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Stunning Villa With Great Swimming Pool in a Lovely Rural Setting 30 Mins to Sea



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa in Comares, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Relaxed and Tranquil Location With a Great Value Bar/ Restaurant Only a 20 Minute Walk Away

Casa Armonia is a spacious and character filled villa situated in a tiny hamlet just 5 minutes away from a main road which allows for equal measures of tranquillity and accessibility to explore the stunning Olive tree filled countryside which is on your doorstep. The maturity of the gardens coupled with the spacious feel of the open plan area of the inside living space adheres itself to holidays for families and groups who wish to enjoy time together whilst capturing a moment of peace and space by themselves. Due also to the facilities of 3 bathrooms it is ideal for couples / groups wishing to holiday together.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Myself David and my wife Jacqui moved to Spain in 2007 and then purchased the Villa that was to become 'Vine Ridge' in 2008, we spent a year to create what has now become the apartment and studio, in 2011 due to demand we opened the newer studio. Our 3 daughters help us to run the business and to a lesser extent so do our 3 dogs.

Through word of mouth we then started a local agent business, helping owners that often live back in the UK but need someone trustworthy to help with their rentals.

We know all our properties and owners and have a lovely quality and diverse portfolio from Rural to Coastal ,Large and Small, Secluded or Village.

We started to manage the lovely Casa Armonia in 2014 and very proud to add it to our portfolio of lovely properties.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful tranquil villa, superb mountain views

  • 4 of 5

An extremely relaxing villa and stunning location but still within easy reach of Spain's many beautiful and historic towns and cities. A car is an essential, there are a number of food shops in nearby villages or near the coast in Valez-Malaga, good bars and good priced restaurants in every village almost. Bbq very basic, as we like to eat later when at the villa often, seafoods and meats on the grill, a better gas plancha would be a great addition? Will be looking to return in the future great holiday and very relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from great customers , great that they appreciated the lovely area as well as the villa and what they both offer for a great holiday, will look into a plancha as the views are lovely when Alfresco dining.Thank you once again.
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Relax in this rustic villa nestled in the mountain

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute gem of a villa. Quiet and secluded with amazing views across the mountaints towards Comares, only 7km from Riogordo and half an hours drive to Velez-Malaga. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this lovely rustic spanish villa. Travelling with my Mum, husband and children we all had a fabulous holiday and returned home feeling refreshed and revitalised.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great family who were a pleasure to help and I suspect will be returning to this Gem of a place sometime in the near future. Thank you once again.
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We booked our holiday after reading the write up for Casa Armonia..and we were certainly not disappointed..This is a pure tranquil paradise, providing comfort, fantastic views, cosy, well equipped, spacious, well cared for deluxe villa. All you need to do is collect your groceries from the supermarket and like us, you will not want to stray too far. This is the first villa we have found that will work for our family or a 'get away from it all' holiday..a quiet break with privacy for two or a refreshing retirement break for mum and dad...It is pure heaven and we have had fun, but also feel well rested. The area is just gorgeous...Thank you for our holiday..We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review, with not much to add really as it says it all. A great villa , well equipped and diverse which lends itself to being practical for extended families and groups. Thank you once again and looking forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a three week stay at this villa, nestled in the Andalucian hills. The property is well appointed, inside and out, but most of our time was spent on the lovely terraces or poolside - both with wonderful views. The nearest bar/restaurant Bar Ortega is walkable (ten minutes there, a more strenuous fifteen minutes back up the hillside) and is recommended - try the lamb. The lunchtime menu del dia is also great value at 7 Euros.

Communications with the agent, David, were a breeze. Murray, the "pool guy" was very helpful. Minor issue with the hot water but nothing to detract from a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Security deposit returned promptly, thanks.

Many places of interest within easy driving distance if you can drag yourselves away from the villa - and that's a big IF. Perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from an experienced couple of travelers which sums up what a lovely Villa this is and in a great location as well, it is great for couples, families and groups of friends and the fact that a great value bar/ restaurant is close by is a real bonus, many thanks.
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and spacious villa on the side of a valley with views across to the hilltop village of Comares, very private and secluded, the neighbouring villas either side could barely be seen. In addition to the pergola the outdoor spaces are fantastic with shrubs and a mature olive tree providing shade. With two bedrooms in the main part of the house and the third in the roof accessed separately via steps round the back, our daughter (16) and her friend could enjoy the large TV and the free WiFi late into the night after we had retired to the peace of the upstairs 'flat'. Whilst more economically furnished than the main part of the villa, this room and ensuite were perfectly adequate for us. The pool is a good size and the tranquility of swimming under the stars was amazing. In terms of service, it was a delight to meet David and Jacqui who could not have been more helpful. We visited the beach resorts of Torre del Mar (very Spanish, about 30 minutes) and the more cosmopolitan Nerja (about 45 - 50 minutes drive). Nerja is delightful for an evening visit, sitting on the Balcon watching the sun go down, with parking being no problem in the late afternoon. Driving anywhere, be prepared for 20 minutes of narrow winding roads down the valley and back from the main road, though this was a delight in itself passing through fields of mangoes, avocado, almonds, lemons and olives. In the other direction, try the back route to Malaga through the Montes de Malaga national park, a lovely way to pass time if you have a late flight home, or go early for a day's visit to the city. Fantastic rural villa with great service at a very reasonable price. Very highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review which we are very proud and from a great family, they understood what this lovely area of Spain has to offer and seem to cherish what this rural location combined with an amazing villa can offer as a holiday home,so much close by if you can pull yourself away from the grounds and pool ! Many thanks once again.
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1st class villa

  • 5 of 5

fantastic villa attention paid to every detail, lovely views and outside sitting areas, large pool great location for mountain drives, bar with good food 5 min drive, would recommend to anybody who want a relaxing holiday in any luxurious villa

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great fun loving couple who seemed to enjoy every aspect of this special Casa. The style,location, views and added bonus of a great value bar as they say only 5 minutes away by car or just a 15-20 minute walk does help make this place a great location for couples and families alike. Many thanks for a great review.
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From the Owner

Casa Armonia was purchased with the tranquillity of the area in mind but with the accessibility of only being one hour from Malaga and 30 minutes to the coast. It is a step back in time but close enough to amenities and with the huge added bonus of a great family run bar/ restaurant only a 20 minute walk away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Ortega at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bavaria, Caletta at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Malaga at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7/E15 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bar Ortega at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 180 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torre del Mar at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking amongst the olive and almond groves is natural activity and hard to resist.

Many types of other activities can be arranged please ask if you have a specific hobby in mind.

The villa would be ideal for walkers, climbers, bird watchers, as eagles are often spotted overhead, as well as hoopoes and skylarks to name a few!

Artists would love the beautiful views, trees, rocks etc.

Also great for a retreat for meditation, T'ai Chi would be perfect.

Come find out for yourselves..


The many miles of beach with the tempting waters of the Mediterranean are only a 30 minute drive away.

Torre del Mar the closest is clean and well kept with plenty of parking and places to eat and drink.

The popular resort of Nerja is only a 50 minute drive.


Casa Armonia is only a 1 hour drive from Malaga airport.

There are also most of the major car hire firms at the airport and good value links can be provided.


One of the best value family run bar/restaurants in the area is only a 20 minute walk and so worth it , you can be fed and lubricated for under 10 Euros a head !

In regards to driving the stunning village of Comares and also the other white villages of Benarmagosa, Riogordo and Los Romanes with it's majestic lake views are only a 20 minute drive.

Further Details:

All the local villages have supermarkets, banks and plenty of local bars/restaurants.

There is also a 24 medical centre in Benamagosa and a larger hospital in Velez Malaga which is a 30 minute drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn / Early Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring/ Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are happy to hold dates 24 hours whilst you book flights.
To confirm a booking we ask for a 25% non refundable deposit.
The balance is required 6 weeks prior to arrival.
We also ask for a £200 breakage deposit preferably to be paid with the balance but happy to accept it a little closer to arrival if it helps.
This is returned after inspection within the week of your departure and it is to cover major items and lost keys etc, we understand that the odd glass / cup will get broken.

Changeover Day:
We aim to be flexible if possible with the day and arrival times but if we have back to back bookings then times are needed for cleans , hence ask for departure by 10.30am and arrival after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Our great value prices are in sterling but we are happy to accept Euro at current exchange rate at time of booking.
The prices are based on 8 guests for groups of only 4 and below where the separate bedroom is not required we will happily offer a 10% discount.
This offer is for mid season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

A Great Family Holiday is on the cards with the views, tranquillity and lovely oversized pool all being part of the package. Less pressure on the purse strings when you are away from the shops and ice cream parlours and the children will love the freedom of walks nearby if you can get them to leave the pool.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom en-suite has a large shower plus twin slinks. Between the 2 bedrooms in the main house is also a bathroom with bath and shower. The separate bedroom around the rear of the villa also has a shower room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is lovely with a double bed and en-suite with a large shower cubicle and twin sinks. Opposite is another double room. Around the back of the Casa is a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and also a sofa bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This is lovingly created family oriented villa designed for both indoor and outdoor living. There is plenty of space to spread out. Although rural it is well equipped throughout with fly nets on windows, shutters to keep out the midday sun, plus WiFi and T.V. Also there are good quality aircon units in most rooms, these are operated via a coin meter and the customers responsibility and cost. Our experience tells us that some customers do like aircon and often it is not needed but others in the peak months of July and August find it a must for their individual comfort, hence to price the villa fairly we have priced without air-con and the facility to use the meter is there for those that require it. Outside: Casa Armonia has lovely gardens with plenty of maturity and natural shade. As you come out of the kitchen door you have a lovely large shaded terrace with seating and dining areas, ideal to sit and take in the wonderful mountain views, or use the loungers for siestas. There is a Gas BBQ , secluded roofed shaded area with settee, table and outside Fridge/Freezer. The lovely private 8 x 4m swimming pool with terace is wonderful and enclosed behind gates, making it a child friendly area, it is Great for families and larger groups. There is plenty of space for 6 loungers around the pool area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. Other: The whole downstairs area flows lovely between kitchen and living room and is a great space for family eating and socialising. There is a camp bed, which is stored upstairs and this can be used for a child or small adult.

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