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Countryside Villa with Magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Los Romanes, near Lake Vinuela, andalusia, Southern Spain. - Tranquil Location, But Close Enough To Velez Malaga & The Seaside Town Of Torre Del Mar

Before you go further, you might like to read our reviews from previous Guests, simply click on" reviews" --we think they say most of what we are trying to achieve.

We dont just want you to stay with us-we want you to come back--again and again.

The Villa

The Property is set in the Centre of its own 10,000 square meters of Land, so privacy is guaranteed.

All modern facilities are there, including free WIFI internet access, satellite TV, and plunge pool.

The 15000 litre plunge pool (15 tons of fresh well water) is totally secluded and is raised off the ground for safety reasons

Being only 12 years old the property is in immaculate condition inside and out.

The Property is fenced around the villa itself, and so is ideal for small children to wander around in complete safety and also for your pets.

You are not alone,-- unless you want to be.

Our villa is only 100 meters away--although due to the topography,there is no direct line of sight.

We can help you with all the local information you require and be at hand should you require assistance of any kind

Things to do.

The list is endless depending on the type of holiday you want, but I will name a few.

wind surfing,kyaking,sailing,water parks,go karting,Quad bike riding,4x4 tours,horse riding,birdwatching,walking,cycling,fishing,swimming,

diving,scuber diving, and doing nothing?

The local area

This is the "real Spain"--not a concrete jungle as you will find further afield along the coast.

The Majority of the surrounding land is used for the production of Grapes,Olives,Avocados and Mangos.

With the Villa being 450 metres above sea level, on the south facing side of a hill called el tinaou, on the outskirts of Los Romanes, above lake Vinuela, --the views to the Mediterranean sea and nearby towns of Velez- Malaga and Torre del Mar are incredible night or day.

(Both Velez malaga and Torre del mar are only 20 mins away by Car.)

Hopefully you are still reading this--if so, your next step would be to make an enquiry to us (we hope) this costs you nothing-and indeed on a lot of occasions we would not require a deposit!

A bit more information

Velez Malaga-- is the capital of the region of the Axarquia on the "sun and avacado route" which runs for 75 kms along the coast.

With a population of 77,000 inhabitants it is a vibrant Town and only 1 km from the coast. During the 800 year rule of the Moorish occupation, it was known as the fortress of Malaga-much of this still exists today.

Torre del Mar is basically between Velez Malaga and the Mediterranean--again a vibrant Town with a population of 22,000, one of its main industries is tourism, every activity you would expect is here!! -but without the crime sometimes associated with some of the bigger tourist cities to the w

For the summer months in 2016 we are Building a new 8000 litre Plunge Pool--that's 8 tons of fresh well water to splash around in.

In the Village of Los Romanes 5 mins away, are two shops to provide your everyday needs, two Restaurants -both of which we would recommend, and a couple of small spanish bars.

Further down on the banks of lake Vinuela are two further Restaurants, which again, we would recommend, and if you were to continue on further there is the village of puente don manuel with 2 English supermarkets, garages,banks,hairdressers,dentists,health centre, All 10 minutes from the Villa.

I dont think I can say much more, but should you contact us, lots more detailed information is available.

We hope to hear from you soon

Paul and Gabrielle

More Details

Paul Dobson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Paul Dobson

Having served in the Royal Marines for 12 Years, and during this time travelled all over the World, I decided on a new life in a warmer climate.

I ran a few successful small businesses in England but wanted to slow down-life was going too fast for me-and work was all my life.

Having found this area, life is a lot slower--we get things done, but at a much more relaxed pace.

During the first Years it was so frustrating not to get a delivery, for example, on time, now I expect it to be late.

Between the afternoon siestas (excuse for a sleep or a brandy in the local bar)--romerias, fiestas and every other excuse to slow down even more, it suprises me we get anything done--but we do.

Paul Dobson purchased this villa in 2002

Why Paul Dobson chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

I bought a House in the same area when I first Moved to Spain in 1996, My Wife and I thought we would have a Villa built for us as an investement and hopefully as an income stream.

The Villa is nestled amongst the Olive Groves of Andalusia Southern Spain. With views of the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Sierra Nevada Mountains north, these views at 450 mtrs above sea level are awe inspiring--forget the postcards you can buy on the Coast--you are actually here!

If your wish is to experience life in the true Spain, and involve yourselves in the local culture including local fiestas and romerias you will be made most welcome.

Just walking through the villages you will be greeted with an OLA!--(HELLO) from a total stranger-where they speaking to me? Yes they were!

try it and see?

What makes this villa unique

We have our own Property 150 metres away further up the Hill, although we do not have a direct view of the rental property, so your privacy is secure.

5 minutes away is the Village of Los Romanes, a white washed Village undiscovered by most--with small " local" priced shops, and restaurants-why pay tourist prices?

Also the community outside pool in the village is huge, and always kept in immaculate condition--open all summer

You truly need to visit this special place--you will never forget it--and you will return again and again.

Because we are nearby-we can offer you our support and knowledge of the entire area if you need it.

We can organise trips of any kind for you, & point you in the right direction for anything you need


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


The villa is in a beautiful position, very clean and well equipped, private but not isolated

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to Spain and we could not have had such a great environment to experience the country. Paul & Gabrielle were fantastic hosts giving us tips and direction but from a professional distance. They helped us feel at home in the villa and completely free to ask for help if needed. They are fun to be around.

From the villa we managed to visit and enjoy Granada, Cordoba, Torr Del Mar and the wonderful countryside. The plunge pool gave a very welcome break from the heat. The odd visit from Marley and Perry were a delight. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the villa and intend to spend more time in the coming years there.

We found having a car invaluable, a small one would be inadequate as the hill climbing is not for the faint hearted. That said, Paul is very helpful and will always come to your rescue. Booking this villa will never disappoint.

Rob & Cheryl - UK

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review Robert, It was great to have you stay and you certainly seemed to be enjoying yourselves. We do hope to see you again in 2017. Thanks again Paul and Gabrielle.
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  • 5 of 5

Hi Paul and Gabrielle

Well what an amazing holiday we had at your beautiful villa it had everything we needed and it was so cofy. The views are just stunningly breathtaking. The pool was an added bonus and it was so relaxing. Paul thank you for the warm welcome we have definitely got a new friend. We only came home yesterday and miss Los romanes it was so peaceful just what we where looking for. We miss it already and will be looking forward to returning

Very best wishes

Pam and Phil

Carrickfergus, northern Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam and Phil--Thanks for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves--it was great to meet you both at last, as you booked 15 months in advance! You are booked in for 2018 as you requested--another long wait--will keep the bottle of Malibu you kindly left for us for a Caribbean night when you return. We are eagerly awaiting your Irish hat to join our collection--maybe a couple of leprechauns as well. Take care of yourselves, and see you in 2018 Best regards Paul,Gabriella and Boys
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WOW What a VIlla, Location and holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the best holiday we have had in Spain and we come every year. The Villa is perfect for the two of us, the views are priceless and the location is perfect. Having the plunge pool is worth its wait in gold with temperatures pushing the high 40's. And to cap it all, Perry, the most adorable visitor anyone could ask for, we nearly smuggled him home (He's a small dog not one of the human family of Paul's) Summing up all in all a great holiday and we are coming back. Thanks to Paul and Joachim for the help when it was needed and allowing us to have peace and quiet when we needed that too. Top Notch

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew and Sarah. Thankyou for your comments--we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves, Perry the puppy is certainly missing her "special diet" since you left--no doubt she will head the welcome committee when you return. We look forward to seeing you both again. Please keep an eye on our calendar--we seem to be filling up for 2017 quite quickly. Thanks again Best regards Paul and Gabrielle--and the menagerie.
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Another wonderful stay at 'our' villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent another fantastic time at the villa ..... This was our 4th time and already booked again for this year and next. Added bonus was the plunge pool which was definitely needed on those very hot days. We spent most of the time reading and taking in the awesome view from the terrace! We had trips down to the beach at Torre Del Mar and frequented the local markets too.the local restaurant Venta El Charco still does the best steak in the world! Having a few months in England then we are back again in the Autumn. We would recommend the villa to anyone wanting a nice quiet getaway in the sun!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review chris and sue---again it was great to have you as guests, we will ensure the garden is kept to your high standards ready for your next visit. We miss the sound of the quad bike buzzing around every morning for your daily shopping--Marley has nothing to bark at!! See you soon Best regards Paul,Gabrielle, and the boys xx
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Great Villa,fabulous scenery,good location.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is outstanding immaculately clean and very well presented,with a huge comfy bed,plus stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Mediterranean Sea. We had a restful,relaxing holiday staying for 10 wonderful weeks. (3 months are booked for 2017).

There are many interesting and historic places to visit locally,and if you require some extra excitement,Paul and Gabrielle the owners provide Quadbike safaris,which our 2 grandsons sampled. They said it was the best day of their holiday.

The local restaurant El Charco,a few minutes drive away provides exceptional food, and excellent service.

Special thanks to Paul, Gabrielle and family who made us feel very welcome and gave us help and advice during our holiday.

Malcolm and Rosemary

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you both stay at our Villa- It was great fun!! A real pleasure to wander down for a chat . Your handmade brick BBQ (as you designed) is being built as I type, ready for lots of alfresco dining next to the Pool, we have inserted a fountain in the pool so can only hope this does not put your Barby out!! So glad you grand sons enjoyed their Quad safari--ended up being 5 hours of off road fun- We are looking forward to seeing you next year for your 3 month visit. Best regards Paul and Gabrielle. PS--dont forget to bring marmite. x
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Great scenery and fantastic value.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views, incredibly peaceful, excellent facilities and a very comfortable bed all added up to a 5 star experience. Paul, Gabriella and family could not have been more helpful. Any issues, there were only a couple of minor problems, were dealt with quickly and efficiently. If you want a wonderfully relaxing holiday, yet near enough to local or international sites of outstanding beauty, to give the holiday real variety then Villa Varmin is a must. Great value for money.

The nearest restaurant, El Charco provides outstanding food in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: G & S Thankyou for your kind review. I think, without much doubt, you were the most adventurous clients we have had,- you now may know the Axarquia region of southern Spain better than we do! So glad you had a great time. We do hope to see you both again Best regards Paul and Gabrielle and sons.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We understand the problems and worries about money Transfers, therefore we only ask for a 50% deposit--this can be discussed between us and is negotiable,The prices stated are in pounds and not euros.
the remainder is payable on your arrival- after you have inspected the property.

Changeover Day:
You can arrive when you like and leave when you like on your paid for date of arrival/ departure--we will not be knocking on your door at 9am asking for you to vacate.

Notes on prices: These prices are based on the whole Villa--NOT-per person.
The Price of the Villa is variable--we would prefer it to be fully booked--so call us on 0034636857697, or email-chicken.paul@hotmail.com and we can discuss it. All prices are based on the exchange rate at rental date and not the booking date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Viñuela in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The Bathroom is large and fully Modern, with all the fixtures and fittings you would expect--WC, Shower,wash basin, washing machine, fitted cuboards ect.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The main Bedroom is fully Double Glazed with 2 Windows (both Shuttered from the inside with roll downs). The Bed has a Hand made olive wood frame and is Huge with a sprung Base-super Comfy! Fitted Wardrobes, bedside cabinets, and chests of drawers.The Sofa bed in the lounge is easily converted into a double bed--Swiss made --it is of high quality and again super comfy, because the Lounge is large this can be left in "bed mode"
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The Garden is fully fenced so pets and Children are in a safe area, the BBQ is excellent for al fresco summer days and evenings in the moonlight looking over the lit up towns below you-- The patio Table and chairs seat 6 People. Utility Room: We don't have a utility room because the Bathroom is large enough to incorporate this. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Laundry can be done either by the clients or dropped off to us 100 metres away. Towels and linen are included, and the property is cleaned top to toe between change overs. Daily cleaning services are available. Other: The Dining room is suitable for an 6 seater Table and Chairs. New for 2016..we will be providing quad bikes for the more adventurous. More details on application--great fun!! Organic and free range eggs are available from our smallholding only 150 metres away.

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