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Villa & Private Pool, Mountain Views & Local Spanish Town

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa, Costa del Sol (Inland), Mountain Views, Rural Setting

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroomed Rustic Finca set in the mountainous region of Valle del Guadalhorce on its own secluded plot with an orchard with olive & fruit trees. A fabulous 'Secret Garden' area with secluded private swimming pool. Single storey house ideal for all ages & abilities with the local traditional Spanish town only 5 minutes drive this is the perfect location for family or couples holiday. Beach resorts within 20-40 mins drive, golf, walking & other activities on the doorstep. The perfect base to explore or just relax

A great place for a relaxing holiday in the sun, a golfing break, walking, cycling or swimming in our own private pool.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Smith's currently living in the South West of England with our dog, cat and tortoises! We spend most of our holidays in Spain and love the area and everything it has to offer for a relaxing holiday

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

J Thompson from Stockton said:

Fabulous house in beautiful countryside. The property had everything we needed for spending quality time with family and it is ideally located for exploring the local area. Thank you so much for a truly enjoyable holiday and we'll be sure to return next year!
Apr 2014
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14 Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautifully villa nestled amongst olive groves

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at this villa - a perfect haven from the hustle and bustle, and a wonderful place from which to explore 'real Spain'. Everything was catered for: the property and pool were larger than expected, the accommodation was very clean and tidy, and we were only a short drive away from excellent local restaurants and facilities. There were seven of us staying at the villa, and we all came home with a lot of happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you and your family had a good holiday at the villa and thank you for your lovely review
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5

Relaxing week in a lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing week in Lesley's villa - just what we needed! Our teenage boys loved lounging around

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, glad you had a nice relaxing time and that the boys enjoyed it too, best wishes, Lesley
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5

Spanish holiday 2015

  • 5 of 5

The Finca is ideally situated close enough to the coast for day trips by car but set in amongst some beautiful mountainous scenery. For golfers there are plenty of interesting looking courses to visit. The accommodation is superb offering 2 spacious indoor living areas and a covered outdoor area to retreat from the sun. The pool is very well maintained and in Sept/Oct, still plenty warm enough to swim. The owners have furnished the property to a very high standard and it is very comfortable. It is well equipped for home cooking and bar-b-quing. Alternatively there are some very good restaurants and eateries in the town and surrounding countryside.

The property is well maintained on a weekly basis by a great team of the house keeper, gardener and pool manager, all of whom are very helpful with advice on where to visit, eat and even offered a taxi service.

It is situated next door to an equestrian centre which for me added some interest and was nice listening to the horses being schooled in the paddock.

The best places to visit for me are Malaga, along the harbourside. The old part of Alhaurin el Grande. Puerto Banus but after walking around the Harbour admiring the boats you need to be situated at the front of a bar/restaurant to people watch, very interesting! La Boma and the Moroccan Restaurant in Alhaurin, the newer part were my favourite meals but all were very good.

I will definitely be going back, hopefully this year and am looking forward to visiting more lovely places or just relaxing around the pool as was a large part of my last visit. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen - thanks for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed the finca and look forward to welcoming you again this year, best wishes, Lesley
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5

Fabulous finca in the country

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a few properties in this area over the past few years and this is by far the best. The location is far enough away to be semi rural, but only 5 minutes drive into Alhaurin el grande. The villa was really well maintained, very clean and equipped with everything you will need. We particularly enjoyed chilling out in the evening in the covered terrace with abit of music and a bottle of wine. The support team Lesley has are fantastic and are more than happy to share their local knowledge. If you're into golf, the location is spot on - just 20 - 30 minutes drive and it's golf heaven. We played Mijas, La Cala and Santana which were all great, Lauro golf not so good!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter for your lovely words, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future Best wishes, Lesley
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5

Fantastic Villa in a great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect with everything our family needed for a great holiday! Plenty of space for our young children to play (6, 4 & 3) and we all loved the incredibly warm pool but i think the excellent weather helped with that!

Lesley and her team of staff couldn't do enough to ensure our two week stay was as enjoyable as possible.

The location is fantastic with peace and quiet in abundance and the local towns in close proximity. We ate out most evenings at a different restaurant every night and every meal we had was delicious. Our three favourites were Little Italy in Alhuarin el Torre, Alamadina in Alhaurin el Grande (the Moroccan Tea is amazing!!!) and Sol y Luna (cheap and very good - the only place we went twice!)

We never normally visit the same place twice but we are already looking at how we can spend some more time here next year - it was that good!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin We're so glad that you and family had a lovely time and would love to welcome you back in the future, best wishes, Lesley
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Fantastic and Relaxing Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week away in this beautiful Finca. The location is excellent, nice and peaceful with stunning views. The Finca has everything you need and very homely, it is very well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard. It has three Bedrooms which are very spacious and very comfortable, the living room is great to relax in. Having Sky TV and Wifi was great for our girls. The Pool and outside area is also fantastic and very clean.

Lots of places nearby to visit, Mijas very pretty with a great water park, Puerto Banus fast cars and great shopping. Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos are also close enough to visit but nice to return to the tranquility of the Finca. The owners Lesley and Frank are amazing and cannot do enough to help you, checking you have arrived safely and providing you with information on places to visit and restaurants to eat.

I would recommend this special villa to anyone and we will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anita and family for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you again at the villa
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Location

From the Owner

We found our beautiful second home in the sun in the Inland Costa Del Sol region and it was love at first sight when we saw our lovely finca in the countryside. It is our el paradiso and we're still discovering just how wonderful it is. We are captivated by the lovely mountain views and the peace and quiet of the countryside and love that the facilities are close by

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Alhaurin el Grande at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Alhaurin Golf at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alhaurin el Grande at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torremolinos at 18 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Approx 20-40 minutes drive to popular coastal resort areas such as Fuengirola, Estepona, Torremolinos, Puerto Banus & stylish Marbella

Travel:

Malaga airport - approx 25-30 minutes drive. Easy direct route to and from the finca to the airport

Distances:

Alhaurin-el-Grande - 5 minutes drive

Alhaurin-de-la-Torre - 10 minutes drive

Coin / Cartama - 15 minutes drive

Lake Vinuela - 90 minutes drive

Marbella - 45 minutes

Mijas / Monda - 20 minutes

Ronda - 90 minutes

Further Details:

The local traditional Spanish towns of Alhaurin-el-Grande & Alhaurin de la Torre have excellent facilities including many shops, supermarkets & a good range of restaurants as well as banks, money exchange, English newsagents, bookshops & great ice-cream shops!

Many good supermarkets sells fresh produce as well as meats, fish, breads, snacks, cakes, drinks, alcohol & toiletries

There are also traditional Spanish panaderia's (bakeries), carniceros (butchers) and pescaderia (fish mongers) and local produce suppliers

There's a market every Thursday in Alhaurin el Grande selling varieties of products

There are many restaurants to choose from such as traditional Spanish serving fabulous tapas dishes or Menu del Dia (menu of the day) as well as a selection of international restaurants (Indian & Curry)

There's a modern Health Centre, Public Library, Theatre, Bus & Police Station

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£339
for 4 nights
From
£66
£542
£1,395
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
From
£82
£652
£2,385
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£467
for 4 nights
From
£98
£762
£2,825
 
 
High
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£872
for 7 nights
£872
£3,100
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
From
£82
£652
£2,385
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Booking Notes:
50% deposit is required to secure your dates
Staged payments can be arranged by an agreed payment schedule

Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival

Security Deposit amount of £150 which is refunded back to you a few days after your departure. All breakages (other than normal wear and tear) & excessive cleaning charges will be deducted from the deposit

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day during high season
Villa to be vacated by 10am on departure day and keys available 3pm on arrival day

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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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the convenience of having the local traditional working Spanish town only five minutes drive away, we feel it's the best of both worlds - rustic charm with the peace and quiet and facilities very close. Our garden and orchard are constantly changing and surprising us, we enjoy the calm and tranquillity of our second home, it's an escape from reality

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, wash-basin & 1st Aid Kit Main bathroom with bath, shower, wc, bidet and wash-basin Outside shower by swimming pool

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed, en-suite shower room, wardrobes, bedside cabinets Bedroom 2 - family room double & single bed (cot available), wardrobes, bedside cabinets Bedroom 3 - twin beds, bedside cabinets

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The perfect property for families with children &/or elderly guests Ideal for those with limited mobility as property is single storey & gated pool is easily accessible with safety rail & Roman style steps into water Great base for your Spanish holiday Air conditioned bedrooms Extra fans in all rooms WiFi & TV Services No smoking accommodation Outside: Stunning 'Secret Garden' with entirely secluded private Swimming Pool and Sun Terrace at rear of property for perfect al-fresco dining. Shaded patio area with stylish rattan terrace furniture; wooden outdoor picnic table and chairs. 6 sun loungers with large static sun umbrellas and outside shower for cooling off Gas BBQ for outdoor dining Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Finca is cleaned for your arrival & after you leave 2 weeks & longer stays include a mid-holiday cleaning & fresh laundry change in order to maintain our high standard of cleanliness & hygiene Other: Outside sun terrace area with two rattan patio sofas and coffee table makes this the ideal area for al-fresco dining experience, gas BBQ Landscaped gardens, sun loungers x 6, outdoor shower, gated swimming pool

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