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Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas

Nina and James Hicks

Member since: 2005
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Nina and James Hicks

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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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!'

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.

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)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2015

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

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Andalusian style villa with pool, sea view and garden on Costa Del Sol, Arenas
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
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4

Villa Camaleon

  • 4 of 5

The villa was lovely and an ideal place if you want a holiday where you can get away from everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests just love being able to wind down at Villa Camaleon, enquire now and you can do the same!
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

The villa is excellent. Clean, tidy, with everything provided. The views from the villa are absolutely stunning. We had a great week and the owners, James and Nina are very helpful. The pool was cool in both ways, but even in March was perfectly fine on a warm day. The drive up to the villa is hilarious and hair raising but no real problem. I would definitely book there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

nice villa with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is situated on a mountain near Arenas at a height of around 600m. This gives spectacular views to both the sea as the mountains. We witnessed several great sun rises. The road to the villa is a bit bumpy but also offers very nice views.

The villa itself is fully equiped including a nice fireplace. As we were there in winter we used the fireplace every night. It was kind of special to sit at the beach in the afternoon and lightning a cozy fire in the evening. The house also has a nice pool. Our children used it several times and enjoyed it very much.

What we liked best about this villa was the location and the scenery, really spectacular. The area is still rular, in contast to the Marbella region. It is also located centrally between Malaga and Nerja which makes it a nice place to discover the area, including Granada and the Siera Nevada.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Really beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

This villa is really in a spectacular setting, the drive is a bit sketchy at first but once you are used to it, not a problem. The pool is lovely and the only flaw I have is that there is no air con or ceiling fans, fans would be good as it gets very very hot inside. Also mosquito nets in all bedrooms would be good so you can have some air in the evening. The owners have some sweet dogs which like to visit, they are very gentle rescue dogs. The view is just amazing, perfect place to relax for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mosquito nets are in place and fans are available as from 2014.
5

a lovely holiday

  • 5 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: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 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: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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Prices & Availability

From £325 Weekly

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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 fast speed broadband wifi available for 35 Euros per week. Buy one week and get the second week free! Private yoga lessons from beginners to advanced are available at the villa.

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