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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Registration Number : VTAR/MA/01291

Alison Hurford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

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 Canillas de Albaida

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 Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please clean BBQ before you leave.
  • There will be an additional charge for an arrival after 11.00 pm of £45
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
  • 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 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can easily push together
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot available to hire
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large fitted wardrobes
  • 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. 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. (£45 charge for arrivals after 11.00pm) They are on call for the duration of your holiday should you need anything. The villa is set within its own private gardens with a 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.


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Beautiful 3 bedrooomed Villa with Private pool, stunning views, close to Competa
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa based on the very good reviews we read here and they were on point. Alison was a pleasure to deal with and extremely efficient during the full booking process even when we returned our deposit was credited promptly. We stayed for 2 weeks, the villa is very well presented, very well equipped, we had everything we needed. We booked Maria, local taxi for airport pickup and she is lovely and extremely efficient and very efficient, we also used her services during our stay as we did not hire a car as we would not have really used it much. Maria will take you anywhere you want to go and is a real pleasure. We were met by Christina & Malcolm, who went through all the things we needed to know and were available on hand if we needed during our stay, very nice couple, thank you both :-)

I must highlight that a lot of thought has gone into this villa for it's guests, it even has a full binder put together by owners & many guests of useful information and contact details for everything, it really is quite the handbook, everything you need to know.

We walked a lot around the local area and visited local towns, lots of nice restaurants. In the local village, 4/5 mins walk, there really is everything you need to eat out or get supplies to prepare a barbecue and eat/drink beside the fabulous view from the villa of the mountains.

So all in all we had a lovely break, this villa & location is fantastic or a relaxing holiday and we really felt that, there is no noise around; first thing in the morning it is such a pleasure to have my first coffee overlooking the fabulous views. Pool is spotless and well maintained by Malcolm, and we must say bit Hi to the gardener who dropped in each week, very friendly and if you have any questions on the local area he has great knowledge. We met many people locally and all were very friendly. WE were a family of 3 so we had lots of space to spread out and we used all areas as extra showers are always useful when getting ready in the evening. I am pretty sure we will be back.

We have stayed in many villas in Spain over the last few years as our daughter has got older we prefer to be away from the busy holiday spots and one thing that stood out for me was when we arrived and sat down to relax, there was a lovely relaxing, safe, atmosphere here which is lovely and quite unusual and welcoming.

Many Thanks all for a lovely relaxing holiday and look forward to our next visit. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dymphna for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest, come back next year and see the new kitchen we plan to put in over the winter. Best wishes Alison
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Excellent villa, superb views, peaceful but close to facilities

  • 5 of 5

This villa has a great location on edge of village - which gives great views, but allows easy walk to village for shopping and restaurants. Sunny all day and lovely sunset. Pretty pool and well kept gardens. The villa is well kitted out too and is very comfortable. Owner very helpful and keen to ensure we were happy with property. Great for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful well equipped villa in a beautiful setti

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa la Higuera for the month of November. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The villa is well equipped and a ‘home from home’ The setting is perfect, on the outskirts of the village which has shops and some great restaurants. The larger village of Competa is a charming 20 minutes stroll away. For those who love hiking this is an excellent location with many stunning walks right from the villa. We have rented many holiday homes and consider Casa La Higuera to be amongst the best. We are already planning on returning next year. Thank you Alison for your ease and speed of communications and for sharing your beautiful holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday. The location is perfect especially if you like walking. Then of course you get back to the villa and jump in the pool to cool off - luxury! The villa is well equipped - there was nothing we needed that was not there. Well worth a visit. Thanks Alison

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful - perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

Remote but stunning - lovely Spanish locals - everything to hand, even though you are up the mountain experiencing true Spanish life. We absolutely loved the villa - everything you could ask for - lovely refreshing pool - perfect annex for older kids - fantastic scenery - everyone would love it - but please don't all book as we want to go back - thank you Alison for sharing your villa with us.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The villa is situated in a beautiful location, overlooking mountains to the sea, and within walking distance to Canillas de Albaida Arches and Competa. The hills are steep so you need to be fairly fit. We came without a car, so used the taxi services of Maria based at the local cafe

Bar Cerazo excellent. The villa was very comfortable clean and fully stocked for our requirements. The outside facilities Terrace dinning, Pool, Garden and Wonderful views were perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
146 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torrox Costa
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

First weekend in August is the annual Feria in Cannilas de Albaida and on 15th August each year it is "La Noche del Vino" in Competa with free local wine flowing all day and night.


The nearest beach is Torre de Mar (12 kms away) with a stylish beach and restuarants. 30 minutes drive will take you to the stylish seaside resort of Nerja with it's huge sandy bays and popular restaurants.


1 hour drive from Malaga airport.


5 minutes walk to Canillas de Albaida where you will find 4 excellent restaurants, couple of small shops. and 25 minutes walk or 5 minute drive to Competa. Competa is a vibrant large village with numerous shops and a great range of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.

Further Details:

Local horse riding stables offers half day treks with picnic, and sunset rides. Guided walks available from Competa. Mountain bikes can also be hired from Competa. Wifi is available in the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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 free meet and greet service although a late arrival after 11pm will incur a £50 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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