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Fully Air Con Villa With Private Pool & Tropical Gardens & views Moorish Castle

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Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Dec-2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Alora, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Countryside Location Only 15 Minutes Walk To Town, Having The Best Of Both Worlds.

A one-level 3 bedroom/3 bathrooms villa with a pool of 4m x 10m. The villa is surrounded by gardens, has 3 patios, an electric gate with video entry phone, secured and private WIFI, a carport, fully fitted kitchen and a very secluded pool surrounded by tropical gardens. The master bedroom has patio doors that lead to a patio overlooking an oriental garden full of plants and trees and oriental artifacts. A perfect place to have your morning coffee, while at night, a place to have your glass of wine since the landscape is dominated by the illuminated Moorish Castle. It has a fully fitted and spacious kitchen. The sitting room has views of the mountains while the dining room leads to the poolside. At nighttime the pool lights and the 25 lights all around the garden give such drama and a romantic feel. The poolside has also views of the Moorish Castle and when lit at night adds a new focal point. It is situated just 1.3 km from town but walks to the countryside are just at your doorstep.

About the Owner

Helen and Steve Matthews
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016

About Helen and Steve Matthews

We are a couple from London and moved here in this lovely white washed village 10 years ago and we never looked back. We just love where we are because of the lovely scenery and very welcoming locals. We have integrated well with the Spanish which was easy since we both speak fluent Spanish. We love our lifestyle here in Alora, so laid back and stress-free, we have adapted the Spanish way of life, and that is "we work to live and not to live to work". Our daily lives are enhanced by the presence of our Cocker Spaniel and Dachshund. My husband has hotel and food and beverage background, having worked for major hotels in the Far East as well as restaurants in London, while I had worked in Public Relations back in London.

Helen and Steve Matthews purchased this villa in 2000

Why Helen and Steve Matthews chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

We bought our finca because of its vantage position, its proximity to town (1.3 km away) which is only a 15 to 20 minute walk away and at the same time having the peace and tranquility of the countryside. Yes, we have the best of both worlds. What was the clincher to to deal was the views of the Moorish Castle especially at night when illuminated, it's so magical. While the views of the mountains and countryside are breathtaking. We just love where we are because the walks to the countryside is at our doorstep. The finca was a cereal farm and so there were no existing trees when we bought it. Now it is the greenest finca in the area with hundreds of conifer surrounding the perimetre, a tropical garden, an oriental garden for meditation. It is paradise on earth and we just love it.

What makes this villa unique

What we love about the villa is the ease to go to town or the main roads leading to Malaga etc. Unlike other properties, you need not hire a 4 wheel drive because the access is good and quite short (1.3km. In the evenings, majority of other properties, you are surrounded by darkness while here you have the views of the illuminated Castle and town plus you can see the town of Pizarra, Coin and Alhuarin twinkling away.

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Location

From the Owner

We bought our finca because of its vantage position, its proximity to town (1.3 km away) which is only a 15 to 20 minute walk away and at the same time having the peace and tranquility of the countryside. Yes, we have the best of both worlds. What was the clincher to to deal was the views of the Moorish Castle especially at night when illuminated, it's so magical. While the views of the mountains and countryside are breathtaking. We just love where we are because the walks to the countryside is at our doorstep. The finca was a cereal farm and so there were no existing trees when we bought it. Now it is the greenest finca in the area with hundreds of conifer surrounding the perimetre, a tropical garden, an oriental garden for meditation. It is paradise on earth and we just love it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga Airport at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Rampa at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lauro Golf at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Alora train station at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A357 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Paraita at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 195 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Malaga & Torremolinos Beaches at 40 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach is Malaga and Torremolinos which are accessible either by train (45 mins) or car 30 mins.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Malaga Airport which is just 45 mins away. No need to hire a car since Alora has great train links to Malaga City, the Costa del Sol, or El Chorro. Also, the town is just 10 minutes walk away for when going out to paint the town red.

Distances:

Alora town centre is only 1.3km away. Malaga is only 40km away (Picasso museum and night life). El Chorro is only 13km away (lakes). Antiquerra is 40km away (Roman garden and restaurants). Ronda is 70km away (oldest bull ring in Spain). Cordoba is 150km away (Mezquita). Granada is 110km away (Alhambra Palace) while Seville is 2 hours away.

Further Details:

Alora is a working white washed village. It has a variety of tapas bar and restaurants. Unlike the Costa del Sol, eating out is still very cheap but very good food and drinks are also still cheap and quite generous on cocktail drinks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Week
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
17 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £250

Booking Notes:
25% required at the time of booking with balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival.
Check in time is not earlier than 4PM (unless a written arrangement was made upon booking) and check out time is no later than 10AM.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but we are flexible. Check in times: no earlier than 4pm, check out times: no later than 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week for 4 persons. A supplement of 75 UK pounds per person will be charged for party over 4 people. Weeks falling on Easter, Christmas and New Year fall as high season. Mode of payment: 25% deposit upon reservation and the rest 6 wks prior to arrival. Check in time no earlier than 4PM, Check out no later than 10am.

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  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

What we love about the villa is the ease to go to town or the main roads leading to Malaga etc. Unlike other properties, you need not hire a 4 wheel drive because the access is good and quite short (1.3km. In the evenings, majority of other properties, you are surrounded by darkness while here you have the views of the illuminated Castle and town plus you can see the town of Pizarra, Coin and Alhuarin twinkling away.

Property Type

  • villa

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • city centre
  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to BR1, with shower,wash basin, wc and bidet. En-suite bathroom No 2 to BR2, with shower, wash basin and wc. En-suite bathroom No 3 to BR3, with shower, wash basin and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 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 king size bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers 2 night tables, Air-con Unit Bedroom 2 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, 2 night tables, Air-con Unit Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes, 2 night tables, Air-con unit.

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The whole house has hot and cold air conditioning units in all 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining room and kitchen. It is fully fenced and has electric gates and video entry phone. It has a Sky satellite TV, Bose Home Cinema Sound Surround System, and a private and secured WIFI. The pool can easily be accessed from the house so constant supervision of children is required. Outside: Private pool is 10 metres x 4 metres with Roman steps (for sole use of guests) in a tropical garden setting. Gazebo with a table and 6 chairs (best views of the castle from here). 6 sun beds and more tables and chairs all around the pool. 3 terraces around the house, the first is in front of the house where you have lovely views of the Guadalhorce valley, the second could be access from the dining room patio doors where you can find the poolside and the third is off the bedroom facing an Oriental garden with Oriental trees and plants and Japanese lantern, a Thai Budda, a Chinese gong and other artefacts, this has the views of the Moorish Castle. Two types of barbecue to choose from, charcoal and bottled gas. Utility Room: There is a lean-on storeroom where you will find the washing machine and water heater. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Change of towels and bedding is once a week.

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