Villa in Frigiliana, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location By The End Of Camino De La Maquinilla Above The Rio Higuieron Valley
Villa Romeria de San Antonio sleeps 6/8. In Casa San Antonio 1 bedroom on the main level and in the basement a living room with bed sofa. In Casa Luna 2 bedrooms. The property has all together 3 bathrooms. Satellite TV with DVD player, internet, heating and cooling. Renovation and extension planned by owner architects with respect to the old building and utilizing 100% the panoramic views that can be enjoyed to all directions from the inside, giving varying light effects each time of the day and the year. The Villa has been presented in the book Top Architecture in Andalucía. Located in Urb San Rafael. Situated above Nerja and below Frigiliana, at the end of Camino de la Maquinilla. The Villa is surrounded by beautiful private enclosed gardens. Plenty of terraces and a built BBQ area with a seating area in Nature Garden. The House has a tower room with 360 degrees views to sea and mountains. Only 10 minute drive to the beach in Nerja and 5 min drive to Frigiliana. The Villa is away from traffic noise and busy roads yet within easy distance to local amenities and no dirt track roads.
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About the Owner
We are a couple living in Finland, we both are architects.
In our family also belongs Luna, a white "perro normal" we found in Frigiliana. Mostly we come to Spain in the wintertime as we live in Finland for summers.
As architect we both have a passion for beauty, we have planned the house and interior ourselves.
We love to work with the house, my husband Christian mostly with maintenance, wife Jutta with the Garden.
We like to make long walks in the mountains, also play volley ball on the beach.
When interested in our Villa we can help you in Finnish, Swedish, English and German.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Jutta and Christian,
We are currently enjoying our last week of holiday in your beautiful house in the south of Spain and this has been one of our best holidays ever…. We have enjoyed every minute of being here in your lovely house, we love its architecture, decoration, its pefect integration into the local environment, the garden and its various essences, the amazing view on the village, the hills, the sea…. Our daughters have enjoyed as much the property as all the trips we have done to discover the region and its beauties….
We would love to come back again next year and spend more time as there is lots more for us to do in terms of sightseeing, drawing, painting, treking, ridding etc…
(Mother, Father and two Children)
We have had a fantastic time in your beautiful house, the house is so full with positive feelings, it felt like home from the first moment we arrived, we are coming soon back! FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Mother, father an d two teenagers)
Dear owners of this wonderful Casa,
This is indeed a fantastic place and we feel that we would like to express our gratitude for having been able to spend a week here.
We think that you have created a very personal warm and wellcoming house, which immediatly embrasses the guests. We only wish that we could stay longer as one week is certainly not enough. We therefore hope that we could rent the house also in the future.
( A party of three generations)
4.8 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
One thing that impresses you the moment you get here is the veiw of the deck & pool. Superb..we were a group of 4 adults & 4 under 5s and house suited perfectly having the little casa next door for other family. 5 min drive to village or 15min walk or 10min drive to fav beach Playa Salon.
Meet & greet was seamless & any minor issue we had was taken care off of promptly. Highly reccomend
This is the second year that we are staying at Jutta's and Christian's amazingly beautiful house and we just love it - the house offres a beautiful and yet simple architecture with great interior décoration, everything is both stylish and perfectly thought out and simple to live in. The garden offers fantastic essences, large swimming pool, the view from anywhere is just breathtaking! The region offres large range of activities from sightseeing of old spanish cities, to wild parks ideal for trekking to the sea. The service offered by the owners and their local relay is fabulous!
Our stay was very enjoyable and good as it looks
The four of us had a very enjoyable stay at Casa Romeria de San Antonio. Positioned near Frigiliana and Nerja provided plenty of options for things to do, places to eat and beaches. We drove up past Cautro Caminos onto to a dirt road to El Acebuchal where there is an excellent restaurant then followed the dirt road, driving through a shallow river, to reach Competa, a peublo blanco, well worth a visit.
Casa Romeria de San Antonio is well equipped and very comfortable. Inside and outside there are wonderful spaces to relax in and out of the sun. The views up to Frigiliana and down to Nerja are excellent. Living spaces reflect the excellent architectural thought gone into their design adding greatly to a very pleasant stay. The swimming pool and gardens are a perfect complement to the casa.
A path along the east side of the casa takes you a short, pleasant 5 minute walk over a hill to La Molineta and a small Spanish bar for tapas and beer. There you get good, free wifi. The wifi at the casa has to be paid for and, if it works, is very expensive.
Villa full of details
This villa is full of lovely details.The owners has really but on effort in interior decoration. The are number of terraces around the house were you can joy the views. All the facilities we could want and for the children the pool area was great. The villa is in a good position between the village of Frigiliana and city of Nerja. Nerja has perfect beaches for younger children also. We had a great holiday and we will return to the villa and would recommend it to friends also.
From the Owner
“We started to visit Spain for thirty years ago. Our first apartment was right above Playa Burriana. Already by that time we were curious about the surroundings and made trips to explore the area. And then we found it! The old house close to Frigiliana, the house was empty, nobody knew the owner. As time passed we got braver, climbed over the walls with our picnic baskets and fantasied about the charming house. Local people have told us about the history of the plot. Every spring the Spaniards gathered for celebrating Romeria of San Antonio, the Saint of animals. By the time we heard that the house actually was for sale we made our decision. We bought it and started to plan the renovation and extension of the house. We are more than happy with the result.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Behind the house leads the old walking path up to Frigiliana via Molineta (5 min.) In Molineta there is a local small bar. From Molineta you can walk down to the riverbed and walk up through the spectacular gorge to Frigiliana (1hr).
Above Frigiliana is an 8 km walk to the 1000m high summit of el Fuerte, “the tough one”, a massive rock buttress towering over the village and its surrounding peaks.
If you continue the road over the riverbed and take up to the left you can walk up to the path to el Pinto, the hill in front of the house.
If you take to the right the beautiful small country road leads to Nerja.
If you want to do longer walks there are organised walking tours from Frigiliana.
Excellent snorkelling and scuba diving tours from Playa Burriana in Nerja.
Both Nerja and Frigiliana are very active with fiestas and different kinds of happenings. Also check the program of Nerja Caves for concerts.
Nearest town is Nerja (2.5km) which to the east boasts 16km of coastline with several untouched beaches part of the Natural Park. Seven public beaches within walking distance of the town. Its attractions include more than 500 bars, cafes and restaurants, the famous Balcón de Europa and Caves of Nerja.
The nearest airport is Malaga approx 45 minutes drive away. We would recommend hiring a car to travel to the villa from the airport and exploring the area. However if you don't hire a car there is a bus stop at the end of the road (approx 7/10 min walk) that will take you to Frigiliana or Nerja. You can catch a bus from the bus station in Nerja to surrounding villages and towns.
A transfer from the airport can be arranged on your behalf.
The villa is 1.5km from the whitewashed mountain village of Frigiliana and 2.5km from Nerja. The historic village of Frigiliana is famous for its muscatel wines and local olive oil. There are over 25 bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a great meal.
There are several supermarkets in Nerja and a shopping centre 15 min drive along the motorway to Malaga.
Beautiful Malaga old town is 35 min away.
You will find in the house a HOME BOOK, where we have gathered all thinkable information about Frigiliana and Nerja including useful telephone numbers.
Nerja is located in the Axarquia region which is not so spoilt by tourism as the part of Costa del Sol west from Malaga. From the newly built motorway you can find small roads leading to hundreds of typical Spanish villages where the time seems to stand still.
Also in the bigger cities you can see the influence of old cultures, especially from the Moorish times.
Nearest local shops, restaurants, bank and pharmacy are in Frigiliana.
For basic food shopping we advise you to go to Lidl with easy parking right by the road towards Nerja. For larger supermarkets and a wider selection of facilities visit Nerja. Please note that supermarkets are not normally open on a Sunday however petrol stations are so you can get some basic provisions.
In Frigiliana village there is a sports centre.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
High Season 2017
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking deposit of 50% confirms your reservation.
The rest of the payment by arrival, payment in Euro.
You will be welcomed at the Villa upon your arrival to show you around, handover the keys etc. You will have a local contact should you require any assistance during your stay.
We don’t collect any damage deposit, breaking glasses and plates could happen also to us. In case of bigger accidents please inform the maintenance.
On mid-season (April-June, September-October) and high season (July-August)
the changeover day is Saturday. Check in time 17:00 hours and check out time 10:00 hours.
Notes on prices:
Prices include gas, water and electricity
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Casa Romeria de Antonio is situated in Cortijo San Rafael, actually the plot is the oldest one in the urbanisation. We love the open and light layout in our house, the fantastic views that also live with us inside the house. We have found out with our friends that it is very suitable for larger groups, everyone can find a nice cosy spot in and outside the house, but it suits very well also for moments when you want to be together as a group. The house is renovated to the highest standards in rustic style; it is tranquil but also close to all the activities.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Lift ...
- Fireplace ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- pets considered ...
- smoking allowed ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- live theatre
- naturist beach
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- roller blading
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 240 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Washing mascine with drying program
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 shower and bath, toilet with pide shower. Bathroom 2 shower, toilet and pide shower. Washing Mashine. Bedroom 4 Large Bathroom with separate toilet and shower.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bedroom 1 is in the main floor of Casa San Antonio
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bedroom 2 is in Casa San Luna
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bedroom 3 is in Casa Luna
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bedroom 4 is in the basement of Casa Romeria de san Antonio
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed, patio doors to terrace, fire place. Safe. Bedroom 2, double bed, patio doors to terrace, TV+video player. Bedroom 3, 2 single beds, TV, patio doors to terrace. Bedroom 4, sofa bed for two, TV + cd player, fridge. Bedroom 4, with bed sofa, TV and Video, patio door to terrace, fridge, fireplace.
- Balcony ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- Notes on accommodation: The Waching Machine has a drying program. You will find an extra gas bottle outside in the corridor between Casa San Antonio and Casa Luna. Free Wifi. Outside: The Villa is situated by the end of Camino de la Maquinilla, no passing by traffic. There is a secure and lockable gate to the Villa, parking for two cars. The Villa is surrounded by 1200 sqm of private gardens. Around the pool area Spanish garden with high palms and flowers and toward the mountains a built Nature Garden with typical Spanish vegetation and a built BBQ with dining area. The gardens are maintained to a high standard as well as the pool during your stay. The Villa has several terraces; one of them is shaded which is great in the summer months. Each terrace has garden furniture, the shaded terrace dining tables. There are also 6 sunbeds to use. The private swimming pool is on the garden level and is 12,5 m x 4m long, and 1,3m deep in the shallow end and 1,9m deep the other end. It can be locked from the higher level terraces which is particularly important for small children. The pool lights will go on evenings at 9, they close at 12. Utility Room: Washing machine with dryer program, iron, iron bed. There is a line outside in the Nature Garden to dry laundry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen including sheets and towels will be provided. The linen will be changed on weekly bases. The villa will be cleaned before and after your departure. An interim clean can be provided at extra cost, please discuss with the maintenance persons. Other: Dining area includes dining table and chairs for 8 persons. In the TV room in the basement you will find TV, Video player, DVDs, books, games and fireplace.