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Casa Daimalos & pool

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Tranquil hillside retreat with private pool and breathtaking views.

CASA DAIMALOS

Casa Daimalos, along with the village house next door, has been lived in by the owners for three generations. This charming house has its own secluded swimming pool and is set on the edge of a small village, looking out across a sheltered valley planted with olives, almonds and vines, and crowned with the ruins of a Moorish castle. The village church has a tower adapted from the oldest minaret in Andalucia and a Mudejar ceiling plus recently discovered, rather worn, 18th century frescoes. The key can be found with the ladies who will order your bread

The extensive terrace area is shaded by a vine-covered pergola, and the garden is full of fruit trees and flowers, including yuccas, jacarandas, bourgainvillea, aloes, oranges, lemons, grapefruit and a pomegranate.

Inside, the large (40 sq. m.) sitting/dining room, has an informal family character, with antique furniture, an open fireplace and a library with hundreds of books: these include (normally found on the right-hand side of the shelves) a memoir called The Bottle Brush Tree, written by the owner and describing how he and his wife discovered Daimalos, plus a book of poems called Sketches from the Sierra Tejeda by John Fuller who was a frequent visitor.

More Details

Owner
Adam Seymour-Davies
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Adam Seymour-Davies

Intrepid travellers Georgina and Hugh bought the village house in Daimalos in 1973. They have been taking their two sons, Adam and Dan on holiday there since the boys were two years old. In 1990 they built Casa Daimalos with larger grounds and private pool. Now, three generations of the family enjoy this tranquil retreat.

Adam Seymour-Davies purchased this villa in 1973

What makes this villa unique

This property is the ideal get away for holiday makers looking for relaxation, tranquil surrounds and time with family and friends. The house is split over two levels with the master bedroom upstairs enjoying views across the Andalusian hills. The sunken living room has a fire place and a well stocked library. Most dining takes place outside under the vine pergola. Sheltered by the house and garden, looking out over the valley, the pool is a private oasis for our guests to enjoy.

Location

Bodegas Bentomiz
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Bentomiz Castle (Castillo de Bentomiz)
"Ruins of a Moorish castle on top of the hill opposite the house. It's now possible to drive ..."
Venta el Curro
"Good place up in the hills for lunch"
Rompeolas
"Traditional beach restaurant serving excellent fish in a no-frills environment. We have bee..."
Granada
"Visit Granada on a day trip - walk around the Alhambra (book online in advance) and wander a..."
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Arenas
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Archez
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

Please contact us for advice on what to visit

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Arenas in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The Master bedroom upstairs has an antique double bed, with an ensuite bathroom and access to a private roof terrace. The second bedroom has twin beds, and is next door to the second bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please get in touch with any questions, and we would be happy to help!

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. Quiet, characterful, comfortable and beautiful. The garden was stunning. The bookshelf was bursting with classics of all varieties. The kitchen was well equipped. The little shops in Arenas were wonderful, and certainly well stocked enough for everyday cooking. We wanted to stay forever!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maisons Laffitte - France
5

Great week at Casa Daimalos

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable à Casa Daimalos. La maison est confortable et le jardin et la piscine sont parfaitement tenus. La mer est à 20 minutes par une route panoramique splendide. Nous recommanderons votre maison à nos amis.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent stay, lovely village, lots of history to the house

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great holiday. Very tranquil but also not far from coast and lots of good walks nearby. Nice to learn about the history of the house and the Seymour-Davies's initial foray into Spanish life.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and we hope to welcome you back to the house at some point in the future! All the best The Seymour-Davies family
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5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed almost two weeks in Daimalos and had a fabulous vacation! The house is situated in a very tiny little typical Andalusian village with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. From the outside the house is rather inconspicuous. Inside there is lots of space and it is beautifully furnished with original Spanish and some English elements. It certainly is something very special! A real home away that breathes the owner's love for culture, style, literature, and foreign people. It has a very personal atmosphere. You come in on the first floor, where there is a nice double room with a beautiful view, an access to a little roof terrace and a bathroom en suite with a bath tub. Whenever you continue down the steps you enter a vast living room with an amazing library full of classical and modern English literature (gorgeous!!), a comfortable sitting corner by the fireplace (very good for the winter!) and a big dinner table. The kitchen is very well equipped!

On the same floor there is a twin bed-room and another bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

Everything was clean and tidy. The beds are very comfortable, the showers have a very good water-jet. The whole garden as well as the pool are very clean and well kept. There is erything you need for barbecue.

We didn't buy bread in the village but always went into Velez Malaga for shoppings.

We did go to Arenas a few times. There are a few bars around and shops for basics, although we were always unfortunate to come at a time where everything was closed (siesta!). The people are very friendly! We ate once at the little restaurant on the road to Daimalos but only got deep frozen food. Otherwise the food was always very fresh and very good, especially the fish-dishes!

We were very lucky with the weather for November - only sunny and warm except for one day of rain. We did some beautiful hikes in the area, drove to the sea and saw the main Andalusian cities of the area.

The communication with the owner was very easy, quick, sympathetic, and very welcoming! Thank you Adam for everything! We certainly had a wonderful time and would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Arenas, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Eary May
28 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late May
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early June
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
October
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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