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Country House/Villa In Tranquil Setting With Exceptionally Large Private Pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Holiday Home in La Alqueria, Nr. Alhaurin, Costa del Sol - Spacious And Totally Secluded With Spectacular Mountain Views

At the end of a long private drive, a spacious country house offering very comfortable accommodation. Relax in the gardens, swim in the large pool, enjoy an evening barbecue, read undisturbed under an ancient olive tree or walk along the grounds picking fresh produce such as oranges, lemons, grapes, pomegranates, figs, or avocados; and you will find yourself unwinding completely in this authentic Andalucian finca.

Situated in an idyllic rural setting the property is nestled in the fertile Gualalhorce valley, and the surrounding lush green hills create a magical backdrop that could only be Spain. You will enjoy complete privacy and yet it is the ideal base for taking part in a huge variety of nearby activities such as golf, horse-riding, tennis, trekking, paddle tennis, clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, motorbike enduro racing, coarse fishing, day tips to Tangiers in Morocco, bullfighting, and beach sports - and exploring local markets, fiestas, 'ventas', restaurants & bars.

More Details

Owner
Elsa Ducker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Elsa Ducker

We love our finca and are really delighted it gives so much pleasure to others when we are not able to enjoy it ourselves.

We chose it after many years of searching because it is the most calming, relaxing, and beautiful place we could find, because the views of the gentle valley and surrounding mountains is fantastic, and because we find the 100 olive trees and the 250 orange, tangerine, avocado trees an incredible boon.

And whilst we are there we are totally secluded and away form other tourists, yet we are 20-25 minutes from an international airport and 5 minutes from a beautifully kept typical Spanish town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a lovely holiday & were particularly fond of the pool!We enjoyed roaming the grounds & picking oranges to make freshly squeezed juice.The house is very spacious,clean & all on one level. It's close to lovely villages & towns, we went to many local places where the beaches were beautiful!We thoroughly enjoyed this house & holiday & look forward to visiting again next year R G and R L Stenner



What a wonderful time we had at your finca, it is a most lovely house, superb pool & very private.We ate & drank well, played golf, & completely relaxed.Thank you again,we really loved it! I Smith



Thank you for letting us use your amazing villa. The house & grounds are incredible & as foodies we particularly appreciated the well equipped kitchen & the fabulous herb garden. We have had a fantastic holiday & we hope that we can return soon to your little corner of paradise. N Fenner
Jun 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
La Porrita
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
3.6 Kilometres
Lauro Golg
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A-7
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
La Porrita
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torremolinos
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The coast is about 20 minutes drive and there are beaches at Torremolinos where the sand is fine, the beaches clean and the seawater crystal clear. Parking is provided and there are numerous places to eat and drink on and alongside the beach, some are 'beach clubs' with waiter service and music.

For the more energetic there are plenty of beach sport amenities available.

Travel:

Malaga Airport is about 25 minutes’ drive away and car hire is essential.

Distances:

The ‘pueblo’ of La Alquería is about 3 minutes’ drive away and has two bars/restaurants and a shop. The towns of Alhaurín El Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre are 7 & 10 minutes’ drive away respectively. They have charming plazas, white washed houses and narrow winding streets, numerous bodegas, cafés, tapas & late-night bars, & traditional Spanish restaurants, as well as supermarkets, banks, doctors, etc. Enjoy their frequent fiestas & festivals (flamenco, jazz, Holy Week, etc.) & local cuisine.

Further Details:

Plaza Mayor Shopping centre is about 25 minutes’ drive away and has a wide selection of shops such as Zara, H&M, Levis’, etc., as well as bars and a multi-cinema complex and bowling alley.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alhaurín el Grande in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 WC, vanity basin, bidet, jacuzzi bath & separate shower. En-suite to bedroom 2 with WC, vanity basin, bidet, bath & shower over. Third independent bathroom with WC, basin, bidet, bath & shower over. Additional separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be 2 single beds or a large double.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: super-king sized bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing table with chest of drawers. Bedroom 2: double bed, fitted wardrobes with drawers, dressing table, overlooking orange grove. Bedroom 3 & 4: large doubles with twin beds, fitted wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: The property is gated and fenced for security. The house is surrounded by 200 sqm of terracing. The front terrace overlooks the garden and pool area and has a table and chairs under a parasol for shade, and space for the table tennis table if you choose. The back terrace overlooks the valley and boasts a ‘chillax’ area seating 8-10 on modern rattan furniture at one end and a marble-top table seating 8 and a modern gas BBQ at the other. One terrace is sunny in the morning and the other in the afternoon, ensuring there is always somewhere to sit to suit your needs, and both have peaceful private views of the surrounding hills. The 12m x 5.5m pool has a modern salt filtration system (non-chlorine), kinder to skin. It has an additional 2m x 2m area of wide, shallow steps, ideal for sitting on. 8 high spec sun-loungers are supplied. Utility Room: Washing machine. Second fridge-freezer (for the all-important cold drinks storage!). Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided and property is cleaned between lets (and more frequently at extra cost). Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Large (20sq.m approx.) dining room with dining table for 8-10, modern sofa and sideboard. Window to garden and access to back terrace with BBQ.

Reviews

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Country House/Villa In Tranquil Setting With Exceptionally Large Private Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
5

The Fantastic Finca.

  • 5 of 5

we were extremely impressed and satisfied with the property, its grounds, the surrounding area and the district.

We had total privacy, with fantastic facilities,completely catered for in all departments as in furnishings,comfortable bedding,luxurious gounds, and within very comfortable striking distance to the lovely town of Al Haurin el Grande, with all its traditional Spanish restaurants and local history.

We used the tourist board office for some advice on travel and the whereabouts of venues that we wished to attend and they could not of been any more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We're glad that you had a great holiday and enjoyed our finca, it's grounds and the surrounding area. September is a lovely time of year to visit the south of Spain.
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5

a little drop of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The second time I've visited the villa and it certainly didn't dissapoint. The tranquil and breathtaking setting makes packing your bags at the end of the week the only negative of the whole experience. A relaxing, peaceful and stunning little drop of heaven. Couldn't recommend anywhere more wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Will K., you are very welcome!
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5

excellent property with great facilities. Fantastic location and we'll maintained and kept.

  • 5 of 5

We would not hesitate to stay here again. Whilst the property offers great facilities and privacy it remains within easy striking distance of nearby restaurants, supermarkets and bars and an easy comfortable drive to the coast,Malaga and easy access via a great motorway system to be able to reach Saville, Grenada and other major cities, sites and resorts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Incredibly relaxing and peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a dream. I stayed here for 3 days, there are so many little things that made this holiday special. The weather, the villa, the grounds, the pool, the landscape and the fruit was just beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A fantastic holiday

  • 4 of 5

The initial booking process was very smooth and easy and all questions were answered promptly.

The property is In a lovely setting with fantastic views and the pool is the best we have had in the last 10 years, its a really good size and depth and seems to keep itself really clean without having to mess around with a cover.

The house is spacious and easily accommodated the 7 of us that stayed. There is plenty to do in the area and it isn't far from the coast / airport / Malaga / Puerto Banus etc. Would we stay again, yes definitely, so why only 4 stars ? There are a few things that I just didn't feel warranted a 5 star review. Don't let this put you off but you should be aware of them.

Despite the listing there is no Day Bed, we were really looking forward to using this and when we enquired as to where is was we were told that it had gone mouldy. If thats the case then the photo of it and description need to be removed. The table tennis table was so badly warped/mishappened that is was unusable. These were two things that we felt we had paid for that we simply didn't get, its not a cheap house so it was disappointing not to get the things we had paid for.

The house is a little dated on the inside, don't get me wrong it all works but its like walking into a house from the 60's/70's, a little tired and just needs to updating. The bathrooms did have a smell about them that wasn't pleasant, we have experienced this before in Spain but its usualy the drains on the outside but this was within the house, I guess again they simply need bringing up to a modern standard.

With no air conditioning we were surprised that there was only 1 fan, however when we emailed, 3 more arrived the following day.

It would have been nice if Towels were provided to use by the pool rather than having to take 7 large towels with us, at this level we have always had these in the past. Little details like no hand soap provided only two T-towels.

They do seem to have an issue with local dogs in the area, very rarely did we enjoy absolute peace and quiet as the local dogs just seemed to bark continuously and three even entered the grounds while we were there through a hole in the fence, something to be careful of if you have young children.

We did have a problem with the pool during the last week and emailed on the Wednesday to say that it was making some very loud noises but nothing was done about it. Great holiday but be aware of the above

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. In response to your comments I can confirm that the table tennis table has been repaired, the daybed photos have been removed and a number of the sun lounger cushions have been replaced this summer so there is ample comfortable seating by the pool including a hammock. The drains have also been thoroughly cleaned and there are 4 fans available for use. Our maintenance man/gardener attends the property at least twice a week but often quite early in the morning so you may not have seen him when he checked the pool.
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5

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Beauty and tranquility set in a shallow valley surrounded by stunning views of the hills. Big warm swimming pool with comfortable sunbathing area plus plenty of shade when needed. Gardens immaculately kept. Lots to see and do in surrounding area and great restaurants in the local lively Spanish town. Coming back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had such a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alhaurín el Grande, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,251
 
 
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£488
for 3 nights
£1,139
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£536
for 3 nights
£1,251
 
 
Early 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
£1,161
 
 
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£909
for 5 nights
£1,273
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,362
for 7 nights
£1,362
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,630
for 7 nights
£1,630
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£973
for 5 nights
£1,362
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
£1,273
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
£1,161
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
£1,273
 
 
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,385
for 7 nights
£1,385
 
 
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,653
for 7 nights
£1,653
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£590
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £339.48

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 50% is payable to secure your booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of £350/380 Euros is also required prior to arrival. Payment for a cot or highchair will be required on arrival at the property.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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