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Private pool, overlooking stunning views

Bedrooms 1
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Lounge/kitchenette, shower room, Kingsize bed, with metal framed

Studio Lorel is part of the main house in the hamlet of Las Cuevas. A long private concrete drive up to the Studio, which has a combined Lounge/kitchenette, with all the essentials you'll need for your holiday, a double bedroom with metal framed bed, with private entrance, the terraces are fenced off, so completely private, with your own parking area and gate into the poolside and your own entrance.

Studio Lorel is nestling in 3 acres of land, away from the main road, so very peaceful, its south facing terraces have the sun all day with a Gazebo for shade, see the views over the valley and up to Comares, (a pretty tourist village with stunning views of the coast and mountains), well worth a visit, especially with your camera. There are some beautiful walks and good local bars, you can take a drive and see some of Andalucia or just relax by the pool. Once here, you will love the warmth of the summer sunshine, the clean air and the beautiful landscapes, even sitting by the pool you will enjoy a variety of views or maybe pop along to one of the bars for a coffee and tapas, they serve very reasonably priced meals. Internet access available via WiFi should you require it, you can do as little or as much as you wish, just enjoy the peaceful surroundings during your stay here in Studio Lorel. There is a private shaded patio with dining table, there you can sit a look out to the views and the pool, whilst dining alfresco, the gas BBQ is wonderful for local fish, meat and vegetables, the amazing markets in Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Nerja and Torrox, sell great fruit and vegetables, clothes, bags, shoes and fresh olive, dates, spices etc.

Why not visit some of the local fiestas, held in the many villages around the Axarquia region, there are plenty of them happening around the summer months, from June right up until September, there is San Juan (the longest day), which takes place in June, thousand of people gather on the many beaches to give thanks and make wishes for the coming year, floating candles out on to the sea from the shore, dipping your feet in the sea and making a wish, or even having a late night swim in the warm evening air, there are fireworks, live bands and plenty of bars to visit to have a meal or tapa, there are stalls to visit, all selling a variety of goods from clothes to food, it's a wonderful sight and many people camp on the beach overnight, having picnics and barbecues, making the most of the longest day. You can find out more about the different areas, different fiestas and the significant meaning to them, by looking them up on the internet, go on to: andalucia.com website.

Although we are situated in the campo, there are many things to see and do in the Axarquia region, most of them are just a 30 minute drive, Velez-Malaga is just 20 mins drive where there are an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants, Caleta is also 20 mins drive, there you can walk along the sea front all the way to Torre del Mar if you wish, in Torre del Mar there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, and in the evenings, little stalls open up, selling clothes, food, tapas, jewellery, all sorts of things. Also in Caleta is a pretty Marina, where you can book a trip out on a boat and enjoy a swim out in the med, food and drink supplied, you can enjoy a swim in the sea and even go in search of dolphins, we can give you details, just ask during your stay here!

Car hire is essential as we are in the Campo (countryside) there is a local bar/restaurant which can be walked to, but there are no shops within walking distance but everything is a short car ride away. We can taxi you to the shops and bars if you choose, or would like to have a drink and not drive, especially if you want a very relaxing holiday just chilling by the pool.

We have 6 dogs, 1 very old, Pez at 15 years old, Jess a Podenco type, 6 years old, Rosa a brown/black labrador type 5 years old, Cody, a German Shepherd 5 years old and not forgetting Molly 4 yrs old and Tilly 2 months old our Spanish Mastins, all very calm, gentle dogs, all rescue dogs and were all very poorly when we they came to us, but all are fit and well now, we love them to bits and hope you will too. They will be pleased to meet you, as we always welcome our guests with a drink and a chat. You get to meet us and the dogs at the same time.

For your privacy the studio area is fenced off, so you won't be disturbed by any dogs..

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/01396

Property Manager
Lorraine Pendry
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Lorraine Pendry

We have been visiting this part of Spain since 1998, loved it so much, we decided to move here, we moved onto a 46ft Motor Cruiser, for 8 years, whilst selling up our house and possessions, we were finally able to make the leap in 2010!

We adore the Axarquia region, we never tire of the wonderful views and stunning scenery, we love telling our guests all about it and guiding them to places of natural beauty and interest, we would love you to join us here for your holiday and should you wish, we can advise on places to visit. We look forward to meeting you.

Lorraine Pendry purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Lorraine Pendry chose Comares

We were shown a few parcels of land, but none were what we wanted, but then one of our friends who was in property, told us of this plot of land in Las Cuevas, we though we should take a look, well, we fell in love with the lovely views and the size of the plot, we couldn't say no!! Within 6 months the house was built and the rest is history, here we are!!! Moving to Spain was the best thing we ever did, with our family and friends visiting us and having made some wonderful friends, Spanish and English, what more could we want!

What makes this apartment unique

The wonderful climate, although we do have some really wet winters, overall the weather is wonderful, you know you can rely on the weather in the summer for a BBQ or a pool party! Even in the winter, during the day, if the sun is shining, it's warm, until the evening when the temperature drops, but never as cold as the UK, we love it!

We grow Olives, something we could never do in the UK, never, ever been gardeners, but we are slowly learning how it works!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Comares in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A large double shower unit with extra jets, there is a toilet, wash basin with mirror over and cupboard under, electric sockets and shelves.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Black metal framed large double bed. The apartment is a lovely space, cosy but feeling spacious, one bedroom with wardrobe, bedside tables and fan, the kitchenette has all the facilities you will need for your stay here, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge with small freezer compartment, there is Satelite TV showing some English TV, also an ensuite shower room, which has a powerful shower with extra jets, WC and hand basin. The studio has it's own private entrance, so completely private, although we live on site, your privacy and peace is very important to us, but if you need anything, advice or directions, we are here to help. We have 6 rescue dogs, Jess, Pez, Rosa, Cody, Molly and Tilly all very sweet natured, calm dogs, Pez is the old boy at 14 years old and the younger five dogs one at 6, two are 4 years old, Rosa is 3 years old and Tilly at just 18 months. We would love to welcome you to our home, so we look forward to meeting you and so will our dogs!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Studio is on flat land and on one level and is mostly paving and gravel, so please make enquiries if infirm or elderly before booking for detailed information concerning access. The owners live on site and will provide assistance if required. Although non-smoking in the apartment, ash trays are provided for outside use only, please make sure you use them as bush fires can start very easily in the summer months here, so when smoking please, please make sure your cigarette is fully extinguished and disposed of in the ashtrays, it is always advisable to keep water in the ashtrays to help extinguish your cigarette. If you would like a shorter or longer stay, please let us know as we will always try and accommodate your needs. If you would like to go out on a picnic, we can provide you with a cool box with ice blocks on request.


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average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Idyll in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

Wow! In fact Bow Wow! What a wonderful place . Absolutely stunning location overlooking the Cuevas valley with superb views of Comares serenely perched on the far ridge. It looks beautiful in the day and at night it's lights twinkle and dance like a line of fire flies. The studio, pool and terrace are the perfect place to relax and unwind . The property is surrounded by olive and almond groves and when I could drag myself away from the pool there are some beautiful walks directly from the house. The wild flowers were in abundance at this time of year and we had a memorable trip to El Torcal to see the fascinating landscape and profusion of orchids.

Lorraine and Nigel are superb hosts and they go out of their way to meet your needs and make your holiday experience the best it can be. It was a privilege to meet them and share their lovely villa. They respected our privacy but were always available when needed to give advice or information or just for a chat .They helped us settle in , generously providing a ' welcome pack ' of more than basic foodstuffs including beer and Cava and then served us a welcome drink or two as we chatted and watched the sun go down.

We met the six dogs who over the 10 days were a constant source of entertainment.

I especially got to like old Pez who had so much character, but they all had there own unique personalities. Always pleased to see you when you returned from an excursion.

The pool is clean and well maintained by Nigel who uses minimal but effective amounts of chlorine . The temperature was just about right and perfection at about 7 pm. Ideal for a vigorous swim before cocktails on the terrace in the warm evening sunshine.

I could write so much more but I will sum up by saying that for a couple it has to be one of the best self catering places to stay in this area.

Many thanks for sharing your home with us.

David and Liz

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Liz, Thank you for the lovely review, we appreciate the fact that you have let us know your thoughts, we are really happy that you both enjoyed your holiday here with us. It's lovely to hear that the dogs were some of your entertainment, they can be so funny at times, we love our dogs and our home, it's difficult to explain how the wonderful peaceful, starry nights are, unless you see them for yourselves, it's why we came here, we love it and always hope our guests love it too. We are really glad you enjoyed the studio, pool and its terraces, including the bed under the gazebo. Maybe we will see you again on a future trip. Thank you again Kindest regards Lorraine and Nigel
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A lovely place to stay in a charming rural location and friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

Our 10 day holiday was wonderfully relaxing at this absolutely lovely location. The accommodation has everything you need and the pool is ideally located to swim and take in the views over the valley. A nice way to cool down in the almost guaranteed sunshine. The owners Lorraine and Nigel are very friendly and generous, more than reflected in the lovely welcome pack warm welcome on our arrival. They were always on hand if needed and were always keen to answer our many (probably never ending) questions regarding the region. There is much to recommend and I am sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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miss it already ! such a relaxing week !

  • 5 of 5

just returned from a weeks stay at this lovely, lovely place. We went away for a peaceful, relaxing break away from the stresses of life and this place delivered on everything. Lorraine and Nigel were very welcoming , as were their 6 lovely dogs ! The studio had everything we needed and the outdoor space was fab. The pool was very welcome , especially on the very hot days and we enjoyed a refreshing evening swim with the pool lights on (once we discovered them ). We spent most days lazing round the pool but did venture out to Benamargosa to do our food shopping which just a short drive away. We also enjoyed a lovely meal out at the local bar Ortega ( a 5 min drive) with Lorraine and Nigel. All in all, highly recommended, especially for those wanting some R & R. Thanks to Lorraine and Nigel for being such great hosts

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie and Lee, for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities the Studio has to offer, we love our little spot here and so glad you did too, also great that you got to have the relaxing, chilled holiday that you wanted. Thank you for joining us out to Bar Ortega, our local, for a meal, you were lovely company and enjoyed it very much. You were very honoured by Jess, one of our rescue dogs, she seemed to like you, she doesn't normally take easily to strangers, she seemed especially taken with you Julie! You were perfect guests and left the studio lovely and tidy...Thank you We hope to see you on a future holiday. Kindest regards Lorraine, Nigel, Jess, Rosa, Pez, Cody, Molly and Tilly
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An oasis in a stunning paradise

  • 5 of 5

I can only agree with all the reviews so far. The very warm welcome from Lorraine and Nigel (and couple of glasses of bubbly) helped to start our holiday off in the best way. The property suited our needs perfectly: a great base from which to explore all that Axarquia and the Costa del Sol had to offer. Lorraine and Nigel also suggested other places to visit such as the Lobo Park and the stunning restaurant El Charco with its amazing views and incredible food. Our days were spent in a mixture of exploring the area and relaxing at the studio reading and swimming and drinking Cava! We couldn't have wished for better hosts who did everything to make sure we relaxed and enjoyed our holiday. We would wholeheartedly recommend this property to friends and relatives and anyone wishing to get away from it all. The property was clean and maintained to a high standard and had everything we needed. I would go so far as to say that this was the best holiday we've had in Spain and most of that was down to the fabulous apartment and the wonderful Lorraine and Nigel. I very much hope we'll be able to go back before too long - I'd go back now if I could!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Thank you both for the really lovely comments...... You were absolutely wonderful guests, a pleasure to chat to and share a glass (or bottle) of cava with! We really would love to have you return on another holiday. Thank you for our treat of a meal and the lovely bottle of cava you left behind (I think by mistake) lol!! We do hope we see you back here in the future for more chats and even more cava!!!!!! Thank you very much Lorraine and Nigel
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This place should be available on the NHS!

  • 5 of 5

This place should be available on the NHS for anyone who needs to rest and relax! We had an absolutely chilled out week, and loved it! The accommodation is small but everything that you may need is there! The views are stunning, it looks like the Highlands of Scotland with little white houses everywhere and obviously a lot warmer than the Glens!

Nigel and Lorraine are hosts extraordinaire! They are delightful people, really made us feel at ease, and are so discreet, yet always to hand if you need them! They truly understand that this is your time away, and treasure that almost as much as you do!

We would recommend anyone who likes the quiet life, to head out here. We didn't hire a car, we simply spent a week enjoying the pool and the sunshine, and each other! Great to spend that much time with your significant other!

Thankyou again Nigel and Lorraine, for everything! And give our love to all the dogs!

Mark & Denise Scott, Scottish Borders

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you both for your lovely kind comments, we loved having you here! We did enjoy our occasional drink together and of course the meal at Ortegas for you last evening with us. We would love for you to return for another stay with us soon, as next season the studio will be a little bigger with an added bedroom, so will be more spacious! Thank you for the gift of the bottle of Cava, which was enjoyed, by the way!!! Again, thank you for the lovely comments and of course I will give the dogs your love. Kindest regards Lorraine and Nigel
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A relaxing peaceful holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect spot for a relaxing peaceful holiday. The pool area with fabulous surrounding views has everything to make a day in the sun comfortable. The studio, although a little on the small side, is very well equipped and clean, with comfortable mattress, powerful shower, TV with all the English channels, very fast internet/wi-fi connection and good lighting. The lovely village of Benamorgosa, 11 kms away, has a very good little supermarket selling lots of good fresh local produce and excellent wine. Lorraine and Nigel are a lovely couple, very helpful and have an excellent knowledge of all things Spanish. The dogs are good value and very well behaved. We had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend this property for a "get away from it all" break.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your lovely comments, We loved that you enjoyed the BBQ so much and dined alfresco every day, you had lovely weather too! We are glad you enjoyed the facilities here and that you had a very relaxing, chilled holiday, we hope we will see you sometime in the future. Kindest regards Lorraine and Nigel
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malage approx 1 hours drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Ortega 2 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Malaga approx 1 hours drive
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Malaga approx 1 hours drive
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A7 KM 272 at Casabermerja
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bar Ortega 2 minute drive
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Granada approx 2 hours drive
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Torre del mar approx 25 minutes drive
Car: necessary

Las Cuevas is approximately 1 hour from Malaga airport, situated in a triangle of villages, Comares 30 minutes drive, which is a pretty ‘blanco’ village sitting 739 metres above sea level, with amazing views from the Mediteranian coast to the mountains of Sierra Navada, Riogordo 10 mins drive and Benamagosa 20 mins drive, all pretty villages with small local run supermarkets and bars, within an hours drive the attractions available are plenty, ranging from walks, go-carting, pony trekking, golf, water parks, beaches, historic cities, Spanish bars, restaurants, shopping centres and villages. Nerja only 1 hour away with it’s beaches and famous caves is a lovely place to visit and even the Sierra Navada Mountains are just a 2 hour drive away, with the stunning mountain range that stretches for miles, a spectacular sight to see. Also there are some beautiful coves and beaches along the Costa del Sol, some sandy, some pebbles, there is Torre del Mar, which has an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops and in the summer evenings, there are shops that sell all kinds of goods, from clothes, handbags, sweets, ice cream to tapas and don't forget the famous churros and chocolate, the long doughnut type pastry that you dip into the thick warm chocolate sauce, lovely! You can wander around for hours, in and out of different bars and restaurants all with their own different menus in the lovely warm evening air, sit on the beach late into the evening, even have a late swim or paddle in the sea. But If relaxing is all you need, then the Andalucia countryside is perfect for you, here you can enjoy picnics, birdwatching, star gazing, painting, photography or simply relaxing by the pool. Enjoy a BBQ on the terrace with a cool drink and even take an evening dip in the pool, the warm nights make the pool a lovely relaxing end to your day. During the summer months there are fiestas taking place in all the villages, you just have to look up on the internet to find out which one is happening, where and when, you can even work your holiday around some of them, our own fiesta in Las Cuevas takes place on the first Saturday in August, so just a walk down the road to entertainment, music and a cool drink. You can find out more on http://www.absoluteaxarquia.com or copy the following text into your search engine: Fiestas in Axarquia on the Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain www.absoluteaxarquia.com


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Comares, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you would like to book for a shorter, longer or out of season break, please contact us for details of availability and tariffs, we may be able to accommodate you. This is a no-smoking holiday let, if you wish to smoke, please do so outside and use the ashtrays provided, please do not discard used cigarette on the ground as fires can start very easily in the very hot, dry summer months...Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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