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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


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
Speaks English, Spanish, For Spanish I have to use Google Translate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Patrick Buckley

We are an 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 Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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 Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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, small oven & 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


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: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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Casa Maja Simat de la Valldigna

A homely town house in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

From our first contact with the owners Pat and Marilyn we knew this was going to be an outstanding property, we could not have hoped for more. The location is perfect for a real taste of Spain as you are surrounded by local people who are very friendly.The house was clean, bright and freshly decorated, a real home from home with everything a family could need. Everything was meticulously labelled which was much appreciated although Geoff and Tina the agents were on hand if we did need anything. For us one of the best parts of the house was the roof top terrace, with views across the town, mountains and sea. We loved sitting up there in the evenings soaking up the atmosphere with a glass of wine, listening to the flamenco love songs being sung across the street will be etched in all our memories for always. The roof was also a God send for our two teenagers as they could have some privacy later on in the night. With many levels it suited our family of four as we all had our own space if and when required.

The house is approx 15mins walk up from the beautiful town of Velez-Malaga. A small Spanish working town, full of life but no cheesy English pubs or breakfasts here, this is authentic Spain, delicious food, stunning scenery. We felt very safe here and even let our teenagers have a wonder round together without us for a while. Pretty Torre Del Mar beach a bus ride away which we visted twice.

A fantastic family holiday was had by all, thank you Pat and Marilyn for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Lesley & Chris for a review that captures many of the factors we enjoy about our Velez-Malaga home. It is a pleasure for us to see others enjoy it as much as we do. Pat & Marilyn
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Relaxing and easy going

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Velez-Malaga after traveling down the coast from Alicante for a week. After seeing all the tourist prefabricated high rise buildings, the artificial Spain, it was so refreshing to be in a real Spanish town. We arrived at the beginning of the Real Feria de San Miguel and the streets were full of booths with food, drink and music. 

Upon walking up the ever narrowing cobble stone streets we arrived at the villa. The bedrooms are spacious and the terrace on top is the highlight. many an evening was spent eating, drinking and listening to the sounds, music, song, neighbors talking, and kids playing below. 

The town is very walkable but hilly, much investment and refurbishing of historic buildings is occurring, and buses can take one anywhere one might want to go. Having a vehicle is a bonus and parking (albeit, uphill) is only few blocks away.

If one wants to get away from the tourist side of Spain and experience a real Spanish town in a spacious well equipped villa this is the ticket. 

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, we are pleased to see our Guests enjoyed their visit to authentic Andalucia where the neighbours produce impromptu flamenco entertainment on their doorsteps. Not to mention the roof terrace with sweeping views and toasting the magnificent sunsets. Plus beach time and hiking thru the gorges of the Rio Chillar.
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A Great Spanish House

  • 5 of 5

What do you say when all the previous reviews say it all. Wonderful house everything provided, roof terrace & sunsets, a jug of sangria or bottle of wine fantastic two weeks. Many thanks to owners Pat & Marilyn, also Geoff & Tina, and the two girls who cleaned the house. We also loved the town of Velez, the shops, cafés restaurants, 24hr bakery facing town hall is a must. Saludos. Ian & Sylvia. Oldham UK.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again we are really pleased to see Ian & Sylvia enjoyed our Velez-Malaga home as much as we do on our semi-annual visits. Try it !!! You'll like it !!! Pat & Marilyn
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Great house in Spanish town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 weeks in January and February. The house is very well equipped and located on the hillside in the narrow streets of the old part of the town. It represents great value for money. Views from the terrace were spectacular, including mountains, sea and town. This area is very atmospheric and the town is typically Spanish with few tourists. Everything that you need is within walking distance and the local public transport, which we used a lot, is cheap and efficient. Both the owners and the English neighbours were extremely helpful and we have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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17 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
28 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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10 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
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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 £126.33

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.

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