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Andalucian Townhouse In Quiet Historic Quarter Of Antequera

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Antequera, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Very Quiet Location Adjoining The Walls Of The Historic Alcazabar. Town Centre Just A 5 Minute Walk

The spacious, fully-equipped townhouse is situated next to the Alcazabar (Moorish castle) in a quiet street in the historic quarter of Antequera. The bedrooms are spacious and airy with lovely Julietta balconies to the front overlooking El Torcal. The courtyard is an excellent oasis to enjoy outdoor dining. The sun terrace has a view of the Moorish Castle and has the benefit of outdoor airconditioning to cool yourself on those hot summer Andalucian days. An excellent base to visit both the immumerable sites Antequera has to offer and the nearby attractions. Nestled in the "heart of Andalucia " the house is only a 40 minute drive from Malaga airport and the Costa Del Sol with all its famous attractions. 30 minutes to the East is Granada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and its famous "Alhambra", just under an hour to the North is Cordoba with its Mezquita and in just over an hour you can be in the Andalusian capital of Sevilla, famed for its Giralda and flamenco dancing. Antequera is the mid-way point between Sevilla and Granada and provides an excellent base for those wishing to follow the famed "Route of Washington Irving". Nearby, there are some great places to visit; the Lobo Park, where you can see and hear wolves in their natural environment. The Flamingoes in the shallow lagoon of Fuente de Piedra, also in Fuente there is an excellent Donkey sanctuary.

Mike Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Mike Connor

Self confessed Hispanophile. Language graduate who just simply fell in love with Spain on my year abroad and have remained in love ever since. What's not to love? The food, the music, the culture, the history, the language and the warm, welcoming people. Not to mention the climate.

Mike Connor purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike Connor chose Antequera

Antequera sits slap bang in the middle of the Province of Malaga in the region of Andalusia with easy motorway access to all the major toursist must see sites such as Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Malaga. Antequera itself is bursting with historic sites. You could easily spend a week in Antequera and still not have seen all it has to offer. If there is a festival on (and let's face it, there's at least one a month between March - October) you seriously won't want to leave.

What makes this house unique

Typically Spanish. Very welcoming. Safe. Bars, restaurants within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

New on Market
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Antequera in Comarca de Antequera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Vanity Unit
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 on ground floor with bath/shower over, WC, bidet, basin. Bathroom 2 upstairs: WC, basin. Luxurious bathroom on ground floor of annexe with bath/shower over, WC, bidet, 2 basins,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With Julietta balcony overlooking very quiet street
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With Julietta balcony overlooking quiet street
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Rear of property overlooking sun terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , annexe at back of property linked by a walkway.Very seclude
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on first floor with double bed, air-conditioning Bedroom 2 on first floor with twin bed, air-conditioning Bedroom 3 on first floor with double bed, air-conditioning Bedroom 4 in self-contained annexe with cooling fans, separate bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: House is set in a quiet street within the old historic part of Antequera. There are 3 local bars/restaurants within 2 mins walk of the property. There is also a local supermarket as well as a van which travels along the street at certain times of the day selling fruit and vegetables and general consummables. There is a bus stop nearby with a regular bus service into the town and surrounding area. A car is not necessary as there is a good transport link in Antequera with coaches and trains to nearby Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Malaga. However, a car is useful if you would like to visit the nearby reservoirs at Chorro or the wolf park and other small local towns with all their colourful histories. The town centre is 5 mins walking distance. There are numerous bars, restaurants and shops. There are banks, a nearby shopping mall, cinemas, a bullring, a market and plenty of churches and museums which are well worth a visit. Don't forget the local football and municipal swimming pool! Outside: There is a spacious secluded private courtyard on the ground floor which is ideal for outdoor dining. There are sunloungers and seating. There is also a sunterrace on the first floor with views of the Alcazabar. There are sunloungers here. Also outdoor air conditioning, which is really pleasant when the afternoon sun becomes too hot! Utility Room: Washing machine is located in the utility room in the annexe with space for drying. Ironing board, iron etc. Swing-ball game and table tennis set. Set of golf clubs available for use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided on arrival. Towels for sun-loungers are also provided. House will be cleaned before arrival. Other: The annexe is a seperate building at the back of the coutyard. Contains a utility room for storage and laundry, and recently refurbished luxuruous bathroom. Upstairs is a spacious double bedroom which has absolute privacy.


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Andalucian Townhouse In Quiet Historic Quarter Of Antequera
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

Great location at the top of the town, next to the castle and with parking right outside.

  • 4 of 5

Antiquera is a lovely town. Finding the house by car was difficult. We parked, found it on foot and then navigated the car there. The house is on the top of a hill in the old part of town. There are 160 steps down (and then up!) to the town centre below - good for keeping fit. It is a good base location from which to visit Grenada, Cordoba, to walk the Caminito del Rey and explore the rocks at El Torcal. The sunbeds on the terrace are comfy and there is a big table in the courtyard for al fresco dining. A very pleasant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here. A traditional Spanish house full of character, it is always spotlessly clean and is well equipped and comfortable. The access road is narrow, as it is at the foot of the old Moorish fort, but the parking is easy and it is possible to walk into the town if you are happy to go down several flights of steps (and then back up!). We are looking forward to staying again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your return visit.
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Great central location for touring the region

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house in a good location - all amenities close at hand whether by car, or on foot if you’re fit - up hill on the way back, but great for your step count and easier after a jug of sangria and a tummy full of fine food.

We were unlucky with the weather but still had a great stay and saw plenty.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Antequera. Steps back from the centre can be daunting. Especially when it’s 42degrees in the summer months. We usually take the bus which is 1€ or a taxi 5€ .
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Beautiful view & a short walk to downtown Antequera

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was spacious & very clean with a nice sized private courtyard in the back. The kitchen was well equipped although there wasn't an oven but that wasn't a problem for us. The master bedroom was spacious and the other bedrooms were a good size. The beds were very comfortable and because the townhouse is on a dead-end street, it was quiet in the evenings. The townhouse is located in one of the highest elevations of the town, so the views of the surrounding mountains & town were breathtaking.

Lots of things to see & do in Antequera - the Alcazaba (which is directly behind the townhouse) and the museum downtown depicting the history of Antequera were well worth the visit. There are also lots of great restaurants to try - our favourites were Los Cruz Meson, Meson Casa Diego, Arte de Tapas and Marengo's, a little coffee shop by the square at the bottom of the stairs, which made excellent cafe con leches. Also check out the local hiking trails - you can see them from the townhouse.

The only thing that was missing was WiFi which meant we had to make a daily trek to a local restaurant to check emails etc. which was a bit of a pain. Otherwise, we'd highly recommend this location and we plan to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed Andalucía. Rock and a hard place with the wifi. Some people want to 'get away from it all' and some want to 'keep their finger on the pulse'........... Mike
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  • 5 of 5

We, four old school friends who meet up once a year rented this house as it was convenient for arriving from Malaga airport and visiting Seville and Cordoba. Brilliant communication and instructions from Mike from the outset. Clear instructions on how to find the house. Everything in the house to make our stay extremely comfortable and we all loved the accommodation. We would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay a got to see Andalucía. It really is a fantastic place. Also glad the house catered for your needs. Mike
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Absolutely breathtaking views and 5 star property!

  • 5 of 5

This property in the charming town of Antequera far exceeded our expectations and Mike and Penny delivered first class customer service and hospitality. Its location is truly magical - at the foot of an ancient castle and the views are stunning. A short 7 minute walk into town and also close to nearby restaurants and tapas bars, tourist sites and the charming main street and squares of Antequera. The property is spacious, and comfortable and we were pleasantly surprised when we found some basic supplies left for us in the fridge (bread, cheese, jamon and wine!) and Mike was always avail for questions etc.

Overall a fantastic property and experience at Casa San Salvador. We look forward to our next visit!

Dan & Azeema (August 2016)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Costal del Sol
Car: not necessary


The beautiful Costa del Sol is approx 40 mins drive away. The nearest sandy beach is Los Alamos. This is a popular beach with locals and is a great place to enjoy fresh fish in one of the many chiringuitos (beach restaurant). Parking is easy too.

Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella are all along the same strip of coast. There is a also a beach at Malaga which can be reached by bus from Antequera Bus Station.


Malaga airport is 40 minute drive away. Car hire is not essential as Antequera has an excellent public transport system. There is also a large train station (15min drive) out of town which links to all the major train stations with the AVE train, including Madrid. (3hrs).

Granada airport is also opened at summer (50 mins drive)

A car is helpful to visit local towns and villages. Parking is available on the road at front of house.


Antequera is situated at the T junction of the A45 from Malaga and the A92 which runs from Granada to Seville. Cordoba is slightly further north. All 4 major cities are approx an hour away by car.

There is a lovely area known as El Chorro with beautiful lakes with sandy inlets. This is approx 30 mins away by car inland. Well worth a visit.

Fuente de Vaqueros ( birthplace of Lorca), Rio Frio and its variety of restaurants, and Ronda are all within 30/40 mins drive.

Further Details:

There are 3 local bars/restaurants and a small supermarket within easy walking distance of the house (5 min walk). A van travels up and down the street twice a day selling groceries. The nearby Portichuelo square is the nearest stop for the local bus (1 euro to anywhere).

Antequera has plenty of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, a market and a weekly travelling market. There is also a large shopping mall called La Veronica which is situated on the edge of town (accessible by local bus) with a hypermarket which is open every day til late. The supermarkets in town will also deliver your shopping.All the major banks are in Antequera and there is an abundance of cashpoints.

There is a large hospital also on the outskirts of town with an A&E dept.

Antequera is a large town/small city with a rich and varied history. There is a Tourist Information and a small tourist bus which runs from April til October around all the main places of interest of which there are many! From the bronze age Dolmenes to the Roman Ruins, Moorish Castle, medieval architecture and traditional spanish civil and religious buildings (more than 50 in total!). There is always some sort of festival ocurring or you could book a trip to one of the many sites or an organised event with the Tourist Office.

The bullring in the centre of town is well worth a visit. The parade of the bullfighters and the ladies dressed in full national costume is a spectacular site at feria time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Antequera, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit is required to secure a booking. The remainder must be paid in full 4 weeks before arrival date.

A deposit of 100 Euros is required upon arrival to cover any damages etc.

Any queries, please contact owner

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices vary depending on whether 6 or 8 people staying. For 8 people it will be an extra £50 per week.

Price for the villa per night is £75 minimum of 2 nights

Long term lets considered.

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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