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Relax! Country House With Private Pool And Garden 5 min walk to Torrox village

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Country House near Torrox Pueblo, province of Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia - Mountain Views, 5 Mins Walk To Pretty White Village, 10 Mins Drive To Beach, Nerja 12 Mins

Casa Clara is a two bedroom country house, which sleeps 4/5. The property has extensive outdoor space including a private pool, large sunny terraces and dappled shade over the outdoor dining area. There is a comfortable chill-out sofa zone, a secluded garden with mature olive trees, and a tropical fruit garden. The house is on a hillside, with spectacular mountain views. There is easy access from the road (less than minute up a hill) with plenty of parking. It’s a short walk downhill to the lively white village of Torrox with its shops, bars,market, banks and restaurants and less than 10 minutes by car to the nearest beaches, or the picturesque village of Nerja. The house and terrace have wifi and there will be a complimentary welcome pack waiting for you with cava, beer and breakfast essentials.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Clare Muller
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Clare Muller

We live in London and the opportunity to get away and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air is so wonderful. I still think the best thing I ever did was buy this house. It gives me and my family enormous pleasure and I feel so energized and refreshed after a few days spent sitting on the terrace with a drink listening to the bird song...

Clare Muller purchased this house in 1998

Why Clare Muller chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

I love the mountains for a walk/drive in the morning and walking to the square in Torrox village for a tasty tapas lunch in bar paco , home for a siesta and some pool action , then getting to the beach for sunset and a swim followed by a glass of tinto and some delicious fried fish in the local "chiringuito" beach bar! Only 40 mins from Malaga airport so I can have breakfast on the plane and lunch on my terrace...bliss

What makes this house unique

What I love about this house is it is so easy...no dirt tracks to deal with, private parking space and a short walk into the village. Still feels private and secluded without being remote. Picking fruit off the trees for breakfast...cooling swim after walking up hill from village ... Car boot sale on Sunday morning ... Exercising on terrace ...fish and chips and salad for 5€....Rioja , Albariño and cava for under 3€ A bottle....strolling on the BALCON de nerja with an ice cream....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Clare,



Today we had to leave your casa clara, hopefully in a way that allows us to return some day soon!

You have an absolutely magical house. It is the first place we have rented where we really felt that we stepped into a place that someone really cared for. We loved the different coffee cups, the "share everything, just replace if it runs out" the colored lamps outside and all the other personal touches you have put in the house.

The kids loved the pool! And I loved the view from the terrace from morning to night.



Please know that we loved every minute we spent in casa clara! It lived up to all our expectations and I really hope we can return again soon. Do you by any chance rent out the bottom apartment? We were telling friends about it and it would be lovely if two families could stay there together.
Jun 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Clare,



Today we had to leave your casa clara, hopefully in a way that allows us to return some day soon!

You have an absolutely magical house. It is the first place we have rented where we really felt that we stepped into a place that someone really cared for. We loved the different coffee cups, the "share everything, just replace if it runs out" the colored lamps outside and all the other personal touches you have put in the house.

The kids loved the pool! And I loved the view from the terrace from morning to night.



Please know that we loved every minute we spent in casa clara! It lived up to all our expectations and I really hope we can return again soon. Do you by any chance rent out the bottom apartment? We were telling friends about it and it would be lovely if two families could stay there together.
Jun 2015
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10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Our Stay at Casa Clara

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Sandra as agreed in Torrox and then we drove approximately 5 mins to Casa Clara. The large terrace and lovely pool were certainly an added bonus to the very nice and well equipped villa. Each night we went down to the town and eat at various restaurants all were excellent. Our week went much too quickly but we came home well relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A lovely and relaxing stay!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Clara. It's a lovely house, and the pool made it very special. Very rural and rustic feel to it. A reasonable walk in to the town of Torrox, and then a short drive to stunning beaches (Maro being one of them).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

The perfect house for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The setting on a hillside above Torrox allows for lovely views across the valley, down to the distant sea and up to the mountains.

The pool and wide terraces are perfect for relaxing in the sunshine for a whole day or as a welcome home after enjoying the nearby beaches and sightseeing.

We visited beaches atTorrox Costa, Nerja and Maro which were all different and worth a trip. The villages of Frigiliana and Competa are lovely to wander round. Torrox is a short walk down the hill and worth spending some time exploring the narrow passageways and town centre.

The house is clean and comfortable and the four of us had plenty of space to relax. We were met by Sandra who was helpful and efficient.

We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review Casa clara! You'll be very welcome if you decide to return, Clare
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic 10 days here in July. The house is very lovely with a relaxed feel but contains all you would need for a perfect holiday. The situation is beautifully private and quiet but not isolated. Beaches and shops close. The pool a godsend in the heat of summer. The flowers and pot plants and attention to detail made our stay all the more lovely with BBQ and alfresco eating and wine on the amazing terrace well into the night. We really didn't want to come back and considered claiming squatter's rights! (Only kidding) highly recommend- great communication and assistance from owner and her representative in Torrox, divine area, beautiful house and garden and Paco the gardener very friendly and sweet. Would love to revisit this lovely place

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear when guests have a good time !
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5

Peace and tranquility with great views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with everything to make your stay a home from home experience. The terrace and pool area's are outstanding with great mountain views, plenty of area's for sunbathing and shaded area's if the heat gets too much, the pool is a god send for a much needed cool down. There is a hill that leads from the main road to the house which is quite steep but after a couple of calve busting walks up I walked up zig zag fashion it did take a couple of minutes longer but it's all worth it to get to the house and wouldn't put us off staying here again.

There is a small shop 5 minutes walk from the house which is a little gem, sells all the essentials, bread, ham, cheese, salad, veg and of course beer and wine all are reasonably priced (wine less than €3 a bottle). A 10 minute walk takes you through the white washed houses to the Plaza where there are restaurants, bar's and shops, again all the prices are very reasonable. For those that want to venture further there is a bus stop 5 minutes walk from the house we went to torrox Costa for €1 each where you will find more variety of shops, bar's and restaurants although we did visit once we was happy to stay around the village for a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Loved that view , did not want to leave.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a fab week in Casa Clara. The location offers stunning views of the surrounding hills - a real sun trap. A gorgeous pool. A very comfortable villa with great cooking facilities. The sun terrace is where you will spend most of your days and nights . A shaded outdoor table and chairs, a great chilling area, plenty of loungers. Clare was great to communicate with and Sandra was there to meet and greet and deal with any problems. Even my 86 year old mum made it into the pool!!! Torrux pueblo has a wonderful square with great tapas bars. Lidl is a short drive down the hill. Torrux Costa has a great weekly market and Nerja is a short drive away. Had to give it 4 stars not 5 because unless your very fit you do need a car. Brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Mosque of Córdoba
The Caves
Bar Restaurante El Acebuchal
Frigiliana
Malaga
Bar Paco
El Figon
Alhambra

From the Owner

I love the mountains for a walk/drive in the morning and walking to the square in Torrox village for a tasty tapas lunch in bar paco , home for a siesta and some pool action , then getting to the beach for sunset and a swim followed by a glass of tinto and some delicious fried fish in the local "chiringuito" beach bar! Only 40 mins from Malaga airport so I can have breakfast on the plane and lunch on my terrace...bliss

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many in village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N340/a7 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : 5-10 mins drive at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Golf ,Pilates, yoga and water sports, riding , hand gliding , go carting nearby.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach (5mins drive) is Torrox Costa with its long sandy beach and water-sports. 10- 15 mins drive from the bustling seaside resort of Nerja and its famous Burriana Beach (Paella!) Aquavelez Water Park is a 20 min drive at Torre del Mar (July-August). Maro beach is a quiet bay and Cantarrijan naturist beach is aprox 20 mins.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Malaga, about 45km/45 mins from Torrox with good connections to the UK and rest of Europe. It is also possible to fly into Granada, about 90 mins drive. We can arrange airport transfers if required. Car hire is essential as there is a steep hill to house .Alpujarra Mountains and city of Granada approx 1 -1.5 hour.

Distances:

The pretty and historic Andalucian white village of Torrox Pueblo is 5 mins walk. The village has a daily covered market, outdoor Monday market, many restaurants and bars, shops and banks. 10 mins drive from the costal resort of Torrox Costa with a scenic promenade and many restaurants and bars, supermarkets, etc. 12 mins drive from the bustling seaside resort of Nerja with its famous caves.

Further Details:

Torrox provides the perfect base to explore Andalucia. You can explore the historic towns and white villages of Competa and Frigiliana.You can also visit the famous Nerja Caves and the abandoned and recently restored El Acebuchal village and sample the traditional food offered by the local family run restaurant.

The beautiful city of Granada with the magnificent Alhambra is only 1.5 hours drive, and also Cordoba and Seville are quite accessible. There are many leisure activities such as golf, horseriding, walking, snorkeling and scuba diving. During the year there are lots of feria (festivals) in different nearby towns and villages.Overlooking the Mediterranean, the 11th century village of Torrox is a typical white-washed village with many steep streets and pretty squares. Protected from the north winds by the Tejeda and Almijara mountains the average temperature sees little difference between winter and summer. It is for this that Torrox boasts having 'the best climate in Europe'.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
AUTUMN
1 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
CHRISTMAS NYE
10 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
SPRING 2018
14 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
1 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
SUMMER 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
AUTUMN 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Booking: 25% non refundable deposit on booking with balance due 6 weeks before departure. 150 euros or 150 pounds cash damages deposit refundable at end of holiday. 40 euro supplement if arriving at house after 10 pm or departing before 8 am payable in cash to meet and greet person.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day from June to October . Other days considered in low season. Arrival after 2pm - departure by 10am, or by arrangement if no changeover on the day. 40 euro cash supplement if arriving at house after 10 pm or departing before 8 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please request for Euro price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

What I love about this house is it is so easy...no dirt tracks to deal with, private parking space and a short walk into the village. Still feels private and secluded without being remote. Picking fruit off the trees for breakfast...cooling swim after walking up hill from village ... Car boot sale on Sunday morning ... Exercising on terrace ...fish and chips and salad for 5€....Rioja , Albariño and cava for under 3€ A bottle....strolling on the BALCON de nerja with an ice cream....

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower, FULL SIZE BATHTUB AND POWER SHOWER
  • Large light and airy family bathroom with full size bath and shower. Power shower. Outdoor pool shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed. 1 bedroom with double bed and additional single bed. Day bed in living room (sleeps 1). High thread count cotton bedding with natural feather and down pillows and duvets and also hypo-allergic (synthetic ) also available

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Comfortable , characterful family home , Pool, terrace area and garden suitable for children with supervision, and for the use of paying guests only. There is a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. wi-fi Broadband available on demand . Complimentary welcome pack. High thread count cotton bedding with natural feather and down pillows and duvets and also hypo-allergenic available. Outside: Tropical overgrown fruit Garden and terraces ,grape-vine covered terrace, private pool 5x7m, comfortable sofas / seating area, outside pool shower, table and chairs for alfresco dining, sun beds, parasol, secure and safe large walled terraces overlooking mountains. Lots of tropical plants on terrace which love being watered in summer. Built-in brick bar-be-que. Fruit available to pick and eat. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying racks and line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned prior to your arrival and towels (exc. beach towels) and bed linen are provided. cleaning during your stay can be arranged at extra cost.