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Villa With Private Pool,Terraces,Panoramic Sea And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Spain - Peaceful Location 900m from Beach And 1.5Km fromTown Centre

"El Nido" (The Nest) is a private detached villa in Los Pinos, Almunecar. The Villa has stunning panoramic views of the sea and the mountains. The location is very quiet and yet just minutes away from a year round bustling town. The villa is split into various levels as it is on the side of the headland hill known as "Los Pinos". All the levels are connected by outside garden stairs. The top floor of the house has three generous double bedrooms, one en-suite, a family shower room, the kitchen and the sitting/dining room. There are also two terraces. The main one is spacious and has a dining table. The other one is in front of the main bedroom and quite private from the rest of the house.

The bottom floor can be an independent 1or 2 bedroom apartment, bath/shower room,sitting/dining/kitchen and a large terrace in front, also with a dining table.

The house, terraces, pool and gardens are lovingly looked after. There are three aircon units in the house.

Please note that the house is never shared with other guests or the owners. It is always rented as a whole with the possibility of only renting one of the Villa's levels at a reduced rate (but the other part would remain closed).

More Details

Ana Garcia-Willcox
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Ana Garcia-Willcox

We, Ana and Russell, live in Oxford and we bought our house in Almunecar in 2003. We are both into many different things which can often be contradictory, i.e. we love the beach and the mountains/rivers, we love the sun and the snow (skiing), we love peace and tranquility and hustle and bustle, plenty of exercise and relaxing times.....Finding a holiday place in Europe that could provide us with all these things nearby was not easy. We looked in may countries and places. Ana is originally from Spain and wanted to buy a house in some other country, but when we got to Almunecar, we knew we had found the right place! Our house and its location just gets better and better every time we go. We are both surprised by this as we thought we would get bored of going back to the same place.

Ana Garcia-Willcox purchased this villa in 2003

Why Ana Garcia-Willcox chose Almuñécar

We chose Almunecar because of many reasons. Here are a few:

- It is a busy town all year around

- It is very easy to get to from a variety of airports, i.e. Malaga, Granada and Almeria. There are many daily available flights and the road infrastructure is fantastic

- The beaches in and around Almunecar are amongst the cleanest and most beautiful in Europe

- Almunecar is surrounded by beautiful countryside and mountain ranges,i.e. Sierra Nevada, the Almpujarras, etc

- Almunecar has plenty of everything, specially good restaurants serving both, traditional and world cuisine

- Almunecar has the right proportion of Spanish and foreign population (mainly permanent residents)

- In the winter, it is one of the warmest places in Europe and in the summer, it never gets too hot (max.35C)

What makes this villa unique

Our house is in the best part of town. It is very, very quiet but very near the town centre (1Km). It is in the residential area of "Los Pinos" and has far reaching views of the sea and mountains. As it is on the South East facing part of the "los Pinos" headland, it does not get any road or town noise.

Our private pool is just the right size for a swim and a game if we don't feel like going to the sea. It is very private and it has easy access steps.

We spend a the house a week every month as we can work from home and Ana's parents live in the neighbouring house almost on a permanent basis.This means that the house is permanently looked after and any problems that may happen can be dealt with as soon as they happen. We also have a good team of people we can rely on when needed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All my guests have been very happy with their stays. Most have commented on the house being even better than expected. The house has amazing views and it is on the side of a small hill. The house itself is at 85 meters above sea level. Please note that this means that there is a hill to go up to the house or down to the village/beach.

Families have commented on the fact that the house is perfect for kids and I should not warn parents about it being dangerous for children. I prefer to be on the safe side! The property is reviewed in Tripadvisor.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almuñécar in Costa Tropical

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs: En-suite shower room to main bedroom and a further family shower room just opposite bedroom 2. Downstair the bathroom has a bath, a separate shower, a WC, basin with under cabinet and a bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs the main bedroom has a king size bed or two single beds. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed or 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 can be made available upon request. Downstairs, the main bedroom has a king size bed or 2 singles. There is also a double sofa bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Two of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, as well as the sitting room upstairs. Special conditions apply for its use. A cot can be used for a small extra charge. Please contact me with your requirements. The house is terraced and on a hill and therefore suitable for very small children (babies) and for children over the age of 8. Although it must be noted that there are high drops from one terrace to another and so children must be attended at all times. Children of all ages have stayed in the house and there have never been any problems but parents are made aware that there are stairs and terraces and so the children must not be left unattended at any time. WIFI available. Outside: The Villa is surrounded by its own garden which is mainly laid to terraces and potted plants. There are palm trees in the pool area which provide the perfect shade in the summer. All the terraces have tables and chairs. There are loungers available to use around the pool. The swimming pool has proper steps which make it very easy to get in and out of. There is a shower by the pool which must be used before and after using the pool. The filtration system of the pool is almost chemical free. Utility Room: Available to the apartment there is an array of garden furniture, pool loungers, dining tables and chairs etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included with a weekly change.The terraces and pool will be cleaned and maintained on a weekly basis. The villa is self-catering. End of stay cleaning charged at £100/€130. A daily cleaner can be arranged. Other: All the bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically situated to provide maximum privacy from each other. This house is perfect for a large family or sharing families, friends sharing or a couple seeking a private luxury spot all to themselves.


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Villa With Private Pool,Terraces,Panoramic Sea And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK

Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Great location, high above the town. We had a full moon across the sea and that was really special. Heed the warnings about keeping the key outside with you!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for enjoying El Nido!! As I say on my notes, the views from the house are fantastic, but best admired for pleasure rather than necessity because one has locked oneself out of the house!! Thank you for being great guests. Have a nice rest of the summer!
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A real home feel in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We completely concur with the other positive reviews of the previous reviewers. We found El Nido to be all the things you'd expect from a good villa: well equipped, spacious, clean, comfortable, great pool and exactly as described but to focus on this stuff alone doesn't on its own capture the spirit of the place.

Set on top of the headland above Almunecar in lush tropical gardens and with multiple private terraces which offer phenomenal panoramic views of the ever changing Mediterranean, we had to pinch ourselves every time we walked out the door or sat and ate together. There was a real sense that the view was our own private one and that this was a place of refuge.

It is not an exaggeration to say that El Nido feels like a home not just a holiday let. This makes all the difference!

Whilst the villa is perfect for just relaxing with a book and a cool drink by the pool, there are no shortage of things to do in Almunecar, be it just walking through the town, visiting the market, visiting the numerous friendly tapas bars, ice cream parlours and restaurants, walking through the castle, bird garden, or visiting the nearby water park (which our teenagers particularly enjoyed).

We also rented a boat from the beach and saw the coastline from a completely different perspective and would recommend a drive into the mountains to visit Granada and the Alhambra, which are spectacular.

Ana is a great host. Whilst there we had a minor issue with the broadband which she dealt with promptly and graciously. Thanks again Ana for allowing us to make use of your lovely home!

The McEwans, Leeds, UK

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for being such great guests!! I am really happy that you enjoyed El Nido and Almuñecar so much. Please come back sometime soon!! Have a great rest of the summer. All that best, Ana
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An Experience of Heavenenly Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

El NIDO translates to The NEST.

Never before a home so more aptly named.

For Fourteen glorious nights this was our holiday home, our nest, a place you just do not want to leave. My wife, two boys 17 & 18 and our friends shared real family time without the distractions of the usual hotel resorts.

The views are breath taking, the surroundings well adorned and the experience of waking daily to the blue shining mediterranean sea simply unforgettable.

The villa is spacious, well equipped and a home amongst home. There's room to sunbath, swim, hide, watch TV (Excellent UK feeds) and even turn your hand to some Spanish cooking in the well equipped kitchen.

The location is surreal and the local town of Almunecar perfect. The town itself a real explorers dream with lots of quality restaurants and pubs to satisfy all tastes. LE CHINA TAPAS is memorable and highly recommended.

The "Ex Pat" community in Almunecar is small and this adds to the real Spanish feel and ultimate romance of the holiday.

Almunecar watersports are available day and night and the queues none existent if you choose to partake during Spanish siesta times!

You will need to consider a car to visit as this villa really is at the top of the mountains. But like everything in life worth seeing the path is never totally easy. The local taxi services into town are great and the English advertised numbers make booking easy. The taxi drivers take great delight trying to explain their home town in a typical Spanish way.

My family and I would like to thank Ana for the experience.


Mick & Miranda Colley x

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind words. You are wonderful guests and I am so happy you enjoyed El Nido and Almuñecar!!! All the things you describe is what attracted us to this area and even after 14 years of owning El Nido, we are still as enamoured with it as we ever were. I will be delighted to have you back in El Nido any time. Have a wonderful rest of the summer. All the best to you all, Ana
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El nido incroyable!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Almunecar et el nido sont magnifiques. L'emplacement et la vue sont exceptionnelles. Ana nous a laissé des indications et commentaires pour nous faire profiter à fond de la région. La piscine était définitivement un plus. Nous aurions pris plus de jour encore. Merci

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Please ask for details. There are many activities that can be undertaken in the area.


Almunecar has many beaches. The closest beach to the house is 900 meters away (only 300 meters as the crow flies!) and you could either walk to it or drive to it. There are some naturist beaches near Almunecar but you will need to drive to them as they are somewhat hidden away. The water is crystal clear throughout the year and most people consider sea swimming season to run from April/May until late September/October. There is scuba diving, paragliding, surfing, etc available at various points.


Renting a car is advised although Almunecar can easily be reached by public transport from Malaga. There are buses every hour from Malaga to Almuecar in the summer and every 2 hours in the winter. The Malaga and the Granada Airports are both 1 hour (easy drive all on a dual carriage way) away from the house. Almeria's Airport is 1 and a half hour away on a good National road but it is not dual carriage way all the way.


Almunecar Town centre is about a mile from the house. There are many white villages near Almunecar and there are also the Alpujarras which are as near as 35km from the house. The mountains above Almunecar (easy to access by car) offer unlimited walking/hiking/mountain biking. There are picturesque rivers (one can swim in them) in breathtaking countryside.

Further Details:

Almunecar has 4 major supermarkets and countless good restaurants, tapas bars, wine bars and a couple of night clubs. For the children there is an Aqua Park (Aqua Tropic) just 1.5 kilometers away from the house.

La Herradura beach has a scuba dive centre, a windsurfing school and hire centre, kite surfing, etc. "La Marina del Este", the local sports marina offers a yatch chartering service and there is also a speed boat hire centre in "Velilla" just minutes away from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almuñécar, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sunny Christmas
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Sun
7 Jan 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Mar 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.78

Booking Notes:
Please contact me for further details. Payment can be in £ or in €. I take a 10% deposit on booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday although I will normally be able to offer some flexibility on this. Arrival is normally after 4pm and departure is before 10am. Again, I may be able to offer some flexibility. Please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and Euros. Prices shown are inclusive of everything. Please use the A/C responsibly.
Please ask for prices for renting only the upper floor or the lower floor of the Villa. Will consider reduced rent as Sleeps 2/4.
There is a refundable deposit of £250/€300 payable prior to arrival and returned within 48 hours of departure (normally 24 hours).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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