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Beautiful 3 bedrooomed Villa with Private pool, stunning views, close to Competa

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Canillas de Albaida, close to Competa. 5 minutes walk to village.

Casa La Higuera nestles on the hillside on the edge of the beautiful mountain village of Canillas de Albaida and the national park of Sierra de Almijara, less than an hour’s drive from Malaga airport. This attractive, well-equipped villa has unsurpassed views of the sea and surrounding hills yet is within easy walking distance of supermarkets and restaurants. Casa La Higuera offers 3 good-sized double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the double bedrooms and en-suite is in a separate annex a few steps away from the main house, with its own terrace, perfect for visitors seeking privacy or grandparents wishing to escape for some peace and quiet. Outside, the property has its own private 8mx4m pool and plenty of shaded seating areas for relaxing and dining. There is a barbecue for guests’ use. Wifi and internet is available at the property.

Alison Hurford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Alison Hurford

With our youngest child leaving home for university we started looking for our holiday home. We found Casa La Higuera and straight away knew it was the house for us. In a few years time we hope to spend more time in Spain but in the meantime we are quite happy to rent it out to people looking for a quality villa, in a stunning area of Spain where the climate is fantastic.

Alison Hurford purchased this villa in 2013

Why Alison Hurford chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

After renting many villa's throughout Europe, we finally found a place where we wanted to return again and again. We fell in love with the scenery, climate and laid back way of life. As soon as you arrive you feel relaxed and will certainly never tire of the amazing views from our terrace.

What makes this villa unique

The main benefits of Casa La Higuera is it's position on the edge of Canillas de Albaida. It is just a 5 minute walk to the centre of the village where you can buy all your grocery needs or eat out. Competa is a 25 minute walk away. Yet, the villa is not overlooked and has panoramic views from the terrace. The garden and terraces face south west so sunshine all day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We will certainly want to visit again next year as we had such a good time....and it is one of our favourite holiday destinations!" Debbie A

"it was a wonderful holiday and the villa was superb, such fantastic views and very comfortable indeed" Marilyn D

"we had an amazing time, loved your beautiful villa and the amazing views" Geraldine H
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Albaida in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom in main villa is newly refitted for 2017 season. En-suite bathroom to bedroom in annex with shower, wc and washbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can easily push together
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds, fitted wardrobes, and ceiling fan Bedroom 3 in annex with 2 twin beds, fitted wardrobes and ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This villa is perfect for couples travelling together or maybe grandparents wanting some privacy as one of the double bedrooms is in the separate annex with it's own private courtyard. The villa has been completed to a very high standard throughout and has everything for your holiday needs. A cot and high chair can be hired if needed. We provide a free Meet and Greet Service where you will be met by our property managers, taken to the villa to familiarise you with everything. They are then on call for the duration of your holiday should you need anything. Outside: The villa is set within its own private gardens with a private 8x4 swimming pool. There are 6 sunloungers, a wooden table and chairs to seat 6 and a barbecue. In addition there is a sofa and two chairs for an extra seating area. Please note that the pool is closed from November until April. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (bathroom and pool) and linen provided. Final end of stay clean included in price.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Wonderfully Relaxing!

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Spent 2 wonderful weeks here in August this year and we have just booked to return next summer! Casa La Higuera has everything you could need for a truly relaxing holiday. Situated just a couple of minutes walk down from the Competa to Canillas de Albaida road the villa really can boast fabulous panoramic views stretching from the village of Canillas with the mountains behind all the way round and down to the coast in the south. It is so peaceful ...... in the morning you can watch the sun gradually creep up and across the valley and in the evening the setting sun is a perfect backdrop for a chilled glass of wine or two!

The house itself is spotlessly clean and very well equipped but it is the outdoor space which is particularly special for living, dining and relaxing. The comfy sunloungers are ideal both for sun worshippers and those seeking a bit of shade and the pool is perfect for cooling off.

A gentle stroll takes you to Canillas where the local shops will meet many of your needs. The two bar/restaurants at the top of the village, El Rincon de Mateo and Las Esperillas, are very easily reached and well worth a visit.

Competa is larger and has more variety for both shopping and eating out. 5 minutes by car or about 25 minutes leisurely stroll it is certainly worth visiting and exploring. The main square, Plaza Almijara, is a great place to sit and watch the world go by.

Everything about the stay at Casa La Higuera was a lovely, positive experience and so it is a very big thank you to Alison and her team in Spain. Really looking forward to returning in 2017!

Moira. Scotland

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb. Best we have stayed at

  • 5 of 5

I shouldn't be writing anything about this villa really because I want to keep it to myself, but I promised Alison that I would, so her goes. It really is a gem of a villa, in excellent order and better than described. It is ideally positioned within easy walking distance of Canillas and east driving distance of Competa. Peaceful and quiet with a great swimming pool, which is ideal for kids to splash around in. We can't wait to go back next year. Many, many thanks Alison

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Six stars next year??

  • 5 of 5

From first to last our stay at La Higuera really was 5 star.

The lucky owner, Alison, was very helpful and made the whole booking process pain free. The property managers in Spain met us at a charming local restaurant/bar, of which more later, and left us at the villa confident that they would respond quickly if we needed them (we didn't!).

You will find the layout of the house and grounds flows nicely and because the garden does not need to be fenced for security the whole valley seems to be yours. We dare you to sit and with a glass of something facing the setting sun and not sigh one of those huge weight off your shoulders sighs.

It really is possible to stroll to the two very adequate minimarkets in Canillas in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for fresh breakfast bread and cakes. Close by is a lovely bar/restaurant called Cerezo. A different walking route takes you to the original meeting place Las Esprillas. A good 3 course menu del dia including a bottle of wine and beer was outstanding value at 30 euros for two inclusive of tip.

La Higuera is paradise if you need somewhere to chill and recharge and we left cursing ourselves for not booking a longer stay.

The great service continued on landing back in the UK as our breakages deposit was refunded within days.

Alison tells us that there are plans to improve the villa even more this winter so be prepared for the first 6 star review in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee. So glad you had a relaxing time at Casa La Higuera, and hopefully you can return next year to see the new bathroom!
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Perfect- look no further!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for 2 months (December/January) and loved every minute!

Firstly the location and positioning are amazing; a peaceful rural setting but very close (2-5 mins walk) from two beautiful villages with a couple of small but well-stocked supermarkets, several cafes and restaurants, bakery etc. A 15 minute walk the other way takes you into the larger village of Competa with a large choice of shops and eateries. All are lovely places to while away the time.

The views from the house and gardens are spectacular. Sitting out with a coffee in the mornings became our favourite time of day, watching the sunlight come up and turn the mountains to red and orange was breath-taking and we never bored of it.

The house itself is spotless, tastefully decorated and has everything you could possibly need for your stay, from the kitchen to the garden. There are plenty of books, DVDs and games and the English TV channels kept us in touch with the goings-on back home. The log-burner was well-used during our stay as it gets quite nippy once the sun goes down in the winter, but the house soon warmed up and we were very cosy and comfortable. The beds are comfortable and mattresses seem new. We used the annexe for visiting family and it was equally comfortable and well-appointed.

You won’t get better than this property- we can’t recommend it enough for everything from short breaks to longer stays, for young and old, families and singles and everyone in between! Look no further!

Thanks Alison & Nick!

Caroline, Ryan & Sebastian (age 3)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from an excellent holiday at Casa La Higuera

On arrival we were met by a very friendly couple who showed us around the villa. The villa was well furnished inside and outside. There was good sized covered area for dining and sitting. Although we did not use the cooking facilities there appeared to be everything you would need.

There was a good sized swimming pool with a cover to retain the heat. We were surprised to find that the pool was warm enough for us to swim every day.

The villa is located in a wonderful position with views of the village and the mountains. A ten minute walk takes you to two of the restaurants and a supermarket in Canillas. We ate in both restaurants a number of times for lunch and dinner and had excellent food every time. We also had some excellent food in the bar at the top of the village.

We were able to walk to Competa easily in 25 mins using either the foot path or the road. Archez took us 15 mins but, as it is down hill all the way, it took a bit longer getting back.

We chose this villa for the peace and quiet we hoped it would offer and it's position near to a number of restaurants. The peace and quiet was wonderful and there were many restaurants to choose from in walking distance. It therefore provided us with a excellent relaxing holiday. We hope to return in the near future.


  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and so glad that you had a lovely holiday.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely five days at Casa Higuera at the end of March despite chilly weather! It was a perfect base for our walking holiday, and close to the village for provisions. The walk over to Competa is lovely, and we typically walked there for the evening and got a taxi back, as Canillas was very quiet at this time of year. The meet and greet service worked perfectly, and we really enjoyed our stay. The villa is spotlessly clean, and extremely comfortable, with everything we needed. The wood burning stove was great for the chilly evenings and the outside seating areas are lovely, with views over the valley and towards to mountains to die for! We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Debbie. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Casa La Higuera, and a great compliment that you wish to return!
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
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27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 16 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit. Balance 6 weeks before holiday. £200 security damage deposit fully refunded at end of holiday after inspection. We provide a meet and greet service although a late arrival after 11pm will incur a £25 surcharge.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days - please enquire

Notes on prices:
We are happy to receive payment in euros in addition to UK sterling.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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