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A Rustic Style Villa With Beautiful River And Mountain Views



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Villa in Coin,Costa del Sol,Spain - A Quiet,Peaceful Location, The Perfect Spot To Relax And Unwind Or Explore The Lovely Countryside

This rustic style villa offers quality and comfort. With its own gated entrance, and shaded parking, The heart of the villa is a typical, large walled Andalucian Courtyard which is a wonderful sun trap, especially in the winter sunshine, with many shaded areas to sit and relax. Built into the hillside, the living areas are at the higher entry level with the bedrooms on the floor below. This modern villa is light and welcoming, while keeping a traditional Spanish feel to the property. With its warm terracotta tiles, and colourful rugs, it is a lovely place to stay whatever the season. The style throughout is rustic and charming. The view, from the villa itself, from the terrace which extends along its front and from the beautiful pool just below is splendid. We suspect you will spend a good part of your time here at the villa. You will relax immediately and enjoy all that is good about a holiday in rural Andalucia

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I retired from our business and moved to inland Southern Spain 5 years ago to be close to our daughter. She married a Spaniard 12 years ago and we have a grandson, Brandon and a Granddaughter, Alexia. It has been a wonderful move for us and we have happily settled into the Spanish way of life. Having a Spanish son-in-law has enabled us to integrate with the Spanish people and we enjoy the sunshine and the way of life and friends that we have made here. Living just 15 minutes away from the villa means it is always freshly prepared and we are there to greet guests when they arrive. After only recently been made available for holiday rentals, we look forward to sharing this lovely area!

Speaks English, Spanish

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic setting to relax away from it all. This is a lovely villa, well equipped and ticked all the boxes.

Barbara and Jamie were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them.

We spent time at the beach, made the drive into Malaga and visited Córdoba during our stay - Coin is about 10-15 minutes drive away.

We made the most of cooler early mornings to stroll down to the river or walk along the way marked trail which isn't far from the villa. Hopefully we can make a return trip one day..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay at "Vista Serrania" and the surrounding area and hope very much to see you all again sometime in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa in June. On arrival we were met by the very lovely owners who showed us the way to the villa. This is essential as it's well off the beaten track. As soon as the electric gates opened we were impressed. The courtyard and gardens are very pretty, the pool and bbq area are clean and tidy with ample parking. The villa its self is large and spacious with 3 good sized bedrooms all furnished to a high standard. The kitchen is very well equipt with everything you need. The mountain views are outstanding. We had a great week and did a fair bit of traveling, location wise you're about 40 mins drive north of Marbella.

We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

From a very happy family of 3 with a toddler.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded sun paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a lovely quiet week at Barbara's villa. Great weather, great pool, 10 minutes outside of Coin. With free wifi and 25 minutes from Malaga this place was a great start to our 3 week holiday. Barbara was very helpful as she lives in the area. A must for families wishing a quieter experience of the Costa del Sol.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Barbara and taken to the Villa. When the electric gates scroll back it is very impressive, when they close behind you you leave the world behind!! It is an oasis of peaceful tranquility. The views are to die for. Lots of rolling hills and mountains to the rear.

The hosts Barbara and Jamie are extremely hospitable and helpful.

Just a note, if you arrive on a Sunday which we did there are no supermarkets open on a Sunday!!!

Everything you need is in Coin. Good supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Lots of areas to visit round about.

A car is necessary if staying at this property. Great pool.

A fabulous time had by all. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we enjoyed meeting and spending time with you all. It is always good to know that guests enjoy their stay and have a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this wonderful rural villa. Had everything we needed for our family including a pool, internet and plenty of space for the children to play. The owner greeted us in the local town and kindly donated some toys for the boys to play with during our stay!

Views are fantastic and it is only 45mins from Malaga airport so easy to get to. We even spent a day travelling to Granada to visit the Alhmabra which is the worth the day out.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joe for such a great review and it was lovely to meet you and your lovely family. I am always delighted when guests have an enjoyable stay in our villa and feel at home. You were ideal guests and I hope we will see you all again soon. Kindest Regards, Barbara
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful villa in Coin. The villa itself is spacious, nicely decorated and in a very quiet location with spectacular views. We loved the outdoor space and could sit easily outside in the sun during the day (december). The villa is not too far from the village Coin, where you have everything. The bonus is that the village is not too much discovered by tourists but feels Spanish. Not too far from Malaga also (45minutes) by car so great for a trip. Also you can do hiking and biking from the doorstep. The host Barbara is really very kind and helpful. She even came and pick us up to bring her to her house where we could rent bikes and start biking. Thank you!! Some minor points but didn't spoil our holiday: the heating was broken but we could solve this by heaters and the fire place which heats up very good and sufficient and the wifi din't work (but we could manage to have internet by putting the cable in the computer so the problem was solved directly). Don't hesitate if you like a special authentic holiday at the Spanish countryside!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always lovely to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and made the most of the beautiful area. The problems with the heating and Wifi have now been solved and so glad it did not spoil their enjoyment of the villa, and look forward to seeing them another time.
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From the Owner

With its stunning views and quiet location, this made it an easy choice for our Holiday Home. We very much enjoy the walks in the Countryside which surround the villa, especially in the springtime when the wild flowers appear, which is truly gorgeous. The sound of the river is never far away as it flows through the valley.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : MALAGA at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : SEVERAL at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : MALAGA at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : SIERRA NEVADA at 120 Kilometres Car: not necessary


It is an easy 45 minutes to the Coast of the Costa de Sol with its many beaches, water sports etc. The historic old town of Marbella and the beautiful city of Malaga are well worth a visit to the Coast.


The main airport of Malaga is approximately 45 minutes drive from the property. Due to the rural location of the villa, a car is essential for the enjoyment of the area.


The traditional Spanish town of Coin is just 15 minutes drive and can provide all your needs. From its large supermarket, Banks and many local shops, it also has

many great places to eat and drink, whether you just want a coffee, or a light tapas during the day, to its lovely restaurants serving local food and great value for money. Further afield, historic Ronda is within easy reach and the gorgeous National park of El Choro with its lakes and beautiful scenery can be visited.

Further Details:

For the energetic, there is wonderful hiking in the surrounding countryside, year-round cycling and golf is available within a few miles. A marked cycle trail is on your doorstep, and bikes can be hired from us for a small cost. This needs to be arranged when booking.


Rental rates

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Rate 6
5 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 7
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
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Rate 1
8 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
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23 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 3
25 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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4 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
22 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings made within the 8 week period must be paid in full at the time of booking. A 100 pound Security Deposit is also requested with the final payment. This will be refunded in full providing no major damage or breakages have occurred within 5 working days. We are happy to quote for longer stays of one month or more during the off peak season on request.

Changeover Day:
During the high season of July & August, a Saturday check in/out is requested. We are flexible at other times of the year subject to availability. Check in time is no earlier than 4pm with check out time of 10am. Other times are by prior arrangement only.

Notes on prices:
There is a minimum charge of 200 pounds for stays of less than 7 nights during the off peak season

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From the Owner

Although situated in the Countryside, we are by no means cut off from all that the area has to offer. The convenience of having Malaga International Airport an easy 50 minutes away is a bonus after a tiresome journey, and the easy drive down to the Coast of the Costa del Sol with its lovely beaches, shopping and Restaurants can be enjoyed after a day by the pool soaking up the sun. For the energetic bikers, we have a marked cycle trail on our doorstep. There is plenty of space to bring and store your own bikes if you prefer.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over & wc. Family Bathroom with bath/shower over & wc


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with Double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 built in full size single beds, but as the room is smaller, is more suited for children or teenagers. There are large fitted wardrobes in all the bedrooms.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is on 2 levels, with the bedrooms situated on the lower floor. This allows for these rooms to remain quite cool in the heat of the summer. The living area is nicely furnished and provides everything you need for a holiday home. All windows and French Doors have Mosquito Screens. Cosy king size duvets, a log fire (logs provided) all make this villa an ideal place to stay in the winter months when the sun still shines warm by day, but is cooler at night when the temperatures drop with the mountain air. Outside: From the Andalucian Courtyard with its beautiful built in Seating area, you immediately get the Spanish feeling for relaxing and chilling out. It is only one of the places that invite you to sit and enjoy that glass of wine. From the living area, French doors open onto a large covered patio which has gorgeous comfortable seating and tables and chairs. This is a wonderful place for dining and relaxing with its amazing views over the pool and countryside, makes this a favourite spot for reading or gathering at the end of another sunny day. From all the bedrooms, French doors open on to a covered terrace which runs the full length of the house and makes the best of the magnificent views - it make another place to sit and relax and enjoy the pleasant summer breezes in the shade. Across from this terrace, steps lead down to the gorgeous pool (9 x 5 mts) which enjoys day long sunshine and a wide terrace with plenty of space for sunbathing, and a built in Barbecue is situated. Utility Room: Fridge, Separate Freezer and washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels, pool towels etc are included in the cost. These are changed weekly, with a mid term clean for those on a two week or more stay. Extra cleaning can be arranged if requested for an extra charge.

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