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Beautiful Country House With Private Pool And Mountain Views



Updated: 19-Jul-2016
Villa in Colmenar, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Inland Location, 40 Minutes From Airport

Casa Amber is a homely, spacious villa built in Andalusian style with wooden shutters and beams throughout. Situated in a peaceful location surrounded by almond trees with beautiful views across open countryside, farmland and tracks for walking. The private pool is surrounded by sun and shaded terraces. The villa has a gated private drive and is accessed by a short track. Situated 10 minutes outside Colmenar, a pueblo in the region of Axarquia, close to Montes de Malaga national park and 40 minutes to the coast and airport. Antequera and Granada are easy day trips. Lake Vinuela with its picturesque setting and lakeside restaurants is a short drive.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We've stayed in many villas in Spain and have too often been disappointed on arrival. Not so with Casa Amber. The house is beautifully furnished and exceptionally well equipped inside and out with sunny and shady terraces, a pretty garden and a lovely pool which can be lit at night. We loved watching the sun set over the mountains while barbecuing by the pool. If you yearn for peace and peace and tranquility and the sound of tinkling goat bells this is the place to be.

We have stayed at Casa Amber 3 times and would not hesitate to return. The villa is beautiful, the beds comfortable, the scenery spectacular and if you want peace and quiet, then this is the place to be. We have stayed in different villas in this part of Spain and without any hesitation, this is the best ever and we would recommend it unreservedly.

Thank you. Everything was great and we had a fantastic time. Quite amazing to go to sleep to the sound of only cicadas and goat bells after London!
Mar 2006
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A delightful place to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

The villa is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of life. If you're looking to be completely away from it all then this is the place. The views are fabulous and the visiting eagles and bee eaters a delight. The villa is comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday (though a dishwasher would be good).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa, rural but with everything you need for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Directions to find the villa were clear and easy to follow, less than 45 mins from Malaga airport. A rural location so you had to plan the shop trips and days out. The villa is beautiful inside with plenty of character, clean & well equipped. Plenty of shade or sun for every time of day. Easy to manage villa temperature and ventilation. Pool big enough to enjoy with teenage kids. We enjoyed many days out to local places including Al Hambra at Granada, Nerja for beach & caves, Malaga, a water park and El Torcal. There are some lovely Tapas bars & restaurants in Colmenar, the nearest village about 15 mins drive, as well as supermarkets and other shops.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Casa Amber, it is a beautiful house with lovely traditional features. The surrounding countryside & views are lovely and peaceful and the afternoon sounds of the goat bells as they are shepherded past adds to the atmosphere. There is plenty of seating and the outside dining area under shelter is ideal for both lunch & dinner. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the side patio in the evening with a pre-dinner drink.

The kitchen has to be the best equipped I think we have ever had in a holiday property and the added benefit of the wifi & tv stations were a real bonus especially in this remote location.

The pool is small but adequate to take a dip to cool down. We would definitely recommend Casa Amber to others. Thank you Catherine & Nick.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oasis in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amber is our favourite getaway. We have stayed there many times and the house is in the most gorgeous rural location yet so close to the excellent village of Colmenar. The accommodation is comfortable and well equipped (especially the kitchen). We found that there is always a shady spot on the terraces for when it gets very hot and the pool is a very welcome place to cool off. Although we tend to spend most of our time at the house we have visited lots of the local attractions including the Wolf Park, The Torcals, Lake Vinuela as well as exploring the nearby town of Comares. As a family, we would highly recommend Casa Amber to anyone who wants to get away from it all and enjoy the spectacular countryside. A perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests


Beaches - 45 minutes

Lake Vinuela - 30 minutes


Malaga airport 40 minutes. Granada airport 1 hour 15 minutes.


Colmenar village 10 minutes. Antequera 30 minutes. Malaga 30 minutes. Granada 1 hour 15 minutes.

Further Details:

Banks, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets and local shops can all be found in Colmenar and the neighbouring villages of Riogordo and Casarbermeja.

Coast 45 minutes

Malaga - 30 minutes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To make a booking please contact the owner directly by email or telephone. 30% deposit to confirm booking. Full payment 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discount for parties of 2 people except July and August.

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Updated: 19-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom l with bath/shower, WC. 2 further bathrooms with bath/shower, 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 with kingsize bed and french doors to balcony. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Wood burning stoves in lounge and kitchen. Panel heaters in bedrooms. Outside: Private pool. Shaded terraces. Covered dining area. Landscaped garden. Sun loungers, garden chairs and tables. Brick built barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Weekly clean Other: Master bedroom ensuite with patio doors to balcony with stunning views across countryside Large farmhouse style kitchen with stable door and wood burning stove.

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