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A Beautiful and Fully Equipped Villa in a Truly Wonderful Location



Updated: 07-Sep-2016
Beautiful 3 bedroom 4 bathroom villa, (sleeps 6+2)

This luxurious and well equipped Villa is situated in an area officially designated as 'of outstanding natural beauty.' Its secluded location on the very edge of Lake Viñuela offers total privacy and relaxation. The property is fully equipped with everything you could need for a truly unforgettable holiday and has incredible views over Lake Vinuela, Mount Maroma and the surrounding countryside. Set in 5000m² (over an acre) of gardens the villa briefly comprises:

3 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, Large fully fitted kitchen, Large dining room with table and chairs that comfortably seat 8 people. The dining room leads via double doors onto a terrace extending to over 350 m2 with ample seating and lounging facilities including outside dining table and chairs for 12 people. Toddlers paddling pool. There is a large barbecue, built in Andalucian brick which is more than capable of catering for 8 people. For more photographs and information please visit our website at www.theplacebythelake.co.uk

Lake Viñuela is one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets and is unspoilt by tourism. The Lake is a reservoir and is also used for sailing, wind-surfing and fishing. There are no motorised boats allowed thus ensuring undisturbed tranquility.

All around the property are paths leading to glorious walks through unspoilt countryside. On the opposite side of the lake is the National Park which is widely used by walkers and ramblers and is renowned as being the best walking area in Spain.

The nearest beach resort is the typically Spanish resort of Torre de Mar just over 20 mins away. A wide promenade runs alongside its sandy beaches to the marina at Caleta. There are many beaches to enjoy along the coastal walk with countless beach huts 'chiringuitos' serving paella and fresh fish lunches.

Nearby is a fabulous shopping complex, El Ingenio with a hypermarket where you can buy all your groceries and holiday treats ! Torre del Mar and Velez Malaga both have numerous shops, restaurants and tapas bars to explore and enjoy. Nearby is a large water park and a go-karting track. The busier resorts of Marbella and Fuengirola are just over an hour away.

All around the property are paths leading to glorious walks through unspoilt countryside. On the opposite side of the lake is the National Park which is widely used by walkers and ramblers and is renowned as being the best walking area in Spain. The white-washed mountain villages (pueblos) are well worth a visit and where you can discover the real Andalucía. Take time to look into the dates of the local “ferias” or festivals, in the surrounding villages as these are a perfect way to experience the local culture.

You may choose to explore inland to Granada with its fabulous architecture and gardens. Antequera, a busy market town of Roman origin with its historic bullring, a 13th century castle and a wealth of history is also worth a visit. Nerja on the coast is a lovely old town where you can take a horse-drawn taxi to the famous Balcon de Europa overlooking the sea. Nearby Maro with its spectacular caves and summer concerts is also not to be missed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Perfect holiday for the family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays ever at this villa. The villa and the grounds around it are beautiful and immaculately maintained. Having a private pool is a real bonus and the views across the lake to the mountains are amazing. Booking the place was a breeze with lots of good communication from Steve the owner and once there Carol who looks after the place was very helpful - there is even a welcome pack waiting in the fridge full of good quality food and wine. We had 3 adults and 1 child so there was plenty of space but it will easily hold many more. There are so many sitting areas you could sit at a different table every night for a meal. The pool (table) area is like having a separate private bar and the BBQ area is great. It is around 40 min in car from the airport (beware of very long queues for all the hire car companies). There isn't a lot going on in the area but we found a few nice restaurants and bars locally - but you will need to drive everywhere. Overall the villa is huge and really well maintained, there is loads to do (pool, cinema room, pool table, BBQ, English TV, table tennis, pool inflatables). The location is good if you just want to relax and the weather is always good down there (October we had 30+ temps!). Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a stunning location, we were extremely pleased with our choice when we reached the villa. The welcome pack was a very nice thought and well received. We thoroughly enjoyed the table tennis, the swimming pool, the cinema room and the library. We only left the villa once during our stay, to stock up on supplies!

We will certainly return, and although we have rented fantastic villas in this area, they don't come close to this villa. Highly recommended.

Sue and Jeff Huggins

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 idyllic weeks at this property in July/August 2013. The property has a rural location although there are other properties in the vicinity so there is not a feeling of being too isolated although a car is to be recommended.

The villa itself is to a very high standard - so much space inside which was certainly appreciated with 3 young children (aged 8,4,1). The kitchen is very well equipped and the cinema room was very useful to hide from the midday sun, great sound! There was a welcome pack in the villa on our arrival which is a very nice touch and much appreciated. There is also a great book selection to keep you busy and games for all.

The pool has a good depth and provided many hours of entertainment - we took up the offer of a paddling pool for our 1 year old which was very handy. There are many seating areas outside which we were able to use and certainly the views of the Lake from the villa are superb. The pool table was also used - although mostly in the evening when it was cooler and the table tennis was good fun - a great range of facilities for all.

We headed out to the local towns a few times and ate out - certainly many places to visit within an hour range and the local market and beach were worth visiting.

If you want a quiet retreat and indulge yourself in a high spec villa, then this could very well be for you. Can't fault the customer service of either the house keeper or the owner - nothing too much trouble.

Thank you very much!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could wish for.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully equipped villa in a stunning location. The table tennis and pool table were hugely popular and we enjoyed many mini tournaments. The pool was much used by all and the wii and cinema room were another added bonus. With all the available activities our 9yr old was in seventh heaven. The only time we left the villa was to stock up on wine and food !

The welcome hamper was a lovely touch - so nice to arrive and find cold beer and wine in the fridge. The villa is looked after by a lovely couple who you only have to mention something to and they sort it. When we arrived there were a few wine glasses but all the rest were made of plastic, you can't drink beer out of a plastic cup! No sooner did we mention it and Carol rocked up with a bag full of wine and glass tumblers. This villa is owned and run by people who really want you to have a first class holiday and will do all they can to give you a wonderful holiday experience.

For the last 15 years or so we have rented a different villa in Europe and this one surpasses them all. It really has everything you could wish for a relaxing family holiday. We will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Hazienda near Torre del Mar

  • 5 of 5

The description of the villa is very well. There is nothing what we were missing. The property was very clean and in a perfect condition. The owner was very friendly and supporting in all our numerous questions.

We loved very much the facilities. Especially the pool billiard, table tennis and of course the swimming pool. Annoying were only the bugs (wasps and other very little (not dangerous) animals).

It's worth knowing that there is no restaurant or shop which is in the near. So, a car is needed. But the big advantage is, that you have absolutly no rush in your holiday. Very calm and recovering. Simply great. And for food, dining or some entertainment the hired car will bring you below 30 minutes to the next town. In the villa are some hints for great locations and maps provided.

Really good benefit for the money...

Die Umgebung ist sehr englisch geprägt. Das spielt jedoch kaum eine Rolle, da man eh relativ abgelegen lebt. Einzig um die Anweisungen, Wegbeschreibung, Tipps und die Kommunikation vor Ort sicherzustellen, ist es hilfreich, englisch zumindest zu verstehen.

Der Beschrieb des Hauses ist sehr treffend. Die Infrastruktur derjenigen in der Schweiz praktisch identisch. Poolbilliard, Tischtennistisch, Hometheater und Swimmingpool wie auch das gesamte Haus sind in einwandfreiem Zustand.

Lästig sind einzig die Wespen und auch anderes Ungeziefer welches z.B. im Swimmingpool landet. Aber dieser wird 2 x pro Woche gereinigt und daher ist für den Unterhalt gesorgt. Um das Haus zu erreichen ist ein Mietauto notwendig. Hier ist es zu empfehlen, einen Geländewagen zu bevorzugen. Das Haus ist nämlich nur über einen Schotterweg zu erreichen. Innerhalb von 30 Minuten kann man aber alles erreichen, was man sich wünscht (Retaurants, Einkaufzenter, Strand und wunderschöne Dörfer).

Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis scheint absolut zu passen. Die gesamte Region ist wunderschön. Von daher für Menschen, die nicht mehr 24h Party suchen, ein absoluter (Geheim-)Tipp.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beyond belief!

  • 5 of 5

A superb family holiday, in a breathtaking location with stunning views over Lake Vinuela!

We often spent a relaxing evening just sat listening to the sound of complete silence - what a luxury that is in a world that is consumed with pace and noise!

The villa had everything we could need and kept a family of four (2 adults, 17 and 12 year old) enteratined with table tennis and pool tournaments, and using the cinema room to take a break from the heat of the afternoon sun.

We have holidayed in villas for at least ten years and this has to be, by far, the best yet.

We have come back to work totally relaxed and would tell anyone thinking about booking it to "just do it - you will not be disappointed!"

Worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Numerous Bars and Restaurants at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Caleta at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Velez Malaga at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Granada at 55 Miles Nearest Beach : Torre Del Mar at 10 Miles Car: necessary

The Place By The Lake is situated on the very edge of Lake Vinuela with magnificent views across the lake and over to Mount Maroma. Just a 45 minute drive from Malaga airport brings you to the idyllic region of Axarquia - a peaceful, relaxing and beautiful area of rolling hills and stunning mountain scenery. The area is surrounded by the small whitewashed villages (pueblos) of Alcaucin (15mins drive), La Vinuela (10 mins), Los Romanes (7 Mins), Puente Don Manuel (10mins) and Periana (20mins), all with restaurants, bars and small shops. The capital of Axarquia is Velez-Malaga (20mins); The nearest beach is at Torre del Mar (25mins) Other places of interest include the coastal town of Nerja (35mins); the ever fashionable Marbella/Puerto Banus (75mins); the beautiful and historic city of Seville (120 mins); the wonderful city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace (90mins). The nearest supermarket is in La Vinuela (10 mins) and the nearest restaurants are a 7-10 min drive away.

Golf: There are two excellent 18 hole golf courses nearby, Bavaria Golf (15mins away) and Club Añorets (25 mins away). In addition there are over 50 golf courses throughout the Costa del Sol with full details available on request.

Ski: You may wish to go skiing in the Sierra Nevada in the winter season which is less than 2 hours drive away. The season is open from November to May depending on weather conditions.


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January 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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February 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
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March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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October 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
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December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please note that changeover day is a Saturday. If you would prefer to arrive on another day please contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.
You will be greeted at the villa upon your arrival when you will be shown around and given two sets of keys.

A 20% deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance of payment due 8 weeks before arrival.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 265 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 1 Ensuite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 2 Ensuite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family Bathroom
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 is located off the terrace and includes a large walk-in shower which is ideal for rinsing off before and after using the swimming pool.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, With Double Sofa Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Cot and Child Beds Available on request
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Cot Available on request
  • Bedroom 3 consists of 2 zip and link single beds that can be fitted together to make an extra large double bed. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have full ensuite facilities. Cots and Child Beds are available for each bedroom if required. The family Bathroom is adjacent to Bedroom 3. Bedroom 1 has french patio doors that lead out to the private upstairs terrace and magnificent views of the lake and surrounding countryside. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and double doors leading out onto the terrace.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The large and comfortable lounge has seating for 8 people and includes a 42 inch tv with freeview tv, dvd, Wii console and games. The property also has a purpose-built Cinema Room with a 42 inch plasma TV and full cinematic dvd audio surround sound. A comprehensive DVD film library (for all ages) is also available to guests at no extra charge. The large dining room has a wall to wall bookcase with several hundred books for you to choose from. As well as comfortable seating in the shade and sun-bathing loungers on its terrace, the separate Summer House has a full size (pub style) Pool Table which is set for free play. Broadband internet and wifi is available at the property at no extra charge - just bring your own laptop or mobile device. Seperate paddling pool for toddlers available at all times.

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