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Villa set in tropical gardens, private pool and stunning sea and mountain views.



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Detached villa situated in the exclusive residential area of Cotobro in Almunec

A charming detached villa set in in own tropical gardens with a private pool. Villa Estrella de Cotobro has breathtaking views over the beautiful Bay of Cotobro and stunning mountain views. It also has the advantage of being south facing which affords all day sunshine. There are various alfresco dining areas, and lots of sunny and shady places to sit and while away the day.

The lounge has all the usual facilities, TV with free to air Sky channels , DVD , Hi-Fi as well as a really good selection of books and DVD's .There are two terraces off the lounge each with the facility for outdoor dining, with amazing views and over looking the pool and garden.

Underfloor heating and Air-conditioning available, Please enquire.

All bedrooms and the lounge have ceiling fans .



The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a dishwasher and microwave.

The villa has two bedrooms one with two single beds and one with a double bed and its own en suite, each bedroom leads onto a balcony again with sea and mountain views.....

The villa has a good size family bathroom .

Downstairs there is a lovely shaded seating area with Andalucían tiles and potted plants, also a utility room / pool room with washing machine , toilet and wash hand basin.

The pool is private with ample loungers and sun shades plus a shaded swing seat , surrounded by tropical gardens.


Villa Estrella has a a charcoal BBQ with a dining area under an arbor covered with bougainvillea.. .

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

After many years of coming to the area on holiday we knew that we wanted to retire here. My husband is a builder and after building homes in the UK he decided what he really wanted to do was build in Spain, what better place to build than the place we knew so well.. After at least 5 years of looking for a suitable building plot we eventually found one in Cotobro, were we built two houses, Villa Estrella being one of them..

Members of our family also love the area , Due to visits to us two other family members have now bought holiday homes close by.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely stunning villa, well presented, fully equipped and in the perfect location , the kids loved the villa and the town and so did we, will be coming back.
Apr 2015
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing location and Villa

  • 5 of 5

Just spent an amazing 2 weeks in the beautiful Villa Estrella cannot recommend highly enough. Definitely one of the nicest properties I have ever stayed in if had to would score 10/10. Location is fantastic with amazing views of sea and Marina del est spent many evening on top balcony ( are several balconies to enjoy). Villa is even better than pictures depict on western the BBQ area under a beautiful pergola where we had several lovely evenings not to mention beautiful a gardens ( including lemon tree). Villa spotless pool was so lovely villa had everything you could need and Christina and Peter were just fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone just a lovely part of the world thank you so very much Peter and Christina.

The Milliken

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Villa is lovely. Clean, bright and everything works!! The owners are helpful but un-obtrusive. The star of the show is the view. Sorry to re hash a well worn word but they simply are - spectacular. A peaceful spot but within a short drive of almunecar and la herradura

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous views from a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This property ticks all the boxes for a relaxing holiday and is exactly as depicted in the photographs - if not better! The pool and gardens are fabulous and we found it very difficult to stray too far from the villa. The villa is wonderfully clean and well equipped - with absolutely everything you could possibly need. The owners are friendly and helpful and always available if you need them. We have always said we would never go back to the same place but we may now have to make an exception. We have already recommended the villa to a friend at work and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in a lovely part of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

A really fabulous villa, each room has its own balcony that has spectacular views of the sea. The pool area is extremely private, we couldn't believe that we were actually staying at a place so spacious and beautiful. We haven't stopped telling our friends about this villa since we have returned.

Thank you to Peter and Christina for thinking of everything for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Spain and we were wowed. After the awful winter weather in the UK - floods and storms - it was idyllic waking up in a lovely villa with superb views to a warm February day. It was warm enough to sunbathe and have leisurely outdoor lunches but cool enough to explore actively. The villa is superb, immaculately clean and guaranteed to make you feel relaxed. The owners could not have done more to give us a fantastic time. The seafood was first rate and not expensive, plenty to do and see, so all in all would heartily recommend this villa as a winter getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are returning to Villa Estrella for our third time.It just gets better and better each time.

Without doubt it is the best villa we have found, having holidayed in Spain for more than 30 years. The owners are the most professional and efficient we have ever come across.

Brendan and Joan Miller, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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From the Owner

The main advantages of this villa are its very private , very well equipped and of course the the stunning sea and mountain views..We love Almunecar, its a very friendly town and we consider the town to have just the right mixt of residents from different countries while still managing to remain typically Spanish..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : malaga airport. at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : cotobro playa at 0.6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Motril, Ferry to Africa at 19 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Los Moriscos Club de Golf at 21 Kilometres Nearest Train : malaga at 76 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Herradura, E15 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : cotobro playa at 0.6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Granada, Sierra Nevada at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : cotobro at 0.6 Kilometres Car: recommended


Villa Estrella de Cotobro is 0.6kms from the nearest beach. The Costa Tropical has 19kms of rugged coastline with coves and beautiful bays, there are also 26 different beaches with excellent facilities, all set against a backdrop of majestic mountains.


The nearest airport is Malaga which is 85kms away. Granada Airport is about the same distance, but Malaga has a far greater selection of flights. Car hire is essential. Lots of very reasonably priced car hire companies are at the airport.


It is possible to walk to restaurants and a supermarket from the villa, but it is down a steep hill. Almunecar is less than a five minute drive away. Also within easy reach are the beautiful cities of Granada, Malaga, Almeria, with Seville and Cordoba near enough to go for the day. Of course not to be missed is a visit to the world famous UNESCO world heritage Alhambra Palace, which is just under an hours drive away.

Further Details:

Almunecar is a town of charm and character, overlooked by a Moorish castle. It was founded almost 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, its the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical, it boasts a micro climate which allows the cultivation of tropical fruits not found in other parts of Europe. Guests who know the area tend to come back again and again. Guests who do not know the area are surprised and delighted by its beauty and charm ...so very unlike the concrete sprawls of other Costas.There are many restaurants to sample here, if you are a lover of fish this is the place for you, most nationalities are catered for, a three course menu del dia can be enjoyed for as little as 7.5 euros. Also remember on the Costa Tropical when you buy a drink the tapas are free. There is no shortage of things to do, these include the excellent water sport facilities, the best diving in the region, divers will discover the best underwater courses here than anywhere along the southern coast.

3 Golf courses are within an easy drive, and paragliding to name a few. For family fun, Almunecar has a water park which is open during the Summer months, a bird park, a new aquarium and a lovely botanical gardens, Parc del Majuelo, where very often different festivals and concerts are staged. Try coming over Semana Santa (Easter), Almunecar's processions are regarded as some of the best in Spain. The pretty seaside town of Nerja is only a 20 min drive away, visit the famous Nerja Caves. Also well worth a visit is the hilltop white village of Frigilliana, enjoy the amazing sea and mountain views, followed by a stroll around quaint streets with lots of pretty shops, again only a 25 min drive. For naturists there are a couple of beaches, the best being Cantarrijan, which is very close. In Almunecar there are all the shops you need as well as banks and supermarkets. Our Guest Book contains highly complimentary comments from all the guests who have stayed here and we can provide copies on request.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 10
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 1
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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Rate 4
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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Rate 5
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Rate 7
1 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
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Rate 8
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Rate 9
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% of the total cost is due to confirm your reservation, the balance is due at least 42 days prior to arrival. If the booking is made with less than 42 days notice, the balance is immediately payable. A £100 security / breakages deposit is payable with final balance, this is returned the day after departure . Accepted in sterling or euros. Preferred payment method, bank transfer, A booking form will be emailed out once a verbal or email reservation is made.

Final clean is included in the rental rate providing the property is left in a reasonably clean condition and no extra cleaners or painting or repairs need to be undertaken .

Changeover Day:
The changeover day in June, July, August and September is Saturday..., All other months changeover days are Saturday and Sunday. ,. Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The Costa Tropical is a very beautiful area of Spain, unlike all the other built-up Costas, where the mountains come down and meet the sea. Wonderful unspoilt beaches and coves and stunning scenery. Villa in most idyllic spot overlooking the fabulous Cotobro Bay and Punta de la Mona peninsular. Wonderful climate, restaurants and places to visit.” All in all lots of activities if you want to be active or a beautiful pool and garden to relax by.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room with wc to bedroom 1. Bathroom with bath/shower, wc etc. Pool wc and wash hand basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Both bedrooms have choice of air-conditioning or quite ceiling fans.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Villa is ideal for a family holiday. In the Summer months you have the choice of air-conditioning available at an extra charge, or very quite ceiling fans. In the Winter the villa has the benefit of underfloor central heating which is included in the Winter rate. Due to high terraces and balcony's the villa isn't suitable for children under 5 years old. This is a non smoking house. No pets allowed. Outside: This villa has mature gardens with lots of places to relax, a lovely covered shady area to sit and read, complete with tropical pot plants, the swimming pool of approx 5.5 x 5.5m is private. Ample sunbeds and shades are provided. A BBQ is available for your enjoyment. The villa has off road undercover parking. Utility Room: Downstairs utility room with automatic washing machine./ Pool changing room with wc and wash hand basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Final clean included in the rental, bedlinen and ample towels provided including beach / pool towels. Bed linen and towels changed once a week.

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