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Luxury Villa, Private Pool, Sea & Mountain Views, Nerja outskirts. Wifi, Aircon.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Not Overlooked, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Mountains Behind, Sea & Beaches To The Front.

Luxurious Villa with private pool, games room, sea & mountain views

Spacious detached villa in Punta Lara, Nerja sleeping up to 10 with super sunny south facing private pool, garden & large patio, 4 beds, 4 baths, games room, all mod cons inc air con, wifi, Sonos and Apple TV, BBQ. Spacious inside and out with fabulous sea and mountain views. Short walking distance to lovely beaches with snorkelling & bustling Nerja town and close to Malaga, Granada and the Almijara & Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lovely restaurants and bars close by.

Click on the Location tab to see our description of Nerja and the surrounding area and some of our favourite places to visit and things to do.

This is our home and we'd be delighted to share our local knowledge of this beautiful area with you.

Banoo Villa is registered with the Government of Andalusia as an authorised holiday villa.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/MA/05038

Emma and Andrew Muir
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Emma and Andrew Muir

Emma and Andrew love their home in Spain and run their own marketing and business coaching businesses in the UK. Click on the location tab to see their description of the area and some of their favourite places to visit and things to do.

Emma and Andrew Muir purchased this villa in 2002

Why Emma and Andrew Muir chose Nerja area

A 5 minute walk to a secluded beach with great snorkelling (fish swim around you and eat from your hand) yet surrounded to the rear by imposing mountains. The views are stunning.

Great seafood restaurants on the beach a five minute walk away plus the one of the best restaurants in Nerja (according to TripAdvisor) is literally just down the road.

What makes this villa unique

In a quiet area just outside the town, but with all the town amenities close by. Rare for villas, this house has both a large patio area around the pool plus its own private garden with grass and tropical fruit trees. Upstairs, two of the main bedrooms open out on to a balcony terrace where you can sit back and watch the sun set over the mountains and sea (with Gin and Tonic in hand!).


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Sierra nevada
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playazo Beach
Car: not necessary

One of the main attractions of Nerja is its coast line. Unlike the other zones of the Costa del Sol, here the mountains reach the shore, forming majestic cliffs between which nestle picturesque coves and beaches. As you travel eastwards, these cliffs become higher and more frequent.

The town its self is situated on a plain surrounded by the rising peaks of the last foot hills of the Sierra Almijara mountain range.

The beauty of these beaches and cliffs make it ideal for holiday makers. The local authorities have imposed a number of limitations on this zone in order to protect it from the impact of mass tourism.

The municipality contains a large number of springs forming rivers and streams. Indeed, Nerja must have had many waterways since the earliest times, for the name of the town during the Moorish occupation was Narixa, which means "abundant spring".

To the west of the town the river Chillar reaches the sea, swollen by the the Higueron and the Seco.

Nerja town centre has preserved the traditional style of the Andalucian village. In many tourist resorts, economic development has taken place and changes have been made in order to accommodate the arrival of mass tourism, transforming the houses and streets of entire towns, and almost always for the worse. Nerja however, has not only conserved its original structure, but all new constructions have been adapted to the traditional Andalucian style of whitewashed houses, windows with grills, roofs with two slopes etc.

The nerve centre of Nerja is the Balcón de Europa, a favourite site with local people and visitors alike. The promenade, flanked on the left by lovely arches and on the right by hotels, bars and restaurants, ends at a semi-circular viewpoint at the cliff-top, commanding magnificent views over the Mediterranean and the surrounding mountains.

Sunset seen from the Balcón de Europa is unforgettable. The promenade is lined with palms and plane trees, and two ancient cannons form a reminder that until 1812 there was a fortress at the top of the cliffs. At the opposite end, turning left, is a square containing the church of El Salvador.

Between the Calahonda and the Carabeo beaches runs the Paseo de Los Carabineros, a delightful natural pathway amongst the rocks of the coastline. Further east are the Jardines de Europa, charming botanical gardens which slope down to the Playa de Burriana.

Nerja enjoys a Mediterranean climate, these benign conditions combine with a number of unique features to bless the area with a splendid climate. The surrounding mountains protect Nerja from the cold north winds, whilst the influence of the sea makes for milder temperatures, both in summer and in winter.

These climatic conditions, combined with the abundance of water, have allowed a rich agricultural industry to grow up here, famous for over one thousand years.

In ancient times, sub-tropical fruits such as sugar cane and the chrimoya were introduced to the area, and in recent times exotic fruits such as papayas, mangoes and avocados have been added to the list. Vegetables such as batatas are also grown here, as well as traditional Mediterranean products like grapes, almonds and olives.

You will find all of this local fresh produce in the town markets and of course in the numerous restaurants.

What is there to do?

As well as enjoying the local food, wine and sunshine we recommend:-

The famous Nerja caves are here and are an absolute must visit and are amongst some of the most spectacular in Europe.

One of the great family adventure days out exploring the national park in the mountains by Landrover. Stunning wildlife and scenery. We will supply details of this organised trip.

A day out on a yacht, with optional watersports and possible dolphin sightings.

Off road 4WD buggy tours in the mountains - great fun!

A visit to the Alhambra palace in Granda and perhaps stay in a cave hotel for a night at Gaudix nearby. Gaudix is an ancient troglodyte town of cave dwellers. Very different!

An evening in a genuine Spanish bar where the locals will spontaneously just get up and sing and dance flamenco to a live flamenco guitarist.

Malaga city is hardly touched by tourists and its a great Spanish city to visit with its 1,000 year old fish, fruit, veg and meat market, museums aplenty and interesting shops.

Visit a "Lost village' in the mountains behind the villa, abandoned in the civil war after Franco killed all the inhabitants. You need a car to get here along some precarious tracks, but its being rebuilt by descendants of the families & the best country cooking in the area can be found in the bar/restaurant there. A different bread is baked daily along with unusual & interesting traditional mountain dishes. A unique experience.

Great snorkelling on a secluded beach just a ten minute walk from the villa. Yes, you really can experience fish swimming around you & eating from your hand.

Details of the above + other ideas are supplied to all our clients.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Urbanización Punta Lara in Nerja

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Cot available but you will need to provide your own cot bedding
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property has a terracotta patio to the front, surrounding the pool, with ample room for sun lounging. There is also a large outside dining table and electric awnings to provide sun protection and effectively an "outside room". To the rear is a grassed garden with trees (Lemon, Fig) and bougainvillea.


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Luxury Villa, Private Pool, Sea & Mountain Views, Nerja outskirts. Wifi, Aircon.
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Well maintained villa with everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in Banoo villa. Emma is a joy to deal with and those good vibes carried over to our first impressions. We knew within minutes that we had made the right choice - not always easy in the lottery of villa rental!

No need to repeat other comments other than we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review Gareth, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, it was a pleasure corresponding with you and we look forward to your return visit.
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in a great location. There are at least 4 restaurants within 10 min walk, a local bar nearby and it's only a short drive into Nerja for unlimited choice. The beach is also only an easy, 5 min walk from the villa. All mod cons covered - wifi, air con, TV/DVD easily operated, electric awnings, outside lights, dwasher, washing machine etc. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't provided. The pool was great as well, just the right size for a cooling dip. There are large dining areas both inside and outside so perfect whatever the weather. Our group of 8 had a fantastic week, it was a shame to leave. The booking process/info/comms was simple and efficient.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne, We are so pleased that you and your friends had a lovely week in Banoo Villa and that it met all of your expectations. We hope that you will be back again soon. Best wishes Emma and Andrew
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Back again for more gorgeous weather & another hugely relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Banoo Villa is relaxing from the moment we arrived to when we leave. The villa is spotlessly clean, beds made up and the villa has everything so all we need to do is unpack & lie by the pool. The location is fabulous with views of the mountains (we love watching the sun rise over the mountains from the balcony) and sea and there are some lovely beaches, restaurants & bars in close walking distance. We enjoy exploring the area, the mountains with pretty white villages and the gorgeous beaches along the coast between here and La Herradura. The hosts are always helpful answering all our questions quickly and provide some great advise about where to eat, visit and shop in the extensive information pack. I have no doubt we will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emma, Its is great that our family and friends can enjoy the villa as much as we do. Thank you for the lovely review and you know that you are welcome back whenever you like. See you soon Andrew and Emma
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the villa was fine its location less so

  • 2 of 5

our main problem occurred when our 9 yr old grandson banged into the patio door which smashed causing him numerous lacerations on his face arm and legs .he was taken by ambulance to vellez Malaga hospital but due to the severity of his facial wounds he had to be taken to Malaga hospital to see a specialist.He required a general anaesthetic to suture his face and finished up with roughly 60 sutures in all.This ruined the holiday for all of us.I appreciate that Health and Safety Laws may be different in Spain but accidents like this could be avoided by using safety glass in the doors or at least having some way of indicating whether doors are open or closed.This could have had a far worse outcome, as it is our beautiful grandson will be scarred for life and his family shudderin at the thought of what might have been.

Surely the doors should be fitted with safety glass or have stickers or something to indicate when the doors are closed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene, As you know Andrew and I have been deeply shocked and saddened to hear about your Grandson’s accident whilst on holiday at our villa. We provided all the support that we could during your stay and offered for you all to stay on longer if it required. As we have said in all our communications with you we hope that he makes a full recovery. In the 16 years that we have owned and let our villa, hundreds of families and children have stayed in it and we have never had any accidents or a bad review, in fact our reviews have always been excellent. We get many repeat bookings each year, which is testament to how much our villa, its location and the responsive service we provide is enjoyed and appreciated. Last year we were one of the first villas to gain the new Spanish Occupational Licence to meet new Spanish regulations so we are confident that our villa meets all regulations. We are constantly reviewing and improving the villa to ensure it is at the highest levels of accommodation for our own use and that of our guests. Warmest regards Emma and Andrew
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Fantastic villa, lovely warm pool with great views

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed villa with everything our families needed to relax and enjoy our holiday from arrival. The kids were in and out of the pool all day and loved that we were only a few minutes from lovely beaches and the sea. The accommodation is spacious and very comfortable and in a great location for exploring the local area both coast and mountains. The owners Andrew and Emma were very helpful when we were booking and answered all of our questions promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Val, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our lovely villa and hope that you will be back next year. Best wishes Emma and Andrew
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Very good property

  • 4 of 5

Property was very good. Great location. Had a few issues with the management company but that did not spoil anything.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your holiday and found our villa very good and well positioned. Thank you for your feedback about the management company which we have passed on to them. Emma and Andrew
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Urbanización Punta Lara, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov-Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
9 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan-Apr 2018
15 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug-Sept Bank Hol 2018
23 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
6 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct Half term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov-Dec 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2018
9 Dec 2018 - 14 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum 7 days, Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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