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Villa with views of Mount calamoro, Benalmadena

Bedrooms 3
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large villa offering space and tranquility for the extended family.

The beautiful castle like villa commands fantastic views of Mount Calamoro 2.500ft above the bay of Malaga.

Recently renovated and furnished the villa has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a studio apartment with double sofa bed

Air- con in all living and sleeping areas

Private Swimming pool and Gardens

Sun and shaded terraces with seating

Built in BBQ for outside living, Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and American fridge freezer.

.Full TV package and wifi in our cool Mediterranean inspired lounge area.

Quiet residential area

Close to all major attractions, 10 minute walk to Tivoli World theme park and cable cars and 1.5km from 16 Blue flag beaches.

Monte Alto is a quiet residential area of privately owned villas. There are two hospitals and two golf courses within 0.5 km of the villa.

In a perfectly located position just 1.5km from the award winning blue flag beaches of Benalmadena and 15kms from Malaga Airport.

Arriving at Malaga airport a taxi will cost approx 25 euros to the villa. Alternatively the Train from Malaga airport to our local town train station is 2.60 euros.The villa is approx 1km from the train station in Arroyo de la Miel.

There are three buses that run at the top of the road that will take you to Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Benalmádena Pueblo, Benalmádena Costa and Torremolinos, all for 1 euro.

Within five minutes walk from the villa you will find a Mercadona (delivers), Lidl, English style pubs x 3, wine bar, Spanish tapas and Pizzeria.

The Blue flag beaches of Benalmadena are within a 30 minute stroll

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/MA 01800

richard thompson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About richard thompson

Recently retired my wife and I were Wedding Caterers and have now taken a back seat to enjoy our time between The garden of England in Kent and Andalusian life.

We have three grown up children A married son and two daughters who love to visit the villa as often as they can. We have renovated the villa and has a Spanish feel with modern facilities.

richard thompson purchased this villa in 2016

Why richard thompson chose Benalmádena

My wife and I met in Benalmadena when we were on holiday in 1981. Our love affair grew alongside the development of the bustling resort. We had many family holidays in the area over the years. We decided many years ago that we would retire to our beloved resort.

Our villa offers us and our guests the best of both worlds.

A quiet residential area with neighbouring golf courses, spectacular mountain views and a sea view from the roof terrace, but within easy reach of the 16 Blue flag beaches and plentiful bars of Benalmadena

What makes this villa unique

Accommodating an extended family was key for our villa.

The lounge area is large and airy, the kitchen a chefs dream with all mod cons, plenty of bathrooms so no queuing.

Three bedrooms that are ideal for 2 guests and a travel cot for a baby. There is also a studio apartment offering privacy for extra guests.

No less than six terraces offering sun or shade at various times of the day, plenty of seating, so you and your family do not have to be on top of each other.

A large inviting pool with shower . A garden full of exotic Mediterranean plants, a butterfly heaven. Choice of 12 fruits picked fresh from our trees including Orange, lemon, avocado and Almonds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing villa

This villa was amazing and had everything you could ask for in it. Split over 3 levels, we could enjoy the sun all day long. Would highly recommend 😄😄
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benalmádena in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Small terrace offering mountain views
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is nearest facilities to the swimming pool
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is an additional WC and sink adjacent to the kitchen and living area. No need to go downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Large sofa bed in the lounge area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , en- suite shower room
  • The bedrooms are downstairs in this upside downside villa, Cool and airy with marble floors throughout. All bedrooms have hot and cold air - conditioning and the main bedroom has a ceiling fan. The two double bedrooms have full floor to ceiling built in wardrobes with a hidden safe in one. Bedroom two is semi circular as it is the bottom of the turret. Bedroom three is ideal for children or teenagers with pine bunk beds and an en-suite shower room. There are two large sofa beds, one in the lounge and one in the studio with en-suite shower room and fridge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ideally situated for all the major attractions of the resort but far enough away from the maddening crowd. There are three buses from the top of the road with routes to the beaches, airport and train station. The town of Arroyo is less than 10 minutes walk offering Tivoli World , cable cars and Paloma Park for your enjoyment. Benalmadena Pueblo,The Enlightenment Stupa Temple and The butterfly park are a five minute drive away. Mijas Pueblo and its famous donkeys and the resort of Fuengirola are a short distance away. There are also buses and trains to explore the city port of Malaga or the cosmopolitan town of Marbella/Puerto Banus. Benalmadena costa offers 16 Blue flag beaches with numerous tapas bars and evening entertainment.


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Villa with views of Mount calamoro, Benalmadena
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great accommodation, great weather, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in Villa Paraiso. Accommodation size ideal with plenty of places to relax. Good local bus service which we used regularly, either venturing down to the Marina or up to Mijas. Both Mercadana and Lidl were easy to get to with much to choose from, so enjoyed many an evening on the villa terrace with a steak and nice bottle of Rioja. Beaches were lovely, with very comfortable beds to hire. Resort very welcoming with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. Fish restaurants at the front plentiful and would highly recommend ordering a plate of anchovies to enjoy while watching the world go by. Only negative comment would be that although advised we could lease with property company on day of leaving, flexibility of leaving villa and leaving luggage option could have been better. Overall the holiday and villa met all our expectations and more. Will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your time at Villa Paraiso.We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Unfortunately in peak season we have back to back guests and our cleaning team need 4/5 hours to prepare the villa for arriving guests therefore it is not always possible to accommodate late check outs. We hope you were not too badly inconvenienced.
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Beautiful Villa, Benalmadena

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful Villa Paraiso with our three sons. It is a very spacious villa with fantastic views of Mount Calamoro. It is situated in a very quiet area expect when our boys were in the pool. We hired a car as it was cheaper for us than to get two taxis for the five of us. We would definitely recommend this beautiful villa to anybody thinking of going to Benalmadena.

Denis, Marie and boys

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a residential area but five minutes away from the beach or mountains. We stayed with our dog and found the area great for walks. The village or Pueblo is just up the road where the restaurants are fab. Lidls and Mercadona are just a short walk away so we got fresh baked croissants with cheese or sausage for breakfast. We will miss the peace and quiet . Lovely villa with everything you need TV was great, Wifi fast, 3 toilets one on each floor too, plenty of hot water and fluffy towels. Just what we needed. Will be back

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious villa, great views and pool, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Paraiso. We managed without a car using the bus occasionally but mostly relying on the excellent and plentiful taxis. We ate out most nights in Arroyo de la Miel. The villa is spacious with plenty of discrete areas to soak up the sun or find a bit of space to finish that book or gaze at great views.

The pool is fabulous and we didn't really need to go to the beach, we walked there once. My only slight caveat is that, like a lot of villas in the south it is built cleverly on multiple levels so there are a lot of stairs with the living area and kitchen at the top and the pool at the bottom. But once adjusted and the fridge on the lower terrace well stocked the old pool, sun, mojito and back in the pool routine kicks in quickly. But this is a five star review. Great spacious villa, pool, good location, value for money and responsive owners and good local management.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tivoli World
Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The lemon Tree
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Banalmadena Golf
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Arroyo de la Meil
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Amigos del pueblo
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Banalmadena Costa
Car: recommended

Our villa is within a short walk to FOUR major attractions of Benalmadena.

TIVOLI WORLD is the largest centre for family entertainment on the Costa del Sol. It is in the heart of Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena and is easily to reach by car, train, bus or taxi.

Family fun at Tivoli World. © Tivoli World

Family fun at Tivoli World.

The setting is a wonderful combination of tropical gardens, beautiful plazas, luminous fountains, exiting fair ground rides, theatres, restaurants and much more. There are over 300 rides and attractions. Some of the best Flamenco shows are held here and many important musical artists appear in concert every season. The fabulous outdoor theatre can seat up to 3,000 people and the atmosphere is often electric. For variety and as a contrast to the Spanish Flamenco theatre, there is also a fabulous Far West corner, where you enter the world of the cowboy can even find out your skills as a bucking bronco rider! Tivoliandia is a new section, which has recently been added to the Park, offering 11 rides for the youngest members of the family. So, from small children to grandparents, Tivoli World has something for everyone.

The TELEFERICO CABLE CARS Benalmadena is a 15-minute cable car ride that takes you from Benalmadena Costa to the summit of Mt. Calamorro offering spectacular views of the Costa del Sol. Even those that have lived on the Costa del Sol for years are taken aback by the amazing vistas this accessible journey has to offer.

PALOMA PARK Benalmadena

Paloma Park is the largest public park in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol and is an excellent, free family day out. The large lake is stocked with wild and domesticated birds including ducks and swans. Look out for Turtles and rabbits also.

The birds love to be fed so take some bread with you.

The park is disabled friendly with wide walkways, well paved. The gardens are a pleasure, especially in Spring. The large fountain in the centre of the lake is on most of the time.

The park is located slightly uphill from the seafront. Parking is ample on most sides of the park and there's a sunny cafe near the main entrance. Whilst the park is relatively safe, take care with handbags when distracted by the birds.


Selwo Marina is Andalusia's only delfinarium. It is located in Arroyo de la Miel, near Benalmadena

he park is divided in four zones over 1.7 hectares: 'Antilla' with the delfinarium, 'La Hondonada' with its exotic birds from South America, 'Amazonia' to discover the fauna and vegetation of the tropical jungle, and 'La Isla de Hielo' which reproduces the natural habitat of penguins. There is also a play area for smaller children. If you would like to experience the dolphins close up, try SPLASH, their new attraction where you can get into the water with the dolphins to play games and learn tricks.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Schools out
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Nov 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Days
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School break 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

No Stag or hen parties, No smoking inside the property. Pets charged at £40 each and an additional deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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