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Luxury Detached Villa With Private Pool And Outstanding Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Canillas de Albaida, Nr. Competa, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location Adjacent To National Park And 10 Mins From 2 Pueblo Blancos

Just 30 minutes inland from the bustling Costa beaches yet surrounded by stunning scenery this luxuriously appointed 2 bedroom villa offers the ideal getaway for those wanting to enjoy Andalucia's magnificent countryside as well as the opportunity to discover many of the unspoilt beaches east of Malaga to Granada. The villa enjoys an 8m x 4m pool and beautiful Mediterranean landscaped gardens. Sit and watch the many birds of prey as they soar across the valley from the surrounding National Park and admire the aerial skills of the swallows as they cool off diving in the pool and chase each other across the terraces. A 'chefs' kitchen includes all modern appliances including dishwasher and microwave and the living room is complete with TV, IPTV box with approx. 50 channels, HDMI input and cable (for laptops), DVD player, DVD collection and Hi-Fi. We also have an excellent wifi broadband connection throughout the villa and the terraces. The areas 3 main pueblo blancos, Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Competa can be viewed from the terraces with local shops and restaurants at Archez just 5 mins drive. In short - paradise!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Adrian Strong
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Adrian Strong

Hello, my name is Adrian Strong and I live in Bristol. I am a Chartered Surveyor and work mainly in the UK although I do also work in Spain from time to time which gives me a good excuse to stay at Casa Baijan when it is not let out. I lived in Spain for 5 years and my family (children, brothers, sisters etc) and friends often came to visit. We have wonderful summer holidays at the villa sunbathing, wining and dining, walking and generally having an all round relaxing time.

Adrian Strong purchased this villa in 2003

Why Adrian Strong chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

I bought the villa in 2002 because I particularly liked the location 750 metres above sea level in the foothills of the mountains and on the edge of the National Park. I love the sea and regularly drive down to the beach but equally it is wonderful to be able to get away from the busy coast and enjoy the privacy and tranquility of the villa and surrounding countryside.

What makes this villa unique

Apart from only being thirty minutes from the coast, there are three beautiful unspoilt authentic Spanish towns/villages within sight and easy reach of the villa. Competa, Canillas de Albaida and Archez. I enjoy the slow relaxed pace of life in the villages and there are many really good restaurants and cafes to while away an hour or two.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday, and as I said to you previously, Casa Baijan is the nicest villa I’ve stayed in – you can really tell that it is a second home, rather than somewhere just to be rented out. We appreciated having access to your book, music and DVD collection. The house was beautifully furnished and very well equipped. SW from London EC1.



We have now returned from a lovely holiday at Casa Baijan. Your villa is beautiful and the location stunning. For my part, other than occasional forays to the nearest village for supplies, I could easily have spent the entire two weeks enjoying the glorious seclusion and isolation. J & SB from Nottinghamshire.



We thought your villa was absolutely superb. The photos on the internet we thought looked lovely, but they don't do it justice. We had the most relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting. Everything is so tastefully put together with a keen eye for detail. P & KM from Llanelli.



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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday, and as I said to you previously, Casa Baijan is the nicest villa I’ve stayed in – you can really tell that it is a second home, rather than somewhere just to be rented out. We appreciated having access to your book, music and DVD collection. The house was beautifully furnished and very well equipped. SW from London EC1.



We have now returned from a lovely holiday at Casa Baijan. Your villa is beautiful and the location stunning. For my part, other than occasional forays to the nearest village for supplies, I could easily have spent the entire two weeks enjoying the glorious seclusion and isolation. J & SB from Nottinghamshire.



We thought your villa was absolutely superb. The photos on the internet we thought looked lovely, but they don't do it justice. We had the most relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting. Everything is so tastefully put together with a keen eye for detail. P & KM from Llanelli.



Many more testimonials available!
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11 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Absolute idyll! Stunning scenery, extremely well appointed house, sparkling pool, beautiful grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday at Casa Baijan this April. We couldn't fault a thing. This is by far the loveliest place we've stayed at in Spain and we've been going for years. The owners were attentive and extremely helpful right from the day of booking and the rental administration is like a well oiled machine - perfect.

The scenery viewed from the house is out of this World! I could never tire of those spectacular mountain views with little white pueblos hugging the lower slopes. The house has literally everything you could wish for and nothing is neglected for your comfort during your stay, it definitely feels more like a home than a rental. The gardens are heaven! Hard landscaping with fabulous trees and flowers in abundance and a beautiful sparking pool to top it all. A lot of thought and expense has gone into creating this tranquil and beautiful place. There are so many wonderful areas to sit and enjoy the ambiance of this fabulous location - the light, the scents, the sounds of nature..... you'll be blown away by it all! This place is like a sanctuary of peace and serenity. You aren't isolated but you are completely private and secluded. The lighting at night around the gardens and pool is a wonderful delight too.

The region is stunning, especially in the Spring with everywhere so green and covered in colourful wild flowers. Competa is captivating too, a lovely little town with houses hugger mugger on hilly streets and a charming plaza teeming with life (bars, restaurants, shops). An impressive and beautiful old church completes the magical scene.

I actually felt sad to leave this fantastic place. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed with a thing, in fact you'll fall in love.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to visit again in the not too distant future.
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5

A lovely villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful villa! It more than lived up to expectations. The outside areas with amazing and spectacular views are particularly glorious. All amenities one requires are provided. We did however initially find it difficult to locate as there were 2 sets of 3 villas. Perhaps if you put 'straight white path next to pylon' on your directions, this might be more helpful? Perhaps because we went later in the season we did find the pool extremely cold to get into; in fact one of our party, (skinnier than the rest of us!!) never actually did make it totally in! Having said that it is a fabulous, clean, well maintained villa, providing everything required, with clear instructions e.g. cooker; if electricity cuts out etc. I would have no hesitation recommending it. Two small towns very close by have cafes and small supermarkets; it might be worth saying that large supermarkets are few and far between and that it might be a good idea to stock up on your way from the airport. I would also say better to stick to your own cooking as the two local restaurants tried were extremely disappointing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry we had great communication from Adrian (the owner), including a comprehensive summary of the villa's facilities and very clear directions. All were very useful to have when you arrive somewhere new.

After an interesting drive up the mountain road, you arrive at this beautiful and very private villa. You immediately know this is more than just a luxury holiday rental, the owners obviously use the villa as a home. There's everything you could possibly need, including a large DVD/CD library, books and tourist information and guides.

The villa is as beautiful as the photo's show, the views are amazing and we spent many lazy afternoon around the pool. Whilst there was just the 2 of us, the villa would easy suit 2 couple or a small family.

Here are some of our recommendations.

1. Torre del mar is one of the closest beaches to the villa. It's 3.5 km's long, very clean and as the best facilities. It's very much a Spanish resort and has a lovely feel to it. There's not only a lovely promenade with a dedicate cycle track, they've even made a running track on the beach that runs the whole length. There's beach restaurants scattered along the beach most cooking sardines on open fires.

2. Nerja is a beautiful town, with great shopping. It's a little touristy but well worth a visit. Burriana beach is the main beach in the town, very busy but worth a visit just to eat the paella which is cooked in huge paella pans on an open fire.

3. We drove to Granada to visit Alhambra. It's about a 2 hour drive, but it's an easy journey and very easy to find and park when you get there. Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it's completely breathtaking. I know it sound a long way to go, but it was one of the highlights of our holiday. Recommend you purchase tickets in advance, because it can get busy. We had a fantastic lunch at The American Hotel which is on site.

4. We visited most of the villages which surround the villa. All are beautiful, we especially liked Compete and had a great meal at El Pilon, which is a restaurant half way up a cliff side and the views are well worth the walk up.

5. Driving up and down the mountain road gets easier. It's a little daunting to begin, first time took us nearly 45 mins, by the end of our stay we got that down to 30 mins.

We had a fantastic holiday and staying here certainly made it extra special. 100% recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well equipped villa with stunning panoramic views from the mountains to the sea. It was exactly as described and we would 100% recommend this wonderful place to anyone after a relaxing break. Adrian provided excellent friendly service.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

High standard excellence

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa with everything one could want. Especially appreciated the welcome items left in the fridge as arrived late Sat night so hadn't had a chance to shop. Beautiful views, exceptional gardens. Lovely pool and totally relaxing holiday. Very helpful owners. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, well-equipped villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 days at Casa Baijan in April/May 2016 and had a thoroughly relaxing break - even though the weather was a little changeable (only to be expected at that time of year). The villa is perfect if you just want to kick back and unwind, but there is also plenty to see and do nearby. We explored the neighbouring 'pueblos blancos' - Salares is especially pretty - drove down the coast to Nerja and Frigiliana, and even made it to Ronda for the day. We also enjoyed walking along the promenade from Caleta de Valez to Torre del Mar, stopping for sardines and beer at one of the many beachfront 'chiringuitos'. The villa was a real treat to return to for a relaxing sundowner, taking in the views and watching the eagles circling overhead. This is a beautiful part of Spain and Casa Baijan is one of the nicest villas we've stayed in. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I bought the villa in 2002 because I particularly liked the location 750 metres above sea level in the foothills of the mountains and on the edge of the National Park. I love the sea and regularly drive down to the beach but equally it is wonderful to be able to get away from the busy coast and enjoy the privacy and tranquility of the villa and surrounding countryside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Archez at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Torre del Mar at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Archez at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 155 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Algarrobo at 17 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding, walking, mountain biking, quad biking, para-gliding and many other sports and activities within easy reach.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches are 17km away (30 mins drive at Algarobbo and Torre del Mar). Further, more famous, beaches alongside the pretty seaside town of Nerja are approx 40 mins. further east up the coast there is a beautiful naturist beach at Cantarrijan (approx 50 mins from the villa).

Travel:

Malaga airport is approx 50km (1 hour's drive on good roads). A car is essential - but no need for a 4 x 4 unless you intend to take advantage and explore further into the adjacent National Park.

Distances:

Arhez Village - approx 5 mins drive.

Canillas de Albaida - approx 10 mins drive.

Competa - approx 15 mins drive.

Coast - 17km (approx 30 mins drive).

Malaga - 50km (approx 1 hours drive).

Granada - approx 1 hour 45 mins drive.

Gibraltar - approx 2 hours 30 mins drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required upon booking and the balance is payable eight weeks prior to arrival. A deposit of £150 is required in case of damage or excessive cleaning and will be refunded after return of the keys and inspection of the property. We are able to accept payment by personal cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds (min. 1 week booking).
Bookings run Saturday to Saturday. Gas central heating £50 per week extra. Firewood £30 per large box.
PLEASE NOTE: The swimming pool is usually closed from 1st October to 30th April but this can be extended on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Apart from only being thirty minutes from the coast, there are three beautiful unspoilt authentic Spanish towns/villages within sight and easy reach of the villa. Competa, Canillas de Albaida and Archez. I enjoy the slow relaxed pace of life in the villages and there are many really good restaurants and cafes to while away an hour or two.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, separate walk-in shower, wc, bidet etc - fully tiled. Second bathroom adjacent to bedroom 2 and as above.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Air conditioning, king size double bed, wardrobes, dressing table, drawers, 2 armchairs, coffee table. TV + Freesat + DVD. Opens out to Jasmine terrace and pool. Bedroom 2: Air conditioning, double bed, wardrobes, drawers, armchair, tables

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning is provided in the bedrooms and gas central heating is available throughout the villa for the chillier winter months at a small extra charge. The villa overlooks a steep valley and the pool's shallow end is over 1m (although there are wide Roman steps to sit on) therefore it is not suitable for children under the age of twelve. We have a no smoking policy - sorry! Outside: Surrounded by landscaped Mediterranean gardens the private 8m x 4m pool, outdoor shower and extensive terraces offer the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun (or gaze at the stars). The Jasmine terrace has two comfy wicker armchairs and coffee table and the round terrace, a dining table and seating for 6. There is a large barbecue area with traditional Spanish chimneyed barbecue. Sun loungers, parasols and other assorted furniture are provided to add to your comfort. The private grounds extend to just over 1 acre including fruit trees, grapes, almonds, oranges, lemons, figs, olives etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, kitchen and bath towels are included but please bring your own pool towels. The property will have been cleaned and fresh linen supplied at the start of your holiday. Other: Dining Room with stylish glass/oak dining table, six chairs and matching sideboard. Office desk and chair. Wi-fi broadband connection, flat screen 22" monitor, keyboard and mouse (ready for laptop connection).