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ANDALUSIAN STYLE VILLA WITH POOL, SEA VIEW AND GARDEN ON COSTA DEL SOL, ARENAS

Nina and James Hicks

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ANDALUSIAN STYLE VILLA WITH POOL, SEA VIEW AND GARDEN ON COSTA DEL SOL, ARENAS

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Torre del Mar - Villa Camaleon

Clean, stylish 3 bed villa, pool, BBQ + garden, private setting, sea views

'Our family loved this fantastic villa in a magical spot. Mum and Dad came out first for week on their own and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Then we arrived with our two children for the second week and the kids were in the pool all day and loving it.

We couldn´t fault the villa, it had absolutely everything we needed and was stylish and comfortable, a home from home. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace in the evenings, having just finished dinner, watching the sunset and looking out at the amazing views down to the sea. We also loved the pool deck which was large and like the villa immaculately clean. We remember the lovely Andalucian details built into the villa, like decorated tiles and ceilings with high beams.

It was also a good base for travelling around. We went to Nerja and Torrox beaches locally and we did day trips to Seville, Ronda and the Alhambra Palace in Granada which were all great. We loved it!'

Enjoy visiting the real Spain! Arenas is a short drive away and is a traditional Pueblo Blanco or white village. You´ll fall in love with the tiny winding streets, the quaint village houses and of course the locals who always have a friendly greeting. Tourism hasn’t hit this village yet, and this is reflected in the prices, which are incredibly reasonable. A superb three course lunch can be had in Bar Juani for under 10 Euros, including a drink!

Arenas is famous in Europe for having the largest population of chameleons, whose color changing skills are magical to watch. The area is also famed for romantic historic tales of the clashes between the Christians and the Moors. The ruins of one Moorish castle can be seen from the villa.

The villa is perfectly placed to explore Andalusia.

Seville, Ronda, Marbella and Antequera are all easily reached for day trips. Malaga city is less than an hour away and has much to offer including the port, tropical gardens and historical quarter with the Pablo Picasso museum just one example of places of interest to visit. Granada is home to the famous Alhambra palace, full of Moorish influence and only two hours from the villa.

The well known picturesque town of Nerja is just 20 minutes away, well worth a visit with its internationally renowned caves where live concerts are held, stunning coves and beaches, and all kinds of shops, bars and restaurants. Take a horse drawn carriage tour to see the highlights of the old town.

Car Hire: Group B or above is recommended.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nina and James Hicks (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this beautiful villa for just one week and it was too short. We enjoyed the views and the peace and quiet. We also enjoyed sunbathing here while it was snowing in Holland. Nina and James are great hosts. We will be back, maybe later this year.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.9
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Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews
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Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Oxfordshire
4

Villa Camaleon

  • 4 out of 5
The villa was lovely and an ideal place if you want a holiday where you can get away from everything.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Guests just love being able to wind down at Villa Camaleon, enquire now and you can do the same!
business
Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

a lovely holiday

  • 5 out of 5
for the second time, we had a great time in villa camaleon. The villa is perfect for a holiday with kids, they had a great time at the pool and the ping-pong table in the garden. They had a lot of fun with the dogs (Sophie, Mini and Georges).
We enjoyed the magnificent views (mountains and sea, ...), the quietness and our trips to: Nerja, Malaga, Sevilla, Marbella, ... .
Within a 15 min. drive you have many shopping facilities, restaurants and beautiful bars on the beach.
The house was very clean en the property was well-maintained. It had everything we needed, even internet.
The owners: James and Nina and their boys were very friendly, they let us feel at home en made our holiday perfect.
We will come back.
Pieter, Bieke, Seppe, Femke en Simon.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful family vacation at the villa during Easter time. Everything was as "advertised", a well-equipped and maintained property. The location and peacefulness up in the hills, and the views of the sea and the surrounding country side are quite amazing.
Nina and James were very helpful hosts - and their kids even provided additional toys for our boys.

The pool is really nice - even by mid-April the pool could be used (with water temperatures quite a bit higher than in the sea).

With enjoyed visiting some of the "pueblos blancos" close by such as Competa, Frigiliana and Torrox, the beach at Torre del Mar and Nerja with its cave. The Easter processions in about every town were a unique cultural experience.

We can highly recommend this property, and plan to return to Villa Camaleon on one of our next trips to Spain.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

Relaxing holiday with a touch of authentic Spain

  • 5 out of 5
We had a week stay in villa Camaleon at the end of May 2013 and had a fabulous time. The villa is well equipped and can easily prepare evening meals and many bbqs, remember to buy coals from the supermarket as this can be easily forgotten! We had a few evening in the villa and few evening meals out, worth trying Safari Lounge in Torre del Mar AMAZING steaks which you cook yourself on a hot stone and a 2 course meal with drinks for 3 was under £70!! Large portion size and good service, wish we could return! The beach at Torre del Mar is only 10 minute drive away and has a lovely promenade to walk along and if you enjoy fresh fish there are many places to pick along the beach at good prices. We also took another trip to Nerja where you can find the balcony of Europe where you can find restaurants, gift shops and enjoy the views – great pictures. Here you can find the most refreshing ice creams definitely worth grabbing a cone and taking a seat and enjoy the sun and views of Costa del Sol. On another day we took a trip to Gibraltar it’s about 1hour and half in each direction – remember your passports! Seeing the rock was incredible and we took the cable car up and then walked through the nature reserve to see the monkeys. Do not feed them as they are spoilt already and will be happy to sit and has it picture taken but remember they are not a pet so don’t touch them as they bite! We also took a ride on the dolphin safari boat, great views of Gibraltar and Africa!! These are must dos in Gibraltar!! Remember to fill your car up in Gibraltar as the petrol is cheaper plus you can spend ££ rather than Euros. Gibraltar is tax free so you can also get cheaper alcohol and cigarettes if you wish shops are everywhere along main street and the square. Overall our week just went far too fast there was so much we missed but we had a great time round the pool soaking up the sun even though the pool is a little chilly be brave and jump in ? Nina, James & children were extremely welcoming and were on hand if we needed advice and we enjoyed the company of their dogs and pigs. The drive to the villa was an adventure and exciting each time but it’s all worth it with the views each day and hearing absolute silence and peacefulness. It was sad to say bye to the villa and Nina and co but we had a great holiday and wish we could of stayed for an extra week to explore more but back to work and school. Great place for families to have days out as well as chilling by the pool.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
5

Beautiful, clean and well equipped villa.

  • 5 out of 5
We have been in the villa for the first two weeks in October 2010. Nina and James (property owners) were very hospitable and so we had a very nice welcome.
The villa is well equipped, the pool is great and the view is even better. The road to the villa is an adventure of its own, but nothing to be afraid of. In fact, when the sky is clear, there are beautiful viewpoints along the way. Although it's about a 20 minute drive to the bigger supermarkets, it never has been an issue to drive to.
The interior of the villa is excellent. The three bedrooms are spacious and the beds are big enough for taller people like myself (1.85 meters). The kitchen has enough "devices", so cooking will not be a hassle. There are enough pots, pans, plates, cutlery, glasses and cups.
The only thing I was expecting to be part of the deal of the house was an internet connection, which is an additional offering. Finally we decided to arrange one for our own for 15 days, which is easy to do with Vodafone. I would recommend James and Nina to include an internet service within the package.
In the end we had a great time, it's easy to drive to different places from this location and driving through the countryside or along the coast is fun because of all the beautiful things one will see.

We can highly recommend this villa and the property owners. Probably we will visit this place again with our newborn daughter, because it's also a kid/baby friendly environment.

It's a good price vs quality, so don't wait too long if it's still available for the period you are interested in.

P.S.: We don't have any stock in this property... We just had a wonderful experience!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p11867
+34 -616 842446
Torre del Mar Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Southampton, England
5

Our Honeymoon

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderfull 3 weeks honeymoon in Nina and James beautiful villa. It was everything we thought it would be! The views are breathtaking, very private and peaceful. Nina and James were excellent hosts. We arrived on a Bank Holiday, therefore no shops were open for porovisions- Nina and James kindly provided us with essentials to tide us over until the next day which was very appreciated. We would definately recommend this villa to our friends and we would love to return at some stage.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Baviera Golf in Caleta de Velez
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga / Torre Del Mar junction 272
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Velez-Malaga
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: necessary

The coastal town of Torre Del Mar is 15 minutes drive from the villa and has everything you could want on holiday. Banks, restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, supermarkets, bars, chemists, clothes and shoe shops. Visit the colorful weekly market packed with local fruit, veg, bargain leather goods, clothes, handmade local gifts and much more then stroll along the promenade with tropical gardens alongside the beach.

The nearby historical town of Velez-Malaga also has all amenities but is more traditional, with winding streets, cathedrals, tapas bars, theaters, churches and many examples of typical Andalusian buildings. In between the two towns is a large indoor shopping center with 10 screen cinema, bowling, hypermarket and top stores such as Zara, Mango, Nike etc. Local activities include beach, horse riding, water park, golf, sailing, quad biking, country walks, snorkeling, diving, hang gliding, crocodile park, safari park, zoo, historical buildings, museums, aquarium.

Other Activities: Private yoga lessons

Golf: 18 hole Baviera Golf in Caleta de Velez, 15 minutes drive from the villa. Stunning course with excellent club facilities. Buggy hire optional.

Many other golf courses within 1 hour of the villa.

Ski: Granada ski resort in the Sierra Nevada, two hours drive away, easily reachable for a day´s skiing.

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Rates & Availability

From £325 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Torre del Mar, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
November to December 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£315
for 7 nights
£315
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
January to March 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
April 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
May 2015
2 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
June 2015
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
July to August 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
September 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
October 2015
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
November to December 2015
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 

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Notes A 200 Euros damage deposit is payable on arrival in cash and refunded by bank transfer immediately after departure.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Torre del Mar in Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Massive main bathroom fully tiled with cool blue Spanish tiles and all white fixtures including bath, separate walk-in shower, WC, bidet and basin. Separate cloakroom equally tiled and with WC and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Turquoise Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Bright spacious and comfortable with sea views
    Green Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds in a bright room with sea views
    Yellow Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds in a spacious and light room with sea views
  • All the bedrooms are south facing, light, comfortable and spacious, and have amazing views out to the mountains and down to the coast.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
24 hour wi fi is available for 45 Euros per week. Private yoga lessons from beginners to advanced are available at the villa.
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