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Apartment, At Farmhouse With Pool, In Peaceful Location With Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Guaro, Nr. Coin, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Tranquil, Breathtaking Location, Just 30 Minutes From Marbella And Beach, New Listing

Our house in the hills behind the little village of Guaro was rare find. Easy to access but offering total privacy, it looks out over a wide valley with 15km views of the distant mountain tops. there are no houses to overlook close by and the pool and gardens are not overlooked by others. The views are simply breathtaking. The name "Mirlo Blanco" means "white blackbird" in Spanish, a description of how rare such a location really is.

The pool is surrounded by garden and lawn, overlooked by mimosa, eucalyptus and pink-pepper trees.

We only use the main house occasionally, and even if we are in residence the number of terraces and space allow very undisturbed use of the casita.

The surrounding area includes charming "Pueblos blancos...white villages", great local restaurants offering amazing value and a feel of truly "Spanish" Spain.

Evening drinks on the terrace, watching the sunset behind the hills, across a wide green valley, gives a sense of peace that makes holidays there special.

More Details

Owner
Billy Kohner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Billy Kohner

We are a retired couple, living most of the year in Northern Ireland. We are lovers of nature, music, good food, art and joining in with new cultures and ideas.

We like sailing and walking and discovering new places.

Busy lives at home and visits to our children in various other countries mean we can only make brief visits to our Spanish paradise, but each visit leaves us refreshed and rested.

Billy Kohner purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Billy Kohner chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

Because our Ireland home can often be a bit wet and cold ,we sought a Mediterranean hide-away to give us occasional sunshine and warmth at all times of the year. We visit our house in Spain one or two weeks each month to "recharge our batteries" but seldom in peak holiday periods.

We sought a house that was different from the norm. It had to have charm and tranquillity and a little bit of "magic" about it.

We chose the area because it was easily accessible from Malaga airport, with its all year round flights from most UK airports. The area is well supplied with all amenities, but not over built upon nor over industrialised. There is no flight-path over the valley, and no major road close by, so peace and silence are assured.

We looked at very many houses before choosing this one. It really is a unique find.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the peaceful countryside, great views, nice walks, local festivals and good food.

We prefer this area of more "Spanish" Spain away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal strip. But the beach is only 30 minutes away if we want it.

Costs of dining out are far less than on the coast but the quality is better. The genuine friendliness of the local people is valued.

The house is at about 350 metres above sea level, high enough to have clear air, fantastic views free of the clutter of over-development and so little light-pollution at night that you can see every star in the sky. Still, its not cold in winter- last year we had Christmas lunch outside on the terrace.

There are many charming local fiestas, in which the locals welcome visitors.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Guaro in Sierra de las Nieves

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over, wash-hand basin and toilet. The ancient rustic stone wall behind the bath gives the room a unique appeal.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has comfortable double bed. Backed by rustic stone wall, it has fine views over valley. A built in wardrobe has lots of storage space. The Salon has a sofa-bed suitable for occasional use.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is of a good quality and very charming. Outside: The gardens include interesting trees and shrubs, a pleasant lawn, with some shade and a pool 5m by 9m. Terrace areas are tiled in terracotta. Sun beds with cushions and sun umbrella provided. Utility Room: None. Use of the washing machine in the main house possible by arrangement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. (including pool towels). Weekly change for stays of two weeks or more.

Reviews

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Apartment, At Farmhouse With Pool, In Peaceful Location With Views
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5

Perfect little gem

  • 5 of 5

'Mirlo Blanco' is a perfect little bolthole in a stunning location. It's well equipped with everything you could possibly need, topped off with bags of charm and character. It's ideally located for day trips to some of the region's pretty little towns and Guaro itself is a typical, sleepy Spanish village....a few cafe's, nice bakery and a couple of basic shops. To be honest, you probably won't want to leave the casita much ..... we spent most of our time just chilling with cold beer by the pool, enjoying the beautiful garden. Billy, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful right from our initial inquiry. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their stay. Our little haven of peace always seems to have a restful affect on all who stay here. We hope we can welcome you back on a return visit in the future.
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Too good to leave

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic stay - this time the weather was glorious which meant many dips in the pool. Billy and Val were there when we arrived and welcomed us and gave us their extensive knowledge about the area and what had changed since our last visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous retreat. Set in the mountains above Marbella with views to die for. Had a fabulous cozy five nights here. Comfy bed, nice living space and step outside the kitchen door and wow. We enjoyed our stay and found the owners excellent to communicate with and very accomodating. We saw double rainbows, birds of pray and lovely sunsets. It is a place to go to to rest and recharge, away from the hub hub of the resorts. We liked it. !!! Set in almond groves and the tranquility we wished we could bottle and bring home. Thank you Billy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Mirlo Blanco is in a great rural location, just a few minutes from the village of Guaro and because it’s off the beaten track, you are rewarded with the most stunning views. The casita is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay

Billy and Val our lovely hosts were great very helpful and friendly, they provided us with plenty of information regarding directions and what’s on in the area so it was easy to get there and discover places of interest to us. A must to do is the Caminito del Rey walk only one hours drive away. It’s a canyon walk with stunning views – must book beforehand.

We would definitely recommend Mirlo Blanco as a holiday destination. We didn’t have time to do half the things we planned so hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The views are simply wonderful and we very much enjoyed being able to relax in complete privacy, in fact, we hardly ventured from the pool side, making the most of hot temperatures and wall to wall sunshine. The accommodation was comfortable and cool having left the shutters closed during the day and open by night. Next door's cat likes to sleep on the bathroom window ledge which isn't protected by a net so it was hard to ventilate it and it had to be kept closed at night - the insects (alive and dead) and droppings in the bathroom were a little off putting but did not spoil our overall appreciation of this tranquil place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Mirlo Blanco casita. We will install a screen on the bathroom window, which should solve both the insect entry problem and that of the neighbour's cat, from over the hill, who is a only very occasional visitor. We have not seen it for the last month. Thank you for your review and your helpful remarks.
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Beautiful tranquil location with stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

Mirlo Blanco is located just a few minutes from the village of Guarobeautiful hills

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie tried to send a full review but a computer glitch cut it off after one line. She emailed me the full text and I reproduce it below with her agreement. "Mirlo Blanco is in a great rural location, just a few minutes from the village of Guaro and because it’s off the beaten track, you are rewarded with the most stunning views. The casita is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay and the pool is a great size set in a beautiful garden filled with Oleanders, Eucalyptus, and Pepper trees offering perfect shade. Billy our lovely host was great very helpful and friendly, he provided us with plenty of information regarding directions and what’s on in the area so it was easy to get there and discover places of interest. We only had a week in this special private place but would have loved to have stayed longer if we could , it was so relaxing and tranquil. I would definitely recommend Mirlo Blanco as a holiday destination." We are delighted that she enjoyed her stay at Mirlo Blanco so much.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Guaro
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Alhaurin el Grande or Mijas
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Guarto
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marbella

Coast/Beach:

Nearest Beach is at Marbella, 25/30 minutes by car. A very beautiful drive.

Travel:

45 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. Car essential. We can recommend a good car-hire source with very good rates. If no car, transit to/from airport can be arranged at about 60 euros each way.

Distances:

Guaro is 1.5 Km.(about 15 mins walk. Includes minimarket, chemist, baker, bars, small resaurants, Tourist info office, market day Thursday morning)

Coin (many shops, supermarkets and restaurants and Dunne's Stores and cinema in English Tuesdays) and Alhaurin el Grande (many very good restaurants) are each 15/20 mins drive.

Picturesque white villages to visit by a short drive.

Rhonda about 1hr 45m.

Granada 2 Hrs.

Gibraltar 1.5 hours.

Malaga (interesting old town) and airport about 45 minutes.

Further Details:

Good toutist office in local Guaro village. Horse riding, spa, and many other activities in the area.

Brochures in house on local attractions.

Advice given, if wanted , on local restaurants and interesting local sightseeing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Guaro, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
£480
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£217
for 4 nights
£380
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£214
for 5 nights
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£217
for 4 nights
£380
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking direct with owners by email initially. Confirmed by phonecall. Deposit £100 on booking. Balance 8 weeks before arrival. Payments by bank transfer in Sterling or Euros.
No security deposit, but clients expected to pay for any breakages.
All gas and electricity included. Cleaning before and after included. Welcome pack of essentials provided if requested.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible, but Saturdays preferred. Arrival time 2.00. departure 11.00, but flexibility possible.

Notes on prices:
More than one week pro rata. Shorter stays by special quote.
Payment can be in Sterling or Euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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