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1 of 2 Great Value rentals with use of Pool and Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning Value Rental Near Comares, Malaga , Less Than 1 Hour From Airport - Perfect Rural Location 10 Min Drive/25 Min Walk To The Hilltop Village Of Comares With Stunning Pool

This Apartment is located near Comares and sits comfortably within 2500sq.m of private land and are located within 5 minutes up a typical Andalucian track, only a one hour drive from Malaga. Comares sits majestically 739m above sea level and our villa is a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute drive from this wonderfully unspoilt village. Comares facilities include bars, restaurants, banks and local shops, catering for your needs within a tranquil environment. This self contained accommodation is positioned on the lower tier of the owners villa and has been designed to enjoy the full extent of the breathtaking views from Mount Maroma to the Mediterranean. The 8 x 4 metre 'Roman' stepped swimming pool is available for guests to use at their leisure. We also have a Jacuzzi available to use at extra cost. We are located on the 'Ruta de la Buena Vista', a walking route that takes into account some of the most 'Beautiful Views' of the Andalucian region and 300 days of sun!

The apartment offers open plan living with the added bonus of a single bedroom for friends/ family that like their own bed.

We also have the studio next door at Vine Ridge Retreats, they are both similar in style and offer great value holiday living with amazing views, heating in winter and fans in summer.

More Details
Registration Number : Reference No: VTAR/MA/016

Property Manager
David and Jacqui Cullimore
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About David and Jacqui Cullimore

Myself David and my wife Jacqui moved to Spain in 2007 and then purchased the Villa that was to become 'Vine Ridge' in 2008, we spent a year to create what has now become the Vine Ridge Studio and Apartment. Our 3 daughters help us to run the business and to a lesser extent so do our 3 dogs.

Through word of mouth we then started a local agent business, helping owners that often live back in the UK but need someone trustworthy to help with their rentals.

We know all our properties and owners and have a lovely quality and diverse portfolio from Rural to Coastal ,Large and Small, Secluded or Village.

Why David and Jacqui Cullimore chose Comares

It is a stunning value self contained rental with some of the best views you are likely to see on any of your holidays.

They are simply outstanding.

What makes this apartment unique

The views alone make it somewhat unique with the added benefit of a lovely 8 x 4 m Roman Stepped Pool for use by both of our rentals and a great Jacuzzi that can also be used.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Vine Ridge offers the most breathtaking spectacular views (you need to see it for yourselves as no words or photos do it justice). It’s so peaceful and relaxing we were more than content to laze around the pool (we only visited the beach twice). We enjoyed long hot days but there was always a welcoming cooling breeze at night. The Palmers Aug 2011.

Our mission was to find a retreat where we were as far away as possible from the typical English themed resorts, somewhere we could enjoy typically Spanish Cuisine, take in the vast splendour of the Spanish Country side but above relax in absolute peace and quite. Did we achieve it? We most certainly did!! Vine Ridge is nothing short of perfect, David & Jackie are the perfect hosts Christopher 2011.

My husband and I stayed for 6 days in April 2010 and LOVED every minute of our stay. We moved to Europe this past year and have traveled quite a bit. The owners are particularly helpful and the views simply stunning.H Dett 2010.
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Comares in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Please note the prices quoted are for 2 travellers, for a 3rd traveller we just ask a token £50.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Studio has a very large mosaic tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), this is the open part of the apartment. Sleeps 1 adult in single Bedroom, a separate bedroom,our prices are for 2 guests we just ask a token £50 for a third guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation sits below and is attached to the owners villa, who are a family of 5, 2 of our daughters are at University in Malaga and the other one works for us. We have 3 very friendly dogs The rental has been designed to be a fully functional self contained unit, It has been positioned to give maximum exposure to the captivating views and are equipped with plenty of entertainment for all. To the extent that the whole property is internet linked and wi-fi enabled. In the Summer months fans will be provided and in winter heaters. All accommodation has a generous welcome pack and plenty of linen and towels available. A washing machine is available to use if needed at a small cost. The ideal place to come and relax for friends and couples alike. Outside: There is a 8 x 4 metre 'Roman stepped' swimming pool, which is approx 2 metres at the deep end. It has 2 underwater colour changing lights which create a night-time ambience. We have a selection of rubber-rings and pool toys available. The terraced and landscaped area surrounding the pool, includes BBQ, poolside loungers, tables and chairs. There is an outside shower - ideal to cool off before or after a swim. Wherever you stand you will see a view, be it mountains the Med or other villages. It is most unusual with rural properties, with space and views such as ours to have access to be able to walk to villages, from Vine Ridge you can and the local village of Comares is stunning with great facilities, but still peaceful and great value. There is a washing machine that customers can use at a small cost. Also apart from a great BBQ area, there are also other charcoal BBQ's that can be moved to where desired. Also in the spring and summer have supplies of drink and ice cream for sale at great prices. Towels are provided and we also have beach towels for guests use. The whole of Vine Ridge is designed so that outdoor living is a must as well as comfortable interior space. The views will draw you out and most guests throw away any planned agenda and simply soak up the stunning atmosphere.


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1 of 2 Great Value rentals with use of Pool and Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

Absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Peace and tranquillity. Superb pool. Had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I think that sums it up, thank you very much always appreciated.
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Fantastic location property well equipped and ideal for both trips to town or half hour to beach

  • 4 of 5

Property really nice. Well equipped and owners very attentive. Nothing was a bother.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a couple who also booked the studio next door for their friends,so pleased they enjoyed themselves and would recommend and one hopes return as well in the future. Thank you once again.
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Vine Ridge October 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Swimming Pool Studio at Vine Ridge from 21st to 27th October 2016. There is little we can add to previous reviews. The studio was perfect for a couple, being quite small, very clean and containing everything that might be needed for a holiday. Vine Ridge has a wonderfully peaceful aura and the views are absolutely stunning. Being not so warm at the time that we went, we didn’t make use of the swimming pool but thoroughly enjoyed the Jacuzzi in the evenings. The location of Vine Ridge makes it an ideal spot for those wishing to make day trips around the Axarquia region. The centre of Comares is a 45 minute walk up the hillside but easily manageable for the relatively fit.

David and Jacqui (and dogs) were wonderful hosts and had supplied us with unexpected provisions upon our arrival, and were a great source of information and advice on a wide range of subjects.

We would return to Vine Ridge or recommend to others without hesitation.

Colin & Agnes

Nos alojamos en la piscina Estudio en Vine Ridge, del 21 al 27 de de octubre de 2016. Poco podemos añadir a los comentarios anteriores. El estudio era perfecto para una pareja, siendo bastante pequeño, muy limpio y con todo lo necesario para unas vacaciones. Vine Ridge dispone de un aura muy tranquila y las vistas son absolutamente impresionantes. No hizo calor durante nuestra estancia por lo que no usamos la piscina, pero disfrutamos mucho del jacuzzi en las noches. La ubicación de la Vine Ridge es ideal para aquellos que deseen hacer excursiones de un día alrededor de la zona de la Axarquía. El centro de Comares se encuentra a 45 minutos a pie hasta la ladera pero fácilmente manejable para viajeros en buena forma fisica.

David y Jacqui (y sus perros) fueron anfitriones maravillosos y nos ofrecieron inesperadas provisiones a nuestra llegada, y fueron una gran fuente de información y asesoramiento sobre una amplia gama de temas.

Volveríamos a Vine Ridge, o lo recomendaríamos a otros sin dudarlo.

Agnes y Colin

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great couple who stayed in our smaller poolside studio at Vine Ridge and seemed to have a great time, they loved exploring the local countryside and stunning village of Comares and appreciated the new addition of the Jacuzzi. Although we are a lovely quiet and rural setting the big added bonus is being able to walk to Comares in a very realistic time depending on your fitness level. Many thanks once again.
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Slapton, Bedfordshire

"A fantastic holiday!!!"

  • 5 of 5

You'll never tire of the stunning views from 'Vine Ridge', especially at dusk when the mountains get sprinkled with fairy dust. It's difficult to drag yourself away, but it's worth it just for the drive back, and 'that view' again! Well done David and Jacqui, you've created 'holiday heaven'. Please DON'T change a thing. Our young family loved our 'Spanish' holiday. They could have slept in the pool, and played with the dogs all day. I believe you won't find a better place for value, relaxation, and views. Can't wait to return!

Peter, Jo, Croyde and Annabelle

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a stunning and greatly appreciated review from a lovely family, I have nothing to add apart from find us for yourself, many thanks.
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best locations I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. The most amazing panoramic views to be had. Comares village is just a 5 minute drive up the road with restaurants and a few bars, the village is very chilled with great views. Vine Ridge has everything you need with a fantastic pool, BBQ area and plenty of lounging space. Lovely cute friendly dogs too. David and his family are lovely and very accommodating people. I'm sure I'll be back in Comares someday and would love to stay at Vine Ridge again. An awesome unique place.

A big thank you to David and Family!

Josh :)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a stunning review from a great guy , it was a pleasure to host him and not much I can add to this review, just come and find us for yourselves.
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Relaxing break in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment which was perfectly equipped for our stay. If you want a relaxing break away from everything then this is for you. The accommodation was as described on owners direct / the owner's website and David was more than happy to help if we needed anything / had questions.

We hired a car for our stay which was essential, although there are walks from the apartment. We would recommend getting a car that is one or two steps above the most basic - so ford focus or similar as the track is pretty steep but the view is worth it (we drove around the area and could not find a view to match the one from the balcony at the apartment).

We visited the El Torcal National Park which is well worth a visit, the Cueva Nerja and saw flamingos at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra.

We had a great week and would definitely recommend this to friends / family and we will hopefully be back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from great guests, who we look forward to seeing again at some stage, I would add that if you like walking and want a relaxing time we do offer a good value airport pick up service and you can walk up to the amazing local village in only 30 minutes so you can eat out and get supplies and have a holiday without a car if required, but if you wish to go further afield then advisable to get a car, thank you once again for a great review.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bavaria, Caletta
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Mediterranean Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Comares, Several
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have contacts and facilities to provide the following special interest holidays: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, amateur birdwatching, yoga and beauty treatments. A package can be built around your needs, hence please ask for further details and prices.


Torre del Mar is the nearest beach, reachable within a 35 minute drive. There are numerous beaches reaching out east and west of Torre waiting to be explored. The beautiful resort of Nerja is under an hour away.


Malaga Airport is a 1 hour drive away, and serviced by the budget airlines. Granada Airport is also accessible within 90 minutes max and once again has budget airlines flying there. Although we can offer an airport collection service and you can walk every day from the villa, it is advisable to hire a car to fully appreciate the surrounding countryside and resorts. Car rental companies are available from the airport and can be recommended if required.


Comares is the nearest village to us and can be reached by car in 10 minutes, or you can walk there via the old mule track in approx 20 minutes. Aqua Velez Water Park is only a 30 minute drive away and opposite is a splendid indoor air-conditioned shopping centre El Ingenio, (Eroski). Malaga City with its famous Picasso museum and numerous shops and bars is 60 minutes away. Granada city centre inclusive of the Alhambra Palace is reachable within 2 hours.

Further Details:

There are numerous activities to keep you occupied during your stay, however long! Locally we can arrange a qualified beautician, horse-riding treks or beginners classes. The terrain adheres itself to mountain biking although yoga lessons are available for the less sporty. There are plenty of walks of varying degrees . As we are a family run business we can offer a baby-sitting facility and taxi service to give you a break if needed! In the quaint village there are several restaurants where you can enjoy 'Spanish or English' fayre - all child friendly. Our location allows for excellent bird spotting, star gazing and has been an inspiration for artists for many years. Within 1 hours driving distance you could bowl, participate in water sports, go-carting or visit the cinema for something less energetic!

Please check out our website for more information.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit via pay pal or bank transfer to lock in the booking.
Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Jacuzzi is available for £50 per week.
If in an house booking via credit card we ask for the total amount now and that we do pass on the small credit cards fee.
Airport pick up and drop off packages can be offered.

Changeover Day:
We will try to be flexible around your holidays dates. If we have back to back bookings we do ask for 10-10.30 departure and after 16.00 arrivals but we do try to be flexible if we can.

We own and look after several places, so please look at our website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.