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Traditional Moorish Frigiliana House



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Mountain and Sea Views : 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 roof terraces

Our holiday home is set high in the original Moorish part of Frigiliana and is a modernised terraced 'casa del pueblo' with gorgeous mountain and sea views. It has a good-sized kitchen, two living rooms, two bedrooms, and two roof terraces. Steps from the traffic-free narrow cobbled street lead into a delightful living room with a dining and kitchen area, and with a bathroom off. The next floor has two double bedrooms and a washroom. On the floor above is a second living room with a kitchenette area with small fridge and sink. This lovely day room has doors to a roof terrace with a sun canopy, table and chairs. An outside staircase leads to the very top of the house with a work room and second roof terrace. This has magnificent views and space for sun-bathing. The house is in the prettiest, most peaceful, part of the Frigiliana - but you do have climb the cobbled stairs to reach it. It would not be suitable for the very elderly or disabled, or indeed for very young children.

Swimming: There are plenty of beaches in Nerja and along the coast. You'll enjoy exploring them. In the school summer holidays the school swimming pool, just off the ring road, is open to the public. It's a gorgeous pool with a cafeteria, changing room and showers. Very few people seem to be aware of it.

Transport: When we hire a car we usually park it on the ring road and take the steps that lead up to opposite the Allegria bar - that's the most direct, but steepest route. (Not for the first time when carrying luggage.) When we don't bring a car, we come from the airport by bus. There is an airport bus into Malaga bys station, then another bus to Nerja and a third up to Frigiliana. It takes a long time, but it's very cheap (about£4), and enjoyable, and they run on time.

Stuff in the house: The house is our own holiday home. There is a hair-dryer, and an iron and ordinary things like books and games. There is a TV in the downstairs living room on which you can Spanish TV via an aerial. The satellite which provided BBC and ITV programmes has just been taken out of service, so at present (March 2014) other viewing is limited. I believe channels such as CNN are still available and also German and Scandinavian channels. In the top living romm is an old TV with a video player and DVD player but it's not connected to an aerial for live TV. We have a few DVDs there, but if you might want to bring your own. There are a couple of portable radios, one with a CD player. The caretaker organises laundry of sheets and bath towels, but there are also plenty of old towels you can take to the beach, so no need to bring beach towels.

If you decide to to book we will send you invoice, thereby saving you the on-line booking fee of up to 8%.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Speaks English, Spanish

17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Battersea, London

Santa Teresa Review

  • 4 of 5

I came upon this charming house by chance in 2004 and have been back twice since. Frigiliana needs no introduction (it's a stunner), and the village is within an easy drive to beaches at Nerja (and the restaurants on its eastern beach) and La Herradura, and the motorway to Malaga and Granada is only about 2 miles away.

Once you've parked the car and hauled your luggage up a set of steep steps (not an exercise for the seriously unfit), the house is very clean and comfortable and is a true home from home, and apart from the normal amenities everyone expects, it has good bedding and towels, CD and DVD players (even a cassette player for an old fogie like me) much available detail about walks,and two fabulous roof terraces - both with amazing views, with the lower one immediately off the second floor sitting room. The upper terrace is for serious sunbathers, and hanging out the washing.

There is a good selection of restaurants and bars and most of the eateries in the village are decent. There is a very good "house book" in which the guests have reviewed many of them. However, I would seriously recommend The Garden (under new ownership from 2006) and La Romantica. Jaimes is also good value and with good views. Apparently there is also a restaurant in the short narrow pedestrian street between the Church square and the house, whose name escapes me, but attracts rave reviews, but outside summer only opens at weekends.

I'd actually give this place 4 stars plus. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Frigiliana.

The house was a bit of a trek up lots of steps, but the view was amazing from both terraces.

The steps inside the house are fairly steep and once you bump you head on some of the low ceilings, you don't do it again. The house is well equipped and clean. There's no wifi or big tele, but who needs that? The books, basic tv and radio are perfectly adequate.

There was plenty of hot water, the washing machine works well and the bed's comfy. We didn't use the wood burner, but looks easy enough to operate.

The house and area were peaceful and calm. It all felt safe and the neighbours were all very friendly.

We found plenty of places to eat and drink, all within walking distance. It was very reasonably priced and menus delicious.

The best part of our holiday was listening to the elderly gentleman tending to his tomato plants and singing beautiful Spanish songs whilst working hard on his plot each evening from about 4pm until sunset, it was such a treat! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. The singer is Antonio. I shall tell him you enjoyed his performance. We do too.!
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Wonderful! A beautiful home, a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

Wow a Brilliant holiday me and my Husband had,we simply could not of asked for anything more the home is immaculately clean,beautifully decorated and everything you could possibly need for your holiday .The views from the terraces are just breathtaking and both areas were well thought out , I am sure anyone who stays here will find themselves daydreaming that the house was their own, Just as we did.Thank you so much for sharing your home with us it really is a little piece heaven We won,t hesitate to book again. Jan Dave - England-12-Sept-2015

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Gillian was very helpful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay. My son made full use of the sunbathing terrace while much husband and I enjoyed the views from the more shaded terrace. The house was in a great location- near to several excellent restaurants, and was clean and well equipped. We used the local bus service which was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
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A wonderful house in a wonderful village!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this marvellous house. A splendid view and plenty of space. The house met all our expactations I we will strongly recommend it! We just loved the sun terrace!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
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Another Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay; arrived to find, fresh local bread, cheese and fresh juice waiting for us. Our weather wasn't very good for the 1st few days, however because the house has loads of DVDs and books for those slightly drizzly days, we were able to keep ourselves stimulated and entertained. We had all the resources we needed, lovely fresh linen, towels, televisions with international channels, a separate television allowed us to play movies, and of course just the fabulous location. You cannot underestimate how beautiful this town is and how fabulously placed the house is, the views up to the mountains and down to the sea are absolutely breath-taking and this house has one of the greatest views in the whole of the village. We shall be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Malaga at 35 Miles Nearest Motorway : N340 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Nerja at 3 Miles Car: not necessary

Frigiliana is a delightful, historic Andalucian village set in the foothills of the Almijara mountains, just 10 minutes drive from the elegant resort of Nerja, with its lovely beaches. Frigiliana is built on the edge the spectacular gorge of the River Higueron, and there are splendid walks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Yet Frigiliana is well situated for visiting the towns and cities of Andalucia - Ronda, Granada, Cordoba and Seville, and it is an easy drive to Gibraltar. The village is small enough to have retained a delightful Spanish charm, but there are plenty for restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance of Calle Santa Teresa. You won't need a car if all you want to do is chill out in Frigiliana. If you do bring one you can park it in a nearby street and it will be a 5-10 minutes uphill walk to the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016.17
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 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

Price includes welcome pack, electricity and weekly linen change and caretaker charge.
Deduct £50 for second and subsequent weeks. Further reductions for even longer lets and last minute bookings.

When a guest decides to book I email an invoice asking for a 25% deposit immediately and the balance a month before departure. Payment can be made by cheque or directly into my bank account : UK bank account in pounds, or Spanish bank account for Euros. This saves guests the on-line booking fee of 4%-8%. If a guest has to cancel, I refund the payment only if I can rebook the house.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 101 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has a large fitted wardrobe and simple bedside furniture. In the downstairs living-room there are two 'bancos' (sofa-beds) and in the upstairs living room there is one. These are fine for occasional use for extra guests and for children, but not suitable for long term use.


  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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