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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Benajarafe, Nr. Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location, lovely sea views.

Villa Familia was originally built in the seventies and has been extended and modernised. It has 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms arranged over 3 levels plus a seperate studio with en suite. Three of the bedrooms and the studio appartment have their own private terraces, each with superb sea views. There are additional terraces all of which receive the sun all day long. There is a private pool 8m x 4m and a barbecue. There are two lounges one of which is 30 feet long and opens onto a covered terrace overlooking the garden and the sea. A 700 yard stroll down the hill will find you are on the fantastic two mile beach, where there are shops, bars, banks and restaurants. The villa is close to two golf courses, horse riding, karting and scuba diving at nearby Torrox. There are two sets of golf clubs at the villa for guests use.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2016

About The Owner

Hi I'm Ben Travers, the owner of Villa Familia. I live in England with my wife, three children and our two dogs. My wife and I both work, but spend most of our time in Spain, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2004

Why The Owner chose Vélez-Málaga

We love Benajarafe because of the Spanish nature of the village and the fantastic facilities in the area. There are some beautiful beaches and the sea front boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Malaga airport 35 minutes drive away. We often use the villa in the winter, as with the new motorways, the ski resorts are less than an hours drive away.

What makes this villa unique

The property is just ten minutes walk up the hill from the fabulous beach. We provide beach towels and umbrellas so you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can take advantage of the nearby Baviera and Anoreta golf courses. Both of which are less than 10 minutes drive. There are some great walks and water sports in nearby Torre del Mar. There is karting and tennis nearby.

You can find yourself sitting in the nearest beach bar watching the locals landing their daily catch. At which stage the bar and restaurant owners wander over to haggle for the best fish. They return directly to their bars and cook the fish to order. you can't get fresher than that.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ben

I thought you might like to know how we fared in Benajarafe. As you know we were having a family reunion and we couldn't have found a better place to meet all our needs. Accommodating 15 of us, wasn't going to be an easy task, but your beautiful villa gave us everything we wanted.

The pool proved a 'Big Hit' with the children, so much so that they would have been happy to spend the entire holiday just in and out of it!

Even the hill down to the beach didn't deter any of us and we made trips up and down, no probs at all even for the little ones. The local buses were great, enabling us to venture a little further afield. We weren't too sure how we'd manage without our own transport but we got along fine without it.

Alan did a great job and looked after us really well He was there to meet and greet each one of us even though this meant three trips to Malaga when we arrived!

We will always have happy memories of our holiday.

Thank you Ben & Alan

Kind regards Julie & Co 11
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vélez-Málaga in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Seperate WC off hall. Bathroom with separate shower on first floor. En suite shower room shared by bedrooms 3 and 4. En suite shower room to guest studio appartment. Outside poolside WC. 5 WCs in all.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-twin beds, fitted wardrobe and terrace. Bedroom 2-twin beds, fitted wardrobe and terrace. Bedroom 3-double bed. Bedroom 4-twin beds. Bedroom 5-double bed, own terrace Studio/apartment, double bed, single bed, en-suite and own terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Towels and linen are supplied clean at the start of the holiday. There are books and games at the villa including a Playstation 2, videos and DVDs. There is full android TV (ie all sports and movie channels) in the large lounge along with a DVD player and a stereo. In the smaller lounge is a 36 inch TV, a DVD player and a playstation 2. There is no air conditioning but there are fans in each room. There are convector heaters and an open fire with logs for the winter. Outside: There is a private pool 8m x 4m, 75cm to 150cm deep, which is private and not overlooked. There are many terraces and a garden area with trees and a small lawn. The barbecue is on the same level as the pool and there are numerous tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols, etc. The fifth bedroom opens onto a its own lower terrace and is very private. The studio/apartment also has its own private terrace. Utility Room: Utility room with double sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and a further fridge. There is also an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied clean at the start of the holiday. Other: Second small lounge with double and triple sofas, coffee table, TV, DVD player, video player and further sky box. There is also a playsation 2 with a few games. The larger lounge leads onto a covered terrace a table and six chairs. With views of the bay.


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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful Villa!

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We had a group of 12 stay at the villa and it was very spacious with room for everyone without feeling crowded. Two of the bedrooms had balconies with beautiful views. The pool was a great size, and big enough for everyone. The facilities are pretty decent too with an outdoor BBQ, lots of seating/sun loungers in sun and shaded terraces, a large living room with DVD player, plenty of fans... It was all brilliant for such a large group!

The location is great too, as it is a short distance by bus/taxi to Malaga and Torre del Mar, and only a ten minute walk to the beach where there are a few beach type restaurants. We didn't hire a car so used local buses which were a bit hit and miss - often delayed, however, taxis were also easy to get.

Alan, the agent, was a fantastic help and went above and beyond in making us feel welcome and he gave great recommendations on restaurants, shopping and getting around. He was extremely friendly and we were really grateful for his advice!

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your villa - I will be recommending it to family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The beach is 700 metres down the hill from the villa and takes 10 mins to walk or 2 mins to drive. The beach is a two mile expanse of beautiful sand and is serviced by numerous beach bars, restaurants and shops.

Benajarafe beach still retains the old world unspoilt feel of the fishing village that it is. Fishermen can be seen hauling their boats onto the beach after a hard nights fishing, then dividing their catch between various restaurant and market stall owners.


The nearest airport is Malaga this is 25kms or half an hour drive away. The taxi fare from the airport should be no more than 45 euros. It is however recomended that one hires a car.

There is a regular bus service into 'Malaga', 17kms, 'Torre del Mar', 8kms or 'Velez Malaga', 10kms.


Benajarafe is a fishing village, the nearest town is 'Rincon de la Victoria' which is 5kms west along the beach. 'Nerja' at which one can find the 'Cuerva De Nerja', the famous 'Balcon de Europa' and lots of superb shops and restaurants is 25kms to the east of Benajarafe.

Further Details:

Benajarafe is an excellent base from which to explore one of the unspoilt parts of coastal Spain. From here one has easy access to the white villages at the foothills of the Sierras or one can visit the incredible 'Alhambra' and the High Sierras at Granada.

Going to the west, Malaga is a large city with an amazing

history, architecture and a purely Spanish feel.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vélez-Málaga, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A booking form will be sent to any potential holidaymaker by email, this forms the basis of our contract and gives the timescale of payments and deposit.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is preferably Saturday, but I am very flexible and believe in a first come first served basis; where possible. Arrival times are also flexible to the extent that a local English speaking agent will meet you and escort you to the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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