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Apartment In the grounds of our secluded villa with private pool.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Villa Cartama Estacion, Malaga Area, Costa Del Sol - Peaceful, Rural Location, 20 Mins Drive From The Coast, Sat Nav Location 36.74026n, 4.6342

The secluded garden with several palm trees, and olive trees is very private, ideal for sunbathing in complete privacy. There are lawned areas ideal for boules, volleyball etc, and there is a wooden games box, full of garden games. We have a gas barbecue and a charcoal one, situated on a side terrace by the pool, which is 8 x 4m. The 2 bed flat which is the one for rental has patio doors leading onto a private, gated and secluded patio, which has sun loungers, mats and table and chairs. There are also tables/chairs and loungers on the side and front patios of the flat and in various other locations round the gardens. The pool is completely private and is used by our guests and us solely, although we rarely use when guests are here.

Outside the main villa where we live, on the side is a lovely seating area, to relax or eat meals cooked on either of the bbqs.

The main terrace at the front of the our villa, overlooking the pool, there are eating and relaxing areas, with music and games and Xbox when we are home.

More Details

About Us

Carol Pownall
53 Highfield Road South, Chorley
PR7 9HS Chorley
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Why The Owner chose Cártama

We chose this property in 2000, because of its ideal location for everything. It is within 25 mins walking distance from the village, where you have access to good train and bus services, should you prefer not to drive. The village has all the necessary facilities of banks restaurants and shops and a lively Sunday market. For people who have not visited inland villages, you will find drinking and eating out is very cheap. Menu del dia, a 3 course lunch is approx 7e in most places and the village Chinese does a 3 course meal, Tuesday to Friday including a drink, currently at a price of 6.95 e. Of course most bars are famous for their selection of tapas and fish.

What makes this bungalow unique

A quiet break in a secluded area, where guests can relax on their own or join in with any of the games we have. Complete privacy was a must when we purchased the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just what we were looking for, it was quiet and restful with all that we were requiring. Whilst there we both had a very nice relaxing back massage, which we would really recommend..Paul and Jackie... Had a brilliant 2 weeks at Casa Del Sun. We were made very welcome as always. Weather very hot. Thank goodness for the pool, the boys really had a fantastic time. They enjoyed playing with the dogs, who tired the children out nicely in the evening. The local village has everything we needed to make our holiday so peaceful and relaxing, whilst being close enough for a nice meal or a pleasant drink with the locals..... Scott, Liz and family... Thanks for everything, really loved the peace and quiet of the gardens and pool. Ideal location. Yet again a wonderful relaxing holiday...Eric and Sue. Enjoyed our cards and dominoes games evenings, good conversation and the odd drink! Don't want to go home. Hope to be back soon.
Sep 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Cártama in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a walk in shower, and the usual amenities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , 1 single and 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - King size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First bedroom contains a king size bed. Second bedroom contains a bunk bed and one single bed. Another single bed can be exchanged for the bunk if necessary. Child's cot, high chair, baby bath, car seat and a car bolster seat are available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation. General Electric is included, but charged per usage for the air conditioning or heating in the winter. Iron and ironing board and washing machine are available on request. B&B is also available within the main villa at a price of 25E pppn. We have WIFI internet, which can be accessed by guests with their own lap top etc. A full English breakfast is available at a price of 5e per adult 3e for children. Outside: There are several sun loungers, tables and chairs located around the property and a double swinging hammock in the garden. We have a large collection of indoor and outdoor games available for guests, including, pub darts, card table for cards, dominoes or board games, boules, outdoor Jenga, croquet, volley ball, outdoor large dominoes, and many, many others. However, if all you want is a quiet relaxing vacation, then the gardens are ideal for a wonderful peaceful vacation. The back terrace of the main house by the pool, which is floodlit in the evening, now has a lovely seating area with hi fi. Also when we are home Xbox360, with Kinect and a full Karaoke System is available for guests. Utility Room: Washer available for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are provided and are changed weekly


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Apartment In the grounds of our secluded villa with private pool.
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Thank you Carol and Richard for all your help and support during our stay . Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back .

P.S. the torch has come in very useful!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we try to keep all our guests happy, and do anything we can to help. Would love to see you again in the future xx
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Cozy home with good location when exploring the Andalusia area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at Carol and Richard's place on May 2017. There were 3 of us and had lovely time and plenty of space. Our daughter loved the dogs and swimming pool. We had BBQ almost every evening and afterwards explored the area by walking around the small roads. This was our first vacation in Spain and we're happy to choose this place for staying. Carol and Richard helped us with our every wish. Must thank Richard as he helped when my "stores" ran low :). Thank You.

Kristo, Heili and Rebeka from Estonia

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for your honest comments it was a pleasure having you and you family here. All the best Carol and Richard xx
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Everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

A great relaxing stay with Richard and Carol who were so kind and helpful. Everything was as we expected and we would definitely return. A great location for exploring the Costa del Sol.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your very prompt review, it was a pleasure having you here and am glad that everything was as expected, even to playing the darts and the Xbox. Have a lovely New Year xx
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Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Richard made us feel really welcome from the start. We had a great holiday with great people! We loved the dogs and the bungalow was great. We hope to book again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind comments, we do our best to ensure our guests have a good holiday, hope to see you again Carol Richard and fluffs xx
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I'm very surprised by the previous review. We found Carol and Richard to be fantastic hosts, they literally would do anything to make your holiday a fantastic experience. All you have to do is ask and they will do anything they can to help. Richard even hung our washing out to dry, when we were out one day. They provided us with all sorts from beer and wine to detergent and butter etc. The villa was exactly as per the description and pictures. On our arrival, they took us to the local bar for drinks and tapas, and introduced us to locals, we felt like old friends rather than holiday makers. Carol and Richard asked what we wanted to do during our holiday, and then made suggestions for us and rang people to try and arrange horse riding for my daughter. We spent most of the week out and about , the local village has loads of great places to eat. A great relaxing holiday... thank you both very much.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your comments, it is nice for us to have honest comments, we just wish you could all have stayed longer, and hope to see you in the future. Lots of love from Carol , Richard and the fluffs that miss as well xx
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Invasion by ants :(

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a lovely 9 days soaking up the sun. Carol and Richard were very welcoming. Although from photos it was misleading as to were we where staying in regards to the pool and outside areas, we were slightly disappointed that the flat we stayed in wasn't outside the pool but in fact you had to walk across to their villa and then to the pool, which was located in their back garden, when we did mention to Carol that it was not what we expected, we were told that we wouldn't pay what we did for a villa with a pool and in fact what we paid was "cheap" what for we had, this made us feel abit awkward. When we first entered the flat, we were greeted with a ton of ants which had invaded the kitchen. They were on the work surfaces, in the sink and on the floor, we had tried to clean them but if I'm being honest this wasn't our job. Carol offered to spend half an hour making sure there were no more, but sprayed some bleach and left. When we arrived back to the flat after being out at the pool, the ants were back and in force they came. We had spent a good hour trying to remove them, frightened to prepare or eat any food. When we told Carol and Richard this, they told us to use the bleach provided which we did but it became intoxicating and we had to spend the evening outside so we didn't inhale the fumes. In the morning, we told Richard again about the ants, he came and sorted the problem once and for all which we really appreciated, but I personally don't feel we should have walked into somewhere we were staying regardless of price and be confronted with this. I was upset that when we kept mentioning they were still ants, both carol and Richard waited until the morning to sort this out, leaving us to spend our first night scrubbing away. They mentioned that the whole area had a problem with ants at the time, but still I wouldn't have allowed guests to sort the problem. Regardless of this, we have enjoyed our stay just a disappointing start. We were offered our money back, but obviously we didn't want to leave. Personally, I would feel it be appropriate for Carol or Richard to have said one of the taxi services to the airport was on them for the inconvenience and upset but nothing but had apology was given. The drainage in the shower is poor and you end up standing in dirty water, the hot water doesn't last long either. The pool had not been cleaned during our 9 day stay, on two occasions I had to use the pool net to get dead animals out myself. Part 1 of2

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well,well,well!!! How the. Tide has turned,I cannot believe the vitriolic comments you have made. yes! we did have an ant problem,(the first time ever) it seems everybody we asked did as well,we did what we could overnight,then bought proper ant remover,hence no ants since day two,regards to the shower,which is cleaned after every guest leaves, nothing was mentioned to us about it,I did find when you left,that it was full of hair your problem not ours !,, You are the 1st ever to think the villa was for your use,!!Try reading the advert properly next time you book anywhere, The pool WAS cleaned every day,we live in the countryside you are bound to get flies and wasps during the day,I do not know where the dead ANIMALS came.from, your total cleaning regime you have in England went out of the window here,I've never seen so many full ashtrays around the place,and certainly should have not been left by the pool. You insisted on your total privacy by the pool,no one else has bothered before ,otherwise carol would gave been out clearing the pool at least twice a day, we like to intrigate with our guests,Carol stayed inside for the duration of your holiday,she was made to feel like a prisoner in her own home, So much for telling us you would love to come back here again ,We did not feel the need to offer you a free taxi,we did your shopping for you. Gratis ,We both feel that you have gone to town on nitpicking,We never have had a response like this from anyone,we PRIDE ourselves on what we offer and do here for the guests. We feel you have let your "theatrical"emotions run away with you ,we were looking forward to welcoming you back,but with comments like this,I don't think we will be expecting you back soon.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cartama Estacion
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cartama Estacion
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Cartama Estacion
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cartama Estacion
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Just a quick mention of the Feria Dates this year for those who enjoy visiting one on their visit with us.

Cadiz Anual Carnival is held in February.

Seville 2 weeks after Easter

Jerez 1st week May

Estacion De Cartama May 15th wknd Or nearest weekend

Cordoba last week in May

Algericas 1st week in June Marbella 2nd week in June

Benalmadena Last week in June Estepona 1st week July

Malaga 3rd week August Torremolinos Last week Sept

Fuengirola 1st week Oct San Pedro 3rd week Oct

World International fair 29th April to 3rd May held in Fuengirola.


We are located approximately 20 minutes by car from the Costa del Sol coastal resorts of Benalmadena, Torremolinos etc. 1 hour from Granada, and other inland towns and the lakes are within an easy drive.


Location is 15-20 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Torremolinos, then Benalmadena, Fuengirola etc. Car hire is advisable, but for guests who prefer not to drive, we can offer a taxi service, to the village or beyond, prices are shown in the bungalow information file. In the village you can travel by bus or rail, into Malaga and beyond along the coast or inland.


We are few minutes drive from Estacion De Cartama, which has lots of banks, shops, bars and restaurants and a lively market on Fridays and Sundays. The village is a flat 30 minutes walk away, and we also have 2 adult road bikes which guests can use to ride down the road to the village (please let us know on booking.) Mercadona, Lidl and Carrefour Express are situated in the village, which means shopping for essentials, is even easier. So you can get back here to really relax in the garden.

Further Details:

Places of interest in the area include the lovely Village Church in Cartama Pueblo with the Moorish Castle at the back, El Chorro and the Lakes, with its beautiful scenery, where you can walk, relax, even hire a boat to go round the lake, Granada and the Alhambra Palace, Nerja and its underground Caves, Rhonda and its lovely Old Town, Gibraltar, I could go on. Locally there is a riding centre which has just opened 2 miles up the main Pizarra road. Aqualand, Tivoli World, Sea Life centre and Wolf park are all within easy reach. We are ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, artists, or even bird watchers. We have 3 little dogs, who love to play and spend time with our guests, if they are welcomed of course. In fact many of our guests love the antics of them, and have even booked their holiday because we have such friendly dogs. SAT NAV LOCATION 36.74062 deg N, 4.63420 DEG W


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Cártama, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late spring
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Full Breakfast is available at 5e per person. Special prices available for longer winter lets.all towels shower and poolside provided

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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