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AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS: PRIVATE RURAL VILLA IN ANDALUCIA WITH OWN POOL. SLEEPS 6

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Sheila Puri

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS: PRIVATE RURAL VILLA IN ANDALUCIA WITH OWN POOL. SLEEPS 6

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno - Bajo La Maroma

An Andalucian 3 bedroom, rural retreat with its pool and large grounds.

• 2 kilometres from the beautiful white hillside village of Canillas de Aceituno

• 20 minutes from the lovely typically Spanish town of Velez Malaga

• 25 minutes from the coast

• 60 minutes from Malaga airport

Read the reviews to see how much people have loved our villa, even before the recent renovations! (Please note that these are all genuine reviews from our guest book, which I copied and submitted, hence unable to add a star rating.)

Inside

With open-plan living, sitting and kitchen areas, high vaulted ceilings, pine doors and window shutters this villa has a fabulous spacious feel and wonderfully combines the modern with the traditional.

Sitting and dining areas:

• sitting area with log fire, seating for 6, coffee and side tables and bookcase with Hi-fi, games, CD’s books, information and walking files

• dining area with a large dining table and seating for 6

Kitchen:

• newly fitted with modern units, double Belfast sink, ceramic hob, combination microwave/convection oven, fridge-freezer, electric kettle, toaster, food processor, a good collection of cooking utensils, tableware and even a selection of herbs and spices.

Bedrooms:

• 3 spacious double bedrooms, 1 with king bed and the others, each with 2 single beds

• large built-in pine wardrobes

• fans, hairdryer, chests of drawers, side tables, chairs and also some toys and items left for your considerate use

Bathrooms:

• bathroom 1: newly fitted in modern, rustic style with bath, shower, loo, wash-basin and fitted wooden shelving

• bathroom 2: en-suite to main bedroom – fitted with loo, basin unit and shower; tiles chosen to mimic the red glow of evening sunlight on the mountain which is viewed from the window.

2 gas heaters are available, but please note that these should never be used in a closed room.

Outside

• Private pool 8x5m with pool terrace, built-in BBQ and Arab bench

• extensive garden and grounds which include olives, pomegranates, almonds, apricots, figs and herbs, in addition to specimen and natural trees and shrubs, cultivated and wild flowers

• back patio

• Moorish style outdoor, shaded, chill-out / dining area

• tables and chairs, garden bench, parasol, sun-loungers

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Sheila Puri

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Hi I'm Sheila and with my husband, owner of Bajo La Maroma in Canillas de Aceituno and La Rijana in Almunecar. We have 3 children, the eldest two work in finance in London and the youngest about to join them; so you've guessed my age zone - hence no photo!

Sheila Puri purchased this villa in 1997

We bought our villa in Canillas de Aceituno about 16 years ago. We had lived in Peru and spoke an amount of Spanish, and were looking for a holiday home in the sun, not too far away and in a Spanish speaking area, where we could take our 3 young children. The southern coast of Spain was the obvious answer but we didn't want to be involved in the British invasion along the coast west of Malaga. The villa in Canillas was perfect - in a beautiful setting, with its own pool and far enough away from neighbours not to have to worry about the noise the children made as they played in the pool all day long! The traditional whitewashed village of Canillas, just 2 minutes away, was full of charm and character and the people there very friendly.

Not only that, but the coast was just half an hour away, so we could still go down to the sea, water park, horse riding, go-carting etc and had lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants available should we need them.

Time flies and so have the 'children' but we still adore going out to the villa. Despite living in a village in UK, there is no silence there that compares with the peace in the Andalucian hills around Canillas and the blackness of the sky for star-gazing. You really feel that you are getting away from it all, and without the distraction of TV, you seem to return to the simple life and can actually unwind; read all those books you've been meaning to; exercise your artistic, literary or photographic skills; relax with some bird-watching (don't forget the binoculars). If you should want it though, the village is just 2 minutes away, the local town 20 minutes and Malaga less than an hour

I love to see the sun rise over the mountain (La Maroma - the highest in the Axarquia) and at the end of the day, take my G+T and watch as the rocky face of El Penon Grande turns through a range of golden hues, ending rose-red in the evening sun. (I've tried to mirror this gorgeous colour in the tiles of the en-suite bathroom which looks out to the mountains.) After that, we BBQ, then maybe watch for shooting stars and take a midnight swim. It is all so beautiful, that I hate having to leave, and just long for the next trip back!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Canillas de Aceituno, Spain

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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
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Canillas de Aceituno Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

Light , Warmth and Tranquility in a Spanish oasis.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
The main road from the airport is good and once you have turned off and heading up the mountain the be prepared for some stunning scenery. Winding your way around the bends[good road] make you appreciate that you have chosen somewhere special . The villa is delightful, clean and spacious. The nearest village is a walk away if you are feeling energetic and a short drive by car. It is typical Spanish hilltop village with good places to sample the tapas and practice your Spanish. It is worth stocking up with food in the major supermarkets on the road from the airport . The villa is a wonderful location to plan adventures into the Spanish countryside but once in the villa it is so tempting to spend all the time staring at the mountains, breathing the fresh air and reading the books you have promised yourself you would read. There is no internet so you can really relax . Internet is available in the village.
The information provided by the owner was good and there is information in the villa about local attractions e.g guided walks from the village and other local villages . Remember to take walking boots as some of these walks are more than a casual stroll . If you are into climbing a must visit is to El Choro . These are world renowned climbs so you need plan ahead if you are intending to tackle these slopes. Serious rock! The Summer would be too hot unless you climb early in the day . The journey to El Choro going across country is breathtaking or / and you can go via the motorway towards and beyond Malaga. A long day out but a real opportunity to explore other towns and villages as well as experiencing some first class scenery . For coast lovers, this is not too far away and worth combining with a market day . Velez Malaga is just inland from the coast and a lovely town .
As a winter visitor to the villa the swimming pool looked inviting but only for the very committed as understandably cold. I am sure it is an asset in the Summer but if you have little ones you need to exercise the usual caution of children and water.
I think this is a great place for people who need to relax, enjoy peace and appreciate the wonder of the mountains and yet be in travel distance of the coast and city attractions .
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy work and home schedule, to write such a comprehensive review. I am sure that holidaymakers looking for a villa and location where they can unwind, yet have lots of other opportunities available nearby should they wish to pursue them, will find this extremely helpful.

We hope to see you and friends again in the future - 'Hasta luego!'
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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p703736
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Canillas de Aceituno Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Owner Submitted Review
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We loved your villa

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
We loved your villa - the setting is beautiful and it was so relaxing to get away from it all. We thought we'd do lots of sight-seeing but in the end we didn't do much - we were happy to stay by the pool and wander around locally. We enjoyed the food at the Bodegon in the village, but best was having a BBQ by the pool most nights and watching the stars!
Thanks so much. We hope to be back.
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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p703736
++44 (0)1865340033
Canillas de Aceituno Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Owner Submitted Review
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A perfect place for quiet holidays

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
A perfect place for quiet holidays. Very beautiful and convenient house, patio, swimming pool. As well, nice views around. Children were also happy about the house and pool, liked to wait until they heard bells and watch goats with a shepherd up in the mountains. I liked that the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, as well nice and new bathrooms.
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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p703736
++44 (0)1865340033
Canillas de Aceituno Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
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We enjoyed the tranquillity

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
The villa is well equipped with everything you need for a holiday both inside and outside. We enjoyed the tranquillity of the mountain location. The villa was light, airy and roomy inside and the decor and facilities were clean and modern.

We particularly liked the insect screens on the windows so you could let the air in without worrying about the bugs. We made good use of the CDs and books – particularly the Spanish/English dictionary which was very useful.

The direction instructions were very good and we found the villa with ease, even though it was in a remote location.

Heather was helpful and welcoming.
Mark, UK
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Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p703736
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Canillas de Aceituno Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
Owner Submitted Review
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We’ll definitely recommend it to all our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at your villa. We would really like to return some day, though it’ll probably be a couple of years (we like to go to a new place every year but yours was so great that we’re almost bound to return one day). We’ll definitely recommend it to all of our friends.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Car: necessary

Things to do in the area:

Relax, wander along the local paths and tracks, swim, watch for birds,chameleons, flowers, stars, climb Mount Maroma (the highest in the Axarquia area of Andalucia), explore the local bat caves, ancient Arabic water sources and the historic village of Canillas de Aceituno, with its Roman and Moorish remains, from where you can look over the mountains to the Mediterranean, and on certain days, to Morocco.

You can shop and eat in the village or drive to Velez Malaga or Torre del Mar.

If you want a beach, then take your pick according to your needs: swimming, fishing, body-boarding, snorkeling, diving, pedalo, jet ski, nudism….. the coast is there for you to explore. It's well worth checking out the beaches of the Costa Tropical to the east of Nerja (where there are huge, amazing caves). A water park is just 20 minutes away in Velez Malaga.

If you are lucky enough to be in Spain in July – August, you may catch traditional village Flamenco Fiestas.

Malaga is just an hour away and offers history, (castles, cathedral, ancient ruins, museums, old city centre etc ); culture, (galleries and museums, including the Picasso museum/gallery), botanical garden, beaches, restaurants, shops and large popular festivals at Easter and during the summer. You can also take the opportunity to visit Ronda, an ancient city famous for it's massive gorge (spanned by a bridge built in the 1700's) and its bullring. The World Heritage Sites of Granada, Seville and Cordoba can all be visited from Canillas, though better to take an overnight stay for the latter two.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
spring
5 Apr 2014 - 2 May 2014
£395
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
spring 2
3 May 2014 - 15 May 2014
£450
5 nights
 
 
summer
24 May 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
£550
4 nights
 
 
peak
5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£695
7 nights
 
 
September Sun
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
£525
7 nights
 
 
October
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£395
7 nights
 
 
winter
1 Nov 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
£295
7 nights
 
 
peak season
11 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
£650
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.00
Pet Fee £20.00
Tax Rate 2.0%
Notes The rates include house linen, cleaning, welcome pack, water and electricity, but not fuel during low rate periods.
Smoking outside only please.
Reductions for long let and for returnees.
Add 10% for parties of 5-6.
Arrival 16.00hrs, departure 10.00hrs unless by arrangement.
Change-over generally Saturdays but negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Thermos Flask
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basin on granite, fitted wooden shelves and storage boxes
    Bathroom 2, en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin in wall unit, fabulous shower enclosure, views!
  • fitted and with plenty of storage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, tables, chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, table, chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair
  • Please state beds required when booking. All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes, a chest of drawers, 1 or 2 chairs, etc. Each bedroom has a fan for hot weather.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • water parks
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • hiking
Notes:
Please note that smoking only outdoors and cigarette ends must not be discarded in the grounds. A travel cot is available for an extra charge but does not include bedding.
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