all the best for the future and very much hope to see you again. Tony and Denise.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alfarnatejo, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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