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Pretty Reformed Stables With Spectacular Views, Private Pool And Gardens



Updated: 18-Sep-2016
Country Villa in Colmenar, Malaga Province, Andalucia - Set In A Stunning Location, Peace And Tranquility, Day Trips, Walking, Birdwatching, Bicycling

Set in the peace and tranquility of the Andalucian countryside, this beautiful villa has the most stunning views across the valleys and pueblos blancos (white villages). The property has its own private pool, gardens and patios. There is agas barbecue and covered seating area for dining "al-fresco". The villa is extremely spacious and provides exceptional comfort. The village of Colmenar, located a short drive away provides an excellent selection of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, 24 hour medical centre and bustling weekly market. Casa Bellavista is an ideal base for day trips to historic Granada, cosmopolitan Marbella, Malaga old town, Nerja, the extensive beaches and excellent golf courses. Locally, we are close to the Torcal and Montes de Malaga National Parks, also a great area for walks, cycling, horse riding etc. Along the coast there are excellent shopping complexes, water parks, marinas, zoos and cinema complexes.Tree house, wendy house and trampoline

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I moved to this beautiful region 16 years are still singing its praises! Our children were born here and have totally embraced the Spanish way of life and language. We endured many years of toil, mañana syndrome, heat, frustration, situations lost in heard it all in the novels! We now run our own exclusive property rental business here in this spectacular region. We have a selection of beautiful properties to suit most peoples' requirements, with private pools, gardens and fabulous views. It was worth it, sometimes we even squeeze a little time to enjoy the sunshine, relaxing way of life and fabulous regional vino! Our extensive knowledge of the area we also pass on to clients to ensure they have a wonderful time.

Speaks English, Spanish, Basic French

Guestbook comments from the owner

So peaceful, so relaxing and the views! Many thanks. J & P Mason, Gloucs.

We had an amazing and relaxing time. We really enjoyed our day trips out and the local coffee is superb. Jimmy & Susy, Sydney, Australia
Jun 2007
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely quiet spot with a fantastically beautiful view of the mountains.

  • 4 of 5

Angela and her husband couldn't have been more helpful or responsive. Angela came to see us and gave recommendations for local beauty spots and places to eat. The chickens were a real hit with our teenagers and the fresh eggs every morning were the highlight of the holiday.

The place was beautiful, rustic and quiet albeit with a precarious drive/road down to it!

Would definitely recommend Angela, the house, the chickens and the area, we had the very much needed rest and holiday required.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pretty & charming villa with inspirational views

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful time at Casa Bellavista!

The surrounding views are inspirational and ever changing with the light of the day! It is worth waking early to see the sunrise over La Maroma mountain - spectactular!

We loved the villa and found it chaming and very comfortable and spent most days splashing in the pool and enjoying barbecues or playing family games - there are plenty provided. Our daughter also loved feeding the chickens, checking on the geckos each day in the tree house and playing on the slide & trampoline. Although connected to the larger farmhouse we found our villa private and not disturbed at all by our neighbour guests - in fact we wondered if they were actually there!

Colmenar is a lovely village and the local shop stocked lovely fresh fruit & vegetables and all the things you would need.

We would recomend a visit to Ronda which, although a couple of hours drive away further inland, is well worth it as it is so very beautiful and so interesting. Take the horse & carriage ride first. The drive is beautiful too and through some stunning scenery and farmland.

We will definitely be back and have fallen in love with the area 🍊😎☀️🐐🍉🍷☀️🌴

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. Absolutely stunning location overlooking the mountains. What a marvellous place to have a dip in a swimming pool. Angela was very friendly and helpful. We did find it a little remote for a night out. You need to budget for taxis if you want to have a drink. The Balcon de los Montes in Colmenar is recommended. Very friendly and good food. If you're willing to travel up to Comares on the mountain tops, the Table Mountain restaurant is gorgeous.

Only one minor niggle with our hol - the outdoor cushions needed a wash (on both the loungers and the picnic bench. ) And the stray dog sleeping on them didn't help.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard and Tina Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and the stunning views it offers. We have also had lots of good reports for El Balcon and Table Mountain which is great as it is nice to recommend a good place. Manuel, our local taxi driver is 8 euros which I think for 2-6 persons is very reasonable if you decide not to drive into the village. We have managed to get the local rescue group to collect and rehome the little puppy. New cushions now bought ready for our new guests arrival this week. Onwards and upwards as they say! Thank you also for leaving the villa in a spotless condition , it is much appreciated! Wishing you both the best and thank you again for staying with us. Angela
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A little paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Lovely house, magnificent settings.Peaceful and amazing views.

Angela was very friendly and kind. She was also very helpfull.

We had a great time!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Colmenar at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antequera or coast at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Casabermeja at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Colmenar at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 75 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Malaga at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses/ demonstrations of regional dishes, yoga classes, walking tours available. Riding stables 20 mins. Go karting 45 minutes. Buggy-quad hire 50 minutes. Day sailing-fishing trips 45 minutes


There are a vast selection of beaches to choose from, the nearest being approx 30 mins by car. Due to our location visiting the west or east of Malaga coast is a comfortable drive.

Torremolinos 30 mins

Malaga 35 mins (beaches or port)

Benalmadena 45 mins (beaches or marina)

Torre del Mar 40 mins

Fuengirola 45 mins

Marbella 1 hr 10 mins

Nerja 1 hr

Nerja beach coves 1 hr 15 mins


Malaga airport is approx 35 mins drive

Granada airport 1 hr 10 mins

Gibraltar airport under 2 hrs

Directions to property for arrival are provided.

Car hire is essential as we are located 4kms from village.


Local village of Colmenar with all facilities 6/7 mins drive, Comares/Rio Gordo 15 mins

Taxis can be hired at a small cost for evenings out if required, approx 8 euros .

Lake Vinuela 25 mins

Malaga 30 mins

Velez Malaga 40 mins

Marbella 1 hr 10 mins

Ronda / Granada 1 hr 30 mins

Gibraltar under 2 hrs

Further Details:

A comprehensive guide to the area, its facilities, locations of shopping centres, water parks, beaches, marinas, historical places, country walks, horse riding, dolphin/fishing trips, local events and other leisure activities etc are provided in our booklet at property. The property can be rented long term from £550 per month, out of season, please ask. During peak season the property is rented from Saturday to Saturday for full weeks.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas/New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking Notes:
Weekly rentals are based on a maximum of 6 people (+ cot on request). A 30 % non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Full total price of holiday to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. Damage deposit of 150 euros required on arrival, fully refundable on departure, provided there are no breakages. Any special offers are per week. Please request internet if required in advance, 25 € pw/45 x 2 wks. Price is exclusive of heating during winter season

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturday, flexible out of season. Arrivals after 5 pm. Departures before 10am. from June to Sept. We are always willing to accommodate your requirements and can be more flexible out of season, especially if we do not have a preceeding/following booking.

Notes on prices:
Long term rentals available from October to March from £550 per month
Discounts for 2 persons only, available except for July and August. Special offer prices are for full weeks and cannot be sub divided. Weekend breaks or minimum of 4 nights available from October to March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Fabulous location and views

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling

Floor Area

  • 165 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower, WC and washbasin. Separate bathroom with large shower,bath, WC and washbasin and hairdryer.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, drawers, french doors. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe, drawers. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, wardrobe, drawers. All bedrooms have heating in the winter and fans provided in the summer.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Extremely spacious, comfortable and well maintained. Fabulous views across the valley day and night Close to village with all amenities Private pool and gardens with sunbeds and comfortable sunbed cushions Pool towels provided. Starter pack provided and extra shopping available on request Wifi and direct internet connection on request, 25 €pw Located down a private drive and in the grounds of a 200 year old Andalucian farmhouse, but private and seperate. 2 x Hairdryers, 4 x adaptor plugs, selection of books and dvd´s provided Outside: Casa Bellavista has its own private pool (approx 6 x4m) and planted gardens. The specacular location, hence the name, enables you to enjoy the panoramic views from the property, own private pool area and gardens. A brick built barbecue is provide as well as a gas BBQ. There are ample sunloungers with sunbed cushions, parasols, a table and chairs for dining "al-fresco" under a shaded area, all to ensure your comfort during your stay. Direct and easy access from pool and gardens into the property. Ample parking.Childrens play area(shared with another house), tree house, trampoline, wendy house, sand pit We keep chickens only a short walk away who can be fed and fresh eggs collected. The property is located in the extensive grounds of a 200 year old Andalucian farmhouse, but is totally independant with own access , own pool and own gardens. Utility Room: The separate utility room has a washing machine.Tumble dryer available in winter. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned for arrival of every arrival. Fresh linen/towels and pool towels are provided , and linen is changed on a weekly basis. Extra cleaning can be arranged. Iron/ironing board/clothes dryer provided. All inclusive/B & B now available.

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