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BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE VILLA WITH SUPERB, PANORAMIC VIEWS AND FABULOUS, LONG POOL

Gill and Graham Read

Speaks French, Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE VILLA WITH SUPERB, PANORAMIC VIEWS AND FABULOUS, LONG POOL

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Almogia - La Casa de Piedra

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, open kitchen/dining room and long main room

La Casa de Piedra is an interestingly designed, well-equipped villa with with superb, panoramic views. It has a roof terrace, a fabulous, large pool and landscaped gardens, with lots of different areas to sit and enjoy a cool beer, a shady patio at the back including a fountain and olive trees below within its extensive grounds. It is located in the small community of El Curato, but is very private and enjoys uninterrupted views across the hills. It is furnished and equipped in a style fitting in with the 'Moroccan' feel of the villa. Air conditioning in much of the house also provides heating, together with a log-burning stove and a gas, wood-burning effect stove for colder evenings. The kitchen has everything you need including an American style fridge/freezer. The comfortable main room has TV and HiFi. Outside a large barbecue, a gazebo for welcome shade on a hot day, sun loungers, several tables and chairs for sunny breakfasts and evening meals on the balcony by the lit-up pool.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The villa rates with one of our highest experiences... a delightful place to be. Sad to leave the sunshine and this beautiful situation. Will spread the word of this beautiful house!
Nov 2011
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Gill and Graham Read

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Speaks French, Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p803259
+44 01977793396
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

A STUNNING VILLA FOR A BEAUTIFUL REGION

  • 5 out of 5
We've stayed at this lovely villa twice in the last 4 years. Our most recent visit was last week and we had such a lovely time that we will definatley be visiting for a third time as soon as we can!
The views are absolutely spectacular and the location is perfect for us. With a family of two small children, there was enough to do poolside for the children and the villa was secluded so was a nice retreat for us grown-ups to relax a little.
With the remote location we could enjoy some quiet time but with Almogia nearby we could always top up food from the local supermarket only 10km away. We also took the opportunity to drive to Mijas for the waterpark (for the children!) and they loved it (c45 minute drive).
Weather was perfect c32 degrees at it's coolest during the day so the pool didn't require heating. We visited in late September on the previous visit and it was around 27c from memory so still very pleasant.
For those adventurous enough to do some hill running, the views are worth it alone, c10KM to Almogia and around the same the other way for a good uphill run. Roads are surprisingly well maintained for such little traffic and driving through the ranges were good fun!
This is a great retreat for couples/families and has a convenient annex should you want to take grandma to do some babysitting (we may well do this next time!)
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
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Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
Dartford
5

A MAGNIFICENT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
Casa Piedra is a beautiful, well equipped villa set in the most stunning and magnificent scenery. The photos are lovely but the real thing is much better !! We will never forget dining by the beautiful lit up pool at night with a cool breeze and the many stars above us, it was magical.
The owners, Graham and Gill were very helpful and flexible with our booking which helped greatly when lining up the most convenient flights/changeover day etc. A very generous 'welcome food pack' was left for us which helped enormously as we arrived on a Sunday when all shops were shut. The generosity continues in the villa where everything you could possibly wish for is supplied - a real 'home from home'.
We spent many long hours trawling through websites trying to find the most perfect villa in a stunning location that ticked all the boxes for us. This is definitely the place for that special holiday.. look no further
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p803259
+44 01977793396
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

LOVELY HOUSE & GARDEN IN AN UNSPOILT PART OF SPAIN

Lovely house & garden in an unspoilt part of Spain
  • 5 out of 5
We have just had a wonderful holiday at this lovely spacious house & have nothing but praise for it. It was clean & unusually well equipped.
If anything the photos don't do it justice.
The welcome pack was the most generous we have ever had. The beds were very comfortable & the satellite TV had all the Freeview stations in English ( we were there when Wimbledon was on so this was a bonus ! ).
Although it is actually in a complex of houses just outside Almogia it feels totally isolated, having to be reached by a very rough track. The surrounding countryside is totally unspoilt & typical of the real inland Spain which we love. The rocky garden, full of flowers & interesting trees seems like an extension of this countryside & is absolutely charming. We did our best to keep it watered as requested ! It has several shady spots with chairs & tables where one can relax.
The beautiful pool is large & just the right depth. It was ideal for our grandchildren aged 9 & 5.
But for us the best thing is the absolutely stunning view from the end of the pool looking over the surrounding hills - just fabulous !
We know Andalucía well so we didn't feel the need to travel far, but lots of useful information was provided about places to shop, visit, eat, etc. We won't forget in a hurry the wonderful meal & service we had at Antonio's.
We did visit the delightful village of Almogia & the interesting castle at Antequerra, as well as the amazing El Torcal. We also loved exploring the area around the house.
All in all, a really fantastic place. The owners, Graham & Gill, were extremely friendly, helpful & kind over all aspects of our arranging the holiday & we can't thank them enough.
Definitely a place to recommend to friends, & to go back to.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p803259
+44 01977793396
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

CASA DE PIEDRA - NOVEMBER 2012

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect Spanish villa for unwinding and relaxation.
Very privately located with awesome views.
The spacious villa was very clean and well equipped.

When we arrived we were welcomed by Kelly, the Concierge, who gave some useful tips on where to eat and places to visit. She even provided breakfast for the next morning, because we arrived late in the evening.

During our stay in November we didn't have the courage to take a swim in the pool (it was a tad bit cold). Relaxing on a cozy couch at the fireplace was a nice alternative. During the day we went sightseeing in Granada, Malaga and Ronda and did some hiking.

Communication with the owners was very pleasant.
All in all we had a wonderful time!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p803259
+44 01977793396
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
5

FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
It was our second stay in Casa de Piedra. And again it was a fantastic expierence.
Outside: Nice, sunny, warm climate ; great pool to cool down and great views as far as you can see. Inside: Very spacious, complete and cool (airco) ; good sleeps.
The surroundings are of a overwelming quietness but surely not lonelyness. Many happy animals accompany you with their joyfull sounds. To be short: We'll be back. And Kelly, Geoff, Graham and Gill : Thanks !
Frank Meertens
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p803259
+44 01977793396
Almogia Malaga area (Costa del Sol)
Paris France
5

UN LIEU MAGNIFIQUE

  • 5 out of 5
Une villa discrète charmante et accueillante située dans un espace de calme et de tranquillité. La vue est magnifique. La villa est très confortable extrêmement bien équipée et meublée avec goût. La piscine est grande et le jardin très joli. A noter également le grand professionnalisme du service au cours du séjour. Enfin la villa est idéalement située pour faire des visites des grandes villes d’Andalousie ou pour aller au bord de la mer (environ 45 minutes). Nous avons adoré ces vacances grand merci à Gill et Graham et aussi à Kelly.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 64, A 357
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
'Paco's', Pastelero and 'Antonios' in Pastelero
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Near Malaga and in Antequera
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
'Paco's', Pastelero and 'Antonios' in Pastelero
Car: necessary

If you want a restful, ‘get away from it all’ place, where you can enjoy scenic roads, visit interesting places and get down to the beaches of Costa del Sol, this is it! The villa has superb, panoramic views over hills to the sea. Nearby Almogia is a whitewashed hill-side village, with steep, narrow streets, small corner shops, restaurants and typical Spanish bars. There is a much greater range of shops, restaurants and bars in the town of Villanueva. Malaga and Antequera are more up-market and offer entertainment including flamenco dancing, also history and places of interest (eg Picasso museum, Botanical gardens and Antequera's caves, bull ring and a fascinating castle and Alcazar). Magnificent traditional Ferias in the larger cities and local fiestas in smaller villages happen at different times of the year with dancing, parades of horses and general partying! Family days out include water parks, zoos, the El Chorro gorge with its three turquoise lakes, the El Torcal Nature Reserve with amazing limestone formations and walks, the Lobo (Wolf) Park and Fuente do Piedra lagoon, famous for its flamingos, all within 30-60 minutes drive. You can also venture further to places such as Granada (with the stunning Alhambra), Ronda (with its famous gorge and massive bull ring - the largest in Spain), Cordoba (with its beautiful Mezquita) and Seville (with its cathedral and Alcazar) Along the coast there is Torremelinos and Marbella to the west and Nerja to the east, all with beautiful beaches (and nightlife too.)

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Almogia, Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
12 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£720
 
 
31 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
£610
 
 
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
£520
 
 
18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
£410
 
 
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£310
 
 
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£410
 

Notes

  • We are very flexible on arrival days and lengths of stay, subject to minimum nights as shown above.

    There is a 10% discount on the second and subsequent weeks.

    A 25% deposit is needed to secure booking, with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

    There is a refundable breakage deposit of £150 or €200 to be paid at the same time as the balance

    Electricity is charged at 0.19 per Kwh. On average, this works out at about £20-25 per week. (No charge for gas.)

    Long term rental rates to be arranged separately.
  • The villa is approached along a short track. We've often used Ford Fiesta/Seat Ibiza type cars with no problems. It may not be suitable for very small cars.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almogia in Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to studio room
  • Bathroom 1 has a feature shower with a seat and 'sauna' shower with water jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Adult size bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Studio room with separae entrance
  • There is high quality, matching wood furniture in each bedroom, all in Spanish style, with bedside cabinets, a large chest of drawers and good wardrobe space. There will be a change of linen during all stays of 10 days or over, or at an extra charge if needed earlier.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
The kitchen is very well equipped, with an American style fridge freezer and lots of cupboard space. Kitchen, dining area and long living room have a spacious, open plan, L-shaped form, tiled throughout. It is light and airy, cool in hot weather. There's lots of space around the pool, on the tiled roof terrace, and a long patio at the back of the house; it is all very private. Sun-loungers, smaller tables and chairs are available in a variety of places, taking advantage of sun and shade and different views. A larger table for 6, shaded by a permanent gazebo, overlooks the balcony view down to the sea. The grounds are extensive, with olive trees below and an interesting, sloping rocky garden above the pool area, with cacti, other succulents, bushes and interesting, winding paths. Cot and high chair for hire from our local reps, who can also provide baby-sitting, a 'taxi' service and additional cleaning at reasonable rates.