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Pretty Villa with private Pool close to all ameneties.

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Close to Canillas de Albaida and Competa. 35 Minutes from the beaches and the sea. Private Swimming pool, 4 sunbeds (sun loungers) and outside Barbecue. The villa is equipped with Wi-Fi throughout for connecting to the internet. Impressive mountain views. Well equipped and comfortable including air conditioning in the main living area and large ceiling fans in both bedrooms. Suitable for families with older children and perfect for walkers and cyclists as the mountains are on your doorstep. The pretty village of Canillas de Albaida is 15 minutes away by car down a quiet tarmac road. Competa is a mile further and is the jewel of the Aquarxia. Both are typical whitewashed mountain villages and have all amenities including shops banks, with cashpoints and plenty of great restaurants. There is a very quiet tarmac road right up to the rear of the property and off street parking at the Villa.

We can supply a food welcome pack at cost to include the basics or more to your specification should you wish, just let us know.

It has has four sun loungers. The villa is not suitable for babies or toddlers.

The pool is normally open from May through to October however could be open during winter months upon request. As the pool is unheated it's quite warm in the summer but cold in the winter.

Registered and inspected by the Andalusia Tourist board. Registration Number VTAR/MA/01571

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/01571

Kim Summers
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

About Kim Summers

We are a family of four and we used to live in Christchurch Dorset. We first visited the area 4 years ago to see friends. It was love at first sight with the mountains and sea in close proximity. We loved it so much that we decided to move to the area! We are living 20 minutes from Gato-Verde so are on hand should you need any help or if there are any problems.

Kim Summers purchased this villa in 2016

Why Kim Summers chose Canillas de Albaida

We looked at a number of villas before deciding to purchase Gato-Verde. We were put off some because of the need to be a mountain goat to get to them. The villa has tarmac to its back door and presents no difficulty for the nervous or first time driver in Spain.

What makes this villa unique

Spectacular views of the National Park from the villa.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Albaida in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom is en suite with a shower cubicle. The other bathroom is separate and has a shower/bath and easy access from the villa.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The bedrooms have two single beds in each with bedside cabinets and wardrobes.
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
During the winter months the pool is normally closed. However we can open if needed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Pretty Villa with private Pool close to all ameneties.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Amazing stay once again.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the property and it did not disappoint. We were lucky to have wonderful weather and enjoyed walking around the nearby villages and walking trails.

The house was clean and had everything you could ever need. The log burner was most welcome for the slightly chilly November evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mountains, stars, pool and peace

  • 5 of 5

Mountains, mountains everywhere with near perfect view of the stars at night, really nice pool with 26 to 28°C water temp in October!

We walked the medium routes at The Competa Mountain Walking Festival day 2 to day 5 of our holiday, ~ 50 miles and 10300 ft of climb, pretty tough for medium routes (there are no hard route options)

We found Canillas a little too quiet for us but Competa was just perfect, lots of places to eat and drink but too far to walk back in the dark at night so the car had to be used, not good if you like a drink with your meal. We walked into Competa and Canillas a few times in the day, it is a nice walk until you get to the descent/ascent to The Roman Bridge and up to Canillas/El Gato Verde (410 ft Canillas and 580 ft to El Gato Verde)

The villa is superb with almost everything you could want (extractor fans in the WCs would be nice) and almost perfect peace (occasional dog bark and motorbikes but much less than anywhere else we have stayed)

On the last full day I climbed La Maroma from Canillas de Acetuno, a wonderfull 5 1/2 hours of mountain glory, I saw Gibralta, The mountains of North Africa and The Siera Nevada from the summit.

It would be well worth paying to take a decent telescope on the flight to take advantage of the seeing (the side of the house away from the two towns is darkest, the milkyway is jaw-dropping)

Brian was very informative and friendly as was Kim, we are coming back next year for more.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John .... You certainly got lots of walking in !! The Competa walking week is very popular and we can see from your experiences the reason why.! We hope you had an uneventful trip home and have many happy memories of your holiday ... Kind regards Brian and Kim
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Home from Home with sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Owners of this property genuinely have your interests at heart a great friendly warm welcome awaits, and whilst the property is not huge it has all the trappings and more. than a lot of larger properties we have stayed at, everything is catered for and to top it all the views are stunning along with the peace and tranquillity makes a stay here worth while, a lovely pool too which is kept warm by the thermal cover, plenty of seating areas in the sun and shade, excellent Wi-Fi, shower, and general facilities all makes for a relaxing stay here all credit to Brian & Kim and thanks for the wonderful week we had at Gato Verde.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve and Sally for your review as well as some really useful feedback which we really appreciate!! We do want our guests to relax and enjoy the scenery and when we meet that objective then we are happy! Hope to see you again. Kim and Brian
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Stunning villa...fab pool and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Came for a relaxing holiday and that's what we got! A beautiful villa with pool in a stunning location...Set in the hills with whitewashed villages close by...picture postcard perfect!

Car hire is a must and the roads are very twisty but in perfect condition-no potholes here!!

Despite a late arrival our hosts were happy to meet up and guide us to the villa...a pre ordered provision pack had been left and they very kindly popped in a bottle of fizz and some beers too...A quick catch up the next morning with a trip into Competa to show us the road and tell us what shops were available...extremely helpful...

A blissful week of sunshine,good food and company ensued...what a shame it had to end.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Morag and Family .. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Gato Verde ... You can see why we moved here !! Kind regards Brian and Kim
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Great location and views.

  • 5 of 5

Well serviced villa; friendly owner who was always willing to help. Booking and communication with the owner is easy.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian and family ... Thank you for your kind words. It was great to meet you all and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Gato Verde .. Kind regards Brian and Kim
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in this wonderful villa! It had everything we could of asked for and more. Kim and Brian met us and guided us to the villa on the first day.. they are lovely people and live in the area, so are only a phone call away if you need them. The villa has amazing 360 degree mountain views! It is a great size and layout. The pool was the perfect size and temperature. There are some English tv channels... our kids loved the fact they could watch CBeebies! Air con, ceiling fans, great water pressure in the showers! The villages of Canillas and Competa are both lovely and the people are very friendly. It was great for us and our children to experience a piece of 'real' Spain, rather than the typical package holiday we are used to. All the restaurants in the area served lovely food, but in our opinion, El Pilon in Competa was extra special! Book a table at the top terrace for great views. We drove down to Nerja to see the caves.. well worth visit! And then went for a swim in the sea. Thanks again Kim and Brian for a really wonderful holiday! Jon, Lauren, Amber & George

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it was much appreciated and we agree about the food in this area, there is something for everyone! We are pleased to offer an alternative holiday and that Amber and George had a good time. Please thank Amber for taking the time to write in our guest book, her writing is very good!! Hope to see you all soon. Kim and Brian
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

There is a local supermarket in Canillas and the opening and closing times are as follows:

Monday - Saturday 07:30 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 21:30

Sunday 08:00 - 15:00.

Dias Supermarket in Competa is open all day except sundays.

During the winter months the pool is normally closed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
27 Oct 2018 - 22 Feb 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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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