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Renovated Village House - Unspoilt Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Village House in Montejaque, Ronda, Andalucia - Private Jacuzzi / Plunge Pool

Traditional style village house in pretty, white mountain village. 2 terraces, one for dining, one with jacuzzi/plunge pool - available all year. Comfortable and peaceful. Open views from the private terraces - only overlooked by the neighbouring olive grove and mountains. Parking directly outside, unlike many similar properties. Free wifi coverage throughout property and terraces. There is a large, split-level living/dining/kitchen with great views to the rear. Both bedrooms are upstairs, with a large family bathroom. Outside is a small laundry area, dining terrace, jacuzzi terrace and shower room and toilet.

Brenda Mellor
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Brenda Mellor

Hi - we are Laurie and Brenda Mellor, on the cusp of retirement, keen on music, cricket, food, lovely places, travel (we visit India regularly and have enjoyed trips to Uganda, Gambia and Guyana amongst others). We currently work in financial services, which is all about people, not numbers, as is commonly supposed. We love hosting people at our little house in Spain and try to make it feel as much like home as possible. We visit at least twice a year to make sure everything is up to scratch. Got 2 boys, who are great fun and keep us on our toes.

Brenda Mellor purchased this house in 2003

Why Brenda Mellor chose Montejaque

We were looking for somewhere away from the coast, which was just too expensive and over-developed. Ronda was a real draw, so we looked at property close by and were shown a small flat in Montejaque to begin with. We also looked at places near Arriate, but we were already smitten with this friendly village and its fantastic location. For us, it has the perfect combination of village and rural life, yet within reach of a real centre, with all the facilities you could need. We hear Spanish spoken more than English and life moves at a civilised pace. The house was a mess when we bought it - two large outbuildings (allegedly the kitchen and bathroom!!) stood (just about!) where the dining terrace and the jacuzzi terrace are now and the interior was gloomy and unloved. How times have changed!

What makes this house unique

There's no doubt that the decision to install a jacuzzi has been the right one. It just adds that something extra - whether in winter (how lovely to sit in the hot tub after a crisp winter day's walking, to ease tired legs) or summer (cooling off in the plunge pool with a drink, a book and a friend).

It has sometimes been a nightmare (regular maintenance from Kevin has reduced problems to a minimum now) but overall has been a great investment.

We are also really pleased that we decided to buy in this particular street. Because of the mountainous terrain, our street manages to link the main square at one end and almost complete wilderness at the other PLUS you can park in our road (rare in the older part of the village). No mountain climbing just to reach the house with your luggage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guests have said:

"enjoyed the rural and village atmosphere....particularly my morning power walks up the track into the hills past all the chook (hen) cages as well as picking the wild figs....overall a great place" (November, 2005)

"would definitely recommend the place to others and indeed would love to visit again" (May, 2006)

"thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very impressed with the house, location was perfect" (July, 2006)

"I have already recommended it to friends and will continue to do so" (December, 2006)
Apr 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montejaque in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom upstairs with bath/shower over, wc and basin. Laundry basket. Off the terrace, a second bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 plus cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large chest of drawers, generous hanging space, bedside tables and lamps. Ceiling fan/light and electrical heater.Bedroom 2 with twin beds - again chest, hanging space, ceiling fan.All furniture newly made by local craftsmen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Woodburner and additional electrical heaters, ceiling fans in all main rooms. Comprehensive guide with local information, maps, etc is kept at the house for guests' use. Outside: Good-sized outdoor space with dining area(table and 6 chairs),laundry area, jacuzzi and further terrace with loungers plus additional bathroom off the lower terrace. Jacuzzi can be used as a plunge pool in hot weather. All with fantastic views. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying lines in laundry area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen, all electricity and gas included. Towels and linen changed weekly. Cleaning weekly. Basic grocery pack supplied on arrival. Other: Laundry area to rear of kitchen with drying area and washing machine.


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Renovated Village House - Unspoilt Views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews

Peaceful home in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

This property is as described with a great view of the mountain out the back patio. The life of the town going on around you is part of the charm, but the home is very quiet and peaceful when you come in. La Casita and Molino (the latter in Benaojan-2 km away) are very good restaurants, and the pubs in the Plaza are great in the evening. Road access is good for traveling to other White Hill Towns in this area of Spain. We easily traveled to Ronda, Jerez, San Pedro de Alcantera, Grazelema, and Zahara. It was always good, however, to leave the tourists behind and come home to Montejaque.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed the house, village and area. We hope we can welcome you back sometime - there is so much to do and see in the area, which we are still exploring 14 years after finding this special part of Andalucia!
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picturesque and charming

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place. Optional darkness by closing the window shutters and putting the fans on helps immensely, the back yard a real sun trap and spa is welcome relief from the heat. 44o when we were there. Welcome gifts are a nice touch, thank you. Could benefit from a bigger tv as when the ceiling fan was on full we had to turn the volume up to max, if you don't want to eat out every night be prepared to go shopping regularly as the standard fridge holds only a little in the ice compartment, the house really needs a fridge/freezer. Also don't sleep with the windows open as the dozens of dogs kept in disgraceful conditions at the end of the road (not Brenda's dogs obviously) have a tendency to burst into communal barking sessions at any given opportunity. The way these dogs are kept really upset me so be prepared if you have any compassion. Anyway, the square offers a lovely place to chill out, highly recommended the restaurant in the middle. Go to Ronda for shopping and Zahara for amazing views. I would definitely go again if the townsfolk looked after their animals with a shred of decency and even if one person did enough to get them moved we could have had the windows open at night. Thank you Brenda for letting us stay in your lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy Thanks so much for your review and glad you had a good stay. Yes, the weather has been rather extreme so I am pleased the plunge pool was useful. Spain is still "catching up" on animal welfare issues sadly, mainly due to the extreme poverty in recent history of much of Andalucia. But things are changing for the better, although perhaps not as quickly as we would like! At the moment, we don't have room for a larger freezer but will certainly consider this addition if it would be popular. We hope we can persuade you to come again some time to explore this lovely area ....
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Beautiful sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with breathtaking views of olive groves and mountains. A short walk takes you down to the main square where lovely bars and Tapas awaits. After a fabulous walk in the hills you can relax in the hot tub with a glass of cava. very well equipped and the host helps you settle in straight away, thanks Brenda and Jill , we highly recommend this house for relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sweet Stay with Beautiful Scenery

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this sweet home. The views were beautiful especially on the drive from the airport (we opted for the longer scenic route). The house is perfectly equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing break. The village is quite remote, we really liked that though. It acts as the perfect retreat after exploring some of the neighbouring bigger towns such as Ronda and Zahara. Montejaque itself has ample restaurants and shops so you can eat out and get all the essentials you need via a short walk.

The owners are extremely knowledgeable and left loads of information about what to do and where to go.

We would highly recommend for a bolt hole in the spanish mountains, perfect for exploring and experiencing spanish culture.

The Rixons

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and glad you had a great time! Hope we see you again some time ...
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Rather disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We booked for 12 nights and took the decision to leave after 9, mainly due to the road works approx. 50 feet from the house. With noisy activity starting at 6:30am this didn't give us the quiet, relaxing holiday we were expecting.

we did enjoy the town's cultural week of 4 nights of free entertainment in the square, followed by the feria for 2 nights. Unfortunately this also attracted a large crowd of people who carried on the festivities one night in the parking area at the end of the road, leaving broken glass and rubbish on visitors' car.

On a positive note, Jill was very helpful with minor issues we had ie pool temperature and the state of the kettle.

Overall, the property needs a bit of cleaning/maintenance around the pool area and the tile grouting in both bathrooms. The outside area was smaller than we expected, there's limited space for sun loungers, even for 2 people.

We would stay in this area again but not at this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House of Dreams Confirmed !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casita de Suenos for a week in September 2014 and can thoroughly recommend it ! The owner and local agent are very informative and welcoming. The cottage itself is in a beautiful and friendly village - everyone says 'Hola' when you see them. The cottage location is extremely handy for the parking at the end of the village, just a short walk, and Ronda is a 20 minite drive from Montejaque. The view from the patio is amazing, we never tired of that, watching Griffon Vultures soaring over the hill. The hot tub / jacuzzi is very welcoming at the end of a day's exploring or walking, and first thing in the morning with a coffee :-) The inside of the cottage is deceptively roomy, a large kitchen, pre-stocked with lots of useful essentials when we arrived, large bathroom, comfortable bedroom. All in all we could not imagine a nicer place to stay in the village, so would thoroughly recommend booking ! We are (again). Mike & Annemarie, Sept 2014

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Estajion de Benaojan y Montejaque
Car: recommended


45km to the coast at San Pedro. Marbella/Puerto Banus/Estepona approx 55km.

Lake swimming close to the village - nearest road access 15km.


Car hire is recommended. Malaga 100km, Seville 125km, Jerez 125km.


15km to Ronda - bullring, gorge, Moorish sights, Setenil 20km. Granada 180km, Cadiz 150km, Cordoba 160km.

Further Details:

Walking, birdwatching, climbing, caving, horse-riding.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montejaque, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Mar 2018 - 12 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
13 May 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact Brenda Mellor for details. £150 per week deposit at time of booking with balance payable 6 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts possible for stays of longer than 7 nights. Payment of £150 per week deposit to confirm dates, with balance due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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