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Luxury Villa With Large Private Garden And Pool, Mountain/Sea Views, Eclectic.



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Villa in Nerja, Andalucia. Walking distance to town.Very private elevated location. Own garden/pool. - Great Location, Short Walk To Town And Beaches, Modern Interior, Perfect For Family Gatherings

El Jardin Secreto is a spacious, beautifully modernised villa, set in private gardens. It has everything you need for a fantastic holiday including a poolside 'tikki bar' with a family table and barbecue/cooking/fridge facilities for fun-filled nights outside under the stars. A welcome pack is always there for you on arrival to help you relax after your journey to your holiday home.This consists of a typical rustic Spanish 'picnic' eg bread, chorizo, cheese, wine and water.If you arrive there hungry...just perfect! We have thought of everything as there are even 2 sets of golf clubs there for you to hire should you fancy a round on one if the beautiful local courses. If you stay longer than 1 week the agency send a maid to change the beds and make them up with fresh linen,leave you clean towels and do a mini clean of the house. This local agency look after the house and know it well should you need help or advice during your stay. They are based in Nerja.Internet access for small fee accessed on arrival or during your holiday. There are English TV stations available and please note that in Spain the receptors are intermittently changed, so adjustment may be required by the agency during your stay.

The villa is decorated in an eclectic manner with very modern touches and older pictures and artefacts gathered from the local markets. Guests really seem to like this mix which add to the interest in the house.

The pool area is very popular and is surrounded by the lovely gardens at the house. These areas are particularly appealing for family groups who gather outside and can make the most of the large lawned areas as well as the pool area.

There is a burglar alarm and safe fitted at the villa for peace of mind during your stay.

It is a very private place to be and no close neighbours who ask you to turn your favourite music down outside if you want to dance around the pool at night! It is a place to chill out and have fun.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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We absolutely loved the villa. It was perfect in every way.We enjoyed a wonderful time of relaxation there and had fun cooking on the barbecue and relaxing by the lovely pool. The location is fabulous and we loved the fact that you have views of the sea and the mountains. We enjoyed watching the goat herder bring his goats across the road too!..like going back in time!!The villa provided us with everything we could possibly need and more,every little thing was thought of and we enjoyed the decor of the place,can't fault anything at all. So a wonderful holiday and wouldn't hesitate to book with you again. Thank you so much. [Di July 2013]

Many thanks for the wonderful holiday.We were very impressed by it and its' facilities and would like to make a repeat booking for 2014.Looking forward to it already! [April 2013.Michelle]

"We had a wonderful week. I wouldn't change a thing about the villa - you seem to have thought of everything and the folder of info was brilliant. [April 2014]
Oct 2008
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


El Jardine Secreto Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at " El Jardine Secreto " what a fabulous villa it is, the best equipped villa we have ever stayed in. The views are magnificent of the sea and mountains. The Villa was spotlessly clean as was the garden and pool area. The town of Nerja is a 15/20 minute walk away there is also a bus stop at roundabout just at end of road, fare is one euro into town, there is a Lidl just 5 minute walk away we found this very handy and cheap. We had all our meals outdoors by the Tikki Bar it was just a perfect place. Picking lemons off the tree, having a dip in the pool in the evening, a few drinks at the tikki bar and watching the heard of Goats go by every evening on the dot of six what more could you ask for. We would highly recommend this Villa for your holiday . Kathleen S.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning villa- memorable times!

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was much needed , we have not been abroad for4 years and the holiday was everything we could have asked for and more.The accomodation is beautiful and spacious with excellent modern kitchen facilities including a dishwasher. The villa is decorated most tastefully in a mix of the traditional medeteranian and modern feel I love the fact that the art work and decor reflects the owners and thus makes the property feel like a true 'home from home'. The villa was presented immaculately on arrival and the maintainance company and the owner were alway quick to respond to queries and help with local knowledge (eg taxis etc).The outside space was the real 'gem ' for us. The pool is beautiful and larger than we expected and the views from the terrace are spectacular. we enjoyed many evenings sitting in the Tiki bar sipping cocktails by the pool whilst knowing that the children were tucked up safely nearby within easy hearing distance. Our family ranges from 3 years through to 16 and we also took my mum and her husband...we all loved the villa equally it is a perfect venue for ta family holiday. The villa is not centeral to nerja but in easy walking distance to town (15 minute stroll) and a taxi is always easily available if you prefer not to walk in the heat. Nerja itself is a bustling and delightful town which has a fantastic atmosphere in the evening. We ate at a variety of resteraunts and the food was outstanding in comparison to food I have had in spain previously.I particularly recommend dinner, cocktails and live music overlooking the sea at a place in the centre called ' Mar Bella' this was a fabulous venue!

Also just to mention Lidl supooermarket is a 5 minute walk from the villa and was a real convenience for a daily stock up of fresh bits and pieces.All that is left to say is...thank you Amanda we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and lookforward to comming back next year hopefully for a little longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest/s, thank you so much for taking the time to submit this review. We are so happy that you had such a lovely time at the villa and it would be brilliant to have you back next year. This makes all the hard work of trying to create a great holiday destination for people to enjoy worthwhile. Thanks again and hopefully we will be in touch in the future!
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el jarden secreto

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely holiday at this villa this Easter. Alterations to villa

very nice and well thought out. We had a wonderful barbecue

one evening in the outside bar area but most evenings were

spent in an assortment of good restaurants that are on offer.

Children enjoyed the beach which has all the facilities you could

need. Amanda & David very efficient and helpful with bookings

and very accommodating with requests. Overall a five star

experience that we shall repeat in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in El Jardin Secreto a week in july, 2014. It was a truly wonderfull experience in every single respect. Weather was perfect, the town was lovely and the house fulfilled absolutely everything that we could ask for. It was spacious, clean, well-equipped kitchen, well functioning internet, very nice outdoor areas, a superb outdoor kithen under the palmtree and a nice warm swimmingpool. Travelling with 3 kids (age 3, 5 and 7) the pool was a keyfactor and having the outdoor kitchen located right at the end of the pool made it possible to prepare dinner/have a drink in the bar and at the same time overlook the children. That worked perfect and made it a relaxing and wonderfull experience for everybody. On a scale from one to ten the house definitely gets 10 summerhats.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great location

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived at the villa (note: directions from Malaga airport are spot on!) we were delighted to find it exactly as described.

The villa itself is fully equipped as stated in the owners description and has four comfortable bedrooms. It was cleaned to a high standard and we were pleasantly surprised to find in addition to our welcome (food) pack, the owners of this villa have a policy of leaving food stuffs left by previous guests for the incoming party to use. We personally found this really useful.

Whilst there is no air-con, the ceiling fans in the lounge area and 3 of the 4 bedrooms (there's a free standing moveable fan for the 4th bedroom) sufficiently cool the rooms to allow for a comfortable nights sleep. We also liked the fact that there were bug screens on all of the bedroom windows which allowed room to have the windows opened without fear of outdoor nasties making a meal of you!

The highlight of this property for us, was the outdoor space, its lovely. Outdoor dining, plenty of shade (we had 3 70 year olds in our party), comfortable loungers and seating areas, perfect!

Its near to Nerja (20-30 minute walk into town, dependent upon walking speed) which itself has plenty to offer for evening entertainment, and also there is a Lidl within walking distance of the villa(note: it doesn't open on Sunday).

Would thoroughly recommend this villa, and we would definitely look to use again for a 6+ party to the Nerja area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for taking the trouble to write such a detailed and thoughtful review Kay. As owners we try to take considerable care to ensure that guests have a brilliant holiday at the villa and feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. It has always been our aim to make our guests immediately feel 'at home' when they arrive and this is why we choose to include a free Welcome Pack at the villa. What can be better than being able to have a drink and a tasty snack when you have been travelling for hours and can't face the shops!? Great to know that this 'touch' is appreciated and enjoyed by our guests and so good to know that guests are enjoying the house and the large outdoor space that surrounds it. We would love to have you back at the villa and hope you return soon!
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Amazing outdoor space

  • 3 of 5

I have already sent a review of this villa but would now like to change it to the following:

The villa was spotless, there were a few minor issues to start with but these were sorted very quickly by the maintenance company. The outdoor space is amazing with beautiful views of the sea. We did most of our cooking at the tiki bar outside. We had a lovely holiday at this villa

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Our fantastic 3 bedroomed apartment in Nerja is located in the best area in Nerja town on the Calle Carabeo. This sleeps up to 5 people and has a sea front location. The sea/mountain views are outstanding.It is reference S12882 on the Owners Direct website.

We also have a one bed in the same building ref. S29438.

There are many beautiful walks in the surrounding mountains or local activity specialists who can take you sailing/diving/jeep tours/horse riding etc.


The local beaches of Nerja can be reached by car in approx. 5 mins.

It is possible to walk to the nearest beach and into town.The walk there is downhill 20-30mins.

The most famous beach in Nerja is Burriana, which is long and sandy and has many good fish restaurants where the food is cooked on barbecues for you. There are other smaller beaches also, so lots of choice!

Also nice to travel by car for about 15 mins along the coast road and stop at a beach with a bar/restaurant and hire sun beds


The nearest airport is Malaga. The drive is approx. 40 mins on the autovia.

A bus is available from the airport at just a few euros. The villa would then be a short taxi ride from the bus-stop.

Some people get a taxi from the airport and this can be ordered in advance for you by our local agent.

Car hire is necessary if you would like to explore the area more.

A taxi back from town at night is approx 7 euros if you don't fancy the walk.A supermarket can be reached easily..2 mins by car.


The town of Nerja is a very popular and yet unspoilt place to explore. It can be reached on foot if you prefer. Frigiliana is the closest white - washed village and is approx.10 mins by car. The Caves of Nerja are a famous 'must-do' and you feel as though you are entering the very belly of the earth when you are down there. They are in Maro,approx 5mins by car.

The Balcon De Europa has fabulous panoramic views and is in the centre of Nerja. A shopping centre is approx. 25mins on the autovia.

Further Details:

The town of Nerja is packed with small shops which provide a never-ending feast for the eyes for all sorts of keen shoppers, selling everything from fresh fish to ballgowns, if they don't keep you occupied enough then the many bars and restaurants will draw you in, especially for the famous tradition of Tapas-a small delicacy served free with your beer or wine. Down on the famous Burriana beach there is usually a huge Paella being cooked at Ayos and this eating experience is a must with a glass of Tinto Verano [red wine and lemonade translated as The Red of Summer]

The pretty white-washed village of Frigiliana is another place to visit and is only 10 mins drive up from the villa. The streets are cobbled and full of eclectic shops and interesting bars and small restaurants.

Banks and supermarkets are easily accessible in the town of Nerja and the choice is good.There is an excellent supermarket in easy walking distance of the villa in case you need to stock up for all your outdoor barbecues you will be having under the stars!

The drive along the coast road is beautiful and there are many smaller beaches along here to find and explore. Walking in the area is also excellent and the local tourist office in the town can provide information.

A favourite day out of ours is to put a picnic in the car and swimming gear and simply drive along the old coast road,choosing one of the many beaches and then stopping to explore for a swim and some lunch.

A rustic SPANISH WELCOME PACK is provided free of charge for all guests.

A supermarket is 5 mins away with a great variety and a local garage is open day and night for any necessities you may have forgotten to get.

There are many banks in the town along with cash points. Internet access available [charged]

We use excellent local agents and also have an apartment in the town ref. S12882.

A hairdryer is provided and there is always a basket of lilos/toys/bats and balls left by other guests for the children to use outdoors.


Rental rates

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1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
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1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
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1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Early Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Early Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
If you decide to book a 25% deposit is required.
If the stay is for longer than 2 weeks, a discount can be negotiated.
The balance for the holiday is due 6 weeks before departure. A damages deposit of £100 is required at this stage. This is refunded immediately on your return if no damage is reported.
If the holiday is cancelled the deposit is non-refundable unless in exceptional circumstances.
Payments are usually made by internet transfer. Receipt of payments made will be confirmed.

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday. Sometimes this can be negotiated.

The usual time of departure is 10am. The time of arrival is from 3 p.m onwards only. These times can only be negotiated if there is no arrival/departure on that day.

Notes on prices:
2 cots and a highchair are available for hire at £20 per item per week. Bedding for the cot[s] supplied at a cost of £10 per week.
Rental of the small spare bed is £40 per week to include bedding. 2 x sets golf clubs @ £20 each pw

Stays of less than a week/ longer lets can be negotiated if there is a gap in the calender.

Bookings of 1 month+ during Winter months have excellent rates. Email/call for details.

2 sets of golf clubs. Rental = £20 each

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town


  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 has a mosaic sunken bath with shower. 2 pebble-effect sinks.WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 has large walk-in shower, sink,WC. Separate,spacious Bathroom with bath/shower enclosure, sink, W.C. Individual sink in Bedroom 3. Fitted nets.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + extra cots/small bed hire. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King bed. Large,powerful ceiling fan.Fitted window net. Bedroom 2 with double bed.Large ceiling fan.Fitted window net. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.Large ceiling fan.Fitted window net. Bedroom 4 with twin beds.Large floor fan. Fitted net.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has the added bonus of a solar heated pool, temperatures obviously vary with the amount of hours of sun each day. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool in Summer. Gas central heating provided with fixed costs if required.It is called El Jardin Secreto-The Secret Garden-because of the beautiful gardens which surround the whole villa. There is a huge palm tree ,which is a landmark in the area. You are able to pick your own lemons,pomegranates, oranges and almonds from the trees there and the frangipani scent is wonderful. Lavender and bougainvillea grow around the pool and the rubber tree provides shade for relaxing with a novel. It is a great place for a holiday with family and friends and children are safe in the garden. The villa is a mix of old and new styles and everything has been chosen with care to add interest as well as comfort. It has a flat screen TV. HiFi/CD player and ipod dock. Parking is available for several cars and is in the grounds. Tiki light Outside: A large private pool is outside in the patio area. It measures approx 10 x 5 metres and has steps into it at one end. The deepest part is 2 metres. It is solar-heated, so temperatures vary depending on the hours of sun at the time. The large mature gardens make the holiday even more special and a gardener ensures the lawns are cut and the trees and bushes are pruned. Sun loungers by the pool. Most of these are multi-positional. Three large Spanish straw umbrellas are a permanent feature, each having its' own fixed table. They are perfectly safe even in windy weather. As described,the 'Tiki-Bar' is a popular place to spend time and has hosted some brilliant gatherings.It has atmospheric lighting for the evenings and a large table with modern seating. A barbecue, gas hob and fridge turn it into a second kitchen. It is shaded by a rattan roof covered in colourful climbing plants. In another part of the garden is a 'pizza oven' wood/coal fired barbecue for the 'Jamie Olivers' who stay. Utility Room: Washing line in garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. A fresh supply of linen is provided each week,when beds are changed for you and a mini - clean ensures the house is fresh. Linen supplies are updated regularly. Guests will need to bring beach towels for use outdoors. Other: You can choose to eat at the dining table outside in the 'tikki-bar' area, or at a patio table - the choice is yours!! Another settee and armchairs under the patio area is a popular place to sit and read. The outdoor shower is by the flower border!

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