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Villa With Private Pool, Sun Terraces, Country Views and Village Location

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom with Mountain Views, own Pool, Sun Terraces, near Ronda

'Casa de la Montana' is a charming Spanish villa style house with spacious, comfortable accommodation, high ceilings with fans, giving a wealth of light. Arches of Moorish design separate the downstairs stylish open plan living areas. This villa has a private guests only swimming pool, sun terrace with sun loungers. There are panoramic all round views from the terraces towards the coast and surrounding mountain ranges. It is situated on the edge of the village 'Cuevas de Becerro' which is centrally placed in the 'Serrania de Ronda', an ideal base for exploring the local area at any time of the year with relaxing and walking particularly suited as the surrounding area is fairly flat. 'Casa de la Montana' is in an easily accessed location by car, bus from Malaga etc. and train (train to Ronda) with the house situated in a quiet side road and yet only a 3 minute walk to all amenities, shops, tapas bars and restaurants. 'Casa de la Montana' has Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi, British TV with a DVD player. For larger parties nearby local properties are also available for rental.


Owner
Linda Langdon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Linda Langdon

Ian Louden, a pilot, together with his wife and daughters bought the house in 2006 to spend family times together in this beautiful quiet area with real country life, mountain views, friendly locals and local traditions. As time has gone on and with so many other commitments they now have assistance from Linda Langdon to ensure that everything is perfect for the guests arrival. Linda draws from her experience of owning/managing property in the area and running an art and framing retail family business, so together they know what makes a good holiday with comfortable accommodation for all the family. So do make contact, enquiries are promptly answered with more information available to help you to plan your forthcoming holiday.

Linda Langdon purchased this villa in 2006

Why Linda Langdon chose Ronda area

The family bought the house after 3 years searching for the right property and finally got just what they wanted. 'Casa de la Montana' is a house in the country with real country life, mountain views, lots of wildlife and walks, also local friendly people keeping local traditions. The village is unusual as it is on a flat plateau making it easy to walk and ride as there are no hills. Also plenty of local bars and restaurants and finally its all so easily accessed by road.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is spacious, full of light, high ceilings, airy and with great mountain views, Especially lovely is to take in the evening cool from the comfortable terrace. Ideally situated on a quiet side street of 'Cuevas del Becerro' and yet only a short flat stroll to friendly tapas bars and good selection of shops for your everyday needs. Ronda is easily reached and the villa is ideally placed for exploring the area. A food basket is placed in the home so that newly arrived guests have a good welcome package to start of the holiday well. We have a caretaker who lives nearby and maintains the property. Internet/Wi-Fi has been installed, British TV and ceiling fans for summer coolness.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cuevas del Becerro in Guadalteba

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Kindly respect the local residents and observe the Spanish Siesta between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m and keep the outside Pool noise to a minimum.. Thank You
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Upstairs roomy family bathroom with WC, Bath/Shower over, bidet and wash basin. Downstairs bathroom with Walk-in Shower Cubicle, WC and wash basin. All modern and well finished.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, TV, fitted wardrobe, bedside lamps, chest of drawers and ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with double bed, TV, wardrobe, bedside lamps, chest of drawers Bedroom 3 with twin beds, TV, bedside lamps and chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have ceiling fans, curtains and blinds. For families with small children there is a high chair and cot available. New in 2016 we have the balcony from the lounge, complete with relaxing chairs, drinks table and a shade parasol. Ideal for evening relaxing and taking in the views over the surrounding countryside. Outside: The Private Swimming Pool for use by guests staying is approximately 6m x 2.5m with steps into the pool. The Pool terrace is equipped with 4 sun loungers, table with chairs. New Poolside Barbecue fitted in 2016 Other: On the lower ground floor is a large, cool in summer, tiled play/rest room with comfy sofas and a TV. All Bed Linen and other linen is included, this includes bathroom towels, hand towels and kitchen towels. Also beach towels are provided for the pool use. A hairdryer is available..

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Villa With Private Pool, Sun Terraces, Country Views and Village Location
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Great stay in Cuevas Del Becerro

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in the Villa, lots of space, with everything we needed. The raised terrace was great to have breakfast on, especially in the full sun in the morning. We used the BBQ, bought the steaks from the local butcher, they were great. Great place to chill out, the village was great. It's true, no-one speaks English, but that's part of the charm of the village. I enjoyed trying out my Spanish, limited as it is, especially in Bar Pescaero, where we ate tapas on many occasion. I had many a conversation with the owner, and one of their customers whose sister lived in Edinburgh, and who insisted on practicing his English to me, whilst I practiced my Spanish on him! Their patatas bravas is the best I have every tasted. Loved the way the village closed the Main Street for the restaurants at the weekends, though when you arrive at 11pm at night it does make it interesting as to how you get to the villa! Places to visit:- We went to Seville for the day, don't take your car all the way into the city, we drove to the metro station at Olivar de Quintos, left the car there and took metro in. Ronda - just stunning and only 20 minutes away. That is a must. We also went to San Pedro beach at Marbella. Stunning scenery on drive. Finally a thank you to Linda for her communications, friendly and always helpful, and Chris for running through all the stuff in the villa and how it all worked. Great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely area, great weather.

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and spacious. Lovely pool, great neighbours - our children made friends with the Spanish children nearby. The local farmer was brilliant - let my children loose with his sheep and donkey.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed. Best wishes. Linda
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5

Amazing villa.

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay in the villa which was very spacious, well equipped, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Had some great evenings in with use of the BBQ and sampling the local wine. Cuevas del Becerro is a great place to stay to see the region, particularly Ronda and also has a number of walks locally. Chris and Linda were really helpful during the booking and throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex for your fab review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Cuevas del Becerro and also that you got to sample the local welcome. You've been great guests and hopefully you will return. Best wishes. Linda and Chris
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3

Good with a few issues

  • 3 of 5

Loved exploring the area from this location. Linda was very helpful, answered all our question, and even went out of her way to provide shower soap and shampoo due to us arriving on a day markets are closed. Property was nice but noted a few items that needed looking after and probably required more instruction to assist us during our stay (fuel for hot water heater, locking doors properly, connecting TV, etc). Washing machine worked well, but could not find a tumble dryer.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dennis, Glad you enjoyed the area and your stay. As your arrival was much latter than arranged, which is fine and you telephoned so you used the key safe and missed the usual meet up on arrival. Chris came over at your request the next day whilst you were out. On Wednesday Chris came straight over when you left the front door key on the inside and locked yourselves out, so after your day out you were able to regain entry, A tumble dryer is not provided, in the more usual dryer weather laundry dries very quickly in the outside undercover clothes drying area. The hot water is by bottle gas, as is usual in Spain. You and I have kept in contact, so if the bottle had run out or there was anything else that you needed assistance with you knew that you only had to say, why say now? Best wishes for your onward journey back to America. Linda
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5

Fabulous villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, spotlessly clean and well equipted villa situated on the edge of a liovely village with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Linda kept us well informed with useful information and even offered to get extra supplies as we arrived on a bank holiday.

The local bars and shops were easily within walking distance, very friendly and tolerant of our very limited Spanish. We particually enjoyed Bar Pescearo where Antonio served amazing tapas.

Ronda is well worth a visit and we even had a day out in Seville - a very stylish city. We had hoped to walk the Caminito del Ray (a stunning 12 km gorge walk), but unfortunately it was fully booked for the next few weeks - need to book in advance if you want to do this.

A great holiday, we would be very happy to recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sally for your fab review of your stay in Cuevas del Becerro during a week taken exploring the area on your road trip of Spain. Glad you all enjoyed and hopefully we will see you again. Best wishes. Linda
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5

Best villa we have stayed in .... Ever

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact we had with Linda we knew we were going to be well looked after. She kept us up to date with friendly emails, information about the area and directions to the villa.

As other reviews have mentioned the villa is a town house, to a very high standard and Linda and Chris have really thought of everything. Thanks to Chris, meeting us on our arrival to explain how everything worked.

From the welcome pack to the fantastic pool and barbecue area and even two bicycles which are really good for getting about the village. Every level of the villa is very spacious and loads of storage.

We are fairly new to rural Spanish villages, only our second but they seem to have several things in common. Extremely friendly, fantastic local food and with difficult to understand opening hours. Ask Chris when you arrive!

Our Spanish is definately on the basic level and again as other reviewers have mentioned, nobody in the village speaks English which for us is an attraction. Having basic Spanish is an advantage but a degree in mime and pointing goes a long way.

As long as an effort is made to speak a wee bit of Spanish the locals are more than helpful.

We loved every tapas bar and restaurant we visited but especially enjoyed Bar Pescearo, Antonio and the customers made us feel more than welcome. And it's the closest one to the villa.

A visit to Ronda is a must, it is spectacular, friendly even though it is full of bloody tourists!

If you have the use of a car a trip through the wee roads over the Sierra-mountains to Grazalema is like Scotland with sun.

Another fantastic visit are the caves, whether it's Cueva de Gato, stopping at Benojan for lunch or to the fantastic Cueva de La Pileta. Read the website for times as they do restrict groups to 25 so you may have to wait a while for the next tour.

We hope to return very soon. A huge thanks to Linda and Chris for making our stay in Cuevas del Becerro so fantastic.

Luego.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you Ian and Pamela for your fab review. We particularly like and appreciate your informative view of the local area, brilliant.. Your holiday was right at the end of a long full summer season and we are glad that everything was spot on for you both. Looking forward to your return visit next year. Best wishes. Linda
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Location

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar Pescaero
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ronda to Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Bar Pescaero
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Prodallano
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Malaga
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, especially suited to Autumn, Winter and Spring to fully appreciate the colours of the changing seasons and to make the most of the abundance of wildlife, fauna, wild flowers and trees. Bird watching, a haven for wild birds, Eagles, Buzzards and Jays to name a few. Horse riding country this is and what a wonderful way to discover this beautiful area from horseback.

Coast/Beach:

Estepona Beach, Marbebella and San Pedro are approx. an hour away

Travel:

Malaga Airport is the easiest.

Car Hire is recommended but not essential, it is available from Malaga Airport.

Malaga City is 85 kilometres from Cuevas de Becerro, 1hr by car.

From Malaga Airport, bus is possible, Airport bus to Malaga bus station then 'Los Amarillos' bus service to Cuevas de Becerro.

Train to Ronda, then 'Los Amarillos' bus service to Cuevas de Becerro.

Distances:

All day to day needs can be met in Cuevas de Becerro.

Ronda, an absolute must is 19 kilometres away.

Many day trips, including white villages of the Genal Valley, the other side of Ronda.

The house is in the 'Serrania de Ronda' mountain range and this includes interesting places such as Setenil de las Bodegas, Olvera, Caves and the National Park of Grazalema.

Further Details:

'Cuevas de Becerro' is a large thriving village with many tapas bars and restaurants. An excellent one to recommend is just around the corner from the house, 'Bar Pescaero'. There is a supermarket, chemist, fishmongers, bakers and butchers to name a few and a bank with an ATM. Also it has a park with a pavilion and a picnic area with running water channels. There are lots of places to visit nearby, Ronda with Spain's oldest bullring and famous Neolithic caves in Montejaque.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cuevas del Becerro, 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
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£420
 
 
Spring 2018
19 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
High Summer Season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes


Changeover Day:
Flexible at all times on arrival and departure days, apart from 'high season' July/August, when Saturday to Saturday is preferable. Cheaper flights can be available when avoiding the weekends. Holidays bookings are for 7 nights minimum plus extra days if available at the weekly rate divided by 7 for each additional day..

A payment of 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the holiday, the balance being due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings taken in 2017 for a holiday booking for 2018 can be secured with a 25% deposit with another 25% payable Jan/Feb 2018 and the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

We are always as flexible on arrival and departure times to suit guests travel arrangements etc. as we can be. Except for days when we have changeovers and new arrivals on the same day, then we often have to request a departure by 10 a.m and arrival after 4 p.m.

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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