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Casa Almendros, Traditional Andalucian Style House with Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Villa near Sedella, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Beautiful Secluded Location in Countryside, with Mountain and Sea Views

Casa Almendros is situated between the white villages of Sedella and Salares, overlooked by the majestic mountain of Maroma, part of the Sierra Tejeda range, which forms a magnificent backdrop. The house is built in the style of a traditional Spanish finca, surrounded by olive and almond trees and is tucked into the hillside overlooking a beautiful valley with views to the sea. The high standard of the accommodation, the peace and tranquillity, the delightful bird-song and the beautiful sunsets are the most frequent remarks made by visitors. This is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday, spending days exploring the area or just lazing by the pool. For the more energetic this is a wonderful country for walking at all levels, all through sensational landscapes. Maps and guides are available. The village of Sedella with two small grocery shops is a 20 minute walk away and Salares (with a small supermarket) is a 5 minute drive. Both are unspoilt Spanish villages and have a choice of bars and restaurants .

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Retired teachers, travelling between England and Spain.

Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

We would like to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay, the house is fantastic and more like a home than any of the holiday lets we have stayed in previously. The kitchen is superb with almost every cooking aid available. AJ

We came here in need of a relaxing holiday and we found exactly what we have been looking for, calm and tranquility. We did little apart from resting by the pool and it was great. Your villa is lovely and a pleasant place for a quiet holiday. We loved the view from the terrace and watching the stars at night. LS. We have had a fantastic holiday in your beautiful house. We all felt completely at home. The weather has been glorious and we used the pool a lot. We have admired the stars from the pool. The peace and tranquility is what we all needed. We have so many holiday highlights and wonderful memories to take back home. The fiestas were amazing, the girls loved the foam party and the horses collecting flags. The fireworks at the end were breathtaking. MW
Jun 2010
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

kent,england
5

Better than perfect-a home, not a business

  • 5 of 5

From our first visit in 2013 we remembered Casa Almendros as being superb. We were wrong-it is much much better than that. Perfect location and an incredibly well designed and furnished villa.

No need to say 'we will return'!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Keith & Roma , Many thanks for your lovely comments , we are so pleased that the house lived up to expectations once more ! We will look forward to welcoming you back again in the future . Kind regards Caroline
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We booked Casa Almendros for three weeeks to celebrate 20 years married and retiring from work, it was perfect. Very well maintained and everything you need from sat tv, wi-fi to a wonderful pool also a new bbq. If you want peace and quiet then this place you would love. Sedella 20mins walk takes you to a very laid back village with a few bars and restaurant. Caroline and Malcolm (pool man) are always there if any problems but not intrusive. lovely place lovely people.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly stunning setting, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely. Set in quite countryside with a very private pool you have a perfect setting for a peaceful, battery recharging break. The road up the mountain is not too scary, but as with all roads you just have to take it steady. The villa is well equipped, the kitchen well set out and the living spaces plenty large enough for 4, let alone just us two. The outside space is well set out, with table & chairs, sofas under cover and sun loungers - so maximum choice on where to chill. Make sure you stock up on supplies on the way in, then you can choose whether to take the short trip out to the nearest town, go that little further to the coast, or just hide in the villa with good food and good drink. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought land with views of a beautiful, secluded valley, the mountains and the sea. We love this area because it is still unspoilt, still very Spanish, away from crowds, in beautiful countryside and yet near enough to the coast for a day out.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Torre del Mar is the nearest resort, about 45 minutes away. This is an attractive resort, popular with Spanish families, with a well planned beach-front with plenty of chiringuitos for food and drink. Nerja is a more well known resort, with many renowned bays and famous caves and is about an hours drive away.

Travel:

Malaga airport is about an hour and a quarters drive away (50 miles) and Granada about one and three quarter hours. Both are serviced by budget airlines. Use of a car essential.

Distances:

The nearest villages are Sedella, 20 minutes walk and Salares 5 minutes' drive. Both have shops, bars and restaurants, doctor's surgeries and pharmacies.

The more well known white village of Competa is 30 minutes away. Competa has a greater range of restaurants, bars, shops and banks and petrol station.

Further Details:

Guided quad-biking is available in Sedella. These can be trips of a few hours or all day, with food and drink provided. Pony trekking is available near Competa.

This area of east of Malaga is known as the Axarquia and is full of many delightful towns and villages to visit and fabulous scenic drives either inland to "hidden Spain" or along the Mediterranean coast.

The walking opportunities are outstanding and maps and walking routes are provided. The best time to walk is Spring or Autumn.

A 30 minute drive down the mountain is the lovely historic town of Velez-Malaga with its moorish ruined fort surrounded by the ancient Arab quarter.

For those with more modern interests, 1 mile away at Torre del Mar, is el Engenio centre, a shopping centre with hypermarket for food, shops for fashion, jewellery, cinemas and bowling. There is also an aquatic park - Aquavelis. Torre's sea front is particularly lively at night during the summer with Spanish families and tourists enjoying the warm nights, late night shopping and restaurants and bars. Lovers of sea-food are well catered for.

Nerja, 50 minutes way to the east, once a Spanish fishing village is now an attractive bustling resort. Nerja is popular with British and other northern Europeans and has a wide range of bars and restaurants. There are a number of attractive coves and beaches, shops and boutiques.

Malaga city, about an hour's drive away, has a thriving night-life, ancient monuments and museums and the famous Picasso Museum. Granada with the magnificent Alhambra Palace is about two hours away. Cordoba and its famous Mezquita is two and a half hours away and is quite possible for a day excursion.

If you visit this area for a week there is so much to do and see you will wish you had stayed for a fortnight.

The visitors' pack provides information many of these activities, on bars and restaurants, shopping, excursions, beaches and walks.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Xmas & New year
24 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Low season
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Mid season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Xmas & new year
24 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email and require a non-returnable 20% deposit. The balance is required 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.


Changeover Day:
High season usually Saturday to Saturday but negotiable. Variable in low and mid seasons. Arrival times between 4pm and 7pm local time and departure by 10am local time, except by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and include gas and electricity. During the months of November to March a free basket of logs is provided. Additional wood can be purchased.

We require a 20% non returnable deposit then the balance is paid 6 weeks before the arrival date . f the booking is cancelled less than 1 month before the arrival date we will refund half of the balance amount .

Manager'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

Fabulous views. Peace and tranquility but the village and its bars and restaurants only 20 minutes away on foot. Friendliness of the local Spanish people. Sun, (of course), good walking routes from the doorstep. A relaxed way of life. Our perfect day is a stroll into the village for the market and coffee in the bar, chatting with Spanish friends on the way and then back to the house for lunch and a swim.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and over-bath shower and wc, mirror, hair drier, shaver socket. Bathroom 2 with shower and wc, mirror, shaver socket.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 ( 2 bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. with the bathroom in the hallway just outside the room .

Outside

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: An exceptionally well equipped house with the emphasis on comfort. All rooms have ceramic heating panels plus an extremely efficient wood burning stove in the lounge and a mobile gas heater. This is also our family holiday home and is equipped to the standard you would expect for all year round comfort. Outside: The house nestles into the hillside and has terraces around the front and sides. Swimming pool 8m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.9m. The pool area has pot plantings and views to the mountains. Pool chairs with cushions and a parasol are provided. The other terraces have plenty of comfortable seating and shade and there are outside dining tables and chairs. A gas BBQ is also provided. The house is surrounded by established garden including flowers, vines fruit trees and of course almond trees ! Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer, iron, ironing-board, cool bag and freezer blocks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided including beach/pool towels.The property is thoroughly cleaned before arrival.Clients are met on arrival in Sedella by our local contacts Caroline & Malcolm who give a tour of the property and are available for advice and support.

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