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Fantastic Spacious Villa with Private Pool, Gardens And Sea Views In Prestigious

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Villa in Frigiliana, Urb San Rafael, off the Frigiliana Road, Nr. Nerja, Costa del Sol - Private Villa Urb San Rafael, Near Nerja and Frigiliana In Peaceful Location

Luxury modern detached and very spacious villa with a private pool that sleeps up to 12 people. There are 4 very large bedrooms and 3 fully fitted bathrooms, plus one WC. One of the bedrooms is a family room that sleeps up to 6 and it has a superb family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The family room also has a small kitchen with dining table and chairs, a sofa and it has patio doors leading out to the pool area. On the main floor is an impressive entrance hall that leads to the master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe. The other 3 bedrooms are on the lower floor which have doors that lead out to the pool area and extensive garden area.

The inside dining area has patio doors that lead out to the upper terrace where there is another eating area. The spacious lounge with an open fire place also has patio doors leading out to the upper terrace that overlooks the pool area. Downstairs, the family room is unbelievably large with two double beds, a sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with large corner jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, sitting area with dining table/chairs and a kitchenette with fridge, electric hob, tea/coffee making facilities etc. All patio doors mentioned have lockable door grills along with the windows.

The villa has satellite TV, Internet access, a Safe and under floor heating.

Villa el Prado is located in a prestigious and peaceful area near Urb San Rafael situated above Nerja and below Frigiliana. It is surrounded by beautiful private enclosed gardens with stunning views of the sea and mountains from the terraces. There is a purpose built BBQ area with an outside sink and a dedicated seating area.

The pool is surrounding by a terrace and there is a shaded part where you'll find outside furniture and a fridge. The garden area is to the front and rear of the villa. The steps leading down to the villa via the upper terrace have lockable gates and near the BBQ area.

Only 10 minute drive to the beach in Nerja and 5 min drive to Frigiliana. The Villa is away from traffic noise and busy roads yet within easy distance to local amenities and no dirt track roads or difficult navigation required!

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
7 June, 2017

About The Owner

We are the proud owners of Villa El Prado and live in the UK. It is jointly owned by two professional families of solicitors and a firm of Estate Agents in Suffolk. Each family has two young children and we all very much enjoy holidaying at El Prado either as a group, on our own or with other families.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2004

Why The Owner chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We have owned this property since 2004 and particularly chose Cortijo San Rafael because of its quiet and picturesque location in the hills between Nerja and Frigiliana without being remote. The views from the various terraces are spectacular both down to the Mediterranean and up into the hills behind.

What makes this villa unique

It is very peaceful and the road is effectively a cul de sac so there is no through traffic.

It is no more than a 10 minute drive down to the town of Nerja or 5 minutes up into Frigiliana which is a famous Spanish “White Town” or “Pueblo Blanco”.

The property is very well laid out to provide plenty of accommodation either for one or two families. The garden is well laid out and there is plenty of parking for 3 cars off street.

The neighbouring properties are all very similar in size and ownership and everyone in the area is very friendly.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our years of ownership and hope to have many more happy times ahead of us.

Our friendly management team will certainly look after you during your stay and you will have a dedicated point of contact.

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘We had a wonderful time in Frigiliana, the villa was just perfect! Thank you for all your help with the arrangements and making our stay so very easy. The villa was of a very high standard, thank you to the maid who cleans it, it was very clean. Finally thanks to the lady who cleaned the pool and looked after the gardens, it was cleanest pool we have ever had!’

‘What a fantastic villa! The web site doesn't really do it justice. We all had a really brilliant time - even our 2 teenagers! Sorry we couldn't have stayed longer and hope to come back some day. The views of the mountains from the terrace are trully stunning - we even managed to use the pool. Thanks for everything’

‘The vVilla was excellent and everyone has been extremely efficient, polite and helpful. One to be commended’

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We all were very sorry to have to return to a cooler UK. I will not hesitate to recommend the villa to my friends. Thanks for arranging the flowers!
Sep 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Frigiliana in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Entrance Hall: separate WC. Bedroom 1: En-suite with shower room and WC. Family room: En-suite bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, WC and bidet. Bedroom 3 and 4: bathroom with shower enclosure and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, en-suite, walk-in wardrobe Family room: 2 x double beds, sofabed, cot, en-suite, kitchenette, patio doors to garden. Bedroom 3: 2 x single beds, leather sofa, patio doors to garden. Bedroom 4: king size with two single mattresses
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is a cool air fan in each room for the summer months so windows can be left open for the breeze to come through too. All doors and windows have lockable grills for extra safety and security. There is an open fire place for the winter months plus additional heating. The swimming pool and garden has gates around it. There is also a lockable gate from the upper terraces to the pool. The Villa is suitable for children especially with the large lawned garden areas where they can run around. The pool will be maintained during your stay so it stays clean (and the garden too depending upon the time of year and how long you are staying). Additional information and photos is available on our Facebook page - please see link on this page or email us for the link. Outside: There is a secure and lockable gate with a driveway for 2 cars upon entrance to the Villa. There is a purpose built BBQ area on a separate patio with table and chairs. The swimming pool is enclosed and is on the garden level and is 10m x 5m long, and 1 m deep in the shallow end and 2m deep the other end. It can be accessed via lockable gates from the higher level terraces which is particulary important for children. There are also sun loungers, an outside sofa and chairs plus an outside fridge under the shaded terrace in the pool area which is great in the summer months. 1350 sqm of private gardens surround the villa and these are maintained to a very high standard as well as the pool during your stay. There is a rotary line and pegs in another part of the garden. Each terrace has garden furniture and there are approx 14 garden chairs in total. There are also plenty of sun loungers to use around the pool, garden or terraces. Utility Room: Separate room with washing machine and cleaning equipment. There is a rotary line outside to dry laundry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen including sheets and towels will be provided and clean linen will be changed on a weekly basis for multiple weeks stays, i.e. 2 weeks. The villa will be cleaned before and after your departure. An interim clean can be provided at an extra cost. Other: Dining area includes dining table and chairs plus a highchair. The bedrooms with patio doors to the garden also have lockable grill style safety doors.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


beautiful property in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

our stay was perfect, the villa was very impressive, as was the surrounding area.

Michelle and marcus were very helpful and easy to contact.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was even lovelier than in the photos. All the facilities and equipment we could want and everything worked well and was clean and safe for the young children in the family. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and emails were replied to immediately. The villa is in a beautiful position and the village of Frigiliana was delightful and the beaches in Nerja were perfect for the family. We had a brilliant holiday and would happily return to the villa and would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic relaxing Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the villa for at least 8 years now. It`s so relaxing and peaceful yet close to great supermarkets and amenities.

The villa is always spotlessly clean and so well equipped. Comfortable loungers for relaxing around the pool. The accomodation is very spacious and would suit 2 families. The pool is clear blue and so welcoming.

We have enjoyed bbq`s up on the top terrace with superb views over the sea.

Thoroughly recommend the villa for families or anyone looking to enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday but able to have a coffee on the wonderful Balcon in Nerja.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa El Prado was brilliant, the accommodation was exactly as described. Very quiet and peaceful, on a well made up side road, running parallel to the Nerja/Frilliana road, so they are easily accessible, 5-10mins by road. Nerja is a lovely town, with great beaches, restaurants/bars etc. Where as Frilliana is a very pretty village with lots of bars/restaurants.

If however, like we did, we rarely left the Villa, as we cooked or barbequed most days, spending lots of time swimming in the pool. There is a Lidl half way to Nerja where we got all our provisions.

The holiday was just great, will return again. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family holiday, should have booked longer than a week really. Accommodation worked well for our six adults and two children. Pool was superb and so was the adjoining garden and bbq area, especially for the little ones. Although we ventured out a couple of times into Nerja and Frigiliana, evenings were spent at the villa, mostly around the BBQ. The villa is in a lovely quiet spot, with no traffic to disturb the peace. Villa is really spacious and well laid out with plenty of shade and sunbeds. Ernesto the maintenance man visited a couple of times and was always polite and helpful.

If it helps, we hired a car locally from a company called Lessaggro, who delivered and picked up the car to and from the villa.

Would not hesitate to recommend the villa to families or couples.

Melanie who met us at the villa, was most helpful especially organiseing a welcome pack, and with any questions or queries we had during our stay.

Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review as it is really appreciated. Its great to hear that you will recommend Villa el Prado to others. I'm also pleased to note that the team in Spain who look after the villa were helpful and available when needed. I do hope that you will return again in the future.
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Wonderful Holiday Villa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic 10 day stay in Villa El Prado; The villa is situated on a private road with very little traffic; it is extremely spacious and has a gorgeous outside area with beautiful pool and BBQ area. The views from the upper and lower terraces were stunning. El Prado is ideally situated between Nerja and Frigiliana and we enjoyed visits to both; local taxis were easy to order for night time trips to Nerja where there are plenty of lovely eateries; Burriana beach ( a few minutes away by car) has plenty of beach beds, bars, and restaurants serving a wide range of reasonably priced dishes including delicious barbecued fish and freshly prepared paella. Our teenagers loved the villa and the nightlife that Nerja has to offer; we hope to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
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 £200

You will be welcomed at the Villa upon your arrival to show you around, handover the keys etc. You will have a local contact should you require any assistance during your stay. We have a team of very friendly and helpful people that look after the Villa and you!

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with the arrival time in the lower season months providing no changeovers otherwise check in time on day of arrival is 16:00 hours. Check out time on day of departure is 10:30 hours or it is possible to book another day and the price is pro-rata.

Pool/beach towel not provided only bath towels are provided.

Booking deposit of 30% and damage deposit £200 which is refundable subject to no damage. If arriving within eight weeks of the rental period then full payment is required. A booking form will be sent for completion plus booking terms.

EUR accepted. For multiple weeks, e.g. 2 full weeks then there is a maid service included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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