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Eden Alora, Beautiful Villa, Private Pool, Stunning Views



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Villa in Alora, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Only 10 Mins From Alora And Pizarra Town, And 35 Mins From The Coast, Very Peaceful Location

Eden Alora is a modern 3 bedroom villa offering fabulous outdoor and indoor living space. With great access from the main road and only 10 mins from Alora town where you can find restaurants, bars and shops. 20 mins from the property is El Chorro with the lakes and some of the most stunning landscapes and mountain ranges of Malaga. The airport and coast are 35 mins, so Eden is perfectly placed to enjoy rural inland with all it has to offer with activities such as quad biking, walking, paragliding, fishing in the lakes, all of which can be arranged prior to your arrival, and yet 35 mins you have the historical city of Malaga with magnificent architecture and culture. An hour from the Eden you can find the delights of Marbella with up market shopping and restaurants, El Torcal with mystical rock formations and Antequera steeped in history. Eden is a perfect location to come together with your family, friends and enjoy what inland Spain has to offer.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Eden is our holiday home in Spain. We live in the UK but have enjoyed many years holidaying in the Alora sun. We have employed a property management company based locally in Alora, who supply a superior service maintaining Eden and organising all the bookings. You can expect all your requirements to be dealt with both prior to your arrival and a 24 hr contact and support service whilst you are staying in the villa. It is for that reason we decided to offer Eden as a rental villa to guests, as we know we can supply a beautiful villa perfect for your sunshine retreat.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Villa was exceptional, everything as described and more. We have stayed at a few different places over the years and this was voted the best by everyone. Young ones 16 and 12 year olds did not want to go home. Also plenty of places to visit and within easy reach of the two nearby villages with restaurants to suit all tastes.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Aug 2014
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Not as expected

  • 2 of 5

We have been renting properties in Spain for many years and Alora, in particular, for over 5 years. And in all that time we have never had to leave a bad review. It then came as a shock to us our experience of Casa Eden. The photos were obviously taken a good few years back and sadly the villa is tired and in need of some TLC. On arrival we found the fridge to be filthy the freezer compartments full of previous guest’s food, and badly frozen up, of which I managed to defrost two, but gave up on the third. The washing machine was full of wet pool towels that I hung out to dry. We also had to clean all the filters in the dishwasher in order be able to use it. The swimming pool was cloudy and in need of a good clean. In the first week we went out to dinner with friends from Alora and returned at around midnight. We locked the back door after we came in, leaving the car keys, mobiles and money on the table in the lounge. As the night was a little cold we both went out the front door at the pool area to take in our towels, the door closed behind us locking us out. A night spent on pool loungers is not our idea of fun to say the least, and as the electric gates to the villa didn’t work we were quite worried who or what could walk in. We set off walking at dawn to see if we could find someone in the neighbouring villas to help us, which we did. They managed to get in touch with the caretaker, who even after being told we had been out all night, informed our Good Samaritan that she would not get to us until 12pm…..!!! As the keys were in the locks of both doors she could not open either. Her husband cut the bars off the toilet window, through which she climbed to let us in. As this was not their fault she told us that we would be charged for the “service”. We were both appalled, the Front door near the pool has no outside handle, and no way of ensuring that it doesn’t lock if it closes…we have never come across this before, and no mention of this in the Villa notes. Supposing we had had a small child that we had put in their cot and this had happened…Just because as they quoted “this has not happened before” doesn’t mean it can’t happen. We did not pay a security deposit when we arrived, so we were continually pestered by email from the caretaker for payment for re welding the bars. When she visited the next week to clean the pool she was very off with us. We had requested the owners email address so that we could convey our concerns to them. The

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having never given a managements response before to a review it is in my opinion the unfortunate side of offering a review service. When providing in the services sector today everything is pivotal on a 'GOOD REVIEW' it is often used as a tool to the favourable demands for problem incident's involving guests when infact common decency and sense is the better judge. If only villa owners were given an equal platform to review guests!. Rachel and john rowe I would like to address you by name as he, she and anonymous is in polite. Having read the review and I can only address the 3 honest and genuine facts as everything else it is wrapped up in are there to serve no other purpose than harm. Firstly we do provide ice creams and ice cubes in the welcome pack, it has never been cause for complaint, these were not previous guest 'leftovers' but were provided for you and as you did consume and use them we are pleased you felt they were there to be used secondly I stand by my actions of requesting the nominal fee of 50 euros to go towards covering the cost of gaining entry and repair after you locked yourself out the villa. Sometimes in life you have to accept responsibility for your actions. Having an evening out with friends and returning to the villa and having a few more on the patio is only to be expected you are on holiday, however if you realise in the early hours of the morning you have managed to lock all the house keys, car keys mobile phone in the villa it is nobody else's fault but your own, but all that said there is no blame required these things happen. We came to your assistance the moment we were notified by the elderly neighbour ,I consoled you and reassured you we didn't have any problems and encouraged you to laugh about the whole incident you were also advised at this point that the only charge would be for repairs which you was full of gratitude for. And finally I did send you 2 emails trying to arrange collection of the outstanding 50 euros after having failed to be at the villa at the arranged times. We did try to collect the requested security deposit on arrival but you stated you didn't have the available cash or budget and against my better judgement i waivered it. This negative review is as you promised when you finally paid. I reflect on all my previous guest comments for genuine feedback as I hope future clients will also do.
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Outdoor Living

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the vila as a member of a party of six (three couples, mid 30's) and we had the most wonderful holiday.

The best thing about the vila is the outdoor space - where we spent most of our time. The pool is huge and the outdoor kitchen is fully functional - we had everything we needed. Because the vila is quite secluded, you don't need to worry about making noise at night and the wifi works brilliantly. We used it to stream music and catch up on TV when the blazing sun got a bit much for us!

Only the living room has aircon so it can get a bit stuffy at night in the bedrooms. If you can take a spare fan, do (but this is no reason to stay away - honestly).

Susan was wonderful: she gave us some great tips and advice and although we didn't need her services other than at check-in / check-out, we knew how to get hold of her if we needed to.

To summarise, it's the perfect location for a chilled out, eating and drinking holiday with friends.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Norwich, Norfolk

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Eden Alora was everything we were looking for, rural, peaceful, yet within driving distance of everything we needed.

The accommodation was clean, well equipped and good for people with mobility issues,everything on one level. Excellent wi fi for our teenage daughter! We spent most of our time around the pool, very useful outside area, BBQ and outside kitchen .

Alora provided everything for your day to day needs, supermarket, restaurants etc..and excellent scenery near by, try the quad safari,brilliant day out.

Susan was wonderful , rescuing us when we were lost on our first day!

A lovely villa near a typically Spanish town , for those who are looking for a typical Spanish holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and thoroughly enjoyed having you stay in the villa and joining me on a quad trek. Look forward to seeing you again
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  • 5 of 5

Eden was the perfect villa, loads of space, the outside kitchen and lounge area just made it for us, and although it was lovely inside too, we spent most of the time even cooking outside. It was everything that we needed for a nice relaxing and secluded holiday. Susan was so helpful, advising us on where to go and what to do. Would highly recommend it and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your review barbara really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.....bar pimpi awaits you!
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United Kingdom

Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was exceptional, everything as described and more. We have stayed at a few different places over the years and this was voted the best by everyone. Young ones 16 and 12 year olds did not want to go home. Also plenty of places to visit and within easy reach of the two nearby villages with restaurants to suit all tastes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, lovely family and house guests and wish you all the best for the future. Hope to see you again soon
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Alora 2013

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful villa in a spectacular setting. The facilities in the villa are excellent and the service provided second to none. The master bedroom has A/C but the other rooms would also benefit from this although fans were provided. An extremely peaceful and tranquil setting with no neighbours to disturb. The only downside is the fact that nothing is walkable and the villa is reached via a long, steep and very bumpy track. The closest shops, supermarkets and restaurants are in Alora which is 3.5 km away. Would definitely recommend visits to Malaga, Ronda and El Chorro lakes and further afield, the stunning city of Cordoba is about a 2 hour drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, lovely fun family and really respectful of the villa thanks guys glad you enjoyed the villa and your spanish vacation hope to see you again
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From the Owner

We decided on Alora as we had friends who had relocated to this area and we enjoyed visiting them on many occasions. We sourced the plot of land and instructed an experienced local builder to build the villa. Having visited the area many times we knew we wanted to thoroughly enjoy and make use of the outside space. The beauty of the region is the glorious long sunny days and sunsets over the mountains in the distance. We have captured this with the outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounge area, recreation areas, swimming pool and terraces. Stunning views are available from any of these outdoor areas. The plot is a short drive from the main road so access is good, yet tucked into the hillside, the villa offers you seclusion, peace and tranquillity, the perfect ingredients for a relaxing break.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Activity based holidays are very popular in the inland regions. One particular interest are the eco jeep tours. This is an opportunity to view the El Chorro and Ronda regions from the landrover with a local guide who can offer info re the area, cuisine, culture and agriculture with the vast olive and citrus groves.

We also can provide a birding/walking guide with vast knowledge of the regions birdlife.

Quad biking half or full days taking you into the Sierra Huma regions of El Chorro to witness the wildlife close at hand and spectacular views.

Fishing trips with a local guide using a boat going out onto the Ardales lakes fishing for black bass, carp, pike.

Ceramic pottery day course, produce your own pot to take home.

Mountain bikes can be hired with or without guide.


The nearest beaches start from the Malaga coastline of Churriana this is approx 35 mins in car. Marbella/Fuengirola/Benalmadena are approx 1 hour from Eden.

Churriana beach offers a local life with chringiuitos beachside restaurants with vast fish menus and a constant supply of sardines on outside charcoals.

Marbella/Puerto Banus offer an upmarket location with Gucci, Ralph Lauren and high end designer shopping. The marina of Puerto Banus also offers nightlife in abundance.


Malaga airport is the nearest. Approx 35 mins form the property.

Car hire companies operate out of the airport so collecting a car is very easy.

There is also a train link from Malaga airport through to Alora. If you would like details regarding timetable or to arrange a train station pick up please mention in enquiry. Airport taxi/shuttle can be arranged to collect and return from the airport.


By car - Alora 10 mins, Pizarra 7 mins, Malaga airport 35 mins, nearest restaurant 3 mins, train station 7 mins, Antequera 1 hr, Ronda 1 hr, Marbella 1hr, Gibralter 2 hrs.

Further Details:

Local shops are very traditional offering a community spirit. many with locally produced goods and foods. Local restaurants offer a vast selection with each establishment specialising in a particular field. Abilios, a restaurant in Alora is run by two brothers, has a small menu offering excellent steaks. Los Caballos have spit roast chickens to take away. Conejitos offer a vast Sunday lunch menu with fish high on the list. In Alora and Pizarra town there are also 2 large supermarkets for all your provisions.


Rental rates

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3 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Booking Notes:
Booking requirements are to confirm your dates a 20% deposit is required. This is payable into a paypal or spanish account. Once recieved you will be allocated a booking ref number. The final amount is then due 6 weeks prior to your arrival date,also a breakages deposit (refundable) of 250.00 euros is payable on arrival. Final details will then be supplied and requirement of your flight dates/times for villa preparation is required.

Changeover Day:
We do not specify a changeover date. We can be flexible to amount of days required, so we ask that you email us with your requirements. Arrival time at the villa is no earlier than 4pm and departure from the villa no later than 10am. During the peak season we do request a Saturday to Saturday booking is required but please email for final decision.

Notes on prices:
We can offer discount for parties smaller than 4 people please mail to request details.
We Require a £200 breakages deposit payable in the final balance and refunded within 14 days after departure.

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From the Owner

Eden is very convenient for access to the main Malaga A357 road, as it is located on the east side of town. It is unnecessary to negotiate driving through Alora village to exit the area, thus making journey times much quicker. The villa and grounds are completely fenced in and entrance to the property is through electric security gates. The management company are located 10 mins from the property and can easily attend the villa if you require assistance. One of the unique points of the villa is that outdoor and indoor spaces are completely flat. This gives peace of mind to parents with younger children, as there are no steps to negotiate. Equally the elderly and infirm have the ability to move around the areas with ease.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has a walk in shower, basin and toilet. Main bathroom walk in shower, basin and toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 6 People (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobe, bedside cabinets, ceiling fan.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: At the property we have free wifi internet access.Welcome packs are provided for your arrival, however we do offer a full grocery pack service if you should require a larger shop on your arrival. Please request the shop list attachment if you require this service. Activities can be arranged prior to your arrival. These include quad biking, jeep tours, boat fishing on the Ardales lakes, paragliding, mountain biking with bike hire and many more. If you would like further information regarding activities please request the activity attachment. Eden is literally on the boundary of pizarra and alora and is placed perfectly for access to both towns. Outside: Private pool with Roman steps into the water,2 fixed parasols around the pool area and 4 sun loungers and a 2 person day bed. Large imprinted concrete area for recreation. Swing chair with shade cover. Pergola offering excellent shade with outdoor sofas with seating for 6. Outdoor kitchen with built in charcoal BBQ, several dining areas, breakfast patio attached to kitchen, concrete road access. Beautifully maintained Mediterranean gardens with colourful plants all year round. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and house towels are provided. There is also a selection of beach towels for pool use. Clean linen is provided for every new booking and property clean and linen change takes place every 7 days throughout your stay. Other: Outdoor kitchen and BBQ area alongside the pool and recreation area. Outdoor kitchen has a built in BBQ, a gas cooker, sink, fridge/freezer and dining tables. The pergola has outdoor sofas with seating for 6.

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