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Country house with Private Pool, Terraces, Extensive Gardens and Breathtaking Se

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa near Comares, Costa del Sol - Peaceful Location Close to Historic White Mountain Village of Comares

La Huerta Ganga combines a tasteful blend of Moorish and traditional Spanish architectural features, and is styled in warm ochre and terracotta with splashes of white to reflect the hot Mediterranean sun. Large verandas and a long covered terrace provide welcome shade whilst enjoying the views and the flavour of Spain. Wheelchair users have easy access to the main living space, terraces and swimming pool area, with assistance needed to access the pool. Accommodation spans three levels, each with a variety of verandas that provide a comfortable space to relax and soak in the prevailing ambience of calm and inspiration. The house is an exceptional venue for special occasions like a family reunion, or a place to hold a first class celebration. The space can be tailored to your specific requirements: it is a perfect platform from which to explore the neighbouring countryside.


Owner
Esther Fitzgibbon
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About Esther Fitzgibbon

Having lived here for over 15 years, I still love the area as much as ever. I never tire of the view, the light constantly changing as it reflects on the mountain or the vibrant spanish way of life.

Working in the garden makes me happy, watching so many trees, we ´ve planted from seed and nurtured, maturing and fruiting.

Playing music with our band at weddings and local events,

we get to celebrate with others.

How lucky we are!!

Esther Fitzgibbon purchased this villa in 2000

Why Esther Fitzgibbon chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We bought La Huerta Ganga because we love the area, it´s beauty and peace, and get on well with the local community. We enjoy cultivating the garden and enjoying the produce.

What makes this villa unique

Our house is easily accessed, yet still retains its sense of seclusion.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Idyllic!" "A perfect fortnight!" read more at http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Review-g1411714-d3491604-Reviews-La_Heurta_Ganga-Comares_Costa_del_Sol_Province_of_Malaga_Andalucia.html



Thank you so much for another fantastic week at La Huerta Ganga! We´ll be dreaming of the mountains of Comares, relaxing by the pool and chilling in the hammock, Lucy and Jane.



We arrived stressed-out Londoners, we leave chilled-out spanish señors. We already look forward to our next trip, David and Pat.



A most enjoyable week in heavenly surroundings - the views, the peace and quiet, the birdsongs and the gentle breeze all added to our pleasure. One could get used to this lifestyle! Dorothee



We had a fantastic time, fantastic BBQ and became pro table tennis players. Had an awesome walk in Comares and a topclass meal in the hotel. Stanton & Brennan families - August 2012
Jul 2006
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Comares in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bed 1 with shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to bed 2 with shower and wc. Adjoining bathroom to bed 3 with bath, wheelchair-friendly shower and wc. Shared bathroom to beds 4 and 5 with wheelchair-friendly shower and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2: twin beds, en suite, 2 verandas with spectacular views. Bedroom 3: double bed, adjoining main bathroom, opens onto terrace and pool. Bedroom 4 and 5: twin beds, shared en-suite, opening onto lower garden terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Notes:
Outside: A private swimming pool 4 x 8m is close to the house. There is a variety of terraces and patios on different levels and the extensive gardens have an abundance of mature fruit trees and many shady corners. There is plently of garden furniture, sunbeds, hammocks, a gas barbecue and a large dining table for dining al fresco. There is also a ping pong table for hours of enjoyment. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each rental and clean towels and linen are provided. Fresh linen is provided weekly during rentals of 2 weeks and over.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Fantastically tranquil villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 10 who came here for a reunion and Esther & Jon's villa was simply fantastic! There's a real homely vibe as soon as you enter the house which made everyone relax instantly! The whole layout of the property is amazing with lots to explore, not least the gardens with its almond trees, but the shaded patio and the pool area were simply wonderful. Sitting around the large custom made dining table on the terrace with breathtaking views over the mountains and surrounding villages is something we hope to do again soon! Nearby Comares village is very charming and we had some great meals here as well as striking out to Granada for the Al hambre. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home and for all the advice you provided on the area.

The Rohde family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the Rohde family, perfect, lovely guests! so happy they enjoyed their stay and we hope to see them again
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5

A perfect, tranquil retreat in the sun

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa; it really felt like home with all the facilities you would want. We loved the variety of places to relax in the sun and shade; the large outdoor dining table, swimming pool, hammock and table tennis as well as many nooks and crannies to sit in.

It is so comfortable and peaceful; the house is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the view is breathtaking and changes with the light at different times of day.

We felt like we were in a sanctuary; a perfect retreat.

Jon and Esther were so helpful and friendly; they answered all of our questions and told us about everything going on in the area. We couldn't have asked for more. Ages ranged from 16 to 66 and we all loved it.

Helen, Jimmy, Amanda, Fred and Mimi

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests! We are always delighted when guests enjoy their stay here. That's our aim!
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Detroit
5

A wonderful mountainside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Esther's house is magical. Set into the side of a mountain, with wonderful views of the olive and almond tree scattered valleys and peaks (and beyond, the sea), you could call this large property with a good sized pool a 'villa'. But its multi-levelled layout, with terraces, overlooks and balconies and its relaxed, hippie-vibe with cosy nooks and wood-burning stove, speak less of a grand villa and more of a home. The creativity and positive spirituality of the couple who designed and built it is apparent everywhere you look. We highly recommend this home as a special place to stay on your vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for your enthusiastic review. We´ve put a lot of thought and energy into La Huerta Ganga, so we´re delighted when our guests get so much out of it. It was our pleasure to have you here and hope you will come back again, Regards, Esther
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5

Beautiful amazing space

  • 5 of 5

This villa is amazing. Loads of space, there was only three of us so we had three rooms we didn't use!

It has everything you need, if you want something and look you'll find it somewhere in the property. Bedrooms are very clean and spacious, each with their own character but different. Each day we seemed to find something new around the house. The pool is brilliant, clean and always the perfect temperature. We loved the gardens and ate lots of almonds grown within the property. I had a lemon from the tree for my gin & tonic and it was the best I've tasted. I can't recommend this place enough, we played table tennis every day and enjoyed the amazing views you get in Comares. The owners Esther & John were very welcoming and available if you need them but not intrusive.

Would definitely return as villa is the best we've encountered in Comares. I would also say it would be great for large family groups but you would also still have your own space.

It's well worth the money.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We´re delighted our guests enjoyed their stay so much. This is our aim!
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5

A piece of pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

Home from home. Everything about this place was just perfect. A comfortable, well equipped and welcoming place. Lots of books, games, instruments, table tennis, pool, spices, homemade jam to just make things so easy...... So easy in fact that you may not even feel the need to venture too far. In fact we didn't!

Other than up to Comares which is a lovely unassuming mountain top village. Would recommend a refreshment in the stunningly beautiful hotel in the square or for an amazing yoga experience with Esther's friend Despite the intense heat when we were there, there was a lovely breeze each eve The balconys on each of the bedrooms were another lovely touch Stunning sunrises!

Would truly recommend Just wish we'd been there for two weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sevenoaks
5

What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Esther and John for a delightful 2 week break in the Costa Del Sol. The pictures of the villa do not do justice to the delights of staying here. This is our last evening and I am looking out over the hills towards the sea and the picturesque landscape wondering why we are heading home. We have two young girls, and they have loved the pool (me too), feeding the fish and exploring both around the property as well as further a field in Malaga and the surrounding beaches. The peace and tranquility here is great, only the sounds of crickets and maybe 10 cars or bikes passing by each day. A car (we hired a convertible, kids loved it) is essential for those days out.

I can recommend this as a pleasant secluded break away from the hustle and bustle, but it is only an hour away from the beaches and Malaga.

Thanks again to Esther and John, a great place well looked after with a fantastic pool area and terraces to eat and enjoy outdoor living. First class.

Keith

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Special interest holidays:

La Huerta Ganga is a hive of creativity throughout the year offering a range of workshops, retreats and seminars. Painting: Rosemary Burns studied Art and Design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin qualifying in 1994 with a B.Des.Hons. A well known watercolour artist, her work is included in many private and corporate collections. Rosemary offers regular watercolour painting holidays at La Huerta Ganga.

Yoga: We have visiting yoga instructors who give workshops.

Music: Guitar, piano and voice workshops are available

For more information on the workshops please see our website.

Coast/Beach:

Torre del Mar, the nearest beach, is 30 mins drive. Further west lies Nerja, a pretty seaside town with popular beaches and a lots little shops, bars and good restaurants. Further west are more secluded coves and beaches.

Travel:

Malaga Airport is one hour's drive and Granada Airport is one and a half hour's drive. Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Comares, nearest village, is 3kms.

Velez Malaga/Torre del Mar, 25kms.

Nerja, 40kms.

Malaga, 50kms.

Granada, 90kms.

Further Details:

Local shops, restaurants, bars and banks are available in Comares village. There is a hypermarket at El Ingenio just outside Velez-Malaga.

Comares is a historic Moorish village with panoramic views of countryside and in the distance the Mediterranean.

Horseriding, hillwalking and watersports are all available locally.

Comares council are encouraging sports with a newly-opened Zip-line, rock-climbing facilites and mountain biking

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Comares, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 7 nights
£1,370
 
 
Autumn Season 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 7 nights
£1,279
 
 
Spring Season 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
 
Summer Season 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 7 nights
£1,507
 
 
Autumn Season
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking please call or email to check availablity. We will then contact you with details of our booking procedure. We ask for a deposit of 25% to secure your booking.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred day is Saturday, however we can be flexible. We ask clients to arrive after 4pm and to vacate the property by 10am to allow time for cleaning between visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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