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Rural Andalusia villa with WIFI private pool & breathtaking panoramic views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,068 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Beds, 2 ensuite bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, sleeps 10-11, 378 sq/ m with WIFI

Originally 2 rural houses Cortijo Los Pelaes has been sympathetically rebuilt to the highest of specifications using a blend of old and new Andalusia styles. With 378 sq/m of internal space & 4 private terraces it offers luxury holiday accommodation for 2 families in complete comfort.

The house has been furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and provides a true 'home away from home' experience, a 9m private pool with stunning mountains as the backdrop and an expansive paved pool surround and garden terracing. The Cortijo is approached up a short track which sees minimal traffic other than the occasional farmer on his tractor. Olive groves and mountains make up the scenery with the village of Rosario in the distance. Rosario has all the necessary amenities including petrol, bank, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, tapas bars, and restaurants.

It you are looking for a peaceful rural getaway in Andalusia - the 'real Spain'- Cortijo Los Pelaes this is the place for you. We also have WIFI if you need to be connected whilst away. More pictures at cortijolospelaes.com or andaluciaholidayvilla.com

Coast Beach: We are 30 mins north of Malaga and the busy tourist destinations of Costa de Del Sol. Waterparks, beaches, Scuba diving, international boutiques and nightlife abound.

Skiing: Only 1 hours drive and you reach the skiing worlds best kept secret - Sierra Nevada. As Europe's most southerly ski resort with extensive snow making machines you will enjoy sun drenched skiing with views of the Atlas mountains in Africa. The season runs through until early April and ski schools in Sierra Nevada speak English and are very friendly. The owners can recommend suitable establishments.

Outdoor activities: The local countryside affords the traveler great opportunities to discover Spain's wildlife, bird life and fauna. The landscape is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

In summer you can climb the second highest mountain in Spain; El Veleta @ 3335m in the Sierra Nevada range.

Flamingos and storks breed in the surrounding lakes. Trout fishing and caviar can be found in nearby Riofrio or you can simply climb the mountains in front of the property or just wander the endless olive groves.

The owners will happily advise.

More Details

Alyson Bayley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Alyson Bayley

We are a Family of four based near London. We love Spain.....and return as much as we can. Ian was brought up on The Balearic Islands and so has a connection with all things Hispanic speaking the language fluently. Our boys are 12 and 16 and have grown up experiencing holidays in Spain and enjoying the villa as their playground with its pool, pool table, and space to run around safely and securely.

Alyson Bayley purchased this villa in 1998

Why Alyson Bayley chose Antequera (Costa del Sol)

After traveling extensively both for pleasure and for business we have come up with our dream holiday location with home from home comforts. When traveling with friends, family and extended family we feel its important that everyone is catered for and has the space to relax and enjoy without feeling cramped, and always having to compromise on space, rooms, beds and facilities.

What makes this villa unique

'Home from home' unlike so many rental properties Los Pelaez is equipped to high standard with everything you would find at home. The kitchen boosts a dishwasher , microwave and Siemens double oven. The picturesque location with mountain views are breathtaking and at night you can experience a wonderful clear nights sky to star gaze. A rural property, but yet easily accessible to all that Andalusia has to offer historical cities, food, wines, beaches etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful holiday in a wonderful villa-paradise! Arrival date 27/6/2015.

We were a party of 10 who enjoyed the most amazing 11 nights in this beautiful villa. The villa was a short drive from Malaga and we arrived to the most spectacular views.

The property was spotless and well equipped for a party as large as ours, and there was ample room for us all.

The pool was fantastic and the children and adults enjoyed this immensely in the warm Malaga sun.

Rob, the manager, answered our queries very promptly and he and his wife were welcoming and friendly.

We would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property and I'm sure we will be back again in the future.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villanueva del Rosario in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4068 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , with 1.2m long bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs cloakroom with walk in shower. Services bedroom 5
    Outdoor washroom - Toilet , Outdoor for use when swimming with WC and wash basin.
    Pool shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor cold shower
  • All bathrooms have been finished with colourful and traditional Spanish tiles hand painted and high quality fittings. Bedroom 1 has a large double bath and walk in mosaic shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large en suite and private terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , stairs up to restricted height mezzanine sleeping area. Ter
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , On ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , en suite and private balcony, steps
  • Bedroom 4 has 1 double futon designed to sleep 1 teenager or 2 smaller children. There is a further sleeping area on a mezzanine level which is accessed via a steep wooden staircase (with banister and gate at the top). The restricted height mezzanine sleeping area has 2 single beds but we don’t consider it is suitable for children under 6 yrs old due to the steep stairs. The mezzanine level also gets hot during July and August as it is at the top of the house with heat rising during the day. The A/C just does not seem to cool it down very effectively during August. Three of the bedrooms all enjoy large private first floor terraces which are safe for children and have lovely views. Travel cot and high chair available on request. All bedrooms have independent AC/heating units. All windows have blinds, double glazed and built in mosquito nets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
We have WIFI? There is a wood burning fireplace in the sitting room which makes the house ideal for winter months. There is free view satellite TV with most English terrestrial channels, DVD player, PS2 with some games, CD and stereo system as well as a beautiful 7ft pool table. Lots of books, CD's, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. A high chair, booster chair, stair gates and travel cot are all available on request. Children are very welcome. The house has 4 large terraces, 2 on the ground floor and 2 off the upstairs bedrooms. The pool and garden area include 450m of non slip tiled terracing around the pool, indigenous garden areas with Cactus and bright flowers and a large fixed BBQ. Additionally there is a secluded rear 'Sevillia' patio, a outside laundry room with washing machine and dryer and a outside cloakroom and shower for use when swimming. Underground garage with remote control gates provides secure parking for 2 cars & keeps them cool in summer months.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

London, United Kingdom

Beautiful mansion home for lush vacation away

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant mansion with pool and huge dinner tables and cosy sofas to snuggle up on. Something for everyone with fantastic mountain views! Travelled to lots of cities from here on day exscursions to Nerja, Granada, Seville and Cordoba. Highly recommended to family and friends alike.

Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vanessa, so glad you had a great stay. You seemed to pack a lot in. Alyson
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Clean and comfortable. No need to travel far, the house and its surroundings are so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Would not hesitate to visit again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house in a breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply amazing; Alyson and Ian are wonderful hosts, and the whole house has been decorated and equipped to a very high standard, making it easy to feel at home and relax here. Added to this is the superb location, which is near the picturesque village of Villanueva Del Rosario and in the shadow of some spectacular mountains. The house is also ideally located for day trips to Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Malaga and other sights of interest along the coast and in Andalucia. I can't recommend this house highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fantastic stay in a Beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in Los Pelaes. The house is beautiful, it looks and feels completely authentic to its surroundings. It was easy to reach by car and was very well equipped. There are plenty of good spots to watch the sun set over a G&T!

I went to a couple of the surrounding villages, it was easy to find what I needed in the local shops, and even got to meet some of the locals in the bar.

Day excursions to Granada, Cordoba and the beach are also easy journeys to make from here.

Thank you for a wonderful stay - I would come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lives up to billing

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7 adults. The generous size of the living areas and stairs makes the villa feel enormous – you wouldn’t know anyone else was in the house when you’re tucked away in your room. All the different outdoor spaces were excellent for peace and quiet. Directions to the villa from Malaga airport were accurate & easy to follow.

The best restaurant we found was Los Cabales in Villanueva del Trabuco. In Antequera, we had an excellent meal at Arte de Cozina. The local village is a fair step, and you might not want to walk back after a meal. Take a torch if you plan to.

The pool was bracing but a lovely extra and much used by all of us. The kitchen is well equipped, with basics provided.

Brilliant location for visiting Granada, Cordoba, Seville, the Torcal at Antequera, the Caminito del Rey, Ronda, Sierra Nevada and Malaga.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really great villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is large and beautiful. 5 bedrooms, pool, table tennis, pool table, wifi, garage. Really good.

There is a downstairs bedroom in case needed and air con throughout.

The local town is OK but worth driving 20 minutes further afield. Some really great sites and sights.

Only downside is a couple of windy days with wind tearing up the valley but nothing that detracted from the place at all.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
29 Aug 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
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 £250

There are no local taxes but we do require a safety deposit of £250 against and damage and breakages, loss of keys or remote controls for garage etc. This is payable at final payment stage four weeks before arrival and refunded by the owner once satisfied that no charges have incurred up to four weeks after departure.

Other services including shopping, babysitting, extra cleaning, logs, taxis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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