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2 bed villa with pool between Alora & El Chorro in the lovely Guadalhorce Valley



Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Villa with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 shower room, sleeps 5/6, wheelchair friendly

Close to Alora and the amazing Caminito Del Rey, Casa Los Olivos is a spacious and very comfortable country house full of rustic charm in the Guadalhorce Valley. In addition to the Caminto del Rey, (book on line) listed in the top 5 things to do in he world by lonely planet,there is sport climbing at El Chorro and water sports at the Ardales Lakes. For walkers there are countless walks in the most beautiful mountains, hills and valleys to suit all levels of interest and fitness. Only 3 km from Álora, 40 minutes from Málaga airport and the Mediterranean Sea it offers an ideal holiday location of extraordinary diversity and rural Spanish charm.

The house has traditional Spanish rustic features and is equipped to the highest standard of modern convenience making it suitable for a family or two couples and is built to wheelchair standards.

The large living and dining area has a vaulted beamed roof, terracotta floor, wood stove, TV via Internet (bring your HDMI connector) and guests mobile devices like iPads and tablets the full range of UK tv. DVD and CD player. Books and DVDs are available and Wi Fi internet access. The kitchen is open plan and fully equipped. The pool has a gated enclosure for child safety, pool toys provided, secluded garden to rear, lots of garden furniture. There is a table tennis table - great fun for all. All you need to feel at home: We provide a welcome pack so you have a snack and something to drink on arrival, and for late arrivals we ensure there is something for breakfast. We also provide essential larder items and kitchen basics . There is an excellent local cook - see www.cocinadehacho.co.uk. Alex offers cookery classes followed by lunch on the terrace with the most amazing views, or will prepare a meal for delivery to you at Casa Los Olivos. A local massage therapist can be arranged.

There are board games, books, DVDs etc. A range of pool toys is available - and the table tennis table provides hours of fun. The pool has a covered pergola which provides shade all morning through to about 3 pm. The terrace is east facing, and the private garden gets afternoon and evening sun and has lovely views over the valley. The top terrace gives you amazing views over the valley to El Torcal and to El Chorro.

Activities: country sports, water sports, tickets to The Alhambra and the Picasso Museum - we can arrange lots of activities and sports in advance of your stay. Cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, And climbing are the most popular sports in this area. Walking, bird watching, touring the white towns and exploring the Guadalhorce Valley - there truly is something to suit everyone in this rural location - including easy access to Cordoba, Malaga, Ronda, Granada and the wonderful countryside of Andalucia. The new AVE means Madrid is only 2 1/4 hours away (cheapest if booked in advance on the internet) and if you are here for a longer stay we recommend a trip to Tarifa for whale watching, a tour up the coast of the Costa de la Luz - a stop over in the beautiful Vejer de la Frontera, a visit to the amazing Jerez - the bodegas and the Andaluz Equestrian School, and return via Arcos de la Frontera and Ronda. We can organise excellent accommodation at amazing prices in Vejer and Arcos. We can also arrange for spanish cooking classes with lunch nearby or meal deliveries - ideal for the first or last nights of your stay.

Improvements: We are always working on improvements since June 2010 we have done extensive external work around the pool with hard landscaping and a covered outside area where there is a table tennis table. in 2015 we finished the top terraces, and have swing seat with fantastic views across to La Huma, El Torcal and over the Guadalhorce Valley.

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About the Owner

Helen Kirk and Alan Chapman
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
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21 April, 2017

About Helen Kirk and Alan Chapman

Alan and I love this area. We have beautiful scenery and incredible national parks, gorges, crags, valleys, all accessible and enjoyable by people of all ages. Our Spanish friends and neighbours are wonderful and welcoming and we feel after 13 years that this is truly our home.

Helen Kirk and Alan Chapman purchased this villa in 2002

Why Helen Kirk and Alan Chapman chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

We couldn't resist this property, which has stunning views over the valley to El Torcal and la Huma mountain ranges. The old farmhouse has charm and warmth and we were fortunate to have permission to build a large property to the rear which is available for visitors. It is spacious traditional in style but has all the modern equipment. It is great people of all ages.

What makes this villa unique

Very easy access, no long winding tracks - we wanted to be within easy reach of shops, restaurants and other people. And we now have a pretty good bus service between Alora and El Chorro - brilliant!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'better than the advert, great place'

'we will be back'
Nov 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'better than the advert, great place'

'we will be back'
Nov 2007
  • 1 of 1

17 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Lovely spacious accommodation in great setting

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is spacious and has everything you need, the pool is lovely, nice to relax beside after a hot day, Helen and Alan were so friendly and helpful giving us all the local information we needed. Alora is a typical Spanish town , great to walk around and great Tapas bars! El Chorro climbing was very accessible and the scenery was stunning. Lovely place, would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Complete relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a week in April. Helen and Alan provided a friendly greeting and a welcome pack of provisions that allowed us to refresh and relax without having to rush out to the shops. The house is very well equipped and provided everything we could possibly need. It’s a perfect home from home. Alan and Helen were always willing to offer friendly advice and recommendations for eating out or places to visit. We enjoyed their laid back approach and the lovely relaxing environment they have created at Casa los Olivos.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all and we are so pleased that you had a good relaxing holiday. Thank you for choosing Casa Los Olivos and hope to see you again . best wishes, from Helen and Alan
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A fantastic fortnight in the Guadalhorce Valley

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous spot that has become a home from home over the last few years. Helen and Alan are wonderful hosts and the casa is just the most comfortable place to stay. The bedrooms are airy and cool and the living space is well laid out with room to cook in comfort and then relax with a book in front of the wood burner on cooler nights. Warmer days are equally welcome starting with a breakfast of deliciously ripe avocados and freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning sun with views of the Huma massif towering over El Chorro followed by long lazy evenings sharing a meal and a bottle of wine after cycling and walking in the surrounding hills. It just cannot be bettered.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming back and being regular visitors and now, friends. We love having you here and its wonderful to know that Casa Los Olivos is still your choice when coming to Andalucia. And we hope to see you in October ! Best wishes from us both.
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wonderful place to be

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as listed and Helen and

Alan are wonderful hosts they are always their if you need them. My wife and I first stayed there for several weeks for the winter of 2013-2014 and again 2014-2015 we think that speaks for its self. the area has every thing scenery wonderful walks that is our favour it past time

As well as a visit to the restaurant Los Caballos

They make you very welcome. Twenty minutes drive north up the valley is El Chorro and the beautiful lakes, breathtaking views.We shall of course returning this winter.

Vera & Bill Leigh age mid seventies

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are so glad you enjoy your stays at Casa Los Olivos and look forward to seeing you again this winter. Best wishes from us both xx
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for our 2nd week of a two week holiday. unbelievably relaxing. Was worried kids might get bored but, they were far from it. Accommodation was terrific, clean and spacious. would defiantly return. Trusted and very helpful

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you come back to Casa Los Olivos again. Best wishes from Alan and Helen
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A really well equipped casa

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best equipped holiday homes in which we have stayed. The hosts are absolutely lovely and help you to get the most out of your stay without being intrusive. All the basics are supplied for cooking, washing or the dishwasher plus really good pool towels to use in the excellent pool. The bathrooms were especially good, spacious and clean, and all the rooms were large and comfortable.

Alora is a lovely town with the best tapas bar we have come across in Spain (De Knas) and a good supermarket (Mercadona); it is very Spanish in feel and on September15th there was an amazing parade and festival in town.

The local area is quite spectacular to explore (you need a car) and very unspoilt.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We couldn't resist this property, which has stunning views over the valley to El Torcal and la Huma mountain ranges. The old farmhouse has charm and warmth and we were fortunate to have permission to build a large property to the rear which is available for visitors. It is spacious traditional in style but has all the modern equipment. It is great people of all ages.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Málaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Los Llanos at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Málaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Alhaurin El Grande at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Álora at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E7 Málaga at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alora at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Malaga at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

VTAR/MA/01267. Between the Caminito del Rey at El Chorro and the lovely white hill town of Álora, Casa Los Olivos is a spacious Villa with pool.in the grounds of Finca Los Llanos. The Caminito del Rey (The Kings Walk) has been replaced and is now a safe but still exhilerating experience. El Chorro is famous for world class rock climbing, and Álora is an historic white hill town that has retained its charm with narrow streets, small shops and busy market days every Monday. There are restaurants, tapas and coffee bars, and wonderful views of the mountains surrounding the most beautiful part of the Guadalhorce Valley green all year round with orange and lemon trees. It also enjoys an excellent rail link to Malaga, Cordoba, Sevilla etc. and good motorway links to inland towns of Antequerra, Ronda, and Granada. The historic old town of Málaga is worth a day trip by train, the beaches along the Costa del Sol and the mountains and climbing at El Chorro are all within easy reach by road. Ideal location for exploring the countryside, towns and cities of Andalucia, and the Ardales Lakes are beautiful and close by. This area offers sport, scenery, lakes, mountains, the sea, great food, amazing transport links and wonderful weather.

Other Activities: canyoning, motor cycle touring

Golf: There are a number of golf courses in the vicinity but we don't have any 'on the doorstep' Alhaurin Golf is about 30 minutes away and we can provide more information on golf course and prices on request

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £42.11

Cancellation up to 8 wks -no charge: 4-8 weeks, 50% refund: 2-4 week, 25% refund:less than 2 weeks, no refund. Please contact us for rates for short breaks and long stays.
Please note that rental includes all linen, towels, etc. In winter we provide wood for a week - enough for a roaring fire every evening. Extra can be bought at cost price. From January 2016 we charge a £35 cleaning fee for all bookings.

A deposit is required to secure the booking, the balance due on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Very easy access, no long winding tracks - we wanted to be within easy reach of shops, restaurants and other people. And we now have a pretty good bus service between Alora and El Chorro - brilliant!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Wheelchair turning circle
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Walk in shower suitable for wheelchair user
  • Both the bathroom and shower room are large and wheelchair friendly. Both are heated in winter and have shaver points. Windows have mosquito netting. The shower room is a wet room and suitable for wheelchair users. We can arrange hire of particular aids if required.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, 2 add'l rooms in adjoining house available
  • 1 extra large - super king sized bed in master bedroom 180 x 200 cm 2 (105cm wide) twin beds in the second bedroom, we have two cots available - no linen is provided for these. on occasion its possible for a 5th person, at our discretion and depending on the make up of the group. There is an additional €90 per week charge for a 5th person (babies are no extra charge)


  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Casa Los Olivos is ideal for 4 persons. With a fabulous wood stove that provides vented heating to bedrooms/bathrooms, this is a house for all year use, in an excellent location for climbers visiting El Chorro, those wanting to tour Andalucia's fantastic cities and the national parks of El Chorro and El Torcal. The house has been built to wheelchair standard and wheelchair users are very welcome. The house is in the grounds of the farmhouse where we can offer additional accommodation (with/without breakfast) for larger groups. Or you can rent both houses, giving accommodation for up to 12 people. The ground floor of the farmhouse is also wheelchair friendly. (rates on application). No b and b in summer. Casa Los Olivos has its own private garden and BBQ area with fabulous views across the valley to the mountains of El Chorro. see www.fincalosllanos.com or www.climbingelchorro.com

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