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Villa with Private Pool and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Almachar countryside, Malaga, Costa del Sol - Beautiful Peaceful Location in Mountains

Casa Katrina is a beautiful, extremely well-built and equipped 3 bedroom villa set in the tranquil and unspoiled mountains of Almachar. The spacious accommodation is open-plan and ideal for large families or perhaps just a couple who wish to laze around and just take in the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. We have recently added air-conditioning to the main living area for your extra comfort! The house was built in 2006 and comprises one floor affording quick and easy access to all areas. It has a large private pool (8m x 4m) and lots of patio space – perfect for sunbathing and outdoor dining. There are 2 double and one twin bedrooms, a large, modern, well-equipped kitchen and living room, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and a utility/laundry room. The villa provides comfortable bedroom accommodation for a maximum of 6 people. A car is essential as the villa is is situated on a non-tarmac track off the main road. Our friendly English family look after the house. Airport pickups available.

Anne Harding
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Anne Harding

I live in Colchester near my family and where I work. We spend most of our holidays in Spain, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country and its culture.

We love Almachar because of the wonderful weather and fantastic views and lifestyle. There are some beautiful beaches just 12 minutes drive away (Rincon de la Victoria, Torre de Benagalbon and Torre del Mar (bit further)). There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Malaga airport approx 40 minutes drive away. The villa is in such a peaceful location and affords privacy and relaxation. When you have had enough sun and swimming, there is a modern air-conditioned shopping centre just 20 minutes away with a wide variety of shops and Almachar village with it's 12 or so bars and restaurants is just 7kms away

Anne Harding purchased this villa in 2006

Why Anne Harding chose Almáchar

We purchased the villa as it suited our needs totally. There are wonderful views of the mountains everywhere and when you have had enough of sunbathing and swimming, there is an abundance of towns and villages (Nerja, Marbella, Mijas etc) to visit within a relatively short driving distance

What makes this villa unique

The 2 km track that leads to the property was upgraded to concrete by the council, 2 years ago. This has much improved access to both the villa and a local beach.

The property is maintained by my brother-in-law Steve Harding, who lives only 4 Kms away. He is usually available via the phone and email and responds rapidly for issues / queries / advice regarding either the villa or surrounding area (market days / fiestas / shopping centres etc).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almáchar in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Beside the pool, there is a shower for guests convenience
  • En-suite to master bedroom with shower and WC. Family bathroom with bath/shower, WC and bidet. Outside shower beside the pool, for guest to use before and after swimming
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning fitted in 2008 to the main living area. The house is all on one level (bungalow) with a small step to enter. Outside: Private swimming pool 8 x 4m. Children & non-swimmers must be accompanied as pool is quite deep. Outside furniture (chairs/sun loungers, parasol, shower). Utility Room: Washing machine, large fridge/freezer and work tops and gas boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, with spares available.


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Villa with Private Pool and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Gorgeous villa, Beautiful surroundings & restful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time here and would defo visit again! We love the tranquil setting of this holiday villa. Myself and the family has had the most relaxing but fun time here, spending most of it in the pool. HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyway who wants family time away xx

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2 weeks of peace

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a most relaxing 2week holiday from Casa Katrina, everything that we had been looking for in a holiday no hussle and bussle from a busy tourist town just the 4 of us and a villa and pool in the mountains. If you are looking not do do much on holiday except relax then this villa and surroundings are the perfect place to be. We will be recommending this villa to our friends and hopefully be able to come back and stay again. Steve who runs the villa was so helpful always at the end of an email if needed for anything and to give advice on places to go which when you are in a strange country is just what you need.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My ultimate chill-out

  • 5 of 5

I have taken many villa holidays across Europe over the years.

This was my third holiday at Casa Katrina having also visited the previous two years.

This villa ticks the boxes for me for the following reasons:

Under an hour away from Malaga airport

Spacious and comfortable accommodation

Rural location high up in the hills

Very peaceful and off the beaten track - perfect to unwind and chill out

Great pool

Spectacular panoramic views

This is also an excellent base to explore the region - although it is so pleasant we didn't venture far.

I do think that this is a special property and location - so stock up on some good books, tasty food and sun lotion and you won't go far wrong.

I hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Posada Del Bandolero
Good food and reasonable prices. Typical Spanish restaurant
Las Yucas
Great place to have breakfast or lunch and to people watch. We go there often.
Restaurante Carmen
Good place for snacking and people watching. Also great for spending the day on the beach as...
El Fogon Del Pibe
The Menu del Dia, at lunch time is a great option for the steak.
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Moclinejo or Almachar (by car)
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Añoreta Golf
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Rincon de la Victoria
Nearest Ski
166 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Rincon de la Victoria or Torre de Benagalbon
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The location is ideal for walkers, cyclists (area used for team training for the Tour de France and Tour of Spain), artists or photographers. It abounds with wildlife and beautiful views of the Sierra Tejeda mountains including Mount Maroma.

There are numerous signposted walking routes within the Almachar area


Beach is approx 25 mins drive (Torre del Mar). Very safe and sandy beach with lots of bars and restaurants nearby.


Malaga airport is approx 40 mins drive. Car hire is essential as the villa is quite remote and situated 2km along an untarmac'd track.


Main town of Almachar is 12 mins drive from villa.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Booking online or via phone. 20% deposit required, balance payable 8 weeks prior to rental. Returnable deposit of £150 to cover breakage, loss of keys, damage.

Changeover Day: Entrance to villa at 17:00 hrs on day of arrival. Exit villa by 11:00 on day of departure.
Please contact owner to discuss special arrangements

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts available for long lets (minimum 1 month).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.