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Mountain Retreat, Secluded Not Isolated, Private Pool, Mountain & Valley Views



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Villa in Competa, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Location within the Sierra Almijara National Park

Very much a one-off and unique villa, secluded but not isolated, with very private pool enjoying dramatic and spectacular south facing views over mountain, valley and sea. A quiet 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom recently upgraded finca, well furnished, modern kitchen and a large living area. From the terrace one can sometimes see the lights of the North African coastline and the Rif Mountains beyond to the west and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the east. All windows have stunning views. 10 minute drive away to Competa. Loungers and parasols are provided. New recently extended terraces create loads of shade and loads of sun and usually a gentle breeze. Wonderful sunrises and amazing sunsets. Large new barbecue recently installed

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We're a family from Oxfordshire and in 1982 we bought a property in Menorca when our children were young and then decided to move to mainland Spain when they got older.

We have 2 Labradors which tend to limit us on travel (!)but spend as much time in Spain as possible; we love the country and we love the people.

We chose this villa in Competa because the village is not too small and not too big! Great variety of restaurants and walks etc. The villa itself is a complete one-off with some of the mos spectacular views, from its terraces, in the area. The North African coastline and mountains can sometimes be seen in the distance! The local Spanish community are very friendly and, whilst keeping their traditional culture, mix happily with the tourists and expats.

A perfect place to relax.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful location and pool, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We did struggle to find the finca initially but once found, it was fantastic and we had a great week

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments; it is a bit off the beaten track but worth the effort once you're there!
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Fantastic location and view

  • 5 of 5

The view is enough to create the holiday. It has a great shaded balcony with 180 degree clear view form the sea to the mountains. Fantastic. Gets the morning sun but avoids the heat. Also its position on a hill means it gets a breeze which is very welcome in August! The pool is also really good in that most of the day it is part in the sun and part in the shade so you can chose.

It is a very quiet rural location with some animal noises (dogs and a donkey but they are across the valley) but it is very handy for Competa with lots of shops and decent restaurants

The bedrom ceiling fans are particularly good, quiet but effective, though a couple of the fly screens didn't fit very well (but I think someone is coming to fix that)

Its a bit hard to find in the dark, along some fairly remote tracks, so best to arrive in daylight, but all do-able in a car as long as you don't mind twisty roads/tracks. Its not that far to Nerja, as long as you don't get travel sickness!

The owner is really helpul, with excellent communications. The DVD wasn't working when we arrived, but it was all sorted very promptly

The main bathroom is a bit tight, the toilet particularly has been rather squeezed in, but otherwise all good

I would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I appreciate it can sometimes be a bit of a risk to book a holiday on the basis of a few photographs on a website but we do seem to have so many happy reviews and much repeat business. Thank you for your recommendation, Rory
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A breath taking retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful two weeks at Finca Tabitha.

The villa itself is beautiful, we made a lot of use of the pools on hot days, which we had many of.

We were lucky to not get one rainy day, even on our last day the sun was shining.

The views are stunning and are the best views we have ever experienced on holiday.

The journey up to the villa isn't the quickest. However, once you are up there its worth the trip.

The road isn't too bad to navigate it's just once you get off the white concrete where it gets a bit trickier, but we soon got used to it after a few days.

Having tea out on the balcony and watching the mist set in is a spectacle which I have never seen before.

This is a little taste of paradise and I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate in having such a wonderful villa in the most wonderful part of the world and thank you so much for your kind comments. Having had the property for nearly 10 years we have much positive feedback and I am so pleased you enjoyed your 14 day stay in Finca Tabitha.
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  • 5 of 5

Brilliant week in the finca which is clean and provided everything we needed for our stay. Pool area and terraces are great with spectacular views and the BBQ got used every night. The drive to the beaches at Torrox and Nerja takes 30-40 minutes as does a visit to the caves there which are well worth a trip. Wish we'd booked for two weeks instead of only one!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo, just a quick note to thank you so much for your favourable review I've just been copied in with and I'm so pleased your visit was such a success. We are fortunate to have such an amazing property in such a wonderful part of Spain and it's really nice so many of our guests enjoy it so much: I do hope that there will be a opportunity for you to visit Finca Tabitha sometime again in the not too distant future.
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From the Owner

Location, location, location! This property is situated on the top of a hill overlooking the Sierra Almijara mountain range on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other.......sometimes with the North Africa coastline and the Rif Mountains looming in the distance. Although remote the villa is not isolated, with Competa being about a 10 minute drive away. Away from the tourists and away from the masses! On the other hand the beach restaurants of Nerja, offering some of the finest and freshest sea food, are about a 30 minute drive and the historic city of Malaga about 45 minutes with a ferry terminal to the Spanish enclave of Mellila in North Africa. The villa is in a perfect base to visit, Sevilla, Cordoba, Ronda and Granada with the Alhambra Palace is only about a 90 minute drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Competa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Baviera at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Algarrobo at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Rural, Alberdini at 2.8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Granada at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nerja at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This holiday mountain retreat acts as an ideal base for exploring the local white washed villages, walking in the hills, bird watching, horse riding, photography, painting, quad biking, hang gliding, 4x4 excursions or just lazing by the pool! Competa has a local tourist office where it is possible to arrange all or any of the above! A Spanish learning school is also situated in Competa. Ferries ply daily between the Malaga ferry terminal and the North African mainland. Further along the coast it is possible to cross the Mediterranean from Algeciras (or Tarifa) to Morocco, with or without car, which can take from 35 mins (phone 0034 956681830). Trips to Gibraltar are also possible. In the winter months there is active skiing in the Sierra Nevada about 90 minutes away.


The nearest beaches are at Nerja and Torrox (about 30 minutes away) which boasts some of the finest beaches in the Costas. Additional more secluded beaches can be found situated further along the coast. Nerja has some spectacular underground caves believed to be the largest in Europe, which are well worth viewing as well as various beach restaurants some providing excellent locally caught fish.


The nearest airport is Malaga which is about 60 minutes away. There are frequent flights from many UK airports to Malaga from less than £69 return. It is possible to rent a car at Granada airport and visit the Alhambra Palace and surrounding area and drop it off at Malaga airport at the end of the holiday. Car rental is essential and is competitively priced with prices ranging from less than £15 per day. For car rental try Scott at IVR on 01442 230050 who can usually give some pretty good prices


Competa is a 10 minute drive away. Malaga is about 45 minutes away. Granada and the Alhambra Palace is about a 90 minute drive away. Gibralter and the ferry terminal to Africa is about a 3 hour motorway drive. The Malaga ferry terminal to the North African Spanish enclave of Mellila is about an hours drive.

Further Details:

Competa is a small but thriving village which hosts a hotel, many restaurants and tapas bars, a night club and a variety of supermarkets, banks and commercial shops selling local honey and antiques, etc. A Spanish language school is also situated in Competa.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Out of Season
7 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Mar 2017 - 20 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
21 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Oct 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
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 £100

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 20% deposit to be taken at time of booking with the remainder 8 weeks before departure. A £100 deposit is taken against breakages and damage which will be refunded within 7 days of vacating the villa. A welcome food and drink pack can arranged at a cost of 10 euros plus the cost of the provisions requested.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but can be negotiable. The property is available from 15.00hrs or thereabouts and should be vacated by 11.00hrs although this can also be negotiable.

Notes on prices:
3 month + bookings between mid October 2015 and up to beginning of March 2016 at £125 per week or negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The property is comfortable but not ostentacious. It is quiet and the night sky is virtually pollution free! The traditional Spain is on your doorstep with the local goatherd being shepharded around the local countryside. The vineyards and farmland are still being hand harvested and the land is worked throughout the seasons. Competa wine, grown on the vineyard local to the property is well known and an ideal present to take home. The Competa honey collected in beehives in the mountains overlooking the property is another "must have"! The cooler mountain walks are easily accessible from the villa and the book "The 25 best walks in Competa" which provides a great selection and variety of different grades of walks is available in the villa. A slower pace of life and a perfect place to relax!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower unit, basin and WC. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, basin and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with overhead fans. Bedroom 2 with twin beds with overhead fans and ensuite. Large 6 seater sofa suitable for child in living room.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Each bedroom has ceiling fans and radiators. The property is situated on the top of a valley with views to the Nerja coastline and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Outside: The pool is private to Finca Tabitha residents, is totally secluded and not overlooked and is approx 12 x 20ft. 4 Sun loungers are provided along with table, chairs and 2 barbeques (one electric and one wood / charcoal). One large sunny patio and one with sufficient all day shade. Parking area for upto 2 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included but beach towels are not. Property is cleaned before and after every rental. To ensure the property is cleaned to a high standard it would be appreciated that arrivals should be after 3pm and departures before 11am.

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