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Spectacular Views Of Lake Vinuela And Mountains



Updated: 06-Oct-2016
Villa at Lake Vinuela in an Unrivalled position in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Solar Heated Pool With Pool House, Outside Kitchen And Jacuzzi

Close to the shore of Lake Vinuela this superb 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom open plan property with large open and covered terraces leading to the superbly furnished completely self-contained accommodation. The villa is also one of the best equipped at Lake Vinuela with air-conditioning throughout, outside is the 9 x 4 solar heated pool with adjacent pool house with shower and wc, there is also an attached outside fitted kitchen, jacuzzi, swing and slide for 3-12 year olds, table tennis and a Nintendo WII plus much more. There are 3 separate dinning areas, alfresco under the vine covered pergola and the stars, or on the terrace plus in the villa all dinning tables seating 6 comfortably. With the imaginative planting the sunbathing areas are both sheltered and private, the ideal place to relax taking in the amazing views of the lake, mountain and white washed villages.

NEW FOR 2015/16

We have installed the latest Solar pool heating technology. This solar system pumps water from the pool up to the solar panel and then back down to the swimming pool gradually increasing the pool temperature. Of course along with increased Swimming pool temperatures comes Algae & Micro Organisms so we have also installed an Ultra Violet water sanitation system with all of the swimming pool water going through the Ultra Violet light destroying the Algae & Micro Organisms plus it reduces the need for so much Chlorine giving a better quality Swimming pool water.

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

15th Dec untill 15th Feb 2011-David and Gabrielle Griffiths. Casamaria has been perfect for a winter's escape from the British weather. We have been fortunate in spending nine weeks at their lovely place. The villa lacks for nothing and is so comfortable, a real home from home. We loved the hot tub, table tennis and explored the villages, walked in the mountains and relaxed here. The weeks have flown by and we shall be sorry to leave, we will miss it all.

21st June 2010-The Farrimond family. Thank you for the most wonderful holiday in your villa. Each one of us will be recommending it to anyone who wants a relaxing time in 5 star accommodation.

28th August 2010-The Woodward family. We came here for a week of desperately needed rest and relaxation and that is exactly what we got. We spent a lot of time around the pool and enjoying the amazing views (and the hot tub).
Dec 2006
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Paradise in a magnificient location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this is villa is truly magical. Absolutely stunning uninterrupted views across the lake and mountains. Even though the view from the villa is superb the feeling you get when you open the door onto the terrace in the morning is wonderful. The facilities are extensive with everything you could need.

In the description not enough is made of the pool area in the grounds. This area has a completely independant pool house (you cannot see this in the pictures) which has a corner seating area and a toilet/shower and houses all manor of pool toys for little ones. Also here is the wonderful outside kitchen. Barbeque, sink, fridge (no trips back to the villa for chilled wine here), dishwasher (no carting dishes to and from the villa) and a large covered dining table with little blue lights. This area is also lit up well meaning you can eat al fresco at midnight (which we did even in October - still lovely and warm). The pool lights up with coloured lights and there is various other lighting in this area. The hot tub is wonderful. Super hot with twinkly changing coloured lights creating a magical atmosphere. Sitting in the hot tub with a glass of sparkly wine watching the sun go down was breathtaking. This area of pool house, outdoor kitchen, pool table, hot tub, great pool and loungers is perfect.

The villa is spacious, very clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable. It really is like home from home. English TV meant we did not miss our favourite programs. Internet service was reliable and fast. Mobile phone service great here too so if you want a relaxed away from it all holiday but need to keep in touch this is ideal.

The pictures show what you get but in reality you get so much more because the pictures cannot convey the atmosphere, the birds singing, the amazing flowers and plants surrounding the villa, the cicadas and crickets at night, the PEACE and TRANQUILITY that this superb villa gives you.

A shout out for the owner Keith too as he is the perfect host. Discreet, but there if you need him. Very friendly and helpful. A lovely welcome pack is left. Most of the essentials are already at the villa (dishwasher tablets, soap powder, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, salt, vinegars, oils, tea, coffee, sugar, baby essentials) Crisp white bed linen, towels and robes. Towels in pool house.

A little piece of paradise awaits all who arrive. I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So much more than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Casamaria is a fabulous villa in a stunning location overlooking Lake Vinuela. Peaceful and relaxing, this villa offers so much more than we were expecting.

Furnished to a high standard with an abundance of everything you could possibly require, Casamaria is a bit special. The owner, Keith was there to greet us on arrival and made us feel instantly relaxed and at home. A delightful man and the perfect host. The welcome pack waiting for us was amazing, everything you could need to kick start your holiday.

The pool and surrounding outdoor area is a great place to spend time as a family. The outdoor kitchen provides a fabulous built-in BBQ, fridge, microwave and second dishwasher! The covered dining area next to it provides some welcome shade and stunning views. Everything about this villa has been thought through in detail.

We did not feel the need to venture far during our week's stay but we did dine out on our last evening at Venta El Charco in Romanes as recommended. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent, especially the fillet steak!

As a grown up family of 5, we had a fantastic time at Casamaria and highly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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WOW - a real gem

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start, we could not believe how lucky we were to be staying at such a fantastic property. Keith made us feel very welcome (loved the bottle of cava included in the welcome pack) and the villa was spotless and well equipped. We certainly made use of the jacuzzi, which had the most spectacular view across the lake, the pool area and outdoor kitchen was an added bonus and many an afternoon was spent enjoying the winter sunshine.

We had booked a lengthy stay here, so Casamaria would be our home away from home and we loved being there every single day. Such a relaxing place to be but with easy access to the coast and Malaga was only a 50 minute drive away, we never felt we were too far from bars, restaurants. We spent a wonderful New Years Eve at a local restaurant, great value and fantastic food, and during our 3 month stay discovered a variety of good places to eat.

So impressed were we with the villa and of course Vinuela itself, we have booked to return again; already counting the days until we can see that beautiful view once again.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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As good the second time around

  • 5 of 5

We came to Casamaria last March and had such a lovely break and so enjoyed the outstanding views along with the peace and quite that when looking to see where to go this year, nothing we looked at seemed to compare so we re-booked with Keith for this year. We were not disappointed as it was a good as it was before. A lovely warm welcome from Keith and some added extras such as the solar heating system for the pool. Inside was as well equipped as last year and the welcome pack handy, especially the chilled bubbly :-). We recommended this Casa last year and fully endorse it again with no negatives at all.

We enjoy long lunches out and were not that impressed with the very local restaurants which are great for a drink or snack but not 'treat yourself' sort of venues so went a bit further afield this year (only about 20 mins or so) and found a few fab places to eat. One of which was on the coast road N340 between Torrox and Nerja - about 20 mins away, it is just outside Torrox and called the 'La Restinga' - you have to be careful not to miss it as it is slight tucked into a little cove. The food is so fresh and cooked there and then especially for you along with great service and affordable prices (apparently it is on Facebook 'larestingabeach'). The other place we would recommend is actually in Torrox along the sea front called La Mar Chica (www.lamarchica.com) where the owner is very much a part of what is going on ensuring you have first class service without any hassle. The food is excellent and they specialise in fresh fish and of course it is a great place to sip your wine and people watch.

Casamaria is most certainly on our return list and we would fully recommend the Casa and the relaxing surroundings it sits in.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa was an absolute dream, we enjoyed every minute! The view is indescribably beautiful, the villa impeccably clean and our generous host has considered the little details that would ensure our comfort. We can only assure you that the pictures do not do the villa justice and that we cannot think of a single improvement; everything is perfect. Thank you so much Keith for the best holiday we have ever taken!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A most relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the most relaxing holidays my husband and I have had in a long time.

The location of this villa is excellent with panoramic views of the lake on which water sports are banned so peace and quite really are the order of the day. Although the end of March, we were blessed with great weather and so able to enjoy the outside experience this Casa offered, including the wonderful hot tub, which is situated so that you can relax overlooking the outstanding views of the lake.

The villa owners have furnished it to a very high standard and thought of many little extras to make your stay both enjoyable and hassle free, even down to extra plates and utensils down at the poolside outdoor kitchen area that also has a fridge which was great for the wine, beers and ice. Dressing gowns, hairdryer, masses of towels and great wifi connection and being able to pick fresh lemons from the tree for our G&T's added to the nice touches as did a very extensive welcome pack.

We would fully recommend this if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Torre del Mar 20 mins drive is a typical Spanish seaside town with excellent beaches, shops, bars and a Water Park. There is also a shopping Mall (El Ingenio).


Malaga airport (45 mins), Granada Airport (75 mins). Car hire essential.


Approx 7 mins from Los Romanes, 10 mins La Vinuela, 15 mins Velez Malaga, 15 mins Alcaucin, 20 mins Torre del Mar(nearest beach) 35 mins Nerja, 75 mins Marbella/Puerto Banus. 45 mins Malaga. 2 Hours to the beautiful/historic city of Seville. 90 mins to the wonderful city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace. Nearest supermarket 7-10 min drive. We recommend the following Airlines: BA-from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester to Malaga. Monarch Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Luton, Gatwick to Malaga.

Further Details:

This special part of Spain is perfect for a 'get away from it all' type of holiday. There is excellent walking and biking nearby, or why not just sit by the pool, drink in hand and soak up the tranquillity whilst taking in the wonderful scenery? All types of non-motorised sports are allowed on the lake, including swimming, fishing, wind surfing, canoes and sailing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 11
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The above 2016 prices

Changeover Day:
Saturday high season, flexible other seasons. 4 & up to 7 person prices are available on our own website.

Notes on prices:
4 & up to 7 person prices are available on our own web site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom chomapherapy / jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, twin sinks, WC and bidet. En-suite to bedroom 2 with walk-in shower, sink and WC. Family bathroom bath with shower over, twin sinks, WC and bidet.(opposite bedroom 3).


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master suite with 4 poster king size bed and sofa, French doors leading to the terrace with amazing views. Bed 2 double with French doors leading to the side terrace and the views. Bed 3 spacious with 2 single beds + a poss third single bed available.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Cool and hot ducted air conditioning throughout, cots, highchairs and other baby equipment available on request. For more information, reviews, photographs and more prices please visit our own website. Outside: Pool house, superb sheltered gardens, sunbeds, garden chairs, large patios and outdoor kitchen with BBQ, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and dinning table with seating for eight. Private solar heated swimming pool 9 x 4 kidney shaped, steps at the shallow end which is 1.0 deep leading to 1.7 at the deep end of the pool and of course the Jacuzzi kept at 38 degrees. There is outdoor table tennis which is in a sheltered area, an outdoor pool table plus an outdoor giant version 4 in a line Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality towels and linen are very important. We have tried really hard to make it a home from home, if you enjoy the comfort of 100% cotton bedding 100% goose down pillows in life then why should you settle for anything less whilst on holiday. Other: Pool room with views to the pool, lake & mountain relaxing seating with door leading to shower and WC. Outside kitchen fitted with dishwasher, fridge, microwave and of course a barbeque.

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