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Casa with Private Pool, Sea Views and Peaceful Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Casa in Nerja, Costa del Sol

This 3 bedroom casa is located on the north of Nerja, in the quiet area of urbanisation ‘El Algarrobo’. Just 20 minutes walk to the famous Burriana Beach. The property is built on 2 levels and is stylishly furnished to a high standard. It has its own private pool which has the sun all day. The patio is well furnished with 4 sun loungers, a four seat patio set and 6 seat dining table and chairs.. The lounge is very comfortable with modern sofas, satellite TV, and CD player. There is an additional dining area with table and 6 chairs and a large fully fitted kitchen. The master bedroom has a bathroom en suite with a balcony overlooking the pool and terrace area. From here there are lovely sea and mountain views and the balcony also catches the late evening sun which sets over the mountains.

John Maguire
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About John Maguire

Hi, I am John Maguire and my wife Pat and I live in Southport in the North West of England. We visit Nerja as often as we can, generally about 3 to 4 times a year. However as we do not live in Spain we have appointed a management company who manage the running of the property for us. Amongst other things they ensure that the house is clean upon arrival and that all bed linen and towels are provided. We have been renting now over 10 for years and so far every one of our guests have said that they have had a lovely holiday. We realise that every one looks forward to their summer holiday and we want so much for you to enjoy your stay in our house.

John Maguire purchased this villa in 2000

Why John Maguire chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Pat and I first visited Nerja in 2000. We were instantly delighted by its rustic charm and the way that it has retained so much of the natural Spanish way of life and is not over commercialised, as are so many other places on the Cost Del Sol. After our return home we saw an advert to purchase a 20% share in a villa in Nerja and after visiting once again we bought one of the shares from one of the 5 families that owned the property at that time. We were impressed with the space in the house, the quite location and the fact that it had its own private pool. However, one by one all of the other part owners sold out and moved on and Pat and I eventually ended up owning the house completely.

What makes this villa unique

The house is only 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport and is in a quite location but within easy reach of all amenities. The pool and terrace take the sun from early morning to late evening and is quite private which makes it ideal for improving the tan. We find that on many days we do not even leave the house and can relax and sunbathe in private. The famous Burriana beach is only 5 minutes drive away as is the center of town. There are two golf courses within a 20 minute drive and the famous Nerja Caves are only 10 minutes away. you can also drive up to Frigiliana which is about 15 kilometers away. This is a beautiful village with a labyrinth of narrow and winding cobbled streets, with meticulously maintained whitewashed houses, that provide a stunning contrast against the blue skies and red slate roofs. The colourful plant pots brimming with bougainvillea, lavender and jasmine all add an extra dash of colour to this enchanting Spanish village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a lovely time in Nerja, the villa was just fantastic, everything we needed and more. The views of the sunsets were beautiful in the evening. The family had a great time exploring different areas, beaches and town centre were also a hit for all. Alison Mackay, Angus, Scotland.

We all had a lovely holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the villa and the location it is in. Samantha Morris, Stoke-on-Trent.

We had a great trip - the pool was a hit and a couple of days we did not even leave the villa. Very relaxing. David S. Ireland.
Mar 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nerja in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite to Master Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 Main - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large family bathroom with vanity unit toilet bath & shower
  • Bathroom with large bath/shower, w/h basin and wc. En suite with shower, wc, bidet and w/h basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with en-suite facilites and large balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and child's cot if required with foot balcony. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This property is ideal for families. It is very roomy throughout, with a spacious lounge and dining area, large kitchen and having it's own private pool. It is situated in a quite but friendly location and is only 20 minutes walk from the famous Burriani beach in Nerja. Outside: The patio is quite spacious and can readily accommodate 6 persons sunbathing around the pool. There is a 6 person table and chairs under a covered area and a retractable awning/sun shade. The patio and pool take the sun all day from around 9.30 in the morning until about 7.30 in the evening Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned weekly, however, beach towels are not provided.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Exceptional villa for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have visited this villa as we loved it so much. It doesn't disappoint on any level. It is well equipped, a lot of thought and effort has gone into making sure guests have everything they need. The location is so peaceful and yet near to the centre . We hired a scooter and saw lots of new places. We had the best holiday in a very long time. A true home from home in Spain thank you to John and pat for the opportunity. We would recommend this villa and have to anyone wanting a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special Villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 3 adults and 3 children. The villa was exactly like the photos, very clean and comfortable.

The pool was a joy and some days we never left the poolside.

John was a wonderful host and was in continual communication with us.

Hope to visit Spain again and will definitelty visit Nerja and this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing of places to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Wow, the photos just do not do the villa or the views justice!

This is a must place to go!

You open the door to the most welcoming and spacious of places, the lounge/dining area is far bigger than portrayed in the photos, as is the pool, which is a lot bigger than depicted. The bedrooms are light and airy, and with ceiling fans keeping the bedrooms nice and cool during the night.

First impressions as you walk through the door are just breath-taking, what a great place to spend a couple of weeks unwinding and relaxing, we were so chilled out by the end of the two weeks we were almost horizontal!

The villa is nestled on the side of the hill overlooking the town of Nerja, with some fantastic views from both the terrace and balcony, situated far enough away to give you a tranquil relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy being by the pool, but not too far away to enjoy the sites of sounds of Nerja.

Some really fantastic restaurants both locally and a little further afield. A trip to Frigliana which is about 15 minutes away by car well worth a visit, especially if you can tie in with the '3 Cultures' festival, which is the last weekend in August, the fireworks were amazing.

A car is probably essential, but local taxis are on hand and are relatively cheap, a round trip into Nerja is about 12 EUROS.

Don't just take my word for it, read the other reviews, this is a great place to stay for a couple of weeks.

Shame we've already booked somewhere else for 2017 otherwise we would have been booking with Pat & John again, hopefully 2018!


  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door we felt relaxed. The villa was just perfect, clean, well equipped and so peaceful. We loved every minute of our stay and for the first time ever didn't want to go home. Would recommend some sort of transport as a bit hilly on the way home. We opted for a scooter and had a brilliant time. All in all the best holiday we have had, hope to go back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly Special, it ticks all the boxes!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Pat and John's villa almost every summer for the last 10 years. The moment we walk through the door we can totally relax.

We are a family with 3 children aged 14, 8 and 4 and this villa ticks all the boxes. It is fully equipped with large flat screen tv, docking station and wifi , fantastic pool and terrace with table and chairs, bbq, sun loungers , plenty of board games and DVDs , a garage full of buckets and spades and inflatables which suits all of our needs. There are 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. The main bedroom has an ensuite with a balcony overlooking the sea and the town. It's a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the views. The pool and terrace are totally enclosed which is a necessity for little ones and it can be accessed by the kitchen and the lounge which both have safety grills fitted. Our children absolutely love the pool which is a must have in the Spanish heat. In fact all of our children have first learnt to swim in this pool.

The villa is situated in a quiet, well maintained, friendly urbanisation with wonderful sea views. The urbanisation itself, has a well stocked grocery store, bakery, restaurants and bars a short walk away or there are 2 larger supermarkets which are located on the main road at the bottom of the Urbanisation which is 2mins by car. Nerja Market day is Tuesday and it is held close by on a neighbouring Urbanisation.

Nerja itself still holds its traditional Spanish charm with many beautiful beaches and coves to explore. The town itself is lovely with charming shops, a huge variety of restaurants and bars without forgetting the Balcon de Europa which has amazing sea views.

Burriana sandy beach is great for children and is closest to the villa, only a couple of minutes in the car. Our favourite beach restaurant is El Moreno Merendero, located on the far right. Their paella is great.

Nerja caves, just 5 minutes drive away are a must see.

Nerja has something for all ages. It is advisable to hire a car so that you can explore the whole area. You are spoilt for choice with things to do in the surrounding area.

We absolutely love it here and always discover something new every visit . We have enjoyed so many happy holidays here over the years with different friends and family. Each time we have had a lovely, memorable time.

Pat and John are always very accommodating and lovely hosts. I would thoroughly recommend this villa in Nerja to anyone. It ticks all the boxes. Truly special!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children and I have been visiting Nerja for many years this was our first time to stay in this area of Nerja and we loved it. The views from our bedroom balcony and pool terrace were breathtaking, extremely peaceful location and the villa was fantastic. The villa is well equipped and the pool is fabulous. Our children are 8 and 6 years and although good swimmers it was great to be able to lock the grills on the door and know they couldn't swim unsupervised. It was the Commonwealth Games while we were staying and during breaks from the sun it was great to watch it on the large flat screen TV. Wi-fi and a docking station were also an added bonus. The villa was extremely comfortable. We hired a car for our stay. All correspondence with John and Pat was speedy and informative we would definitely recommend this property and love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Samantha, We're so glad that you and your family had a lovely holiday. When we first decided to purchase the villa my wife said that she could hear children’s laughter and fun there. So it is very satisfying for us to hear that families are enjoying the villa. Thank you for your recommendation, its' very kind and much appreciated.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Later Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We respond to all enquiries and accept a 30% deposit on booking and the balance 6 weeks prior to your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over days is normally Saturday-to-Saturday. However other times will be considered outside of peak periods

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Standard letting is Saturday to Saturday, although alternavie mid week lettings will be considered. Arrival not before 16.00 pm and departure by 10.00am. Discounts will be considered for long term lets.

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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