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Villa w/Lg Swimming Pool, Secluded Garden, Covered Terraces, Mountain Views



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Villa near Alora, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful And Secluded Position Nestled On The Hillside Located Near The Andalucian Town Of Alora

Cerro Verde, our charming three bedroom villa, is nestled on rolling hillsides near the traditional Andalucian village of Alora, just 50 minutes drive from Malaga. Stunning views and a secluded position make it the perfect choice for unwinding with friends or family. Meanwhile, its proximity to the coast also makes it ideal for beach lovers, with the night-life and restaurants of Malaga or Marbella a comfortable drive away. The villa is newly refurbished and has been restored in a way that provides sympathetic and traditional Spanish living. Each room is furnished to a very high standard, and has all of the modern amenities you would expect - including Wi-Fi. There is also air conditioning for summer visits and under floor heating for winter stays. Our outside area is fenced and includes a large swimming pool for cooling off in during hot Spanish summer days. The pool is surrounded by a large terraced area, with a pergola for poolside shade. The Villa is surrounded by both shaded and sunny terraces. There is also a large pergola near recently planted palms ideal for relaxing in the shade, or barbecues in the evening.

We continue to develop the garden, including building a feature Well amongst the palms.

There is a sanded area the size of a badminton court for both racket games and boules.

There is a covered car-port.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We would like to welcome you to our website, and to Finca Cerro Verde, loosely translated as ‘Green Hill Farm’.

Having had numerous holidays here, we fell in love with the area, the relaxed life style, and stunning scenery.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you can’t find an answer to on this or our main website, and we will do our best to help out.

Penny and Nick Wright

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"What more could you wish for"

This property is superb, Nick and Penny have restored & furnished their villa with fantastic style and flair. We visited this beautiful Villa in Sept 2014 it is truly is an absolute gem. Our Party, my partner , daughter , her partner & myself had the a great time. The villa is beautiful throughout and furnished as you would your main home. We recommend it to any family for a relaxing enjoyable holiday. The local town Alora and area has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit for meals out; there are many cultural tourist places to visit within easy reach and the beach and other coastal places are around 40 mins drive away. We would return to this Villa again.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities and romantic getaway
Dec 2013
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at this beautiful Villa and despite the fact we like to travel and visit different places every year we are already planning next years stay.

The Villa itself is lovely and really home from home everything you could ask for. Very well equipped even down to binoculars to look at the magnificent scenery.

It is incredibly peaceful and secluded we literally didn't see a soul through our entire stay. After relaxing in the Sun all day by the pool coming back to the villa taking a shower preparing dinner then sitting on the patio watching the sun set over the mountains with a glass of wine ...heaven .just couldn't get fed up with doing this every night. The sunset scenery absolutely breathtaking.

I have never felt so relaxed on a holiday ...looking at the scenery you can see for miles and total silence it's wonderful.

When everything goes dark and the tiny gecko appears on the wall... that's not all there is to see....step out from the coverd area and look up and the most incredible sight of all thousands of stars quite incredible ....didn't really want to write such a glowing rating as want to keep this secret hideaway all to ourselves but it is stunning ...

There are lots of places to visit we have been twice now and still have many places on our to do list. Locally Alora is a lovely little town only 20 minute drive ...never any traffic.Superb little supermarket selling everything you would need prob first time I've actually enjoyed visiting a supermarket.

As previous posters have said if hiring a car something a bit 4x4 like better option than a mini metro ...although it is also half the fun driving up to the villa on the long dirt track.(more fun I guess with a mini metro) but totally safe .

Would thoroughly recommend this villa so quiet tranquil peaceful only disruption is the occasional motorbike car or Lorry way in the distance or the clanging of the goats bells when being hurded across a distant hillside. Photographs do not do it justice

Thoroughly recommend 5 star

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent all round, delighted we found this gem.

  • 5 of 5

Best place we’ve hired through OD in 15 years by some way.

Very smart, modern, spacious, light and well equipped villa with fantastic pool area and great shaded outdoor eating.

Wonderful views in a very scenic area. Antequera is pretty, and the Chorro Gorge is spectacular.

Also the keen pricing offers great value to compared to a lot of place on this site.

Nick and Penny have done an absolutely fabulous job of the conversion and you can really tell it’s a place they use themselves. Home from home comfort levels.

Also great comms with a very helpful owner. Check out his own very smart and impressive website for lots more photos and local tourist info.

As other reviews mention, on first ascent the access track will seem a little steep and rough in places, but a confident driver will soon get used to it and have no problems. The views and privacy make it well worth it.

So if you are looking to go a little way up into the hills in this part of Spain, and like smart modern secluded villas with excellent private pools, you really will do very well to beat this one. Book now!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gareth, Thank you for your generous review. We hope to welcome you back some time in the future.
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Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the villa with our teenagers.

The property was well maintained, clean, well equipped and everything was provided for a comfortable stay. The pool was ideal with a covered area for relaxing in the shade when needed.

The property is accessed via a dirt track so a hire car with reasonable ground clearance is recommended.

Excellent communication with the owner.

This is definitely the place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The only one we want to go back too

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for three weeks from the 1st July. We wanted peace and tranquility in the country with some luxuries like a pool and a roof top sun terrace, airconditioning, security, covered eating area, dishwasher, space, no neighbours, etc etc and of course good sunshine.

We got the lot at this property.

Everything was in good working order, the aircon was wonderful at night. The kitchen was very well equipped with good quality glass and china (John Lewis I guess) and plenty of everything, we were only two but plenty for a larger party, I know we are odd but we always pack egg cups when we holiday as rentals never seem to have them but here there were eight!!

Marvellous views over the valley and so quiet, you hear the odd car going along the road in bottom of the valley which must be half a mile away and you can watch with the binoculars if you haven't anything else to do, can get quite exciting if you see two cars at same time.

Everything was clean and well presented.

Good contact with owner and local 'meet and greet'

There is a long unmade road/track to the property which is always the way if you want the peace and quiet, so don't book a Fiat 500 when your considering car hire.

Pool and the shaded area were fantastic, photo's don't do it justice.

We have been booking through Owners Direct for many many years and have always been pleased with the rentals, we have never returned to a property or a location but we want to return to this one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa to escape to.

It has all you need to have a relaxing holiday. We found it to be exceptionally clean and equipped to a very high standard. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you all had a great time.
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A truly wonderful Finca with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage kids and had a wonderful holiday staying at Cerro Verde. The Finca has first class facilities and is set on a hillside with stunning views that will take your breath away. The owners provided an open honest and completely professional service from our initial enquiry through to returning our deposit after our holiday. Our kids maxed out the wifi internet in the first week but the owners topped up our wifi allowance without a quibble. The Finca is at the top of an unmade road about a mile off the main road, this proved to be great fun but care needs to be taken and a 4x4 would be needed in the winter. We used the local train service in Alora to explore Malaga and the costal area and found this experience to be simple, cheap and efficient as well as great fun. El Chorro and the mountain lakes are a 'must see'. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and intend to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased the farmhouse in 2009, as four walls and a roof, drawn to the stunning beauty of the views, the tranquillity of the area and the easy access from Malaga airport. The house is very much in rural Spain, which was important to us when deciding where we wanted our home. Planning permissions and connecting water and electricity took time, and the project has been very much a labour of love. We have used local builders and sourced everything possible from the local area, in order to support the economy in the region. Please feel free to ask any questions that you can’t find an answer to on the website, and we will do our best to help out. Penny and Nick Wright

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga International at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sol Del Rio at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gaudalahorce GC at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Alora at 9 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Sol Del Rio at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Playa de la Caleta at 49 Kilometres


The nearest beaches are just 50 minutes drive and ten minutes from the new Port area of Malaga. If you fancy a lively day out at the beach, or a quiet lunch in an old town square, then this is the place to come. Further along the coast is the famous resort of Marbella is famous for beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and night-life - providing something for everyone if all that tranquillity in the Andaucian hills gets too much for you!


Finca Cerro Verde is 45 minutes drive from Malaga airport, 110km from Granada, and 140km from Gibralter.

It is 20 minutes drive north of Alora along the A343. The final 1km is along an unpaved track, which guarantees privacy, and there is very little traffic use.

Because of its secluded location, we recommend a 4 x 4 vehicle to gain comfortable access to Finca Cerro Verde, especially during the winter months.


The Finca is located near the small village of Alora, which is around 50km from Malaga in Southern Spain (45 minutes by car).

Known as the 'Lake District' of Andalucia, the lakes of the Ardales National Park are just 40 minutes away by car. On the way to the Ardales Lakes, you will pass the magnificent 200m high El Chorro Gorge, a limestone gorge which was formed by the Guadalhorce river.

Antequera is around 35 minutes drive from the Finca and is a much larger town than Alora.

Further Details:

Alora is the closest town of any size and provides an excellent range of shops including a Mercadona supermarket on Calle de la Albahaca, and many local bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops, fishmongers and butchers. You will also find pharmacies, clothing and shoe shops, plus local banks with cash point machines. Do bear in mind though that, in summer, the Spanish like a siesta in the middle of the day, so local amenities tend to open from 9am to 1.30pm, then close until 5pm before reopening until around 9pm.

If you don't fancy cooking at home, Alora also has a great range of bars and restaurants, which generally cost less than you would expect to pay in the UK.

There are many different activities which are available nearby, including Golf, Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Bird Watching and Canoeing, as well as visiting one of the many traditional Spanish Fiestas if you time your visit right!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
18 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Booking Deposit
A 20% deposit is taken at the time of booking, with the balance being payable six weeks before your arrival date. Both of these payments can be made by Bank Transfer and details will be provided on request.

Security Deposit
A £200 damage and security deposit is payable six weeks before arrival by Bank Transfer. This will be returned to you within four days of departure, after the property has been checked, and will be refunded by the same means as it was paid.

Changeover Day:
Change-over days are flexible. Occupancy is from 3pm on the day of arrival to 11am on the day of departure.
During the low season we require a minimum of a five night stay. During peak season the minimum stay is seven nights. Single nights may be added.

Notes on prices:
Additional nights can be added to a booking.
High Season (4 June - 30 September) £120.00
Mid Season (1 April - 3 June) £105.00
Low Season (1 October - 31 March) £90.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Villa has been recently restored in a traditional Andalucian style, yet at the same time it still benefits from all of the modern amenities you would expect. It provides spacious and luxurious accommodation both inside and out - with a fully fitted kitchen, a family bathroom and three good sized bedrooms, one of which is en-suite. Finca Cerro Verde is ideal for year-round stays as it includes under floor heating and a wood-burning stove, as well as a dual-mode air conditioning system. This provides cooling in the summer and heating in the winter - although once the wood burner gets going, you may find you do not need any other type of heating at all!The main 4.5m2 living room is accessed through the kitchen and is comfortably furnished, opening onto terracing with spectacular views

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
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  • Oven ...
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  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 125 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large bathroom fully tiled and under-floor heating
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Bedroom 1.Fully tiled with under floor heating
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, wc and wash basin, shaver socket The main bathroom is an excellent size and includes a full sized bath with shower over, wc and wash basin, shaver socket All bath and hand towels are provided


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is 3.1m x 2.6m with double bed Bedroom 2 is 3.1m x 3m and can be arranged as a super-king or twin Bedroom 3 is 3.5m x 3.1m and can be arranged as super-king or twin All bedrooms have Air conditioning, large wardrobes and bedside cabinets


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms, kitchen and Lounge have dual cooling/heating Air-conditioning. Bedrooms and bathrooms also have under-floor heating for out-of-season stays. There's also a log-burner in the Lounge. Outside: At the front of the Villa, there is a pretty garden which is fully stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs and plants. The front terrace area is not covered and is a real sun-trap, even during the winter months, when it is still possible to take breakfast outside in the sunshine. A table and four chairs are provided for this purpose. The sizeable garden area is fenced, in order to keep the agricultural part of the property separate, although it is worth taking a walk up the hillside through the olives to look across the valleys. The large swimming pool is 9m x 5m and provides welcome refreshment in the heat of summer. It is surrounded with numerous sun loungers and has a large covered pergola for those who prefer some shade at the poolside. A gas-fired barbecue is also available for your use. At the rear, there is a covered wraparound terrace which is accessible from the lounge, with a dining table for six. There's a stunning roof terrace which is perfect for secluded sunbathing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided, as are bath and hand towels, and towels for the pool. Additional linen and towels can be provided for stays of more than one week. Other: A roof terrace with stunning views across the valley to the mountains beyond is accessed by external stairs.

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