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Spacious Villa. Private Pool & Bar Area, Lovely Gardens. Magnificent Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Villa in Sotogrande, Torreguadiaro, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful area,7 Mins Walk to Beach/Restaurants/Bars/Ice Cream! A/C + WIFI Incl

This large villa is situated on an elevated position with unrivalled views of North Africa and Gibraltar. Covered terrace area containing large outdoor dining table and a Pool Table. Private heated pool & BBQ, set in 3/4 acre of garden. It has its own cool Pool Bar with 8 high stools. The house is very well equipped with all the usual mod cons just like a home from home. Situated in a old traditional fishing village with several Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Chemist, Mini Supermarket, Hairdressers, Beauty Salon, Taxi Rank, 3 Polo fields. At least 10 golf courses close by (57 golf courses on Costa del Sol) including the famous 'Valderama' Golf Course which is 1-2 miles from the Villa. Villa has caretakers who can do extra Cleaning, Cooking, Babysitting and Driving at nominal rates. Client pays caretakers direct. They have their own accommodation on basement level completely separate to main house. They have no access to pool or main garden area. The caretakers have part time work locally.

Hilary Maher
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Hilary Maher

We are an Irish Couple with 3 grown up children living in England. We have been coming to this beautiful area for over 35 years. The closeness to the Sea and the Magnificent Views from our Villa are some of the reason we enjoy the area so much.

This is a beautifully furnished villa. A home away from home with all the little luxuries you would have at home, 50 inch plasma tv, American fridge freezer with filtered water and ice machine, TV's in all the bedrooms, Dishwasher, DVD, Music Stereo, Juicer, Coffee machine, Pool Table etc, etc.

We are sure anyone staying here will feel as relaxed and at home as we do.

Hilary Maher purchased this villa in 1980

Why Hilary Maher chose Costa del Sol (Cadiz Province)

Wonderful location in a magnificent villa with stunning views

What makes this villa unique

The free natural amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your Villa had all we wanted and more - The Allison family (Mar '11)

We will be back. The Kearneys (April '11)

Able to bring disabled daughter, no stairs. Brilliant Hawkins (Sept'12)

Teenage Children loved pool area and Pool table - no moaning!! Dixon family (Sept'13)

Loved the bar area at the pool, Brilliant, dident need to go out! The Demaine Group of Golfers (Oct'13)
Mar 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Stunning! great week, surprisingly good weather, lots to do, plenty to see

  • 5 of 5

We booked last minute thanks to some cheap flights into Gibraltar, taxi to villa was £20, the owner let us check in early at 11am which was a great help!

We have a 4 month old so the house all being on the same level was great for the buggy! Plus Hilary who we spoke to a few times while booking provided a high chair, Cot and some other bits for the baby to save us needing an extra case!

The villa is great, loads of room, absolutely stunning views over the med and Gibraltar, we had Sky TV and a internet box for BBC / ITV... so when the sun went in we had plenty to watch, also watched a few DVDs that were there.

We spent loads of time by the pool and the bar area was great, we had some friends over so was great to host, we didn't have the pool heated but it was ok for Adults (mainly after a couple of cocktails) The Kitchen area / Fridge... were very useful and we had a BBQ one of the days.

We had the owners guide before we arrived which helped us sort our week out (Hilary sent us some info when we booked) my husband played golf, while me and my son went to the market. We had a few day trips, a car isn't necessary as most things are a short walk (Shop's, Port, Restaurants...) however we got a cheap one for a few days and went to Rhonda / Marbella to see the posh people / Gibraltar to see the Monkeys and to Estepona which had even more restaurants and My husband went on a fishing trip for a few hours.

Anyway back to the snow and Baltic temperatures now but will likely go back again next year when my son is old enough to enjoy it! We are looking to go back this summer as the pergola at the pool would be great to keep the boy out of the sun! Lets hope there are some cheap flights.

PS the Tapas bars (all 4 of them) are great and so cheap we will miss them!


  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious villa with beautiful pool area and magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect for our family holiday of 3 generations which included children and grandparents. The pool area was the outstanding feature with a large pool which was cleaned regularly for us. The covered outdoor lounge area with lovely rattan furniture and large dining area meant that we spent very little time in the villa during the day, and the poolside bar with fridge was a big hit with the adults! We also liked that the pool was a short walk through the pretty garden from the villa, with wall and gate with latch, making it safe for the children to be in the garden without us worrying about them going in the pool.

The villa itself is very clean and has very generous sized rooms and the 3 bathrooms meant that there was never any waiting around, and there was always hot water. The lounge has magnificent views through the panoramic window to Gibraltar and North Africa and the large sofas and armchairs make it a very sociable room with space for everyone. The kitchen is very well equipped with modern appliances, including American fridge freezer, range cooker, microwave and washing machine. We cooked a number of meals at the villa and found everything we needed, including lovely plates, bowls, glasses etc for dining outside.

The caretakers live in the accommodation below the main villa and are always on hand to help you if you need it, without getting in your way at all. We also found the owners very helpful both before and during our stay.

The location was great - we went to the local beach and restaurants, and 5 minutes drive away is the up-market port of Sotogrande with lovely shops, restaurants and bars. As we hired a car, we also visited Gibraltar, Estepona, Puerto Banus and Marbella, before enjoying going back to the peace and quiet of the villa! A great choice for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a lovely 9 days at this villa. Hilary and her daughter are very helpful in the organisation and provided all the required details. The villa is beautifully spacious and has a lovely pool in the well tended garden. There is a lovely shaded terrace for dining and a welcome pool table which entertained us late into the evening. There is a very modern kitchen and the ice water dispensing fridge is most welcome. Each bedroom has air conditioning although the villa is actually sufficiently airy anyway. The poolside area is very spacious with a lovely shaded bar and fridge as well as a dining table. It was lovely to sit by the pool most of the day and there is ample shade coupled with a cooling breeze. Views to Gibraltar and North Africa are really splendid as the villa is at the top of the hill above Torreguadiaro. Supermarkets and restaurants abound locally and are of great quality. Wifi and Sky TV make it great for kids in the evening. We would not hesitate to recommend Los Arcos and hope to go back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, fully equipped holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third property we have rented through OwnersDirect and it did not disappoint. The house has all you need and probably more. As commented on by others, the filtered cool water from the American style fridge is great and saves you tramping to the supermarket to get water all the time. There is wifi both inside and out by the pool, so our three teenagers could satisfy their need to connect: it was pretty reliable although the router did require a reboot a couple of times. The pool gets the sun all day long: pool temp was 28-29C everyday. There is a real feeling of privacy out by the pool as there is no one overlooking without feeling hemmed in as the Med and coast of Africa are plain to see. There are fridges by the pool/bar so you can store beer/meat or whatever for your BBQ without the need to keep going back into the house. There is ample lighting next to the pool so you can sit out at night if you wish. In other holidays in Spain and Portugal we have had problems with insect bites etc. We had none of that at Los Arcos. You can watch the resident birds swooping and there are many Monk Parakeets to be seen. We easily walked to the village and Sotogrande in the evening for meals and only used the car a few times, but the hill may be too steep for some especially in the heat of the day. Andrea, her husband and son were very discreet, you would hardly know they were there. The air conditioning was really great in the house, however the house does remain cool without it, even when temperatures were reaching 37-38C. We flew to Gibraltar which is ~20mins drive away hiring a car on the Spanish side. Pain free, easy drive. All in you will have a relaxing holiday at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spacious villa in a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you and Hilary know what a wonderful time we had at Los Arcos. The villa was perfect for our family's needs. The villa is really well equipped, the pool was amazing and the location magnificent. It was great to be able to walk to the beach and have access to a variety of bars and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa what more could you ask for

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 with 3 young children and this villa was absolutely superb and would highly recommend this property to families. The bedrooms are all a fantastic size, 2 with en suites and all bedrooms come with air conditioning too. The living room is lovely again with plenty of room and boasts fabulous views of Gibraltar. The kitchen is large with all the mod cons and huge American size fridge/freezer with ice machine which is hooked up to a filter so there really is no need to buy bottled water whilst you are there. Most of our time was spent by the pool/bar area. The pool area is absolutely gorgeous and the pool itself is a decent size and it is well looked after. The owners have obviously given great attention to detail here.There is plenty of room to dine outside and there is a shaded area which is great too if needed with very comfortable rattan furniture. There is a fridge and freezer outside in the dining area which is great as it saves you having to keep going back inside to the villa, we just topped up the freezer with loads of icelollies and the kids were in their element oh and a few beers for us!!. And again wonderful views. We stayed for 10 days, I only wish we would of booked to stay for longer as it is well worth the money. The owner of the property is a pleasure to deal with which makes the whole holiday booking process very straight forward and stress free. I would recommend hiring a vehicle if you can however there are loads of bars, restaurants and shops about a 10min stroll away. If you get chance get up early and what the sunrise over the Med on the balcony it is truly beautiful. We have honesty thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we will treasure all the lovely memories of this fabulous holiday and would book to stay again. Schatynski family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Prices & Availability

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Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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Low season
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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Mid season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Christmas & NY
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone if you are interested in staying at the villa.
A deposit of 30% is required immediately and 6 weeks beforehand the balance must be paid in full. If booking less than 6 weeks in advance, payment must be paid in full. A refundable damage deposit of £500 is also required which will be repaid 14 days after departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is ideally a Saturday but in some cases can be flexible. Earliest Arrival time 4pm. Latest Departure time 10am.
Depending on availability earlier check in or later departure can be arranged for a surcharge. Please ask for details.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week (7 days) however depending on the season if you would prefer to stay for a different number of days ie 5 or 10, the cost will be based on a pro rota basis
Heating of the pool is at an additional charge - please ask for details
There is complimentary Wifi throughout the house and grounds
There is complimentary air conditioning - extra charges may apply if usage is abused, see T&C's

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on San Roque on Campo de Gibraltar

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, 2 wash hand basins, bidet and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, 2 wash hand basins, bidet and WC.. Full bathroom next door to bedroom 3, bath/shower over, wash basin, bidet and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed - TV and a DVD Bedroom 2 with King size bed - Flat screen TV with DVD Bedroom 3 with Super King size bed (capacity for 4 persons - 2 extra single beds) - Wall mounted Flat Screen TV with DVD
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pool can be heated for an additional charge of £400/wk. For bookings of 2 wks or more discounts are available (excl. High peak season). Please ask for details Safe available Air conditioning included at no extra cost. Outside: Large private garden, wishing well, orange trees, grapevines, Pool bar with stools, Barbeque, 8 sun loungers, table and 8 chairs at pool area, 2 Swing Hammocks, Large area with Wooden Pergola for shade. Fridge at bar. Pool is approx 32 feet by 16 feet. Private pool and can be heated for an extra payment. There is an outdoor toilet/washbasin room for the pool area. For environmental reasons we have decided not to use our sprinkler system, therefore the condition of the grass and colour will vary with the seasons. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included and are changed once a week. House cleaned once a week. Beach towels - clients to bring own. Other: Semi covered in patio (terrace) with pool table + large table and chairs for outdoor eating, small barbeque.Views of Sea,Sotogrande Port,African Coast and Gibraltar

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