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Casita Escondida (Hidden Cottage) A private hidden gem with fantastic views...

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditionally Spanish, Private Location, Mountain Views, private enclosed pool

This is a traditional 2 bedroom farmers cottage, sleeping 4 people. Set in an olive grove with spectacular views, which can be enjoyed from the pool area; or while having a BBQ on the patio. With an indoor working fireplace, traditional Spanish kitchen and beamed ceilings, the cottage is quaint and full of character. For families with children it offers a secure gated swimming pool area, a travel cot and a travel stair gate. Ideal also for couples wanting the peace and tranquility which the countryside has to offer and a good walking area. 10 minutes drive from 3 different villages including the most picturesque village of Comares and 5 minutes walk from the local bar/restaurant. 45 minutes drive from the beaches and attractions on the coast; or a 2 hour drive from the skiing in the Sierra Nevada, this really is a holiday which will offer plenty of variety! Mountain Bikers and walkers will also enjoy Montes de Malaga, a nature reserve which is 20 minutes drive from the house.

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

About Liane

We live in England with our three children. We manage to go over to our house in Spain once or twice a year, but wish it was more often! We love the peaceful life in rural Andalucia, where we can truly relax and get away from our busy working life in the UK. Our children love being in Spain - both in the summer when they can make full use of the pool, or in the winter when they enjoy the log burning fire and the pretty walks in the area. Holidays there offer us space, fresh air, privacy and a truly relaxed lifestyle. In April we try to go skiing while we are there, the two hour drive to Sierra Nevada is fine for a day trip, where we can catch the low season cheaper ski prices. My husband and I grew up in Cape Town, and this rural area of Spain reminds of us of the rural cape: rolling hills, pretty countryside and very peaceful. We bought the house in order to have a bolthole: somewhere to go away from our busy lives and jobs, so you won't find wifi or tv here! When we visit, we like to spend time tending to the fruit trees and have started planting some vegetables too - so if anything is ripe when you are there, help yourself! If this sounds like your cup of tea (or glass of sangria!) do come and enjoy our little cottage in a very pretty part of Spain!

Liane purchased this villa in 2003

Why Liane chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We bought in rural Andalucia because of the stunning views, the peaceful, tranquil area and the outdoor space it offered our growing family. We thought the location was ideal - 45 minutes from Malaga, only 10 minutes from the nearest villages and 8 minutes walk to the nearest pub. We prefferred being away from the hustle and bustle of the Costa and wanted to be in the "real" Spain, where traditional customs still exist.

What makes this villa unique

The property is not far from local amenities such as villages with their own markets, access to 24 hour hospital care if needed, and a local restaurant.

The motorways to Malaga and Granada are both excellent, so we can easily either go to Malaga where we can enjoy a day of tourist attractions, or the beach - alternatively we can head towards Granada and the Sierra Nevada in the winter to enjoy the skiing. We think this gives us the best of both worlds! The area is a stunning walking or mountain biking area, with the Montes De Malaga just a 10 minute drive away. The property itself is very private, with its own private pool, ideal for couples or families. The walled pool area offers special safety for people with kids, something not very many properties can offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Comares in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The family sized bathroom leads off the master bedroom and has a bath, shower overhead, WC and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) NOTE: the only bathroom is an en-suite from the master bedroom, so this is only suitable for families or couples. Additionally, the bedrooms have large curtains over the doorways, no doors, perfect for a couple or family but not for a group of adults! Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, drawers, hanging rail, air conditioning, heater. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds (travel cot available if needed). Set of drawers and hanging rail, as well a fan and heater.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This property is particularly suitable for children aged 3 plus, as the pool area has a large wall around it and a gate. It is also ideal for couples who will appreciate the serenity and privacy the property offers. Air conditioning available for summer, as are electric heaters and woodburner fireplace in winter. Guests will receive an information pack by email including directions before their departure. The property has easy access. We will be contactable during your stay and you are welcome to email us with any questions before the start of the holiday. The swimmng pool is private and is for sole use of the guests at the property. As we own the 2000m2 land around the property, there are no houses right next to the house, hence the name "Hidden Cottage." We only do rentals from April to October each year, and we have plenty of repeat guests, so early bookings are advised. We try to keep the availability calendar up to date. Outside: Set in a 2000sqm olive grove, the land also has a variety of almond, pomegranate and other fruit treas, which guests can help themselves to! Plums are available in May/June, figs around August/September, grapes in August, pomegranites in October, almonds in the summer and prickly pears in August/September. There is an attractive 8x4m swimming pool with plenty of space for sunbeds and umbrellas which are provided. Outside the front of the cottage is a tiled patio area with built in BBQ, bread oven, partially covered pergola and an outside table big enough for 6 people to use as an outside dining area. To the side of the house is a log swing for the children, and on the other side enough space to park the car at the top of the driveway. Utility Room: The utility room has its own entrance from the outside of the property and houses the gas boiler and washing machine. It also has some toys, sunbeds and inflatables for the swimming pool area! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned before arrival, duvets, pillows and bedding are provided, as are towels for indoor use. Guests should bring their own towels for the swimming pool area.



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will require a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. The balance should be paid by cheque or by bank transfer 45 days prior to the departure date. Please contact us by email to book or to ask any queries you may have. All prices shown are per night/week in Euros. Air conditioning is in master bedroom, meter operated, the owner provides five euros per week for use. Extra cards can be purchased during holiday if needed. We do not charge any other extras and our prices on the website are accurate.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is 5pm, departure time at 10am. We have no set changeover day, we try to accommodate the dates you wish to travel on provided of course there is availability on those dates.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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