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Villa & Pool, Mountain Views & Local Spanish Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 2.5km plot with orchard and fruit trees.

A lovely garden area with swimming pool

Single storey house ideal for all ages with the local traditional Spanish town only 5 minutes drive away. This is the perfect location for family or couples holiday

Beach resorts are within 20-40 mins drive, golf clubs 5-10 mins drive, walking & other activities to explore the local area

We are located a short drive off the road and are amongst other similar rural properties, including a beautiful equestrian centre where you can watch the horses being schooled if you wish

A great place for your Spanish holiday in the sun, exploring or relaxing

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Lesley

We live in the South West of England and we spend most of our holidays in Spain and love the area and everything it has to offer for our holidays

Lesley purchased this villa in 2013

Why Lesley chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

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. We're still discovering just how wonderful it is. We are captivated by the lovely mountain views and the beautiful countryside and love that the facilities are close by

What makes this villa unique

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 facilities very close. Our garden and orchard are constantly changing and surprising us

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alhaurín el Grande in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: The perfect property for families with children and couples Single storey & gated pool for safety, easily accessible with safety rail & Roman style steps into water Air conditioned bedrooms Extra fans in all rooms WiFi & TV Services No smoking accommodation Beautiful gardens with non shared 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 Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 2 weeks & longer stays include a mid-holiday cleaning & fresh laundry change in order to maintain our high standard of cleanliness & hygiene Located adjacent to a working equestrian centre, you can watch the horses being schooled


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


A bad experience.

  • 1 of 5

These are the facts of our 2 weeks at this property.

1. Was listed as "wheelchair accessible", but both entry points and the dining room had 7" steps. My son who lives in his wheelchair had no holiday at all. My wife has injured her back while helping him up and down these steps (it took a total of 3 people to facilitate this).

2. Fridge was not working for the first 5 days of our stay, wasted £160 of chilled food and drink.

3. One external air conditioning unit is placed in such a dangerous place that it is potentially deadly to anyone over 5' 6" tall, due to risk f hitting one's head on a corner of the metal casing.

4. The noisiest place I have ever stayed at. Diesel engines of farm equipment during the day, barking dogs day and night and motocross bikes screaming up and down an adjacent piece of land. A real nightmare.

5. Owner texted me on day of arrival and "suggested" that we only use the heating for 2 hours during the night. Really?

6. At the end of the rental, the owner rudely accused us of damaging the property, blocking the drains, etc, etc. Maybe trying to preempt a claim for mis-describing the property as wheelchair accessible?

An experiance we will try and forget as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that Mr Gilani didn't enjoy his holiday but feel that there was no more that we could have done to accommodate his previously unadvised needs, detailed here - Mr Gilani at no time prior to the holiday informed us that he was bringing a 100kg electronic wheelchair with him and checking that the house was suitably set up to accommodate it. We have ramps available on request. No request was made. The fridge problem was reported at 17:30, the maintenance man was in attendance by 10:00 the next morning. When it became clear the problem was not simple, the manufacturers engineer was called. He attended within 48 hours. After that visit and the fridge couldn't be fixed on site a replacement was delivered within 12 hours. We provided full service and attendance to the problem and it was resolved satisfactorily. The air conditioning unit mentioned is clearly marked with hazard tape and has a large plant under it to ensure no one walks under it. Mr Gilani may have moved the plant to make room for the wheelchair? We describe the property as being in rural Spain and we have never heard diesel engines nor motorcross bikes from neighbouring properties. Mr Gilani and his family used in excess of twice the amount of gas for heating the house normally used at this time of year, running the system continually at 25 degrees even when they were out of the house. The average daily temperature outside during their stay was 26 degrees. It took our cleaners 16 hours to return the villa to the condition it was when Mr Gilani took possession 2 weeks previously. We advised him that we would be withholding his security deposit to pay for bedding and towels that had been destroyed with marker pens and to repair a sink torn from its seat. All in all not a pleasurable experience having this family stay at our property and one I hope we can put behind us and learn from
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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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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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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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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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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
Low 17/18
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
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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