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Old Farmhouse Amongst The Peaceful Olive Groves Of Los Romanes-Above Ground Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Los Romanes, Lake Vinuela, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Quiet Location, 4-5 Min stroll Into Typical Spanish Village With Shops, Bars & Fantastic Restaurants

Welcome to the real Spain. (We are fully registered with the Consejeria de Turismo Y Deporte.) There are still some bargain last minute flights to be had so why not come and see us, this Autumn, Winter or Spring. We welcome guests ANY day of the week, for 2 nights or more, and NOT limited Saturday to Saturday!! Our 160 year old Farmhouse, with 1 double en-suite bedroom & one twin/double en-suite, overlooking olive groves. Plunge Pool (4.6m x 1m) great for cooling off. (For more serious swimmers, or pool games, there is the village pool, a 5 minute walk away, or Vinuela Hotel pool, both have baby pools, and entrance is approx 3 euros to 4 euros per person. We provide secure off street parking area for one hire car. We have lemon, plum & olive trees, on our 800 sqm land. Mountain views. We are situated at the edge of a Spanish village, a 4/5 minute walk into the centre, where you will find two small supermarkets, a typical Spanish bar in the centre with spectacular views of the Lake, a bar/restaurant at the other end of the village (approx 15 mins walk away from the farmhouse). A boutique hotel,in between the two bars, where they do fabulous food, snacks with a stunning view. There is also lovely Indian restaurant, with a fantastic vista, about a 8 minute drive from the farmhouse. There are two restaurants overlooking the lake approximately 8 minutes by car away on the main road, below the village. There is no shortage of places to eat locally. The area is criss-crossed with many tracks-ideal for walking, biking, sight-seeing & exploring this very special part of Axarquia, which is known as the Real Spain. Beaches are 25 Minutes away in Torre Del Mar, and there are many other beaches a little further away. Something for everyone, and there is nearly always a fiesta or celebration going on somewhere locally.

This is just one of our latest FIVE STAR Reviews...

Peace, Tranquility, Delightful

Left on Aug 16, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016

My wife and two children (17 and 11) spent a fantastic two weeks in the peace and tranquility of Tesorillo. Normal life in the UK is hectic / busy / frenetic etc etc etc... so these two weeks were just what the doctor ordered. We booked because of the Trip Advisor comments below and were not disappointed. We loved the peace, the place and the people. Carol and Gordon made excellent hosts and it was lovely to get to know them.

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Carol Hanselman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Carol Hanselman

Hola, We are Gordon & Carol. We have lived in Spain for 11 years & are Spanish residents. We spend much of our time enjoying the laid-back life here as we live on-site. We are at the edge of a Spanish village and surrounded by olive groves. We have the goat herd passing by the front door on some days, which is a sight (if not smell) to behold! Fantastic walking (Spring/Autumn/Winter-far too hot in Summer!). In 20 mins by car you can exchange mountain/olive grove views for the beach! Best of both worlds. Our landscaped garden includes a PLUNGE pool and sunbathing area. Perfect location for relaxation/peace & quiet to recharge your batteries, and, of course, to enjoy a lovely cool refreshing drink! A happy, enjoyable, memorable, relaxing holiday, could be on the cards for you-and that is our main aim! Come & enjoy what we have to offer! We'd love to welcome you soon. If you need recommendations regarding flights/car hire/etc please email, and we will do our best to help.

Carol Hanselman purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Carol Hanselman chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We brought the farmhouse, which is 160 years old, and featured on 'A Place in the Sun' no less, as we love its peaceful location, & its closeness to the village. We are on the outskirts of the village, but only a four minute walk to the centre. We have the Goatherd & his goats pass our house. The locals walk past, with a cheery word to everyone, they are very friendly and appreciate you trying to speak to them, they will soon put you right (in a nice way) should you get something slightly wrong. Pepe's bar, The Shack, El Charco Restaurant, the local shops, and the new boutique hotel are great places to practice your Spanish! The views of the lake are amazing. There is a bar/restaurant a 10 minute walk away, an Indian restaurant a short drive away. There are two further restaurants on the main road. The two supermarkets in the village provide most day to day needs.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are very easy to find, only 50 mtrs along a good track. We will collect you from a local restaurant about (5 mins by car) & escort you to the farmhouse. We live on-site, so if there are any problems whatsoever, we are on hand to sort them out as quickly as possible. We have an above ground PLUNGE pool for visitor use from end April to end of October, weather permitting. By the pool, and also your terrace, there's room for a kiddies paddling pool. Hotel Vinuela also have a fantastic pool for 3 or 4 euros ish p/p. There is also a large pool in the village 4 min walk, again about 3 or 4 euros to get in. Usually open for the Summer months only. The nearest beach, Torre del Mar, is 20 minute easy drive away. There are numerous other beaches & places of interest to visit with Gibraltar only 2 1/2hrs. Granada & the Alambra Palace & gardens 2 hrs away - if you intend on going, it needs to be booked ONLINE-Seville and Ronda are also just over 2 hours or so away....Beautiful Moorish cities, with lots to do and explore! El Chorro is an amazing rock formation where there is a visitor centre, and walks around the area. The Caminito Del Rey, is a walk along the side of a mountain, tickets again, need to be booked through their website, and sell out very fast. If you want details, please ask.

The area is known for walking/hiking, bird-watching, cycling, water sports, & most other things, such as boat rides, horse riding etc can be arranged locally.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Left on Jun 8, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We have visited Tesorillo 3 times now and each time we have found Carol and Gordon so welcoming, friendly and helpful. It is definitely a real home from home. A very comfortable place to stay and relax but also close enough to the coast if you enjoy days at the beach. We always have a lovely time and will definitely return again.
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Viñuela in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Wet Room
    Shower room 2 - Wet Room
  • Fully tiled, en-suite wet/shower room in both bedrooms with WC and wash hand basin in each. Hand and bath towels are provided for your use. No steps into shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , or two singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) MAXIMUM Notes on bedrooms: Both comfortable, spacious bedrooms with ensuites, 1 double & 1 King, (King can be swapped for twin beds please request this when confirming booking). Fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, ceiling fans and wall heaters.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: From end April to October, weather permitting, our above ground plunge pool for visitor use (4.6m x 1m), up some steps into the garden area. There are sunbeds with cushions,for your use, table & chairs for pool dining are available. Cot, highchair, baby bath & paddling pool available at extra cost, (as these are hired as required from a reputable local source). There are fans in both bedrooms and heating is available for a winter let. If you require the use of a washing machine we are very happy for you to use ours (see below for charges). We provide FREE WIFI. There are SOME UK TV progs, CD player & CD's, a DVD player & a small selection of DVD's. The bookcase is overflowing with light reading. There are numerous maps & a large information file about the area and places to visit whilst here. This is the real Spain, & we would love you to experience it. If you need any information or help with anything whilst here, we will do our best to assist you. We want you to have a fantastic time Outside: Plunge pool (4.6 x 1m) at the top of the garden, for visitor use, end of April -October, (weather dependent) with pagoda for shade, sunbeds, table & chairs. A terraced area for your use, for alfresco dining, with a table and chairs. This terrace gets the sun from about midday until the sun goes down, although there is shade from the Lemon and Plum trees, & a parasol. Please help yourselves to any fruit in season. If you would like to borrow our small BBQ, please ask. You will be required to provide the coals & CLEAN the BBQ after use. (Bear in mind you are in olive groves and the trees are VERY flamable - please ask before you light it as there are laws about BBQs). You are very welcome to use the garden area. There is space on the terrace for a small paddling pool for the children. If you would like us to purchase one for you please let us know before your arrival, as these are brought specifically when requested. There is parking for one car on the gated, locked, driveway. Utility Room: Airer, iron & ironing board. Owners washing machine is available for use if necessary. Just ask! (4 euros per load if you supply washing liquid 5 euros per load if we supply washing liquid). Linen & shower towels provided. if your stay is more than 7 nights, clean linen and towels will be provided for you to change. Swimming/Beach towels can be hired at 5 euros each per week. (why not save space in your luggage for more important things!!)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


it was a great stay. Beautiful place and friendly

  • 4 of 5

super place!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marieke, many thanks for your review, we are so pleased your mother and yourself enjoyed your time with us. we hope to see you again soon with the rest of your family. Regards Carol and Gordon
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

This property was a real gem. It was equipped with more than I had expected. The location was wonderful and the owners very friendly and helpful. Of particular note were the exacting instructions to the property from Malaga. Super holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ruth, Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here in Los Romanes. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Regards Carol and Gordon
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Los Romanes Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We can happily recommend this apartment. It was very clean , comfortable and well-equipped. We even had our own sun terrace with lemon tree and idyllic views across the valley.

Owners, Gordon and Carol were so helpful and when we mentioned that we were looking to buy somewhere in Spain, gave us some excellent practical advice.

There was a useful folder with local points of interest and numerous guide books to help plan trips.

The apartment is in an excellent location and within easy walking distance of a couple of local shops and good restaurant and bars. A good location to explore the local towns and villages.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

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  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both Gordon and I enjoyed meeting you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us in Los Romanes, and hope that you have taken a little slice of our paradise back with you. Please recommend us to friends and family. You know where we are for your next house hunting visit. Hope to see you both again very soon. Carol and Gordon
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Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 10 nights whilst on a house hunting trip. The owners Carol and Gordon were very helpful and gave us lots of advice and suggestions. Carol contacted us before we arrived to arrange to get us some groceries which was very considerate. The accommodation is well positioned in the village and is within easy walking distance to a couple of bars, a restaurant and 2 small grocery shops. As it was February it was too cold to use the pool and garden but I would imagine in the hot summer months these facilities would be more than welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear A, M, and B, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and that you managed to get free tickets to Caminto Del Rey.... also that it was carnival time, so you could experience that too. We hope to be able to welcome you all back again very soon, once 'decisions have been made'. Assuring you of our best attention at all times. Carol and Gordon
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Fabulous Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

In our opinion the accommodation is located in a perfect tranquil spot with magnificient mountain views from the patio and raised garden. It's situated on the edge of the village allowing for an easy stroll to the local bars and restaurants. It's clean and comfortable with absolutely everything you need. Carol and Gordon are perfect hosts. They go the extra mile to make your stay special, and communication prior to our visit was 100%. Can't think of a better place to spend a relaxing Christmas break and escape the frantic Great British Christmas rush.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for giving us 5 stars.... much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Carol and Gordon.
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A perfect haven

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another lovely week staying at Tesorillo, Los Romanes. As ever we received the warmest of welcomes from Carol and Gordon, this being our fourth visit to Tesorillo it now feels like home from home. The apartment. as always was spotless and fresh with everything on hand. Los Romanes has it all, lovely walks, a very good restaurant, peace and quiet , the scenery is breathtaking. Carol & Gordon are around should you need anything, nothing is too much trouble for them, perfect hosts. The apartment is only a stroll to the village, we love the place and cannot wait to go back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Both, thanks for such a lovely review. We do appreciate it and cant wait to see you both again soon..... Regards Gordon and Carol
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to a UK bank is required to secure your booking.
The balance (75%) is required 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
£100 per week is required upon arrival/or with balance payment, for a damage deposit, which will be returned to you SEVEN DAYS after your departure, by bank transfer provided there are no breakages. Payment by bank transfer preferable.

Changeover Day:
Flexible arrival day. Stay from as little as 2 nights. We can accommodate you however long you would like to stay. Longer winter lets are available at lower prices-please enquire if interested. Arrival & departure times are flexible (wherever possible).

Notes on prices:
Why not treat yourselves to a relaxing Christmas, away from the hubbub of your home country....at a fraction of the price of a UK hotel!! Spain is a wonderful place for a winter sunshine holiday. Christmas and New Year tend to be very pleasant, with temperatures of 15 degrees plus, what better than a stroll on the beach after Christmas Dinner - and there are plenty of restaurants that are open, as Christmas EVE is the important date here - don't be disappointed, book soon!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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