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Large Luxury Villa with Full AC Large Secluded Garden and Luxury Private Pool



Updated: 11-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Luxury Villa Full AC Large Garden and Private Pool in Atalaya Baja. Peaceful Location 400 Metres from Beach

"Araucaria" is a fully AC 4 bed 3 bath luxury villa sitting in a private garden of around 1500 square metres with a large luxury private pool. It is approximately 400 metres from the beach at Atalaya and the Atalaya Park Hotel with all its facilities. Surrounded by several first class golf courses and under an hour’s drive from Malaga airport, it offers peaceful seclusion yet is only minutes by car from the attractions of Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepona and the gastronomic mountain village of Benahavis. The spectacular city of Ronda and the renowned ‘Pueblo Blanco’ of Casares are both within easy reach and for the more adventurous, the great Andalusian cities of Granada, Seville and Cadiz are around 2 hours away. Or if you prefer, you can leave the car in the garage and walk to the beach or many local shops and restaurants. There is also a regular bus service serving all points between Estepona and Marbella. For families with children, the garden offers a secure and enclosed play area.

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About the Owner

Chris Cartwright
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

About Chris Cartwright

Sue and Chris Cartwright furnish their holiday homes to provide a high quality experience. Not the average holiday let. Payment in EUR is also available, if you want to pay in EUR please request this option when you enquire.

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Wonderful Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this fantastic villa as part of a large family and had more than enough room for us all. Had everything that we needed, fabulous open space inside and out. Amazing garden for kids to play in and safety gates around the pool. Owner was great to deal with and Julie looked after us very well over in the villa if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top Property

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking of booking this place then read the description. It is both truthful and accurate.

We usually look for a rural place for peace and quiet but we'd been let down, our holiday dates were fixed, our flights booked and we needed to find somewhere that could fit us in. We read the reviews. They said this property is quiet and not overlooked. We used google street and were somewhat sceptical - but we were wrong! What a gem of a place. Quiet, not overlooked, superb large pool, big garden, all the facilities you need. Perfect!

Once you get your head around the weird Spanish street planning (if you can call it that) access to and from the A7 is just a few hundred yards away - not that you can hear a thing when you are at the property - and it opens up the Costa Del Sol. We popped into Marbella (25 minutes) for some Scuba Diving (there is a Scuba Diving centre within a 10 minute walk of the villa but we specifically wanted to dive with Simply Diving), Puerto Banus (10 minutes) to see the celebs and watch life go by, Estepona (15 minutes) to shop and even Gibraltar was under an hour away. But mainly, we stayed at the villa and enjoyed its serenity.

One night we walked to a really lovely local restaurant across the A7. We left 20 minutes before our booking time and had to stop off for a drink in a local bar because we were so early - everything is that close! And yet, you'd never know it sitting by the pool.

Would we stay again? - Yes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Una villa de lujo a tu alcance

  • 5 of 5

Es el tercer año que pasamos una quincena de verano en casa de Chris. Solo podemos decir cosas agradables de la casa. Tiene todas las comodidades que puedas necesitar y un jardín y piscina súper cuidado y maravilloso. La localización es perfecta en una urbanización muy tranquila pero con todo lo necesario en pocos kilómetros. Y muy bien comunicado tanto por Bús así como muy cercana a la autovia. Todos son facilidades por parte de las personas encargadas de la recepción de la casa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa would highly recommend for families! Our group was 2 families. 4 adults 4 children! 2 four year olds who had their own bedrooms and 2 babies under one who stayed in cots provided In the parents rooms! All rooms are very spacious! The villa is laid out well so we had one end of the villa and the other family had the other side!

It was perfect for us as one of the babies was crawling everywhere so the fact that there was no stairs was perfect! Also the gated pool made it even more perfect as there was no need to worry! The pool is huge and not really deep which was also good with the kids! It gets deeper at one end and I'm 5ft 9 and I could put my feet on the floor and was up to my neck if that helps?! The water was lovely and warm! The gardens are lovely and well maintained!

There is a lady called Julie who is your contact our there she was very helpful and easily contactable! We had our bath towels and bed sheets changed and bathrooms cleaned a week in to our two week holiday which we didn't expect so that was nice! There is a steriliser which came in handy with the baby bottles! High chair, Washing machine/dryer also very handy!

There are beach towels you can use also and lots of sun hairs outside! And a BBQ! Great welcome pack and information pack with everything you need to know! Aldi is 2 mins in the car around the corner! There are some shops and bars close by also! And very close to other places. We are familiar with the area and found it was a good spot to stay!

We felt very at home there and would highly recommend! Hopefully we can return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well maintained property and excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The Villa was clean with a large well mainted garden and an excellent pool. Location was ideal and the restuarnts nearby a lot cheaper than in the centre of Puerto Banus and having an Aldi supermarket around the corner from the Villa was also a bonus!

The centre of Puerto Banus was a 10 min taxi ride away which was great.

I would recomend this villa for any large or family

The customer provided by the owner and manager was excellent.

Overall an excellent stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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one of the best vllas we have stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is very spacious and the layout is perfect for two families. The Welcome pack was excellent and the garden and pool very well maintained. The pool was good for little ones, not too deep, and the safety fence ideal. We found the area quiet and relaxing which we thought would not be the case because of the main road. All the restaurants are very friendly and in easy walking distance. There is only a tiny beach but to be honest we didn't need it as the villa has everything. The Mijas donkeys are only 40 minutes away, an excellent day out! And the Wifi worked perfectly in and outside the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 64 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 400 Metres Car: recommended


Atalaya Beach is 400 metres away as is the Atalaya Park Hotel with all its facilities.


Malaga Airport is approximately 65km away (under an hour). Gibraltar is a similar distance. A car is recommended to enjoy fully the resort's many facilities but not essential. Many restaurants, the supermarket, shops and other facilities are all within 10 minutes walk. The local bus service serving Marbella and Estepona is 5 minutes walk away.

Further Details:

Free wireless broadband.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
School Hols
15 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

No pets.

Please contact Chris Cartwright.

Changeover Day:
Departure Saturday 1000 hrs. Arrival Saturday 1500 hrs (To allow time for cleaning). Flexible outside high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £1,095 (€1,365) per week and from £235 (€290) per night (minimum stay 3 nights). Damage deposit of £200 (€250) fully refundable within 2 weeks of leaving. £500 (€625) over Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Luxury bathrooms all with separate shower cubicles and 2 with baths. All with WC and hand basins.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only


  • Outside: Large, beautiful and secluded garden with large private pool. Sun loungers etc. Utility Room: Butlers sink, dryer, washing machine, clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: On arrival and departure and by arrangement. Other: Large patio with dining table for 6. Further coffee table and twin two seater sofas. Conventional BBQ.