Country House in Los Marines, (Periana, Nr. Lake Vinuela, Malaga, Andalucia) - Beautiful Countryside Location. Views of Magnificent Mount Maroma. Starry, starry nights
Nestled in an olive and almond grove, this country house is a unique mix of rustic style and modern amenities with incredible panoramic mountain and lake views. The house is private but not isolated.
Just a few steps from the house is its tiled aquamarine swimming pool (9m x 5m), beautifully set into local rocks and surrounded by palms and other plants. In the shallow end of the pool there wide steps down into the water so you can sit half in, half out of the water and keep your book and/or your music dry. Or float on your lilo, play water polo or simply swim.
Sunloungers are provided on the various terraces around the pool, some in full sun and some under shade and from here you can gaze out at the shimmering silvery foliage of the olive trees or at the distant mountains.
The house is built around a small colourful, cobbled central 'patio'. It has 3 spacious bedrooms, including a 'Honeymoon Suite' which occupies the whole top floor of the house. This is an elegant, relaxing space with it's own balcony overlooking the pool plus its own terrace with panoramic views. Of course it has an en suite bathroom with a large shower, bath, wc and bidet.
The second bedroom also has a double bed, a private balcony overlooking the pool and an en suite bathroom with both shower and bath plus views of the the orange/lemon grove.
The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds although a 3rd can be added if required.
This room is served by a separate shower room / wc.
All 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans and also electric radiators.
There is a comfortable lounge area, country style kitchen and dining room - or eat out on the shaded front terrace with its original cobbles. The night skies are so starry!
The friendly village of Periana with shops, restaurants, banks, etc is just over 10 minutes drive. Coast 20 mins drive, Malaga centre 45 mins drive.
Horse riding and Lake Sailing Club 10 mins drive.
Rest and enjoy this lovely rural spot, or venture out and explore some of the rich and unique sights and experiences this area has to offer.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful villa with pool in the country
About the Owner
We have advertised Casa Maroma through Owners Direct since 2004.
The old Finca was a ruin when we bought it back in 1998.
It has been a lot of hard work but great fun restoring and extending the house and trying to make it special and unique. It has been a labor of love.
Nothing gives us more pleasure than having guests who come back time and again and say they love it too.
Spring is our favorite time.
Chris & Michele Nicholls
Guestbook comments from the owner
Happy Guests :)
We loved the house, fab pool and surrounding gardens. Had a lovely holiday and the area was great to explore. Hazrati family
It's a great place to snooze and take in the fabulous views and a great place
from which to explore - The Coopers
What a wonderful place for total relaxation - the whole house has a wonderful ambiance - Adrian and Gabrielle
It was a great week! The swimming pool was the perfect size and the house very pleasant despite the hot temperature - The Plantain family
We've had fantastic week. The villa was beautifully done and felt just like
a home from home - The Pedder family
We have had a lovely family holiday and have loved the house, the pool and
exploring the local area - Gill, Mark, Cameron, Ciaron and Sarah
We love this house - The Ainsworths
So peaceful and beautiful - and comfortable - very happy with the Villa - Andy, Becky, Ella, India & Rory
We have enjoyed a wonderful two weeks in this idylic rural retreat - it exceeded all our expectations - Abigail, Rob, Olivia & Emily
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Beautiful villa with pool in the country
The owners left an amazing food shop which was greatfully received after our long journey. The welcome pack was filled with ideal information about the house & surroundings. The villa was fully equiped with dverything necessary for a great stay. The villa was clean & views were amazing. We had good communication with the owner prior to our stay. Directions emailed were perfect. The location in the country/hills was lovely, nearest billage was 20 minutes drive, a car is essential. I would highly recommend staying here for a lovely relaxing time.
Luxury Living meets rural Andulucia
We stayed at Casa Maroma for a week in June 2016. My wife and I were celebrating a big wedding anniversary and were looking for something quiet and private but a bit special. Casa Maroma is all of that and more. It's located about 25 minutes inland from the coast. so hiring a car is a must. The road up from the coast is good with some great views across lake Vinuela, The house is about 3km off of the main road though, and that final stretch has a few challenges. We hired a small Ford Fiesta-sized car which was managed the hills and corners fine, but it's a road where the driver needs to pay attention.The house itself is a spacious traditional farmhouse.typical of the area situated in a large plot of land. It retains a mix of traditional ambience of a farmhouse downstairs, which is fully of quirky fixtures and fittings (such as the dining table fashioned from an external door,) There are two good sized double bedrooms downstairs. Upstairs however the Master bedroom which is simply amazing. Very spacious. 2 walk-out balconies with amazing views down the valley, a cozy seating area, marble floored,with a fully equipped ensuite bathroom that is quite luxurious. If you are planning on staying with another couple - be sure to 'call shotgun' on the master bedroom!!However, THE highlight of the property for me is the pool area. This is a fantastic well, equipped private pool that has all the lounging and shaded areas that you'd need. We spent most of our time out there. It gets the sun most of the day, and there are 2 large canopied areas that provide shade if sun-worshipping is not your thing. A picnic table would be a nice addition here though. Despite being remote, we found the wi-fi connection fairly reliable, and got a connection in most areas of the house and pool area.It was very straight forward working with the owners Chris and Michelle.The upfront costs and arrangements were very clearly described, and our deposit was returned a few days afterwards. I had mentioned this was a special anniversary for us, and they were kind enough to leave a card and a bottle of fizz by way of congratulations. They also left some other welcome items which were indeed very welcome after a day's travel from the UKIn terms of the downsides, there were not many, and were fairly minor. The kitchen was fine for the 2 of us, but I think it would be a bit small for a larger party. The appliances are new and clean, but it would benefit from a few more kitchen utensils, a
We have already booked for next year!
Beautiful, peaceful and private.
Sensational views of the mountains.
The owners have made sure to provide everything you need for a relaxing and fabulous stay at Casa Maroma.
The house is super clean, typically Spanish with bags of character and a fantastic first floor bedroom suite overlooking the rolling countryside around and mountains beyond.
The house is easy to find from Malaga airport with plenty of opportunities to shop in the villages on the way for fresh food at great value - Riogordo has everything you need before you go exploring - head to Periana for the market etc.
If you can prize yourself away from the pool, Antequera is a super day out with plenty of history, great restaurants and tapas.
Don't miss the village on top of the mountain that is Comares - see for yourself, we won't spoil the surprise...:-)
Lake Vinuela should be on your list but just explore - the drives are beautiful and breathtaking - especially up and down the mountains.
Help is close by if needed but we found everything straightforward and 'visitor friendly'.
Just fab - you will know what we mean when you get there!
A mountain paradise!
We are so sad to leave after our wonderful holiday at Casa Maroma.
The villa is amazing and what views! The house is so spacious and relaxing yet has lots of spanish character and charm. We enjoyed eating on the cobbled front terrace with the fig tree leaves forming a cool green wall and of course we all loved the pool and spent a lot of time just hanging out there in the sun, (though the shaded areas were also very welcome at times).
The location worked really well for us too - the natural beauty of the local area, Periana a short drive away (couldn’t believe it when a herd of goats crossed the road!) and the coast is so accessible. So sad to be leaving but so happy to have discovered Casa Maroma.
The Collins Family – London
From the Owner
“We love Andalucia. We spent a long time finding the right spot. We wanted to be in the mountains near a great village with easy access on fast roads to the lake & sea. And we wanted an incredible view.”
Activity and Interests
20 minutes drive from beach at Torre del Mar (sandy beach) and then it's coast all the way east or west! 45 minutes drive to Nerja which has a number of lovely sandy beaches including Burriana Beach fringed with restaurants -great for Paella.
Malaga Airport - 45 minutes. Granada Airport 70 minutes. Served by Easyjet and Ryanair.
Periana - 10 mins drive
Sailing on Lake 10 mins drive
Aquavelis Water Park (June ->Sept only) - approx 20 mins drive
Velez Malaga - town with castle & monastries, a weekly market and varied shopping - 15 mins drive
Lobo Wolf Park - approx 1 hour 15 minutes drive
Alhama de Granada with spectacular gorge and lovely squares to eat in - approx 45 mins
Granada and Alhambra Palace - 1hr 30 mins - book in advance
El Torcal - crazy rock formations - 1hr 30 mins
Periana, the nearest village, is an attractive, friendly place with views all round towards the mountains, the lake and the sea. The pretty streets are mainly narrow and moorish in style.
It is famous for its olive oil and peaches and a peach fair is held annually towards the end of August. It has a variety of small shops and supermarkets, bars and restaurants, a post office, banks, pharmacy, childrens play areas and a street market each Wednesday morning. 2.5 km outside of Periana are sulphurous moorish baths at Banos de Vilo.
Places to enjoy tapas and several good restaurants are within easy reach of the house including 2 close to the lake about 10 minutes drive away and a mountain top indian restaurant with breathtaking lake views.
Horse riding is available locally.
At lake Vinuela, next door to the elegant Hotel Vinuela, is a little sailing club where you can hire kayaks, small sailing boats and windsurf boards or go out on a boat with a qualified sailing instructor. The coast, with opportunities for varied water sports, is only 20 minutes drive away.
The house is a great starting point for all sorts of adventures whether it be to
- eat delicious spanish food including Manchego cheese, Serrano Ham, tortilla, chorizo, gazpacho, fried fish and shellfish with good but inexpensive wines or local beer
- visit moorish forts and palaces (eg. the Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro in Malaga or the Alhambra Palace in Granada),
- stare amazed at spectacular gorges (Alhama de Granada),
- encounter one of the largest concentrations of flamingoes in Europe (Fuente de Piedra),
- wander amongst towering reefs and pillars of rock in a natural park (el Torcal) or simply walk in the local countryside,
- howl with the wolves at a wolf park (Lobo Park)
- to go shopping whether in one of the many street markets, specialist spanish shops or in a stylish shopping centre with international brands and a hypermarket (El Ingenio centre around 20 minutes drive away).
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Autumn Winter 16
16 Sep 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Contact us for web links and further information on things to do / places to visit etc. so you can check opening times/book entry tickets etc.
Saturday is preferred changeover day but we may have some flexibility - especially for early bookings or outside school summer holidays so do ask.
Notes on prices:
Please note that the Monthly bookings outside of June July Aug & Sept do NOT include electricity. The meter will be read with you on your arrival and departure and the cost deducted from a deposit taken at the time of booking.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- water parks
- horse riding
- 220 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 [Suite] with bath, large shower, washbasin, bidet & wc. En suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, washbasin & wc. Private shower room for bedroom 3 with shower, washbasin & wc.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 [Suite] with double bed & lounge area, private terrace and balcony, and large en-suite bath / shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed, en suite bathroom and views towards pool. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds + private shower room / wc
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Very spacious, airy, house arranged over various levels. The original part of the house has thick stone walls which help keep it cool in summer and there are various shaded areas outside. The private pool just a few steps away from the house, is visible from 2 of the 3 bedrooms. The pool is fenced and all entrances to it are lockable for maximum safety. Plenty of different places to sit outdoors to enjoy local scenery. Outside: Aquamarine tiled pool 9m x 5ms for sole use of guests built into the rocks surrounded by palm, oleander and other plants. Sun loungers and easy chairs are provided. It is very private around the pool. House set in the middle of approx 1 acre of olive and almond grove. Magnificent lake and mountain views and the sea (on a clear day). Depending on when you visit, please help yourself to oranges, lemons, figs, almonds and pomegranates from our trees! As there is so little light pollution here, the night skies can be amazing. So just gaze. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying rack, ironing board and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is thoroughly cleaned between lets. Bath towels and bed linen included - changed once a week. Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Other: Colourful internal patio/courtyard with views of flowers from all round the house.