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Rustic Style Farmhouse in a rare Tropical Gardens with Sea Views & Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Rustic farmhouse in the hills above Ladera del Mar, near Nerja, Spain - The Most Tranquil Natural Environment

Our rustic- style farmhouse sits with grace & majesty in an elevated south facing position, gazing out over a tropical garden with the sea lapping against the shore beyond. Some 45 minutes from Malaga airport, moments from the beach and minutes from the coastal pueblo of Nerja. (Click on our website link further down this page). The house & gardens have been steadily restored, this is rustic luxury - all bedrooms are large & ensuite, there are multiple sitting areas y hidden patios, the lounge & dining room & farmhouse-style kitchen, all illuminated at night, spring unexpected surprises with their charm and attention to detail. Properties like this are not built, they evolve as the years tick by. No noisy neighbours or concrete high rise here, your views are protected, the house nestles above it's own pine forest - protected space. Despite its magic, above all, this 'finca' is a home in the genuine sense, a calm comfortable feel, wide angle views of the garden, the sea and the Sierra Almijara mountains. A hidden jewel not visible from the main road and known only to a handful of locals, this is natural paradise where the air is clean and the birds sing.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I lead a small team of local people managing these two authentic rustic homes close to the sea. Al Ladino www.alladino.com & El Monte Bajo www.elmontebajo.com These honest & welcoming properties are close to nature & typically such properties are only found deep in the countryside but Al Ladino & El Monte Bajo have something unique, unbroken panoramic sea views. They're close to nature - a world away from over-developed tourist resorts & the clatter of commercialism. Managed by a local team speaking only Spanish, they love looking after Al Ladino & El Monte Bajo and you'll be in no doubt when you step through the main garden gate(s) into secluded spaces full of positive energy & complete peace & privacy. If you've special needs tell us, whether it be 'lunch' prepared for you on the patio, a need for organic food, just ask, we may even grow it ourselves. Bienvenido.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This property blew us away and the children loved it too'



The property is a private paradise and yet we were often in town in a few minutes'



'Having renting several high quality villas, I must say this is the most interesting and well maintained'. I single out the garden lighting for a special award.



'Thank you for the notes and the restaurant recommendations which were all A1, we felt we were already insiders and didn't have a bad meal, but quite honestly we never wanted to leave the villa and the garden.



I saw your website at elmontebajo.com but despite the beautiful photos, it completely understates what we found. Simply remarkable.



It was a pleasure to meet your charming gardener, Joaquin, he has really done you proud with his work on the garden this last 15 years.



'Back for the fourth time Danny, nothing changes in this paradise!'
Nov 2015
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5 Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

This is an idyll

  • 5 of 5

El Monte Bayo is just the most lovely place to stay for an entirely relaxing holiday. If what you're after is a beautiful, carefully furnished and stocked house, full of thought and charm; a stunning location atop the hills overlooking Nerja and the sea; huge tropical gardens with plenty of sun and shade seating and lovely flowers; a delightful pool ('doesn't hurt to get out' was our teens' comment, and true it was), then look no further.

It's not a walk to the beach - you need to drive 5-10 mins - but for this you get the view, the quiet and the feeling of, literally, being away from it all. Danny was fantastically helpful both before and during our stay and all ran entirely smoothly. Do take up the offer of the chef coming to cook for at least one evening - paella cooked for you without having to move was divine and delicious.

The house is so lovely and so full of thoughtful and pretty touches, that you'll never want to leave it. Leaving was the only bad bit in fact.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing holiday in an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

We are now back home in a very grey and miserable North of England - what a contrast! Lindy and I and all our "visitors" were absolutely stunned by El Monte Bajo and it's amazing location. Jose was an absolute delight as were all the team who help to keep the place so beautiful. Thanks, Danny, for your immediate and effective response to the problems caused by an enormous, but impressive storm, namely the loss of Wi-fi. We had a great drive back to the Channel Tunnel, complete with a car full of great memories, photos and Rioja!

A terrific holiday in a terrific place.

Many thanks,

Steve & Lindy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property set in amazing gardens

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned home from a fabulous week at this villa. We were so impressed with both the house and the garden that we found we spent most of our time there rather than venturing out as it was so relaxing. Our daughter loved the pool and spent most of her day in there. Even I, a self confessed pool phobic, found myself in there as it was so lovely to swim in!! Each day we seemed to spot something new and we have to say that the layout, features and attention to detail are second to none. We wished we'd booked for 2 weeks! We hope to return for another holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Blissful family fortnight in a tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

After a long, tiring journey, we opened the gate of El Monte Bajo and immediately stepped into paradise! We have stayed in many excellent Spanish villas over the years but El Monte Bajo stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is a truly beautiful and stylish property located in a stunning tropical garden. The house has a wonderfully authentic feel with each room tastefully furnished. There is normally competition to get the 'best' bedroom when our family arrives but this is not an issue at El Monte as all three bedrooms are furnished to a very high standard with equally high quality en suite bathrooms. Danny, the owner, has painstakingly chosen furniture, fittings and artifacts to work in sympathy with the building. Wherever you look, there is something to delight the eye. The garden is amazing with such a wide variety of flowers, fruits and mature palm trees. To maintain such a fabulous green lawn is a real labour of love. As wildlife enthusiasts, we were delighted to observe a variety of birds (including hoopoe), frogs and red squirrels. The gardens feature a choice of seating and an excellent barbecue. The pool is truly wonderful and helped make this holiday very special. There are gorgeous views over the local mountains and down to the sea. The lighting in the garden is magical and with the frogs in true song makes the evenings something special.

Nerja has a very good range of restaurants and there are excellent local beaches including the outstanding Playa El Canuelo. We had enjoyable times at a few of them but were at our happiest back at the villa. Danny's instructions and directions prior to the holiday were really helpful. We appreciated the photographs that made everything clear. Danny was easy to contact during the holiday and went out of his way to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The website and videos are excellent and provide an accurate picture of El Monte. El Monte is at the top of a hill so it is advisable to have a car. The local taxis are cheap and reliable although not all drivers know how to find the villa. We befriended two of the taxi drivers early in the holiday and used them after that.

We really appreciated the vegetables from the garden provided by the gardener.

Although family holidays can be subject to the odd 'tension', I can honestly say that this was one of the happiest family holidays we have enjoyed. We were genuinely sorry to be leaving and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning villa with breath-taking views!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? Other than this village is an absolute gem!!

Tucked away in the hills of Nerja with views to die for! It really is a very special place to holiday.

Myself, my husband and two other couples stayed in this villa for a week at the end of June and had a very enjoyable stay!

Gardens and pool: The gardens and pool are probably the most brilliant thing about this property. The pool is a good size and there are plenty of places to relax and eat dinner as a family/group. The view over Nerja is stunning and made all the more beautiful when the sun goes down and the garden lights up!

Accomodation: I was lucky enough to stay in the master bedroom, and although all 3 rooms really are lovely, the master is slightly bigger and has a bigger bathroom, the views from the bath are quite exceptional! The living room is big and cozey and offered some occassional respite from the beating sun!

Location: A car is ideal as it is a way up a very steep hill but what we would do in the evenings (because no one wanted to be designated driver) was to walk down to El Avalon Hotel/Restaurant (about 12 mins downhill) and order a taxi from the restaurant, I also recommend eating there. The food was great and the staff were very friendly!

All in all we had an absolutely wonderful time and would definitely recommend the villa! Danny the owner is also very helpful and friendly which is a bonus! Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We wanted to be in a natural environment without fear of tourist overdevelopment but at the same time not isolated from Spanish life, with restaurants, shops, sports & health services a short distance away. The property is unique - a little treasure providing privacy in a stunning environment close to nature but also just 2 minutes from the beach and only minutes from Nerja, with its old moorish streets, and tens of bars, restaurants and Spanish life. Our Spanish maintenance team have been with us years and long may it continue...

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Walking, painting surfing & spanish language learning all available close by.

Coast/Beach:

3 minutes by car and 15 minutes walk to the beach.

Travel:

45 minutes from Malaga airport, 1 hour and 15 mins from Granada airport and some 2 hours from Almeria airport.

Distances:

Nerja 5 minutes, Malaga 40 minutes, Granada 1 hour and 15 minutes and Seville & Cordoba - both under 2 hours.

Further Details:

See our website elmontebajo.com 'El Monte Bajo Nerja' for more photos & videos www.elmontebajo.com Click on the link further down this page on the right where it says 'Owners website - click here'.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 17
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 18
21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Rate
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 7
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Rate
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 9
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 11
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1
for 7 nights
£1
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Arrangements handled efficiently via email, you'll receive a booking form to complete and bank details for payment.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We will consider longer lets during the months from October until March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The pleasure of discovering such a unique property

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities. In total, there are 3 showers, one bath & four w/cs.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+ (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three spacious double sized bedrooms providing accomodation for six adults. * Three large bedrooms, recently-refurbished, all with ensuite facilities

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Cots and highchairs can be supplied on request. Outside: Breathtaking unique tropical gardens, heartstopping panoramic views and private pool. No known comparables. Utility Room: A large washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towels and linen are provided, please bring your towels for swimming & the beach.

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