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Countryside Villa with Magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,603 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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

The Villa Verman

The Villa is situated in the hills just above the coastal towns of Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar and only 45 minutes from Malaga Airport.

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

The 18000 litre concrete built plunge pool (18 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 South facing 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.

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 (maybe you would like to Google "Venta El Charco"), 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 and excellent health centre, All 10 minutes from the Villa.

You are not alone,-- unless you prefer to be?

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

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 absolutely 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.)

A little 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 west.

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

We hope to hear from you soon, and be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, both from the sun and ourselves- Summer or winter

Best Regards

Paul and Gabrielle

More Details

Paul Dobson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

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 Benamargosa

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benamargosa in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1603 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Countryside Villa with Magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Peace in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We’ve had a really 😎? sunny in October weeks holiday, lovely villa spotlessly clean, a lovely warm welcome from Paul and Gabriela, away from it all but just a short drive to the coast. Breakfast on the sunny patio every morning, everything you need if you want to cook at night but we ate at the village resturant, 5 star from us. We’d love to come again, thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view, 10 star villa, superb hosts

  • 5 of 5

With complete privacy and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, Torre del Mar and Velez Malaga in the distance, Villa Verman is approached along a fun and spectacular mountain track. Villa Vernan is equipped with anything and everything you will ever need. It is only 5 minutes drive from the picturesque village of Los Romanes which has spectacular views over the turquoise waters of Lake Vinuela and it's impressive mountain range. The village has all facilities including shops, bars and bank. Your hosts Paul, Gabrielle and their boys are so welcoming and their 3 dogs Marley, Foxy and Perry enjoy coming to say Hello. As your host, Paul cannot do enough for you and is there for you as little or as much as you want. Thanks Paul for making us feel so much at home. I enjoyed our sessions at "The Hut" putting the world to rights and look forward to seeing you and the family again soon. If we could give the villa more than 5 stars we would.

Best wishes Steve, Liz and Eliza dog.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Steve and Liz. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, Steve-the amount of distance you covered on your cycling forays was amazing, you pointed out to me a little dot on the horizon and said, "I cycled there today"--and back!!! pwoor! Liz--I think you made the better choice sitting by the Pool and chilling with a book and eliza the "round dog" We certainly sorted all the worlds problems out, maybe we should be politicians?--no thanks. I have pencilled you in for the dates you mentioned next year, hope you had a safe journey through spain and france Best regards Paul.Gabrielle and boys.
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Peace and Tranquillity...

  • 4 of 5

If peace and tranquillity are what you're looking for then this is the place for you. 'A little piece of heaven' Forget about the dogs barking at night and focus on the scenery and the magnificent views of the mountains. The plunge pool was a blessing to cool down whilst again enjoying the amazing views.

A real home from home, you won't be disappointed. - Lucky you ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review Helen--we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, as you said, its a pity it was a little short, there is so much to see here,- some times we have guests staying for 3 months and return again to see more. The Spanish use their dogs for hunting--mainly for flushing out grouse in the mountains(far away from here) -hunting season only lasts for 10 days then the dogs are gone. Sorry we diddnt receive the full 5 stars-but please book again-we would love to meet you again-maybe November and December 2017? Very best regards Paul and Gabrielle
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Fantasic villa in beautiful mountain surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

A truly memorable holiday, thank you Paul, Gabriella and family. We loved the walks in the mountains, and the fantasic views from the villa. The splash pool was such a treat on a hot sunny day. Definately a holiday with a difference. We hope to make it back there one day!!

Best regards

Ed & Irina :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Eddie and Irena. Thankyou for your review, you were no doubt the fittest guests we have had in a long time, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We do hope you return soon, Very best wishes Paul and Gabrielle
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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.

Booking this villa will never disappoint. Fantatic - great value.

Rob & Cheryl - UK

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your review--do you remember that afternoon we had fun devising a method to hoist Rob into the pool (including the wheelchair)-we are pleased to announce this is now possible!! we will no doubt have more fun trying it out. It was great to meet you both--and hopefully we will meet again. Very best wishes---Paul and Gabrielle x
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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: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Rio Chillar
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
there are 3 bars in Los romanes
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
use the A7 direct from/to malaga airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Venta charco-the best place to eat for 20 kms
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre del mar, an excellent white sandy beach
Car: recommended

The Villa has its own totally private Pool but if you wish,

the white sandy beaches of Torre del Mar are only 20 minutes away, but if you were to to drive,-picnic in hand- you can find secluded coves off the beaten track-we know where they are!!


Malaga Airport is 1 hour away by Car. We can pick you up if you wish, or meet you somewhere to direct you to the Property.

We would recommend the use of a Car, however the Property can be self contained- with enough supplies.


Los Romanes is 5 Mins away--Velez Malaga 20 mins-Torre del Mar 20 mins.

Torre del mar is more Touristish- for want of a better word and has water Parks, Boat rides ect -all the normal facilities associated with a large Town aimed at the Tourist Market.

Velez Malage is more Historical.

Vinuela lake 10 mins away has a water sports centre, windsurfing. canoeing, sailing.

Further Details:

Los Romanes is only 5 minutes away, a beautiful unspoilt white washed Village with its wonderful views over lake vinuela and beyond the Maroma Mountain

Visit- villaverman.webs .com

The Best Restaurants--we would suggest are, Restaurant VENTA EL CHARCO,(this is well worth a visit-or 10)-(you may like to google this) in the Village of Los Romanes,- or The Pantano Restaurant on the Banks of Lake Vinuela 10 mins away by Car

The scenery is stunning, from the Mediterranean sea to the sierra mountains, lake Vinuela (the largest man made lake in andalucia)-the list is endless.

Quad bike riding,horse riding, canoeing, walking,go-kart racing,water parks.bird watching.jet skiing,sightseeing,

The beaches on the coast are only 20 mins away by car.

We will be happy to organise all the above activities for you.

We look forward to meeting you, -have a look at our reviews to see what other guests think about their holiday.

Best regards

Paul and Gabrielle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Benamargosa, 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
rate 2 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 3 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 4 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 1
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 2
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 3
1 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
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rate 4
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
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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 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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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