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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool and Mountain Views

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


About the property

Villa near Alhaurin de la Torre, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Rural Location, 5 Mins to Nearest Golf Course, 20 Mins to Airport

A beautiful relaxing villa with lovely views of the mountains and surrounding countryside yet only a short drive from Malaga airport which means you can be relaxing by the pool within an hour of landing! Flat screen TV with internet TV channels, DVD player, Wii console & WiFi Rural location but within comfortable travelling of popular locations such as Benalmadena, Mijas and Marbella which is around a 35 minute drive. Plenty of terraces and seating areas for relaxing or being more social. Beautiful white tiled pool with shower and terraced area. Large well kept garden with fruit trees, you can squeeze your own orange juice or freeze a slice of lemon to pop in your drink! Large palm lined driveway, plenty of parking space and double car port at rear. A car is essential in our opinion but taxis are available and a bus stop is a 5-10 minute walk away. Near Lauro Golf (5mins) and Alhaurin Golf (15 mins).

John and Rebecca
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About John and Rebecca

We live in England with our 2 daughters but love to spend time in Spain whenever we can.

Of course the weather and food are great but we especially love the family focused culture.

We both work currently but are looking forward to the future when we are able to make a permanent move to Spain!

John and Rebecca purchased this villa in 2013

Why John and Rebecca chose Alhaurín de la Torre

We love the Costa del Sol particularly the inland areas where the view of the mountains can be as spectacular as the coast.

We are in an ideal location only 20 minutes from Malaga airport & within a short drive of beautiful beaches, relaxing woodland walks, charming villages or the glamour and shopping of Marbella!

We can choose to be as relaxed or as active as we want!

What makes this villa unique

The property is in a rural location with a small number of other villas however we are not overlooked with uninterrupted views from the roof terrace - a great place for a relaxing drink and view of the stars at night.

The entrance to the property is lined by large palm trees leading the way through the fruit garden to the terraces at the front of the villa. Having 5 different areas outside to sit & relax there are plenty of options for sun or shade & room for everyone to be as sociable or as private as you choose!

We provide hair dryers & pool towels to save on luggage space!

We do recommend a car as the nearest shops are around a 10 min drive away although there is a small bar within 5 minutes walk. Alhaurin el Grande has some lovely cafes, bars & restaurants

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic holiday and absolutely loved the villa thanks so much. It was easy to contact Kelly on arrival and she came over to welcomes which was lovely. We thought the welcome pack was more than we'd have expected and just great. The villa and grounds were everything we had hoped for and actually more, the kitchen is so well set up and had pretty much everything we needed and we were delighted that there was air con in all the bedrooms (when we booked it was planned work but not guaranteed.)
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alhaurín de la Torre in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Bedroom 3
  • Main Bathroom - with wc, bath, overhead shower, sink & vanity unit. En-Suite bathroom - wc, bath, overhead shower, basin and storage unit En-suite shower room - curtained off from bedroom with shower, hand basin & wc All have towels and hand soap
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King sized bed with mini hall to en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, air con with timer control, ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 - Double bed, en-suite shower room, air con with timer control, ceiling fan Bedroom 4 - Double bed, air con with timer control, ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The villa is in a rural location therefore a car is essential. Suitable for children however the pool is not gated and the steps up to the roof terrace mean that very young children need to be supervised at all times. No smoking within the house Outside: white tiled, floodlit private pool 9m x 4m with stepped access - great for sitting on with a glass of wine! Outdoor shower, sunbeds & side tables. Garden terrace with large corner sofa, armchair, table & hammock. Covered terrace with sofa, armchairs & patio heaters. Dining terrace with table, seating for 8, adjustable parasol & BBQ. Courtyard with table & chairs Roof terrace. Large gardens and fruit trees. The property is securely fenced which allows children to play safely among the gardens and rear of the property where the concreted area is good for a kick about! Utility Room: Accessed via the courtyard a back room contains a washing machine, iron and ironing board. A clothes line is available at the rear of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & towels (bath sheet & hand towel per person) provided. We also provide towels for use around the pool. If you are staying for 2 weeks all bed linen & towels will be changed mid stay. Additional cleaning can be arranged please ask for details. Other: The entrance hall has space to sit and relax and a dining table with seating for 8. Outside at the rear of the villa the courtyard provides a relaxing spot when slaving away in the kitchen!


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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect family Villa

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say that hasn't already been said, I cant think of one negative thing to say, only that I wish I had booked for 2 weeks!!

What a lovely villa this is, from the minute you go through the secure gates, the palm tree driveway, pool, outside seating area, that's before you even get inside. That was not a disappointment, spacious, clean and everything you needed.

Went with extended family, so the very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms were a bonus. Little touches like cot/highchair, wifi at no extra cost and English TV, and the welcome packs all made it special.

We even ventured into the pool, although not heated, once the sun was on it, it warmed up, with plenty of sun loungers for everyone to chill on.

We did hire a car, not something we usually do, but the drive to Alhaurin el Grande is an easy 10 min max, with fantastic views, full of shops, restaurants and supermarkets, only went there because we know the area. Lidl is only a 10 min drive in the other direction.

We didn't feel the need to venture out and about because we had everything we needed, although I would (if a football fan) recommend the Malaga FC stadium tour at only 10 Euros pp, well worth the money and the Selwo Marina in Benalmadena.

Would definitely recommend this Villa

Was very easy to book with John & Rebecca answering emails very quickly (think I may have sent a few !!)

Thanks to all your agents too who were on hand if needed, especially on the morning we left , thunder/lightning torrential rain and a power cut, but was not rushed to leave the property.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rosemarie, we're so pleased the Villa lived up to your expectations! We love the fact that there is space around the Villa so that everyone can enjoy a quiet moment if they wish or all sit together and enjoy some family time. We haven't ourselves visited Malaga FC but it's on the list - we are usually too busy eating in one of the bars and watching the world go by. We hope to welcome you back next year!
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Everything you need for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We love Villa James. It's huge, so private and the pool is fantastic. Everything you can possibly think of that you would need for a self catering holiday is here. Excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack waiting for you (cheers for the wine and fizz) this was our second visit here and hopefully it won't be our last. Can you also say thanks to expressions too, unfortunately we used their feedback form to keep the scores for uno! They are great the place is so clean and Richard was so friendly when he came to clean the pool. 10/10 we picked fresh figs and had them roasted with goats cheese and Serrano ham, there's lemons and limes for the gin. Thanks again for our stay it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Sandra we are so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to us. We're also quite jealous as we have never quite timed a visit ourselves to make the most of the figs when they are ripe - we're sure they were delicious!
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Perfect! Second stay even better than first

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa James, we stayed for 7 days last year and although we did 13 days this year, like last year we didn't want to leave. The property is immaculate and had some upgrades from last year. The rooftop furniture created the ideal spot to watch both the sunrise & sunset (especially with a glass of Rioja). John and Rebecca are great from making our bookings and return of deposit they are excellent. The team who maintain the property are always on hand or at the end of the phone. This villa is the ideal place to relax and also explore the surroundings of northern Costa del Sol. There are several restaurants in nearby Alhaurin, we especially recommend El Fogon (beware the portions are huge) and also El Postillon on the outskirts of the town, the food and service are in line with the villa, very worthy of 5 stars!! If it wasn't for our desire to explore other areas of Europe we would stay here every year. If you are thinking about booking this villa, stop thinking, just book it. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome back you and your family and it's great to hear that you enjoyed the new furniture on the roof terrace - we agree that a glass of wine at sunset is one of the best ways to enjoy it! El Fogon is one of our favourite restaurants too but we always struggle to clear the plate. We really appreciate your comments about communication - we know that it's so important to feel confident in your choice of booking. Enjoy your future travels!
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa James is a stunning property which has clearly been very well thought out. There was plenty of room and space for 8 of us to spend the day in and around the pool, relaxing and reading on various terraces, or playing games in the shaded area of the naya. Evenings were spent sitting around the large table outside having a barbecue together but not before the adults had a refreshing mojito using limes picked from the orchard.

Despite its rural location Malaga is really easy to get to, about 25 minutes, and we visited a number of times to see the Picasso Museum, the old fort, to do some serious shopping and eat in the numerous lively restaurants in the port area.

We also visited Gibraltar and Granada which were really accessible due to the great Spanish roads.

The service from John and Rebecca has been second to none from the moment of my first enquiry to the many emails prior to departure asking for advice and tips for our stay. This excellent service continued during our stay with the help of Kelly and Geoff who were available for any questions we had.

Adults and children alike had 'the best holiday ever' and we thoroughly recommend Villa James.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and also made the most of the location visiting so many places (but not forgetting the all important shopping!). Thank you for trusting us with your holiday - we know how important this can be to get right!
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday at John and Rebecca's villa. It surpassed our expectations with it's spacious layout and excellent facilities. The pool was fabulous to cool off in the afternoons after busy days exploring Andalucia and the roof terrace provided a wonderful area to sit with a glass of wine and watch the fabulous sunsets! 10 minutes drive from Alhaurin del Torre and Alhaurin el Grande with great shopping facilities and restaruants. Would definitely recommend this villa if you love the relaxation of the countryside but only 20 minutes drive to the Costa beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - especially the new seating on the roof terrace, we think it's a perfect location for a long cool drink in the evening! Thank you for your comments and for trusting us with your holiday
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Lovely peaceful holiday :-)

  • 5 of 5

Same as the other reviews this is a lovely villa, with lovely fixtures and furnishings, plenty of space for us all to relax (family of 5 + baby). All our needs were taken care of ( + little extras) and the communication before we went was very good.

Welcome pack was really really appreciated

The pool & the pool area were fabulous, also the shaded seating area, many card games played there!

Again Geoff and Kelly really looked after us and supplied lots of lovely big soft towels, and they even sorted out a few little issues for us.

If i can leave a suggestion though,,,, air con in all bedrooms would be a good idea (maybe a mobile one) as we were very very hot through the nights as spain was having a heatwave with temps in the low 40's!!

Overall we have had a lovely peaceful holiday, in a beautiful villa. Many Thanks. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear that you had a lovely time despite the heat in the current heatwave! We do appreciate that in such extremes the fans in the bedrooms may not make enough impact. We are planning on installing additional air con units in the bedrooms that currently don't have it during the winter months to prepare for next summer. We agree that the welcome pack that Kelly provides is a godsend particularly if you arrive late at night with no time for shopping :)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alhaurín de la Torre, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A £200 refundable breakage/security deposit paid at balance and refunded on return (normal wear and tear / breakages will not be charged for as long as they are deemed reasonable. Significant items e.g. furniture etc. will be however be charged)

Changeover Day:
We are happy to be flexible with dates to work around your flights & other guests arrangements.
Arrivals after 4pm and departure prior to 10am (alternative times by arrangement but please agree at time of booking)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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