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Refurbished Villa In Historic Velez-Malaga, 360 Degree Views Of Sea, Mountains,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa/Townhouse in Velez-Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain - Experience Life In A Historic Spanish Neighbourhood With Ready Access To Beaches And Mountains

Village style Townhome in the middle of historic "La Villa" in Velez-Malaga. Three levels on a 90 sq meter plot. Ground level includes lounge, modern kitchen, full size pantry, garage and small bathroom. 2nd level has 3 bedrooms and large bathroom with luxurious tub. Topped off by roof terrace with 360 degree sea views, mountain views, sunset views and historic Velez-Malaga building views. All windows have insect screens, external, retractable shutters to open or close and manage light, noise and temperature extremes. Inverter heat pumps to provide efficient air conditioning or heat. 10 minutes drive to the beach, 15 minutes to Lake Vinuela, the mountains, the national park and 1 hour 45 mins to Sierra Nevada ski resort and The Alhambra in Granada. Pedestrianized street and 3 levels of stairs are best suited to able bodied people with no mobility issues. Internet, WiFi and TV available. Please note swimming pool reference refers to public municipal pools in Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar . OFFER! Even if you are not sure you want to enjoy our Velez-Malaga home, make an inquiry and tell us what you want to do on your Costa del Sol Holiday. We will draw on our 2 years of house hunting along the beaches, in the mountains and in the villages and 5 years of visits to the Costa del Sol to either: show you how our Velez-Malaga home will enable you to achieve your expectations; or rule out our Velez-Malaga home and offer you advice on other alternatives that will better fit your hopes. Suggest you inquire and decide soon. Last 3 years our Velez-Malaga home hosted an average of 8 Guests for 115 days per year. We already have 3 active bookings for 42 days and multiple inquiries for 2017. Act now to avoid missing your slot !!!

Patrick Buckley
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, For Spanish I have to use Google Translate
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Patrick Buckley

We are a British/American couple with family and friends in both countries. We chose the Townhouse in Velez-Malaga to be our European home and a base for family and friends to visit. We have lived in our Velez-Malaga Townhouse 10 times for about 3 weeks each time since buying it in early March 2011 and each visit is more enjoyable than the previous one.

Patrick Buckley purchased this villa in 2011

Why Patrick Buckley chose Vélez-Málaga

We chose Axarquia because it has the best weather in Europe, great beaches, is 40 minutes to Malaga Airport and 1 hour 45 mins to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. After looking from beaches to mountains and campo to villages we decided on Velez-Malaga to experience living in a typical Andalucian village neighbourhood with all the amenities of a small city within walking distance - market, restaurants, tapas cafes, bus service and a sports center with a lap pool. We chose the "Old City" (La Villa) up near the Moorish Fortaleza for the ambiance. We chose the house because it has a large 90sqm roof terrace with 360 degree views of the sea, mountains, sunset and cultural landmarks, plus modern amenities and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths making room for visitors.

What makes this villa unique

The roof terrace has superb views that are ideal for enjoying the Costa del Sol weather. It is half covered so one can elect full sun or shade or even sit out and remain dry and warm while listening to the patter of raindrops on the half roof. BBQ dinners on the roof offer superb sunset views and aerial displays by the neighbouring swifts. The beaches are 3 miles/5 km/10 min drive or one can take the bus. Lake Vinuela. the mountains and national park are about a 15 min drive. All the Velez-Malaga amenities are within about a 15 min walk. The house was well built on a historic foundation and fitted out with modern appliances and amenities. It is a fun place to live.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can unreservedly recommend this for those who want to rediscover the “old” Spain. Steve Apr 14 .Fulfilled desire to experience the real Spain-DarenJul13. Many hours soaking up the sun & superb views from roof terrace and enjoying the sunset over the mountains whilst cooking on the BBQ with a glass of local wine-Sue&Chris May13. Really enjoyed your lovely home. Comfortable, clean, well equipped. Holy Week Museum at top of hill is must see! Will recommend to our family and friends. Hope to rent again for future visits-EnidApr13. Enjoyed our stay. Beyond well equipped. Attention to detail outstanding. Maps and literature very helpful! Velez is beautiful and much nicer than a resort. Busses to the beach and all the local villages from Nerja to Malaga. Local people very friendly and helpful-Sara&LeeAug12. In heart of historic town, short walk to cafes, shops, Close to Lake Vinuela. Loved roof terrace views and serenades by neighbourhood flamenco guitar player-Bill&NormaMar12.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vélez-Málaga in Arenas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 , Sink
  • Modern bathroom 1 on bedrooms level with luxurious tub, sink, toilet and bidet. Modern small bathroom 2 on ground level with shower, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) 2 doubles & 2 singles Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers & dressing table. Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers & balcony overlooking the street. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers & balcony overlooking the street.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: 90 sq meter Roof Terrace includes table, sunbeds/chairs for 6, a BBQ grill, microwave & water tap. Washroom includes clothes washer, sink, water and storage, Utility Room: Storage available in garage, and under roof terrace stairs. Sun umbrella, beach towels, mats, snorkels and masks, basic tools, etc. in garage Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and two sets of bed linen for each bed included. All will be cleaned before arrival and after departure. Additional maid service can be provided at optional cost to be discussed with Rental Agent. Other: Roof Terrace is 90 sq meters with 360 degree views of sea, mountains, sunset and local landmarks. Includes a washroom with clothes washer, clothesline, table, chairs sunbeds, BBQ grill & small oven. Half covered for shade and half open to the sun and sky.


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Refurbished Villa In Historic Velez-Malaga, 360 Degree Views Of Sea, Mountains,
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Wonderful Villa in a “real” Spanish town

  • 5 of 5

What a privilege to spend two weeks in real Spain. The villa was a comfortable place to relax and as a base to be immersed in Velez-Malaga. The owners have ensured that it is fully equipped and functional, with modern conveniences to make it comfortable and care-free. The living quarters are tastefully furnished, bedrooms spacious and kitchen well-stocked, The thorough pre-arrival information about the villa, town and region was supremely accurate and placards posted in the villa had useful tips – this attention to detail was most appreciated.

As the owners and other guests have pointed out, the large rooftop terrace is the best feature. From the outstanding views of mountains and the Mediterranean to seeing the town’s spires and neighborhoods, we spent many hours “up there.” Each spectacular sunset capped another fine day in Andalucía. The sights and sounds from the street offered a peek into Spanish life. At times we would peer over to see a guitarist strolling along, school children returning home, a vigorous game of some sort being played on a table that materialized on the cobblestones, and just life in general.

There are many streets to explore in Velez-Malaga and during our second week we regularly walked through different neighborhoods, and even to Torre del Mar. There is no shortage of cafes, restaurants, cultural sites and shops to visit.

We were impressed and moved by witnessing the many “Semana Santa” processions during Holy Week. Every evening the various Catholic churches and brotherhoods sponsored elaborate floats that moved slowly through the hilly and narrow streets, each carried on the shoulders of 150 parishioners. Bands and solemnly attired women, men and children marched in piety along with the floats, usually for up to six hours! All processions, sometimes six a night, went through Plaza de la Constitucion, a very short walk from the villa.

If you fly into Malaga as we did (after being in northern Germany) you may wish to consider hiring Geoff from the Spanish Management firm to transport you to the villa, particularly if you are a first-time visitor. Not only does he know the best route to make luggage transit easier, he is intimately familiar with the region despite being a U.K transplant. Once in the villa he provided a thorough briefing so we felt right at home.

We definitely plan to return at some point and stay even longer. Our gratitude to owners Pat and Marilyn for opening their lovely villa for us. Saludos!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy hearing from our Guests that enjoy our Velez-Malaga home as much as we do. Patrick & Marilyn
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Stort hus, skøn tagterrasse og autentisk by.

  • 5 of 5

Vi fik en meget venlig modtagelse, selvom vi var ca 2 timer forsinket -TAK TIL KIRA!

I huset er der alt, hvad man har brug for og overalt er der meget rent. Ved behov, er Patrick meget hurtig med hjælp. Har man lyst til at se andre byer, skal man f.eks køre til Periana, hvor der er flot udsigt over en sø. Kører man til Competa, er der lækker mad på Oscar’s og i byen findes en virkelig god isbar.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin's Danish translated to English. "Large house, beautiful roof terrace and authentic city. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We received a very friendly reception, though we were delayed for about 2 hours -Thank you to Kira! In the house there is everything that you need and everywhere is very clean. If needed, Patrick is very quick with help. If you want to see other cities, you should drive to Periana, where you have beautiful views of a lake. If you drive to Competa, there is delicious Oscar's food and there is a really good ice cream bar in town." We appreciate Karin as a Guest and her very nice Review. Patrick & Marilyn
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Town house

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house lots of room, very well equipped with every thing you need for your stay. Very clean and tidy nice welcome pack. Nice meet and greet with Kira. Great feeling with the house in the pedestrianised part of the old town, with very friendly local people. Found some great places to eat and drink, would recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

“We had a wonderful time in Velez - this was our second visit and the house is still great with an outstanding roof terrace. The swifts had arrived so we sat on the roof terrace early evening drinking wine and watching the birds dance and dive around the tower - magical.

We love Velez – for being very Spanish with few tourists and for having good public transport which makes a car unnecessary. We had returned to Velez to see the Easter parades – and these were amazing and definitely worth seeing.

The house is really well equipped. The handle in the bathroom to help climb out of the bath/shower was great (we were convinced this was new}. Thanks to Kira who was really welcoming and fitted in with our plans.”

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the apartment on three occasions.

We particularly appreciate the facilities that are available in Velez Malaga, most within a short walking distance from the apartment, restaurants, bars, butchers, bakery (24 hour) supermarkets, swimming pool.

The walk from central Velez to the apartment offers, what we believe to be an authentic Spanish feel, through winding cobbled streets. A large proportion of the people that live here are Spanish. It genuinely feels that you are immersing yourself in a part of Spanish society. We have stayed in a number of other locations in and around the immediate coastline and none compare to delights that surround this part of Velez. We enjoy the area so much that, one day, we would love to live here.

The apartment itself is modern and very functional. We very much enjoy the sunsets over the valley. We suspect that the owners must stay here fairly regularly as it very much feels like a home. There always seems to be various supplies left in the cupboard. Assuming that this must be on an honesty basis. Very much appreciated when arriving after a flight.

We very much recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always gratified to hear from one of our several repeat Guests who praise the features that continue to attract us to our semi-annual visits.
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Great house in a good town

  • 5 of 5

The house has been refitted to a very high standard. We enjoyed the house, the immediate area and the town itself. We did not travel as far as we had planned out of Velez because we enjoyed being in the town. . Staying amongst the locals was great. When you hear someone play flamenco guitar on the street corner you know its the real deal, not something for the tourists.

If you are up fro travelling, varied countryside (from coast to mountains) is all well within 0.5 -1 hour drive time. We will definitely return to this house.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy hearing from our Guests all the features they like about our Velez-Malaga home. And we continue to strive to make it an experience Guests will remember and want to return to. We visit twice a year for about 3 or 4 weeks each time and continue to enjoy the previously discovered attractions and find new interesting and enjoyable activities.
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
41 Kilometres
Malaga Zambrano
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A 7
Nearest Ski
147 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Caleta de Velez & Torre del Mar
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Velez-Malaga and surrounding villages celebrate many holidays. Carnival prior to Lent. Holy Week in Velez-Malaga is particularly noteworthy for the very elaborate processions. Velez Malaga has an annual Feria de San Miguel in September. There is also a Bhuddist Religious and Education Center at Barriada de Aldea Alta and a fascinating Bhuddist Shrine (Shtupa) on a nearby hill top. Only 4.5 miles (as the crow flies) but about 20 to 25 minute drive up an interesting mountain road with dramatic views. Local general aviation airport is about 1 mile Northwest with runway 29 visible from roof terrace on compass heading 290 degrees.


Only 3 miles to the Torre del Mar and Caleta de Velez beaches that are connected by a paved esplanade for walking or cycling. Only 2 miles to the coastal motorway that takes you to Malaga and all the other Costa del Sol beaches and attractions.


Malaga airport has many flights to major European cities. It is a 40 minute drive from Velez-Malaga. Major rental cars available as well as taxi, train and bus service. Velez-Malaga has regular bus service to shopping mall, beaches and other Costa del Sol locations.


Our Villa is in the heart of "La Villa" the historic city area of Velez-Malaga, the capital of Axarquia. Many other typical and interesting Andalucian villages are 10 to 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Velez-Malaga is a small city and capital of the District of Axarquia with more amenities than the surrounding villages. In 5 to 15 minutes walking are the Theatre of Carmen, Central Market, all manner of shops, restaurants, tapas cafes and a sports center as well as various cultural venues of interest. If you inquire the owner will provide web sites and info about all kinds of activities in Velez-Malaga, the region of Axarquia, Province of Malaga and Andalucia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vélez-Málaga, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 May 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Sep 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Bargin
14 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.09

Owner provides copy of contract tailored to Guest dates and pricing. If Guest agrees, Guest signs and returns contract and pays booking/security deposit. Owner updates calendar to show Guest dates as booked. Owner requests final payment in full 30 days before arrival. Owner will refund booking/security deposit less electricity and damage charges within one week after departure. Water, gas TV & Internet are included in the price. For air con, heating, cooking, lights, we request payment of 15 UK Pence per kilowatt hour. Pricing model is for 2 Guests for a week. For each added Guest we request £2/day. For less than a week, we negotiate min price to cover fixed & variable costs. Rental Agent arrival/departure service included from 0900 to 2000. From 2000 to 0000 £17; 0000 to 0300 £25; 0300 to 0900 £35.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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