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Villa with Large Pool and Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Competa, Costa del Sol Inland, Spain - Quiet Location on Fringe of White-Washed Village and Bordering on Natural Park

The villa is the third of 10 townhouses on a quiet urbanisation on the edge of Cómpeta, a delightful white-washed mountain village in the Axarquia. Lounge/dining room and kitchen on the upper level, with views over the pool through the hills to the coast and on clear days, views across the Mediterranean to the Moroccan coast. 3 bedrooms on lower floor, with access to private garden and gate to communal garden and very large pool.Private garden contains bougainvillea, lemon tree and pots with geranium etc, giving lots of colour most of the year. Also 6 sunbeds.

Tarmacked road to house with private parking area adjacent to kitchen. Natural park is immediately opposite the access road, giving views of olive trees and path into hills, where there are extensive opportunities for walking.

Cómpeta is a delightful mountain village, with facilities for, but not spoiled by tourism. In particular, there are good-quality, authentic Spanish restaurants, an attractive main square and an indoor swimming pool. There are several other mountain villages within easy access, giving opportunities for more walks or day trips.

The villa provides an ideal base for relaxing family holidays, as well as walking or just exploring unspoiled areas of inland Spain. It is well equipped with a full range of cooking facilities in the kitchen, including hob, oven, microwave and coffee machine. In the lounge there is a wide-screen TV IPTV HD receiver, giving access to over 30 channels, including the usual Freeview channels and some Sky channels.. There are also DVD player/video recorder, Klpisch ipod/iphone docking station and W-Fi broadband internet access.

Golf and walking: The nearest golf courses are at Torre Del Mar and Rincon de Victoria. There are a large number of high quality golf courses within easy reach near Málaga.

There are many pleasant walks can be undertaken from the villa. The Natural Park is literally on the doorstep, with many spectacular walks in the mountains and valleys. There are numerous tracks along which to make up your own walks or to follow more structured walks from the leaflets and books kept at the villa. Walking can be hard work in the midsummer heat, but is enjoyable at all other times of year.

As well as Cómpeta, other smaller whitewashed villages are close by, including Canillas de Albaida, Arches and Corumbela. A reasonable road leads higher up into the foothills of the highest local mountain, Maroma, which provides the main breath-taking view from the villa.

Changeover day: Preferably Saturday (but can be any day by discussion). Adequate time is required to clean the villa and do any washing and ironing before new guests arrive.Entry is therefore at 4pm and the house should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. Every effort will be made to accommodate different arrival/departure times, but will be dependent on other bookings.

Pool: There is a large pool, use of which is restricted to those staying at the 10 town houses and so it is never busy as it is uncommon to find more than 3 of the houses occupied at any one time. (Currently none are lived in permanently)

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Willey and Joyce Nevison
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Richard Willey and Joyce Nevison

We have a villa in Spain and an apartment in Portugal that give good access to 2 enjoyable but different cultures, as well as different surroundings, one being in a mountain village, the other close to the coast.

Richard Willey and Joyce Nevison purchased this villa in 2009

Why Richard Willey and Joyce Nevison chose Cómpeta

We first bought a villa 3km from Competain 1999 and although enjoyed that very much, we sold it so that we could get something closer to the village. However, we live in the country in the UK, on the edge of a small village and did not want to be right in the centre of any town or village, so the new villa is ideal for that purpose. Since fully completing the purchase of the house in Feb 2010, we have made improvements, with installation of 2 air-conditioning units and new lounge and main bedroom furniture, bathroom improvements, a new oven and hob and wood- burning stove. Entertainment facilities have also been upgraded with the addition of a widescreen TV, video-recorder and Klipisch docking station. There is also WI-Fi internet access which can be used to access BBC i-Player etc.

What makes this villa unique

We prefer the location of our new house for several reasons:

It avoids the problems of rural tracks, having a properly made up road right to the property, with street lighting, yet is right on the edge of the village with immediate access to the Natural park and attractive walking areas.

Its proximity to the village is a great attraction, the centre being only a few minutes' walk from the centre (though with a good steep climb back!)

The communal pool allows us to have a much larger area for swimming and relaxing than the previous private one. But since the pool is shared by only 10 houses, none of which is lived in full-time, it is often very quiet and it is unusual to find more than 3 houses occupied at any one time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The accommodation is fantastic, we were very impressed, we wanted for nothing, lovely furnishings, very comfortable large bed! The views from the upstairs balcony are absolutely breathtaking, we really didn't realise just how beautiful the whole experience would be. Competa is stunning and just what we like, we were lucky enough to be there for the Nocho del Vino.

Once again a very big thank you and we hope to get in touch with you at some stage to book the accommodation for possibly a different time of year as we love walking.

We had a fabulous 2 weeks at this beautiful villa. Beautiful walks in the area - a walking pole is useful if you're not a spring chicken as parts are a bit steep.

Sarah, the boys and I have had a great week in Competa and would like to come back at some time in the future to do some more walking. Next time we will pick a month when the temperature is lower and try to get a second house nearby for another family with which we often holiday
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cómpeta in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 , Upstairs
  • The main bathroom has bath/shower over, wash hand basin, wc. The second bathroom has shower, wash hand basin, wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air-conditioning. View of garden, hills and coast.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Access to garden. Views of garden, hills and coast.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size double bed, large fitted wardrobes and air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and door to terrace and private garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning has been installed to provide effective heating or cooling in the sitting room/dining areas and the main bedroom. A more efficient sealed wood- burning stove has also been installed for extra winter warmth. Improvements have also been made to the kitchen with new hob, oven and extra electric points. A dishwasher was added in 2014. Outside: The villa has its own private garden with 6 sunbeds, chairs and covered terrace. The garden gives access to the large communal pool with spacious surrounding terrace and gardens. There is an individual parking space at the entrance for the villa as well as adjacent extra parking. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasherand gas boiler for hot water, storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and indoor towels provided, but please bring your own beach/pool towels. Other: Balcony off sitting room/dining room, with table and room for 4 chairs.


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Villa with Large Pool and Stunning Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic villa with large pool and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a brilliant fortnight at Numero 6.

This is a fantastic villa on the outskirts of one of the prettiest and friendliest villages in the region. (the photos don't do it justice - it's even better in the flesh) The 11 metre pool is a great asset to the house and ace for swimming, playing in, or just cooling off.

We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evening with a BBQ and watching the incredible sunsets.

Richard's communications were swift and seamless all the way through the booking process, and the house information and arrival procedure details were spot on.

The house was spotlessly clean and in excellent order. We never met Pedro, but he evidently does a great job looking after the place.

There are many excellent restaurants in Competa, most with great views, beautiful authentic tasty Spanish food, and at reasonable prices.

For those looking for a base to go hiking or mountain biking, this place is perfect, straight out the front door into the Natural Park. I took a mountain bike and found miles upon miles of superb trails.

We loved the house and Competa, and will certainly return :-)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Muy tranquilo, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this town house, it was very clean and had everything you needed. The views were fantastic, the few neighbours we had were quiet and considerate, we didn't use the pool but there would have been plenty of opportunity to have it to ourselves. We don't have a car when we're away so the walk into town each day (sometimes twice) was a bit of a slog, especially as we'd already done a lot of walking, but this is a personal preference and I'm sure most people staying in a house like this would have transport - and there is a parking space if you do which is also a bonus. Richard and Joyce were very helpful and made the whole process go extremely smoothly from start to finish, which means we were able to relax as soon as we arrived. The town itself is charming and has kept its Spanish character, everyone we encountered in the restaurants and shops was very friendly and welcoming and the food was in the main lovely. There are plenty of holiday makers, of all nationalities, yet it doesn't have a 'touristy feel' to it. in short, we would thoroughly recommend both this property and Competa itself.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, fab views.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely townhouse villa, on outskirts of Competa, which is a lovely whitewashed village. Stunning views, over Competa, mountains and a sea view, nice and quiet location, but within easy reach of Competa for any essentials you may need.Villa very clean, well equipped and maintained, although in the garden bedroom, there was a drawer front missing from the chest of drawers and the bedside lampshade had seen better days. Just mentioning these items for first impressions reasons, however, they did not cause us any problems. Personally we love to BBQ, and the small portable one provided we felt, was too small for 5 people, although we did use it. Maybe a larger one or even a gas one could be added? The bedrooms are downstairs, accessed via marble spiral stairs, which was a lovely feature, a good workout for the legs! Being downstairs makes them very cool on the whole. Air con rarely needed at night during our stay, which was end of Aug and beginning of Sept. Wifi invaluable with teenagers in tow! Communal pool a lovely size, much bigger than those villas with private pools. Only 3 other villas occupied on and off throughout our 13 night stay, so pretty much had it to ourselves. Takes about 30 minutes to get to the coast of Torrox Costa, down the mountain road. Good selection of restaurants, bars and some water sports available. Nerja and nearby Burriana beach lovey to visit. My family enjoyed Parasailing on the beach, followed by a lovely meal. Competa itself has some lovely restaurants and bars, our favourite being El Pilon. We have been coming to this area of Spain for a few years and love it. Booking process very easy and great communications with Richard and Joyce throughout. We would recommend this villa, as a really relaxing, well equipped home from home villa in a fab location, and would like to hopefully, return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a helpful review. The 2 problems with the garden bedroom were not present when we were last at the villa in May, but will be rectified when we are there next week. It is particularly helpful if such problems are pointed out to ourselves or to Pedro, so that prompt action can be undertaken.
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Great villa in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This very comfortable villa is well equipped for a relaxing stay in the beautiful Axarquia region, set high on a hillside overlooking Competa and with spectacular views down to the coast. The village of Competa is within walking distance and has a wide range of shops and restaurants, everything you need close at hand.

The small complex is peaceful and well maintained and the large pool is perfect for cooling off in the summer heat.

Competa is well placed for visiting local villages and for travelling further afield to discover the cities and towns of Andalucia such as Granada and Córdoba.

Richard and Joyce, the owners, are very helpful, the booking process runs very smoothly and the local manager, Pedro, responds quickly and efficiently if there are any problems during your stay in Competa.

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at the villa and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive house with a splendid view

  • 4 of 5

The house is located in an attractive residential area on top of Competa with a fantastic view over Compata, down the valley and out over the Mediterranean Sea.

The house is well designed and well maintained - both the interior and the surroundings. The owners instructions to use the house were complete and easy to follow and there were an efficient local support to assist you if issues poped up.

Competa is a very charming "white town" some 14 km up from the coast and with only a few hundred meters to the National Park which offers very enjoyable trekking on well marked trails. Competa is very lively with a mixture of local and foreign people.

The restaurants offers very good food to very reasonable prices.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful villa with panoramic views of Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a wonderful week at Villa 6, with spectacular, panoramic views of Andalucia. the villa was impeccably clean and ij excellent order, spacious, well appointed, and with a balcony terrace, use of a gorgeous pool beneath trees and our own private garden. We could harley have asked for more!

We found the hilltop. 'white' village of Competa absolutely fascinating, with 3 lovely bars to choose from in the town square next to the striking Church of Asencion which has a beautiful interior, plenty of enjoyable restaurants (some with amazing views) and the steep, winding lanes we became increasingly adept at climbing. Everywhere is easily drivable of course with a car park conveniently located at the bottom of the town.

A wonderful retreat, which we would wholeheartedly recommend, and hoe to revisit ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bar David
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Cortico Paco
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Caleta de Velez
Car: recommended


Large beach at Torre del Mar (19km) A very extensive sandy bay, stretching for several kilometres and encompassing coastal towns of Torre del Mar and La Caleta which has an attractive marina.


Malaga Airport 70km. Malaga rail station 55km. Car hire is strongly recommended and we can organise this with the local firm we always use if required. They will arrange for cars to be picked up and left at the airport, or more locally if preferred.


Competa - less than 1km to centre. Canillas de Albaida 3km. Several other small mountain villages within 10km. Torre del Mar 19km. Nerja 25km. Malaga 55km.

Further Details:

The villa is situated right on the edge of Competa, with direct access on the opposite side of the road to the Natural Park. There are many walks directly from the house into the surrounding hills and Natural Park, as well as walks to neighbouring villages.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cómpeta, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings can be made by telephone or email and will be held for a week. To secure your booking, a non-returnable deposit of 20% of the total cost should be received by that time. The remainder should be paid in full no later than six weeks prior to occupation of the villa. At that stage, we will send directions to the villa. A security deposit of £100 is required and will be refunded or the payment cheque destroyed after safe return of the house keys and inspection of property.

Changeover Day:
Saturday but other days are possible. Adequate time is required to clean the house, so the premises should be vacated by 10am. Entry is not before 4pm, but every effort will be made to accommodate different arrival/departure times where bookings permit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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