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Villa With Private Pool In Peaceful Rural Location



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Villa near Lake Vinuela, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain - Panoramic Mountain Views, 20 Mins Drive To The Beach

Superb single storey villa, with 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, nestling in the hills to the west of Lake Vinuela. Rural location, surrounded by hills and mountain scenery. Tastefully furnished, with outside terraces and private pool. Relaxing retreat, and ideal for exploring the ‘real’ Spain. Lake Vinuela is just a few minutes drive away, with its lakeside restaurants, picnic and barbecue areas, fishing and sailing. Locally, you can enjoy walking, trekking, cycling, horse-riding. Nearby are several villages and a wide variety of restaurants serving delicious food - all within 6 mins drive. Further afield are the picturesque white villages of Andalucia to explore. All within 20 mins drive are the glorious beaches of Torre del Mar, 18 hole Golf Course, fun Water Park, and El Ingenio - a huge shopping complex with 250 top class shops, restaurants, bowling alley, cinema and hypermarket. The ever popular resort of Nerja and its spectacular Caves are just 40 minutes drive away.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi. I live in Cheshire with my husband, and am a full time carer for my elderly parents. We manage to get away to our beautiful villa whenever we can.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was soo lovely and immaculate. Views were stunning, pool was great, the setting relaxing. Found it very difficult to leave. J.McN Fife

Villa and pool were wonderful. We are missing the sun, sea and villa very much and only wish we had spent more time enjoying the views of the mountains and riding the rollercoaster - that is, the road to the villa! J.M Essex

Once we arrived at the villa, we agreed the journey is worth it - your villa is wonderful. 10/10! B. L Hampshire

We have hired many villas and yours by far was the best equipped. The beds are immaculate and comfortable. Thanks again for a perfect week and your service from booking to aftercare was excellent. L.W., Co Durham

We had a lovely time at the villa - such a beautiful spot! Everything that we needed, we were very happy. The local taxi service was very good. J.N., Barcelona

Best villa we have ever stayed in, stunning! Can't think of a better place to celebrate my 50th next year. D.W., Lancashire
Dec 2007
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Great villa and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Marie's villa - spacious, very clean and fully equipped with everything you'll need. Lovely outside area and pool with beautiful views of the mountains. Total peace and quiet yet amenities all within a very short drive. Great restaurants within 5 - 10 mins drive with beautiful views over the lake.

Marie was so easy to communicate with over email, really lovely and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here :)

Thanks Marie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely my pleasure, so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and everything met your needs - thank you so much for posting your comments. It does mean so much receiving these comments, as we strive so hard in ensuring that guests have the holiday they wish for, as hard-earned money is paid, and we do feel that responsibility. Absolutely made-up with this latest comment.
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Beautiful Villa, Great Location - Peaceful & tranq

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from having enjoyed 2 terrific weeks here. The villa is spacious, clean and has everything you could possibly need, with a great pool too. What can I say about the location? ... absolutely beautiful and very peaceful and tranquil. Birds twittering and goats bells jangling in the distance are about the only sounds you hear. Still in striking distance of small Spanish villages nestled away in the mountains around Lake Vinuela, and a few authentic Spanish restaurants. A great villa if you want to get away from it all and just relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely peaceful location for a truly relaxing stay. Really recommmend... It's a journey to get to but that makes the views all the more beautiful, a comfortable house and the swimming pool is lovely.

Thank you Marie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location, spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very clean and spacious, a real home from home providing everything we needed including wifi and British TV channels. There were many seating areas around the villa providing shade from the sun if necessary and beautiful views of the mountain and surrounding hills. The location was peaceful and secluded without being isolated, we were only 10 minutes drive from the nearest village and 20-25 minutes to the nearest town with plenty of large supermarkets. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Malpas, Cheshire

Simply Great

  • 5 of 5

We wanted somewhere private and peaceful and that's exactly what we got. The villa was just perfect, with everything being exactly as described and everything there that you needed. It's clean, bright, airy and very comfortable and the views are superb. The sight of the lake when you first see it is quite spectacular, with an interesting drive from there to the villa. Whilst we loved the time outside by the pool, especially our 2 kids, we also enjoyed some trips out, namely to Nerja, Frigliana and the beach close to Torre del Mar. Highly recommend this villa to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time in posting your review, Darren, very much appreciated. We are very happy you all enjoyed your family holiday at our villa. So rewarding to read your comments – all guests’ feedback is extremely valuable, as we strive to provide a premium quality holiday stay. Our hard work, along with the support of our superb Villa Care team, is all worth it!!!
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Manchester, UK

Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 2 others stayed at the Villa in September 2013. I would recommend this property for use by families, couples, friends. The villa and the area have everything that you need. On first impressions the location was fantastic - even if reached by a "bendy road". The views surrounding are breathtaking. The villa itself was extremely clean and well equipped. There was so much space inside you could get lost - it felt really bright and airy with the high ceilings. The furnishings are very comfortable. The overall decor was beautiful.

Most of our days were spent lazily by the private pool, or exploring the surrounding areas. One of our party likes to walk and took himself off walking. The lake is stunning.

All amenities are close by if you have a car. It was easy to find your way around as the road directions are very clear. We went to the beach at Torre del Mar, which was so peaceful, down to Lidl for a "big shop" as we like to do some cooking. We ventured to Los Romanes and Don Manuel also. There is an information book in the villa which was very useful.

All in all the area and the villa are excellent for a relaxing away from it all holiday, or for those who enjoy walking and exploring.

We did use a local taxi service, which was very reasonable.

Can't wait to go back to this Villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

After selling our manufacturing business in 2000, we planned to retire and live in this stunning part of Spain - so unspoiled, peaceful and idyllic, and so near to the coast, fiestas and whatever was happening. We fell in love with the area and the people. For the time being, we enjoy it whenever we can.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Torre del Mar approx 20 mins drive. Miles of sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and water sports, magnificent promenade. Play areas for children, and also for those young at heart! With an array of restaurants and bars, Torre is a typical Spanish family resort. Also a Marina, where you can book a boat trip and search for dolphins, swim and snorkel. 15 mins drive is the Aqua Velis Water Park, caters for all ages, water based rides and paddling pools for young children. Nerja just 40 mins drive.


Malaga airport is a 45 min drive, Granada Airport about an hour. The property is accessed by a 700 metre hillside track, which is part concrete, part farm track. Car hire is advisable, though a local taxi service is available to collect and take you to the airport, and for shopping trips etc. Also handy for enjoying relaxing nights out, without the hassle of driving. Taxi Rates and local Car Hire rates available on enquiry.


4 mins drive to Lake Vinuela, delicatessen, lakeside restaurants. Peaceful location, where fishing allowed (with a permit). Ideal for walking, cycling, picnicking. Nearest villages, within 6 mins drive: La Vinuela has a supermarket, bank, Medical Centre (open 24/7). Puente don Manuel, selection of shops, bars and restaurants. British papers sold here. Los Romanes has a very popular restaurant. Town of Velez Malaga is 10 mins drive. El Ingenio shopping complex is a 15 mins drive. Nerja 40 mins.

Further Details:

The property is set in the rural area of Vinuela, which lies within the heart of Andalucia, an area of unspoilt and outstanding natural beauty, offering an abundance of choice for your holiday. There are dozens of towns and villages to explore, in fact, the Tourist Board have sign-posted five tourist routes, each taking in a series of villages and scenery. There is also horse riding, quad biking, jeep safaris and classic Land Rover tours. Another must have experience is to take part in one (or more!) of the traditional Fiestas - lots of music and dancing, drinking and eating and general fun. There are thousands held each year, and each town or village has at least one. Full details of the area, events and activities will be available in the way of maps, brochures and magazines. Although you can have a look at the AbsoluteAxarquia website beforehand, which gives you loads of information.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque, Bank Transfer, or Paypal. We advise guests to ensure they have adequate holiday insurance, against possible cancellations, as we are unable to offer refunds within the 8 weeks prior to your holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
These are flexible, so guests can take advantage of cheap midweek flights, and depending on other bookings. Arrival time after 4pm, departure by 10.30am, though we will try to be flexible, depending on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discount for lets of 3 weeks or more.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, and the balance payable 8 weeks before Arrival Date, together with a £150 Security Deposit. The Security Deposit will be returned/refunded within 10 days of your return, subject to satisfactory Property Management inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Our villa is only 45 minutes drive east from Malaga airport. The peace and tranquility there, is amazing - shops and local activities only a drive away when you want them. Pure bliss.

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural


  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, basin and wc. Bathroom 2 with shower, basin and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, bedside cabinets, lamps, dressing table and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, bedside tables, lamps and dressing table. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds, wardrobe, ceiling fan.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has been constructed to the highest standards, the interior remaining relatively and naturally cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. There are ceiling fans in all rooms (except kitchen) and aluminium shutters to all windows. There is a log burning stove in the Lounge and electric heaters for all rooms. A highchair and cot can be provided (for an extra fee) for families with babies and toddlers. The pool area is gated off, for children's safety. A Welcome Pack is included. Outside: Private pool 8m x 4m x 1.5m depth. Sunny south facing pool area, with swing chair, sunbeds, views to mountains. Roof terrace. Barbecue and dining areas. Front terrace and porch, shaded in the afternoons and evenings. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own pool and beach towels. The villa is fully and professionally cleaned between lets. Lets of longer than a week, fresh linen and towels will be provided for each complete week. Pool cleaned weekly. Other: Garage, with washing machine and clothes dryer. Storage for sun loungers, recliners and chairs.

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