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Villa with panoramic sea views,air-conditioning,private pool,wi-fi



Updated: 25-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.

The villa Casa Sydney, is ideal for anyone hoping for peace and tranquillity but has beaches, bars and restaurants only 15 minutes away. The beautiful 18 hole golf course of Añoreta is only 10 minutes away. The property is situated near the white village of Macharaviaya at about 1500 ft above sea level, giving panoramic views over the Mediterranean, with rear and side mountain views. Only 35 minutes from Malaga airport, with good direct road access to the villa.

There are two excellent Golf courses near to the villa. Añoreta golf course is only 6 kilometres from the house close to where the Macharaviaya road meets the main Malaga-Nerja motorway. The second course, Baviera, is near Torre del Mar, about 20 minutes drive from Casa Sydney.

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About the Owner

Alan Bell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


The property was lovely and clean and was exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay was exactly what we needed, it was beautiful and peaceful location. We had everything we needed. Alan was extremely helpful, the villa was spacious and outside living area and pool lovely. Perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing holiday at casa Sydney. Exceptionally clean with a lot of attention to detail, very comfortable. The only thing I would say is that, as a party of 5 adults, we would have liked more parasols around the pool area as there is only one and the temperature can soar in the summer but apart from that we would return, Jacqueline

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this house/location does not show you the marvelous environment. We had great afternoons and evenings poolside, and the sun-rise/-settings are stunning...even during the hottest days the breeze manage to make it pleasant outside. And you can on a clear day see the Atlas mountain in Africa (the house is located at 1500ft)!

Car is a must if you stay here, and we manage to find great prices on flights to Madrid (instead of Malaga) and got a beautiful drive through the Sierra Nevada mountains in return...this car-trip takes around 6 hours (with one break).

We found great beaches at Torre de Mar, but also enjoyed the "local" beach that you get to by driving under the highway. The house is located 5km from the highway, and it takes 10 minutes to get up/down to the house. We can recommend this house for anyone that are looking for a relaxing environment, and a comfortable stay around Malaga.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing holiday at Casa Sydney and that's all down to the attention to detail from Alan and Ilin. We received a very warm welcome from them both, were shown around the property and were provided with all of the information that we needed for the surrounding areas. Plus the added bonus of a chilled bottle of bubbly in the fridge!

The property itself is fantastically appointed with everything that you could possible need and is located in the most secluded, peaceful and relaxing spot with fabulous views down the mountain and out to sea. With very little passing traffic the only sound we could hear came from the cicadas, swallows, goat herders and excited giggles from our two young daughters as they shared endless hours of fun in the beautifully clean pool.

The local villages and beaches were only a short 15 minute drive away and were home to some lovely restaurants and exceptionally spotless stretches of golden sand. My children (and I) had hours of fun building sandcastles, collecting stones, shells and splashing in the warm, gentle Mediterranean.

For those looking for a more fast-paced way of life with many lively bars and restaurants, Malaga is just a short 25-30 minute drive away. Anyone with children can enjoy the more tourist orientated beaches here, plus there's the interesting Crocodile Park and Aqualand water park just next door (although there is a smaller water park in nearby Torre Del Mar).

Overall our 10 night stay just wasn't long enough! The days flew by with each relaxing day being better than the previous one. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about our experience only that I wished it could have lasted much, much longer!

Thank you Alan and Ilin - you have a wonderful holiday home which you should be very proud of. With any luck, we will be back again in the not so distant future :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is probably the best choice when visiting Andalusia. The house is perfectly located on top of a hill ( Altitude of 448 meters). It is quiet and clean. Alan and Ilin, the owners of the house are very friendly,helpful and trustworthy.

Malaga is only 25 minutes away and it is a short drive to the coast. Shops and restaurants are within a short drive.

We would recommend this property in every aspect.

Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Casa sydny

the best house we rented

A wonderful house in a wonderful location .

The views and scenery are magnetic pocket, silence and stillness is probably difficult to find in another place .

The house standard is so good you can imagine .

The pool is so good, the afternoons we spent at the poolside .

Difficult to write anything other than good about this house .

Allan and Ilin is so good landlords , just ask , they will answer .

We were 4 adults + 55 who play golf . We played on Anoreta golf which we thought was a good path , it took about 10 minutes from the house to the golf course .

Golf car , we can recommend , for it is part shipments between holes .

Car is a must to stay here.

As golfers , we will certainly return to this lovely house .

Hope everyone understands what I have written.

Christer and Inga-Lill

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Macharaviaya at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 22 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Anoreta at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Añoreta at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Anoreta at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa is located about 6 kilometres inland from the main Malaga-Nerja motorway at 1500 ft above sea level, close to the white villages of Macharaviaya and Benaque. It's in a rural setting,the surrounding countryside is covered in almond trees, vines and mangoes. The villa is not overlooked and there are very few houses in the vicinity, ensuring total privacy. The villa is on a minor side road with virtually no traffic, making it very quiet and peaceful.

10 minutes drive down to 18 hole Añoreta golf course,18 hole par 72, designed by Jose Cañizares, and 15 minutes away from the beach. Eroski hypermarket is 20 minutes away and Carrefour hypermarket 15 minutes away.

Swimming pool not available low season,1-30 April.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
1 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
16 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
14 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
16 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 10% deposit secures booking. A further 10% security deposit(refundable) is also payable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 on the first floor, fully tiled. Bathroom 2 on the ground floor, fully tiled. Hair dryer Insect screens on windows.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 on the first floor with en-suite facilities.Queen size bed. Sliding doors opening on to a large open terrace. Air conditioned / heating. Bedroom 2 on the ground floor.Double bed. Air conditioned/ heating Bedroom 3 on the ground floor with 2 single beds. Air conditioned/ heating. Insect screens on windows.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • 6 sun loungers,parasol(with table), outdoor dining table and 6 chairs provided.40 inch LCD television with all major British channels,many in high definition.Sky Sports and Movie channels. No pets allowed

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